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U.S. Curling Team Fires Back at Kirstie Alley After She Disses the Sport

U.S. Curling Team Fires Back at Kirstie Alley After She Disses the Sport

Curlers don’t back down.

Curling has grown in popularity with these Olympics, even gaining Mr. T as a fan along with other celebrities. It looks like Kirstie Alley is not one of them.

The 2018 U.S. Men’s Curling team caught wind of this and fired right back:


Alley woke up to a bunch of negative responses and responded:

She’s not wrong. The tweet wasn’t rude or vulgar. She expressed her opinion. I’ve seen worse. But still. CURLING IS AMAZING and I am so glad people have fallen for it!

And she will give it another shot:


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Watching curling can be like waiting for paint to dry, or grass (the kind you mow) to grow. However, if you are aware of, and appreciate the nuances, it is a fun and non-injury-prone activity (unless you drop a “rock” on your foot).

It, like lawn bowling, billiards and shuffleboard, is a social sport. There are no soccer-type riots and no traffic jams to and from the venues. There is time for conversation, analysis of strategies and tactics as well as an appreciation of the skill and teamwork it takes to complete each “end.”

Like bowling, there are very few rules/penalties to distract from the matches, or create bench-clearing brawls.

Curling is wholesome, family friendly, party-generating and, while not particularly exciting, provides many moments of surprise as angular, speed, tactical and strategic problems are solved (or not).

Death-defying, fast-paced and/or injury-prone sports are fine for those who prefer them, but there is surely room for the enjoyment of other activities that stimulate the mind and body in different ways, such as bridge, chess….and curling.

I thought Curlers wore skates, LMAO!