Stoned at the Winter Olympics with Skeleton Bob

I was gripped catching a few minutes of curling.  Curling shouldn’t be interesting: “What’s it about?”

“Well, a bloke throws a shiny stone with a handle across the ice.”  

And what’s that all about with the brooms?  Is is a gimmick?  Showmanship?  Are the surfaces not cleaned before the game starts?

Do they take it in turns to be the broom-wallah, or is that their job, with no chance of promotion?     

How do people get into these strange sports?  Curling certainly wasn’t available at my Essex Comprehensive, and I don’t recall a bobsleigh centre anywhere in the area, even to cater for the posher schools.  The skeleton bob isn’t a proper sport is it?  You sit on a tray and go down an icy hill, very fast.  It’s a shame we couldn’t try this at school.  The 70s was  free of Elfin Safety and this would’ve appealed to us.  But no, the school had no willingness to nurture our sporting aspirations  (we were best kept away from the javelin so we mostly had to make do with being kicked to pieces by the football bullies).  I was so deprived!


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4 responses to “Stoned at the Winter Olympics with Skeleton Bob

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    • Glad to have a reader in the sunshine state of Californ-I-A! Hearing from folk gives me the incentive to keep up the blog and add to it. To speak truth, I’m not up on technology: I don’t have an i-phone and I don’t know what a 3G is. My phone is plugged into the wall.

      Anyway, it’s always good to hear from people from the USA. Only really been to San Diego in CA. Love it.


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