With the NHL lockout, I’ve been looking for a new sport to follow this fall. Before Saturday, my knowledge of curling was as limited as most Americans. People wear funny pants, glide rocks on ice and other people sweep vigorously. Easy, right? So when I heard about South Shore’s Curling Club ‘Learn To Curl’ event, I decided to join.
After a painfully long hour and a half car ride to Bridgewater, I started making ‘Sochi 2014‘ jokes. My Curling teammates told me that I might not be ready for the Olympics in a year and a half, but I laughed. How hard could this be?
It was hard. Damn hard.