“Like so many of the beautiful things we lose too soon, perhaps these pants were simply too good — too original, too sophisticated in concept and style — for this harsh and unforgiving world,” writes Sam Laird for Mashable as he takes a spin through the week of shocking slacks sported by Norway’s men’s curling team.
Fox News wondered if the pants played a role in Norway’s loss against Great Britain, which booted them from medal contention.
The Huffington Post also shared a gallery of curling pants fashion.
Still can’t get enough?
You can become a fan of the team and their pants on Facebook.
Or check out Loudmouth, the company that makes the pants. (They were created for that other oddly addictive and maddening Scottish sport, golf.)