Although some curlers say loud noises wreck their concentration or make it more difficult to communicate as a team on the ice (that last part can be quite true), many curlers have embraced the enthusiasm of a rowdy crowd. They love the support. They love the cowbell.
That’s the late Patrick Plys, father of U.S. Olympic curler Chris Plys, at the Winter Games in Vancouver, in the photo at right. We’d all give up a lot if we could have him back rocking his cowbell in the stands!
(If you don’t know the joke about “more cowbell,” there’s this video. Enjoy!)
Grab your cowbell and come make some noise at the Broadmoor Curling Club’s High Altitude Bonspiel, Friday-Sunday (25-27 April) at the World Arena Ice Hall. You can see the draw on the bonspiel link on the club’s website.
My next game is at 5 p.m. Friday. We were tied going into the 8th end, but did not have the hammer. We lost on last rock to the Red Rock team. Watch for them to be among this weekend’s top contenders for the championships!
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