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02-22-18 10:35AM
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Never thought that John and the guys would be in the gold medal game. What an awesome run they’re having after getting straightened out after Norway.

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A Bronze and a 4th in Worlds the last 2 years, and now at least a Silver at the Olympics.

With a self formed and (initially) self funded team that the HPP excluded from the program originally 3 years ago.

I admit, I've only got a decade or so of history to go off of, but I'm hard pressed to think of a more important curler to the US than John Shuster.

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all Shuster team needs is a 4 ender .. its the big ends that kill ya or make it impossible to catch up

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I admit, I've only got a decade or so of history to go off of, but I'm hard pressed to think of a more important curler to the US than John Shuster.


A win Saturday will put him with Bud Sommerville, Bob Nichols and Bruce Roberts all world gold medalists. Bud's two still leads the way.

And I shouldn't forget Debbie McCormick.

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This is *probably* recency bias speaking, but those other World's Champions had easier paths to tread, I suspect...maybe...kinda...can I weasel word any further?

Regardless....rumor has it Watching party at Potomac's Warm Room at 1:00 AM Saturday morning

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Shuster playing in the gold medal game is the best thing that could happen to curling clubs this Olympic cycle. The last time the U.S. medaled, there was a groundswell of new members for curling clubs all around the USA. I suspect this will have a big impact again, even with the 14-hour time difference playing hob with viewership. Our Olympic Try Curling event is scheduled for Gold Medal Game day. Excellent timing!

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This is *probably* recency bias speaking, but those other World's Champions had easier paths to tread, I suspect...maybe...kinda...can I weasel word any further?



One could argue that playing on close to perfect 26-second Slam ice with 5+ feet of curl might be a little *less* of a challenge than the conditions that the aforementioned champions faced. Sure, they have stronger competition, but the ice isn't one of them anymore.

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i remember back in 1978ish Mike Riley' s last rock in some dump World Curling arena going 1/2 way down the ice because it hit a clump of slush

i havent thrown a rock since - the risk reward sucks big time in these worlds and olympics

i guess thats why the rocks weigh 40# - so you can numb the pain of a loss by dropping a rock on your foot

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Now that Canada is out of the final, I'd love to see U.S. win. Met the guys at worlds in Halifax and are a great bunch of guys.

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no question shuster played well. however there's also no question edin has been the class of the field. while i won't rule shuster out completely i just find it very hard to see him winning. edin just seems to go into yet another gear when he makes the playoffs. he doesn't lose a lot when he gets there. i think it'll take edin being off for shuster to beat him.

i'd say the odds are about 70%-30% for sweden winning over the US.

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Edin lost to both Norway and Switzerland. And, Koe also got beat by seemingly lesser teams . Hence, John could pull off another upset, I hope so. Good luck US team , from Canada.

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Edin lost to both Norway and Switzerland. And, Koe also got beat by seemingly lesser teams . Hence, John could pull off another upset, I hope so. Good luck US team , from Canada.


like i said i'm not saying it's impossible but i'd be surprised if it happened.

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it just takes a few well timed shots - or a 3 and a 2 ender,
or a four , or a pick

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