The media loves curling. It just doesn’t realize it yet.
How do I know this? Take a look at some recent headlines from media juggernauts ESPN, Sports Illustrated, and Huffington Post.
- “This is definitely the best curling shot we’ve ever seen,” ESPN.com (November 4, 2014 – Mike McEwen’s triple-raise takeout at the Masters)
- “This curling highlight is honestly pretty cool,” SI.com (January 9, 2015 – Maria Prytz at the WFG Continental Cup)
- “This is just about the best curling shot we’ve ever seen,” Huffington Post Canada (January 12, 2015 – Mike McEwen’s spin-o-rama at the WFG Continental Cup)
Now, if you click on the links to read the stories, some of the writers mention their limited knowledge of curling. But that’s ok. They seem to appreciate good work.
But take another look at the headlines themselves. And the dates. Over a 10-week span, writers from ESPN and Huffington Post witnessed shots that were either definitely the best or just about the best that they had ever seen.
Wow. That much awesome in just 10 weeks?
Imagine if they watched the Roaring Game regularly. Who knows what would happen then.