Originally Posted by crank
...The ratings, however, suck. So if they can get bowling or darts or cheerleading or.... they probably will.
Hence all the coverage of Olympic Curling?
(Now there's a sport made for beer drinking. You can get hammered and still look like a pro... fall over, slide down the sheet half way to the "house" before letting go of the stone... Just get up, give your critic a rather aloof look, and name the move after some small town in upstate NY. "Ehem. Why, yes, I meant to do that. I was merely using the Plattsburgh technique."
The first time I saw that sport it looked like the thrower was frozen. I thought "Gee, this must be a Twilight Zone re-make. Yeah... I remember this one... She's anti-social and just reads books. She broke her watch and time stops. She'll wake up at the end of the show and realize that she should be socializing in a ski lodge bar over a nice apple martini..."
Question: if Curling made everyone wear a white belt, white shoes, plaid pants, and a cap, could they start to steal folks away from shuffleboard and really drive up those ratings?
"Curling: When the physical demands of bowling are just too great.")
Sigh. I miss the old days of OLN when they showed FIS every Thursday night.