'The Simpsons' Predicted a US Curling Gold Medal Over Sweden in 2010
'The Simpsons' Predicted a US Curling Gold Medal Over Sweden in 2010
Twitter reacts to Team USA's success in curling, the country's new favorite sport
02 March, 2018, 04:23
For one day, at least, the United States is a curling nation. The Americans wound up with the five closest rocks to the bulls-eye, a five-point round that is essentially unheard of at this level of competition. He gave viewers what many considered to be the most emotional moment of the 2018 Olympics, as he embraced his parents at the bottom of the slope after his final score was announced.
Utica Curling Club Board Member Mitch Rubinovich says it was a long time coming, but the historic match was well worth the wait, "Everyone is proud of the American men". "But then days like this happen". After the last Olympics, team captain John Shuster was cut by USACurling.
Team USA finished up its run at the 2018 Winter Olympics with two more medals, moving the country's total to 23 for this year's games. The team is named for John Shuster, the skip on the team. They brought home the first-ever curling gold for the U.S. Like their counterparts in the real world, Homer and Marge defeated Sweden in the final game. That left Shuster with a relatively mundane shot for an nearly unprecedented score.
The men's team did eventually get their proper medals, and whichever women's team wins the gold will not be cheated from theirs.
"During the entire end we could kind of feel it building".
Joe Polo, John Landsteiner, Matt Hamilton, Tyler George, and John Shuster were all beaming as gold medals were placed around their necks, following Team USA's shocking championship win over Sweden.
"I can't tell you how un-nervous I was", Shuster said. "Just let it go".
But that gave the hammer to the Americans for the 10th and final end. Sweden scored two, but with the hammer going to the United States for the 10th, a victory was out of reach.
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"I think this is wonderful that so many people from Duluth came out to welcome the team back", said Carol Holm, a Team Shuster fan.
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"We've played our best when our backs were up against the wall", said Tyler George, the U.S. vice skip.
With Trump clapping along, the American fans in the crowd chanted "U-S-A!"
After quickly looking up a brief explanation of the rules, objectives and strategies of curling, I was able to thoroughly enjoy every minute of the gold medal match. The correct medals were quickly swapped out.
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