Tuesday, November 01, 2005

"The Women of Curling" Calendar

What effect do you think this will have on the popularity of curling?

Women's curling is sure to receive a lot more exposure this year, thanks to a new international calendar that features nude and scantily clad female curlers.

One of the stars of the calendar is

Lynsay Ryan of Kelowna, B.C., the daughter of two-time world champion skip and 2006 Olympic hopeful Pat Ryan.

Ryan, a 21-year-old student at Hamilton's McMaster University, found herself in July posing in a see-through sarong in the forests of Fussen, Germany.

“I sent him (her father) an e-mail,” Ryan said with a laugh. “I thought it might be better if he read about it and had time to think about it before he replied.”
And, of course, the calendar fits nicely with Colleen Jones' earlier suggestion that

I think the women are going to have to curl naked in order to get people out there.
I'm not kidding. You're going to have to hope for an Anna Kournikova to come along to really jazz it up.
[thanks to John Chilton for the pointer]

Update: In the Hack is dismayed by the concept.


At 11/03/2005 1:04 p.m., Blogger Amateur said...

I was at a function on Tuesday night with Colleen Jones and her team, and also Ontario's Anne Merklinger. Merklinger brought up the calendar -- she was predictably outraged -- but Jones seemed mostly bemused.

Later in the evening there was a live auction. Jones and her team were offering a day of curling instruction, plus other goodies. She ad-libbed that she would throw in a copy of the "nude curling calendar" for the winning bidder.

No, there wasn't any point to my comment, really, other than name-dropping.


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