Sunday, March 16, 2008

Last Thoughts on the Brier

Don't get too excited. I hope I simply mean about tonight's match.

The 10th end reminded me of yesterday's extra end with a bit of a role reversal. Alberta missed moving away one of Ontario's center guards, only to be spared by an Ontario miss, the n to fail to peel. This allowed hart to bury his shot.

Yesterday any steal hopes in the extra end were killed on the lead rocks.

Harris made a great comment regarding Martin's first shot - the fact that he is peeling makes it clear Martin is confident of his draw. Ontario decided to talk about it and block the path to their own as potential backing. Ontario were classy as well - they cleaned the track for Martin's planned draw. This is one of the things I love about this sport.

There is a contrast here from Martin's early years - the reputation for messing up ice (well, aside from Morris' knees). It is great to see. This Kevin Martin I can enjoy seeing win - I could not in his early days.

Martin's team deserved this one.


At 3/17/2008 9:42 a.m., Blogger S said...

While I agree with you that Howard and his teammates are far classier than Martin's vice while ever be if you listened to Richard Hart's comments class had nothing to do with the reason they were cleaning the house. Hart's comment was that they had better clean the ice in case Kevin was heavy and the rock suddenly stopped or massively decelerated due to debris anywhere in or close to the house. This thought was seconded by Mike Harris in his commentary.

At 3/17/2008 1:54 p.m., Blogger Alan Adamson said...

Thanks for having better ears - I was pretty tired at that point.

At 3/17/2008 3:41 p.m., Blogger steve.wright said...

Hi Alan.

Really enjoying your coverage of the Brier.

Thought you might like a comic break with this video we put together to encourage more folks to take up the sport in Banff, Alberta:


At 3/17/2008 4:44 p.m., Blogger Alan Adamson said...

steve -

Wow is the Banff CC rink really the oldest in Canada? (I guess I could believe that though still wonder what the first rink was.)


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