Capital One Grey Power Men's Final Second Half
Capital One guy tells Scott Russell that they are in for next year. Good news for all of us.
Next - Kevin Martin explains why he did not win the World's. I sure hope they put this online as his discussion is quite good. "All the power to David, he made a perfect shot."
END #5: It just dawned on me you might be someone who can find this blog but not the tournament site or news sites. So, just so you know, there was a women's tournament too and Jennifer Jones won it 9-7 from Shannon Kleibrink.
Mike Harris asks an interesting question about the scoring of shots. What if you as skip decided on a stupid shot and make it perfectly? How should it be scored?
Anyway Ferbey and Hart compete on getting a rock buried in the house. Ferbey does OK but Howard can see a lot and pops it away. Nedohin clears it, and rolls behind the Howard guard at the front. Howard plans a tap-back - very nice, but leaving Nedohin a pretty easy hit to blank. Which he JUST achieves.
END #6: Getting to be a complicated house but the most important comment from Mike and Joan is the observation that when Glenn Howard may call a shot, he is ready to be overruled by his team. And on the nIt's at about 3:30 on the edge of the 4-foot, and half-open. Next shot, the Ferbey team does a consultation as well. Anyway after all this Hart doubles all the Ferbey rocks out of the house, leaving Team Howard counting three. Ferbey nose-hits a Howard rock - not as wished. Hart hits the Ferbey rock and rolls into mild cover. Ferbey hits and rolls to about 9 o'clock in the twelve-foot, largely open. Howard nose-hits. Ferbey decides to draw around a Howard rock in the front - undercurls and comes a bit deep, according to Joan because of undercurling. Ontario freeze to it but with an angle and Ferbey has a draw for two. Sweepers make it. 7-5 Ferbey!
END #7: Much chatter about the growth of quality of curling but really, there is NOT enough money in this sport, as far as I can see, to maintain the current level. I guess we will see.
Even the big bonus for winning the Capital One series, as Howard will do, is only $50K. Divided among four (five? six?). Maybe now someone else pays their expenses. 7-all, Ferbey with the hammer, into the eighth.
END #8: Roque's move-aside is heavy so the Howard guard gets restored. Howard second guard leaves a double-peel wide open. Next tick shot leaves a guard in place. The perversity of funny rules! Howard goes to the button. Peeled. Back to the button. a bit better buried. Front guard is peeled. Howard tosses up another pretty good guard. Peel called. Made, but leaving the rock in the house, and actually I would guess it was the run-back they wanted. Guard replaced. Ferbey comes in but the shooter angles away. Howard comes in behind the guard. Nedohin does a perfect tap. Howard has to come sit on it and poke it back not far. Howard sits in the front of the four-foot. Nedohin is just fine. We'll see Ferbey in December!
Really a fine match. Fun to watch and it is SO nice to see them back.