This afternoon, the Scott Tournament of Hearts will feature a tie-breaker between Ontario (skipped by Krista McCarville) and Manitoba (skipped by Jill Thurston). At one point during the round robin, Ontario had the number one position, but slipped during the last few rounds.
By the end of the round robin, the two teams were tied with both an equal number of wins and losses, but identical cumulative curling percentages. It could be a close and exciting game.
At the same time, players on both teams have had good days and bad days. Although the teams have equal records, their performances have been highly variable.
Sure as shootin', some mediot will talk about the need for consistency from them. But of course what they really mean is better play, or consistently good play, not just consistency.