Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Ontario Tankard and Alberta

I want to second both of Doc's recent points.
The Rogers coverage of the Ontario Tankard is an extreme disappointment; so far the only draws I am seeing televised are the last ones of the day, and they are on tape delay (and I never watch tape delay, except at fast forward very occasionally). We have had better coverage in past years; is it so hard to get a broadcast team to Grimsby?
And yeah, Alberta is a rough playdown. That is a main reason the Brier can hardly be regarded as a totally high-class event. Weak teams from weak provinces get there while great teams from strong provinces watch it on TV from home. The provincial aspect is a nice conceit, but seriously compromises the event's quality as a competition.


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