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Old Posted Mar 13, 2017, 4:11 PM
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Ahhh. To each his own.
For those whose curling fan needs are not fully satisfied by the Brier or the Tournament of Hearts, there are also the Canadian Mixed Curling Championships scheduled to take place this fall, in Swan River MB!
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I always thought that, for many men, that was part of the allure of women's curling.

HARDERRRRRR!!!!
And then you have the Olympic and World Championship womens curling with the Asian woman... Sometimes it sounds so much like hardcore asian porn i'm expecting the stones to be pixilated.
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Some final results...

Ticket sales, excitement through the roof for Brier in St. John's

Sales on par with past events in much larger cities

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After a heroic showing from the hometown team and more than 122,000 tickets sold at the Tim Hortons Brier, Curling Canada is singing praise for the City of St. John's.

From start to finish, and long before the winning bid was even announced, there was a buzz surrounding the Brier in Newfoundland and Labrador's capital city, said Al Cameron, communications director for the national body.

"We knew St. John's was going to put on a show," he said.

"The ticket sales told us it was going to be a great show. But then when we actually get here and see the enthusiasm of the city, the way they've embraced this event, yeah, it's been good."

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Ticket sales were on par with last year's event in Ottawa — a city of 883,000 people.

For Devin Heroux, who has been covering curling with CBC Sports for more than a decade, this Brier more than holds up against the rest.

"I think it's one of the best ever, and for so many reasons," he said.

"It's a crash course of perfection. They came for the curling, they came for the party, and on both fronts, it's been really wonderful."

City councillor Sandy Hickman said both Mile One Centre and the adjacent convention centre were filled with people throughout the majority of the week, with economic spinoffs for the area.

"It's been extraordinary," he said.

"To have something as prestigious as the Brier in our city, it's been beyond what we ever could have hoped for."

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Hickman said the city will be looking at bringing more major curling events to Mile One, with an eye on the Brier returning within the next six to eight years.

Cameron said it's up to the city to put in bids for other Curling Canada events, such as the world championships and Scottie's Tournament of Hearts.

"Based on what we saw this week, we're intrigued," he said with a smile.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfou...rier-1.4021853

So hopeful for more in the future. They can't be as mad as this Brier because we won't be in contention, but then it'll be perhaps even better for a mainland audience - sold-out, supportive, polite crowds without the rabid Newfoundland patriotism.
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^It would certainly be a reason to visit St. John's in March which is not usually a time of year for tourism there.
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Old Posted Mar 15, 2017, 2:51 PM
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^ I'm not a hardcore curling fan so there are years where I barely notice the Brier. But this year's really stood out... reminded me a bit of the 2005 Edmonton one which also looms large in my mind.
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Old Posted Mar 18, 2017, 10:00 PM
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Great job by St. John's and a fairytale ending for the home team!
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