Sunday, March 11, 2007

Fucking seventh end

I actually have Cathy and Simon willing to testify that I was practically begging the television screen for Gushue to not try the double takeout shot he attempted in the seventh end. It was a high risk, low probability shot that, yeah, he might have won the game on if he has made it. But the odds of him making it were slim even if it didn't pick on something.

This still happens too often with Gushue. And yes, they blame it on youth. And I'm sure will say it's ego, but he still makes these insanely risky shot calls. Against common sense and better judgment. The one think I thought after the end was over was that there is no way Russ Howard, if he was skipping that team like he was during the Olympics last year, would have let Gushue call that shot. He would have rightly pointed out that he doesn't need to win the game in the seventh end and he doesn't need to take such ridiculously risky shots.

It's not just the Brier and a shot and the World's that Gushue lost tonight. It was also a place in the Olympic trials in 2009. So yeah, that was a pretty insane shot call in retrospect.

Anyway, there's also next year, I guess. If nothing else I think Gushue managed to prove that winning the Olympics last year wasn't a fluke. And hopefully he'll learn something from it.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

As Hubby and I watched that shot, I actually turned to him and said "I think I can hear Craig screaming."

OM

Mrs. Smith said...

OM -
Oh that's what that noise was. We heard it down here in Omaha. ;-)

towniebastard said...

That is the sound of ultimate suffering. My heart made that sound when the six-fingered man killed my father.....

Oh wait, sorry. Got confused there for a moment....;)

Amusingly enough, a curling news blog linked to me today, so all sorts of people are reading my rant about Gushue today.