Eager Anticipation

Eager Anticipation

029 - Week 14 is an exciting time in the world of fantasy/actual curling.  First, it is a full weekend on the competitive calendar, providing a tremendous amount of matches to be picked.

It is actually proving to be a little overwhelming to make all of the selections and keep up with the newly added matches.

Second, after a two-week hiatus, Heath McCormick is back on the ice with his rink, competing in the Dekalb Superspiel.  After the kindness he showed me earlier this season, it is hard for me not to route for him.  After a good first day at the event ...

... they ran into a tough one against Mike McEwan’s team this morning.  Hopefully, they will be able to work their way through the “B” draw.

The most exciting part of the week may be the drawing that Team Homan are holding.

I feel somehow destined to win the autographed Rachel Homan jersey.   It would look so good behind the autographed beer can that now sits behind me.

Finally, I have yet to have any response from Gerry or any representative of CurlingZone to see if they will honor the wishes of the Honourable Eleanor McMahon, their Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport.

The week has only just gotten underway, but early indications are that scoring problems persist.

Looking at that scoreboard, however, I do have some questions for other fantasy curlers, specifically “BWSpuds,” “ObsessiveCurler,”  “scottm,” “DeaconBlues,” and “kwojtalik.”  Each of these participants has been credited with making a similar number of selections as I have this week.

Why would they make so many picks, yet not select as many matches as the leaders?  Do they only make picks in events where they have a vested interest, or are they experiencing the same scoring discrepancies that I have?  It just seems odd to me that this group of individuals would clearly put time and effort into making fantasy curling picks, yet not go all the way and pick as many games as they can.


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Present from flickr user: jay grandin. reproduced under Creative Commons License.

Screen captures from CurlingZone

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