The Curling News is proud to release the Roar Of The Rings December issue, featuring five full pages on next week's Olympic Trials.
Other features include:
• the world's first curling TV Guide;
• The Wrench's latest and permanent retirement, and the shame of it going unnoticed in the sporting pantheon;
• Wayne Middaugh's big win at The National;
• Jill Officer's continuing Olympic Journey 101;
• Kevin Martin's Shot of the Year (so far?);
• a special Trials edition of They Said It;
• Michelle Englot's abrupt departure from the sport;
• Maxwell on Olympics and Wood on, well, everything, plus the calendar;
• Lisa Roy's courageous battle against a terrible act of ignorance, and more.
Plus, current subscribers and any new susbcribers up to December 24 receive 30% off the purchase of a popular stocking stuffer: the CBC's Canadian Curling Experience DVD. In addition, subscribers get their name tossed into a hat to win a bonanza of holiday prizes, including authentic game-worn jerseys from 2005 world champion Scott Pfeifer and 2002 Olympic Gold Medallist Pal Trulsen of Norway!
Don't delay... subscribe today.
As for the weekend: final scrambles for cash and Trials messaging are taking place here and here... the Canadian Mixed wraps up Saturday from Whitehorse... and the new half-hour TV show "CurlTV" debuts Sunday on Rogers Sportsnet, at noon Eastern and 9am Pacific.
Meanwhile, we were originally miffed at this guy, who is apparently a great U.S. sportswriter, but after dissing him accordingly, he has replied that he was just kidding, and in fact loves curling... just not writing about it. The Curling News is hereby mollified, and welcomes Atlanta legend Furman Bisher into the fold of venerable journalists who just might try to hide their affection for our sport.