Sunday, November 26, 2006
CHILLIWACK, B.C. – North American lead Natalie Nicholson (photo) couldn't have yelled it any better.
Not too long ago – Thursday night, to be exact – North America has a nifty lead over Europe at the Con Cup, and the Euros looked listless.
Now, Europe holds a near-insurmountable lead, 180 to 100, over the NAs. No more jet lag.
What's worse for the hosts is that only 201 points are needed to win the Cup and the $75,000 top prize.
Tomorrow it's two 60-point skins games, Kleibrink vs. Norberg and then Gushue vs. Murdoch. CBC's coverage should be quite interesting.
Spotted AK267 in the crowd tonight, hovering over the NA bench waving a huge double-sided U.S./Canadian flag. Way to go AK.
NA benchwarmers had their jackets on backwards, desperately working the rally outfits to help J.M. Menard beat Pal Trulsen (not) and Kelly Scott hold off the extremely strong Mirjam Ott (didn't work). Double-d'oh.
Over in Tokyo – way over – they're down to the Pac finals, click here for updates.