Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Jennifer Jones vs. The Boys

Jennifer Jones will skip the first women’s team to ever appear in the TSN (ie. Casino Rama) Skins Game.

The announcement came out of TSN’s Toronto H.Q. this afternoon. The second annual Rama Skinsfest will go January 10 and 11, airing live on TSN and TSN HD.

High-Definition curling... *slobber* *drool*

JJ and her 2008 Ford World Women’s champions will be taking on defending skins champ and fellow World wonder Kevin Martin; the 2007 World champeen Glenn Howard; and in a twist, Team Randy Ferbey, merely the best team in curling through the first half of the decade.

On the outside looking in is last year’s Skins runner-up, Wayne Middaugh.

$100,000 will once again be up for grabs.

TSN prez Phil King:

“Jennifer Jones captivated an entire nation this year with her outstanding performances at the Canadian and World championships. She is an extremely competitive curler and her talents and accomplishments could not be overlooked as an invitee for this year’s Skins game.

“Along with Martin, Howard and Ferbey, this year’s competition is stronger than ever.”

We hope Jonesy tees it up against the Ferbs. Remember the 2005 challenge skins between those two, hosted in Brandon? “Kings versus Queens” it was called, if we recall.

We also recall the boys shmucking the girls pretty good. And some pretty good trash talk before, during and after.

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