Sunday, March 08, 2009

Brier: Picking to win, Day 2

by Dalene Heck

CALGARY – Okay, so... Fun at the Keith’s Patch + Poor Mathematics = a late submission of Pros Pick ’Em. I promise that nothing currently underway on the Saddledome field of play has affected these picks, which WERE made last night!

Speaking of last night... sometime in between Newfoundland/Labrador’s first and sixth miss in the 10th end of their game against Ontario, winter blew into Calgary with a vengeance. Perhaps the changing wind was the cause of their consecutive uncharacteristic misses? Lord knows us Calgarians blame a lot of things on the crazy Alberta weather; Team Brad Gushue might as well jump on that bandwagon.

The stands are empty at the Saddledome this morning. Could be the fact that we all just left downtown Calgary a few hours ago given the extreme shortage of cabs during the snowstorm Could be the fact that time “sprang forward” an hour during the night – it is awfully cruel to curlers and fans to lose an hour of sleep (and recovery time) on the first Sunday of the Brier. Or it could also just be the fact that there are only two games on the ice – not that the competition is unworthy of a live audience, but there is something to be said for watching from the comforts of home while still in pajamas!

Pro Picks are above (click for a better view)... more later...

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