Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Rating the Hurry Hard

So while spending the day watching the curling here, I decided to rate the sweeping-calls of the skips – and one third – on the women’s side of the draw. Here’s the scale I used --Vocal Strength represents how loud the player is. Sustainability is how long the person keeps the yell going. Repetition is a measure of how many times the player repeats the instruction. Whiney Factor is how annoying it is to listen to the instructions if you were a sweeper.

Jennifer Jones
Vocal Strength: 9
Sustainability: 7
Repetition: 7
Whiney Factor: 4
Notable: Uses the word “Really” a lot as in “Really Hard.”

Stefanie Lawton
Vocal Strength: 6.5
Sustainability: 8
Repetition: 3
Whiney Factor: 5

Shannon Kleibrink
Vocal Strength: 6
Sustainability: 4
Repetiion: 7
Whiney Factor: 7

Amy Nixon
Vocal Strength: 11
Sustainability: 11
Repetition: 11
Whiney Factor: 11
Notable: By far the loudest and the most urgent. Makes Russ Howard seem like a mute.

Cheryl Bernard
Vocal Strength: 8
Sustainability: 5
Repetition: 7
Whiney Factor: 5
Notable: Her voice seems to drop and octave when she gets really into it.

Amber Holland
Vocal Strength: 5
Sustainability: 5
Repetition: 6
Whiney Factor: 2

Krista McCarville
Vocal Strength: 7
Sustainability: 4
Repetition: 7
Whiney Factor: 2

Crystal Webster
Vocal Strength: 5
Sustainability: 7
Repetition: 4
Whiney Factor: 6

Kelly Scott
Vocal Strength: 4
Sustainability: 4
Repetition: 6
Whiney Factor: 4

5 comments:

Geoff said...

I love this, especially the assessment of Amy Nixon. Dead on.

Can't believe you only gave Kelly Scott a 4 on the whiney factor though. I'd give her about a 37.

Curling Dervish said...

Amy Nixon: Chihuahua aspiring to be a Pit Bull.
I can't believe how often curlers at my club mention that they turn down the volume to watch the women's games. But i have to say, it's the reason i find Kelly S annoying ("Niice try Jeanna"), JJ bossy ("Harder JILL!" -as if Jill is not already busting a gasket), and the Lawton/Kassner sisters almost unbearable Sirens.

Matt. said...

I love the laughing sound that comes out of the Koe backend when they call sweeping.

(Laughing, yes, more laughing, hard).

They must think curling is funny.

Marianne said...

"Rating the Hurry Hard" ..Love that you wrote this .. I am still laughing ..

GutterDandy said...

I want Cheryl Bernard to yell "hurry hard" at me in a different situation.