Tuesday, January 14, 2014

"I wouldn’t say I’m athletic at all," admits U.S. Olympic curler

It's that time again -- the time just before the Olympics when the U.S. mainstream media finds curling. And this story on massive Web site Mashable is sort of typical of what you find -- it profiles the U.S. men's curling team and while acknowledging the team members as Olympians, finds time to poke fun at the four players, pointing out the fact they're just regular guys who happen to not look like many of the other Olympians.

This quote from third Jeff Isaacson probably has the folks down at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs spitting their coffee out their noses.

I wouldn’t say I’m athletic at all," Isaacson insisted. "I’ve always had a love for food and, hence, always been a bit overweight." 

Still the article portrays an honest look at the guys who are all nice, hard-working and passionate about their sport. They're trying to raise a little money to offset their expenses by selling shirts, as this Tweet from skip John Shuster details:

You can click that link to see the shirts or you can just go here.

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