People at Bank of America, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and even the Treasury Department have gone a bit curling crazy. Terms like “kizzle kazzle” — a curling stone that is wobbled to compensate for slush on the ice — have suddenly entered the Wall Street lexicon. CNBC’s ratings have gotten a boost, too.
Ye'all need to lighten up a little bit! Curling is as much a skill/sport as bowling, shuffleboard, even pool to some extent. It takes a good eye and hand to bank shots, aim and hit a target, and especially to get those stones to stop where you want them to. It was pretty exciting watching the woment's match between USA/GBR, and if I knew more about the rules and strategy, there was probably even more to enjoy.Price does seem very high though.
Two teams, each of four players, take turns sliding heavy, polished granite stones, also called rocks , across the ice curling sheet towards the house, a circular target marked on the ice. Each team has eight stones. The purpose is to accumulate the highest score for a game, points being scored for the stones resting closest to the centre of the house at the conclusion of each end, which is completed when both teams have thrown all of their stones. A game may consist of ten or eight ends.
Curling is thought to have been invented in medieval Scotland, with the first written reference to a contest using stones on ice coming from the records of Paisley Abbey, Renfrewshire, in February 1541. Two paintings (both dated 1565) by Pieter Bruegel the Elder depict Dutch peasants curling—Scotland and the Low Countries had strong trading and cultural links during this period, which is also evident in the history of golf.