While working out yesterday, I spent nearly an hour watching women’s curling. It was strangely meditative; I felt like I could have watched for hours. Still, I’m not entirely sure it qualifies as a “sport.” I find it motivating to watch football, baseball or college hoops while running on the treadmill or climbing stairs, but this has got to be the first time I felt like I was working harder than the athletes. No question there’s a lot of skill involved, but the same is true of bocce and pool and you don’t see those at the Olympics.
Still, I’m not the only one to find curling fascinating and hard not to watch – it’s apparently become a huge hit with the Italian fans.