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So You Think You Can Curl?

Curling

Ever since I first watched curling at the 2006 Olympics, I’ve wanted to try it. It looked easy enough for a non-athletic person such as myself. Boy was I wrong. 

This past November my friend decided to have a curling party for his birthday. A group of us gathered at the National Capital Curling Center in Laurel for a fun night of curling, beer and birthday cake. We did some stretching (that we all laughed about), were given our “rubbers” (the covers for the bottom of your shoes) and off we went to the rink. 

The Story of Baltimore Sports Fans as told by Mean Girls

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Listen up, Baltimore sports fans! The squabbling between baseball and football fans has been irking me for awhile. It all reminds me of "Mean Girls" and cattiness, in general.

The hating has got to stop! We should defend one another, not tear each other down. Hell, we shouldn’t even be divided. Preach it, Ms. Norbury!

No Hangover...Just Humbling.

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Even though the Ravens lost in Denver, at least the Orioles won in front of the home crowd last night...said no one ever. All joking aside (and yes I am a big Orioles fan), no one who is a fan of both teams can say that with a straight face and mean it. Yes, it is awesome the Orioles are playing meaningful baseball in September but 1 win in a long baseball season doesn’t sugarcoat your defending Super Bowl champions being handed a loss like that one on a national stage to open the new season.

Camden Yards Bomb Threat

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It was just announced on @BaltMetroNews' twitter that someone has called in a bomb at Camden Yards. A second call was made stating the bomb is in the men's bathroom on the right side of the stadium and set to blow up in 20 minutes. Now, this was all announced at around 9:15pm and as of now, no bomb has gone off.

This Week In Pop Culture

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Alec Baldwin says he's quitting Twitter...for real this time

 

Enough With the Tebow Already!

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Tim Tebow is a bust. Please understand this. I know people wanted him to beat the odds, but it’s not going to happen. Admit it, Mel Kiper was right about him being a tight end.

"When you watch him play, he's strong as a runner and he's great with the ball. He can be that third quarterback in a wildcat formation. He could be an H back or a tight end, like a Frank Wycheck does in the NFL. He gives you that third quarterback, that versatile all-around guy."

This Week In Pop Culture

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In news that surprised no one but herself, Amanda Bynes has been sentenced to three years probation for driving with a suspended license.

Hockey Fan Confessions

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It’s been almost a year since I’ve written a post about hockey. I feel like I had a falling out with a best friend, and we’ve only just started to get back to normal. See, when the NHL lockout happened, I got a little pissed off. At first, I wasn’t sure who was pissing me off more: ownership or the players.

Jeah! Ryan Lochte is a Train Wreck I Can’t Stop Watching

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I’ll admit it; I’ve had a crush on Ryan Lochte for a few years now. What’s not to like? Athletic? Check. Hot? Check. Then he started doing a lot of media during the 2012 London Olympics. Brains? Not so much.

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