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Game of Stones explores the world of curling. In each episode we'll dive into the major issues in the sport, from previewing and recapping major events to discussing team lineups. If you're a longtime fan or just getting into curling, we'll break down the biggest news in the greatest sport on earth.

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    Bracket Busted! No More Extras!? And are Shooting Percentages Inflated?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022


    In this episode, Sean and Scott look back at the Pointsbet Invitational. They talk about wins for Reid Carruthers and Jennifer Jones as well as which teams stood out, the new timing rules, and what was up with the teevee schedule. They also debate the draw the button at the end of tied games, the state of the extra ends, and how to make end of game scenarios more exciting. They then move on to the shooting percentages for the week and ask whether they may be inflated and why that could be happening. They wrap up by talking about the uSports championship and who will represent Canada at the World University Games in January.Our Fall Training episode is available here: Spring (umm...Autumn?) TrainingFor more, visit us at GameofStonesPod.com

    Bracket Challenge!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022


    In this episode, Sean and Scott go through their bracket for this week's PointsBet Invitation in Fredericton. They go through both the men's and women's brackets as they build towards their winner picks. If you want to compete against the guys and the chance for $1 million if you get a perfect bracket, head over to sweep16.caFor more, visit us at GameofStonesPod.com

    Diversity & Inclusivity Initiatives After Curling Canada Symposium

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022


    In this episode, Sean is joined by Sabena Islam about diversity and inclusion initiaitves in curling. They talk about Curling Canada's 'Changing the Face of Curling' symposium and some of Curling Canada's DEI initiatives. The discussion ranges from how these program's came about, where they stand now, and what steps the curling community can take moving forward.Please check out some of the resources available:United we Curl: https://unitedwecurl.com/Curling Canada: https://www.curling.ca/files/2021/03/Full-Resource-Kit-Eng.pdfGoldline: https://blog.goldlinecurling.com/we-can-all-changethefaceofcurling-introducing-the-unitedwecurl-brooms/For more, visit us at GameofStonesPod.com

    Setting Team Schedules - 2022 Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022


    In this episode, Sean and Scott talk about how teams have set their schedules for the 2022-23 curling season. They start by looking at the recent changes announced by the World Curling Federation to the world rankings system and some of the player reaction. That's followed by going through the season schedules for 6 Canadian teams to see how they have set themselves up for the Season of Champions. They start with Team Homan and then move on to Team Koe, Team Lawes, Team Carruthers, Team Galusha, and Team Gauthier.For more, visit us at GameofStonesPod.com

    Invitational Matchups Set, Early Season Results, & Eve Muirhead's Legacy

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022


    In this episode, Sean and Scott talk about what's happening in a strangely busy August in the world of curling. They start by talking about some early season events (2:00) before moving on to the first round matchups for the PointsBet Invitational coming up in September (Women - 7:00; Men - 22:40). They wrap up by talking about Eve Muirhead's retirement, legacy, and whether she is the greatest Scottish player of all time (35:20).For more, visit us at GameofStonesPod.com

    The postman pays a visit!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022


    This week on the show, Sean and Scott open up the mailbox and answer some of your questions.For more, visit us at GameofStonesPod.com

    What's Next for Grand National Curling Club

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022


    This week Sean flies solo to try to get to the bottom of the situation in the United States between USA Curling and the Grand National Curling Club. He's joined by Kristen Conrad of GNCC to talk about the background to what led to USA Curling's vote to remove GNCC clubs. They talk about how GNCC supports its members, the financial challenges faced by clubs over the past 2 years, and how this decision will be felt by players. Kristen also explains the next steps in the process and whether there could be a change of heart between now and the final vote in the fall.For more, visit us at GameofStonesPod.com

    TSN Has a Change in the Booth! And What is Going on in the US?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022


    The News Fairy has come in the middle of the summer! Sean and Scott start by trying to understand what is going on between USA Curling and GNCC (3:00). They then talk about Cheryl Bernard announcing that she is leaving the TSN booth, including Cheryl's legacy in the booth, the expectations for the new person, and throw out some names of who that new person might be.For more, visit us at GameofStonesPod.com

    Curling's Ryder Cup is Out, March Madness is In & What Other Sporting Events Should We Borrow From

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022


    In this episode, Sean and Scott talk about the news that the Continental Cup will not be played this season and what that means for the event's future before talking about the new March Madness style event set for September in Fredericton. They then look at some other major sporting events that curling could borrow from in order to spice up some of its events.For more, visit us at GameofStonesPod.com

    Best Games of the Quad

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022


    This week, Sean and Scott look back at the best games from the past four years. From worlds to Olympics to national championships, they talk about the most exciting matches that still hold some re-watchability. Agree with their list? Be sure to let them know what they missed.To see the list, including links to watch the game, check out the accompanying blog post.For more, visit us at GameofStonesPod.com

    Glitter Bombspiel is Back!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022


    This week Sean and Scott welcome Tammy Moyer and Courtney Shaw from the Potamac Curling Club to discuss the return of the Glitter Bombspiel. We talk about the importance of the Bombspiel, the level of competition, and creating inclusive spaces for the LGBTQ2+ community in curling.Registration opens on July 5 here: https://curldc.org/eventPage.php/glitter-bombspiel-2022Follow them on Twitter: @curldc & @GlttrBombspielVisit the Wine Counrtry Curling Club here: https://winecountrycurlingclub.com/bonspiels/Fore more, visit us at GameofStonesPod.com

    Glitter Bombspiel is Back!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 40:45


    This week Sean and Scott welcome Tammy Moyer and Courtney Shaw from the Potamac Curling Club to discuss the return of the Glitter Bombspiel. We talk about the importance of the Bombspiel, the level of competition, and creating inclusive spaces for the LGBTQ2+ community in curling.Registration opens on July 5 here: https://curldc.org/eventPage.php/glitter-bombspiel-2022Follow them on Twitter: @curldc & @GlttrBombspielVisit the Wine Counrtry Curling Club here: https://winecountrycurlingclub.com/bonspiels/Fore more, visit us at GameofStonesPod.com

    Who Gets on Teevee?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2022


    This week, Sean and Scott look at the data from the past four years to determine how teams get on TSN? Does winning matter? How important is name recognition? Do certain provinces gets hosed? The guys break it all down.For more, visit us at GameofStonesPod.com

    Who Gets on Teevee?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2022 29:52


    This week, Sean and Scott look at the data from the past four years to determine how teams get on TSN? Does winning matter? How important is name recognition? Do certain provinces gets hosed? The guys break it all down.For more, visit us at GameofStonesPod.com

    Let's Improve the Slams!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022


    In this week's episode, Sean and Scott brainstorm some ways to improve the 6 events in the Grand Slam of Curling. After briefly recapping the World Junior Curling Championship (3:00), they go event by event to come up with ways to make the Slams more unique and interesting for curling fans. They talk about why they think the series needs some changes (8:10) and then go through the schedule with ideas to spice up each event - National (16:00), Masters (21:30), Tour Challenge (24:51), Open (28:46), Players Championship (31:45), Champions Cup (34:32).For more, visit us at GameofStonesPod.com

    Let's Improve the Slams!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 44:49


    In this week's episode, Sean and Scott brainstorm some ways to improve the 6 events in the Grand Slam of Curling. After briefly recapping the World Junior Curling Championship (3:00), they go event by event to come up with ways to make the Slams more unique and interesting for curling fans. They talk about why they think the series needs some changes (8:10) and then go through the schedule with ideas to spice up each event - National (16:00), Masters (21:30), Tour Challenge (24:51), Open (28:46), Players Championship (31:45), Champions Cup (34:32).For more, visit us at GameofStonesPod.com

    Remembering Thomas Ulsrud

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022


    In this episode, Sean and Scott share their memories of Thomas Ulsrud, who passed away Tuesday night. A World Champion, European Champion, and Olympic Silver Medallist, he was one of the best players in the sport, both on and off the ice.

    Remembering Thomas Ulsrud

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 14:22


    In this episode, Sean and Scott share their memories of Thomas Ulsrud, who passed away Tuesday night. A World Champion, European Champion, and Olympic Silver Medallist, he was one of the best players in the sport, both on and off the ice.

    What's the Word? New Team Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022


    This week, Sean and Scott go through some of the biggest new teams announced during curling's free agent frenzy. They go through 10 women's and 10 men's teams and give their words to describe each of the new lineups. They also talk about how they think the teams will stack up next year and how some of the most competitive provinces will look as we enter the new Olympic quad.For more, visit us at GameofStonesPod.com

    What's the Word? New Team Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 45:41


    This week, Sean and Scott go through some of the biggest new teams announced during curling's free agent frenzy. They go through 10 women's and 10 men's teams and give their words to describe each of the new lineups. They also talk about how they think the teams will stack up next year and how some of the most competitive provinces will look as we enter the new Olympic quad.For more, visit us at GameofStonesPod.com

    The Arena Club Experience with Palmetto Curling & the last big Events of the Season

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022


    In this episode, Sean flies solo as he goes around the world of curling as the season inches to its conclusion. He starts by discussing the Champions Cup (1:15) and EJ Harndon joining Team Gushue, including the residency implications (9:45). He then talks about the U18 Canadian championship (11:35) and looks ahead to the World Junior Curling Championship (17:08).He's then joined by Brian Champion-Westcott of the Palmetto Curling Club (23:00). They chat about the impact of the Olympics on the club, recruiting members in the southern United States, and the challenges of being an arena curling club, including the struggle to set up the ice and inconsistent ice conditions. For more, vist us at GameofStonesPod.com

    The Arena Club Experience with Palmetto Curling & the last big Events of the Season

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 53:03


    In this episode, Sean flies solo as he goes around the world of curling as the season inches to its conclusion. He starts by discussing the Champions Cup (1:15) and EJ Harndon joining Team Gushue, including the residency implications (9:45). He then talks about the U18 Canadian championship (11:35) and looks ahead to the World Junior Curling Championship (17:08).He's then joined by Brian Champion-Westcott of the Palmetto Curling Club (23:00). They chat about the impact of the Olympics on the club, recruiting members in the southern United States, and the challenges of being an arena curling club, including the struggle to set up the ice and inconsistent ice conditions. For more, vist us at GameofStonesPod.com

    Is the Power Play Good for Mixed Doubles? Plus, More World Championships & the Final Grand Slam

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022


    In this episode, Sean and Scott go around the world of curling to discuss the latest developments. They start by talking about the World Senior Curling Championships (2:40) and the Mixed Doubles World Championship (5:23). They then do a deep dive into the Power Play statistics and debate whether it helps or hurts the mixed doubles discipline, particularly when it comes to keeping games close (14:04). They finish up by chatting about the Canadian U18 Championship (31:55), previewing the Champions Cup (33:55), and how to watch the Wheelchair Mixed Doubles World Championship (43:05).Fore more, visit us at GameofStonesPod.com

    Is the Power Play Good for Mixed Doubles? Plus, more World Championships & the Final Grand Slam

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 47:54


    In this episode, Sean and Scott go around the world of curling to discuss the latest developments. They start by talking about the World Senior Curling Championships (2:40) and the Mixed Doubles World Championship (5:23). They then do a deep dive into the Power Play statistics and debate whether it helps or hurts the mixed doubles discipline, particularly when it comes to keeping games close (14:04). They finish up by chatting about the Canadian U18 Championship (31:55), previewing the Champions Cup (33:55), and how to watch the Wheelchair Mixed Doubles World Championship (43:05).Fore more, visit us at GameofStonesPod.com

    Curling World Roundup

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2022


    In this episode, Sean and Scott go around the curling world to catch up on all the goings on over the past couple of weeks. They start by talking about Niklas Edin's 4th straight world championship (2:15) and hear from Oskar Eriksson and Niklas Edin on what the win means for the team (10:04). They then discuss Sean's experience in Las Vegas, the crowd size, and Vegas' future as a host city for curling events (12:25).That's followed by a chat about the Players Championship, including Bruce Mouat and Anna Hasselborg's wins (17:09) before moving on to previewing the Mixed Doubles World Championship (24:39) and World Senionr Championship (36:38), both of which kick off this weekend in Geneva.They finish by looking at the lineup announcement for the new Team Bottcher (40:07) and breaking down their own results as their season starts to wind down (44:49).For more, visit us GameofStonesPod.com

    Curling World Roundup

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2022 52:46


    In this episode, Sean and Scott go around the curling world to catch up on all the goings on over the past couple of weeks. They start by talking about Niklas Edin's 4th straight world championship (2:15) and hear from Oskar Eriksson and Niklas Edin on what the win means for the team (10:04). They then discuss Sean's experience in Las Vegas, the crowd size, and Vegas' future as a host city for curling events (12:25).That's followed by a chat about the Players Championship, including Bruce Mouat and Anna Hasselborg's wins (17:09) before moving on to previewing the Mixed Doubles World Championship (24:39) and World Senionr Championship (36:38), both of which kick off this weekend in Geneva.They finish by looking at the lineup announcement for the new Team Bottcher (40:07) and breaking down their own results as their season starts to wind down (44:49).For more, visit us GameofStonesPod.com

    (Nearly) Live from Men's World Curling Championship

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022


    In this week's episode, Sean talks with some of the players at the 2022 Men's World Curling Championship. Hear from Ross Patterson, Oskar Eriksson, Korey Dropkin, Brad Gushue, Amos Mosaner, Magnus Ramsfjell, Lukas Klima, Craig Saville, Yannick Schwaller, Niklas Edin, and Brett Gallant as they talk about the ice conditions, world championship debuts, Olympic hangovers, and the state of the world championship in a sport so focused on the Olympic Games.For more, visit us GameofStonesPod.com

    (Nearly) Live from the Men's World Championship

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 23:57


    In this week's episode, Sean talks with some of the players at the 2022 Men's World Curling Championship. Hear from Ross Patterson, Oskar Eriksson, Korey Dropkin, Brad Gushue, Amos Mosaner, Magnus Ramsfjell, Lukas Klima, Craig Saville, Yannick Schwaller, Niklas Edin, and Brett Gallant as they talk about the ice conditions, world championship debuts, Olympic hangovers, and the state of the world championship in a sport so focused on the Olympic Games. For more, visit us GameofStonesPod.com

    One Worlds Ends as Another Worlds Starts

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022


    In this episode, Sean and Scott look back at the Women's World Curling Championship in Prince George, BC (1:55). They talk about SIlvana Tirinzoni's 3rd consecutive championship, a terrific performance from Team Korea, and the untimely struggles of Team Canada in the midst of an overall very good week. They also chat about Anna Hasselborg still chasing that elusive world championship, strong performances for Denmark and the United States, and Turkey picking up the country's first ever victory in their debut performance.They then move on to this week's Men's World Curling Championship (35:10). They talk about some of the major teams that are not going to be playing in Las Vegas before going through the 13 teams that will be playing. They discuss each team's roster and divide the field into tiers before making their picks.They wrap up by giving their initial reactions to the news that Tracy Fleury will join Team Homan and their own return to the win column.For more, visit us at GameofStonesPod.com

    One Worlds Ends as Another Worlds Starts

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 67:54


    In this episode, Sean and Scott look back at the Women's World Curling Championship in Prince George, BC (1:55). They talk about SIlvana Tirinzoni's 3rd consecutive championship, a terrific performance from Team Korea, and the untimely struggles of Team Canada in the midst of an overall very good week. They also chat about Anna Hasselborg still chasing that elusive world championship, strong performances for Denmark and the United States, and Turkey picking up the country's first ever victory in their debut performance.They then move on to this week's Men's World Curling Championship (35:10). They talk about some of the major teams that are not going to be playing in Las Vegas before going through the 13 teams that will be playing. They discuss each team's roster and divide the field into tiers before making their picks.They wrap up by giving their initial reactions to the news that Tracy Fleury will join Team Homan and their own return to the win column.For more, visit us at GameofStonesPod.com

    Women's Worlds Take Shape & New Teams Announced

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022


    In this episode, Sean and Scott check in on the Women's World Curling Championship taking place in Prince George, BC. They talk about the new no-tick rule and its impact on the play, where Team Canada stands, and how they playoff picture looks. They also talk about Team Scotland's withdrawal, the impact on the field, and how the remaining schedules shape the playoff race. Before moving on, they also correct last week's episode on how Czech Republic made it into the field and discuss other replacements for Russia in world events. They then discuss the new team announcements, including Teams Howard, McCarville, Jacobs, and Lawes. They end with a discussion of the Gouden Carolus Classic and their own teams as they head to the end of the season.For more, be sure to visit us at GameofStonesPod.com

    Women's Worlds Take Shape & New Teams Announced

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022


    In this episode, Sean and Scott check in on the Women's World Curling Championship taking place in Prince George, BC. They talk about the new no-tick rule and its impact on the play, where Team Canada stands, and how they playoff picture looks. They also talk about Team Scotland's withdrawal, the impact on the field, and how the remaining schedules shape the playoff race. Before moving on, they also correct last week's episode on how Czech Republic made it into the field and discuss other replacements for Russia in world events. They then discuss the new team announcements, including Teams Howard, McCarville, Jacobs, and Lawes. They end with a discussion of the Gouden Carolus Classic and their own teams as they head to the end of the season.For more, be sure to visit us at GameofStonesPod.com

    Keepin' Up with Curlin' - Brier & Paralympic Reactions, Women's Worlds Preview, & Roster Shakeups

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022


    In this episode, Sean and Scott go around the world of curling to talk about all the action from the ice. They start by recapping the Brier (1:45), including Brad Gushue's remarkable win, some of the more fun results, and the state of the broadcasts. That's followed by a recap of the Paralympics (35:25), including the great performances by the medallists and Slovakia's incredible run. They then preview the Women's World Curling Championship, which starts on Saturday (43:55), by discussing their expectations for the 13 teams in the field. They wrap up by offering their reactions to some of the team breakups that have been announced this week (1:07:28).For more, visit us at GameofStonesPod.com

    Keepin' Up with Curlin' - Brier & Paralympic Reactions, Women's Worlds Expectations, & Roster Shakeups

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 79:12


    In this episode, Sean and Scott go around the world of curling to talk about all the action from the ice. They start by recapping the Brier (1:45), including Brad Gushue's remarkable win, some of the more fun results, and the state of the broadcasts. That's followed by a recap of the Paralympics (35:25), including the great performances by the medallists and Slovakia's incredible run. They then preview the Women's World Curling Championship, which starts on Saturday (43:55), by discussing their expectations for the 13 teams in the field. They wrap up by offering their reactions to some of the team breakups that have been announced this week (1:07:28).For more, visit us at GameofStonesPod.com

    Diversity in Curling Roundtable

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2022


    With the Brier and Paralympics in full swing, Sean and Scott wanted to re-visit their discussion with Auria Moore, Porsche Stephenson, and Jason Chang on the state of diversity in the sport. In the roundtable, which was held in 2020, they each discuss their experiences in the sport and strategies we can all implement to make the sport welcoming to everyone who comes to a curling facility.For more, please visit us at GameofStones.com

    Diversity in Curling Roundtable

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2022 94:00


    With the Brier and Paralympics in full swing, Sean and Scott wanted to re-visit their discussion with Auria Moore, Porsche Stephenson, and Jason Chang on the state of diversity in the sport. In the roundtable, which was held in 2020, they each discuss their experiences in the sport and strategies we can all implement to make the sport welcoming to everyone who comes to a curling facility.For more, please visit us at GameofStones.com

    Brier & Paralympic Mega Preview!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022


    It's a major week of curling around the world with both the Brier & Paralympic Curling starting on the weekend and Sean and Scott have got you covered. They start by talking about the Brier, including whether there is a stronger of the two pools (4:30) before exploring the key storylines for each team in both Pool A (8:31) and Pool B (32:07). They then discuss what some of the most fun scenarios that could happen over the course of the week (49:55) and make their picks (54:40).They then look at the wheelchair curling field at the 2022 Paralympic Games. They talk about some of the key stats for each of the 12 teams in the field (55:40), the uncertainty surrounding Russia's participation, and make their picks for who will top the podium (1:21:50).For more, visit us at GameofStonesPod.com

    Brier & Paralympic Mega Preview!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 86:16


    It's a major week of curling around the world with both the Brier & Paralympic Curling starting on the weekend and Sean and Scott have got you covered. They start by talking about the Brier, including whether there is a stronger of the two pools (4:30) before exploring the key storylines for each team in both Pool A (8:31) and Pool B (32:07). They then discuss what some of the most fun scenarios that could happen over the course of the week (49:55) and make their picks (54:40).They then look at the wheelchair curling field at the 2022 Paralympic Games. They talk about some of the key stats for each of the 12 teams in the field (55:40), the uncertainty surrounding Russia's participation, and make their picks for who will top the podium (1:21:50).For more, visit us at GameofStonesPod.com

    That's a Wrap! Full Olympic Curling Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2022 225:28


    The Beijing 2022 Olympics are done, but Sean and Scott are just getting started as they look back at all the curling stories from the past 3 weeks. They start by talking about the women's field (5:45), including Eve Muirhead's dominant performance in the gold medal game, a great week for Satsuke Fujisawa, another medal for Anna Hasselborg, and what went wrong for Team Canada. They then break down the men's field (33:30) from Niklas Edin capping his career, a Bruce Mouat's silver, a great week for the Americans, and the end of Team Gushue's remarkable run. They wrap up by reflecting on the mixed doubles event (57:25) and how Team Italy dominated the field, the strange circumstances of Team Australia, and what the expectations should be for Canada moving forward, including the role fans have in supporting the athletes.For more, visit us at GameofStonesPod.com

    That's a Wrap! Full Olympic Curling Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022


    The Beijing 2022 Olympics are done, but Sean and Scott are just getting started as they look back at all the curling stories from the past 3 weeks. They start by talking about the women's field (5:45), including Eve Muirhead's dominant performance in the gold medal game, a great week for Satsuke Fujisawa, another medal for Anna Hasselborg, and what went wrong for Team Canada. They then break down the men's field (33:30) from Niklas Edin capping his career, a Bruce Mouat's silver, a great week for the Americans, and the end of Team Gushue's remarkable run. They wrap up by reflecting on the mixed doubles event (57:25) and how Team Italy dominated the field, the strange circumstances of Team Australia, and what the expectations should be for Canada moving forward, including the role fans have in supporting the athletes.For more, visit us at GameofStonesPod.com

    Biggest Stories of the 2022 Olympics...So Far

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022


    In this episode, Sean and Scott look at all the curling goings on at the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing. They start by giving their overall impressions (1:34) before moving on to some of the biggest stories of the week. They explore why Silvana Tirinzoni and Niklas Edin sit at the top of the table (3:45), whether Jennifer Jones & Brad Gushue's struggles at last stone draw are overstated (8:00), the problems with the broadcast (13:00), and the ice conditions at the Ice Cube (22:15).For more, visit us at GameofStonesPod.com

    Biggest Stories of the 2022 Olympics...So Far

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 31:00


    In this episode, Sean and Scott look at all the curling goings on at the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing. They start by giving their overall impressions (1:34) before moving on to some of the biggest stories of the week. They explore why Silvana Tirinzoni and Niklas Edin sit at the top of the table (3:45), whether Jennifer Jones & Brad Gushue's struggles at last stone draw are overstated (8:00), the problems with the broadcast (13:00), and the ice conditions at the Ice Cube (22:15).For more, visit us at GameofStonesPod.com

    Who Ya Got? Each Team's Strengths Heading into the Olympics

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2022


    In this episode, Sean and Scott talk about the 4-person team competition at the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing. They start by discussing their level of excitement heading into the week and the challenges of how long the event will be. They then go through the field team by team, starting with going through the strengths and potential weaknesses for all 10 women's teams before making their podium picks(3:30). They wrap up by playing some word association for the 10 men's teams as they debate who stands out as the favourite and make their picks (32:16).For more, visit us GameofStonesPod.com

    Who Ya Got? Each Team's Strengths Heading into the Olympics

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2022 62:08


    In this episode, Sean and Scott talk about the 4-person team competition at the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing. They start by discussing their level of excitement heading into the week and the challenges of how long the event will be. They then go through the field team by team, starting with going through the strengths and potential weaknesses for all 10 women's teams before making their podium picks(3:30). They wrap up by playing some word association for the 10 men's teams as they debate who stands out as the favourite and make their picks (32:16).For more, visit us GameofStonesPod.com

    A New Dynasty! Looking Back at the 2022 Scotties

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022


    In this episode, Sean and Scott look back at the week that was in Thunder Bay for the 2022 Scotties. They talk about Team Einarson's three-peat, what that means for the team heading into the next Olympic cycle, and how dominate they were all week. They also chat about an eventful week for Team McCarville, a major breakthrough for Andrea Crawford, and Kerry Galusha's playoff appearance. They wrap up by looking at some teams who may be disappointed with the week and Christina Black's solid performance.For more, please visit us at GameofStonesPod.com

    A New Dynasty! Looking Back at the 2022 Scotties

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022 34:13


    In this episode, Sean and Scott look back at the week that was in Thunder Bay for the 2022 Scotties. They talk about Team Einarson's three-peat, what that means for the team heading into the next Olympic cycle, and how dominate they were all week. They also chat about an eventful week for Team McCarville, a major breakthrough for Andrea Crawford, and Kerry Galusha's playoff appearance. They wrap up by looking at some teams who may be disappointed with the week and Christina Black's solid performance.For more, please visit us at GameofStonesPod.com

    High Expectations!?! Who has the Edge in Mixed Doubles at the Olympics

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2022


    In this episode, Sean and Scott look ahead to the mixed doubles competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics. They go through all 10 teams competing in Beijing and discuss what will constitute a successful week. They also go through some key stats for each team and make their picks for who will stand on the podium at the end of the week.For more, visit us at GameofStonesPod.com

    High Expectations!?! Who has the Edge in Mixed Doubles at the Olympics

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2022 48:44


    In this episode, Sean and Scott look ahead to the mixed doubles competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics. They go through all 10 teams competing in Beijing and discuss what will constitute a successful week. They also go through some key stats for each team and make their picks for who will stand on the podium at the end of the week.For more, visit us at GameofStonesPod.com

    A Stacked Pool, New Playoffs, & a Three-peat? Our 2022 Scotties Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 212:25


    In this episode, Sean and Scott look ahead to the 2022 Scotties Tournament of Hearts. They chat about the new modified page playoff system (4:35), whether the teams that didn't play in the Olympic Trials have an advantage (10:13), and a stacked Pool A (13:10). They then go team by team through Pool A (17:10) and Pool B (35:30) before making their picks for the week (49:30).For more, visit us at GameofStonesPod.com

    A Stacked Pool, New Playoffs, & a Three-peat? Our 2022 Scotties Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022


    In this episode, Sean and Scott look ahead to the 2022 Scotties Tournament of Hearts. They chat about the new modified page playoff system (4:35), whether the teams that didn't play in the Olympic Trials have an advantage (10:13), and a stacked Pool A (13:10). They then go team by team through Pool A (17:10) and Pool B (35:30) before making their picks for the week (49:30).For more, visit us at GameofStonesPod.com

    10 Burning Questions Heading into the Olympics

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022


    In this episode, Sean and Scott look ahead to 2022 Winter Olympic Games by addressing some of the biggest questions heading into the competition. Will everyone be able to play? (5:20)How will the ice conditions be? (9:36)What is the magic number for losses to still make the playoffs? (13:16)Will one player win two medals? (14:57)How will the Chinese curling team perform? (18:33)What style of play should we expect? (23:07)Is this the best American curling contingent ever? (28:10)Will there be an upset? (32:33)Does Canada have to win a medal? (35:20)Will one country sweep the gold medals? (42:02)Are there any players you want to see win? (44:15)Let us know what you think of these burning questions on social media @GameofStonesPodFor more, visit us at GameofStonesPod.com

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