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Pete Fenson Is My Hero

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I think this says it all:

In case Shawn Rojeski didn't know the United States had reached the medal round of the Olympic curling tournament, the reaction in the beer tent would have convinced him.
This quote deserves special attention. First, the United States has made the medal round of the Olympics. Joining the Americans will be curling powerhouse Canada, Finland, and Great Britain.

After the conclusion of today's draw, the Americans will have played all three clubs moving onto the medal playdowns. Today, the United States dropped a bruising match against Canda, 6-3. On Sunday, the Americans used a four-point third end to stun Great Britain. And on Monday, the U.S. grabbed defeat from the jaws of victory by losing to the Fins when Pete Fenson was unable to capitalize with the hammer in the 10th end.

Basically, to quote the coach from Major League, "We're contenders now!"

Second, curling has its own beer tent? How did my parents not introduce me to this game as a child?

Pool Play Statistics
Here is the aggregate statistical outputs for the four nations advancing to the medal round:
United States
Great Britain

What I am particularly worried about is Canada's stolen end numbers. The Canadians have stolen 23 ends this tournament while only having 10 stolen against them. That's an incredible feat. As the United States' opponent on Wednesday, Pete Fenson will have to play a smart match in order to keep the Canadians off his back.

Bemidji: It's Like Mecca, But Not
As the United States squad is made up of an assload of curlers from the Bemidji area, you, as an ardent supporter of the anti-sport that is curling, should take a tour of that wonderful land of Oz.

If that isn't enough for you, try Wikipedia. As you'll see, Bemidji is quite the economically depressed area:

The median income for a household in the city is $28,072, and the median income for a family is $37,250. Males have a median income of $28,312 versus $20,694 for females. The per capita income for the city is $15,264. 19.2% of the population and 13.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 19.7% of those under the age of 18 and 10.9% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
So please, give and give generously to the people of Bemidji, because without them, USA curling is going to go directly into the shitter.

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