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February 24, 2010 3:12 PM   Subscribe

Heavy Metal Curling! Gothenburg band, Hammerfall joins forces with the Swedish Women's Curling Team for a power metal promo. Meanwhile, Americans get shafted with the godawful AT&T Team USA Soundtrack. Curling owns the 2010 Olympics.
posted by snottydick (30 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
Curling owns the 2010 Olympics.

I agree with this statement. Curling is incredibly addictive. Fascinating and strangely intense.
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates at 3:14 PM on February 24, 2010


*bangs head*

*hurries hard*

*sweeps*
posted by arto at 3:19 PM on February 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


The curling promo is indeed awesome, but to be accurate, it was filmed for the 2006 Olympics. I remember watching it then.
posted by DecemberBoy at 3:20 PM on February 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


Ice bocce. I can't get enough of it.
posted by snottydick at 3:20 PM on February 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


Yes. Yes. YES.
posted by LMGM at 3:26 PM on February 24, 2010


Curling has owned since forever. It's basically all you can watch on Sunday afternoons on TV in Ontario. That is a pretty bad-ass power metal curling video. It may, in fact, be the best ever.
posted by GuyZero at 3:35 PM on February 24, 2010


I too must now come out as a newly turned curling addict.
posted by mudpuppie at 3:42 PM on February 24, 2010


Wait, no wonder the headbangers couldn't win the match -- they were sweeping behind the rock.
posted by mudpuppie at 3:46 PM on February 24, 2010


Hammerfall is ridiculously awesome.
posted by shinyshiny at 3:55 PM on February 24, 2010


Curling & Hockey >>> All else.

I admit to having a bit of a crush on Cheryl Bernard. Go Team Canada, eh.
posted by Justinian at 3:58 PM on February 24, 2010


Nic Cage owns curling
posted by mannequito at 3:59 PM on February 24, 2010


I agree with this statement. Curling is incredibly addictive. Fascinating and strangely intense.

Yes yes yes. Watching some right now, in fact.
posted by rtha at 4:20 PM on February 24, 2010


Compare and contrast with another music video including curling... Kein Liebeslied by Andreas Dorau.
posted by eccnineten at 4:21 PM on February 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


One of the things that I've loved about watching the curling events is that the commentary/play-by-play seems so much more...intelligent than the commentary for most of the other events. I'm watching all this on NBC and its minions, and maybe I think the curling commentary is awesome because I don't have any other curling commentary to compare it to, but goddamn, it's such a relief.
posted by rtha at 4:25 PM on February 24, 2010


Compare and contrast with another music video including curling... Kein Liebeslied by Andreas Dorau.

It sounds like "Some Guys Have All The Luck" by Rod Stewart and "Enola Gay" by OMD had a baby together.
posted by snottydick at 4:38 PM on February 24, 2010


The Hammerfall video is great. I can't wait to see Blind Guardian's tribute to ice dancing.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 4:40 PM on February 24, 2010


"Curling & Hockey >>> All else.

I admit to having a bit of a crush on Cheryl Bernard. Go Team Canada, eh.
posted by Justinian at 3:58 PM on February 24"

I agree with the above whole heartedly.
posted by Vindaloo at 5:21 PM on February 24, 2010


(Go Team USA hockey, though!)
posted by Justinian at 5:23 PM on February 24, 2010


This is what you get when corporations make "creative" decisions - the USA produces some of the best pop music in the world, and yet we nonetheless have an "Olympic Soundtrack" (why do we need one of those again?) 100% filled with suck. My parents, who are in their 60s, would be embarrassed by how lame this is.
posted by 1adam12 at 5:32 PM on February 24, 2010


I can't understand why the US curling team didn't use M.C. Hammer's "Can't Touch This" as their curling theme. Seems like a perfect fit to me.
posted by misha at 6:07 PM on February 24, 2010


The Hammerfall video is great. I can't wait to see Blind Guardian's tribute to ice dancing.

or for the 2012 summer olympics, Manowar's contribution to team USA's javelin and hammer throw competitors.
posted by rainperimeter at 6:17 PM on February 24, 2010


the USA produces some of the best pop music in the world, and yet we nonetheless have an "Olympic Soundtrack" (why do we need one of those again?) 100% filled with suck.

Dude, maybe you didn't see the Hoobastank track?!
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 6:18 PM on February 24, 2010


Dude, maybe you didn't see the Hoobastank track?!

They're really still around? Really? Well, that's depressing. I once saw or read (I forget which) that the singer was asked why they chose that name, and he basically said "like duuuuude all the other names were like taken brah".
posted by DecemberBoy at 7:18 PM on February 24, 2010


God I love Curling. And I'm absolutely the poster child of the people who didn't get into it until about ten days ago, and I don't care. I'm proud of it. I'm on the forefront of making the U.S. care about the coolest damn sport I've seen in ages. And while Canada's killing the American team precludes any affection for Cheryl Bernard, I have a pretty major crush on Nicole Joraanstad (and a little bit of a burning hatred for Debbie McCormick for not taking her more proper place at second or third earlier on when she had proven time and time again that she couldn't pull a draw shot to save her life and both Joraanstad and Pottinger were clearly superior to her, skills-wise, as is Natalie Nicholson but Nicholson is so good at lead that it'd be a crime to move her elsewhere and... well I could go on.)

This is Curling's year. And it's a better world for it.
posted by Navelgazer at 8:02 PM on February 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


I just earned major points showing this to my brother's girlfriend who's a metalhead. We were watching curling when they mentioned the Canadian team listens to Hammerfall while training. MeFi FTW!
posted by scalefree at 8:47 PM on February 24, 2010


Well, shoot. I came into this thread all prepared to defend curling as the interesting, intense, intelligent sport it is against a bunch of people who had never seen it before and thought it bizarre, boring, and baffling. And you guys got there all on your own...And you're discussing draw shots.

I love you Mefi.


*hurry hard!*
posted by never used baby shoes at 8:28 AM on February 25, 2010 [2 favorites]


Well we've been into curling since 2002! Unfortunately the Scottish British ladies didn't live up to expectations this time around.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 9:01 AM on February 25, 2010


Curling Skin Exposed - 2010 Fire On Ice Olympian Women’s Curling Calendar
posted by homunculus at 1:20 PM on February 25, 2010


The team sang it at some kind of event as well.
posted by snottydick at 3:11 PM on February 25, 2010


Yay! Annete is teh boss! Love the whole team
posted by uandt at 6:29 PM on February 26, 2010


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