Saturday, February 27, 2010

Wall Street's Obsession with Curling: "Horseshoes Combined with Housekeeping;" "Chess on Ice"

From the NY Times -- "On Wall Street, a Romance With Curling":

"It never would’ve happened without CNBC — or, in all likelihood, at any other time of year.

This slow-poke game, which originated in 16th-century Scotland, has captivated the Type-A world of Wall Street almost by accident. CNBC, whose market chatter is the background music on trading floors, switches to curling from Vancouver shortly after the closing bell."

5 Comments:

At 2/27/2010 10:00 AM, Blogger QT said...

It's like a friend of mine said, how many men can resist watching a hot babe like Cheryl Bernard yelling "hard"?

 
At 2/27/2010 1:54 PM, Blogger OA said...

One thing about curling is that it is one of the few Winter Olympics events where winning requires beating your opponent directly. Hockey being another.

So there's no higher or lower score, there's a winner and a loser. But each match is pretty short. Perfect matches for trading mentality.

 
At 2/27/2010 9:58 PM, Anonymous Winfail said...

When "Paint drying" becomes an exhibition sport, I'll watch that before I watch curling.

 
At 2/28/2010 11:51 AM, Anonymous geoih said...

It's better than watching figure skating or snowboarding, where the winner is decided by opinion.

 
At 3/01/2010 7:36 AM, Blogger Tom McMahon said...

Curling is the one Winter Olympic sport that most of us can visualize doing. That's a big part of the fascination. But if you or me tried ski jumping, we'd end up like Vinko Bogataj did every week on ABC's Wide World of Sports.

 

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