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Friday, February 24, 2006

Curling Bronze

The United States' first Olympic medal in curling was earned today by the boys from Bemidji when they defeated the British team 8-6. The team's skip (I think that's what you call the guy who sends the stone down toward the big target), Pete Fenson, is the owner of Dave's Pizza in Bemidji, Minnesota. Every student, past or present, of Bemidji State University has enjoyed a pie at Dave's. I had more than a few in the late 70's - early 80's. Congrats to Team Fenson!

But did you know ... ?
Britain was shut out of a medal one Olympics after Scottish housewife Rhona Martin threw the "Stone of Destiny" to win the gold medal in Salt Lake City. David Murdoch's team is also from Scotland, which is considered the birthplace of curling.
The "Stone of Destiny"? Did you know about this? I guess if you lived in Scotland you did. Here's more. (Obviously, this is not the "stone of density", with which we're all familiar.)

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