No one’s favorite things: sports edition

Olympic athletes bored while playing no one’s favorite sport.

Olympic athletes bored while playing no one’s favorite sport.

Claire Maloney, Web Editor

All around the news we read about the best of the best or the worst of the worst, yet never the most mediocre. It’s time we give the unlovable the attention they need. The things discussed are neither loved nor hated. We’ve already explored everyone’s favorite things, but now we’re going to venture into the land of forgotten things. Things no one wishes to associate with. I present to you: No One’s Favorite Things: sports edition. For our first issue, I think it’s fitting to discuss curling, a sport no one plays and everyone seems to forget exists.

I can’t name a person who says they love curling; in fact, I don’t think I could name a person who hates it either. The sport is so boring that it floats right under everyone’s radar. Curling is a sport you watch if it’s on TV at a restaurant and you’re bored since you’re out with that one really lame cousin and it’s just on. What is there to enjoy about it? The rinks are cold, it’s a slow paced game, and there’s no contact; contact sports are fun, they’re exciting. We as a community have come to the unanimous decision that ice shuffleboard with brooms isn’t worth our time.

No matter who you ask about sports, you will never get an opinion about curling. Dare I say it’s one of the most aggressively mediocre games out there? I dare. Curling may be an Olympic sport but is it really worth anyone’s time? The answer is no. The fact of the matter is that I don’t even think people who curl even love it that much. No one has ever nor will ever brag about curling. The athletes themselves don’t even care for it. Someone needs to add excitement to curling because it is far too boring for everyone’s liking. For this and many other reasons, curling remains underground and unnoticed. The moral of the story is curling isn’t the worst sport out there, it’s just no one’s favorite thing. Tune in October 4th for the next edition of No One’s Favorite Things.