Martin v. Murdoch

January 18, 2010

An annual tradition on the curling circuit, the TSN Skins game took place over the weekend. This time around, its notable in terms of the Olympics, as it featured two of the favourites for Vancouver 2010: Kevin Martin of Canada and David Murdoch of Scotland.

2010 Favorites? David Murdoch & Team

In their head-to-head semi-final, Martin jumped out to an early lead, before Murdoch stormed back and took the game. Murdoch then moved onto the final Sunday, where he defeated Randy Ferbey.

With the win, Murdoch continues his recent dominace of Kevin Martin. At the 2009 Worlds, Scotland upended Canada in both the round-robin and finals.

I’ve never been totally confident in Martin’s international record….so hopefully he can turn this streak around when it really matters.

Second curling note for the day… has a really good feature up on broadcaster Ray Turnbull.

I’m very very glad that TSN will get the call for the Olympics this time around. Their coverage of curing is unsurpassed anywhere around the world, in large part because of the job Vic Rauter, Linda Moore and Ray Turnbull do.

I of course won’t catch too much curling on TV, I’ll either be at other events, or in the stands…but for the rest of Canada, it’ll be a big treat to have them calling Olympics.


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