"Why aren't you rooting for the United States? You should be rooting for your home country!"
Even before I get to answer. They don't have to ask who I am rooting for, after all - I think I've made that pretty clear, or so it seems. My page does give me a really good, strong reason to root for Team Ulsrud of Norway. And, really, who wouldn't root for these pants?
|Even Ellen called them "pimps"|
In all seriousness, these are guys who I have gotten to know a little bit. I've sat and talked with them. I stay in touch with them. They are great guys - that's not just me saying that - and yes, I am going to root for my friends.
To say it like that, though, is really an incomplete answer. The US curling team is also a bunch of great guys. So are the Canadians. So are the Swedes. Curling is a sport full of great, friendly people who truly appreciate their fans. It's a sport where we might have favorites, but we don't root against people. Its not how curlers are. Even in a hard-fought match, we shake hands at the end and sit down for a drink.
So, even though I am rooting FOR Team Ulsrud and the Norwegians, that doesn't mean I'm rooting AGAINST anyone. So stop questioning my patriotism!