US Olympic curling teams take playoff hopes into final round-robin games


Brady Leman took home a gold to give Canada its first Olympic medal in men's ski cross.

Even more impressive is the fact that the US managed to get in without requiring a tiebreaker.

One semi-final is set with North American neighbors Canada and the United States facing off for a spot in the gold medal match while Sweden will take on the victor of Switzerland and Britain. Although Switzerland advanced, it lost to Sweden. It came down to team captain John Shuster pulling off a flawless shot on the final rock, but it indeed happened. So it didn't. It kicked the door down instead. "#justsaying#curling#rockit#TeamUSA", Team Shuster responded via Twitter. It is pumped, and it wants everyone to know about it.

I'm gonna go with the rock guys here.

But one thing's for certain...they are definitely taking gold in Twitter ownage.

Seriously, this is insane. This team willed itself to the medal round, plain and simple.

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Team Canada alternate player Scott Pfeifer played on one of the greatest teams in men's curling history, but he never made it to an Olympics. And it beat Canada.

Canada finished the round robin with a 6-3 record, which was good for second place behind Sweden, and Team USA was 5-4 in third place. All Koe had to do was land on the button to extend his team's lead to 8-2. Canada gold-medal game while they were practicing.

USA skip John Shuster is having the best week of his curling life.

Said Shuster: "Knowing the work that we've done together and seeing my teammates be the best versions of themselves along with me being the best version of myself is really exhilarating".

Say what you will about Madhouse, but for my money, the Look Who's Talking series, and For Richer or Poorer, are films for which Alley need not hang her head. This is a big deal people! "If you're not executing well, that's going to get you in a lot of trouble". And deservedly so. Team Shuster has the chance to do something extraordinary. Shuster's final stone of the game narrowly breezed by a center guard to remove the Canadian stone in the four-foot for the win. Four nights after 2-4, USA curler John Landsteiner spoke of how they wanted to "beat the system at the time" they were out of the system, and how "then the system took us in, and they've given us every opportunity that we could ever imagine to succeed". Now, it will hope to replicate the feat against the best in these Games.