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Uni Watch Show and Tell: A Spectacular Curling Sweater

Click to enlarge On April 15, I received an email from longtime reader Will Scheibler, who lives in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The subject line was “Belated birthday gift” and the …

The Brotherhood of the Curling Pants

By Phil Hecken Follow @PhilHecken When I planned this column two weeks ago, I thought (hoped?) the Norwegian Curling Pants would not only be the story of the Olympics, or …

Your Quadrennial Reminder…

…that Curling is a sport. • • • By Phil Hecken Follow @PhilHecken Well, kids the 2018 Winter Olympics are now underway, which means it’s time for the rest of …

The Very Template-y Unis of Timmy’s Brier

By Phil Hecken Follow @PhilHecken Other than an occasional ticker mention or possibly a photo from the Brooklyn-Lakeside Curling Club, we don’t cover curling very often on Uni Watch (unless …

The Unis of the World Women’s Curling Championships

Click To Enlarge By Phil Hecken As you know (or you should), I’ve really gotten into curling over the years — moving from a curling watcher to an actual (albeit …

The Aesthetics of Curling in the 2014 Olympic Games

By Phil Hecken As promised after his seminal work on Curling last weekend, I am rejoined by Mike Styczen, who is back to discuss the “uniforms” worn by the curlers …

Curlers…Do It Hard

By Phil Hecken Well, folks — ’tis that time again. The Olympics are here. I thought about ledeing with the fashion show that took place yesterday in Sochi, but if …

Curling Pins, Revisited

Two years ago I did a post about the wonderful curling pins accumulated by reader Katie Moorhead’s family. Katie recently got back in touch with some good news: “Over Christmas, …

In What May Be My Shortest Ever Post…

By Phil Hecken Greetings from Philadelphia. Or as I like to call it, the city with the semi-unstable wireless internet in the hotel. Paul and I drove down yesterday afternoon …

Hurry … Hard!

By Phil Hecken The 2012 USA Curling National Championships (CNC) began yesterday, taking place in Philadelphia (actually at at the IceWorks complex in Aston). For those of us (like myself) …

Who’s That in the Hack?

It’s our own L.I. Phil, of course, executing a nifty takeout shot. He and I snuck off yesterday to the South Plainfield Curling Club, where we managed to toss a …

The Pin-nacle of Tiny Design

One of best things that happened to me in 2010 was that I had my first experience with curling, culminating in my participation in the House of Hearts Bonspiel back …

Spin City

By Phil Hecken, with Johnny Okray Golf kind of gets the short shrift at Uni Watch, but that’s understandible — it’s not (technically) a team sport, unless we’re talking about …

Even Duluth, St. Paddy’s Day Brings Out the, uh, Best in People

That’s Jeff Isaacson, who was the second on the U.S. Olympic curling team. As you can see, he was overcome by the holiday spirit last night. And yes, he was …

With Glowing Hearts

By Phil Hecken The 2010 Olympics from Vancouver, British Columbia, come to a close this evening, but there’s still some big excitement ahead today. Of course, I’m speaking of the …