Watching GBR v US... in the 6th end, UK up 3-1. UK knocked out all stones on their final throw and US had the hammer. On the US throw with the entire ice clear, the curler proceeded to throw a stone that he seemed to not even care about getting a point on and it sailed right by, bypassing to me what seemed to be an easy point opportunity. The announcers didn't make a big deal of it either. US ended up losing 3-2, so I think that point they left would have made the difference. Am I missing some intricate curling strategy / etiquite here?
"He's a hard worker, and he watched me and Tim (Hardaway Jr.) and Nik (Stauksas) put work in to become (first-round picks), and I'm just happy he's getting better," Burke said. "It's great for the program, too. It shows what type of program the University of Michigan is and the direction it continues to go in."