OT- Curling strategy question

OT- Curling strategy question

Submitted by Wolverine In Exile on February 21st, 2010 at 7:43 PM

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?

USA Curling

USA Curling

Submitted by drboud on February 20th, 2010 at 6:13 PM

USA puts back in The Shus and it pays off!!
Nothing like sitting Tate after a loss, then putting in Robinson, getting a win, then returning Tate to the line-up as a slot receiver, then proceeding to beat Penn State (Sweden was #2 with a 3-1 record).

USA medal in curling after a terrible start???

Maybe...?