Ouch. That was ugly.
Don't get me wrong, I'm really happy Saskatchewan won the game, but boy did they ever luck into it. There were many brutal strategy calls, from the sure force in the first end turning into a gift of three, to the missed blank opportunity in the ninth end, and more in between. Russ and Linda were charitable, calling these "interesting strategy choices" which translated into English is, "What the f—k were you thinking!?!" I'd be having a long conversation with our 10-year-old Little Rock skips if they called a game like this.
Saskatchewan certainly did not deserve the win, but good on them for not giving up. The three in the sixth end and the last draw in the 10th were awesome shots.
Next up on the curling calendar is the Brier, which gets going Saturday. Look for me in the stands at both draws Saturday. I'll be the one sitting next to a lady with a huge "GO STOUGHTON!" sign.