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53 minutes | May 6, 2022
Kevin hosts Ken Pomeroy of Kenpom.com, Gerry Geurts of CurlingZone and 2019 World Junior Champion and Coolbet.com handicapper Matt Hall. The crew discuss shooting percentages; how they are calculated, what value they have and how they might be improved, including Ken's article on a potential strokes gained approach to curling.
62 minutes | Feb 11, 2022
CSI: 2018 Olympics Mens Semifinal TE8
2018 Olympic champion Tyler George, now a roving U.S. curling ambassador and NBC commentator, joins former NFL all-pro Jared Allen who is in his fourth year as a curling competitor. They discuss the eighth end of the 2018 Olympic men’s semifinal between George’s Team John Shuster, and Canada’s Team Kevin Koe. Link to The Curling News to follow along with graphics and watch the entire game on the WCF website.
50 minutes | Nov 18, 2021
Ken Pomeroy of Kenpom.com and Gerry Geurts of CurlingZone return with host Kevin Palmer. They are joined by 2019 World Junior Champion Matt Hall, now working for gambling site Coolbet.com. Matt explains how to handicap curling and the crew share their picks for the 2021 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials.
29 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
CSI: Brier Draw 19 D1E9
New York Times bestselling author Shane Ryan (Slaying The Tiger) and writer, standup comedian and 2012 U.S. champion Dean Gemmell join Kevin to examine the 9th end between Kevin Koe and Brendan Bottcher in their pool match-up at the 2021 Brier. Shane also suggests a rule change to make teams earn a blank end. You can read Shane’s article on curling in Golf Digest and catch up with Dean on his website. Link to The Curling News to follow along with video and graphics.
20 minutes | May 14, 2021
CSI: 2013 Canada Men's Olympic Trials Final D1E9
Olympic silver medalists Mike Harris and Richard Hart rejoin Kevin to watch the 9th end of the 2013 Canadian Curling Trials final between John Morris and Brad Jacobs. Without hammer and trailing by one, Morris must decide where Jim Cotter should attempt to place their final stone. Link to The Curling News to follow along with video and graphics, and watch the entire game on YouTube.
21 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
CSI: 2009 World Men's Championship Final TLE
James Pahl and Mark Klinck rewatch Kevin Martin's first stone in the final end of the 2009 Men's World Championship. Canada is tied with hammer against Scotland's David Murdoch and poised to win back-to-back titles. What could go wrong? Link to The Curling News to follow along with video and graphics.
24 minutes | Mar 20, 2021
CSI: 2021 Scotties Tiebreaker U2LE
New York Time's bestselling author of Slaying The Tiger Shane Ryan joins writer, stand-up and 2012 U.S. National Champion Dean Gemmell to examine the final end from the 2021 Scotties Tiebreaker between Manitoba's Jennifer Jones and Laura Walker of Alberta. You can read Shane's article on curling at Golf Digest and catch-up with Dean on his website.
33 minutes | Mar 11, 2021
The Tick Shot
Ken Pomeroy of Kenpom.com, Gerry Geurts of CurlingZone and skip of Team Manitoba Jason Gunnlaugson join Kevin to discuss the evolution of the Tick Shot. They examine the impact it has on strategy and how it may bring future changes to the sport.
11 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
CSI: 2016 Brier Final U1E7
Doug Wilson and Mickey Pendergast return to discuss Daily Curling Puzzle #51. Alberta's Kevin Koe has hammer and is ahead by 1 over Brad Gushue of Newfoundland in the 7th end of the 2016 Brier Final. Alberta third Mark Kennedy is about to throw his first and every rock is still in play, what the Scots might call a "guddle". Link to The Curling News to follow along with video and graphics, and watch the entire game on YouTube.
27 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
CSI: 1997 Canada Men's Olympic Trials Final TE9
Olympic silver medalists Mike Harris and Richard Hart join Kevin to revisit the ninth end of their 1997 Canadian Olympic Trials final against Kevin Martin. Tied with hammer, Harris is in position to score but Martin third Don Walchuk makes a big runback with his first and when the dust settles, nothing is certain. Hart and Harris conclude with some remarkable insight on losing motivation, the myth of Olympic pressure, and more. Link to The Curling News to follow along with video and graphics, and watch the entire game on the YouTube page Curling Legends Podcast Presents.
32 minutes | Feb 6, 2021
How Many Ends?
Ken Pomeroy of Kenpom.com and Gerry Geurts of CurlingZone return with host Kevin Palmer. They are joined by skip of Team Manitoba Jason Gunnlaugson to debate whether games should be 8 or 10 ends. Ken's article on the topic can be found on his curling blog doubletakeout.com. Kevin provided past analysis in his 2019 article in The Curling News.
21 minutes | Jan 29, 2021
CSI: The Power Play
Jonathan Havercroft and Ryan McGhee of Rocks Across The Pond Podcast join Kevin to discuss how a Power Play is used in the Mixed Doubles Final of the 2018 World Cup event in Omaha, Nebraska. Link to The Curling News to follow along with video and graphics, and watch the entire game on YouTube.
21 minutes | Jan 21, 2021
CSI: 1995 Brier Semi-final D1E2
James Pahl and Mark Klinck join Kevin and go back nearly 26 years to the second end of the Brier semi-final between Alberta's Kevin Martin and Kerry Burtnyk of Manitoba. James was second for Team Alberta and shares his memories of the situation. Link to The Curling News to follow along with video and graphics, and watch the entire game at Curling Legends Podcast Presents YouTube Channel.
14 minutes | Jan 15, 2021
CSI: 2017 World Men's Final U2LE
Mickey Pendergast and Doug Wilson join Kevin for a Curling Scene Investigation from the 10th end of the 2017 world men's final between Canada's Brad Gushue and Niklas Edin of Sweden. U2LE means "Up Two, Last End". Link to The Curling News to follow along with video and graphics.
33 minutes | Jan 6, 2021
Examining Curling From A Different Angle
The inaugural episode of a new podcast on curling analytics, produced by the host of Curling Legends. Kevin Palmer is joined by Ken Pomeroy of Kenpom.com and Gerry Geurts of CurlingZone to discuss how curling teams are ranked. Ken comes from the world of basketball analytics and his team rankings can be found on his new curling blog, Doubletakeout.com. Official World Rankings can be found at the World Curling Federation and also available with further insight at CurlingZone/Rankings
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