Get your Jill fill

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VERNON – First she ran wild on this here TCN Blog during the Winnipeg Brier. Now she’s ripping it up on the ice for Canada here at the Vernon Multiplex.

Either way, Canadian second Jill Officer clearly ain’t going away. So here’s a magnificent pic of Jill pumping it up last night against Germany (CCA photo by the one and only Michael Burns).

Right now the Jennifer Jones quartet is battling Italy, and the teams just swapped field goals for a 5-4 Canada lead after five. Well, the Italians have been playing well... they’ve just struggled with the last few rocks a couple of times.

Geez. Everyone – and we mean everyone – has been asking about our next blogpost (this one). Even Jill’s teammate, Cathy O, who corralled us after last night’s game.

“You gotta get Jilly off there,” Cathy said with a smile. “She’s been up there for a week. Get someone else on there.”

Sorry O. For now, it’s time to get yer Jill Fill. But at least it’s a new photo, and a new event. The Ford World Women’s in the beautiful Okanagan.

Until we find our sea legs, here’s a catchup of some fun links for you...

• Townie Bastard hopes to see an all-Nunavut team at next year’s Canadian Mixed, and we echo his call. And speaking of TB, he wonders if CBC mailed it in on their final big show of the year, the disappointing Brier final ...

• AOL Sports’ Fanhouse just loved the fact that Canadian curling broadcasters are willing to let the occasional “F-bomb” onto the air ...

• Torontoist visited the Leaside CC recently, and took some portrait-style photos of typical curlers. One of them, Jennie Norman, has been a local dynamo trying to inspire a new Toronto curling club, that would rise from the ashes of Avonlea ...

• Let’s talk scrapbooking! Cathy O is a fan, and we’ll have to tell her about this ...

Curling is Canadian! And so there!

• Uh, it’s a year late in celebrating, but... happy 50th, Florenceville!

• Well, this sure looked like strange, bizarre fun ...

• Robyn Rostelearned quite a bit about Brier boys Bubba and “Goo” ...

• This Detroit Red Wings hockey blog hopped on some comments Brad Gushue made in Winnipeg about second Chris Schille, an Alberta boy, not being accepted on The Rock ...

• Sorry, not funny. Not even a nice try...

• We think this U.S. take on the Brier final is interesting ...

Check out this kid: he does the Stoughton Spinerama, then he sweeps his own puck into the four-foot. Nice.

• This guy hates ‘rock’ tag references...

• And finally, Steve Bainhas perspective: Instead of watching the Ford Worlds and “wishing it was more” he is now “looking at it realizing it could be much less” ...