PyeongChang 2018: Curling, Karaoke, Pizza And Soju

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By Glenn Kennedy

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GANGNEUNG, KOREA – With a couple of big wins against Japan and Denmark, the boys finished their round robin at six wins and three losses, and all alone in second place. We play the USA team in the semifinal tonight, looking for a huge payback.

I was lucky enough to witness this in Vancouver 2010. The Canadian fans and players start off the Games as a very humble, friendly group, but as we reach the second half of the tournament, the competitiveness and Canadian drive starts to surface, and now there are no holds barred! We will be duelling with the USA fans tonight as hard as the boys on the ice! It’s playoff time baby!

The last few days have been pretty wild. We found karaoke, a pizza joint and a bunch of Soju, so no complaints… soju is a popular rice wine, that ranges in alcohol level of 16 to 50+ %. We have mistakenly been drinking it as if it is 16%, which has led to a few blackouts for the group of fans. The pizza was the best of all time. I also was unfortunatel enough to play poker with the Koes, and will now be paying them a couple of mortgage payments as a result. So much for a friendly game amongst family and friends…

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Keep your heads held high Team Homan. We are all very proud of you. The sun still comes up and your journey in this great sport has only begun.

Next up was the women's hockey gold medal game, and then a search to find some body paint.

Stay tuned and keep cheering hard back at home!!

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