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I just loved to hear that other people also got pulled in to that curling thing. I got that strange feeling that going from "what kind of crap is this?" to "Ok, this is kind of intressting..." to expert (well, in that armchair quarterback kind of way) in about half a curling match.
And speaking of cricket, I have a friend who used to go to cricket games, and he said he would hurt anybody who tried to tell him the rules. For him, the best part was trying to guess the rules, and even when he thought he started to understand things, something would happen that would totally throw him. Things that seemed like a good thing was suddenly a bad thing and so on.