Brad Gushue might just be on to something. No, actually, there's no "might" about it.
Upon further review, the ten-time provincial and 2006 Olympic curling champion is most certainly , most definitely, most assuredly on to something.
A groundswell can be created on twitter these days and Gushue may have created the beginnings of a terrestrial wave with his on-line musing about having a Brier held in his hometown of St. John's, Newfoundland.
As you can see, at the posting of this column, Gushue had 371 retweets of a simple idea; bring The Brier back to The Rock for the first time since 1972. The last time Newfoundland and Labrador hosted was long before the modern era of the Canadian Men's Curling Championship. The era where bigger crowds, heartier partying (okay, that's debatable... let's say bigger party rooms) and wall to wall national television coverage have reshaped the event.
(By the way, if you'd like to see some fantastic video of the '72 Brier from the Canadian CurlingRead More »from Brad Gushue wants a Brier in St. John’s. Now why didn’t we think of that sooner?