Sometimes, you just don't get the ending you'd like.
I'm not sure what ending Kevin Martin - legendary skip, world and Olympic champion - prefers.
I just know the one I want for him. It's not one final Grand Slam appearance and a retirement media conference in May.
In a perfect curling world, The Bear would play one more season and be celebrated at event after event after event, taking in the well-deserved applause of curling fans across the country, in a one year victory lap.
To cap it, one more appearance at a Brier, where he could stand, in Alberta colours, with a big crowd at Calgary's Saddledome rising to salute him as he raises his broom in appreciation of a lengthy standing ovation, one that includes the other teams on the ice at the time.
Like another Edmonton sports hero, Ryan Smyth, Kevin Martin deserves that choke-you-up moment. I'd like that for him.
We can guarantee it, too, minus the Alberta colours, with one little announcement:
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