Sunday, February 10, 2008

Grab Shovel, Get Set, Go!

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by Bill Petzold

"Why isn't competitive snow shoveling a sport?

I know it's more of an activity (and great exercise, too), but I don't see why it can't become winter's newest sport of necessity.

If Curling is a sport, why not competitive snow shoveling? How practical is curling? ''Excuse me guys, I need to clear off a foot-wide swath of this ice so this rock can get through.'' Impractical.

In fact, the only winter sport I can think of that even comes close to competitive snow shoveling for practicality is the biathlon. ... "

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