Easy — Season 3 Episode 3
I’m no longer technically your boss, and I can finally ask you if you’d like to talk about less depressing things over dinner sometime.
norway’s curling team is appropriately dressed for valentine’s day
day 2: norway is still slaying the pants game
day 3: pants game is still on top
day 4: still impressive
day 5: another day another trouser
day 6: they have yet to wear one pair twice
Okay so I already reblogged this once but I’m reblogging again because I just watched a short documentary about these pants.
Apparently back at their first Olympics appearance, they (especially Chris Svae, the ginger who plays second) were pretty disappointed with their gear because the gear didn’t look flattering. They couldn’t change the shirts because of Norway federation sponsorships so they started looking for pants to wear. They had a hard time finding pants that both looked respectable enough for professional curling and stretchy enough to allow curling, and promptly gave up on finding pants that were both stretchy and professional.
Chris Svae ended up finding pants that were Norway-colors-ish that looked comfortable enough for curling, but had crazy patterns. People at Olympics were not happy about this because PATTERNS AREN’T RESPECTABLE ENOUGH, so they were conflicted. But the night before the opening ceremony, they were hanging out with a bunch of lady skiiers. Chris at some point just takes off his pants and put on the crazy pants they bought and asks “Do you think we should wear these pants” and the skiers were like “he’ll yeah you should totally do it”
So they wore the crazy pants to play in the Olympics, and a few days later the website where they bought the pants crashed. The owner of the website visited them in Vancouver for the Olympics, and then decided to sponsor the team.
And now, 8 years layer, the Norwegian team has a different pair of pants for each match. Including a Valentine’s day pair.
This is a weird but lovely kind of wholesome.