PyeongChang 2018

The US Curling Team Had a Savage Feud With Kirstie Alley for Some Reason

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Here's something it turns out you need to know. You don't even have to directly attack the US men's curling team to make them pour out a tea kettle of hot burns. You know this thanks to actress Kirstie Alley. 

Alley had the audacity to tweet out that, in her opinion, curling is "boring." She didn't even tag a curler or a team in her tweet. The US Olympic team's curldar (that's radar for curling insults) went off, and the team took a break from yelling to deal with the situation.

Calling the sport boring wasn't a direct attack on the team or any particular competitor. Nonetheless, skip John Shuster's team took offense and shot back.

That was harsh. But the team wasn't done. Individuals began spitting insults that landed right on the button, including mustachioed pride of the nation and Aaron Rodgers almost-doppelganger, Matt Hamilton.

That last one was harsh, even if George was born the same year Cheers debuted. 

Before you start feeling too bad for Alley, everyone made nice. What else would you expect from a bunch of dudes from the upper midwest? (Or are we calling that the North now?)

But seriously, watch curling. It's great. 

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Dustin Nelson is a News Writer with Thrillist. He lives in Minnesota but he really doesn't know if it's supposed to be called the North now. People are doing it. He's not sure how he feels about that. Follow him @dlukenelson.