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USA Curling wins gold: 'The Simpsons' predicted the win 8 years ago

South Korean curlers sweep the ice sheet in the Pyeong Chang Winter Games women's curling semifinals against Japan at the Gangneung Curling Centre on Feb. 23 2018 USA Curling wins gold: 'The Simpsons' predicted the win 8 years ago
Shannon Reynolds | 26 February, 2018, 03:53

In a stunning upset, the US men's curling team beat Sweden Saturday to take home the gold at the Winter Olympics - although, if you watch "The Simpsons", maybe it wasn't so stunning.

Still, the US men's curling team showed resilience on Saturday, taking home the gold in a comeback effort. (Canada's six-ender in the 2006 men's final was the only other score of more than four in an Olympic gold medal match).

Rubinovich says usually the Olympic Open House draws a good crowd of between 200 and 300 people, but this year's attendance shattered all previous records with a total of 390.

Just like the show predicted Lady Gaga doing a Super Bowl halftime show and the Donald Trump presidency, The Simpsons hit the nail on the head eight years ago predicting a gold-medal run for the U.S. men's curling team. Sweden's Anna Hasselborg turned those two into three, the first time Korea has allowed a 3-point end in the entire 2018 Games.

But miraculously, Shuster managed to band his team together, and do what many thought was impossible. "To perform the way we did today, I'm insane proud". And no one on the curling team is an animated character.

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South Korea entered the Olympics ranked eighth in the world and defeated every other team inside the top 10 during round robin and knockout plays here. "To see those teams battle like they did, it was just a tremendous hockey game to showcase our sport and it's an unbelievable feeling to get the gold medal around your neck".

Swedish skip Hasselborg paid tribute to Team Kim, and said the welcome they had received in Korea had helped them take gold. Kim said she could feel the excitement build. But its men's team settled for silver with a stunning upset by the US men on Saturday night.

Shuster has become the de facto face of USA curling, given that he's competed in the last four Winter Olympics, consecutively.

The gold is the third all time for Sweden, but the first for each member of this year's team. They quickly got the right ones.

From the sounds of things, they wouldn't have cared if the medals said "men", "women", or "subterranean space-dwellers".

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