Park caught with his duct tape down

CON GRIWKOWSKY -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 7:41 AM ET

Right from the git-go, Kevin Park knew he was in for a rough day.

"I told him he could do his own laundry from now on," said Park's wife Linda, who got her hackles up after reading about her alleged role in the missing electrical tape scandal.

The tape that had been patching a knee hole in Park's lucky pants had been lost in the laundry and the duct tape Park used as a temporary patch had proven unsatisfactory.

Things just got worse when Park got on the ice.

Conditions had improved overnight and the Steve Petryk-skipped rink turned the second end of their game against Randy Ferbey into a Gong Show. Ferbey scored five in a 9-3 win.

"Six zeroes in a row," muttered Park, about six straight misses, including his own. "Too bad this isn't golf. You can't do it all by yourself."

Park, already in a foul mood, was particularly perturbed by unsolicited advice from his front-enders the rest of the way.

At least he found some potential use for the leftover duct tape after finding new electrical tape.

"Yeah - the McCallum muzzle we used to call it," said Park, referring to his former yappy front-ender Pat.

"Too much of that just doesn't work. If the guys were curling at 100%, that would have been different.

"We're going to have to come out with a different M.O."

BEAT THE BOSS: Third Adam Enright of the Chris Schille team was cautious after his rink beat Kevin Martin 7-4.

He has to be. After all, Martin's his boss and bragging rights can only go so far.

"He could still get the last laugh," said Enright. "It's just one game. You have to go right to the end."

TUNE UP: Curling's version of Eminem belted out the tunes at the Kia Patch last night.

John Morris and lead Paul Moffatt have thrilled post-game crowds in Hinton and Innisfail the past two years with their karaoke tag-team act.

"I needed one more good night's sleep," said Moffatt, who missed opening night Wednesday.

"I had to get that sore throat sorted out. It would have sounded real nasally. Unless you could find a good Louis Armstrong tune - real gravelly."


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