Kevin Martin feels like an underdog this time

Kevin Martin practices at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg on Saturday ahead of the start Sunday of the...

Kevin Martin practices at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg on Saturday ahead of the start Sunday of the Roar of the Rings Olympic curling trials. (MICHAEL BURNS photo/CCA)

TERRY JONES, QMI Agency

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WINNIPEG - Kevin Martin says he’s an underdog this time.

The most decorated curler in history. A three time Olympian. A two time medal winner. A four-time Brier champion. The biggest money winner in the history of the game. One of only four curlers here who has been in every Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings. And he’s the underdog?

“Bullspit!” said 51-year-old Glenn Howard in a one-word answer of the skip four years his junior, figuring the question required no further response.

“That’s kind of funny,” said Jeff Stoughton, who at 50 is three years older than the Old Bear.

“He’s the Olympic champion. He added a three or four-time world champion (Dave Nedohin) to play third. The only way Kevin Martin qualifies as an underdog is from the angle that nobody can be a favourite in this field,” said Stoughton.

“Oh yeah,” said Kevin Koe who lost the provincial final to Martin last year.

“That’s kind of humorous. He’s already been in a few Olympics already. Und


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