Commenter Clarence Swamptown is back with his increasingly popular feature "Clearance Clarence," which is basically an unfiltered plunge into his soul. It's a terrifying place, but there are sweet rewards. This week, is all over the truth map. As usual, the opinions expressed on Clearance Clarence don't necessarily represent those of RandBall or the Star Tribune. Clarence?


*I watched more curling than any other “sport” in the Olympics.  I cannot fully explain why I like curling.  It’s hypnotic.   I watched it for hours and somehow know less about the rules than when I started.  Curling has endless periods of sitting around, followed by bursts of furious yelling, followed by more sitting around.  It’s like my family.
*Country and Western Song of the Week:  Mark Chesnutt’s cover of “I’ll Think of Something”.
*I encourage everyone to check out  SOOZE!, the latest addition to the Star Tribune’s stable of blogs.  She loves the Twins, hot dogs, and beer.  In my book, that almost more than makes up for being a Husky
*A Little Known Fact About Local Architecture:  I recently gave a presentation at St. Olaf College in Northfield.  (This happened.  Real people, mature professional people, actually asked me to speak to them.  I was surprised too.)  I discovered that the St. Olaf campus has a Rand Hall, and apparently it is a co-ed dormitory.  Do with that what you will.
*Like the BCS , the future of the current NFL overtime rules could be short-lived.  The overtime rules will be reviewed at  the NFL owner meetings in March.  Hopefully a change is made.
*I am currently enjoying the Common Man’s Preposterous Statement Tournament on KFAN.  I am not above stealing someone else’s good idea, so I would like to propose some type of Randball Preposterous Comment Tournament.  We could stockpile the ridiculous comments submitted to Randball, cull the list down to a bracket of 65, and vote for the winners at the end of the year.  I do not know how this would be organized, or who would organize it.  It’s just an idea. 
Your thoughts on curling, Rand Hall, dying sports trends, and the Preposterous Comment Tournament are welcome in the comments.

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