Disclosure: the Spousal Unit and I did not actually win the Brier Tankard.
But we did see some great shots made and greater opportunities blown. We saw diehard fans, some of whom travelled across the country to attend, some of whom have not missed a Brier in decades. We talked to people who attended all seventeen draws plus qualifiers and playoffs, over all twelve days, and who were still disappointed that there were no tiebreaker games on Friday afternoon. We saw group outfits, like Walls of Plaid and the ever-matching Sociables.
We saw hearts broken and hopes dashed. We witnessed fist pumps and sticks raised in victory salutes.
And in the end, somebody won.