Dear DMC,

As a proud Scot where this fine sport originated, I must say that I took offence at your inclusion of Curling as a sport suited to dull men. Indeed, I once woke up — albeit momentarily — whilst spectating at a bonspiel [a curling tournament].


Andy Orr
Saltcoats, Ayrshire, Scotland


Dear Andy,

Like “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” so too “Dullness is in the eye of the beholder.” And there are difference shades of dullness.

Curling is more suited to a Dull Man than many other sports. It’s not as dangerous as football, skiing, parachuting, or bungee jumping. It’s not as as fast as marathoning, hockey, or basketball.