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Seen at Winter Olympics: Super Mario made the curling team

by Effie Chance (2020-04-16)

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It's that time once every four years when Americans pretend we know what curling is. But one thing we do know: the sport is even more fun to watch when "It's-a me, Mario!" is playing.

American curler Matt Hamilton definitely resembles the video game plumber Mario from Super Mario Brothers fame, and even his own team is proclaiming it.

— U.S. Olympic Team (@TeamUSA) February 12, 2018

It helps that the curling stone somewhat resembles a plunger.

Olympian who most could be confused with Mario: Matt Hamilton from the US Curling Team

— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February 12, 2018

Or a magic mushroom.

— FK__45™ (@Fk__45) February 12, 2018

Fans are ready to play along.

I'd play a game of Mario with Matt Hamilton as a playable character. Mario Curling wouldn't even be fair website

— Matt Varney (@MattVarneyRRS) February 12, 2018

Is it me or does USA Olympic Curler Matt Hamilton look like Mario? Every time he throws the stone he should yell ‘WAHOO'!

— Dubs (@MikeDubsRadio) February 12, 2018

How awesome would it be for @TeamShuster to all come out dressed like Super Mario for their opening game against Korea?

— Palmetto Curling Club 🥌 (@palmettocurling) February 12, 2018

Not his first games either......

— GAINdolfThaSwole (@MDcoach21) February 12, 2018

He's also hilarious. Fans were singing mustache man during mixed doubles qualifying so he did the villain run his fingers through mustache move.

— John Murphy (@jturphymtg) February 12, 2018

A few fans saw other doppelgängers for Hamilton. Maybe Ron Swanson from "Parks and Recreation"...

Forget about Mario, he's clearly Ron Swanson

— Geoff George™ (@Geoff_George23) February 12, 2018

Andy Reid, coach of the Kansas City Chiefs...

Andy Reid is curling, y'all.

— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) February 11, 2018

— Cameron Schneider (@heyschneid) February 12, 2018

Taylor Lewan from the Tennessee Titans...

Taylor Lewan

— Corey Ortiz (@Corey__Ortiz) February 12, 2018

Rod Farva from "Super Troopers"...

Or Farva.....

— Erick Gunzenhauser (@egunzy) February 12, 2018

Or Chef Matty Matheson from Canada's show "Dead Set on Life."

#VICELANDFrance #DeadSetOnLife Matty Matheson is Hamilton's doppelganger from Canada!#mattymatheson#VICEonHBO#Vice

— chRON.ron (@gendashwhy) February 12, 2018

Fortunately, Hamilton himself didn't seem bothered by the matchup.

It's a me Mario!!! Not Italian but we both have a nice red hat, a mustache, and a dinosaur for a pet!!!

— Matt Hamilton (@MattJamilton) February 12, 2018

I powered up and am ready for China today!! @heccabamilton and I had a great time at the opening ceremonies and we're jacked to get back on the ice! #HamFam ready to rumble!? We're not a 1-3 team and we prove it NOW! #TeamUSA #teamhamiltons #PyeongChang2018 #Curling

— Matt Hamilton (@MattJamilton) February 9, 2018

Well he isn't Italian so....

— Sam (@The_SammyD) February 12, 2018

But I do like pizza

— Matt Hamilton (@MattJamilton) February 12, 2018

You can watch Matt "Super Mario 4 Life" Hamilton curl again on Feb. 14, when the U.S. takes on host country Korea. Here's his whole schedule, if you mustache.


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