Well, this is a new curling season. I have new pants. I have a new broom.
And, for the first time in about a decade, I don't have a new team. My team this year - for league play, anyway - is the same team I ended last season with. And I feel good about this. We finished strong, and I spent my summer studying strategy.
It's good to have a stable team. I know how each member of my team will throw. I know my lead will put up two fantastic guards, every time. I know my 2nd will throw takeout weight when she needs to. I know my vice will draw right where he needs to.
And I know my skip will lose games for us. That's OK. I'm the skip.