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Catalog Number 2013.55.84
Object Name Video
Title Russ Howard
Scope & Content Russ Howard:
Brought in the Moncton rule, now the free guard rule
1 of 2: 00:08Values: anytime you play a team sport you learn values in a hurry, not always about the winning, you learn about the losing, you learn about each other's character, valuable to be on a team sport
01:38Values (repeat of Q&A); I think team sport is a really great value, so many highs and lows, you don't always win, that is character that is built when you don't win, how you get up and get back at it
01:28Life lesson: enjoy it, if you don't love the sport don't play it, do it to have fun, if you like it you will get better at it, if you really like it you will trains, practise, it is nice to have those lofty goals but if you don't like it along the way it's going to make it a much tougher road
01:58What would you do differently: start a little sooner, when he started in his home town the options were limited, now you can go across the province or across the country to build a team, didn't create any success until his brother was old enough to join and help the team, don't see that now, talks about Brad Gushue picking from a bigger pool
02:47First time curling: I loved it, his parents curled and took him along, loved the roar and the brooms that slapped the ice and the yelling and the crashing of the rocks, "I just couldn't wait to get out there"
03:05Other sports: tried everything, played golf at 5, hockey until 17, gravitated towards curling and golf
03:33On brother: is older than Glen, would like to think I've helped him with his curling career, we found a little bit as kids do but once we got on the same team we improved in a hurray and worked our way up to the top level
04:10It's one thing to win a championship for your country, that's the ultimate goal but to win it with your brother, that's pretty cool
04:24On revolutionizing curling: happened innocently but really did make a big difference in the sport; the sport was sliding in the other direction, pretty boring, the old rule once a team was ahead they could hit the opposition's rocks, because of the better ice and the better athletes it was so boring, by making this one little rule change created a lot more offense, offense sells, now that "I'm in the TV end of it our rating are up and players are better because of it
05:21On being inducted in the CSHoF: wild, like a dream, just to think you are on the same team, same guys is mind boggling, never crossed my mind, mentions the other HOF's he has been inducted in, this is the grand daddy of them all, first thing he did was look at the past honour wall and it's just insane, not only the quality of the athlete but the people who are in it
2/2Introduction to the Hall

Year Range from 1980
Year Range to 2010
Subjects curling
World Championships
Gold medal
2006 Olympic Winter Games Torino
Search Terms teamwork/team player
work ethic
goal setting/achievement
love of sport