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Q&A Scott Baird
Richard Deitsch
February 27, 2006
The 54-year-old Olympic curler is an insurance agent in Bemidji, Minn., and the oldest Winter Olympian ever
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February 27, 2006

Q&a Scott Baird

The 54-year-old Olympic curler is an insurance agent in Bemidji, Minn., and the oldest Winter Olympian ever

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SI: Have you seen other athletes in Turin who have white hair?

Baird: All the coaches do. But I did see a couple of athletes so I'm not alone [laughs].

SI: When did you learn you were the oldest Winter Olympian?

Baird: Not until right before our first press conference in Turin. I was stunned. I'm thinking, Wow, I wonder how big a media event this is going to be.

SI: Your younger teammates have razzed you a bit. What's the best one you've heard?

Baird: Now and then they'll jab me with "the old wily veteran."

SI: You and your wife, Lynn, play in a mixed Monday night curling league in Bemidji. What do the winners get?

Baird: Sometimes we get a little trophy at the end of the year. Or a $10 or $15 gift certificate for a night out.

SI: How would Monday Night Curling do on ESPN?

Baird: With the right announcers, it might be exciting. I don't know if you can show a whole 2 1/2 hours. But you could do a scaled-down version and keep the country's interest for a while.

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