Olympic curling

John Landsteiner (from left), McFarland's Matt Hamilton and Tyler George deliver a shot as the U.S. men's team beat Sweden to win a gold medal in curling.


Aaron Rodgers is a pretty big deal. The same goes for Matt Hamilton.

So it’s good they’re pulling for each other.

The Green Bay Packers quarterback was among the millions of Americans cheering on Hamilton as the curler from McFarland went for the gold in the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. On Feb. 12, Rodgers responded to a call for support for a Packers fan who was headed for South Korea. “Hey @MattJamilton , pulling for you and your mustache this #OlympicGames bring home a medal to Wisconsin!! #curling #strongstachegame #stache…”

The stache reference was important because Hamilton, a savvy social media communicator, had made his facial hair a big part of his online persona.

So when Hamilton was going for the gold — and called on Saturday for his “#HamiltonMustacheMilitia” to back him up — Rodgers weighed in with a Twitter message: “Win. #powerofthestash.”

Hamilton and the U.S. men’s curling team did just that — upsetting the Swedish men’s team in a history-making finish for the American team.

Not everyone had confidence in the U.S. team, which barely made it into the playoffs and had seemed at one point to be on the cusp of elimination.

But Wisconsin remained confident, as did Rodgers.

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The power of the stache is awesome!

So awesome, we believe, that Matt Hamilton’s gold-medal-winning performance in Korea should be seen as a precursor to the winning performance Rodgers will deliver at next year’s Super Bowl.

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