Mr. T gives U.S. men's curling team a pep talk before gold medal match

The U.S. curling team takes on Sweden for the gold medal on Saturday. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

I pity the fool who doubts the chances of the United States Men’s Curling team.

That was about the most predictable first sentence ever for a post involving Mr. T. Yes, this post involves Mr. T. Curling team member Tyler George said Mr. T called to give the team a pep talk before their PyeongChang Winter Olympics gold medal match against Sweden.

If the United States wins Saturday, we’ve got to start calling John Shuster’s bunch the “A-Team,” right? It’s only fitting. The curling team is on a heck of a run and defeated Canada in the semifinals for the chance to play Sweden for the gold.

In case you were wondering, Mr. T has been tweeting about curling too. He wished the team good luck after their win over the Canadians.

The match starts at 1:35 a.m. ET Saturday morning and will be televised live on NBC Sports Network.

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