The Olympics are not just stressful for the world-class athletes, but also for the family and friends of the Olympic competitors because they are rooting like Hell for them to win gold. Everyone deals with stress in different ways, but for one husband supporting his wife while she competes in curling at the 2018 Winter Olympics, he was dealing with his anxieties by pounding beers. We can not find a single fault in this logic whatsoever.
Canadian curler Rachel Homan was competing against Japan in PyeongChang. Homan’s husband, Shawn Germain, was in attendance at the match and to deal with the stress he was double-fisting beers. Sure it was 9 am local time in South Korea, but there’s no bad time to mitigate disquietude with a cold brew or two or three or four.
What are you going to do? Go to the concession stand and get one measly beer and then have to go back again 15 minutes later and possibly miss your wife help her country win an Olympic medal? Fuck no. Everybody knows that double-fisting is the only way to go in this situation. Shawn was not about to be shamed for his nervous indulgement of beer while wholeheartedly supporting his wife. “You can judge all you want. The stress level is high, I’m not a drunk, I’m just Canadian. #WeBelieve,” he said on Twitter. Take notes, this is what a supportive husband looks like.
It gets better. Germain is a former minor league hockey player, who played several years in the ECHL, because of course he is. In the end, Germain didn’t have to worry because Homan stole four in the fifth end to take a 6-1 lead over Satsuki Fujisawa’s rink. The victory pushed Canada’s record to 3-3 and into a three-way tie for fourth with China, and Britain. The women’s curling semifinals go down on February 23, let’s hope the complex has plenty of beer for our man Shawn Germain.