Burke said while schools could have arranged to have children watch the game on television, buses would have arrived during the final ends.
"Schoolchildren just can't walk out of school and declare a holiday. We have to do that for them," Burke said.
Curling is a great Canadian sport, and Gushue is the greatest Newfoundland curler ever, but how many kids do you know were going to hook off to watch the game? Even in Newfoundland?