In one corner, wearing a black dress: American actress Kirstie Alley!

And in the other corner, wearing red, white and blue and sporting brooms: the U.S. men’s Olympic curling team!

Look, trying to settle the least-anticipated feud in Olympic history perhaps is a lost cause, because each side likely has their proponents. But would you rather watch “chess on ice,” as curling is sometimes called, or any of the following movies or television programs starring Ms. Alley:


“Shoot to Kill”


“Look Who’s Talking Too”

“Look Who’s Talking Now”

“It Takes Two”

“For Richer or Poorer”

“Back by Midnight”

“Veronica’s Closet”


This is but a minor sampling of Alley’s oeuvre and leaves out some of the better stuff she’s been involved with: “Cheers,” obviously, plus “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” and — I’m stretching here — “Summer School,” a movie appreciated immensely by 13-year-old boys who had HBO in 1988.

I’m gonna go with the rock guys here. Twitter seems to agree and has curling jokes: