Why is curling an Olympic sport?¬† Have YOU ever seen a curling match in person? Neither have I..and the last time I used a broom on ice it was to sweep off the steps at a winter cabin in Truckee.¬† The game is basically shuffleboard on ice, using brooms and rocks to score.¬† Curling originated in Scotland in the 1500's..but now is most popular in Canada. No surprise there, eh? Canada still dominates the Olympic games in curling.¬† Only about 16 thousand people "curl" here in the U.S. ..which is less than the number of folks you¬†might find playing softball on any given summer night here in Sacramento. When the curling matches come on TV this Olympic season...I'll probably be making a refrigerator run.¬† Or watching my fingernails grow..that's just about as exciting.