As the opening rounds of the mixed doubles curling took place last week, NBC Sports conducted a Twitter poll to see how difficult Americans viewed the sport. Many Americans had not even heard of the sport before, but the overall consensus was still “I could do that”.
Among the most popular responses were: “It’s just shuffleboard on ice”, “What does the broom guy even do?” and “You can actually get a gold medal for this?”.
During the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Team USA finished 5th overall in curling. If the American curlers don’t bring home some medals this time around, they may face heightened competition to represent the USA in 2022.