Get swept up in curling, like this fellow did

We haven’t paid attention to curling since Cassie Johnson and the U.S. women curlers took the 2006 Winter Olympics by storm (despite not actually doing very well in the competition). But here’s an old TV commercial from Manitoba that will make you want to dust off the old broom and head back out on the ice, and grab a few beers after. In other curling advertising news, the captain of the U.S. men’s team, Todd Birr, has been featured on a billboard in California, promoting a Labor Day curling tournament in Napa Valley. Hearing this news, Birr’s hometown newspaper in Minnesota wrote a story with the headline, “Curling star becoming national celebrity.

—Posted by Tim Nudd