.…no I don’t mean curling your hair. If any­thing, that’s hot. (ba-dum-shh­hh) get it?

 

I first fell in love with curling, not through watch­ing the sport itself, but because I was in love with the Cana­di­an actor Paul Gross. I decid­ed to watch all the movies he had ever made (all of which are pret­ty damn good, even the weird ones!). The movie that made me fall in love with curling, the sport, is called Men With Brooms.

That tag line, guys. Also, yes. Leslie Nielsen. Some­times he’s even a seri­ous per­son in this movie.

Okay, so this movie is a Rom Com, but it is also a heart­felt sto­ry about adults final­ly grow­ing up and over­com­ing their fears. It fea­tures this curling team that reunites on a day long past their prime, sole­ly because their for­mer coach died and asked in his will that the team play (and win) with the rock (curling stone, for those of you who need trans­la­tion) that now con­tains his ash­es. Yes, that’s what I meant.

Through the movie’s explo­ration of curling, I found myself absolute­ly falling in love with the sport. And I’m not a sport per­son. (When I was young, I told my teach­ers that my favorite sport was read­ing. Seri­ous­ly.) They talk about the sport with such rev­er­ence that it is almost impos­si­ble to not feel your whole world shift­ing a lit­tle. Sud­den­ly that shot of a guy slid­ing down the ice, gen­tly but force­ful­ly con­vinc­ing a giant rock to land right on the but­ton is just mag­i­cal.

And of course, the movie is just chalk full of the strangest humor.… I mean it has Leslie Nielsen in it. He plays a for­mer curling cham­pi­on who now lives on his farm grow­ing mush­rooms. (The spe­cial kind, duh.)

So, I seri­ous­ly rec­om­mend cel­e­brat­ing today’s hol­i­day, Curling is Cool Day, by find­ing a copy of this won­der­ful movie and falling in love with the sport.

Oh, and if you know some­one who is a Die-hard curling fan, don’t for­get to stop by and get one of our Curling is Cool greet­ing cards! (We have cards for every­thing, don’t you know.)

 

So, what do you think?