Hit The Broom aims to provide curling's ever-growing fan base a place to learn, share, ask questions, and gain a deeper understanding of the sport. Join us!
Welcome to Hit The Broom!
January 29, 2014
If you are already a die-hard curling fan, you probably have a plan to track the competition during the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia -- maybe even host a watch-party during the medal rounds. Talking about last stone advantage at cocktail parties or describing a critical eighth end takeout with your colleagues already comes naturally to you.
For most people, however, the sport of curling is still new and possibly a little confusing. If you are a casual fan, or a potential fan, you may have questions - about the physics behind curling, the strategies used by different teams, the equipment, the statistics and more. The more you understand and appreciate what is happening on the ice, the more likely you will be to watch, and enjoy watching, and the more engaged you will become as a fan.
This year, NBC will provide wall-to-wall coverage of the curling competition at the Olympics – giving fans of all kinds an incredible opportunity to watch and enjoy curling like never before. Hit The Broom aims to provide casual (and would-be) fans of curling with the information they need to become more engaged with the sport of curling - during the Olympics, and beyond.
Hit The Broom may not cover everything there is to know about curling, but, rather is a substantial primer. We aren’t trying to turn everyone into a die-hard fan, through it could happen. Our goal is to make watching curling, and talking about curling, something that is easy and fun to do.