Rio; sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the curling!
Curling, like golf, is more of a player's sport than spectator's sport. Its one of those pastimes that has have never been a part of US culture. In Canada, every tiny town has a curling rink. I once lived in a northern community with a population of 500. EVERYONE in town curled; the cops would be playing against or on the same team as the crooks they just let out of jail in the morning; the mayor, the miners, local artists, minister, teachers, retailers, kids; and even the gas station closed when there was a bonspiel (or tournament). It held the community together, and is part of what makes our true North strong and free.
In the US there is a game called football that much of the world doesn't quite see the point of... what's so exciting about a sport where you dress in a suit of armour and run around for 20 seconds at a time and before stopping to pick your nose for 5 minutes and running for 20 seconds again? Yet in America, its even bigger than hockey! Different strokes for different folks.
The wonderful thing about the Olympics is it allows us to share our diversity with other cultures, and perhaps understand, if not appreciate each other in a competitive environment. Perhaps American football will one day be an Olympic event.
Is there a curling rink in your area? Give it a try... you may be pleasantly suprised at what an enjoyable pastime it is.