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U.S. curling team a team you can identify with

Updated: February 19, 2006, 8:15 PM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

PIAROLA, Italy -- Some Olympians earn millions of dollars a year and have endorsement deals with Nike, Coke and Visa.

Pete Fenson owns a pizza restaurant in Bemidji, Minnesota.

This is one of the reasons I like curling. You can identify with the athletes.

Don't get me wrong. I like skiing and speedskating and figure skating and all the sports where the athletes throw themselves down mountains or race at unbelievable speeds and leap in ways on ice that make my ...

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