I come from Minnesota originally -- but importantly, I come from the Southern half of the state. The part of the State that doesn't ski, play hockey, or curl...and we suck at Broomball, ice fishing, snowmobiling and driving our cars on a frozen-lakes also, once they become an Olympic sport.
To summarize, the south of Minnesota has no imagination whatsoever.
Anyhoo, this article about the U.S. Curling Team has a very "beer league" vibe to it.