cbc = dumb-dumb dumb-dumb dumb DUMBdumb


Can this really be true? Can the CBC really be dropping the theme song to Hockey Night in Canada? The song that connects generations of hockey-loving Canadians… the song that has for decades been sung, howled, screeched and otherwise emitted by kids playing hockey on rinks, ponds and roads… the only song I know to which I don’t embarrass myself by getting the lyrics wrong.

Here’s the only good thing about this decision:

Anyone stupid enough to make it must possess such a terrible sense of judgment that he or she is guaranteed to commission for us, as a replacement, the single worst and most inadvertently entertaining sports theme song in the history of the world.

Personally, I don’t see how it can’t involve Bryan Adams. It’ll involve Bryan Adams and he’ll sing something like…

Hockey night!
Hockey night is time for hockey!
Hockey in Canada!
At niiiiiiiiiiiight!

Pucks and sticks
Sticks and pucks (and also pads!!)
Hockey is great!!
Whoa-oh-oh yeah!

It’s either that or, given CBC’s apparent level of respect for its own broadcasting history, maybe they’ll just go take a leak on the grave of Foster Hewitt and use that as their new theme song.

I give it 18 hours, tops, before the network backtracks, changes its mind and then tries to pretend it never actually made the decision in the first place.

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  1. This is the facebook group dedicated to saving the Hockey Night in Canada theme song. It will eventually link to an online petition that will be forwarded to CBC.

  2. One MP is taking action to protect this treasured part of our Canadian culture. Charlie Angus (himself a broadcaster and musician) has started a populist facebook group and petition to have the decision overruled.

    Send CBC Executive Director Scott Moore an email that lets him know what you think of CBC’s decision. scott.moore@cbc.ca


  3. Now, drop Don Cherry, and blow the 700 grand on someone who has actually won the Cup. Scottie Bowman, for example.

  4. So someone at the CBC wants to save money? Fine, get rid of Don Cherry, that will at least not irritate ALL HNIC’s audience, probably just 10% of it

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