Monday, June 09, 2008

See It. Live it. Hear it. TSN

This is completely OT from politics (unless Denis Corderre opens his mouth again) but, as I guessed they would, TSN has swooped in and picked up the HNiC theme.

Big score for them and a monumental **** up by the CBC - it's that simple. If the CBC guys want to redeem themselves a bit and keep the nostalgic aspects of Hockey Night alive, they should take this guy up on his offer. Myself, I think this version of the song would make an adequate replacement intro.

CALL IN THE LAWYERS UPDATE: Here's a very interesting take on what we might be in store for - lawsuits, lawsuits everywhere!



  • seems likely to me that the CBC was starved by the Reform Conservatives so that their pals at CTV could jump in there and snatch up an icon. Kinda like they did with the Olympics. Guess this shows us what we could expect from a future Harper government - the end of the CBC.

    By Blogger Deb Prothero, at 12:01 a.m.  

  • Bev Oda screwed this thing up. The minister of Heritage and the CBC should get off her...well u get the idea. The CONservatives should not have let this debacle happen on their watch.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:17 a.m.  

  • Really, Stompin Tom's song is better anyway. Go with it, I say.

    By Blogger Greg, at 7:36 a.m.  

  • Would we really want the CBC to spend $2.5 million taxpayer dollars on a one minute jingle? Is that a good use of public money? Too many Canadians already complain that the CBC is a waste of tax dollars and want it privatized. It seems to me that no matter what they do, they can't win.

    By the end of the next hockey season people will have adjusted to a new jingle and life will go on.

    It's the hockey that made the jingle popular, not vice versa. Theme songs change all the time.

    By Blogger toujoursdan, at 2:05 p.m.  

  • So it wasn't a $500 question after all, it was a $3,000,000 question.

    toujoursdan is right, CBC was in a lose-lose situation.

    By Blogger Brettinhalifax, at 3:21 p.m.  

  • Well, the 3 million would have been to permanently get the rights…not too bad once you pay that down over 30 years, but still a ton of money. And it does probably open them up to bad PR either way.

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 4:31 p.m.  

  • $3m for the rights to a one-minute jingle that's been in use for 40 years is beyond exhorbitant. I sure as hell do not want the CBC to allocate scarce funds to finance someone's nostalgia.

    By Blogger JG, at 11:57 p.m.  

  • Stephen Colbert just claimed that *HE* bought the HNIC song, and he's going to play it next time he punches a beaver in the face.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:00 a.m.  

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