Re: My heart says yes, my head says... maybe.
posted at 6/15/2011 9:58 AM EDT
In Response to Re: My heart says yes, my head says... maybe.
[QUOTE]In Response to My heart says yes, my head says... maybe. : We definitely DO NOT have "a whole country supporting us". Many, many Canadians will ONLY support their own team, and hate the Canucks. Thus is the depth of passion of Canadian hockey, in that if their team can't win the Cup, they don't want any other Canadian team to win, so that they get bragging rights. Don't believe me? Just go to the cbc.ca discussions, and see how many Canuck-haters there are, then click on their profile to find out where they're from. Many from Alberta, many from Ontario. Typically, they're the teams that the Canucks have been beating on for the last half dozen or so years. So, while it would be nice if hockey fans from coast to coast to coast supported the Canucks, 'tis not so.
Posted by 49-North[/QUOTE]
Good post 49. If only the CBC, and certain Canadian advertisers could figure that out. As a Canadian, non Canuck fan, I'm appalled to think that these dorks seem to think they're talking to the masses, when in fact they're disgusting at least 50% of the audience with their ridiculous homerism.
As a hockey fan, I expect a certain degree of broadcast professionalism. You can't be one bit professional, if you're blindly biased. That's a disgrace...especially in the epicenter of the sport? As much as it's a disgrace though...it's mind boggling stupidity !
Boston is an original 6 team, and has always had a strong fan base in Canada. Coupled with your valid point regarding many other Canadian fan bases cheering against Vancouver, and those commited Canadian fans who care little about either team................I submit, they make up at least half of our Canadian population. Cripes, even the Canucks know that !
Why would the business world...and the CBC, knowingly tick off half the population?
Because they're too stupid to realize it.
They actually think they're sucking up to every living Canadian.
Isn't it comforting to know that an institution...only in existence because it needs boatloads of taxpayer money
to survive.....is that out of touch. Same for some of these exalted national advertisers.
This is not the Olympics, this is not about bringing the cup home, this is about 2 teams, predominantly made up of Canadians. The Bruins incidentally, more so than than the Canucks, playing a very entertaining game.
Don't insult my intelligence by trying to instill some kind of bogus national significance in this. For heavens sake...it's a freakin game !
If you live in PEI, Newfoundland or nova Scotia for example, the only way the cup is "coming home", is if the B's win it.
Vancouverites, and the rest of Canada should be ashamed of our so called "national" broadcaster. Vancouver fans don't need the validation of the CBC, Scotia or Royal Bank, or any of the other out of touch Canadian advertisers.
The rest of us don't either. I'm surprised CBC doesn't have a segment outlining Via Rail's take on all this.
Even Don Cherry, only on there to stir up crap....seems to get it.
When he's the high water mark for balanced coverage, most 8 year olds would comprehend something is completely whacked.
As Canadians, we're supposed to KNOW hockey. We're supposed to be above this elementary school crap. We're supposed to set the standard.
We used to.
Foster Hewitt and Danny Galivan would not be amused.