It may have come a few years too late, as the sport has been buried on Versus and is basically only popular in
I only have one question: Why didn’t someone think of this earlier? Cherry is the Canadian Madden or Vitale as in he is one of the few broadcasters that people would tune in just to watch him no matter what teams are playing. In an increasingly PC world where Don Imus and the Rutgers women’s hoops team have to get together and have a town hall meeting, Cherry will say whatever is on his mind no matter what people think. As a staunch conservative (if he was American, he would have been in one of those Chevy commercials), he got a ton of heat in
But because he is such a character, not just some ex-jock blowhard, he makes watching the games an event. Because he is so into it, you feel like you are watching something important. You can’t really get that with American hockey broadcasters. His plaid sport coats are also a feast on the eyes (I can’t wait to see them in HD!), and they are such a symbol of his shtick that Molson one year made plaid mini-kegs for the playoffs.
I found Don Cherry when I was living in
If you are a fan of sports television, you owe yourself at least a look at Cherry this playoff season. I promise you will not regret it.