Messages from The Motherland
We posed a question about whether or not using the Vancouver Canucks to promote the 2010 Winter Olympics is an exploitative use of a hockey team. TheOldTimer from Vancouver offered some insight:
“Everyone in Vancouver loves the Canucks. Our local paper (Vancouver Sun) usually has about a 6 page Sports Section and 5 of them are devoted to Hockey. 4 Pages for the Canucks and 1 for the rest of the NHL. The other sport’s page is dedicated to Cricket and other international sports. We love our hockey, eh.”
My first reaction was “Whoa!” My second thought was “…how big are the pages?” Canada sounds like opposite-world, a place where the impossible happens. I need to ask TheOldTimer to bring physical evidence of such claims the next time he comes down here.
What the hell is ‘Cricket’?!?!