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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’?!?!

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2 comments for “Messages from The Motherland”

  1. You may be interested to know that the Vancouver Sun has an online drive to have Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo officially named the team’s captain.

    So far more than 1,400 readers have put their names on a petition at http://www.vancouversun.com/luongo to persuade NHL commissioner Gary Bettman to change the archaic 60-year-old rule that forbids the team’s best player from wearing the captain’s ‘C’ on the ice.

    The Sun will deliver the petition to the NHL’s head offices in New York in November.

    Posted by The Old TimerNo Gravatar | October 15, 2008, 3:13 pm
  2. I wish you guys all the luck with your campaign (I signed the petition), but I think Mr. Bettman and his notorius hard head needs more than the (now) 1600+ signatures to make the change. It bothers me that Bettman seems to view the fan as more of an annoyance that has to be accommodated rather than his product’s customer.

    Posted by sharksfanNo Gravatar | October 15, 2008, 3:38 pm

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