Sports teams have a lot of “homers” when it comes to broadcasters. I mean, just listen to a Yankee game on the YES Network and you will know what I am talking about. Ok, ok, you don’t have to go that far, but you get the picture (ugh, shudder at the thought of having to listen to a Yankee game). Well, Don Cherry may be “homer,” but at least he’s loyal to his roots and isn’t afraid to show it!
Cherry, for those of you who have no idea who I am talking about, is a Canadian hockey commentator for CBC television. He also happens to be a former player and coach, for you guessed it, Sweeties…the Boston Bruins. Most Maple Lickers know him for his long-running Canadian sports program, Hockey Night in Canada, in which he co-hosts the “Coach’s Corner” segment with Ron MacLean. During Sunday night’s broadcast, Mr. Cherry made no assumptions about who he is rooting for in the race for Lord Stanley and the statement (and suit) was GLORIOUS!
Cherry played one game with the Bruins in his career, but later coached the team for five seasons, so no one can accuse him of being a bandwagoner. So far, the residents of “America’s Hat” (aka Canada) haven’t said a word about Cherry in his magnificence or his loyalties, but hey, it’s Canada. Do they ever cry or whine about anything? Oh, wait, I forgot about “Cindy” Crosby…
On the other hand, Goldmember seems to be a little pissed about Cherry stealing his look….but couldn’t be reached for comment.
We here in the Dirty South salute you, Mr. Cherry, and raise a Mint Julep in your honor! Oh, yeah….and Go Bruins!
Contributing Writer: Dixie Darling