TORONTO - The CBC received nearly 15,000 submissions in its quest to find a new theme song for "Hockey Night in Canada."
A total of 14,685 entries were submitted to the broadcaster's Anthem Challenge contest prior to the Aug. 31 deadline, CBC said Wednesday.
The network is holding the Canada-wide search after the rights to the iconic jingle that opened its weekly hockey broadcast for some 40 years were snapped up by CTV in June.
Will 'Hockey Night in Canada' be able to successfully replace the old theme?
Full story: Nearly 15,000 submissions for Hockey Night in Canada theme contest
The CBC is screwing us all over, its HNIC broadcasts are getting worse each year...I think TSN should be given the HNIC broadcasts, except they gotta get rid of Pierre McGuire first, and bring in most of the CBCs broadcasters like Ron, Don, Bob and Jim, leave Hurdey where he is too...They will cave and bring it back though, just like they caved and brought back Ron...Who runs this mess we call the CBC? They always want to ruin a good thing!
As for the american idiots, guys you got your heads that far up yer as**s you do not know what is a good sport...We invented most evertying you guys enjoy, the only thing you guys do that is uniquely american is invade, destroy and rebuild other countries because they have something you want...Your national anthem proves it, all it talks about is war and bombs exploding...
And Nascar a sport! No way, a bunch of speed freaks racing around a track...Its one of the most boring things on TV, a 500 lap race can be summed up in about 1 minute of highlights - the crashes - because that is all is worth watching from a race...
So, bring back the song and you americans go back to what you do best, invading other countries for their oil!!!
Flint, 2008-06-06 16:18:34
Big brother is watching over us and is trying to make our decisons for us as usual
A hockey fan, 2008-06-06 15:46:57
My other rant is as follows:
Highlighted Puck: Stupidest thing ever made. If you can't follow a black hockey puck on TV or in person why are you watching hockey for. Watching a game and then seeing a Streak when a slapshot was made the stream takes up a quatre of the screen. Also to comment a dumb america asked to see if that can be done while watching a hockey game and many more asking for that well it. sucks. What next, highlighted footballs, Baseballs and Golf Balls.
Oh and yeah also has the Metric system and started using DSL and Cable for internet before the good old USA even started. We also started making computer animated cartoons before the USA as well and most of all hockey was made in CANADA!!! It is CANADA'S sport ((besides Lacross which was also made in Canada.)) You can have our Basketball and keep your baseball. We don't need them
A hockey fan, 2008-06-06 15:23:31
And if that don't work, then The good 'ol Hockey Song by Stompin' Tom would be an excellent replacement, I'm sure he understands the instition of Hockey in our great land.
Greg, 2008-06-06 14:46:08