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
You won't find a bigger bunch of numpties on this planet.
This was not just a Canadian tradition, it was an NHL tradition, a Canadian NHL hockey team tradition, a SATURDAY NIGHT CANADIAN HOCKEY NHL TEAM TRADITION!
After serving 25 years in the Canadian Army, being deployed overseas and hearing the once proud refrain would bring chills to my spine and a smile to my face. A piece of home...familiarity in a far-away land...
What do we have to look forward to now?
TSN using it for which ever hockey game they decide, including the 2010 Olympics.
Imagine if you will our poor children having to hear the theme song from TSN's coverage of the Phoenix Coyotes versus Nashville Predators game while the idiot McGuire screams in their ears.
How can a true Canadian hockey fan ever watch the CBC again?
Voice of Reason, 2008-06-10 12:27:44
the New York W*O*R*L*D. Nothing to do with this big blue marble we call the world.
HGA, 2008-06-10 09:52:25
Uhh, Marnie, isn't that basically what the broadcast team and players do? I'm sure if most people had a chance to jump on a bloated gravy train, they would too.
Brian, 2008-06-10 09:41:11
You see, our tax money is NOT to be spent on a theme song for a hockey show on CBC. $500 per play and $3 million to buy the rights??? Do you know how many hospitals or schools would love that kind of funding? Do all you bleeding heart HNIC fans ever stop to think about this? If not, then listen to the theme song while you wait four hours in the emergency waiting room to get your child treated for a broken arm, and then tell me CBC dropped the ball. Didn't think so!
Start a contest, make a reality show out of it, let a local person get some exposure by composing the winning song, and then make the condition of entering the contest that they give all the rights to that song to CBC --- FOR FREE. Hats off to CBC! You people made a RESPONSIBLE and correct decision.
The capitalist communist, 2008-06-10 09:21:59