'Anchorman' Ron Burgundy to be TSN curling analyst

Will Ferrell - as legendary broadcaster Ron Burgundy - will be coming to Winnipeg to provide...

Will Ferrell - as legendary broadcaster Ron Burgundy - will be coming to Winnipeg to provide curling analysis Dec. 1 for TSN. (curling.ca)

David Larkins, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:16 AM ET

Ladies and gentlemen, can I please have your attention? I’ve just been handed an urgent and (not-so) horrifying news story. I need all of you, to stop what you’re doing and listen.

Ron Burgundy, the legendary broadcaster who made the 2004 movie Anchorman a runaway hit, will be coming to Winnipeg, according to a YouTube video leaked Sunday morning and confirmed by TSN. Burgundy will be called upon to provide his unique perspective to TSN’s curling coverage at the Roar of the Rings on Dec. 1 at MTS Centre.

TSN teased viewers with a press release on Saturday saying Burgundy, played memorably by comedian Will Ferrell, would be taking on a role with the sports network in December. Details of those duties were to be announced during Sunday’s Grey Cup coverage, but the news got out earlier than expected. Shortly after the video leaked, however, it was converted to a private video until TSN made the announcement official prior to the Grey Cup kickoff.


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