Thursday, July 17, 2008

CBC's anthem contest gets interesting

I stopped by Hockey Night in Canada's Hockey Anthem Challenge page for the first time yesterday, hoping to hear some candidates for the new tune.

What I learned was that only one entry, Hockey Scores, is rated better than 2/5. You can see why:

Phenomenal. It's about time bizarre hockey-stick limbed creations got their due.

This is what happens when a cat, a baby, a sheep and a pile of Sher-Woods hop into one of those contraptions from The Fly. Trent Reznor does the score. Oren Koules could produce.

(Apparently the Maple Leafs want to pair the sheep with Jeff Finger next season.)

Here's what the theme would look and sound like as part of Hockey Night in Canada's intro. And here's what happened when the entry was apparently removed by CBC.

They made Hocky Cat cry!

The fan vote is only going to be one small factor in determining which song wins, but some are daring to dream. To quote poster Raoul Duke from hfboards: "If that thing actually won and they had to pay $100,000 for a cat meow song, it'd be one of the most hilarious things I've seen."

Puck Daddy has more.



At 1:06 p.m., July 17, 2008, Anonymous Colin said...

Stop the contest..We have ourselves the winner..

At 1:18 p.m., July 17, 2008, Anonymous PPP said...

As per Greg's post, when does the vote for that atrocity get latched on by some idiots in order to attempt to make some larger point (ie A vote for Rory is a vote for blue collar hockey players).

At 1:31 p.m., July 17, 2008, Blogger general borschevsky said...

when does the vote for that atrocity get latched on by some idiots in order to attempt to make some larger point? 1:19 PM, July 17, 2008

At 1:37 p.m., July 17, 2008, Anonymous mc keeper said...

This is the best available anthem:

At 2:12 p.m., July 17, 2008, Blogger Paul F said...

They should just commission the Hanson Brothers. No, not those ones ... or those ones ... these ones.

At 4:01 p.m., July 17, 2008, Blogger nebcanuck said...

I enjoy that Hocky Cat crying got him back into the contest.

At 10:05 p.m., July 17, 2008, Anonymous Karina said...

Oh they have to play that at least once this year... there's something strangely alluring about it!

At 10:09 p.m., July 17, 2008, Blogger James Mirtle said...

I'm afraid I've listened to it probably 20 times today. I have no idea why.

At 10:34 p.m., July 17, 2008, Blogger Sherry said...

It is oddly addictive.

Unfortunately this is what happens when you let the public have any sort of control.

I still prefer using Trogdor as the theme. It's epic, just like HNiC!

At 10:48 p.m., July 17, 2008, Blogger Kerry said...

They should can the contest and just use the Legend of Zelda theme. It's memorable. It's epic. It's easy to "sing." And it's good music to watch highlight reel hits to.

At 6:43 a.m., July 18, 2008, Anonymous GG said...

Come on, it's brilliant. And just unique. I love it.
But they have to pick the videoclip as well. It just would'nt feel right without the hockey stick legged sheep.


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