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Re: Don Cherry fired by Sportsnet
« Reply #30 on: November 11, 2019, 03:14:45 PM »

I think my favourite moment was when he weirdly kissed Kadri.
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Re: Don Cherry (possibly) fired by Sportsnet
« Reply #31 on: November 11, 2019, 03:15:49 PM »
I was going to say that I wondered if a decision had been made but that they wanted to wait until after today to do it.

Kind of wild though. As much as I think it's overdue, I legitimately have never watched HNIC without Cherry on Coach's Corner in my life. End of an era, I guess.
That's true. Never thought of it until you mentioned it. I don't think Sportsnet has a choice in this case.

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Re: Don Cherry fired by Sportsnet
« Reply #32 on: November 11, 2019, 03:22:30 PM »
Cherry's gonna start a podcast and it's going to be sponsored by ColdFX.
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Re: Don Cherry fired by Sportsnet
« Reply #33 on: November 11, 2019, 03:23:08 PM »
They made a mistake by re-signing him last summer, when it was clear his best before date was long expired. I wish Don nothing but the best by the way.   He is from another era, which I call he Dinosaur age. And it wasn't that long ago.

You just can't say what you mean anymore.  Politically correct is the only correct, kind of scary actually.
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Re: Don Cherry fired by Sportsnet
« Reply #34 on: November 11, 2019, 03:24:12 PM »
You just can't say what you mean anymore.  Politically correct is the only correct, kind of scary actually.

You clearly don't understand it, do you?

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Re: Don Cherry fired by Sportsnet
« Reply #35 on: November 11, 2019, 03:28:11 PM »
You just can't say what you mean anymore.  Politically correct is the only correct, kind of scary actually.

You clearly don't understand it, do you?
I think I understand what he's saying.

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Re: Don Cherry fired by Sportsnet
« Reply #36 on: November 11, 2019, 03:29:09 PM »
I genuinely wonder when it is people think that a hockey commentator could say whatever he wanted without consequence.  If anything, back in the day, broadcasts would have been more tightly controlled to make sure that the people on it talked about, you know, hockey.
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Re: Don Cherry fired by Sportsnet
« Reply #37 on: November 11, 2019, 03:31:01 PM »
So, like, what are the odds Cherry runs for the head of the Conservative Party next?
I would have pegged him as more of a PPC guy...

You just can't say what you mean anymore.  Politically correct is the only correct, kind of scary actually.

You clearly don't understand it, do you?
I think I understand what he's saying.
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Re: Don Cherry fired by Sportsnet
« Reply #38 on: November 11, 2019, 03:31:30 PM »
I genuinely wonder when it is people think that a hockey commentator could say whatever he wanted without consequence.  If anything, back in the day, broadcasts would have been more tightly controlled to make sure that the people on it talked about, you know, hockey.

What do you think the venn diagram for Don Cherry fans and people who shout "stick to sports" looks like?

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Re: Don Cherry fired by Sportsnet
« Reply #39 on: November 11, 2019, 03:52:33 PM »

Snowflakes

A Play in One Act by Nik Bethune

(Enter Stage Right, a Don Cherry-type figure)

Don Cherry: Not enough of you are wearing a patriotic symbol. By not wearing this symbol that I prize so greatly, you are being disrespectful to this country. If you don't display sufficient patriotism in the specific manner I approve of, you're not a good enough Canadian and don't cherish the liberties our veterans died for.

(Enter Stage Left, a Man wearing a suit)

Suit: Hey Don, you're fired.

Don Cherry: But what about my freedom of expression?

(Fin)

I will now be accepting A+ grades for my thorough mastery of the concept of dramatic irony.
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Re: Don Cherry fired by Sportsnet
« Reply #40 on: November 11, 2019, 03:54:37 PM »
Hey, United States, if we can get rid of Don Cherry, you can surely get rid of Donald Trump.
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Re: Don Cherry fired by Sportsnet
« Reply #41 on: November 11, 2019, 04:08:16 PM »
Good, that ass-hat deserved it.

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Re: Don Cherry fired by Sportsnet
« Reply #43 on: November 11, 2019, 04:17:13 PM »
33 years on coaches corner , and to fire him on remembrance day is pretty brutal. I canít think of anyone else that publicly honoured Canadian veterans on their show as much as he did over the years.

Politically incorrect as he was. Iíll miss him .
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Re: Don Cherry fired by Sportsnet
« Reply #44 on: November 11, 2019, 04:27:54 PM »
33 years on coaches corner , and to fire him on remembrance day is pretty brutal. I canít think of anyone else that publicly honoured Canadian veterans on their show as much as he did over the years.

Politically incorrect as he was. Iíll miss him .
38 years...I liked the way he praised the Police, Firefighters, Vets and Armed Forces. Also liked his special tributes to people/kids that passed. He def spoke his mind. Oh well, end of an era. He'll be fine, no doubt.