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Ron Burgundy Is the Voice of Canadian Olympic Curling

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Deeper_Background, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. Deeper_Background

    Deeper_Background Active Member

    He is known around the world for presenting the news, but Ron Burgundy will turn his hand to sports broadcasting when he covers curling this week.
    Will Ferrell will commentate on Canada's Olympic curling trials as his famous character from the 2004 film Anchorman.
    He will be paired with veteran curling broadcaster Vic Rauter on TSN when the 'Roar of the Rings' opens on Sunday in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
    Burgundy said in a statement: 'Marked by the gods of broadcasting and placed into this shimmering green sphere like a golden egg in hay, chosen like an unclean jackal by Noah himself, I accept your hallowed task and sing out with a battle cry worthy of your love and your wisdom.
    'And that song is, "Winnipeg, get ready to paint the town Burgundy!"'

  2. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Don Wittman, long-time voice of curling on CBC, died a few years back. I think Don Chevrier died, too. They just don't make great curling announcers like they used to.
  3. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    He's also going to host SportsCenter on Dec. 5 in character. And do the Dan Patrick Show too.

    I know it's to hype a movie. But I'm starting to think this Ron Burgundy media tour is performance art to Ferrell.
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