Canada’s Next Sportscaster

The combination of sports and TV have been a big part of my life for a long time. As I write this, I’m flicking between two NHL playoff games, an NBA playoff game, and a baseball game.

I like to think that I know a fair bit about sports; If I didn’t think so this blog would make even less sense. I’ve spent many an hour debating all kinds of topics with my friends over the years. I’ve put so much time into it, at times it it’s seemed like my job. Yeah, I wish.

Well Saturday I’ll see if wishes can come true. The Score’s version of Canadian Idol, comes to town looking for their next sportscaster. Gillette Drafted 2 offers aspiring sports geeks like myself the chance to step in front of the camera and put their money where their mouth is. I’m sure many of us watch sports like Comic Book Guy watches Star Trek; pointing out minuscule errors from the comfort of our basement away from the bright lights in front of the camera. I figure I’ve got nothing to lose and would regret it if I didn’t give a shot.

I haven’t done any extensive preparations, but will rely on what I feel is a solid knowledge spanning a wide variety of sports gleaned through years of watching and reading all things sports. Unfortunately, if all it took was watching lots of sports, 95% of the male population would have a good shot at this.

But I’m open to suggestions and ideas that might help. After all, if you’re reading this, and you’re not my mother, chances are you’ve watched your share of sports. So let me know what you think some of the best turns of phrase are from highlight shows or other elements that keep you tuning in.

I’ll keep you posted on how things go.

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2 responses to “Canada’s Next Sportscaster”

  1. Jordan says :

    Avoid anything that Jason Portuondo says, especially: “He ain’t no dog, but he’s going roof!”

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