July 23, 2008

Hockey Scores not deserving of SpoFi Front Page: I can't see that this deserves a FPP, but I'm hoping vague hilarity is reason enough for it to survive in here. [More inside]

posted by Mr Bismarck to navel gazing at 12:12 PM - 6 comments

As mentioned on SpoFi's front page, CBC screwed the ice-skating pooch in negotiations for the classic Hockey Night in Canada theme tune. As a result, they recently started an online contest to find a replacement. If you check it out, you'll note that none but the newest additions have a rating higher than 2/5 and those new uploads plummet to two stars or lower soon after appearing. In fact, the only song currently scoring highly, is this one, (be sure and read the comments too). "Hockey Scores" is so popular that it has its own supercool animation on YouTube and a Facebook group. People who suspect that the internets are afoot, corrupting an online vote in the same fashion that got us a whale called Mr Splashy Pants, would be correct.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:12 PM on July 23, 2008

I'd put this on the front page. It's been page-two-worthy news in Canada for a couple weeks now.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:14 PM on July 23, 2008

Those crazy internet kids, what will they get up to next?

posted by squealy at 01:38 PM on July 23, 2008

Definitely front-page worthy. But the song has burned into my soul.

posted by rcade at 01:59 PM on July 23, 2008

It might be front page worthy, if it was looped over an image of Don Cherry doing "the Robot." While wearing a fez.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 05:12 PM on July 23, 2008

Logan Aube needs to sign to Nettwerk Records right now.

posted by NoMich at 05:41 PM on July 23, 2008

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