Oh Canada At the beginning of the Hockey season I purchased the NHL package on my cable provider. I was able to watch all the games across the country, which was great because I follow 3 teams and only one of them is local. I was watching the Leafs/Senators playoff game #2 the other night and I found the Canadian commercials are just AWESOME! I being the ignorant American of course know nothing about Canada and well I learned a lot over the course of the game. Did you know that Neil Young is Canadian? So, I am writing this Ode to Canada because I want to officially nominate Pony as the greatest Canadian (can I do that even though I'm not Canadian?) Check it out.
According to the contest rules: Based on the nominations, CBC (which is a Canadian TV channel) will create an exciting new television series for fall 2004. The show will pit the Top Ten Great Canadians – as chosen by you – against each other. You'll have a chance to vote for one of the Top Ten after each episode, until the votes are tallied and your choice for The Greatest Canadian of all time is revealed.
I can just see it now, Pony vs. Mike Myers, Paul Anka, Neil Young, Anne Murray, Wayne Gretzky, Barbara Ann Scott, Donald Sutherland, Guy Laliberte and Celine Dion in a cage match rumble to the finish. Pony would win hands down!
On a side note I was thinking of moving to Canada – there seems to be no love for Hockey here in the USA. I would love to live somewhere where the temperature is not too warm and everyone appreciates the sport of Hockey. Do I need to speak French to move there? And will they let me cheer for my US teams?