"Keep your head up, kid" The Don Cherry story

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  1. kootenayfan

    kootenayfan Registered User

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    Anyone watching this? the first part aired last Sunday on CBC, second part is tonight.

    Very interesting story.

    Mods: I didn't see this posted anywhere else, if it is feel free to delete or merge this one.
     
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    i watched the first one and hope to watch tonight, don't like his accent, making him sound like an east coaster or a real hoosier, not sure which one.
     
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    I thought this aired last year?

    Like march 2010 if I am not mistaken
     
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    It did. But CBC is rerunning it for some reason. My guess is they have some programming issues and needed content.

    They should simply poach TVA's Series Quebec-Montreal format and make it Calgary-Edmonton or something if they are hurting for content. You could even change it from a city against city thing to the West against Ontario.

    For those unfamiliar with La Serie Quebec-Montreal. Essentially, the format is that there is a team representing Quebec City and one representing Montreal. The players are picked from non-professional ranks (though the LNAH is allowed this year) and must contain 1 player over the age of 50 and 1 player over the age of 40 and a female player. Last season they played an 8 game series and I believe this year it has been shortened to 4 games. After each game each team (or it might have been just the losing side) had to cut a player. At the end of the series the winning team won $10,000. They also picked a series MVP and that player won $50,000.

    The show ran 3 nights per week seems to me. Sunday was an hour reality show style recap of the week of practices, meetings etc. Monday was the two hourish game and I believe Thursday was a half hour recap of the game/post-game show. This would be much better idea than rerunning movies from last year and showing old Hollywood movies over and over. I realize Making The Cut was sort of like this. But that was largely about individual skills and they didn't play real full length games on that series.
     
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    My wife gave it me for Christmas in DVD form, but I was aware it was on TV again too. A very good movie considering it's Canadian made (sorry, even as a Canadian I consider Canadian made movies "foreign").

    Cherry has always had a soft spot for Rose, so this movie really hit home with him
     
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    i enjoyed it...

    brought back pain of 1979 montreal series tho....

    I thought made Bobby Orr look very pudgy!!!:laugh:
     

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