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TORONTO (November 24, 2013) – Stay classy Winnipeg! TSN and the Canadian Curling Association confirmed today that new TSN sportscaster Ron Burgundy will make his Canadian broadcasting debut during the opening day of the Tim Hortons Roar of the RingS on Sunday, Dec. 1 beginning at 2 p.m. ET.
The announcement was made earlier today during TSN’s broadcast of the 101st GREY CUP.
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Live from Winnipeg, Burgundy will join TSN’s fellow “legendary” curling broadcaster Vic Rauter to call live game action during the network’s coverage of the Tim Hortons Roar of the RingS opening draw.
“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,” said Burgundy. “And that song is, ‘Winnipeg, get ready to paint the town Burgundy!’”
“It’s an honour to work with such an esteemed colleague,” said Rauter. “I’m a huge fan of his work. Who are we talking about again?”
One of the biggest events in Canadian curling, Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings determines which team will represent Canada at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games. TSN has complete coverage of Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings from December 1 through to the finals on December 7 and 8.
Tickets for Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings are available at www.curling.ca/tickets
Ron Burgundy is featured in Paramount Pictures’ ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES, opening in theatres everywhere on Dec. 20.
About Ron Burgundy
Ron Burgundy is an award-winning News Anchorman and poet. He lives with his wife, Veronica, and dog, Baxter, in San Diego, California. When he is not making models of eighteenth-century sailing ships, he can often be found on the deck of his own boat, The Shining M’Lady, or supervising archeological digs in and around his backyard.
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About “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”
With the 70's behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), returns to the news desk in "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues." Also back for more are Ron’s co-anchor and wife, Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), weather man Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), man on the street reporter Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and sports guy Champ Kind (David Koechner) - All of whom won’t make it easy to stay classy…while taking New York and the nation’s first 24-hour news channel by storm. Produced by Judd Apatow, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. Written by Will Ferrell & Adam McKay. Directed by Adam McKay.
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