Lineup Change

Saturday, April 28, 2007
Shaw Cable (my local provider) moved a number of stations around on my dial recently. Fine. They do that every once in a while, no biggie. I recently discovered though that they've added BBC World to our programming. Score. Flicking through the channels this morning, I happened once again upon the station and discovered a sports program they had on. It was very bizarre to hear the announcer, who has a fabulous accent (the same could not be said for the prepubescent looking weather announcer), talking about the hockey playoffs. Is there a big enough interest over there in hockey to bother with them? I suppose for those North Americans living and working overseas, sure. But what about the Brits themselves?

3 comments:

Candy Minx said...

Perhaps your question is best answered by "is gambling popular in Britian?" heh heh.

Um, I always laugh about hockey in england with my English friends because they never say "hockey" they always say "ice hockey"...it cracks me up because for us...its HOCKEY!

But I understand grass hockey is a fairly popular sport for Britian.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_Premier_Ice_Hockey_League

Sniffy said...

We have a hockey league over here, but it's very much a minority sport. Saying that though, people who are into ice hockey are REALLY into hockey.

Why are your word verifications soooooo long?

Candy Minx said...

Oh, I forgot people say ice hockey in America too...I guess it's just Canada who says HOCKEY!

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