Well, the NHL season is back and you know what that means in Canada -- people are obsessed with planting themselves in front of the TV to watch Hockey Night in Canada.
Not everyone, though, is so keen on the production these days. Roy MacGregor had his screed in the Globe and Mail recently, saying Hockey Night in Canada has become more about itself than about the game.
Also -- is it just me, but aren't you sick of CBC showing all the shots of kids at the ice rink playing minor hockey and introducing the game?! You don't see any shots of kids playing minor baseball or minor football on those broadcasts anywhere, and the reason is obvious -- kids have nothing to do with professional sports. Period.
The CBC needs to quit treating the fans at home like they're parents at the local hockey rink cheering on their boys. The National Hockey League isn't about kids or "our Canadian boys" or even the grassroots of hockey: it's about overpaid millionaires who sometimes go out on strike, and the rich owners who employ them! Who's kidding who, here, really?
And that's my rant for the day. Goodday!