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Which is more Canadian?

We're having a debate.  I want to watch the hockey game — Sens vs Habs.  Janice wants to watch the two hour season finale of the Air Farce (hockey tie-in: Don Cherry is a guest).  She says "You're not really Canadian if you don't love the Farce".  I say "You're not really Canadian if you don't watch the game!"

So which is more Canadian?  Hockey or the Air Farce?  Give us your opinion.  Inquiring minds want to know!

{ 15 comments… add one }

  • Habs Fan! March 30, 2007, 3:11 pm

    No contest Chief .. hockey.. but you're going to like the outcome so maybe Janice should get her way tonight.

  • Alec March 30, 2007, 4:12 pm

    Turns out the game is blacked out anyway, so we're watching the farce…

  • Mitch Brisebois March 30, 2007, 4:54 pm

    Alec, if you really meant "vanilla pond hockey", I'd be on your side. But you're talking NHL… Big American business – international players – big production budgets. All very un-Canadian attributes. Air Farce? A low budget show ONLY Canadians could stand to watch! I think Janice wins the "Saunders Cup"!

  • Randy Charles Morin March 30, 2007, 7:45 pm

    The Quebecois usually watch the French game and switch to the English game during the intermission to watch Cherry. On this theme, you should watch the hockey game and switch to Farce during the intermission. That is, if it were not blacked out. Is it really blacked out? Why?

  • Alec March 30, 2007, 7:53 pm

    Blacked out on the satellite Randy. But maybe not on cable, I don't know. 5 – 2 Ottawa Montreal… it's a good result even if I missed the game.

  • Mark Evans March 31, 2007, 4:13 am

    Hockey rules; the CBC should the The Farce (and Bob Cole and Harry Neale, for that matter) out to pasture.

  • Mum March 31, 2007, 7:37 am

    Janice watches the Air Farce on your humungous TV and Alec watches th game on the family room TV or you could come to Victoria and do the same because the game would not be blacked out here.

  • Mum March 31, 2007, 7:40 am

    The question was what is more Canadian, not what to watch. Hockey has been around longer than Air Farce so must be more Canadian.

  • Ben Lucier March 31, 2007, 11:40 am

    Heather's wearing her Leafs jersey right now as we sit here with our laptops in a local Danforth Ave pub (The Court Jester). The plan was to finish brunch, make a quick Ikea trip to pick up a dresser and be home in time for Heather to see the game. While Heather watches the game, I'll assemble the furniture, waiting patiently to have my TV back. What does it mean if I have no interest in the game OR the Air Farce? Would being born in Windsor be considered a valid defense? Ya… I didn't think so.

  • Heather March 31, 2007, 12:56 pm

    The answer is obvious! Record Farce, watch the game. You just can't do it the other way.

    Immediately following the end of Farce you aren't going to have to worry about accidentally finding out what happened via some friend or in your RSS news feed. The score of the game, however, will immediately be broadcast, and once you see the final score it completely ruins watching the game after the fact.

    Now, logistics aside, hockey is obviously more Canadian! It's "Hockey Night In Canada" and has been for more than 50 years. How many good Canadian boys want to grow up to be in Air Farce?

    Sorry Farce, you are a good laugh now and then but you can't compete against one of the original six. Game on! Go Leafs Go!

  • Alec March 31, 2007, 4:03 pm

    I've got my game jersey on too! Go Sens Go… 1-0 at the end of the first period.

  • Erik March 31, 2007, 6:17 pm


    Of course it's been 15 years since a Canadian team hoisted the cup…

  • D April 1, 2007, 5:12 pm

    Hockey Game! Sorry, watched Air Farce once but didn't find it funny.

    2nd apology to Leaf's fan! Habs all the way!

  • John April 9, 2007, 6:57 pm

    It is farcial to consider Air Farce in the same breath as Hockey. The only thing they have in common is the CBC. Farce's total yearly audience probably equals the same as one HNIC broadcast.
    After the first round of the playoffs are over, guess eastern Canada can watch repeats of "The Farce" while in the west we will watch Vancouver and Calgary battle to get into the final.

  • printing brochures May 25, 2007, 4:54 am

    Hockey, of course. The most "Canadian" thing could be the second TV in your home.

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