Friday, July 15, 2005

He's Ba-a-a-a-a-ck ...

... and I guess it's a good thing, since Saturday nights just wouldn't be the same without him:

Don Cherry will be back in his familiar spot in the first intermission when Hockey Night in Canada returns in October.

The flamboyant Coach's Corner commentator, known for his unique clothing choices and his love for everything Canadian, signed a one-year deal with CBC on Thursday.

What's even better news is that we're going to get Grapes in all his unedited glory:

The controversial seven-second delay, which was placed on Cherry's live Coach's Corner segment in January 2004, will be removed at the start of this season.

Management [had] imposed the delay after he said mostly Europeans and French Canadians wear visors.

Heh. Now I wonder what kinda variation we'll be getting on that second national anthem?