We thought a sports anchor doing his entire report in character and a tandem bike ride with Daft Punk were gonna be the most absurd sports-related Ron Burgundy happenings as we prepare for the release of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, but nope, Ron Burgundy is headed to Winnipeg to do color commentary for the Tim Horton’s Roar of the Rings Canadian Olympic curling trials.
I’m not sure this movie can even live up to its marketing. Via the Winnipeg Sun:
Ron Burgundy, the legendary broadcaster who made the 2004 movie Anchorman a runaway hit, will be coming to Winnipeg, according to a YouTube video leaked Sunday morning and confirmed by TSN. Burgundy will be called upon to provide his unique perspective to TSN’s curling coverage at the Roar of the Rings on Dec. 1 at MTS Centre.
TSN teased viewers with a press release on Saturday saying Burgundy, played memorably by comedian Will Ferrell, would be taking on a role with the sports network in December. Details of those duties were to be announced during Sunday’s Grey Cup coverage, but the news got out earlier than expected. Shortly after the video leaked, however, it was converted to a private video until TSN made the announcement official prior to the Grey Cup kickoff.
In case you’re wondering if this is all for show, here are two commercials currently airing to promote the appearance. This is real, and I’m not sure how it could be better.
This is going to end terribly.
We’ll keep you up to date on Burgundy’s appearance, and to the severity of shock we have being interested in the Tim Horton’s Roar Of The Rings.
[Thanks for the tip, Jeremy]