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TSN announced Sunday night that Ron Burgundy (also known as actor Will Ferrell) will accompany longtime broadcaster Vic Rauter in the booth for this Sunday’s Canadian Olympic curling trial in Winnipeg.
“Marked by the gods of broadcasting and placed into this shimmering green sphere like a golden egg in hay, chosen like an unclean jackal by Noah himself, I accept your hallowed task and sing out with a battle cry worthy of your love and your wisdom,” Burgundy said in a TSN press release. “And that song is, ‘Winnipeg, get ready to paint the town Burgundy!’”
And this isn’t just some throwaway invitational tournament. The so-called “Roar of the Rings” will determine which curling squads will represent Canada — the defending men’s Olympic goal medalist and women’s silver medalist — at the 2014 Sochi Games in February. So, as Burgundy would say, it’s kind of a big deal.
Check out TSN’s promo for the event below.