One of hockey’s more notable personalities, Don Cherry, is on Twitter. I know, the math on that doesn’t add up for me either, but for whatever reason, he really and truly is.

The tweets are very clearly actually coming from his mind, as no human can sound exactly like Don Cherry but Don Cherry, as close as @DonCherryParody comes. The format in itself is beautiful – “140 characters? Nah, I’ll just talk until I’m done talking no matter how many tweets it takes.”

A sample from this morning:

 

 

 

 

 

Starting?

But seriously, how absolutely fantastic is that? I would totally engage Don in a discussion on phone messages. They should still have Don on CBC right now just doing a monologue. Hell, last week he had an excellent rant on bees in his shed (seriously) – I just love how personal the tone is.

And the best summary of his feed yet:

Though this summary is right behind it:

I’ve reached out to someone for more detail on Don’s Twitter feed. I have so many questions. Does he type them? Dictate them? Did he join voluntarily? I’ll update the post when I have details.

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UPDATE: I was apparently beaten to the punch on getting to the bottom of Cherry’s Twitter feed. In a great interview with James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail, here’s what Cherry had to say:

Well, nobody knows why I’m on Twitter. But what happened was, about five guys had my name out there, using my name as Twitter. So, CBC, they said we’ve got to protect ourselves. So we want you in the playoffs to start a Twitter. And I was ‘Come on, are you kidding?’ I thought Twitter was for birds to tell you the truth.

They said, we’ve got to do it to protect you. Because these guys say something and people think you said it. So I started and I had a friend [help]. Kathy Broderick, she runs CBC as far as I’m concerned. She helps me on Coach’s Corner.

So what I do is I phone in if I see something that bothers me. She takes care of it. She does the typing and all of that because I couldn’t do all that. I did one with Dallas Eakins [in it] over Kadri and he said ‘he probably has somebody type it for him.’ Pretty true! It was a shot. Yeah, it was a good one.

Comments (13)

  1. Is he putting @DonCherryParody out of business? If so, can we say that DCP is a casualty of the lockout?

  2. And I think in Mirtle’s recent interview with Don, he says that when he has something to tweet he calls Kathy Broderick at the CBC and she types them out for him.

  3. This is so awesome!

  4. I don’t understand the facination people have with Don Cherry. I would add what I think of him but I’m sure such language isn’t allowed here.

    • I think the guy’s an idiot too, but mostly when he has out-of-date rants when it comes to hockey.

      Those tweets about the phone messages was absolutely hilarious though.

  5. Don Cherry is like a five-minute sequel to “Slapshot” – fresh every Saturday night.

    Yeah, he might seem increasingly out of date with every passing year, but there is still an element of “old-time hockey” values at the heart of the game. Cherry’s shtick shines a light on that.

    Not saying he would cut it as a coach today, but he’s like the old uncle telling you stories about the war. A little bit of truth, a lot of colour – sometimes in a way that will make you cringe – but he’s always entertaining.

  6. If they really wanted to protect themselves, they would have purchased the twitter accounts and then prohibited Cherry from from using them.

  7. DON CHERRY FOR PRIME MINISTER

  8. The Late Late show with Don Cherry.

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