But it’s a new media for him.
I was up very early this morning and so started to do some poking around before the dog got up. I remembered the big news that Don Cherry was going to move his thoughts to a podcast now that he was no longer a part of the Sportsnet coverage.
It didn’t take long to find it. There are a number of places where you can publish a podcast. In this case, the postcast was posted to Spotify. The link is here.
The only catch was, at this time, I didn’t have a Spotify account My internet access isn’t good enough to enjoy their services but it’s 3:15am; surely I don’t have to share the bandwidth with too many others! Creating the account was easy and it was a snap to find the podcast.
I didn’t know what to expect. I kind of thought it would be a replication of Coach’s Corner which was 3-4 minutes long. When I got there, I found that the podcast was 26:54. That’s like triple overtime!
There was no Ron MacLean but instead a conversation with his son and grandson. The podcast addressed a number of topics unlike Coach’s Corner which typically deals with one or two. The advertising indicating that he would talk about Sportsnet but this Canadiens’ fan was more interested in his conversation about Maurice Richard.
Quietly, I listed to the podcast.
It wasn’t what I expected. Over the years, I had become accustomed to a quick speaking message. With the much longer timeframe, he seemed to be more relaxed and at ease with the conversation. Since there’s no video, there’s no telling if it was done all in one sitting or multiple sessions and then stitched together. It really didn’t matter.
I thought that the audio quality was very high. There definitely was a professional sounding aspect to it.
It was interesting to listen to; the Richard segment was most interesting to me but there was no Ron MacLean wrapup commentary that I’d become used to. In terms of the poppy comments, it was addressed. However, I think that the country, Cherry, and Sportsnet have moved on. Things will never return to the way that they were. It’s easy to create one podcast. The true test will be maintaining regular updates. That can always be a challenge.
The only piece missing was seeing what kind of jacket the “sharp dressed man” was wearing.