CBC plan to air alternate NHL commentary aimed at women

CBC is planning on airing alternate commentary for next week’s Stanley Cup finals that will be geared towards female fans.

Viewers can already access the commentary online thanks to Lena Sutherland and Jules Mancuso who run the website WhileTheMenWatch.com.

Their site is described as a sports talkshow for women, in other words “Sex and the City meets ESPN”.

“One afternoon while (our husbands) were both watching the same game on TV Jules and I were on the phone and we started just making comments to each other like, ‘Did you see that guy’s hair?’ and ‘What’s going on with that coach wearing the suit four sizes too big for him?”‘ said Sutherland of their web show’s inspiration,” Sutherland said.

“And we kind of thought, ‘Wow, this is funny, wouldn’t it be great if we could tune into an alternative version of the commentary from a female perspective?’ And that was kind of where we got the idea.”

The pair are pleasantly surprised to have won the support of CBC for their webshow.

“We like to say we were like ‘Wayne’s World’ broadcasting out of our living room, and now to be invited in by the holy grail of hockey is quite an honour,” Sutherland said.

Cassie Campbell-Pascall, from CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada, said she was looking forward to hearing the alternate commentary.

“I think it’s going to be a lot of fun for more casual viewers,” she said.

“It may even resonate with some of the most dedicated fans.”

Source: sportsnet.ca

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