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Ron Burgundy to make sports commentary debut in Canada this weekend

The legendary alter-ego of comedian Will Ferrell will lend his voice to a curling showdown christened ‘Roar of the Rings’.

Ron Burgundy makes an appearance at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Amsterdam.
Ron Burgundy makes an appearance at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Amsterdam.
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RON BURGUNDY WILL make his sportscasting debut in Canada this weekend as he co-commentates on a rip-roaring curling clash in Winnipeg.

Will Ferrell, who plays Burgundy in the upcoming Anchorman 2 movie, will join veteran TSN curling commentator Vic Rauter at ‘Roar of the Rings’ on Sunday. The event will determine which teams will represent Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

In a statement released to the Canadian broadcaster, Burgundy declared: “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. And that song is, ‘Winnipeg, get ready to paint the town Burgundy!”

Burgundy also penned an autobiographical note to be included in the TSN release about his commentary debut. It read: “Ron Burgundy is an award-winning News Anchorman and poet. He lives with his wife, Veronica, and dog, Baxter, in San Diego, California.

When he is not making models of eighteenth-century sailing ships, he can often be found on the deck of his own boat, The Shining M’Lady, or supervising archaeological digs in and around his backyard.”

In recent weeks, the svelte anchorman has taken time out to release a book, ride a tandem bicycle with Daft Punk in Amsterdam and comment on the finale of series four of Love/Hate.

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