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BlackBerry Billionaire’s Rant About Canada, the NHL, Coyotes, Tigers

Published by on May 15, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

Jim Balsillie's quotable quotes about his reasons for wanting to buy the Phoenix Coyotes are becoming as famous as the "I am Canadian" rant that was incredibly popular a few years ago.

Everybody in Canada and many American beer-drinkers remember Joe Canadian from the I am Canadian commercial, with the maple leaf of the Canadian flag projected on the background behind him.

The commercial premiered during the Academy Awards, which featured Robin Williams singing the song "Blame Canada," a satirical song from the movie South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut.

"The Rant" by Joe Canadian  was used by Molson Canadian Beer from 1994 until 1998 (via ad agency Maclaren Lintas and then MacLaren McCann), and betwee...

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