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Look out, Twitter: Here comes Don Cherry

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08:23 AM ET 03.02 | Don Cherry may have found a new outlet for his bombast: Twitter. The 78-year-old commentator on Hockey Night in Canada's Coach's Corner announced on Thursday that he had joined the social media site. Cherry made the announcement during an interview with fellow CBC personality George Stroumboulopoulos. His Twitter handle -- @CoachsCornerCBC -- had yet to be verified as official by the website late Thursday and no tweets had been posted. Despite this, the popular and controversial hockey commentator already had hundreds of followers by late Thursday. The account's bio says that Cherry and Hockey Night in Canada producer Kathy Broderick will be the authors of the tweets.

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March 2, 2012  08:55 AM ET

That coat has you looking a little Pasty Don!

March 2, 2012  08:59 AM ET

Best news of the day. I may need to get a Twitter account for this very reason. I give it about 5 months before they take it away from him.

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March 2, 2012  09:06 AM ET
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Best news of the day. I may need to get a Twitter account for this very reason. I give it about 5 months before they take it away from him.

I cannot bring myself to "tweet"
tweeting is for birds and don't even get me started on "twitter"...it sounds like some adolescent term for something related to reproduction (have to watch what i say on these things, the mods are very odd about what gets caught)

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March 2, 2012  09:08 AM ET
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Why? If they haven't taken him off the air after all these years and all his non-PC rants, why would his twitter account be any different?

because EVERYONE can have a twtter account. And I'd hazard a guess that there are people just waiting for someone...anyone...to say something OUTRAGEOUS, so they can be...welll...OUTRAGED!!!!!
Twitter Sitters, to coin a phrase

March 2, 2012  09:10 AM ET

Wow he has hundreds of followers. This is big news. Hundreds you say...hundreds.

March 2, 2012  09:13 AM ET
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because EVERYONE can have a twtter account. And I'd hazard a guess that there are people just waiting for someone...anyone...to say something OUTRAGEOUS, so they can be...welll...OUTRAGED!!!!!Twitter Sitters, to coin a phrase

Burkie needs to start an account, and then people that are feeling "irked" will be placated.

March 2, 2012  09:17 AM ET

Another reason for me not to get a twitter account. I can't stand the old fart.

March 2, 2012  09:26 AM ET
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Burkie needs to start an account, and then people that are feeling "irked" will be placated.

"Burke's Irkers"?

March 2, 2012  09:28 AM ET
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Burkie needs to start an account, and then people that are feeling "irked" will be placated.

He already has one. It's @LeafsBB20

March 2, 2012  09:30 AM ET

Wow. Slow news day.

March 2, 2012  09:31 AM ET

Thats the final straw that will break Hanks resistance. I can see him pushing the cats off his lap and rushing off to get a smart phone so he can follow Grapes on Twitter

March 2, 2012  09:35 AM ET
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Another reason for me not to get a twitter account. I can't stand the old fart.

Second.

March 2, 2012  09:35 AM ET

I wish I had a $U.S dollar for every time a celebrity or athlete issued an apology for something absurd they posted on twitter.

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March 2, 2012  09:54 AM ET
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He has one.

Looks like my weekend plans just changed.

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March 2, 2012  10:12 AM ET
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You mean you plan stuff OTHER than bashing the Leafs on weekends? Like what, water polo?

"I tried to play water polo, but my horse drowned" Hawkeye Pierce

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