Saskatchewan named after sasquatch?

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on February 11th, 2016

Fox Sports announcer thinks so

A Fox Sports announcer’s claim that Saskatchewan is named after sasquatch because the province is home to the hairy, ape-like creature is getting laughs.

The announcer made the comment after his network colleague mentioned during Tuesday night’s game between the Utah Jazz and the Dallas Mavericks that Saskatoon-born Jazz forward Trey Lyles is the first-ever NBA player from Saskatchewan.

“Wow, that’s an impressive NBA fact right there,” the announcer said. “Of course, that region (is) known for being home to a lot of sasquatches.”

“Saskatchewan?” asked the other announcer in apparent bewilderment.

“Yes,” he replied. “That’s what it’s named after.”

When the other announcer said he didn’t think that’s what the province is known for, the one who made the bizarre claim fired back with “look it up.”

“It’s known for being very cold; very flat and very cold,” said the other announcer. “It is known for that.”

Many in Saskatchewan are having a good chuckle over the colourful commentary, including politicians.

“I think we might have more Elvis sightings than actual sasquatch sightings in Saskatchewan,” joked Premier Brad Wall.

Regina Mayor Michael Fougere said the on-air gaffe was “good for a laugh.”

“It is sort of funny that they think that Saskatchewan is named after a sasquatch,” Fougere said. “That’s a good one. I’ve never heard that one before.”


#Saskatchewan #Sasquatch

About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.

2 Responses to “Saskatchewan named after sasquatch?”

  1. David-Australia responds:

    Well okay, but WAS or NOT “Saskatchewan named after sasquatch” ???

  2. springheeledjack responds:

    He said it on TV so it must be right. Right?

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