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Ron Burgundy. Curling. SportsCenter. Will Ferrell is everywhere.

He’s watching you. (Michael Reynolds / EPA)

Can’t get enough of Will Ferrell and the run-up to “Anchorman 2: the Legend Continues”?

ESPN has you covered. So does TSN. Ron Burgundy will be omnipresent, omnipotent and omniawesome over the next few weeks.

First, he’ll do curling commentary with Vic Rauter for Tim Horton’s Roar of the Rings opening draw Sunday on TSN, which announced it in the best way possible. And, yes, only Ron Burgundy has the stones to do curling commentary. Then, he’ll be the latest celeb to sit in on “SportsCenter” (Hopefully, he won’t pull a Liam Neeson unless someone writes a bad word on the prompter) on Dec. 5.

TSN made its announcement in the most Burgundian way possible. Great Odin’s raven.

“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,” Burgundy said in a statement released by TSN. “And that song is, ‘Winnipeg, get ready to paint the town Burgundy!'”

The Roar of the Rings, for the uninitiated, determines the team that will compete for Canada in the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Rauter professed to be unaware that Ron Burgundy is kind of a big deal.

“It’s an honour to work with such an esteemed colleague. I’m a huge fan of his work,” Rauter said in a statement. “Who are we talking about again?”

“Anchorman 2″ had better be good.

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.



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