Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan -- or Is It Saskquatchewan? -- Gets the Attention of Fox Sports

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan -- or Is It Saskquatchewan? -- Gets the Attention of Fox Sports

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Sasquatchewan gets attention of Fox Sports

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REGINA - A Fox Sports announcer's claim that Saskatchewan is named after the sasquatch because the province is home to the hairy, ape-like creature is getting a lot of 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. …

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