Shinty enthusiasts hope the broadcaster will now give their stickwielding figure the same treatment in the run-up to the Camanachd
final in September.
Dr Hugh Dan MacLennan, of the Camanachd
Association, said shinty was played by Scots who went to England to find work.
He played in six Camanachd
Cup finals for the club - the last in 2010, when they lifted the trophy for a fourth successive season.
Russell Jones, president of Kingussie Shinty Club, says they will never forget the men of the 1914 Camanachd
Cupwinning team and is delighted they are being honoured for their bravery.
And Thain hopes he can add another gong in front of the TV at An Aird in the 96th Camanachd
Mi-fhortanach, ach tha beagan de astar aig camanachd
Leodhais ri dhol fhathast.
Newtonmore matchwinner Glen MacKintosh can't remember the goal that won the club their 31st Camanachd
Cup yesterday - but it will live on in the memories of the fans.
UPDATE FORMER Ross County player Steven MacDonald is hoping Newtonmore's experience will give them an edge in the Camanachd
Lovat history-maker Kevin Bartlett hailed keeper Stuart MacDonald as the best he has ever seen as the Kiltarlity side lifted the Scottish Hydro Camanachd
FORMER Ross County player Steven MacDonald is hoping Newtonmore's experience of high-pressure ties will give them the edge in today's Camanachd
And next weekend he'll be back on the goal trail - playing for shinty side Lovat in their first Camanachd
Cup Final for 62 years.
In the Valerie Fraser Camanachd
Cup Final at An Aird, Lochaber defeated Skye 4-2 with Kirsty Delaney netting all four of the Spean Bridge side's goals.