At its foundation, any sport is a judgement of what is right and wrong, whether that means banning the spin-o-rama or something more major. Being a fan means being part of the conversation around the moral structure established by the league. The podcast is back!
What can the NHL learn from the World Cup? What if NHL announcers let the game speak for itself? Would that hook more viewers? In this episode I talk about how I think about hockey even when I’m watching soccer.
Is the World Cup of Hockey a good idea? In this episode I answer this question, taking a look at why the World Cup is being proposed, where it’s being held and the potential revenue and excitement. I also give my thoughts on tonight’s game – will the Kings sweep the Rangers?
In this episode I talk about how hockey’s discussion of concussions has spread awareness of head injuries for other athletes as well, and try my best to avoid the very grad school term “networks of information”
Do we all become fans of the team that won when we were 7? In this episode I riff on Seth Stephens-Davidowitz’s analysis of the effect of championships on lifelong sports allegiances, and also talk about the playoffs and going to a every-other-week posting schedule.
In this episode I make my picks for round two of the playoffs and look at the results of my round 1 picks.
In this episode I talk about the hullabaloo surrounding Brent Seabrook’s hit on David Backes and the “Wakey Wakey” comment, as well as Person of Interest and reconciling oneself to watching people injure each other.