Bob and Dan reminisce about the Oktoberfest celebration they enjoyed recently. Then, after the hockey birthdays, the boys recap the Wild’s season opener and talk about some things they want to see from the team this year. They discuss whether Eric Staal is not getting enough credit for improving the team, Teemu Pulkkinen joining the squad, and a half-assed prediction for each team in the Central division. Finally, Bob describes his new business idea, a Board Game Cafe, and wants you to help him with some market research!
Bob and Dan talk about what they have each been doing since the last podcast, then jump back into it with the Hockey Birthdays, a segment on why Phil Kessel doesn’t get enough respect, and the Beer of the Week (this week: Stone Enjoy After Brett IPA). Then, Dan recommends some true crime podcasts, and the guys answer mail bag questions about Pokemon, the MN Twins, and the Chicago Cubs.
There’s a lot of depressing shit going on in the world today, so Bob and Dan decide to have a lighter-hearted episode this week. They tried a new twist on the name game, as Bob quizzes Dan on, “Pokemon or Big Data” and Dan quizzes Bob on pairs of brothers playing in the NHL.
Then, the guys showcase a handful of classic examples of NHL players doing car commercials–either dealerships or rentals. Evgeni Malkin, Adam Graves, Alex Ovechkin, Max Talbot, Mario Lemieux, and Wayne Gretzky are all featured. Finally, Dan gives Bob some advice on getting engagement photos taken.
On a recent episode of the Hashtag Hockey Podcast, we talked about some new albums that we have been really enjoying. So, Dan decided to jot down some information about some of the bands and albums we discussed. Enjoy!
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (August 2015, Stax Records)
Two parts Rock & Roll, one part Gospel, one part Folk, topped with a healthy dose of brass and Blues is the ideal recipe for the cocktail to which we might just drink our lives away. Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats have created an album that is joyful, honest, and just a lot of fun to listen to. While the song “S.O.B.” may not be the truest representation of what Rateliff does (it was written as a joke), it is a great example of how this group can do no wrong. The song is undeniably catchy, and is brilliant in the way that the central joke, “If I can’t get clean, I’m going to drink my life away,” blurs the line between absurdity and reality. This self-titled album will keep you warm during some of the cold Winter nights ahead. Well, maybe this and a bottle of bourbon. Enjoy responsibly! Continue reading Music We Love – Edition 1
Today, Dan and Bob discuss the Minnesota Wild’s start to the 2015-16 season, plus how Thomas Edison really invented the internet. Thomas Vanek’s between-the-legs deke is set upon the top shelf, and Connor McDavid has his own rap song.
Hashtag Hockey Podcast: episode 2
Hashtag Hockey Podcast: episode 1