Thursday, March 11, 2010

INCH Podcast Previews Wisconsin Series: Never Mentions UAA

National College Hockey website Inside College Hockey who's slogan is "Just trying to capture the spirit of the thing ..." completely and totally missed the "spirit of the thing" in their most recent podcast which previews all the playoff action around Division 1.  

After covering the CCHA, Joe Gladziszewski, Mike Eidelbes and James V. Dowd moved on to discuss the WCHA.  For the next Two-Hundred and Twenty-Three seconds they talked about the UAA Seawolves versus Wisconsin Badgers matchup (Note: That was easily twice the amount of time they spent discussing the other WCHA series).  And not once did they mention the Seawolves, UAA or a single player on the UAA roster.  Seriously, they didn't say "Let's talk about the Badgers versus the Seawolves" or "What about the UDub - UAA series" or "The Seawolves have the #1 goal scorer in the WCHA on their squad" or even "The Badgers should just walk over the Seawolves".  The big question during the Badger/UAA segment was whether Wisconsin could beat Denver.

They drooled over all-things Badger that you might imagine.  Please, just imagine it.  Don't bother listening to the podcast.  Don't bother visiting their site at all.  I have removed my link to their website as I cannot in good conscience support my team and lead people to their website.  This eastern-centric and CCHA-loving group of college hockey writers deserves not a single hit from a computer in Anchorage.  Remove your bookmarks.  I have.  Every single WCHA writer they have ever employed came from Wisconsin.  Did you know that?  Piss on INCH.

Here's the email I just sent "Gladdie";
Joe,
I certainly understand that the Seawolves haven't impressed anyone this season.  I recognize that the Badgers are a fine team.  Yet, if you're attempting to garner the widest possible audience and cover "the spirit of the thing ..." then I'd assume you might actually just once mention the name of the fucking team that is playing the Badgers in your podcast.  You mentioned Michigan Tech's name.  Didn't you?
I have listened to virtually every single podcast that your site has ever produced.  It's a nice feature that separates you from your competition.  However, I now will forever only reference College Hockey News and USCHO on my blog.  I will encourage my readers (don't worry, I only get 400 hits a day) to remove their bookmarks for you site and to never visit it again.
After the Seawolves dispatch your beloved Badgers this weekend, don't bother mentioning it ok?
Sincerely,
Donald Dunlop (former INCH website visitor)
Oh yeah, I also love how much love they threw to Jason Gregiore on their podcast and with a nomination for National Player of the Week when he didn't even garner the WCHA Player of the Week honor.  I wonder if they understand what the word "Putz" means out there in Michigan land.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

The boys are pumped and ready! Every fan out there be positive as well!
GO SEAWOLVES!!!! !

Jon said...

Donald,
You should read Woody's blog, the Aces home games for the first round look like they will be played at the Menard in Wasilla. Looks like a good venue for you to point out that the Regency is blocking a new arena, which would get a heck of a lot of revenue for those games.

Anonymous said...

When channel 2 interviewed one of the Aces owners, he was ticked off, saying they were looking for other venues besides the Sully.

Well, UAA could rent out their sports arena to the Aces, and the Aces would fall all over themselves trying to get ice time there.

Anonymous said...

Sad to say the next biggest arena in the state is what? the Carlson Center? As much as I would say I would hate that, I actually don't give a shit

Anonymous said...

It is total humor that the Aces are so upset about having to play at the Menard. Sucks when things don't go your way, eh? It's a long fall from the throne, and they don't like not being top dog. PLUS, I have to believe that it's THEIR fault! They knew long ago what the dates for playoffs would be...why blame SMG? Blame the owners, Jack, somebody? They (SMG)just want to have an event there. They don't care WHAT event, just an event! So they booked the Sportsman's Show! Tons of people will show up for it.
Now the Aces talk of wanting to use a "UAA" arena? Ha! First, a UAA arena won't be built in our lifetime until UA administration wants one (which isn't too much right now). Let's see, there's been talk of a UAA arena for what, 10 years now? Kinda like the gas pipeline. The legislature keeps talking about it, but won't do anything to get it, and soon the window closes shut tight.
Second, for all the grief the Aces organization gives UAA, the Seawolves should laugh in their face and tell them to build their own arena.
Wow, one season of discontent in Aces land, and the sky is falling!
I'm glad we've got the Seawolves...kids working hard to play hockey and do well in school, a program that will be there year after year, long after the Alaska Wild, er Aces, depart the premises.
Go Green and Gold! Beat Wisconsin!

Jon said...

The Aces aren't wanting to use the "UAA" arena, read my post.

Anonymous said...

I know that Jon...I'm saying I've heard long ago that SHOULD UAA build a new arena, the Aces would like to share to get out of the old, dilapidated Sully.
That's all.

Anonymous said...

FREE SELBY AND BUILD THE NEW ARENA

Wolfman said...

I am surprised Hickel Investments is not taking this oportunity to comment on this situation. If he could build the arenas for free, say something now!!

Anonymous said...

Hickel? Build the arena for free? That money grubber wouldn't do anything for "free".

Anonymous said...

Donald you have no credibility among the serious websites and blogs in the College Hockey world, your childish vulgar flaming of Joe are a perfect example of why you will never be taken seriously. You will not be missed should you step aside from this Blog. The UAA fans who follow and worship you diminish themselves by their association of this steaming pile you call your home.

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