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";
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?
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.