Tits McGee (chibirhm) wrote,
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Sticks and Dick Episode 3! Or, the only reason I update my LJ anymore.

It's that time again, time for puckling and I to talk for a half hour about various and sundry hockey things and pretend you want to listen to it while driving to wherever for Thanksgiving. Also, we recorded this, like, a week ago, but technical issues and me being under the weather led to this taking longer than usual to be edited and put up.

Sticks and Dicks3 by chibirhm

This episode includes:
- Actually being able to hear Nicole when she talks
- Nicole's one minute TJ Oshie update
- Jersey woes and appropriational logos
- Gabe Landeskog ruining our lives
- Brandon Bollig and his effect on the ladies, specifically, Puckling and duchessofavalon
- Kaner and Tazer being super giant weirdos about each other
- Hockey player daemons (WRITE THE AU, PEOPLE.)
- Hockey RPF fanart, yay or nay?
- How to make hockey a bigger sport
- My selective Crosby jersey snobbery
- Geno's Instagram
- Emotionally manipulative highlight reels
- AND SO MUCH MORE!

Links to relevant shit we discuss!

The 2011 NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft, in which Kaner and Tazer are super-adorable weirdos about each other:


Carey and PK fanart! Also the Ask an Blackhawk tumblr.

Marc-Andre Fleury, being... Marc-Andre Fleury:


The Sports Illustrated blog we discuss.

The mentioned Jonathan Toews video. It's actually not set to Fort Minor. I know that highlight video exists, but I can't find it, (AND ANYONE WHO CAN LINK ME TO IT WINS A PRIZE), but this one is super super super quality:
Tags: anti-lockout squee, this is not a podcast, wtf hockey
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hahaha i love the alternate jersey. SCREW YOU, CROSBY. i love most of the alternate jerseys, SO. (however, the jersey i do own is the away jersey? so i'm kind of subconsciously listening to sidney i guess. UGH SID.)

GOD GUYS I ALREADY SAID TAZER WOULD HAVE A LITERAL BLACK HAWK AND KANER HAS A FERRET. I AM WRITING THIS. there's something awesome about daemon aus, I AGREE.

i'm pretty selective in my hockey players and i don't stray so you mentioned some hockey players and i'm like WHO? (landeskog??? bollig - who i only know because i follow FUCKYEAHICEHOGS or something idek remember the url etc etc.although carey price is BEAUTIFUL and he adores horses like me so added bonus?) but ugh idek. THIS WAS A GOOD THING TO LISTEN TO. some of it i agree with, some of it i don't (whaaaaaaaaaaaaat andy sandberg doesn't look like sidney crosby ;_; MY EYES) BUT YOU TWO ARE FLAWLESS.
WE DECIDED COLBY ARMSTRONG WAS THE STAR NOSED MOLE. AFTER THE CHAT, JUST FYI.

BUT YOU TWO ARE FLAWLESS.

:D WE TRY.
So, I was listening to this and was kind of surprised when you guys spent so many minutes wringing your hands over the appropriation of the Blackhawks logo and how that means you can't own any of their merchandise and then immediately dismissed actual Latino people having a problem with the Los IceHogs jerseys?!?!

"NBCLatino had a problem with it" "because their demographic really overlaps with hockey?"

ACTUALLY, seeing as Latino populations are growing everywhere, it is in hockey's best interests that that "demographic" overlaps with hockey. I don't know where you go to games, but at the United Center, Staples Center and Honda Center, it's fairly normal to see Latinos in the crowd, since they're kind of a large part of the local population. Youth hockey coaches on twitter (like Chemmy from Pension Plan Puppets) also say that the majority of their players are Latino or Asian.

Hockey is obviously still a very white sport, but it's not only for white people and that kind of erasure doesn't help make people of color feel very included.
I should have been clearer - I was surprised more that they knew about it, since it isn't as though NBC Latino airs AHL games, as far as I'm aware. I certainly understand why Latinos/Latinas/human beings would be upset by it in general, but I was surprised that it was something they objected to as a collective network.

As for why we spent more time on the Blackhawks logo v. Los Icehogs, it was mostly because I was never considering buying or wearing Icehogs merchandise. If I was, I'd certainly have the same objections to any Los Icehogs gear that I have to Blackhawks gear, but since my endorsement either way was not in question and we try to keep these at around thirty minutes or under, it was a moot point.
Okay, cool, cause from the "not their demographic" part and the "it's hard to get angry over tiny sombreros" bit, it sounded super dismissive in the podcast. I'm glad that's not how you intended it at all.

As a Latino themed event, NBCLatino likely got a press release, since that's the sort of thing they cover. I'd guess it was an event that might have even been targeted toward the Latino community, as most "Lost [Sports Team]" nights are (the Chicago Bull and LA Lakers have these, to thank Latino fans/encourage more to come out and see them).

Glad to have got to the bottom of this.
Thanks for linking the Tazer highlight vid: it's happy making.

Can't actually bear to watch T & K being weird about each other. Too. many. feelings.
Oh god, get a buddy and watch it, it is ACTUALLY TOO CUTE. But you defs need someone to hold your hand.

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Oh he totally does. I mean, all hockey players are douchecanoes to some extent, and I guess "hypercompetitive asshole" is more accurate, but in his pursuit of hypercompetition he can be pretty douchey (mowing down small children playing hockey, for example).

Totally cool! Welcome!

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