About 20 years ago, our friend, and town undertaker, suggested to my wife that I put lights on the pine tree in our front yard. At that time the tree was about even with the roof of our house. Now, I’m not sure Mike had the wherewithal to anticipate that I would be climbing up the center of that tree for the last 20 years to add and replace strands of C-9 bulbs – however the thought of subterfuge entered my mind while I hung on for dear life this year. (Reluctantly, last year I had to finally acquiesce and replace the C-9 bulbs with C-7’s so the circuits would quit blowing in the house.) Were Mike and my better half in cahoots?
Hawks can’t keep pace; lose 5-1 in Colorado to open Circus trip.
By Brad Vandenberk
It was time to kick off the Blackhawks annual circus road trip on Tuesday. This happens every year around the same time in November when the lions, tigers and bears, OH MY, invade the United Center for two weeks. As we have witnessed in the past, this trip provides an accurate measuring stick as to how well the Hawks play on the road.
On this week’s show, we discuss the Blackhawks 4-2-0 road trip; back-to-back victories this past weekend in Anaheim and LA; the mis-guided John Scott fight; Rockford’s mysterious ways; listener emails on Crawford, Byfuglien and Pat Burns; the ESPN power poll and Blackhawks word association.
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Our show returns next Monday night, December 6th, Live @ 8pm central
Listen to our guest spot on Radio Exposed last night with Tinky and Louie here, or check them out at their BTR page: BlogTalkRadio.com/RadioExposed. It’s not a hockey show but I did answer questions regarding up and coming Blackhawk prospects, the spelling of Tomas Kopecky’s last name and Hawks fans dumbest questions. Later we touched on a variety of topics including the new TSA pat-down procedures, airplane wood, Leslie Nielsen, TV in the bathroom, public restroom etiquette and peep-holes in dressing rooms at Lane Bryant. Fun interview.
Superstar jumps on at about the 55 minute mark and I join in a few minutes later. In the first hour Tinky and Louie further discuss TSA, complaining to the police that your hooker ripped you off, sex in a car that ends in a river, underrated hottie of the week and the Ugly Betty actor who slashed his mom to pieces because he believed her to be possessed by the devil.
Radio Exposed is Live every Sunday night from 8-10 central time.
— Tonight, TheThirdManIn~Radio returns to Mondays in our usual 8pm time slot. We’ll be analyzing a successful Blackhawks ‘Circus Trip.’ On the show two weeks ago we stated anything less than four wins would be a disappointment. While the Calgary no-showing still stings, two victories over the weekend in Southern California are very encouraging and something the Hawks should build off of in this four-game homestand.
I’ll also have a full-analysis of the week that was in Rockford, Dustin Byfuglien’s great start, the real amusement in John Scott’s fight Saturday night, a ton of listener/reader emails and we’ll play a little word association game with the Blackhawks’ organization player chart.
Check back here late this morning for a new report. Click here for a detailed review of Saturday’s IceHogs 5-0 loss to Peoria.