Second Balcony Breakdown: We’re Baaaack!

Toews had no time for this bullshit. (Image: Bridget Samuels/flickr)

Toews had no time for this bullshit. (Image: Bridget Samuels/flickr)

After a week off, Casey and I return with another edition of Second Balcony Breakdown… with 100% better sound quality!


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Topics include:

  • The NHL Awards! Because I guess we should talk about those! Jonathan Toews won the Selke, the terrible goaltending tandem of Corey Crawford and Ray Emery won the Jennings, none of the other Chicago Blackhawks won anything — whatever.
  • Swardy BangBang is our favorite commenter on this podcast, and she is an awesome cartoonist in real life. Her comic on the NHL lockout is called Chelsea Chelsea (What A Cluster-Puck), and you can buy it here! It’s $5 total if you live in the US, so get on that.
  • The first five games of the Stanley Cup Final (not Finals!) against the Boston Bruins
  • CORSI is a fun fancystat you should learn.
  • Brandon Bollig should never be in an OT game in the SCF ever again.
  • Jonathan Toews and Patrice Bergeron were both injured in Game 5, but will be playing in Game 6? Okay!
  • Other things that happened across the NHL, including Alain Vigneault and John Tortorella trading jobs and the Colorado Avalanche being idiots about not taking Seth Jones, maybe.
  • The Line Cocktail this week is pretty spectacular.
  • We have no question for this week, because fuck questions — the season is almost over!
  • Go support Casey’s hockey team, the Chicago Snow Hawks, by going out to Bar Forza for a Game 6 Watch Party! I won’t be there because me going out to a bar for a Blackhawks game is apparently bad luck — but Casey will be there, along with other awesome people. The address is 2476 N Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60614. Go stop by and tell Casey I sent you!
  • Follow us on Twitter! I’m at @RunsOnDuncan, and Casey is at @Raedances.
  • And now, the videos we mentioned in the podcast:

Hologram Bill Masterton is a dick:

Andrew Shaw mic’d up for Game 1:

Patrick Kane mic’d up for Game 4:

Bonus GIF: Milan Lucic loses his shit (kind of justifiably, but still funny).



2 thoughts on “Second Balcony Breakdown: We’re Baaaack!

  1. Swardy BangBang

    Here’s what I do on game day, guys: 1. Watch the “Holiday Road” montage video on, 2. Try not to suffocate myself with my own stressed-out nostril-breathing, 3. Listen to as much Second Balcony Breakdown as I can fit into my commute and driving errands because your rapport soothes my jangling nerves. I am not kidding; SBB prevents heart-attacks and road rage. I had just finished downloading the new ep when my iPod decided to crap the wonton, so I actually had to BUCKLE MY LAPTOP INTO THE PASSENGER’S SEAT in order to listen to this, but it was WORTH IT because a) fantastic sound quality, b) HILARITY, c) no heart attacks! Yet! Surely those will come later tonight! Anyway, thanks so much for your continued existence/excellence, thanks for the plug, and thanks for making my Chicago experience as magical as Ben Smith singing Christmas carols.


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