IceMen Insights Podcast #208:
“Insights” Debuts on “IceMen Live”

Next LIVE Broadcast: TBD

(Note: For reasons I will not disclose, “IceMen Insights” will be taking at least the next few weeks off. Until the show returns, I will continue to post regular blog updates here on IceMenManiacs.com. The site is currently generating more traffic than ever before, so thank you for your support!)

At the start of the week, the IceMen were leading the North Division and hadn’t lost in regulation at home in more than 2 months. And for the first time in what seems like even longer than that, “IceMen Insights” returned – but as part of “IceMen Live” on Monday night. If you missed the live broadcast on WEOA, our FREE podcast will help you get up to speed! In this week’s “IceMen Insights” episode…

Derick and I discuss the IceMen finally beating Greenville, moving up in the standings and “pushing down 9th,” Peter Sakaris dropping the gloves, Mike Clemente being in the zone, IceMen among the league leaders, Dylan Clarke’s rehab progress, Tom Zanoski’s departure, and the Allen York trade.

This week’s topics also include big crowds and the team’s performance in front of them, opposing players loving the Ford Center, the San Francisco Bulls ceasing operations immediately, our regular Injury & Transaction Report, another Skate Down Memory Lane, our weekly update on The Birds and The BJs, and a look ahead at upcoming IceMen games.

In addition, we debut a new segment called “Hockey 101,” aimed at helping fans understand the nuances and idiosyncracies of hockey. We tackle the plus/minus stat that confuses many new fans, and discuss the term “half board” that fans often hear on TV and radio broadcasts.

Plus: Derick’s wife throws him under the bus, Derick then throws himself under the bus, Shocker dons a fedora, “Krug the Thug,” a funny story about Chad “Beefcake” Burleigh, saving new players from Brian Patafie, Kiss and beach volleyball, an IceMen fan hilariously heckles Komets forward Kaleigh Schrock on Twitter, Veggie Tales, and podcast-exclusive commercial break filler – including a classic “Real Men of Genius” spoof!

To download and listen (MP3 format), simply click below!

Episode 208 – Aired Jan. 27, 2014 (54:32 – 49.9 MB)

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About the Show

“IceMen Insights” is produced by IceMenManiacs.com and Evansville’s WEOA (the flagship station of the IceMen Radio Network), offering IceMen fans a FREE regular podcast about IceMen hockey. Airing weekly (as schedules allow) during the season and also occasionally during the off-season, the show is hosted by IceMen play-by-play broadcaster Derick “The Mouth of the IceMen” Benigni and IceMenManiacs.com Webmaster and Senior Writer Michael “Shocker” Shockley.

“IceMen Insights” is part of “IceMen Live,” which airs LIVE from 7 to 9 PM (CT) on Mondays on WEOA. The show is produced in front of an all-ages audience at either BackStage Bar & Grill in Downtown Evansville or Beef O’Brady’s in Newburgh. The interactive “Insights” airs in two separate segments at the start and end of each “Live,” with Derick interviewing IceMen players in between.

“Insights” can be heard LIVE over-the-air in Evansville on WEOA (98.5 FM or 1400 AM) or online in a variety of places. The show is streamed LIVE worldwide via WEOA985FM.com and EvansvilleIceMen.com, as well as TuneIn.com and the TuneIn Radio App (on most smartphones and tablets). Fans in attendance can ask questions and suggest discussion topics as the show happens, and listeners can also chime in via Derick’s Twitter (@derick_b_) to do the same.

The “IceMen Insights” portion of “IceMen Live” is recorded and later made available as a FREE (and commercial‑free) download as an MP3 podcast right here on IceMenManiacs.com. (The podcast will generally be posted on Tuesday or Wednesday.) Visit our Podcast, Video, Photos & More page for a complete archive of “IceMen Insights” episodes. The podcasts are presented in MP3 format and should play fine on virtually any computer, laptop, tablet, or portable MP3 player.

Feel free to shoot Shocker an e-mail (send it to stormfreak44@yahoo.com and put “IceMen Insights” in the subject line) if you have any comments or questions about the show, suggestions for future topics of discussion, or questions you’d like us to answer during the next episode. You can also drop us a line on Facebook via Derick’s page or Shocker’s page. In addition, fans are welcome to chime in over on the Maniac Message Board!

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