Thursday, 12 October 2017

The Hockey Show - Episode 264

The Hockey Show returns tonight on the eve of Pledge-O-Rama with a plethora of stories to go over. Teebz and Beans will be back in their respective saddles tonight as they navigate you through these stories, and we'll give our takes on these stories. Hockey is an interesting sport because just when you think you have it figured out, someone goes and does something that makes you question everything that's right in this world. That's not to say there aren't good stories, though, and we'll work some of those in tonight as well!

Check out these two master anglers! That's Dustin Byfuglien and Matt Hendricks of the Winnipeg Jets who decided to head out on the Fraser River in BC with the Sturgeon Slayers to see if they could wrangle themselves some sturgeon. It looks like Buff and Hendy have the catch of the day... but there's a wee detail being overlooked here. If these two players are both nursing injuries, should they be out in the Fraser River fishing for sturgeon? It seems there may be a bit of a morals and ethics dilemma here, so Beans and I will take a look at that issue as the 1-2-0 Jets prepare for a game against the Canucks tonight. We'll also talk about the Penguins visiting the White House and presenting Donald Trump with a golf bag, why Gary Bettman's "no politics on company time" stance is so off the mark that it's laughable, we'll do a quick tour around Europe again as we fill everyone in on our Friends of the Show, we'll preview the home opener for the Bisons women's hockey team and go over what happened last weekend, and much more! All this happens tonight at 5:30pm CT!

We're literally a day away from UMFM's annual pledge drive known as Pledge-O-Rama! UMFM, for those that are unaware, is a volunteer-driven, non-profit radio station located on the campus of the University of Manitoba. The station has been operating since 1998, and your donations via the Pledge-O-Rama campaign have allowed UMFM to accomplish a number of goals including upgrading the transmitter, gaining better technology so we can do things like remote broadcasts, and making upgrades to UMFM's in-studio equipment and facilities. Basically, the money you donate goes directly into making our programming and our broadcast quality better!

If you're a fan of The Hockey Show, all we can do is ask you to donate whatever it may be that you can afford so that we can continue to do great things like broadcasting Bisons women's hockey, broadcasting from community arenas and events, and bring great people on the show. While Beans and I won't see any money directly, UMFM will be using the money this year to redesign our aging website, purchase new computers for use at the station, set up a digital music library, and investing in capital improvements so that UMFM not only remains relevant in the Winnipeg market, but for fans and listeners across the world.

How do you donate? The easiest way is to donate online. The page itself is 128-bit encrypted for the highest security, and only our General Manager Jared McKetiak and our Program Director Michael Elves - our two longest-serving employees - have access to process these donations. In other words, we take great care and ensure that your information isn't shared with anyone. And we pride ourselves on that admission.

If you happen to donate, you also get some free UMFM gear! We don't want you going away empty-handed after helping us out, so make sure you go through these options and get what you want from us!
  • UMFM's Friends With Benefits Card: good for discounts and offers at a more than 40 local businesses!
  • UMFM Tote Bag: a classic heavy duty canvas bag!
  • UMFM Beer Stein: we're proudly calling this mug the Dietmar in honor of our favorite German listener!
  • UMFM T-shirts: the artwork was done by excellent local designer Roberta Landreth, and there are two designs you can choose from (of grab both)!
  • UMFM Toque: our new style is made by Carhartt, the premier manufacturer of warm, dependable outdoor gear!
  • UMFM sweatshirt: the same designs on the t-shirts can be found with sleeves and fleece!
  • UMFM earplugs: everyone gets a pair for donating, and we'll even toss in some stickers and temporary tattoos!
Now that you've seen the gear and figured out what you want, what do need to donate to get your wanted stuff?
Ok, so there's a ton of info here, and I apologize for that, but we need to get it out on the internet. If you tune in tonight or in any of the coming weeks, you'll hear us talking about Pledge-O-Rama. If you have questions, make sure you reach out!

So now you might be saying, "Teebz, how can I listen to the show?" We suggest that you download the UMFM app on your phone or tablet. It's the easiest and most convenient way to listen to any of UMFM's great shows any time of the day, so go get it! Just follow this link on your iDevice or this link for your Android device and get the UMFM app! It's never been easier to tune into The Hockey Show or UMFM! Download the UMFM app today, and don't miss any of our great programming or shows!

If you prefer social media, we try to remain up-to-speed there as well! Email all show questions and comments - including Pledge-O-Rama questions - to! Tweet me anytime with questions you may have by hitting me up at @TeebzHBIC on Twitter. You can also post some stuff to Facebook if you use the "Like" feature, and I always have crazy stuff posted there that doesn't make it to the blog or show.

Tonight, Teebz and Beans talk the Jets being photographed doing activities while injured, politics and the why sports is a microcosm of society, our European friends, the Bisons, and more only on The Hockey Show found on 101.5 UMFM and on the UMFM app!

PODCAST: October 12, 2017: Episode 264

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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