Hello to you all, Adie here. You might know me from such things as Twitter and I can’t believe that in the 3 years I’ve been commenting on SPC this is my first guest post. Feel a bit bad really as Christine wrote some great pieces for my old blog(s) F1TailPipe and the well intentioned, but critically time consuming ezine F1Weekender.

You join us today for Sidepodcast’s first ever live commenting on a NHL Ice Hockey game. Mr C. wrote to me in the week and asked if I would be around to help comment / explain on the nuances of the sport as I’m a massive New York Rangers fan. Hopefully we’ll be watching their game against the Coyotes tonight. Stream being available.

So, simply put….what is Hockey (not "Ice Hockey" I might add…)

It is as the NHL describes it “the fastest team sport in the world”. It’s a 60 minute, 6 vs 6 game split into 3 20 minute periods. And every second counts – when the play stops, so does the clock.

The object of the game is to shoot the puck into the opposition net. Sounds easy? It’s not! Hockey is famously a rough game, and as long as you don’t skate into someone and lead with your stick “Cross checking”, intentionally skate them into the boards with the intent to injure “Boarding” or use your stick to trip “Hooking” pretty much anything goes – as this video shows!

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Now, that’s not to be said that it’s a free for all out there. There are rules, you can’t just go around beating people up. I’ll try to be around to explain what’s going on. But one thing you have a 50/50 chance of seeing is a fight. Usually they start if one player feels that another has taken liberties on the ice so, they’ll duke it out mano-a-mano. However, there’s a strict code of conduct here.

Both fighters need to be willing. They indicate this by “dropping gloves” – shaking their protective gloves to the ice. Usually the refs will try to break up a scuffle, but dropped gloves indicates them to back away. Both players will now fight until one goes to the ice. At this point, they’ll be given a 5 minute penalty each and sat in the “sin bin”.

Other penalties are explained here. I suggest you read them if you get the chance.

When a penalty is called, the offending player will, for a minor penalty receive 2 minutes in the box. His team will player with a man down on the ice for the duration of the penalty – or until the team on the ‘Power Play’ scores. Both teams then return to full strength.

A 5 minute penalty is called for a major foul, and a “game” penalty if you’ve been a particular idiot. A game penalty is Hockey’s version of a red card, and the offending player is sent off. However, his team doesn’t play with a man down outside of a 2 or 5 minute foul for the offence.

Lines

You will here commentators make reference to “lines”. These are the offensive or defensive players on the ice. Both teams will have 4 lines of 3 man offensive players –Left-Wing, Centre and Right-Wing and 4 lines of 2 man defensive units. Plus a goal keeper on the ice.

Any team can have 6 players on the ice at a time – 5 skaters and 1 ‘keeper. These are swapped ad-hoc and different lines will be used a different times of the game – typically a teams’ best players will be on the first 2 offensive / defensive lines. These players will get the majority of the time on the ice.

If the there is one goal in the game, then the losing team will usually take their keeper off in the last minute of a game and replace him with another skater to force an equalising goal. This is at the risk of the other team scoring in the empty net however.

Overtime

What I like about American sports is….you can’t draw. There must be a winner and a loser. If at the end of the 60 minutes, known as regulation time the scores are tied then there will be a 5 minute period of overtime played – first to score wins. Both teams will play with a 5 players to open up the ice. If after overtime the scores are still tied then there will be a best of 3 shootout, with sudden death deciding the winner if that’s still tied.

I can’t really explain any more as you’ll understand more by watching!

189 responses

  • Lukeh17/12/2011 at 22:12

    Tempted to give this a go, although my knowledge of Hockey is limited to Mighty Ducks, old megadrive and PS2 NHL games (go detroit red wings and.. the North america all stars team!)

    What time does it start? Can't see a time in the post Adie!

  • jwcrummett17/12/2011 at 22:13

    I think it starts in 45 minutes. Wish I could stick around and partake, but I gotta go to yoga! :)

  • Steven Roy17/12/2011 at 22:14

    Starts at 1am according to http://www.nhl.com/ice/schedulebyweek.htm#?navid=nav-sch-main

  • jwcrummett17/12/2011 at 22:14

    Wait, guess I'm off, starts in 2 hours 45 minutes? 8PM Eastern.

  • Lukeh17/12/2011 at 22:16

    Starts at 1am according to www.nhl.com/ice/s…avid=nav-sch-main

    ooh

    if I'm still awake I'll join in with the fun, not sure if I will though. Timezones are silly.

  • RG17/12/2011 at 22:34

    Booo Rangers. (This dislike has only started since someone bought one of the worst hats in the existence of hats.)

    I'll be here. Though I must admit this may be the first time I've ever had a sporting clash at 1am... I think the Froch fight is around that time.

  • Adie17/12/2011 at 23:36

    Oi Ryan...leave my hat alone!

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 00:39
  • Mr C18/12/2011 at 00:48
  • Mr C18/12/2011 at 00:52

    nice stats!

    http://www.nhl.com/ice/icetracker.htm?id=2011020475

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 00:53

    If you like it and can stretch to the online package it's great. Much better quality than the dodgy link I've given you...

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 00:54
  • Mr C18/12/2011 at 00:56

    Does this work?

    "please tune into away freed during transmission break"

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 00:56

    Hmmm.....not sure it does then. Sorry!

  • Mr C18/12/2011 at 00:57

    no worries. how are you watching?

  • Mr C18/12/2011 at 00:57

    have downloaded the free nhl app: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/nhl-gamecenter-2011-2012/id465092669?mt=8

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 00:59

    I have a subscription to the

  • Jordan F1 (The disgruntled ex-Williams Fan)18/12/2011 at 00:59

    Rangers ???? Don't you guys still have the longest ever dought between Stanley Cup wins? Something like 50 years ?

    Viva Les Habs!

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 01:00

    I have a subscription to the GameCenter Live Package

  • Mr C18/12/2011 at 01:00

    I have a subscription to the GameCenter Live Package

    ah-ha.

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 01:00

    Rangers ???? Don't you guys still have the longest ever dought between Stanley Cup wins? Something like 50 years ?

    1994

  • Steven Roy18/12/2011 at 01:01

    Looks like I am just in time

  • Mr C18/12/2011 at 01:02

    we has video!

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 01:02

    Excellent. Looks like I'm about 10 seconds behind you

  • Steven Roy18/12/2011 at 01:04

    Land Rover sponsoring ice hockey coverage

  • Jordan F1 (The disgruntled ex-Williams Fan)18/12/2011 at 01:04

    Coyotes Crap. That team should have moved over to my current hometown if there was any justice in this world. Darn Make Beliefs being only 100 km away....

  • Mr C18/12/2011 at 01:06

    twitter accounts to follow:

    https://twitter.com/#!/thenyrangers

    https://twitter.com/#!/phoenixcoyotes

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 01:10

    twitter accounts to follow:

    My list

  • Jordan F1 (The disgruntled ex-Williams Fan)18/12/2011 at 01:11

    Little bit sloppy on the attempted tic-tac-toe...

  • Mr C18/12/2011 at 01:11
  • Adie18/12/2011 at 01:11

    Whats the quality of your feed like? (Rangers are in white BTW!)

  • Steven Roy18/12/2011 at 01:12

    Feed is patchy

  • Mr C18/12/2011 at 01:12

    Feed is patchy

    good here.

    colour is a bit washed out, but no glitches.

  • Jordan F1 (The disgruntled ex-Williams Fan)18/12/2011 at 01:14

    The Colours are not the best. Ikeep thinking of NYRvs. Detroit as the red look sa little bit closer to Detriot's red than Phoenix's red....

  • Mr C18/12/2011 at 01:14

    The Colours are not the best. Ikeep thinking of NYRvs. Detroit as the red look sa little bit closer to Detriot's red than Phoenix's red....

    my ice is kinda yellow :)

  • Steven Roy18/12/2011 at 01:15

    My ice looks OK but the frame rate is very low

  • Jordan F1 (The disgruntled ex-Williams Fan)18/12/2011 at 01:15

    If the Coyotes are playing, where it the road-runnersZ :P

  • Mr C18/12/2011 at 01:15

    My ice looks OK but the frame rate is very low

    this one?

    http://www.firstrowsports.tv/watch/98480/1/watch-phoenix-coyotes-vs-new-york-rangers.html

  • Steven Roy18/12/2011 at 01:16

    this one?

    Yes. It's the only one I can find that doesn't need plugins installed

  • Jordan F1 (The disgruntled ex-Williams Fan)18/12/2011 at 01:17

    The Colours are not the best. Ikeep thinking of NYRvs. Detroit as the red look sa little bit closer to Detriot's red than Phoenix's red....

    Might also be wishful thinking on my part. I love seeing originial six teams play enough other. Especially if Toronto gets walloped....

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 01:17

    I have a 720p feed, but the contrast isn't great.

    I'll have a hunt around for another...

  • RG18/12/2011 at 01:18

    Might also be wishful thinking on my part. I love seeing originial six teams play enough other. Especially if Toronto gets walloped....

    You say that and the Canucks score, thats just not very nice.

  • Mr C18/12/2011 at 01:18

    realtime stats are pretty damn cool. no idea how they're working that, but another sport that puts f1 in the dark ages.

    why can't i get icons for every pass on track?

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 01:20

    Carl Hagelin is a first year pro, looks like he'll be someone a bit special with his speed....

  • Jordan F1 (The disgruntled ex-Williams Fan)18/12/2011 at 01:20

    RG 18/12/2011 at 01:18:16

    Might also be wishful thinking on my part. I love seeing originial six teams play enough other. Especially if Toronto gets walloped....

    You say that and the Canucks score, thats just not very nice.

    Go Vancouver Go !

  • Mr C18/12/2011 at 01:23

    ouchy.

  • Jordan F1 (The disgruntled ex-Williams Fan)18/12/2011 at 01:23

    Darn. Devils leading Habs, 2 - 1.

  • Mr C18/12/2011 at 01:23

    w00t!

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 01:23

    ouchy.

    Yup. 2 minute power play now - Coyotes will play with a man down for 2 mins or until they score.

  • Jordan F1 (The disgruntled ex-Williams Fan)18/12/2011 at 01:24

    That was quick. PPG.

  • Steven Roy18/12/2011 at 01:24

    That didn't take long. 20 seconds of a power play to score

  • Mr C18/12/2011 at 01:24

    Yup. 2 minute power play now - Coyotes will play with a man down for 2 mins or until they score.

    cheers. they made light work of it.

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 01:24

    Blimey that was quick....and I am 20 seconds behind you

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 01:26

    As it's late and there shouldn't be any kiddies around a Gaborik goal is known amongst NYR fans as a Gaborgasim....

  • Steven Roy18/12/2011 at 01:26

    Re-loaded the stream and the frame rate is now good. It was about 3 or 4 fps before

  • Jordan F1 (The disgruntled ex-Williams Fan)18/12/2011 at 01:27

    Go Habs Go 1

    Go Canucks go!

    This game, - meh!

  • Jordan F1 (The disgruntled ex-Williams Fan)18/12/2011 at 01:28

    Excellent! Montreal 3, New Jersey 2 in the 2nd with 10:40 on the clock!

  • Mr C18/12/2011 at 01:30

    wait... the goal moved?

  • Jordan F1 (The disgruntled ex-Williams Fan)18/12/2011 at 01:31

    I am going to teh TV and watch the Habs play. See everyone later.

  • Steven Roy18/12/2011 at 01:31

    wait... the goal moved?

    It's only held in place very lightly.

  • Mr C18/12/2011 at 01:31

    I am going to teh TV and watch the Habs play. See everyone later.

    see ya chap.

  • Steven Roy18/12/2011 at 01:31

    Bye Jordan

  • Mr C18/12/2011 at 01:31

    It's only held in place very lightly.

    i've never seen a goal move before. can you still score?

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 01:31

    i've never seen a goal move before. can you still score?

    No...they stop play. They're pegged into the ice...

  • Mr C18/12/2011 at 01:32

    No...they stop play. They're pegged into the ice...

    ta.

  • RG18/12/2011 at 01:32

    I am going to teh TV and watch the Habs play. See everyone later.

    Shame you went chap, Leafs just equalised.

  • Jordan F1 (The disgruntled ex-Williams Fan)18/12/2011 at 01:32

    It's only held in place very lightly.

    i've never seen a goal move before. can you still score?

    No. they stop the game until teh goal posts are attached.

  • Steven Roy18/12/2011 at 01:32

    i've never seen a goal move before. can you still score?

    No.

    THere is no way they could prepare the ice if the goal was a permanent installation. Besides if it was in solid it would end up getting bent

  • Jordan F1 (The disgruntled ex-Williams Fan)18/12/2011 at 01:33

    I am going to teh TV and watch the Habs play. See everyone later.

    Shame you went chap, Leafs just equalised

    Darn you, Vancouver!

  • Steven Roy18/12/2011 at 01:33

    Basketball pre-season? Did their season not just finish?

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 01:34

    5-on-3 power play. They run concurrently. They play the balance of the 1st power play with 3 on the ice, then 4 for the rest of the second...

  • RG18/12/2011 at 01:34

    THere is no way they could prepare the ice if the goal was a permanent installation. Besides if it was in solid it would end up getting bent

    I'm not entirely sure in the USA, but certainly more in Europe, the stadiums aren't just solely used for hockey. i remember when the Vipers played and it was a music arena, basketball court, basically would be impossible to be permanent.

  • Mr C18/12/2011 at 01:35

    I'm not entirely sure in the USA, but certainly more in Europe, the stadiums aren't just solely used for hockey. i remember when the Vipers played and it was a music arena, basketball court, basically would be impossible to be permanent.

    football goals can be removed, right. but not moved during the game.

    i like it though.

  • Steven Roy18/12/2011 at 01:35

    I'm not entirely sure in the USA, but certainly more in Europe, the stadiums aren't just solely used for hockey. i remember when the Vipers played and it was a music arena, basketball court, basically would be impossible to be permanent.

    I imagine NHL rinks are generally only used for hockey

  • Steven Roy18/12/2011 at 01:36

    football goals can be removed, right. but not moved during the game.

    Modern goals can be removed but they are not easily removed.

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 01:36

    I imagine NHL rinks are generally only used for hockey

    Surprisingly not. The Rangers play at MSG and they do Hockey, Basketball, Concerts and WWE etc there....

  • Mr C18/12/2011 at 01:42

    fight?

  • Steven Roy18/12/2011 at 01:42

    fight?

    Minor disagreement

  • Mr C18/12/2011 at 01:42

    Minor disagreement

    ah

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 01:43

    fight?

    Well that didn't get going!

  • Steven Roy18/12/2011 at 01:43

    fight?

    When it is a fight you won't need to ask if it is a fight or not

  • Mr C18/12/2011 at 01:43

    When it is a fight you won't need to ask if it is a fight or not

    :)

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 01:43

    When it is a fight you won't need to ask if it is a fight or not

    Too true!

  • Mr C18/12/2011 at 01:45

    WOW

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 01:46

    We don't have Sean Avery in the lineup tonight so the chance of a fight is greatly reduced. Mostly because he's a gobby so-and-so and winds people up. Rupp and Boyle like to mix it up, and so does Dubinsky so fingers crossed ;)

  • Steven Roy18/12/2011 at 01:46

    Wasn't expecting that

  • Mr C18/12/2011 at 01:46

    9 secs to go. unreal.

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 01:46

    :(

  • Mr C18/12/2011 at 01:47

    how long is the break?

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 01:47

    how long is the break?

    15 minutes exactly. They'll redo the ice....

  • Mr C18/12/2011 at 01:48

    15 minutes exactly. They'll redo the ice....

    cool. time for beer and snacks.

    not sure i'll make it to the end of the game though, do you do this every week?

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 01:49

    not sure i'll make it to the end of the game though, do you do this every week?

    I do at weekends if I can stay up. Midweek games I catch the highlights - used to watch the game in the morning in my old job if I was WFH. Bit a pain tonight as it's an hour later than usual

  • RG18/12/2011 at 01:50

    not sure i'll make it to the end of the game though, do you do this every week?

    Considering its like an 80 game season, excluding the playoffs and the Stanley Cup...

  • Mr C18/12/2011 at 01:50

    Considering its like an 80 game season, excluding the playoffs and the Stanley Cup...

    jeeeez!

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 01:51

    Considering its like an 80 game season, excluding the playoffs and the Stanley Cup...

    jeeeez!

    Well...82 if we're being pedantic. Then the playoffs are best of 7 series...

  • Steven Roy18/12/2011 at 01:52

    Well...82 if we're being pedantic. Then the playoffs are best of 7 series...

    Part timers. Baseball is 162

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 01:52

    And I can't remember if you play 4 or 5 series to win the cup...

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 01:52

    Part timers. Baseball is 162

    Haha

  • Mr C18/12/2011 at 01:52

    Well...82 if we're being pedantic. Then the playoffs are best of 7 series...

    Part timers. Baseball is 162

    i'm baffled how people find the time.

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 01:53

    Part timers. Baseball is 162

    I didn't realise that Baseball was such a long season... That's a game every other night during the regular season.

  • Steven Roy18/12/2011 at 01:55

    I didn't realise that Baseball was such a long season... That's a game every other night during the regular season.

    More than that. They play 3 or 4 days then have one or two off. Occasionally they will play 2 in one day

  • Joe in Fla18/12/2011 at 01:57

    More than that. They play 3 or 4 days then have one or two off. Occasionally they will play 2 in one day

    Don't forget make up games for rainouts

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 01:58

    If you want something to watch this week I can whole heartedly recommend this

    The New York Rangers are playing the Philly Flyers in the "Winter Classic" - a regular season game that's a throwback to the old days. Played outside, this year at Phillies baseball stadium in front of 80,000 people (IIRC) they're running a 4 part behind the scenes series in the run up to the match - it's a great programme and will give you some more insight into the sport...

  • Mr C18/12/2011 at 02:04

    The New York Rangers are playing the Philly Flyers in the "Winter Classic" - a regular season game that's a throwback to the old days. Played outside, this year at Phillies baseball stadium in front of 80,000 people (IIRC) they're running a 4 part behind the scenes series in the run up to the match - it's a great programme and will give you some more insight into the sport...

    cheers.

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 02:05

    Argh!!!

  • Mr C18/12/2011 at 02:06

    man down.

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 02:08

    man down.

    We don't need any more injuries. We're already down 2 players with concussions. That looked painful - they're hard men though so a few stitches and he'll be back...

  • Mr C18/12/2011 at 02:08

    We don't need any more injuries. We're already down 2 players with concussions. That looked painful - they're hard men though so a few stitches and he'll be back...

    tonight?

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 02:08

    tonight?

    Probably!

  • Mr C18/12/2011 at 02:09

    crazy

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 02:14

    That's not to say they don't take injuries seriously - especially concussions. Sidney Crosby (arguably) the no 1 player in the NHL has been out for over a year with a concussion - returned for 5-6 games but is now sitting out again.

    The Rangers are missing their no 1 defence man due to This hit from his BROTHER of all people He's been out since March '11 and is only now back to light skating duties. This hit took Sauer out on the 5th December

  • Mr C18/12/2011 at 02:16

    That's not to say they don't take injuries seriously - especially concussions. Sidney Crosby (arguably) the no 1 player in the NHL has been out for over a year with a concussion - returned for 5-6 games but is now sitting out again.

    ouch.

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 02:20

    Fedotenko (who went off for stitches) is back on the bench....

  • Mr C18/12/2011 at 02:24

    Fedotenko (who went off for stitches) is back on the bench....

    un.real.

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 02:26

    It's not been the most exciting game and I'm sorry for that!!! Pittsburgh are beating Buffalo (It's a real place!!) 8-3. Detroit are winning 8-2

    We want goals!!!

  • Mr C18/12/2011 at 02:26

    that looked close.

  • Mr C18/12/2011 at 02:27

    It's not been the most exciting game and I'm sorry for that!!! Pittsburgh are beating Buffalo (It's a real place!!) 8-3. Detroit are winning 8-2

    am enjoying, appreciate the introduction.

    it's good that it's not mindblowing, following a full season would likely kill me. have learnt a lot already.

  • Steven Roy18/12/2011 at 02:30

    It's not been the most exciting game and I'm sorry for that!!! Pittsburgh are beating Buffalo (It's a real place!!) 8-3. Detroit are winning 8-2

    I think too many goals in a first game doesn't give time to understand the game

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 02:31

    am enjoying, appreciate the introduction.

    it's good that it's not mindblowing, following a full season would likely kill me. have learnt a lot already.

    How. Did. That. Not. Go. In.

    Heartstopping!!!

    And not a problem - glad to share. The games are usually more exciting than this though. There will be a winner tonight though, I kinda like that fact.

    I can't do every game - certainly not those on a school night. There are regular "Matinee" games too which are nice. They're 3pm starts, which is 8pm in the UK (at weekends) so they're always a welcome time.

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 02:32

    I think too many goals in a first game doesn't give time to understand the game

    True - there are subtleties - I'll explain "Icing" another time, and you've picked up on the fact if the goalie chooses to cover the puck then the game restarts from a face off?!

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 02:35

    Crikey. Look at his sewn-together-face. Feds you loonie!

  • Steven Roy18/12/2011 at 02:36

    Crikey. Look at his sewn-together-face. Feds you loonie!

    :)

  • Mr C18/12/2011 at 02:38

    oooooooooooooops.

  • Steven Roy18/12/2011 at 02:39

    Phoenix scored. I thought the goal tender had it

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 02:39

    Ah noo

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 02:40

    A 'Delayed' penalty is like the advantage in footy. If the team who 'earns' then penalty still retains the puck then they penalty is delayed until they lost possession. That team will often pull their goalkeeper for another player because as soon as they lose possession the penalty starts. Make sense?

  • Steven Roy18/12/2011 at 02:40

    Rangers seem to go to sleep at the end of each period

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 02:41

    Rangers seem to go to sleep at the end of each period

    Yeah. It's a trend that's becoming ever more obvious as each game passes.

  • Mr C18/12/2011 at 02:41

    A 'Delayed' penalty is like the advantage in footy. If the team who 'earns' then penalty still retains the puck then they penalty is delayed until they lost possession. That team will often pull their goalkeeper for another player because as soon as they lose possession the penalty starts. Make sense?

    yup!

  • Steven Roy18/12/2011 at 02:41

    A 'Delayed' penalty is like the advantage in footy. If the team who 'earns' then penalty still retains the puck then they penalty is delayed until they lost possession. That team will often pull their goalkeeper for another player because as soon as they lose possession the penalty starts. Make sense?

    Just like NFL. If there is a penalty against the defence the offence will try what would normally be a very risky long pass. If it works they end up 50 yards up field and if it doesn't they get the penalty yards

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 02:42

    Their coach John Torterella (or Torts) is a bit of a character - as the 24-7 link I sent you earlier shows. I wouldn't want to be in that dressing room now, Fergie and the flying teacups has nothing on him

  • Mr C18/12/2011 at 02:49

    gonna have to call it a night. appreciate the thread and company y'all.

  • Steven Roy18/12/2011 at 02:50

    gonna have to call it a night. appreciate the thread and company y'all.

    Good night

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 02:50

    gonna have to call it a night. appreciate the thread and company y'all.

    Goodnight sir - Hope you enjoyed your introduction.

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 02:50

    Looks like we're holding the fort Steven!

  • Mr C18/12/2011 at 02:52

    Goodnight sir - Hope you enjoyed your introduction.

    v/much so.

  • Steven Roy18/12/2011 at 02:52

    Looks like we're holding the fort Steven!

    THe late start is always a problem with US sports. I am not sure how much longer I will be able to stay awake. At least this is getting my body clock set up for tomorrow night's NFL game

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 02:53

    THe late start is always a problem with US sports. I am not sure how much longer I will be able to stay awake. At least this is getting my body clock set up for tomorrow night's NFL game

    :D - It's why I'm pleased I support an eastern conference team. I'd usually be in bed by now. The later starts are a killer. Hoping the Winter Classic is a Matinee (I'm going to check) as it'll be a great occasion to be part of - just not on a school night!

  • Steven Roy18/12/2011 at 02:54

    It would be interesting to watch an outside game. West coast games are a nightmare

  • RG18/12/2011 at 02:54

    Looks like we're holding the fort Steven!

    Sorry... two blokes (or the way this is going, one) trying to knock each other out has gained more of my attention.

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 02:56

    Sorry... two blokes (or the way this is going, one) trying to knock each other out has gained more of my attention.

    Do you have a feed. I like Froch's defence of 'Just hit my face'!

  • Steven Roy18/12/2011 at 02:57

    Sorry... two blokes (or the way this is going, one) trying to knock each other out has gained more of my attention.

    I assume Froch is not doing well

  • RG18/12/2011 at 02:58

    Do you have a feed. I like Froch's defence of 'Just hit my face'!

    I'm just using Sky Go sorry.

    I assume Froch is not doing well

    He's getting pummeled.

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 02:58

    Ah. I have this - my parents don't have Sky Sports and we're here for the weekend. I shall go look!

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 02:59

    Ah. I have this - my parents don't have Sky Sports and we're here for the weekend. I shall go look!

    Thanks Sir!

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 02:59

    Goooooooaaaal!

  • jwcrummett18/12/2011 at 03:01

    What'd I miss?!?!

    Go Preds!

  • Steven Roy18/12/2011 at 03:02

    Froch stream

    http://www.vipbox.tv/watch/23762/3/skysports-/-showtime--super-6-final---andre-ward-vs-carl-froch-live-stream-online.html

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 03:02

    What'd I miss?!?!

    Gabby turned over a loose puck and buried it right at the start of the 3rd!

  • jwcrummett18/12/2011 at 03:03

    Wait, am I supposed to be seeing boxing?

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 03:03

    Froch stream

    Thanks Steven. I have it on Sky Go on my iPhone...

    I'm sat here at 3am like a proper sports goon...

  • Steven Roy18/12/2011 at 03:04

    Wait, am I supposed to be seeing boxing?

    There is ice hockey and boxing on.

    Hockey

    http://www.firstrowsports.tv/watch/98480/1/watch-phoenix-coyotes-vs-new-york-rangers.html

  • jwcrummett18/12/2011 at 03:06

    You know I have an original Coyotes jersey lying around somewhere...

  • jwcrummett18/12/2011 at 03:06

    I used to cheer for them for a while.

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 03:07

    You know I have an original Coyotes jersey lying around somewhere...

    Nice.

    If I didn't need the money - I'd like this: http://shop.nhl.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12193186&cp=3176615&clickid=body_bestsell_txt

  • jwcrummett18/12/2011 at 03:10

    Thats pretty cool. Where are you geographically Adie?

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 03:10

    Thats pretty cool. Where are you geographically Adie?

    UK, Usually Milton Keynes. Tonight - Poole. You?

  • jwcrummett18/12/2011 at 03:12

    Missoula, Montana, USA

  • jwcrummett18/12/2011 at 03:12

    My favorite NHL commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STTwVkkkoTY

    It's Ranger Related.

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 03:14

    It's Ranger Related.

    It's got Messier and Gretzky in it....how can you not like that??!

  • jwcrummett18/12/2011 at 03:21

    Messier tossing a chess table!

  • jwcrummett18/12/2011 at 03:21

    Nice save.

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 03:27

    This is a massive PP

  • jwcrummett18/12/2011 at 03:30

    Puck was just hanging there for a moment.

  • jwcrummett18/12/2011 at 03:31

    Oohh...so close.

  • jwcrummett18/12/2011 at 03:31

    Oooh that was a goal!

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 03:31

    Blimey.

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 03:31

    Thats in

  • jwcrummett18/12/2011 at 03:32

    Talk about waiting until the last moment...

  • jwcrummett18/12/2011 at 03:32

    They gotta have a replay to overturn it..

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 03:32

    0.1 second. Are you kidding me. Dubi's been useless all season too!

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 03:33

    Mr C....what are you missing??! *HeadPing!*

  • jwcrummett18/12/2011 at 03:33

    Hah! Yeah, He missed one heck of an ending!!

  • jwcrummett18/12/2011 at 03:34

    Wow.

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 03:34

    Oh Hell yeah! What a finish!!!!

  • jwcrummett18/12/2011 at 03:35

    I got home just in time!

  • Adie18/12/2011 at 03:38

    Right. On that note I'm off to bed. Laters everyone - cheers for tonight, much appreciated. Hope you enjoyed it.

  • jwcrummett18/12/2011 at 03:38

    Night.

  • jackie18/12/2011 at 13:01

    Nice to see you writig again Adie, it's just a shame that I missed the live comments

  • Mr C18/12/2011 at 14:28

    I'm sat here at 3am like a proper sports goon...

    hehe!

    looks like i missed a classic finish. awesome stuff.

  • Steven Roy18/12/2011 at 18:07

    Nice to see you writig again Adie, it's just a shame that I missed the live comments

    I am sure that there will be more ice hockey live commented on soon Jackie

  • jwcrummett18/12/2011 at 18:59

    When are we gonna do an NFL game?

  • Steven Roy18/12/2011 at 21:28

    When are we gonna do an NFL game?

    Every Sunday night we do the late game so tonight Baltimore Ravens at the San Diego Chargers at 1:20am Generally we do them on google plus but for the playoffs and superbowl we should do them here because the dashboard is light years ahead of google plus.

    And the superbowl is now an established event on sidepodcast.

    For Mr C. The Ravens wear purple and you supported them the last time we watched them because of that and they lost.

    Shock horror. The Colts actually won a game today. So won 1 lost 13. Not a great season

  • jwcrummett18/12/2011 at 21:42

    The Colts beat my team...Good job Titans!!

  • Steven Roy18/12/2011 at 21:48

    The Colts beat my team...Good job Titans!!

    Just watching some of the highlights at http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2011121802/2011/REG15/[email protected]#menu=highlights&tab=recap

    Nice to see a 3rd choice QB throwing blocks to get the winning score. I guess Painter's career as a starting QB is over

  • jwcrummett18/12/2011 at 21:53

    Where on google+?

  • Steven Roy18/12/2011 at 21:57

    Where on google+?

    I will put a post up about an hour before the game and link it here and on twitter. Otherwise Mr C forgets that there is a game every week.

    For anyone who is interested the Pro Bowl ballot closes tomorrow so if you want to vote for your favourite players vote now

    http://www.nfl.com/probowl/ballot?icampaign=PB_NFLNOW&module=HP11_more_now

  • Mr C18/12/2011 at 23:46

    For Mr C. The Ravens wear purple and you supported them the last time we watched them because of that and they lost.

    heheh.

    although, having live commented giggles and NHL this weekend i'm a little commented out, so may only be around for a little bit.

  • Steven Roy19/12/2011 at 00:14

    Google + post for live commenting the NFL game

    https://plus.google.com/117957733344029021708/posts/gjPZjJA63Br