(WARNING: STRONG ADULT LANGUAGE AND HUMOR. LISTENER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.)
PUCK SOUP is the hockey podcast on the Nerdist network from Puck Daddy editor Greg Wyshynski and Dave Lozo of Vice Sports, Uproxx and The Comeback. This is a hockey podcast, in the sense that the talk about hockey, both on the ice and about fan culture. That’s the “puck.” This is also a podcast about movies, TV, fast food, life lessons and general idiocy. That’s the “soup.”
In Episode 42, Greg and Dave speak with author Dan Barbarisi, whose excellent new book “Dueling With Kings” chronicles his amazing adventures playing (and winning quite a lot at) daily fantasy hockey. Plus, Greg gets a nasty letter from Devils coach John Hynes’s “personal brander” or whatever; the boys debate the Hart Trophy race; looking at the issues in the U.S. women’s national team vs. USA Hockey; the Winter Classic at Citi Field; looking at the Top 50 fast food items and why millennials have to stop eating Frostys; monkey movies vs. movies with monkeys; the Puck Soup mailbag; and just in time for the big tournament, it’s Puck Soup March MuteUs, the Tournament of Annoying On-Air Hockey Commentators. Sponsored by Seat Geek and Harry’s Razors.
Here’s your syllabus:
OPEN: Greg gets a nasty letter from Devils’ coach John Hynes’s “brand manager” or something, and Dave reads it.
20:40: The Hart Trophy race is cray.
24:00: Monkey movies vs. movies with monkeys in them
28:40: The Vezina Trophy race is cray.
32:45: It’s Dan Barbarisi, author of “Dueling With Kings,” an inside look at daily fantasy sports. It’s a great interview and you’ll love it.
1:00:20: The women’s hockey boycott of IIHF worlds, and why USA Hockey looks really, really bad right now.
1:19:00: It’s MARCH MUTE-THIS, the tournament of hockey commentators!
1:37:00: Puck Soup Mailbag!
1:40:00: The Ringer Top 50 food things. We have issues.
Here’s the MARCH MUTE-THIS bracket:
Vote for all the bracket matchups on the Puck Soup Twitter!