As NBC Sports Chicago’s replay of every game from the 2010 run continues (and tonight’s will be the Duncan Keith teeth matinee against the Sharks where the Hawks clinch the West), that means that Saturday night lines up nicely for Game 1 against the Flyers. That game was also on a Saturday night, and that’s a good thing, because the nervous drinking beforehand was only exacerbated by one of the most batshit, track meet games to kick off a final ever, let alone the post-lockout era. So sit down and join John, Sam, and I to relieve and re-drink the experience on HotMic. Grab the app at, promo code CLOWNSHOES.


You’ve heard us complain constantly about the Hawks broadcasts, or NBCSN broadcasts. Whether it’s Foley’s wavering commitment to this team, or Eddie O’s catchphrases, or Pierre McGuire’s…Pierre McGuire, you know what we think after all these yeas. Well, we’re going to do something about it.

Tomorrow night, we’re going to do our own broadcast of the Rangers-Hawks game. We’ll be doing it through Hot Mic, and yes, we’ll be coming through your TV. It’s your worst nightmare! Or maybe ours? We’re not sure, but we’re going to find out!

We know you have questions. So do we. Don’t worry, everything is synced, so we won’t be on delay and neither will your signal. What are we going to do? We have no idea! We’re going to figure it out together. Basically, we think it’ll be somewhat like watching the game with us at the bar. Or peeking behind the curtain into our text thread during games. Does that mean we might end up talking about Soundgarden for most of the 2nd period? Probably!

Anyway, we think this has a chance to be really fun, and we hope you’ll give it a try with us. It’s free to download, it’s free to watch, so you’ve got nothing to lose but your sanity! And you’ve already lost that if you’re reading and following us anyway. If it works, it’s definitely something we would do more often with the entire cast here.

We’re pretty excited about it. We hope you will be too.