The Danbury Hat Tricks are having a very successful season, especially on home ice but it's about to get even better.
They are going to skate like the wind, hit like a brick and rise like bread because of the inspirational words ringing in their ears from my lips.
In late December I wrote an article about the Hat Tricks sweeping a home series and delighting Hat City fans. In it, I came up with a quote, the kind you'd find in a cheesy sports movie, and it was:
"There is no tomorrow, only today and today we fight. Today we leave it all on the ice, one last time." - Lou Milano
Soon after I got a text from Danbury Hat Tricks Head Coach Dave MacIsaac and he told me they loved the quote and were going to turn it into a banner for the locker room. I texted back "LOL" and probably said something brilliant like "that would be sweet" and I moved on with my life.
Then on Wednesday (1/12/21) it happened, I got a new group text from MacIsaac and team ownership Partner/Executive Herm Sorcher and they sent the following picture.
It happened, they did it and I'm hyped! Right away I told the guys I was going to write an article about it and asked one of them to provide me with a quote. This is what they wrote:
"Dave is the best guy for the quote."
"It came in today. It will hang in the hallway going down to the ice. The team hasn't seen it yet."
Those are heartfelt words from these two men that I will never forget them, especially the part where Dave said "It came in today." As soon as I saw that, my heart jumped, it's amazing stuff and today was a good day.
The quote I came up with was actually, really derivative, it's just an extension on Apollo Creed's "There is no tomorrow" moment in Rocky 3.
Get to the Danbury Ice Arena tomorrow night (1/15/22) to cheer on the Danbury Hat Tricks when they skate against/demolish the Binghamton Black Bears
P.S. The best line is really "the team hasn't seen it yet." That is a warning to me that it may not last long. "The team hasn't seen it yet" is code for they don't know who you are, and they probably won't care but if they do, it will be because they don't like it and will take it down. LOL!
P.S. #2 - Poor bastards, the Texas Longhorns get Matthew McConaughey, and the Danbury Hat Tricks get DJ Smoov Nuts AKA Me.
Wildest Wildlife Encounters in Greater Danbury Area
Things can get wild if you live in the Greater Danbury, CT area, just ask anyone with a camera. The Ethan and Lou Morning Show on I-95 did just that, asking our listeners to share their animal encounters. Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My.
Amazing Pictures and Facts About I-95 (WRKI) and it's Broadcast Tower
Mark Weiss is a retired broadcast engineer, avid I-95 listener and a drone enthusiast. Recently, I published an article that featured drone photography and Mark messaged me and said, "that's nothing, you should see what I have."
I asked him to share what he had and he sent these stunning photos. He photographed the I-95 (WRKI) broadcast tower from above. Weiss shot the photos in 2018. He sent them to me and attached a note that read: "Flown by DJI Phantom 4 Pro 2.0."
Rather than just publish the photos, I wanted to add some accessory information. I spoke to a few current employees, a few former employees and dug through the oldest file cabinet we have to find out some things, even I didn't know. These are some amazing photos of our broadcast tower and some fun information about it's history and the history of I-95.
Youtube Video Proves There is More Nightlife in Danbury Than I Thought
I'm at Hat City resident and have been for the last six years, and last year we moved from the Germantown Road area to Downtown Danbury. My wife and I can, and do walk to dinner at places like Pippa's, Empire of the Incas and Two Steps but when dinner is over, sometimes we want to stay out, get some drinks and dance but haven't found a lot of options. Maybe I wasn't looking closely enough or I was overlooking some existing options. I found a new video on Youtube that suggests I am missing something. I know there are some Spanish spots downtown that I've been curious about but never visited and now this video confirms that I need to take a closer look.
A Tour of the Ice Arena for the Danbury Hat Tricks Victorious Weekend
This season is underway at the Danbury Ice Arena and it began in victorious fashion. I was in the Arena for Friday and Saturday's games and I experienced the entire thing for you. Once you are done checking this out, you are going to buy tickets
, that is not a threat, it's just what is going to happen.
There is something for everyone inside that arena, even if you don't like hockey. There were a ton of activities to be a part of in the Arena, even if you don't like hockey. That's not my style, if I go for a game I want to watch it but all the extras don't hurt the experience one bit,