Rarely Asked Questions

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Who are your favorite teams?

We’ve briefly mentioned this on some of our podcasts, so you should probably search those for the answer to this question. One thing we can tell you is that Nick has never mentioned the team he likes and doesn’t plan on revealing it either (although it might be obvious).

UPDATE: Nick’s probably mentioned the team he likes.

Why do you use that picture of a net on a river? What’s the meaning behind “Down the Frozen River”?

That picture is actually of one of Nick’s old nets that he set up in his backyard one time after it snowed a lot and everything froze over thanks to some rain. Who needs plywood and everything involved in building an actual backyard rink? Actually, build your own rink the right way so you don’t break ankles.

Second, the phrase “down the frozen river” is simply a play on clearing the puck down the rink/frozen river/frozen pond/backyard rink/whatever surface you play on. I’d imagine it’d fit well with something along the lines of *extreme Doc Emrick impression* “…and Sakic sends the puck down the frozen river, and the Av’s will change lines.”

Can I have a job with you guys?

We’d love to have you do something. We just can’t pay you. We can’t pay ourselves, quite frankly. If you’re interested in contributing your skills and having your work displayed in a professional manner to eventually land a “real job” in the wonderful world of hockey, by all means check out our “Contact Us” page and send us an email.

I’ll be nice and say that all we expect from you is 1) an email explaining what you want to do and why you want to do it and 2) an example of your work (so if you want to write game recaps, send us a game recap- preferably a most recent one, if you want to make GIFs and have them implemented with our content, send us a link to your own original work, hopefully you get the idea).

We’re trying to make it in the real world ourselves, yet we’d love to help you make it to, if we deem you worthy of joining our crew.

Wait so if you’re all college students in North Carolina, how come you like hockey?

Two of us happen to be from the Northeast and the other’s from, well, the Midwest(ish) technically- we all just happen to go to college in North Carolina/ live there now.

UPDATE: We’ve all graduated. This question is no longer relevant. Don’t ask it.

What do you guys plan on doing in the future? With your life and all that?

That’s an excellent question. At this point whatever it says on our résumés are a pretty good indication of where our passions lie and what we aim to do for a living.

For the time being, we plan on working whatever jobs we have in addition to continuing to provide quality content for DTFR. We can’t do it forever though, unless someone wants to pay us (shouts, potential sponsors).

Why can’t you just get a real job in sports?

Real jobs in sports aren’t always full-time, so this helps during offseasons in other sports and between jobs. Also, this is a real job, just without any money involved.

What’s up with your current look? Are you planning on rebranding soon?

DTFR looks a lot better than when it launched, trust me on that one. I mean, we have a logo now and everything, so there’s some brand identity and stuff. Is it perfect, no, but are we planning on rebranding to make it cleaner looking? Short answer, yes. Long answer, give us some time to get back to you on that one.

Are you on Patreon?

Not at the moment. Stay tuned.

Why do you make us go to Libsyn for your podcasts if we’re not already subscribed on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher?

That’s a WordPress.com thing. We’re working on integrating the Libsyn plug-in so that each episode will embed itself on here. Until then, please subscribe (or bookmark our Libsyn page so you can always listen anywhere).

We left SoundCloud for reasons we won’t go into right now, but if you’re starting your own podcast, we’d be happy to offer some advice on selecting the right podcast hosting service for you (email us: downthefrozenriver@gmail.com).

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