Tag: Carolina Hurricanes


Ben Swain

Hoping to cut his journalistic teeth on the Iraq war, Swain was instead mistakenly assigned the North Carolina sports beat as an intern out of college. He threw himself into the work with the same fervor he anticipated taking to the front lines and has become one of the most respected voices in modern sports media. He’s also a Duke fan from Durham County who went State. And Guilford.

Hurricanes: The Dread & Excitement of Next Year

Our Carolina Hurricanes are on the brink of elimination thanks to Tuukka Rask and only Tuukka Rask (we refuse to acknowledge any other Boston contribution because, frankly, there aren’t any other noteworthy contributions worth acknowledging). While there’s plenty to discuss about the series, such as the lingering issues on special teams, the disappearance of the… Read more »

Carolina Hurricanes: This One’s For Us

Back in my early 20’s, before North Carolina ever had dreams of hosting a hockey franchise, a co-worker tried to convince me that hockey was the best sport on the planet. His sales pitch: hockey has the physicality of football, the speed and continuous, free-flowing action of basketball, and the “every goal is life or… Read more »

Cheaters Never Win: Game 4 Edition

Cheaters Never Win

SportsChannel8’s Carolina Hurricanes coverage is led by the guys from Section 328, season ticket holders who make noise, tailgate, follow, and discuss the Canes as well as anyone does it. Welcome new friends and new listeners! We’re so darn excited for tonight’s game 4, we had to get two for this week’s episode. Mike Maniscalco from… Read more »

Cheaters Never Win: The All Star Smitty Edition

Cheaters Never Win

SportsChannel8’s Carolina Hurricanes coverage is led by the guys from Section 328, season ticket holders who make noise, tailgate, follow, and discuss the Canes as well as anyone does it. The Canes are in the midst of their All Star break, but that doesn’t stop the web’s own Michael Smith from providing non stop coverage of… Read more »

Cheaters Never Win: “Mike said shutout” Edition

Cheaters Never Win

SportsChannel8’s Carolina Hurricanes coverage is led by the guys from Section 328, season ticket holders who make noise, tailgate, follow, and discuss the Canes as well as anyone does it. With the Canes on now a 4 game winning streak, Mike has thrown all caution to the win and said things like “shutout” during this podcast…. Read more »