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Ep. 31: The many mysteries of Dave/Lester Averman


Mike, Tommy and Kevin profile Lester/Dave Averman. They attempt to get to the bottom of the mystery of his first name, the mystery of his relationship with the team, the mystery of his life as a student at Eden Hall and more.

Show notes:

Gordon meeting the team and calling Averman, “Dave”:

Averman’s “Hey batter” routine, turned into “Hum goalie”, with some bonus Scandinavian-like subtitles:

Here’s the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry rules on minors under the age of 14 working. So Averman was working illegally, unless he was getting paid in candy like we said:


Coach Orion’s contentious start with Averman:


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Ep. 30: The Hawks


In part one of our two part series on the Hawks, Mike, Tommy and Kevin talked about Jack Reilly. In the conclusion they talk about everything: what the parent’s thoughts are about Reilly, why the team turned on Banks, why Larson quit hockey and more.

Show notes:

As we mention at the beginning, our last episode and this episode are really part 1 and part 2 of our Hawks discussion.

We discussed Adam Banks and his family life in Episode 12. 

Banks’ cheap shot on Charlie in the first game the Hawks and Ducks (then D-5) play:


Adam Banks is warming up for a game when Bombay serves Reilly the papers.



As for the whole scoreboard situation during the first game, it’s actually 5-0 Hawks with eight minutes left in the first period, not four as Mike says:



When is Gordon  yelling at the kids during the second intermission the score then reads 11-0.



The next scene after the one above is Charlie whiffing (and getting a cheap shot from Banks). That happens with the score 15-0 with a little less than three minutes left in the third period. then shows the Hawks scoring their ninth goal of the first period. After that we cut to Jack Reilly’s “It’s not worth winning if you can’t win big!” speech.

The scene after that jumps back in time to the Hawks scoring their ninth goal of the period. Notice the scoreboard.


We then jump back to the third period, but before Charlie’s shot. The Hawks’ 15th goal comes with about six and a half minutes left. Again, notice the scoreboard.



This is the last goal we see. The only other score update we get is the final one: 17-0 with all zeroes on the clock.



Fulton dumping McGill over the boards.


Brown has a goal and an assist against the Ducks.

Morgan takes the shot that Goldberg saves and is then out of position as Conway breaks out of the zone.




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Ep. 29: The life and times of Hawks coach Jack Reilly


Mike, Tommy and Kevin tackle Jack Reilly’s life. Topics span from his start as the Hawks coach, whether he actually might’ve helped Gordon Bombay, what his discipline would be for putting a hit on a kid, and how he fell into a happy ending.


Show notes:

The championship banners:


Jack Reilly’s first reaction upon seeing Bombay:


“You’re not even a has-been, you’re a never-was.” Also notice, Reilly saying he coached Bombay for six years:

We talked about Hans’ secretly changing the line in the now-legendary Episode 11.

The infamous Reilly fist pump:


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Ep. 28: Breaking down the Mighty Ducks cartoon


Mike, Tommy and Kevin take a deep dive into the Mighty Ducks cartoon. After watching the two trailer episodes, they attempt to rehash what they saw and describe a back story that involves enslavement, invisible dinosaurs and terrible Duck puns.


Show Notes:

Not a whole lot to go through.

The Mighty Ducks the First Face Off Part 1:

The Mighty Ducks the First Face Off Part 2:

The wikipedia for the Mighty Ducks Cartoon series. 

Ismay, Montana (population: 26) unofficially took the name of Joe, Montana in 1993.

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Ep. 27: The evolution of the Mighty Ducks’ uniforms


Mike, Tommy and Kevin break down the Mighty Ducks’ look from teh time they were a rag tag group of D-5ers to Team USA to the Eden Hall Mighty Ducks. They also weigh on the Hawks, Iceland and Trinidad and Tobago’s looks as well.


Show notes:

The terrible state of the D-5 kids. Notice Charlie as the only one without the D-5 on his chest and Karp’s football helmet:


We established Karp’s loving family in Episode 16. 

Tommy establishes Karp as the worst player on the Mighty Ducks in Episode 6. 

Guy’s helmet:



Bombay spent $7,242 on the Mighty Ducks’ equipment:

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The original D-5 Mighty Ducks jersey:


The D2 USA jersey with Hendrix down the sleeve:


We talked about Don Tibbles in Episode 21.

The Mighty Ducks’ jersey after the switch in D2;


We talk about Eden Hall and their uniforms a bit in Episode 3.

The red Mighty Ducks logo after the Ducks beat the varsity in D3. No red eyes:


The Mighty Ducks cartoon:

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Ep. 26: The Mighty Ducks’ less heralded opponents


Take out the Hawks, Iceland and the varsity. Mike, Tommy and Kevin break down every other team the Ducks played throughout the three document– err films. There’s even another crazy Hans theory.

Show notes:

Conway not taking a dive. The Jets had to know what was up.

“What a weird ass team”:

Despite what Kevin and Tommy say, the Flames never celebrate their forfeit win over the Ducks. This is all that’s shown.

Was this Huskies kid on Hans’ payroll?


We talked about the league’s playoff structure in Episode 10. 


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Ep. 25: The greatest 25 quotes from the Mighty Ducks


On a very special 25th episode, Mike, Tommy and Kevin give their 25 best quotes from the Mighty Ducks. The crew discusses and puts into context everything from “Cake Eater” to “Something about a shrinking sphincter”

Show notes:

The full list of quotes:

“I’m sure Uncle Aaron will be very upset to hear we’ve been treated with such disrespect” — Greg Goldberg

“No! It was me!” — Dean Portman

“We either play…or play around” — Greg Goldberg

“Cake Eater” — Jesse Hall

“Yes sir, Mr. Ducksworth. Thank you very much, Mr. Ducksworth. Quack, quack, quack, Mr. Ducksworth!” — Gordon Bombay

“Quack….quack…quack…Quack.” — Everybody

“Why’d you turn against me, Gordon? For six year, I taughtcha how to skate, I taughtcha how to score, I taughtcha how to go for the “W’. You could’ve been one of the greats! And now look at yourself. You’re not a has been. You’re a never was.” — Coach Jack Reilly

“Because it’s not worth winning if you can’t win big!” — Coach Jack Reilly

“Keep swingin’, maybe you’ll give them a cold” — Gordon Bombay

“Did USA always dominate?” — Fulton Reed

“Get outta here before we use your eyeballs for hockey pucks” — Jesse Hall

“GOLDBERG!” — Everybody

“What happened to freedom of speech? Isn’t this America?” — Wolf “The Dentist” Stansson

“What it is, it’s a loafer. And we’ll call it the Air-Bombay loafer. For kids who want to coach!” — Gordon Bombay

“Hey Goldberg! I bet if that puck was cheeseburger you’d stop it!” — Russ Tyler

“Team USA’s going down, that’s where you’re going” — Wolf “The Dentist” Stansson

“You lost it for yourself! Let’s go shake their hands.” — Gunnar Stahl

“My knee will heal. But if I become someone I’m not. If I sink to their level, then I’ve lost more than my knee.” — Gordon Bombay

“Good work Captain Duck.” — Gunnar Stahl

“Every time you touch the ice, remember that it was Hans who taught us to fly.” — Gordon Bombay

“I told him that you were the heart of the team and that you would learn something from each other. I told him that you were the real Minnesota Miracle Man.” — Gordon Bombay

“You guys are not skating like Warriors. You look like something else. You look like Ducks.” — Coach Ted Orion

“Something about a shrinking sphincter.”  — Russ Tyler

“Waiter I have too many forks…I only need one…Y’all…It’s just.. Hey, what’s this li’l bitty one for?”  — Dwayne Robertson

“After we beat you, the Warriors die and the Ducks fly.” — Russ Tyler


We talked about how much Goldberg sucked in Episode 22: Goldberg vs. Julie the Cat.

This is a Yodel:


Marcus Mariota doesn’t have a Twitter.

We talked about Jesse Hall’s in Episode 24: The sad saga of Jesse Hall. 

The Air-Bombay loafer was discussed in Episode 23: Holiday Grab Bag!

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Ep. 24: The sad saga of Jesse Hall


Mike, Tommy and Kevin break down Jesse Hall. Did his continual blowouts at Bombay endear himself to his teammates or turn him into a cancer? Really how good is he? In answering these questions the three Quack Attackers stumble upon Jesse’s sad final fate.


Show Notes:

Episode 5: Breaking down the media covering the Ducks” is the episode that’s clarified at the beginning

Jesse Hall stepping to Gordon on Day 1:

Jesse was the second player to walk out on Bombay, after Peter Mark.

In our pro potential episode, (Episode 7) we said Jesse might dip his toes in the NHL, but not make it. We said all agreed he would go to play in Europe if he chooses to go that path. If doesn’t choose that path we have him slated to returning to help his community, possibly as a coach.


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Ep. 23: Holiday Grab Bag!


It’s time for another grab bag episode? Mike, Tommy and Kevin cover a variety of topics from Tibbles’ party and Gordon Bombay’s loafer to Goldberg’s Deli and why the Ducks have a conjoined locker room for boys and girls.

Show Notes:

The guy at the part was indeed Steven Brill, the writer of the movie and also Frankie Boy in D1.



The main tickler was indeed Goldberg. Wu was on shaving cream duty.


Aaron Spelling was an American film and television producer. He died in 2009. Goldberg is the only one who claims Spelling as an uncle.

Could Goldberg have stopped the final shot?

This is Goldberg’s Deli. Their new logo:



We talked about Connie and Guy in Episode 4

We talked about Hans’ power in Episode 11.

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Ep. 22: Goldberg vs. Julie the Cat


It’s the great debate of our time: Julie the Cat or Goldberg? OK, maybe it isn’t. Julie was better. Still, Mike, Tommy and Kevin track the relationship and rivalry of Julie and Goldberg from the first time they meet in D2 through the end of D3 and beyond.

Show notes:

Julie the Cat dominating right away:

It was either 5-0, or 5-1 when Julie the Cat came in the game and did her stunt. The announcer says after an Iceland goal that the score is 4-1, but in the next scene the cameras show the scoreboard and it reads 4-0.


Goldberg hell bent on making his teammate worse:


We talked about Fulton Reed as the Mighty Ducks’ true leader in Episode 8. 

The discussion about Julie the Cat as one of our greatest Olympians is in Episode 7.