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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Hitch was on 92.3 this morning..

A buddy of mine gave me the heads up that Hitch was on 92.3 (local Columbus radio station) this morning for an interview. He had a couple of interesting nuggets that I thought I'd share:

Hitch said he likes the cannon a lot and that it doesn't go off right after the goal is scored so its a little startling. Said most off the feedback has been all positive and that it really does a good job if tying in with the Blue Jacket name and Civil War history. The radio interviewer then said what I was thinking in that the timing was a little off for the home opener but they should get that squared away quickly.

Since we are on the subject, here is how it works for those that haven't seen it live yet (which btw I posted a youtube video on the right side of this blog if you want a taste):

1. Home goal scored
2. Goal horn sounded
3. Snippet from ACDC song played "For those about to rock"
4. after "...rock" the cannon is fired -- KABOOM!
5. Cannon fire followed by another ACDC snippet "We salute you!"
6. "Crowd Chant" by Joe Satriani played after.

Okay...back to the Hitch interview. He was then asked now that he's been here a while, is the team:

A. Less than what you expected?
B. About what you expected?
C. More than you expected?

He answered B and went on to say that he saw a competitive spirit when watching video on the Jackets pre-hire and (paraphrasing here) that spirit needed collected and harnessed.

The other notable piece from that interview was they asked him the following fill-in-the-blank question -- ______ has surprised you most about the Jackets?
His answer was the depth of the youth within the organization. Said between the ages of 18 to 25 Columbus has one of the best, if not the best, collection of young talent in the league.

This being a country station he was giving the interview to they then went on to talk some country (Hitch is a big country music fan) but all in all a very entertaining listen.


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