After a short hiatus, The Last Row Podcast returns for their 50th episode, completing the Mighty Ducks Trilogy that started way back in Episode 1, with a look at D3: The Mighty Ducks. Bombay is out as coach, Hans is DEAD, Coach Orion rules, and Charlie is whiny and annoying. Drew and Badway discuss it all, including which Ducks didn’t deserve athletic scholarships, the team’s inability to drop the “Ducks” moniker, the incredible coaching job put forth by Coach Orion, and a SHOCKING revelation about the dark past of a drunken Gordon Bombay.
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This week on The Last Row Podcast, Drew and Badway analyze the sequel that launched thousands of Knuckle-Pucks across America, D2: The MIghty Ducks. However, the story isn’t as clear as you may have remembered it from twenty plus years ago. Was Gordon Bombay really a great coach, or even a good one? Were any of the Ducks worthy of a spot on team USA? Was Wolf “The Dentist” Stansson more villainous than Hawk’s Coach Riley, or was the Icelandic Crusher merely misunderstood? All of theses questions, and more, are answered in full detail. Other topics include: the possible success of the “Air Bombay,” phony apologies to children, rollerblading, Team USA goonage, Bombay’s improbable stint in the minors, and a quick look at what the cast was up to post-Ducks.
In the debut episode of The Last Row Podcast, Drew and Badway revisit a childhood classic: The Mighty Ducks. They discuss Gordon Bombay’s REAL motivation for coaching the Ducks (hockey moms), pee-wee hockey locker room cancers, and the origins of the word “cake eater.” They also re-live a “Coach Riley” moment from Badway’s childhood basketball career, break down little Gordon Bombay’s improbable 198 goal season in the pee-wees, and blow your mind with a new theory about the existence of Hans.