From the Cheap Seats
Ep. 13: What does the National Anthem mean? Singer for the Avs shares his story

Ep. 13: What does the National Anthem mean? Singer for the Avs shares his story

November 11, 2019

For Veteran’s Day we sat down with the Avalanche’s regular National Anthem singer Jake Schroeder, who talked about how he got the job, why the song means so much to him, and the work he does to make sure the veterans and stories of World War II are never forgotten.

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Ep. 12: An ode to Eunice (and the Avs are BACK on DirectTV)

Ep. 12: An ode to Eunice (and the Avs are BACK on DirectTV)

November 5, 2019

Steve thinks Eunice, a disgruntled Avs fan, got the deal done with Altitude Sports and DirecTV (BTW, DirecTV is showing Avs games now.)

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Ep. 11: The job of a penalty box attendant, resorting to illegal methods to watch games and more

Ep. 11: The job of a penalty box attendant, resorting to illegal methods to watch games and more

October 29, 2019

This week, former penalty box attendant Rodney Lippman explains the job and what he's up to now (hint: Zambonis!). Oh, and people (and businesses) are resorting to illegal methods to watch Avs games because the Altitude Sports debacle has pretty much gone nowhere ...

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Ep. 10: All things Avs with Lauren Gardner from the NHL Network

Ep. 10: All things Avs with Lauren Gardner from the NHL Network

October 22, 2019

Lauren Gardner from the NHL Network and former sideline reporter for the Avalanche joins us on the show to talk about the national perception of the Avs, the rebuilding process and more. Oh, and a tangent about scheduling ... 

We're taking this show on the road! Where should we go in St. Louis and Chicago? Email cheapseats@9news.com.

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Ep. 9: Emergency backup goalie for the Avs? The guy with the job explains

Ep. 9: Emergency backup goalie for the Avs? The guy with the job explains

October 15, 2019

Justin Goldman joins us in the studio, he's the emergency backup goalie for the Avs (wait, what?).

And we talk about the Altitude Sports debacle again because we still can't watch games -- but this conversation is a little different.

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Ep. 8: Avs captain Gabriel Landeskog is here! And more on the Altitude Sports debacle

Ep. 8: Avs captain Gabriel Landeskog is here! And more on the Altitude Sports debacle

October 8, 2019

We convinced Avs Captain Gabriel Landeskog to hang out with us (and he gives a shoutout to the fans)!

9NEWS Sports Reporter Arielle Orsuto also joins us in the studio (she's the real pro around here) to talk about the Avs opener, and we dive into that Altitude Sports Network saga with a university professor.

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Ep. 7: Women’s hockey is growing

Ep. 7: Women’s hockey is growing

October 1, 2019

Geoff and Steve chat with Avs defenseman Ryan Graves about training camp and what it takes to make the cut. We also learn he prefers to go by Gravedigger. Then Avalanche fan Sarah Speights joins us to talk about her love for Ryan Graves and to promote the Denver Women’s Hockey League.

Since we're still fresh, here's what this show is all about:

In 2017, Steve Staeger and Geoff Sawtell bought season tickets for the Colorado Avalanche in the literal cheap seats. They’re so close to the top, they can practically touch the ceiling. They decided to launch a fan-centered podcast about the Avalanche. In it, they’ll chat about hockey and the entire fan experience and feature guests from diehard fans to fan-favorites.

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Ep 6: Pepsi-vision is always watching (and something about the Nacho Cam)

Ep 6: Pepsi-vision is always watching (and something about the Nacho Cam)

September 24, 2019

Geoff had to go help a sister station with breaking news coverage, so it's just Steve this week.

He catches up with Conor McGahey (@ConorMcGahey), the radio voice of the Avalanche who was nomming on some Wendy’s as he describes the first two games of the preseason and the thrills of trying to remember everyone’s name.

Then Alex Miller (@MCChewRocka), director of Pepsi-vision (the jumbotron) joins Steve to discuss everything from the craziest thing he’s put on the big screen to Steve’s desire to get the Nacho Cam to the cheap seats.

Since we're still fresh, here's what this show is all about:

In 2017, Steve Staeger and Geoff Sawtell bought season tickets for the Colorado Avalanche in the literal cheap seats. They’re so close to the top, they can practically touch the ceiling. They decided to launch a fan-centered podcast about the Avalanche. In it, they’ll chat about hockey and the entire fan experience and feature guests from diehard fans to fan-favorites.

Look for new episodes every Tuesday on your favorite podcast app.

This is a 9NEWS (KUSA) production

Ep. 5: Packed training camp, Mikko Rantanen, salaries and more

Ep. 5: Packed training camp, Mikko Rantanen, salaries and more

September 17, 2019

Ryan S. Clark, Avs staff writer for The Athletic, joins us to talk about training camp, Mikko Rantanen and salaries.

Plus, we pick Ryan's brain to learn about the guy who writes for The Athletic and "keeps us entertained on Twitter," as Steve says. 

Since we're still fresh, here's what this show is all about:

In 2017, Steve Staeger and Geoff Sawtell bought season tickets for the Colorado Avalanche in the literal cheap seats. They’re so close to the top, they can practically touch the ceiling. They decided to launch a fan-centered podcast about the Avalanche. In it, they’ll chat about hockey and the entire fan experience and feature guests from diehard fans to fan-favorites.

Look for new episodes every Tuesday on your favorite podcast app.

This is a 9NEWS (KUSA) production

Ep. 4: Fans with Fatheads and more on the Altitude Sports debacle

Ep. 4: Fans with Fatheads and more on the Altitude Sports debacle

September 10, 2019

You know those giant heads on sticks at Avs games? The fans behind those heads join us in the studio.

We also talk more about Altitude Sports being dropped by cable networks and the #DontBlockMyAvs backlash. 

Since we're still fresh, here's what this show is all about:

In 2017, Steve Staeger and Geoff Sawtell bought season tickets for the Colorado Avalanche in the literal cheap seats. They’re so close to the top, they can practically touch the ceiling. They decided to launch a fan-centered podcast about the Avalanche. In it, they’ll chat about hockey and the entire fan experience and feature guests from diehard fans to fan-favorites. Look for new episodes every Tuesday.

This is a 9NEWS (KUSA) production