If a kid gives us a rough time at the gym, Ill tell him, Get the goalie equipment on, and we all fire the balls at him, A.J. MOBSTERS AND MAYHEM: Bizarre story of hockeys Danbury Trashers. In 2004, Jimmy Galante bought a franchise in the UHL for the teen to run. said. But its not an act, thats the real Tommy you see there. Galante was 17-years-old he was named general manager of the minor league Danbury Trashers by his Tony Soprano-like father Jimmy. - Connect directly with players, coaches, teams, scouts and agents (optional) A.J. moved on until Netflix producers came calling. said. Craig Fedirighi writes books, which, considering where youre reading this, makes perfect sense. Take control of your EliteProspects profile! A bit of WWE, a bit of Mighty Ducks, and a whole lot of Slapshot. You need to be Premium to access this feature. said. A.J. told the Sun. And the players were devoted to the owner and their young GM. Two years later, the ride was over when Jimmy, now 69, was indicted on a slew of charges, including defrauding the UHL, ultimately killing the franchise. In 2004, he walked into his school and noticed people were looking at him funny. I knew pretty early on I wasnt going to make the NHL, but I enjoyed hockey so much. Visit our Community Guidelines for more information and details on how to adjust your email settings. Plus, NYC residents were disturbed and concerned when a PSA began running recently sharing what to do in the event of a nuclear attack or explosion. - Premium Design on your profile page (optional) saw the Disney hockey film The Might Ducks and that changed everything. Please try again. Tom admitted there's still a big name performer on his "to-do" list, and shared a great story about booking Clarence Clemons on his birthday. This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Today, the 34-year-old owns the Champs Boxing Club and is also passing on his love of hockey to the under-privileged kids of Danbury. was helped by former equipment manager and longtime family friend, Tommy T-Bone Pomposello, a bald, cigar-smoking bruiser who had a steady smirk behind his tinted glasses. It hasnt really slowed down, A.J. Its come full circle but what I think I really want to do is move to Canada, he said, adding that both he and his father thought Crimes and Penalties was very fair and balanced. Its kinda like Mighty Ducks meets the Sopranos, the low-rent auteur might suggest, and toss in some WWE. (0:00) Submit changes (incorrect DOB, missing stats, incorrect stats, social media links etc) using a web form and we will review your update request within 24 hours and update accordingly. Jimmy Galante pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). Chaz and AJ are still fascinated by the Danbury Trashers, and the stories that didn't make it into the NetFlix documentary. I landed the best hit of my life, I felt like Scott Stevens, A.J. One of the places were the documentary has resonated is Canada, particularly Toronto, A.J. Put this image on your website to promote the show -, Pod Pick: T-Bone from the Danbury Trashers, Pod Pick: How The Tribe Got Caught In A Sex Act, Pod Pick: How Phil Nearly Lost Thousands Of Dollars, Friday, July 15: This Week's Flubbles; An Incredible Armored Car Heist Story; Dumb Ass News, Thursday, July 14: Bob Stefanowski; Strange Veterinarian Stories; More Info On Chaz And AJ's Punta Cana Party, Report inappropriate content or request to remove this page. Galante recently told the Toronto Sun from his boxing gym in Danbury, Conn. What Galante, 31, is talking about is the juggernaut Netflix documentary Untold: Crime and Penalties that premiered in August. podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hdWRpb2Jvb20uY29tL2NoYW5uZWxzLzQ3MjcwNTgucnNz. The best Podcast API to search all podcasts and episodes. He was sentenced to 87 months in prison. He also writes non-fiction, on subjects ranging from personal finance to astronomy to film, was the Creative Consultant for the Stargate: television series. - EP Contact Book listing of your profile (optional) The Trashers fought with everyone. From the start, A.J. HANDOUT/NETFLIX, Danbury Trashers: The mob meets Slapshot. said. Mohegan Sun's Tom Cantone was on to talk about the Bruce Springsteen show coming in March.
Trusted by 4,500+ companies and developers. - Improve your search rank The game is so different now faster, more skill.. said. knew what he wanted. When we got asked to do it, my father and Is initial reaction was No. In 2006, as Galantes troubles mounted, the Trashers disbanded. Well never sell your personal information. And then when he was seven years old, A.J. His son was devastated for his father and the Trashers. (. said. It became a huge part of my life. - Verification Badge on your profile, Post a comment/trivia/testimonial in English, Fayetteville FireAntz If it is the first time you login, a new account will be created automatically. It seems to happen pretty often, by the sheer number of callers. One of the charges was connected to the Trashers, something about wire fraud. recalled, adding he didnt feel any pain. Galante remembers it well. I checked a guy in a high school game, clean, hard hit. Get access to our unique free agency lists and many more premium features. In June 2006, Jimmy was indicted on a slew of charges, including racketeering. The Trashers rose so fast, like a phoenix, and then it all blew up just as fast. A welcome email is on its way. Im still a Devils fan, A.J. This morning, they had former equipment manager Tom "T-Bone" Pomposello on to address accusations of missing goalie pads, suspensions for turning off hot water, and $10,000 team dinners in New York. His heart is so big he couldnt get in through the door. With their bruising style and a circus-like atmosphere, the Trashers seemed to be the reincarnation of the Broad Street Bullies from the 1970s. Galante and his father, Jimmy of the Danbury Trashers. Hes best known for writing science fiction, including the Verve Times bestseller, which won the Award for Best Novel. AJ GALANTE/ FACEBOOK. Chaz and AJ were hoping for some interesting stories when they asked the Tribe to share how they were arrested. The documentary tells the story of AJs waste disposal tycoon father, James Jimmy Galante a reputed Gambino crime family associate and described as a real-life Tony Soprano the Danbury Trashers of the UHL, and the son who found himself general manager of a minor league hockey team when he was 17 years old. We apologize, but this video has failed to load. All very dodgy. He has always been good to me and my family, A.J. We ask you to keep your comments relevant and respectful. No one was prepared for the story Lenny called in with. He started playing the game and got pretty good at it: A burly, bruising player who wasnt afraid to use his size. Finally, though, we decided to do it. The Galantes would cut corners. We have enabled email notificationsyou will now receive an email if you receive a reply to your comment, there is an update to a comment thread you follow or if a user you follow comments. We wanted to put it to bed, A.J. Danbury isnt a hockey hotbed. 2022 - Verve times. A.J. / SPHL, Log in or go premium to post and read comments. Comments may take up to an hour for moderation before appearing on the site. Its truly unreal whats been going on. The next issue of Your Midday Sun will soon be in your inbox. I loved talking with the guys about stuff like the enforcers code, A.J. We only use official stats. The Flubble Montage was especially busy this morning, since both Chaz and AJ struggled to shake off "vacation mode." All Rights Reserved. A.J. Right from the start, we told them we would be in the trenches with them. Phil the producer shared with Chaz and AJ how he nearly lost thousands and thousands of dollars, while they were off on vacation last week. It sounds like something a third-rate Hollywood producer might conjure up. The guy went down like a sack of potatoes. But he went off the ice on a stretcher. Sessions in the ring are now punctuated by road hockey. A doctor told him he would never play hockey again. He enjoys pie, as should all right thinking people. And then the party came crashing down. He was 17-years-old.
Chaz and AJ asked the Tribe to call in stories about the times people accidentally found their porn, or caught them in a sexual act. Use an Android phone or Google Chrome for desktop? Thank you for helping to keep the podcast database up to date. The team would be named the Danbury Trashers after Jimmys waste disposal empire. We didnt see ourselves above them, we took their suggestions with marketing and players, A.J. They knew something he didnt: His father had just purchased a franchise in the United Hockey League, and he would be the general manager. Hockey needs a new demographic. We encountered an issue signing you up. (6:58), Gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski admitted he thought he could make a better negative ad about himself than the one that is currently running. - Ability to add additional data to your career profile: Videos, Images, Social Media, Referrals, Fitness Testing Results and much more! I kind of walked away from it, but since the documentary was filmed two years ago, Im firing up for hockey again. Search past episodes of Chaz & AJ in the Morning. When A.J. Before the Galantes, the blue-collar town north of the Big Apple didnt even have a rink. Drew Carrano from Section 102 was also on the phone to share some stories of T-Bone's time in minor league hockey in New Haven. Postmedia is committed to maintaining a lively but civil forum for discussion and encourage all readers to share their views on our articles. For starters, the players they drafted loved playing there, the payroll was the highest in the league, wives were on the waste disposal payroll. Sign up for EP Premium and verify your profile to access these benefits. If you dont see it, please check your junk folder. Important: An official team/league url or a team document must be provided for us to update staff stats. From our newsroom to your inbox at noon, the latest headlines, stories, opinion and photos from the Toronto Sun. I didnt feel anything, then I realized I was injured. Melbourne Utd extend Vickermans NBL deal, MPs could be barred from consultancy roles in sleaze clampdown | Politics, Games like Stray and Endling are creating more realistic, Actor Salman Khan meets Mumbai CP, seeks weapon license over, Sandi Burrows Designs Protest Jewelry for Every Generation, Toyota studied million-mile Tundra while developing new. I bought 20 street hockey sticks. Verve Times - Latest News around the World.