Hockey & NHL – DD23

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breezersshoulderpadsIn episode 17 and episode 21 Dom talked a little bit about skating and playing hockey.  In this episode, Dom talks about his time playing hockey at different levels from four (4) years old to eighteen (18) years old.  He also talks about some of the different equipment he used while playing hockey, like breezers and shoulder pads and some of the teams he played on.

 

Dom also talks about watching the Minnesota North Stars, how he felt when they were moved to Dallas and became the Dallas Stars, following the New York Rangers and how excited he was when NHL hockey went back to Minnesota with the Minnesota Wild.

 

Although Dom no longer plays hockey, he is still a big fan, and loves watching the Minnesota Wild play hockey, which wasn’t easy in Bangkok, until he got the NHL package through NHL.com, and now he watches whenever he wants.

 

 

 

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National Wrestling Federation (N.W.F.) – DD16

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As you know from the episode about Professional Wrestling, Dom loves professional wrestling. Back in 1986, Dom go to experience professional wrestling first hand.  Back then, in Anoka, Minnesota, there was an organization of kids professional wrestling.  This was an wrestling federation just for kids run by one kid by the name of Shawn Crossen.

 

Dom joined the NWF with his friend Mike and they were a tag team known as the Mr. Nice Guys.  Mike was Mr. Macho and Dom was Mr. Destroyer.  They had a number of good matches against The Invaders and the Rack ‘n’ Roll Express.

 

Dom also had some good matches as a singles wrestler against Mr. X, The Invader (Terry Block), Dr. Destruction (Chad), just to name a few.  Dom’s character of Mr. Destroyer was really coming together until he ended up having to move to Wisconsin.

 

During this time, Dom also wrestled as Rattle Snake Jake and won tag time titles with Dixie Dave in Anoka, but lost them later in Brooklyn Park.

 

Dom’s character of Mr. Destroyer was really coming together until he ended up having to move to Wisconsin.

 

During his time as a wrestler with the NWF, Dom made some great friends, which he is still friends with to this day.

 

Dom’s induction video into the 2015 NWF Hall of Fame.

https://vimeo.com/121567439

 

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Riding Motorcycles – DD15

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Dom loves riding motorcycles.  He has been riding bikes since he was a teenager.  In the episode, Dom talks about the types of bikes he has rode and the types he doesn’t like.

 

ChopperCrusing BikeTo the left is a chopper and to the right is a cruising bike.  The difference between the two (2) bikes is that a chopper, the frame of the bike has been cut or modified in some way, usually the forks are extended.  Dom has never ridden a chopper, but he loves riding cruising bikes.

Mini BikeDirt BikeTo the left is a mini bike and to the right is a dirt bike.  Dom has never ridden a mini bike, but the first bike he ever rode was a dirt bike similar to the bike on the right out at his great uncle’s farm.  He used to ride this bike all through the fields and all around his great uncle’s farm.

Touring BikeBullet BikeOn the left is a touring bike and on the right is a bullet bike.  These two (2) types of bikes Dom isn’t very fond of.  He’s never ridden them, but for him, they just don’t look very comfortable.  Everybody he has talked to, they say that at least with the bullet bike, long road trips aren’t comfortable at all and cause people lower back pain.

Honda WaveTo the left is a Honda Wave 100cc.  Dom and Tracy used to own one of these also, and Dom was teaching Tracy how to ride a bike on it.  They also owned a Honda Phantom 200cc motorcycle, which is what they used for their two (2) road trips around northern Thailand.

 

Dom spends the remainder of the show talking about their road trips around northern Thailand.

 

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Christmas – DD12

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Christmas is one of Dom’s favorite times of the year.

 

Dom talks about why Christmas is one of his favorite times of the year.  He talks about what it was like spending time with his family at Christmas, some of his favorite things about Christmas, such as Christmas light, decorations, decorating the Christmas tree, Christmas music, Christmas movies.  He also talks about how his family had Christmas on Christmas Eve, not Christmas Day, the family Christmas dinner, their traditions and opening gifts.

 

Here are two of Dom’s favorite Christmas songs that he talked about during his podcast:

 

The Christmas Shoes

 

The Soldier’s Christmas Poem

 

 

Christmas - DD12


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American Football – DD9

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In this episode, Dom starts off talking about his experience playing football as a kid, with friends in the schoolyard, neighborhood, and in organized leagues, and the positions that he played.

 

Next, Dom talks about getting into football as a kid and being a Vikings fan, watching games with his dad, going to a game with his mom, watching games when he was in the Navy, and after the Navy. He also talks about losing touch with football, and touching base with it again when he was living in Chiang Mai, Thailand.  He also talks about after he and Tracy move back to Bangkok, and watching games, and then getting the NFL package through NFL.com.

 

The Vikings have been to the Superbowl four (4) times, Superbowl IV, VIII, IX, XI, and haven’t won it yet.  Only one team has been to the Superbowl more times with losses, but they have won a few Superbowls, and the Vikings are tied with the Buffalo Bills with most Superbowl appearances without a win.

 

Dom talks about some of his memories with football, from watching that game with his mom, watching Randy Moss‘s & Randall Cunningham, Brett Favre.  Struggling with Christian Ponder, watching Matt Cassel doing well then flounder.  Watching Teddy Bridgewater come to lead the Vikings.  The struggle with what happened with Adrian Peterson, and coming around to loving watching him play again.

 

Minnesota Vikings

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Randy Moss

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Randall Cunningham

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Brett Favre

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Christian Ponder

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Matt Cassel

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Teddy Bridgewater

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Adrian Peterson

By Mike Morbeck (Flickr: Adrian Peterson) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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Getting To Know Me – DD1

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Introduction

Dom Dumais introduces himself.

Growing Up

Back of Morris Bye SchoolTalks about the places he lived in Minnesota, moving to Coon Rapids and going to school at Morris Bye elementary school, Coon Rapids Junior High (Middle School), Fred Moore Junior High (Middle School), Anoka High School and Hudson High School.

Also talks a little bit about playing hockey, soccer (football), pro wrestling and martial arts, and talks about his friends in Coon Rapids and Anoka and in wrestling, and a little bit about what it was like when he moved to Hudson, Wisconsin.

Adult Hood

Joining the U.S. Navy and why.  A little about being in Great Lakes, IL, Groton, CT, Norfolk, VA, and San Diego, CA and touches a bit about his friend in The Crew and Navy schooling in CT.

Talks very briefly about his time after the Navy in Pennsylvania and meeting Tracy on line.

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