About this site

Down Goes Brown is a blog dedicated to making fun of the NHL. The site launched in 2008. In addition to this site, DGB content can currently be seen on Grantland.com.

Frequently Asked Questions


Who are you?
Down Goes Brown is written by Sean McIndoe. I'm an Ottawa-based writer and web marketer. Before I sold out to the corporate world I got a degree in journalism and worked as a reporter. I'm a diehard Leafs fan.

How can I contact you?
You can email me here. (I usually respond to all emails, but I'm really bad at doing it promptly. Sorry in advance if I make you wait. I'm not ignoring you, I'm just lazy.)

You can also follow me on Twitter, like me on Facebook, and watch old Leafs highlights I've uploaded to Youtube.

Where did the name of the site come from?
It came from Joe Bowen's call of this 1992 fight between Rob Brown and Sylvain Lefebvre.

How many people visit this site?
The site averages a little over 1 million visits per year, which is about 999,000 more than I ever had any right to expect. Pretty much of all that comes from people who've spread the word to friends, coworkers, hockey sites and forums. You people are awesome, and I owe you all a beer. Seriously, print this page out and give it to the bartender the next time you go drinking. He'll know what to do.

Can I copy something I read here to another site?
Everything I write is copyrighted, but I don't mind if you spread it around as long as a.) you mention where you found it, b.) you include a link back if possible, and c.) you don't edit out my logo or URL from any images I've made. Other than that, feel free to share the content anywhere you think people will like it.

What's the deal with…
  • the Brian Burke twitter account? – Background and full archive of tweets are here.
  • “Dammit, Pronger”? – That started in the suspension flowchart. Now he just shows up randomly to injure people. Just like in real life.
  • all the love for Chris Durno? – See this post, halfway down.
  • all the hate for Kyle Wellwood? – I don't hate Kyle Wellwood. When I started the site, he was a Leaf and had a bit of a conditioning problem that I poked fun at. When he moved on, he made some disparaging comments about the Leafs that I took issue with. But I'm sure he's not a bad guy, and I wish him all the best in getting his career back on track.
Are any of these questions actually "frequently asked" or is this just a clich├ęd device you're using because you feel uncomfortable writing about yourself? Shut up.