Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Monday, October 31, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Northwestern is annoying. Their constant ability to come back from two score deficits to beat Iowa in the last six years is frustrating as hell. Their fans, who have turned from equally stunned to ALL WE DO IS WIN GROWL over that time, are teetering on obnoxious. Their coach, who clearly has a bone to
break pick with Iowa, is irritating.
With that said, their web presence (especially considering that Northwestern is a small private school that draws from a nationwide talent pool that, in large part, has no affiliation with Northwestern athletics when they hit campus) is pretty stellar. LTP's troll-baiting notwithstanding, both Bring Your Champions, They're Our Meat and SB Nation stalwarts Sippin' on Purple are must-reads for fans of Northwestern, Iowa, or comedy in blog form. Rodger Sherman from SOP is with us for this week's pod to discuss Gerry DiNardo's nephew, the beauty of Mi'kail McCall's name, how to work Childish Gambino references into your discussion of college football, and yes, Iowa-Northwestern.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
It's a tradition unlike any other. Iowa is scheduled to play Penn State on Saturday, Chris and Kevin from Black Shoe Diaries and Slow States join us for the podcast to tell us how Iowa will beat Penn State, and then Iowa beats Penn State. It's gotten quite boring, actually.
This year's pod in particular is awfully damn entertaining. For one, Penn State might be the most dysfunctional team in the conference this year. For another, yhe simple question of Bolden vs. McGloin has devolved into a metaphysical discussion of whether a quarterback even matters when your offensive line is always a mess and your passing offense is essentially "throw it toward the tall guy." It's a de facto Slow States pod, so there's some beer and music in there, too.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
It doesn't feel like Pitt week. Sure, it's been four years since we faced the Panthers, so it hasn't felt like Pitt week for quite some time, but this one feels especially hollow. Without the grizzled visage of Dave Wannstedt on the opposing sideline, it just isn't the same. It's like Pitt is bringing their JV team to Kinnick Saturday morning.
In any case, we talked about all things Pitt with Chas Rich, the proprietor of Pitt Blather and an overall good, honorable Pitt fan. His team barely beat Maine last week. Our team lost to Iowa State. And Dave Wannstedt is still gone. There is much sighing. So much sighing.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Last week, when AJ and I were previewing the season, we spent about fifteen minutes previewing Tennessee Tech. The podcast went on for about an hour and a half, and we ended up leaving the TTU preview on the virtual cutting room floor so that we could fit more discussion of actual competitive football into the podcast.
No worry, though, because we kept it and put together a second podcast for today, this one with just the Tennessee Tech infomation. And, by information, we mean the sort of blatant lies we usually trade in when we have no actual information about an opponent. I just wish we could have somehow fit the Gadsden Purchase into the discussion.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
We're 18 days from kickoff, so it's time for our annual Iowa football preview special. This year, we were fortunate enough to be joined by both Marc Morehouse and Scott Dochterman of The Gazette (and the rival On Iowa Podcast) to analyze this weekend's open practice, fill the holes in the depth chart, and discuss a couple of late-breaking news items.
And then Jacobi had some microphone issues and a barking dog and fingers like anvils, and so parts of this sound like an Animal Collective track (and if you play it backwards, it will tell you to punt from your opponent's 30 yard line). We did our best to fix it, but there's not much we can do in editing. So enjoy, and our apologies for anything lost in the mix.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Michael Felder writes about football in a lot of places, most prominently In the Bleachers but also Onside Kick and Crystal Ball Run. He tweets about football (@inthebleachers) and other stuff constantly. He played football at North Carolina. He once appeared on an internet TV show with me and lived to tell the tale. You can say he's kind of a badass.
He also loves The Devil Wears Prada and ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars," but we're not going to be the ones to make fun of him for that. Well, OK, yeah, we will.
He's on the pod with us to discuss the fallout of "Butch Davis presents Apocalypto" in Chapel Hill, his overall top 10, and what he sees out of the Big Ten this season. We also discuss his affinity for the aforementioned ABC Family teen drama. Along the way, I forget how the Big Ten divisions are aligned and where Michigan State plays Nebraska. I'm just saying it's nice to have a co-host.