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.