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Black Heart Gold Podcast 173

November 20th, 2015

Good news: We were able to schedule the podcast this week!

Better news: We were able to schedule it twice!
This week's show starts with SB Nation college football stats guru Bill Connelly (@SBN_BillC), who has gotten a lot of angry tweets from Iowa fans in recent weeks.  We talk about why his spreadsheet isn't much of a fan of Iowa and whether the general anger of the Iowa fanbase is expected and justified.  Bill's a good guy.  Stop being mean to him.
We follow that up with 25 minutes of Purdue football with Travis Miller (@JustTMill) from Hammer and Rails (@HammerAndRails).  It's the longest single discussion of Purdue football by any outlet all season.
Links to everything our guests do:
Football Study Hall
Podcast Ain't Played Nobody
The Numerical
Rock M Nation
Hammer and Rails
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November 4th, 2015

With Iowa traveling to Indiana Saturday, it's CHAOSWEEK at BHGP. We're joined for this special CHAOSCAST -- or is it PODCHAOST? -- by Kyle Robbins (@kylerrobbins), editor of the highly underrated Crimson Quarry.  They damn near got Gameday to come to Bloomington, Indiana earlier this year, but talking with us is the most difficult thing they've done all season.

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October 28th, 2015

After a week off, we return to football season by previewing Saturday's Iowa-Maryland game with Alex Kirshner (@alex_kirshner) of Testudo Times, the SB Nation Maryland site.  One team is undefeated.  The other one just fired its coach and replaced him with Mike Locksley for the rest of the season.  Needless to say, there's a stark difference in mood.

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October 26th, 2015

We'll get to the Iowa-specific hoops stuff soon, but for now, let's look at the Big Ten.  And there's nobody better suited to talk Big Ten hoops in October than Thomas Beindit (@tbeindit), the powerhouse behind BT Powerhouse, SB Nation's Big Ten basketball site. Thomas has been cranking out content all summer in preparation for what could be one of the most interesting Big Ten basketball seasons we've seen.  We talk Kenpom's initial numbers, what to make of Indiana and Maryland, and which of the newcomers might make a difference this season.

Also, you know when that new season bling, it can only mean one thing: new theme music.
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October 15th, 2015

Saturday gives us the most important Iowa-Northwestern game ever. We're here to preview it with Inside NU's Kevin Trahan, a man good enough at blogging to be blocked by most Minnesota fans.  We discuss why Northwestern is trying to make it 1995 again, whether having Gary Barnett as an honorary captain might be a bad idea, and (oh yeah) what's going to happen Saturday.

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October 8th, 2015

It's Illinois Week, which means it's time to talk about Illinois with our good friend Tom Fornelli (@tomfornelli), former proprietor of The Champaign Room and current chronicler of the nation's worst football for CBS Sports.  Because it's Illinois Week, we talk some about Illinois.  Because it's Tom, we also talk about former WCW wrestler Hugh Morris' alter egos and the USC-Washington game being played while we recorded.

Enjoy.  You know we did.
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October 2nd, 2015

We get prepped for Saturday's gigantic Iowa-Wisconsin game with Jake Kocorowski (@JakeKocoB5Q) of Bucky's 5th Quarter, the SB Nation Wisconsin site.  Jake knows two things especially well: Wisconsin football and pro wrestling.  So you can see where this is going.

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September 17th, 2015

Goodbye Hate Week. Hello Pitt Week! And the beauty of Pitt Week is that Pitt Twitter is one of the most reasonable, hilarious, self-deprecating Twitter communities of all.  Podcasting with guys like Mike (@85mf), who joins us this week, is what we will miss most about Pitt dropping off the schedule after this year.

That is, until the Big Ten comes to its senses and boots Rutgers in favor of our Panther brethren.
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September 10th, 2015

Welcome to Hate Week, and as in Hate Weeks past, we discuss Saturday's game with KnowDan (@WRNLKnowDan) from Wide Right & Natty Lite.  Yes, yes, he may be a dirty, dirty Cyclone fan, but he's also probably a ginger or something.  Maybe an engineer.  A gingeneer, of sorts.

He knows.  He's KnowDan.  And he's here.
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August 27th, 2015

It's the last week before game week, which means only one thing: It's time for Theory of Iowa Football with The Gazette's Marc Morehouse.  Topics on your syllabus include: Why eight wins every season might make Brian Ferentz the next head coach, how Iowa intends to change everything without changing anything, and how all of this probably depends on a decision made by the Board of Regents next month.  I apologize for the audio difficulties -- we were having Skype connection problems off and on throughout -- but it's worth the listen nonetheless.

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