It's a double podcast week, because we couldn't get by without previewing Sunday's WWE Royal Rumble. Here to talk about our favorite wrestling event of the year is Tom Holzerman (@tholzerman), proprietor of The Wrestling Blog. Let's go over the top rope.
January 22nd, 2016
January 19th, 2016
Remember back when we weren't paying attention to basketball season yet? When the football team's game in Southern California was the most important thing on the Iowa athletics docket? Yeah, me neither. That's why we brought in Marc Morehouse (@marcmorehouse) from The Gazette to remind us of football season and talk about what we might see this offseason.
January 8th, 2016
We're in the process of recapping football, but we first catch up on basketball season with our friend John Bohnenkamp of the Burlington Hawk-Eye (@JohnBohnenkamp). It includes a whole lot of information, a terrible Scott Dochterman pun, and a startling admission at the end.
December 28th, 2015
After a few weeks off to fully digest the Michigan State loss (and take finals, and work on day job stuff) the podcast returns to preview the Rose Bowl with Ben Muth of Football Outsiders (@FO_wordofmuth). Not only is Ben a well-informed and knowledgeable Stanford fan, but he's a former All-Pac-10 offensive lineman for the Cardinal. In other words, it's the first time that we've ever had a podcast where we're the small guys.
December 4th, 2015
A monumental game demands a monumental podcast, so Episode 175 -- or, as Jacobi calls it, Episode Seven Times Five Squared -- is wholly dedicated to the Big Ten Championship Game between Iowa and Michigan State. We talk with Chris Vannini (@chrisvannini) of The Only Colors' podcast and Coaching Search dot com. It's the biggest Iowa game since at least 1985. It might be the biggest Iowa game ever. Get ready.
November 25th, 2015
It's Nebraska Week, a week where whichever team is winning tries to convince the world that the other team isn't its rival. So when we talked with Erin Sorensen (@erinsorensen) of Hail Varsity, we just dispensed with the pretense, talked about people who we sound like, and Twitter-stalked Tammy Taylor from Friday Night Lights. And no, I don't think she's an Oklahoma fan.
It's seriously the least-informative 49 minutes you'll ever spend. You would get better analysis of the game listening to Mike & Mike. Or anyone else you know named Mike. Needless to say, we're sending this one to the Peabody Award committee for consideration.
November 20th, 2015
Good news: We were able to schedule the podcast this week!
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.
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.
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.