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Black Heart Gold Podcast 151

November 26th, 2014

We have reached the last week of the NOVEMBER OF HATE, and with Nebraska rolling into Kinnick Stadium this weekend, we called up Brian Towle (@btbowling) of Corn Nation.  This phrase actually gets used: "I don't see how Nebraska could win this game."  But who said it?  What a mystery!  This show is as hot as Bo Pelini's seat.

NOTE: You didn't miss Podcast 150.  It's a very special episode currently in post-production, and will go up next week.
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Black Heart Gold Podcast 149

November 21st, 2014

For Wisconsin Week, we're joined by Jake Kocorowski (@JakeKocoB5Q), the podcast guy at our Wisconsin sister site Bucky's 5th Quarter. We discuss Melvin Gordon, Melvin Gordon, the quarterback situation, Melvin Gordon, the Four Horsemen, and then some Melvin Gordon.

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Black Heart Gold Podcast 148

November 13th, 2014

We contacted our old friend, CBS Sports college football guy and former Champaign Room proprietor Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) about being on this week's podcast.  It took us about three minutes to realize that none of us were particularly interested in this game.  And that's when this became the most heavily-edited BHGPodcast in history. The 45 minutes that are least likely to get us thrown in jail are what's left for you.

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Black Heart Gold Podcast 147

November 6th, 2014

It comes down to this: Four consecutive HATE WEEKS with border rivals, with a division title on the line. That means four consecutive HATE WEEK podcasts, which always end up in a pile of fire and beer. 

We start with those Iowa fans in the northern tier of the state: Minnesota, with erstwhile Friend of the Pants Matt Humbert (@MVofDT) of The Daily Gopher. Matt asks if we hate ourselves. We admit that, yeah, we do.  Our apologies for the occasional sound hiccups; we promise it's worth it.
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Black Heart Gold Podcast 146

October 16th, 2014

Tonight, we are joined by Pete Volk (@Pete_Volk), managing editor at Testudo Times and SB Nation college football contributor, to discuss this weekend's Iowa-Maryland game...or at least something like that. We take a detour to Flavortown, make a stop at Do You Even Want to Be in the Big Ten City, and end up in wherever Purdue is.

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Black Heart Gold Podcast 145

October 9th, 2014

After taking our own idle week, the podcast returns to preview Saturday's game against Indiana. Joining us is Zach Osterman (@zachosterman), Indiana Hoosiers reporter for the Indianapolis Star.  Zach tells us whether Indiana's experienced offensive line can neutralize the Iowa defensive front seven, who will win the battle of who can care less between Indiana's defense and Iowa's offense, and whether Kevin Wilson is long for the world of Bloomington.

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Black Heart Gold Podcast 144

September 23rd, 2014

Get ready for OUR MOST HATED HATE WEEK this weekend with Travis Miller of Hammer & Rails, probably the only blogger to nearly be run over by Donna Shalala at a baseball game. Because ▯_▯.  We talk about that, and the state of Purdue football two years removed from Danny Hope.

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Black Heart Gold Podcast 143

September 16th, 2014

OK, enough of this negative bullshit.  Let's have some fun.  It's Pitt Week, and so we talk Pitt with the internet's most iconic Pitt fan.  We're talking, of course, about Iron Chef Spilly (@IAmSpilly).  We talk about Pitt's running game, the effect of Dave Wannstedt on television, and white chocolate aioli.  It's a treat, because everything Spilly makes is a treat.

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Black Heart Gold Podcast 142

September 11th, 2014

And now, this week's main event: Iowa-Iowa State, with a preview by KnowDan (@WRNLKnowDan) from Wide Right & Natty Lite.  It's the sensible, smart analysis you expect from Iowa State fans during Cy-Hawk Week.  Beware of some serious Paul Rhoads discussion ahead.

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Black Heart Gold Podcast 141

September 9th, 2014

And just like that, it's gone.

The NCAA abruptly removed the remainder of Penn State's scholarship reductions and bowl ban on Monday, bringing one of the strangest episodes in college football history to an end.  Penn State somehow survived the most crippling set of sanctions levied since SMU and two coaching changes without any significant damage.  The NCAA somehow became the villain by turning a temporary bout of righteous fury into a massive reprimand to people that had nothing to do with the violations in the first place.  And the Big Ten, which cosigned the NCAA's sanctions regime in 2012, has given Penn State all the tools to return to its early-90s heights.
Here to explain it all are former Black Shoe Diaries editors and (with yours truly) Slow States collaborators Chris Grovich and Kevin Powers (@thefolkist).  We posted the podcast we did with them back in July 2012, when the sanctions came down, before this.  You might want to listen to that first.  This one will be here waiting for you when you're done.
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