As for the sound, here is what happened: My laptop started having a power issue last week, so I did what any red-blooded American would do. I bought a new one. Unfortunately, my mic didn't get properly calibrated for the first round of podcast calls, so it sounds like the questions are coming in from a submarine. Don't worry, for I am fine, and by the Penn State call we have improved from "Charlie Brown's dad" to something borderline comprehensible. Just listen to the answers, which are not mucked up by my stupidity, and make up your own question. What I'm saying is it's like Jeopardy.
August 21st, 2014
August 13th, 2014
Tonight, we start a two-part survey of the hinterlands that are commonly known as the Big Ten East. First up: Ramzy Nasrallah (@ramzy) of Eleven Warriors to discuss Ohio State in year three under Urban Meyer, typically not a banner year for Meyer teams. He's followed by Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) of Coaching Search and MSU 24/7 Sports site Spartan Tailgate, who informs us that Sparty might have to rely on its offense this year, thereby reminding us that Michigan State has an offense.
August 6th, 2014
We finish up our top five lists with former Off Tackle Empire contributor and Friend of the Pants Tom Ksobiech. For the second installment, we talk all-time best BHGP characters, and Ferentz-era best players and games. If you needed anything to get you excited for football season, you've got it here in 45 short minutes.
August 6th, 2014
Last week, we were talking about law and economics and antitrust principles. This week, we're talking top fives. Your hosts are joined by Tom Ksobiech, the man formerly known as Bama Hawkeye at Off Tackle Empire. A few weeks ago, Morehouse and Dochterman were discussing some 'best of' lists on their show. That led to a Twitter debate between Tom and Pat about the best player under Ferentz, which inevitably led to this podcast. We were so happy to welcome Tom back to the show that we went nearly two hours; part two will post Friday.
July 30th, 2014
The podcast finally returns for another season, and with a bang: We're joined by O'Bannon economist, blogger, and all-around smart guy Andy Schwarz (@andyhre) to talk about the Sharknado of problems facing the NCAA. We discuss the Northwestern union case, the O'Bannon trial, Gary Barta's problems with properly paying his employees, and why you should always retain veto power over your own headlines. It's probably the smartest podcast we've done since that Morning Zoo parody years ago.
April 4th, 2014
It's a rare double-podcast week, but that's what Wrestlemania does for us. For the second installment of our Wrestlemania 30 preview, we're joined by Dan Vecellio (@djvecellio), Adam Collyer (@AdamCollyer), and Bill DiFilippo (@bflip33), contributors all at SB Nation Penn State blog Black Shoe Diaries. As if that weren't enough, longtime Friend of the Pants and Wrestling Blog proprietor Tom Holzerman (@tholzerman) is also on the line. It's insane how much time we can spend talking about fake sports.
April 2nd, 2014
The gang gets together to preview the most important fake sporting event of the year, Wrestlemania 30. Vint, Jacobi, and Ross are joined by BHGP commenter and wrestling fan extrordinaire Smokin' Herb Grigsby to talk about battles royal, H's Triple, and Bryans Daniel. It's over an hour, so carve out some time.
February 24th, 2014
We're joined this week by Chris Dobbertean (@chrisdobbertean) from SB Nation bracketology site Blogging the Bracket and SBNation dot com to talk Iowa basketball, the Big Ten, the disappearance of mid-majors, what the hell happened to SEC basketball, and more. It's the best 30 minutes you'll spend all week.
February 12th, 2014
Since we didn't play Penn State in football this year and we are finally playing them in basketball Saturday, Adam and Pat got together with a couple of old friends: The Artist Formerly Known as Run Up the Score (@pancakecatapult) and Kevin Powers (@thefolkist), editors emeritus at Black Shoe Diaries, beer-and-Wilco afficionados at Slow States, and current first-ballot Big Ten Blog Hall of Fame inductees. That is, if they had such a thing. We discuss Penn State basketball. When that subject matter is exhausted four minutes later, we move onto the current state of PSU football, one of the conference's most interesting current topics.