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Black Heart Gold Podcast 138

August 21st, 2014

We finish up our tour of the Big Ten East with a rare three-part podcast.  First, we are joined by Joshua Henschke of SB Nation Michigan site Maize n' Brew to talk about the Wolverines.  Next, it's On the Banks managing editor Kevin Recio to discuss our newest Big Ten brethren, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.  We wrap things up with Dam Vecellio and Bill DiFilippio of Black Shoe Diaries, who help us check in on Penn State.  You can also catch Bill at College Spun.

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.

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Black Heart Gold Podcast 137

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.

NOTE: An earlier version of the podcast was uploaded without the opening music. If you got that version from iTunes, you can skip ahead about 90 seconds and the rest of the show will be there.
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Black Heart Gold Podcast 136 Part 2

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.

Oh yeah, and the new podcast theme is finally ready.  That should make you happy, you jackals.
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Black Heart Gold Podcast 136 Part 1

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.

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Black Heart Gold Podcast 135

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.

You can read Andy's work at Sportsgeekonomics, or catch his occasional Gary Barta bashing at Deadspin. And if you need an expert witness for an antitrust case, you can contact his firm, OSKR.
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Black Heart Gold Podcast 134

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.

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Black Heart Gold Podcast 133

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.

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Black Heart Gold Podcast 132

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.

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Black Heart Gold Podcast 131

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.

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Black Heart Gold Podcast 130

February 3rd, 2014

Matt Brown (@MattSBN) from SB Nation's Ohio State site, Land Grant Holy Land, joins us to prepare for Tuesday's Iowa-OSU basketball game and a bit on National Signing Day, coming up on Wednesday.

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