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Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour: Baseball Card Collecting

Picking up where they left off on the last generational gap discussion, Greg and Chad turn their attention from collecting comic books to collecting baseball cards.  How invested were they into the sport of baseball before collecting cards? What card company was their go to for collecting?  How many sticks of gum did Chad try to chew at one time?  So many questions. So few answers.

Be warned, the first few minutes of the show have nothing to do with baseball collecting. There’s a lot of talk about what’s going on in the world today.

Positive Cynicism EP. 88: All 31 NHL Arenas

As the 2019 NHL playoffs heat up, this special episode of Positive Cynicism covers all 31 teams of the National Hockey League. From October 2013 to March 2019, @chadsmart and @MikeDeKalb traveled the United States and Canada in order to see a game in every NHL arena.

After completing their journey in Boston, Mike solicited questions from friends regarding their curiosity about the trips. Now in an extended Positive Cynicism, Mike and Chad try to cover all their favorite aspects of their travels as well as giving props to their favorite arenas and cities.

Positive Cynicism EP. 86: Is Baseball a Dying Sport?

The 2019 baseball season is underway and the biggest question besides will the San Diego Chicken run for President is, is baseball a dying sport? On this episode of Positive Cynicism, @chadsmart and @thetravisyates offer up their views on baseball’s seemingly waning popularity.

From their childhood fondness for the game to their current feelings, Chad and Travis break down several potential reasons for fans either passively watching or walking away from the game for good.

Five Heart Podcast Episode 68: Ben Miles, Baseball, and Bear Wrestling

Husker fans this week were on the receiving end of some sad, but expected news, as fullback Ben Miles announced he was leaving the program and seeking to continue his educational and football career elsewhere.

I say “expected” because the offensive system Scott Frost is implementing doesn’t really call for a fullback. So Hoss tells us some places that Miles could wind up that utilize the fullback in the way he is accustomed.

We quickly touch on Husker baseball (WHERE ARE YOU, KEITH?) and Husker softball. And then for fun, which NFL players would be able to successfully wrestle a bear?

It’s the dead zone of Husker football. So we’re going to mix it up some in the next few months and put some of our fellow Corn Nation folks on the show to learn more about them. And we’ll sprinkle in some football movie fun as well.

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Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast: Baseball Champs, Waffle House, and the Alamo

There’s reason to celebrate today. The Nebraska Cornhusker baseball team is Big Ten regular season champions. That’s a thing. It happened. First time since 2005. And it was

Here’s a little video of the boys celebrating.

THAT CHAMPIONSHIP FEELING!!!

Posted by Nebraska Baseball on Saturday, May 20, 2017

So we talk about that, Penn State’s live stream of the games this weekend (which was 100-times better than the Big Ten Network’s coverage), and the upcoming Big Ten Tournament (Huskers play Wednesday at 4pm Central – AND WE TOLD YOU WHAT TIME THE GAME IS!!!).

Waffle House, Mount Rushmore, and the Alamo are all brought up, as well as a quick football recruiting note.

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Featured image: Nebraska sophomore Jesse Wilkening confirms that he’s safe as sophomore Angelo Altavilla (7) and senior Alex Raburn (14) signal with the home plate umpire in this file photo from the Minnesota series last month. Credit Jon Johnston – Corn Nation

Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast Episode 31: Husker Spring Game and More

After a week off, Brian and Greg are back with an episode that’s full of Husker topics.

We talk about NCAA Women’s Bowling National Championships and the Huskers competing down in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

We talk a little about Nebraseball and their Friday night loss in ten innings to Iowa (#EvilIowa).

Friday saw Nebraska get a verbal commitment from a top-5 cornerback from Calabasas.

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What do the guys want to see from the Red/White Game, and what sort of impact will 70,000+ Nebraska faithful have on the scores of players in Lincoln for the game?

More recruiting notes and philosophies as the rules have changed, allowing early official visits and an early signing day!

The plugs are almost as cool as Bookie.

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Fresh Content Day 35: Writer’s Block

Well, it finally happened.

I’ve talked about comics and movies, video games, music. I’ve talked about my family, my life, and shaving.

I’ve sought topics from my wife and friends.

So today I fixed our Playstation 4. It wasn’t connecting to the internet. I had to watch Wrestlemania on a mix of may laptop and the PS3 upstairs in the bedroom (first world problem, I know). But we were sans network connection since sometime Saturday. So I called Playstation and they talked me through a process, and that process worked.

So now I have Scrubs on Netflix. And I went with Scrubs instead of Iron Fist because I’ve seen Scrubs a few times through, and I am on episode 4 of Iron Fist. It’s a means to an end. I know Iron Fist has been universally panned by almost everyone. That being said, the other Netflix Marvel shows set the bar rather high.

Scrubs is a timeless comedy that follows a group of young doctors as they begin their professions in a hospital (Sacred Heart). It ran for nine seasons (182 episodes) and starred Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke, and Donald Faison as the three new doctors. Honestly, while I enjoyed all three performances over the years, my favorite character on the show was the no-nonsense Dr. Cox, John C. McGinley. Actually, he and the Janitor (The Middle‘s Neil Flynn) were both great.

What I liked about Scrubs among its comedic chops and slight irreverence is that it was said to be the most medically accurate of all the tv medicine shows.

No, it’s not House, the tale of a misanthrope who happens to be a doctor. It’s not Grey’s Anatomy, a torrid romance novel disguised as a medical show. It’s not even the recently departed ER, which broke television ground with its realistic gore. It’s Scrubs.

Scrubs, or [scrubs], is a show that I could watch on endless loop. But after I finish this round of it, I’ll probably return to How I Met Your Mother, another sitcom that showed its longevity.

And I always keep Futurama in my back pocket…always.

In the meantime, I’ll just hold out hope that the Cardinals come back late tonight to beat the dreaded Cubs, and now I’m going to head to bed since I have to get up early tomorrow and have labs drawn before work.

That’s one old-man phrase right there.

Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast Episode 30: Baseball, Basketball, and Ballpark Food

To quote Thin Lizzy, “the boys are back in town.” That being said, Greg and Brian are here with a brand new episode. The show kicks off with talk of Nebraska baseball’s Big Ten opening win over Indiana.

Meanwhile, Nebraska basketball suffered two losses this week, as the men’s team saw the departure of sophomore big man Ed Morrow Jr. The women’s basketball team lost Jessica Shepard to transfer as well.

Women’s basketball talk brings up the dominance of UCONN, and if it’s bad for the sport.

We go back to Bloomington’s baseball field(turf) and talk about the playing surface in a few other ballparks.

And of course, there’s food talk, like this ungodly monstrosity in Arlington now.

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And here are the links to satisfy your palate:

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Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast Episode 29: Cookies, Bacon, and Baseball

The great debate ensues this week – what’s better? Homemade cookies or cookies from the bakery?

Also, bacon is just fine in brownies (and pants aren’t necessary, Salt).

Nebraska football, basketball, and baseball are all *close* – close to being those teams that the fans want them to be. The baseball team just beat Cal Poly on Saturday in a double header. Spring practice is set to resume this week, and the upcoming Red/White Game in a couple weeks could bring with it twenty or so four- and five-star recruits to Lincoln.

But what would put Darin Erstad on the hot seat, or possibly get him out of Lincoln (which we hope doesn’t happen), and who’s on the short list of names to replace him, should that come to pass. Plus, who’s standing out this Spring on the gridiron?

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Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast Episode 28: Horne, Hoops, and Huskers

It’s a brand new Five Heart Podcast and the boys are back talking all-things Nebraska.

There have been a couple departures from the Nebraska men’s basketball team as Jeriah Horne allegedly sought his release, while Nick Fuller will play as a graduate transfer elsewhere next year.

Also, the Nebraska baseball team put together a nice home win over Charleston Friday. Plus, former Huskers had their Pro Day this week, another former Husker signed with the evil empire, and Spring Practices are ongoing.

Also, Greg gets in trouble for not having a Yahoo! email address and therefore not participating in the Corn Nation Bracket Challenge.

The plugs never change, but I’ll never not tell you what they are.

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Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast Episode 27: No One Likes Going to Washington DC

Episode 27 is here and Greg and Brian are talking about the first (and only) Snack Cracker Tournament of Champions. But that can’t be the only tournament discussed. So the guys talk about the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament in Washington DC. What has gone right for the conference? What hasn’t? And what’s the big picture?

NEW YORK, NEW YORK! Look for it in 2018, and a week earlier.

Despite the late season slump and the overtime loss to Penn State in the first round of the tournament, Tim Miles is expected to be back next year, as Husker fans learned just moments after the final buzzer sounded Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Nebraska Baseball is off to a slow start, but there may be a reason behind that, as we learned that Nebraska has the nation’s toughest schedule so far.

And the Husker wrestling team is preparing to send its athletes to St. Louis for the NCAA National Tournament.

Plus…Captain D’s and hospitality room food.

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Featured Photo: Mar 8, 2017; Washington, DC, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers guard Glynn Watson Jr. (5) reacts in the final seconds of overtime against the Penn State Nittany Lions during the Big Ten Conference Tournament at Verizon Center. The Nittany Lions won 76-67 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke/USA Today

Corn Nation’s Five Heart Podcast Episode 24

Greg and Brian return with a bunch of topics, and in their traditional way, branch out on topics like walk-on football, Nebrasketball, the first day of the Nebraska Baseball season, Danny Woodhead, and more.

Nana Atenken is mentioned as is the “basketball culture” in Illinois. It brings to light that Nebraska doesn’t have that basketball culture, but that it does have a wrestling culture. So Greg brings up the lack of wrestling coverage on Corn Nation (and may have inadvertently volunteered himself for the job).

Better name: DiCaprio Bootles or Mojo Hagge?

And in the “See Also” category, we mention a couple of championship-caliber Jordans…Michael Jordan and Jordan Burroughs. Plus, famous television series finales.

And here are your friendly plugs and they’re grrrrrrreat!

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