Well, the last time I was joined on the show by Hammer & Rails‘ Travis Miller was last year before the Nebraska-Purdue game. That was the last game Nebraska won.
So obviously Travis will be our little good luck charm. Obviously.
As usual, we talk about some of the key players for the Boilermakers and how the “best 0-3 team in the land” beat a top-25 team last week. We get Travis’ thoughts, an outsider’s view looking in at the situation in Lincoln and the sluggish start for the Huskers.
It’s time for our weekly preview – our chat with the enemy. And this week, the enemy is one of the most storied programs in college football…the Michigan Wolverines.
We’re happy to be joined by Josh LaFond from Maize N Brew, who was happy to dispense his knowledge about this year’s squad from Ann Arbor. He also rains shit down on Greg who states quite definitively that his (Greg’s – “pronouns, pal”) favorite movie is Rudy. Josh has a lot of insight into the host Wolverines and names that Husker fans will probably hear on Gameday.
Then Jon Damn Johnston is back to share more stories (unfortunately the best one didn’t make the recording, so hopefully Jon wrote about it for Corn Nation), talk a little football, and say that he doesn’t hate Michigan. But he does prefer Three’s Company over Murder, She Wrote.
Well, Mother Nature is a cruel mistress who played a tune and danced on all of our hearts last Saturday night. So this Saturday afternoon, your UNDEFEATED Nebraska Cornhuskers will open the season against the pests of the past, the wienies to the west, the Colorado Buffaloes.
In this episode, we’re joined by a writer from Colorado’s SB Nation site, the Ralphie Report. Jeff Hauser covers the Buffs and is also a Heisman voter and FWAA member who took time out of his busy schedule to join us to talk about Colorado’s win in the Rocky Mountain Showdown. Who are some of the key components on the CU team that could be problematic for the Huskers?
And then after the break, it’s the return of Jon Damn Johnston. We are going to bring Jon in every week just to bring our opponents back down to reality. He’s a fan favorite, and by God, he’s our favorite as well. So hear the tale about torn down goalposts and tuxedos and get some predictions for the game. GBR!
We have been building to this moment all summer. Corn Nation founder and heart and soul, Jon “Damn” Johnston!
It’s finally time for our fearless leader to take his place on the Stand, answering the same questions we have posed to our Corn Nation colleagues over the course of the entire series.
Here’s what we learned about Jon:
He is from a small town in Nebraska
He fought in the Korean War at the age of 5
He was the first IT Consultant (probably)
His favorite Husker moment elicited a “WTF” from Hoss
He really does love all of us.
If that’s not enough reason to listen, then know that he also really rips on the Akron Zips (accidental rhyme, I’m keeping it) and he made Hooch laugh so hard he (Hooch, “pronouns, pal”) had to turn down his microphone.
Seriously, Jon is an amazing person and the reason we are all here. So enjoy this amazing episode of the Five Heart Podcast. #GBR
It’s officially Game Week! And while we have some Husker news and notes to discuss, we still have the Cross Examination to continue. It wraps up later this week when Jon Johnston takes the chair, but in Episode 83, Corn Nation veteran Andy Ketterson sits down to be cross examined, and we learn how he moved to Nebraska as a child, went to the University of Nebraska, became a fan, and dare I say, a diehard.
We also have the ability, due to the late hour of our recording, to talk about the news we learned this weekend. Tre Bryant retires from the game he loves. Adrian Martinez is the announced starter for the Akron game. And the depth chart has few surprises.
Husker football is almost upon us. Enjoy it, my friends.
We did have a few issues with internet connection during the recording. Hopefully you’re able to follow along relatively easy. It got better as the show went on.
Welcome back, everybody. Hoss survived Colorado, and Greg survived another week of doing someone else’s work. This week, the guys are joined by Zach Grunder, a recent UNL graduate who just returned from a well-deserved extended vacation to Europe, where our young colleague toured most of the continent.
Who is Zach?
Well, he’s the swaying gent on the right of this famous Husker GIF.
So the Cross Examination is filled with all the familiar questions. But hey, fall practice has begun! And that means there’s Husker football to discuss. First of all, Hoss is downright tickled that OC Troy Walters defines the team as having that “extra juice” practicing in full pads. And with Maurice Washington eligible and practicing, how is he adapting with a late start?
Hello good people. Hoss is out of town this weekend, so we got together last Sunday night and put a show in the can for you.
Here was Hoss’ suggestion: Let’s ask each other the questions we’ve been asking all of our friends at Corn Nation.
So that’s what we did…we cross examined each other.
There has been a lot going on in Big Ten news this week, but due to our early recording, we’ll have to talk about recent happenings in next week’s show. Because there’s a LOT to discuss. And next week, we’ll know even more than we do today!
In this week’s episode, Patrick Gerhart, another outstanding member of the Corn Nation staff,
joins Greg for the Cross Examination. If you were hoping to hear the soothing tones of Hoss Reuter, he has some family in town this weekend and therefore was unable to join us.
Since Patrick is one of our Nebrasketball guys, we throw a couple wrinkles into this cross examination. But there is plenty of football talk and great memories shared. And Greg didn’t pass out from the benadryl, so that’s something (as well as a cautionary tale for all of you thinking about taking benadryl like you take ibuprofen).
Welcome to a brand new episode of the Five Heart Podcast. This week’s show is a continuation of the on-going summer series of “get to know your Corn Nation staff,” better and more concisely known as “The Cross Examination.”
Learn about what moment solidified Ty’s Husker fandom. Find out who his favorite Husker of all time is, as well as his favorite Nebraska sports moment. And if you like alcohol (and you should, you listen to this podcast), check out his summer series on Corn Nation about breweries, distilleries, and wineries in The Good Life. Here’s his latest post.
Oh, and Hooch got stuck in an elevator. That’s awesome too.
The Firm is back! Hoss and Hooch resume the cross examination series with Corn Nation’s Rick Cone.
Rick talks about growing up in the Sandhills and Gamedays on the farm. He also talks about his favorite players and tells an amazing story of his favorite Husker sports moment. It’s really damn incredible.
Rick is, as you are aware, our Director of Recruiting. So we talk about the recruiting trail and some of the players Rick is looking forward to see. We talk about social media and its impact on recruiting. I’m not going to spoil the conversation, but it’s a bit of a consensus that kids will be kids, and if a Tweet that says “blessed to receive an offer from ________” helps raise the profile of a student athlete to the point where they can better their circumstances, so be it.
In this episode, Hoss and Hooch take a departure from their summer Cross Examination series to get caught up on life and Husker news.
Last Saturday night, Hoss was in an emergency room in Missouri.
Scott Frost got away for a few days and hiked the Grand Canyon (24 miles) in one day. That can only help him in the locker room, but exactly how will it motivate the team? And how does Frost’s off-season compare to someone like Jim Harbaugh?
Let’s get caught up on some Husker recruits, shall we? It’s been a few weeks, but a QB from Colorado with a familiar last name committed to the Class of 2019. He’s joined by a couple offensive linemen who would add some much-needed depth and “NFL level” ability to the line. Throw in a defensive back that is eligible to play in 2018 and we have one more warm body in that room.
We talk about this preview piece by SB Nation’s Bill Connelly, why we agree and disagree with him.
And we end the show with Hoss regaling us with the tale of his Friday night in Omaha. Also, he’s a bit of a poet at the very end.
Happy Father’s Day to all you dads out there. For all the dads who coach the little league sports, who help build the tree houses, help make the blanket forts, and do even the smallest act to enhance your children’s lives…you’re awesome.
I’d like to dedicate this show to you, but it’s not enough.
This week, Hoss is in Missouri on a weekend holiday (he forgot this is a weekly podcast). I’m joined by young Corn Nation contributor Evan Wiebe. Evan is a student at UNL (don’t blame him for the student section…I knew better than to even bring it up) who is working on completing two degrees in just three years of college. I’d tell you more, but the answers you seek are found within.
What do you do when you have a lawyer on the Corn Nation Cross Examination? You quickly find out you’re using “cross examination” incorrectly. But Nate insisted we didn’t change the name of the segment.
Hoss is celebrating “Sober Wednesday” for some reason, but is back for this week’s episode. That’s right, he finally made it out of CostCo.
So we ask Nate the usual questions, with several detours along the way.
The second half of the show is a one-shot list, where the trio gives their answers to the following topics that have circulated social media in recent weeks:
All Time favorite player each sport.
Favorite movie of each sport
Hello Husker fans. It’s time for another Corn Nation Cross Examination, an audio profile of one of our own at Corn Nation. This week, The Firm of Hoss and Hooch sit down with the Master of Mathematics, the Sultan of Statistics, Paul Dalen.
We hear Paul’s tale to Husker fandom, from northwest Iowa, to the Army, to his current whereabouts. Paul puts his love of numbers to work to try to find patterns in Husker football. He’s a great asset at Corn Nation, and we had a lot of fun recording the episode, including some a Capella singing that didn’t make it in the final edit.
And who can forget this gem – another Paul Dalen original!
This episode is brought to you by Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (until Ty tells me where I can find Blue Blood Brewing Company products in my area).
In this episode, we talk about the departure of Patrick O’Brien from the Husker football team after he asked for and was granted a release from his scholarship. That really throws the QB picture into chaos as we had him pegged as the season-opening starter. So where does that leave the QB position and players like Tristan Gebbia, Adrian Martinez, and, dare we say, Noah Vedral?
Also, plenty of talk this week on the receiving corps, what could be a bright spot for the Husker offense. Stanley Morgan returns and could easily be Nebraska’s first 1,000-yard receiver. But JD Spielman is a returning freshman All-American, and Tyjon Lindsey is a dynamic playmaker and both figure to be key pieces to the Nebraska offensive unit.
And we’re trying to get Hoss a girlfriend, gosh darnit! So if you like long walks on the beach, a glass of moscato once a year, dogs, and a fella who can squat over 300 pounds, reach out via the social media access points below.
How long are you in the car? This episode gets you over the river, through the woods, to grandma’s and back.
So we start with some post-game thoughts from Saturday’s debacle in Happy Valley, as the Husker football team got down big early, scratched and clawed, only to lose 56-44. Hoss and I discuss coaching scenarios and “rumor and innuendo.”
The coach talk carries over into the second half of the podcast, as I get Ty’s take on the whole fiasco. Plus, naturally, we talk about the Husker women’s volleyball team, and how they are cruising along and finish the regular season Saturday against Iowa.
It’s #EvilIowa week, so get all your hatred to the surface and unleash it in the comments.
And it’s Thanksgiving, which you knew. So we also talk about food.
Then Greg is joined by Hammer and Rails’ Travis Miller as a preview to this weekend’s game in West Lafayette. The Huskers are an underdog at Purdue. Does Miller think the home team can pull it off? (Spoiler Redacted) Plus, how are things going under Jeff Brohm’s first year at the helm?
And in the finale, Hoss is here to get us ready for Saturday night. But you won’t find him on social media during the game. And if Greg isn’t done helping to move his friend in his new house, you won’t find him on social media either.
And at the end, 1980’s WRESTLING COMPARISONS TO 2017 BIG TEN FOOTBALL!
Complete with the most awesome spinebuster in the business.
Well, we had certainly hoped that things would have gone better for the Huskers in the last week, but we are faced with a reality that there is still work to be done (shocking, I know).
I’m thrilled to bring you a split show this week as I have two guests, two great contributors from Corn Nation, Hoss Reuter and Ty Peteranetz. The first half of the show, I’m talking Hoss all things football as we get to the meat and bones of the 38-17 loss to the Ditch Weasels last Saturday night. And we get talking about this Saturday’s night game against Ohio State, and Hoss’ “weird feeling” (don’t look at me, I told him not to over-indulge on Chipotle).
Then in the back half of the show, Ty joins me to talk about Husker women’s volleyball, and how they were steamrolling opponents until they went on the road to…you guessed it…Wisconsin. So that’s fun. 0-2 in the week to damn Wisconsin. And we talk about the evolution of the knee pads, because I was genuinely curious.
We also, and this is important, do not endorse or condone drunken spelunking. It will make sense when you listen to the show. I’m pretty sure.
Well, it has been a busy week. Not much good news emanating from One Memorial Drive. After Nebraska’s shocking loss to Northern Illinois, we were able to put a “former” in front of “Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst.”
So…it’s been a busy week.
In this episode, Greg is joined by Hoss Reuter as the two discuss the early-season woes of the Big Red. The loss to the Huskies hurt, and there is significant offensive line talk. We talk about what else went wrong last week and where the program may be headed.
Featured Photo: An Integrity statue in front of the stadium before the game between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Northern Illinois Huskies at Memorial Stadium on September 16, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images