You know you’re enjoying this. The Husker Men’s Basketball team finishes the regular season tomorrow at home, with a chance to avenge a loss to a Penn State team playing without one of their star players, in sophomore Mike Watkins.
In this week’s episode, Corn Nation’s David McGee is back to talk about the win over Indiana on Tuesday and to preview the game against the Nittany Lions. The win over the Hoosiers was a great bounce-back after the road loss at Illinois. And a win Sunday would ensure Nebraska stays in the top tier of the Big Ten and solidifies the double-bye for the Big Ten Tournament. And it’s always good to visit with David.
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.
Ohio State loss was expected, maybe not to the extent it ended up. But Minnesota? MINNE-FREAKIN’-SOTA???
So this is what it has come to. Nebraska is not good at football in 2017. The signs were there. All the way back to the close win against Arkansas State in Week One. We know change is coming. We know it won’t happen during the season. We don’t know who will be taking over in 2018.
What we do know is that we sure as hell better beat Iowa. But hell, even that match-up depresses me.
I want to stress a few things again:
A. Don’t tweet at the players. Don’t do it. Tweet at me. Tweet at Hoss. Tweet at the Big Red Cobcast folks. And share that info with the angry people on twitter. I like to think that the people who take the time to listen to this show aren’t the same people who tweet at players. Don’t do it.
2. This is the hard lesson for many of us, but remember that there is more to life than college football. We at Corn Nation know that more than anybody.
D (to make you smile). We live on the most boring street in the United States of America where nothing even remotely dangerous will ever happen. Period.
Which is best for the Huskers? Which is worst? And where do we fall in those categories? In this week’s episode, Greg and Hoss talk briefly about the game last week, particularly what Hoss saw from inside Memorial Stadium.
And what does the future have in store for Nebraska Football? What does new Athletic Director Bill Moos mean to Mike Riley’s time with the Huskers? And what is reasonable for the remainder of the season?
And we get anecdotal about fires, first responders (we’re big fans, by the way), and enduring Christmas with Iowa fans.
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.
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
It’s Episode 15 of the Five Heart Podcast and Brian and Greg start off by spending a few minutes talking about the amazing come-from-behind win for the Nebraska women’s volleyball team. We dubbed it Nebraska’s most impressive comeback ever.
We also discuss bowl season, and a very central location that could be utilized for a bowl game (if we needed a 43rd bowl game). We talk about the Music City Bowl featuring the once-overrated Tennessee Volunteers and the once-overrated Nebraska Cornhuskers. That will be fun. Stay tuned for that one on Friday, December 30.
We tried getting out of there without mentioning the loss to Creighton, but sadly were unable to do so…so consider it mentioned.
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Brian fights through illness and injury and joins Greg once again for a brand new episode. The Huskers are 8-2 after knocking off Minnesota at Memorial Stadium.
There’s a lot less recruiting talk in this episode, but the guys branch out and talk about more than just the Husker football team. That’s right, the top-ranked volleyball team gets a few minutes at the beginning of the show. This episode was recorded Wednesday evening, a short time after Nebraska defeated #15 Penn State at the Devaney Center.
Also in the episode, Greg reveals his super powers of premonition, centered around this text conversation from Saturday night:
And we all know how that ended:
A LOT LESS RAGE from Brian in this episode – so that’s a plus.
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