Hooch, Hoss, and Jon Damn Johnston are back for the first time in a month and Jon LOVES Nebrasketball. And he doesn’t understand why Husker fans are self-loathing, to the point of self-destructive. It’s not helpful.
This episode, we get live in-game updates and reactions as Jon and Hoss are watching Nebraska vs #6 Michigan State. From outbursts of laughter to yelling at the television, follow along with the boys on the podcast.
The guys also talk about the College Football Playoff championship between Clemson and Alabama. And the notion of paying $165 for a ticket to the AFC Championship intrigues Hoss.
And Jon asks the question on everyone’s mind…does defense still win championships?
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So there I am, watching my niece’s kindergarten basketball game last Saturday morning. You know the type. They have fifteen-minute halves where the clock doesn’t stop. They don’t keep score. And it’s all about going out and having fun. No real rules. I was having a mild anxiety attack as kids were running the ball up the court. But hey, it gives them something to do after farming season (my sister married a farmer and they live in a small farming town…nice town).
So there I am, watching my niece’s game and I’m repping the Big Red. I have my Huskers hoodie on that Brett Baker delivered to me in person three years ago when he and his daughter Jessica went to the Nebraska-Illinois game in Champaign. You remember the one. The one we lost. [Expletive Deleted]. My dad says, not prompted at all, something along the lines of “I’m taking Illinois today.”
I laughed. Not mockingly. Not boisterously. Just laughed. Then after the game, my son and I went to “grandma and grandpa’s” house as my mom made pancakes and bacon for everyone. I watched a little of the game before and after breakfast, then helped my dad do some winterizing stuff outside.
Now I tell you all of that to tell you this. I DVRed the game and started watching it Saturday night. I finished watching it Wednesday evening before we started recording.
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).
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 again and welcome to a new episode of the Five Heart Podcast. Thank you ALL for downloading our last episode, our Top Five Most Agonizing Football Losses episode.
Some of you didn’t want us trudging up such painful memories. But it was very cathartic, and will a few adult beverages, a lot of fun. It was also our second-most-downloaded show in the history of the Five Heart Podcast. So…no pressure to outdo that one.
This episode features two Corn Nation contributors talking Husker men’s and women’s basketball. Up first is Patrick Gerhart as we complain about the Selection Committee and talk about Nebraska’s game tonight in the NIT against Mississippi State.
Then Jill Heemstra is back to talk about the Husker women and their upcoming game against Arizona State. Find out also why there are Nebraska ties all over the Women’s NCAA Tournament, and we’ll also check in with our neighbors to the north (not Creighton, never Creighton) and see what the Jackrabbits have in store in their quest for a championship.
Plus, there’s this challenge we laid out for our fearless leader:
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.
(These are the jokes…you can laugh or you can sit there.)
Don’t look now, but the Nebraska Men’s Basketball team is faring pretty nicely in the 2017-18 season. *knocks on wood*
After a one-point loss to freakin’ Kansas, the boys have started a little winning streak, up to and including the 70-55 win at Northwestern this past week. In this episode, Greg visits with Corn Nation’s David McGee. He’s not on the masthead…but neither am I. Anyway, aside from being one of our best photographers, David is also a huge Nebrasketball fan, and has contributed plenty of hoops pieces over the years.
So we talk about the win over NW, the overall look of the team this season, and what lies ahead.
And as a bonus, we spend a few minutes at the end making fun of Iowa. So there’s something for everyone!
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This week, Hoss is busy with finals. So Greg has brought in another name from Corn Nation, Patrick Gerhart.
Patrick specializes in #Nebrasketball, so we talk about Tim Miles’ tenure, off-season attrition and addition of personnel, and this week’s win against Number-14 Minnesota. The guys talk about Pinnacle Bank Arena and what some athletes may see in the program that would bring them to Lincoln.
Since both Greg and Patrick have children under two, and since Ty just became a dad for the first time this week, the guys share some of their experiences, fond memories, and helpful hints.
The Husker family.@coach_frost was greeted by former Husker players before he was introduced to media today.
Lastly, there’s a new head coach. In one of those moments that you’ll never forget where you were, Greg was on his friend’s roof hanging Christmas lights. But the Sunday of the introductory press conference, all eyes were glued.
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.
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.
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
Fresh off the heels of the Nebraska Men’s Basketball team’s third straight disappointing loss, this time at the hands of tournament-bound Minnesota, the guys talk largely about the team’s shortcomings, and how it can’t be blamed on one person, player or coach. It comes down to this: It Tim Miles’ head IS on the chopping block, what can spare his termination?
And for the record, we are both big Tim Miles fans. And as Greg has said numerous times, he wants Miles at the helm when Nebraska gets that first tournament win. And Brian has said that whoever that coach is to achieve the feat gets a statue outside of the PBA.
But we end the show on a positive note, commending the Nebraska wrestlers who were top-ten pre-seeds to the Big Ten Tournament, including All American Eric Montoya, a 2-seed at 133 pounds.
Nebrasketball dominates the conversation in the 25th episode of the Five Heart Podcast. This is a show where we talk about a nice win over Ohio State, the second of two good wins after a 1-point overtime loss to Wisconsin.
Tim Miles…man…the article put out this past Monday seemed to generate as much heat as it was meant to put out the flames. It’s unfair to throw Miles under the bus. Yet some fans are willing to do that. So we talk about Tim Miles and Nebraska Men’s Basketball, recruiting, and the best players to don the Scarlet and Cream in the Tim Miles era.
Also, no way is Illinois a bubble team.
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Featured Image: Feb 23, 2017; East Lansing, MI, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Tim Miles looks on during the first half of a game against the Michigan State Spartans at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter/USA Today
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!
Well, after taking a week off so the Bri-Guy could recover after National Signing Day, the Five Heart Podcast is back!
On the docket this week is a recap of Brian’s signing day schedule, also known as “NO SLEEP TIL LINCOLN!” Actually, that would be a really good recruiting motto for the future.
Open scholarships after signing day mean a lot of things…dedicated walk-ons earn a scholly, or you look outside the program and see which graduate transfers you can lure to Nebraska.
The 2017 NFL Draft is approaching, and we have a list of Huskers that may or may not be chosen on Draft Weekend. There’s some dissension in the ranks, so if you agree disagree, or think we left someone out, be sure to leave a comment!
The Nebraska Men’s Basketball Team is 3-0 to open conference play. That hasn’t happened since the Big 8 days in 1975-76. I wasn’t even alive then. Think about THAT!
In Episode 19, we talk about this unexpected and unbelievable beginning to the conference slate for Nebrasketball. We also talk about the sad ending to the Nebraska football season in the Music City Bowl. They can’t all be winners. Washington knows that (and I hope Alabama learns the lesson). But Nebraska’s loss to Tennessee had some bright moments.
Also there is some recruitnik talk, as the Huskers received a commitment during Thursday’s Husker basketball win. And this weekend could prove to be a big one on a national stage this weekend.
All the plugs deserving of a 3-0 Nebrasketball team in conference play.
Featured Image: Jan 5, 2017; Lincoln, NE, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers forward Ed Morrow Jr. (30) and guard Glynn Watson Jr. (5) fight for the loose ball against Iowa Hawkeyes forward Cordell Pemsl (35) in the first overtime at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Nebraska won 93-90. (Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports)
It’s a completely different format for our First Annual Very Special Christmas Special. Also – there’s no Brian, as he’s with family, leaving Greg all by himself.
BUT GREG HAD AN IDEA!
“Let’s share the load.” And so – the Christmas Wish for Nebraska Athletics was born.
Emails were sent, text messages too. And even a message to a former Husker for his Chronicled contribution (that’s right…I initiated that)!
So we rounded up the willing participants, and they recorded their Christmas Wishes that they’d like to see come true for the betterment of Nebraska Athletics (no mention of turning down the speakers at Memorial Stadium).
It’s an episode without Brian, and we’re all a little poorer for it. But we will push on, because it’s what he would want us to do.
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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The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 5-0 and debate rages as to whether or not they’re the worst undefeated team. But we have faith that they are right where they need to be.
The Huskers got to be 5-0 after their 31-16 win over Illinois last Saturday. Sure it was a long dry spell without a score, but that second half was a thing of beauty.
With a bye week this week, the Huskers have a few players out who need the time off to get healthy. Here’s hoping Tanner Farmer, Alonzo Moore, and a couple others are ready for Indiana, as all indications are that Cethan Carter and Jordan Westerkamp will be out.
AND NEBRASKETBALL PRACTICE HAS BEGUN…without a particular individual who left the program in late June.