Well this is what those who are more intelligent than I would call a shameless plug.
This weekend our Corn Nation senior basketball writer, Patrick Gerhart, and I will be recording the first episode of a SB Nation Podcast which will focus on Nebraska basketball. We actually made a guest appearance on the Five Heart Podcast last night to kind of talk about the new podcast as well as other things.
Makes sense that Patrick would be on a Nebraska basketball podcast, but what about me? I am a football writer for Corn Nation. Well basketball is my first love and I am actually a high school basketball coach. That is why I don’t write about basketball for Corn Nation. I am usually busy with my basketball team during the season.
So a podcast it’ll be then I guess!
The first episode will be published this Tuesday and then every Tuesday after that on a weekly basis. What is the name of the podcast?
Of Bangarangs and Daggers: A Nebrasketball Podcast.
If you follow Nebraska basketball in anyway you probably understand that the name of our podcast is in honor of Kent Pavelka.
There are numerous podcasts about Nebraska sports, but most of them focus on football which is king. However, we think we could fill a void for those Nebraska basketball fans. If there is basketball to talk about, that is what we are going to do.
We do reserve the right to dive into other subjects like the meaning of life or the most overrated brands of chewing gum (looking at you fruit stripe gum and tongue splashers).
Well if you don’t know what to think about podcasts, here’s a Washington Post article making the argument that podcasts are the perfect antidote to our poisonous news environment.
So please give us a chance by downloading the podcast on Tuesday, and if you don’t like it then please check back in in a month. Or check back in during the basketball season. By that time we should have it figured out. Or even better would be listening from the beginning and join us on this podcast journey!
Thanks for listening.
That is a lot of offers. Is that a good thing?
On to flakes...
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Buffalo Bills Hoping to Corral Unruly Fans in New “Tailgate Village" - InsideHook
It’s a bad day for the Bills Mafia but a good day for the safety of portable tailgating tables in the greater Buffalo area.
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In a letter sent to the NFL on Thursday, an attorney representing banned Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill disputed the allegations of child abuse made against his client by fiancée Crystal Espinal.
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“STICK TO SPORTS!” Nah.
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