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Five Heart Podcast Ep. 241: Illinois Review, Scott Frost, Then There’s Fordham

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: AUG 28 Nebraska at Illinois

Boy howdy. The Illinois game was ugly. bowling shoe ugly. There were some bright spots. Yes, they were hard to spot in a sea of mediocrity, but we do our best to pull them out and present them to you.

On to Fordham. We do not know what to expect from the Rams, but our hope is the game doesn’t start with half the playbook being tossed out. But Fordham University, located in the Bronx, has several very prominent alumni. They have around 16,000 students, which is likely more than you thought, right?

Look at this short list of Fordham Alums!

  • Denzel Washington
  • Lana Del Rey (Greg doesn’t know who this is)
  • Dylan McDermott
  • Alan Alda
  • Susan Lucci
  • Vin Scully
  • David Copperfield
  • Vince Lombardi

So that’s something.

Jon has a book out!

On August 21st, 2015, Jon unexpectedly dropped dead of a widowmaker heart attack. He was shocked five times on the way to the hospital with no response. He was shocked two more times in the ER. He was dead for over 20 minutes. A stent was placed, and he was induced into a coma. In January 2016 Jon received a second stent and in June he was diagnosed with an anoxic brain injury.

He wrote a book about death and recovery. The title, “Been Dead, Never Been To Europe” reflects the ironic nature of life, what happens versus what we want to happen. It’s available at Amazon in Kindle and Paperback.

Consider signing up for Jon’s Postlife Crisis newsletter, which is about Jon and interests beyond Cornhuskers sports. (I know, right?)