We’re Back! Now with 50% more Derp!

Did you ever feel that the 2016 season just didn’t live up to the hype? Was it the Outback bowl, or losses to NDSU and NW, or the fact that your favorite podcast was on hiatus?

Well good news, Everyone! At least one of those problems is fixed, starting today.  12 Saturdays is rebooted and back online, and our friend Bill Delehant joins the inanity.  Check out this week’s episode, where we discuss Iowa’s 2017 prospects with Scott Dochterman from LandOf10.

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This year in Pasadena.

Hawkeye Nation rides an emotional roller coaster, with a tough last minute loss in the Championship, followed by jubilation at an invitation to the Rose Bowl.  To paraphrase a Reddit poster (who says nothing else): “Sunshine has led us to the Promised Land!”

 

These Hawks Go to Eleven

The superlative season continues, as the Hawks handle Purdue and take their unblemished record in to the final week.  And our guest gives an outsider’s perspective on football, blizzards, tailgating and chicken wings.

Floyd Rescued, Northern Border Secured

With Floyd by their side, the 2015 Hawkeyes sail boldly in to Uncharted Waters.  Here be there Dragons?  Nah, just Boilermakers.  Tory conducts field research to assuage his anger at the lack of Iowa Love by the national sports media.

Hoosier, check. On to the Pig

Indiana made it interesting, but against the 2015 Hawks, the outcome was never really in doubt.  Credit to CJ, the Defense, or…pickles?  Our guest is a returning fan favorite who educates us on football, fatherhood, and Star Wars.

Ready for Iowa’s (first?) trip to Indiana

We’re back, and just as “meh” as ever!   Discussions of the NW and Maryland wins, the first CFB rankings of the season, and what it will take for Iowa to get to the Championship Game.  Our guest is a transplanted Hawkeye and former roommate, and always presents an editing challenge to avoid an “MA” rating.  Why won’t Leon turn the tortoise over?

Ugly win. We’ll take it!

Hawks eek out a victory in a slugfest in Madison.  Can the offense get healthy vs. Illinois?  Which teams are the biggest surprise in the league, and which is the biggest flop (Spoiler:  Rhymes with “Schmerschmaska”).  Our impromptu guest is a Hawkeye Pessimist who has come back to eat crow sushi.

Are the 2015 Hawks For Real?

We debate the relative merits of South Park, Karate Kid, and vintage Coke commercials.  Iowa notches a perfect non-conference record, capped by dismantling North Texas, but will Bucky spoil the party next week?  Our Guest is Steve Batterson from the Quad City Times.

Ultra Excitement

Being on the winning side of an amazing, improbable, last-second field goal sure beats the alternative.  We examine the atmosphere in the victory over Pitt, look ahead to some homecomings for North Texas, and chat with an ultra long-distance guest.