Wednesday, December 29, 2010

MBB: Iowa vs. Illinois Preview/Prediction up on

MBB Preview/Prediction – Iowa vs. Illinois
Iowa opens the 2010-11 Big Ten basketball slate with a game vs. the Illinois Fighting Illini.

My preview/prediction is up on

Monday, November 22, 2010

MBB: Iowa vs. Long Beach State Preview/Prediction on

MBB: Iowa Looks to Take it to The Beach

It's up on

Friday, November 19, 2010

MBB: Iowa vs. Xavier Preview/Prediction up on

Article is up on HAWKEYENATION.COM

Friday, November 12, 2010

MBB: 2010-11 Season Prediction and Big Ten Race

Iowa Hoops Season & Big Ten Predictions

My 2010-11 season prediction for Iowa Men's Basketball, as well as the Big Ten race is up on

Read it HERE.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Jamie Pollard Models the New Inconsnuggable

So farks are fun. We all enjoy them. Most Hawkeye fans know of BHGP's inconsolable meme. I took the liberty of putting them together....

The Inconsnuggable

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

OT: Show That Knight Who's Boss (WATERMELON WIN)

Watermelon PWNAGE.

New clip from the upcoming Amazing Race shows a lady getting smoke by a watermelon. And I mean SMOKED.


Thanks to Jacobi for the heads up.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

ISU Week - 2010... reload the farks

Yes, time to reload them again, until I make more.


Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Analyzing's Front Pic About Division Alignment

Here it is, the breakdown of what's to come tonight when the new divisions are released on the Big Ten Network. A lot of folks out there think this picture means something, so I took the liberty of breaking it down for you.

I present to you, the new divisions of the Big Ten in simple terms for all of the curious parties out there...

Here you go:

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Paul Rhoads Does an Impromptu Scripted Plea to Cyclone Fans

OK. Watch it the video here.

Now try to stop laughing at the desperate pleas of an Iowa State head football coach to get tickets sold at his stadium. Pleas that were well scripted, as he read them off the teleprompter in front of him... even though it was supposed to look like an ad-hoc interview.

Between Pollard and Rhoads, this ISU Marketing Dept is ON FIRE!!! WOO HOO!!! CLONES!!!11!! Just over over a week to go before the start of the season and Iowa State puts out a clip from their head football coach begging for people to buy season tickets. "Season ticket hoarders" to be exact. Embarrassing.

You'd never, ever, see this sort of thing from Kirk Ferentz.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

ISU's Grant Mahoney was not a fan of my video

So... I just happened to look back at some of my older YouTube videos. I was checking out some comments, and some of my replies. Apparently I didn't look very closely at the ISU Blooper video I put up a few years back. I replied to a user, grantmahoney21, who, after a closer look could actually be the Cyclone place kicker.

Take a look for yourself:

His profile sure appears as if it's him. If I was in his shoes, though, I probably would have said the same thing... especially after missing those field goals.

Here's the video again if you want a quick laugh:

Monday, July 05, 2010

OT: Know Your Roots (Getting to the Origins of Songs)

I like to dabble in sound and video editing. Talking w/ my father-in-law a couple weekends ago, we started discussing music origins and all the songs out there that have roots in older music... he had made a mix of some songs that were based off one and another. So I took a couple days and put together a 2 disc CD with mashups of songs and their derivatives... and "Know Your Roots" was born. Here are some samples of some of the songs I paired up. All songs are chronological, any predecessor comes first in the song mix and in the title of the song itself.

Canon Hook: (Pachelbel to Blues Traveler)

Lady I Got (Beatles to Sublime)

Waiting for Mary Jane and Dani (Jayhawks -> Tom Petty -> Red Hot Chili Peppers)

Eighties as You Are (Killing Joke to Nirvana)

I Got a Love Song (Croce -> Stone Temple Pilots)

Maid Freed from the Gallows Pole (Niles -> Zeppelin)

Sexy Karma (Beatles -> Radiohead)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Conference Expansion is Meaningless

Because the world is going to end in 2012...

That's Frankie, aka flank99, my new favorite YouTuber.
Seriously, though... Frankie and Kige Ramsey need to hook up soon for a YouTube update. That would be mind blowing.

Also, California is under an earthquake warning:

The Oil Spill is bad:

But the Oil Spill was bad but so was the plane crash and Saddam:

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

MEN'S BB: 2010 Prime Time League (PTL) Draft Results

FIRST 8 PICKS IN THE 2010 PTL DRAFT (Courtesy of Pat H)

  1. Brennan Cougill (Iowa)
  2. Matt Gatens (Iowa)
  3. Cully Payne (Iowa)
  4. Eric May (Iowa)
  5. Jake Koch (UNI)
  6. Ali Farokhmanesh (former UNI)
  7. Darryl Moore (former Iowa)
  8. Melsahn Basabe (Iowa recruit)

I'll put up an update when the full release is put out.

Good for Cougs to get that first pick overall. The Iowa Hawkeyes took the first 4 spots, and 5 of the first 8 will be on this year's roster.


UPDATE: Full rosters from Hawkcentral:

Iowa City Ready Mix

Brennan Cougill, Iowa; Duez Henderson, ex-Iowa; Anthony James, UNI; Devyn Marble, Iowa; Brennan Swayzer, ex-Kirkwood; Rodney Jackson, ex-Kirkwood; Reed McManigal, ex-Iowa; Ray Vasser, ex-Kirkwood; Michael Hadley, European pro; Stephen McCarty, Iowa recruit.

Jill Armstrong/Lepic Kroeger Realtors

Matt Gatens, Iowa; Andrew Brommer, Iowa; Matt Morrison, UNI; Aliou Kieta, ex-Drake; Tyler Lange, UNU; Jaron Nash, Tyler CC; Alex Kramer, Upper Iowa; Lorenzo Rice, ex-Luther College; Brandon Stubbs, Iowa; Chris Aastad, ex-Mankato State.

McCurry’s/Mike Gatens Real Estate

Cully Payne, Iowa; Kyle Schlaak, ex-Winona State; Adam Rodenberg, UNI; Jordan Stoermer, Iowa; Jarrod Uthoff, Cedar Rapids Jefferson; Clavic Anderson, ex-Iowa; Nathan Bass, UNI; Eric Washpun, Kirkwood; Austin Marshall, Mount Pleasant; Nate Meints, Kirkwood.

L.L. Pelling

Eric May, Iowa; Marc Sonnen, UNI; Dain Swetalla, Spanish pro; Zach McCabe, Iowa; Austin Pehl, UNI; Jake Hughes, Upper Iowa; Max Martino, UNI; Khirey Floyd, Iowa; Darius Stokes, Iowa; Kurt Bearinger, Upper Iowa.


Jake Koch, UNI; Melsohn Basabe, Iowa; Matt Lesan, Upper Iowa; Malcolm Moore, Tyler JC; Jason Price, ex-Iowa; Riley Carnson, ex-Cornell College; Tayler Bontrager, Kirkwood; Mark LaFrenz, Upper Iowa; Andrew Murphy, Iowa; Sam Elsin, Upper Iowa.

Vinton Merchants

Ali Farokhmanesh, ex-UNI; Darryl Moore, ex-Iowa; Devon Archie, Iowa; Chip Rank, UNIl Isaac Gardner, Truman State; Keith Steffeck, ex-Upper Iowa; Alex Novak, Minnesota State; Dailos Hodges, ex-Wayne State; Tucker Wentzien, Upper Iowa; Mike Sampson, ex-Bettendorf.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

MEN'S BB: Hawkeyes release non-conference schedule released

Courtesy of Morehouse, here's the schedule:

  • Nov. 7 — University of Illinois-Springfield (exhibition)
  • Nov. 14 — South Dakota State
  • Nov. 16 — Louisiana-Monroe
  • Nov. 19-22 — Paradise Jam, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Nov. 26 — Southern Illinois-Edwardsville
  • Nov. 30 — at Wake Forest (ACC-Big Ten Challenge)
  • Dec. 4 — Idaho State
  • Dec. 7 — Northern Iowa
  • Dec. 10 — Iowa State
  • Dec. 18 — at Drake
  • Dec. 21 — Louisiana Tech
  • Dec. 27-31 — Big Ten opener TBD
SOS isn't going to be helpful come Selection Sunday... but seriously, this schedule was needed for Fran's inaugural season. Hopefully Iowa can pick up some wins early on.

Saturday, June 05, 2010

FOOTBALL: Jewel Hampton and Jordan Bernstine Arrested
(Photos from

Word is there was a fight at Vito's, Jewel was involved, cops were called by the staff, Jewel was arrested, Jordan interfered in the arrest and was cited for pub. intox.

Rittenberg has a story up.

Marc Morehouse gives us some more information via his Twitter:
  • Hampton was arrested for public intox and presence on property, basically the new IC bar law which started June 1. Pub intox for Bernstine.
  • Through UI sports information director Phil Haddy, Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said he wouldn't comment until he had more details.
  • Both were transported to the Johnson County Jail, Campbell said, and were in custody.
  • Bernstine, aka Jordan Morris, "hampered" the Hampton arrest, according to Campbell. Blew a .129 post arrest. Hampton's BAC was .091.
  • Hampton was involved in several physical problems inside the bar, the IC Police report states.
  • Bernstine "wasn't constructive" during Hampton's arrest and that's what led to his arrest, according IC police Lt. Bill Campell.
The following is a statement from Iowa Football Coach Kirk Ferentz:
“I am aware of the incident involving Jordan Bernstine and Jewel Hampton Friday evening and at this time I am in the process of gathering all the facts concerning the incident. Until I have all the facts, I’ll have no further comment and the incident will be handled internally.”

Personally, I don't see much missed time for these guys. Jordan is of-age, it's the start of summer on a Friday night, nothing wrong with going out and having a couple brews... however, he was in a tight battle for the starting CB spot, so he might take a backseat for awhile, though. Jewel looks to maybe have a tougher road back, under-age and out at the bars after 10 PM (new I.C. rule on June 1st), along with the fighting. He could find himself at 3rd string come this fall. Iowa is pretty stacked at running back, so a couple games without Jewel won't hurt the Hawkeyes that much either.

By "handing it internally", I see that as the punishment likely won't be too severe.

OT: Fried Egg Sloppy Joe (The Spank)

I just made this up today. I don't know if any has tried this before or not, but I am fairly confident this is an original idea by me. Google agrees that no one else has tried this. I'm claiming it because Google never lies.

Fried Egg Sloppy Joe

It was awesome.

I think I am going to officially call it, "The Spank"

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

OT: "We Built Sioux City"

Holy shit.

Just watch...

From Deadspin

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Melsahn Basabe commits to the Iowa Hawkeyes
photo from

At least it's a self-reporting from Mel that he is a Hawkeye.

This afternoon, Basabe hit up his Twitter with this message:
"It's Official... Im an Iowa Hawkeye now"

Of course nothing is official until there is confirmation of a signed NLI, but if it holds up, it's a great snag for Iowa. The commit softens the blow of losing former signee Cody Larson who left Iowa for Florida, as well as the loss of Aaron Fuller who transferred to USC.

This is would be the first official recruit for Fran McCaffery as the new head coach of the Iowa Hawkeyes Mens Basketball team. He will join Roy Marble Jr and Zach McCabe in the 2010 recruiting class.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Aaron Fuller to Transfer to USC
Photo from

Jeff Goodman from has reported that Aaron Fuller will transfer to USC to play basketball for Kevin O'Neill. USC was already low on scholarships because of their self-imposed sanctions.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

So... my kid's pretty much a genius, right?

Video of my 20 month old son.. he now knows all there is to know...

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Bruce Pearl Loves the Iowa Hawkeyes

Hlas' quick interview with Bruce Pearl:

Bruce Pearl loves Iowa... and Hawkeye Basketball.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Talking About What Went Down at Iowa, the Coaching Search, and Barbasol on BHGP

I met up with HawkeyeState from on Tuesday night to talk about Lickliter, Barta, head coach candidates for the Iowa Men's Basketball team, MARCHIFORNICATION, Barbasol, recruiting, and Marc Morehouse's gall bladder.

Podcast is below....

Black Heart Gold Pants
Check it out HERE.

My 2010 NCAA Men's Basketball Bracket

Forgot to post this, here it is...

(click image for full-size)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

My thoughts on the Lickliter Situation up on Hawkeyenation

Should He Stay or Should He Go?

Should He Stay or Should He Go?

My opinion on the rumors surrounding the Iowa Basketball program and Lickliter’s future with Iowa.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

MEN'S BB: Iowa vs. Michigan Preview/Prediction up on

Iowa MBB – Big Ten Tourney (Rd 1) vs. UM Preview/Prediction

2010 Big Ten Tournament - Opening Round - Iowa vs. Michigan Preview / Prediction is up on


Sunday, March 07, 2010

Thursday, March 04, 2010

MEN'S BB: Ben Brust is the Player of the Year in Lake County

Daily Herald Photo - Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Congratulations go out to Iowa Hawkeye recruit, Ben Brust, in being selected as the honorary caption for Lake County. Some good quotes in the article from Ben.

He chose Iowa in July and has been proudly donning Iowa apparel almost every day since.

"It's pretty much all I ever wear," Brust laughed.

Brust says it doesn't concern him in the least that the Hawkeyes have had a rough season (10-19) and currently sit in ninth place (4-12) in the Big Ten standings.

"I've seen strides all year," Brust said of Iowa. "They've been improving all year. They have one senior and one junior playing. The rest are freshmen and sophomores. As we keep developing, I don't see why we can't win Big Ten titles and compete with the top teams."

Brust is more than ready for that challenge. And sooner rather than later.

"A big reason I chose to come to Iowa is because I feel like I have a good opportunity to step in right away and help the team. I'll bring a lot of energy and I'll be a threat to score and they need that," Brust said. "Hopefully, I'll get that chance next year. I'm getting real anxious for it."

Here's the entire list of All-Area players.

Ben Brust Mundelein

The Iowa-bound Brust has been nothing short of spectacular all season. Often facing double teams, he was still nearly impossible to stop, averaging an area-best 24.6 points per game. He poured in a career-high 50 points twice this season, scored more than 40 points four times and more than 30 points five times. A versatile player who can score from just about anywhere, his specialty still remains the three-pointer. He hit 83 of those. "He just loves basketball. He's a gym rat," Knar said of Brust, the honorary captain of the Daily Herald's Lake County all-area team. "But for as good as he is and for as much as he's done, he's an amazingly regular guy. He is by far one of the most down-to-earth kids you'll ever meet and I think one of the things that impresses me most about him is that he's handled everything that has come his way with such grace."

Also, here's video from this past weekend. Ben took time during halftime of the Iowa-Indiana game to chat a little bit. (No making fun of my awful camera skills or penchant for saying, "Right on". Thanks) I have been thoroughly impressed with Ben during the very limited interactions I have had with him. Very humble guy, who is ready to go out and help Iowa get back to winning ballgames.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

MEN'S BB: Iowa vs. Wisconsin Preview/Prediction up on

Iowa MBB @ #15 Wisconsin Preview/Prediction

Iowa Hoops @ Wisconsin - Preview/Prediction is up on (SPOILER ALERT: Iowa prob won't win):

Thursday, February 18, 2010

If You Had NO FAITH in Big Ten Refs Before, THIS Will Blow Your Mind

Absolutely ridiculous. DeShawn Sims talks about his 3 pointer to tie the game in regulation vs. Iowa.

"It was going in and I wanted the foul. The ref told me if it didn’t go in, it would have been a foul."

I'm sorry - WHAT?!?!?!

Linked from BHGP -

The Big Ten Should Expand To Include Some Competent Basketball Refs - SB Nation

WATCH THIS and listen to what Sims says about the ref:

YouTube- Michigan forward DeShawn Sims on making the game-tying shot in regulation

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

MEN'S BB: Iowa vs. Northwestern Preview/Prediction up on

Iowa MBB vs Northwestern Preview/Prediction

My preview/prediction for the upcoming game vs. Northwestern is up on

Don't forget to take a look at this Welsh-Ryan Rambling, especially this part:
"Lickliter was lucky to get him as with the number of defecations the Hawks had in the offseason, and Anthony Tucker’s suspension during this season"
Defecations. Well, that's one way to describe it.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Podcasting with BHGP: It's a futuristic type of thing.

The fine gentlemen at BlackHeartGoldPants invited me over to talk some Hawkeye Basketball a few nights ago. Despite the fact that the only microphone I had in my house was one that apparently was left on the railroad tracks for an extended period of time, a good time was had by all.

Podcast is up on their site HERE OR Listen to it on iTunes.

BHGPodcast 21

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

OT: Korean Chics Dig Iowa Football

Straight out of WTF?!?!?!?!?!

I guess the Iowa Hawkeyes are hotter in Korea than we first suspected.
And I can't tell if the ladies in the video are 14 or 20... that's bad... really bad.

EDIT - Google shows they are all 18+, reducing the creepiness.

Props to Hawkeye10970 for finding it HERE.

MEN'S BB: Iowa vs. Ohio State Preview/Prediction up on

Iowa MBB vs. Ohio State Preview/Prediction

My preview/prediction for the upcoming game vs. Ohio State is up on

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Friday, January 08, 2010

MEN'S BB: VanLaere Vlog - Iowa vs. Michigan State Preview/Prediction up on

My preview/prediction for the upcoming game vs. MSU is up on

FOOTBALL: AP Voters, Scott Wolf and Jon Wilner, Need to Be Replaced

So if you were wondering.... Here's How the AP Voted for Iowa

And a couple guys on that list need their heads examined.

Scott Wolf, USC "writer"

Scott Wolf from the LA Daily put Iowa at 16th. An Iowa team, mind you that finished the season 11-2, with a couple wins over Top 10 teams and several more wins vs. the Top 25. The same Iowa team that lost to #5 Ohio State in OT on the road with a backup QB. 16th, huh?

He also put Penn State 14th, Ole Miss 10th, Nebraska 7th, Va Tech 5th. Wikipedia hates Scott Wolf almost as much as Hawkeye fans will from now on. His voter rating sucks on Pollspeak, as well.

Jon Wilner trying to be relevant

Jon Wilner from San Jose put Penn State at 21st.
Yet he finds the need to put Cincy 5th, Oregon 7th, Texas Tech 14th.

People like that need to be kicked out of the club. For good.

Absolutely ridiculous to have a ballot that far off from reality. It goes beyond opinion and ends up at absurdity.