Blue and White Brothers is a podcast about all things Penn State football hosted by Tom and Andy Gathman: two brothers with two takes about one team. Tom Gathman, better known as “The Real Hiking Viking,” spends much of his time on trail and off grid living life to the full. Andy Gathman is the pastor of a small rural church and spends most of his time spreading the good news. We are as different as brothers can be with one exception: a passion for Penn State football. We bring our love of the game and lifelong sibling rivalry to each show. Join us every week as we discuss our thoughts, analysis, and perspective on Penn State football. Blue and White Brothers is a project of Pastime Sports, Ltd.
The End of the Beginning: 2020 Season Review
This unprecedented season proved to be quite a way to begin a podcast on Penn State Football! Now, here at the end of the beginning, Tom and Andy get the lay of the land as they reflect on the season that was and offer some thoughts on what lies ahead.
We Are...The Champions Week Winners: Illinois Recap
Tom and Andy recap what turns out to be Penn State's final game of the season, a dominant 56-21 victory over Illinois. They also touch on the team's decision to forego a bowl game, and consider how this win was a fitting end to the struggles of the 2020 season.
No Lovie Lost: Illinois Look-Ahead
After a tumultuous season, Penn State has finally made it to what the Big Ten originally dubbed "Champions Week" but which has turned out to be anything but, as they discuss at length in this week's Gathmania Gripe. Regardless, Tom and Andy eventually get to talking the team's final opponent of the Big Ten slate, a struggling Illinois squad that is fresh off the firing of head coach Lovie Smith. The boys also touch on the recently concluded early signing day, previewing some of the new recruits. They conclude with another segment of Rick's Picks.
Land Grant Glory: Michigan State Recap
Tom and Andy revel in the return of the Land Grant glory with a 39-24 victory over the Michigan State Spartans. Although it's the regular-season finale, it turned out to be a game of firsts with the unusual 2020 football season drawing to a close.
Land Grant Us a Win: Michigan State Look-Ahead
With the final weekend of the regular season approaching, Tom and Andy take a look at the Michigan State game with the Land Grant Trophy on the line. They also survey the wider Big Ten landscape and debut a new segment, "Rick's Picks," featuring the show's first ever guest.
Monday Morning Quarterbacks: Rutgers Recap
Coming off the second win of the season, Tom and Andy review a dominant performance against an improved Rutgers team. Feeling mostly good about a team that is finally starting to play well, they leave room to discuss their ongoing gripes, including some frustrations with a two-QB "system" that gave Will Levis 17 carries on a wet and windy day in Piscataway.
Entertaining and informative
I’m a huge fan of psu football and enjoy backpacking podcasts that the Viking is on. This combines the two and is great.
These boys from the burg know their blue and white pigskinners. Great listen, and good dudes!
Very good production!
You boys are fun to listen to! Nice energy and chemistry between you! This Pitt fan is impressed!