Podcast by The Gazette
Michael Jordan, the NBA and ‘The Last Dance’ from 2 different perspectives
“The Last Dance,” the Michael Jordan documentary on ESPN every Sunday night for five weeks got me thinking I’d like to talk about this.
You can listen to Jordan talk and “The Last Dance” talk any place.
But I wanted to see how it touches people who aren’t my age. To me it’s a trip down memory lane and I love it, but it’s not telling me a whole lot I don’t already know.
The Gazette’s Nathan Ford and I are both NBA fans, but Nathan didn’t see Michael Jordan play.
On this podcast, we talk about our different perspectives watching this documentary, how the NBA has changed, why basketball lends itself to personality-driven stories like these and more.
Iowa-USC, Iowa State-Notre Dame and more bowl picks against the spread
It's bowl season! On this year's final episode of the Hlastradamus Odds Pod, Mike Hlas and Tim Sullivan make their picks against the spread for Iowa-USC and Iowa State-Notre Dame. How many confidence points should you assign the Holiday and Camping World Bowls? More picks on the show include the College Football Playoff semifinals, other bowl games involving Big Ten teams and locks of the week (year).
Rivalry Week picks and locks
It’s rivalary week in college football, which gives the Hlastradamus Odds Pod plenty of intriguing games to pick.
Listen as The Gazette’s Mike Hlas and Tim Sullivan pick Iowa-Nebraska, Minnesota-Wisconsin, Ohio State-Michigan, and Iowa State-Kansas State against the spread.
As always, locks of the week are included as well.
Does Iowa have "a lot to play for" against Illinois?
No longer in the Big Ten West, does Iowa really have "a lot to play for" this week against Illinois, as coaches and sportswriters like to say? Mike Hlas and Tim Sullivan discuss as they make their picks against the spread (Iowa -15).
It's a similar situation in Ames, where Iowa State is a 24.5-point favorite Saturday against Kansas.
Plus, other Big Ten picks, including Ohio State-Penn State and the locks of the week.
Will Iowa and Iowa State cover vs. ranked opponents?
Iowa and Iowa State are both favored at home this week vs. ranked opponents. The 20th-ranked Hawkeyes host No. 8 Minnesota while the Cyclones take on No. 19 Texas. Will either (or both) cover? Mike Hlas and Tim Sullivan make their picks on the Hlastradamus Odds Pod, plus give their locks of the week in college football.
Picking Iowa-Wisconsin, LSU-Alabama, Penn State-Minnesota, Iowa State-Oklahoma ...
It's a BIG week of college football, with two battles of unbeatens and big games for the state of Iowa's FBS programs. Mike Hlas and Tim Sullivan make their picks against the spread for Iowa-Wisconsin, LSU-Alabama, Penn State-Minnesota and Iowa State-Oklahoma and share their locks of the week.
MUST LISTEN 4 Any Iowa Sports Fan
Beware, if you don't have the time to spare, as if you start listening to Mike Hlas' podcast you'll find if nearly impossible to stop. Hlas is a great interviewer and he picks a excellent list of guests. A mix of the past and present, with penetrating questions and a sense of humor.
Cats v Iowa
Nicely done, fellas. Hlas, I'm available for your summer boating fun podcast. B Neumann.
Hlas does some great interviews and touches on interesting subjects.