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The very visual, very professional, and 100% kitten-free podcasts of MGoBlog, featuring the MGoPodcast with Brian Cook, Seth Fisher, David Nasternack, and Ace Anbender, as well as The Teams historical podcast (Seth & Dr. Sap), The Ace Pod, The Michigan Hockeycast (David & Anthony Ciatti), and recorded versions of MGoRadio (Brian & Seth) and the WTKA Roundtable (Brian, Sam Webb, Craig Ross, and Ed Feng)

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    • 4.8 • 683 Ratings

The very visual, very professional, and 100% kitten-free podcasts of MGoBlog, featuring the MGoPodcast with Brian Cook, Seth Fisher, David Nasternack, and Ace Anbender, as well as The Teams historical podcast (Seth & Dr. Sap), The Ace Pod, The Michigan Hockeycast (David & Anthony Ciatti), and recorded versions of MGoRadio (Brian & Seth) and the WTKA Roundtable (Brian, Sam Webb, Craig Ross, and Ed Feng)

    MGoPodcast 12.3: Anywhere But South Dakota

    MGoPodcast 12.3: Anywhere But South Dakota

    We were right there on the cusp of scratching the surface of being something special last year.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    MGoPodcast 12.2: Corn Sweats

    MGoPodcast 12.2: Corn Sweats

    Who has Alaska played anyways?
















    We can do this because people support us. You should support them! The show is presented by UGP & The Bo Store, and if it wasn’t for Rishi and Ryan we’d be furloughed SBNation writers right now. Our associate sponsors are also key to all of this: HomeSure Lending, Ann Arbor Elder Law, the Residence Inn Ann Arbor Downtown, Michigan Law Grad, Human Element, The Phil Klein Insurance Group, and FuegoBox
    [Hit THE JUMP for the writeup and the player]
    1. Football is Back. Okay?
    starts at 1:00
    Addressing the hottest takes against bringing back Big Ten football with daily rapid COVID testing and a 21-day sit-out period. Basically this.
    [The rest of the writeup and the player after The Jump]

    2. Football Bits
    starts at 19:42
    Jalen Mayfield is back, Ambry and Nico won't be, and we're at different places regarding the Joe Milton hype that apparently pushed out McCaffrey. Position-by-position news and discussion basically.
    3. Hot Takes and Gimmicky Top Five Things Nebraska Fans Should Be Mad About
    starts at 48:29
    How long does it take to get a Seth bit anyway?
    4. Recruiting
    starts at 1:10:11
    Exit what's his name. Losing a 5-star basketball player to [checks notes] Stanford? Next year's class is going to be all kinds of messed up.
    MUSIC:
    “Sprawl I (Flatland)”—Arcade Fire
    “Egg & Daughter Nite, Lincoln Nebraska, 1967 (Crazy Bone)”—John Prine
    “Ballad of the Dying Man”—Father John Misty
    “Across 110th Street”

    • 1 hr 20 min
    The Teams: 1985, Part II

    The Teams: 1985, Part II

    PART I is here and covers the players and the nonconference games. Also people liked my album artwork so yeah, we made the T-shirt. I can't break it in for you like that but we put it on the softest shirt available. If you people want the sweatshirt above you're out of luck because I made it off something I found on e-Bay and then Ace bought. But you can still get in on the Brown Jug Shirt through the end of today.














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    The Sponsor: If you're buying or reselling, talk to Matt Demorest at HomeSure Lending now and see if you can't lock in a low rate while it lasts. In addition to being more ethical, knowledgeable, hands-on, intelligent, and fun to work with, Matt's exactly as excited for Michigan hockey as you are.
    Previously: 1879, 1901, 1918, 1925, 1932, 1947, 1950, 1964, 1973, 1976, 1980, 1985 p.1, 1988, 1991, 1999
    Special Guests: These are turning into Hardcore Histories with these interviews but what are you going to do when you've got Jim Scarcelli and Johnny Kolesar joining you to talk about the team that might have been Bo's best national championship claim.
    1.NOT YOUR DADDY'S BIG TWO LITTLE EIGHT
    Wisconsin 33-6 (starts at 0:47): Before there was Barry Alvarez the guy who built Wisconsin was Dave McClain, who beat Michigan in 1981 and went way back with Bo, who has nicknames for every guy they play. Kick six They're coming in with Nate "Blue Moon" Odomes, a 2nd round pick of the Bills in '87. Kick six ices the game after the scrubs give up Michigan's first TD of the year. The Badgers bus almost doesn't make it:

    @Michigan  State 31-0 (starts at 8:01): Red-letter and Green-letter games. Revenge for Harbaugh. MSU's got their 1984 situation: quarterbacks are all hurt. That doesn't explain how Michigan also blocked their first punt and took a 14-0 lead in the opening two minutes. Some big names on that MSU team though, including the guy who set the Big Ten rushing record, RB Lorenzo White, plus WRs Andre Rison and Bobby Ingram, and Nick Saban who recruited everybody but the OL, which got eaten alive by Messner.
    @Iowa 10-12 (starts at 22:50): #1 vs. #2. Fry was a psychologist. Iowa QB Chuck Long could have gone pro, runner-up to Bo Jackson for the Heisman. Other guys drafted: RB Ronnie Harmon, Soph WR Quinn Early, Ts Mike Haight and Chris Gambol, G Dave Croston, DTs Jeff Drost and Joe Schuster, DB Devon Mitchell, LB Larry Station. Fry’s Coaching tree was ludicrous:
     
    Position
    Guy
    Became
    Head Coach
    Hayden Fry
    Hall of Famer
    Offensive Coordinator/QB Coach
    Bill Snyder
    Kansas State god
    Offensive Line
    Kirk Ferentz
    Still Iowa's coach
    Defensive Coordinator
    Bill Brashier
    HoF DC for Iowa
    Defensive Line
    Dan McCarney
    ISU HC 1995-'06
    Linebackers
    Barry Alvarez
    Wisconsin's savior
    Secondary
    Bob Stoops
    HoF HC with Oklahoma
    2. THREE STATISTICS TO WATCH
    Indiana 42-15 (starts at 37:10): One of those classic Bo games where it's close at halftime and a blowout after because the other team just played their whole season in the first half. Bo was fired up to coach against Bill Mallory: no Sally plays in this one!
    @Illinois 3-3 (starts at 40:18): Illinois realizes Michigan's not using the Flanker, according to the Flanker. They ran the '83 front in '85 and Michigan had a hard time moving the ball; they also fumbled on the goal line.
    Purdue 47-0 (starts at 55:07): Shutting out Jim Everett. Coaches talk to Harbaugh and convince him to throw to his guy. Nobody's dogging; Ohio State is still on the docket. Rod Woodson who? Kolesar smacks him in the mouth. Moeller's defensive philosophy was like Don Brown's: consistently inconsistent, but a lot more zone. Fired up from the beatdown in West Lafayette last year. He didn't know if we were rushing, dropping, shitting, pissing, he didn't know what we were going to do. Kevin Sumlin was an outside linebacker on that team too. Bo lov

    • 1 hr 45 min
    MGoPodcast 12.1: Un Grain de Sel

    MGoPodcast 12.1: Un Grain de Sel

    It looks like there will be football this fall, which means there will be hockey this fall, which is all I really care about.














    We can do this because people support us. You should support them! The show is presented by UGP & The Bo Store, and if it wasn’t for Rishi and Ryan we’d be furloughed SBNation writers right now. Proceeds from the "Those Who Stay Home" collection are going to support our front line workers at Michigan Medicine. Our associate sponsors are also key to all of this: HomeSure Lending, Ann Arbor Elder Law, the Residence Inn Ann Arbor Downtown, Michigan Law Grad, Human Element, The Phil Klein Insurance Group, and FuegoBox
    [Hit THE JUMP for the writeup and the player]
    1. Is football back? How?
    starts at 1:00
    The rumor is the Big Ten could resume play as soon as October 17th because there's a rapid saliva test that they think they'll have available on campus. Idea would be eight games + conference championship game a day before the playoff selection. How would this season look? Who made it happen? Call the Pac 12?

    2. Game of the Week: Under the Lights
    starts at 28:24
    Apologies to Don Criqui? The first three quarters until the Lewis Kapron-Moore hanging on Denard play never happened. Denard-Borges in history, reassessing early Mattison, omigod the depth chart. Kovacs will be #32 forever. Notre Dame was stacked.
    3. Observed Behaviors in Squirrels and Other Small Creatures During COVID
    starts at 46:38
    Gimmicky top five of things we've watched dogs and kids and kids that act like dogs do.
    4. Hot Takes and Gimmicky Top Five Worst Ideas to Have a Football Season
    starts at 1:16:05
    Seth saves his real hot take for the analysis. Recruiting cycle blown up by the roster issue with last year's class being this year's class now. Cost us Drew Kendall most likely, might cost us a linebacker, and a Markus Allen. Frankie Collins and potential for a 5-star who sticks around four years?
    MUSIC:
    “Back for a Taste of Your Love”—Syl Johnson
    “Building Steam with a Grain of Salt”—DJ Shadow
    “With Arms Outstretched”—Rilo Kiley
    “Across 110th Street”
    THE USUAL LINKS:
    Helpful iTunes subscribe link
    General podcast feed link
    What's with the theme music?

    • 1 hr 48 min
    The Teams: 1985, Part I

    The Teams: 1985, Part I

    The Sponsor: School's started and you don't know where to put it. If you're moving, talk to Matt Demorest at HomeSure Lending now and see if you can't lock in a low rate while it lasts. In addition to being more ethical, knowledgeable, hands-on, intelligent, and fun to work with, Matt didn't steal John Beilein then run him out of town.
    Previously: 1879, 1901, 1918, 1925, 1932, 1947, 1950, 1964, 1973, 1976, 1980, 1988, 1991, 1999
    Special Guests: These are turning into Hardcore Histories with these interviews but what are you going to do when you've got Jim Scarcelli and Johnny Kolesar joining you to talk about the team that might have been Bo's best national championship claim.
    1. SETUP AND PAYOFF
    (starts at 0:50)
    Sap and Seth set up the season because 1984 was rough. Has Bo lost it?
    2. THE TEAM
    (starts at 26:10)

    The defense has a highlight video. The offense had Harbaugh.
    3. THE NON-CONFERENCE
    (starts at 1:04:30)
    Notre Dame 20-12: Harbaugh is 2-10 in the first half. 'Soup' Campbell's reverse is called "Sally" which Michigan only ran in the big games.
    @South Carolina 34-3: All we hear about are the Fire Ants defense. It's all over after Wilcher's helmet comes off.
    Maryland 20-0: Seth's first Michigan game, Kolesar's first pass, the defense's first stand.
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    THERE WILL BE A PART II
    MUSIC:
    "Glory Days"—Bruce Springsteen
    "And We Danced"—The Hooters
    “Across 110th Street”
    THE USUAL LINKS
    Helpful iTunes subscribe link
    General podcast feed link
    What's with the theme music?
    Jamie was a tough little, chiseled chunk of steel. You don't see the little bastard!

    • 1 hr 45 min
    MGoPodcast 12.0: One Hundred Thirty Bins of Hate

    MGoPodcast 12.0: One Hundred Thirty Bins of Hate

    This episode was recorded on a Zoom call with the UM Alumni Association Club of Greater San Francisco. Thank you to Jacqueline Miller and Tyler Tokarsky for having us.
    We can do this because people support us. You should support them! The show is presented by UGP & The Bo Store, and if it wasn’t for Rishi and Ryan we’d be furloughed SBNation writers right now. Proceeds from the "Those Who Stay Home" collection are going to support our front line workers at Michigan Medicine.
    Our associate sponsors are also key to all of this: HomeSure Lending, Ann Arbor Elder Law, the Residence Inn Ann Arbor Downtown, Michigan Law Grad, Human Element, The Phil Klein Insurance Group, and FuegoBox
    1. It's Over Postponed/What Now?
    starts at 1:00
    Reaction to the Big Ten canceling fall sports, understanding the decision process (glad it wasn't us). It can be the right decision and they could still have gotten it wrong, if that makes sense.
    [The rest of the writeup and the player after The Jump]

    2. Basketball
    starts at 18:40
    Picked up a few top 50 commits. This is a Beilein class, isn't it?
    3. Q&A with the UM Club of Greater San Francisco
    starts at 38:53
    This podcast was actually very visual: we did it on a Zoom call with the San Fran UM Club, who had some excellent questions and pirate question.
    4. Hot Takes and Gimmicky Top Five Worst Ideas to Have a Football Season
    starts at 1:27:35
    Hotter takes than an Iowa parent's letter to the Big Ten office.
    MUSIC:
    “It Was Over Before It Even Began”—Stephane Huguenin
    “Sympathy for the Devil”—Rolling Stones
    “It's Not Happening”—The Be Good Tanyas
    “Across 110th Street”

    • 1 hr 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
683 Ratings

683 Ratings

Cabri-o-cola ,

Go Blue

A podcast that allows me to commiserate about Michigan football fandom. Glad to have you guys.

Great football breakdown. Great basketball breakdown.

Ace can be annoying with football but Brian and Seth are great at it. Really enjoy. Glad to have you guys.

LGhail ,

Trash

Ace stole 100k from his fans. Blocks people on twitter who have different opinions than his own. Garage person.

Brian is cool though.

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Needs more Craig Ross

This is the only Michigan sports podcast that reflects my emotions as I celebrate the wins and mourn the tough losses. Brian and company are witty, sarcastic and fun to listen to. This podcast could use a bit more Craig Ross though!

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