75 episodes

Covering Michigan football, men's basketball, and women's basketball. Low-Key Nice With It Since 2021. Hosted by Ace Anbender and featuring rotating co-hosts Alex Cook, Dan "Thicc Stauskas", and Connor Southard, plus regular guest appearances.

The Bucket Problem The Bucket Problem

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    • 4.3 • 128 Ratings

Covering Michigan football, men's basketball, and women's basketball. Low-Key Nice With It Since 2021. Hosted by Ace Anbender and featuring rotating co-hosts Alex Cook, Dan "Thicc Stauskas", and Connor Southard, plus regular guest appearances.

    TCU Preview w/ Parker Fleming

    TCU Preview w/ Parker Fleming

    We're joined by Parker Fleming, aka @StatsOWar, to preview the college football semifinal between Michigan and TCU.
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    • 58 min
    Feeling Ourselves

    Feeling Ourselves

    FORTY-FIVE TO TWENTY-THREE.
    WE WILL NEVER DIE.
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    • 1 hr 43 min
    UNLOCKED PREMIUM EPISODE: The Dan vs. Ryan Showdown Spectacular

    UNLOCKED PREMIUM EPISODE: The Dan vs. Ryan Showdown Spectacular

    Use promo code THEGAME this week to get 25% off your subscription forever at Meet At Midfield. You won't find a better home for incisive analysis from both sides of the best rivalry in sports.
    Now, here's two fans yelling at each other.
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    • 1 hr 43 min
    The Game, Previewed

    The Game, Previewed

    Michigan. Ohio State. Both 11-0 for The Game. Nothing else matters. Ace, Connor, Dan and Taylor go position-by-position through Saturday's matchup and give their predictions.
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Paul Chryst Fumbled the Bag

    Paul Chryst Fumbled the Bag

    Ace and Connor co-host this week’s episode, which covers a very straightforward Nebraska win and a much less straightforward Big Ten West title race, for the most part.
    Topics:

    Let’s bring this MSU tunnel incident reporting energy to U-M’s issues, maybe?

    Dominant teams win boring games.

    Maybe Ronnie Bell was just trying to spice things up?

    Michigan has some special true freshmen.

    Illinois looks a lot less worrisome than a few weeks ago.

    The dream Big Ten postseason scenario.


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    Use promo code MEETATMIDFIELD for 15% off your first order at homefieldapparel.com, your home for the best, softest, retro logo-est, dunking mascot-est, most fashionable licensed collegiate gear you can imagine. Yes, they have Michigan—and Slippery Rock.
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    • 53 min
    They Had to Go to Evanston

    They Had to Go to Evanston

    Ace, Connor and Taylor fire off some big moods, discuss the Rutgers win, and pick their Big Ten teams of the week (or two, in Connor’s case).
    Topics:

    You might want to mute “Harbaugh Colts” right now to get ahead of things.

    Michigan had a very “we’re playing Rutgers” offensive game plan.

    The lack of an elite WR is a bigger issue than J.J. McCarthy.

    Blake Corum ran well, vomited. Donovan Edwards ran well, received well.

    Trench dominance on both sides of the ball when accounting for the absences on the O-line.

    Fades work sometimes, it’s fine.

    We shall never speak of this special teams performance again.


    PointsBet is my go-to sportsbook. You too can use (or fade) our bowl picks and take advantage of features like booster odds, same-game parlays, and name a bet. Use promo code BUCKETPROB when signing up for the PointsBet app to get your first deposit MATCHED for up to $1,000 in free bets. Double your betting potential with promo code BUCKETPROB.
    Use promo code MEETATMIDFIELD for 15% off your first order at homefieldapparel.com, your home for the best, softest, retro logo-est, dunking mascot-est, most fashionable licensed collegiate gear you can imagine. Yes, they have Michigan—and Slippery Rock.
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    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
128 Ratings

128 Ratings

li1041ncolN ,

TBP has got that dog in them

If you’ve been looking for a Michigan sports podcast that transforms into a Josh Allen jerk sesh, you are in for a real treat.

Stephmn725 ,

Love that Taylor joined the show over the summer

I’ve followed Ace for a long time, and really appreciate his Michigan (sports and social issues) knowledge and insights, so I signed up for The Bucket Problem, then Meet at Midfield immediately. The addition of Taylor to the podcast has been an absolute delight. It’s fantastic to have a female voice on a sports podcast, particularly a UM one. Taylor is extremely knowledge - shout out to her deep research of the O-line preseason and I’m finally learning more as a casual fan about hockey. As basically the only female sports fan in my friend group, it’s so nice to at least be able to listen to another woman’s POV. Dan, Connor and Alex are so fun as well, but I needed to really call out Taylor. Thanks y’all.

Goblue85 ,

Insightful and Entertaining

This crew has a lot of knowledge that stretches beyond Michigan. I’d argue that nobody covers the B1G West more appropriately. They give it exactly the attention to detail that the vaunted and hallowed division deserves.

Also, Dan is this fine nation’s foremost scholar on MSU.

Really an endless font of knowledge here.

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