On “The City: Off-Campus," Sam Sommerfeld and Jack McFarland talk everything Iowa Hawkeyes and Chicago sports to create the one-stop-shop for all things Midwest sports. Current topics, expert guests, and a plethora of Hawkeyes on the show make for insightful episodes and endless entertainment that can’t be found elsewhere. Created by the college student, for the college student.
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The City: Off-Campus Episode 130: R.I.P White Sox, Bears, Hawkeyes?...
On the long awaited Episode 130, Sam and Jack come back together to discuss the recent Chicago Bears games through Week 1-2, the Iowa Hawkeyes miserable appearance through Weeks 1-3 and the travesty that is the White Sox finally losing the pennant race (in Jack's eyes). It's not every episode that the guys are pessimistic... or maybe it is. Sad episode all around. Oh and Lonzo Ball is hurt, too. Wonderful.
The City: Off-Campus Episode 129: MiniPod | Tony LaRussa Gone? Scott Frost is ICE COLD.
On Episode 129, Sam and Jack are faced with a time crunch as Zoom inhibits how long the guys were able to record. The short, 15 minute podcast covers many of the pertinent topics that we have missed. From the Chicago Bears going 3-0 in preseason to the White Sox slowly sliding into irrelevance and Tony LaRussa quietly stepping aside, there was plenty to hit on this week. Not to mention that Scott Frost is still coaching.... somehow.
The City: Off-Campus Episode 128: NFL Preseason/Hard Knocks (FOOTBALL!!!)
On Episode 128, Sam and Jack recap the Field of Dreams disappointment, preview NFL preseason and a plethora of takes and predictions for the upcoming season, and dive into the new NFL Hard Knocks season following the Detroit Lions. Needless to say, the guys are now casual Detroit Lions fans for the year until they play Chicago. Sam breaks down the end of "The Captain" documentary by ESPN and explains how Derek Jeter was a let-down, loser excuse of a General Manager.
The City: Off-Campus Episode 127: Bears New Stadium, Best/Worst Fans in Sports
On Episode 127, Sam and Jack take a second to sit down and catch up on the fact that the Bears are debating on moving to Arlington Heights or staying in Chicago with their THIRD possible addition to Soldiers Field. This WAS recorded before the MLB Trade Deadline so apologies for emotional takes that actually sound hysterical at this point. We then get into the best and worst fan bases around, from college athletics to baseball and even fans of a certain someone, we all know who our least favorite fans are to interact with or just merely notice. From The Yankees to the Cubs and plenty in-between, someone is bound to have their feelings hurt after this episode.
The City: Off-Campus Episode 126: The "Quietest" MLB Trade Deadline in Chicago
On Episode 126, Sam and Jack get together to discuss every little detail from this season's MLB Trade Deadline. From teams that didn't make moves, like the Chicago White Sox, to teams that refused to trade away their top players, like the Chicago Cubs, and even those teams that tried to trade for everyone, the New York Yankees, we talk about it all. Not to mention the single largest and most impactful midseason trade of our generation, Juan Soto, and the ramifications that has on the National League going forward. The guys also slip into the Miami Dolphins scandal with their owner Stephen Jones and talk about how ridiculous that man is.
The City: Off-Campus Episode 125: Iowa T&F All-American Julien Gillum
On Episode 125, Sam and Jack are joined by Iowa Hawkeyes Track and Field All-American Julien Gillum to talk about his career, his sports fandom outside of track and his JUCO journey to reach the University of Iowa. We talk about Julien moving all over the United States as a kid, playing sports like football where he found his speed and transitioned to running track in Texas. From there, going the JUCO route, grinding his way out to earning a role at Iowa and giving himself the foundation to build and grow his own entrepreneurial endeavours.
Fantastic pod. Great content, love the live show at Airliner. Hawks by a million!