Inspired by Moonlight Graham from The Field of Dreams, our podcast aspires to capture some of the best stories from sports heard directly from the athletes and figures who experienced them.
How To Be A Good Dad
At the core of Field of Dreams is a story about a father and son. So what better way to wrap up this season than to focus on Moonlight Tim’s soon to be new job; Dad. Brother Andy and Tom join Tim for a conversation about what it means to be a good dad.
The Greatest NBA Players Ever From Iowa
While it might be a little different than Sunset Park and Hoosiers, Iowa certainly has more than a few white men that can jump coming out of Iowa hoops. This week Moonlighter Jack Brownlee returns to the studio to help Tim come up with the all-time Iowa NBA team. Some of the greats, like Kyle Korver, Fred Hoiberg and Nick Collison, quickly come to mind but the research required some deeper dives.
2009 Masters Underdog Jack Newman
This week’s Moonlighter won an underdog tournament to become the biggest underdog in the biggest golf tournament in the US. Jack Newman won the 2008 U.S. Amateur Public Links tournament to earn a tee time at the Masters. Newman went to Hoover High School in Des Moines and got his start playing Waveland. After a very successful high school career, he went on to play golf in college at Michigan State University.
The Greatest Football Players Ever from Iowa
For being the home of the Field of Dreams, Iowa has had its fair share of stars shining bright under the Friday night lights. This week, Tim and Tom did their research and prepared an all time 2-deep lineup of Iowans who played in the NFL. This wasn’t your average fantasy draft! We scoured the internet looking for players who were born, bred, and corn-fed Iowans and then compared position groups looking to make the best lineup possible.
This week’s Moonlighter started his career in Iowa, circled the globe, and ended up on top of the world. Nick Nurse played in the red and gold of the Kuemper Knights but more recently has been sporting the gold of his NBA championship ring as head coach of the Toronto Raptors. His journey to the top of the basketball world included stops around the US and Europe before arriving in Canada. No matter how far he travels, Nick Nurse is an Iowan that the whole state is proud to claim.
Scott Schebler Returns
This week’s Moonlighter is a doubleheader in his own right. Scott Schebler was on the podcast in Episode 49 and comes back in Episode 179 as part of our series with DMACC. Scott Schebler came out of DMACC’s Boone Campus in 2010 and has spent the last ten years in professional baseball.
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This podcast is so captivating. If you love to be inspired, learn, and be entertained this is definitely a podcast you’ll enjoy!
Tim Flattery has his finger on the pulse of Iowa sports fans
I'm biased, but I'm pretty sure this type of podcast is completely unique. Nobody else is telling the stories of the has-beens, the forgotten heroes, and the inspiring people worth highlighting in iowa sports. Favorite episodes include Gable (and I'm NOT a Hawk), Nick Collison, and anything with trusty sidekick Tom Griffin.
Love the podcast and the variety of guests and topics. I especially enjoyed the “Things We Hate About Sports” episode. I almost had to pull the car over laughing at the “Straightening it out Tim!” and “Great hustle” comments!