Go inside the locker room with 3 guys who have worn the Black and Gold. An unfiltered look inside Iowa Football featuring stories, first hand accounts, and personal experience. Join us as we break down and preview games during football season and in the off season enjoy guest interviews from former players, teammates, coaches, staff, and other relevant Iowa Football/Sports names. Hawks By A Million!
Bill Perkins | WUW 341
Bill was born in Jersey City, New Jersey in 1969. His Father played football for the Hawks, eventually earning his degree and moving on to Seton Hall Law. Bill followed in his dads footsteps as he didn't quite have a plan until after college. We talk about what those year were like, how Bill felt he was wasting his potential and never really giving a full effort, and how all of that eventually drove the change to chase big dreams. After earning his own degree is electrical engineering he moved to New York, got into oil trading, energy markets, and eventually started his own hedge fund. A belief in himself that he was capable of stepping up to the plate and hitting home runs with his work ethic allowed him to do the required jobs that would provide him the lifestyle he wanted to live. We discuss what he learned after becoming 'rich' and what he would go back and change. We talk about his memories of conditioning at Iowa, what he thinks of Kinnick stadium and the current day Game Day environment, playing poker with the best in the world, being friends with Dan Bilzerian, and a whole lot more!
Brad Heinrichs - The Swarm Collective | WUW 340
On the show today is Brad Heinrichs. He is a 1997 graduate of the University of Iowa and former Hawkeye Golfer. After graduating and leaving Iowa City to pursue being an Actuary, and eventually starting his own Actuarial Firm in Fort Myers, Florida, He has now set his sights on being the head man for what hopefully becomes the Iowa Hawkeyes thriving, annual NIL source. Brad formed The Swarm Collective recently which seeks to approach the new world of college athletes making money by doing the right way. Hear how he has structed the Collective and how the Hawks will be able to profit off of their name, image, and likeness. We also dive deep into the general discussion of NIL, big money, projections, and his best ever round of Golf.
Kennington Lloyd Smith III | WUW 339
Known also as Skinny Kenny, DJ Octane, and several other nicknames from friends, Kennington as you will soon find out is an absolute grinder in the world of Sports media/journalism. A guy with the passion, dedication, desire, AND though he's only 27, the experience you would ask for when looking for someone to cover your team. Listen to his story from 12 yrs old in middle school to now 15 years later as one of the newer beat writers in the Iowa sports scene, and you will hear the love he has for the game of journalism and the work ethic bleed through his answers.
Back From Vacation | WUW 338
After a rare 2 week break Drake and Tyler sit down to catch up and gather themselves and the show as we round our way to 1 month our from college football. We talk a little bit about the escapades of our recent trips across the country, discuss some small bits from Big Ten media days in Indy, brush over NFL starting camp and Wirfs housing Krispy Kremes mid practice, and some other topics. We also break down what is to come in the next month including some potential for new and expanded content under the Walkon umbrella.
David Eickholt Part 2 | WUW 337
In part 2 of the David Eickholt sit down we get into actual Iowa Football specific Talk. What are David's biggest questions for the Hawkeyes as we get closer to the 2022 season. Some more details about the departure of Charlie Jones, and who could help fill that spot on special teams. What is our best lineup at Receiver and who fits where, and who is going to play the Cash position that has become so meaningful to the last couple renditions of Phil Parkers defense? How warm is Brian's seat as OC and how does moving to QB coach change things for this year? And finally, where are we with QB potential with Petras/Padilla/Labas but also the 2 commits' Carson May and Marco Lainez.
David Eickholt Part 1 | WUW 336
In Part 1 of the Eickholt sit-down we dive deeper into the world of Journalism, and specifically the Iowa landscape that David has worked himself into. What was it like his first time sitting down at a media availability to ask Fran and Kirk questions? What was his approach to build trust and rapport with coaches, staff, and players? Was it natural for him or were there struggles? What are his thoughts on the changing NIL landscape and players becoming more involved in content production and media, and does he see that as competition or a rising tide lifts all ships situation? We also get into the some of the 2020 Summer news cycle and how dicey it was as someone who produces content during that time, as well as a whole lot more.
Best IOWA pod out there
These guys get it cause they’ve been there! Amazing chemistry and in depth knowledge of everything Iowa football and culture
Great football podcast
Great football podcast with great insight from former players. A significant increase in ads and lack on content has made it a tough listen outside of football season however
Humble and knowledgeable
A must-listen podcast for any Iowa football fan. These guys know their stuff, and they are funny too!