The flagship podcast from Robert Rosenthal at http://IlliniBoard.com. Illini interviews and analysis from one of the seventeen.
Highway Q&A Leaving NYC
I asked for questions on Twitter and Slack and then answered those questions live on the air. And then Carmen called me while I was recording so his phone call went in this pod as well. Also, I finished by playing some Richard Wagner through the car speakers and recording it with my laptop. As always, this is the finest podcast audio possible.
From The Seats - Madison Square Garden
I had noticed him the first half. A guy wearing an Ayo jersey in the front row of the Illinois section getting his entire section to stand up and make noise. I tweeted about it, and then I tweeted about it some more, and then, after the win, I went over to talk to him. That's this conversation.
After that conversation, I wander through the arena back to my seat while rambling on and on about how good we might be.
From The Stands - Northwestern 2023
I waited 45 minutes to see if I even wanted to publish it. It's 22 minutes long. I went to the spot where I recorded the audio during Covid and I just kept talking and talking.
So this is a warning. I think this the most painful loss of my lifetime (not with the most on the line, just the most pain I can experience), and people immediately reacted to that statement negatively on Twitter, and so I talked about all of that. There's no game analysis here. Just feelings analysis. You have been warned.
I decided to publish because of the promise I made 14 years ago. From The Stands = my raw emotions the moment a game is over. These are those emotions.
From The Stands - Iowa 2023
What can I say? We were all thinking it, and then what we were thinking happened. And for me, he happened inside a giddy Iowa pressbox. I went to find an empty room to record this... and I ended up right next to an Iowa celebration in the booth next door.
That kind of day.
From The Stands - Indiana 2023
Apologies for posting this late but my granddaughter was at the tailgate so I recorded this, ran directly to the tailgate without passing go, and didn't even think about posting this until 4 hours later.
Here I am trying to process ~all of that~.
From The Stands - Minnesota 2023
85 yards. He came into the game on 4th and 11 with a minute left at his own 15 and he needed to lead his team 85 yards for the winning touchdown. That's the distance he needed to go in that photo right there. And it took him three throws.
For maybe the second time in From The Stands history, I have a special guest for this one. Ladies and gentlemen, here's crazy Illini fan John Paddock joining me for the first four minutes of this 15 minute FTS.
Illiniboard is great illini fan content
Robert and the crew are doing a great job expanding their content to different media and this podcast is a great example of that. Keep it up.
He’s a fan just like everyone is and it’s fun to listen to him cheer or cry for the Illini!
The basketball history series has been awesome.