POTB 097: Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports

  • 11/03/2015 2:20 pm in

Podcast on the Brink is back for a new episode with host Jerod Morris of The Assembly Call. The show is currently available weekly. You can access a full archive of episodes here.

In this week’s edition of the show, Morris and Inside the Hall editor Alex Bozich are joined by Pat Forde, the national college sports columnist for Yahoo! Sports.

Among the topics discussed by the trio:

· Pat’s recent piece on the current players offering a mea culpa to the IU basketball gods
· Forde’s feel on Tom Crean’s mindset as he enters a critical season for the program
· What stood out most to Pat after watching IU practice last month
· How IU fans should define whether or not this upcoming season is successful
· Discussion of the Big Ten at large and also a brief overview of some of the top teams nationally this season

And plenty more. As always, feel free to drop the show a note at jerod@assemblycall.com.

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  • This will be tonight’s pre-game “warm-up.” Many thanks, as always. Never miss a single one, and looking forward to the celebratory post-game analysis.

  • millzy32

    That Forde article is a pretty good read.

  • WhatsUpKnight2.0

    glad they discussed the issue with the teams fizzling out toward the end of the season these past few years. i really hope part of CTC’s newly acquired sense of inner peace translates to him easing up on the gas pedal a bit down the stretch.

  • why should they ease up on said pedal down the stretch? typo?

    Floor it!

  • twoturntables

    If you listen to the podcast Forde actually refers to easing up at some points in the season to keep them fresh and really lay it on come February/March. He thinks Crean may drive them too hard during the season which burns them out towards the end.

  • mckillio

    These intros are absolutely brutal, at best this podcast started at 2:45 and debatebly at 4+ – 5 minutes. That’s 11.5%-17%, ridiculous

  • SilentBob

    Not usually a huge Forde fan, but he had some nice tidbits here. But Troy Williams as a breakout candidate? That’s a boring answer! Lol. But really Troys breakout season was last year. Now maybe as far as draft stock he is a breakout candidate, but improving as much as he did from freshmen to sophomore will be just impossible to match. Not to say he doesn’t have a lot he can improve upon, but I think it just gets lost in all the negatives of last year of just how good of a season Troy had.

  • who’syourhoosier

    I haven’t listened to the podcast. I hope Troy is able to have a “breakout year”. I think it’s a 50/50. If he brings it all together this year, who knows what kind of player he is capable of becoming. I’m not saying it’s easy but there is a solid chance. Think of how inspiring it would be to practice every day and know that you will go to the NBA if you just keep working hard.

  • Nashville Hoosier

    Every Podcast is different. I am sure Forde doesn’t have all of the time in the world either. I thought it was a good Podcast, even it was shorter than others….. good things is, you don’t seem to be a fan of them and you don’t have to listen anymore.

  • mckillio

    I don’t think you got my point, the first 2:45 to about 5 minutes of the podcast is just an intro, no real content. The podcast itself is fine and I really liked this one actually but there’s no need for these ridiculously long intros.

  • Nashville Hoosier

    Start of a new season, just wanted to update us on why the podcast was on a different day and inform people on where they can continue get any post game updates, especially since we have to pay to watch these first few games.

  • oh, that makes sense. he/she said “down the stretch,” so I took that to mean basically February/March. Haven’t listened to it yet.

  • SilentBob

    I agree with you, but when I think breakout I’m thinking putting your name on the map and/ or having just crazy leaps in your metrics. That happened last year for Troy. I guess a good analogy would be if someone was asked at this time last year who they thought would be a breakout candidate and they said Yogi. Yogi was already an established star, kind of like Troy now. Nows it just about continuing to improve upon that.

  • twoturntables

    They usually pay homage to a previous Hoosier teams (typically in more detail than this one) and do a plug for ITH. I like the intros. They are putting these out 1-2 times a week, ad-free,with great content and you’re complaining about a 3 minute intro?

  • SilentBob

    Can’t watch the game tonight. I’m going to be like Jimmy Fallon in fever pitch, possessively covering my ears and mumbling anytime I hear someone mention the game between now and the replay tomorrow lol.

  • Knight Rider

    Is Kermit the Frog announcing this game?