BSD Podcast: Let's Talk PSU, Big Ten, and National College Football

Justin K. Aller

Adam Rittenberg from ESPN's Big Ten blog joins us this week to talk about Penn State so far, the Big Ten's tumultuous year, and the national college football landscape.

It's always a good time (WOAH WOAH). When we welcome ESPN's Adam Rittenberg to the program, it really is. Collyer and I had Rittenberg on a podcast a few months ago, and stressed how good of a guy the Big Ten blogger was, and this podcast was no different. Say what you will about ESPN, Rittenberg knows his stuff, can speak intelligently on a number of topics, and didn't mind a jab at his Northwestern Wildcats. Other items of interest:

  • PSU so far: Exceeding expectations, on a roll, and led by a couple double-Ms (Rittenberg selected McGloin as his Offensive MVP, while I chose Allen Robinson);
  • The B1G so far: warranted putrescence, though not without some bright spots;
  • National landscape: There are two classes of teams in college football today - Alabama and everyone else; also, Florida and Notre Dame are overrated, Oklahoma is underrated, and there are no Big Ten teams in the BCS standings;
  • We end with our predictions for the Iowa game, as well as the second half of the season. We all agreed in our PSU vs. Iowa prediction (ANOTHER LOSS IN KINNICK??), while all three of us see this team finishing with a very respectable record, all things considered.

No musical theme for this special podcast. Hate me if you want for the intro, but that is a catchy song. Also, featured on the outro is one of the greatest American guitarists ever.

Black Shoe Podcast, Special Edition: Feat. Adam Rittenberg

Technical Note: Still working on the iTunes thing. This stuff is complicated. There are a lot of ins, a lot of outs, a lot of what-have-yous.

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