ON IOWA PODCAST

On Iowa Podcast: Game week is finally here

Iowa takes the field for their game against Maryland at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. Iowa won 23-0. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)
Iowa takes the field for their game against Maryland at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. Iowa won 23-0. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)

July/August is the hardest part of this.

Players have camp. That’s when they establish themselves for 2019. It’s obviously hugely important. You know all of those T-shirts players get? They should get one that says “I survived camp and all I got was this lousy T-shirt.”

You guys go crazy with the waiting. You have the Hawkeyes winning the natty one minute and then going winless the next. You see a superstar quarterback or you see a problem. You have nothing to go on except emotion and allegiance. Those generally don’t help in a waiting situation.

We go crazy. We have no data and really no basis to make any sort of prediction for the season. And yet … I think both members of the #oniowapod have the Hawkeyes going 9-3 and repping the West Division in Indianapolis. Hey, why not start the season with a big, huge guess that can totally blow up in your face?

The talking season is over, so enjoy this podcast, which is 100 percent talking.

You know what I mean.

Football time.

We talk the season, go off on scheduling tangents, do the Twitter questions and make some picks.

Did you know there’s football tonight?

Football time.

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