Episode 164 - Week 13 Minnesota: Baker's Dozen

Rich and Max look at the Badger's 13th straight win over the Gophers and look ahead to the meeting with Penn State and what it might mean for a playoff berth.

SHOW NOTES

  • 1:30 Thanksgiving's highlight side dish
  • 6:30 The Voicemails
  • 9:15 Is the score more comforting than watching the game?
  • 10:30 Did you panic in the first half?
  • 13:00 Does the camp Randall turf get slippery when cold?
  • 14:15 Why is Hacobs playing so much?
  • 17:00 Chuck in South Dakota on the Badgers run game versus Minnesota
  • 21:15 Balky in SLC on appreciating Clement
  • 25:15 UR Player of the Game
  • 31:15 Big Games in the B1G
  • 33:00 Chris from Minny on change at QB
  • 38:30 Looking ahead to the B1G Championship
  • 44:45 PLAYOFFS?!?
  • 52:00 Where do the Badgers play in the postseason?
  • 54:15 Wes from Little Chit on getting married in the day of the playoff
 

Episode 163 - Week 12 Purdue: Let's Try and Make this Interesting

Rich and Max attempt to take a novel approach to analysis after the Badgers 2nd overmatched opponent in a row. 

SHOW NOTES

  • 2:00 Rich is fatigued
  • 7:00 Ross Ade Stadium... Max somehow ties this to Iowa
  • 8:45 Why did the Badgers start slow?
  • 15:45 Is Bradrick Shaw fast?
  • 17:45 Is Wheelwright just a guy?
  • 19:15 Is Figaro playing too much?
  • 23:30 What UW defensive plays rival Watt's pick six?
  • 26:30 UR Player of the Game (Connor Allen?!?)
  • 30:00 Game Notes Trivia
  • 32:00 Who is 2nd on the team in sacks?
  • 34:15 Does 2015 or 2016 defense have more sacks/game?
  • 35:15 Who's 3rd on team in tackles?
  • 38:30 Do top 3 receivers have more Rec/Game in 2015 or 2016?
  • 42:00 What is Hornibrook's QB rating? Houston's?
  • 44:00 What RB has the highest YPC?
  • 45:45 PJ Rosowski's touchback percentage?
  • 48:00 Big games in the B1G
  • 55:30 PLAYOFFS?!?
  • 58:00 Listen to Podcast Ain't Played Nobody Wednesday as Rich chose topic
 

Episode 162 - Week 11 Illinois: Everything's Coming up Maxwell

With a resounding Badger win and a surprise upset by the Iowa Hawkeyes, this was possibly the greatest sports Saturday in the life of Maxwell Brusky

SHOW NOTES

  • 1:30 Max is happy
  • 4:45 Voicemails
  • 6:45 The running game
  • 8:15 Illinois' defense was... Not good
  • 11:15 Hornibrook didn't look good
  • 15:45 The defense turning Illini over
  • 17:00 Too many chunk plays allowed?
  • 21:00 Putting stuff on film
  • 21:45 Wilcox using less people on defense
  • 23:30 Why are Watt and Biegel on the field so late in a blowout?
  • 25:00 Illini offensive identity
  • 27:45 Serge Trezy... DB
  • 28:30 UR Player of the Game... Still not Connor Allen
  • 35:45 Big Games in the B1G
  • 36:15 Max Minute
  • 39:15 Jake in Sun Prairie on common opponents
  • 40:15 Scott in the Northeast on spacing tough opponents
  • 43:45 Max is coming to your city... If your city is West Lafayette
  • 49:00 Max Minute 2.0
  • 50:30 Badgers playoff hopes
 

Episode 161 - Week 10 Northwestern: Lifting the Curse

For the first time in 17 years the Badgers won in Evanston. Rich and Max discuss the victory - and if that actually means anything.

SHOW NOTES

  • 1:30 A boring week
  • 4:00 The Voicemails
  • 8:00 Did we learn anything
  • 9:15 WiscoBiscuits and Amanda in Madison on Shaw, Clement and movement
  • 18:45 David Edwards and the OL as a whole
  • 23:15 SacTown Andy on Chryst and the offense's lack of development
  • 26.30 The Redzone... No, not Galloway's pod. Listen to that too though
  • 30:30 Balky on the 2nd best defensive performance this year
  • 36:00 Jazz Peavy, the offenses top playmaker
  • 37:30 Paul Chryst and clock management
  • 39:30 UR Player of the Game (Connor Allen snubbed again)
  • 41:00 Max is coming to your city (if your city is Madison)
  • 46:15 Big Games in the B1G
 

Episode 160 - Week 9 Nebraska: B1G West or Bust (Again?)

Does the Badgers' 23-17 overtime victory against Nebraska put them in the driver's seat for the B1G title game? What about the always dangerous Ryan Field this Saturday?

SHOW NOTES

  • 1:30 Larry Culpepper
  • 4:30 Voicemails
  • 7:30 ROLL CHEESE!!!
  • 9:30 Return of the Dare
  • 12:00 Balky in SLC, Jason from Wiscy Wear and Luke in Australia on RB usage
  • 16:00 D'Cota Dixon is preeeetty darn good
  • 19:45 A QB conversation
  • 23:00 Mac in Osh Kosh via Kenowhere on hometown pride and passing on 1st down
  • 28:00 The schedule and possible letdowns
  • 30:00 John from Madison on the OL
  • 37:00 The kicking situation
  • 38:15 Matthew in WI on punters
  • 41:00 The Badgers not putting the Huskers away
  • 45:00 Armstrong is Nebraska's Stave
  • 48:00 UR Player of the Game
  • 51:15 Tindal is the new Hillary... And is invited to Rich's next birthday 
  • 53:45 Big Games in the B1G
  • 55:30 Looking to Northwestern
  • 59:30 Beyond Northwestern
  • 1:01:15 Bill in Indy and recruiting
 

Episode 159 - Week 8 Iowa: Divided Loyalties

Rich and Max break down the Badger's 17-9 victory over Iowa and look ahead to the matchup with Nebraska.

SHOW NOTES

  • 2:30 Voicemails
  • 5:00 The QB situation
  • 6:45 Steve from Portland, OR on QB usage
  • 12:00 "What's the deal with the OL?" - Jerry Seinfeld
  • 19:00 Clement seems to be healthy... And frustrated
  • 21:45 Balky from SLC on suggestions for Chryst
  • 25:00 WR's and playing time or lack thereof
  • 31:30 Carl from Graves Lake on arm tackling
  • 38:00 Sliding into Nebraska talk
  • 43:00 Max clarifies his relationship with Iowa
  • 46:30 Where does Iowa go from here?
  • 49:45 UR Players of the Game
  • 56:15 Big Games in the B1G
  • 1:03:00 A pod recommendation and a meet up that Rich doesn't want to call a meet up
 

Episode 158 - Week 7 Ohio State: Moral Victories?

Should Badger fans be happy after Wisconsin's 30-23 overtime loss to the Buckeyes? Rich and Max think they should. 

SHOW NOTES

  • 1:45 Rich is an old man
  • 5:30 Voicemails
  • 11:00 Why did the Badgers lose?
  • 16:00 The margin for error
  • 17:45 D'Cota Dixon is the new Hillary
  • 19:00 The defense is ALMOST elite
  • 22:00 Hornibrook's performance
  • 27:00 The Offensive Line
  • 34:00 Jared from WauKe$ha has he'd enough with the moral victories
  • 35:00 Grant from Winona on the future being bright
  • 44:00 UR Player of the Game
  • 49:15 Big games in the B1G
  • 54:15 Are the Badgers better than Team X?
 

Episode 157 - Bye Week Q&A with Jason Galloway

Madison.com's Jason Galloway discusses what he's seen of the Badgers 5 games into the season and looks ahead to the Ohio State matchup.

SHOW NOTES

  • 2:00 Max is celebrating his anniversary... By podcasting for us
  • 6:15 Welcome back Jason Galloway of the WSJ
  • 7:00 A QB position discussion
  • 10:30 Hornibrook's UM game performance
  • 12:45 Tom in SF on playing Houston again
  • 14:45 The OL
  • 20:00 Missing old Dare
  • 21:45 Is Clement healthy?
  • 24:00 Why not play the FR WR's against Michigan?
  • 26:00 George Rushing's performance
  • 27:15 The defenses performance versus expectations
  • 30:45 Alec James and Chikwe Obasih
  • 32:30 Jason's UR Player of the first half
  • 34:00 Let's talk punters
  • 37:00 Is the team okay with the QB switch?
  • 39:15 Watson in Wrigleyville on injuries under Chryst
  • 48:30 Grant from Winona on where a Badger win vs OSU would rank
  • 50:30 Max turns it into an Iowa mention
  • 51:15 OSU game predictions
 

Episode 156 - Week 5 Michigan: The Arman-Ageddoning

Rich is laid low by influenza so Max is joined by Arman Belding to break down the Michigan loss and Week 5 in the B1G.

SHOW NOTES

  • 1:15 YouTube Master Arman Belding joins the show
  • 3:45 Immediate reactions
  • 16:30 WiscoInferno on play calling
  • 26:30 TJ in Phoenix on Hornibrook not being ready
  • 31:30 Jesse in LaCrosse on Clement not showing up
  • 45:30 UR Player of the Game
  • 51:00 Big picture in the B1G
  • 53:45 This is where you expect Iowa talk.
  • 1:00:00 Looking ahead to an Ohio State University
 

Episode 155 - Week 4 Michigan State: Unexpected Results

The Badgers are 4-0. The Badgers are 4-0? THE BADGERS ARE 4-0!!! Rich and Max get together to discuss Wisconsin's strong start to the season and what it means for the future.

SHOW NOTES

  • 2:00 Dads first
  • 3:45 The voicemails
  • 6:30 Surprisingly chippy
  • 10:45 What is Alex Hornibrook?
  • 14:15 Brinn from the Scoreboard on the QB switch
  • 18:00 Riverboat Chryst
  • 19:00 See www.Buckaround.com for Dan from DC on fourth downs
  • 25:00 Brett Connors and the DL
  • 29:45 The drive at the end of the first half
  • 32:30 Why were the starters in so long?
  • 34:30 Even Rich can't be negative about the defense
  • 36:30 Paper Tigers
  • 39:00 Jared from WauKe$ha on the defense in the next two games
  • 44:00 Leon Jacobs played a lot
  • 47:45 UR Player of the Game
  • 57:00 Big Games in the B1G
  • 59:00 THERE IS A TEAM MAX DOESN'T LIKE!!!
 

Episode 154 - Non-Conference Reflection

The Badgers finished the non-conference schedule 3-0. Rich and Max look at where the team is as they enter a tough stretch of conference games. 

SHOW NOTES

  • 2:00 What to make of the switch to Hornibrook
  • 15:30 Which RB's will play?
  • 18:00 A closer look at Hornibrook
  • 19:30 Jeremy from Green Bay on missing Jamerson
  • 24:30 Big games in the B1G... Sort of
  • 26:30 Max says North Dakota St could even beat Northern Illinois (and the rest of the MAC)
  • 41:15 Balky from Salt Lake City on Wheelwright comparisons
 

Episode 153 - Week 3 Georgia State Review: Close Call

The Badgers got to 3-0, but the 23-17 victory was certainly too close for comfort for most as Wisconsin squeaked by one of the weakest programs in the FBS. Rich and Max share what they learned in what was a far tenser contest than anyone imagined. 

SHOW NOTES

  • 1:15 So fresh and so clean
  • 3:30 The voicemails
  • 8:00 Chryst's best coaching job?
  • 17:30 The Lance Smith highlight reel
  • 20:00 Dare
  • 25:45 Houston had a problem (This count Schaaf)
  • 30:15 TJ Edwards is good
  • 32:15 JS Jesse on a safety hypothetical
  • 34:15 Scott from Twitter on Dixon's tackling
  • 38:15 UR Player of the Game
  • 40:30 Takeaways (Max quietly acknowledges Iowa's loss)
 

Episode 152 - Week 2 Akron Review: The Interregnum

With the Badgers 2-0, Rich and Max return to analyze the 54-10 domination of the Akron Zips. They look at what more can be learned from the team 2 games into the season as well as give their thoughts on some of the younger players who saw time in the 2nd half.  

SHOW NOTES

  • 2:00 Max makes Stevie Miller sound like Bill Brasky
  • 5:45 Fifty something to Ten
  • 8:45 Why Olive as fullback?
  • 11:15 Clement overworked?
  • 15:00 Bradrick Shaw reminiscent of Lance Smith
  • 19:15 Are the WR's better than we thought?
  • 20:00 Hefty from Brahm on Wheelwright as a poor man's Chris Chambers
  • 25:15 The Fr WR's
  • 29:30 The Houston voicemails
  • 37:45 What to make of James and Obasih?
  • 41:45 Is anyone on D playing better than Tindal?
  • 47:00 UR Player of the Game
  • 53:00 Big games in the B1G
  •  1:01:00 Rich tries to one up my 2017 CFB playoff prediction
 

Episode 151 - Week 1 LSU Review: Everyone Must Chill (Again)

Rich and Max review the Badgers thrilling victory over LSU as well as the bigger games in conference and carve out some time to talk about Kirk Ferentz's new contract at Iowa

SHOW NOTES

1:30 Rich is Joan Rivers
5:30 The Voicemails
9:15 Wisconsin's defense was VERY good
11:00 Who surprised on D?
16:45 The LB's (Speedy recovery to Orr)
19:00 The Offensive Line
25:15 Are the WR's just some guys?
29:15 Tyler on Houston vs Stave and Mental vs Physical errors
36:30 How big of a win was this?
39:45 Season expectations
45:30 UR Player of the Game
50:00 There were other B1G games
59:00 KIRK FERENTZ WAS EXTENDED AND IT IS HILARIOUS!!!

 

Episode 150 - 2016 Badger Fall Camp Wrap Up with Jesse Temple

Jesse Temple returns to the BuckAround to discuss the Badgers as they head into the season opener with LSU. 

SHOW NOTES

2:00 Two guys in their pajamas eating buttered fish
4:30 Welcome back Jesse Temple of ESPN
4:45 Was the QB race as close as we think?
6:45 Can Houston match Stave's first year?
8:45 Will Hornibrook play vs LSU?
10:15 Comparing Bart and Alex
12:15 Corey's Sr year
14:00 Are the RB's as a whole improved?
15:30 The OL will be improved?
18:30 The WR depth
21:00 The LB's will be a strength
25:15 Breakout candidates
26:30 Special Teams
28:45 Will this Badger team make a bowl?
31:00 Jesse wrote a book! Rich read it! Max ate buttered fish!
33:30 What Jesse learned
36:45 Wisconsin is a boxing school
41:45 Confidence levels

 

Episode 149 - B1G Picture: LSU

Rich and Max are joined by Ross Dellenger to preview the season opener with LSU. They close out the show discussing Dan Voltz's retirement, Bart Houston being named starting quarterback, and the release of the Badgers' depth chart.

SHOW NOTES

1:15 It's Friday night... These party animals are podcasting
4:00 Welcome back Ross Dellenger of The Advocate
4:15 So... Leonard Fournette... Is he good? Is he healthy?
5:45 The other RB's
6:45 What kind of QB is Brandon Harris?
8:15 Does WR depth matter?
10:30 How will the OL holdup with the turnover?
12:15 What impact will injuries have on the DL?
15:00 Will the defense be more of a base 3-4?
17:15 Key-ing in on the LB's (sorry...)
18:45 What did Arkansas do vs LSU in 2015?
21:00 What UW weakness will LSU try to exploit?
22:30 How will this matchup play out?
26:30 Prop Bet CONTROVERSY!!!
32:30 Dan Voltz's retirement and OL attrition
37:15 Bart Houston... Starting QB
38:45 The punting (and other positions) depth chart

 

 

Episode 148 - B1G Picture: Ohio State

Ramzy Nasrallah of ElevenWarriors.com joins the show to preview the final conference team on the Badgers' schedule. Rich and Max then close the show with some camp talk and listener mail.  The season is almost here! 

SHOW NOTES

  • 1:00 Your lovely and delightful hosts
  • 3:30 Welcome Ramzy Nasrallah of ElevenWarriors.com
  • 3:45 Last season a missed opportunity?
  • 7:30 How much does Meyer carryover from 2015 to 2016?
  • 9:30 JT Barrett as the leader
  • 11:15 How much of Elliot can be replaced?
  • 14:30 How will WR shake out?
  • 16:30 How is the DL still loaded?
  • 18:45 Raekwon McMillan and the LB's
  • 20:45 Reloading the secondary
  • 22:30 Schiano as the new DC
  • 23:30 Is missing the playoff a disappointment?
  • 25:30 What can derail Urban Meyer?
  • 32:30 Who will be worse than expected?
  • 42:45 Camp thoughts
  • 49:00 Leftover bold predictions
  • 54:30 Dylan in Virginia on Aranda being overrated
  • 59:30 Jared from WauKe$ha on a name change
  • 1:04:30 Rich challenges the listeners
 

Episode 147 - Prop Bets: 2016 Edition

Andy Schaaf returns to the podcast to host the annual prop bet competition. Aside form various statistical measures, Andy gauges the hosts' feelings about Paul Chryst's attire, John Settle's Twitter account (of course!), and which reserve player Dave Heller will hyperfocus on in 2016.

SHOW NOTES

  • 1:15 Max's advantage
  • 2:15 Welcome, the one the only Andy Schaaf
  • 5:45 There are prizes!!! Well... A prize
  • 7:30 QB starter for first game (Both Houston)
  • 8:00 QB starter for last game (Both Hornibrook)
  • 10:00 Over/Under total TD passes (Both Over)
  • 12:00 Over/Under total passing yards 2350 (R Under M Over)
  • 15:30 Over/Under Receptions by FR WR's (R Under M Over)
  • 18:30 Over/Under George Rushing receiving yards 300 (Both Under)
  • 20:15 Over/Under TE Catches 45.5 (Both Under)
  • 21:30 Over/Under David Edwards receptions .5 (R Under M Over)
  • 22:45 Total rushing yards Clement or Field (R Clement M Field)
  • 24:30 Over/Under Yards Per Carry 4.8 (R Over M Under)
  • 27:00 Over/Under WR rushing yards 145 (R Under M Over)
  • 29:00 Over/Under Dan Voltz starts 6 (Both Over)
  • 30:15 More INT's CB's or Safeties (R Safeties M CB's)
  • 31:45 Most Tackles (R TJ Edwards M Orr) 
  • 33:30 Over/Under Defensive Points per Game Allowed 20.5 (R Over M Under)
  • 35:15 Over/Under Yards per Punt 39.67 (Both Over)
  • 35:45 Over/Under punt attempts inside opponents 40 7.5(Both Under)
  • 38:15 Special teams TD? (Both Yes)
  • 39:00 Over/Under Top 25 Wins 1.5 (Both Over)
  • 41:15 Antonio Williams TD vs Badgers (R No M Yes)
  • 42:45 Chryst hat versus LSU Red or White? (Both Red)
  • 45:45 Will UW wear an alternate uni? (R No M Yes)
  • 46:45 Non QB pass? (R No M Yes)
  • 47:45 Over/Under Dave Heller tweets mentioning Jeremy Patterson 6.5 (R Over M Under)
  • 49:30 Over/Under John Settle tweets 2.5 (R Over M Under)
 

Episode 146 - Bold Predictions: 2016 Edition

The listener-driven preseason bold predictions segment returns for another season. This year it focuses on the bigger names on defense, the offensive line, and the Badgers' record against top tier opponents. 

SHOW NOTES

  • 2:00 Bold Prediction show
  • 5:00 The passing game
  • 12:45 Vince Biegel
  • 16:00 Sojourn Shelton and the secondary
  • 29:15 Offensive Line and the ground game
  • 33:30 Records and Wins/Losses
  • 41:15 Potpourri/Trolling
 

Episode 145 - B1G Picture: Michigan

Rich and Max are joined by Ace Anbender of MGoBlog.com to take a look at the Michigan Wolverines. They then wrap up the show with some listener mail and talk about what was seen and heard at today's open scrimmage.

SHOW NOTES

  • 2:00 Max makes technology hard
  • 3:00 Welcome Ace Anbender of MGoBlog.com
  • 3:15 2015 was a success
  • 4:45 The battle at QB
  • 8:45 RB and depth
  • 10:30 Is the OL ready to take the next step?
  • 18:00 Talking Taco and the DL
  • 20:30 Peppers and the LB's
  • 23:00 Dominating the offseason storylines
  • 25:30 The B1G East goes through Ann Arbor
  • 29:00 Silly Yak has a sister store! www.thebreadbarn.com
  • 32:00 The Badger scrimmage
  • 33:45 Wheelwright sitting out practice and being challenged
  • 35:00 The freshmen WR's
  • 38:00 Jake from Sun Prairie on the QB's maybe not developing
  • 42:00 TJ in Phoenix on the apparel request