Episode 189 - B1G Picture: Indiana

Rich and Max preview the Hoosiers with Sammy Jacobs of Hoosier Huddle and answer  listener mail


  • 2:00 It's been a long time since UW played Indiana
  • 3:15 Welcome Sammy Jacobs of Hoosier Huddle
  • 3:45 What happened with Kevin Wilson?
  • 7:15 What will be different on offense?
  • 9:45 How will personnel match scheme?
  • 11:00 Is the OL good?
  • 12:45 Will the D sustain their success from 16?
  • 15:30 What will make the Hoosiers fun to watch?
  • 18:00 Where is Indiana football headed?
  • 20:15 What to expect in 2017
  • 25:00 The part where Rich starts to be negative
  • 27:30 Steve from Portland on QB concerns
  • 32:45 Ben in Chicago on the secondary's weak link
  • 36:00 Bob from Oregon quality guests and the OL
  • 40:00 Tyler in Stevens Point 
  • 47:15 Travis on St Louis on a spouse views of the show
  • 52:30 Paul in Madison

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.


  • 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?


  • 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 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.


  • 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

Episode 133 - Football 101: Recruiting Basics with Allen Trieu

Continuing the Football 101 series, Rich and Max are joined by Allen Trieu, Midwest Football Recruiting Manager for Scout.com. He explains the rules regulations, and limitations of today's recruiting world. They round out the show with a favorite listener segment - the BSAPM.


  • 2:15 Welcome Allen Trieu... The Grand Puba of Scout
  • 2:45 What does "being recruited" involve?
  • 4:45 What do a coach and recruit talk about?
  • 6:15 How are they communicating?
  • 7:15 What are the rules governing contact?
  • 10:00 Bill from Neenah and unofficial vs official visits
  • 15:15 Jon from Madison and how star ratings work
  • 19:45 What's the purpose of an uncommitable offer?
  • 21:30 How are kids found? Where does the film come from?
  • 24:15 Jake in Sun Prairie on how much outfitters influence recruits
  • 26:45 Chris from Champaign and the importance of HS coaches in the process
  • 28:30 What effect do satellite camps have?
  • 30:30 What would Allen change in recruiting?
  • 36:30 Clement looks like a Mack truck
  • 40:15 Who is negative on the BSAPM?

Episode 118 - Holiday Bowl Recap

Winning bowl games is fun, and making podcasts about teams winning bowl games is also fun! Rich and Max carve out some time to discuss the Badgers thrilling victory over USC before diving into a discussion of the departure of Dave Aranda and what it means for the future of Wisconsin football.


  • 1:00 Happy New Year!!!
  • 1:45 A new co-host ain't walking through that door!!!
  • 2:30 The tinder of podcasts
  • 3:45 Voicemails
  • 8:45 A microcosm of the season
  • 9:45 The 2015 Badgers D... An effort wasted?
  • 14:00 Corey Clements (sic) looked okay
  • 17:00 Let's back up the Stave praise
  • 20:00 Missed opportunities in the red zone
  • 22:00 Rich eats crow... Or does he?
  • 24:00 Rich turns on Hillary like he stole something
  • 27:00 UR Players of the Game
  • 32:30 Fare thee well David Aranda and Badger coach pay
  • 43:00 A reminder that the Badgers are in the "B" tier
  • 45:15 Basketball distracting Iowa fans from their train wreck Rose Bowl
  • 54:00 The upcoming schedule

Episode 117 - The USC Perspective with Lindsey Thiry

Filling out the BuckAround's Holiday Bowl preview, Lindsey Thiry joins Rich to discuss the state of USC heading into the December 30th matchup. Lindsey breaks down common threads in USC's 5 losses, what coaching changes mean for the Badgers in the bowl game, and the level of motivation for USC will be in the bowl given the high expectations going into the season. 


Episode 116 - Happy Holiday (Bowl)!

Rich and Max join forces to preview the Badgers' matchup with USC in the Holiday Bowl. They measure Wisconsin's secondary against USC's passing attack, the battle along the line of scrimmage, discuss the latest developments with Corey Clement and Dave Aranda, and open the show with a listener submitted, Badger-themed haiku. 


  • 1:15 A Badger Haiku for you and yours
  • 4:30 Hotel, Motel, Holiday Bowl
  • 6:30 What to watch
  • 9:00 The quarterbacks
  • 11:00 USC doesn't have bad losses
  • 13:30 How will the Badger D perform?
  • 16:45 How will the Badgers CB's hold up?
  • 18:15 Key matchup
  • 21:30 Containing Adoree Jackson on special teams
  • 23:00 The Aranda thing
  • 26:30 The Clement thing
  • 30:15 Max's vanity project... Big Ten Chat
  • 33:15 Rich's vanity project... Being the first to hear Big Ten Chat

Episode 113 - Week 12 Northwestern Preview: Factual Narratives

As the Badgers prepare to take on Northwestern off the bye week, Rich and Max take a look at what Saturday's game will bring. They discuss the Wildcats' inconsistent offense, their stingy defense, and how much of a factor Corey Clement can be in this game. They also find time to discuss Tom Oates' latest column on the state of the Badgers before closing the show with a set of lightning round questions from the audience and an update on the prop bet competition. 


  • 1:30 The team is back
  • 2:00 The TalkAround (72)-77B-UCKY
  • 3:45 Bizarro Max
  • 5:30 The Badgers are gonna play Northwestern
  • 7:15 Max gets his NIU reference in early
  • 11:15 How much can the Badgers score?
  • 16:30 Jarrett from Wauke$ha
  • 18:00 The athletic department's handling of Clement's hand situation
  • 22:00 Tom Oates' Andersen article
  • 36:00 Big games in the B1G
  • 41:45 Lightning round
  • 44:30 Prop bets
  • 48:30 Prediction time

Episode 111 - Week 10 Maryland Preview: Rolling Solo in College Park

Rich and Max examine the Badgers upcoming matchup with the Terrapins of Maryland. They discuss the relative lack of playmakers on the Maryland offense, the threat on special teams posed by Will Likely, and how they see the coaching staff dividing carries amongst the running backs once (if?) everyone is healthy. Finally, Rich breaks down his "tailgating crisis" for the weekend's game in College Park. 


  • 2:00 HOLD YOUR HORSES!!! The new intro will be after the season
  • 3:15 Call us!!! (720) 77-BUCKY
  • 5:15 Let's talk Maryland
  • 10:30 How much will Clement play?
  • 14:15 How will the Badgers split carries if/when Clement is healthy?
  • 17:15 Will we see more Gillins?
  • 19:30 Is McEvoy a viable draft prospect? At what position?
  • 24:15 Big games in the B1G
  • 31:30 Let's talk about Nebraska
  • 37:00 Prediction time
  • 39:30 Rich's Maryland situation




Episode 110 - Week 9 Review: Rutgers "Lunacy"

Off the Badgers' 48-10 stomping of Rutgers, Rich and Max have plenty of positives to discuss. They examine the return of Corey Clement, another dominating performance from the defense, and the curious case of DJ Gillins. All this and more but not before Rich issues a heartfelt apology at the top of the podcast...again


  • 1:30 Matt Millen 3 weeks in a row
  • 3:00 Rich makes a public apology
  • 10:00 Let's get happy and talk about the game
  • 11:30 The return of Corey Clement
  • 15:30 Dave Aranda's Madison tenure
  • 16:15 Joel Stave. Joel Stave.
  • 21:00 Four thoughts on Rich's Iowa
  • 24:15 Ho Hum the Badgers D played well
  • 30:45 DJ Gillens is jumping people
  • 33:15 Fourth Downs
  • 38:30 UR Players of the game
  • 43:00 Big games in the B1G



Episode 107 - Week 8 Preview: Max's Budding Love Affair with Illinois

With the Badgers still fighting to stay in the fight for the B1G West, Rich and Max preview their next opponent: Illinois. Max admits to his growing fascination with the Illini while giving a detailed rundown of the team on both sides of the ball. They then respond to some listener mail and delve into a discussion of what the decommitment of Antonio Williams means for the Badgers, and give their take on the state of Badger recruiting.


  • 2:00 The many rooting interests of Maxwell Brusky
  • 6:15 Let's talk about Illinois in an orderly fashion
  • 8:45 Geronimo Allison can make every catch
  • 11:15 Is Wes Lunt good?
  • 13:45 Does Illinois have a DL?
  • 15:00 Will Clement play?
  • 18:45 Max mistakenly asserts anyone could be as good as Darius Hillary
  • 19:00 DJ Gillins... Wide Reciever
  • 27:00 To win the B1G West or not to win the B1G West
  • 32:15 Did the Badgers miss a windo to break through?
  • 35:00 Andersen's offensive recruits haven't been game breakers
  • 40:15 18 year olds can be flaky
  • 41:00 What to make of Chryst the Recruiter

Episode 102 - Week 5 Preview: Iowa, The Maxageddoning

The entirety of 100+ episodes of the podcast have boiled down to this: it's Iowa-Wisconsin in Camp Randall and you-know-who can barely contain himself.  There is no need for a summary of the show here because you know what's coming: Max talking about Kenny Chesney. No, really.


  • 2:00 Everything in your life builds up to Iowa
  • 3:45 Do you want to bask in Max's glow? Go to Jordan's B1G pub!
  • 6:45 Gather round boys and girls. Max will tell the story of Iowa.
  • 11:30 A look at the Iowa run game
  • 14:00 How good is the Iowa DL?
  • 17:00 The Hawkeyes have a very good secondary
  • 18:30 The Iowa segment is the song from Barney... It goes on and on my friends
  • 21:47 Max's Iowa talk makes Rich yawn 
  • 23:00 Do you buy the Badger D?
  • 26:00 Examining the Badger WR's
  • 29:00 This game will show if Stave has made progress
  • 31:30 How much have the Badgers held back?
  • 33:30 Will Clement redshirt?
  • 41:00 Talking about position changes
  • 45:30 Big games in the B1G

Episode 100 - Week 4 Preview: Hawaii a.k.a. Have we Really Done this 100 Times?!

100 Episode? 100 EPISODES!! Rich and Max ring in triple digits with a look ahead to the Badger's final non-conference matchup with Hawaii. They discuss what Norm Chow's team brings to the game, the apparent move of Lubern Figaro from safety to cornerback, shifting Caleb Kinlaw to defense (whoops, recorded this before it was announced), and how the B1G conference schedule is downright awful this week.  Finally they close the show with some listener reactions to last week's Michigan State discussion before a major show announcement in celebration of episode 100.



  • 2:15 Max's special relationship with Hawaii
  • 4:45 Talking Rainbow Warriors
  • 9:45 Will Clement play and allow an honest look at the O Line?
  • 11:00 Where will Walker Williams line up?
  • 12:30 The tale of Figaro
  • 15:00 The future at safety is not Farrar away
  • 17:00 The topic where Rich is wrong the fastest... Caleb Kinlaw
  • 21:00 Big games?!? In the B1G
  • 26:00 Feedback on Sparty vs Bucky
  • 41:30 The most authentic coach in college football
  • 44:30 The Buckaround gives back

Episode 98 - Week 3 Preview: Troy

Preparing for the 2nd installment of what is the Badgers de facto preseason, Rich and Max look at Saturday's game against the Troy Trojans. They highlight what the want to see from the run and pass game, as well as where the defense can improve. They also look at the rise of Michigan State and why the Badgers haven't been able to match their meteoric rise.


  • 2:15 It's 2015... You don't need to listen to football on the radio
  • 3:30 What do we know about Troy?
  • 6:00 Troy's air raid
  • 9:15 What to expect? Probably a replay of Miami
  • 11:30 If Ray Ball is healthy, how much time will he see?
  • 16:30 If Clement is marginally healthy will he play? Should he?
  • 18:15 Dod Caputo return too soon?
  • 22:15 What to make of Kinlaw?
  • 26:00 Big games in the B-1-G
  • 33:45 We're not gonna get into Rutgers... For more than 3-4 minutes
  • 37:45 What caused the seperation between Bucky and Sparty?
  • 49:15. We're gonna skip predictions... Here are our predictions
  • 49:45 Rich gets taken to task

Episode 96: Week 2 Preview: Miami (No, not that one)

Looking to rebound from their season opening loss, the Badgers return to Camp Randall to take on the Miami Redhawks in what fans hope will be an exorcism of their Dallas Demons. Rich and Max discuss what they want to see from both sides of the line of scrimmage, in the passing game, and what lingering injuries may mean for the Badgers through the rest of non-conference play. Finally, the close the show with a discussion of Max's well publicized trip to see the mighty Huskies of Northern Illinois.


  • 2:45 #noteworthy
  • 3:30 Max on the MAC
  • 5:00 Northern Illinois defense reference
  • 7:00 Miami is not a MAC powerhouse (not an ACC one either)
  • 9:00 Keyboard broke from sheer volume of NIU references
  • 10:00 What should we expect from the Badgers?
  • 11:00 Will Clement play? Should he?
  • 14:30 How will the WR's perform? 
  • 17:15 Will Caputo play?
  • 20:30 Watch Sheehy and Musso
  • 25:30 Big games in the B-1-G
  • 32:15 The lesson, as always, Iowa is awful
  • 39:30 Max's trip to DeKalb
  • 46:45 Picks for UW vs Miami

Episode 95 - Week 1 Alabama Review: Quest for...Fun?

Fresh off the season opener, Rich and Max delve into the finer points of the Badgers 35-17 loss in Dallas to the Crimson Tide of Alabama. They discuss the anemic Badger ground game, how optimistic they think fans should be about the passing game,  and where to look for improvement in the ground game.  


  • 1:00 Good... Morning?!?
  • 5:00 General reactions to the D
  • 21:15 What do you do with McEvoy?
  • 25:00 A Tale of Two Halves... The Joel Stave story
  • 30:00 Taiwan Deal and his arms
  • 32:00 Do you feel good about the OL?
  • 36:00 The WR's look like WR's
  • 38:30 Under the Radar Players of the Game aka UR Players of the Game
  • 48:00 The Big Games in the B-1-G
  • 1:00:30 Takeaways

Episode 67 - Way too Early Depth Charts: Offensive Edition

Buckle up people because it's officially here! The doldrums of the pre-spring practice off season has arrived and Rich and Max have officially set sail for conjecture land with their  depth chart projections for the 2015 season. With a striking amount of agreement between them they are able to put together a consolidated depth chart for the two of them while still finding time to discuss killer whales, arm wrestling, and Billy Dee Williams 


  • 1:30 We're in the mood to talk
  • 6:50 RB: Clement followed by others
  • 14:20 FB: Where we have agreement
  • 20:00 TE: A lot of familiar faces... And some new ones
  • 33:15 OL: The position group with the most question marks
  • 46:00 WR: Who will be opposite Erickson?
  • 56:45 QB: It's gonna be tough to unseat Stave
  • 1:03:00 Farewell from conjectureland

Episode 54 - Week 14: The 11 Year Itch

Off a 34-24 come from behind victory over arch-rival Minnesota, Rich and Max analyze what the 10th victory of the season means for the Badgers.  They examine the team's ability to come back from an early 17-3 deficit, the adjustments made on both sides of the ball in the 2nd half, deal with a very challenging Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel comment contest, and cautiously deal with the thoughts of, shall we say, a very devoted fan.


Episode 50 - Week 10: Rich Does Rutgers

Returning from a wet and miserable day in Piscataway, Rich gives his take as a visiting fan to High Point Solutions Stadium.  Continuing on the misery theme, Rich and Max talk about the Badgers quarterback play as well but balance that out with some big complements for the defense and special teams.  The show is rounded out with a short preview of the Purdue game in the coming week.