Wed, 8 March 2017
We're starting off with the coldest of opens, ending with the rails coming completely off, but somehow we manage to talk quite a bit of basketball in the middle. We're catching up, talking CHUCK, singing the praises of Motley, plus the Big 12 Tournament.
Direct download: 119_-_OurDailyPodcast__Queso_Blanco__Pod_Dad_Bod.mp3
Category:Baylor Basketball -- posted at: 5:50am CST
Fri, 17 February 2017
Matt rejoins Fank and Peter to recap a bunch of stuff, including his in-depth analysis of 'The Young Pope.' We're talking a bit about Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas Tech (ugh), and looking ahead to Kansas this weekend. Plus some football notes!
Direct download: 118_-_OurDailyPodcast_-_Nothing_Matters_Eat_Arbys.mp3
Category:Baylor Basketball -- posted at: 6:38am CST
Wed, 8 February 2017
Fank, Mark and Peter are back to discuss the goings on of the past week or so. We're kicking things off with some basketball talk between Fank and Peter, then Mark joins in to continue and break down National Signing Day.
Direct download: 117_-_OurDailyPodcast__Shootyhoops_Struggles_and_National_Signing_Day.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:04am CST
Fri, 27 January 2017
David Fankhauser and Matt "IsBear" Wilson take over the podcast to discuss - you guessed it - basketball and breathalyzer bags. Enjoy!
Direct download: 116_-_OurDailyPodcast__Shootyhoops_and_Breathalyzer_Bags.mp3
Category:Baylor Basketball -- posted at: 1:03pm CST
Wed, 4 January 2017
Covering an absurd amount of ground in a little bit more than an hour: Basketball! Recruiting! Cactus Bowl! Coaching Changes! Basketball! And somehow, not one single reference to the fact that Texas lost to Kansas in football.
Direct download: 115_-_OurDailyPodcast__Our_Newest_Episode_Ever.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:22am CST
Thu, 8 December 2016
Welcome to Baylor, Matt Rhule. Mark, Fank, and Peter are talking about the new head coach of Baylor Football and the impression he left after his first day as head coach.
Direct download: 114_-_OurDailyPodcast__Welcome_to_Baylor_Coach_Matt_Rhule.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 7:39am CST
Tue, 22 November 2016
IT'S BU-TT BOWL WEEK! And we're spending a lengthy amount of time on what should amount to a titanic clash between two heavyweights that—juuuust kidding. Mark rejoins Fank and Peter to discuss coaches, PJ Fleck, TEXAS LOST TO KANSAS, and a little bit of the BUTT bowl. It's fun.
Direct download: 113_-_OurDailyPodcast__Everythings_Coming_up_BUTT.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 11:27pm CST
Thu, 17 November 2016
We're saying thank you to Seth Russell this week, plus looking at OU, MBB over Oregon, K-State this Saturday, plus coaching talk!
Tue, 8 November 2016
Things came off the rails last weekend, starting on Friday night. We're here to talk about it. All of it.
Fri, 4 November 2016
Amy Pagitt joins David and Peter to discuss the Baylor game against TCU... It was a "live" podcast, so things are kinda off-the-rails. Sorry not sorry.
Direct download: 110_-_OurDailyPodcast__TCU_Preview__Live__and_Off_the_Rails.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 10:04am CST
Wed, 2 November 2016
The CFP Rankings are dumb. That game against the Texas Longhorns was dumb. Officiating is dumb. Everything is dumb.
Thu, 27 October 2016
Looking back at the final bye week of the season for the Baylor Bears and what we learned about the Big 12, plus previewing the biggest game of the season for the Bears thus far. We're talking Baylor vs. Texas.
Thu, 20 October 2016
After months of courting presentations from expansion lottery hopefuls and generally leading the world of college football on, the Big 12 Conference is NOT expanding. This comes as a surprise to no one, most likely, but it's still somewhat ridiculous, given all the talk of "psychological disadvantages" and openness to expansion of the past few months. Still, though, the conference is keeping its plan of adding a Conference Championship Game in place, because that's still a GREAT idea (it's not).
We're talking about that! We're talking about Homecoming! We're talking about the first half of the season! Much, much more. Get it.
Direct download: 107_-_OurDailyPodcast__Conference_Expansion_and_Homecoming_Heroes.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 6:26am CST
Thu, 13 October 2016
After a week off, ODP is back, talking about some of the more exciting moments from last weekend, the relative size of college metropolitan areas, population requirements for Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, and other really important things like how many levels could Patrick Levels level. And oh yeah, Homecoming against Kansas.
Direct download: 106_-_OurDailyPodcast__Roadtripping_with_Francis_and_Scully.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 7:35am CST
Thu, 13 October 2016
After a week off, ODP is back, talking about some of the more exciting moments from last weekend, the relative size of college metropolitan areas, population requirements for Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, and other really important things like how many levels could Patrick Levels level. And oh yeah, Homecoming against Kansas.
Direct download: 106_-_OurDailyPodcast__Roadtripping_with_Francis_and_Scully.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 7:35am CST
Thu, 29 September 2016
David and Peter are back in advance of the Iowa State Cyclones vs. Baylor Bears game in Ames, Iowa on Saturday. Before we get there, we're talking about LSU's firing of Les Miles and its impact on the Baylor coaching search, as well as the growing cult following of PJ Fleck. Of course, we're also talking Iowa State vs. Baylor and picks of the week!
Tue, 27 September 2016
Fank and Peter are back on the podcast talking about the Baylor Bears' 35-24 victory over the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the performances on both sides of the ball. We're talking about just how impressive this defense was, despite being completely gassed and giving up ALL the yards on third downs. Because when you look closely, it really was dang impressive. There's a lot of football left to be played, but for at least the first game of Big 12 play, we're satisfied.
Direct download: 104_-_OurDailyPodcast__A_Love_Letter_to_This_Defense.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 8:52am CST
Thu, 22 September 2016
Recapping the Baylor Bears win over the Rice Owls, the rest of non-conference play, the Big 12 to date (which appears to be wide open at this point), plus looking ahead to Oklahoma State and the gold rush on Saturday.
Direct download: 103_-_OurDailyPodcast__Nonconference_Recap_Oklahoma_State_Preview.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 8:11am CST
Thu, 15 September 2016
Look when we decided to do an episode of the podcast recapping the SMU game it was because there was a TON of stuff to talk about from Week 2. As it turns out, this week's matchup is less than compelling. We're soldiering on, though! We're talking Baylor vs. Rice, our go-to teams in NFL Blitz and Tecmo Bowl, picks of the week, plus your questions! Enjoy.
Mon, 12 September 2016
Fank and Peter are back to recap the SMU game. We're discussing our impressions of the White Out - how it looked both in person and on television. We're talking offensive struggles, Seth Russell's accuracy issues, stone hands problems, and how comparisons of some of these early-season struggles to the first two games of last year are keeping us from panicking. We're confident that the offensive issues will get sorted out in due time. Both lines struggled, but the defense really kicked it into gear after the first quarter, and definitely came out of halftime ready to play.
Patrick Levels had himself another fantastic game, and we got to see the return of Orion Stewart to dominance, with one touchdown-saving interception and then scored on his second interception of the game. Davion Hall got to use his height to his advantage, as well as his wide receiver hands in jumping up to snag an interception in the end zone. Some real bright spots in this game.
Plus we're talking wild finishes in the Big 12. Fun times.
Direct download: 101_-_OurDailyPodcast__Patrick_Levels-ed_Everybody.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 6:23am CST
Thu, 8 September 2016
Episode 100. Wow. David Fankhauser and Peter Pope take to the airwaves to celebrate the 100th episode with some talk about the late breaking story regarding the Pepper Hamilton Report, recapping Northwestern State and the rest of Week One, plus looking ahead to SMU and sharing some of our favorite podcast moments of the last three years. Thanks for everything, folks.
Thu, 1 September 2016
Peter and David are joined by Kendall Kaut, the new Managing Editor of Our Daily Bears to make season predictions for the Bears. Kendall shares his experience meeting David Beaty in a Chipotle and the KU Head Coach's... interesting... order. Plus we're covering listener-submitted predictions and some picks of the week!
Football is back, everyone! These are exciting times.
Direct download: 99_-_OurDailyPodcast__Season_Predictions_and_Burrito_Bowls.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 6:27am CST
Tue, 30 August 2016
David Fankhauser rejoins the podcast to take a look at both sides of the ball and get this train rolling. Plus some bonus content with Ted Harrison, catching up with him about his new gig at SicEm365.com.
Fri, 15 July 2016
Mark and Peter take back to the airwaves after a 4+ month hiatus to discuss... Well, everything. A lot has happened since the last podcast. Peter's wife had a baby. Yay! Some unpleasant basketball happened. Boo. And... All the rest of it.
We have to talk about it, at least for a bit. Art Briles is no longer the head football coach. Ian McCaw is no longer the Athletic Director. All but one of the 2017 commits decided to reopen their recruiting. A sizable chunk of the 2016 class, which had signed Letters of Intent, were released and have selected new schools. And then there's the matter of Jarrett Stidham.
The nucleus of the 2016 squad is still here. We may have some depth issues on the offensive and defensive lines, but the 2016 team is still in pretty good shape, all things considered.
And we have a new Athletic Director. Mack Rhoades is in. Media Days are figuratively right around the corner.
Football is coming.
Thu, 4 February 2016
The most successful signing day possibly in Baylor history (but certainly of the Briles era) has come and gone. 4 recruits are already on campus and will participate in Spring Drills with another 18 signing their letters of intent, and things turned out pretty spectacularly for the Bears. We’re breaking down this signing class with Colt Barber of BearsTruth.com for your listening enjoyment! Before we get to the podcast, here’s the full class for your reference purposes:
QB: Zach Smith (Early Enrollee)
DT: Bravvion Roy
Here’s What We’re Talking About!
*This is something that Colt’s promised to tell on BearsTruth after National Signing Day, but decided to go ahead and share with us on the podcast as well. We’re thankful.
A huge thanks to Colt for joining us on the podcast!
Fri, 29 January 2016
Fank, Matt, and Peter are back to catch up on all things Baylor basketball! Here's what we're talking about:
Plus Reader questions! Enjoy!
Wed, 6 January 2016
If you haven’t looked yet, you should probably keep an eye peeled outside of your house, around your neighborhood or place of employment, because there’s a good chance that Johnny Jefferson will have either ran past your house or will in the very near future. We said on the Preview podcast (or perhaps the Texas recap? I forget) that he would have to have a monster day to hit 1,000 yards rushing and, boy, did he ever. He hit the mark right on the nose, with 299 yards rushing in the game to become Baylor’s second 1000-yard rusher for the 2015 season.
So yeah, we’re talking Johnny Jeff. What else? I’m glad you asked!
This was SUCH a fun game, and we’re glad to have gotten to take part in it.
Question for the Commentariat
How do you feel about a) those games being on New Years’ Eve instead of New Years Day or later and b) the CFP games not being the last bowl games of the season? What are your thoughts on fixing?
Direct download: 94_-_OurDailyPodcast__Johny_Jefferson_is_Still_Running_or_The_Russell_Athletic_Bowl_Recap.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 6:34am CST
Thu, 24 December 2015
Merry Christmas, everyone! Our gift to you this Christmas Eve is a podcast! Because we love you and we’re here to entertain you while you travel, do your last minute shopping, or whatever. We podcast, you decide.
Mark returns to the podcast for a preview of the Russell Athletic Bowl, the Baylor Bears, the North Carolina Tar Heels, and everything involved therein. Before we get to the topics, though, I hope you notice that I put together a special introduction this week, paying homage to the most dynamic receiver in the country, Biletnikoff winner Corey Coleman. I had hoped to be able to do this after the bowl game and add in whatever scores he had against UNC, but sadly, that is not to be. So, I hope you enjoy it. Here’s what we’re talking about:
We hope you enjoy the podcast, and have a very Merry Christmas!
Direct download: 93_-_OurDailyPodcast__The_Russell_Athletic_Bowl_Preview.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 9:23am CST
Tue, 15 December 2015
This is a podcast about basketball! Fankhauser and Mattisbear return to the show and we're talking all about the latest iteration of Scott Drew's work of art. Let's do this.
Wed, 9 December 2015
A loss is a loss. There’s no getting around that. But that doesn’t begin to sum up what happened on Saturday when the Bears played host to the Longhorns. Though the Longhorns were ultimately victorious, that second half was some of the most fun I’ve had watching football in quite a long time. Mark and I are back on the podcast to talk about that, the Playoff a bit, and more. Here’s what we’re talking about:
Fri, 4 December 2015
Mark and Peter decided to do a live podcast on December 3, and this was the result. It's the final episode of the season, and we're talking about the Coaching Carousel, the TCU game a bit, plus looking ahead to Saturday's matchup with Texas.
Direct download: 90_-_OurDailyPodcast__Nobodys_Listening_or_The_Texas_Preview.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 6:43am CST
Wed, 25 November 2015
Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! Because of the holiday, we went ahead and recorded a podcast a day early, just like we promised that we would do! As teased on the last episode, BearsTruth’s Amy Pagitt makes her triumphant return to the podcast this week! Also, recording on a Tuesday night has the added benefit of bring right after the announcement of the College Football Playoff Rankings, so we’re talking about that a bit in this episode. Finally, some rankings to not send your blood pressure through the roof! That’s some good news. Let’s do this.
Here’s some of the stuff we’re talking about:
Hope you enjoy this one! Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!
Mon, 23 November 2015
HUGE victory in Stillwater, OK. The Bears stay alive in both the Big 12 title race and the national conversation. Mark's back this week, and we're talking all about the win, and more:
Wed, 18 November 2015
Mark was indisposed on recording day, so Peter went solo for the podcast this week. There's a ton to talk about and another live show just wasn't in the cards. We've been putting off talking about OU long enough, so here you go.
There's a ton there, but given the fact that it's only Peter, "we" make short work of the podcast. If you have feedback, let me know, I'd love to hear it.
Fri, 13 November 2015
Mark and Peter returned to the live format to preview College GameDay, the BlackOUt game against Oklahoma, and take listener questions from the blog. What ensued was a generally wheels-off podcast, which is always fun! About an hour into the thing, TV's Greg Tepper decided to stop by and further derail the entire thing to fun and entertaining effect!
Remember: TEPPER LOVES BAYLOR signs for GameDay!
Direct download: 86_-_OurDailyPodcast__BlackOUt_LIVE_feat._TVs_Greg_Tepper.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 5:54am CST
Tue, 10 November 2015
I gotta tell you, this was a tough podcast to get up for. K-State was a challenging game and I mean no disrespect to the Wildcats or anyone associated with them… It’s just that the game was several days ago, and there’s been some massive shifting that’s taken place in the Big 12 (plus some great news about GameDay, etc.) since the game took place. That said, once we’re back in the swing of things, we’re rolling. Let’s get to it!
What are We Talking About?
These are mostly from memory because, like the true pro that I am, I forgot to jot down our topics as we covered them.
Who do you want to be the College GameDay guest picker? Let us know in the comments.
Direct download: 85_-_OurDailyPodcast__Corey_Coleman_and_the_Temple_of_Doom.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 6:25am CST
Mon, 2 November 2015
As the shock of the injury to Seth Russell began to wear off and the reality that Jarrett Stidham was now the Bears quarterback for the foreseeable future, there seemed to emerge two threads on our new quarterback: 1) he’s a true freshman and people don’t think true freshman can’t take a team all the way and, 2) Stidham isn’t your average true freshman. He doesn’t think like a true freshman, act like a true freshman, or play like one. This comes from sources we tend to believe: The coaches and players. Instead of talking about the first, I feel that the why behind the second thread is far more interesting. What makes people gush with praise about him when he’s been on Baylor’s campus for less than a year?
I decided to turn to Greg Tepper, one of the state’s leading experts on high school football. He graciously agreed to return to the podcast to discuss Stid’s skillsets and what we can expect from the quarterback. And then we proceeded to talk about that and basically everything else, too.
Be forewarned: this podcast is long. Sorry. It’s also all over the place. How quickly it went off the rails (10 minutes before I hit the record button) can only be described as Isbearian. Expect a true cold open because we just got right to the discussions and I realized it was good audio, so I hit the record button. Anyway, here’s what we’re talking about:
There’s a lot packed into this episode, folks. I hope you enjoy it.
Tue, 27 October 2015
This was probably the most difficult time I've ever had coming up with a podcast title. Simply put, we are devastated for Seth Russell. Our prayers are with you, Seth, and we hope for a quick and complete recovery.
Fri, 23 October 2015
Well, we’ve got some weather headed our way this weekend. The Cyclones! Iowa State is coming to town. Oh yeah, there’s also some really wild weather patterns that have done some stuff to our university’s plans for Homecoming. For the first time since 1936, Baylor has had to cancel many Homecoming festivities like the bonfire, the parade, and more. But don’t you worry! Pigskin is still a go. Also, the game. They’re playing this game, regardless of how much it’s raining. Get your ponchos ready!
The Podcast will not be impacted by weather! sorta.
That’s what we’re talking about for the most part folks! Woohoo.
Tue, 20 October 2015
Mark and Peter are talking about whether the Michigan loss vs. Michigan State was worse than 1999 UNLV, recapping the Baylor vs. West Virginia game a bit, plus giving midseason grades on how the team has done thus far.
Thu, 15 October 2015
Mark and Peter did a live podcast on 10/14, taking reader questions, discussing the dominating performance against Kansas, and previewing the West Virginia football game! Come enjoy the show, and as always, tell your friends!
Direct download: 80_-_OurDailyPodcast__The_McGowancast_Previewing_WVU_Live-ish.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 7:43am CST
Thu, 8 October 2015
The Baylor Bears football team faces the Kansas Jayhawks this weekend, and quite frankly it doesn't provide the sexiest of match ups to preview. We're talking about MORE stuff than just that though!
Hope everyone enjoys the podcast!
Tue, 6 October 2015
Well that was a good amount of fun, wasn’t it? After a day’s delay, Mark and I take to the airwaves once again to recap the Texas Tech game and all the wild events occurring in the Big 12 this past weekend. The Bears soundly defeated Texas Tech on Saturday in a win that has many of the pundits naming Baylor their new #1 team in the country. This is a reality that is, of course, terrifying for many Baylor fans (guys, it’s going to be okay). But we’re not talking about that so much! What exactly are we talking about? I’m glad you asked!
What we’re talking about
*Last week we got called out in the comments to the podcast because we were apparently “whining” about the officiating without acknowledging that it’s a difficult job. We fully recognize that officiating is a thankless and incredibly difficult job. But, like any job, there can be excellence or incompetence performing it. While even the best and most prepared refs can miss calls here and there, what the Big 12 is dealing with is beyond the occasional missed call at this point.
Fun weekend! Even though we recorded on Monday night, we’re still planning on recording the Kansas preview on Wednesday night. Get your questions in now, folks. I’m sure there will be an incredible number of them.
Direct download: 78_-_OurDailyPodcast__The_Bears_and_the_Blackbird.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 6:36am CST
Thu, 1 October 2015
What a week! We’ve got a TON to talk about on this week’s podcast, the final “combined” episode where we’ll both look back at what happened last week and look ahead to what’s coming on Saturday. Rejoice! More podcasts to come! Let’s get to it, shall we?
We’re leading off the show with an announcement. I’m teasing it here because we jump into it immediately.
What Else We’re Talking About
Thu, 24 September 2015
Thursday means podcast! Mark and I are back in business after a week off due to schedule conflicts and sheer exhaustion. With essentially two weeks worth of news there’s a lot to discuss, but we manage to get through it all and have a good bit of fun doing it. And oh yeah, it’s GAME WEEK again! We’re talking Bears vs. Owls and getting ready for that. Plus, Mark put out a call for questions and got some good ones worthy of discussion, so we’re getting to that.
Here’s what we’re talking about
We’re also getting into the Rice game and the things that we’re looking forward to. We’re both excited for this game because it presents opportunities for improvement and breakout performances. Mark’s keen to see what the defense has cooked up for Saturday and how they respond after a couple of difficult first halves to games thus far. I’m all about that Seth Russell and what we can see from him.
Direct download: 76_-_OurDailyPodcast__Owl_Poaching_with_Methuselah_and_Cue_Ball.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 6:28am CST
Thu, 10 September 2015
Mark and Peter take to the airwaves once again to discuss Baylor Football, the Bears' performance against SMU, and a quick look ahead at what's to come against Lamar.
Direct download: 75_-_OurDailyPodcast__Recapping_SMU_Previewing_Lamar.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 7:33am CST
Thu, 3 September 2015
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. Today marks the beginning of the FBS football season. The longest offseason in memory is finally over. Football is here, and at the time I write this, the Baylor Bears are just under 36 hours away from taking the field in their first game of the season. If there isn’t a twinkle in your eye and a spring in your step today, then I don’t know what I can do to help you. How about a podcast?
Our tradition has been to have Brian Ethridge join us for the annual season predictions show (tradition in that it happened in two out of two years prior to this one), but Brian was otherwise unavailable. Colt Barber, also of Bears Truth and 247 Sports, graciously agreed to join us and I’m thrilled he did. He was an excellent guest! In a surprise move, Prashanth Francis was also able to hop on and join us for the predictions show! I’m thrilled that he was, because a season predictions show wouldn’t be the same without him.
Given the constricted timeline to get this show out before the SMU game, we altered our normal multi-person recording, so I apologize for any loss of audio quality.
We’re talking our season predictions in this show. How do the Bears fare? Do they win the Big 12? Do they go to the playoff? Do I predict losses or do I revert to my tried-and-almost-true optimism? Does Prashanth finally predict that we make it to a bowl game? Find out by listening!
We also hit some other predictions and tackle some of the ones you listeners gave us. Thank you for those! If we didn’t get to yours, I apologize. We ran about an hour and a half on this one, and in the end Mark’s battery died right at the end.
A Thank You
Thank you all for listening to the podcast. If you enjoy the show, we’d love to interact with you throughout the season! Ask questions on Twitter, send us an email to either the main ODB email address or OurDailyPodcast (at) gmail (dot) com, or you can use the podcast voicemail line at (774) 257–4236. Also, leave us a 5-star review on iTunes and we’ll give you a shout-out on the podcast.
Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, if you like the work we’re doing, tell a friend! Help us grow the listenership of the show and bring in new listeners. It would be much appreciated!
Direct download: 74_-_OurDailyPodcast__Season_Predictions_with_Cold_Barber.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 6:44am CST
Mon, 31 August 2015
Here it is, folks! A podcast! We’re finally talking about the defense this week, after a couple of weeks of delays and postponements. Given the events of the past couple of weeks, we felt it best to postpone recording at the time, and then life happened.
We take the first few minutes to discuss the conviction of Sam Ukwuachu and the brouhaha that immediately ensued. Don’t worry, we don’t spend long on it but given the fact that we were set to record this defense preview podcast the night of the conviction, it wouldn’t do to not discuss it in the slightest. At the time, we felt that it would be incredibly tone deaf to record a podcast previewing the defense, and I think that was the right call. Then, last week just got away from us. We tried to lay down some audio and again decided that everything was too fresh to record. BUT, we’re back and we’re ready to talk defense!
Before we get into it, we HAD to spend a couple minutes discussing the superb “appetizer” we had last weekend in North Dakota State vs. Montana. If you didn’t catch this game on Saturday, you missed a wildly entertaining football game full of twists, turns, offense, and healthy doses of both Brent Musbergerisms AND Jesse Palmerisms (hey guys how’s your cardio). A good time was had.
Now Let’s Talk Some Defense!
We’re starting off with the big question. Everyone wants to talk about the corners and safeties, but we’re looking at the issue in a more holistic manner, examining the question of pass defense as a whole. A successful pass defense combines more than just corners and safeties turning their head to the ball. It involves a concerted effort to pressure the quarterback by both the defensive line and linebackers, PLUS the coverage aspects that we’ve talked about ad nauseam this offseason.
Here’s what else we’re talking about:
We are still planning on doing another podcast this week. We’re most likely going to record on Wednesday night and I’ll do my best to get it out as fast as possible on Thursday morning. Instead of being a deep preview of the SMU matchup, we’re going to do our annual Predictions Show, so I’ll be putting out a call on Twitter and probably in the DBR for things you want to hear predictions about. No word as of yet who guests will be, if any. Stay tuned.
Direct download: 73_-_OurDailyPodcast__Pixelated_Like_A_Mofo_or_Previewing_the_Baylor_Defense.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 9:22am CST
Thu, 13 August 2015
Mark rejoins Peter on the podcast and we're resuming our normal preseason activities this week with the offensive preview! We're looking at all things offense this week and taclking some of the hardest questions facing this talented bunch.
Thu, 6 August 2015
ODB Contributors lord.hinton, KimboSmash, and McBeezy join Peter for a roundtable about student life in the most successful stretch of Baylor football ever. It's an exciting time to be a student, and we're talking all about it in this episode!
Direct download: 71_-_OurDailyPodcast__The_Current_Student_Roundtable.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 7:32am CST
Mon, 27 July 2015
We're still not sure how Carter got credentialed for Big 12 Media Days, but there he was, on our television sets, asking Art Briles a question for all the world to see. He joins Peter to recount the experience and talk about what he saw and heard.
Direct download: 70_-_OurDailyPodcast__Carter_and_the_Great_Media_Day_Adventure.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 4:15pm CST
Wed, 1 July 2015
Peter and Mark present the second half of their interview with Greg Tepper, the Managing Editor of Dave Campbell's Texas Football.
Mon, 29 June 2015
Mark and Peter are joined by the Managing Editor of Dave Campbell's Texas Football, Greg Tepper. The recording was so much fun that we went kinda long, so this is Part I of two episodes featuring Tepper. Enjoy!
Direct download: 69a_-_OurDailyPodcast__Greg_Tepper_Doesnt_Hate_Baylor.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 4:19pm CST
Tue, 24 March 2015
We're breaking down Friday Night Lights, the Baylor Football spring game in this episode! Here are some of the topics:
Fri, 6 March 2015
It's been about three weeks since we last brought you a podcast. Of course, we'd just come off a monstrous win at Morgantown, then dropped two straight to Kansas and Oklahoma State. Naturally, the podcast was blamed for this outcome. BUT, then the Bears ripped off four straight wins before dropping Monday's game against Texas. You can't blame us for that one. But, this is our solemn vow to you: If we lose on Friday night, we will never, ever do another basketball podcast.
Here's what we're talking about
Recap of the past few weeks
The historic win in Ames
Another dominating performance against West Virginia
A bit about Texas and that throwdown.
Looking forward to Texas Tech, the rest of the weekend, and what those games mean for the Big 12 Tournament seeding.
Direct download: 67_-_OurDailyPodcast__Looking_Back_Looking_Ahead.mp3
Category:Baylor Basketball -- posted at: 6:49am CST
Mon, 9 February 2015
We're back with another episode! Fankhauser rejoins us this week in the wake of National Signing Day and one of the most dominant road wins of the Scott Drew era. Fank's going to be a regular fixture on the podcast for the remainder of basketball season, and we're thrilled to have him
Aftermath of National Signing Day
We're talking about the aftermath of National Signing Day, recognizing just how absurd the "event" has gotten, fully realizing that we are part of the problem, but that there's nothing much to be done about it. Plus, Mike Gundy threw gas on the whole don't-tweet-at-recruits fire last week when he said the following:
This year, people are back to flipping. There were a lot of guys changing their minds and changing schools. I think the reason for that is because of the internet...I think the fans play a role in that, because they can contact the recruits. I think they’re a huge impact in recruiting now, whether we as coaches (believe that or not). These fans who are contacting these players can affect the way they think. You never know why kids do what they do, but I’m convinced, in some of the ones we were involved in this year, they were affected be people who contacted them on their Twitter account.
(hit that link for the full quote) Yeahhhhh... Probably not the best way to shut that down. Every fan base thinks that theirs is the only team that does things right and everyone else cheats or is the shadiest team ever.
We talk about it briefly, but I must say that for the most part, I was pleased with how the majority of Baylor fans handled themselves this recruiting cycle, most significantly with Chad President in the wake of Jarrett Stidham committing and his moving to Tulsa. Baylor fans were largely supportive, and the combination of Coach Phil Montgomery and President at Tulsa means the Golden Hurricane won quite a few new fans in Baylor supporters.
Next we're talking about the coaching carousel and its relationship to National Signing Day. This is an interesting point Mark brings up that is fascinating and I won't spoil it, but it's an interesting problem, and we think that there's a fairly easy solution that won't ever happen. Give it a listen. I will say this... A global Bobby Petrino clause is something sorely needed.
The past few weeks have completely altered the expectations and outlook of this team. While the Bears have been incredible at home (Fank points out that a one-point loss to Kansas at home is all that is between us and an 18-game winning streak at home), they've struggled on the road until the past couple of weeks, culminating with Saturday's dominant win over West Virginia in Morgantown. Baylor was able to get past the Mountaineer full court press, controlling the game and preventing West Virginia from ever closing the lead to less than 14 points. Every time the Mountaineers looked like they might make a run and make the game tighter, the Bears were able to answer and rebuild the lead.
Part of what has been so impressive about this season has been the defense. Scott Drew teams have always been knocked for their lack of defense, but it seems like this squad's foundation is the defense, and the offense is only really starting to mature at this stage of the season. That's gone a good bit of distance to silencing the Scott Drew critics. Plus, this latest win is another testament to his coaching, since the only way you beat a full-game full court press like the one WVU employs is through superior coaching. It's been most impressive. Since the run last spring, the Drew detractors are becoming quieter and quieter. We here at ODB are enormous supporters of Scott Drew and hope he stays as long as he can. It is known.
What's more, this team seems to be gelling as a squad and truly operating as a team, not relying on one star for the majority of its buckets. There isn't a player that we look at and say "As Player X goes, so goes the team." That is very exciting to watch. We do talk about the development of Taurean Prince as well as the absolutely dominant season Rico Gathers is putting up on the boards. My favorite stat: Gathers has 287 rebounds in 29.1 minutes/game, coming out to 17.1 rebounds per 40 minutes. That's a pretty decent clip.
Tonight the Bears play Oklahoma State at the Ferrell. GO. GO TO THIS GAME. Thanks. That is all.
Almost. Mark has a special message towards the end.
Direct download: 66_-_OurDailyPodcast__Scott_Drew_Is_Going_To_Live_Forever.mp3
Category:Baylor Basketball -- posted at: 10:04am CST
Tue, 3 February 2015
First things first: Lewis Franklin (brolewis here and on Twitter) and I laid this audio down in the wake of the Texas game nearly two weeks ago. I apologize for that. I was intending to try and edit it while out on vacation, but I underestimated the amount of time and energy I'd have while being active all day and then tending to two children under the age of 4 afterwards. Right after getting home last weekend I was waylaid by illness, so I didn't get to finish editing until today. I'm sorry about that.
At any rate, Lewis was kind enough to join me on the podcast to talk a little bit about the Baylor Women's basketball team, their recent successes, the expectations of this team both heading into the season and where they stand right now. Despite losing two of the most prolific players in the game in consecutive seasons, the women currently sit atop the Big 12 with an 18-1 record and are the #3 ranked team in the nation by both polls.
A huge thanks to Brother Lewis for doing this, our very first podcast dedicated to Women's Basketball! I'm thinking we'll probably do another one as the NCAA tournament approaches, so be on the lookout for that!
With football offseason in full swing, we'll most likely be ramping up some Basketball podcasts in the coming weeks to get you ready for the end of the Big 12 season, the Big 12 Tournament, and the NCAA tournament. Like I said, we'll probably do another podcast dedicated to the women also. National Signing Day is this week, so I imagine that Mark, Prashanth and I will break that down at some point. Spring football will provide some topics, but if there's anything Baylor-related that you'd like to see on the podcast, I'd greatly appreciate your suggestions. The offseason is dark and full of terrors, but we're striving to get you through it and keep your ears entertained throughout. If you have suggestions, please leave them in the comments, tweet them to me, or leave me feedback at OurDailyPodcast(at)gmail(dot)com. Thanks folks!
Direct download: 65_-_OurDailyPodcast__The_Crackpots__These_Women.mp3
Category:Baylor Basketball -- posted at: 8:04am CST
Wed, 21 January 2015
Well, we're back. It didn't quite take us a month to get back to podcasting after the Cotton Bowl, thank goodness. Truthfully, schedule conflicts ended up being the issue more than the "hangover" from the Cotton Bowl. But we're back now, and we're ready to bring some joy back to your ear holes.
Cotton Bowl Aftermath
Before you turn off the podcast, were NOT doing a full recap of the game. We're not going to be Debbie Downers. We're actually talking about some of our favorite moments. You shouldn't be afraid to listen to this part. If the loss still stings, take a listen. We're surprisingly upbeat about what happened in the game. Kendal Briles is going to be a great OC and fantastic play caller. K.D. Cannon had an otherworldly game against a fantastic defensive back. Jay Lee throwing a fantastic WR pass for a touchdown. Bryce Petty having an absolute gem of a game and setting a Cotton Bowl Record. There was plenty of really fun stuff that happened in that game, despite the outcome, and it's worth celebrating. This is out of order, but it's so good that it has to go last in this paragraph, and two words will sum it up. LaQuan McGowan. That is all.
Plus, the aftermath hasn't produced the narratives about how far off we are that we expected after that loss. That's very good news, and should be cause for optimism. There hasn't been a Preseason poll released where Baylor's not at least Top 7 at this point. While most consider the "way-too-early" preseason polls as meaningless (and for what to expect from a team, they generally are), they do tell you how your program is viewed, and Baylor is rising in the estimation of most folks. That's very exciting.
Cris Dishman Hire & Coaching Changes
We're also talking about the hire of Cris Dishman as the Safeties Coach who will replace Brian Norwood. We're all very excited about the hire... He's got NFL chops, which is something new for our defensive staff, and we're all looking forward to seeing what he can do. If you haven't been paying attention the past few days, it appears that they're already putting him out on the recruiting trail and is making an immediate impact in that arena. It's very exciting to see.
We also talk a bit about Kendal Briles' move to OC and play caller, and the fact that we were so wrong about trick plays in the Cotton Bowl. We're happy to be wrong there, because that was fun.
Aside: Thank God that Chris Callahan is still alive.
We're in the home stretch of the 2015 Recruiting Class Season with National Signing Day, so we're looking into what's left to pursue, plus we're looking at some of recruits that have committed to Baylor in the past couple of weeks. Buckle up, folks, it's going to be a very wild ride. Specifically, we're spending some time on Eric Ogor, his ability, and why it appears that he's been lightly recruited. If he adapts to the collegiate level, the Bears could have a real gem there. And he's got one of the best names in recent memory.
Yeah, we go back into the 3-star vs. 4/5-star debate.
There's more talk here, and Pras asks the most speculative question you've ever heard on the podcast.
We sorta trip over ourselves into some basketball talk. I will say this. We. Love. Scott Drew. There's more basketball coming on the podcast! Very exciting!
Direct download: 64_-_OurDailyPodcast__Cotton_Bowl_Coaching__Cruitin.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 10:35am CST
Tue, 30 December 2014
It's time. It's almost here. The 2015 Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic is almost upon us, and we're ready to talk about it! Mark, Peter and (eventually) Prashanth put their heads together to preview this massive game, which just might be, once again, the biggest game in Baylor Football history. Prashanth joins us a few minutes late because of a certification exam or something that he had to take. But he's bringing his usual brand of analytical genius, and the podcast is better for it.
Here's what we're talking about!
Pras Joins Us At Long Last
Hey Look, We're Talking About The Cotton Bowl!
*According the FootballOutsiders.com Defensive Line Stats, it's between Penn State and Baylor, with a slight edge to the Nittany Lions.
Direct download: 63_-_OurDailyPodcast__Spider_Y-2_Banana_the_Cotton_Bowl_Preview.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 11:25am CST
Tue, 23 December 2014
Since the recording of this podcast, there's been some sad news in that Baylor Football lost a commit in Chad President. He'd been committed for almost a couple of years now, and we at Our Daily Bears are sad to see him go. We recorded this podcast about 16 hours too early, it would appear, but we were ready to get some audio laid down for you guys about some of the other happenings from recent days, plus get you some audio for your Christmas Eve travels, should you require it.
One note about the audio: For some reason unknown to any of us, Mark's audio track had some clipping in it that makes it sound like I've edited out a word or two in a sloppy manner. We're not really sure what happened, but rest assured that it wasn't that Mark was overly vulgar and I was going crazy with the editing tools.
What We're Talking About
Let's Recap The Regular Season! ...sorta
Mon, 8 December 2014
We're talking about a TON of stuff, including: ESPN College GameDay, Kansas State vs. Baylor, A Second Big 12 Championship, The Big 12, The College Football Playoff.
Plus much more!
Fri, 5 December 2014
Podcast version of a live broadcast from ODB on December 4, 2014. We're talking ESPN College GameDay in Waco, the game against Kansas State, the College Football Playoff, and more. Enjoy!
Direct download: 60_-_OurDailyPodcast__Baylor_Makes_The_Soul_Happy.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 7:37am CST
Mon, 1 December 2014
In case you haven't heard, ESPN College GameDay is coming to Waco on Saturday for the tilt against Kansas State. You know we're talking about that, and we do quite a bit to start. Mark, Prashanth and I are here to do just that as well as talk about surviving Texas Tech in Arlington over the weekend. Here's what we're talking about:
College GameDay heading to Waco! And related topics
Recapping Texas Tech
Backing up... GameDay Signs!
We talked about it in the podcast, but someone mentioned that they're going to put up a fanpost for GameDay sign ideas. Since we're going to be doing a live preview show on Thursday night, we'll talk about those sign ideas, pick the best, and maybe put up a poll so that you can vote on the best ones. Bears, bring the wit. Let's do this big.
Direct download: 59_-_OurDailyPodcast__They_Are_Coming_To_Our_Citaaaaaaay.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 10:29am CST
Wed, 26 November 2014
NOTE: This was recorded on Sunday night, but work prevented me from getting the podcast compiled and edited. Sorry about that. We're opening up by talking about the ridiculous weather during the game on Saturday night which, if you weren't there, was significantly worse than it appeared on TV. It rained intermittently during the first half and started truly raining right before half time and didn't stop raining for the rest of the game. The rain got heavier as the game went on. Pras was able to stay dry by watching the game from his couch. Mark and his wife got amazing rain suits that kept them dry, while I had more trouble because my $4 poncho ripped and the sole of my right boot fell off at about the first touchdown. That's right... Fell. Off. It was weird.
Here's some of the topics we're talking about in this one:
Happy Premise Number 1: There are no aliens.
I'm not so sure about HP#1... Jeff Long may just be an alien. HP#2 is absolutely false. But, HP#3... that one's pretty true. The entire Baylor fan base probably feels like they'll ignite right about now.
Fri, 21 November 2014
Direct download: 57_-_OurDailyPodcast__Gotta_Stay_Hydrated_or_a_Sort-of_Preview_of_Oklahoma_State.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 12:35pm CST
Fri, 14 November 2014
We hope you enjoy it!
Direct download: 56_-_OurDailyPodcast__Nick_Pants_We_Meet_at_Last.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 9:43am CST
Tue, 11 November 2014
Are all of our questions answered? not ALL of them, but many. Bryce Petty. The offensive line. The defense. So many questions, all of them answered. And suddenly, back in the hunt for a spot in the College Football Playoff.
Fri, 7 November 2014
Are you #ReadyForOU?
Tue, 4 November 2014
Direct download: 53_-_OurDailyPodcast__Andrew_Billings_is_Ready_For_OU.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 9:56am CST
Thu, 30 October 2014
Thu, 23 October 2014
Thu, 16 October 2014
Oh my goodness, it's our second episode in a row with everybody being in their normal recording locations! It must be some kind of record or something! Or... not. Anyway, it's a good thing when we're all in our natural habitats. And we're pumped to talk about this week's massive game on the road against the West Virginia Mountaineers.
First Things First
In case you haven't been paying close attention for the past two years, you don't know that your Baylor Bears have a massive, and I mean MASSIVE, rivalry with West Virginia. Back in August, those well-known college football experts and historians at Southern Living Magazine asked their readers to tell them what their favorite college football rivalry was. Was it the Iron Bowl between Alabama and Auburn? Clemson vs. South Carolina? Florida vs. Florida State? Or Baylor vs. West Virginia? We at ODB agreed with Southern Living, and asked you, dear ODB Commentariat, to vote on which game in this rich, storied rivalry was your favorite. Nearly 200 of you responded by choosing from a vast array of two choices, electing the 2013 clash of these rivals as your favorite. We couldn't agree more.
News Team, Assemble!
Don't you love the News Team? We do, and it's been FAR too long since we trotted it out. Anyway, we're talking about the #StripeMcLane effort for Homecoming against Kansas and our excitement about it, as well as the Blackout against Oklahoma State on November 22. We've talked about it already on the blog, but we can't help ourselves, this is going to be really cool. Tell your friends, tell your neighbors. These are exciting things, people. Once more, because it's worth getting that image out again, here's the #StripeMcLane layout:
Next up we're talking about the Student Bus packages for the game against the Oklahoma Sooners in November that students waited in line for over four hours to get these passes, and they sold out in a little over 1 hour 20 minutes. That's pretty impressive. We're talking about what it says that the students snatched up all of those bus passes in that amount of time in the context of building a big time program and football culture at Baylor. If you're a student and you weren't fortunate enough to get a ticket, you can still make the trip with your friends in your own vehicle. The more the merrier! We also segue a little bit into the level of excitement of the fan base as a whole, and we all agree: there's not a more excited fan base in the state of Texas right now (thank you, football team, for beating TCU and enabling us to say that).
Previewing West Virginia
We're breaking down this matchup in all sorts of interesting ways. Many of you have commented on it, and we concur: the single best way to slow down the West Virginia offense is to get to Clint Trickett early and often. If Shawn Oakman and the rest of the pass rushers can harry Trickett frequently in the early goings of this game, it's probable that he'll get off his game and won't be accurate in getting the ball to the man that is clearly their best player in Kevin White. We're also giving tremendous respect to Head Coach Dana Holgorsen because the man knows his stuff. We think that they'll try and counter that pressure by getting the ball out of Trickett's hands quickly and into the hands of their WRs and RBs (which they use in the passing game more frequently than Baylor does theirs, as Mark mentioned in the First Look post). Trickett is pretty good at doing that so it will be interesting to see how they do.
Another key will be solid, fundamental tackling. For the perceived challenges in the secondary, Ryan Reid and Xavien Howard have been excellent in not giving up a ton of yards after the catch with solid fundamentals in tackling.
BUT WAIT: This West Virginia team may be the best roster in terms of guys with excellent names. Rushel Shell. Wendell Smallwood, point guard for Hickory High School. Dreamius Smith. DaeJuan Funderburk. Dontrill Hyman. The list goes on.
We realize that we didn't talk in great detail about our offense vs. their defense, but we got a bit of talk in there about it. We just had to move on for time purposes.
Picks of the Week
I'll fill these in at some point quick.
Thanks for sending in those questions, all you who did. With an open date looming after West Virginia, you can bet that we'll be reaching out to you all for more questions in the next week or so. Remember, you can send us questions to the podcast by emailing them at OurDailyPodcast(at)gmail(dot)com, tweeting at the podcast (linked below), asking Mark via email or Twitter, or calling That Good Ol' Baylor Phone Line at (774) 25-SICEM (774-257-4236). Podcasts are always better with listener interaction, and we covet yours!
Lastly... Bryce Petty, you go get it. You pad those stats. We love it.
Mon, 13 October 2014
Baylor overcame a 21-point deficit in the last 11 minutes of the game on Saturday to defeat the 9th ranked TCU Horned Frogs in Waco in front of a sold-out McLane Stadium. We're reacting to it and breaking it down for you. Enjoy!
Direct download: 49_-_OurDailyPodcast__Chris_Callahan_You_Beautiful_Man.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 5:26pm CST
Fri, 10 October 2014
This is, without a doubt, the worst podcast we've ever recorded. Largely owing to the fact that Peter's hotel Internet decided that it hated him. But, Mark and Prashanth soldier on and do their best to preview the TCU matchup that's coming on Saturday afternoon. Try to enjoy it, but we don't blame you if you don't.
Direct download: 48_-_OurDailyPodcast__Baylor_vs._TCU_Or_ODB_vs._The_Internets.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:44am CST
Mon, 6 October 2014
Though the outcome seemed like it was in doubt early, your Baylor Bears ended up rolling over the University of Texas Longhorns 28-7 in what turned out to be an incredibly solid defensive game. Mark and Peter are talking about the game and about what turned out to be one of the craziest weekends in college football history. Come join us, won't you?
Direct download: 47_-_OurDailyPodcast__Spencer_Roth_Saves_The_Day.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 6:03am CST
Thu, 2 October 2014
Baylor Bears vs. Texas Longhorns preview, plus a tired look at the Iowa State Game
Direct download: 46_-_OurDailyPodcast__Slow__Tired_vs._Hot_Reads__Cold_Veers.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 11:47pm CST
Thu, 25 September 2014
Direct download: 45_-_OurDailyPodcast__Its_Not_That_Bad_ISU_Preview.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 12:51pm CST
Thu, 18 September 2014
Direct download: 44_-_OurDailyPodcast__Blackouts_Beatings_and_Schedule_Rantings.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 9:44am CST
Fri, 12 September 2014
Also we're doing picks of the week and taking ODB Commentariat questions. This is a recording of a live show that was broadcast to ourdailybears.com on Thursday, September 11, 2014. It has been left largely unedited in the interests of time.
Direct download: 43B_-_OurDailyPodcast__LIVE-Previewing_Buffalo_and_Community_Fun.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 9:54am CST
Wed, 10 September 2014
Fri, 5 September 2014
Direct download: 42_-_OurDailyPodcast__Salsa_Nacho_And_The_Lost_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:23am CST
Thu, 28 August 2014
It's finally here.
Direct download: 41_-_OurDailyPodcast__Baylor_Football_is_Back_The_SMU_Preview_Show.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:34pm CST
Wed, 20 August 2014
Direct download: 40_-_OurDailyPodcast__Salsa_Nacho_or_Baylor_Football_Predictions.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 10:35pm CST
Wed, 13 August 2014
It's time for the Baylor Football Defensive Preview podcast!
Check out www.ourdailybears.com for more information.
Wed, 6 August 2014
THERE MIGHT BE SHOW NOTES.
Direct download: 38_-_OurDailyPodcast__This_Offense_Is_Razor_Sharp.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 10:02pm CST
Fri, 1 August 2014
In this episode we're talking about Baylor's latest commit, the Coaches' Poll and Baylor's #10 ranking, the Big 12 Schedules, and answering your questions!
Direct download: 37_-_OurDailyPodcast__Top_Ten_and_Schedule_Stuff.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 10:29am CST
Wed, 23 July 2014
Mark, Prashanth and Peter are back to break down the Big 12 Media Days and completely dissect quotes and comments. Because it's almost football season, but not quite yet.
Direct download: 36_-_OurDailyPodcast__Brilesisms_and_Recruiting_Highs.mp3
Category:Baylor Football -- posted at: 8:14pm CST
Wed, 25 June 2014
Mark, Peter, and (gasp!) Prashanth are back and ready to talk Baylor football (and a little bit of basketball) and the major developments of the past few days and weeks. We're talking Big 12 Champions football developments, recruiting, Robbie Rhodes, Isaiah Austin and the tragic end to his career. Join us for some fun!
Wed, 26 March 2014
The podcast couldn’t miss the opportunity to talk about this magical time of year. Peter is joined by Matt Isbear and Fankhauser to weigh in on all things March Madnessy. As you may or may not know, Mark was on Radio Wisconsin on Monday, so he was all audio’ed out by the time we recorded this. I looked for audio from it to link to the stream, but apparently the Wisconsin radio station recorded every hour of the show save the one in which Mark participated. Curses!
Apologies for not getting this out quicker than today. Work exploded in my face yesterday and I got home last night and collapsed in a heap of complete and utter uselessness. Hopefully you’re able to enjoy the pod in advance of tomorrow’s excitement.
The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year?
Matt and David agree: This is the best time of the year from a sporting perspective. I can’t say that I fully disagree from a compacted, intensity point of view, but am a little more hesitant. What say you? Is this the most wonderful time of the year for sports? Talk about it in the contents.
David, Matt, and I share our thoughts on the most surprising aspects of the tournament so far. There’s been a LOT of upsets this yea, but is that any different than any other year? Regardless, it’s made the tournament extremely exciting thus far. We also talk a bit about Baylor’s matchup vs. Nebraska, the crowd, the defense, and more.
Baylor Crushes Creighton
Baylor handles Creighton and its star performer, Doug McDermott in a massive way. Could there be a more perfectly executed game plan? We talk all about it. I could write about what we talked about, but then I’d leave you no reason to listen to the podcast.
Of course, we talk more about Wisconsin to help prepare you for our Sweet Sixteen Matchup on Thursday. Get pumped.
MattyMattMatt put out the call on Twitter right before we recorded, and you all responded. We answer your questions and apologize to TinyArtBriles. Conner asks one of the more awkward questions the podcast has ever had. Also, Matt doesn’t want to put the horse before the cart. Matt likes his carts going first, dang it.
Wed, 26 February 2014
It's an entire podcast talking about Baylor Basketball. Your dreams have come true.
Tue, 11 February 2014
The extremely talented Josie Drago joins us for some fun discussions.
Fri, 7 February 2014
We're BACK, baby. It's been far too long.
Direct download: 31_-_OurDailyPodcast__Signing_Daze__Basketball_Haze.mp3
Category:Baylor Basketball -- posted at: 9:18am CST
Mon, 30 December 2013
There are show notes, I'm sure. Mark and Peter are too busy previewing the Fiesta Bowl. FIESTA BOWL!
Thu, 26 December 2013
Greetings ladies and gentlemen. In lieu of recording something extra on Christmas night, the intrepid Mattisbear took the initiative and sat down with Matt Sayman earlier this week. Matt is a Baylor alum and author of The Leftovers: Basketball, Baylor, Betrayal and Beyond. He was one of the few to stick around when Coach Scott Drew came to Baylor and started this incredible run.
Matt sat down with... Matt for about half an hour of basketball talk. They cover the book and the events surrounding the coaching transition, adjusting to Coach Scott Drew's style, this year's team and an appearance he'll be making at an upcoming Baylor basketball game on January 11. You definitely don't want to miss this.
If you haven't picked it up yet, The Leftovers is available on his website, theleftoversbook.com, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble. Definitely check it out, it's a great read and you'll fly through it. It would make a great late Christmas present!
Direct download: 29_-_OurDailyPodcast__An_Interview_with_Matt_Sayman.mp3
Category:Baylor Basketball -- posted at: 9:24am CST
Mon, 23 December 2013
It's the Wheels Off Podcast with Everybody Ever.
Mon, 16 December 2013
It's finally here! Basketball.
Direct download: 27_-_OurDailyPodcast__Basketball_On_The_Podcast.mp3
Category:Baylor Basketball -- posted at: 9:07pm CST
Thu, 12 December 2013
No clever title this week, just the white hot truth: The Baylor Bears are Big 12 Champs.
That's right folks. It's finally edited. You watched it live, now listen to it… edited. Between uploading issues, show derailments and dog talk, this may have been the most difficult episode to edit. But it's done, and now ready for your enjoyment. Join Mark, Prashanth, Amy Pagitt and Peter (again) as we exult in the triumph of the Baylor Bears over the Texas Longhorns to clinch the first-ever Big 12 Championship and trip to a BCS Bowl Game. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll probably shake your head in disgust. It's all good.
If you missed the original recording and have a deep, burning desire (you should probably get that checked out) to watch it again, you can check it out right here. Then you can come back and listen to the edited show. It's about a whole 15 minutes shorter! Wow!
News Team, Assemble (live version)!
THE BAYLOR BEARS ARE BIG 12 CHAMPIONS AND ARE GOING TO THE FIESTA BOWL. Is there anything else that's really newsworthy? I guess maybe one or two things. But THE BAYLOR BEARS ARE BIG 12 CHAMPIONS! (It's still really fun to type)
Dominating performance by the defense, the offense wakes up, KJ gets a pick-six negated by a stupid, stupid call (as well as having another possible INT bounce off the back of his helmet. DOINK.), and much, much more. We get a little sidetracked, too. But that's not really anything new.
Picks of the Week
Prashanth is the man. Peter did pretty well, too. So did Mark. Amy picked Duke. Heh heh heh. Oh Amy.
You know the drill. It's calls. And you can still call That Good Ol' Baylor Phone Line! Do it!
Direct download: 26_-_OurDailyPodcast__Baylor_Bears_Big_12_Champions.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:28pm CST
Thu, 5 December 2013
Greetings, fellow ODBers. This may surprise and even delight you, but it's time for another episode of OurDailyPodcast. Please, contain your joy. Or don't, either way is fine by me. As long as your unrestrained joy is at minimum decibel levels. We can't have you going into the game on Saturday with even the hint of hoarseness. You're going to need your voice all day long.
Before we get to the show notes, I want to make a special request that's also in the photo caption. Can we make sure that Fringe Monster is saved a spot on the front row of the stands after running the field? Fringe Monster certainly deserves to be front and center. Fringe Monster has become somewhat of a talisman, I feel. Let's make this happen, good people of Our Daily Bears.
On to the Show Notes!
News Team Assemble!
You all know this, but students CRUSHED the ticket draw in less than 48 hours. It's a little sad that so many students won't be able to get into the game, but you have to remember that the South Endzone was sold out months ago. There will be onsite watch parties happening, so maybe there will be some way that some magic can happen.
Don't forget about The Official ODB Meetup! Check out the link for the details and location. It's going to be fun. Can somebody bring name tags?
A little bit of Podcast news! Amy Pagitt will join us Sunday for a special episode. Listen to the pod for more details!
Let's Talk Texas
And I'm not talking about the state. We can all agree that the state of Texas is the greatest state. No, we're talking about the big game this weekend, and everything you could possibly want to know about it! Offense! Defense! Weather! HOW WILL TEXAS BE ABLE TO STAND THIS WEATHER WHEN THEY'RE SO FAR SOUTH OF WACO AND COMPLETELY NOT USED TO PLAYING IN THESE CONDITIONS LIKE THE BEARS ARE? These are the burning questions that we struggle with and attempt, to the best of our ability, to answer.
Picks of the Week!
Lots of picks of the week this week, though only two Big 12 slate games Since Lil' Amy P is going to be joining us on Sunday, her picks are included!
In honor of the very last game played at The Case and the last regular season preview episode for football season, I put together a little audio segment with the help of some of the friends of ODP*. I hope you enjoy it. Oh yeah, it also did produce the Google Voice Transcript of the Week, too:
*Kirobaito also sent in his prediction as yet another esteemed guest of the show; sadly, something happened with his audio message and his prediction cut out completely; I didn't realize it until it was too late to get him to resend his prediction. Sorry about that Kirobaito! Know that you are loved and appreciated all the same.
Questions for ODBers
Given my focus on getting the audio segment together and asking you guys to call in with your predictions, I completely forgot to ask for No Huddles and Community Feedback questions until very late. We did get a couple of questions, though, so we decided to pose them to you here!
From @BaylorRising: Is the reason we are projected to not get an at large bid because of size, recentness of loss or brand?
From @JohnJayMJr: I'm curious about other BU fans interactions w/ UT fans so far this week/year. So far for me, they've been incredibly nice & respectful. What about everyone else?
Also, don't forget to stay tuned after the show for the predictions and calls of those who lent their voices to our efforts! To all who called That Good Ol' Baylor Phone Line, thank you very much!
Tue, 3 December 2013
Greetings, friends, we're back in action a day later than normal but putting our signature spin on the weekend's events! Prashanth, Mark, and I are all back this week to talk some TCU recap, amazeballs student fan ticket draw, recap Peter's horrific odds laying skills in Picks of the week, listen to your Bear Droppings (in record numbers!), and much much more.
News & Notes
Lots of fun here. As hard as that game was to watch, there are really good points to take away from the game, and there are many positives to look at heading into Texas on Saturday.
Picks of the Week
Some seriously good calls this week, and in record number yet again! Thanks for sending those in. Remember, call That Good Ol' Baylor Phone Line at (774) 25-SICEM (257-4236) to leave us your questions, feedback, and Bear Droppings! Save that number to your phone. Then call us from The Case on Saturday. Or immediately thereafter, if you don't freeze. You know, it's all good.
Since we are getting this show out a day later than normal, I'm going to go ahead and give my special request today so that you have a full 24 hours to respond. Here's what I'd like you to do:
Between now and tomorrow afternoon, call That Good Ol' Baylor Phone Line at (774) 25-SICEM and leave us your game predictions on the line! Identify yourself (your name or your ODB screen name, or twitter, any of the above would work fine), give your prediction for the game and what bowl you want to see the Bears in (that's attainable). If you want to add in a clever prediction or something witty, that's fine too, but make sure to predict the game and the bowl.
Can you guys do that for me? If enough call in and do that, I'll append your predictions onto the end of the show. If someone nails the score correctly, we might see about doing something fun. Thanks!
Thu, 28 November 2013
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. Happy Thanksgiving back. We recorded this on Tuesday night, but storage restrictions only enabled me to upload the pod this evening. At any rate, sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.
News & Notes
There was some news, I'm pretty sure. I can't remember.
We talk about TCU a bit, too. We talk about other stuff in this segment, but I'm pretty sure mostly it's all about TCU.
Picks of the Week (picks of the weeeeeeek)
Picks. Picks of the week. There are extra games in there, but I didn't bother to write them down. I'm a horrible person.
We got to most of the questions you sent us, but not all of them. Sorry about that. We went kinda long, almost two hours of raw audio (which I got down to about an hour fifteen or so). You'll know what I'm talking about.