Football Killed Tyler Sash

Football Killed Tyler Sash

Submitted by JeepinBen on January 27th, 2016 at 11:45 AM

Noted excellent author and horrible pun enthusiast Adam Jacobi has a piece up over at BHGP discussing dead-at-27 former Iowa Safety Tyler Sash's recent diagnosis with CTE.…

The diagnosis is, sadly, no surprise. Sash's fall after football was swift and pronounced, and his arrest in 2014 typified the erratic behavior of those suffering from the disease. Its advancement in his young age, however, is more of a surprise, if only because researchers said they had only seen one other similar case.
Sash's death isn't a problem specific to Iowa football, of course. The University of Iowa was Sash's home for just four of his 16 years of playing football, and as Marc Morehouse wrote in 2014, the University of Iowa has a substantial, multifaceted concussion protocol. There's no reason to think the school came up short in its medical treatment of Sash.
That shouldn't reassure you; it should terrify you. Tyler Sash's life and death as a football player aren't an aberration from protocol; they are part of the protocol. Football killed Tyler Sash.

I agree with Jacobi's premise that other sports have often struggled with the danger they impose - his NASCAR description is apt. As hockey discusses banning fighting, I think the answer is they must. Sorry to share a downer, but this is well done and quite the rejoiner to Harbaugh's "Football is worth it" piece from earlier this year.

All Black Heart Gold Pants Podcast Intros

All Black Heart Gold Pants Podcast Intros

Submitted by Drill on February 8th, 2014 at 1:04 AM

I compiled all of the BHGP Podcast intros up to now, including some of their one-off ones.  It also includes the intro from the short lived Maize Pants collaboration podcast.  Listen to it to prepare for the Iowa game today.


New BHGP Podcast Theme Song: Blurred Lines (Iowa Style)

New BHGP Podcast Theme Song: Blurred Lines (Iowa Style)

Submitted by Daniel on August 13th, 2013 at 9:14 AM

Black Heart Gold Pants, the chaotic neutral Iowa sbnation blog, probably has the best sense of humor of any of the college football blogs. This is probably a necessary condition for surviving Iowa football on a consistent basis.

Their podcast has a tradition of co-opting popular summer songs by applying BHGP's particular brand of anarchic semi-despondency: last summer's version was Call Me Maybe.

They've just debuted their new theme song based on Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines. Here's a sample of the corn-fed Iowa goodness:

'We’re gonna 4-and-8 ya, punt from the 38 ya, lose to I-O-Wa State ya"

The link is here: link.

Black Heart Gold Podcast with The Only Colors

Black Heart Gold Podcast with The Only Colors

Submitted by lakeside on October 11th, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Worth checking out this podcast as Iowa and MSU prepare to play:


Sparty has identified AIRBHG-brother who hates MSU offensive line

Gholston not over-rated just keyed on

MSU starts slow

Burbridge now top receiving threat (i.e., can catch a ball)

Number 1 and 2 TE for MSU both out

AIRBHG goes after Iowa's lone remaining back

AIRBHG goes after Iowa's lone remaining back

Submitted by lakeside on September 18th, 2012 at 3:51 PM


Mark_weisman_icon_medium Yeah, you heard me, it explodes and I end up landing square on my head.

Iconferentz_medium This cannot be happening again.

Mark_weisman_icon_medium Again?

Iconferentz_medium Nothing.

The rest:



Edit: Damn. Mods, board pleeeease?!

Back to the drawing board: Pro Combat Penn State

Back to the drawing board: Pro Combat Penn State

Submitted by lakeside on June 13th, 2012 at 10:13 PM

The intrigue.

"I know, I know, we already designed some Pro Combat uniforms for Penn State," said head designer Christopher Polyblend. "But pressure has come down from on high to go back to the drawing board."

"We thought about bringing Penn State fully to the present day, but decided that the shock would be too great for the fans, and so we have brought the uniforms up to 1991 instead," said Polyblend.…

SEC vs Big Ten Fun

SEC vs Big Ten Fun

Submitted by lakeside on June 7th, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Was just reading a post over at BHGP (LINK) in which Patrick Vint dresses down that latest SEC playoff proposal. The comments themselve make it worth following the link but one of the BHGP contributors threw in a link to the following EDSBS article:

Confessions of an SEC Fan to a Big Ten Fan

Good read on a slow day.