MGoPodcast 3.6: Halfway There, Halfway Here

So… the first half of this week's podcast was corrupted to the point where you could listen to it but by the end of it you'd probably be homicidal. I decided I didn't want rivers of baby blood on my hands as well as pouring from my eyes on bubble screens, so there is no me this time around.

But Ace did talk to Jamie of Just Cover about the state of the Big Ten—still Big-Ten-alicious—and that came through just fine.  So here's that section of the podcast surrounded by the usual music and an intro by Ace that is all lies.

I'll be local next week so hopefully we don't have whatever that problem was again.

The usual links:

Apologies. Here is a song by Jason Isbell I heard on the Black Shoe Diaries/Black Heart Gold Pants Unholy Alliance podcast that I think is good.



October 12th, 2011 at 5:36 PM ^

Regarding your confusion about why Bolden is playing for Penn State. I'm from Central Pennsylvania and the word is if he doesn't play he'll transfer and Penn State needs him for depth purposes. I know, sounds silly, but that has been the speculation amongst Penn State fans for a while now.

I Blue Myself

October 13th, 2011 at 1:52 AM ^

It felt like I was listening to a secret bonus track or something.  I thought you guys added some interesting points in that section, and I think there could be some really entertaining whining coming out of Madison if they get passed over in favor of a one-loss LSU team. 

It did feel like you were about to launch into some kind of embarrassing discussion.  Try to work that in next time: maybe one of you can start up a subplot about a mysterious rash that you can't get rid of.  It doesn't have to be true, just try to make it exciting and develop the story throughout the season.

Also, I'd like to chime in on the difficulty of getting these on my phone.  Does anyone know of a way to subscribe to the podcasts on an Android phone?  I use the Google Listen app, and while I can subscribe to the feed, none of the podcasts ever get synced there.  It's not the worst thing because I can just download the podcasts manually, but it would be nice if they just automatically showed up on my phone.


October 12th, 2011 at 7:07 PM ^

Is there a special trick to get these to download into iTunes? Keeps showing an error message. I have a long flight tomorrow, and this would be a perfect way to pass some of the time.


October 12th, 2011 at 7:30 PM ^

I keep on getting an error "An unknown error occurred (-50)" when I try to download the podcast via iTunes! It asks me to check if the URL is correct... anyone else having this problem?


October 12th, 2011 at 7:47 PM ^

I disagree with Illinois.  They one of of the most underwhelming 6-0 teams I've seen in a while.  They barely beat Western, had to have a big comeback against NW, and looked pretty blah against Indiana.  Their only quality game is against Arizona State.  

And I disagree with Jamie about the Sparty game as well.  This game is a lot more even than he thinks.  IF we can keep trnovers to a minimal (we got picked three times last year, twice in the red zone), they lost Greg Jones and that CB that shouldn't of played half the season anyways, and their offensive line should get dominated by MM and co.  I think the improvement in our defense will make the difference, and we win a hard fought game on the road.


October 12th, 2011 at 8:06 PM ^

Regarding itunes, I'm still getting this error:


Oct 12 20:04:44 jrett-mac iTunes[33934]: CFURLCreateWithBytes was passed these invalid URLBytes: '/sites/' (a file system path instead of an URL string). The URL created will not work with most file URL functions. CFURLCreateFromFileSystemRepresentation should be used instead.


October 12th, 2011 at 8:30 PM ^


Right click "direct download link"
Click "save link as" - this will save the podcast as an mp3
Save it to your music folder
Upload to itunes/whatever else

If you don't know how to upload it to itunes, you click 'file' --> 'add file to library' from the itunes menu. Then just select the podcast, and it will be uploaded to your itunes library.


October 13th, 2011 at 4:55 AM ^

I've been doing this every week, but it sure would be nice if the podcast would sync with my phone the same way all my other podcasts do.  This "solution" is kind of a pain in the ass, not to mention that the podcast usually gets posted while I'm at work and if it would sync with my phone I could listen to it on the way home.