As the Wisconsin Badgers basketball season lingers right around the corner, myself (Curt Hogg) and Kyle Ashauer came together to begin Garded Optimism, which is a punny name for a podcast about Badgers basketball.
Thanks for listening in!
1:35: Brad Nortman!
4:20: Badgers media day
6:20: Newcomers and potential impact
8:15: Vitto Brown, super sixth man?
11:25: Aaron Moesch, The Mustachioed Wonder
12:35: Talking about Pritzl/Van Vliet again
13:55: Redshirting for 2016-17
19:00: Khalil Iverson plays for the Brewers, briefly
19:40: Additional quotes from media day
20:45: Aaron Craft, friend of the podcast
21:10: Ethan Happ and defensive tendencies
23:50: 500 threes a day
25:10: Prototypical Bo Ryan Big Men™
26:55: Ethan Happ Fan Club
29:00: Red/White Scrimmage
30:50: Cousy & Ashauer watch lists
32:20: Hayes’s and Koenig’s social activism
39:25: NCAA and Pay for Play?
45:55: One big preseason question
An alternate logo (before @Rubie_Q revamped the podcast’s graphic design department):