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LGWS #4: 1984 Illinois Rose Bowl Team and the Playboy Urban Legend

Just a warning about this podcast: it’s definitely a bit more on the PG-13 rated side of things. Normally, that doesn’t matter, but I just wanted to warn you in case you decide to listen to this podcast with your kids in your car. Just in case you don’t want to explain what Playboy is and what not. Now that you have been warned, it’s time for a new edition of the Let’s Get Weird, Sports podcast, with our friend, Paul Banks. In this episode, Travis and Paul discuss the famous 1983 Illinois...


Hammerin' Ales #5: A Winnable Game, A Recordable Podcast

After Purdue won a winnable game by double digits in Nebraska, Travis, Juan, and Drew recap the game as Purdue heads into the bye week. We also discuss Purdue’s upcoming match against division foe, Illinois, and why they may not be as easy of an opponent as some will think. Additionally, we give a special shout out to Tyler Trent as he continues to battle cancer. It’s a relatively short podcast today, so we hope you listen in!


Hammerin' Ales #4: Everything's Coming Up Boilers!

Football is much more fun to discuss after a win. Especially when it’s a win over a ranked team. And a big win at that. In today’s podcast, Juan, Travis, and Drew discuss Purdue’s win over #23 Boston College on Saturday, as well as looking forward to Purdue’s first road game of the year, as they travel to Lincoln to face a struggling Nebraska team under first year head coach, Scott Frost. Can Purdue turn it around and go into the Ohio State game 3-3? Or was the win on Saturday a fluke?...


Hammerin' Ales Episode 0-3

It's our third edition of the Hammerin' Ales football podcast, and Purdue is now 0-3...yikes. In today's episode, Travis, Juan, and Drew discuss Purdue's exciting but disappointing loss to Missouri on Saturday night, and if Purdue can salvage their season as a ranked Boston College team comes to West Lafayette next week. Apologies on the audio quality in the end. Something went wrong on my end and it sounds like it was auto-tuned. But I promise you it'll be worth it just for the ending.


LGWS #3: Disco Demolition Night

In our third edition of the "Let's Get Weird, Sports" Podcast, Travis and Paul Banks (TheSportsBank.net) once again focus on a story from the Chicago White Sox, this time the infamous Disco Demolition Night. The White Sox were known for their weird promotions under their owners at the time, and this promotion might be the most famous of them all. Listen in to hear the story.


Hammerin' Ales Podcast #2: West Lafayette, We Have a Problem

Well, we didn't expect Purdue to be at this point in the season. While the Northwestern game was a toss up, most Purdue fans expected Purdue to beat Eastern Michigan this past Saturday. But the mighty EMUs had other plans. Purdue is now 0-2 for the first time since 1996. Will Jeff Brohm turn this around in just his second year in the program? Travis and Juan discuss the losses and how Purdue can start to turn this ship around before it's too late. Additionally, thanks to user boilerU for...


Hammerin' Ales Podcast #1: 2018 Opener and Season Preview

Our regular podcasts are back! And we are changing things up a bit. We are going to have dedicated and separate football and basketball podcasts. Given that, we want to have better names for these pods, and we need your help. Give us some name suggestions, and we will run a poll in the next football podcast. In today's episode, Juan, Travis, and Ledman (aka Jumbo Heroes) preview Purdue's Thursday night season opener against fellow B1G West foe, Northwestern. We also quickly discuss Purdue's...


H&R Podcast #30: Crossroads Classic w/Jimmy Lafakis of the Butler Collegiate

Hammer and Rails Casey Bartley has a nice afternoon chat with the Butler's Collegiate Jimmy Lafakis to discuss the Crossroads Classic matchup and all things Boilers and Bulldogs


H&R Podcast #29: H&R takes on CQ

The H&R gangs invite their bitter twitter enemies to take the mic with them and talk about the upcoming old oaken bucket game.


H&R Podcast #28: Football is Still Fun!

In this episode, Travis, Juan, and Casey talk about Purdue steamrolling Mizzou 35-3 in Columbia this past weekend and start to discuss Purdue's next opponent, the Michigan Wolverines. We end the podcast talking about...stuff...I won't spoil it for you, you just need to listen to the whole thing.


H&R Podcast #27: Purdue Football is Fun!

Juan and Travis talk about Purdue's big Friday night win over Ohio and look at Purdue's trip to Columbia, MO to face the Tigers of Missouri, who recently fired their defensive coordinator. We also talk about our general optimism and how Purdue could go bowling this year. Additionally, we discuss how Purdue can claim TWO national titles from the 1930s and 40s. Listen in and enjoy!


H&R Podcast #26: We're back!

We're back! The H&R podcast is back after another hiatus just in time for Friday Night Football. The boys discuss Purdue's trip as Team USA, Purdue's surprising showing against Louisville, they're upcoming game against Ohio, and which QB they want starting.


H&R Podcast #25: Biggie Remains in NBA Draft and More

After a 2 month hiatus, the men of H&R are back with a new podcast. Earlier this week, All-American Caleb Swanigan announced his departure from Purdue and that he would remain in the NBA Draft. We discuss this, as well as what we could expect from Purdue Basketball in the 2017-18 season. In addition, with only 100 days until kickoff, we briefly talk about football, which led into a debate about Danny Hope. So listen in, enjoy, and maybe you'll hear from us again sooner than 2 months from now!


H&R Podcast #24: Purdue Advances to the Sweet 16

Travis, Juan, Casey, and Andrew (Ledman version) discuss Purdue's 2nd round win over Iowa State in the NCAA tournament. We also preview Purdue's Sweet 16 game against #1 Kansas. You'll also like our cold open, as we discuss former Iowa State head coach, Larry Eustachy, who is also Casey's idol.


H&R Podcast #23: Purdue wins B1G Title, BTT and NCAA Tournament Preivews

Earlier today, Purdue defeated Northwestern 69-65 to cap off their regular season, which featured Purdue winning their 23rd Big Ten Regular Season title (pure coincidence that this is pod #23). Juan, Ledman, and Casey discuss Purdue's hard fought road win over tournament-bound Northwestern, and preview Purdue's road in the Big Ten Tournament and possible seeding scenarios for the NCAA tournament.


H&R Podcast #22: IU Preview, Biggie, and the NCAA Tournament

After another hiatus, Travis and Juan welcome our newest writer, Andrew Rockwell, and discuss Purdue's game at Bloomington tonight against IU. We also discuss Caleb Swanigan's campaign for national player of the year, as well as discussing the NCAA tournament (though not originally planned).


H&R Podcast #21: Brohm Squad, Basketball, and Biggie

We’ve taken some time away from our podcast the last few weeks due to the holidays and general life. But we’re back and ready to discuss some basketball! Swanigan continues to dominate and Purdue sits at the top of the conference. We also talk a little bit about Jeff Brohm’s hiring at Purdue since the last time we recorded a podcast, it was before the Bucket Game....oops.


H&R Podcast #20: Football Season Ending, Coaching Search, and Cancun Challenge Preview

In perhaps our last podcast for the football season (though we’ll probably have one when Purdue names their new head football coach), we take a quick look at the upcoming Bucket game against Indiana, which we’re not too optimistic about. We also discuss a little bit of the Wisconsin game, but mainly talk about potential football coaches for Purdue. We then shift our attention to Purdue’s closer than expected win against Georgia State and how Purdue might do against Utah State in the Cancun...


H&R Podcast #19: Purdue Basketball Preview

Our latest podcasts takes us away from football and into basketball season as Travis, Casey, and Juan discuss the upcoming basketball season and what we expect to see. Our topics include the eventual return of Basil Smotherman, Ryan Cline’s suspension, what Spike Albrecht and Carsen Edwards bring, and how this team can move on from Hammons and Davis’s graduation. We also focus a good chunk of time discussing Purdue’s big game against Villanova on Monday night as well us the upcoming 2017...


H&R Podcast #18: Hazell Fired, Purdue Coaching Search, and New Basketball Commit

After an embarrassing Homecoming loss to Iowa, Purdue fired head coach Darrell Hazell. It was an impressive move from athletic director, Mike Bobinski, who looks to possibly change the culture at Purdue and its football program. We also talk about possible candidates to replace Hazell, from Bo Pelini, to PJ Fleck, and more! In addition, we also talked about Purdue basketball's newest recruit, but in a weird move, we shifted the conversation towards basketball...weird. We ran into some...