The good news? It's Arkansas State week, which provides a brief respite from the never-ending week-to-week psychological beatdown that is the typical Big Ten conference football season. The bad news? Despite my calls for a new Sun Belt blog called SUNspenders, nobody knows anything about Arkansas State.
No one, that is, but Mark Hasty. For those of you new to Blogfrica, Mark was blogging about Iowa and the BXI before "blogging," as we now know it, existed (as he says in the interview, he started writing "Pickin' on the Big Ten" back when Usenet was popular). He was the creator and editor of The Bemusement Park, and is now a regular contributor over at Fanhouse, where "Pickin'" goes public every Thursday. We talk about the season to date, what little we know about the Red Wolves, and how it feels to support Iowa State.