Mike Delaware : Mr. Optimism
Mike was born during the greatest era of Nebraska football in history. Raised on VHS tapes of Dr. Tom being showered with Gatorade baths and hoisting Sears trophies for the world to see. Mike doesn't prefer to drink Kool-Aid but does enjoy an ice cold Busch latte to help him cope with the current status of Nebraska football. Mike enjoys keeping Iowa fans in check and reminding them of their mediocrity of a history despite the past six years of agony. You will find Mike at every home football and Nebrasketball game along with multiple away games a year. He enjoys the pain but stays optimistic!
Jared Hall : Mr. keep-it-simple
"I remember 72nd and Dodge Street. Post-1998 Orange Bowl. Celebrating Nebraska football’s 5th national championship with my dad and brother. Dudes hanging off street lights, acting a fool. I want that again.
More than anything though, I crave an identity. An offense of the “three yards and a cloud of dust” variety as cliché as it may be. Have a consistent something you can lean on and call back to. A relentless pass rusher that throws the GD bones like they actually mean it. A disciplined Nebraska football team whose most challenging opponent… does not bear the skinny red ‘N’ on their helmet.
Yes, I will admit to have lowered my expectations for Big Red football. I’ve been (face it fellow Husker fans, WE’VE been) hoodwinked, bamboozled, led astray, run amok. This is what they’ve done. The news media, incompetent administration, coaches, players, even the university’s flashy Twitter output. Every year is “the year.” If not, the head guy doesn’t have “his players”, or “they gotta weed out the bad eggs”… THEN it’ll start rolling. Ad infinitum. The No Block No Rock Podcast aims to unapologetically spike your Kool-Aid with truth serum even if it tastes bitter.
Somewhere out there is a picture of then-12 year old me posing with Herbie Husker before the 2003 Penn State game. My first game at Memorial. A naive, dorky, pudgy kid with crooked glasses who loved the mascot. I still get teased to this day by my mother because I was pleading with her for us to be the last fans out of the stadium. I felt immense gratification being inside that majestic place.
I want that again."
Kyle Byers : Mr. prove it
The man behind the mic AND the cameras. Another born and raised Nebraska fan! Someone who appreciates the grind and everything that happens behind the scenes. Owner of one of the (self-proclaimed) greatest fan traditions in all of college sports, "The Byers Husker Wall of Fame". A Christmas tradition that entails receiving a hand painted portrait of a notable Nebraska football player from his grandmother that dates back to 1994. Kyle is a recovering Kool-Aid drinker that spent many years hyping up the headlines just to hang his head in disappointment on Saturdays. At this point, his stance on the headlines is, "PROVE IT". While hopeful for better days, you can find Kyle in Memorial Stadium, on the couch with family and friends or shooting the breeze on NBNR... regardless of the scoreboard.