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#oniowapod -- Let's shake on a great Christmas holiday

#oniowapod -- Let's shake on a great Christmas holiday

The Land of Ten's Scott Dochterman and I tried to talk sanely about the handshake thing.

Do you want to know why national media people will run with this? 1) Fran McCaffery has a reputation for hotheaded antics. He just does. Admit it. So, national media people will fill 15 minutes of whatever blah, blah, blah show and that will be that.

It's up to you how you deal with that 15 minutes. The majority of you are probably cool with McCaffery. And why not? He's elevated what was a horrible, smoldering crater (the arena is literally a crater) of a program. Has he reached the Sweet 16? No. Can he? Yes. Will he? Remains to be seen and the new reality of what Iowa basketball is a whole other podcast/blop post (yes, "blop" post).

The majority of you see what McCaffery has built and you're going to have his back. You see a lineup that might soon be filled with four freshmen and, hey, you're excited for the possibilities. And why not?

Those of you who follow Iowa basketball closely know that