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Ed Podolak’s Departure May Not Have Been Necessary, but It’s Sad Anyway

by November 30, 1999 @ 12:00 am (Category : Uncategorized )

Jan 14th 2009 11:45PM by Mark Hasty (author feed)
Look, let’s get one thing straight right up front: The University of Iowa did not just discover that Ed Podolak, its longtime radio analyst, liked a good party. Mike Hlas of the Cedar Rapids Gazette confirms that Podolak’s good-time proclivities were an open secret in the Hawkeye Nation. So if you think Ed Podolak was forced into retirement because the University didn’t like the pictures floating around the internet, please know that it goes deeper than that.

Of course, that doesn’t mean that Podolak had to go. While many people are dubious that Podolak actually retired, Hlas says Podolak left of his own volition. That, unfortunately, is what makes an already sad story a little sadder.Continue Reading

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