The Crossroads Pod
Aaron X. was born and raised in central Indiana amongst the sprawling cornfields, country roads, and worn down basketball courts. He attended high school in a rural school with a very successful basketball program. Every Friday night, during the basketball season, the gymnasium would be backed wall-to-wall with fans embedded with Hoosier Hysteria.Aaron went on to attend college at Ball State University and is a proud Cardinal alum. He went out to get a doctorate degree from another unnamed university in another state.Aaron X. was raised on Colts football. He and his friends attended many games at the Hoosier Dome and watched the likes of Marshall Faulk, Jeff George and Chris Chandler lead the Colts. In those pre-Peyton Manning days, a ticket could be purchased for about $10 on the street (scalping is legal in Indiana) and a fan could move down to field level.Aaron loved Indiana basketball of all forms. He remembers fondly the IU Hoosier basketball team winning the 1987 NCAA Tournament. He has been along for the ride when Reggie Miller was selected by the Indiana Pacers in lieu of local favorite Steve Alford, and enjoyed the Pacers’ ride to the 2000 NBA Finals - their only Eastern Conference Championship.He also enjoyed watching Notre Dame football win the 1989 National Championship.Put briefly, Aaron X. was raised and ingrained into the Indiana sports scene. His knowledge roots run deep from passionate long term fandom.Aaron X. was approached by IE Sports Radio (presumably for his smooth as silk speaking voice, soulful cadence, and undisputed expertise ;-) and was more than happy to join the team. Since his premier in early June, 2022, he has been the host of the Crossroads Pod, which airs weekly on Saturday mornings.He can be reached at @peydirt18 and @CrossroadsPodIE for compliments and pleasantries.