Injuries Pile Up for Pens, NHL GM Meetings & NFL Free Agency

It was a wild week for the Penguins, and we start by breaking down the countless injuries that are piling up. How much longer can the team remain successful with so many players out? We also discuss the goaltenders and how Mike Sullivan once again has some difficult decisions to make. While recapping the games from this past week, we also debate what went down in Winnipeg & how players like Tom Sestito should or shouldn’t be used in the NHL. We also touch on the NHL General Manager meetings and give suggestions on how to improve the game. We wrap-up with a recap of NFL free agency frenzy, including some moves by the Steelers.

Suffer No More, Pitt BBall Season Ends; Football Proposed Rule Changes

It’s safe to say Pitt’s men’s basketball season did not go the way most thought it would, but it’s all over now and we’re here to summarize the year the best way we can. We start by recapping the brief stint in the ACC tournament and how Pitt went down swinging, discuss Kevin Stallings’ future, and also add a touch of good news with a new JUCO transfer committing to the Panthers. In an effort to forget about basketball, we finish up with some recommended rule changes for college football next year and give our thoughts on those. All of this, and more in episode 228!

Evaluating Hainsey, Streit, & the Pens Deadline

New faces in new places! We start the episode by recapping the NHL trade deadline and the moves that Jim Rutherford made to gear the Penguins roster for another playoff run. Were enough moves made? We also judge the small sample size of performances we’ve seen from new defensemen Ron Hainsey and Mark Streit. With the Pens season reaching the important month of March, we discuss what we need to see from the team in order to be best ready for potential playoff matchups. Lastly, we discuss the rumors of potential free agent signings by the Pittsburgh Steelers of Darrelle Revis, Dre Kirkpatrick, and even Brandon Marshall.

Who’s to Blame for Pitt Basketball? Sheetz vs. Wawa

It’s been a rough end to the year for Pitt Basketball, and we start by discussing the news of Justice Kithcart being dismissed from the team and the discipline showed to Mike Young and Jamel Artis in the regular season finale. How long have these issues been looming? We also divide out blame for the failures this season, as well as read your reaction. We then shift to how Pitt players performed at the NFL Scouting Combine, and finish with the most important debate in the episode- Sheetz vs. Wawa. All this, and more in episode 226!

Stadium Series Success; Hainsey & More at the Deadline?

The NHL Trade Deadline is fast approaching, and we’re trying to figure out all of the scenarios in which the Pens may or may not add to their roster. Who will stay? Who will go? Who will come back in return? Will any deals be made? Will Marc Andre-Fleury remain a Penguin? We debate all of that, and more. We also talk about the Pens’ 4-2 victory over Philadelphia in the Stadium Series game at Heinz Field! Dan shares his experience from being in attendance, and we discuss the ebbs and flows of the action. All that, and more, in Episode 225!

Shouts to Pitt Softball; Basketball Drops 2 More

Basketball season has been a drag, so why not focus on happier things? How about a Pitt Softball perfect game! Sounds good to us. That’s what we discuss, along with Pitt’s two upsetting losses to Wake Forest and North Carolina last week. We take your calls, debate what we’d say to Pitt’s current and past coach, and look ahead to next week. All that, and more, in Episode 224!

Let’s Make a Deal, Pens Creep Toward Trade Deadline

The Penguins haven’t been playing their best hockey lately, and the state of the roster is banged up. With that being the case, we toss around some ideas and scenarios about potential trades and needs of the Penguins as the NHL trade deadline approaches! We also recap the games from last week, Crosby’s 1000th point, and the bizarre coaching carousel in Montreal.

We also touch on some Pirates and Steelers in 223! An extended interview with Bob Nutting and Andrew McCutchen’s Players’ Tribune article were released. Did these affect anyone’s perception on things heading into Spring Training? And the Steelers are focused on re-signing Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell. Ben Roethlisberger’s successor? Not so much… All that, and more, in Episode 223!

The Top 5 Most Annoying Fan Bases, as Told by Pitt Fans

What’s there to do when college football season is seven months away? Rank the most annoying fan bases! And that’s just what we’ve done in our latest Pitt episode. Penn State? West Virginia? Notre Dame? Where do they, and many others, rank? We debate and discuss!

We also dig into the week that was in Panther basketball, and we talk about Pitt’s chances at the NCAA Tournament. That’s right… they might not be done just yet! That’s thanks to a big win against Florida State on Saturday.

We also talk some Pitt football and react to the hiring of Charlie Partridge. ESPN.com has also done a few offseason football articles that mention Pitt, so we talk linebackers, quarterbacks, and offensive coordinator Shawn Watson. All that, and more, in Episode 222!

Pens Struggle, More Trade Rumors, & Lawrence Timmons

We’re back with another episode of the Chris and Dan Podcast, and this time around we’re focusing on the Penguins and Steelers! We start off talking about the Penguins’ recent struggles against lesser competition. Injuries definitely played a part, but we break down each of the last three games. We also dive head first into more trade rumors. Marc-Andre Fleury headlines the discussion once again. Then we transition into some Steelers talk, and we focus on whether or not the Steelers should bring back Lawrence Timmons. All that, and more, in Episode 221!

WE WON! TWICE!! Also Football Schedule & Rooting Interests

We’re back with another Pitt episode of the Chris and Dan Podcast! In this episode, we get to actually revel in two Pitt basketball wins. TWO!! It’s been a while, so we choose to start things out with basketball, rather than pushing it off to the end (as we’ve done for weeks on end). It’s just great to see a win again. We also talk about Pitt football’s non-conference schedule being ranked toughest in the country, and we debate whether or not we can root for Pitt alums that end up playing for professional teams that we hate. All that, and more, in Episode 220!