Everything is set for the Penguins’ defense of the Stanley Cup. We’re here to start prepping for a (hopefully) long playoff run! First, we talk about the injury news to Kris Letang and discuss the impact that will have on the team, as well as how much is affects our own confidence heading into the playoffs. Then we move on to the first-round matchup against Columbus. What will the Penguins need to do to win this series? What can Columbus do to cause an upset? What’s the confidence level in Matt Murray right now? We debate all this, and more, in Episode 237!
It’s as slow as it gets when it comes to talking about Pitt, but we soldier on… Quarterbacks seemed to be the hot topic coming out of the last week of Spring Ball, so we talk Pitt’s starter, and the competition behind him. We also talk about some QB recruiting news as well. Then, it’s on to our listener question of the week, which really throws us for a loop in a “would you rather situation.” All that, and more, in Episode 236!
The Penguins have been going through a tough time — losing streak, injured players, etc. We’re just hopeful they’ll come out of it by the playoffs. We dive into the week that was in Penguins hockey and try to predict where they’ll finish come season’s end. Will the injured players all return? Is there a first-round matchup that could knock off the Capitals? Also, why isn’t anyone talking about the NHL concussion lawsuit? The league continues to look like a train wreck, and we’ve got to talk about it.
We also dig into the Pirates and give our 2017 predictions. We predict the Bucs’ 2017 win total. Also, will Andrew McCutchen will be on the team in September? What will it take to call this season a success? If you could eliminate games to make the regular season more exciting, what number of games would you pick? By the end of this episode, Chris and Dan are on complete opposite ends of the spectrum.
Pitt lost another player — this time Cameron Johnson — to transfer. Where do we go from here? What are we supposed to think about Kevin Stallings and Pitt basketball? Are things ever going to improve? We debate. We also take a look at spring football practice and talk about injuries to Chris Clark and Damar Hamlin and analyze the potential impact of these losses. All that, and more, in Episode 234!
It’s mostly Pens talk in Episode 233, as we discuss the most frequent, yet least fun topic to talk about: Penguins injuries. We break down the current state of the roster ahead of Sunday’s game against Philadelphia. Then we talk about whether or not the Penguins will be healthy come playoff time, and if the organization is trying to ensure they’ll be close to full health by the first round. The Pens, Capitals and Blue Jackets are battling for playoff position. We try and predict the finish and also discuss whether or not we like the current playoff format.
Then it’s time to move into Steelers talk, as we discuss the signings of Tyson Alualu, Coty Sensabaugh, and Knile Davis. Lastly, Jung-Ho Kang may not even play for the Pirates this season. Do you want him back? We debate that and much more in Episode 233!
Pitt has a new athletic director, so we’re here to give our initial impressions of Heather Lyke. Can she take on some of the biggest challenges that Pitt presents? Competing with the Steelers, Pirates, and Penguins for attention in this city is no easy task. Neither has been filling the seats at Heinz Field. We talk about the situation Lyke walks in to.
We also talk football and basketball in this episode as well. Spring Ball continues, and we have a few updates from camp. Basketball continues to see players transfer out of the program, and we debate whether or not we should be concerned. All that, and more, in Episode 232!
Oddly enough, the Penguins seems to be playing some of their best hockey of the season with just about half of their expected roster on the ice. Injuries continue to pile up, but so do the wins. Matt Murray has been struggling, but Marc-Andre Fleury has been fantastic. It’s just been a weird stretch, but the Pens are playing well, so we’re here to break it all down and give our takes!
Also, the Steelers saw some players go and others sign in Pittsburgh in free agency. Who left? Who are the new names? We break that all down and talk some draft strategy as well. All that, and more, in Episode 231!
Rachel Maddow joins us to discuss Pat Narduzzi…
It’s time to talk football! Pitt Spring football has arrived, and we’re excited to get back to talking football and be surrounded by good vibes. What are we most interested in this Spring? What players have switched positions? Who will fill in as leaders for 2017? We discuss all that, and more, in Episode 230!
Chris and Dan are joined by their Brunch Breakdown co-host Daniel Dudley to give their game-by-game picks for the NCAA Basketball Tournament! Picks were made using the eyeball test, deep analytical research, and even which city offers the better brunch!? Use these recommendations wisely, and see how you stack-up against the Bracket Breakdown crew.
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.