In this week’s Madden Monday, Mark Madden of 105.9 the X joins me to talk about Le’Veon Bell’s no-show on the Steelers first day of regular season practices. We also discuss Josh Dobbs making the team over Landry Jones, Penguins line combinations, Trevor Williams, and the looming Pitt game against Penn State.
If you want to talk tennis in Pittsburgh, there's no better source than Stan Savran. And after what we saw at Wimbledon Sunday, I wanted to talk tennis. So Stan joined me to talk about Djokovic vs. Federer in the epic final, and a little Pirates too. Stan...LOVE THE PODCAST!
Former hot dog eating star Kobayashi is hurling highly charged cheating accusations against Joey Chestnut and competitive eating at large. A breathless nation awaits the fallout.
Gus Frerotte and Dave Hager talk sports with Dave Hanson of "Slap Shot" fame.
Madden Monday Podcast (7/15)--Pirates stink in Chicago, Mike Sullivan interview, NFL scheduling debate 07-14-2019
In this week's Cheerleaders "Madden Monday," Mark Madden of 105.9 the X joins Tim to discuss the Cubs sweep of the Pirates, that dumb 18-16 scheduling debate in the NFL, and Mark's interview of Mike Sullivan. Also....Rip Torn.
Fulfill your fantasy at Cheerleaders! It's our weekly fantasy sports podcast with Jeff Erickson of Rotowire. We look at potential trades as the MLB season picks up for the second half, Melvin Gordon's hold out threat, the potential emergence of Browns stars in Cleveland, Vance McDonald, and all those huge NBA moves.
Matt Larkin of The Hockey News thinks the Penguins will miss the playoffs in 2020. That hasn't happened since 2006. Even worse, he says the Flyers will make it into the postseason instead of Pittsburgh! Larkin joins me to explain his two apocalyptic prophecies.
Melvin Gordon is thinking about doing what Le'Veon Bell did a year ago and sit out a whole season. Wait. I thought that was a Pittsburgh specific problem, no?
Pittsburgh Tribune Review Sports writer Jerry DiPaola joins me to wrap up his week covering the All-Star game and his interview with Pitt QB Kenny Pickett.
The Sporting News says there are 28 current players who are locks for the Hall of Fame. Le'Veon Bell was only given a 40% chance. I'll tell you why that's too low.
Wednesday Breakfast With Benz Podcast (7/10)--Pirates players confident momentum will carry over to second half 07-09-2019
Pirates players are confident that their late first-half surge will carry over after the All-Star break.
The one-thousand receiving and rushing yardage mark is a magic number for NFL running backs. We look at whether or not Le'Veon Bell and Saquon Barkley will both get there in New York this season.
Peters Township tennis coach Brandt Bowman joins me to talk about Alison Riske. She faces Serena Williams Tuesday on Centre Court at 8 am in the Wimbledon quarterfinals. We talk about her chances, her development at Peters, and what a Grand Slam title would mean to the Pittsburgh tennis community.
Cheerleaders Happy Hour Post (7/8)--Colin Kaepernick has created losers on both sides of his debate 07-08-2019
Colin Kapernick's latest manufactured flag controversy is creating losers on both sides of the Betsy Ross flag debate.
Madden Monday Podcast (7/8)--USWNT wins World Cup, an extension for Sullivan, a hot streak for the Bucs 07-07-2019
Mark Madden may be suspended from Twitter. But he is not suspended from our "Madden Monday" podcast. Listen to what he has to say about the USWNT winning the World Cup, the Penguins extending Mike Sullivan's contract, and the Pirates hot streak before the All Star break.
The Pirates have gained a reputation for pitching inside too much. And there is a clear place where that started.
Cheerleaders Happy Hour Post (7/3)--How will it go for AB in Oakland? Listen to Amari Cooper 07-03-2019
Something Amari Cooper said about his time in Oakland may preview what will happen for Antonio Brown.
If the NFL is intent on expanding its footprint in England I hope it kept an eye on the walk up to the MLB London series.
Fulfill your fantasy at Cheerleaders! It's our weekly fantasy sports podcast with Jeff Erickson of Rotowire. This week we get into major player changes affecting hockey and basketball fantasy leagues. Home runs are blurring the lines of reality (even in fantasy baseball). Roughly a year into expanded legalized gambling, how is the fantasy world being impacted? And, believe it or not, we dive into fantasy....tennis???
In this week's Madden Monday podcast, Mark Madden of 105.9 the X joins me to talk about Phil Kessel trade, the Brandon Tanev signing, Mike Sullivan's contract status, MLB in London, and the future of Felipe Vazquez in Pittsburgh
Cheerleaders Happy Hour Post (7/1)--Did Teddy Blueger just get an endorsement or a curse? 07-01-2019
Penguins GM Jim Rutherford just gave a ringing endorsement to Teddy Blueger. Say...what happened to the last guy who got those types of kind words?