Robert Morris A.D. Chris King joins me to explain the school's decision to postpone Colonials football. We talk about RMU’s many logistical hurdles with its various conference affiliations. What may become of hockey and basketball. How spring football might work. And the future of NCAA athletics in the coronavirus era.
Draft Wire's Luke Easterling joins me. We look at the NFL draft prospects for Penn State's Micah Parsons and Pitt's Jaylen Twyman. Both have already declared early. We also discuss when the NFL draft may actually happen this year. Then we talk about some other early entry draft prospects. And we kick around the idea of the NFL rolling back its draft age regulations.
This week's Breakfast With Benz hockey podcast features Brian Metzer of the Penguins Radio Network. We look at the NHL Draft lottery conspiracy theories, Penguins offseason planning, and predictions for the two hockey hub playoff brackets.
Jeff Erickson of RotoWire joins me again for this week's fantasy sports podcast. Among other topics we get into early NBA and NHL trends, struggling Pirates bats, Rob Gronkowski's draft status in Tampa Bay, and the ripple effect of covid-19 NFL opt-outs and MLB cancellations.
Brian Metzer of the Penguins Radio network joins me to talk about the Patrick Marleau debate, Penguins issues offensively, and what we've learned about the Montreal Canadiens in the first two games of the preliminary round of the playoffs.
Wednesday's "Breakfast With Benz" podcast features Jason Mounts. The Army infantry captain from Washington County is a veteran distance runner. And he is targeting the Pittsburgh marathon for his return after a battle against leukemia.
RotoWire's Jeff Erickson joins me for our weekly fantasy sports podcast. We look at some disturbing early numbers for the Pirates, Joe Musgrove's first two starts, MLB pitching injuries, and ripple effects from the Marlins covid-19 situation. Plus how opt-outs are impacting the NFL, and the Antonio Brown to Baltimore talk.
Thursday's podcast previews the Penguins' upcoming play-in series against the Montreal Canadiens. TribLive hockey beat writer Seth Rorabaugh joins me. We examine the woes of the Penguins playoffs, the state of the Pens goaltending, bad ice concerns, Phil Kessel's absence, and an X-Factor not named Carey Price.
Like the rest of Major League Baseball, the Pirates are relying on live action, piped in crowd noise to fill PNC Park during games. And their broadcasts. Joe Klimchak is in charge. He tells us how the artificial crowd noise is executed in Wednesday's podcast.
Brian Metzer of the Penguins radio network joins me. We talk about the upcoming play-in series against the Montreal Canadiens, Sidney Crosby's health, goaltending, potential first-round upsets, the hockey hub model, and those in sports "rooting for leagues to fail."
In this week's "Madden Monday" podcast, Mark Madden and Tim Benz talk about the looming return of hockey, Sidney Crosby's health, the Pirates' opening weekend, and a busy week for Antonio Brown. Also, we announce the new "Hockey in the Hub" post game show which will air on "Facebook Live" following the playoff games in Toronto.
Baseball is back and so are fantasy sports. So what a perfect day to spend with Jeff Erickson of RotoWire. We discuss the impact of expanded playoffs on your fantasy league, how the Central division schedules will pan out, and Mookie Betts' mega contract. We mix in some football talk as well in advance of your drafts.
Duquesne basketball players are back at practice. So we catch up with head coach Keith Dambrot. He updates us on recruiting, the roster, coaching in the coronavirus era, building updates, and scheduling woes with Pitt off the calendar.
The Toronto Blue Jays may be coming to Pittsburgh for 2020 because of the covid-19 border issues. Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun joins me to tell us how the deal has be coming together, what kind of team the Jays may be bringing to Pittsburgh, and what reasons beyond proximity were in play.
This week's hockey podcast with Penguins Radio Network host Brian Metzer features talk about Jake Guentzel, Jared McCann, Patric Hornqvist, the goalies, Evan Rodrigues, Sidney Crosby's health, mascot wars and the looming Toronto-Pittsburgh franchise trade of the Blue Jays for the Penguins.
This week's Madden Monday features lots of discussion about Sidney Crosby's health, Penguins depth, goaltending, the NFL state of affairs when it comes to health and safety, and Bud Dupree's franchise tag.