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Madden Monday (9/28)–Surprise Steelers star. Hopless Pirates. Penguins options.

The Penguins’ Patric Hornqvist beats Islanders goaltender Christopher Gibson in the second period Saturday, March 3, 2018 at PPG Paints Arena.

In this week’s Madden Monday podcast, Mark Madden and Tim Benz discuss a surprise Steelers star in the win over Houston. They wrap up a debacle of a season for the Pirates. And what’s next for the Penguins after trading Patric Hornqvist?

Breakfast With Benz Steelers Podcast (9/25)–Previewing the Texans

Matt Thomas of Sportstalk 790 in Houston joins me to preview the Steelers-Texans game. We look at Deshaun Watson’s start to the season, Houston’s tough early schedule, and replacing DeAndre Hopkins.

Breakfast With Benz fantasy Podcast (9/24)–Jeff Erickson of RotoWire

On this week’s fantasy sports podcast, Jeff Erickson and I try to figure out how to patch over rosters decimated by last week’s injuries. That’s especially true at running back and tight end. We also have some receiver debates. And we look at fantasy baseball playoff pools.

Breakfast With Benz Podcast (9/23)–Tomlin Press conference wrap up

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin rallies his defense in the second half against the Rams Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019 at Heinz Field.

Tim Benz and Joe Rutter discuss Mike Tomlin’s press conference in advance of the team’s game Sunday versus the Houston Texans. They talk about the potential return of David DeCastro, maybe seeing more snaps for Chase Claypool, and attempts to cut back on penalties.

Breakfast With Benz Hockey Podcast (9/22)–Brian Metzer

Brian Metzer of the Penguins Radio Network joins me for our weekly hockey podcast. We get into the Stanley Cup Finals, some odd Penguins moves, the futures of Phil Kessel and Patric Hornqvist, and Pantera versus AC/DC.

Madden Monday (9/21)–Should fans be back at Heinz Field? Steelers beat Denver. Jared McCann signs with Penguins.

In this week’s Madden Monday podcast, Mark Madden and I discuss the Steelers beating Denver. Jared McCann signing with Penguins. And Mitch Keller getting pulled with a no-hitter. Also should fans be back at Heinz Field?

Breakfast With Benz Podcast (9/18)–Can Steelers repeat defensive dominance in Week 2?

Can the Steelers replicate the defensive dominance they exhibited in Week 1 when the Denver Broncos visit Heinz Field Sunday? We ask Broncos insider Benjamin Allbright (KOA/Broncos Radio network). We also examine Drew Lock’s game, criticism of Vic Fangio, and soft spots for the Steelers to attack on the Broncos’ defense.

Breakfast With Benz Fantasy Sports Podcast (9/17)–Jeff Erickson of RotoWire

In this week’s fantasy sports podcast, Jeff Erickson of RotoWire looks at the Benny Snell vs. James Conner debate. The potential return of JuJu Smith-Schuster as a fantasy star. And how the defense of the Steelers may influence your roster decisions on some Denver players.