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Breakfast With Benz Hockey Podcast (7/8)–Brian Metzer

This week’s “Breakfast With Benz” hockey podcast features Brian Metzer of the Penguins Radio Network. We look at what life inside the NHL bubble may look like. How the Penguins Roster may shake out. And Matt Murray’s future.

Madden Monday (7/7)–Reduced NFL practice snaps, NHL return, Pirates Plans

It’s Tuesday. But we are posting Madden Monday anyway! This week we discuss how the Steelers will handle reduced NFL practice snaps, the NHL’s return, and some Pirates plans.

Fantasy Sports podcast (7/2)–Jeff Erickson of Rotowire

Our weekly fantasy sports podcast features Jeff Erickson of RotoWire to talk about Cam Newton’s new job with the New England Patriots. We look at the impact–or lack of impact–of speed on MLB rosters for a short season. And we analyze the prospect of big seasons for Josh Bell, Bryan Reynolds, and Joe Musgrove.

Breakfast with Benz podcast (7/2)–Ken Laird

TribLive Radio pioneer Ken Laird joins me. Now at WEEI Radio in Boston, Ken checks in to talk about the Cam Newton signing with the New England Patriots, Spygate 2.0, and a potential return of Antonio Brown to Gillette Stadium

Breakfast with Benz hockey podcast (7/1)–Brian Metzer

This week’s hockey podcast with Brian Metzer tours through the turmoil of attempting to figure out how the NHL can successfully relaunch. We discuss hub city ideas, and coronavirus containment. We also flashback to the Phil Kessel trade. And we look at the NHL draft lottery conspiracy theories

Breakfast with Benz podcast (6/30)–Kevin Gorman

We take a look at the Pirates as they get ready to start a rebooted 2020 MLB “spring training” at PNC Park. Who is the DH? How many middle infielders can one team have? What’s the rotation?

Breakfast with Benz podcast (6/30)–Madden Monday



In this week’s “Madden Monday,” Mark Madden and I talk about the odd NHL draft lottery, coverage of the Ben Roethlisberger admissions, and the Pirates’ questions at DH.

Breakfast with Benz podcast (6/26)–Brian Green

Brian Green was Nick Gonzales’ coach at New Mexico State. The Pirates drafted Gonzales in the first round of this month’s MLB draft. Now at Washington State, Green joins me to talk about Gonzales’ freakish bat speed, fielding skills, and sudden rise from walk-on to batting champ.