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Breakfast With Benz Podcast (10/23)–Joe Rutter

TribLive Steelers beat writer Joe Rutter joins me to talk about the team’s upcoming three-game homestand, outside linebacker depth, the idea of 17-game schedule, and the game plan for Mason Rudolph.

Breakfast With Benz Podcast (10/22)–RMU Olympian Brianne McLaughlin-Bittle on coaching the men

Former RMU women’s hockey goalie Brianne McLaughlin-Bittle went on to medal at the Olympics. Now she is coaching the men’s team as a goaltending instructor. That’s never happened before in the history of Division 1 hockey. She talks to me about the accomplishment.

Cheerleaders Happy Hour Post (10/21)–How good are the Ravens?

I don’t know how good the Ravens really are. But right now they are good enough to make me think they may get the other AFC bye along with New England.

Metzer Monday–Talking Penguins with Brian Metzer

Mark Madden is out today. So Brian Metzer takes over for a Cheerleaders ‘Metzer Monday.’ We talk Penguins exclusively here. How did Marc-Andre Fleury pull that shutout against his former club? The goaltending in Pittsburgh’s net of late. A look at the three-game road trip that lies ahead. And finding wins despite all those injuries.

Fulfill Your Fantasy at Cheerleaders–Fantasy Sports podcast with Jeff Erickson (10/18)

Fulfill your fantasy at Cheerleaders in the Strip District–with Christy Mack on Friday and Saturday. It’s our weekly fantasy sports podcast with Jeff Erickson of RotoWire. This week we examine how the poor play of some bad teams in the NFL is impacting the fantasy world, the increasing importance of quarterbacks lately, and why this is a particularly troubling bye week for many fantasy owners.

Cheerleaders Happy Hour Post (10/16)–Did the MNF flag fest highlight a tricky OLine tactic

With all the attention being paid to the Green Bay-Detroit Monday Night Football fallout, might we see a run of offensive linemen trying to bait flags by attempting to draw illegal hands to the face calls?

Breakfast With Benz Podcast (10/16)–How Pens offense is staying afloat

New TribLive Penguins beat writer Seth Rorabaugh joins me to talk about how the Penguins offense is scoring despite all those injuries, the red hot Colorado Avalanche, disappointments in the Eastern Conference, and that awful James Neal goal song.

Cheerleaders Happy Hour Post (10/15)–Mason vs Duck

Devlin “Duck Dynasty” Hodges has a fun nickname. He is a great story. And he did a nice job against the Chargers. But Mason Rudolph should be the starter if he is healthy enough to play after the bye.