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Madden Monday (1/18)–Matt Canada, Pens season starts, JuJu and free agency

The Penguins’ Sidney Crosby (87) and Evgeni Malkin (71) share words prior to a face-off during their game against the Montreal Canadiens at PPG Paints Arena on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020.

In this week’s “Madden Monday” podcast, Mark Madden Madden and I talk about the prospect of Matt Canada becoming the new Steelers offensive coordinator. We also dive into the first weekend of the Penguins season, JuJu Smith-Schuster’s video game flirtation with free agency, and the Cleveland Browns close but no cigar loss Kansas City.

Fantasy Sports podcast (1/14)–Jeff Erickson of RotoWire

Jeff Erickson of RotoWire joins me for our weekly fantasy sports podcast. Conventional fantasy football is done. But playoff leagues are a blast and so is daily fantasy play come playoff time. We talk about those strategies, plenty of baseball free agency and the start of hockey and basketball.

Breakfast With Benz (1/13)–Mike Tomlin wraps up 2020-2021

TribLive Steelers beat writer Joe Rutter joins me for our final Mike Tomlin press conference podcast of 2020-21. We talk about Ben Roethlisberger’s future, salary cap concerns for the offseason, and Tomlin’s contract.

Breakfast With Benz Podcast (1/13)–What are the Steelers going to do?

My ESPN Pittsburgh “Countdown to Kickoff” radio partner Wes Uhler joins me for Wednesday’s podcast. We put a bow on the season. Fret about 2021. And complain about our final show being preempted by the Penguins season opener.

Breakfast With Benz Hockey Podcast (1/12)–Seth Rorabaugh previewing the 2021 season

Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan during practice Sunday, May 28, 2017 at PPG Paints Arena.

The Trib’s Seth Rorabaugh joins me for Tuesday’s hockey podcast. We preview the Pens upcoming season, Tristan Jarry’s camp, depth within the division, and Kasperi Kapanen’s status.

Madden Monday (1/11)–Rotten Steelers playoff loss to Cleveland

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

The Pittsburgh Steelers had a horrific performance in their playoff loss to the Cleveland Browns Sunday night. Mark Madden and I discuss. We also look at the start of the new Penguins season, Ben Roethlisberger’s future, and Cobra Kai.

Breakfast With Benz Playoff Podcast (1/7)–Previewing Steelers vs Browns

Matt Derry of “92.3 the Fan” in Cleveland joins me to preview this Sunday’s Steeler-Browns playoff game.

Steelers-Browns playoff podcast–Joe Rutter, Tim Benz

Tim Benz and Steelers beat writer Joe Rutter preview Sunday’s playoff game between the Steelers and Browns. They also talk about the looming covid-19 concerns that will impact rosters, coaches, and potential scheduling delays.