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Episode 256 - Searching For an Identity; Pitt Blown Out by OK State

This week was rough. Pitt got blown out and looked terrible in just about every facet of the game against Oklahoma State. With that said, we do our best to try and figure out what Pitt is, and what Pitt isn’t, through three games. We break down offense, defense, special teams, and coaching, and we also do a lot of searching for answers. All that — plus listener voicemails, texts, and tweets — are straight ahead, in Episode 256!

Duration: 01:31:22

Episode 255 — Mistakes in Happy Valley; Pitt Loses to Penn State

Mistakes, mistakes, mistakes. That sums up Pitt’s afternoon at Penn State. Amidst quite a few encouraging factors, Pitt was its own worst enemy in a 33-14 loss. Max Browne struggled, the offense couldn’t punch the ball in the endzone from the redzone, and the game plan was weird. Chris breaks it down this week from his perspective, along with in-game voicemails from he and Dan throughout the game. We have instant reaction from listeners, too, with our first installment of Pitt reverbs....

Duration: 01:09:21

Episode 254 - It’s Hate Week; Recapping Pitt-YSU & Previewing Penn State

Well… There’s a lot to talk about after Week 1. Pitt wasn’t terribly inspiring in a 28-21 overtime loss against Youngstown State. The fact that it went to OT contributed to that. The bland offense and crumbling defense played a part in it. Now we’re left to wonder how much of the performance was based on holding back plays from Penn State, and how much was actually related to Pitt’s potential flaws as a football team. We break down all aspects of the performance — offense, defense, special...

Duration: 01:48:45

Episode 253 - Wrapping Up Training Camp; Previewing Pitt-Youngstown State

It’s officially college football season! The long offseason is over. We wrap up training camp by going over all of the final storylines from last week. Then, we turn our sights toward Week 1 and Youngstown State. Here’s a full breakdown of this week’s topics: - Paris Ford showed up to camp. Will he redshirt? Will he play? - Max Browne named starter at QB; Dinucci the backup - Browne, Jester Weah, Avonte Maddox, Dennis Briggs named captains - AP Poll is out. Pitt has No. 6 PSU, No. 10 OK...

Duration: 01:31:40

Episode 252 - Pitt Season Predictions

We’re back with one of the most fun episodes we do all year… Pitt season predictions! It’s time to break down each and every Pitt game on the schedule and make our picks for how Pitt’s season will play out. As is tradition, we scare ourselves along the way with how well we have Pitt doing at certain points. We also dive into the rest of the ACC and declare our winners for the Atlantic and Coastal divisions. All that, and more (including a spirited talk about rice cakes), in Episode 252!

Duration: 01:28:01

Episode 251 - Injuries, Suspensions, Position Battles, & Paris Ford

Dan is back from the great white north. Chris found some time where he wasn’t planning a wedding. Together, we got together to record the most impactful Pitt training camp podcast episode of all time. Naturally, we spent the first 10 minutes making fun of Jay Cutler and Tony Romo. Then, we got into it, talking about suspensions to Jordan Whitehead, Quinton Wirginis, Alex Bookser, and Aaron Matthews, along with Rori Blair’s dismissal. What affect will those have on the team? How do you feel...

Duration: 01:06:04

Episode 250 - Rapid Fire Offseason Pens Mash Up

We’ve been so busy Schultz Chugging since the Pens won the Cup, we forgot to record another episode! With that, we’re here to run through all of the hot topics since the offseason started. The draft, free agency, trades, etc. We cover it all. Here’s a list of everything we’ve got going on in Episode 250! - Pouliot, Archibald signed to new one-way deals - Tocchet to Arizona, Recchi to behind the bench, Gonchar promoted to full-time defensive coach. - Ron Cook says Kessel will be traded....

Duration: 00:33:02

Episode 249 - Pitt Mailbag; Depth Chart, Paris Ford, BUTT, & More

It’s been long enough. We’re back, and it’s time to kick off our 2017 Pitt football season coverage! We’ve been out of the loop for a while, so it’s time to recap quite a few topics. We also run through a ton of topics that have been sitting in our mail bag since we last recorded. Here’s a list of all the topics we discuss in Episode 249!

Duration: 01:15:27

Episode 248 - STANLEY STAYS HOME; Enjoying The Moment

Two years of podcasting. Two straight Stanley Cups. We are the most spoiled fans in hockey, and we don’t apologize for it. The Pittsburgh Penguins are back-to-back Stanley Cup champions, and we’re going to have one hell of a summer. In Episode 248, we’re here to live in the moment. No looking ahead to next year. Not yet. Right now, it’s time to enjoy the hell out of what we just witnessed. We talk about Game 6, the PPG watch party, Crosby winning the Conn Smythe, our favorite moments from...

Duration: 01:18:33

Episode 247 - Back to Square One; Pens-Preds Tied 2-2

Well, we’re back to where we started this thing. Only now, it’s a best of three. Luckily, the Penguins have home-ice advantage, which is a good thing, considering neither team has won on the road. We’re here to discuss all things relevant from Games 3 & 4, and then we set our sights on Game 5. Check out all of the topics we discussed below! - General Game 3 & Game 4 thoughts - Murray’s performances in Games 3 & 4 - The Fleury debate - Pekka Rinne’s turnaround - Atmosphere in Nashville -...

Duration: 01:30:54

Episode 246 - Leaky Pekka; Pens Take 2-0 SCF Series Lead

The Penguins are up 2 games to none in some of the weirder hockey we’ve watched all season. There’s lots to talk about, and honestly it’s probably easiest to break it all down for you via bullet points. Check out all the topics below, and enjoy Episode 246! - General Game 1 & Game 2 thoughts - Preds controlling/getting better of play/possession - Goaltender battle: Murray vs. Rinne - Who will be in net for Nashville in Game 3? Rinne or Saros? - Subban vs. Malkin fight - Officiating...

Duration: 01:43:33

Episode 245 - KUNITZ FOREVER; To the Stanley Cup Final We Go

The last time we talked about this series, the Penguins and Senators were tied at one game a piece. At that point, we thought we knew what the hell was going on. Boy were we wrong. Now, a day removed from Chris Kunitz capturing our hearts in double overtime of Game 7, we’re back with our longest episode ever, breaking down each and every aspect of the Eastern Conference Final, and then shifting our focus to the Stanley Cup Final against Nashville.

Duration: 02:34:43

Episode 244 - What’s Your Narrative? Pens-Sens Tied 1-1 in Boring Series

This has been some of the most boring hockey we’ve witnessed in a long time. Nevertheless, we’re here to talk about it. In this episode, we break down Games 1 & 2 and talk about the adjustments Mike Sullivan and staff have made. We also look at the Phil Kessel viral bench moment and discuss how stupid narrative is in hockey this time of year. In closing things out, we talk the impact of injuries and look ahead to Games 3 & 4 in Ottawa. All that, and more, in Episode 244!

Duration: 00:55:36

Episode 243 - Fleury Built a Wall & the Caps Paid For It; Pens Move on to ECF

Since we last talked about the Penguins-Capitals series, all was well. The Pens were up 3 games to 1, and looked to be on their way to wrapping things up easily. Well…that didn’t happen. Washington forced a Game 7 in such fashion that made most fans think the end was near. Then Marc-Andre Fleury stood tall, role players cashed in, and the Pens played their best game of the playoffs to win, 2-0, in Game 7 and move on to face Ottawa in the Eastern Conference Final. Less than 24 hours from...

Duration: 01:11:04

Episode 242 - No Sid? No Problem. Pens Beat Caps.

We jumped on to record right after the Penguins beat Washington, 3-2, in Game 4. Join us to revel in the win as we discuss the game, the Crosby-Niskanen incident, and how things look with the Pens up 3-1!

Duration: 00:36:05

Episode 240 - Bring on the Capitals

The Penguins beat Columbus in 5 games. Washington defeated Toronto in 6. Now, it’s time to move on to the second round and relive this matchup for the second straight year. Who should be favorites heading into this series? Will the added rest help or hurt the Pens? Can Washington finally break through against Pittsburgh? We preview this series and talk about what we see as points of importance. Before wrapping things up, we also touch on Starling Marte’s suspension, the Pittsburgh...

Duration: 01:02:19

Episode 239 - Pens in Control, Lead Columbus 3 Games to 0

The Penguins are up 3 game to none and in complete control in their first round series against Columbus, which is weird on a couple of levels. First off, nobody saw this 3-0 lead coming. Also, these games have not been perfect. That said, key players have come up with huge performances. Chris gives general thoughts on the series thus far!

Duration: 00:19:18

Episode 238 - Recap & Reaction: The Pitt Spring Game

We got a little taste of college football on Saturday, and for that we are thankful. Chris is back with another episode, and this time it's to recap the Pitt Spring Game! Max Browne had his ups and downs, the defenses were out there hitting hard, Quadree Henderson is still very fast and very good ... TONS of observations from Heinz Field!

Duration: 00:20:51

Episode 237 - Playoff Preview & Chances Without Letang

Everything is set for the Penguins’ defense of the Stanley Cup. We’re here to start prepping for a (hopefully) long playoff run! First, we talk about the injury news to Kris Letang and discuss the impact that will have on the team, as well as how much is affects our own confidence heading into the playoffs. Then we move on to the first-round matchup against Columbus. What will the Penguins need to do to win this series? What can Columbus do to cause an upset? What’s the confidence level in...

Duration: 01:09:56

Episode 236 - Pitt QB Updates & Tough Life Questions

It’s as slow as it gets when it comes to talking about Pitt, but we soldier on… Quarterbacks seemed to be the hot topic coming out of the last week of Spring Ball, so we talk Pitt’s starter, and the competition behind him. We also talk about some QB recruiting news as well. Then, it’s on to our listener question of the week, which really throws us for a loop in a “would you rather situation.” All that, and more, in Episode 236!

Duration: 00:48:30

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