Josh Yohe from The Athletic hits us with all the scorching hot PENS TRADE DEADLINE NEWS -- we talk Derrick Brassard, Michael Grabner, Tomas Plekanec, Matt Cullen, centers vs wingers (or both!) and whether Daniel Sprong has played his last game in Pittsburgh. Josh also shares stories about Jim Rutherford, Phil Bourque's chances of surviving Las Vegas hockey, and GUARANTEES us Erik Karlsson is totally Pittsburgh-bound.
NFL Network analyst, prediction savant, and native yinzer Dave Dameshek is here to talk about the Steelers' playoff thud, their offseason plans, Mike Tomlin's hot seat, and how to improve the defense from "DEAR LORD MAKE IT STOP" to "ok." We also discuss Tomlin's future career as Pitt coach, our favorite Twitter pet peeves, and the backlash to the Juju Smith-Schuster backlash.
Vegas Golden Knights beat writer Gary Lawless joins us to talk about Marc-Andre Fleury's emotional return to Pittsburgh, and the insane Vegas Golden Knights' season so far. Marc-Andre also LITERALLY WALKS BY as we're talking, so we're counting this as an EXCLUSIVE FLEURY INTERVIEW. We also talk about Daniel Sprong, Jagr's retirement, and the dreaded "Vegas Flu".
WDVE Morning Show host Randy Baumann is here! We ask him who Pittsburghers can possibly root for in the Patriots / Eagles Super Bowl, then discuss the mood in Pittsburgh after the Steelers' loss, his personal favorite sports moments and athletes, and the post-apocalyptic future of Pittsburgh sports fandom. Also contains an ***EXCLUSIVE BOMBSHELL*** involving Patriots' ex-QB Scott Zolak and his love of Ren & Stimpy.
Tim Williams of Pirates Prospects joins us for an emergency podcast about the Andrew McCutchen and Gerrit Cole trades to help contextualize everyone's boiling hot death-rage at Bob Nutting and Neal Huntington. Are there ANY positives to take out of these trades? And where the [bleep] do the Pirates go from here? Tim also breaks down the new pickups, some fringe prospects, and the Pirates' latest reclamation project, Whitey Ford.
The Steelers lost to the Jaguars, and after a couple days of screaming F-words into pillows, we composed ourselves enough to start firing people. Who's on the firing block?? Answer: Literally everyone. Also the firing block's fired. Fire away!
We count down the 5 most painful playoff losses in Steelers history to get us pre-furious at the upcoming Steelers / Jaguars Playoff game. Join us on a fantastic voyage of frustration through the lowlights of the Kordell Stewart and Tommy Maddox eras we'd all love to collectively forget! And not one, but TWO Amos Zereoue sightings.
Jason Mackey from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette joins us to talk potential Penguins trades, specifically the ones where the Pens end up with every other team's best players and everything is magically fixed. We talk Kris Letang, Daniel Sprong, Matt Murray, Conor SHEERY and Conor SHAREY, and of course, Francois Leroux.
USA Today's Neal Coolong joins us to make sense of the Steelers / Patriots debacle before erasing it from our brains forever. We make fun of the NFL's extremely stupid catch rules and Ben Roethlisberger's gossipy passive-aggressiveness, then talk Penguins trades, defend Neal Huntington's reputation for some reason, and reference Limas Sweed more than zero times.
Steelers writer Jon Ledyard joins us for an extremely thorough preview of the Steelers/Patriots showdown with in-depth X's and O's insight that we totally could've done ourselves if we wanted to. We talk about what the Steelers have to do to beat New England, Keith Butler's weird schemes, Mike Tomlin's clock management, and finally answer the age-old question: WHY WAS THAT GUY SO OPEN?
After the brutal Steelers / Bengals Monday Night game, DJ and Dan talk about whether the sport of football itself might disappear in the coming years. We also rip on the NFL's awful suspension system, explain a roundabout Willy Wonka theory, complain about Ryan Reaves, and get revved up for the NHL's version of Christmas Morning: another Peter Chiarelli trade.
Steelers podcaster and Pittsburgh sports mainstay David Todd joins us to make us feel even worse about the impending Steelers / Patriots matchup, then we talk about how stupidly spoiled we all are right now as Pittsburgh sports fans and Pittsburgh fandom in general. We also talk potential Ian Cole trades, Pitt / Penn State, and the Pirates' blockbuster addition of Sam Moll, MLB human.
Matt Gajtka from DK Pittsburgh Sports joins us to look for ANY optimism in the Pirates' current situation. We talk about potential offseason moves, the futures of Andrew McCutchen, Gerrit Cole, and Josh Harrison, and conclude by laying into Neal Huntington for a while.
DJ and Dan answer the only question Steelers fans care about: are they just gonna lose to the Patriots again and leave us all frustrated? We also discuss a Le'Veon Bell extension, Roethlisberger's struggles, and whether everyone should be fired or just mostly everyone.