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Cook and Poni

Cook and Poni

Longtime Post-Gazette Sports Columnist Ron Cook is joined by Andrew Fillipponi for an informative look the day’s biggest sports stories. Listen weekdays 10a-2p on 93.7 The Fan.
  • Wednesday, September 2nd
  • Bob Pompeani/ KDKA-TV

    Bob joins the guys in his regular weekly spot to talk about Bryant and the Steelers plus a tough loss for the Pirates.
  • Ed Bouchette/ Post-Gazette Steelers Insider

    Ed joins the guys to discuss the latest on AB, Bryant and the upcoming season.
  • Pirates fans continue to weigh in on NL Central struggles

    Andrew and Ron are talking to teh callers who really think the Pirates NL Central struggles may cost them dearly.
  • Pirates fans are feeling the division might be slipping away

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  • The Pirates start to September is not good

    Andrew and Ron open the show talking about how the Pirates struggles in Milwaukee continue and puts real doubts in the division hopes.
  • Tuesday, September 1st
  • Jeff Hathhorn/ 93-7 The Fan Sports Director

    Andrew and Ron are joined by Jeff LIVE after Mike Tomlin's press conference to discuss Bryant and how they may fill his spot
  • Bryant has issues beyond football that he is dealing with

    Andrew and Ron are discussing the comments made by Coach Tomlin today about issues that WR Martavis Bryant is dealing with.
  • Tony Watson/ Pirates Pitcher

    Tony Watson joins the guys to discuss how the Pirates are fighting to catch the Cardinals in the final month.
  • Are you ready for some college football?

    Andrew and Ron are ready for teh start of college football season...but they take issue with Ohio State being the early favorite.
  • Will Brady play week 1?

    Ron and Andrew says it looks more and more likely that the Pats will have Brady in week 1 against the Steelers.
  • The Steelers are facing some issues for week 1

    Ron and Andrew are discussing how the Steelers are missing some key players as they get set to open the season next week.
  • The Pirates fans are weighing in on the Pirates NL Central chase

    The callers are weighing in on the Pirates pursuit of the Cards.
  • As the calendar turns to September...the Pirates chase of the Cardinals heats up

    Andrew and Ron open the show talking about how the pennant races are heating up
  • Monday, August 31st
  • The Pirates finish August with a dud...Get set for the final push

    Andrew and Ron are talking about how the Pirates are gearing up for the final playoff push.
  • How does everyone feel about Michael Vick now?

    Andrew and Ron did find one thing to like about the game on Saturday...Michael Vick who had a great Steelers debut.
  • The Steelers put on a poor show in Buffalo

    Ron and Andrew are having a hard time trying to find a bright spot in Saturday's loss
  • Steelers fans are liking the move

    Andrew and Ron are discussing the trade with the callers...and it make be the only thing good that has happened for the Steelers the past few days.
  • We have BREAKING NEWS on the Steelers trading for a new kicker

    Andrew and Ron are talking about news that is coming in regarding the Steelers trading for Jacksonville kicker Josh Scobee
  • Pirates hot month of August ends with a thud

    The Pirates have a hot month but yesterday was one to forget
  • Thursday, August 27th
  • Is it time to focus on Vick the player?

    Andrew and Ron are discussing with the callers about how Vick can help this team
  • Michael Vick speaks about coming to the Steelers

    Vick opens up to the media about coming to the Steelers and the fans reaction.
  • The Steelers defense took another hit

    Ropn and Andrew switch gears to talk about another injury that could hurt the Steelers defense.
  • Did Locke do just enough to earn another start?

    Andrew and Ron discuss how Locke is no longer a Lock for the rotation.
  • Pirates win...Locke eh

    Andrew and Ron open the show talking about how the Pirates got back on track.
  • Wednesday, August 26th
  • Bob Pompeani/ KDKA-TV

    Bob joins the guys in his regular weekly segment...and the big topic is the signing of Vick.
  • Could AJ Burnett be heading to the bullpen?

    Andrew and Ron were surprised to hear Bob Walk suggest that when Burnett returns he could be heading to the bullpen.
  • It was a bad night for the Bucs

    Andrew and Ron are discussing a poor showing in Miami by Morton and the Bucs bats...it cost them ground.
  • Vick doesn't seem welcome by the fans

    The callers continue to vent on Vick
  • Steeler fans are not happy with Vick

    The callesr continue to weigh in on Vick
  • Boomer Esiason/ NFL on CBS Studio Analyst

    Boomer joins teh guys to discuss the signing of Vick and the Steelers chances
  • Everyone is all upset about Vick being a Steeler

    The callers are weighing in on the Steelers signing Michael Vick
  • Michael Vick is a Steeler

    Andrew and Ron open the show talking about how it's official. Nichael Vick signs a 1 year deal to be a Steelers backup QB.
  • Tuesday, August 25th
  • Ed Bouchette/ Post-Gazette Steelers Insider

    Bouchette gives us the latest on Vick. Ed says they would not be bringing hi in if they were not planing on signing him.
  • One caller says he will "Give up on the Steelers" if they sign Vick

    The calelrs continue to weigh in on Vick including Harry who will give it all up if he signs.
  • Can the Steelers fans welcome Michael Vick?

    The callers are weighing in on Vick's past and his possible signing with the Steelers
  • The Steelers fans have mixed reaction on Vick coming to the Steelers

    We have some mixed emotion the Steelers bringing in Michael Vick
  • BREAKING: Michael Vick to meet with the Steelers today

    We have BREAKING NEWS that former Jets QB Michael Vick will meet with the Steelers today about signing as a backup QB.
  • There are some callers who can still find fault with the Pirates

    Ron is getting heated over calls who can still find fault with the Pirates right now.
  • The Bucs keep rolling along...and Ron talks about what Happ-ened

    Ron opens the show talking about another pirates win and another great outing for JA Happ.
  • Monday, August 24th
  • Fans beleive that the Pirates are the best in baseball

    The callers are buying into Ron thinking the could be the best team in baseball right now.
  • The callers are making a case for the Pirates to catch the Cards.

    Pirates fans are feeling the fever again and they still think the Cards can be caught.
  • Are teh Pirates the best team in baseball right now?

    Eric Hagman joins Ron to talk about how the Pirates could be arrow up as the best in baseball.
  • Are you concerned for the Steelers season without Pouncey?

    Steelers fans are concerned about the loss of Pouncey.
  • Steelers fans are nervous about losing Pouncey

    The callers are weighing in on the loss of Pouncey for what some fear might be most of the season.
  • Steelers win...but have big loss

    Ron switches gears to talk about the Steelers beating the Packers for a meaningless pre season win but it cam at the cost of Maurkice Pouncey.
  • The Pirates fans weigh in on yet another wonderful weekend

    The callers are excited again that this team can catch the Cards.
  • Did the Pirates just clinch a playoff spot?

    Ron is back and he thinks the Bucs have secured no worse than the second wild card after taking 3 of 4 from the Giants.
  • Friday, August 21st
  • Maurice Jones-Drew/ NFL Network Analyst and former NFL RB

    NJD talks to Chris about how the Steelers offense can actually be better while the defense can and will catch up.
  • Who the Steelers sign for the future? Bell or AB?

    Chris asks the callers who the Steelers shjould sign to help them long term?
  • John Wehner/ Pirates Broadcaster

    chats with Chris about facing a tough weekend against the Giants
  • The callers share their thoughts on Buctober

    Chris Mack is taking calls on what teh Pirates fans want to see from this team in October.
  • Would you want more hitting or pitching for the Pirates in October?

    Chris Mack sits in for the Cook and Poni Show today and he asks what Pirates fans would rather have in October...More hitting or more pitching?
  • Thursday, August 20th
  • Adam Bisnowaty/ Pitt OT

    Bisnowaty talks to Tab and Jeff about the joy he gets from blocking for Conner
  • James Conner/ Pitt All-American RB

    James Conner stops by to chat with Jeff and Tab about how he can improve on last year's success.
  • Pat Narduzzi/ Pitt head Football Coach

    Coach Narduzzi joins Jeff and Tab to discuss what he has liked from camp thus far and some guys to keep an eye on for the upcoming season.
  • Justin Acierno/ Pitt Asst. Athletic Director

    Justin joins Jeff and Tab LIVE from camp to discuss some exciting Pitt Football ticket sales news.
  • Pat Bostick/ Pitt radio color analyst

    Pat joins Jeff and Tab LIVE at Pitt camp to help preview the season. Pat tells the guys he has not seen competition like this at Pitt in a long time.
  • Jamie Dixon/ Pitt Men's Head Basketball Coach

    Jamie Dixon joins Jeff and Tab LIVE from Pitt football camp to talk about how basketball season is right around the corner.
  • Jim Colony joins us LIVE from Steelers Camp

    Jim Colony joins us to tell us what happened at the Steelers brawl at camp.
  • The Force was with JA Happ and the Bucs

    Jeff and Tab are once again in for Cook and Poni and they open the show talking about another Pirates win.