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.
  • Friday, May 27th
  • John Wehner/ Pirates Broadcaster

    John Wehner joins Cook and Poni in his regular weekly spot. John talks about a Pirates team who just completed an 8-2 homestand.
  • It all gets started on Monday...Pens/ Sharks Stanley Cup Finals

    The callers are enjoying this one today but are ready for the Cup Finals to return to Pittsburgh Monday night. 
  • The Pens fans are celebrating the return to the Cup finals

    The callers are Cup crazy!!
  • The Pens are going to the Stanley Cup Finals!

    Andrew and Ron open the show talking about a great night for the Pens who beat the Lightning to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals. 
  • Thursday, May 26th
  • Bucs looking for a sweep

    Andrew and Ron discuss how the Bucs are looking for a sweep and an 8-2 komestand. 
  • What is the feeling heading into Game 7?

    We are getting some excited Pens fans...naybe a too bit excited. 
  • The home Game 7 history is not great for the Pens

    The callers weigh in on Game 7 and the Pens history
  • There is nothing better than a Game 7

    Andrew and Ron open the show talking about tonight's Game 7 between the Pens and Lightning and how neither has a strong feeling
  • Wednesday, May 25th
  • Bob Pompeani/ KDKA-TV

    Bob Pompeani joins the Cook and Poni Show in his weekly spot to chat about the Pens forcing a Game 7 and some old bad blood with the Pirates and D-Backs.
  • The Steelers and Le'Veon Bell are back to work....Bell says he is a target

    Andrew and Ron discuss how Le'Veon Bell is thinking that everyone is out to hurt him.
  • Is there more bad blood coming for the Pirates and D-Backs?

    Andrew and Ron discuss how the Pirates could be facing some payback tonight. 
  • Is there a home ice advantage in a Game 7?

    Andrew and Ron continue to discuss tomorrow night's Fame 7 and whether it means anything to have the Pens at home for it. 
  • The callers react to Game 6 and celebrate Game 7

    The calelrs are weighing in on the good and bad of Game 6 and how there will be a Game 7
  • The Pens are alive and well....and we get a Game 7

    Andrew and Ron open the show talking about how the Pens avoided elimination and forced a Game 7 Thursday night at home. 
  • Tuesday, May 24th
  • Former MLB Pitching Vet LaTroy Hawkins

    Former MLB pitcher LaTroy Hawkins joins the guys to talk about Ryan Vogelsong's tough injury and his thoughts on Clint Hurdle.
  • Root Sports Penguins Analyst Jay Caufield

    Jay Caufield joins the guys to break down game six. He says who he thinks should start in net, how the superstars need to step up, and looks at all the defensemen.
  • Penguins-Lightning Game 6 Preview

    Andrew and Ron analyze previous games in the series, look ahead to what has to happen in game 6 for the Penguins, and express how impressive the Lightning has looked without two of their best players.
  • Opening Segment

    Ron and Andrew dive into the big topic of the day: Penguins and Lightning game 6, and whether or not the Pens will bring it back to Pittsburgh for a game 7.
  • It's The Fan Morning Pre-Show LIVE from Seven Springs

    Colin, Josh and Jim are LIVE from Seven Springs and they are already having a balst at 5:40 am in the morning. 
  • Monday, May 23rd
  • Mike Rupp/ NHL Network Analyst and former Penguins

    Mike Rupp joins Cook and Poni to recap Game 5 and hear his reason for sticking with Fleury in Game 6
  • Callers are mixed on Fleury/ Murray debate

    The callersw continue to weigh in on the Pens loss and who should start Tuesday night in net. 
  • The callers weigh in on the loss and the goalie decision for Game 6

    The callers weigh in on who their pick is to start in goal for Game 6. 
  • Who starts Game 6? Fleury or Murray?

    Andrew and Ron discuss who should get the call for Game 6
  • The Pens are facing elimination

    Andrew and Ron open the show talking about a tough Pens loss in OT which now finds them on the verge of elimination. Was Fleury the right decision for Game 5 and should he stick for Game 6? 
  • Friday, May 20th
  • Craig Simpson/ Former Penguin and Hockey Night in Canada Analyst

    Craig Simpson joins Cook and Poni to preview Game 4 saying he expects a rebound game from Tampa. 
  • John Wehner/ Pirates Broadcaster

    John Wehner joins us to talk about the Pirates at the quarter pole of the season, He says the Pirates pitching has been a dissapointment and would call the season average to this point. 
  • Patrick the Predictor says the Pens are going to run the table

    One of our callers Patrick thinks nobody can beat the Pens the rest of the way.
  • Pens fans calling in with thoughts on Game 4

    The reaction is miced with teh feelings heading into Game 4
  • We are set for Game 4..will the Pens get Tampa's best tonight?

    Andrew and Ron open the show talking about how we are gearing up for Game 4 and the hopes of teh Pens taking a commanding lead in the series. 
  • Thursday, May 19th
  • We have a kick time for Pitt/ Penn State

    ANdrew and Ron discuss how the Pitt/ Penn State game will now kick at Noon on September 10th and we are already breaking down the game. 
  • Phil Kessel came alive in the game and had some fun post game too

    We hear Phil Kessel celbrating after a great game last night
  • Pens fans celebrate the win..and try and explain how they have been so dominant

    The callers are weighing in on how the Pens have looked to be the better team in this series
  • The Pens were dominant in Game 3 to take a 2-1 series lead

    Andrew and Ron open the show talking about a crushing performance for the Pens to take a 2-1 series lead...
  • Wednesday, May 18th
  • Bob Pompeani/ KDKA-TV

    Bob Pompeani joins us in his regular weekly spot to talk Pens/ Lightning...He still feels that this is a 7 game series....anmd he thinks Murray should still be in the Pirates need help with their pitching staff.
  • Keith Jones/ NHL on NBC Analyst

    NHL on NBC Analyst Keith Jones joins Cook and Poni to preview tonight's Eastern Conf. Finals Game 3
  • Are there concerns with Murray heading into Game 3?

    The callers weigh in on Murray and if there are concerns
  • Ron is LIVE in Tampa and we are ready for Game 3

    Andrew and Ron open the show wondering if there are any concerns with Matt Murray starting in Game 3. 
  • Tuesday, May 17th
  • Pirates fans are thrilled with Cervelli extension

    The Pirates fans are calling in to share their thoughts on the Pirates extending Cervelli through 2019. 
  • Pirates extend Catcher Francisco Cervelli through 2019

    Andrew and Ron are discussing the BREAKING news on an extension with Francisco Cervelli through 2019. 
  • Jay Caufield/ Root Sports Penguins Analyst

    Jay Caufield joins Cook and Poni to recap Game 2. Jay thinks the Pens not only won the game but took over the momentum of the series. 
  • Was Sid's goal last night his best as a pro?

    Jeff Hathhorn joins Cook and Poni to discuss the Pens win and where that goal ranks among Sid's best. 
  • Caller reaction to the Captain coming through in the clutch

    The callers weigh in on Sid's game winner with Cook and Poni 
  • Sid scores!!! Pens get even

    Andrew and Ron open the show talking about how Sid finally gets the monkey off his back and the Pens are tied 1-1 heading to Tampa. 
  • Monday, May 16th
  • Jeff Hathhorn/ 93-7 the Fan Sports Director

    Jeff Hathhorn joins Cook and Poni to give us the latest from morning skate and his thoughts heading into Game 2. 
  • One happy Pirates fan wants to beam everyone!!

    Ally wants the Pirates pitchers to go after guys who have done wrong. 
  • The Pirates FINALLY beat the Cubs

    Rona nd Andrew discuss how the Pirates avoided the sweep in Chicago and hasd them feeling way differnt today. 
  • Tampa to have dress code...and no suspensions coming from Game 1

    Ron and Andrew get into the fact that Tampa will have no suspesnions coming out of Game 1 but we also get a call on what might NOT be happening in Games 3 and 4. 
  • Brian Engblom/ Tampa Bay Lightning TV Color Analyst

    Brian Engblom joins Cook and Poni to preview Game 2 of the Pens/ Lightning. 
  • Friday, May 13th
  • John Wehner/ Pirates Broadcaster

    John Wehner joins us LIVE from Chicago as the Pirates get set topn open a 3 game series against teh first place Cubs. 
  • Dave Nishkin/ Lightning Radio Play by Play Announcer

    Dave Nishkin joins Cook and Poni to preview the series and give us that latest on the health of the Lightning team. 
  • The Pens are heavy favorites....but the callers don't want to hear that

    The callers are weighing in on the Pens/ TB and how they feel people are not taking Tampa as a serious threat. 
  • Andrew is feeling pretty confident about the warned!

    Andrew and Ron are discussing how Andrew is feeling more confident about this Pens team heading into this series more than any in years. 
  • Let's drop the puck on the Eastern Conference Finals

    Andrew and Ron open the show ready for the Eastern Finals to begin...and the guys are liking the Pens chances...
  • Thursday, May 12th
  • Eddie Olczyk/ NHL on NBC

    Edzo joins the Cook and Poni Show to preview the Pens/ Lightning series which should be a real treat..and he shares his pick for the Stanley Cup winner.
  • Rutherford's work for this Pens team has been amazing

    Ron and Andrew discuss how Rutherford has done his job by putting this team together. 
  • The Pirates win...but the bigger story is the Cubs lost

    Andrew and Ron discuss how the Pirates found a way to beat the Reds and gained ground on the Cubs. 
  • The schedule is set...we are ready for more hockey!!

    Andrew and Ron open the show talking about how we now know the schedule so Let's get it on!!
  • Wednesday, May 11th
  • Bob Pompeani/ KDKA-TV

    Bob joins Cook and Poni in his regular weekly spot to talk about the Pens moving on...a preview of the Tampa Bay series and teh Pirates have dug a huge hole. 
  • Bob almost had the "Big One" while watching the game last night

    The Pens/ Caps all kept us on the edge of our seats but it almost killed Old Bob
  • A Pens fan had to watch the game in DC

    The callers continue to weigh in on the Pens with Cook and Poni including one fan who had to watch the game in DC with Caps fans. 

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