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, February 12th
  • Ed Bouchette/ Post-Gazette Steelers Insider

    Bouchette joins the guys to discuss the Steelers cap situation and who might be in and who might be out.
  • Ron Francis/ Carolina Hurricanes GM and former Pens great

    Former Pens great Ron Francis joins the guys to discuss his time with the Pens and how he is leading the way now for the Hurricanes. 
  • The Pirates grades for 2015 and more reaction to 87 win projection

    The callers continue to weigh in on the 2016 Pirates projections.
  • The Pirates fans seem to think 87 wins might be a bit high

    The callers discuss the Pirates win total.
  • Vegas sets Pirates over/ under at 87 wins...Is that were it should be?

    Andrew and Ron are talking about how Vegas has set the Pirates over/ under win total at 87. Is that too high? Too low or just about right?
  • Thursday, February 11th
  • Former Steelers HOF WR Lynn Swann says Calvin Johnson is no Hall of Famer

    Andrew and Ron discuss Calvin Johnson's case or lack of for the Hall of Fame
  • The callers discuss life without Pedro

    The callers are discussing how the Pirates will make up the loss of power without Pedro and Walker
  • Pedro is still out there...a bargain for someone but NOT the Pirates

    Andrew and Ron discuss how Pedro Alvarez has not signed anywhere yet but don't except the Pirates to be looking. 
  • Pirates 2016 Rankings

    Andrew and Ron are thinking spring and talking about how the Pirates will overcome the loss of Neil Walker. 
  • Can the Pens figure out the Rangers?

    The callers are weighing in on the Pens effort last night that was good...but not good enough to get past the Rangers.
  • Oh no...not the Rangers AGAIN!!

    Andrew and Ron open the show talking about another Pens loss to the Rangers. It's a movie the guys have seen before and the ending still hurts. 
  • Wednesday, February 10th
  • Bob Pompeani/ KDKA-TV

    Bob joins Ron in his weekly spot to discuss the Pens/ Rangers first meeting, The Pitt loss in Miami and Cam's comments. 
  • More trouble for the NFL

    Eric and Ron discuss how the news for Goddel has turned since his state of the league address on Friday. 
  • A tale of two programs at Pitt

    Eric Hagman chats with Ron about how the hopes are high for Pitt football and Pat Narduzzi but for Jamie Dixon and the Pitt basketball program seems a bit lack luster. 
  • Another Pitt tough loss in Miami

    Pitt played better but found a way to lose last second in Miami
  • Doc Emrick/ NHL on NBC Announcer

    Doc joins Cook to discuss the Pens surge under Mike Sullivan and how Sid is playing nopw like he was before the injury during the Winter Classic
  • Tuesday, February 9th
  • Cam tries to explain what happened

    Eric Hagman sticks around to chat with Ron about Cam Newton making it worse in his commenst today.
  • Jay Caufield/ Part 3

    Jay continues to join Ron in studio and takes a few calls on the Pens.
  • Jay Caufield/ Part 2

    Jay talks to Ron about the Pens recent road trip and how things are coming together.
  • Jay Caufield/ Root Sports Pens Analyst (In Studio)

    Jay caufield joins Ron in studio to chat about the Pens win last night and the sudden surge from Sidney Crosby
  • Have the fans turned on Dixon?

    The callers are weighing in on Dixon and how Pitt has fallen. 
  • Is Pitt feeling the heat?

    The callers are weighing in on Pitt's struggles and if they can make a tourney run. 
  • Pitt needs a win in Miami

    Ron is solo today...and he opens with Pitt heading to Miami needing a win...But Ron doesn't like the chances of this being a tournament team. 
  • Monday, February 8th
  • More Super Bowl Reaction 2-8

    Andrew and Ron, along with the callers, continue to react to all things from the Super Bowl including Cam Newton, the Broncos Defense, Peyton Manning and the commercials
  • Callers React To The Super Bowl 2-8

    Callers are weighing in with what they thought of the Super Bowl, Cam Newton's play, the strong defenses of both teams and Peyton Manning
  • Opening Segment 2-8

    Andrew and Ron open up the show reacting to the Super Bowl yesterday and all the storylines that came from it
  • Friday, February 5th
  • Ramon Foster/ Steelers OL

  • Hines Ward/ Former Sreelers WR

  • Pitt needs a win

  • Would the Pens ever want Jagr back in Pittsburgh?

  • Finally Super Bowl 50 is here!

  • Thursday, February 4th
  • Ed Bouchette/ Post-Gazette Steelers Beat Writer

    Ed joins the guys to discuss the Hall of Fame vote and the chances for Faneca and his thoughts on the Super Bowl. 
  • The callers are weighing in on the Wideman suspension

    The callers share their thoughts on the suspension.
  • the NHL suspends Dennis Wideman 20 games for his hit on the NFL ref

    Andrew and Ron are discussing teh 20 game suspension for Wideman for his hit on an official.
  • Arthur Moats/ Steelers LB

    Steelers LB Arthur Moats joined Cook and Poni to discuss AB's comments, the season and his Super Bowl pick (sort of)
  • Antonio Brown/ Steelers WR

    Antnio Brown pulls no punches in his thought on the hit that eneded his season in the AFC Wild Card game. He says..."They are trying to kill me."
  • Wednesday, February 3rd
  • Dana Holgorsen/ WVU Head Coach

    Coach Holgorsen joins Cook and Poni to discuss signing day and the upcoming season including playing both Pitt and Penn State
  • Bob Pompeani/ KDKA-TV

    Bob joins the guys in his weekly spot to chat about the Pens, signing day and the Super Bowl
  • When Pitt/ Penn State reunite in September...Which team is under more pressure to win?

    Andrew and Ron discuss the Pitt/ Penn State game coming back in September and which coach and which team might be under the biggest pressure to win. 
  • Mike White/ Post-Gazette High School Beat Writer

    Mike joins the guys to discuss the local teams and how they did on signing day. 
  • Sid is alive and well

    Andrerw and Ron discuss how Sid has his groove back
  • The Pens win a high scoring game...Is that what you want?

    Andrew and Ron open the show talking about how the Pens win a high scoring game...Is this the type of game you want to see?
  • Tuesday, February 2nd
  • Jamie McLennan/ TSN NHL Analyst

    Jamie joins the guys to discuss the Pens second half and how he thinks the Pens arrow is pointing up...and his thoughts on the NHL All-Star Game. 
  • Dan Marino/ Former Dolphins HOF QB

    Dan Marino joins teh guys from Super Bowl 50 and he talks about Peyton getting his shot to win his final game on the biggest stage. 
  • It's time for the Pens second half

    Ron and Andrew are discussing the Pens opening the scoind half tonight. Can this be a playoff team? 
  • The band is back together!!

    Andrew and Ron are together again...and it's Groundhog Day...So we have a special theme going
  • Monday, February 1st
  • The callers weigh in on a Pitt program that doesn't look the same

    The callers are weighing in on Pitt including one caller who says it's time for Jamie to go
  • Pitt wins....but is it enough??

    Jeff Hathhorn sticks around to talk Pitt hoops with Ron
  • Joe Block/ Pirates NEW Broadcaster

    Ron chats with the newest member of the Pirates family. 
  • Why do we watch the NFL?

    The callers are weighing in on why the NFL is so popular....and what we do after football ends
  • Despite all of the negatives....The NFL machine rolls on

    Ron opens the show wondering how the NFL machine can roll on like it does?
  • Friday, January 29th
  • The callers weigh in on the HOF contenders playing in Pittsburgh right now

    Ron talks to the callers about the contenders playing in Pittsburgh right now for the Hall of Fame. 
  • Jim Colony joins Ron to discuss the HOF candidates playing in Pittsburgh right now

    Ron chats with Jim Colony about his topic on the players in Pittsburgh right now that has the greatest chance to be a Hall of Famer
  • Which current player in Pittsburgh sports has the best chance at the hall of Fame? Ben, Cutch, Sid?? Or others...

    Ron talks about how it's a great time to be a fan in Pittsburgh with all of the teams doing so well...Which player now is the most likely to be a Hall of Famer?
  • The State of the Steelers

    Ron opens with the State of the Steelers address with Art Rooney II
  • Thursday, January 28th
  • Is Francisco Cervelli worth 3 years, $39 million?

    Ron wonders if the deal Francisco Cervelli is seeking is a good idea for the Pirates?
  • Another tough night for Pitt on the road

    Ron talks about another poor showing for Pitt and how they don't look like a tournament team right now. 
  • The callers are weighing in on Cam and his critics.

    The calelrs are weighing in on Cam saying it's not about's about how they don't like the extra celebrations. 
  • Panthers QB Cam Newton says he is feared because he is a black QB and there is no one to compare him too

    Ron talks about how Cam has opened up a discussion he would have thought could have been avoided. 
  • Concerned parents are telling us they are pulling their kids from sports because of fear of concussions

    The callers are saying they as parents have started pulling their kids from sports because of concussion fear

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