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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.
  • Thursday, April 28th
  • Ed Bouchette/ Post-Gazette Steelers Insider

    13:37
    Ed Bouchette joins Cook and Poni to discuss the latest on the Steelers who have the 25th pick in the first round of tonight's NFL Draft.
  • Bob Errey/ Root Sports Penguins Analyst

    13:31
    Bob Errey joins Cook and Poni to preview the Pens/ Caps series which should be fantastic. 
  • The good and bad with the Pirates bullpen

    08:27
    Andrew and Ron discuss how the Pirates bullpen blew it but saved it last night. 
  • It's a big day for Pittsburgh sports....but the Pirates tried to blow it late last night

    10:59
    Andrew and Ron open the show talking about how we have a lot going on today but we start with another late night for the Pirates.
  • Wednesday, April 27th
  • Bob Pompeani/ KDKA-TV

    12:45
    Bob joins the guys in his regular weekly spot to talk Cutch, Pens and the Steelers draft
  • Pens or Draft???

    10:39
    Andrew and Ron are wondering which will be the focus of Pittsburgh fans tomorrow night....The NFL Draft or the Pens/ Caps game 1. Andrew wonders if the fans would rather see the Steelers take a corner in the first round rather than win Game 1.
  • The Caps are slight favorites

    09:08
    Andrew and Ron discuss how the slight favorites but that doesn't mean they are the pick of most experts
  • Make your PICK...Pens or Caps

    04:00
    Andrew and Ron are picking the series with help from the callers input
  • The Pens/ Caps are set and ready to go

    11:42
    Andrew and Ron discuss how we now know when the series starts...now it's time to break it down
  • Is Cutch the best in the Burgh?

    07:33
    Where does Cutch rank among the best players in Pittsburgh...Crosby, Cutch or Ben?
  • I guess Cutch really made the most of the day off

    12:09
    Andrew and Ron open the show talking about Andrew McCutchen making history history last night with 3 Homeruns becoming only the 3rd Pirates player to have multiple 3 HR games. 
  • Tuesday, April 26th
  • It's just 2 days away....The callers weigh in on the NFL Draft

    09:54
    The callers share their thoughts on the Steelers draft needs with Cook and Poni 
  • The Post-Gazette has released the Steelers Mock Draft

    08:43
    The PG has released their Steelers Mock Draft and the pick is in....who should it be?
  • Well...We have a Walker update...

    10:12
    Eric Hagman joins the guys after his Noon update to tell us what Neil Walker has been up to in the Big Apple.
  • Calls on Locke and the Pirates

    09:26
    The callers are weighing in on Locke and the Bucs win in Denver. 
  • Locke is locked in in Colorado

    09:38
    Ron and Andrew switch gears to discuss how Jeff Locke was throwing scoreless innings in Denevr last night and nobody saw that coming. 
  • Jim Rutherford/ Pittsburgh Penguins GM

    13:21
    Jim Rutherford joins Cook and Poni and he says speed kills and the Pens have that speed and he wants to use that to tehir advantage against the Caps. 
  • The Pens still wait for word on Caps series

    11:29
    Andrew and Ron open the show talking about how we are still waiting for word when this series will start...but we know it will be worth the wait.
  • Monday, April 25th
  • Murray or Fleury?

    09:12
    Andrew and Ron discuss if both are healthy...should teh Pens go back to Fleury or stick with Murray?
  • BREAKING: DeflateGate is back...Brady's suspension reinstated by US Appeals Court

    08:43
    Ron and Andrew switch gears to discuss BREAKING NEWS that the US Appeals Court has reinstated Tom Brady's 4 game suspension
  • It was a big win for the Pirates...but there are still concerns with this team

    08:58
    Ron and Andrew continue to discuss the Pirates win...but not all is good. 
  • The Pirates win a wild one out west

    04:06
    Ron and Andrew discuss a crazy win for the Pirates. 
  • This Pens/ Caps series will have everything

    09:42
    The guys discuss how we are in for a treat with this Pens/ Caps series
  • We got what we wanted...Pens vs. Caps in round 2

    10:43
    Andrew and Ron open the show talking about how we got the best series ever between the Pens and Caps...now we just must wait to figure out when it starts.
  • Friday, April 22nd
  • John Wehner/ Pirates Broadcaster

    11:45
    John Wehner joins the guys LIVE from Phoenix to help preview the Pirates weekend series vs. teh D-Backs. Wehner says they need a good run of starting pitching to rack up some wins. 
  • The guys discuss the most impressive part of the Pens series thus far...

    11:15
    Andrew and Ron are talking about the most impressive part of the Pens 3 wins thus far in this series. 
  • Gregg Giannotti joins the guys LIVE in New York

    04:43
    Our old friend Gregg Giannotti joins the guys in studio in New York to talk Pens. 
  • The Pens take a commanding 3-1 lead after an impressive win

    12:42
    Andrew and Ron open the show talking about how the Pens looked impressive last night...like a Stanley Cup contender. 
  • Thursday, April 21st
  • Jay Caufield/ Root Sports Penguins Analyst

    12:59
    Jay Caufield joins Cook and Poni  to help preview Game 4 and react to Letang not getting suspended. 
  • The callers are hitting Locke hard...just like the Padres did

    04:43
    The callers are getting their shots in on Locke...But Cook and Poni wonder what options do they have?
  • Should Locke be in or out?

    11:08
    Andrew and Ron switch gears to talk about Jeff Locke getting roughed up again and it has the guys wondering how long they will stay with Jeff Locke in the rotation?
  • How does Malkin get going?

    09:37
    The callers share their thoughts with Cook and Poni on how to get Malkin going.
  • Can the Pens win if Malkin can't get going??

    13:48
    Andrew and Ron are LIVE from NYC and open the show talking about how Malkin needs to get going to win the Cup....They may get through this series without his help but need him against the Caps. 
  • Wednesday, April 20th
  • Bob Pompeani/ KDKA-TV

    12:19
    Bob joins Cook and Poni in his regualr weekly spot to talk Pens 2-1 lead, No suspension for Letang and the Pirates poor April start...AGAIN!
  • One Pirates caller took off work today because he was so upset with Cutch

    08:25
    Darryl called into Cook and Poni to let it all out about how upset he is with Cutch not being clutch. 
  • You may have missed it because it didn't end until after 2am but the Pirates blew a 3-0 lead

    10:38
    Andrew and Ron switch gears to talk Pirates who dropped one early this morning. 
  • The callers get their take on Letang

    08:09
    The callers debate Cook and Poni on whether Letang should have been suspended for his high stick last night. 
  • BREAKING: Letang will not have hearing with the NHL for his high stick in Game 3

    11:01
    Ron and Andrew discuss the nes that we are learning that Kris Letang will not be punished ny the NHL for his high stick. 
  • Pens fans get their say on Game 3

    07:45
    The callers share their thoughts on Game 3 with Cook and Poni
  • There was some serious star power at the game last night....not evn counting Cook and Poni

    03:43
    Andrew and Ron have some fun with the stars that were in the Garden last night for Game 3
  • The Pens take Game 3

    12:55
    Andrew and Ron LIVE from Mew York open the show talking about a very impressive Pens win in Game 3 to take a 2-1 series lead. 
  • Tuesday, April 19th
  • Pittsburgh fans weigh in on the Philly fans

    09:33
    The callers share their thoughts on the Philadelphia fans
  • What is it about Philly fans?

    03:21
    What makes the Philly fans the worst?
  • You thought we had problems??? At least we are not Philly fans

    10:00
    Ron and Andrew discuss how teh Philly fans hit yet another low level last night
  • We have to remember...tonight is just 1 game

    09:25
    Ron and Andrew says we take this roller coaster ride through the playoffs but it takes 4 games to win. 
  • is it advantage Rangers or Pens as series shifts to New York?

    04:02
    Andrew and Ron discuss who has the advantage heading into Game 3 as the series shifts to New York
  • The series shifts to the Big Apple

    11:40
    Andrew and Ron are LIVE in NYC and  open the show talking about who has teh advantage as teh series shifts to New York.
  • Monday, April 18th
  • The Steelers make a house cleaning move and keep eyes on a new QB

    11:17
    Andrew and Ron switch gears to talk about how the Steelers release Cortez Allen and have their eyes on a possible new back up for Big Ben. 
  • The Pens head to the Big Apple all tied up

    10:27
    Ron and Andrew discuss a togh loss for teh Pens who are now tied 1-1 with teh Rangers heading to NYC. Did Malkin's return hurt the Pens? 
  • Pirates fans weigh in on the best of the weekend

    08:15
    The callers weigh in on what impressed them most during the Pirates/ Brewers series
  • S-Rod's ball hasn't landed yet

    03:21
    The guys have some fun with the S-Rod HR
  • The Pirates looked and played the part of the Lumber Company yesterday

    11:55
    Andrew and Ron open the show talking about how the Pirates bats came alive to win the series over the Brewers. 
  • Friday, April 15th
  • Craig Simpson/ Sportsnet NHL Analyst and former Penguin

    09:57
    Former Penguin Craig Simpson joins Cook and Poni to discuss the Pens, the return of Malkin and the Stanley Cup playoffs. 
  • John Wehner/ Pirates Broadcaster

    09:48
    John Wehner tells Cook and Poni the Pirates struggles have been a perfect storm of bad pitching and no hitting....but they will snap out of it because this team is too talented. 
  • Smiling Bob is a bit down right now on his Pirates

    09:34
    The callers are weighing in on the Pirates recent struggles. 
  • The Pirates started 4-0 but have been 1-5 since

    10:03
    Ron and Andrew switch gears to talk about how the Pirates are back at .500 after such a great start. 
  • Steelers fans react to the 2016 schedule

    08:17
    The callers are weighing in on the Steelers spending the holidays on the field. 
  • The Steelers schedule release day is a holiday...and this schedule is full of holidays.

    11:07
    Andrew and Ron open the show talking about how the schedule release is a big deal and the guys discuss some very interesting dates for the Steelers and their fans. 
  • Wednesday, April 13th
  • Jay Caufield/ Root Sports Penguins Analyst

    11:22
    Jay joins Cook and Poni to preview the Pens/ Rangers. Spoiler alert....Jay likes the Pens.
  • Bob Pompeani/ KDKA-TV

    11:05
    Pomp joins Cook and Poni in his regular weekly spot to help preview the Pens/ Rangers and talk about a rough day for the Pirates. 

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