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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, June 29th
  • Bob Pompeani/ KDKA-TV

    15:33
    Bob Pompeani joins us in his regular weekly spot to discuss Pirates and possible moves, Pens possible moves and beer at Pitt games. 
  • The callers get their say on beer sales at Pitt games

    08:13
    The callers debate the beer sales at Pitt games with Cook and Poni. 
  • Beer here!!! Pitt is the latest college program to bring beer sales to football games

    08:01
    Ron and Andrew discuss how Pitt will begin to sell beer this season at Heinz Field for football games...and teh reaction is mixed. 
  • Are the Pirates getting labeled as whiners?

    09:02
    Andrew and Ron discuss how teh Pirates are really starting to whine about the calls and they need to be careful not to get labled as "Whiners"
  • Did the Pirates get enough in the Walker trade?

    08:59
    Andrew and Ron discuss the Walker/ Niese trade and whether the Pirates got enough. 
  • The Pirates lose with another not so Niese start

    10:53
    Andrew and Ron open the show with Andrew saying "I Told you so" on Niese. 
  • Tuesday, June 28th
  • Are you surprised Fleury is still here? The callers reaction is mixed

    07:52
    Andrew and Ron are talking Pens moves with the callers and what to expect on the goalie situation. 
  • NHL free agency is going to bring some big questions for Pens

    11:23
    Andrew and Ron are discussing decsion time for the Pens as NHL free agency is upon us. 
  • The NFL wants to talk to Steelers James Harrison on PED story

    08:39
    Ron and Andrew switch gears to discuss the latest battle between the NFL and Steelers LB James Harrison. 
  • Sad day for sports as we lose two legendary coaches

    07:09
    Ron and Andrew discuss the passing of Pat Summit and Buddy Ryan who left great imprints on their respective sports. 
  • The Pirates fans are a bit heated

    11:35
    Ron and Andrew carry over the Pirates discussion and the callers have a ton to get off their chest. 
  • What to do with Liriano?

    09:34
    The callers continue to weigh in on what options the Pirates have with Liriano. 
  • Another bad day for Liriano

    12:38
    Andrew and Ron open the show talking about a blown lead again from Francisco Liriano takes away the great taste from the weekend. 
  • Monday, June 27th
  • Cutch gets the boot...the fans react

    08:02
    Ron and Andrew discuss the Cutch ejection with the callers. 
  • Frustrated Cutch gets tossed last night

    09:52
    Andrew and Ron discuss how Andrew McCutchen finally fought back and let his frustrations come out resulting in him getting an early exit. 
  • A BIG weekend for the Pirates and a Kuhl win last night

    13:25
    Andrew and Ron discuss how the Pirates had an expected 3 wins over the Dodgers including Chad Kuhl beating Kershaw last night. 
  • Friday, June 24th
  • Ned Colletti/ MLB Analyst and former GM

    13:04
    Ned Colletti joins Cook and Poni to discuss the Pirates slump and what they might be looking to do before the MLB Trade Deadline. 
  • Bob Pompeani/ KDKA-TV

    12:18
    Bob Pompeani joins Cook and Poni in his weekly spot to discuss the Bucs downward fall, The Steelers cutting ties with Suisham, and the Pens plans with Fleury. 
  • John Wehner/ Pirates Broadcaster

    08:20
    John Wehner joins Cook and Poni in his regular weekly spot to discuss the Pirates struggles. Wehner says it would be easy to blame the pitching but they are playing bad baseball in all facets right now. 
  • It's becoming a broken record but the Pirates lose again

    15:10
    Ron and Andrew switch gears to discuss how the Pirates are falling hard and fast. 
  • Pens GM Rutherford is a dealer....could he be working some magic at the NHL Draft?

    09:01
    Andrew and Ron discuss other possible moves for Rutherford and the callers get their say on the Pens goalies. 
  • Could this be the last day for Fleury in a Pens uniform?

    11:12
    Andrew and Ron discuss how with teh NHL trade deadline happening this weekend...could Fleury be on the move? 
  • Steelers release Suisham...Could another Pittsburgh star be on his way out soon?

    11:11
    Andrew and Ron open the show talking about BREAKING NEWS that the Steelers have released kicker Shaun Suisham...Could another Pittsburgh favorite be on his way out?
  • Wednesday, June 22nd
  • Craig Button/ TSN Hockey Analyst and

    11:27
    Craig Button joined teh guys to discuss teh Fleury trade rumors and how teh Pens won the cup
  • Goalie gate for the Pens

    06:45
    The callers are weighing in on the debate between Fleury and Murray heading into next season. 
  • Pens GM Jim Rutherford addresses trade rumors

    10:40
    Andrew and Ron react to Pens GM Jim Rutherford's comments from Vegas on the trade rumors, 
  • Could Melancon be bait at the deadline?

    07:59
    Andrew and Ron wonder if the Pirates will shop their closer Mark Melancon at the deadline?
  • Jack Zduriencik/ Pirates pre/post game co-host and former GM

    14:47
    Jack Zduriencik joins Ron and Andrew to discuss the Pirates struggles and Cutch rumors...plus possible ways to turn this around. 
  • Boo birds out for Cutch...should he get a pass?

    07:13
    The callers discuss the boo birds out for Cutch last night with Cook and Poni.
  • Bad Bight for the Bucs!

    10:52
    Andrew and Ron open the show talking about a spanking for the Pirates and teh boo birds were out for Cutch.
  • Tuesday, June 21st
  • Stephen Nesbitt/ Post-Gazette Pirates Beat Writer

    11:55
    Stephen Nesbitt joins Cook and Poni to discuss a win with the help of two unlikely sources last night..and are the Pirates still a playoff contender?
  • The Pens fans are mixed on Fleury rumors

    08:30
    Ron and Andrew are talking to teh Pens fans about their thoughts on a possible Fleury deal. 
  • The Fleury rumors are heating up

    12:54
    Ron and Andrew are discussing the latest trade rumors for Pens goalie Marc-Andre Fleury. 
  • The Steelers fans react to the possibility of new faces playing big roles

    07:47
    The callers are weighing in on the Steelers and some possible changes. 
  • The Steelers may be forced to start rookies on defense

    07:02
    Ron and Andrew are discussing how the Steelers may be forcing the issue to start first round pick Artie Burns to start as a rookie. 
  • Time to think about Steelers camp

    09:14
    Andrew and Ron switch gears to teh Steelers who just wrapped up OTAs and now are making strides to training camp. 
  • The Good and Bad...Jeff Locke

    09:45
    The callers are weighing in on Jeff Locke's up and down season. 
  • Pirates fans react to the Pirates putting the Giants on Locke-down

    08:59
    The callers are weighing in on a much needed great outing from Jeff Locke. 
  • Two unlikely heroes stop Pirates skid

    11:08
    Andrew and Ron open the show discussing how two unlikley guys lead the Pirates to victory over the red hot Giants. 
  • Monday, June 20th
  • Dustin Johnson wins US Open...But it could have been ugly

    12:02
    Andrew and Ron discuss the US Open, the good, the bad and the ugly. 
  • The callers are trying to figure out the Pirates woes

    08:42
    The callers continue to try and answer the questions the Pirates face. 
  • The Pirates fans are feeling the pain of a June swoon

    02:19
    The callers are weighing in on a Pirates team falling before our eyes. 
  • The Bucs are slumping!!

    10:43
    Ron and Andrew switch gears to the Pirates who limp home after getting swept in Chicago. 
  • Pittsburgh fans have a mixed reaction to Cleveland winning

    07:45
    The callers are weighing in on Cleveland finally winning....something. 
  • Cleveland finally wins...How does Pittsburgh deal with that?

    10:39
    Andrew and Ron discuss a 52 year drought for Cleveamd fans being over...How does Pittsburgh feel about it? 
  • Friday, June 17th
  • Harold Reynolds/ MLB Network Analyst

    11:02
    Harold Reynolds joins Cook and Poni to discuss the Pirates struggles and what is causing concern with McCutchen. 
  • The callers react to the idea of trading Cutch

    09:22
    The calelrs get their say on the future of Cutch with the Pirates. 
  • There are some making a case to trade Andrew McCutchen

    08:37
    Could the Pirates actually consider a deal for Cutch?
  • John Wehner/ Pirates Broadcaster

    12:34
    John Wehner joins Cook and Poni LIVE from Wrigley as the Pirates gear up for a huge series against the division leading Cubs. Wehner says a Cubs sweep could end the Pirates hopes of winning the division. 
  • The callers get their say on the Pirates struggles

    08:07
    The callers are weighing in on the sinking Pirates. 
  • The .500 Bucs!

    08:58
    Andrew and Ron discuss how the Pirates being at .500 this late in a season doesn't mean what it once did. 
  • LIVE from the US Open at Oakmont

    09:47
    Andrew and Ron are broadcasting from teh US Open at Oakmont. The guys give you a preview of teh day and where we stand after a soaking round 1 at Oakmont. 
  • Thursday, June 16th
  • Bob Pompeani/ KDKA-TV

    12:38
    Bob joins Cook and Poni in his regular weekly spot LIVE from a wet and soggy Oakmont. 
  • The Conn Smythe results have been posted

    09:51
    Andrew and Ron discuss the final posted voting results for the Conn Smythe. 
  • Jim Rutherford/ Pens GM on the goalie situation for next year

    09:36
    It doesn't sound great that both Murray and Fleury will be back...the callers share their thoughts with Cook and Poni. 
  • What's wrong with Cutch?

    09:39
    Andrew and Ron discuss a real issue with the slump of Andrew McCutchen right now. 
  • The Bucs are struggling

    12:33
    Andrew and Ron switch gears to talk about the Pirates struggles
  • Rick Tocchet/ Penguins Asst. Coach

    12:04
    Rick Tocchet joins the guys to talk about his thoughts on a long playoff run for the Pens that resulted in their 4th Stanley Cup. 
  • The city is still going Cup crazy after the parade

    11:30
    Andrew and Ron open the show talking about a great celebration for the Pens. The city did it up right!!
  • Wednesday, June 15th
  • KDKA's Maria Gabriel joins us from the heart of the parade

    11:40
    Maria Gabriel joins us LIVE from the heart of the Pens parade. 

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