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, July 22nd
  • John Wehner/ Pirates Broadcaster

    John Wehner joins Ron for his weekly hit. The guys discuss the return of the old Francisco Liriano last night and the Pirates plan for the pitching staff at the deadline. 
  • Another punch in the gut to the Steelers offense

    The callers weigh in on the Steelers offense taking anothe hit. 
  • Is it time to move on from Bell if he is suspended?

    The callers weigh in on Bell's potential suspension. 
  • Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell faces 4 game suspension

    Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is facing a 4 game suspension from the NFL for missing drug test. 
  • Thursday, July 21st
  • Steelers release Matt Spaeth

    Ron and Eric Hagman discuss the release of Steelers TE Matt Spaeth and how they will fill the void. 
  • Stephen Nesbitt/ Post-Gazette Pirates Beat Writer

    Stephen joins Ron to discuss the Pirates rotation and the continued struggles of Andrew McCutchen 
  • How has Goodell done in his 10 years?

    Ron and the callers discuss the job Roger Goodell has done. 
  • Goodell has been the NFL Commish for 10 years...How has he done?

    Ron says now that Goodell is coming up on a milestone it's time to decide if it's been a good or bad 10 years. 
  • What to do with Locke and Cutch?

    The callers are weighing in on on the options with Locke for the rotation.
  • Another Locke Loss

    Ron is solo again today and he opens with another bad night for Locke and the Pirates. 
  • Wednesday, July 20th
  • No more Tiger this year...Do we miss watching him play?

    Ron switches gears to discuss the word coming out today that Tiger Woods will sit out the rest of the season...Do we miss watching Tiger play? Are his days coming to an end?
  • Mike Zmijanac/ Aliquippa High School Head Football Coach

    Coach Z joins Ron as he prepares for another great season. 
  • The Pirates fans weigh in on the win and a few concerns

    The callers are weighing in on the Pirates much needed win but there are some concerns. 
  • scary scene for Jameson Taillon

    Ron talks to the callers about Taillon's scary moment. 
  • Home sweet home for the Bucs last night

    Ron opens the show talking about some scary moments but a Pirates win. 
  • Tuesday, July 19th
  • Pirates fans weigh in on deadline

    The callers are weighing in on what the Pirates should do at the deadline.
  • Will the Pirates be buying or selling?

    Ron wonders if the Pirates will be dealing at teh deadline? 
  • Are you safe at games?

    The callers are weighing in on whether you feel safe at college football games. 
  • Is there fear in going to college football games?

    Ron opens the show talking about comments made at Big 12 media day has opened his eyes on many issues in college football including then being terror targets. 
  • Monday, July 18th
  • Eric Hagman and Cook on Phil

    Eric sticks around after his update to chat with Ron about how yesterday might have been Mickelson's last best chance to win another major. 
  • Why do fans still love Phil Mickelson?

    Ron talks about a failed chance for Mickelson at The Open...and he wonders why Mickelson still gets all of the attention he gets. 
  • The Pirates fans turn optimistic wiith a more favorable schedule

    The callers are sharing their thoughts on the Pirates moving forward...and the callers are feeling good about it. 
  • The Pirates score only 3 runs in...4 games...but find a way to win the finale in DC

    Ron opens the show talking about a strange weekend for the Pirates but a win in 18 innings helps cap it. 
  • Friday, July 15th
  • John Wehner/ Pirates Broadcaster

    John Wehner joins the Cook and Poni Show to preview the second half of the season.
  • Baseball returns tonight

    Ron talks Pirates second half and what needs to happen to make a 4th straight trip to the playoffs.
  • Jim Leyland/ Former Pirates and Tigers Manager

    Jim Leyland joins Ron to talk about the Pirates at the break. He likes the Pirates chances of making a run at a 4th straight playoff apperance. 
  • Thursday, July 14th
  • Ray Fittipaldo/ PG Steelers Beat Writer-Pt. 3

    Ray talks to Ron in studio about who might be Ben's backup and takes other callers questions. 
  • Ray Fittipaldo/ PG Steelers Beat Writer-Part 2

    Ray continues to join Ron in studio and takes questions on the future of Martavis Bryant with the Steelers plus other possible moves. 
  • Ray Fittipaldo/ Post-Gazette Steelers Beat Writer

    Ray Fittipaldo joins Ron in studio as we are just two weeks away from Steelers camp. 
  • The Pirates second half rotation is starting to take shape

    Ron is talking about the Pirates rotation heading into the second half. 
  • Jack Zduriencik in studio -Part 3

    Jack continues to join Ron in studio...and they are trying to figure out what has happened to Cutch. 
  • Ron and Jack Zduriencik-Part 2

    Ron continues to talk to Jack Zduriencik in studio about how trades go down and possible Pirates deals before the deadline. 
  • Jack Zduriencik/ Former GM and 93-7 the Fan Pirates Analyst

    Jack joins Ron in studio for the full hour and they open the show talking about how the Pirates MUST get more from the starting pitchers. 
  • Wednesday, July 13th
  • Bob Pompeani/ KDKA-TV

    Bob Pompeani joins Ron for his regular weekly chat to discuss the Pens latest moves, Pirates at the break and more...
  • Do athletes need to do more?

    The callers are weighing in on what athletes roles should be in social issues
  • Athletes and activism

    Ron talks about Athletes roles in social issues...Do they need to do more?
  • Jim Rutherford/ Penguins General Manager

    Rutherford chats with Cook and Poni about the Pens winning the cup, a new deal for Justin Shultz and the plan for the goalies. 
  • The fans weigh in on Brady's appeal

    The calelrs get their say on Brady 
  • Is teh long Brady nightmare over?

    Ron is solo today and he opens the show talking about how Tom Brady's appeal has been denied and the 4 game suspension will be upheld. 
  • Tuesday, July 12th
  • The callers get their say in the new Penn State/ Sandusky released documents

    Ron and Andrew are letting the callers have their say on the new information being released today. 
  • Allegations suggest the Penn State assistant coaches knew of everything

    Andrew and Ron discuss how the documents paint the entire Penn State coaching staff in a bad light. 
  • Released court doucments suggest Paterno knew about Sandusky allegations in 1976

    Andrew and Ron are switching gears to discuss court documents being released today which has Penn State and Sandusky back in the headlines. 
  • The callers weigh in on Melancon's value

    The callers weigh in on Melancon and his value to the team and as a trade target. 
  • Do Pirates fans take Mark Melancon for granted?

    Andrew and Ron discuss how the Pirates fans might not appreciate all that Melancon has done. 
  • Hey Now..Your an All-Star..Get your game on!

    Andrew and Ron open the show talking about tonight's All-Star Game and the Pirates best menories of All-Star past. 
  • Monday, July 11th
  • What could the Pirates rotation look like after the break?

    Ron and Andrew discuss the Pirates rotation and what it might look like after the all-star break. 
  • Le'Veon Bell is talking deal now..not rapping about it.

    Ron and Andrew discuss how Le'Veon Bell and his agenta re talking new deal...and Bell says "I'm not that greedy" . We shall see...
  • The Pirates fans weigh in on the Bucs first half and hopes for the playoffs

    The callers are weighing in on the Pirates second half chances. 
  • The state of the Pirates at the break

    Andrew and Ron open the show talking about how the Pirates took 2 of 3 from the Cubs over the weekend to keep their division hopes alive.
  • Friday, July 8th
  • Gerrit Cole/ Pirates Pitcher

    Gerrit Cole joins Cook and Poni to discuss his rehab and a wonderful wine tasting event he has coming to benefit The Children's Institute and Pirates Charities. 
  • John Wehner/ Pirates Broadcaster

    John Wehner joins Cook and Poni in his weekly spot to discuss the BREAKING NEWS that Josh Bell will be called up, Glasnow's debut and the team getting hot before the break.
  • Josh Bell to be called up by the Pirates today

    We have BREAKING NEWS that the Pirates will call up prospect Josh Bell. 
  • Are the Pirates shopping Jon Niese?

    Andrew and Ron discuss reports that have Jon Neise on the shopping block
  • the reaction on Glasnow is mixed

    The callers are weighing in on Glasnow's debut with mixed reactions. 
  • What did you think of the Glasnow debut?

    Andrew and Ron are back together again....and they open the show discussing their opening thoughts on the debut of Tyler Glasnow. 
  • Thursday, July 7th
  • Ray Searage/ Pirates Pitching Coach

    Ray Searage joins the Cook and Poni Show to discuss the state of the Pirates pitching staff including the debut of Tyler Glasnow today. He is the 4th pitcher to make his MLB debut for the Pirates staff this year. 
  • Doc Emrick/ NBC Sports Hockey Broadcaster

    The great Doc Emrick joins the Cook and Poni Show to talk about how he will be calling the Pirates/ Cubs game Friday night on the MLB Network. 
  • The red hot Pirates win 7th straight

    Ron opens the show talking about how the Pirates have turned it around.
  • Wednesday, July 6th
  • Bob Pompeani/ KDKA-TV

    Bob Pompeani joins Ron in his weekly spot to chat about the red hot Bucs, the Kang investigation and Le'Veon Bell looking for big money. 
  • The callers are getting heated on the Keng investigation

    The callers continue to discuss the Kang investigation

More From CBS Pittsburgh

Bringing You The Best in Sports Talk Radio
New Podcast Network

Listen Live