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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, December 7th
  • Bob Pompeani/ KDKA-TV

    12:45
    Pomp joins teh guys in his weekly spot to talk Steelers, Pirates and more
  • The Pirates fans are upset but none greater than Larry

    10:03
    The callers are weighing in on the Pirates shopping Cutch and Larry (one of our callers) is way upset about it. 
  • All quiet from the Winter Meetings

    14:09
    Andrew and Ron say the Pirates are still in trade talks but nothing yet. 
  • Ed Bouchette/ Post-Gazette Steelers Beat Writer

    13:51
    Ed Bouchette joins the guys in his weekly spot to recap the win over the Giants and look ahead to a battle with the Ravens for the division title forthcoming. 
  • We are set for a real battle of Running backs on Sunday

    09:32
    The guys discuss how two of the best running backs will face each other Sunday in a weather game in Buffalo. 
  • Tomlin could get win 100 on Sunday...but what does that mean?

    12:17
    Andrew and Ron open the show talking about how Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin could be looking for win #100 on Sunday but will the lack of titles with Ben be want everyone thinks of more. 
  • Tuesday, December 6th
  • Ben Roethlisberger/ Steelers QB

    18:26
    Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger joins Cook and Poni in his weekly spot to talk about the win over the Giants, how Green will help this offense and his thoughts on Cutch needing to stay in Pittsburgh. 
  • Why can't the Pirates get in on Sale?

    09:42
    Andrew and Ron discuss the potential trade of Chris Sale and wonder...why the Pirates wouldn't offer two top prospects to get him...
  • Is the price too high to move Cutch?

    12:14
    Andrew and Ron open the show talking about the latest on the Cutch trade rumors and it appears the Nationals are heading in a different direction. 
  • Monday, December 5th
  • Pitt to the Pinstripe Bowl

    10:44
    Pitt fans are getting a treat with a game in NEw York over the holiday but it's not a great game. 
  • Did the committee get it right? The callers are weighing in

    09:09
    The callers are weighing in on Penn State getting left out. 
  • Penn State left out of the college football playoff

    11:15
    Andrew and Ron are discussing how Penn State was left out of the college football playoff...did they get it right? 
  • A battle of WRs

    09:13
    The guys discuss how AB got the best of OBJ in the battle of wide receivers. 
  • Steelers/ Ravens heading for division showdown

    08:37
    The guys discuss how the Steelers and Ravens are heading for a Christmas battle. 
  • Steelers beat Giants for 3rd win in a row

    11:17
    Andrew and Ron open the show talking about another Steelers home win in December. 
  • Friday, December 2nd
  • Chris Hoke/ KDKA-TV Steelers Analyst

    15:10
    Chris Hoke joins the guys to preview the Steelers/ Giants. 
  • What is going on with the Pirates?

    07:42
    The callers are frustrated with all the news coming out from the Pirates over the past two days. 
  • Pirates fans are getting frustrated

    08:40
    The callers are weighing in on Kang and the Cutch trade winds.
  • Jung Ho Kang is in trouble AGAIN

    10:15
    Andrew and Ron open the show talking about more bad news for the Pirates. 
  • Thursday, December 1st
  • Steve Jones/ The Voice of the Penn State Nittany Lions

    15:38
    Steve Jones to joins the guys to preview the Big 10 Championship and make teh case for Penn State to be in the national playoff hunt. 
  • Gary Myers/ NY Daily News NFL Columnist and Author

    16:44
    Gary joins the guys to preview the Giants. He says thet have feasted on bad teams and Sunday will be their biggest test in months. 
  • Pirates fans weigh in on Cutch as his possible move

    08:29
    The Pirates fans debate the possbile move of Cutch during teh Winter Meetings.
  • Could the days be numbered for McCutchen in Pittsburgh?

    11:11
    Andrew and Ron open the show talking about the latest on Andrew McCutchen and his possbile move out of Pittsburgh. 
  • Wednesday, November 30th
  • The Pirates hot stove is a bit cool at the moment

    08:20
    Andrew and Ron discuss the lack of moves for the Pirates thus far. 
  • What would it take to deal Josh Harrison?

    03:08
    Andrew and Ron discuss what teh Pirates would need to do to move Josh Harrison
  • Another Pirates player has jumped the ship

    12:52
    Andrew and Ron are talking about the latest Pirates player to leave but we have yet to see anyone coming to Pittsburgh. 
  • Ed Bouchette/ Steelers Insider -Part 2

    08:39
    We have an extended chat with Ed as he chats with the guys about Eli Manning's Hall of Fame credentials. 
  • Ed Bouchette/ Post-Gazette Steelers Insider

    13:13
    Ed Bouchette joins the guys in his weekly visit to preview the Steelers/ Giants, the depth or lack of at LB and AB's continued excessive celebration. 
  • The Pens goalie talk continues...and continues...and continues...

    09:34
    The callers continue to discuss Fleury's future with the Pens. 
  • Pens gear up for back to back...but have they turned away from Fleury?

    13:09
    Andrew and Ron open the show discussing how the Pens may have decided to move on from Fleury
  • Tuesday, November 29th
  • Ben Roethlisberger/ Steelers QB

    17:16
    Ben Roethlisberger tells Cook and Poni that the win was great but the extra time off feels even better. Ben also talks about the playoff run. facing the Giants and AB's penalty. 
  • Does Penn State make the playoff?

    11:05
    The callers are weighing in on Penn State's playoff hopes. 
  • The callers debate Penn State

    09:03
    The callers are weighing in on Penn State and their playoff chances. 
  • The NEW college ranking are out tonight...where will Penn State be?

    10:18
    Andrew and Ron open teh show wondering will Penn State will be in the latest rankings and will that mean a shot at the playoff? 
  • Monday, November 28th
  • Can the Steelers win the AFC North?

    11:21
    Ron breaks down the Steelers playoff chances....and one caller still has the Steelers as a sure bet for the  Super Bowl. 
  • Ron's preseason picks for the Super Bowl have taken a hit

    09:21
    Ron talks about how both of his preseason Super Bowl teams look a bit questionable now. 
  • Another crazy weekend in the NFL

    10:05
    Ron takes a look around the league and where the Steelers stand today in the playoff picture. 
  • Can Penn State making the national playoffs?

    06:07
    The callers weigh in on Penn State and Ron chats with Eric Hagman about whether Penn State or Ohio State may get that national playoff spot.
  • It was a HUGE weekend for Pitt and Penn State

    11:37
    Ron is solo today and he opens the show talking about a huge weekend for the local college football teams. Can Penn State be a national contender? 
  • Friday, November 25th
  • Antonio Brown Celebrations

    08:21
    Ron and Andrew open up the 12 o' clock hour talking about the penalties Antonio Brown brings upon himself with his excessive celebrations.
  • MLB Pittsburgh Updates

    11:26
    Ron and Andrew discuss the Sean Rodrqiguez trades, and other potentials for the position of short stop this year.
  • Steelers on Thanksgiving

    12:04
    Ron and Andrew open the show talking about the Steelers game on Thanksgiving night.
  • Wednesday, November 23rd
  • Bob Pompeani/ KDKA-TV

    13:30
    Pomp joins the guys in his weekly spot....a special Holiday edition to preview the Steelers/ Colts, Penn State's chances at a national title, the Pens in the Big Apple and Pomp's Thanksgiving treats. 
  • The fans have mixed reaction to Penn State's ranking

    11:23
    The callers debate Penn State's title chances. 
  • Could Penn State really be a National Championship contender?

    11:48
    Andrew and Ron switch gears to discuss how Penn State could find their way into the National Final Four
  • Ed Bouchette/ Post-Gazette Steelers Insider

    12:22
    Ed joins the guys to preview Steelers/ Colts and share some of his favorite Thanksgiving foods. 
  • Is their too much NFL?

    08:01
    Andrew and Ron discuss whether with Sunday. Monday and Thursday night games if we have too much NFL right now. 
  • The fans weigh in on Thursday night games

    04:54
    The callers weigh in on their thoughts on Thursday night games in the NFL
  • The Steelers players hate Thursday games....do you?

    10:15
    Andrew and Ron open the show talking about the Steelers players hating playing on Thursday's...is it too much football? 
  • Tuesday, November 22nd
  • The Pens look ugly in loss to Rangers

    08:16
    Andrew and Ron discuss the Pens falling hard last night to the Rangers. 
  • MMQB's Peter King thinks firing Tomlin is just stupid

    09:59
    Andrew and Ron discuss Peter King's comments on Tomlin. 
  • Steelers are Thankful for no Luck

    07:56
    Andrew and Ron discuss the Steelers getting an early gift with Andrew Luck being out Thursday night. 
  • The Steelers are getting an early present on Thanksgiving

    10:44
    Andrew and Ron open the show talking baout how the Steelers luck has changed with no Luck on Thursday night. 
  • Monday, November 21st
  • Ben Roethlisberger/ Steelers QB

    17:04
    Ben Roethlisberger joins Cook and Poni to talk about a huge win in Cleveland that ends the 4 game losing streak but we can't take too much time to enjoy it because they have another one on Thursday night. 
  • Tomlin takes from the fans

    11:20
    The callers weigh in on Tomlin's thinking despite winning the game. 
  • Even when the Steelers win...Tomlin gets criticized.

    08:42
    Andrew and Ron discuss how despite winning the fans still take issue with Tomlin. 
  • The Browns kept it close until the final minutes...

    02:43
    Andrew and Ron discuss how teh Browns put up a fight until the final minutes...so it should have ended well before that. 
  • The Steelers end their 4 game losing streak

    10:02
    Andrew and Ron open the show talking about a win for the first time in teh past 4 weeks for the Steelers. 
  • Thursday, November 17th
  • Tony Caridi/ Voice of the Mountaineers

    12:33
    Tony Caridi joins Cook and Poni to discuss WVU and college football. 
  • The Pens have showed signs of struggle before last night

    08:20
    Andrew and Ron discuss how the Pens have had some struggles before last night. 

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