Starkey & Mueller

Starkey & Mueller

What do you get when you combine a longtime local sports writer (Joe Starkey) with a brash young talk-show host (Chris Mueller)? You get Starkey and Mueller. Listen weekdays 2p-6p on 93.7 the Fan.
  • Friday, July 22nd
  • Bucco Breakdown

    Chris and Joe go through the Bucco Breakdown, focusing on Liriano's great performance, Matt Garza's bad performance, and Matt Joyce's big offensive game.
  • The Football Fix

    In today's football fix, they talk about the passing of head coach Dennis Green, JJ Watt's injury and Bill Belichick's coaching staff.
  • Pittsburgh Tribune Review writer Mark Kaboly

    Mark Kaboly of the Trib joins the guys to talk about the Le'Veon Bell situation, including Bell's future as a Steeler.
  • Calls on Le'Veon Bell

    The guys hear different opinions on Le'Veon Bell. Some aren't as upset as others, and some people are pointing the finger at different people.
  • Opening Segment

    The guys open up with the big story: Le'Veon Bell facing a four game suspension for missing a drug test. The guys are getting upset the possible loss of another offensive weapon for the Steelers.
  • Thursday, July 21st
  • Ultimate Pirates Lineup, What's Wrong With Cutch?

    The guys give their ultimate Pirates lineup this year.  Joe's has McCutchen hitting 8th and Chris' doesn't even have him starting.  We talk about why it is that McCutchen has fallen off so hard, so fast.
  • Trollin' Ted

    The guys talk about the troll job Ted Cruz pulled last night.
  • Fixing Replay In Baseball

    We talk about what should be done to perfect the replay system in baseball.
  • Should Baseball Change The Way Relievers Are Used?

    The guys talk about a suggested change to the amount of relievers a team can use per game.
  • Rob Manfred Reaction To Suggested Changes

    We talk about MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred reacting to some suggested changes to the game of baseball.
  • We've Seen Enough From Jeff Locke

    The guys say it's time for the Pirates to get Jeff Locke out of the rotation.
  • Would Our Spouses Still Marry Us?

    We all met our wives after college and wonder if, had we met them in high school, they would still want to marry us.
  • Wednesday, July 20th
  • The Quiz Show

    Joe looks to expand upon his 1 game lead in The Quiz Show.
  • Explaining Pokemon Go To Joe

    Joe can't believe the Pokemon Go movement and we try to explain it to him.
  • The Majority Of Society Stinks

    We talk about how, generally speaking, people are awful.
  • Pirates Catcher Francisco Cervelli

    Francisco talks about his first game back, his reaction when Jameson Taillon got hit in the head and why Taillon trusted everything he told him to throw.
  • Reaction To Taillon Getting Hit In Head

    The guys talk about their initial reactions to Taillon getting hit in the head last night and if they thought he should have come out of the game.
  • Show Open

    Joe rips Pokemon Go players and Chris says he doesn't have a leg to stand on.
  • Tuesday, July 19th
  • Pirates Broadcaster Greg Brown

    Greg Brown talks about the Pirates getting healthy and what sort of run he thinks they're capable of in the second half of the season as they have the easiest schedule in all of the majors.
  • Do You Play With Sports Memorabilia?

    Joe says there is no level of sports memorabilia he wouldn't turn around and play with.  Chris says Joe is crazy.
  • Cardinals Cheating Compared To Patriots

    The guys compare the St. Louis Cardinals computer hacking scandal to the Patriots stealing signs.
  • Former Pitt QB Pat Bostick On 13-9

    Pat Bostick helps us look back on one of the greatest moments in Pittsburgh sports history, Pitt's 13-9 victory over WVU.
  • Should The Pirates Be Buyers Or Sellers?

    The guys look at what the Pirates need to do over their next stretch of games to determine if they're buyers or sellers.
  • Show Open

    The guys open things up catching up with each other and talking about how even Joe's daughter can tell McCutchen is struggling right now.
  • Monday, July 18th
  • How Should MLB Punish The Cardinals?

    The guys talk about how far Major League Baseball should go in punishing the St. Louis Cardinals for hacking the Astros computer system.
  • Keeper Of The Cup Philip Pritchard

    Philip Pritchard tells us about Crosby and Kessel's days with the Cup and where it's going next.
  • Would You Start Adam Frazier?

    Joe and Chris would love to see more from Adam Frazier and have one guy they'd start him over.
  • Is McCutchen Really This Bad?

    The guys wonder what the Pirates should do with Andrew McCutchen if he isn't able to turn things around at any point this year.
  • The Football Fix

    From computer chips in the footballs to a Mark Whalberg-Roger Goodell showdown, we cover the biggest stories across the NFL.
  • Show Open

    Joe is back after his week-long vacation and the guys have a lot to catch up on.
  • Friday, July 15th
  • Rob Rossi

    Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review joins Chris for his weekly segment, talking about the slow week in sports, the Pirates second half of the season and what he would change about hockey to improve the game.
  • Rule Changes in Sports

    Chris talks about rules that have made an impact in each sport, and takes a call from a listener.
  • Football Fix

    Chris gets upset over a tweet from an NFL reporter, wonders what Karlos Williams took to get suspended, and predicts how the Patriots will do without Tom Brady for the first four games of the year.
  • Opening Segment

    As the Pirates kick off the 2nd half of the season tonight, Chris looks ahead to what the Pirates will do at the deadline.
  • Thursday, July 14th
  • All-Star Game Ratings

    Chris examines why the All-Star Game a couple days ago had the worst ratings in its history.
  • Power Rankings: Nintendo Games Left Out

    Chris ranks the top five biggest games left out of the package Nintendo included with the new release of the NES.
  • Best Era in Sports

    Chris hears from listeners on what era they think was the best time to be a sports fan. Not necessarily of a specific team, but a fan in general.
  • The Football Fix

    In today's Football Fix, Chris looks at how Tim Tebow is making money these days and Aaron Rodgers' defensive nightmare.
  • Opening Segment

    Chris got his dog a haircut and his new look makes Chris laugh. It's Eric's birthday and Chris wants to get him a cake. Gerrit Cole is coming off the DL just in time for the start of the 2nd half of the season.
  • Wednesday, July 13th
  • The Quiz Show

    Update anchor Eric Hagman takes Joe's spot for the week and tries to take down Chris in the Quiz Show.
  • Jerome Bettis

    Hall of Fame Steelers running back Jerome Bettis joins Chris to talk about his friendly rivalry with Hines Ward, his thoughts on super teams, players retiring early in their careers and more.
  • Super Teams

    NBA commisioner Adam Silver said he doesn't like the idea of super teams, and Chris gives his thoughts on the idea.
  • Hated Athletes in Pittsburgh

    Chris gets into a discussion on what athletes Pittsburgh fans would never want to see in a Pittsburgh jersey. He hears from fans.
  • The Football Fix

    Today's football Fix includes an instagram post that caused a lot of stir, Adrian Peterson having confidence in Teddy Bridgewater and a questionable decision by an NFL rookie.
  • Opening Segment

    Chris is very hungry and wants a sandwich.  He also talks about Roger Goodell. Do you want to see him have less power?
  • Tuesday, July 12th
  • Pirates Broadcaster Greg Brown

    Greg joins Chris for his weekly segment and discusses how he's spending his time during the break, the upcoming second half of the season for the Pirates and Josh Bell.
  • Sean Gentille of the Sporting News

    Chris is joined by Sean Gentille of the Sporting News to talk about Tim Duncan's legacy, the HR Derby, the All-Star Game and more.
  • The Pirates and the Wild Card Game

    Update Anchor Eric Hagman joins Chris to give his thoughts on the wild card game and the Pirates' first half of the season.
  • The Football Fix

    Chris goes over some stories around the NFL, including one player who's skipping his honeymoon to train with a team.
  • Opening Segment

    Chris feels bad not being wide awake when his puppy wants to play. In serious news, Chris gives his thoughts on the new story involving the Jerry Sandusky scandal. 
  • Monday, July 11th
  • Tim Duncan's Career and Championships

    Update Anchor Eric Hagman joins Chris for a segment to give his thoughts on Tim Duncan and where he ranks on his list of all-time greats.
  • Tim Duncan's Legacy

    Chris talks about Tim Duncan's legacy not only on the court, but how he carried himself off the court.
  • The Football Fix

    Chris goes over some news around the NFL, including Todd Gurley wanting to be the first pick in everyone's fantasy football draft and another key Benglas player possibly missing the first Steelers game of the year.
  • Bucco Breakdown

    Chris takes an in-depth look at the Pirates taking two out of three against the Cubs going into the break, and is happy to see that certain players are getting hot offensively.
  • Opening Segment

    Chris knows he's getting old because he gets excited for little things in life. He looks back at the Pirates' and Josh Bell's big weekend.
  • Friday, July 8th
  • Can The Pirates Catch The Cubs?

    Chris thinks the Pirates have a shot at catching the Cubs in the second half of the season.
  • Pirates Prospect That Will Make Biggest Impact This Year

    Chris asks which Pirates youngster you think will make the biggest impact on the second half of the season.
  • Trib Sports Columnist Rob Rossi

    Rob Rossi talks about Josh Bell's call-up, Kang's off the field situation and which youngster he thinks will make the biggest impact on the second half of the season.
  • Pirates Call-Up Josh Bell

    Chris reacts to the Pirates calling up Josh Bell and where he might find some playing time,
  • Why Chris Was Late

    Chris explains what happened that caused him to miss part of the first segment.

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