The COMON Network podcast features special guests and a variety of sports topics as Donny Chedrick, Kyle Dawson, Jack Hillgrove and Joe Smeltzer bring you the latest in the world of sports while chatting with interviewees. You can find the pod wherever you get your podcasts. Be sure to subscribe and drop a review if you like the podcast and want more great content!
Ep. 64: 2021 NFL Draft Preview
The guys are back with our 2021 NFL Draft Preview episode. Sean Saputo joins the show and Kyle, Donny and Joe to break down all things NFL draft from the needs of the Pittsburgh Steelers to their mocks for Round 1 and highlights on some of the local prospects from Pitt, WVU and PSU that could hear their names called this week. Also, the guys are joined by Episode 1 guest and NFL editor for The Score, Daniel Valente and Pitt center and draft prospect Jimmy Morrissey on the episode. It’s presented by the U.S. Air Force Reserve. Part-time jobs with full-time benefits are available at the Pittsburgh IAP Air Reserve Station. Learn more at afreserve.com/pittspodcast.
Ep. 63: Eric Kasperowicz, Pine-Richland Situation
Episode 63 centers around the hottest topic in high school sports in Pittsburgh right now: the non-renewal of Pine-Richland Rams head coach Eric Kasperowicz and his staff after an 85-18 record in eight seasons, which include four district titles and two state titles, the fourth and second of which came just about five months ago. Kyle, Donny, Jack and Joe are joined by former Rams’ QB, Pitt and James Madison QB and current Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback Ben DiNucci as well as Kasperowicz’s QB coach Todd Jochem. Jochem helps to detail the situation from an assistant coach’s perspective and to continue to dispell the allegations of a culture of hazing and bullying in the program at Pine. Then the guys break down their thoughts on the mess of a situation. Today’s episode is presented by the US Air Force Reserve. Part-time jobs are available with full-time benefits at the Pittsburgh IAP Air Reserve station. Learn more at afreserve.com/pittspodcast.
Ep. 62: Doc Emrick
Episode 62 is a very special episode and a standalone episode with nothing except our sit down with Hockey Hall of Famer Mike Emrick. Doc joined the pod to discuss a myriad of things including, but not limited to, his time covering the Pens in Pittsburgh for the Beaver County Times, teaching at Geneva College, his career in hockey and the sport itself, his very large vocabulary and much more. Doc and the guys, Kyle, Donny, Joe and Jack, also reflect on some of their favorite sporting memories. You won’t want to miss this one, and you’ll want to tell your friends to listen as well. Subscribe to our podcast for more and follow us on social media @COMONNetwork. This episode is sponsored by the US AF Reserve. Learn more about our wonderful partner at afreserve.com/pittspodcast.
Ep. 61: Baseball Preview, John Wehner
The team is back for our yearly baseball preview, getting you set for the 2021 Major League Baseball campaign. We talk about some of the big storylines going into the season, make our division and playoff picks as well as prognosticate who will win the three major yearly awards in each league. Plus, we preview the Pirates’ season and chat with Carrick’s own, 11-year MLB vet and current Pirates’ broadcaster John Wehner. This episode is sponsored by the U.S. Air Force Reserve. Learn more at afreserve.com/pittspodcast.
Ep. 60: March Madness Preview
The COMON Network Podcast is back to preview the 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Kyle, Donny and Joe start the episode by breaking down some of their upset picks for early in the tournament before diving into their final four and national championship picks. The guys are then joined by COMON Network Betting Insider Matt Linden to discuss the tourney. Then, Nick Farrell, WU alum, anchor for Gold and Blue Nation and three-time WV Best Sports Anchor, joins the show to discuss the bracket as a whole, but especially the Mountaineers of WVU and the Big 12 teams in the dance. Today’s episode is presented by the US Air Force Reserve.
Ep. 59: Chris Mueller, Ben Contract, Watt, Fans Back
Kyle, Donny and Joe discuss the news of Ben Roethlisberger’s new contract, JJ Watt signing with the Arizona Cardinals and fans being back at sporting events in Pittsburgh. They are also joined by 93.7 The Fan’s Chris Mueller on the latest episode of the COMON Network Podcast, presented by the United States Air Force Reserve. Be sure to subscribe, rate, review and share today’s episode with everyone!
Ep. 58: Jack Wilson, PGH Sports Mt. Rushmore
After a short break, we’re back with the latest of the COMON Network Podcast. Episode 58 features our roundtable debate on who would be on a Pittsburgh sports’ Mt. Rushmore as well as our conversation with former Pirates’ SS Jack Wilson. Kyle, Donny, Joe and Ryan are back to bring you along for a fun ride talking Pittsburgh sports and all things baseball with Jumpin’ Jack Flash. There’s even some stories from Jack’s dogs near the end of the interview. Episode 58 of the COMON Network podcast is presented by the United States Air Force Reserve. Part-time jobs offering full-time benefits are available at the Pittsburgh IAP Air Reserve Station. Go to AFReserve.com/pittspodcast to find out more! Enjoy, subscribe, rate and review. And of course, share it with your friends. COMON.
Ep. 57: Josh Yohe, Pens Hires, End NFL Season
Kyle, Donny and Joe return to put a bow on the end of the NFL season as they break down their thoughts on both Super Bowl LV and the 2020-21 NFL Awards and HOF class announcement. After that, they’re joined by Josh Yohe of the Athletic to discuss the Penguins, most importantly the Ron Hextall and Brian Burke hirings before the guys give their own opinions on the front office shake up. Subscribe, rate and review. Enjoy!
Ep. 56: Super Bowl LV Preview
Super Bowl LV is approaching quickly. It’s time to get you ready for it the way we know how. Kyle, Donny and Joe are back to break the game down for you as the Chiefs look to go back to back and the Bucs become the first team in NFL history to play in the Super Bowl at home. In the back half of the episode after the team has given their MVP and game predictions, they’re joined by new COMON Network betting insider Matt Linden. Together, they give you some good bets to lay the hammer down on and discuss where to go as well as Matt’s stories on a trip to Las Vegas to view last year’s big game and an all-time bad beat story. Subscribe, rate and review. COMON.
Ep. 55: GMJR Reaction, Pens Update
Joe, Ryan and Austin break down the start to the Penguins’ 2021 season including discussing the shocking news that Jim Rutherford has resigned as GM of the team. The guys try to diagnose some of the Penguins’ issues and pontificate on if Mike Sullivan’s seat is hot. The team also takes a broad look at the division to wrap things up.
Ep. 54: Jason Mackey, Pirates, Baseball HOF
Kyle, Donny, Ryan and Joe take a dive into this baseball-centered episode of the podcast starting with talk about the direction Ben Cherington has taken the Pirates with three trades of Joe Musgrove, Jameson Taillon and Josh Bell. The guys are then joined by Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette before explaining their hall of fame ballots (what they would be if we had a vote) and discussing the shutout pitched by the BBWAA for an empty 2021 class to Cooperstown. Check it out, and stay with us for some fire throughout the episode as the guys got heated about the writers not voting anyone in.
Ep. 53: 2020 Steelers Season Autopsy
Doctors Kyle Dawson, Donny Chedrick, Joe Smeltzer and Jack Hillgrove have arrived in the Pathology wing to perform the autopsy on the 2020 Pittsburgh Steelers Season. Along with help from your questions, the guys diagnose and break down the season that was and what could or should happen moving forward for the Steelers after an early playoff exit. They discuss the biggest seven moneymakers next year and the possibility of them being cut, they answer your questions you posed on our social platforms and give their final grades for the three units of the team. Plus, Donny and Kyle sat down with 93.7 The Fan and CBS Sports Radio’s Andrew Fillipponi in segment two of the podcast. He helps our team to perform the autopsy as well. Strap in, autopsies take a while. They need to be thorough. COMON.
Ep. 52: Penguins/NHL Preview
Jack is joined by team members Austin Shaw and Ryan Simpson as they break down the 2021 NHL season, and how the Pittsburgh Penguins will fare in the “East” division, which is a part of the league’s new format to adjust to the COVID-19 restrictions. The guys also talk about the Pens’ goalie situation, and pick winners of the four divisions and the Stanley Cup Finals.
Ep. 51: Steelers Reaction (WC vs Browns)
Episode 51 turns out to be the final Steelers Reaction of the 2020 season as the Browns defeated the Steelers to advance in the AFC Playoffs at Heinz Field. That brings the year to an end for Pittsburgh and potentially major changes to the team on the field and in the locker room. Kyle, Donny, Joe and Jack react to the loss and view things in the big picture as well. Listen in and be sure to send us your thoughts on the game and Steelers season as well on our social media platforms.
Ep. 50: Steelers Preview (Jon Silvidi, Browns WC)
You’ve been along for the ride for 50 episodes now we hope! Mark the milestone episode for our team by allowing us to prepare you for the Steelers and the Browns in Sunday’s AFC Wild Card matchup. It’s Steelers-Browns Chapter 3 and we have broken down the contest for you from a general breakdown to keys and x-factors and our picks. Jon Silvidi, a lifelong Browns fan and Waynesburg University graduate, joined the show to discuss the Browns and what the playoff appearance means to the fan base. The episode ends with a general look at Wild Card Weekend. Kyle, Donny, Joe and Jack can get you ready. Let’s do it. COMON.
Ep. 49: Steelers Reaction (Week 17 vs Browns)
Kyle, Donny, Joe and Jack are back and they will break down the loss to the Browns in the regular season finale for you. The guys give their thoughts before diving into their takeaways and naming players of the game. Then, we take you through a very early quick look ahead to the wild card round matchup with the Browns next weekend. Today’s episode includes sound from Mike Tomlin, Mason Rudolph and Alex Highsmith, courtesy their respective post-game media sessions.
Ep. 48: Steelers Preview (Week 17 vs Browns)
The Pittsburgh Steelers have clinched the AFC North and head to Cleveland to wrap the 2020 regular season with a matchup against the Browns, in which Ben Roethlisberger and some others will not play. We’ve got you covered on a preview of the game, from our breakdown, to keys, x-factors and picks. The Browns need to win to ensure themselves a playoff spot for the first time since 2002-03. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday, January 3, which gives you time to listen and get prepared. COMON.
Ep. 47: Steelers Reaction (Week 16 vs Colts)
After a rough first half, the Pittsburgh Steelers turned things around and came back from down 17 to defeat the Colts and win the AFC North for the first time since 2017. Our latest reaction episode has the whole band together, as Kyle, Donny, Joe and Jack break down the skid-snapping victory from their overall thoughts to takeaways, turning points and players of the game. Today’s episode also includes post-game sound from Cam Heyward, TJ Watt, Ben Roethlisberger and Mike Tomlin, on top of two CBS touchdown calls from Jim Nantz and Tony Romo.
Ep. 46: Steelers Preview (Week 16 vs Colts)
We’re back with another edition of Steelers Preview as the 11-3 Pittsburgh Steelers get ready for their final home game of the regular season, this Sunday against the 10-4 Indianapolis Colts. The Colts will try to push the Steelers’ losing skid to four in a row at Heinz Field Sunday. Kyle, Donny and Jack take you through the State of the Steelers and discuss where their minds are at going into the game with the Colts. After that, the guys go through the normal preview points before Waynesburg University alumnus and Colts fan Anthony Latessa joins the show. The episode finishes with picks.
Ep. 45: Steelers Reaction (Week 15 vs Bengals)
Kyle and Donny, along with Waynesburg University Alum Sean Saputo were at Paul Brown Stadium for the game as the Steelers dropped an ugly one to the Cincinnati Bengals, thus pushing a potential division title clinching down the road. The guys react to the 27-17 loss from the car ride home in a brief, but frustration-filled 21 minutes. They go over their thoughts, their takeaways, turning points and players of the game. Listen now!
Ep. 44: Steelers Preview, Jeff Hathhorn (Bengals)
The COMON Network Team is joined by 93.7 The Fan Sports Director Jeff Hathhorn at the outset of this week’s Steelers Preview. Jeff and the team dive into the last couple of weeks and the lingering issues for the 11-2 Steelers heading into their matchup on Monday Night Football in Cincinnati. Kyle, Donny, Joe and Jack continue to break down the game and work in their keys to the game, x-factors and picks as the Steelers get ready to try to win to clinch the AFC North title.
Ep. 43: Steelers Reaction (Buffalo Bills)
The team reacts to the loss in Buffalo, which is the second straight loss for the Pittsburgh Steelers. This week it comes by way of a 26-15 defeat at the hands of the AFC East’s leader on the road and it’s the first loss in AFC play for the Steelers after the 11-0 start. Kyle, Donny, Joe and Jack give their overall thoughts on the game to you before diving in to takeaways and a universal turning point and player of the game. Subscribe for the latest on when Steelers Preview for the Monday tilt in Cincinnati gets posted. For now, COMON.
Ep. 42: Steelers Preview, Brendan Keany (Bills)
This week’s preview episode kicks off with the team’s fellow Waynesburg University alumnus Brendan Keany, a lifelong Buffalo sports fan who is a news reporter now in the Buffalo area. The guys and Brendan discuss the 9-3 Buffalo Bills from a myriad of angles before getting keys, an x-factor and a pick from Brendan. Then the guys have your usual preview, with a breakdown of the matchup with the Bills and 11-1 Steelers, keys to the game, x-factors and predictions. Join Kyle, Donny, Joe and Jack for it all on the COMON Network Podcast: Episode 42.
Ep. 41: Steelers Reaction (Washington FB Team)
For the first time in the history of the COMON Network Podcast, the guys react to a Steelers’ loss. Pittsburgh fell to the Washington 23-17 at Heinz Field after leading 14-0, losing after leading by 14+ points for the second time in Heinz Field history. The guys break down their thoughts on the game overall. Then they give their biggest takeaways, turning points of the game and players of the game. Tune in and subscribe for more Steelers’ content from the COMON Network Team.
Ep. 40: Steelers Preview (Washington Football Team)
Week 13 of the 2020 NFL season goes on and the Pittsburgh Steelers look to stay undefeated and clinch a playoff spot in swoop. The Steelers are 11-0 and get set to host the 4-7 Football Team on a short week after Wednesday’s win against the Ravens. It’s the penultimate regular season game at Heinz Field this season. Kyle, Donny, Joe and Jack break down the matchup, give their keys and x-factors and make their picks for this tilt between the AFC North’s leader and Washington, who is in the midst of a battle for the NFC East crown. Get set for the 5 p.m. kick with the COMON Network Podcast and subscribe so you’re among the first to hear the Reaction Tuesday morning on all of our podcast platforms.
Ep. 39: Steelers Reaction (Week 12 vs Ravens)
Kyle, Donny, Joe and Jack are back to wrap up the win against the Baltimore Ravens with some audio from Mike Tomlin’s post-game presser to kick everything off. The guys are a bit frustrated, you could say, with how the Steelers played against a depleted Ravens’ team. Hear the fire now by listening to our latest Steelers Reaction episode on the podcast platforms of the COMON Network. The guys sum up their thoughts before diving into their takeaways and then name their play of the game and turning points and player of the game.
Ep. 38: Steelers Re-Preview (Week 12 vs Ravens)
With the Steelers and Ravens pushed back to Wednesday, a lot has changed since our original preview for this game. You know why. Get ready with a mini-episode and preview here with us as the Steelers get ready to try to move to 11-0 on the 2020 season against a depleted Ravens team. Kyle, Donny, Joe and Jack give their thoughts on the situation overall and give updated picks. Listen now!
Ep. 37: Ravens COVID Situation Reaction
Happy Thanksgiving. After the game between the Steelers and Ravens was pushed back to Sunday from its scheduled slot of tonight, more has continued to come out with positive tests in the Ravens’ organization. Kyle, Donny and Jack took some time to react to the news, and discuss how this impacts the game Sunday, the NFL moving forward and the Ravens in general. For more and to be alerted if we post more reactionary content, subscribe to our podcast wherever you listen to your podcasts.
Ep. 36: Steelers Preview, Mike Bradley – Ravens Rap Show ABC 47 (Week 12 vs Ravens)
The guys get you ready for the Steelers and Ravens Thanksgiving Night game with the usual work: breakdown, keys, x-factors. Then Kyle, Donny, Jack and Joe are joined by Mike Bradley, who hosts the Ravens Rap Show on ABC 47 and, among other things, works for WGMD Radio. He helps give you a glimpse from behind enemy lines and further breakdown this contest for you. Subscribe for more Steelers content and to be notified when Steelers Reaction for the Week 12 game goes up. It’s the 10-0 Steelers and the 6-4 Ravens on Thanksgiving. Get ready with some COMON Network podcast content!
Ep. 35: Steelers Reaction (Week 11 vs Jacksonville)
Kyle, Donny, Joe and Jack are back and they will aid you in your efforts to put a bow on what was the Steelers’ 10th win of 2020 as they move to 10-0 with a 27-3 win over Jacksonville at TIAA Bank Field. The day included a big game from Diontae Johnson, four interceptions by the combination of Terrell Edmunds and Minkah Fitzpatrick and a step in the right direction for the run game. The guys talk generally about the game before diving into takeaways from it, the turning point and, for the third-straight week, a universal player of the game. Be sure to subscribe so you know when Steelers Preview goes up for the Thanksgiving contest against Baltimore.
Ep. 34: Steelers Preview (Week 11 vs Jacksonville)
Kyle, Donny, Jack and Joe get you ready for the Steelers’ Week 11 opponent as the Jaguars get set to host Pittsburgh, the NFL’s last remaining 2020 unbeaten. They break down the game generally before diving into the hot button issue of the run game for the Steelers. Then they hit the keys, the x-factors and give their picks for the matchup that could send the Steelers to a franchise-best 10-0 to start the season. Listen now and subscribe to get the latest from the COMON Network.
Ep. 33: Steelers Reaction (Week 10 vs Cincinnati)
The Pittsburgh Steelers looked great in a 36-10 win over the Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field Sunday, as the team added to the best start in franchise history at 9-0. The COMON Network Team of Donny, Kyle, Jack and Joe are back to put a bow on it for you. They give their overall thoughts before diving deeper into the breakdown of the win with takeaways, turning points and player of the game. Check it out now and subscribe so you’ll be ready for the Steelers Preview episode Friday for Steelers-Jacksonville.
Ep. 32: Steelers Preview (Week 10 vs Bengals)
Kyle, Donny, Jack and Joe break down the first matchup against the AFC North rival Cincinnati Bengals on Episode 32 of the COMON Network Podcast. As the team breaks the game down, they dive into what should happen IF Ben Roethlisberger is unable to play Sunday and how they think that impacts the game. The also go over their keys, x-factors and predictions for the contest that could see the Steelers move to 9-0 or 8-1 before another road trip, next week at Jacksonville.
Ep. 31: Steelers Reaction (Week 9 at Cowboys)
The Pittsburgh Steelers are 8-0 for the first time in franchise history thanks in large part to QB Ben Roethlisberger, a unanimous player of the game for our team, but Kyle, Donny, Joe and Jack did not come away satisfied or happy with the Steelers’ performance in Dallas, and they’ve voiced their frustrations while also giving credit where it is due. Let us know what you think on social media and be a part of the conversation by sounding off. Great teams find ways to win, and the Steelers did it Sunday. The guys react in Episode 31 of the Pod.
Ep. 30: Joey Mulinaro, Steelers Preview (Week 9 at Cowboys)
Friend of the program, Barstool Sports’ Joey Mulinaro joins the guys as they dive into the season so far for the 7-0 Pittsburgh Steelers, including Joey’s thoughts on the hypotheticals of if he could start at QB for the Cowboys or be the GM of an expansion NFC East team this year and win the division and much more, before the team of Kyle, Donny, Joe and Jack break down the Cowboys game in a bit more detail as part of your usual Steelers Preview.
Ep. 29: Steelers Reaction (Week 8 vs Ravens)
The Pittsburgh Steelers have moved to 7-0 for the first time since 1978, matching the best start in franchise history as they came back from down 17-7 to Baltimore at halftime to win 28-24 and defeat their rivals from Maryland. Kyle, Donny, Jack and Joe are here to wrap it up for you giving their thoughts on the win, takeaways, their turning point of the game and other big plays as well as players of the game. It’s just the latest in our coverage of the Pittsburgh Steelers 2020 season as we break things down for you on the COMON Network Podcast.
Ep. 28: Steelers Preview (Week 8 vs Ravens)
Kyle, Donny, Joe and Jack are back to get you set for the big AFC North matchup scheduled for 1 p.m. at M&T Bank Stadium Sunday between the NFL’s only unbeaten in the Pittsburgh Steelers and the 5-1 Baltimore Ravens. The guys break down the game before diving into keys, x-factors and their picks for the first meeting between the two teams this season. Also included in today’s episode is information regarding joining the COMON Network Team at the Washington Wild Things Black & Gold Watch Party for Steelers-Cowboys November 8. Be sure to subscribe and download.
Ep. 27: Steelers Reaction (Week 7 vs Titans)
The COMON Network team is back for our weekly Steelers Reaction episode, as Kyle, Donny, Joe and Jack break down the win in Nashville that moves the Pittsburgh Steelers to 6-0 as they are now the only undefeated team in the National Football League, in large part due to an excellent first half that saw the Steelers take a 24-7 lead to the locker room. The guys give their overall thoughts before diving into takeaways, turning points/plays of the game and players of the game. Be sure to subscribe and download so you can have all of our Steelers content at your fingertips.
Ep. 26: Jon Burton, Steelers Preview (Week 7 vs Titans)
Former Pittsburgh sports reporter Jon Burton, who is now in Nashville joins Kyle and Jack to help break down Steelers and Titans and cover things from the other side of things. Then Jack exits and Donny and Joe join Kyle to break it down COMON Network style. The guys give their thoughts overall before digging into keys to the game, x-factors and predictions.
Ep. 25: Steelers Reaction – Week 6 vs Browns
The team of Kyle, Donny, Jack and Joe is back to put a bow on the Pittsburgh Steelers statement 38-7 win over the Cleveland Browns Sunday at Heinz Field as the Steelers moved to 5-0, becoming only the second team in franchise history to head to 5-0 along with the 1978 squad. The guys break down their thoughts on the game as a whole, Baker Mayfield, the splash plays, the turning points, their takeaways and their players of the game. Be sure to listen and subscribe so you can get more great Steelers content at your fingertips.
Ep. 24: Steelers Preview – Week 6 vs Browns, Trib’s Joe Rutter
Kyle, Donny and Joe break down Week 6’s tilt between the Cleveland Browns (4-1) and the Pittsburgh Steelers (4-0) by talking about the potentially revitalized importance of the Browns-Steelers rivalry, breaking down the numbers, giving their keys, x-factors and predictions and more. Then Jack joins the fray as the team welcomes the Trib’s Joe Rutter to dive in to more on the big game at Heinz Field Sunday.
Ep. 23: Steelers Reaction – Week 5 vs Eagles
The Pittsburgh Steelers, in part thanks to a historic day from rookie WR Chase Claypool, are 4-0 for the first time since 1979. Kyle, Donny, Joe and Jack break it all down, providing their thoughts, biggest takeaways, play/turning point of the game and the consensus player of the game from the 38-29 win over Philly.
Ep. 22: Steelers Preview
Kyle, Donny, Jack and Joe are with you to prep you for the Pittsburgh Steelers (3-0) and the Philadelphia Eagles (1-2-1) in Week 5 action slated for Sunday at 1 p.m. at Heinz Field on FOX. The guys begin by discussing the COVID-19 situation with the Tennessee Titans that is ongoing including their thoughts on potential forfeits then dive into the usual preview material: keys, x-factors and predictions as the Steelers look to move to 4-0 after an unexpected bye week
Ep. 21: Pirates Season Recap, MLB Overview
Kyle, Donny, Ryan and Joe stop by on Episode 21 of the COMON Network Podcast to perform an autopsy on the 2020 season for the Pittsburgh Pirates as well as break down some big notes in baseball as a whole. The guys diagnose the season for the Bucs, talk the state of baseball to the casual fan, the Astros, the Twins’ playoff skid, Alex Kirilloff’s debut and more. Be sure to rate, review and subscribe to the pod so you can get great content at your fingertips.
Episode 20 – Steelers Reaction (Win vs HOU)
Happy Victory Monday, Steelers Nation. The COMON Network Team is here to wrap up the Week 3 win over the Texans. Kyle, Donny, Jack and Joe break down the contest for you from their general thoughts to key moments and player of the game to big takeaways. This one is succinct enough to listen to on your commute or lunch break, so be sure to listen in and use it to help you ride into Week 4 of the NFL season, as the Steelers will be looking for their first 4-0 start since 1979. COMON.
Episode 19 – Bill Hillgrove, Steelers-Texans Preview
Steelers Preview is back as Kyle, Donny and Joe join forces to help get you set for Texans at Steelers Sunday at Heinz Field. They go through their keys to the game, x-factors and predictions before Jack joins the fun when the team welcomes Bill Hillgrove, the longtime voice of the Pittsburgh Steelers, to the COMON Network Podcast. Bill helps the guys break down Sunday’s games and talks about his observations thus far in the 2020 Steelers’ season
Episode 18 – Steelers Reaction (W vs Denver)
Kyle, Donny and Jack break down the Steelers’ win Sunday against the Denver Broncos in the Heinz Field opener, 26-21. They discuss their general thoughts on the game, their biggest takeaways, player of the game and plays of the game. Check it out now to put a bow on the Steelers 2-0 start. This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Episode 17 – Steelers Preview – Week 2 with Ray Fittipaldo (Post-Gazette)
Steelers’ beat reporter for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Ray Fittipaldo joins Donny, Kyle, Joe and Jack for part of this week’s Steelers Preview episode as the COMON Network team gets you ready for Steelers versus Broncos coming Sunday at 1 p.m. at Heinz Field. Fittipaldo talks the Giants wins, injuries to James Conner and the offensive linemen of the Steelers, the Broncos and more. Then the guys preview the home opener, giving their keys to the game, x-factors and predictions. This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Episode 16 – Steelers Reaction – Week 1
Episode 16 of the COMON Network Podcast is our first Steelers Reaction Show of the season. Each week, the team will break down the Steelers game on our website at comon.network and they’ll have a more extended version for you the next day in podcast form wherever you get your podcasts. This week, Kyle, Donny, Joe and Jack go over the win for the Steelers in the Meadowlands against the Giants. They give their thoughts, their biggest takeaway, their turning point of the game and their player of the game. Be sure to subscribe, download, rate and review! As always, this episode is presented by Anchor – The Easiest Way to Make a Podcast
Episode 15 – Steelers 2020 Preview
On Episode 15 of the COMON Network Podcast, Donny, Kyle and Joe get you ready for the 2020-21 Pittsburgh Steelers season. They go over everything including Ben Roethlisberger’s return and expectations, the developing situation with the offensive line, the 53-man roster cut down and additions afterwards, Cam Heyward’s extension and what it means going forward for impending free agents and more. They also peek into the units, including the runningback room, the receivers, the defense and more. The episode concludes with a preview of the opener in the Meadowlands. As always, this episode is presented by Anchor – The Easiest Way to Make a Podcast.
Episode 14 – John Clayton, NFL Preview
Football is HERE. With the NFL season just around the corner, Donny, Kyle, Joe and Jack sit down with NFL Hall of Fame Writer and Pittsburgh native John Clayton. John discusses his rise in his acclaimed career which began in the 1970s covering the dynasty Steelers and eventually made its way to ESPN and multiple other highlights. Clayton also talks about his This Is Sportscenter Commercial, “Shouldergate,” gives his side on Bradshaw vs Roethlisberger and so much more. After the interview, the team provides their NFL predictions for the 2020-21 season including division placement in all eight division, playoff seeds and playoff forecasts. Then they give their choices for the top individual awards in the league. It’s all on Episode 14 of the COMON Network Podcast presented by Anchor, the Easiest Way to Make a Podcast
Episode 13 – Don Rebel, WPIAL Football Preview, MLB Midway Primer
Episode 13 starts with Kyle, Jack and Chace sitting down with Don Rebel, who, from a Western PA high school sports point of view needs no introduction. Don talks about how he got into covering high school sports and takes you through the Nauticom, MSA and TribLIVE HSSN days as well as helps us preview the 2020 WPIAL football season and fall sports year that is going on alongside the pandemic. Don also dives into his favorite moments and favorite players to watch in his three-plus decades in the business. After that, Kyle is joined by Joe, Donny and Ryan as the team reviews the MLB season thus far, recaps the trade deadline and talks about a lot more. Be sure to subscribe, download, rate and review! — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.
Episode 12 – Justin LaBar, State of Pro Wrestling
Episode 12 sees Kyle, Donny and Joe chat with Justin LaBar, formerly of the wrestling talk show Chair Shot Reality and current contributor to Wrestling Inc and Busted Open Radio as well as IWC Wrestling. Justin talks about how he got into wrestling and then the pro wrestling business side of things, the current state of AEW and WWE, about WWE’s big weekend, his favorite interview subjects and much more. Then the guys dive into the weekend that was in pro wrestling and give a general overview of the current state of the business. Be sure to subscribe, download, rate and review! — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Episode 11 – Pens Frustration, Tatis Jr. and the NBA Playoffs (E)
Episode 11 is without an interview but features a HOT start as Kyle, Donny, Joe and Austin vent their frustrations about the Penguins’ qualifying round loss to Montreal and break down what the offseason could look like for the Pens. After that, Kyle, Donny and Joe discuss the unwritten rules of baseball surrounding the Fernando Tatis Jr. situation and then dive a bit into the NBA Playoffs being underway. This episode was recorded Tuesday, August 18, in the midst of night two of the NBA’s first round. Be sure to subscribe, download, rate and review! — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Episode 10 – Pitt Football 2000s Draft, Dorin Dickerson, Jimmy Morrissey
Episode 10 is for everyone but especially Pitt Panthers’ fans! Kyle, Donny and Jack sat down with former Pitt All-American TE, NFL TE and current 93.7 The Fan personality Dorin Dickerson as well as current Panthers’ center Jimmy Morrissey. Plus the guys are joined by Dylan Mitchell and John Cotton, the boys from Capel Faithful on Twitter for a 2000’s Pitt Panthers Football Draft. Be sure to subscribe, download, rate and review! — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Episode 9 – NHL Playoff Preview
Hockey time! Kyle, Jack, Ryan, and Austin preview everything Hockey as the Stanley Cup Playoffs get underway on Aug. 1. The guys offer up their predictions for the round-robin and first round match ups, Stanley Cup Final pairings, and how the Pittsburgh Penguins fare in this years’ extended playoff. Buckle up… — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Episode 8 – Jeff Carpenter (Independence U PxP), Marlins’ COVID-19 Outbreak
Donny, Kyle and Joe kick off the podcast with the latest on the Marlins’ COVID-19 outbreak and discuss how that impacts the 2020 baseball season as it is still in its early stages. After that they discuss Ryan Switzer’s comments on social media on having a season like Wes Welker and Julian Edelman and the idea of Switzer being an impactful slot receiver for the Steelers this season. Finally, the three along with Jack are joined by the voice of the Independence U (Kansas) football team, Jeff Carpenter. The Pirates were featured on Netflix’s Last Chance U’s seasons 3 and 4 — This episode is sponsored by Anchor: The Easiest Way to Make a Podcast.
Episode 7 – Tim Neverett, 2000s Pirates Draft
Baseball, Baseball, Baseball! Donny, Joe, and Kyle kick off the episode with their thoughts on the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2020. Next, the three are joined by the gents of Pirates of the Allegheny (@OfTheAllegheny) on Twitter for a Pirates draft of the 2010’s. Then, Donny and Joe team up with Web page co-manager Ryan Simpson and sit down with former Pirates, current Dodgers play-by-play voice Tim Neverett to reminisce on his time in Pittsburgh. — This episode is sponsored by Anchor: The Easiest Way to Make a Podcast.
Episode 6 – Joey Mulinaro (E)
COMON. Donny, Kyle and Joe sit down with one of the most popular guys on Twitter, Barstool Sports’ Joey Mulinaro. Joey discusses his road to Barstool, being a Steelers fan and the “Big Ben Revenge Tour” movement. He also goes into his memories of great sporting events and much more. The father of COMON, Drew Brown, joins the panel for this episode as well. Drew and Joey were interns together in the summer of 2017 with Pat McAfee and Barstool Heartland — This episode is sponsored by Anchor: The Easiest Way to Make a Podcast.
Episode 5 – Travis Swaggerty
Donny, Jack, and Kyle interview Travis Swaggerty, the 2018 1st round selection of the Pittsburgh Pirates. They ask Travis about how he’s been spending his time, being drafted, favorite baseball memories, and much more. Don, Jack, and Kyle also discuss the latest in the MLB’s efforts to resume play, what’s up with Kyrie Irving and the NBA, NASCAR, and a VERY HOT Steelers take for 2020. — This episode is sponsored by Anchor: The Easiest Way to Make a Podcast.
Episode 4 – Alex Stumpf
Donny, Kyle, and Joe are joined by Alex Stumpf, Pirates beat Writer for DK Pittsburgh Sports about what is going on in the world of baseball. The guys also break down the NHL’s return, the horrible proposal to return to play in Major League Baseball, All Elite Wrestling’s latest pay-per-view “Double or Nothing,” and as always, it ends with “Stump the Smeltz.” — This episode is sponsored by Anchor: The Easiest Way to Make a Podcast.
Episode 3 – Alan Saunders
Jack, Joe, and Kyle talk to Alan Saunders of Pittsburgh Sports Now. They break down the KBO, the latest MLB proposal, and the City Game between Pitt and Duquesne. The guys also break down the NFL schedule and offer their Steelers predictions for 2020. Also: Will Iron Mike make a comeback? The guys weigh in. As always, it wraps up with Stump the Smeltz — This episode is sponsored by Anchor: The Easiest Way to Make a Podcast.
Episode 2 – Draft Reaction & Sean Meyers
Don, Joe, and Jack are joined by their friend Kyle Dawson, Waynesburg University Alumnus and 2019 Frontier League Broadcaster of the Year. The four of them react to the NFL Draft, and each of the Steelers selections. They discuss the Gronk to Tampa Bay trade, the latest golf charity event announced, and interview Sean Meyers of the Five Star Podcast of Wrestling to break down the WWE and their decision to keep on during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The boys then finish up with some baseball trivia to try and “Stump the Smeltz.” — This episode is sponsored by Anchor: The Easiest Way to Make a Podcast.
Episode 1 – NFL Draft & Daniel Valente
Our very first episode! Don, Joe, and Jack talk all things NFL Draft. How it will be different this year, some local prospects, prospects that will rise and fall, and each of our 1st round mocks. We also talk about where the Pittsburgh Steelers stand with the 49th pick, and we offer our insight on what they should do with it. Our special guest is Daniel Valente, writer from Steelers Depot. — This episode is sponsored by Anchor: The Easiest Way to Make a Podcast.
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