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March 25, 2023

Podcast Archive

Tuesday 1/31/23

Hour 1 – Steve says George Kliavkoff has saved his job, and’s Neal Coolong says the Eagles turnaround in between Super Bowl appearances ‘doesn’t happen.’

Hour 2 – Steve doesn’t get the sentiment from Eagles fans around Andy Reid, and Sean Payton gets hired by the Broncos, with DeMeco Ryans hired by the Texans.

Monday 1/30/23

Hour 1 – Steve called the Championship Sunday officiating the ‘worst since Super Bowl XL,’ and the 49ers’ game plan vs Haason Reddick made ‘no sense at all.’

Hour 2 – Steve says Lebron James ‘has the ability to suck oxygen out of the room,’ and Eagles Radio Network’s Glen Macnow sees the Super Bowl as a nail biter.
Friday 1/27/23
Hour 1 – Steve remembers the late Billy Packer, saying he knew the game without any shtick, and some personnel changes inside Penn State football.

Hour 2 – The Voice of the Eagles, Merrill Reese, says Nick Sirriani’s atmosphere has created the Eagles chemistry this year, and its our Championship Sunday picks with the king.

Thursday 1/26/23

Hour 1 – Steve says the ‘less might be more’ approach is a new trend with new college football stadiums and basketball arenas, and Centre Daily Times Jon Sauber says Penn State’s loss at Rutgers is not indicative of the program right now.

Hour 2 – Steve says Eagles fans this year are the most passionate he’s seen a fan base in a long time, and Big Ten has been losing a lot of officials lately to other conferences.

Wednesday 1/25/23

Hour 1 – Steve agrees with Micah Shrewsberry’s blunt assessment of Penn State’s loss at Rutgers, and Steve isn’t so sure Scott Rolen is a Hall of Famer.

Hour 2 – Philadelphia Inquirer’s Scott Lauber says Scott Rolen had enough offense to get in HOF, and Steve says the Mitchell Report is irrelevant to him when it comes to Hall of Fame voting.

Tuesday 1/24/23

Hour 1 – What creates a great atmosphere in college hoops, and’s Neal Coolong says the NFC Championship is the Super Bowl.

Hour 2 – Steve says Penn State men’s basketball is a team that’s entertaining to watch, and remaining Jalen Hurts critics are not watching games close enough.

Monday 1/23/23

Hour 1 – Steve says Joe Burrow is playing ‘Montana/Brady-like’ and calls the Marques Hagans hiring ‘fabulous’ for Penn State football.

Hour 2 – Steve is ‘not enamored’ with how Jalen Pickett has been officiated, and NBC Sports Philly’s Dave Zangaro says its up to the Eagles D to cash in on chances vs Brock Purdy.

Friday 1/20/23

Hour 1- Steve previews the NFL playoffs, Penn State sports and more.

Hour 2- Steve talks about scheduling issues and remembering Valley high school coach and broadcaster Dick Hort.

Thursday 1/19/23

Hour 1 – Steve wonders if the NCAA will bypass Jim Harbaugh, and Hall of Famer Ray Didinger says the optimism and pride is ‘very real’ in Philadelphia.

Hour 2 – Steve is worried about coaches in all sports handling late game situations, and its our divisional weekend picks with the king.

Wednesday 1-18-23

Hour 1 – Steve says calls the Michigan President announcing Jim Harbaugh staying ‘interesting,’ and the timing of the transfer portal for football is key.

Tuesday 1/17/22

Podcast unavailable due to technical issues – sorry for the inconvenience!

Monday 1/16/23

Hour 1 – Steve says the Giants have gone from the best to the worst matchup for the Eagles, and Steve says James Franklin knows what he wants to do with his coaching staff.

Hour 2 – Steve says Kevin Burkhardt and Greg Olson are underrated, and why the Giants are being talked up this week.

Friday 1/13/22

Hour 1 – Steve says most people don’t remember MVP or other seasonal awards, and NBC Sports Philly’s Reuben Frank says Lane Johnson is encouraged about his rehab for the Eagles’ playoff run.

Hour 2 – Steve says there haven’t been any surprises with Penn State and the transfer portal, and its our Super Wild Card Weekend picks with the king.

Thursday 1/12/23

Hour 1 – Steve says its a good time for someone to take the Big Ten Commissioner opening, and BTN’s Dave Revsine says it was ‘easy’ for Kevin Warren, a lifelong Bears fan, to take the job as the team’s President and CEO.

Hour 2 – Steve has a Penn State hoops stat similar to the 2018 Villanova National Championship team, and he also appreciate how Micah Shrewsberry took time to enjoy last night’s win over Indiana.

Wednesday 1/11/23

Hour 1 – Penn State women’s basketball coach Carolyn Kieger on her team’s early season success, and’s Neal Coolong says he doesn’t know how the Steelers finished 9-8.

Hour 2 – Where the Eagles’ postseason run stands, and previewing Penn State-Indiana.

Tuesday 1/10/23

Hour 1 – Steve didn’t even watch the second half of the National Championship game last night, but says a 12-team CFP is still fine.

Hour 2 – KDKA’s Bob Pompeani isn’t so sure the Steelers will make a change at Offensive Coordinator, and Steve says Curtis Jacobs’ success came after he changed spots at linebacker.

Monday 1/9/23

Hour 1 – Steve says Penn State needs to play better for more than 15 minutes, but the Big Ten has a big problem right now with officiating.

Hour 2 – CBS Sports’ Brad Nessler is a little nervous about Georgia’s defense tonight vs TCU, and NFL football games dominated the Top 100 in TV ratings for 2022.

Friday 1/6/22

Hour 1 – Steve says Jim Harbaugh’s commitment to Michigan ‘doesn’t make any sense,’ and a look at the Thursday Night Football ratings.

Hour 2 – 93.7 The Fan’s Chris Mack hopes the Damar Hamlin situation will change the way we react to players, and its our picks with the king.

Thursday 1/5/23

Hour 1 – Steve says the Damar Hamlin situation has to be taken day-by-day, and he’s not sure about having 90 teams in the NCAA Tourney nor adding an 8th NFL playoff team this year.

Hour 2 –’s Mark Wogenrich says Penn State will miss ‘the little things’ from Sean Clifford, and Steve praises the Bills Training Staff.

Wednesday 1/4/23

Hour 1 – Steve says Sean Clifford looked REALLY sharp leading up to the Rose Bowl, and James Franklin had the idea to wear the #34 jerseys honoring Franco Harris.

Hour 2 – Steve says Penn State’s tight locker room was key to overcoming adversity, especially after the Michigan loss, and a preview of Penn State-Michigan hoops.

Tuesday 1/3/23

Hour 1 – We celebrate Penn State’s Rose Bowl victory, along with replays of Dr. Patrick Kraft and Micah Shrewsberry.

Hour 2 – We celebrate Penn State’s Rose Bowl victory, along with replays of Cael Sanderson and Dick Jerardi.

Monday 1/2/23

No show- Happy New Year and Rose Bowl Game Day!

Friday 12/30/22

Hour 1 – Our full Rose Bowl Preview show, with replays of On3Sports’ Ivan Maisel, and Utah Play-By-Play Man Bill Reily.

Hour 2 – Our full Rose Bowl Preview Show, with replays of Jack Ham and Tony Knopp.

Thursday 12/29/22

No show due to Penn State men’s basketball vs Delaware State – WE ARE!

Wednesday 12/28/22

Hour 1 – Steve talks baseball with USA Today’s Bob Nightengale on the Winter Meetings and the upcoming changes for 2023.

Hour 2 – Joe and Jon Crispin talk college basketball start times due to TV contracts and the impact on players and fans. Reginald Walker on the new NFL TV deal with streaming services.


Tuesday 12/27/22

Hour 1 – Steve and Neal Coolong remember Franco Harris and look ahead to this Sunday night’s game against the Ravens.

Hour 2 – Steve talks with Nate Bauer, Penn State football writer for and Blue & White Illustrated, about the big week the Nittany Lions Have coming up, getting ready for the Rose Bowl game against Utah Monday night.

Monday 12/26/22

No show -Merry Christmas!

Friday 12/23/22

Steve doesn’t get the Cowboys hate from today’s generation of Eagles fans, and its our picks with the king.

Thursday 12/22/22

Hour 1 – Today’s full Steve Jones Show (with Penn State men’s basketball 4:30 p.m. tip) including Reading Eagle’s Rich Scarcella saying Penn State’s recruiting class is good but top 10 and 5 classes needed, and a replay of’s Neal Coolong on the Eagles’s success.

Wednesday 12/21/22

Hour 1 – Steve shares reactions inside Penn State football and remembers Franco Harris, Jay Paterno says Harris ‘transcended the sport,’ and one of his former Penn State teammates, Selinsgrove’s Neal Smith, says the group appreciated their coaches.

Hour 2 – Hear from James Franklin on National Signing Day, and we continue remembering Franco Harris.

Tuesday 12/20/22

Hour 1 – Steve says the Cowboys don’t really need to prepare for Gardner Minschew, and his connection to new Phoneix Suns owner Matt Ishbia.

Hour 2 –’s Neal Coolong says the Eagles were the most prepared team to handle so many close games in the NFL, and Steve says he likes the basketball national signing day schedule better than football.

Monday 12/19/22

Hour 1 – Steve says there’s always going to be officiating mistakes following a wild NFL weekend, and also has a rare positive outlook for the Cowboys matchup with the Eagles Saturday.

Hour 2 – Steve’s broadcast partner Dick Jerardi thinks this Penn State team is fully capable of making the NCAA tournament, and Steve says Gardner Minshew II doesn’t bring the same elements as Jalen Hurts.
Friday 12/16/22
Hour 1 – Steve isn’t surprised by the few opt outs for Penn State, and hear from VP for Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Patrick Kraft from Rose Bowl Media Day.

Hour 2 – Penn State Wrestling Voice Jeff Byers says Greg Kerkvliet has another boost of confidence after putting on 25 pounds this offseason, and its our NFL picks with the king.

Thursday 12/15/22

Hour 1 – Steve says the UCLA/UC Board of Regents agreement is ‘good enough’ to move forward, and Former Penn Stater Reginald Walker Jr. says student athletes need to be careful with the brands they work with in NIL, because if they do something wrong, it can affect an athlete’s image.

Hour 2 – Senior Writer Ivan Maisel says going to a 12-team playoff will solve a lot of problems, but it will create some problems that we don’t foresee, and Steve says new Big Ten west coast travel won’t be as big a deal as you think.

Wednesday 12/14/22

Hour 1 – Steve reacts to Carlos Correa’s big deal with the San Francisco Giants, and KYW’s Matt Leon doesn’t know how you stop the Eagles offense.

Hour 2 – Steve’s broadcast partner Jack Ham is impressed with Utah and says the Rose Bowl will be a tough game for Penn State, and TicketManager’s Tony Knopp says it would be ‘disingenuous’ for the UC Board of Regents to collect a tax from UCLA to move to the Big Ten.

Tuesday 12/13/22

Hour 1 – Steve continues to remember Mike Leach, and The Athletic’s Rob Biertempfel says he was ‘surprised’ Bryan Reynolds demanded a trade from the Pirates.

Hour 2 – Eagles/Yankees Spanish Broadcaster Rickie Ricardo thinks the Eagles should consider resigning Miles Sanders,’s Neal Coolong says its fair to ask if Mason Rudolph should play, and Steve on possible outcomes of tomorrow’s meeting of the UC Board of Regents on UCLA.

Monday 12/12/22

Hour 1 – Steve expected Penn State hoops to give Illinois fits, and former ESPN Radio Host and current Learfield broadcaster Mike Golic Jr. says the best team he’s seen in person this season is Michigan.

Hour 2 – Former ESPN Radio Host and current Learfield broadcaster Mike Golic Jr. says the best team he’s seen in person this season is Michigan, the voice of Utah football Bill Riley has high priase for QB Cam Rising, and should Navy have fired coach Ken Niumatalolo?

Friday 12/9/22

Hour 1 – Former Nittany Lion Adam Breneman on his new podcast, and Reginald Walker Jr says Week 1 will become the new Week 0 when new CFP begins.

Hour 2 – Penn State Wrestling Coach Cael Sanderson likes the depth of this year’s team, and its a replay of Steve’s chat with Hall of Famer Dick Vermeil.

Thursday 12/8/22

Hour 1 – Steve gives credit to Paul Whelan’s brother for his classy statement following Brittany Griner’s release, and WIP’s Jody Mac thinks the Eagles are in a good position vs the Giants this week.

Hour 2 – Steve, Matt & King with college bowl picks and NFL picks for this weekend


Wednesday 12/7/22

Hour 1 – Steve says the Yankees ‘broke even’ by resigning Aaron Judge, and Detroit Free Press’ Chris Solari says the Big Ten could turn into a war of attrition. maybe seeing a 4 or 5 loss team win the conference title.

Hour 2 – Steve thinks MLB has a problem with the same teams involved in the offseason, and Steelers Radio Network’s Gerry Dulac says no Lamar Jackson shouldn’t matter that much to the Steelers because he really hasn’t hurt them in the past.

Tuesday 12/6/22

Hour 1 – Steve thinks Aaron Judge should be upset with the Yankees about leaking out contract negotiations, and Philadelphia Inquirer’s Scott Lauber says the Phillies are ‘going for it’ to win ‘as many World Series as they can.’

Hour 2 – Steve says UCLA hasn’t been able to fill the Rose Bowl for games either, and’s Neal Coolong believes Kenny Pickett is ‘on the brink’ of a big game.

Monday 12/5/22

Hour 1 – Steve says the Phillies should’ve signed Xander Bogaerts instead of Trea Turner, and Reading Eagle’s Rich Scarcella says this was an important year to James Franklin.

Hour 2 – Promoting a Vermeil Wine event in Bellefonte, Pro Football Hall of Famer Dick Vermeil says his recent induction is ‘still overwhelming,’ and Steve says the CFP committee got it right.

Friday 12/2/22

Hour 1 – Steve says the Big Ten basketball schedule is a little jumbled up to start conference play, and Former Penn State DT Robert Windsor says he wants to use the XFL to get back in the NFL after his career was cut short due to injury.

Hour 2 – CBS Sports’ College Football Insider Dennis Dodd thinks TCU’s in the College Football Playoff win or lose this weekend, as long as it doesn’t get blown out, and its our picks with the king.

Thursday 12/1/22

Hour 1 – Why the national championship will never be played at the Rose Bowl, and Brian Tripp on the latest with men’s ice hockey and football motivated to prove they belong as one of the top teams in college football.

Hour 2 – Steve says you can cross some teams off pursuing members of the Penn State coaching staff, and Action Network College Football Insider Brett McMurphy says, ‘I think Penn State’s going to Pasadena.’

Wednesday 11/30/22

Hour 1 – Steve says Penn State basketball’s offensive draft cost them last night vs Clemson

Hour 2 – Who is John Hadl? A really good football player Steve says you should know about. Steve also updates you on todays top sports headlines.

Tuesday 11/29/22

Hour 1 – Steve says Olu Fashanu’s decision was 50/50, and Eagles Radio Network’s Glen Macnow says the 10-1 Eagles Special Teams is a big sticking point.

Hour 2 – Steve reveals his own CFP rankings for tonight,’s Ben Jones says if Penn State is given a Rose Bowl bid, ‘everybody will play,’ and’s Neal Coolong says Kenny Pickett and the Steelers’ offense responded well late in last night’s game.

Monday 11/28/22

Hour 1 –’s Mark Wogenrich says there’s ‘a very big possibility’ for a Rose Bowl appearance for Penn State, and Steve thinks that can happen too.

Hour 2 – The Big Ten hands down punishments to Michigan State from the Michigan tunnel incident, and KDKA’s Bob Pompeani says Steelers’ Offensive Coordinator Matt Canada isn’t giving his rookie QB enough leeway to do more in the offense.

Friday 11/25/22

No show- Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday 11/24/22

No show- Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday 11/23/22

Hour 1 – Steve wasn’t happy about some of the CFP rankings, calling on the committee to ‘do the job responsibly,’ and DKPittsburgh Sports’ COry Giger says Penn State football has turned into ‘one of six best teams in the country.’

Hour 2 – Detroit Free Press’ Chris Solari says Southern Columbia’s Cal Haladay has been a worker during his time at Michigan State, and has the latest on the players charged from the incident at Michigan, and its our turkey day picks with the king.

Tuesday 11/22/22

Hour 1 – Steve is taken aback by a tweet from CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd on UCLA and the Big Ten, and’s Neal Coolong says the overall product of Kenny Pickett is getting better.

Hour 2 – On3Sports’ Nate Bauer believes the Penn State football program is ‘set up for success’ moving forward, Scranton Times-Tribune’s Donnie Collins says if Kaytron Allen and Nicholas Singleton can continue to get better and run the way they do, this offense in 2 years can be one of the best in the Big Ten, maybe even one of the best in the country.and Steve can’t believe how bad the Big Ten West is.

Monday 11/21/22

No show due to Bucknell men’s basketball on WKOK.

Friday 11/18/22

Hour 1 – Steve’s en route to Rutgers, so we replay interviews of Frank Bodani and Tim Brando.

Hour 2 – Steve’s on his way to Rutgers, so we replay interviews with Chris Carlin and Neil Rudel.

Thursday 11/17/22

Hour 1 – Steve says don’t look at just the ending of today’s Penn State win over Furman.

Hour 2 – Steve doesn’t understand the Cal school system delaying its decision on UCLA to the Big Ten, and its our picks for the week with the king.

Wednesday 11/16/22

Hour 1 – Steve details Penn State men’s hoops change of plans traveling to Charleston, SC, and behind the financial troubles of PAC-12 teams.

Hour 2 – Steve talks with Neal Coolong about his new job as the breaking news editor at Sports Illustrated. In the second half hour, Steve talks with Chris Carlin, the voice of Rutgers football, about this Saturday’s game.

Tuesday 11/15/22

Hour 1 – Steve is frustrated by the Joey Porter Jr reports, and college basketball reporter Ken Pomeroy on what analytics he’ll be looking for to start the season.

Hour 2- Steve weighs whether the PAC-12 would benefit from Amazon Prime Video, and York Daily Record’s Frank Bodani says Penn St is closer to Ohio St than a few years ago.

Monday 11/14/22

Hour 1 – Steve loves how Penn State can have a run game and good defense at any point, and 94 WIP’s Jody McDonald says Miles Sanders has been an ‘unsung hero’ for the Eagles.

Hour 2 – Steve didn’t get the Jeff Saturday hire, Altoona Mirror’s Neil Rudel says there’s still been missed opportunities to give Drew Allar more playing time, and Bucknell football coach Dave Cecchini says his team is playing their most consistent football of the season.

Friday 11/11/22

Hour 1 – Steve loved Micah Shrewsberry’s use of Andrew Funk as a decoy vs Loyola (MD) and’s Alex Kozora says Najee Harris is simply trying to do too much.

Hour 2 – The voice of Maryland football Johnny Holiday says Terps coach Mike Locksley tells them on the postgame show the Terps constantly beat themselves defensively, and its our picks for the weekend with the king.

Thursday 11/10/22

Hour 1 – Steve has Saturday’s game day parking info at Beaver Stadium, and former BC coach Scott Spinelli says Penn State is recruiting similarly to Gonzaga.

Hour 2 – Steve doesn’t understand what’s so complicated for the CFP to accommodate the Rose Bowl, and former Penn Stater Reginald Walker Jr. likes Penn State’s chances of getting to the Rose Bowl or Orange Bowl.

Wednesday 11/9/22

Hour 1 – Steve LOVES this year’s Penn State men’s baseketball recruiting class, and Fox Sports’ Tim Brando, who’ll call Penn State-Maryland, says Penn State is ‘much improved,’ but ‘need to finish.’

Hour 2 – Steve says Brittney Griner doesn’t deserve to be in a Russian penal colony, and the voice of Penn State Wrestling, Jeff Byers, says there’s ‘lots of excitement’ around Penn State wrestling newcomers.

Tuesday 11/8/22

Hour 1 – Steve breaks down a big opening night for Penn State hoops and lots of news with Penn State’s offensive line, plus USA Today’s Neal Coolong says the Steelers and Mike Tomlin ‘grossly overrated’ how athletic Najee Harris was when drafting him.

Hour 2 – Steve breaks down Penn State’s season opening win, Bucknell men’s basketball coach Nathan Davis liked what he saw in the Bison’s opening win, and ESPN’s Jon Crispin says College basketball would be living beyond its means if it were to separate from college football.

Monday 11/7/22

Hour 1 – Steve says Drew Allar is complaining at all about his playing time, and LNP’s Mike Gross says Penn State’s depth ‘manifested itself’ vs Indiana.

Hour 2 – Steve says Phillies Manager Rob Thomson panicked, which is unusual, when he pulled Zach Wheeler, Philadelphia Inquirer’s Scott Lauber says that situation in Game 6 wasn’t the same as Game 1 with Wheeler, and On3Sports’ Nate Bauer says Drew Allar Needing Only Game Reps is not true.

Friday 11/4/22

Hour 1 – It’s a Best Of The Steve Jones Show, with replays of Michael Barkann and Scott Franzke.

Hour 2 – It’s a Best Of The Steve Jones Show, with replays of Chris Wheeler and Dan Baker.

Thursday 11/3/22

Hour 1 – Steve doesn’t see a carry over after the Phillies were no hit last night, and its a playoff edition of our high school football roundtable.

Hour 2 – Former Penn Stater Reginald Walker Jr says coaches need to stick with their plan even after losses, NBC Sports Philly’s Michael Barkann sets a crazy scene in Philly, and its our picks for the weekend with the king.

Wednesday 11/2/22

Hour 1 – On the quarterbacks, Steve says you owe it to the team to play who gives you the best chance to win, and Lions 24/7’s Tyler Donahue says Drew Allar’s a guy who ‘could potentially’ lead Penn State to a Big Ten title, but he’s not ready to just throw him in a game to see how he does.

Hour 2 – The voice of Indiana football, Don Fischer, would love to see Dexter Williams II start vs Penn State Saturday, calling him the most improved from last year, and Steve says don’t underestimate Astros pitcher Cristian Javier tonight vs the Phillies.

Tuesday 11/1/22

Hour 1 – Steve says the Steelers ‘fleeced’ the Bears in the Chase Claypool trade.

Hour 2 – Steve thinks James Franklin will handle the quarterback situation just fine, Aeneas Hawkins says in his Time, No One Questioned Clifford, and USA Today’s Neal Coolong says he can’t believe what the Steelers got for Chase Claypool.

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