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October 20, 2021

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Tuesday 10/19/21

Hour 1 – Steve wasn’t a fan of Illinois football coach Bret Bielema’s comments, and says he needs to own some responsibility too.

Monday 10/18/21
Hour 1 – Steve says SEC should take away home games if Tennessee fans act out again, and KYW’s Matt Leon isn’t sure what the Eagles think of Miles Sanders.

Hour 2 – 93.7 The Fan’s Chris Mack says Big Ben’s communication issues with receivers this season is ‘strange,’ Baseball America’s JJ Cooper says the MLB housing agreement for minor leaguers gives players more time to pursuit their dream, and Steve checks in on the status of Washington State football coach Nick Rolovich.

Friday 10/15/21
Friday’s Steve Jones Show, hour 1.

Friday’s Steve Jones Show hour 2.

Thursday 10/14/21

Hour 1 – Steve says Iowa fans ‘gestures’ to the Penn State buses before last week’s game set the tone for the day, and its our high school football round table.

Hour 2 – Steve says there’s going to be certain factors the players will not concede to owners, and its our picks with the King.

Wednesday 10/13/21
Hour 1 – Steve says Kirk Ferentz should know how to answer the Penn State injury question, and NBC Sports Philly’s Reuben Frank says Nick Sirriani has had trouble finding a rhythm in his play calling.

Hour 2 – Steve says Kirk Ferentz had time to think about an answer to the Penn State injury question, and Penguins Radio Play-By-Play Broadcaster Josh Getzoff says most of the Penguins stars are close to returning.

Tuesday 10/12/21
Hour 1 – Steve says Jon Gruden’s emails are disgusting and they speak for themselves, and Gary Bettman has had a good run as NHL commissioner lately.

Hour 2 – Steve says the NFL needs to look at ‘enabler’s from the Jon Gruden situation, and USA Today’s Neal Coolong says we’ll find out JuJu Smith-Schuster’s worth to the Steelers in the coming weeks.

Monday 10/11/21
Hour 1 – Steve dispels some assumptions from fans on Taquan Roberson’s performance,and’s Mark Wogenrich, he says Saturday’s loss is a 14-point victory if it continued on that course.

Hour 2 – Bucknell football coach Dave Cecchini says his team has been in a position where freshman have inherited starting roles instead of earning them, and Steve says the umpires got the call right in the Top of the 13th in Game 3 at Fenway Park.

Thursday 10/07/21 Hour 1 – Steve isn’t surprised to see some of the names involved in the NBA benefit scheme, and its our high school football round table.

Hour 2 – Guest:’s Ben Jones isn’t sure if Penn State is the fourth best team in the country, but Saturday will prove it; and its our picks with the king!

Wednesday 10/06/21
Hour 1 – Steve had heavy criticism for Giancarlo Stanton not running hard after his two near-homers that no one’s really talking about, and Urban Meyer’s biggest mistake was not flying back with the Jags after a tough loss.

Hour 2 – Blue-White Illustrated’s Nate Bauer says Jordan Stout is the MVP of the season, and the run defense plays a part in the secondary’s success; and more on Urban Meyer and a revealing report from NFL Network’s Michael Silver.

Tuesday 10/05/21
Hour 1 – Topics: Steve previews the Dodgers vs Cardinals game tomorrow; why the Dodgers may not pick up the win, Steve reacts to JD Martinez’s injury. and more thoughts about the Dodgers’ line-up. Steve on Amy Golaszewski returning, “you always want to work with people who can make you better.”

Hour 2 – Guests: Sweeny Murti, Yankees’ Journalist joins Steve to discuss the Yankee’s interesting season. Are the Yankees a good team or a great team? Neal Coolong from Steelers Wire is back to discuss their current line-up, Ben Roethlisber’s injuries and where do the Steelers go from here?

Monday 10/04/21
Hour 1 – Topics: Steve still doesn’t agree with the illegal formation call and he doesn’t care Penn State is behind Iowa in the AP poll. Guest: York Daily Record’s Frank Bodani, he’s confident Mike Yurcich will be prepared to work around Noah Cain’s availability issues, the defense’s growth has been much more than expected and its a unit that embraces adversity, and more.

Friday 10/01/21
Hour 1 – Topics: Steve says the word ‘revenge’ hasn’t come up once at practice this week, Steve goes through other current young NFL QBs and how good he thought they’d be during their college days, and has his eyes on some other college football games this week.

Hour 2 – Guest: Blue-White Illustrated’s Ryan Snyder, he says the white out has given Penn State a lot of momentum in recruiting already, Penn State is already attacking a lack-of-depth 2024 class very well, and more; plus its our picks with the king.

Thursday 9/30/21
Hour 1 – Topics: Steve reveals why Penn State didn’t recruit LeSean McCoy, and more on why Steve says Jalen Hurts is who he is by now. Plus, its this week’s edition of our high school football roundtable.

Hour 2 – Guests: Reading Eagle’s Rich Scarcella, he says Penn State’s offense took a step back last week vs Villanova, especially the run game, Indiana has been a tough matchup lately, and more; USA Today’s Neal Coolong, he thinks Big Ben forgot what down it was on the 4th and 10 debacle, assessment of the team at a 1-2 start, and more.

Wednesday 9/29/21
Hour 1 – Topics: Steve doesn’t understand the book on the Patriots, and Sean Clifford is a semifinalist for Campbell Award.

Hour 2 – Guests: NBC Sports Philly’s Dave Zangaro, he says Miles Sanders’ two carries is unacceptable and Eagles have to actually run the ball more, you saw some troubling things from Jalen Hurts, and more; Steelers Radio Network/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Gerry Dulac, on the US’ dominating win in the Ryder Cup, there were several issues with the 4th and 10 play call, and more.

Tuesday 9/28/21
Hour 1 – Topics: Steve is joining the party questioning why Miles Sanders only had two carries last night, Guest: Blue-White Illustrated’s Greg Pickel, he says James Franklin had a message from last week and the team’s picked up on it, John Lovett’s future role in the offense, and more.

Hour 2 – Guest: NBC Sports’ Peter King, he says don’t expect universal love for Tom Brady’s return to New England Sunday night – some reactions from fans my surprise you – and his column on his dad’s influence on his career. Topics: Steve says Tom Brady’s daily chip on his shoulder is always demanding to be coached hard, not revenge, and Steve is again not buying into the ‘revenge’ factor of the Indiana game.

Monday 9/27/21
Hour 1 – Topics: Steve says Saturday was a win with teachable moments, and Steve blames Big Ben for the 4th and 10 throw late in the game, and has growing concerns creating hostility in college football, especially toward players with NIL deals.

Hour 2 – Topics: Steve says the K’Vaughan Pope incident only reiterates we’re watching a ‘me’ era, Red Sox were robbed last night, and an update on Villanova’s Tyler Will.

Friday 9/24/21

Hour 1 – Topics: Steve lets Matt rant on the NFL’s decision to put a wild card game on a Monday night, plus high school football getting underway tonight. Guest: Scranton-Times Tribune’s Donnie Collins, he says Jahan Dotson isn’t getting enough national recognition, the Villanova matchup and more.

Thursday 9/23/21
Hour 1 – Topics: Steve again isn’t worried about more reports of James Franklin and USC, and its our high school football round table.

Hour 2 – Topics: Phillies still alive and a check on MLB races. Guest: The Hall of Famer Ray Didinger, he thinks Micah Parsons could play a big role in Monday night’s matchup with the Eagles, Jalen Hurts has it, and more.

Wednesday 9/22/21

Hour 2-  Topics:  Steve talks about local sports Fall of Fames.

Hour 1 – Topics: Steve reiterated his strong disbelieve in revenge and trap games, and another monetary gift for Northwestern football.

Tuesday 9/21/21
Hour 1 – Topics: Where the Eagles and Steelers stand after two weeks. Guest: KYW’s Matt Leon, on the Eagles frustrating loss to the 49ers, Bryce Harper’s hot streak, Ben Simmons future and more.

Hour 2 – Guest: USA Today’s Neal Coolong – he says the Steelers’ offense is in trouble and has some mind-blowing stats to prove it. Topics: More college football transfer issues, Rutgers paintball incident, and an early look at Villanova.

Monday 9/20/21

Hour 1 – Topics: Steve says Saturday night’s game lived up to the hype, and also has high praise for Jahan Dotson. Guest:’s Mark Wogenrich, he says Saturday night was Sean Clifford’s best game of his career, Saturday’s White Out exceeded his expectations, and more.

Hour 2 – Guest: Bucknell Football Coach Dave Cecchini, he says the team needs to settle on a quarterback, had high praise for running back Danny Meuser, and more. Topics: Steve says the down debacle by the refs was ‘bizzaro world’ from his viewpoint in the booth.

Friday 9/17/21
Hour 1 – Topics: The awe of the White Out, State College is buzzing already, Purdue drum saga, and Steve says Darius Slayton’s catch isn’t as bad as people are making it out to be.

Hour 2 – Topics: Steve thinks Matt is nuts to be thinking big picture in the NFC East already, and its our picks with the King, and yes, Steve will be doing other things on Game day.

Thursday 9/16/21
Hour 1 – Topics: Orioles grounds crew thrown out, some questions about Penn State-Auburn and why James Franklin won’t come out and deny USC speculation. Plus, its our high school football round table.

Hour 2 – Guests: ESPN College Game Day Host Rece Davis, with behind-the-scenes insights into the show and his preparation, and why this is game is bigger than people think for Penn State; Former Penn Stater and NFL player Devon Still, on his golf tournament he’s hosting next week at Penn State, it took a village to battle Leah’s cancer, and more.

Wednesday 9/15/21

Hour 1 – Topics:
Guest: Former Auburn/NFL QB and now broadcaster Jason Campbell, he says he doesn’t know how to evaluate the Tigers either from its first two cupcake games, Penn State is a pivotal test and communication is a concern, especially among their young receivers, and more.

Hour 2 – Guest: Eagles and Yankees Spanish Broadcaster Rickie Ricardo, detailing his experience coming to the rescue of Yankees Radio Broadcaster John Sterling, the head-scratching Yankees, Jalen Hurts start, and more. Topics: The Yankees struggles, and why Aroldis Chapman has struggled lately.

Tuesday 9/14/21
Hour 1 – Topics: Steve says James Franklin’s name mentioned as a possible USC coaching candidate is a compliment to him and the job he’s done, and where Urban Meyer stands in all this.

Hour 2 – Guests: New Penn State football Sideline Reporter Brian Tripp, he says from his view on the sideline, there’s something unique about the team and it maybe the start of something special; USA Today’s Neal Coolong, on the Steelers’ big win, TJ Watt dominated despite stamina issues from a lack of training camp, and more.

Monday 9/13/21
Hour 1 – Topics: Steve says Penn State got better from week 1 to week 2, Guest: LNP’s Mike Gross, he says the first two drives of the Ball State win standout the most, Sean Clifford still has work to do, but making progress, Jesse Luketa’s play, and more.

Hour 2 – Guest: Bucknell football coach Dave Cecchini, on the challenges of the first two weeks of the season facing lots of senior-experienced teams, returning home this Saturday, and more. Topics: Ohio State run defense hasn’t been as good as expected so far, and other college football reaction.

Friday 9/10/21
Hour 1 – Topics: Steve likes how Dak Prescott looked last night, and more light on financial trouble with Rutgers. Guest: Former Nittany Lion and now broadcaster Reginald Walker, on Penn State’s win and more.

Hour 2 – Guest: Blue-White Illustrated’s Nate Bauer, he says it was key to see Sean Clifford show maturity right away, something needs to be addressed with targeting, and more; and its our first full set of picks with the king.

Thursday 9/9/21
Hour 1 – Topics: Steve says Micah Parsons, Jamar Chase and others will set the precedent for players who opt out early. Plus, its week 3 of High School Football Roundtable.

Hour 2 – Guest: The Voice of the Steelers, Bill Hillgrove, on the passing of Tunch Ilkin, he thinks the Steelers will be much better than people think, TJ Watt is Mr. Turnover, and more. Topics: Steve has an EPIC RANT on the College Football Playoff’s schedule!

Wednesday 9/8/21
Hour 1 – Topics: Steve doesn’t believe in trap games, and the Big Ten men’s basketball schedule is revealed.

Hour 2 – Topics: Penn State football releases a cool video welcoming fans back to Beaver Stadium. Steve also didn’t agree with the Ellis Brooks targeting call, he was baffled by players’ behavior during the U.S. Open in tennis, and the impact of likely Big 12 expansion.

Tuesday 9/7/21

Hour 1 – Topics: Steve is normally even keel after one game, but the quality of opponent makes this different. Guest: Reading Eagle’s Rich Scarcella, he didn’t like the Brooks targeting call, he’s not worried about the defense playing 95 plays, and more.

Hour 2 – Guests: The Voice of the Eagles, Merrill Reese, he’s concerned about Jalen Hurts lack of preseason, saying joint practices aren’t games, he doesn’t know at all what to expect from Nick Sirrani because of his different style training camp, how he hasn’t met a new player in two years, and much more; USA Today’s Neal Coolong – he says TJ Watt would not be smart to not play because of his looming contract situation.

Monday 9/6/21

No show- Happy Labor Day!

Friday 9/3/21

Hour 1 – Replays of Steve’s interviews with the York Daily Record’s Frank Bodani, and Penn State alum and current broadcaster Reginald Walker.

Hour 2 – Guests: Altoona Mirror’s Neil Rudel – he says Penn State has a lot to prove this season, and Scranton Times-Tribune’s Donnie Collins – he says the big message in the locker room this week is start fast. Both writers also have full previews for Saturday’s game at Wisconsin.

Thursday 9/2/21
Hour 1 – Topics: Opening of college football, some Penn State football position rotations, and its our high school football round table, previewing week 2.

Hour 2 – Topics: What to look for in Penn State-Wisconsin and its our picks with the king.

Wednesday 9/1/21
Hour 1 – Topics:Vaccine issues in the NFL, more on no Penn State football depth chart, and Joe Haden not getting a new contract with the Steelers. Guest: Penn State Men’s Ice Hockey Play-By-Play man Brian Tripp, on having fans at Pegula again, some uniqueness in the schedule, and more.

Hour 2 – Topics: The latest issue with the Mets and other looks around MLB, Asante Samuel’s comments on Bill Belichick, NBA vaccine issues, and Wisconsin freshmen dismissed from team won’t affect Penn State game.

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