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January 28, 2022

Podcast Archive

Thursday 12/30/21

Hour 1 – Guests: Cory Giger of DKSports Pittsburgh and Tony Knopp of TicketManager.

Hour 2 – Chuck Barrett, Announcer for Arkansas Razor Back Radio Network and Jack Hamm, Penn State Football.

Wednesday 12/29/21
Hour 1 – Remembering John Madden, plus a replay of Brian Tripp on the retirement of Russ Rose, and former Penn Stater and current broadcaster Reginald Walker Jr.

Hour 2 – USA Today’s Neal Coolong on what’s next for the Steelers after the blowout loss to Chiefs and Big Ben’s possible last home game in Pittsburgh, and a replay of Eagles Radio Network Host Glen Macnow.

Tuesday 12/28/21

Hour 1 – Guest: Glen Macnow, Eagle’s Radio and Steve discusses recent news with Penn State Basketball and more.

Hour 2 – Steve discusses the NFL and ESPN mandate for their workers to have their COVID booster shots by Jan 24th to cover games. Steve also gives his thoughts on games that have been cancelled due to COVID outbreaks.

Monday 12/27/21

Hour 1 – Steve says reasons for bowl cancellations need to be reported better, and Steve reacts to the latest in the NFL playoff races.

Hour 2 – Steve details Penn State and Arkansas’ plans for this week’s Outback Bowl, and a update on Penn State men’s basketball’s COVID situation.

Friday 12/24/21

No show -Merry Christmas!

Thursday 12/23/21

Hour 1 – Guests: Brian Tripp, Penn State Ice Hockey Announcer and Reginald Walker, former Penn Stater and Broadcaster, discuss Russ Rose’s retirement.

Hour 2 – Guests: Donnie Collins, Scranton Times-Tribune and what to watch with The King!

Wednesday 12/22/21

Hour 1 – Steve talks Sports Science with Penn State’s Josh Nelson, Assistant AD for Applied Health and Performance Science and takes your calls on any topic! Listen to the podcast and send an email to stevejones@wkok.com if you’d like to ask a question or message the show on Facebook.

Hour 2 – Taking calls and questions on anything and everything. You can email questions to stevejones@wkok.com or on Facebook when listening to the podcast.

Tuesday 12/21/21

Hour 1 -Steve was ok with the NFL postponing Week 15 games, and On3Sports’ Nate Bauer says the college academic calendar makes changing the early signing period complicated.

Hour 2 – USA Today’s Neal Coolong says the NFL’s latest changes to COVID protocols ‘make no sense at all,’ and Steve says this is the first time in a while there’s been a question if games will be played as scheduled because of the current COVID situation.
Monday 12/20/21
Hour 1- Steve talks about the Penn State Football roster and their schedule for the Outback Bowl.
Hour 2- Steve talks about analytics and how they affect pro football.
Friday 12/17/21
 
Hour 1 – Replays of NBC Sports Philly’s Dave Zangaro and On3Sports’ Nate Bauer.

Hour 2 – Replays of On3Sports’ Ryan Snyder and USA Today’s Neal Coolong on the Steelers.

Thursday 12/16/21

Hour 1 -Steve says he has no time for someone like Urban Meyer, and Reginald Walker Jr is a little concerned about Penn State’s QB room after 2022.

Hour 2 – It’s our bowl picks with the king!

Wednesday 12/15/21

Hour 1 -Steve shares an emotional moment when Donald Driver’s son, Cristian, signed with Penn State and a full review of the Class of 2022.

Hour 2 – Steve says Stephen Curry is the most entertaining player ever in the NBA, Sporting News’ Bill Bender says its a maybe for the recruiting date to change, and hear from James Franklin’s signing day press conference.

Tuesday 12/14/21

Hour 1 -Steve says the NFC playoff picture is ’embarrassing’ and USA Today’s Neal Coolong has no faith in the Titans as they take on the Steelers this week.

Hour 2 – On3Sports.com’s Ryan Snyder says you can’t argue this isn’t the second best recruiting class under James Franklin and York Daily Record’s Frank Bodani says the Manny Diaz hire is something schools like Alabama and Ohio State would do, and Steve says Jimmy Garoppolo is under appreciated.

Monday 12/13/21

Hour 1 -Steve says Manny Diaz’s name was brought up a lot behind the scenes as a Brent Pry replacement, including from Pry himself, and the last 10 days have set up a bright future for Penn State football.

Hour 2 – NBC Sports Philly’s Dave Zangaro is starting to wonder if the Eagles can rely on Miles Sanders, On3Sports.com’s Nate Bauer says Sean Clifford’s return for a sixth season has so many benefits and didn’t really understand some of the negative fan reaction, and Steve says you have to be ‘that good’ to have a rookie season like Micah Parsons is having.

Friday 12/10/21

Hour 1 – Replays of Philly Inquirer Flyers Beat Writer Sam Carchidi and 24/7 Sports/FightOnState’s Mark Brennan.

Hour 2 – Replays of TicketManager’s Tony Knopp on the current business of sports, and SI.com’s Mark Wogenrich.

Thursday 12/9/21

Hour 1 -Steve says Mark Emmert ‘needs to go away,’ and the Detroit Free Press’ Chris Solari previews Michigan State and Penn State hoops.

Hour 2 – Scranton Times-Tribune’s Donnie Collins says he’s surprised Anthony Poindexter stayed at Penn State, but its vital for the team, plus its our picks with the king.

Wednesday 12/8/21

Hour 1 – Steve gives a brief Penn State football transfer portal update, and replays of KYW’s Matt Leon and Steelers Radio Network’s Gerry Dulac.

Hour 2 – On3Sports’ Mark Brennan says the James Franklin Coaching Tree ‘Mind Blowing,’ Penn State Women’s basketball coach Carolyn Kieger joins Steve, and Steve says Anthony Poindexter is staying.

Tuesday 12/7/21

Hour 1 -Steve says the Patriots all-run game plan worked perfectly playing in the lead and the Bills offensive game plan didn’t make sense, and Philly Inquirer’s Sam Carchidi says Flyers fans want the team to fully rebuild and the team should embrace it.

Hour 2 – Ticket Manager’s Tony Knapp says Olympic sponsors will quietly distance themselves from the Beijing Games, and USA Today’s Neal Coolong credits TJ Watt’s play in each of the Steelers’ six wins, including Sunday.

Monday 12/6/21

Hour 1 – Steve says Penn State won’t start prepping for Arkansas right away, and SI.com’s Mark Wogenrich says there were several factors that went in Penn State’s favor to land the Outback Bowl bid.

Hour 2 – Steve says the only key to beating Alabama is scoring 40 or more points, and Steelers Radio Network’s Gerry Dulac says Adam Schefter’s Big Ben report was a stretch, but its unlikely Big Ben returns next year.

Friday 12/3/21

Hour 1 -Steve is surprised the Bucs didn’t cut Antonio Brown after lying about vaccine status, and Scranton Times-Tribune’s Donnie Collins says the Las Vegas Bowl is the likely favorite for Penn State.

Hour 2 – Our picks with the king -including a story about Steve PA announcing, and Former Penn Stater and broadcaster Reginald Walker Jr. gave some ideas for possible replacements for Brent Pry.

Thursday 12/2/21

Hour 1 -Steve says both sides of the MLB lockout are ‘tone deaf,’ and The Washington Post’s Chelsea Janes on the ramifications of it.

Hour 2 – NBC Sports Philly’s Reuben Frank says there’s value to sitting Jalen Reagor for a week, SEC on CBS’ Brad Nessler says there’s more pressure for Alabama this week in the SEC Championship game, and Steve appreciate’s Brent Pry’s Penn State shout outs during his introductory press conference.

Wednesday 12/1/21

Hour 2 – Penn State Football Sideline Reporter Brian Tripp says there were ‘recognizable’ amount of snowballs thrown at Penn State’s bench during the Michigan State game, and Steve agrees with a caller on inequities within the PIAA.

Hour 1 -Steve reiterates a time Brian Kelly kept practicing after the death of a team videographer, and State College High School football coach Matt Lintal joins Steve, as the team gears up for its PIAA semi-final against Mount Lebanon.

Tuesday 11/30/21

Hour 1 -Steve on what’s next after Brent Pry leaves for Virginia Tech, and CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd says the hypocrisy in the coaching profession is ‘stunning.’

Hour 2 – KYW’s Matt Leon says the Eagles have suffered many setbacks after Sunday’s loss at the Giants, USA Today’s Neal Coolong thinks there’s no way Big Ben signed and took a pay cut to be benched this season, and Steve says Notre Dame definitely should be left out of the College Football Playoff now.

Monday 11/29/21

Hour 1 – Steve was very surprised about Lincoln Riley to USC, and Reading Eagle’s Rich Scarcella says don’t be surprised to see James Franklin make a change on the offensive coaching staff.

Hour 2 – Steve agrees with caller Notre Dame shouldn’t be in the CFP, and why Jimbo Fisher hasn’t been much better than his predecessor at Texas A&M.

Friday 11/26/21

Hour 1 – Detroit Free Press’ Chris Solari says the Mel Tucker extension has everything to do with the Michigan State ‘powers that be’ still connected to Nick Saban, plus a replay of Donnie Collins, Scranton Times-Tribune.

Steve’s football and broadcast partners join him in a monster hour 2 – Jack Ham says he expected to see more from the tight ends earlier this season, and Dick Jerardi thinks Jalen Pickett is starting to play to his standard.

Thursday 11/25/21

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday 11/24/21

Hour 1 -Steve says Hines Ward will have to wait to get into Hall of Fame, and On3Sports/Blue-White Illustrated’s Nate Bauer says there’s ‘work to do’ improving the Penn State football program to help James Franklin.

Hour 2 – ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg says he heard James Franklin’s contract extension was in the works the last few weeks and rebuilding at USC or LSU wasn’t appealing to him, and its our picks with the king.

Tuesday 11/23/21

Hour 1 – Recapping the Steelers Sunday Night Football loss with Neil Coolong, USA Today’s Steelers Wire.

Hour 2 – The details of James Franklin’s new 10-year contract and Mark Wogenrich, Sports Illustrated, Penn State and James Franklin’s future together.

Monday 11/22/21

Hour 1 – Steve recaps the PSU/Rutgers game and talks with Cory Geiger of DK Sports, Pittsburgh.

Hour 2- More on the game with Donnie Collins of the Scranton Times-Tribune.

Friday 11/19/21

Hour 1 – Steve questions what college football is doing with scheduling, especially the big rivalries.

Hour 2 – The king is back with this week’s picks and lots more shenanigans.

Thursday 11/18/21

Hour 1 – Steve drops a very interesting hint about James Franklin, and former Rutgers QB Mike McMahon joins the show.

Hour 2 – Blue-White Illustrated’s Thomas J Frank Carr says Sean Clifford should go to the NFL after this year, Steve does find the Mel Tucker contract interesting in general, and NBC Sports Philly’s Michael Barkann had a good feeling about Jalen Hurts from the beginning.

Wednesday 11/17/21

Hour 1 – Steve says talks between Penn State and Sean Clifford have started on his future, and 93.7 The Fan’s Chris Mack says the pending sale of the Penguins is a good thing.

Hour 2 – Ross Tucker doesn’t understand why Cincinnati continues to be outside the College Football Playoff, Steve is surprised Steve Sarkisian may be fired at Texas, and Penn State Men’s Soccer Coach Jeff Cook joins the show.

Tuesday 11/16/21

Hour 1 – Steve says watch for December as a key time for current college football coaching openings to be filled, and The Athletic’s Rob Biertempfel says there’s still plenty of animosity between the MLB and its players.

Hour 2 – Former Penn Stater Matt McGloin says its frustrating to see Sean Clifford ‘not himself,’ and USA Today’s Neal Coolong doesn’t think Big Ben will play this Sunday either.
Monday 11/15/21
 
Hour 1 – Steve says fundamentals killed Penn State in the Michigan loss, and Bucknell football coach Dave Cecchini on what his senior class means in a tough season.

Hour 2 – Steelers Radio Network’s Gerry Dulac says TJ Watt won’t need surgery and Big Ben hopes to return this week from COVID, Reading Eagle’s Rich Scarcella says Penn State lacked ‘precision’ from the top down vs. Michigan, and Steve says Odell Beckham Jr hasn’t been a big time player for years now.

Friday 11/12/21

Hour 1 – Guests: Scott Walker, GM of the State College Spikes Baseball team and Brian Tripps, Penn State Ice Hockey Play-by-Play commentator.

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Thursday 11/11/21
Hour 1 – Steve says super seniors returning from the pandemic have caused closer games between power schools and opponents, and its our high school football round table previewing the District 2 Class 4A Championship Game between Selinsgrove and Jersey Shore.

Hour 2 – Steve details the latest in CFP expansion talks as 12 teams are now being discussed, and its our picks with the king.

Wednesday 11/10/21
Hour 1 – Steve questions why FCS and Divisions II and III can have 24-team playoffs, but CFP only has four, and the CFP committee is highly hypocritical when it says it cares about the academic schedule.
Hour 2 – On3Sports/Blue-White Illustrated’s Nate Bauer says temper your expectations for Penn State men’s basketball, NBC Sports Philly’s John Clark says the Sixers are sending a message to Ben Simmons – ‘We Don’t Need You,’ and Steve says Odell Beckham Jr doesn’t add anything to any team anymore.
Tuesday 11/9/21
Hour 1 – Steve says Tony Corrente should know better after last night’s taunting call, and why Cincy still won’t get in the CFP this week despite everyone struggling with opponents they should beat.
Hour 2 – USA Today’s Neal Coolong says taunting was the right call on Cassius Marsh and his postgame comments were out of line, and Steve says he didn’t expect the amount of dead money paid to fired coaches this year in college football.
Monday 11/8/21
Hour 1 – Steve says no can stop Jahan Dotson because he’s that good, and KYW Newsradio’s Matt Leon can definitely see Eagles Defensive Coordinator Jonathan Gannon not returning next season.
Hour 2 – Steve says the Eagles D has more personnel issues than coaching, Bucknell football coach Dave Cecchini says there’s ‘no next man up’ anymore for the team, and On3Sports/Blue-White Illustrated’s Greg Pickel says Daequan Hardy has been an unsung hero for Penn State’s red zone defense.
Friday 11/5/21
 
Hour 1: Replays – DKSports Pittsburgh’s Cory Giger agrees with Ohio State’s Steele Chambers targeting ejection, and Blue-White Illustrated’s Nate Bauer says Penn State’s November success depends on its offense.

Hour 2: Replays – On3Sports/Blue-White Illustrated’s Ryan Snyder says Penn State should want James Franklin here for a long time because of recruiting and the soon-to-be CFP expansion, and USA Today’s Neal Coolong says the Steelers ‘have a pretty good shot at things’ if they can take care of business against the Bears and Lions.

Thursday 11/4/21
Hour 1 – Steve wants to see the CFP go to 12 right away, and its our high school football round table.

Wednesday 11/3/21

Hour 1 – Steve is okay with Cincinnati out of the CFP, but has a problem with Alabama in it, and Scranton Times-Tribune’s Donnie Collins says its still been a good season for Penn State.

Hour 2 – ESPN Senior College Football Writer Heather Dinich was mildly surprised Cincy was left out of the top four, and Steve says there’s a bigger reason why the College Football Playoff needs to be expanded to 12 teams.

Tuesday 11/2/21
Hour 1 – Steve doesn’t understand OBJ’s Dad’s post, and USA Today’s Neal Coolong says the Steelers ‘have a pretty good shot at things’ if they can take care of business against the Bears and Lions.

Hour 2 – On3Sports/Blue-White Illustrated’s Ryan Snyder says Penn State should want James Franklin here for a long time because of recruiting and the soon-to-be CFP expansion, and Steve doesn’t understand the managing of pitchers in the MLB postseason.

Monday 11/1/21
Hour 1 – Steve details a nightmare ride home for Penn State after the Ohio State loss, and Blue-White Illustrated’s Nate Bauer says Penn State’s November success depends on its offense.

Hour 2 – DKSports Pittsburgh’s Cory Giger agrees with Ohio State’s Steele Chambers targeting ejection, and Steve is incense with the current six-day window for deciding kickoff times in college football.

Friday 10/29/21

Hour 1 – SI.com’s Mark Wogenrich wonders what it would’ve looked like with a different quarterback, and USA Today’s Neal Coolong says Carson Palmer should’ve ‘read the room’ before answering the USC coaching search question.

Hour 2 – BTN’s Dave Revsine says the new OT format is ‘not football’ and doesn’t think the NCAA accomplished what they wanted with the format, and Reginald Walker wants to see more creativity from the Penn State running game.

Thursday 10/28/21
Hour 1 – Steve breaks down the Penn State wrestling schedule, and its the regular season finale of our high school football round table.

Wednesday 10/27/21

Hour 1 – Steve says don’t worry about Sean Clifford, and USA Today’s Bob Nightengale says MLB and its players can’t afford a work stoppage.

Hour 2 – Eagles Radio’s Glen Macnow says winning is ‘close to impossible’ for the Eagles right now, Washington Post Baseball Writer Chelsea Janes says its a ‘scary time’ for MLB, and the Cleveland Indians facing lawsuit over new Guardians name.

Tuesday 10/26/21
Hour 1 – Steve says James Franklin’s actions are still speaking louder than words like Mike Tomlin’s in the midst of more questions about his future.

Hour 2 – USA Today’s Neal Coolong says Carson Palmer should’ve ‘read the room’ before answering the USC coaching search question, and Steve also is not crazy about the new OT format for college football.

Monday 10/25/21
Hour 1 – Steve doesn’t really know what to say after Saturday’s historic loss, and SI.com’s Mark Wogenrich wonders what it would’ve looked like with a different quarterback.

Hour 2 – BTN’s Dave Revsine says the new OT format is ‘not football’ and doesn’t think the NCAA accomplished what they wanted with the format, and Steve still isn’t buying the latest James Franklin rumors – this time from Carson Palmer on The Dan Patrick Show.

Friday 10/22/21
Hour 1 – Steve is not crazy about Cincinnati being No. 2 in the poll, and Steve thinks Christmas might be a good time for a Ben Simmons trade.

Thursday 10/21/21
Hour 1 – Steve has had it with how long games are taking, especially with replay, and its our high school football round table.

Hour 2 – Penn State Football Sideline Reporter/Hockey Play-By-Play Broadcaster Brian Tripp is looking to see how Penn State responds after the bye week and has an update on hockey, NBC Sports Philly Flyers Broadcaster Jim Jackson likes what he’s seeing from the Flyers ‘FAB’ line, and Steve wonders if there’s something else going on with Ben Simmons mentally.

Wednesday 10/20/21
Hour 1 – Steve isn’t worried about the Penn State QB situation with or without Sean Clifford, and new Sixers TV Announcer Kate Scott opens up about her path to the job, the Sixers and still focused despite the Ben Simmons saga, and more.

Hour 2 – York Daily Record’s Frank Bodani says the Penn State running game suddenly has a lot of question marks, but its crucial for it to get right now, and Steve says James Franklin’s name is one that sticks with big school coaching vacancies.

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.

Hour 2 – USA Today’s Neal Coolong says TJ Watt is still not having a great season overall, and Steve is annoyed by networks over saturating replays and camera angles on big name NFL players during games.

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.

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 SI.com’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: StateCollege.com’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.

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