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December 4, 2022

The Steve Jones Show:

Podcast Archive

Wednesday 8/31/22

Hour 1 – Steve talks with Nellie Gillies, producer of the ESPN 30 for 30 series ‘The Longest Game,’ and a replay of ESPN’s Jon Crispin on the state of college sports.

Hour 2 – Purdue play-by-play voice Tim Newton says Aidan O’Connell is the most accurate quarterback at Purdue since Drew Brees from 20 years ago, and USA Today’s Neal Coolong says he doesn’t know how to fix the preseason, and neither does the NFL.

Tuesday 8/30/22

Hour 1 – Steve wonders what FOX will do with President Biden’s prime time speech the same time as Penn State-Purdue, and a 17-game NFL season is difficult for teams to stay healthy.

Hour 2 – Its Week 2 of our high school football roundtable and Steelers Radio Network’s Gerry Dulac says Mitchell Trubisky showed his No.2 overall pick qualities this preseason.

Monday 8/29/22

Hour 1 – Steve says Drew Allar is ready to the backup QB for Penn State, and Steve gives his early feel for the Purdue game.

Hour 2 – Steve says the position/depth chart winners need to prove themselves in the game, On’s Thomas Frank Carr says Drew Allar is way ahead of schedule, and Bucknell football coach Dave Cecchini says his team has come a long way and should be reflected in their play this season.

Friday 8/26/22

Hour 1 – Why Steve appreciates Friday night football, and NBC Sports Philly’s Reuben Frank thinks 12 wins for the Eagles is very possible this year.

Hour 2 – Altoona Mirror’s Neil Rudel says the Hollidaysburg Little league team put smiles on everyone’s faces during some troubling times with its run at the Little League World Series, and its our first football picks of the season.

Thursday 8/25/22

Hour 1 – Steve says the transfer portal has resulted in retrend quarterbacks, and its the first edition of our high school football roundtable.

Hour 2 – Steve says Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren hasn’t put a stop to expansion talk in the media, and a special moment with Eli Manning at Penn State football practice.

Wednesday 8/24/22

Hour 1 – Steve’s not impressed with O’Neil Cruz’s 122 MPH hit, and why Stanford and Cal aren’t a big connection to the San Francisco market.

Hour 2 – Steve has some updates on injured Purdue football, and an early look to Week 0 in college football.

Tuesday 8/23/22

Hour 1 – Replays: Pick Six Preview’s Brett Ciancia has a surprise pick for the ACC, and ESPN’s Tim Kirkjian.

Hour 2 – Replays of BTN’s Dave Revsine and former college football insider Phil Steele with his big season preview.

Monday 8/22/22

Hour 1 – Steve explains just how hard the grant of rights deals are in college football.

Hour 2 – Steve recaps the MLB weekend, and Action Network College Football Insider Brett McMurphy says Oregon’s talks with the Big Ten are the same as USC and UCLA’s talks…only we know about it now.

Friday 8/19/22

Hour 1 – Steve is not enamored with having 20 teams in the Big Ten, and author John D. Lukacs on his book about Beano Cook.

Hour 2 – Pick Six Preview’s Brett Ciancia has a surprise pick for the ACC, and its our headlines of the week with the king.

Thursday 8/18/22

Hour 1 – Steve breaks down the Big Ten TV deal, and he also says sports leagues don’t handle a situation like Deshaun Watson case well, and Centre Daily Times’ Jon Sauber thinks Penn State wins nine games this season.

Hour 2 – CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd says players can be paid without violating Title IX, and the Big Ten may not be done along with ESPN still in the mix, BTN’s Dave Revsine says Penn State is ‘right there’ with Ohio State and Michigan, and Steve says its a big day for the Big Ten.

Wednesday 8/17/22

Hour 1 – Steve is loving the way the Phillies are playing right now, and 93.7 The Fan’s Chris Mack: Pickett Did Enough to Move to 2nd Team.

Hour 2 – Legendary Phillies PA Announcer Dan Baker reflects on his 50-year career, and Steve thinks Notre Dame may stay an independent school if the College Football Playoff expands.

Tuesday 8/16/22

Hour 1 – Steve reacts to Utah Little Leaguer in a coma, and York Daily Record’s Frank Bodani says its better for Penn State to start the season unranked.

Hour 2 – USA Today’s Neal Coolong Likes Pickett’s Confidence, Vision Despite Holding the Ball Longer, and Steve has an issue with Fernando Tatis Jr’s tenure with the Padres.

Monday 8/15/22

Hour 1 – Steve meets the Hollidaysburg Little League team in Williamsport, and Scranton Times-Tribune’s Donnie Collins says ‘I’d Bet My House’ that Penn State’s Defense Forces More Turnovers this season.

Hour 2 – Eagles Radio Network Host Glen Macnow thinks rookie LB Nakobe Dean may need more development, Steelers Depot’s Alex Kozora says Mike Tomlin shared a lot of trust in Kenny Pickett vs Seattle, and Steve says there’s a few Penn State roster spot battles that will come down to the wire.

Friday 8/12/22

Hour 2- Steve talks about the new college football deals, high school football is coming, and the weekly chat with his brother, Kevin, “The King.”

Hour 1- Steve talks about Penn State’s scrimmage last night and Matt Leon says the Eagles have to “stay healthy” in pre-season.  Matt also talks about the Phillies’ winning streak.

Thursday 8/11/22

Hour 1- Steve and Brendan Quinn Talk current PGA tour ruling, antitrust violations and more tonight on the Steve Jones Show.

Hour 2- Mark Wogenrich talks ESPN’s influence on college football and Steve gives us his opinion on ESPN’s TV deal.

Wednesday 8/10/22

Hour 1- Steve is live at the Truman H. Purdy Golf Tournament at the Susquehanna Valley Country Club.  Updates on Penn State Football, start to high school football, and how they did on the golf course today.

Hour 2- More from the Purdy Golf Tournament, including an appearance by Mark Lawrence.

Tuesday 8/9/22

Hour 1- Steve talks about ESPN rejecting a 7 year, 380 million dollar deal; Reginald Walker talks new draft picks and more.

Hour 2 – Neal Coolong airs his opinion on the current Steelers offense, and Ben Jones talks on streaming sports and ESPN rejecting a 7 year, 380 million dollar deal.

Monday 8/8/22

Hour 1 – “Who knows who is good anymore?” says Steve on the movement of players today, Manny Diaz speaks on the upcoming weeks of training camp.

Hour 2 – Steve shares hilarious story on how “Chop” Robinson got his name, and James Franklin covers questions regarding the upcoming season.

Friday 8/5/22

Hour 1 – Steve has some Penn State football and men’s basketball camp insight, and Paydirt Penn State football podcast host Tom Hannifan thinks there are a few aspects to be excited about for Penn State.

Hour 2 – Steve says networks are the reason the Big Ten can’t expand to more schools, and its our ‘headlines’ of the week with the king.

Thursday 8/4/22

Hour 1 – Steve thinks the Phillies can not only make the playoffs, but catch the Mets, and former ESPN College Football Insider Phil Steele says Penn State has the potential to make noise, but still has questions.

Hour 2 – USA Today’s Neal Coolong thinks the Steelers could sneak up on the NFL this year, and a replay of PIAA’s Bob Lombardi on NIL.

Wednesday 8/3/22

Hour 1 – Steve says Vin Scully is the blueprint for broadcasting, ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian calls Scully “one of the greatest Dodgers ever”, and FOX/TNT Kenny Albert shares amazing stories of his and his dad’s encounter with legendary broadcaster.

Hour 2 – Steve Thinks NFL Will Try Only Minimal Increase for Deshaun Watson.

Tuesday 8/2/22

Hour 1 – Steve reacts to all the latest breaking news with the MLB Trade Deadline, and he just laughs at Stephen Ross and the Dolphins being fined and losing draft picks from tampering.

Hour 2 – Steve says the Phillies got better, the O’s ‘lead the league in fear,’ the Padres are ‘serious,’ and more in MLB trade deadline reaction.

Monday 8/1/22

Hour 1 – Steve says the NFL has done more with Deshaun Watson than the legal system, and Bleav Podcast Mets Network’s Joe Ceraulo likes where the team stands at this point in the season.

Hour 2 – Steve says along with his brilliant playing career, Bill Russell ‘pointed out and fought BS’ and former Houston Chronicle Texans Reporter and Radio Host John McClain says no indictment makes Deshaun Watson innocent is ‘far from the truth.’

Friday 7/29/22

Hour 1 – Former Penn Staters Bill Belton and Christian Hackenberg reunite with Steve on their days with the Nittany Lions, teaming up to coach high school football, and more.

Hour 2 – Penn State Sideline Reporter Brian Tripp recaps Big Ten Mieda Days, previews Penn State fall camp, and more.

Thursday 7/28/22

Hour 1 – Steve says the Big Ten should consider block scheduling once USC and UCLA enter the conference, and he likes the Yankees trade for Andrew Benintendi.

Hour 2 –’s Mark Wogenrich says Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren is now in a position of strength, following a shaky start in 2020, and its our ‘headlines’ of the week with the king.

Wednesday 7/27/22

Hour 1 – Steve reacts to Big Ten Media Days, and 93.7 The Fan’s Chris Mack doesn’t think we’ll see Kenny Pickett play at all this season.

Hour 2 – Steve isn’t worried about Sean Clifford’s player rights involvement distracting from preparing for the season, and NFL Insider Matt Lombardo says ‘there has to be some interest’ in playing Kenny Pickett because of the unknown, and it resets the clock on Mike Tomlin’s tenure.

Tuesday 7/26/22

Hour 1 – Steve is okay with the College Football Playoff potentially expanding to 16 teams, and USA Today’s Neal Coolong says the Steelers ‘have the raw talent.’

Hour 2 – The retired Hall of Famer Ray Diddinger remembers his 53-years as a sports writer with Steve, and Steve thinks, based on Kevin Warren’s comments today on wanting to reach a wide audience, there may be light night Big Ten football games as part of the TV deal.

Monday 7/25/22

Hour 1 – Steve says college football needs to decide whether it wants to be capitalist or socialist when it comes to the new players union, why current players don’t need medical representatives, and how big injuries are hurting across MLB.

Hour 2 –’s Nate Bauer says college football players are starting to realize the revenue of games they play are going to other institutions, not themselves, and Steve adds the question, ‘What about Title IX?’

Friday 7/22/22

Hour 1 – Steve says the current holding pattern of realignment ‘tells you a lot,’ and ESPN’s Jon Crispin says NIL and realignment was ‘inevitable’ because of money being made off of amateur athletes.

Hour 2 – Steve says the Red Sox trading Mookie Betts will be one of the biggest mistakes of the Fenway Sports Group, and its our headlines of the week with the king.

Thursday 7/21/22

Hour 1 – Steve isn’t a fan of the new Sixers Center City arena, and’s Greg Pickel has a ‘hard time believing’ there won’t be more west coast teams joining the Big Ten when USC and UCLA are ready to join.

Hour 2 – Steve reacts to Dickie V’s emotional ESPY’s speech, and former Penguins Reporter and Historian Bob Grove likes the team’s offseason so far.

Wednesday 7/20/22

Hour 1 – Steve says the ACC is ‘caught in the middle’ of the alignment shuffle in college football, and BTN’s Andy Katz says if NBC is part of the Big Ten TV deal, ‘it would make sense’ for Notre Dame to join the conference.

Hour 2 – USA Today’s Bob Nightengale says Yankees slugger Aaron Judge isn’t afraid to test free agency, and is looking for $36 million per year, like Mike Trout’s contract, and Steve is intrigued by BTN’s Andy Katz’s opinion that Notre Dame could join the Big Ten now if NBC is part of the new TV deal.

Tuesday 7/19/22

Hour 1 – Steve blasts ESPN’s broadcasts productions when asked about its Home Run Derby debacle, and praises a Williamsport Crosscutters pitcher who upped his draft stock.

Hour 2 – Steve has high expectations for one Phillies draft pick, and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/Steelers Radio Network’s Gerry Dulac says Heinz’s naming rights offer to the Steelers was ’embarrassingly, ridiculously’ low.

Monday 7/18/22

Hour 1 – Steve says the teams that are ‘have nots’ aren’t spending and that’s a problem for MLB, and PIAA Executive Director Bob Lombardi says there are other state’s adopting or looking to adopt NIL besides PA.

Hour 2 – Steve reacts to Penn State’s Matt Wood drafted by the Brewers, and Former Phillies broadcaster Chris Wheeler says more teams need to run the bases more to create more action, and he also sneaks in some Penn State football questions to Steve.

Thursday 7/14/22

Hour 1 – On this ‘Best Of,’ we look back on the 10th anniversary celebration of the show with our mystery guests – Micah Shrewsberry and Kenny Albert.

Hour 2 – ‘Best Of’ – Its more mystery guests from our 10th anniversary week, Chris Wheeler and Tim Kirkjian.

Wednesday 7/13/22

Hour 1 – In today’s ‘Best Of,’ AT&T Sportsnet Pittsburgh’s Paul Alexander and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/Steelers Radio Network’s Gerry Dulac.

Hour 2 – This ‘Best Of’ episode looks back at Penn State’s newest NFL draft picks, Jaquan Brisker and Jahan Dotson, and former Penn State women’s basketball/Montoursville/WNBA great Kelly Mazzante, now the Associate Head Coach of Bucknell Women’s Basketball and a PA Sports Hall of Famer.

Tuesday 7/12/22

Hour 1 – In today’s ‘Best Of’ The Steve Jones Show, its all Philly sports, with NBC Sports Philly Sixers Analyst Alaa Abdulnaby, and the retired Hall of Famer Ray Diddinger, previewing his play ‘Tommy and Me’ coming to Hershey this August.

Hour 2 – We continue our ‘Best Of’ Philly Sports themed show with NBC Sports Philly’s Michael Barkann, and a look back on another historic Kentucky Derby with FOX Sports Horse Racing Reporter Lafitt Pincay III.

Monday 7/11/22

Hour 1 – It’s a ‘Best of’ The Steve Jones Show all this week, with hour 1 featuring Sporting News’ Bill Bender and Fox Sports’ Tim Brando with their reactions to conference realignment in college football.

Hour 2 – It’s a ‘Best of’ The Steve Jones Show all this week, with hour 2 featuring TicketManager’s Tony Knopp and the Reading Eagle’s Rich Scarcella with their reactions to conference realignment in college football.

Friday 7/8/22

Hour 1 – Steve welcomes Bill Bender to talk more NCAA sports.

Hour 2 – Steve talks more PSU athletics and also welcomes Matt Fortuna from the Athletic. Football, wrestling, and more!

Thursday 7/7/22

Hour 1 – Steve says Pirates fans should focus on their split with the Yankees, not last night’s 16-0 loss, and KYW’s Matt Leon loves what he’s seeing from Kyle Schwarber and has big expectations for the Eagles.

Hour 2 – Arizona Republic’s Mark Fallor says Oregon really wants to ‘get the heck out of’ the PAC-12, as much uncertainty continues around the conference, and its our headlines of the week with the King.

Wednesday 7/6/22

Hour 1 – Steve says Notre Dame’s current NBC deal is less than you think, and Penn State DT Aeneas Hawkins is pretty impressed with his counterparts on the O-Line this offseason.

Hour 2 – Kyle Schwarber keeps his hot bat going, and TicketManager’s Tony Knopp says the end game for the Big Ten is have its own playoff, background on UCLA in dire straights, and much more.

Monday 7/4/22

Happy Fourth of July!

Friday 7/1/22

Hour 1 – Steve talks about the new Big 10 additions as Tim Brando joins the show.

Hour 2 – Philly Inquirer’s Dick Jerardi and Pirates voice Greg Brown.

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