Calder Cup Final, Memorial Cup and More
The boys also look at the Calder Cup Final. Who will win the series between the Grand Rapids Griffins and Syracuse Crunch? What happened at the Memorial Cup? How did the Windsor Spitfires win after a first round loss? How good were Dylan Strome, Alex DeBrincat, Mikhail Sergachev, Michael Dipietro, Graham Knott, and Gabriel Vilardi? How does this effect their status as prospects?
The NHL has changed some rules on the Vegas expansion draft. How will that effect things?
Bryce Harper brawl! The podcast's favorite player charged the mound, threw a helmet, and a few punches, after Hunter Strickland of the Giants beaned him with a 98 mph fastball. Why would he do such a thing? Well, it was a revenge plot three years in the making. I guess some minor grudges just never go away.
Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen are back to get your Memorial Day Weekend started off right with discussions of bat flips. Joe is a little angry thanks to a series of articles by Mike Edwards, while Greg is being an old guy who sucks the fun out of everything. They also talk about what you should do when you catch a foul ball, and how catching home run balls are different.
Derek Jeter saw his number retired and was given a rather goofy looking plaque in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium. While most baseball people took this opportunity to praise The Captain for his many accomplishments, Joe Hojnacki had to take the time to rain on that parade and point out the many defensive woes of Derek Jeter. It's the Red Sox fan coming out of him, that's for sure.
In episode eight of the Last Word on Steelers Podcast we analyze the Steelers eight draft picks in the 2017 NFL draft. We discuss the how we felt the draft went and where the newest Steelers fit on the roster. After the draft, we also examine a few of the undrafted free agents the Steelers could sign and discuss their chances of making the team. The Steelers stuck to a tried and true draft strategy that they seem to implement just about every year. They stayed in the draft position they earned in the past season and showed a bias towards players that they meant with either in Pittsburgh during a visit, at the prospect’s pro days, or had in-depth interaction with at the NFL combine. The eight players the Steelers drafted were outside linebacker T.J. Watt at 30, wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster at pick 62, cornerback Cameron Sutton at pick 94, Running back James Conner at pick 105, quarterback Joshua Dobbs at pick 135, cornerback Brian Allen with pick 173, long snapper Colin Holba at pick 213, and outside linebacker Keion Adams with their final pick at number 248. Check out www.lastwordonsports.com for exclusive content. On twitter, you can follow us at @LWOS Steelers.
In episode nine of the Last Word on Steelers Podcast we will dig deeper into the Steelers 2017 NFL draft selections. We’ll continue our film study on the latest batch of Steelers and try to see the draft through the Steelers point of view. We would love to hear Steelers Nation’s input! If you have any comments, suggestions, messages or thoughts feel free to reach out to us!
Jesse (@5280Jesse) and Keith (@5280Keith) are back with #CrossingTheLine in a jam-packed episode. The guys recap the NHL and NBA playoffs, with some MLB, PGA, and futbol news mixed in. Jesse and Keith then try to apply common sense to sports but letting everyone know what’s Not Overly Complicated. They finish up with some quick fire questions, taking some inspiration from Lance Stephenson and discussing the times they regretted trash talking.
Austin and Dante hop on the pod to discuss Toronto closing Milwaukee out, Kawhi Leonard and the best player in the league discussion and much more.
In episode seven of the Last Word on Steelers Podcast we welcome guest analyst Logan Helfrich as all three of us roll out our latest mock drafts. We discuss who we think the Steelers should draft and why. This close to the draft we are reading the tea-leaves to try to gauge the Steelers interest in these draft prospects. We consider which players have visited the Steelers, who front office personnel has had dinner meetings with, and which pro days Steelers coaches and scouts have attended when making our pick. The Steelers have had 26 of their 30 official visits that we know of. Player’s stock can still rise and fall this close to the draft so don’t be surprised if big boards are continually changing all the way up to the start of the draft. Some of the players discussed are Marlon Humphrey, Gareon Conley, Jordan Willis, Tim Williams, T.J, Watt, Desmond King, Brad Kaaya, Raekwon McMillan, Derek Rivers, Carol Phillips, Adam Shaheen, Jamaal Williams, Jeremy Sprinkle, Donnel Pumphrey, Josh Reynolds and more! Check out www.lastwordonsports.com for exclusive content. On twitter, you can follow us at @LWOS Steelers.
In episode eight of the Last Word on Steelers Podcast we will recap the Steelers 2017 NFL draft. We’ll grade and breakdown the newest batch of Steelers and how they affect the roster coming into the 2017 season. We would love to hear Steelers Nation’s input! If you have any comments, suggestions, messages or thoughts feel free to reach out to us!
There's plenty going on in the first couple weeks of baseball season and Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen are here to discuss all of it. Eric Thames is glad to be back in the States after a few stellar years in Korea. Mookie Betts had gone 129 straight plate appearances without striking out, and then we brought it up on the podcast. Umpires could be mic'd up before too long, which could help public relations on replays a bit. Before any of that, however, we have to figure out which teams are evil.
Make sure to tune into the 42nd episode of the Crowding the Plate Podcast. You might just find the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything packed inside. You never know. What you do know is that Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen are going to talk about the Toronto Blue Jays slow start is dangerous to their playoff hopes. Will they, or any of the other contenders sputtering out of the gate, be able to rebound?