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March 2, 2015 - Mike Colligan joins us for an in-depth discussion of the Pens' trade deadline, Jim Rutherford's philosophy, the state of the NHL, and the biggest threats in the Eastern Conference. A little something for everyone.
May 5, 2014 - Fans endure Game 3; Pens win, 2-0. Another great game from Fleury.
May 4, 2014 - Maybe the Pens' most complete performance of the playoffs. Series ties at 1-1.
May 2, 2014 - Pens drop Game One to Rangers in OT, 3-2
April 28, 2014 - It got a little too close for comfort at the end, but the Pens held on. We look back on the CBJ series and look ahead to the Flyers or Rangers.
April 23, 2014 - Pens lose Game 4. The Pens were outplayed for the final 40 minutes, but just when it looked like they might escape ... Fleury happened. We discuss it all on the GTOG Podcast.
April 21, 2014 - Pens win Game 3. Big team effort for the Pens tonight to pull out the W when things looked very perilous. It's the GTOG Podcast
April 16, 2014 - Pens win Game 1, 4-3. This was a big win. We discuss.
April 15, 2014 - Pens vs. Blue Jackets playoff preview.
March 25, 2014 - The Pens lost to the Coyotes and, all things considered, this is a pessimistic time for a team that's still comfortably in first place. It's the GTOG Podcast.
March 5, 2014 - We dissect the Pens at the trade deadline. Did Shero do enough? Or just the right amount? Plus DJ Apt One, the Philly-based DJ born and raised in Pittsburgh, joins us halfway through to talk about being a Pens fan in Philly, the Pens-Flyers rivalry, and his thoughts on the deadline. It's the GTOG Podcast, remixed.
March 3, 2014 - Mike Colligan from The Hockey Writers (@MikeColligan) joins us to discuss the state of the Pens at the deadline, including rumors that the Pens are very interested in bringing in Ryan Kesler. We discuss whether that deal makes sense, the value (or lack thereof) of Brandon Sutter, whether there's any chance of a big shakeup, why Taylor Pyatt is on the Penguins, whether Sidney Crosby is a good leader, and so much more. Everything you need to know heading into trade deadline day. It's the GTOG Podcast.
February 23, 2014 - We touch on Team USA's failures, Team Canada's dominance, and what it all means for the rest of the Pens' season.
February 6, 2014 -- Adam Gretz from SB Nation (@AGretz) joins us to talk Pens. We discuss the bottom 6 vs. top 6, how the Pens can upgrade at the deadline, what's going on with Orpik and Scuderi, and whether the Pens are the favorites in the East. And we even save time at the end to talk about the Capitals. It's the GTOG Podcast.
December 29, 2013 - The Steelers were officially eliminated from the playoffs in a painful and awkward way while the Pens reached the season's half way point with a win over Columbus and a huge lead in the division. A little Sunday night chat about it all. It's the GTOG Podcast.
December 18, 2013 - Big night on the scoresheet for Brandon Sutter. We discuss that and much more. It's the GTOG Podcast.
December 3, 2013 - Talking the Pens' big OT win over the Isles and the Mike Tomlin incident. It's the GTOG Podcast.
November 13, 2013 - We discuss the positives from the Pens loss to the Flyers, and Artistry baits Finesse into a rant about Brandon Sutter. Then we talk about the Steelers for a few minutes. It's the GTOG Podcast.
October 27, 2013 - We discuss the Pens' 3-game losing streak, what to expect from Kris Letang, more reasons Brandon Sutter isn't good, and the Islanders trading for Tomas Vanek. We also discuss the Steelers' loss in Oakland and whether there is anything redeemable about this team.
October 13, 2013 - We discuss the Steelers win over the lowly Jets, plus the Pens' road trip to Florida.
October 2, 2013 - In the middle of Buctober, the Pens decide to start their season, so we preview it all. We start with about 20 minutes of Pirates, then break down the upcoming Pens season. What will happen with Fleury? Is the season too long? Can anything happen during the regular season that will change your expectation for the playoffs? All that, and so much more. It's the GTOG Podcast.
September 12, 2013 - We mourn the end of the Steelers' season and react to the Pens' intra-squad scrimmage. Some unreal segues in here
September 2, 2013 - It's our annual Steelers preview, where we go through the schedule game-by-game, and then people tell us we're being too negative. But this year, we get so into it, that we actually run out of tape. It's the GTOG Podcast.
August 14, 2013 - We talk the insanity of the Pirates being good, the fake Pens season, Crosby at the DMV, whether the Steelers have any good players, Ken and Ben Roethlisberger, how many followers we have on Spreaker, and whether RG3 is annoying. Plus so much more. It's GTOG Radio.
July 10, 2013 - Mike Colligan of The Hockey Writers. Mike Colligan of The Hockey Writers joins the podcast for an in-depth discussion of the Pens' offseason. We touch on everything -- the Boston series, Rob Scuderi, Matt D'Agostini, Dan Bylsma, Letang/Kunitz/Dupuis/Adams signings, Fleury, and what moves are still left to make. Plus so much else. We even debate whether Rob Scuderi got burned by Ovechkin four years ago. It's a can't miss GTOG Podcast.
June 12, 2013 - Now that Ray Shero has spoken and the Pens have signed Dan Bylsma to a 2-year contract extension, the change that's coming to this team is in personnel only. On GTOG's official season wrap-up podcast, we talk about Shero's press conference, his support of Bylsma and Fleury, what the Pens should and will do this summer with Malkin and Letang, and all the other choices -- some easy, some hard -- that the team will have to make this offseason. It's the GTOG Podcast.
June 7, 2013 - Pens-Bruins Game 4 Recap: Pens lose, 1-0. Pens could have played all weekend. Still wouldn't have scored. We talk about Game 4, Bylsma's future, the Bruins' defense, late-payment forgiveness, and so much more. It's the GTOG Podcast.
June 5, 2013 - Pens-Bruins Game 3 Recap: Pens lose, 2-1. Pens fall 2-1 in double OT. A heartbreaker. Pushed to the brink of elimination.
June 3, 2013 - Pens-Bruins Game 2 Recap: Pens crushed, 6-1. Well that was terrible. The Pens were completely dominated by a terrific game from Boston and then compounded it with an all-time stink-bomb. We chronicle it all, LIVE on the GTOG Podcast, after the final whistle.
June 1, 2013 - Pens-Bruins Game 1 Recap: Pens lose, 3-0. We aren't going to tell you that everything is OK, but we will tell you that it's far from the end of the world. We're covering everything about Game 1, including Cooke's 5-minute major, Tukka Rask, Tomas Vokoun, and all the emotions we're feeling. It's the GTOG Podcast.
May 29, 2013 - It's our Pens-Bruins Eastern Conference Finals preview podcast. How does the long delay affect the series? Which Bruin do you fear the most? What's the deal with the Tortorella firing? All that, our predictions, and so much more. It's the GTOG Podcast.
May 22, 2013 - Pens-Sens Game 4 Recap: Can any other team in the NHL do what the Pens did tonight -- get stymied by a "hot" goalie for a period, then run him out of the building in a third period so dominant it bordered on embarrassing?
May 19, 2013 - Pens-Sens Game 3 Recap: Just a ridiculous game to lose on every level. Experience it all over again with the GTOG Podcast.
May 17, 2013 - Pens-Sens Game 2 Recap: Pens Win, 4-3. Harder than it needed to be, but a huge win in Game 2. Sidney Crosby owned their whole team.
May 14, 2013 - Pens-Sens Game 1 Recap: Recapping the Pens 4-1 win over Ottawa. How dangerous is the powerplay? What's up with James Neal? Did Ottawa show anything that should scare the Pens? We muster up some emotion about the Pens workmanlike victory. It's the GTOG Podcast.
May 11, 2013 - Pens-Isles Game 6 Recap: Brooks Orpik has totally and completely redeemed himself for shooting the worst shot of all time at Sid's face. What a win. The Pens may not have deserved to win this game, but who the F cares. Bye, New York. And hello Ottawa. It's the GTOG Podcast.
May 9, 2013 - Pens-Isles Game 5 Recap: Huge win. Vokoun settled everything down. Tyler Kennedy ramped everyone up. And Sid put the icing on the cake. It's the GTOG Podcast.
May 7, 2013 - Pens-Isles Game 4 Recap: Pens lose, 6-4. How much is on Fleury? How much is on Bylsma? How much is on Malkin? Is there enough blame to go around? Is it possible that every player is more than 100% responsible for this loss? It's an emotional time to be a Pens fan. Experience it with the GTOG Podcast, recorded live in the wake of the Pens' terrible loss.
May 5, 2013 - Pens-Isles Game 3 Recap. Overall, a discouraging performance. BUT WHAT A WIN. We recap the Pens 5-4 overtime win in Game 3. Should we be anything but discouraged? Is this the worst we've ever felt after a win? Spoiler alert: No and Yes. It's the GTOG Podcast.
May 3, 2013 - Pens-Isles Game 2 Recap: Dissecting the Pens 4-3 loss to the Islanders. How bad was Fleury? How rusty was Sid? What's the outlook going forward? Did Brandon Sutter even participate? Is he still on the team? Who is Brandon Sutter? All that and more. It's emotional. It's the GTOG Podcast.
May 1, 2013 - Pens-Isles Game 1 Recap: Pens Erode the Islanders, 5-0. Recapping Game 1 of Pens-Islanders. How dominant was this performance? Was it too easy? What should we be worried about? Did Matt Moulson even play? All that and more on the GTOG Podcast.
April 30, 2013 - A big Isles fan named Eric joins the podcast to discuss the Pens-Isles series, how the Isles can win the series, the lingering impact of the brawl, and our predictions. A very entertaining appearance. It's the GTOG podcast.
April 17, 2013 - In our first ever live podcast, we discuss the Pens big win over the Canadiens, Brenden Morrow, Brandon Sutter, Crankshaft, and the best/worst opponents in the first round. We also discuss CNN's reporting on the Boston Marathon bombings and what our expectations should be from the media.
April 11, 2013 - Sean Gentille of The Sporting News (follow him on Twitter) joins us to talk all things Penguins. We talk about the 6-3 win over Tampa, Juicy Jokinen vs. Brandon Sutter, Malkin and Letang's next contracts, the best and worst match-ups for the Pens in the first round, Douglas Murray bopping people on the head, the problem with NBC broadcasts, what went wrong in Philly, what's going right in Washington, and so much more. It's the GTOG Podcast.
April 4, 2013 - There's only one word to describe this podcast with NFL Network luminary and Pittsburgh native Dave Dameshek: epic. This is the definitive podcast about the Pittsburgh Penguins. We talk about this year's Cup chances, the triumphs of 1991 and 1992, the heartbreak of 1993, a night with the Cup in Shadyside, Mario's best goals, apologizing to The Bachelor, and the night Dameshek almost threw down with Wayne Gretzky. True story.
March 28, 2013 - Neil Greenberg of the Washington Post and ESPN Insider joins us to discuss what the advanced stats are saying about the Penguins' acquisition of Brenden Morrow, Douglas Murray, and Jarome Iginla. Are the Pens the favorite? If not, who is? We also talk about the pros and cons of advanced stats, whether it's teaching us anything we don't already know, and what the stats are telling us are the best (and worst) of the playoff teams. Whether you know a lot about advanced stats or know nothing at all, you will learn a lot.
March 28, 2013 - Incredibly exciting times as the Pens add Jarome Iginla from Calgary. Here's your emotional lunch-break podcast
March 21, 2013 - Mike Colligan of The Hockey Writers and Forbes SportsMoney joins us to dissect the Pens heading into the NHL trade deadline on April 3rd. What do the Pens need? What can they afford? Who is expendable? Who are realistic targets? What will Malkin and Letang's next contracts look like? This podcast gets deep.
March 19, 2013 - Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post Sports Bog joins the podcast to talk Pens-Caps, Ted Leonsis, internet trolling, and everything else you can think of that's entertaining. This may be the best GTOG Podcast yet. A must listen.
March 11, 2013 - Raw Emotion Podcast: The Bachelor Finale Recap. The culmination of the most emotional of journeys. We recap the finale of Sean's season on this week's Raw Emotion Podcast. A must-listen.
March 4, 2013 - Pens beat Lightning, 4-3. We recap.
February 25, 2013 - Recapping Sean's Fantasy Suite experience with Lindsay, Catherine, and AshLee and asking the tough question: Can walls come too far down?
February 18, 2013 - Bachelor Hometwons Recap. It’s our favorite week of any Bachelor season: Hometowns, where the fathers are mustacheoed and The Blessing is on the line. We discuss each Hometown date and the enormous ramifications of Sean’s decision to send Des home. It’s the Raw Emotion Podcast.
February 11, 2013 - Bachelor Episode 7 Recap. After such an emotional episode, it’s time to let it all out on this week’s Raw Emotion Podcast and set the stage for Hometowns.
February 7, 2013 - Pens-Caps Recap. The Pens PP looked insane tonight. And oh yeah, the Caps are really having a hard time these days. We discuss in the GTOG Podcast.
February 6, 2013 - Raw Emotion Podcast, Bachelor Episode 5 and 6 Recaps.
January 28, 2013 - Raw Emotion Podcast, Bachelor Episode 4 Recap. It's Episode 4 and that means feelings are getting real, and emotions are getting raw.
January 23, 2013 - Part II: Pens-Leafs recap. The Pens went down with a whimper to Toronto on Wednesday night. We discuss the game and where our confidence level stands after three games.
January 23, 2013 - Part I: Big announcement and Bachelor episode 3 recap. The thing about raw emotion is that it is always raw, even if it is two days late. Due to traveling and the start of NHL season, we were a couple days late with this week's Bachelor podcast (to say nothing of not having anything last week). On the podcast we introduce the GTOG spinoff site where we will be housing all of our future entertainment content, including our Bachelor and Bachelorette posts and podcasts. Here's a hint: you can find it at www.TheBigKibitz.com.
January 7, 2013 - Raw Emotion Podcast: The Bachelor Premiere. It's a new season of The Bachelor, but it's exactly the same as always. We kick off the year with a new Raw Emotion Podcast, breaking down our feelings after an emotional premiere, a guest appearance from Mrs. Artistry, and some predictions.
December 25, 2012 - On this special Christmas Podtacular, we talk about the Steelers' loss to the Bengals and how we evaluate Ben Roethlisberger. We also look back on how horrible things have been since we started the blog and ask for reader/listener advice going forward. Plus a special appearance from Mrs. Artistry.
December 17, 2012 - Podcast on the Steelers, Ben vs. his coaches, Antonio Brown, other football stuff, and brief discussion of the Bachelorette wedding between JP and Ashley.
December 2, 2012 - We talk the Steelers' huge win and the murder-suicide in Kansas City.
November 15, 2012 - We report live from Mercy hospital on the status of Ben Roethlisberger's life-threatening injury. This is an exclusive scoop that no one else has.
November 5, 2012 - It's a power-packed podcast on Election Eve. Find out our state-by-state prediction, plus Steelers and NHL talk. It's the GTOG Podcast.
October 31, 2012 - With Hurricane Sandy behind us, we assess the election; government postponement of Halloween; Steelers-Giants; Ben's command of Eli, Phil and Matt; the NHL Lockout; and much more. It's the GTOG Podcast.
October 24, 2012 - It's another podcast bursting at the seams with hardcore analysis and raw emotion. We touch on the Steelers, the NFL, RG3, the NHL, the Winter Classic, what we'd like to see 24/7 be about, the Islanders move to Brooklyn, hockey fans in skinny jeans, doping in high school girls cross-country races, and Lance Armstrong. It's power-packed. It's the GTOG Podcast.
October 9, 2012 - It's a marathon podcast hitting on all the key topics: the Steelers, fatherhood, Bruce Arians, baseball, Dottie Sandusky, the NHL Lockout, drugs, sex, alcohol, Mario Lemieux, Washington sports fans, Artistry's father, and so much more. It's the GTOG Podcast.
September 22, 2012 - The Evil Genius of Brett Keisel. It's a full recap of the Steelers loss to the Raiders, including an explanation of "Roethlisblaming."
September 12, 2012 - More Podcast. In this week's podcast, we reveal our stance on the NHL lockout, talk about Sidney Crosby's chances of playing in Europe, the Steelers-Jets game, Troy Polamalu's tank, and whether the Pirates are racist. It's jam-packed. It's the GTOG Podcast.
August 23, 2012 - The Return of the Podcast. We're back after our month-long summer vacation with a comprehensive podcast covering everything from the looming NHL Lockout to Steelers' training camp, to Derek Jeter's mom's steroid use. All that, and discussion of a shocking Bachelorette cheating scandal, is in this power-packed GTOG Podcast.
July 22, 2012 - Bachelorette Final Recap. All hail JEF. Sometimes heroes emerge from the most unlikely places, and sometimes they emerge in skinny jeans and tank-tops. In a shocking twist that no one saw coming, Emily chose to give her forever to JEF, the humble PeopleWater founder from Utah. We talk about Emily's decision, Arie's heartbreak, and so much more on the final installment of this season's GTOG Raw Emotion Podcast. Get the tissues.
July 9, 2012 - Bachelorette Fantasy Suite Recap. The least fantastical of all Fantasy Suite weeks is in the books and it's a shocker. Last night's Bachelorette episode saw Sean get sent home, JEF preemptively protect Emily's chastity, and a grown woman brought to tears because she was scared that she couldn't trust herelf to be left alone with Arie. Emotional times at GTOG HQ. It's the Raw Emotion Podcast.
July 2, 2012 - The Zach Parise Saga. An emotional night at GTOG headquarters as we discuss the never ending saga of Zach Parise. How much would he help the Pens? How much is he worth? Is Finesse on acid defending Alex Semin? Is Mrs. Artistry's printing ruining Artistry's focus? What about the rest of free agency? All that, and more. It's the GTOG Podcast.
July 2, 2012 - Bachelorette Hometowns Recap. After what was the worst Hometowns week in Bachelorette history, we discuss the lack of blessings, Chris's qualities (or lack thereof), JEF's responsibility in the Fantasy Suite, and much more. It's the GTOG Podcast.
June 25, 2012 - Bachelorette Episode 7 Recap. Another emotional night at GTOG. We discuss the latest episode of the Bachelorette, Arie's romance with a producer, and Doug's return to Seattle to be with his boy. It's the GTOG Podcast.
June 21, 2012 - NHL Draft Special. On the eve of the NHL draft (which we forgot to talk about) and free agency, we discuss the news that Jordan Staal turned down a 10-year extension with the Pens. We talk about what he's worth, what the Pens should do, and who else could be on the move this summer. Artistry also may have made up something that Staal's agent said, but that's neither here nor there and point remains the same. It's the GTOG Podcast.
June 4, 2012 - Bachelorette Episode 4 Recap. It's almost all about Doug tonight. Only one of us is really man enough to discuss it. It's the GTOG Podcast.
May 28, 2012 - Bachelorette Episode 3 Recap. Another night of strange men trying to convince Emily that they will protect her daughter forever and ever is over, and that means it's time for the Raw Emotion Podcast. We discuss fatherhood, Alessandro, JEF, and much more. It's the Raw Emotion Podcast.
May 21, 2012 - Bachelorette Episode 2 Recap. It was an emotionally charged night at GTOG HQ as Emily had to dispose of a couple more completely undeserving gentlemen. We talk Emily's attractiveness, the difference between Alejandro and Alessandro, how impressed we were with Charlie's obstacle overcomability, and so much more on this week's installment of the Raw Emotion Podcast. A must listen.
May 14, 2012 - Emily's Bachelorette Journey Begins. It's that time of year again. The Bachelorette is back and that means we're back with the Raw Emotion Podcast. It was quiet, cautious start to Emily's journey tonight but that doesn't mean that we aren't feeling. And feeling hard. We recap the premier, analyze Lerone's options for legal redress, and assess our predictions. It's the Raw Emotion Podcast.
April 22, 2012 - Pens Eliminated by Flyers in Six Games. Tough way to end the season. Finish it out with GTOG as we discuss what went wrong, and what can be done to fix it.
April 18, 2012 - Pens-Flyers Game 4: Pens give it to the Flyers 10-3. What a game. The Pens exploded to score 10 goals in Philadelphia (it could have been more) to avoid the sweep and maybe, hopefully, turn the tide of the series. We know this is just one game. But we're happy about it. It's the GTOG Podcast.
April 15, 2012 - Pens-Flyers Game 3: The Unraveling Pens lose 8-4. Hey, want to relive a nightmare?!?! Then listen to the GTOG Raw Emotion Podcast recapping Game 3 of Pens-Flyers. Artistry is cracking at the seams, while Finesse didn't see any of Game 2 or 3 so he remains composed. We spend most of the time assigning blame. No one is spared. It's the GTOG Podcast.
April 11, 2012 - Pens-Flyers Game 1: Panic Button? There's no way to spin this. A really bad loss. Listen to the podcast for our take and some emotional support. Then...on to the next one.
April 1, 2012 - Pens fall hard to Philly. That was a tough one. The Flyers came into Consol and put a serious dent in the Pens' hopes for home ice advantage and, in the process, may have confirmed that all the problems we thought would go away may be here to stay. We talk about the mayhem at the end, Laviolette's odd balding pattern, and what the Pens need to fix over the final three games. These are emotional times. Lean on the GTOG Podcast.
March 12, 2012 - The Bachelor Finale Recap Podcast. Another emotional season of The Bachelor has come to an end, only this time the Final Rose was devoid of all suspense and emotion. No matter. That's what the podcast is for. We debate whether anyone will remember that fake tan girl who came in second but barely cried, whether Ben and Courtney have a future, and whether it's ok to be on Team Courtney and not be sorry. It's raw. It's emotional. It's the GTOG Podcast.
March 11, 2012 - A new day is dawning, and hopefully it lasts for longer than 8 games this time. With Sid's return imminent and the Pens on a 9-game win-streak, we talk the playoff picture, whether the Pens should care about getting the #1 seed, line combinations, and so much more. We also touch on Mike Wallace, Peyton Manning, RGIII and what the hell is wrong with people who try to give us Bachelor spoilers. It's about to get real. It's the GTOG Podcast.
February 27, 2012 - It was an emotional night in GTOG headquarters as we recap Fantasy Suite Night on the Bachelor. After Chris Harrison offered three women the opportunity to sleep with Ben, he accepted, and then sent the most obvious one packing. What a night. What a podcast.
February 26, 2012 - Time to get inside Ray Shero's head. With Monday's trade deadline looming and the Pens coming off a couple of dominating performances, we tell you what we see unfolding over the next 24 hours, ponder Geno Malkin's place in history, and welcome a special, very vocal guest. Buckle up. It's the GTOG trade deadline podcast.
February 20, 2012 - Bachelor Hometowns Recap: Hometowns are everything. The GTOG Raw Emotion Podcast is the only thing that really does this episode justice. Finesse checks in from a parking garage in Colorado to break down each hometown date, each blessing, and each fairy tale. It's an emotional, and echo-y, journey. It's the GTOG Podcast.
February 13, 2012 - Bachelor Episode 7 Recap: Another episode, another outpouring of emotion. In this week's Raw Emotion Podcast, we discuss why Ben kept Courtney despite all the signs of her being an asshole, why he kept Nicki despite all the signs that she has zero chance of winning, and how he could let Rachel go. We also look toward next week's absolutely crucial hometown dates and predict who we will see in two weeks in the Fantasy Suite. It's raw. It's emotional. It's the GTOG Podcast.
February 6, 2012 - Bachelor Episode 6 Recap: The Power Shift. Another night, another shocking episode. Casey S. is in love with someone named Michael, Ben is taken aback by her betrayal of his devotion to her 1/8th of the time, and Courtney is taking off her top. But most importantly, the real hero of the show reestablished himself as the alpha dog. What a night. We cover it all on this week's Raw Emotion Podcast, with extra emotion to make up for last week. Buckle up.
January 29, 2012 - Though not officially a Raw Emotion Podcast, this still packs a punch. We talk about Sidney Crosby's neck injury, his friendship with Tom Brady, the NHL All-Star game, Ben's loss of General B.A., and much more. It's the GTOG Podcast.
January 23, 2012 - GTOG Raw Emotion Podcast: Bachelor Episode 4 Recap. What an emotional night. In the first podcast Artistry has recorded since moving back to Pittsburgh, we discuss what it was like for him to watch The Bachelor with his dad, what Emily was thinking when she threw Courtney under the bus, and which Woman should have offered to sacrifice herself for the greater good. Get the tissues out. It's the raw emotion podcast.
January 16, 2012 - GTOG Raw Emotion Podcast: Bachelor Episode 3 Recap. What an emotional night. GTOG favorite Shawntell Newton returned to the set of ABC's The Bachelor and was immediately and wrongfully torn to pieces by the other so-called "Ladies." How dare they. We talk Shawntell's return, Emily's ascent, Rachel's emergence and so much more on this week's installment of the Raw Emotion Podcast.
January 9, 2012 - GTOG Raw Emotion Podcast: Sometimes aging prostitutes just need to have a good cry amidst the luggage. It's Week 2 of ABC's "The Bachelor," and that can only mean one thing: the Women are having feelings they haven't experienced in a very, very, very long time. Meanwhile, our man Ben is so real, so genuine, that it can only be coincidence that he is immediately drawn to the single hottest, least likable contestant. And the crying prostitute. Why did Curtis Painter get a rose? Why is Samantha stewing over Blakely in a toilet stall? And why did Jenna think it was a good idea to tell Ben she feels "like a guy?" The truth is right here. It's raw. It's emotional. It's the GTOG podcast.
January 8, 2012 - GTOG Raw Emotion Podcast: Tebow Eliminates Steelers; Have Penguins Hit Rock Bottom? These are turbulent times, but instead of docking at any port in the storm, come to GTOG. We start by talking about the Steelers-Broncos and ask where Ike Taylor's performance ranks historically and how much blame Roethlisberger should take. We then get into the Penguins' Ridiculous Injury Situation Part 2, the Crosby uncertainty, and whether management should -- or can -- do anything. Finally, of course, the Bachelor. These are emotional times. Experience them with us. It's the GTOG Podcast.
January 2, 2012 - GTOG Raw Emotion Podcast: The Bachelor Premiere. What an unbelievable night. It's the premiere of the Bachelor and that means it's time for the Raw Emotion Podcast. We sat down minutes after the end of the episode to discuss the favorites, Ben's vacant personality, and his questionable decision making (Jaclyn???), but our plans were thrown out the window when we received a direct message on Twitter from Ames while recording. So huge. It's the GTOG Podcast.
December 29, 2011 - What's the worst thing that happened in Thursday's Pens-Flyers tilt? If not Jaromir Jagr and Max Talbot scoring, maybe it's the realization that the emperor of Penguins defensemen wears no clothes. Artistry is in pain. Finesse isn't. Mark Kaboly cares deeply about who won the Steelers MVP award. We don't. The Bachelor starts on Monday, and you better believe we're locked and loaded. This thing sizzles like a Jagr wrist shot from just inside the faceoff circle. It's the GTOG podcast.
December 21, 2011 - "The Great Judge counts not whether the podcast is any good, just that you recorded it." -Dr. Maya Angelou, April 14, 1972. It is in the great Doctor's spirit that we discuss the Steelers' playoff scenarios and something about our prediction that Evgeni Malkin would win the scoring title. It's something, alright!
December 12, 2011 - Good man, that Chris Mack. Join us for discussion of what this Sidney Crosby business really means, what we would be thinking if we were in Ray Shero's shoes, and what to do with Big Ben. Plus we reveal our consensus pick to win the upcoming season of The Bachelor. It doesn't get any bigger. It's the GTOG podcast.
December 8, 2011 - What happens when GTOG goes live for the last 5 minutes of Steelers/Browns? We talk Big Ben's Mona Lisa. We tell you the truth about the Penguins. We even take a minute for the NBA. And we do it with unprecedented passion. We don't want to oversell this, but it's the greatest podcast in history.
November 29, 2011 - We talk about the Pens' loss to the Rangers, the effects of playing a full season as the favorites, whether a man who owns one suit and has no professional coaching experience is the answer for the Caps, the Steelers' snoozer in K.C, and even the NBA and BCS (but only briefly, we promise).
November 27, 2011 - Pittsburgh native Jesse Shapira started his Hollywood journey with a passion for hockey and a biography about a minor league enforcer no one had ever heard of. He ended up with the authentic and hilarious "Goon," starring Seann William Scott, Liev Schreiber, Jay Baruchel, and Allison Pill. We sat down with Shapira to talk about how he managed to convince the writers of "Superbad" to take a chance on the project, the absolute enormity of Big Georges Laraque, and what's in store for the sequel that we are demanding. It's fun. It's emotional. It's the GTOG podcast.
November 21, 2011 - A special in-person podcast to celebrate the return of Sidney Crosby.
November 8, 2011 - We touch on the Penn State saga, the Letestu trade, Sid's possible return, and some positives and negatives from Steelers-Ravens.
October 30, 2011 - After a long-overdue and emotional win over the Patriots, we reflect. But we're not raising any banners.
October 27, 2011 - We cover the Pens' hot streak, the Steelers-Pats matchup (huge game, arguably the biggest of the season), drafting Andrew Luck, the NBA Lockout, and the highest grossing actor of all time.
October 20, 2011 - Have you ever wanted to listen to a super low-energy podcast with sound issues that is borderline incoherent and goes 10 minutes longer than it should? Great! In this week's podcast, we discuss the Pens, the Steelers, the World Series, and even the NBA lockout.
October 13, 2011 - We recap the Pens' 3-2 OT loss to the Capitals and discuss Sidney Crosby's announcement that he is cleared for contact. This podcast is oozing passion and emotion.
October 4, 2011 - The Truth about the Steelers; Preview of our Pens 2011-12 Season Preview.
We start by recapping the Steelers' frustrating loss to the Texans and addressing the sense of pessimism overwhelming the Steelers' fan-base. But then ... we get optimistic at about the 12 minute mark and talk Penguins. It's impassioned. It's emotional. It's the podcast.
September 22, 2011 - In this week's podcast, we hit on the Pens, the NHL, the Steelers, Big Ben's faith, and even the Republican debate (though we edited that entire part out). Take a spin (and subscribe on iTunes).
September 14, 2011 - A review of Goon from the Toronto International Film Festival; reflection on the Steelers' decimation at the hands of the Baltimore Ravens; the Sarah Palin-Glen Rice "scandal"; and maybe a few other things. We're not really sure.
September 7, 2011 - It's the triumphant return of a long overdue podcast. On the heels of a tumultuous day, we talk about the KHL tragedy, the Sidney Crosby announcement, Twitter, the Steelers and, obviously, the Bachelor. Plus, a big announcement.
August 1, 2011 - Bachelorette Finale Recap. As one Journey comes to an end, another one begins. On the same day that Artistry's daughter is born, he phones in live from the maternity ward to tell us how he is feeling and to recap the Bachelorette Finale. We talk about where it went wrong for Ben, whether it was that see-through sweater from last week that cost him the title, and where Neal Lane gets off asking the questions that only Chris Harrison should be asking. It's about as emotional as a podcast from the hospital can get. It's the GTOG Raw Emotion Podcast.
July 25, 2011 - GTOG Raw Emotion Podcast: Bachelorette Episode 9 Recap ... OVERNIGHTS! Another emotional night at GTOG headquarters. Ashley's Journey is down to two suitors after a shocking departure, a not-so-shocking-return, a second dump, a second tearful exit, and a completely and totally unnecessary rose ceremony. We go head-to-head on our choices for who we think has the upper hand, and address countless other pressing questions like, Was President Obama there for the right reasons? Just how big were Ashley's hoop earrings? What was Ben F's sweater and why would he ever wear such a thing? Caution: You're about to enter the GTOG Raw Emotion Podcast.
July 18, 2011 - Bachelorette Episode 8 Raw Emotion Recap. Outrage tonight at GTOG headquarters, as we try to come to grips with the ouster of perhaps the most thoughtful, sincere, and imaginatively dressed Gentlemen ever to appear on the Bachelorette. How could Ashley forget the magic under the Magnolia tree? When Constantine loves, how hard does he love, exactly? What happened on Ben's date? We may have dozed off. And when will Ashley see JP for the emotionally domineering Brad Womack-esqe lover he most certainly is? We threw out the checklist early on in this Journey. Brace yourselves. The Raw Emotion podcast starts right now.
July 11, 2011 - Bachelorette Episode 7 Recap. Oh boy. After another shocking episode, and a few cocktails, we lean on each other to laugh and cry simultaneously. How have Ames and Constantine made it this far? Has any quarterfinalist ever done less than Constantine to deserve a ticket to Hometowns? When did the bloom come off of Ryan's rose? Can Ben's momentum be stopped? Who will change JP's diaper after his next tantrum? We answer all of those questions and more in one of our most emotional podcasts yet. For all the times we've cried on the podcast, we deserve one where we can laugh. We lose it a little at the 3 minute mark, but stick with it because we do regain our composure.
July 4, 2011 - NHL Free Agency Recap. After one of the most turbulent and revolting openings to free agency in Pens' history, we take stock of what the Pens did and, more importantly, didn't do. Was Shero right to let Talbot walk? What will Steve Sullivan do? Is the Shero approach to free agency the best approach? When did George McPhee get so smart? Where did Dave Tallon buy the crack he was smoking when he gave Tomas Fleischman $4.5/year for 4 years? We address all the questions, and the Pirates, on the latest GTOG Podcast. Circulate, and enjoy.
July 1, 2011 - We were all set to welcome Jagr home. Our mistake. We had a song ready and everything.
June 28, 2011 - With news breaking late Monday night that the Penguins hope to get at least verbal commitments from both Jaromir Jagr and Tyler Kennedy by week's end, we're taking #jagrwatch to another level. Because we know nothing inspires fans from our city quite like "Renegade" by Styx, we've asked the extraordinarily talented Daniel Marcus to create a Jagr anthem by borrowing liberally from that most Pittsburgh of tunes. From the man who brought you the timeless classic "Sushi with Hilary Duff," here is "Mullet Man."
June 21, 2011 - We answer some reader questions, including our take on the possibility of the Pens bringing back Jaromir Jagr. SPOILER ALERT! We're for it.
June 20, 2011 - The Bachelorette Episode 5 Recap. After another shocking episode, we try to pick up the pieces and figure out what the hell just happened. What changed that made Ashley seem so determined early on? Are Ben F. and Constantine the same person? Who is Ben C. dating online? Does Ashley actually like any of the guys? Will Chris Harrison win 4 or 5 Emmy's this year? We answer those questions, and more, on this week's Raw Emotion Podcast.
June 6, 2011 - Wow. What an episode. Still reeling from one of the most shocking and heartbreaking episodes in Bachelorette history, we sit down to pour out our emotions over what it all means. How could Bentley do that? What will it mean for his business? Is William still a contender? Who else is still alive? We hit all that and more on one of our rawest, most emotional podcasts yet. (There are minor sound issues at the end, but the emotion is all there).
May 30, 2011 - In a stunning development, we discuss our raw emotions from Episode 2 of The Bachelorette with one of us having not even seen the episode. Needless to say, there is a lot of disappointment, a lot of grief, and a lot of self-examination.
May 23, 2011 - When something big happens, something truly big, there is only one way to capture the pure, raw, unfiltered emotion -- stay up later than you should and record a podcast. It's a new feature here at GTOG called the Raw Emotion Podcast, and there is no better time to record one than after what we just witnessed -- the season premiere of the Bachelorette. Who is the favorite? What just happened? Should we be reimbursed from some sort of Victims' Compensation Fund by ABC? We answer these questions, and more.
May 11, 2011 - It's time for another rapid-fire GTOG podcast, where we cover a vast and unrelated range of topics, from the potential for a Jaromir Jagr return to Pittsburgh, professional athletes on Twitter, the Bachelorette, the NBA Playoffs, and even Justin Bieber and Chris Brown. A huge podcast
April 28, 2011 - Twenty-four hours after the Pens bowed out to the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7, we take a look back at the series and the season as a whole -- the most fun nightmare we have ever had. In a comprehensive podcast, we ask: Should Kovalev have been on the ice at the end? What about Letestu? Was Super Bowl weekend the worst weekend in Pittsburgh sports history? How do Shero's trades look now? We tackle those topics, and more, including mini-previews of the conference semifinals.
April 23, 2011 - In the immediate aftermath of the Lightning's 8-2 blowout of the Penguins, we sit down to record a podcast that captures all of the raw, unfiltered emotion. Actually, we just sound pretty bummed. We assess what happened in this game, what it means going forward, and whether our disastrous record of watching playoff games together means that we can never see each other again
April 11, 2011 - NHL Playoff Preview. It's the most wonderful time of the year. In honor of, according to the statistics, the second best team in Penguins' history, we give our mega-preview of the Pens-Lightning Round 1, and survey the rest of the first round. Huge podcast. Absolutely huge.
March 23, 2011 - The Rebecca Black Phenomenon. Rebecca Black, the 13-year-old "singer" whose song 'Friday' has accumulated 40 million YouTube hits in less than 10 days, is taking America by storm. We at GTOG are not immune. But rather than ridicule the song like most of the "haters" out there, we dissect the song frame-by-frame and ask ourselves, "What lessons, other than fun, fun, and fun, can we learn from Rebecca Black?"
March 14, 2011 - The Bachelor Finale Wrap-Up Podcast. With the emotions still raw from a shocking Bachelor finale, Artistry and I gather on the line to lick our wounds and figure out where we went wrong. We had put all our eggs in the Chantal O. basket only to find that Brad's journey would end in the arms of Mrs. Ricky Bobby. In an emotional podcast, we discuss how this happened and what it all means.
March 12, 2011 - The Bachelor Finale Preview Podcast. With arguably the biggest episode of the season coming up this Monday night, we recap the Bachelor season from start to finish, relive our favorite quotes and most memorable moments, and weigh the pros and cons of the two finalists for the key to Brad's heart - Chantal O. and Mrs. Ricky Bobby. Even if you don't watch the show, you could learn a lot.
March 8, 2011 - Fresh off the Pens' impressive 3-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres, Artistry and I stay up late to discuss the Pens' win and why things are looking a lot better than they were just three weeks ago. We also take on a few quick hitters, touching on the Miami Heat, the Big East, Tiki Barber, the BYU sex scandal, the Pirates and, of course The Bachelor.
February 27, 2011 - On the eve of the trade deadline, we assess how Ray Shero has done so far and what other moves are out there for the Pens to make. We also survey some of the other big moves around the Eastern Conference and, in honor of the Oscars, discuss ways in which we can congratulate each other and celebrate ourselves. Also at the end, you can hear the new smash hit, Sushi With Hilary Duff, inspired by this post.
February 13, 2011 - This time, we're fired up. After another rough weekend for the Pens, we discuss the aftermath of the Debacle on Long Island and the Pens' 5-3 loss to the Rangers at MSG. We also break down the statement from Le Magnifique where he absolutely dominates the NHL. Plus, in a radical non-sequitur, a quick preview of our review of the the Justin Bieber movie.
February 7, 2011 - After a somber weekend of sports in Pittsburgh, we dissect what happened and what it all means. We look at the Steelers' loss to the Packers and just how important it is to fortify Gay Island. We also discuss the Malkin and Crosby injuries, and Artistry proposes a trade that no one else, and we mean no one else, has thought of.
January 29, 2011 - On the day after the All-Star Fantasy Draft, we talk about ways to improve the new format, the Pens' outlook at the All-Star break, who has the inside track on Super Bowl MVP, current Steeler Hall of Fame chances, and how to avoid getting arrested for solicitation of prostitution during Super Bowl week.
January 23, 2011 - Steelers Defeat Jets 24-19 to Advance to Super Bowl XLV; We React Relatively Unenthusiastically
January 18, 2011 - Pens Defeat Red Wings 4-1; Steelers v. Jets Hype; Pitt over Syracuse; The Bachelor
January 16, 2011 - Steelers Defeat Ravens; Pens Top Bruins