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Author: Joe Toscano

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The Donut Bag is a weekly podcast about Pittsburgh sports and pop culture hosted by @joeybagovdonuts
11 Episodes
In this episode, I talk about the latest news on the Steelers with LeeAnn Lowman (@HollywoodLowman, and Allison Koehler (@SteelersWireAK, Steelers Wire & We discuss if we're happy that they drafted Najee Harris, the Ravens acquiring Alejandro Villanueva, drafting Pat Freiermuth, 'experts' predicting them to finish 3rd or 4th in the AFC North, whether the offensive line will be better this year, the schedule release, how tough the Steelers schedule is, and more! 
In this episode, I discuss the Penguins season and playoffs preview with Geoff from The Pensblog (@geoffwithano, We discuss how they were able to have such a successful regular season, the great job Mike Sullivan did, how the players stuck to the system, how this team is better than recent years, how well newcomers Kasperi Kapanen, Cody Ceci and Mike Matheson have played, if Jason Zucker has been a disappointment, how deep the lines could be if everyone is healthy, why it's good that they're playing the Islanders in the first round, if the goaltending will be good enough, how great Jeff Carter has been, and more! 
In this episode, I discuss The Falcon and The Winter Soldier with Pam Bruchwalski (@pamelaB1031) and Andrew Dzurko (@andrew_dzurko). We discuss our favorite characters and parts of the show, the overall theme of the series, what it means for the future of the main characters, future MCU tv shows and movies, and much more! 
In this episode, I discuss the Penguins and Tom Wilson with Ashley Wright (@ashferddd) & Jennifer Chefero (@ShootwAuthority). We discuss the Rangers-Capitals fights, why the league didn't suspend Tom Wilson, if we'd want Tom Wilson on our team, if the Penguins will do well in the playoffs, whether their goaltending is good enough for the playoffs, if Malkin is too rusty to play well in the playoffs, who they have the best chance of playing against in the first round, and much more! 
In this episode, I recap the Steelers Draft and discuss the team outlook Andrew Dzurko (@andrew_dzurko). We share our thoughts on the draft, discuss how the offense will be configured, if the offensive line will be better this year, where they still need help, not picking up on the option on Terrell Edmund's contract, how successful Matt Canada's offense will be, how much the rookies will contribute this year, if punter Pressley Harvin III will make the team and be a legend, and much more! 
In this episode, I recap the Steelers draft with Steelers beat reporter Joe Rutter (@tribjoerutter) from We discuss if Ben will play after this season, if the theme of this draft was to fix the running game, if Najee Harris was their main target, if they should've taken a running back in the first round, how Pat Freiermuth will be used this year, if Kendrick Green will start right away at center, how much the rest of the draft picks will play this year, if they'll sign any more free agents, what not picking up the 5th year option on Terrell Edmunds means, and much more! 
In this episode, I discuss all things Steelers Draft with Jacob Harrison (@JHarrisonOTE) and Andrew Dzurko (@andrew_dzurko). We talk about what is the biggest position of need, if Mac Jones is worth the hype, all the smokescreens we're hearing this week, what the Falcons & Bengals will do, who might fall because of medical issues, now injured Landon Dickerson is, how good Najee Harris is, all the draft scenarios, and much more!  
In this episode, I talk all things NFL Draft with Nick Farabaugh (Pittsburgh Sports Now, @FarabaughFB). We discuss if we learned anything from the pre-draft press conference by Tomlin and Colbert, if it's obvious they'll take a running back in the first round, how this year will be different because of lack of medical information, who they might get if they don't select a running back in the first round, who they'd draft at running back if they draft one in the 2nd or 3rd round, if they'll take Zaven Collins in the 1st round, if they should take Justin Fields if he's available, if all the quarterbacks will be picked early in the draft, if all the hype around Mac Jones is justified, What the Falcons & Bengals will do, who might fall, how players that opted out of last season will be evaluated, and more! 
In this episode, I talk about the latest on the Penguins with Angie Carducci (Inside Hockey, @acarducci). We discuss whether they can be a Cup contender, how they've been able to keep a defensive mindset and how it has led to wins, how well Jeff Carter has done since he's joined the team, the great season Kasperi Kapanen is having, the fear of Evgeni Malkin not doing well when he comes back, how Sceviour, Ceci and Matheson have been pleasant surprises, who we don't want to see in the first round of the playoffs, the faith Mike Sullivan has in Tristan Jarry, and much more! 
In this episode,  I welcome back Dan Kingerski from Pittsburgh hockey Now.  The regular season is winding down and the Penguins are heating up!  Are they ready for the playoffs?  Has this season been a giant roller coaster ride? When did it all start to click for them and why? How smart does Jim Rutherford look now? What happens to the defensive pairings when Olli Määttä comes back? Where does Bluegger and Zach Aston-Reese end up when everyone is healthy? What is wrong with Phil Kessel? How about Patric Hörnqvist? Which teams would the Penguins match up well against in the playoffs?
In this episode,  I do a season preview of the Pirates with Noah Hiles of the River Blast Radio podcast and producer for 93.7 The Fan.  The Pirates have many questions going into the season and we tackle all of them!    
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