The Pirates are like that bug that you keep stomping on...and it just won't die. While I don't believe they will win the division, I also don't think the Cubs will run away with it either. If they keep getting the starting pitching they've been getting...they're going to stay in it...at least on the fringe.

While Joshua Dobbs' performance Friday night against the Giants isn't going to make or break him, it will be our first chance to see if he can become, if not Ben's eventual replacement, then the replacement for Landry Jones next year.  Former Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch joins the show at 12:30.

Speaking of former quarterbacks, do you think Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed by NFL owners? For the moment, I'm not entertaining thoughts about his social activism, just as to whether that's what is keeping him out of the league.

Now that Sidney Crosby is a rapidly aging 30 year old, Josh Yohe has written an article listing Sid's 30 greatest moments, and he'll be my guest at 1:30. So let's narrow it down: Pick your #1 all time Crosby moment as a Penguin.