FALL ’18 Episode 1: Mike the Mailman Takes PSU Media Day

August 9, 2018

Chris and Mailman are Ready for Some Football 

With another season of Penn State football (and The Obligatory PSU Pregame Show) right around the corner, the podcast is back (and better than nothing). For this first episode of the show’s Fall 2018 semester, Chris Buchignani and Mike the Mailman kick back on the porch at South Burrowes to talk about Mike’s experience covering Penn State Media Day for HappyValley.com, including Trace McSorley’s extensive knowledge of his cookie preferences, plus with Kevin sitting this episode out, Chris got to sneak in some actual football, discussing Manny Bowen’s reinstatement and Michael Menet’s surprising move to starting center. It’s something a little different with only 50% of the cast on-hand, but we hope you enjoy listening to this initial installment of our first full season as much as Mike and Chris did recording it.

CHRIS: Did he really know your favorite cookie is oatmeal raisin, or was that a lucky guess?

MIKE: You know… they say he’s a winner.

2:11 – Excited to join Lake Erie Alumni Chapter at the Behrend satellite branch Commonwealth campus

5:46 – Don’t bother bribing Mike the Mailman, Homecoming float judge

6:50 – Mike, Brandon Noble to join Ki-jana Carter at State College Spikes All-Star festivities

8:45 – Mike’s observations from his trip to Penn State Media Day

9:40 – The legend of Trace McSorley

13:42 – Penn State dealing with expectations while facing talent turnover

15:37 – Smart answers to Mailman’s silly questions for PSU players

18:42 – The unique allure of State College

24:54 – A fan comes to Media Day: Mike’s impressions

27:38 – The return of linebacker Manny Bowen

35:31 – McGovern moves to guard, Menet to center

44:40 – We love the fans of the show and podcast

46:30 – Happy Valley, “the Good Ship Lollipop”

48:36 – The Obligatory PSU Pregame Show returns for App State weekend (check local listings)

HOSTED BY: Mike HerrChris Buchignani

Mood Music: https://youtu.be/SDcijJNmv5E

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One comment on “FALL ’18 Episode 1: Mike the Mailman Takes PSU Media Day

  1. Mike, the reason that the team is on the east sideline (in the sun) is that Joe wanted Penn State to be the team that viewers saw on TV. The cameras shoot from the west side.

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