STEIGERWORLD PODCAST SHOW | EP.#33 | “Mike Vick Stinks, Okay?”

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SEGMENT 1: “SPORTS” Starts at 00:00
STEELERS
– Vick stinks
– Rivers pathetic
– Le’Veon big game
– Here comes Carson
PITT FOOTBALL
– The Narduzzi factor
MLB
– Pirates window may have just closed.
PENGUINS
– 0-3… look unorganized

SEGMENT 2: “NEWS THAT MATTERS” Starts at 23:46
– The Democrats Debate
– FOX News Debate Poll

SEGMENT 3: “WHY WE MAY BE DOOMED” Starts at 33:23
– Connecticut school district bans Halloween to accommodate cultural beliefs
– Student suspended after wearing military memorial shirt honoring marine brother
– Mets fan cries

SEGMENT 4: “STAG AT THE MOVIES” Starts at 45:20
– Everest

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STEIGERWORLD PODCAST | EP.# 32: COLE TRAIN DERAILED

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SEGMENT 1: “SPORTS” Starts at 00:00
PIRATES
– Wild Card Game
– Home team now 2-6 in Wild Card play
– Cole’s First Innings
– Arrieta was ridiculous
– Who’s Future brighter, Cubs or Pirates?
– Pirates will be third best team in the division next season
– Alvarez makes Pirates management want to puke
– See you next year…. remember, every game counts….
– 2016 payroll obligations
STEELERS
– Mike Vick looks shot
– Defense looks better
PENGUINS
– It’s six months until the playoffs.
– The defense will be a work in progress

SEGMENT 2: “NEWS THAT MATTERS” Starts at 26:07
– Is the World blowing up?
– Oregon Shooting: Obama immediately politicizes it
– Republicans, Some need to pack it in.

SEGMENT 3: “WHY WE MAY BE DOOMED” Starts at 40:55
– Recess consultants
– Interrupting Whiteness

SEGMENT 4: “STAG AT THE MOVIES” Starts at 53:44
– The Martian

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SteigerWorld Podcast | “The Return: I’m Back!”

September 30, 2015 / EP. #31

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SEGMENT 1: “SPORTS” Starts at 00:00
– Pirates: 4 games out, Day/Night double header against Cardinals today
– No whining about playing a Wild Card game – there didn’t used to be one at all
– Pirates as good as any team in baseball
– Steelers have better chance of winning with Vick than Gradkowski
– Vick will likely be either very good or very bad
– Penguins: Kessel & Crosby will be fun to watch
– Like the Pens’ 2nd Line: Malkin, Hornqvist, Politnikov
– Love 3-on-3 OT
– RGIII Passer Rating vs Luck, Unitas & Namath

SEGMENT 2: “NEWS THAT MATTERS” Starts at 22:44
– Trump is still the man – for now, anyway
– How is Mrs. Clinton still running?
– Lena Dunham asks Mrs. Clinton a relevant question
– Obama laughed at Romney over Russia in 2012…
– Victimhood killing American manhood

SEGMENT 3: “WHY WE MAY BE DOOMED” Starts at 38:00
– Syracuse University suspends “Kiss Cam” at games
– Pomona College’s reaction to #1 ranking by Forbes

SEGMENT 4: “STAG AT THE MOVIES” Starts at 46:34
– Black Mass
– The Intern

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SteigerWorld Podcast | Ep. #30: Martavis Moron, Wussification, Global Not Warming

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SEGMENT 1: “SPORTS” Starts at 00:00
– Pirates, GlasNOW
– Martavis Moron
– Steelers Defenseless
– Card Trevor Rosenthal “Wussification” in more than 140 characters

SEGMENT 2: “NEWS THAT MATTERS” Starts at 18:35
– The Earth is Not Warming
– Ice is not melting dangerously
– Extreme weather is declining.

SEGMENT 3: “WHY WE MAY BE DOOMED” Starts at 27:25
– Bad grade for using pronouns
– Wonder Woman lunchbox banned.

SEGMENT 4: “STAG AT THE MOVIES” Starts at 36:23
– American Ultra

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STEIGERWORLD PODCAST | Ep. #29: Vick vs Harrison

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SEGMENT 1: “SPORTS” Starts at 00:00
– Steelers sign Michael Vick as backup QB
– No comparison between Vick & Harrison
– Pirates still 4 ½ games behind Cardinals
– Polanco hitting .355, Alvarez hitting .305
– Bobby Recker, 1960 World Series Pirates Bat Boy
– Penguins: Crosby profile by Trib’s Jason Mackey
– Phil Kessel to play wing on Crosby line

SEGMENT 2: “NEWS THAT MATTERS” Starts at 25:37
– Obama will dodge blame for double Stock Market crash
– Joe Biden will run for President
– AGT’s The Regurgitator…

SEGMENT 3: “WHY WE MAY BE DOOMED” Starts at 37:31
– The 15 Worst College Courses in America
– Rutgers University to Students: There is No Free Speech

No “STAG AT THE MOVIES” this week.

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APPLES ORANGES HUMANS AND DOGS

Could we please stop with the stupid James Harrison -Mike Vick comparisons.

It’s not about abusing humans versus abusing dogs.

It’s about premeditated, systematic, barbaric cruelty versus a stupid, violent, cruel, spontaneous action.

Nobody denies that hitting an undeserving human is worse than hitting a dog.

James Harrison slapped his then girlfriend in a fit of rage – a rotten cowardly thing to do.

Mike Vick deliberately and continuously, systematically tortured and killed defenseless dogs.

Not in a fit of rage, but for his ENTERTAINMENT.

He stuck their heads in buckets of water.

He hanged them from trees.

He electrocuted them.

And he laughed while he was doing it.

Is that as bad as slapping a woman in a fit of rage?

Is it worse?

I don’t know.

You tell me.

WHEN EVERYBODY WINS EVERYBODY LOSES

Good for James Harrison.

But before we nominate him for Father of the Century as a result of his stance on participation trophies for kids, let’s remember he was arrested in 2008 for hitting his girlfriend.

Charges were eventually dropped when he agreed to enter domestic abuse counseling.

Harrison,a linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers, made national news last week when he posted this on Instagram: “I came to find out that my boys received two trophies for nothing. Participation trophies! While I am very proud of my boys for everything they do and will encourage them until the day I die, these trophies will be given back until they EARN a real trophy. I’m sorry, I’m not sorry for believing that everything in life should be earned …”

As it turned out, the trophies, from former Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch’s Best of the Batch Foundation, weren’t technically participation trophies, which is good for the Best of the Batch Foundation, but Harrison’s comments, justified in this case or not, were valuable because they drew attention to a disturbing trend in American culture.

HBO’s Real Sports devoted a segment to it this month that included lots of comments from youth coaches and officials supporting the idea of giving a kid a trophy for showing up.

The segment also included examples of huge increases in sales for trophy companies.

Is this a great country, or what?

The “Everybody Gets a Trophy” movement is most likely a result of the self-esteem movement in schools that began in the 1970s and eventually led to schools eliminating just about everything that could potentially damage a kid’s self-esteem.

It gave us soccer “matches” and baseball “games” with no scores and high school graduation ceremonies with 20 valedictorians.

What’s really disturbing and a little scary is that so many educators and coaches could be unaware that giving nobody a trophy would be better than giving everybody one.

The value of a trophy is directly related to the number of them given out. If everybody gets one, they are all worthless.

And how could so many supposedly smart people not realize that, by not singling out individual performances, they are denying kids an opportunity to get a large jolt of positive self-esteem by being honored as the best at something?

And if you are constantly giving kids praise and rewards for doing nothing but showing up, why wouldn’t they become cynical about all praise and awards?

New York Magazine, in an article written eight years ago called “How Not to Talk to Your Kids,” cited psychologist Wulf-Uwe Meyer on the subject.

Meyer did a series of studies of kids watching other kids receiving praise.

He determined that, by the age of 12, kids believe that earning praise from a teacher is not a sign that you did well – it’s actually a sign that you lack ability and the teacher thinks you need extra encouragement.

Why would it be any different with kids and coaches?

And trophies?

Participation trophies may be the result of misguided self-esteem programs in schools but it may not be that complicated. It still comes to kids being over-organized and too much parental involvement.

How have adults devolved to the level of stupidity that they would believe it’s a good idea to put baseball uniforms on four and five year-olds and expect them to be able to play anything that resembles the game of baseball?

Maybe it’s time for adults to realize that baseball, football, basketball, soccer and hockey are not kids’ games.

Major League Baseball players like to tell you that they’re lucky to be getting paid big bucks for “Playing a kid’s game.”

They’re not. Baseball was invented by a man to be played by men.

Maybe the kids shouldn’t be playing on an organized team until they’re old enough to understand the concept of winning, losing and being singled out as the best.