Section925 Podcast Episode 66 - Former Grambling State Running Back Charles Wood

The world famous Grambling State University Marching Band performs at the Bayou Classic. Grambling will visit Berkeley this weekend. (photo by Chris Granger)

Former Grambling Tigers running back Charles Wood joins Connor in the Section925 Podcenter to discuss the kickoff of the 2015 College Football season. Wood shares his insight on his former team as they prepare to face off with Jared Goff and the CAL Bears this Saturday in Berkeley. He also shares stories about trying out for the legendary Doug Williams, spending time with Eddie G. Robinson, and suiting up for the Bayou Classic at the Superdome in New Orleans.

Section925 Podcast Episode 63 - CAL Football's Jared Goff & Griffin Piatt

Piatt, Goff, and Tripper look back at their days playing youth football in the Bay Area and look ahead to the pending PAC-12 season in Berkeley.

CAL's Jared Goff and Griffin Piatt sit down with Tripper inside the Section925 Mobile Podcenter to talk football. Both born and raised in the Bay Area, Goff and Piatt discuss their days growing up playing youth football, their high school careers at Marin Catholic and Campolindo, life at UC Berkeley, and the upcoming PAC-12 season.

Section925 Podcast Episode 62 - Nate Weidner

21-year-old Jordan Spieth will tackle "The Old Course" in Saint Andrews this weekend in his quest to capture the Grand Slam. (photo by Matthew Lewis)

Former Cal State Hayward golfer and current Niners season ticket holder Nate Weidner (@Nate_Weidner) returns to the podcast to talk with Connor. Nate offers his take on baseball at midseason, summer hoops, and the 49ers' outlook. Nate also dives into his thoughts on the world of golf and gives insight on the 144th Open Championship in Scotland.

Section925 Podcast Episode 61 - Adrian Spinelli

Bay Area writer Adrian Spinelli (EverythingEcstatic.net) checks in with Connor from his San Francisco office. Spinelli fills us in on the Raiders fruitful offseason, Draymond Green’s future in Oakland, the Stephen Vogt campaign and the NBA Draft. Spinelli also sheds light on the upcoming Outside Lands Music Festival and even touches on trends in the local craft beer scene. 

Section925 Podcast Episode 60 - Baseball Insider Jon Zuber

 CAL catcher and De La Salle alum, Mitchell "El Gaucho" Kranson celebrates a 14th inning walk-off homer to beat Texas A&M in the NCAA Tournament. (photo by Juan DeLeon, AP)

CAL catcher and De La Salle alum, Mitchell "El Gaucho" Kranson celebrates a 14th inning walk-off homer to beat Texas A&M in the NCAA Tournament. (photo by Juan DeLeon, AP)

In a "must listen" for all high school and collegiate baseball players and their parents, Section925 Baseball Insider Jon Zuber sits down with @Tripperino to talk about the College World Series and important differences between minor league and college baseball in terms of player development. This is essential listening for any player choosing between minors and college baseball, and for anyone interested in learning more about the path to the Big Leagues.

Section925 Podcast Episode 58 - Matt Cermak Talks Cuonzo Martin and CAL Basketball

 (Photo by Kelley L. Cox)

(Photo by Kelley L. Cox)

Long time listener, first time caller Matt Cermak makes his Section925 Podcast debut to tell listeners the Cuonzo Martin story. Cermak, a former college golfer at Missouri State University, was lucky enough to watch Cuonzo (pronounced Con-zo) coach in The Valley Conference for three exciting years. Cermak takes us through Coach Martin's humble upbringing in East St. Louis, his battles with cancer, and his time at Missouri State, Purdue and Tennessee. Finally, Cermak weighs in on some hot topics in Bay Area sports.

Section925 Podcast Episode 56 - CAL Football Head Coach Sonny Dykes

  PHOTO COURTESY OF MICHAEL J. BURNS, GOLDENBEARSPORTS.COM

PHOTO COURTESY OF MICHAEL J. BURNS, GOLDENBEARSPORTS.COM

Sonny Dykes discusses his start in a Texas high school teaching and coaching, his ascension through the Junior College coaching ranks, and the pivotal assistant coaching positions that laid the foundation for the "Bear Raid" offense. Dykes also addresses Cal's defensive struggles, recruiting and improving the culture of football and academics in the program. Finally, Dykes takes sides in the great Blondie's vs. Fat Slice debate.

Section925 Podcast Episode 55 - Baseball Insider Jon Zuber

  JON ZUBER'S FORMER PUPIL, MARK CANHA, HAS BEEN ON FIRE FOR THE A'S THUS FAR. (PHOTO BY THEARON W. HENDERSON)

JON ZUBER'S FORMER PUPIL, MARK CANHA, HAS BEEN ON FIRE FOR THE A'S THUS FAR. (PHOTO BY THEARON W. HENDERSON)

Section925's Baseball Insider Jon Zuber joins Tripper (@Tripperino) inside the outdoor Podcenter to talk A's baseball, Rule 5, and whether Barry Bonds belongs in the Hall of Fame.

Section 925 Podcast Episode 54 - "Live from Lot A at the Oakland Coliseum"

  BRIAN AND JOSH, THE FOUNDERS OF THE #TRADELEW MOVEMENT, HANGING OUT IN LOT A

BRIAN AND JOSH, THE FOUNDERS OF THE #TRADELEW MOVEMENT, HANGING OUT IN LOT A

Section925 reporter @Tripperino was on the ground in Oakland last night for what turned out to be a Podcastpalooza for A's Opening Day. Tripper caught up with seven different members of the Athletics community from all walks of life to hear their unique stories.


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The hard hitting guest lineup in order of appearance:

Leadoff: D'Sjon Dixon of @Stadium365 and Stadium365.com discusses his own vision of a new downtown ballpark in Oakland. 

2nd: Alex Cox, the founder of the OaklandLuv.com Foundation, brings some serious Oakland flavor. 

3rd: The good folks from East Bay Ignorance remind us, "There are no paper cuts for the working class."

4th: The Oakland Ghosties. An Oakland based adult baseball team that understands how to enjoy the game. 

5th: DJ Eric Patina from Oaklandish. Smooth, refined, stylistic. @eazyourmind on insta.

6th: Brian and Josh from the "Trade Lew" movement. Get yourself a T-shirt. 

The Closer: Andrew Blair from the Oakland band "We Became Owls" brings us a much needed rendition of "Celebration" by Kool & The Gang."

Section 925 Podcast Episode 52 - Nate Weidner Weighs in on 49ers Turmoil

Lifelong season ticket holder Nate Weidner (@Nate_Weidner) calls-in to lament an extremely rough week in the 49ers offseason. Nate gives his thoughts on Frank Gore's departure, Patrick Willis' sudden retirement, and Bruce Miller's arrest. Weidner also takes us inside the SF Giants World Series locker room celebration and touches on the upcoming Masters.


Section 925 Podcast 49 - CAL Football's Jacob Peeler

CAL Inside Receivers coach Jacob Peeler (@PeelsJP) joins Tripper to share his inside perspective on Bears football. Coach Peeler, a central Mississippi native, discusses his journey to Berkeley by way of Louisiana Tech. He also talks about life on the recruiting trail and discusses CAL's latest class of talented freshman.


Section 925 Podcast Episode 44 - "The Bro" Talks Deflategate

Former 49ers intern-equipment manager "The Bro" (@TheBro49) sits down with Tripper (@Tripperino) to set the record straight on #Deflategate. The Bay Area cult hero discusses his football playing days in Oakdale, his time on the Candlestick sidelines, football air pressure, and his predictions for Super Bowl 49.


Section 925 Podcast Episode 39 - Niners Beat Writer Matt Maiocco and Co. Discuss Bay Area High School and Pro Football

Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN), Devin Regan (@DevinRegan3), and Tripper Ortman (@Tripperino) join Connor for a Bay Area football roundtable. The four discuss Campolindo High School's dramatic victory in this year's state championship football game, completing an historic 16-0 season. The roundtable also dives deep into the state of the San Francisco 49ers, with Maiocco providing insight on his respect for Jim Harbaugh.