Section925 Podcast Episode 64 - Matt Cermak on the PGA Championship

Former PAC-12 golfer and Fresno native, Kevin Chappell, will try to contend at Whistling Straits in this weekend's PGA Championship.

Former Missouri State University Golfer Matt Cermak stops by the Section925 Podcenter on the eve of the PGA Championship. The last of the four majors, the PGA will take place on a challenging course off Lake Michigan in Wisconsin. Jordan Spieth is looking to capture the "U.S. Slam" while Rory McIlory is returning from a serious ankle injury.

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 61 - Adrian Spinelli

Bay Area writer Adrian Spinelli ( 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



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 59 - Baseball Insider Jon Zuber

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Section925 Baseball Insider Jon Zuber joins @Tripperino in the Outdoor Podcenter to discuss CAL's chances in field of 64, the A's struggles, Yankee legends, and Don Mattingly's future as the Dodger skipper. 

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,

Photo COURTESY of Michael J. Burns,

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)

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 discusses his own vision of a new downtown ballpark in Oakland. 

2nd: Alex Cox, the founder of the 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

Two Niner greats, gone in the blink of an eye...

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.

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Section 925 Podcast Episode 49 - CAL Football Coach Jacob Peeler

Coach Peeler is excited about the recent CAL recruiting class he just helped sign.

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.



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Section 925 Podcast Episode 45 - Super Bowl XLIX

Super Bowl XLIX is upon us. (photo by Kevin C. Cox)

Josh (@jphunsucker) and Huss (@Halshibib) formerly of the Displaced Faithful reunite to send remember Niner cheerleader and TV host Melissa Galvin, talk Super Bowl commercials, play word association with Bay Area Super Bowl participants, ponder what Pete Carroll and Mike "Sweet Thunder" Greer talked about during UOP football practice, make Super Bowl predictions, and touch on the hiring of Jim Tomsula.

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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.

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Section 925 Podcast Episode 37 - World Cup Recap

Quite a run indeed. See you in Russia... (Photo by Jamie McDonald)

With the 2014 World Cup in the books, Connor conducts a ménage à pod with a couple soccer aficionados. Section925 staff writer Bryan Maag (@HalfBAM) makes his first ever appearance on the pod, while Robbie Repass (@TrashmanReeps) chimes in for his second time. The three discuss how the USMNT somehow escaped the Group of Death, as well as Jürgen's 4-year-plan headed toward Russia 2018. Some NBA and NFL talk is also sprinkled in at the end.

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Section 925 Podcast Episode 36 - World Cup 2014 Preview

The USA's starting 11 in their final tune-up vs. Nigeria on Saturday (Photo by Mike Zarrilli)

Fresh off his Saturday visit to Jacksonville to soak in the US Men's National Team's 2-1 victory over Nigeria, Robbie Repass (@TrashmanReeps) calls into the podcenter to discuss the upcoming World Cup in Brazil. A rare Texas-born English Premier League guru, Reeps tells you everything you need to know before the Cup kicks off on Thursday down in South America.

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Section 925 Podcast Episode 35 - Spinelli Tours America's Ballparks

(Photo by @Spinelli37 on Instagram)

The venerable Adrian Spinelli (@Spinelli37 ; is currently driving across the continental United States, making stops at various Big League ballparks along the way. He called in from the road in Mobile, Alabama to update us on his journey thus far. 

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Section 925 Podcast Episode 34 - 2013-14 NFL Playoffs, NBA...

Cam and CK7 will settle who is the hotter young NFL QB this Sunday at 10am...

Gotham City native T.J. Powers joins Connor in an undisclosed location in Alta, Utah to discuss the 49ers' upcoming playoff tilt at Carolina, along with the Warriors' current 10 game winning streak.

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Section 925 Podcast Episode 32 - Cal Writer Ryan Gorcey Previews the Bears v. Buckeyes

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Leading Cal beat writer Ryan Gorcey ( jumps inside the Section925 Mobile Podcenter with Connor to discuss the upcoming Cal-Ohio State game. Gorcey discusses what kind of team Urban Meyer will bring with him to Berkeley and the struggling Cal defense that will try to stop the Buckeyes. Gorcey also provides some historical context on the type of year freshman QB Jared Goff has been enjoying. RG even lets us in on some Barry Sacks practice stories and his chances of rubbing elbows with Erin Andrews on Saturday.

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