Grantland Network Podcast: Jonah Keri with Joe Posnanski

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The multi-talented Joe Posnanski, writer and podcaster for Sports Illustrated and, joins the podcast this week. With a book about Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, we get JoePo’s take on JoePa breaking the all-time Division I record for coaching wins. Poz then weighs in on the legacy of Eddie Robinson (the previous record-holder), the impact Joe and Sue Paterno have had on State College beyond the football field, and the unlikely success of this year’s Nittany Lions team.

Then we dive into World Series talk. What the hell happened with BullpenPhoneGate? Where does Game 6 rank among the most exciting games of all-time? What did August 24 Joe Posnanski think about the Cardinals’ World Series chances? Is it a good thing or a bad thing that the best team, more often than not, doesn’t win the World Series anymore? Finally, Joe serves up some controversial Power Rankings, breaking down his top five sporting events to cover.

Listen to Thursday’s podcast here: Podcenter

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Previously on the Grantland Network:

Men in Blazers

The Solid Verbal

The Jalen Rose Show

Jonah Keri’s new book, The Extra 2%: How Wall Street Strategies Took a Major League Baseball Team from Worst to First, is a national best-seller. Follow him on Twitter at @JonahKeri.

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Jonah Keri is a staff writer for Grantland. His book The Extra 2%: How Wall Street Strategies Took a Major League Baseball Team From Worst to First is a New York Times best seller. The paperback edition of his new book, Up, Up, and Away, on the history of the Montreal Expos, is now available.

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