FlipCast Episode 56.5: Can anyone hold that Tiger?

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In this episode: Robbie and Shawn remember that great night in Santa Clara when Clemson hammered Alabama. Also happening is Shawn realizing that there are nightmare scenarios that may not unfold, but could be very real if the pieces fall a certain way. A way-too-early peek at 2019 goes down with College Football Playoff picks and where Penn State and Pitt will situate themselves during the season.

FlipCast Episode 56: The cost of doing business with AB

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In this episode: Robbie and Shawn get a handle on what was the week of wild-card games and what will be a week of division round games in the NFL. Don’t worry, the Steelers get plenty of talk with a prominent topic being what it would take to deal Antonio Brown away from Pittsburgh. There’s hockey talk, a bit of video game chatter and another batch of This Week in Petty. Somewhere in it all, there’s an announcement of a new face on the blog. A bit of something for everyone.

We made an addition …


So, we went and got a new contributor for The Bat Flip.

Please welcome Amanda Godsey to the fold. If you’re into Pittsburgh sports, chances are that you’ve seen Amanda on Twitter (@AmandaFGodsey). As Robbie and I look to get back into a consistent writing schedule, expanding the staff was a must to keep voices fresh on the blog.

Heck, Amanda has already debuted at The Bat Flip with this gem about the NCAA, the NFL, and Kliff Kingsbury..

If you don’t know Amanda, here is what you should know about her … According to Amanda:

Amanda is a sportswriter currently covering Pitt Panthers football and basketball as a freelance reporter for the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat. Amanda grew up in the mid-Mon Valley and is currently based in the suburbs south of Pittsburgh. She’s thrilled to return to journalism after spending nearly a decade working in healthcare, the last several years spent as a nurse in a nursing home. A back injury halted her nursing career; luckily, sportswriters are never expected to be in shape.

Amanda is most likely to be found at a sporting event, whether it’s for work or play; she even got married in front of the Roberto Clemente statue at PNC Park.

Amanda loves books, pop culture, and concerts. She has a bizarre obsession with Nicolas Cage.

When she’s not writing or watching sports, she can most likely be found at home talking sabermetrics with her husband Ryan, and catering to the whims of their demanding and beautiful Siberian cat, Dusty.