The Obligatory PSU Podcast

Listing some favorite Penn State Nittany Lions football players from 1997 to present.

Show Notes

Every sports fan forms lasting connections with certain players on their favorite teams, whether because of skill, toughness, personality, or all three. Sometimes it's an unforgettable performance in a crucial moment, others we simply gravitate toward a certain player for reasons even we don't understand. When it comes to standout performers worth remembering, Penn State football fans have been blessed with an embarrassment of riches. Crack open some beers and get a long-time fan going on their favorite Lions to don the Blue and White, and you might be entertained for hours. As KSN's Keystone Kickoff show looks back over Penn State football throughout the decades, Jim asked Chris to follow up last week's list of favorite games with reflections on some of his favorite players. In this episode, they discuss 10 Nittany Lions he's had the opportunity to see play in person and who's contributions to Penn State football left a lasting impression.

FEATURING: Chris Buchignani, Jim Galanti

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What is The Obligatory PSU Podcast?

The Obligatory PSU Podcast features wide-ranging discussions of Penn State sports, Nittany Lions football in particular, and all things Penn State and Happy Valley from the cast of The Obligatory PSU Pregame Show: Former Penn State and NFL defensive lineman Brandon Noble (’92-97), campus icon Mike “the Mailman” Herr, Onward State managing editor emeritus Kevin Horne, and Nittany Valley Society president Chris Buchignani. Along with a rotating cast of characters from around State College and across Nittany Nation, the guys focus on the stories, issues, and personalities surrounding the Blue and White fan experience.

The Obligatory PSU Podcast delivers fun and insightful commentary on the teams, University, and place that are beloved by many thousands of students, alumni, and fans. There’s no pretense of objectivity or “journalistic” distance here; these guys are here because they care, and their Penn State knowledge and love shine through in every installment. The goal is to touch on a broad variety of topics relating to the Nittany Lions in conversations that are frequently funny and occasionally profound, all while enjoying a few (or more) adult beverages. If you’ve got Penn State in your blood, you’ll enjoy sharing the journey with us.