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Join us every week for a look at Pittsburgh sports with a rotating cast of Post-Gazette sportswriters from our home base on North Shore Drive.

Join us every week for a look at Pittsburgh sports with a rotating cast of Post-Gazette sportswriters from our home base on North Shore Drive.
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Join us every week for a look at Pittsburgh sports with a rotating cast of Post-Gazette sportswriters from our home base on North Shore Drive.

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English


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Pitt-Penn State: The 100th (final?) matchup in storied rivalry

9/13/2019
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John McGonigal and Mike Persak break down the 100th meeting between Pitt and Penn State, and former Pitt star Mike Caprara joins Adam Bittner to remember the Panthers' 2016 win and look ahead. Then, Former Penn State linebacker Nyeem Wartman talks about his new role as an assistant coach at Mississippi State, memories of the classic matchup between the Nittany Lions and Pitt in 2016 and his thoughts on whether the series is a rivalry. Music from https://filmmusic.io "RetroFuture Clean"...

Duration:01:12:07

Steelers crumble in New England, AB signs with Patriots and Seahawks loom

9/10/2019
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Steelers writers Brian Batko and Ray Fittipaldo recap a disastrous night in New England (1:55), discuss how Pittsburgh can pick up the pieces (7:15), debunk some Antonio Brown conspiracy theories (18:30) and preview the Week 2 game against the Seahawks (26:36).

Duration:00:35:45

Steelers-Patriots preview: Can Pittsburgh spoil a banner party in New England?

9/5/2019
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Brian Batko and Ray Fittipaldo recap the Steelers' final moves ahead of the season opener (4:21), analyze the matchup with the Patriots in New England (15:00) and give their fearless predictions (36:36). Music from https://filmmusic.io "RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Duration:00:40:49

Steelers-Patriots rivalry: Best and worst memories

9/5/2019
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Adam Bittner and Josh Axelrod look back at the times when they were just Steelers fans and recount their favorite and worst memories from the Patriots rivalry, their most hated players and the outcome they would most like to change. Music from https://filmmusic.io "RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Duration:00:41:52

College football preview: Pitt, Penn State and national picture

8/29/2019
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College football season is here, so Pitt writer John McGonigal and Penn State writer Mike Persak join Adam Bittner to discuss the things they'll be watching in Week 1 (3:46), their team MVPs and breakout stars (17:27) and pick their favorites for the College Football Playoff (53:25). Music from https://filmmusic.io "RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Duration:00:57:24

State of the Steelers: WRs emerging, James Conner's value and versatile defense

8/21/2019
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With Steelers training camp over, Brian Batko and Ray Fittipaldo discuss what they learned at Saint Vincent (1:27), break down preseason Weeks 2 and 3 (9:27), look at the versatile defense (16:21), view the Antonio Brown drama from afar (23:57) and pick a No. 2 QB between Mason Rudolph and Josh Dobbs (29:16). Music from https://filmmusic.io "RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Duration:00:44:02

Pitt football expectations with new-look offense and defense missing its star

8/16/2019
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Craig Meyer and John McGonigal discuss Kenny Pickett's ceiling under new offensive coordinator Mark Whipple (4:05), how the defense can possibly replace star defensive lineman Rashad Weaver (22:03) and Pitt's tough schedule to open the year (39:21). Music from https://filmmusic.io "RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Duration:00:49:32

Which Steelers have stood out in camp, and who to watch in preseason

8/9/2019
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Brian Batko and Ray Fittipaldo highlight the three players that have stood out to them in camp so far (3:01), hold a Steelers preseason fantasy draft (22:15) and remind us all why preseason results don't really matter (36:09). Music from https://filmmusic.io "RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Duration:00:41:20

Future of the Pirates after quiet trade deadline

8/2/2019
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Jason Mackey, Bill Brink and Nubyjas Wilborn discuss the Pirates trading Corey Dickerson (2:23) and try to figure out why Felipe Vazquez is still in Pittsburgh (11:33). They take a big-picture look at GM Neal Huntington's approach to team-building (23:26) and share their favorite brawl moments (36:24). Music from https://filmmusic.io "RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Duration:00:49:30

Steelers open training camp; Penguins offseason review

7/26/2019
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In the first-ever episode of The North Shore Drive, we dive into Steelers training camp talk with Brian Batko and Ray Fittipaldo. They discuss camp memories (5:25) and off-the-radar guys to keep an eye on (10:00). Then, Matt Vensel and Mike DeFabo join us to recap the Penguins' summer so far (33:10), predict who could get traded next (44:20), and guess what the lines will look like in the fall (50:30). Music from https://filmmusic.io "RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod...

Duration:00:58:06

The North Shore Drive preview

7/22/2019
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Coming this week: The North Shore Drive, a weekly sports podcast from the sports staff of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Duration:00:01:44