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Pod of Steel: Can the Steelers’ offense turn the corner?

Pod of Steel: Can the Steelers’ offense turn the corner?

October 15, 2021

Steelers insiders Ray Fittipaldo and Brian Batko revisit Pittsburgh’s 27-19 win against the Broncos. Is the Steelers’ offense fixed? Plus, we discuss JuJu Smith-Schuster’s season-ending injury and preview the upcoming game against the Seahawks.

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From the Point: Penguins open the season with a dominating win

From the Point: Penguins open the season with a dominating win

October 13, 2021

Penguins insiders Matt Vensel and Mike DeFabo react to the opening-night win in Tampa — and then overreact. What did the Penguins do in the 6-2 win that's sustainable? What was just a case of a small sample size?

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Off Script: Will a win against Virginia Tech earn Pitt the respect it wants?

Off Script: Will a win against Virginia Tech earn Pitt the respect it wants?

October 12, 2021

Pitt insiders Johnny McGonigal and Craig Meyer preview the Panthers’ upcoming game against Virginia Tech. Will a win get Pitt the rank — and the respect — it’s looking for? Plus, we discuss what the conference is looking like now.

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Varsity Xtra: Golf tales with Michael Jordan from a former WPIAL QB

Varsity Xtra: Golf tales with Michael Jordan from a former WPIAL QB

October 11, 2021

High school football insiders Mike White and Brad Everett discuss some eye-popping numbers being produced by Moon senior Ben Bladel and predict some of this week's biggest games. Plus, we're joined by North Allegheny grad and former NFL quarterback Mike McMahon, who offers his view on the current crop of WPIAL quarterbacks and shares some memorable stories from his time spent golfing with Michael Jordan, Lawrence Taylor and others.

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Pod of Steel:  Steelers need a win to get back in AFC North race

Pod of Steel: Steelers need a win to get back in AFC North race

October 8, 2021

Steelers insiders Ray Fittipaldo and Brian Batko revisit the 27-17 loss to Green Bay that felt more lopsided than the score suggests. Could that blocked punt have changed the game? Plus, we take a look at the Steelers’ biggest problems, discuss when things could improve and preview the Week 5 matchup with the Broncos.

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BUC’N Trends: And that’s a wrap on the Pirates’ season

BUC’N Trends: And that’s a wrap on the Pirates’ season

October 7, 2021

Pirates insiders Jason Mackey and Mike Persak take a closer look at the end of the team’s season. What are the takeaways from GM Ben Cherington’s postseason comments? And what opportunities exist for the club in the offseason? Plus, we discuss playoff baseball.

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From the Point: Which fringe Penguins players have improved their stock?

From the Point: Which fringe Penguins players have improved their stock?

October 6, 2021

Penguins insiders Matt Vensel and Mike DeFabo take a look at the team's fringe players. Which players have improved their stock? And which ones haven’t done much to help? Plus, we discuss COVID-19 updates and what to watch through the rest of training camp.

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Off Script: Pitt is changing the narrative. Is it sustainable?

Off Script: Pitt is changing the narrative. Is it sustainable?

October 5, 2021

Pitt insiders Johnny McGonigal and Craig Meyer revisit the Panthers' win against Georgia Tech and discuss how the narrative surrounding Pitt's football program has drastically changed since a few weeks ago when the Panthers lost to Western Michigan. Can they actually win the ACC? Plus, we look ahead and evaluate the rest of the conference.

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Varsity Xtra: Previewing a must-see matchup in Class 6A

Varsity Xtra: Previewing a must-see matchup in Class 6A

October 4, 2021

High school football insiders Mike White and Brad Everett preview this week's marquee matchup in Class 6A between No. 1 Central Catholic and No. 2 Mt. Lebanon. Plus, we're joined by Gateway coach Don Holl to discuss his team's high-stakes showdown vs. Penn-Trafford this Friday.

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Pod of Steel: Can the Steelers get back on track?

Pod of Steel: Can the Steelers get back on track?

October 1, 2021

Steelers insiders Ray Fittipaldo and Brian Batko share their lingering thoughts from Sunday’s 24-10 loss to the Bengals and preview the upcoming trip to Lambeau Field. Can Ben Roethlisberger bounce back against the Packers? Will the Steelers finally turn the corner? Plus, we discuss injury updates, what needs to be fixed and more.

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