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September 17, 2021 Pod of Steel: Steelers could put themselves in a good position for a strong start

Steelers insiders Brian Batko and Ray Fittipaldo are ramping up for a Week 2 Steelers-Raiders showdown after an upset in Buffalo to start the season. There are a lot of takeaways from the Steelers' shocking win against the Bills, but which one is the biggest? Will this be a season of close wins for the Pittsburgh? Plus, we share our predictions for the Steelers' home opener.

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September 16, 2021 BUC’N Trends: Taking stock of the (future) Pirates

Pirates insiders Jason Mackey and Mike Persak break down what the Pirates have to offer in the future. What can the bullpen look like next year? Which guys will continue to impress? Plus, we discuss why this offseason will be a crucial one for the Pirates.

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September 15, 2021 From the Point: Can the Penguins handle Sidney Crosby’s absence?

Penguins insiders Mike DeFabo and Matt Vensel discuss the news of Sidney Crosby's wrist surgery and what it means for the Penguins as they prepare for camp to open. Which players will step up in his absence? Plus, we project the team's lineup and take a look at the upcoming prospect camp.

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September 14, 2021 Off Script: How important was Pitt’s win against Tennessee?

Pitt insiders Johnny McGonigal and Craig Meyer break down Pitt's victory over Tennessee and why it was important for the Panthers to prove they wouldn't fold. Plus, we discuss the standout players and look ahead to Pitt's next matchup.

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September 13, 2021 Varsity Xtra: Separating the contenders from the pretenders

High school football insiders Mike White and Brad Everett break down the fast starts by Laurel Highlands and Leechburg and debate whether or not Aliquippa will keep its streak of 13 consecutive WPIAL championship appearances alive. Plus, Mt. Lebanon coach Bob Palko joins us to discuss the Blue Devils’ rise in Class 6A.

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September 10, 2021 Pod of Steel: T.J. Watt is getting paid

Steelers insiders Brian Batko and Ray Fittipaldo break down the biggest news of the week: T.J. Watt's new contract. It took a while to get here, but the deal is official and now the focus is on Week 1. Plus, we take a look at the Steelers' first game of the season and evaluate this year's Bills team.

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September 09, 2021 BUC’N Trends: What is the Pirates’ plan?

Pirates insiders Jason Mackey and Mike Persak take a look at everything that has gone wrong for the Pirates and wonder: Where is the team going with this? Fans deserve more entertainment, so something needs to change. But all of those negatives doesn't mean there aren't some positives to discuss.

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September 07, 2021 Off Script: What to take away from Pitt‘s 51-7 victory over Massachusetts

College insiders Craig Meyer and Johnny McGonigal break down Pitt's Week 1 51-7 win over Massachusetts. How should the victory be evaluated? Plus, we look ahead to Saturday's matchup with Tennessee.

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September 07, 2021 Varsity Xtra: Biggest winners in Week 1 of high school football

High school football insiders Mike White and Brad Everett break down the biggest winners from Week 1 of the high school football season. Plus, we take a look at where Swin Cash ranks among Western Pennsylvania’s greatest athletes of all-time.

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September 03, 2021 How concerning are the Steelers’ IR announcements?

Steelers insiders Ray Fittipaldo and Brian Batko break down the team’s roster cuts and keeps. Were any of the names surprising? Plus, we discuss the latest injury reserve news for Stephon Tuitt, Zach Banner and Anthony McFarland. Could some of these issues linger well into the season?

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