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October 22, 2021 Pod of Steel: Steelers are back in the AFC North race

Steelers insiders Ray Fittipaldo and Brian Batko take a closer look at last Sunday’s matchup with the Seahawks and share their lingering thoughts from the game. The Steelers are back in the AFC North race, but can they make some noise coming out of their off week? Plus, what’s up with the defense?

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October 20, 2021 From The Point: Which Penguins have surprised us early on?

Penguins insiders Matt Vensel and Mike DeFabo break down which players have surprised them in the early going of the 2021-22 season and try to nail down whether this team is the offensive juggernaut it started out as, or the plodding version we've seen recently. 

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October 19, 2021 Off Script: Pitt wins big — and earns a ranking

Pitt insiders Johnny McGonigal and Craig Meyer take a closer look at the Panthers’ 28-7 win against Virginia Tech and break down why this was a crucial win. Is the Western Michigan loss completely behind them? Plus, Pitt is ranked now, but can the Panthers keep that going with their upcoming game against Clemson?

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October 18, 2021 Varsity Xtra: Making sense of logjam in Class 5A

High school football insiders Mike White and Brad Everett break down the top teams behind No. 1 Moon in Class 5A and discuss who should receive the highest seed if there is a tie atop the Northeast Conference standings. Plus, we debate the best mascots in the WPIAL and City League.

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October 15, 2021 Pod of Steel: Can the Steelers’ offense turn the corner?

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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October 13, 2021 From the Point: Penguins open the season with a dominating win

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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October 12, 2021 Off Script: Will a win against Virginia Tech earn Pitt the respect it wants?

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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October 11, 2021 Varsity Xtra: Golf tales with Michael Jordan from a former WPIAL QB

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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October 08, 2021 Pod of Steel: Steelers need a win to get back in AFC North race

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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October 07, 2021 BUC’N Trends: And that’s a wrap on the Pirates’ season

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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