The North Shore Drive Sports Podcast

   

Advertisement

September 23, 2021 BUC’N Trends: Making sense of the Pirates’ recent progress

Pirates insiders Jason Mackey and Mike Persak break down what’s been going right for the team recently. Are there some good storylines coming from the Pirates? And have they really gotten better offensively over the last month? Plus, we take a look at the most intriguing minor leaguers.

Music from https://filmmusic.io

"RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)

License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)    

September 22, 2021 From the Point: The most interesting Penguins to watch at training camp

Penguins insiders Matt Vensel and Mike DeFabo are getting ready for training camp to open Thursday. Which players will be the most interesting ones to watch? Who will step up and claim a spot?

Music from https://filmmusic.io "RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

September 21, 2021 Off Script: Is this Western Michigan loss the worst of Pat Narduzzi’s tenure?

Pitt insiders Craig Meyer and Johnny McGonigal revisit the Panthers’ loss to Western Michigan. Where did Pitt go wrong? Was this kind of game to be expected? Plus, we discuss what stood out from Kenny Pickett’s performance and whether or not there’s hope for this team.

Music from https://filmmusic.io "RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

September 20, 2021 Varsity Xtra: Is Western Pa. still producing top-tier football talent?

High school football insiders Mike White and Brad Everett discuss the lack of top-tier talent being produced by WPIAL and City League schools in recent years and whether it is affecting Pitt’s performance at the next level. Plus, we’re joined by Belle Vernon coach Matt Humbert to discuss the Leopards’ highly anticipated showdown vs. Thomas Jefferson on Friday.

Music from https://filmmusic.io "RetroFuture Cle8n" by Kevin M8cLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://cre8tivecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

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.

Music from https://filmmusic.io "RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

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.

Music from https://filmmusic.io "RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

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.

Music from https://filmmusic.io "RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

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.

Music from https://filmmusic.io "RetroFuture Cle8n" by Kevin M8cLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://cre8tivecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

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.

Music from https://filmmusic.io "RetroFuture Cle8n" by Kevin M8cLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://cre8tivecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

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.

Music from https://filmmusic.io "RetroFuture Cle8n" by Kevin M8cLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://cre8tivecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

 


Music from https://filmmusic.io "RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)


View all episodes