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November 27, 2020 Making sense of the Steelers-Ravens COVID mess

In an emergency episode, Steelers insiders Brian Batko and Ray Fittipaldo break down everything that’s happened since the showdown with the Ravens first got postponed before Thanksgiving. Are the Steelers players right to complain about how the NFL is handling the outbreak in Baltimore? And what can we expect Tuesday night when this game is (maybe) finally played?

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"RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)   
 
 
November 24, 2020 Evaluating Pitt's dominant performance and Penn State's historically bad season

College insiders John McGonigal, Craig Meyer and Nubyjas Wilborn break down Pitt's dominant win against Virginia Tech, predict the Panthers’ game at Clemson and discuss Penn State's historic 0-5 start. Plus, we look ahead to Jeff Capel's third season in charge of Pitt basketball.

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

November 20, 2020 Are we overrating importance of Steelers' running game?

Insiders Ray Fittipaldo and Brian Batko discuss the hot button issue for the undefeated Steelers: Will a struggling running game hold them back from a Super Bowl run? Plus we take a look at the upcoming game against the Jaguars and make our predictions. 

Music from https://filmmusic.io
"RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)   
November 19, 2020 Penguins fantasy draft and latest return-to-play plans

Penguins insiders Matt Vensel and Mike DeFabo draft two teams from Pittsburgh’s current roster. Plus, we update where things stand in the NHL's return-to-play plan and give out stick taps.

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"RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
November 18, 2020 High School Football Huddle — WPIAL title takeaways

High school football insiders Brad Everett and Steve Rotstein share their biggest takeaways from the WPIAL championship games, discuss the biggest performers and look ahead to the PIAA games coming up this weekend.

Music from https://filmmusic.io
"RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)    
November 17, 2020 Pitt walks COVID tightrope; Penn State continues its spiral

College insiders John McGonigal, Craig Meyer and Nubyjas Wilborn break down Penn State's disastrous 0-4 start and the quarterback controversy that has risen as a result. Plus, Pitt felt the COVID-19 bite when it had a game postponed. Is it even possible that it will be the only schedule change? 

Music from https://filmmusic.io
"RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)    
November 13, 2020 Should Steelers consider resting Ben Roethlisberger?

Steelers insiders Brian Batko and Ray Fittipaldo discuss how the team is handling its first internal COVID situation and wonder if it would be best to rest Ben Roethlisberger regardless of how he tests to give the banged-up quarterback a breather before the stretch run. Then we dive into the Bengals matchup and offer our predictions. 

Music from https://filmmusic.io
"RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)    
 
November 11, 2020 High School Football Huddle — WPIAL title time

High school insiders Mike White, Brad Everett and Steve Rotstein break down everything you need to know about the WPIAL football championships this weekend. Who are the names to watch, which teams will be crowned champions and what surprises might be in store? Finally, we share some memories of legendary coach Bob Amalia. 

Music from https://filmmusic.io and bensound.com
"RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)    
November 10, 2020 Pitt takes care of business while Penn State gets embarrassed

College insiders John McGonigal, Craig Meyer and Nubyjas Wilborn break down Pitt's much-needed win at Florida State, discuss Penn State's shocking 0-3 start after an upset loss to Maryland and look ahead to what's next for the Panthers and Nittany Lions.

Music from https://filmmusic.io
"RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)    
November 06, 2020 Do Steelers have to worry about overconfidence?

Steelers insiders Ray Fittipaldo and Brian Batko share their takeaways from everything that has happened since an emotional win over the Ravens and wonder if the team might be a bit overconfident as it’s racked up a 7-0 record. Plus, the Cowboys seem like a pushover in this matchup, but are there any lingering concerns about the run defense from the Baltimore game?

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


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