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  • 01:07

    Pittsburgh Steelers: Offseason and NFL Draft Special

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    For the first show in the 2015 calendar year, Jeff and co-host Lance are back in the saddle to talk everything Pittsburgh Steelers. From the 2015 NFL schedule, to Le'Veon Bell's 3-game suspension and the news of Antonio Brown not being happy with his current contract.


    Don't think we would have a show a week away from the 2015 NFL Draft and not talk about potential draft choices for the Steelers. 


    The guys will talk about this and so much more. Be sure to be a part of the conversation by calling in and turing the discussion into a full out Steelers conversation!

  • 00:25

    NFL Draft: Talking Pittsburgh Steelers with Craig Gottschalk of Still Curtain

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    City of Champions Radio returns to the air to discuss the newest members of the Pittsburgh Steelers' organization, as the 2015 NFL Draft has come and gone.


    Host and City of Champions co-editor Matt Gajtka welcomes Craig Gottschalk to the program to talk about the team's hopes for the new talent; Gottschalk is a co-editor for Still Curtain, the FanSided Network's Steelers-only site.


    The guys explore the eight collegiate standouts who will presumably head to Latrobe for training camp in July, with Gottschalk taking a stab at how these players might fit into the Steelers' schemes on both sides of the football.

  • 00:18

    Third & Short: Pittsburgh Steelers Reporter, Kindra Lockett

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    Today's Third & Short features Kindra Lockett, NFLFemale's Official Fan Reporter for the Pittsburgh Steelers. She talks Big Ben's new contract, the additions of Darrius Heyward-Bey and DeAngelo Williams, and gives us insight on the fans feelings about the retirement of Steeler legends Troy Polamalu and Ike Taylor.

  • 01:02

    Pittsburgh Steelers: Analyzing the 2015 Draft class, Deflate-Gate and more

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    Join myself and co-host Lance Williams tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET for the latest edition of 'The Standard is the Standard'. On tonight's show you can expect to hear plenty of talk regarding the New England Patriots 'Deflate-Gate' scandal, as well as talk about the implications the punishment would have on the opening game of the 2015 season when the Pittsburgh Steelers travel to Foxborough.


    Other than talk about footballs with slightly less PSI than what they should be, we are going to be analyzing the 2015 NFL draft class. Who did the team reach for? Was there a position of need which was ignored? Should this class ease some of the concerns of fans heading into 2015? 


    All these questions and more to be answered tonight from 9-10 p.m. ET on our BlogTalkRadio page. 


    We want you to make the conversation a discussion by calling in anytime during the live show. Simply call (347) 850-8581. If you miss the show live, you can hear it again on our BlogTalkRadio page, on BTSC and as always on iTunes. Simply search 'The Standard is the Standard' on iTunes to get the entire podcast platform on The Standard is the Standard network. Other shows on the network include: What's Hot, Steelers Final Score and of course The Standard is the Standard.

  • 00:46

    What's Hot: Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 Draft, AFC North Grades and more

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    "What's Hot" will get you up to date with the most recent NFL news, which currently is the aftermath of the NFL Draft. We'll discuss who will have the better career between Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston along with the reason why the Cowboys didn't draft a running back to replace DeMarco Murray.


    We'll talk plenty about the Steelers draft, what you need to know about all eight draft picks and which rookie we think will make the biggest impact in 2015. We'll also see how the rest of the AFC North did in the draft along with trying to figure out what happened in the second round between the Steelers, Ravens, and Baltimore rookie tight end Maxx Williams.


    As we all know, the Steelers have a rich history that very few franchises in professional sports can match. Talking about our team's great moments from the past and sharing our memories of those moments will be a staple of "What's Hot". Tomorrow night, we'll look back at our favorite moments from the 1975 Super Bowl X champions, the 1995 AFC Champions (as is the unwritten rule of BTSC, we will refrain from saying the name of one player from that team) and the 2005 Super Bowl XL championships team.


    Be sure to tune in LIVE Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. ET.

  • 01:02

    What's Hot: Big Ben's ranking, Le'Veon's knee and the '95 Steelers

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    With no new news surrounding Tom Brady and Deflategate, we're going to spend more time discussing Steelers' quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who was ranked as the No.3 best quarterback in the NFL according to NFL.com'sElliott Harrison. We'll break down Big Ben's ranking along with sharing with you our top-10 quarterback list.


    We'll also delve into the potential PAT changes to be voted on this week by the NFL owners. What are the new options for the PAT? And what does this mean for the Steelers? We'll address these questions while offering our thoughts on what should happen to the PAT.


    In an interview with ESPN last week, Le'Veon Bell touched on several topics that included marijuana and the status of his right knee. We'll recap the interview and discuss whether or not Steelers fans should be worried about No.26's knee heading into next season.


    It's hard to believe it's been 20 years since the 1995 Steelers captured the franchise's first AFC title since the  '79 Steelers. We'll go back to the '90s and relive the greatest moments from that magical season that ended with a spirited battle against the Cowboys in Super Bowl XXX.


    We want to hear the voice of Steelers Nation, so feel free to call the show at (347) 850-8581 to join us in our conversation of the Black and Gold. If you can't listen live, search "The Standard is The Standard" on iTunes to listen to the podcast anytime. The podcast will also be featured Wednesday here on BTSC.

  • 00:34

    Crazy Pittsburgh Penguins Trade Proposals and More With T.J. McAloon

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    Freelance writer and podcast host T.J. McAloon makes his debut appearance on City of Champions Radio, talking Pittsburgh Penguins hockey and the rest of the sporting world with regular host Matt Gajtka. T.J. specializes in coming up with wild NHL trade proposals, so he'll fire off a few for Matt's amusement before they move on to other topics, including the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers. Follow T.J. on Twitter at @TJMcAloon and have a listen to his college football podcast at PlaceToBeNation.com!

  • 01:07

    What's Hot: DeflateGate, Steelers Rookie Minicamp, the Madden Curse & more

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    On this episode of "What's Hot" Chris and I will discuss how Tom Brady's suspension affects the Steelers Week 1 showdown with New England while giving you a preview of the Patriots' new starting quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo. We'll then take a look at the career of Ed Reed in comparison to Polamalu, and the possibility that they could end up in the same Hall of Fame class in 2021.


    We'll also take a look at the Steelers newest players after their first week in Pittsburgh while giving our 2015 Steelers rookie predictions. Chris and I will then take you back to 1975 (but without bell bottoms and disco music) and discuss the most memorable moments from the Steelers Super Bowl X winning team. While the conversation will surely tackle a multitude of plays and moments from that season, it's safe to say that Jack Lambert's throw-down of Cliff Harris in Super Bowl X will be discussed.


    We'll also talk about the fabled Madden Curse and why or why not it was a good thing for the Steelers that Antonio Brown did not make the Final Four of current players up for the cover shot on this year's game.


    Steelers fans young and old are encouraged to call in during the show to discuss the night's topics as well as anything else Steelers or NFL-related. Call (347) 850-8581 any time during the show to make your voice heard!

  • 00:32

    Aaron Roane participates in Steelers rookie mini-camp and finds time to join us

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    In this episode of The Red Light Sports Ramble, presented by The Red Light Sports Network, Evan Witalison and Troy Otradovec welcome Aaron Roane, to the show.  Aaron had joined us prior to the NFL Draft, and had been contacted by a number of scouts.  However, his named did go uncalled during draft weekend.  That didn't stop his NFL dream, as the Pittsburgh Steelers invited him to their rookie mini-camp, which was held this past weekend.  Aaron joins the show and talks about his experience and what the future holds.  Listen in as Evan and Troy spend some time with Aaron Roane.

  • 00:46

    All-Around Pittsburgh Sports Discussion with City of Champions' Larry Snyder

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    Fellow City of Champions co-editor Larry Snyder is my guest for this episode of City of Champions Radio, as we analyze all the latest news from the Penguins, Pirates and Steelers. Larry and I take a look at the ruins of another promising season cut too short for the Pens, in particular focusing on what we would change going into 2015-16. We also dig into the first six weeks for the Pirates, who are currently cresting another wave during a streaky early-season stretch. Finally, we quickly glance back at the NFL Draft for the Steelers; did they do all they could to improve the roster heading into training camp this summer

  • 00:45

    Dr Kathy Humphrey Vice-Chancellor University of Pittsburgh

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    Kathy Humphrey is the newly appointed senior vice chancellor for engagement and chief of staff at the University of Pittsburgh.


    In her new role, she will concentrate on internal and external relations, focusing on facilitating business engagement, strategic initiatives and partnerships, and government interaction at all levels. She will work closely with University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Patrick Gallagher and Pitt senior management to position the University to have maximum impact in the region, the Commonwealth, and beyond. For the past nine years, she served as Pitt’s vice provost and dean of students.


    Humphrey has been the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions. She was honored as a recipient of a YWCA Tribute to Women Leadership Award (in Education) and was selected as a member a New Pittsburgh Courier 50 Women of Excellence.  She also received the University of Pittsburgh African American Alumni Council (AAAC) inaugural Sankofa Award, and has been chosen the Pitt Administrator of the Year the past four years by the student body. Most recently, she was one of 32 women from 13 countries chosen to participate in the International Women’s Forum Leadership Foundation Fellows Program.