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  • 01:05

    What's Hot: Pittsburgh Steelers OTAs, Week 1 matchup and the 1978 team

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    It's never too early to make predictions.


    That's just one thing we'll do in the newest edition of "What's Hot", which will air live Wednesday night on ourBlogTalkRadio page at 9:00 p.m. ET. We'll discuss the Steelers' quotes from earlier this week regarding the team's Week One matchup against the Patriots, while also offering some Fact or Fiction predictions about the 2015 Steelers that will include discussions about the Steelers' offense's shot at being No.1 in the NFL, the defense and how many turnovers it will record in '15, DeAngelo Williams' future production and what Pittsburgh's record will be after three games.


    Last week, the Steelers uniforms were named as the NFL's best by ESPN. Which variation of the Steelers' jersey is your favorite? Chris Carter and I will discuss which is our favorite Steelers uniform.


    Co-host and fellow BTSC writer Chris Carter and I believe that the 1978 Steelers are the best team in NFL history. In light of the NFL's Network's Dynasty Week celebration last week, what team do we think could rival the 1978 Steelers as the best team in NFL history? We'll break down the other great teams in NFL history to see if there really is a worthy challenger that could go toe-to-toe with the great Steelers of '78.
    To make your voice heard, call the show at (347) 850-8581 to offer your opinions on whatever it is you want to discuss about 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 Thursday here on BTSC.

  • 00:52

    Final Score: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens AFC Wild Card Game

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    The Pittsburgh Steelers' magical 2014 season has come to an end at the hands of their arch rival Baltimore Ravens as the Ravens defeated the Steelers at Heinz Field 30-17 to end their season. As the Ravens now prepare for the New England Patriots, the Steelers face major decisions this offseason. 


    Was this the final game for James Harrison, Troy Polamalu and Ike Taylor? Will the team be better off for this experience? All that and much more will be answered on the Steelers Final Score Call In Show.


    Be a part of the conversation by calling (347) 850-8581.

  • 01:03

    Pittsburgh Steelers: Recap Colts Victory and Scout the Baltimore Ravens

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    Join Jeff Hartman and Lance Williams of behindthesteelcurtain.com for the official BTSC podcast 'The Standard is the Standard' Wednesday from 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET. 


    On this episode hear the guys break down the Steelers victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Not only will they break down the numbers, but will hand out game balls to those deserving of such an honor.


    Then it is time to look to the Sunday Night Football game against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field. The guys will be bringing in the 'scout team' with Matthew Stevens of BaltimoreBeatdown.com to discuss the big AFC North battle about to ensue at Heinz Field.


    As always, become a part of the show by listening live and calling in at any time. (347) 850-8581. 

  • 00:40

    Daniel Scifo of Latrobe Bulletin talks Pittsburgh Steelers, Pirates & Penguins

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    Daniel Scifo, assistant sports editor of the Latrobe (Pa.) Bulletin, joins City of Champions Radio for the first time to talk about all things Pittsburgh. Also a freelancer for the Associated Press and USA Hockey, Scifo breaks down the Steelers' recent draft and their current trajectory with host Matt Gajtka. Following that, the guys address the stagnant Pirates and what might be ailing them in particular. Penguins talk wraps up the show, particularly what they might be up to during the second summer of the Johnston-Rutherford regime.

  • 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!

  • 00:46

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 00:18

    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.

  • 00:17

    Third & Short: Gwen Robinson and the Baltimore Ravens

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    Third & Short is happy to have Gwen Robinson, Official Fan Reporter for the Baltimore Ravens at NFLFemale. We discuss the major losses the team endured during Free Agency including Torrey Smith, Haloti Ngata, & Jacoby Jones. The re-signing and additions of Justin Forsett and Matt Schaub, the abuse that QB Joe Flacco gets from media and fans, and the overall outlook for the 2015 season.

  • 01:39

    Ravens-Steelers Playoff Pregame Show

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    Its playoff time so be sure to Join Alan Zlotorzynski for the Baltimore Ravens Pregame Show starting tonight at 6:30. Tonight’s show is sponsored by Fanspeak.com, EarnestByner21.com and Mouthin Off Sports Talk.


    The Ravens will again head to Heinz Field for a postseason tilt tonight and they will be looking to author a new chapter in the storied matchup between the heated rivals. The fierce rivalry between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens has taken to the postseason on three previous occasions. All three matchups took place in Pittsburgh, and all ended with a Steelers victory.


    The Ravens did not control their own destiny heading into the final week of the regular season, but took care of business with a 20-10 victory over Cleveland and benefited from San Diego's loss to Kansas City. The combination secured Baltimore's sixth postseason berth in seven seasons and first since its Super Bowl title following the 2012 season. Any sort of title run this year will have to happen away from Baltimore, which will be on the road throughout the AFC playoffs as the sixth seed.


    Alan and special guest, former Ravens, Browns and Redskins RB, Earnest Byner will tell you how exactly that will happen for the Ravens in 2015. You will hear from some of the participants in tonight’s and be given all of the important stats and information necessary to enjoy tonight’s Wildcard matchup.


    Showtime is 6:30 and will run right up to kickoff.