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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!

  • 01:15

    What's Hot: Talking all Pittsburgh Steelers as OTAs wrap up

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    Join Bryan DeArdo and Chris Carter for another edition of the BTSC podcast "What's Hot". You will get a glimpse of not only what is burning with the Pittsburgh Steelers, but also around the NFL.


    Be sure to be an active member of the show by listening live at 8:00 p.m. EST. Also, follow along with the show on Twitter to make your voice heard in some way, shape or form. 


    Be sure to listen to all the BTSC podcasts here on our BlogTalkRadio stationg, as well as on iTunes by searching 'The Standard is the Standard'

  • 01:05

    Pittsburgh Steelers: Off-season story lines, Fact or Fiction and OTA news

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    The BTSC podcast 'The Standard is the Standard' returns Monday night to talk about anything and everything Pittsburgh Steelers related. Join Jeff Hartman (editor of BTSC) and co-host Lance Williams as they break down the off-season thus far in the Steel City.


    Items on the docket tonight are some off-season storylines for both the offensive and defensive sides of the football, and the guys will play a game of 'Fact or Fiction' where they give their insight on some burning topics surrounding the Steelers as they prepare for training camp.


    Be a part of the show bylistening live Monday at 9:00 p.m. EST for the best Steelers talk around!

  • 00:30

    Pittsburgh Penguins, Pirates, Steelers & Media Topics With Reporter Josh Yohe

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    (NOTE: We had some trouble bringing Josh aboard at the start. Feel free to skip ahead to the 5:00 mark for the interview.) DKonPittsburghSports.com reporter Josh Yohe joins City of Champions Radio host Matt Gajtka for an all-encompassing discussion on Pittsburgh's "Big Three" teams - the Pirates, Penguins and Steelers - in addition to the state of sports media today. Yohe, who previously worked the Pens beat for the Tribune-Review, discusses his new diverse role for Dejan Kovacevic's groundbreaking subscription-based website and the transition away from a "traditional" media company. Follow Josh on Twitter at @JoshYohe_PGH for news, views and commentary on the best of Pittsburgh sports!

  • 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.

  • 01:05

    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.

  • 00:18

    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.

  • 01:15

    What's Hot: Pittsburgh Steelers WR depth, Adrian Peterson and the 'Dream Team'

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    Running backs are making news, both with the Steelers and around the NFL.


    While Adrian Peterson returns to the Vikings in a controversial manor, Jerome Bettis offered very optimistic remarks in regards to Le'Veon Bell, saying he could become the best running back in team history. An All-Pro last year, what other running backs should be held in Bell's regard as an elite running back? What dark horses are on our lists? Does Peterson, who played in just one game in 2014, still make the cut as one of the NFL's best backs?


    The Steelers wide receivers have made their own news thus far in the team's OTAs, with onlookers saying that this could become one of the best units in the NFL. Specifically, receivers Antonio Brown, Markus Wheaton and Sammie Coates have received praise recently for their efforts thus far in OTAs. With that in mind, what are some of the other great receiving units in Steelers history, and, if you could build your "Dream Team" of Steelers receivers to have on a team, what would it be?


    These topics will all be tackled in the course of an hour in the newest edition of "What's Hot", which will air Wednesday night at 8:00 p.m. ET. To listen live, go to our BlogTalkRadio page at the start of the show. To listen anytime, search "The Standard is The Standard" on iTunes to listen in the podcast section. The podcast will also be featured on Thursday here on BTSC.


    Fans are encouraged to call in at (347) 850-8581and tell us who is in your Steelers wide receiver "Dream Team", along with any other questions Steelers related. Enjoy the show!

  • 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.

  • 00:46

    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.

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