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The North Shore Drive

Jan 29, 2020

Former Steeler and NFL analyst Merril Hoge joins the show to talk about where CTE research has gone wrong and why it's dangerous to immediately pin it on people like Antonio Brown and Aaron Hernandez. Plus, he analyzes the Steelers' chances to be a Super Bowl contender in 2020 before breaking down Sunday's game...

Jan 29, 2020

This bonus episode of The North Shore Drive features the season premiere of Field Study, a sports science podcast by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Reporter Bill Brink set out to see whether research into head injuries has affected youth football participation in western Pennsylvania, which has seen some decline in recent...

Jan 27, 2020

Steelers great Alan Faneca discusses his own Hall of Fame chances as well as his thoughts on Bill Cowher's induction and Troy Polamalu's inevitable enshrining. Plus, he gives his thoughts on the current Steelers and the upcoming Super Bowl. 

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"RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin MacLeod...

Jan 22, 2020

Penguins insiders Matt Vensel and Mike DeFabo head into the NHL All-Star break with an analysis of the Cup-contending Penguins. They evaluate how Sidney Crosby's return has impacted the team, the emergence of Teddy Blueger as a key piece, and an intriguing goalie situation in the season's second half.


Jan 20, 2020

Steelers insider Brian Batko chats with rookies Devin Bush, Benny Snell and Diontae Johnson about their first NFL season and what they expect for the immediate future, including a potential training camp with "Hard Knocks." 
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"RetroFuture Clean" by Kevin...