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The North Shore Drive

May 28, 2021

With Week 1 of OTAs in the books, Steelers insiders Brian Batko and Ray Fittipaldo break down what they’ve learned from the team. Plus, we consider why the Steelers are OK with certain players not attending and introduce a new segment to discuss what we are and aren’t buying from Week 1.

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May 27, 2021

Pirates insiders Jason Mackey and Mike Persak evaluate the current state of the Pirates, which is, in a word, bad. How are injuries impacting their performance, and how are those injured players progressing? Plus, we take a look at the Pirates’ lack of depth, their starting pitching, expectations and more.


May 26, 2021

College sports insiders John McGonigal, Craig Meyer and Nubyjas Wilborn look at how the transfer portal has affected Pitt football and Duquesne basketball in a whirlwind of roster-building decisions. Plus, we dive into our offseason binge watching obsession, “Mare of Easttown.” 


May 25, 2021

Penguins insiders Matt Vensel and Mike DeFabo, fresh from the wreckage of a tough Game 5 loss, discuss the team’s options going into a do-or-die Game 6 against the Islanders. Do they have any options in net other than the struggling Tristan Jarry? And what happens to the core and coaching staff if they suffer...

May 21, 2021

Steelers insiders Brian Batko and Ray Fittipaldo break down what they learned from rookie minicamp — or, as Mike Tomlin calls it, “football in shorts.” Najee Harris made a great first impression, but who else stood out? And what did the rookies reveal? Plus, we discuss OTAs, Hall of Fame celebrations and more.