Pittsburgh Sports Memories

Pittsburgh Sports Memories

Two lifelong fans take a look at the memorable moments, teams, and characters that make up the storied history of Pittsburgh sports.

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February 26, 2024 89 mins

Not all pro sports teams in Pittsburgh have had the staying power like the Pirates, Penguins, or Steelers. Much like Westview Park, Service Merchandise, or Metropol, some teams have come and gone. In this episode we will cover the pro sports franchises that didn’t make it. Some won championships and some didn’t but all left a memory that won’t be forgotten soon.

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Much like Frank Costanza’s celebration of Festivus, we will be recounting some feats of strength. We have compiled a list of some of the most amazing plays in Pittsburgh sports history. They might not have all happened in a winning effort but nonetheless they were still incredible feats of athleticism. These jaw dropping plays still continue to impress us to this day.

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February 12, 2024 81 mins

Mario Lemieux shocked the sports world when he came out of retirement in 2000-01. What followed was a memorable deep run into the postseason for the Penguins, including the single most improbable moment in Pittsburgh sports history.

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How did a game between the Vikings and Cardinals result in two Super Bowls for the Steelers? How did a collision between Ken Caminiti and an Atlanta catcher destroy the Pirates? How did a Joe Montana injury lead to Bill Cowher coming to Pittsburgh? This week we will talk about several instances of the “butterfly effect”, where events that seemingly had nothing to do with Pittsburgh teams ended up drastically altering the course of ...

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January 29, 2024 66 mins

The 2002-03 Pitt basketball season was a breakthrough year for the Pitt Panthers which saw them accomplish many memorable firsts, but it ended in what would become an all too familiar fashion.

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January 22, 2024 55 mins

In this episode we dive into some of the more memorable owners of the various Pittsburgh sports teams. Some were cheap, some were just trying to survive, but they all contributed to the sports landscape in Pittsburgh either negatively or positively.

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January 15, 2024 97 mins

No two teams in the AFC have faced off in more playoff matchups over the years than the Steelers and Broncos, yet few fans of either team think of each other as true rivals. We’ll look back on the storied history between these two clubs and question whether or not this should be considered as one the NFL’s best rivalries.

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January 8, 2024 87 mins

Barry Bonds is the single most polarizing sports figure of this generation, and his time in Pittsburgh was marked by superb performances along with numerous spats with teammates and the media. Perhaps no athlete in the history of Pittsburgh sports was both as loved and as hated as Bonds was by the Pittsburgh fans.

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This week we rewind one of our most popular episodes ever in which we tell you about 10 fascinating Pittsburgh sports stories than many people either do not know or forgot about. If you are a diehard Pittsburgh sports fan, you do not want to miss this one!

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December 25, 2023 64 mins

Pittsburgh has been the setting for many movies over the years. In this episode, we will be channeling our inner Siskel and Ebert to rate the films in which a Pittsburgh sports team or venue plays a prominent role. So go to the lobby, grab a popcorn, and enjoy the following Pittsburgh cinematic excellence!

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December 18, 2023 73 mins

In 2005, the Steelers traveled to Indianapolis as huge underdogs in the AFC Divisional Playoffs, What ensued was the wildest, most memorable game in franchise history - one that literally caused hearts to stop beating!

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December 11, 2023 77 mins

The Steelers have won six Super Bowls, and arguably the least remembered of all of them was Super Bowl XIV. That year’s team was nowhere near as dominant as some of the other championship clubs, but sometimes great teams aren’t always great - they’re just great when they have to be.

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December 4, 2023 83 mins

Unbelievable upsets, head-scratching losses, and an offensive coordinator named Matt Canada who the city of Pittsburgh fell in love with. The 2016 Pitt football season featured all of this. We remember the good, the bad, and the ugly of that wild season in this episode.

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November 27, 2023 72 mins

Bill Cowher's near career-ending mistake, the Pirates' misguided decision to honor a dead mascot, a Pittsburgh announcer's regrettable on-air statement, New Orleans' failed scheme to steal the Pirates, and an NFL owner's ridiculous attempt to silence Myron Cope - we will tell all of these stories and more. It's a collection of random Pittsburgh sports stories that we hope you will find very entertainin...

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November 20, 2023 106 mins

In our most bittersweet episode ever,  we look back at the magical era of baseball in the late 1980's and early 1990's. After years of hard times, the Pirates built a powerhouse team, led by the best player in all of baseball in Barry Bonds. But the dream came to a crashing halt on the night of October 14, 1992, when an entire generation of Pittsburgh baseball fans was lost forever.

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November 13, 2023 73 mins

For the 100th episode of the podcast, we decided to count down the 100 greatest players in the history of Pittsburgh sports! This week we will wrap things up and we reveal who is #1.

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November 6, 2023 55 mins

 For the 100th episode of the podcast, we decided to count down the 100 greatest players in the history of Pittsburgh sports! This week we will continue going through the list of players who left an indelible mark on us Pittsburgh sports fans.

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October 30, 2023 58 mins

 For the 100th episode of the podcast, we decided to count down the 100 greatest players in the history of Pittsburgh sports! This week we will kick things off with part one of the list.

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Kordell Stewart was an exciting player who left a complicated legacy. In this episode, we will examine his controversial career which included his "slash" role, his promotion to the role of starting QB, his falling out of favor with the coaches and fans, and his remarkable comeback that nearly led the Steelers to Super Bowl XXXVI.

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October 16, 2023 59 mins

Pittsburgh sports history has its sad share of overdoses, suicides, and accidental deaths. In this episode, we will look back on these stories and remember the lives of the Pittsburgh sports figures who were taken from us way too soon.

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