We here at Steelers Now are very pleased to announce that we’ve teamed up with Steelers Takeaways author Ron Lippock for exclusive content and interviews you won’t find anywhere else. Look for Ron’s first piece, an interview with Steelers cornerback Mike Hilton later today.
Ron has interviewed over 650 past and present Steelers players, coaches, and personnel. Don’t forget to follow him on Twitter.
You can buy Ron’s book on Amazon.
Former Steelers linebacker Andy Russell offered this praise for Steelers Takeaways: “Ron Lippock has collected an amazing number of outstanding comments from some of the top NFL players. They are responses to very good questions, making those top players have to think before answering. The comments are extraordinarily candid, informative, some emotional and often very detailed, giving the reader an inside view of what it’s like to play in the NFL.”
Watch the Steelers Now NFL Draft Show, Live Thursday and Friday
Are you looking for a non-conventional place to watch the NFL Draft without having to hear those national talking heads? Well, Steelers Now has you covered: put the ESPN/NFL Network broadcast on mute and then head over to Pittsburgh Sports Live to watch our draft show.
Host Mike Asti will be joined by Alan Saunders, Cale Berger and Nick Farabaugh to offer their instant reactions to the picks, trades and inevitable craziness that will come with a virtual draft. Due to the Steelers not having an actual pick until the second round, our draft show will be spread out over two days, starting about 15 minutes before the draft official begins each night.
If for some reason you can not watch live, the shows (and some highlights) will remain archived on the Pittsburgh Sports Live YouTube channel.
For an idea of what you may be in store for, click here to watch last year’s live draft show from the Walnut Grill in Robinson, most notably our reaction to the Steelers trading up for Devin Bush.
PSL Debuts New Trivia Show ‘Pittsburgh Sports Faceoff’
As a way to add some new content and show appreciation to our subscribers, Pittsburgh Sports Live is planing to unveil a new show. ‘Pittsburgh Sports Faceoff’ will be hosted by Pittsburgh media personality Matt Gajtka, who made his PSL debut hosting two recent postgame shows.
On this new trivia show, you, the fan, will have an opportunity to compete against credentialed members of Pittsburgh media. Think you know more about Pittsburgh sports than Mike Asti, Alan Saunders, Mike Vukovcan or any of the PSL hosts and contributors? Well, this is your chance to prove it.
The format for ‘Pittsburgh Sports Faceoff’ is simple: Matt will ask a set of 11 Pittsburgh sports trivia questions to one of our PSL contributors, with the first five questions worth one point each, the next five worth two each and the final a Jeopardy!-style wager question. Players must answer in 10 seconds and can’t check the internet for help.
Then, our fan competitor will attempt to beat the PSL contributor’s point total by answering the same set of questions. (Contestants will video conference with Matt via the Zoom platform.) Beat our PSL ‘pro’ and you’ll receive a $25 dollar gift certificate to Burgatory!
Reach out to Matt Gajtka (@MattGajtka on Twitter and email@example.com) if you would like a chance to compete.
Even though Pittsburgh Sports Live is currently unable to fulfill its standard of providing interviews with players and coaches in addition to talk shows, the channel still strives to offer an outlet for Pittsburgh fans to enjoy, especially during a time when many may need a diversion. ‘Pittsburgh Sports Faceoff’ joins PSL shows like ‘Mic Drop‘ as a source of content on the channel.
Steelers Now NFL Draft Night Live From Walnut Grill
The NFL Draft is this week and we’d like you to join us for our coverage here on Pittsburgh Steelers Now.
The First Round of the Draft is on Thursday and we’ll get you ready for it with a one hour broadcast leading up to the Steelers first pick.
Our team will have a live remote broadcast starting at 7 PM from Walnut Grill in Robinson Township. Mike Asti, Parker Hurley, Alan Saunders, Cale Berger, Mike Vukovcan and Joe Steigerwald will be there to discuss the Steelers many options in the first round, bring you the latest breaking news regarding the Draft and answer any questions that you might have for us.
Spend the evening with us at Walnut Grill by listening to our pre-draft talk, grab something to eat and drink and then watch the 2019 NFL Draft with us.
Once again, hope to see you this Thursday at Walnut Grill in Robinson, starting at 7 PM.