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Podcast: Talking end of Pirates streak and start of Steelers season

Three Rivers, One Show returns with another healthy amount of baseball and football talk, as the two seasons overlap here in early September.

Podcast co-hosts Matt Shetler, Matt Gajtka and Larry Snyder dig into Pittsburgh Pirates topics first, with the welcome end of 20 straight losing seasons serving as the jump-off point. What does it mean to the players, management and fans? What’s the next step for this team to take in order to secure a playoff spot – and maybe a National League Central pennant?

In the show’s second half, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ looming season opener is discussed, featuring the guys’ predictions of what’s to come this fall and winter. Will there be enough young talent on both sides of the ball to overcome some aging stars? Does Ben Roethlisberger need to have his best season yet to carry this team to the playoffs and beyond?

In the Final Thoughts segment, Gajtka advises Pirates fans to embrace the present, Snyder shines a light on various area college football teams, and Shetler opines on a rude welcome to the ACC for Pitt football.

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