Ireland Contracting Nightly Sports Call: September 3, 2019 (Pt. 1)


WEATHER AND SPORTS ANY TIME ON YOUR COMPUTER, PHONE, OR TABLET. AT KDKA .COM. RIGHT NOW, IT IS THE IRELAND CONTRACTING NIGHTLY SPORTS CALL. RIGHT NOW, PITTSBURGH’S BEST SPORT SHOW IS ABOUT TO BEGIN. CALL US OR TWEET US. WE’VE GOT THINGS TO TALK ABOUT. ON THE IRELAND CONTRACTING NIGHTLY SPORTS CALL . THANK YOU VERY MUCH SUSAN. GOOD EVENING EVERYONE. WELCOME TO ANOTHER EVENING OF IRELAND CONTRACTING NIGHTLY SPORTS CALL. RIGHT HERE ON — HOTLINE. WE HAVE PLENTY OF TOPICS TO GET INTO TONIGHT. BOB POMPEANI FLANKED BY THE ONE AND ONLY GENE CALLIER TONIGHT. WE WILL BEGIN WITH THE STEELERS BECAUSE THEY WENT THROUGH MIKE THOMAS PRESS CONFERENCE. THIS IS THE FIRST ONE OF THE YEAR. NEW ENGLAND IS THE FIRST OPPONENT OF THE YEAR. GENE CALLIER OF THE POST- GAZETTE DOES A WONDERFUL JOB OF HIS COLUMNS. ONE OF THE MOST CREATIVE GUYS I KNOW. WANT TO GET YOUR TAKE ON WHAT YOU SEE . THAT’S TRUE. FROM THIS OPENING VERSES 2015, I REMEMBER THE 2000 15 IS JUST — IT WENT ON AND ON. IT WAS FROM A FEW MONTHS. THIS YEAR THERE WAS SOME DISTRACTIONS THAT GOT IN THE WAY. ANTONIO BROWN. NOT TO MENTION SOME OTHER STUFF THAT WAS GOING ON. SO CALL FOR THE LARGE PART OF THE OFF-SEASON, WE WERE NOT TALKING ABOUT THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS EVEN THOUGH THEY KNEW IT WAS GOING TO BE THE OPENER. DOES THAT WORK FOR THE STEELERS ADVANTAGE IN YOUR OPINION? I DON’T THINK IT’S EVER AN ADVANTAGE TO PLAY NEW ENGLAND AT NEW ENGLAND. AT LEAST NOT IN THE LAST 20 YEARS. THE FACT THAT WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT OTHER THINGS AND NOT SO MUCH ABOUT NEW ENGLAND, YEAH, I MEAN, I GUESS IT COULD TAKE YOUR MIND OFF IT. BUT MIKE TOMLIN DIDN’T SOUND TODAY LIKE HE WANTED ANYONE’S MIND OFF THE GAME. HE SAID THAT WE HAVE TO HAVE A GREAT LEVEL OF DETAIL IN THIS GAME, AND NOT JUST A SEPTEMBER LEVEL OF DETAIL. UNFORTUNATELY, IT WILL BE SEPTEMBER 8. OKAY THAT’S A TOUGH ASSIGNMENT FOR ANY TEAM NOT JUST THE STEELERS. I WOULD REMIND YOU THAT THE LAST TIME THESE TEAMS PLAY, THE STEELERS WON IN PRETTY DECISIVELY. THEY DID. QUITE FRECKLE, YOU COULD SAY IT WAS TWO YEARS IN A ROW THEY GOT ROBBED ON THE JESSE JAMES PLATE. BUT BOTH OF US YOU MENTIONED THOSE GAMES WERE AT HEINZ FIELD. 5-0 IS TOM BRADY AGAINST THE STEELERS IN FOXBORO. 18 TOUCHDOWNS, NO INTERCEPTIONS. CLEARLY, YOU’VE GOT TO FIGURE OUT EVEN THOUGH HE’S GOT A NEW CAST OF CHARACTERS, THERE IS NO ROB GRONKOWSKI. WHAT THERE IS HOWEVER IS TOM BRADY. SO, YOU KNOW HE’S GOING TO HAVE A QUICK RHYTHM. DEVIN BUSH, SURPRISINGLY, IN MY VIEW ANYWAY, WON’T START THIS GAME. IT WILL BE MARKED. TO ME THAT’S NOT A BIG DEAL. BUT BASED ON HOW I SAW BUSH PLAY, PERIMETER TO PERIMETER, WHAT HE MEANT SPEED LIGHTS, MOST GUYS NOT IN THERE TO START THOUGH I DO EXPECT A LOT OF THEM. I THINK YOU WILL PLAY A LOT BUT I THINK IT’S A LOT OF PRESSURE TO PUT ON SOMEONE TO MAKE THEIR NFL DEBUT AT NEW ENGLAND AGAINST TOM BRADY. I THINK DEVON HAS DONE A NICE JOB. BUT IT MIGHT HELP HIM A LITTLE BIT TO NOT BE ON THE FIELD THAT STARTS. WHY RATTLE SOMEONE’S CONFIDENCE RIGHT OFF THE BAT, WHEN YOU COULD KIND OF EASE HIM INTO THIS THING. I THINK YOU WILL DO WELL. WE WILL SEE HOW IT GOES. IT’LL BE AN INTERESTING GAME. AND IT WILL BE A HIGHTS GAME. THE ONLY TWO TEAMS WITH 6 SUPER BOWL TROPHIES. NEW ENGLAND HAS A LOT ON THE LINE. NOT ONLY ARE THEY TRYING TO WIN HIS SEVENTH, THAT THEY ARE TRYING TO WIN 12 STRAIGHT YEAR, I BELIEVE IT IS, OF MAKING THE PLAYOFFS, WHICH IS HARD TO 2. ONE OF THE LARGEST STREAK SINCE THE SAN FRANCISCO 49ers. MORE THAT COMING ON. WE WILL ALSO TALK ABOUT THE PIRATES TONIGHT. NOT BECAUSE OF THIS POINT IT MATTERS, THERE IN LAST PLACE. BUT, MIAMI IS IN TOWN. 9010 IT WAS ANNOUNCED, I WAS OVER THERE, DIDN’T LOOK LIKE A THIRD THAT. — MUST’VE FELT RIGHT AT HOME THERE. 9000. IT WAS ACTUALLY A PACKED HOUSE FOR THE MARLINS IF YOU LOOK AT IT THAT WAY. WHAT WE SAW WAS SOME BAD FUNDAMENTAL BASEBALL. TWO THINGS STOOD OUT TO ME. NUMBER 1, COLIN MORAN IT THIRD WHO ALL HE HAD TO DO WAS TOUCH A BASERUNNER HEADING TO THIRD ON A GROUND BALL. WOULD’VE BEEN THE THIRD OUT. INSTEAD, THE GUY WENT WAY OUT OF THE BASE WHEN PIERCE A HE DIDN’T, BUT HE THREW THE BALL AT FIRST, THREW IT AWAY. THEY SCORED. THEN IN THE BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH INNING, THE PIRATES HAD A CHANCE TO WIN THE GAME.’S ARE, NINTH-INNING. HAD A CHANCE TO WIN THE GAME. AND IT WAS FIRST AND SECOND, 2 OUTS, ADAM FRAZIER HITS A GROUND BALL. LITTLE DRIBBLE SHORT. CLEARLY WITH HIS SPEED HE WAS GOING TO BEAT IT OUT OF FIRST. JODI KORDA SENT PABLO REYES FROM SECOND. NEVER STOPPED HIM. THE CALL WAS SAFE AT FIRST. IT WAS AN EASY PLAY FOR THE FIRST BASEMAN. REYES WAS OUT BY 35 FEET. HOW DO YOU MAKE THAT PLAY? KNOWING THAT BRYAN REYNOLDS IS UP NEXT WOULD’VE BEEN BASES- LOADED FOR REYNOLDS. AS I MENTIONED AT THE TOP OF THE SHOW, IT IS SEPTEMBER. AND I AM NOT WATCHING THE PIRATES IN THE MARLINS IN SEPTEMBER. UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. I WATCHED HALLOWEEN 3, SEASON OF THE WITCH WITH TOM ATKINS, WHO LATER WOULD GO ON TO STAR AS THE CHIEF OF THE PITTSBURGH PUBLIC THEATER, AS YOU KNOW. SOMETHING WRITTEN BY TOM CAL YOUR. HE WAS A LEADER IN — THE ONLY FILM IN THE HOLLOWING FRANCHISE WITHOUT A MICHAEL MYERS CHARACTER. ABOUT THAT. YOU LEARN NEW THINGS ARE OF NIGHT. WERE GOING TO TAKE YOUR CALLS. THERE WAS ALSO CRITICAL POTENTIAL INJURY IN THE GAME FOR THE PIRATES TONIGHT. WE WILL TALK ABOUT IT TONIGHT. THIS IS THE IRELAND CONTRACTING NIGHTLY SPORTS CALL ON PITTSBURGH CW. THE IRELAND CONTRACTING NIGHTLY SPORTS CALL IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY IRELAND CONTRACTING. CELEBRATING 25 YEARS AS

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