Ireland Contracting Sports Call: Aug. 8, 2018 (Pt. 1)

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RIGHT NOW IT IS THE NIGHTLY SPORTS CALL WITH JOSH TAYLOR CALL US OR TWEET US, WE HAVE THINGS TO TALK ABOUT ON THE IRELAND CONTRACTING NIGHTLY SPORTS CALL THANK YOU VERY MUCH WELCOME EVERYBODY TO THE IRELAND CONTRACTING NIGHTLY SPORTS CALL I AM JOSH TAYLOR

QUITE A BIT TO DISCUSS IN THE WORLD OF PITTSBURGH SPORTS CHIEF AMONG THOSE THINGS, THE STEELERS FIRST PRESEASON GAME KICKS OFF TOMORROW NIGHT THAT IS WELL — WERE RICH WILL YOU COVERAGE ALSO, PIRATES GETTING TWO OUT OF THREE IN COLORADO IT IS MUCH NEEDED FOR THE WILDCARD CONCERNS

WHAT'S MORE IMPORTANT IS HOW THEY DID IT THEY WERE ABLE TO LIMIT COLORADO'S OFFENSE TO SEVERANCE PICK — 7 RUNS ALSO, PAT WILL TALK ABOUT THE PROGRESSION OF HIS TEAM, HE WILL TALK ABOUT THE QUARTERBACK POSITION THERE IS KENNY PICKETT AND RICKY TOWN AND THERE'S BEEN DISCUSSION ABOUT HOW THOSE QUARTERBACKS THERE IS A LOT TO EXPECT BOTH WITH PIT AND WITH PENN STATE AND WEST VIRGINIA

GOING INTO THE SEASON, YOU LOOK AT THESE THREE TEAMS, THESE TEAMS ARE MAKING STRIDES AND HAVE HAVE TO OVERCOME A FEW THINGS WEST VIRGINIA HAS LOST A FEW VETERAN GUYS AS HAS PENN STATE THERE ARE A LOT OF ADJUSTMENTS TO BE MADE WITH EACH OF THESE PROGRAMS THAT IS SOMETHING ELSE TO PAY ATTENTION TO MOVING FORWARD, SOME INTERESTING TALK IN THE NCAA

A NEW RULE ADOPTED BY THE NCAA AS FAR AS COLLEGE BASKETBALL, ALLOWING PLAYERS TO HIRE AGENTS, EVEN SOME HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS, THEY HAVE TO BE LICENSED WITH THE NCAA TO DO SO IT WILL ALLOW UNDRAFTED UNDERCLASSMEN TO RETURN TO SCHOOL IF THEY ARE NOT DRAFTED INTO THE NBA THERE ARE A LOT OF CHANGING AND THE LANDSCAPES OF COLLEGE BASKETBALL AND A LOT OF IT IN RESPONSE TO THE INVESTIGATION WITH THE FBI TO SOME OF THE CORRUPTION IN COLLEGE BASKETBALL CAN WE TALK ABOUT THOSE TOPICS? MAYBE A FEW MORE WE HAVE A GUEST FROM THE PITTSBURGH POST-

JEAN COLLIER IS HERE ALWAYS GOOD TO TALK TO YOU LET'S START WITH THE PIRATES THEY WIN A CLOSE ONE IN COLORADO, 4-3, THEY GET THE WINNER WITH REALLY GOOD PITCHING THESE GUYS COME IN AND DO THEIR JOB

MUSGROVE IS PROBABLY THE GUIDE HE DIDN'T GET THE RUN SUPPORT HE DOES OR WHAT THEY LIMIT COLORADO'S TO 7 RUNS IN 3 GAMES RIGHT THIS IS A BACK-AND-FORTH WITH THE PIRATES THE GREAT STARTING PITCH THROUGHOUT THE 11 GAME WIN STREAK THEY WENT AWAY FOR A WEEK AND THIS WEEK, THEY ARE MUCH BETTER

MUSGROVE WAS THE BEST OF THEM CHRIS ARCHER IN HIS SECOND START TODAY, BETTER, NOT GREAT HE GETS A WIN IN FIVE INNINGS NOW CHRIS'S ON TO SAN FRANCISCO AND TO MINNESOTA ON A THREE CITY, 10 DAYS THE PARTS HAVE GOTTEN TO A STAGE WHERE YOU CAN JUST GET 4 OR 5 OF THESE

THEY REALLY HAVE TO STACK WINS REGARDLESS OF WHERE THEY ARE PLAYING ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU ARE FACING TEAMS LIKE COLORADO THAT ARE IN THE WILD CAR RACE MORE PARTLY, AHEAD OF THE PIRATES IN THE WILDCARD THE BEST WAY TO CATCH TEAMS AHEAD OF YOU, EAT THEM AHEAD — BEAT THEM WHILE THEY'RE AHEAD

THE FIRST REASON, IS IT TOO EARLY TO TRY TO FIND SOMETHING TO LOOK AT IN THIS GAME? IN THE EIGHT X — EXHIBITION GAMES, I DON'T WANT TO SEE ANYBODY LEAVE THE FIELD BUT BEYOND THAT, THAT REMAINS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING, JOSH, YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SEEING WHAT HAPPENS IN THE RETURN GAME, OBVIOUSLY JAMES WASHINGTON, THESE GUYS ARE IMPORTANT GAMES TO THEM AS THEY ARE TO CERTAIN NUMBER OF , MARGINAL LINEMEN IT'S NOT VERY ENTERTAINING, BUT IT IS IMPORTANT TO CERTAIN PEOPLE, NO DOUBT

AND PERHAPS THE THOUGHT OF NO ANTONIO BROWN STARTING, NO BEN ROTHESBERGER PLAYING, NO TJ WATT, THEY ARE OUT WITH INJURIES SOME OF THE MORE IMPORTANT GUYS ARE OUT SO IT MIGHT BE A LITTLE BLESSING IN DISGUISE

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND NOT PLAYING FOOTBALL UNTIL YOU HAVE TO THAT'S A GOOD WAY TO LOOK AT IT WE WILL TAKE A BREAK WHEN YOU COME BACK, WE WILL TAKE YOUR PHONE CALLS, 412-575- 2600 STAY WITH US

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