Longtime play-by-play voice of the Pittsburgh Steelers Bill Hillgrove spoke with Sam Bourquin Wednesday ahead of the Steelers and Browns game on Sunday, New Years Eve.
Hillgrove also discussed the Steelers' playoff chances and a possible rematch with New England and new addition, former Steeler (and Akron native) James Harrison.
Don Cockroft former kicker and punter for the Cleveland Browns joined the Sam Bourquin Show on a "Feel Good Friday" to talk about the Browns and Steelers rivalry from his playing days.
Cockroft also discussed the current Browns under Jimmy Haslam and the lack of continuity in the front office and on the field.
For the full interview, click here.
Former Pittsburgh Steelers QB and 15-year NFL veteran Charlie Batch joined the Sam Bourquin Show Wednesday to talk about the rivalry between the Steelers and Browns and if the Steelers have a chance to win the muddled AFC North division.
Bill Hillgrove, the radio play-by-play voice of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Panthers joined Sam Bourquin Tuesday to talk about the Steelers upcoming meeting with the Browns this Sunday, as well as the thrilling finish between the Clemson Tigers and the Pittsburgh Panthers last week in Death Valley.
The Browns-Steelers game to close out the 2015 season has plenty riding on the line: for the Steelers, it's still playoff hopes. For the Browns, it's hopes of the top draft pick and the fate of the front office.
Apparently fans are picking up on this; either Browns fans still want to show the colors, or Steelers fans are taking advantage of ticket availability to cheer on their team in what used to be hostile territory.
In weeks past thousands of tickets -- upwards of four-thousand were online for the San Francisco game --were still available on StubHub.com, some for as low as under $9 apiece. Not so for the season-ender, as the ticket resale website is offering tickets for the Sunday matchup has a litte over one-thousand tickets and prices closer to face value of $50 apiece.
On the official NFL Ticket Exchange site, there are more than 2,200 tickets still available at similar prices.
Given the growth of support for Pittsburgh in northeast Ohio and the fan base only 112 miles away, it's not surprising Steelers Nation is looking to score a ticket here for what used to be a fierce rivalry. These days instead of fights and insults, the Steelers-Browns contests usually draw sympathetic smiles and hangdog responses.
The 1:00 kickoff will be simulcast in Akron on 97.5 WONE and 1590 WAKR. Both stations are owned by Rubber City Radio Group, which also owns WAKR.net.