Steeler Nation craves anything black-and-gold in the off-season. While the BTSC family of podcasts offers new programming daily, fans still want to see their favorite Steelers on their screens, monitors and devices. Here’s a proposed list of programming should the Rooney’s gift us with an all-Steelers network.
Leaving Randyland - Documentary (Netflix)
At the height of his coaching career, Randy Fichtner began a long-running relationship with a quarterback, a head coach and a legendary football franchise. Years later, fans tell the story of how the fortunes of their football team were destroyed by the inept play calling of the offensive coordinator.
Orange is the New Black and Gold - Comedy/Drama (Netflix)
Gummy Richards is a disgraced Wide Reciever whose narcissism and chicanery catches up to him. In his early-30s, the former Steeler is sentenced to spend time in a minimum-security prison. Forced to trade his NFL jersey for prison orange, Richards makes his way through the corrections system and adjusts to life behind bars, making friends with the many eccentric, unusual and unexpected people he meets.
Diners, Drive-ins and Daniel McCullers - Food (Food Network)
Host Guy Fieri is joined by a robust Pittsburgh Steeler as they go on road trips and visit diners, drive-in restaurants and dive bars that are popular among the locals in the US, and interacts with the owners, staff and the customers. Selected not only for his 6’7”/ 348-pound frame and the all-important alliteration factor, Daniel appears so infrequently for the Steelers...it freed up his time to do the show.
A Football Life: Danny Smith Jr - Documentary (NFL Network)
Showcasing the lives and careers of legendary players, coaches and executives, NFL Films examines the untold stories of the most influential NFL icons with unprecedented access. With nobody else available, the Steelers Special Teams Coach names just who he has naked pictures of to keep his job.
$#*! Antonio Brown Says - Comedy (CBS)
Based on the bizarre Twitter feed of the former All-Pro Steeler, hilarity ensues as Kevin Hart stars in this crazy sitcom.
Neutering Boujee - Reality (Animal Planet)
After his French Bulldog is caught humping his team-owner’s leg, JuJu Smith-Schuster struggles in making a decision whether-or-not to separate Boujee from his family jewels.
Dirty Red Jobs - Reality (Discovery)
The program on the Discovery Channel, in which host Steeler Special Teamer Tyler Matakevich, shows his unique versatility by performing difficult, strange, disgusting, or messy occupational duties alongside the employees that actually do these jobs for a living.
Crossing Jordan Dangerfield - Drama (NBC)
Jordan Dangerfield is a professional football player by day and a brilliant yet irascible medical examiner with a checkered past and a penchant for going beyond the call of duty to solve crimes by night.
Snell’s Kitchen - Competition (FOX)
A crop of aspiring restaurateurs try to prove their worth not to chef Gordon Ramsay. but to the Pittsburgh Steeler Running Back in the intense and explosive cooking competition. Each week the contestants are tested by challenges, during which they try to impress BSJ with their culinary prowess. While challenge winners enjoy luxurious prizes, the losers are forced to try to tackle the football star going full speed.
Watt’s Happening? - Comedy (ABC)
TJ, JJ and Derek are three working-class young men dealing with school, football, life, love and the regular antics of teenagers growing up. They routinely launch get-rich-quick schemes, which regularly go awry. They also have to deal with the interference of their bratty and wise-cracking little sister, Dee.
Burns Notice - Drama (USA)
A disappointing first-round draft pick (Artie Burns) and fans of the team he plays for agonize over if-and-when he will be cut from the franchise.
You, Me and Bud Dupree - Motion Picture/Comedy (Hulu)
Newlyweds Carl (Matt Dillon) and Molly (Kate Hudson) are anxious to start their lives together, but the pair soon become a trio when Carl invites his college football buddy Bud (Alvin Dupree) to crash at their place during the NFL’s offseason. At first, Carl is happy to have him around, but that soon turns to annoyance when Bud ponders quitting football and threatens to become a permanent fixture in their home.
While all of these shows are fictional, which one would be the most entertaining watch?
This poll is closed
Orange is the New Black and Gold
Diners, Drive-ins and Daniel McCullers
A Football Life: Danny Smith Jr.
$#*! Antonio Brown Says
Dirty Red Jobs
Crossing Jordan Dangerfield
You, Me and Bud Dupree