Host “Bradshaw2Ben” aka “B2B” aka Wil Masisak has been producing and getting the show on the air from various locales around the world despite a hectic work and travel schedule for his day job working on films and TV. On a whim a few years ago, he began scouring small school and undervalued draft prospects, publishing his B2B Directional State sleeper picks annually since 2010. At age 51, he’s still playing football every weekend, relying on his “veteran presence” to compete with 20 and 30-somethings.
Co-host/pundit “FC” has been loudly and honestly breaking down all things Steelers and NFL for more than a decade. His legendary Steelers “Gospel” pregame breakdowns are the gold standard. His roots in scouting and analyzing players goes back to his infatuation with Joel Buschbaum’s seminal draft/college player guides for ProFootball Weekly, which in 1979 singlehandedly created the whole amateur fascination with the NFL draft.
The third wheel is the lynchpin, “SteelPerch“, whose The 5th Quarter Steelers postgame reports are the best analysis you’ll find on the interwebs. Like his longtime foil FC, Perch is an endless encyclopedia of college prospects and NFL players.
Former co-host “Hardnosed” offered an optimism and insight that is missed while he is on a self-imposed hiatus after 5 seasons. The spirit of Hardnosed is in every episode.