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Dan Bernstein and Connor McKnight bring you fun, smart and compelling Chicago sports talk with great listener interaction. Jay Zawaski is the executive producer of the show, while Rick Camp is the associate producer. Follow the show on Twitter @Bernstein_McK.

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    White Sox SS Tim Anderson to miss 4-6 weeks with torn hand ligament

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 7:51

    Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes reacted to the breaking news that White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson will be out four to six weeks with a torn ligament in his hand, according to a report.

    Herb Howard on Roquan Smith requesting trade from Bears

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 5:50

    Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes were joined by Herb Howard of The Bigs Media to discuss Bears star linebacker Roquan Smith's trade request.

    Mark Grote sets scene at Bears Family Fest after Roquan Smith's trade request

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 13:29

    Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes welcomed on Score teammate Mark Grote, who joined the show live from Bears Family Fest at Solider Field to set the scene after star linebacker Roquan Smith's request to be traded.

    Transition: Reaction to Tim Anderson's reported hand injury

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 22:13

    Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes were joined by Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel for their daily transition segment. They discussed the breaking news that White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson is expected to miss four to six weeks with a torn ligament in his hand, according to a report. They also discussed Bears star linebacker Roquan Smith's trade request.

    Bears' Ryan Poles & Matt Eberflus react to Roquan Smith's trade request (Hour 4)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 29:47

    In the final hour, Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes listened to Bears general manager Ryan Poles and coach Matt Eberflus react to linebacker Roquan Smith's trade request.

    Cubs manager David Ross on Jason Heyward, Willson Contreras, Ian Happ (Hour 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 42:05

    In the third hour, Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes were joined by Cubs manager David Ross to discuss the organization parting ways with outfielder Jason Heyward, All-Star catcher Willson Contreras and All-Star outfielder Ian Happ remaining on the club after the trade deadline and much more. Later, Bernstein and Holmes reacted to the breaking news that White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson will be out four to six weeks with a torn ligament in his hand, according to a report.

    Herb Howard on Roquan Smith's trade request from Bears (Hour 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 41:07

    In the second hour, Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes were joined by Herb Howard of The Bigs Media to discuss Bears linebacker Roquan Smith's trade request, Steelers defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi looking healthy in training camp after failing his physical with Chicago and more. After that, Cup of Coffee newsletter writer Craig Calcaterra joined the show to discuss the Cubs parting ways with outfielder Jason Heyward, the team's Field of Dreams game against the Reds in Iowa on Thursday, the White Sox's struggles and more. Later during the High Noon segment, Bernstein had the details on a unique job opening and Holmes discussed cows ... at a ranch in Montana.

    Roquan Smith demands trade from Bears (Hour 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 39:41

    In the first hour, Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes discussed Bears star linebacker Roquan Smith requesting a trade out of Chicago. Score teammate Mark Grote then joined the show live from Bears Family Fest at Solider Field to set the scene after Smith's request to be traded. Later, Bernstein and Holmes took calls from Score listeners who shared their thoughts on the Smith situation.

    Dan Wiederer on Bears' depth issues at wide receiver

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 3:59

    Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes were joined by Score teammate and Tribune beat reporter Dan Wiederer to discuss the Bears' depth issues at wide receiver after N'Keal Harry and Byron Pringle suffered injuries in practice over the weekend.

    Can Bears' Justin Fields be a great quarterback?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 11:00

    Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes looked back at quarterbacks who were selected in the first round of the NFL Draft in the past 20 years and examined which ones overcame bad team situations to become great players. Will Justin Fields be able overcome his tumultuous situation with the Bears to someday become a great quarterback?

    Teven Jenkins returns to Bears practice, speaks to reporters

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 15:42

    Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes discussed Bears offensive lineman Teven Jenkins' return after missing seven straight practices and listened to his explanation about his absence.

    Transition: Is it time for Bears to go to the 'wide receiver couch'?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 20:40

    Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes were joined by Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel for their daily transition segment. They discussed the Bears' depth issues at wide receiver after N'Keal Harry and Byron Pringle suffered injuries at practice over the weekend.

    James Fegan on Tim Anderson, Dylan Cease (Hour 4)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 27:21

    In the final hour, Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes were joined by James Fegan of the Athletic to discuss White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson's offensive struggles, right-hander Dylan Cease's success and much more. Bernstein and Holmes then discussed Twins manager Rocco Baldelli's meltdown after umpires determined that catcher Gary Sanchez blocked the plate during a play at home that eventually gave the Blue Jays the win. Later, they listened to audio of what happed when former Phillies first baseman Pete Rose visited the team's television broadcast booth.

    Dan Wiederer on Bears' injuries at WR, Teven Jenkins' questionable odds to make roster (Hour 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 45:49

    In the third hour, Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes were joined by Score teammate and Tribune beat writer Dan Wiederer to discuss the injuries to Bears receivers N'Keal Harry and Byron Pringle, the odds that offensive lineman Teven Jenkins will make the 53-man roster and more. After that, Bernstein and Holmes had a conversation about White Sox hitting coach Frank Menechino as the team continues to struggle offensively and lacks power. Later, the guys discussed White Sox right-hander Dylan Cease's impactful season.

    Can Justin Fields overcome tumultuous situation with Bears to become a great NFL quarterback?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 39:00

    In the second hour, Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes looked back at quarterbacks who were selected in the first round of the NFL Draft in the past 20 years and examined which ones overcame bad team situations to become great players. Will Justin Fields be able overcome his tumultuous situation with the Bears to someday become a great quarterback? Later, the guys held the High Noon segment, where Bernstein shared a story about a dangerous place to live and Holmes shared his review of Hulu's "Predator" prequel "Prey."

    Who's going to play football for the Bears? (Hour 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 42:42

    In the first hour, Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes discussed Bears receivers N'Keal Harry and Byron Pringle suffering injuries, which is testing the team's depth at a key position. The guys then discussed offensive lineman Teven Jenkins' return after missing seven straight practices and listened to his explanation about his absence. Later, they listened to comments from Bears players about the level of difficulty and tempo of the team's training camp practices.

    Mark Grote details David Montgomery's struggles with depression

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 4:22

    Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes welcomed on 670 The Score and WBBM reporter Mark Grote for a live report from Bears training camp. Grote described the significance of Bears running back David Montgomery's comment about feeling "depressed."

    Josh Nelson exposes White Sox's inefficiencies

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 5:08

    Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes were joined by Josh Nelson of the Sox Machine Podcast to break down the WAR of general manager Rick Hahn's additions to the 2022 roster, the struggles of catcher Yasmani Grandal and more.

    Steve Stone on White Sox's hustle, Luke Getsy pulls no punches (Hour 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 33:19

    In the third hour, Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes welcomed on White Sox television analyst Steve Stone to discuss the team's health and outlook as it has started a road trip. Later, Bernstein and Holmes reacted to Bears offensive coordinator Luke Getsy's comments regarding the status of the team's offensive line and second-year tackle Teven Jenkins.

    Bears are looking fast at training camp, changes in MLB betting market, High Noon (Hour 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 44:09

    In the second hour, Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes welcomed on 670 The Score and WBBM reporter Mark Grote for a live report from Bears training camp. Grote described the significance of Bears running back David Montgomery's comment about feeling "depressed" and also shared how the speed of a few offensive playmakers is standing out. After that, Early Odds and BetQL Daily host Joe Ostrowski joined the show to discuss the changes in the MLB betting market following the trade of star outfielder Juan Soto from the Nationals to the Padres. Later, Bernstein shared his take on the movie "Nope."

    Another disappointing loss for White Sox despite rolling out 'the lineup' (Hour 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 41:47

    Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes opened their show by discussing the White Sox suffering a disappointing 3-2 loss to the Rangers on Thursday evening despite having their ideal lineup back and healthy, including Luis Robert at designated hitter. They lost despite right-hander Johnny Cueto pitching eight strong innings. After that, Josh Nelson of the Sox Machine Podcast joined the show to break down the WAR of general manager Rick Hahn's additions to the 2022 roster, the struggles of catcher Yasmani Grandal and more. Later, Bernstein and Holmes revisited the strong commentary from Stacey Dales of NFL Network and Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk regarding the Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson's six-game suspension.

    Ryan McGuffey on White Sox's inactivity at trade deadline

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 13:42

    Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes were joined by NBC Sports Chicago content producer Ryan McGuffey to share strong opinions about White Sox general manager Rick Hahn's performance at the trade deadline.

    Patrick Mooney assesses Cubs' future, Jed Hoyer replay (Hour 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 28:38

    In the second hour of a truncated show, Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes welcomed on Patrick Mooney of the Athletic to break down the Cubs' decision to keep catcher Willson Contreras and outfielder Ian Happ at the trade deadline. Later, Bernstein and Holmes listened back to Cubs president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer's most notable comments on the Mully & Haugh Show earlier in the morning.

    Did Jed Hoyer miscalculate Willson Contreras' trade market? (Hour 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 36:20

    Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes opened a short show by reacting to Cubs president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer's earlier interview on the Mully & Haugh Show. After that, NBC Sports Chicago content producer Ryan McGuffey joined the show to share strong opinions about White Sox general manager Rick Hahn's performance at the trade deadline. Later, Bernstein and Holmes wondered what's going on with Bears offensive lineman Teven Jenkins, who continues to be absent from practice.

    Russell Dorsey on Cubs' trade deadline inaction

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 3:57

    Dan Bernstein, Laurence Holmes and Leila Rahimi were joined by Russell Dorsey -- an MLB insider for Bally Sports and Stadium and an analyst for Friday Night Baseball on Apple TV+ -- to discuss the Cubs' inaction at the trade deadline Tuesday.

    Mark Grote on struggles of Bears' offense in training camp

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 5:55

    Dan Bernstein, Laurence Holmes and Leila Rahimi were joined by Score teammate Mark Grote to discuss the struggles of the Bears' offense in the early days of training camp.

    Isn't this when White Sox are supposed to be a World Series contender?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 6:46

    Dan Bernstein, Laurence Holmes and Leila Rahimi discussed the potential fallout after the 52-51 White Sox failed to make impactful moves at the trade deadline Tuesday.

    Transition: Remembering iconic Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 18:02

    Dan Bernstein, Laurence Holmes and Leila Rahimi were joined by Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel for their daily transition segment, where they remembered iconic Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully, who died Tuesday at age 94.

    'Receipts Rahimi' on White Sox, Cubs & the trade deadline (Hour 4)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 33:14

    In the final hour, Leila Rahimi shared her conclusions about how the MLB trade deadline played out and what it says about the White Sox, Cubs and the rest of the league. Dan Bernstein, Laurence Holmes and Rahimi then remembered legendary broadcaster and Dodgers icon Vin Scully, who died at age 94 on Tuesday. Later, they had fun with a food-related White Sox story involving 2005 World Series-winning manager and current television analyst Ozzie Guillen.

    Russell Dorsey on Cubs, White Sox inaction at trade deadline (Hour 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 43:25

    In the third hour, Dan Bernstein, Laurence Holmes and Leila Rahimi were joined by Russell Dorsey of Bally Sports and Stadium to discuss the lack of big moves from the Cubs and White Sox at the trade deadline and other deals from around the league. The crew then listened and reacted to Cubs president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer's comments regarding the decision not to trade All-Star catcher Willson Contreras. Later, they revisited the best moments from their recent conversation with Bears rookie safety Jaquan Brisker.

    Grote's Bears training camp report: Gordon & Brisker shine, offense struggles (Hour 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 42:57

    In the second hour, Dan Bernstein, Laurence Holmes and Leila Rahimi were joined by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk to discuss the fallout from the Dolphins' tampering scandal and Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson's six-game suspension for personal conduct violations. Score teammate Mark Grote then joined the show live from Bears training camp. Grote discussed the nice plays made by rookie cornerback Kyler Gordon and rookie safety Jaquan Brisker during practice Wednesday, the offense's struggles and more. Later, the crew held the High Noon segment, where Bernstein shared an Associated Press story that he just had to read word-for-word, Rahimi talked about a problem in the "crypto bro" community and Holmes shared a career development for entertainer Snoop Dogg.

    Breaking down everything that White Sox, Cubs didn't do at trade deadline (Hour 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 37:20

    In the first hour, Dan Bernstein, Laurence Holmes and Leila Rahimi discussed neither the White Sox nor the Cubs making big moves at the trade deadline Tuesday. They then listened and reacted to audio of White Sox general manager Rick Hahn's explanation for making only one move -- acquiring 35 year-old lefty reliever Jake Diekman from the Red Sox -- before the deadline.

    Jaquan Brisker on road to becoming safety, utilizing 'Peanut punch'

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 10:44

    Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes were joined by Bears rookie safety Jaquan Brisker to discuss shifting from cornerback to safety in high school, what it was like to meet legendary Chicago cornerback Charles "Peanut" Tillman and more.

    Can Bernstein name the White Sox's hitter WAR leaders?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 3:23

    Ian Happ reflects on time with Cubs ahead of trade deadline

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 12:09

    Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes were joined by All-Star outfielder Ian Happ, who reflected on his time with the Cubs ahead of the trade deadline at 5 p.m. An emotional Happ sounded like he was preparing for the end of his tenure in Chicago.

    White Sox manager Tony La Russa fell asleep in the dugout

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 3:45

    Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes discussed a video that went viral of White Sox manager Tony La Russa appearing to fall asleep in the dugout during the first inning of the team's game against the Royals on Monday.

    Transition: Reaction to video of White Sox manager Tony La Russa nodding off during game

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 17:41

    Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes were joined by Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel for their daily transition segment, where they discussed a video that went viral of White Sox manager Tony La Russa nearly falling asleep in the dugout during the first inning of the team's game against the Royals on Monday.

    Bears' Jaquan Brisker on fitting into 4-3 defense, utilizing 'Peanut punch' (Hour 4)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 33:51

    In the final hour, Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes discussed the leadership on the White Sox as they continue to play .500 baseball. Bears rookie safety Jaquan Brisker then joined the show to discuss shifting from cornerback to safety in high school, what it was like to meet legendary Chicago cornerback Charles "Peanut" Tillman and more. Later, Bernstein shared a sliver of Bears optimism for the 2022 season.

    Tony La Russa isn't 'policing' White Sox baseball on the field (Hour 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 44:26

    In the third hour, Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes discussed the NFL docking a first-round draft pick from the Dolphins and suspending owner Stephen Ross after a tampering investigation into the team's previous pursuit of star quarterback Tom Brady. The guys then got a surprise in-studio visit from fantasy football expert Paul Charchian. After that, Holmes quizzed Bernstein on the White Sox's hitter WAR leaders before discussing the job manager Tony La Russa has done this season. Later, they discussed the White Sox trading catcher Reese McGuire and a player to be named later or cash considerations to the Red Sox for 35 year-old lefty reliever Jake Diekman.

    Cubs' Ian Happ on emotions ahead of trade deadline (Hour 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 41:44

    In the second hour, Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes were joined by Score teammate Mark Grote to discuss the latest Bears training camp storylines, including offensive lineman Teven Jenkins' absence from practice, shifting on the offensive line, rookie safety Jaquan Brisker's use of the "Peanut punch" and more. Later, All-Star outfielder Ian Happ joined the show to reflect on his time with the Cubs ahead of the trade deadline at 5 p.m. An emotional Happ sounded like he was preparing for the end of his tenure in Chicago.

    White Sox fans sound off about their desired trade deadline moves (Hour 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 37:30

    In the first hour, Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes discussed the White Sox's 2-1 loss to the Royals on Monday and a video that went viral of manager Tony La Russa nearly falling asleep in the team's dugout. After that, the guys took calls from White Sox fans about what moves they'd like the team to make ahead of the 5 p.m. trade deadline. Later, they reacted to the breaking news that the NFL has docked a first-round draft pick from the Dolphins and suspended owner Stephen Ross after a tampering investigation into the team's previous pursuit of star quarterback Tom Brady.

    Cubs catcher Willson Contreras is an 'emotional hostage'

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 11:30

    Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes discussed why Cubs catcher Willson Contreras is an "emotional hostage" as he waits to see where the team will deal him ahead of the trade deadline Tuesday at 5 p.m.

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