Chicago sports expert Joey Christopolous provides you the information you need to bet your Chicago teams, all year long.
BET ON CHICAGO is celebrating 'Tom Cruise Week' by continuing its long-running movie pod series with the 1992 film 'Far and Away'. ABC's 'Blackish' co-star Jeff Meacham and creator of 'Palo Alto' Dan Sanders-Joyce join the show to breakdown: Far and Away; a film for adolescent boys? (3:30), Bigger On-Screen chemistry: Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman OR Tom Cruise's character Love of LAND (7:11) We take a look at Tom Cruise's movie catalog and ask: What does the Ultimate Tom Cruise Movie need to have? (10:28) We step into the Dan Dialect Dojo and breakdown the Irish accents (or lack thereof) in this movie (23:14) Appreciating the beautiful John Williams score (34:26) Side Guys: Thomas Gibson's Stephen Chase versus Billy Zane's Cal Hockley in Titanic (36:00), Movie Trivia surrounding Far and Away/ the triumphant return of Robert Prosky onto the movie pod (40:42) And we wrap up the pod listing the biggest Losers (45:33), Winners (53:50) of 'Far and Away' and theorize what the rest of Tom Cruise's career looks like moving forward (1:00:31) Is Far and Away the best Cruise movie? Probably not. But this conversation is PACKED WITH LAUGHS
BET ON CHICAGO always has a great time welcoming back Digital Enterprise Producer for WGN-TV and 'WGN News Now' Larry Hawley! Assessing the White Sox through 36 games; Glass Half-Full or Half-Empty? (1:30), The level of concern for the White Sox defensively (5:23), The search continues for the answer at Second Base on the South Side/ Could Whit Merrifield or Jonathan Villar become trade options? (9:54) What has surprised Larry the most about the 2022 Cubs? (14:32), Taking stock of the first quarter of the season for Seiya Suzuki (17:10), Handicapping how long the rebuild will take (22:25) Should the Cubs extend Wilson Contreras? (27:17) Myth-Busting Twitter Narratives: Bears Do Not Believe in Justin Fields (?) (30:30), Will GM Ryan Poles continue to revamp the offensive line after June 1 cuts? (34:39), We re-open the Can of Cody Parkey Worms (40:22) And we wrap up the pod asking the question; As it stands, right now, mid-May 2022......Did the Bulls LOSE the Jimmy Butler trade? (44:20) We talk sign-and-trade scenario's for Zach LaVine if he chooses to move on.......Dame Lillard for Zach LaVine....Who says 'No'? (50:02)
Baseball Lifestyle 101 (BL101.com) Founder Josh Shapiro joins the show to talk about Baseball Lifestyle's rocket ship rise as a social media brand and fantastic apparel company, taking his mindset playing sports into the business world and talk all things baseball! The Birth of Baseball Lifestyle 101 (1:20), From Social Media Influencer to Rising Apparel Superstar (8:50), How he took his mindset on the diamond to the business world (11:41) Creating content in the Baseball World (18:10), His advice to all aspiring start-up business owners (21:10), The exciting events and offers available for Baseball Lifestyle 101 coming this summer (24:36) And we wrap up the pod talking all things baseball: The surging Yankees, the always-good Astros, the sleeping White Sox, Dead Baseballs and MORE (27:37) Head to BL101.com and use Promo Code JOEYSPORTSGUY to unlock some awesome deals TODAY!
BET ON CHICAGO welcomes Sox on 35th's Adam Kaplan to talk the White Sox shaky start, their shakier defense and what they need to do to improve 30 games into the season! Giolito lands on the COVID list (2:33), Who will make a bigger impact when they return from injury: Andrew Vaughn, Lance Lynn or Eloy Jimenez (5:02), Jose Abreu's slow start and the hot streak that could be right around the corner (9:02) How a shortened Spring Training has affected the game of baseball 30 games in/ MLB and their Dead Balls (11:52), Making sense of the White Sox awful team defense (14:30) White Sox Twitter Vs Yoan Moncada (24:35), The microscope on Tony La Russa (31:32) And we wrap up the pod debating who will be the Sox biggest competition in the AL Central this season (39:21)!
BET ON CHICAGO welcomes back Marquee Network's 'Hollywood and Ivy' Host Brigham Avery to talk about his celebrity-packed show, the Cubs season so far and preview the Cubs/Sox Crosstown Classic! The success of 'Hollywood and Ivy' (1:49), What guests Gary Sinise, Joe Mantegna, George Wendt, Gary Cole and D.B. Sweeney all share in common when it comes to the Cubs (6:39) Joining the exclusive '7th Inning Stretch Club' (12:31), We preview the Cubs/Sox Crosstown Classic (14:00) Can the Cubs contend in the NL Central? (16:10), Do the Cubs have a leadoff hitter on the current roster? (16:40) And we wrap up the pod taking stock of the Ex-Cubbie Core: Javy's solid start, KB"s already hurt, Schwarber's hitting home runs and Rizzo's fantastic start in New York (18:04)
BET ON CHICAGO gets you ready to watch the Chicago Sky defend their WNBA Title this season with Courtside Season Ticket Holder Tim Quinlan! Becoming a Chi-Sky Fan (2:00), Recapping the magical, rollercoaster ride to the 2021 WNBA Title (4:57) The Impact+Legacy of Candace Parker (6:56) The Rise of Kahleah Copper + Can she take her game to the next level? (13:40) Is this the last season for Allie Quigley in a Sky uniform? (19:11) Is this a 'Last Dance' situation with this core of players? (23:10), Can Courtney Vandersloot catch Sue Bird and become the All-Time Assists Leader? (24:01) X-Factors to Defending their Title (34:30) Setting the bar last season/ Expectations for 2022 (39:05) Tim walks us through the amenities and game experience that Wintrust Arena brings to the table (40:24) Celebrity Sightings/ Watching the Title Game with Megan Rapinoe/The joy of owning Courtside Seats for every game (45:28) And we wrap up the pod debating the big question: Will the Chicago Sky repeat as WNBA Champions in 2022? (50:52) Awesome conversation with an old friend and an EXCELLENT primer to get invested in the Chicago Sky TODAY before the season starts Friday!
BET ON CHICAGO calls upon the Hoops Honchos Mike Choi and Aaron Hagele to jump back on the pod and preview the Bulls First Round Matchup against the Bucks and make their NBA Finals picks! Current excitement level for the Bulls first playoff appearance in eight years (1:45), Grading Billy Donovan this season (7:32) The impact of missing Lonzo Ball (12:51) Bulls/Bucks preview! Can the Bulls make this a series? (17:24), Are we being fair when it comes to Nikola Vucevic? (22:57) Demar Rerozan vs Jrue Holiday (25:50) Who needs to have a bigger series: Zach LaVine or Vucevic? (27:41), Will the Bulls get swept? (41:29) And we wrap up the pod previewing the playoff matchups in the Eastern Conference (41:21) and Western Conference as make our NBA Finals picks! (46:12)
BET ON CHICAGO is pumped to bring back 'Locked On Sox' Host/ 'Good Guys Talk Back' Co-Host Nick Murawski and 'Good Guys Talk Back' Co-Host Pat Hester preview the 2022 season for the Chicago White Sox! The guys react to Lance Lynn being sidelined for the next 6-8 weeks (3:30) Do the Sox need to add outside pitching help ASAP? (6:55) 2022 WHITE SOX FACT OR FICTION: Luis Robert will be a Top-5 MVP candidate (13:24), The White Sox have done enough at Second Base (17:10), Jose Abreu will notch his sixth 30-HR+100RBI season (22:51) Tony La Russa will make at least three more eye-rolling comments regarding his views on the 'sanctity of baseball (27:08) Dylan Cease will lead the team in wins (33:41), Michael Kopech will strike out 200+ hitters (35:28) The biggest rival in the division will be.....the Twins (43:17) The White Sox have 5 or more All-Stars this season (47:13) The White Sox will win 98+ games in 2022 (49:40) And we wrap up the pod gauging the expectations for the team through the first month of April, Yoan Moncada: Breakout Candidate? PLUS can Tim Anderson take his game to an even higher level? (52:15)
BET ON CHICAGO returns to welcome Cubs Consigliare's Shaun Graves and Dom Fortini to preview the 2022 season for the Chicago Cubs! What will it take for the Cubs to get to 80+ wins this season? (3:40) We play FACT OR FICTION on Bet On Chicago: The Cubs will be a top-half NL Offense (12:18), Seiya Suzuki will make the All-Star team in '22 (15:21), Frank Schwindel will drive in 90+ runs (20:42) Schwarber, Rizzo, KB and Baez will combine for 100+ home runs (26:20), 30+ home runs for Ian Happ (30:02), Brennan Davis will play 40+ games for the Cubs (35:20) Wilson Contreras will NOT be on the Cubs August 1 (40:14), Kyle Hendricks WILL be on the Cubs August 1 (48:37), Marcus Stroman will lead the team in wins (50:30), Rowan Wick will collect 10+ saves (54:10) Keegan Thompson and Justin Steele will both exit this season as projected 2023 starters (58:00), The Cubs will finish in last place in the NL Central (1:02:54) And we wrap up the pod making out win-total predictions for the 2022 Chicago Cubs!
BET ON CHICAGO had a fantastic time welcoming 'Behind The Steel Curtain' Producer/Writer Bryan Anthony Davis to discuss Mitch Trubisky, a wild NFL Offseason, take stock of the Bears housecleaning, the NFL Draft and MORE! Building 'Behind The Steel Curtain', one of the most popular Steelers fan outlets around (3:37), The Steelers additions of former Bears Mitch Trubisky + James Daniels (9:30), expectations for MT10 in Pittsburgh (21:17) We predict where the QB's will land in the NFL Draft (24:30), A recap of a wild (thus far) NFL offseason (29:33) Bryan weighs in on the Bears cleaning house and taking a measured approach to their offseason (35:52), How the Bears can sustain long-term success like the Steelers (42:15), We sadly walk down memory lane of the awful history of Bears QB's (45:16) And we wrap up the pod talking movies and discussing the Oscars! (51:16)
BET ON CHICAGO had a great timing welcoming Sports Maven Melvin Buchanan to talk College Football, the NFL Offseason+ Draft and discuss why compensation for collegiate athletes is the right move for the future of college sports! Growing up playing sports in Mississippi (2:42), How sports became an outlet after a hard-day's work (5:17) Mitch Trubisky to the Steelers+ A Wild NFL Offseason (9:43), The blending and sharing between and College and Pro-style Offenses (18:45) Melvin's provides his insight into the NFL Draft (25:15) Scouting Report on Malik Willis/ Kenny Pickett/Sam Corral (29:07) Reading defenses in the NFL (33:53) And we wrap up the pod discussing the evolution of the Transfer Portal + Why compensation for men and woman collegiate athletes must become the future standard (39:41)!
BET ON CHICAGO welcomes back Mets play-by-play announced Wayne Randazzo AND WGN Radio's Blackhawks Pre/Post Host Joe Brand to talk about their Kane County Cougars roots, the Mets dynamite offseason, the new proposed rules for baseball and MORE! Calling games for the Kane County Cougars (1:40), The cultivation of baseball's most talented broadcasters by the Kane County organization (10:24) The Max Scherzer effect (14:40), Do the Mets have the best top-three rotation in baseball? (19:02) Wayne breaks down what the White Sox would be getting with Michael Conforto (20:15) And we wrap up the pod discussing and debating the new proposed rules in baseball; Universal DH/ Ban the Shift/ Pitch Clock (26:20) Always thankful to have Wayne and Joe join the pod!
BET ON CHICAGO loves it when Sports Talk Chicago's Jon Zaghloul joins the show! Jon hops on to react to Mitch Trubisky signing with the Steelers, assess the Bears offseason needs, talk White Sox/Cubs/Bulls and MORE! MITCH SIGNS IN PITTSBURGH! (1:50), What is Trubisky's ceiling with the Steelers? (7:34), Jimmy G Vs Mitch (12:28), The new regime dealing with hard choices in the aftermath of Pace/Nagy (16:04) We take stock of the Bears moves so far in free agency (21:38), Could Allen Robinson return?/The Khalil Mack trade (30:06) What number will be higher by season's end: White Sox wins or Cubs losses (37:27), What is the Cubs 5-year plan? (43:12), The fall of the Cubbie Core (52:02) And we wrap up the pod with debating how deep could the Bulls go in the playoffs PLUS Joey hits Jon with his improbable (yet spicy) Hot Take......LeBron on the Bulls in 2023? (1:02:11)
BET ON CHICAGO is honored to welcome Former Blackhawks Forward/2-Time Stanley Cup Champion Kris Versteeg to talk about his fantastic new clip-sharing sports app KLEVR and we revisit the glory days of the 2010+2015 Cup-Winning Blackhawks! The creation of KLEVR: a sports app that revolutionizes the way Coaches/Athletes/Parents can share clips and instruction (1:30), Athletes/Parents can create highlight packages and store clips from games in minutes (4:53), Bridging the gap between Coach and Parent with KLEVR (7:05) KLEVR can transcend demographic and finances in hopes of leveling the playing field (15:09), Transitioning from Professional Athlete to Business Owner in the Tech World (21:35) Kris looks back on the immense talent of the 2008-2010 Hawks (27:25), The 2010 Cup Vs 2015 Cup (31:38), Untold stories of the playoffs/The mounting injuries fans never hear about in hockey (35:28) And we wrap up the pod speculating whether Kane and Toews will be Blackhawks-Lifers (41:11) PLUS discuss how Kris believes Patrick Kane is the clutchest player he's ever seen (45:42) Awesome conversation with a Blackhawks Cup Hero! Make sure you check out KLEVER.AI! It's completely free and it doesn't matter whether you're involved in youth sports, pro sports or the local softball league, this app is going to CHANGE THE GAME!
BET ON CHICAGO welcomes back Jacksonville Icemen's Game Video Coordinator Jake Wheeler to breakdown the Blackhawks tumultuous present and uncertain future Blackhawks disastrous season/What did people miss on with preseason expectations? (2:05), What needs to happen to fix the defense long-term (5:10), Jake's take on new GM Kyle Davidson (7:42) The future for Marc Andre Fleury (11:39), The future for Kane+Toews (16:39), How far away are the Blackhawks from being contenders again? (24:05), Kirby Dach's progress (32:02) And we wrap up the pod with Jake dropping his current Stanley Cup favorites! (34:41)
BET ON CHICAGO had a blast welcoming back NBC Sports Chicago/White Sox Talk Podcast Co-Host Ryan McGuffey to talk the MLB Lockout, the White Sox and MORE! The sadness/frustration/anger surrounding the MLB Lockout (1:58), How MLB has squandered the marketing 'moment' from the Field of Dreams game (4:15), Could/Should an 86-year-old Jerry Reinsdorf get heavily involved in MLB negotiations? (9:31) Concerns regarding Spring Training/injuries once baseball picks back up (18:57)The residual sting from the 1994 White Sox (22:35), Ryan's wishlist for the White Sox/Preparing for a flurry of Free Agent moves around baseball (29:54) Nick Castellanos/Michael Comforto/Kyle Schwarber/ Carlos Rodon's Market (35:15) What is the Greatest Single Team Offseason in Chicago Sports History? (38:44) And we wrap up the pod re-walking the path the White Sox took to build the 2005 World Series Champion (46:54) Awesome conversation and laughs with one of the best White Sox analysts in the business!
BET ON CHICAGO is excited to welcome back resident Tuddy Guy David Rispoli PLUS Amazon Original 'Upload' Co-Star Kevin Bigley joins the pod to talk starting his acting career at DePaul University, his fantastic work with the Wounded Warriors Project and preview Season 2 of his smash-hit series 'Upload', arriving March 11! Appearing in the 'Pilot' episode of 'Chicago Code' (2:20), The wild success of Season 1 of 'Upload (4:29), The joy in playing fan-favorite Lt. Luke Crossley (8:48), Honing in on the tone of the show/ The state of comedy in movies/TV in 2022 (11:40), A sneak preview of what to expect in Season 2 of 'Upload' (25:15) The Arts and Chicago/DePaul Theatre School (30:15), Let's Talk Sports!/Kevin's experience singing the 7th Inning Stretch at Wrigley Field (37:17), The cult-classic USA show 'Sirens' and shooting in Chicago (45:20) And we wrap up the pod talking about Kevin's other passion in life: supporting the Wounded Warriors Project and the impact it has had on countless Veteran's lives (50:39)
BET ON CHICAGO welcomes back its resident Hoops Honchos Mike Choi and Aaron Hagele to take stock of the Chicago Bulls at the All-Star Break + what to expect the rest of the season and into the playoffs! Re-examining preseason expectations (2:33), Bulls stay quiet at the deadline/impact of adding Tristan Thompson (7:55), What has surprised us the most regarding Demar DeRozan's incredible MVP-like season (12:33) We debate who the biggest fan favorite is on the Bulls RIGHT NOW/ We hand out grades for Lonzo Ball/Nikola Vucevic/Ayo Dosunmu/ Alex Caruso (25:37) We present the 1st Annual Christiano Felicio Award! (39:19) We discuss the Pro's and Con's of the NBA All-Star Weekend (41:20) Which East team scares us the most in the playoffs (49:30) And we wrap up the pod with Joey dropping a very VERY HOT TAKE and let the Honchos react to......LeBron James on the Chicago Bulls in 2023?! (57:18)
BET ON CHICAGO is honored to welcome Acoustic Athletic's Brian Bushway to tell his incredible story! Brian was a young hockey player when he became blind at age 14. But that hasn't stopped him from playing in his band 'Angel City Fiddle Squad', go mountain biking and helping 1,000's of people all around the world by teaching them the principles of Echo Location (Human Sonar) as a Perception Navigation Instructor. Brian's journey told in his words (1:48), How Echo Location has changed the game (5:00) Pushing past our internal 'low expectation's' of what is possible in life/ Neuroscience in Sports (14:25) Confronting and embracing failure (19:37) The discipline of listening (26:35), Brian's daily mantras for being 'present in the moment' (29:34) Joey reacts to learning that Brian Bushway is IN THE CHICAGO SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY MUSEUM (31:40) The untapped potential of the brain (43:17) And we wrap up the pod talking about Brian's love of music, especially what he creates with Angel City Fiddle Squad (52:00) Special thanks to Brian. The interview was supposed to be 20 minutes and we ran for over an hour. Highly recommend checking out his story and how Acoustic Athletic's could help a friend or family member today. https://acousticathletics.com/
BET ON CHICAGO is pumped to welcome LA Galaxy Goalkeeper Jonathan Bond to preview the 2022 LA Galaxy season beginning February 26th! Jonathan's excitement for his second season with the Galaxy (1:25), The biggest differences of style in the MLS game (4:37), Living up to the Galaxy's history (6:08) The biggest keys getting back into the playoffs this season (7:40), The Mentality needed to mind the net (11:52) Jonathan talks his transition to the US from England/favorite LA foods (18:02) And we wrap up the pod discussing the most important topic: Is Jonathan 'In or Out' on Ted Lasso? (23:45)
BET ON CHICAGO returns to its Movie Pod Series with the 1992 film Sneakers. Featuring an All-Star Panel (Filmmaker Paige Smith, HBO 'Gordita Chronicles' Dan Sanders-Joyce, ABC 'Blackish' co-star Jeff Meacham), we dive into this underrated gem: First time we saw Sneakers (3:30), 90's movie cliches that were popular then....and never came back (8:55) The Ensemble: Robert Redford's chill (15:30), The power of Sidney Poitier (21:20), Dan Aykroyd- Charming Conspiracist (27:48), The limitless potential of River Phoenix (34:08) Which team member would we want to be most? (38:25), What would YOU ask James Earl Jones for? (45:13) We pick our favorite 'Sneak' (48:10) And we wrap up the movie debating whether the 1992 film Sneakers stands the test of time
BET ON CHICAGO dusts off its long-running Movie Pod Series to discuss the 1992 action-romantic-drama-epic 'Last of the Mohicans'. Filmmaker Paige Smith, Dan Sanders-Joyce (HBO's Gordita Chronicles) and Jeff Meacham (ABC's Blackish) round out the panel to sprint through the woods on these topics: When/Where they first saw the movie/ Rundown of 1992 movies (2:01), Lightning Round! Michael Mann/The ravages of War (What is it Good for?)/ An amazing Film Score (9:13) Duncan Vs Magua: Ranking the Adversaries (23:42) Madeleine Stowe Rules/ Did she get a fair shake in her career? (32:10) DANIEL-DAY LEWIS: ACTION HERO (43:35), And we wrap up the pod debating: Is the final 25 minutes of this movie the 'Greatest Ending Ever'? (59:50) A fantastic, hilarious, passionate deep-dive on an absolute 90's classic!
BET ON CHICAGO is excited to welcome back Chicago Sports Media Legend George Ofman to discuss all the rumors surrounding the Bears GM+Coaching search, debate whether the Bulls are NBA Title contenders and preview Season 4 of his fantastic podcast, 'Tell Me A Story I Don't Know' Who's In/Who's Out in the Bears GM+Coaching Search/Bill Polian's role (1:45) Jim Harbaugh/Josh McDaniels/Brian Flores/Jim Caldwell (7:10) What specific characteristic is George looking for in the next Bears Head Coach? (12:40) Surrounding Fields with the right supporting cast (16:35) Are the Bulls NBA Title Contenders? (19:50), Do they HAVE to make a move at the trade deadline? (23:45) And we wrap up the pod celebrating the careers and lives of Jeff Dickerson (29:45) Les Grobstein (33:05) and George previews the amazing guests lined up for Season 4 of 'Tell Me A Story I Don't Know', available wherever your get your podcasts! (38:35)
BET ON CHICAGO welcomes Bleav Podcast's 'Perfectville Pod' Host Sam Marcoux to provide insight and perspective into who Former Miami Dolphins Brian Flores is as a coach! A recap of a rollercoaster Dolphins season (2:03), Just who is Brian Flores: The Coach? (6:00) Why he got fired/Buying or Selling all of the rumors and criticisms being reported (12:26) Can Brian Flores change in his next job?/ His struggles building an offensive staff (17:30) His defenses are a force to be reckoned with/ Is this Lovie 2.0? (24:40) Tua vs Flores (27:04) Should the Bears hire Flores to be their next Head Coach? (30:25) Where does Sam think Flores will land next? (34:11) And we wrap up the pod discussing who the Dolphins are targeting at Head Coach/ Jim Harbaugh rumors/ Jay Cutler and More! (37:00)
BET ON CHICAGO is excited to welcome Fox32 Chicago's own and the Host of 'Bears Unleashed' Kaitlin Sharkey onto the pod to react to the huge shakeup at Halas Hall and what to expect this offseason for the Bears! Kaitlin's start covering sports in Wisconsin to the Bears/Bulls beat in Chicago (2:40), Her reaction to Chairman George McCaskey's press conference (6:10), Dissecting the proposed power structure at Halas Hall (11:26) We dive into the latest Head Coaching rumors (14:20), Vetting information in 2022 (20:42) Kaitlin's take on Justin Fields rookie season (24:14) Do the Bears need a true WR1? (29:01) And we wrap up the pod talking about a possible budding new rivalry in Midwest Sports: Bucks vs Bulls! (31:12)!
NBC Sports Philadelphia/BetPrep.com's Brad Feinberg joins the pod to handicap NFL Wild Card Weekend, talk Justin Fields and the Bulls chances to make the NBA Finals this season! The unpredictable difficulty in betting games this season (1:40) AFC Wild Card Preview: Raiders/Bengals (6:01), The wild finish to Chargers/Raiders (9:02), Patriots/Bills (17:17), Steelers/Chiefs (24:10) NFC Wild Card Preview: Eagles/ Buccaneers (30:37), 49ers/Cowboys (35:50), Cardinals/Rams (40:55) The future for Justin Fields and the Bears (49:00) Hot Take Trade Debate: Justin Fields for Russell Wilson.....who says No? (55:55) And we wrap up the pod talking NBA Futures, the Bulls chances to make the NBA Finals, who is better Heat or Bulls and are the 76ers emerging as a dark horse contender? (1:01:28) Such an awesome conversation with one of the most successful/insightful sharp's in the game today!
BET ON CHICAGO welcomes back FTN Network's Stephen Rodriguez to talk about the similar struggles the Bears and Giants have faced the past few seasons, AFC/NFC Favorites, preview Bears/Giants in Week 17 and More! The Giants collapse this season as they face an uncertain offseason (2:41), Should the Giants trade or extend Saquon Barkley (8:55), Mac Jones vs Justin Fields (20:14) Can Daniel Jones be saved? (25:56), We debate our AFC/NFC Favorites heading towards the playoffs (35:56), Is the 2021 NFL season a passing league or a running league? (38:11) The Bears will beat the Giants in Week 17 if_______ (42:00) And we wrap up the pod discussing a now-frozen MLB offseason hot stove and the impact Max Scherzer will have on the Mets next season (46:36)
BET ON CHICAGO welcomes Tuddy Guy David Rispoli and Hoops Honcho Mike Choi to hand out some 2021 Chicago Sports Awards and Holiday Superlatives!!!! We take a look back at the last year of Chicago Sports (2:05), Let's hand out some awards! The 2021 Chicago Sports Grinch (5:05), The 2021 Santa Claus (16:17), Chicago Athlete most likely to get caught eating yellow snow in the backyard (25:21) The 2021 Chicago Sports 'Nice' List (37:08), The 'Naughty List' (52:11) And we wrap up the pod naming the Chicago Sports Person Most Likely To Go Ham On The Egg Nog Award (1:00:10), Worst Gift Wrapper of the Year and the Most Likely to Say 'Bah Humbug'/Scrooge Award (1:04:10)
BET ON CHICAGO has the pleasure to welcome Sports Map Radio's Kevin Dziepak to talk about his Midwest roots, the future of the Bears and the surprising, surging Bulls! Growing up a Chicago Sports fan in Schererville, Indiana (1:21), His days at Columbia College Chicago and working for 670 The Score (4:51) George McCaskey's New Year's Resolution should be ______ (7:10), The missteps of Ryan Pace (11:30), Can the Bears end the season on a high note? (23:13) The Bulls surprising start and the roster overhaul that got them here (28:33) And we wrap up the pod debating; 25 games, are the Bulls legitimate NBA Title Contenders?
BET ON CHICAGO is excited to welcome back WGNTV.com's Larry Hawley to discuss the red-hot Bulls, the future of the Bears and recap the MLB hot stove for the White Sox and Cubs! The Bulls are Back! (1:30) The surprising Bulls defense (4:55), Trade Deadline decisions: add a Big Man or add more 3-point shooting (7:07) The realized 'Myth' that is the Alex Caru-Show (11:28), Billy Donovan's Coach of the Year Candidate (16:56), Is the best still to come for Zach LaVine? (21:31) What New Year's Resolution should George McCaskey make? (26:30), Could Ryan Pace survive impending change? (32:20), Will Nagy be fired after the Green Bay game?/Forecasting the final five games for the Bears (37:10), Progress for Justin Fields can build momentum into the offseason (40:35) We debate possible Head Coach Candidates: Ryan Day, Sean Payton, Byron Leftwich, Sean Desai (46:12) And we wrap up the pod predicting which Chicago baseball team will top the 71-million dollar deal given to Marcus Stroman. Will the Sox or Cubs break the bank once the lockout is over? (53:37)