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Chicago sports expert Joey Christopolous provides you the information you need to bet your Chicago teams, all year long.

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    MOVIE POD: 1992'S FAR AND AWAY

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 74:20

    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  

    WGN'S LARRY HAWLEY

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 53:29

    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'S JOSH SHAPIRO

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 39:09

    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!

    SOX ON 35TH'S ADAM KAPLAN

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 47:37

    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)!

    'HOLLYWOOD AND IVY'S BRIGHAM AVERY

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 23:32

    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)

    CHICAGO SKY SEASON PREVIEW

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 65:34

    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!

    BULLS/BUCKS PLAYOFF PREVIEW

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 61:10

    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)

    2022 WHITE SOX SEASON PREVIEW

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 70:25

    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)

    2022 CUBS SEASON PREVIEW

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 77:34

    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!

    BEHIND THE STEEL CURTAIN'S BRYAN ANTHONY DAVIS

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 59:36

    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)

    CFB/NFL DRAFT TALK W/ MELVIN BUCHANAN

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 53:57

    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)!

    METS WAYNE RANDAZZO + BLACKHAWKS JOE BRAND

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 34:02

    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!

    SPORTS TALK CHICAGO'S JON ZAGHLOUL

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 65:49

    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)

    2-TIME STANLEY CUP CHAMP KRIS VERSTEEG

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 13, 2022 50:03

    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!

    BLACKHAWKS TALK W/ JAKE WHEELER

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2022 41:22

    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)  

    NBC SPORTS CHICAGO'S RYAN MCGUFFEY

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 51:30

    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!

    AMAZON ORIGINAL 'UPLOAD' CO-STAR KEVIN BIGLEY

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2022 63:16

    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)

    BULLS 1ST HALF RECAP W/ THE HOOPS HONCHOS

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022 74:50

    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)

    ACOUSTIC ATHLETIC'S BRIAN BUSHWAY

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 21, 2022 64:49

    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/

    LA GALAXY'S JONATHAN BOND

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2022 29:19

    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)

    SNEAKERS

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2022 63:49

    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

    LAST OF THE MOHICANS

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 78:11

    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!

    CHICAGO MEDIA LEGEND GEORGE OFMAN

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 47:20

    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)

    PERFECTVILLE POD'S SAM MARCOUX

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 46:15

    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)

    FOX32 CHICAGO'S KAITLIN SHARKEY

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 37:31

    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 BRAD FEINBERG

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 74:58

    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!

    FTN Network's Stephen Rodriguez

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 54:46

    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)

    CHICAGO SPORTS HOLIDAY SUPERLATIVES

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 69:14

    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)

    Sports Map Radio's Kevin Dziepak

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 37:35

    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?  

    WGNTTV.COM'S LARRY HAWLEY

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 63:58

    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)

    STAND-UP COMEDIAN MICHAEL PALASCAK

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 57:09

    BET ON CHICAGO is thrilled to welcome touring stand-up comedian, die-hard sports fan and dear friend Michael Palascak!His brand-new DryBar Comedy Special, "What Millennials Do After Graduation" (2:01), The first time he discovered comedy as a kid (4:57), Michael's unique comedy personality (7:04)Playing QB in High School/The Impact Youth Sports had on his life+comedy (8:22), Watching Midwest Sports in Los Angeles (19:11)We talk Justin Fields (29:06), The Bears are already in must-win territory (31:11)Which sports referee would Michael most like to do professionally (34:55), The sport/position he would want to play professionally (38:13)Michael's advice for anyone who currently is living with their parents (41:25), And we wrap up the pod discussing the new Ghostbuster movie, what the Cubs will/won't do in the offseason and the manic sports cycles Chicago fans put themselves through (49:48)An awesome, hilarious sports+comedy conversation with one of the most talented comedians on tour right now!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    CUBS OFFSEASON W/ THE CUBS CONSIGLIERE'S

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 68:51

    BET ON CHICAGO is talking offseason baseball with Cubs Consigliere's Shaun Graves and Dom Fortini as the Winter GM Meetings are underway!New GM Carter Hawkins (3:20), Rebuild/Garage Sale Shopping/ Win Now (?) (8:06), A thin free agent market for starting pitching (10:47), We debate Rodon/Stroman/Ray/Gray/Wacha/Bundy (14:40)Is universal DH on the way? (22:10), We rank which ex-Cubs we would most like to see back on the team: Bryant, Rizzo, Schwarber, Baez or Soler (24:34), We construct a grizzled, veteran team that can compete in 2022 (38:04)Which young player are you most excited to watch next season: Brennan Davis, Pete Crow Armstrong, Nick Madrigal, Nico Hoerner or Ian Happ (47:09)As it stands today: Over/Under 71 wins (56:40), Over/Under $160 Million 2022 payroll (1:01:04) And we wrap up the pod wrapping out heads around how a bright future Cubs suddenly is back in rebuilding mode (AGAIN) and do Chicago Sports Fans bail on their teams too quickly? (1:04:28)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    STEELERS DEPOT DAVE BRYAN

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 42:03

    BET ON CHICAGO welcomes to the pod to break down Bears/Steelers, Steelers Depot's Founder Dave Bryan!The Last Hurrah (?) for Big Ben (1:30), The resurgent Steelers running game (7:42)Diontae Johnson scouting report (12:38), Chase Claypool scouting report (18:11), Dave's early impressions on Justin Fields (22:38), How the Bears could take advantage of the Steelers weaknesses (27:54)The Bears will win in Week 9 if_________ (35:40), What would it take for Matt Nagy to save his job? (35:40) And we wrap up the pod talking injury updates/ Chris Boswell vs Josh Lambo (37:50)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    HALFTIME RECAP OF THE 2021 FANTASY FOOTBALL SEASON

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 62:58

    BET ON CHICAGO recaps the first half of the Fantasy Football season with Tuddy Guy David Rispoli and Candlestick Kids Fantasy Football Podcast's Bobby LeMarco!The current/ future value of the Bears offensive weapons (1:45), Will Allen Robinson be a Bear next season? (13:03)Top-10 Surprises: QB: Derek Carr, Joe Burrow, Tom Brady, Justin Herbert (14:05), RB: D'Andre Swift, Cordarrelle Patterson, Leonard Fournette (21:35), WR: Ja'Marr Chase, Marquise Brown, Deebo Samuel (27:35)Favorite Must-Watch NFL Offenses right now: Chargers, Rams, Cowboys (38:11), We reveal our favorite second-half bounce back candidates (41:51)We talk the Art of the Fantasy Trade: Do's and Don't's (47:54) And we wrap up the pod debating who, by season's end, will be the #1 QB in Fantasy Football for the 2021 Season! (57:39)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    SPORTSMAP RADIO'S FRED DAVIS

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 77:13

    BET ON CHICAGO is so excited to welcome back to the pod, Houston SportsMap Radio's Fred Davis to talk NFL, MLB, the NBA Top 75 and MORE!Can Bears shock the world and beat the Buccaneers in Week 7? (1:43), The Freakish-Bionic-Eternal nature of Tom Brady (3:30), We debate the progression of the 2021 Rookie QB Class (10:04)Is the NFL intentionally ignoring the Houston Texans until the Deshaun Watson situation is resolved?/ What Texans fans think of Watson (20:29) Has the NFL 'caught up' to Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs?/Most impressive teams of the young season/ We cast HBO's Succession with NFL Teams (32:45)MLB Playoffs/ Astros chances minus Verlander/McCullers/Greinke, Is Correa worth the $$$? Dodgers/ Astros rematch? (49:23) Our favorite World Series games (1:06:32)And we wrap up the pod discussing the NBA's unveiling of their 'Top 75 Players of All-Time' and ponder/marvel the concept that.........was Shaq actually underrated in his career? (1:08:17)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    BULLS SEASON PREVIEW W/ NICK SCHULTZ

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 41:05

    BET ON CHICAGO welcomes back Bleav in Bulls Host Nick Schultz to preview the Bulls 2021-22 season!Scale of 1-10: Excitement Level for the Bulls this season (1:40), The Lonzo Effect (4:27) The depth of crunch-time options (8:11), What kind of pressure is on Billy Donovan this season? (9:32)Beat up on the bad teams (12:20), Depth off the bench (14:30), Assessing concern levels for the defense (23:10)What can Zach LaVine add to his game this season? (27:54), Over/Under: Bulls elevate to the 6th seed in the East (34:43)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    HOOPS HONCHO AARON HAGELE PREVIEWS BULLS SEASON

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 45:18

    BET ON CHICAGO previews the 2021-22 Bulls season with Hoops Honcho and Documentary Filmmaker Aaron Hagele!Most Excited for a Bulls Season since......(2:01), Most Exciting New Addition (5:35), The Must-Watch Chicago Bulls? (9:17), Grading Billy Donovan this season (12:07)How concerned should Bulls fans be with the defense? (14:24), We break down the new-look Bench Mob (18;48)Over/Under: Zach LaVine 25.5 PPG (24:30), Lonzo Ball 9.9 AST (30:01), Patrick Williams 13.1 PPG (31:04), Bulls 42.5 Wins (33:30)Which departed Bulls players we'll miss most this season/ Will Bulls make the playoffs? (39:05) And we wrap up the pod making our NBA Finals predictions for the season (41:54)!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    BLACKHAWKS PREVIEW W/ WGN RADIO'S JOE BRAND

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 32:35

    BET ON CHICAGO gets you ready for Blackhawks hockey with WGN Radio's Pre+Postgame Host Joe Brand!A new exciting chapter begins as Joe takes over Pre+Postgame (1:32), The Blackhawks Rebuild turns into a Reboot (2:39), The impact of Marc Andre-Fleury (7:04), Expectations for Seth Jones + Tyler Johnson (12:52)Kirby Dach: Breakout candidate? (15:64), Biggest concerns + biggest areas that need improvement (18:31)Can the Blackhawks make the playoffs? (23:18) And we wrap up the pod debating whether this is the most talented Blackhawks team of the last five years (26:13)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    'GOOD GUYS TALK BACK' TALK OCTOBER-BOUND WHITE SOX

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 52:53

    BET ON CHICAGO gets you primed for White Sox October Baseball with 'Good Guys Talk Back' Hosts Nick Murawski and Pat Hester Reflecting on a Division winning White Sox team (2:42), Carlos Rodon's last start/ Gavin Sheets!/Stretching out Michael Koppech (8:21), Sox at Home vs Sox on the Road/Handling the starters the final three games (13:11)White Sox/Astros Preview: Who starts Games 1-3? (22:24), X Factors: Grandal/Moncada Vs The recent wildness of the Astros starters (30:54), Eloy Jimenez + Luis Robert (34:25), Craig Kimbrel (35:51), Who plays in RF? (37:45), Reynaldo Lopez/ Long Relief spots (38:45), The Leaders: Tim Anderson+ Jose Abreu (41:46), Catch The Ball/Defense (43:10)And we wrap up the pod looking back on the last great playoff moment in White Sox History: September 30, 2008 AKA THE BLACK OUT GAME (44:19)Awesome chat filled with knowledge and laughs to get YOU ready for White Sox Playoff Baseball!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    BLEAV IN LIONS DEREK OKRIE + SPECTRUM SPORTS GUNNAR LUDWIG

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 80:45

    BET ON CHICAGO gets you ready for Bears/Lions Week 4 by sitting down with the enemy! Part I: Bleav in Lions/Detroit Kool-Aid Cast Host Derek Okrie joins the pod to discuss: Lions fans still recovering from their heartbreaking loss to the Ravens in Week 3 (2:36), The Lions inconsistent offense/ Jared Goff (5:45), Grading Dan Campbell's season so far (10:22), Who is the Lions WR1 right now? (14:27), Detroit's Two-Headed Backfield (16:52), Where will the Lions try and take advantage of the Bears? (18:55) And the Bears Will Win in Week 4 If_________ (21:01)Part II: Spectrum Sports Net's Gunnar Ludwig returns to the pod to talk: Lions frisky start (31:17), The Eternal Frustrations of a Lifelong/Die-Hard Lions fan (38:04), Matt Nagy Vs Justin Fields (42:35), Bears Fans fears heading into Week 4 (51:34), T.J. Hockenson: Scouting Report (57:39), Bears Will Win in Week 4 If________(1:10:55) And we wrap up the pod talking the excitement surround Cade Cunningham! (1:17:40)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    NBC SPORTS BRAD FEINBERG

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 44:39

    BET ON CHICAGO talks Bears, Week 4 Lines, MLB Playoffs and NBA with NBC Sports Sharp Brad Feinberg!The Bears performance against the Browns/ Justin Fields/ Bears win total moving forward (1:38), We discuss the Bears -3 against the Lions Week 4 (6:17)Week 4 NFL Lines: Rams/Cardinals+ Saints/Giants (11:08), Patriots/Buccaneers + Texans/Bills (14:12), NFL Futures: Super Bowl Odds, Bengals Win Total, Rookie of the Year (17:07)MLB Playoff Futures and White Sox Odds (22:30)And we wrap up the pod debating what team Ben Simmons will be on come Christmas (32:17) and the Bulls 42.5 Over/Under total for this season! (42:00)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    'TRIALS TO TRIUMPH' FREDDIE STEVENSON

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 32:56

    BET ON CHICAGO is honored to welcome back Best Selling Author and Former Chicago Bears running back, 'Trial's to Triumph's Freddie Stevenson!The overwhelming response to the message behind 'Trials To Triumph' (1:50), Freddie's work in the Florida community and upcoming charity events (6:00)Freddie reacts to the Bears embarrassing loss to the Browns in Week 3 (7:01), Do veteran players have a voice in offensive game install?/His thoughts on Justin Fields (14:35)We break it open and talk NFL Storylines: Rams, Buccaneers, Steelers, Chiefs/ Freddie's favorite running backs Dalvin Cook and Derrick Henry (17:35)And we wrap up the pod discussing Freddie's words of advice for people who may be struggling embracing challenges and obstacles during these uncertain times (25:04)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    BEARS BEAT REPORTER MARK GROTE

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 36:15

    BET ON CHICAGO is always excited and honored to welcome back 670 The Score's Bears Reporter Mark Grote! Mark checks in fresh off Wednesday's Halas Hall Press Conference to discuss:Matt Nagy name Justin Fields the Week 3 starter (3:40), Respect inside the locker room for Andy Dalton/Fields earning the job: NFL Meritocracy (9:10), Are the Bears catching the Browns at the right/wrong time?/ Game planning for success (13:50)Fields interactions with the media (22:49), Joey asks Mark the question: What number is higher in the month of October: White Sox Postseason Wins or Justin Fields Passing Touchdowns?And we wrap up the pod discussing the White Sox current struggles/possible matchup with the Astros and lament over the current state/future of the Chicago Cubs (27:22)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    'CHICAGO PARTY AUNT' CHRIS WITASKE

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 22:16

    BET ON CHICAGO is excited to welcome Chicago Sports Lover, Friend, Comedian and Creator of Netflix's 'Chicago Party Aunt' Chris Witaske!Creating Chicago Party Aunt/ Comedy With Heart: The John Hughes Effect (1:42), Chicago Comedy/ Sexy Mike Ditka/ The journey of bringing Chicago Party Aunt from the Twitter-Sphere to the Stream-Screen! (8:20)Chicago Party Aunt plays Marry/ Bang/ Kill: Grossman/Cutler/Trubisky (9:55), Go, Cubs, Go!/Super Bowl Shuffle/Allan Parsons Project (11:27), Trying to convince Van Halen to license their music (12:20)Creating our fake Andy Dalton: In Concert Set List (13:38) And we wrap up the pod talking Cubs Baseball/ Throwing Out the First Pitch and Performing the 7th Inning Stretch (17:14)STREAM 'CHICAGO PARTY AUNT' ON NETFLIX BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 17TH!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    DAVID HAUGH PREVIEWS THE 2021 CHICAGO BEARS

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 30:32

    BET ON CHICAGO always is excited to welcome back 670 The Score's Host of 'Mully & Haugh' (5-9AM Weekdays) David Haugh!The Bears chances of winning Week 1 (2:00), Digesting the Patriots decision to start Mac Jones Vs Bears decision to sit Justin Fields (3:37), Preventing and protecting young QB's from bad habits/ Tua's shaky offseason in Miami (9:37)Could Justin Fields play a snap, a series, a Red Zone chance in Week 1 against the Rams? (11:15), We debate which stat is a stronger indicator of in-season success for the Bears: David Montgomery 1,100+yards, Allen Robinson 1,200+ yards or Robert Quinn 10.5+ sacks (14:09)Concerns in the secondary/ Can the Front 7 return to elite status? (17:01), WILL THE BEARS MAKE THE PLAYOFFS? How hot is Matt Nagy's seat heading into this season? (21:15)And we wrap up the pod discussing the AL MVP race between Shohei Ohtani......with Jose Abreu and Vlad Guerrero Jr. miles behind (26:53)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    FANTASY PREVIEW (PART II) WRS AND TES

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 80:00

    BET ON CHICAGO gets you ready for the 2021 Fantasy Football Season with Tuddy Guy David Rispoli!In Part II, we break down our favorite Sleepers/Busts and Value Plays for WRs and TEs:Answering which WR2's will emerge across the NFL (2:09), Allen Robinson and Darnell Mooney (23:04)Which player brings the MOST Fantasy Value for: Cowboys, Buccaneers, Steelers, Bengals (31:27)We talk through Draft Strategy when it comes to TEs (51:33), Kyle Pitts/ Cole Kmet and Value Plays (59:38)And we wrap up the pod debating our favorite Defenses for 2021/ Is the Bears D being ranked 16th a slap in the face? (1:09:02)!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    FANTASY PREVIEW (PART I): QBS AND RBS

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2021 73:06

    BET ON CHICAGO gets you ready for your 2021 Fantasy Football Season with Tuddy Guy David Rispoli! In Part I, we walk through all our favorite Sleepers/Busts and Value Plays for QBs and RBs:We dissect our 4 Tiers for QBs (4:15), QB Busts (9:44), Russell Wilson: MVP? (12:00), How to draft Justin Fields and the value on the 2021 Rookie QBs (25:14)Is David Montgomery Fantasy Elite? (34:46), We debate the 1st Rd RB pecking order (42:35), We pick our favorite Rookie RBs (52:42)Finally, we wrap up the pod by wandering deep into the FANTASY RB DEAD ZONE (57:07) and make our predictions of which 2nd-Year RB will take a huge leap in 2021! (1:04:11)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    WGN/FANSIDED'S MARK CARMAN

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 31:45

    BET ON CHICAGO is excited to welcome the hilarious and insightful WGN + FanSided's own Mark Carman!Mark walks us through humble beginnings in Highland Park to working for WGN, NBC Chicago and the great work he's doing at FanSided (1:01), The importance of bringing authenticity, integrity AND humor to sports journalism (8:25)A talented Bears defense heading towards transition? (10:12), Andy Dalton: The Opening Band Vs Justin Fields: The Headliner (13:26), We debate our current confidence levels in Justin Fields as a future Franchise Player (17:20)Is Nagy starting Dalton for the right reasons? (20:49) And we wrap up the pod debating which Chicago Sports Team will have the most success over the next five years: Bulls, Blackhawks or Cubs? (25:41)I've enjoyed Mark's work for years and so happy and thankful he hopped on for this great conversation!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    FORMER TONIGHT SHOW WRITER ARTHUR MEYER

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 78:56

    BET ON CHICAGO is elated to welcome to the pod, Former 'The Tonight Show' Writer and New Trier Alum Arthur Meyer! An old-school treasure of a friend, former classmate and hilarious comedian, Arthur and Joey cover a wide swath of topics and discuss:Growing up on the North Shore/ New Trier Theater/ Lagniappe Variety Show (5:00), The move to New York/ Pangea 3000 sketch comedy (13:10), Landing 'The Tonight Show' writing job (16:51), Conviction in Comedy/ Writing jokes for a national audience (22:10)Working with Will Ferrell/ Dana Carvey (36:40), What gets misunderstood the most about Jimmy Fallon (44:57) The Founding Father of the 'Laz Diaz Fan Club' (49:42), Being a guest on Letterman (53:00)Idea's to improve baseball that the MLB will 10000% reject (55:01), Alternative Sports Commentary (58:52), The Tao of Haray Caray (1:01:10)And we wrap up the pod talking the state of his current Cubdom and Joey teaches Arthur the secrets of Cubbie Math (1:05:40)A truly fascinating, thoughtful, hilarious conversation with a friendship running on 20 years and that has crossed through many different stages in our lives!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    GEORGE OFMAN TALKS BEARS

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 30:12

    BET ON CHICAGO is so happy and honored to welcome back 'Tell Me A Story I Don't Know' Host and Chicago Sports Legend George Ofman!How much stock should Bears fan put into the preseason? (1:31), George's thoughts on the progression of Justin Fields and what attribute has surprised him through limited exhibition action (4:45), Matt Nagy's Loyalty towards Andy Dalton (7:45), How concerned should Bears fans be with the current state of the Offensive Line? (11:25)Will the Bears make the playoffs? If they don't, are Pace/Nagy on the hot seat? (15:50), Trubisky's performance against the Bears (18:40)And then we wrap up the pod discussing the AMAZING sports guests and their stories George has welcomed onto his podcast "Tell Me A Story I Don't Know" and gives a sneak peek into an exciting Season 3 coming September 7th (20:42) And we debate which among the following franchises (Blackhawks, Cubs, Bulls) will be the most successful in the next five years (26:13)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    DUGOUT MUGS FOUNDER RANDALL THOMPSON

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2021 26:20

    BET ON CHICAGO is happy to welcome onto the pod Founder and CEO of DugoutMugs.com, Randall Thompson!The infamous beginnings of Dugout Mugs (1:09), Randall's pitch arsenal in his playing days (3:00), Our reaction to the INSTANT CLASSIC that was the Field of Dreams Game (4:05)Dugout Mug's laser-custom capabilities/ Their new line of aluminum bats for charity/The time Larry King put a picture of his dog on a Dugout Mug (8:02) The 2021 MLB Pennant Race is starting to heat up: Who's the World Series favorite right now? (14:05)And we wrap up the pod discussing the challenges minor league baseball players face trying to achieve their dream in difficult and sometimes dire financial circumstances. Randall also reacts to the recent story of Los Angeles Angels minor leaguers that are suing the team for maltreatment (23:10)Take the time to check out the great products at DugoutMugs.com today (and DugoutMugs.com/fod for its line of Field of Dreams items!)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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