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A veteran of the Score since 2002, Joe Ostrowski hosts evenings, reacting to the latest Chicago sports news and storylines while also bringing his sharp gambling expertise to the airwaves. Follow Ostrowski on Twitter @JoeO670.

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    • May 25, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
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    Grote: Les Grobstein interview (Hour4)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 44:58

    In the final hour, Mark Grote was joined by 670 The Score overnight host Les Grobstein to discuss everything sports and his hate for the Green Bay Packers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Grote: Chris Emma interview (Hour 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 49:28

    In the third hour, Mark Grote was joined by 670 reporter Chris Emma to discuss the latest Bears storylines as the start of OTAs approach. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Grote: Chris Rongey interview (Hour 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 45:31

    In the second hour, Mark Grote was joined by 670 contributor Chris Rongey to preview the White Sox-Cardinals series and to discuss the Cubs winning two of three games against the Cardinals over the weekend. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Grote: Cubs & White Sox talk (Hour 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 44:34

    Mark Grote opened his show by sharing what has impressed him about the Cubs so far this season. He then opened up the phone lines to further discuss the Cubs. Later, Grote previewed the White Sox-Cardinals game Monday evening. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Grote & Herron: Cubs talk (Hour 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2021 47:57

    In the final hour, Mark Grote and Anthony Herron discussed the Cubs' 5-2 win against the Nationals on Thursday afternoon and what it was like to see left-hander Jon Lester and outfielder Kyle Schwarber return to Wrigley Field with Washington this week. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Grote & Herron: Hub Arkush interview (Hour 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2021 45:16

    In the second hour, Mark Grote and Anthony Herron were joined by Score football expert Hub Arkush to discuss the latest Bears storylines. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Grote & Herron: Bears talk (Hour 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2021 48:54

    Mark Grote and Anthony Herron opened their show by sharing their takeaways from Bears rookie minicamp last week. They also discussed their expectations for all the Bears' rookies. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Grote: Rick Camp interview (Hour 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 41:14

    In the third hour, Mark Grote was joined by Bulls Radio postgame host Rick Camp to discuss the team's three-game winning streak and its chances to sneak into the play-in round. Later, Grote shared the latest update on whether Packers star quarterback Aaron Rodgers will stay in Green Bay or leave the organization. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Grote: Aaron Leming interview (Hour 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 41:38

    In the second hour, Mark Grote was joined by Aaron Leming of the Bear Report and Windy City Gridiron to discuss the Bears' draft class. Later, Grote discussed whether Bears coach Matt Nagy is on the hot seat and if the team is fully in win-now mode in 2021. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Grote: Zach Zaidman interview (Hour 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 48:25

    Mark Grote opened his show by discussing whether people are rooting for White Sox manager Tony La Russa to fail. Grote also took calls on the subject. Later, Cubs Radio pregame and postgame host Zach Zaidman joined the show to discuss Chicago going 5-1 on its recent homestand.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Grote: Tony La Russa admits he blew it, Cody Decker sound, Cubs' concerns (Hour 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2021 39:33

    In the final hour, Mark Grote listened and reacted to White Sox manager Tony La Russa taking the blame for the sixth inning getting out of hand in the team's 8-4 loss to the Mariners on Wednesday afternoon. After that, Grote revisited audio from Audacy Sports baseball analyst Cody Decker on the Bernstein & Rahimi Show breaking down the White Sox's defensive troubles and explaining why he's more concerned about the Cubs' pitching than their offense. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Grote: Ryan McGuffey, Bruce Levine interviews (Hour 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2021 47:24

    In the second hour, Mark Grote welcomed on Ryan McGuffey of NBC Sports Chicago to discuss the White Sox's 8-4 loss to the Mariners on Wednesday afternoon and the concerns associated with manager Tony La Russa's decisions in the team's 3-4 start. Later, Score baseball insider Bruce Levine joined the show to discuss the Cubs' offensive struggles in their 3-3 start. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Grote: Adam Amin interview (Hour 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2021 44:42

    Sitting in for Joe Ostrowski, Mark Grote opened his show by reacting to the Cubs' 4-2 loss to the Brewers in 10 innings on Wednesday afternoon. Later, NBC Sports Chicago play-by-play man Adam Amin joined the show to discuss the Bulls' two-game winning streak. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Esposito: Bulls injury news, Bill Wennington interview (Hour 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2021 28:06

    In the final hour, Mike Esposito was joined by Bulls Radio analyst Bill Wennington to preview Chicago's game at Phoenix later in the night and to discuss three key players being out with injuries. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Esposito: Jay Croucher, Tony Andracki, James Fox interviews (Hour 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2021 46:13

    In the second hour, Mike Esposito was joined by PointsBet head of trading Jay Croucher to discuss the new MLB season from a gambling perspective. Tony Andracki of the Marquee Sports Network then joined the show to preview the Cubs' outlook for the new season. Later, James Fox of Future Sox joined the program to discuss the White Sox's lofty expectations in 2021 and what it will take to achieve them. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Esposito: Bruce Levine interview (Hour 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2021 43:25

    Sitting in for Joe Ostrowski, Mike Esposito opened his show by listening and reacting to Cubs president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer's comments expressing strong confidence that the organization will sign first baseman Anthony Rizzo to a contract extension. After that, he discussed the news that White Sox top prospect Andrew Vaughn will be in the Opening Day lineup -- but at designated hitter, not in left field. Later, Score baseball insider Bruce Levine joined the show to discuss the latest Cubs and White Sox storylines as their season openers loom Thursday. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Rongey: Evan Altman interview, Bears incompetence (Hour 4)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 45:07

    In his final hour, Chris Rongey talks with Evan Altman of CubsInsider.com about what he thinks of the Anthony Rizzo situation, as well as how well the Cubs could fair inside their division this season. Rongey finishes the show looking at the mediocrity that is the Bears. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Rongey: James Fegan interview, an anonymous gambler loses big on USC (Hour 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 41:36

    The third hour begins with a conversation between Chris Rongey and James Fegan of The Athletic as the White Sox, along with the rest of MLB gets set for the season to begin on Thursday. What are the Sox looking to do to help cover the hole being left in the lineup by the injury to Eloy Jimenez? The conversation then turns to the NCAA Tournament, where the Elite Eight is finishing tonight. Rongey discovers a gambler somewhere who made a rather large bet on USC was painfully close to hitting. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Rongey: More on Rizzo's contract, Laurence Holmes completes the cycle (Hour 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 40:04

    In the second hour, Chris Rongey - in for Joe Ostrowski - talks further about the Anthony Rizzo not finding a contract extension agreement with the Cubs before the season (yet). Plus, Laurence Holmes hops on the show to complete the full cycle of being a part of every show on The Score today. The pair discuss the situation with Rizzo, along with the fact Rongey doesn't like apple pie. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Rongey: Anthony Rizzo's contract, Cody Westerlund interview (Hour 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 47:42

    Chris Rongey is in for Joe Ostrowski. He kicks off his show examining the situation between the Cubs and Anthony Rizzo, as the two sides look to be heading into the season without an extension done. Rongey later gets into some Bulls talk with 670thescore.com's Cody Westerlund. Should we be panicking about the team struggling coming out of the trade deadline with its new additions? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Grote: Bulls adapting to one another (Hour 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2021 27:41

    In the final hour, Mark Grote previewed the Bulls' late evening game with the Golden State Warriors. We heard from Bulls Head Coach Billy Donovan and Nikola Vucevic. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Grote: Scott Merkin & Maddie Lee interviews (Hour 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2021 46:34

    In the second hour, Mark Grote was joined by Scott Merkin of MLB.com to discuss the White Sox's decision to release catcher Jonathan Lucroy and how the team will fill Eloy Jimenez's void in left field after he suffered a significant pectoral injury. Later, Maddie Lee of NBC Sports Chicago joined the show to discuss Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo's future with the organization after he acknowledged a contract extension isn't on the horizon. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Grote: Anthony Rizzo understands this could be his last year with Cubs (Hour 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2021 43:11

    Filling in for Joe Ostrowski, Mark Grote opened his show by reacting to Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo's comments regarding his future with the organization. Grote then opened the phone lines and asked Score listeners if they believe the team failing to reach a contract extension with Rizzo signals a new direction for the Cubs. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Grote: Cody Westerlund interview, Cairo Santos returns to Bears (Hour 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2021 45:42

    In the final hour, Mark Grote was joined by Score teammate Cody Westerlund to discuss the Bulls' recent performance and their plan leading up to the trade deadline Thursday afternoon. After that, Grote listened and reacted to audio from White Sox television analyst Steve Stone on the Bernstein & Rahimi Show earlier in the day. Later, he explained the significance of kicker Cairo Santos returning to the Bears on a long-term extension. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Grote: Ryne Sandberg, James Fegan interviews (Hour 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2021 44:29

    In the second hour, Mark Grote welcomed on Hall of Fame second baseman Ryne Sandberg to discuss his new role with the Marquee Sports Network and his expectations for the Cubs in 2021. Later, James Fegan of the Athletic joined the show to discuss the latest White Sox storylines from spring training. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Grote: Detailing Bears' quarterback situation (Hour 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2021 38:53

    Filling in for Joe Ostrowski, Mark Grote opened his show by discussing the latest Bears storylines and by taking calls from Score listeners. Grote also explored options for the Bears in the upcoming NFL Draft. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Zaidman: Ricky O'Donnell interview, Illini replay (Hour 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2021 42:18

    In the third hour, Zach Zaidman was joined by Ricky O'Donnell of SB Nation to preview the NCAA Tournament and to break down the bracket. Later, Zaidman and the crew replayed a pair of great Illini interviews on the station earlier in the day, as star guard Ayo Dosunmu was on the Parkins & Spiegel Show and coach Brad Underwood joined the Mully & Haugh Show. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Zaidman: Kevin Fishbain, Lou Canellis interviews (Hour 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2021 42:39

    In the second hour, Zach Zaidman was joined by Kevin Fishbain of the Athletic to discuss the Bears' quarterback search and to share some possible options who aren't named Russell Wilson or Deshaun Watson. After that, Zaidman reacted to DePaul firing basketball coach Dave Leitao. Later, Lou Canellis of Fox 32 joined the show to explain he believes the Bears will trade for Wilson. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Zaidman: Tom Thayer, Stacey Dales interviews (Hour 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2021 48:04

    Sitting in for Joe Ostrowski, Zach Zaidman opened his show by breaking down the top-seeded Illinois Fighting Illini's chances of winning the national championship. Bears Radio analyst Tom Thayer then joined the show to preview the start of NFL free agency and to discuss which positions Chicago needs to address. Later, Stacey Dales of the NFL Network joined the show to share the national perspective of the Bears. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Grote: Matt Nagy talks to Tribune, Crane Kenney replay (Hour 4)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2021 42:50

    In the final hour, Mark Grote listened and reacted to Bears coach Matt Nagy's intriguing comments during his conversation with Brad Biggs and Dan Wiederer of the Tribune recently. Notably, Nagy spoke about the process that led the Chiefs to draft star quarterback Patrick Mahomes in 2017, when Nagy was working in Kansas City. What Nagy had to say set off producer Adam Studzinski, as it was much different than the process the Bears apparently went through. Grote capped off the show by listening back to Cubs president of business operations Crane Kenney's interview on the Mully & Haugh Show earlier in the morning. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Grote: Eli Hershkovich interview, state of the Bulls (Hour 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2021 44:52

    In the third hour, Mark Grote was joined by Eli Hershkovich of Radio.com Sports to preview Selection Sunday and to discuss Illinois' outlook in the NCAA Tournament. Are the Illini a true threat to win the national championship? Later, Grote discussed the state of the Bulls near the midpoint of their season. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Grote: Olin Kreutz interview, Kyle Long is back (Hour 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2021 44:24

    In the second hour, Mark Grote was joined by Score football analyst Olin Kreutz to discuss the Bears placing the franchise tag on star receiver Allen Robinson. Later, Grote reacted to the news that former Bears offensive lineman Kyle Long plans to make a return to the NFL. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Grote: Allen Robinson gets franchise tag, Patrick Finley interview (Hour 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2021 42:23

    Sitting in for Joe Ostrowski, Mark Grote opened his show by reacting to the Bears placing the franchise tag on star receiver Allen Robinson. Was that the right move? Later, Patrick Finley of the Sun-Times joined the show to discuss Robinson receiving the tag and whether the Bears have any shot of trading for Seahawks star quarterback Russell Wilson or Texans star quarterback Deshaun Watson. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Grote: James Neveau interview, Jarrett Payton replay (Hour 4)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2021 48:24

    In the final hour, Mark Grote was joined by James Neveau of the Madhouse Chicago Hockey Podcast to discuss the latest Blackhawks storylines. Later, Grote replayed his interview with Jarrett Payton of WGN-TV from over the weekend in which they discussed the Bears and Payton's late, great father, Walter. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Grote: Chris Emma interview, Bulls talk (Hour 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2021 46:50

    In the third hour, Mark Grote was joined by 670 The Score reporter Chris Emma to discuss the latest Bears storylines and the news that star quarterback Dak Prescott and the Cowboys have reached a long-term extension. Does that help the Bears' chances of landing Seahawks star quarterback Russell Wilson in a trade? Later, Grote discussed Bulls guard Zach LaVine's performance in the All-Star Game and rated the event. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Grote: Cubs & White Sox will have fans in stands (Hour 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2021 47:47

    In the second hour, Mark Grote turned his attention to baseball, reacting to the city of Chicago giving the green light to the Cubs and White Sox to host fans in the stands at 20% capacity beginning on Opening Day. Later, Grote took calls from listeners who shared whether they'd feel comfortable going to games now. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Grote: Bears talk (Hour 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2021 44:29

    Sitting in for Joe Ostrowski, Mark Grote opened his show by discussing the latest Bears storylines as the start of free agency approaches. Will the Bears utilize the franchise tag on star receiver Allen Robinson? Could they trade for Seahawks star quarterback Russell Wilson or Texans star quarterback Deshaun Watson? What other moves should they make this offseason? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Arkush: Listeners chime in on Bears' direction (Hour 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2021 46:57

    In the final hour, Hub Arkush took calls from listeners about the Bears' direction, including whether they need to fix their offensive line before adding a franchise quarterback. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Arkush: What about other available QBs? John McClain interview (Hour 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2021 48:27

    In the second hour, Hub Arkush continued working through the trade speculation surrounding Seahawks star quarterback Russell Wilson and Texans star quarterback Deshaun Watson. But beyond them, whom else should the Bears pursue? Later, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle joined the show to share the latest intel on Watson's situation as he continues to be unhappy with the organization. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Arkush: Russell Wilson & Deshaun Watson aren't going anywhere, John Clayton interview (Hour 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2021 46:46

    Sitting in for Joe Ostrowski, Hub Arkush opened his show by discussing the trade speculation surrounding Seahawks star quarterback Russell Wilson and Texans star quarterback Deshaun Watson. What type of offers could the Bears put forth? Later, veteran NFL writer and radio host John Clayton joined the show to discuss Wilson's situation and what the Seahawks might be thinking. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ostrowski: Ryan Pace believes coaches, defense are Bears' strengths (Hour 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2021 35:54

    In the second hour, Joe Ostrowski continued breaking down what he heard from Bears general manager Ryan Pace and coach Matt Nagy in their press conferences earlier in the afternoon. Pace detailed how the Bears' coaches and defense are their strengths ... cool? Ostrowski later closed the show by replaying a portion of his interview with Michael Beller of the Athletic on his BetQL Daily show earlier in the day. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ostrowski: Ryan Pace & Matt Nagy actually made noteworthy comments (Hour 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2021 44:57

    Joe Ostrowski opened his show by sharing his biggest takeaways from the respective press conferences of Bears general manager Ryan Pace and coach Matt Nagy earlier in the afternoon. What does star receiver Allen Robinson's future hold? And which quarterback will the Bears end up with in 2021? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Arkush: Bruce Levine interview, Bears' possibilities (Hour 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 26, 2021 45:12

    In the final hour, Hub Arkush was joined by Score baseball insider Bruce Levine to discuss the latest Cubs and the White Sox storylines. Arkush later closed the show by taking calls and pondering some of the moves the Bears might make this offseason. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Arkush: Chris Emma interview, who else could Bears target? (Hour 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 26, 2021 42:32

    In the second hour, Hub Arkush was joined by Score reporter Chris Emma to continue to break down the news that Seahawks star quarterback Russell Wilson would accept a trade to the Bears should he want out of Seattle. They also discussed whom the Bears could target in the NFL Draft. Later, Arkush opened the phone lines to let listeners chime in on all the Bears storylines and NFL rumors. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Arkush: Russell Wilson rumors, Eric Edholm interview (Hour 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 26, 2021 48:08

    Filling in for Joe Ostrowski, Hub Arkush opened his show by discussing the news that Seahawks star quarterback Russell Wilson would be willing to play for the Bears -- if he was to want out of Seattle in a trade. Later, Eric Edholm of Yahoo Sports joined the show to break down Wilson's situation and the NFL Draft, which looms in April. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ostrowski: Score Rewind (Hour 4)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2021 49:32

    In the final hour, Joe Ostrowski and the crew played back the best interviews of the day on 670 The Score, including from Mully & Haugh, Bernstein & Rahimi and Parkins & Spiegel. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ostrowski: Steve Bittenbender & Cody Westerlund interviews (Hour 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2021 43:43

    In the third hour, Joe Ostrowski was joined by veteran sports betting/casino reporter Steve Bittenbender to discuss Churchill Downs Inc. launching the process to sell Arlington International Racecourse. Later, Score teammate Cody Westerlund joined the show to discuss Bulls guard Zach LaVine earning his first career All-Star selection. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ostrowski: What will Bears do with Allen Robinson? (Hour 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2021 41:12

    In the second hour, Joe Ostrowski took calls from listeners on what the Bears should do with top receiver Allen Robinson as the window to apply the franchise tag has opened. Later, he played a clip from his interview with Dalen Cuff of ESPN/ACC Network from his BetQL Daily show in which they discussed college hoops. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Ostrowski: Zach Lavine is an All-Star, Brad Spielberger interview (Hour 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2021 48:12

    Joe Ostrowski opened his show by reacting to Bulls guard Zach LaVine being named an All-Star for the first time in his career. Now the question becomes is LaVine a cornerstone or a trade piece? Is he a max-contract player? Later, Brad Spielberger of Pro Football Focus joined the show to explain the Bears' salary cap situation this offseason. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Grote: Kyle Hendricks on Cubs' rotation, Bulls thoughts (Hour 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 19, 2021 46:04

    In the final hour, Mark Grote shared some nuggets that he picked up from Cubs ace Kyle Hendricks' interview on the Parkins & Spiegel Show. After that, Grote discussed the Bulls' comeback win against the Pistons on Wednesday. Later, the crew closed the show by replaying Cubs president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer's interview on the Bernstein & Rahimi Show earlier in the morning. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Grote: Aaron Leming interview, why don't Bears use former players for more insight? (Hour 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 19, 2021 46:31

    In the second hour, Mark Grote was joined by Aaron Leming of the Bear Report to discuss the Eagles' trade of quarterback Carson Wentz to the Colts. With Wentz finding a new home, which quarterback could the Bears end up with? Later, Grote listened back to former Bears running back Matt Forte's comments on the Laurence Holmes Show in which he wondered why the organization doesn't involve alumni more in its decision-making. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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