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Wake up with a steaming cup of sports. It's mornings with Randy Karraker and Michelle Smallmon. More opinion, more talk, more often, Karraker & Smallmon.

101 ESPN | Hubbard Radio


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    Super Bowl Champion, MVP Santonio Holmes

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 6, 2023 13:16


    Santonio joins Randy & Carey to talk about the incredible play he made to help the Steelers win that Super Bowl, the overwhelming importance of the veterans on the Steelers in their week-before preparations for the Super Bowl, what was gong through his mind before that game-winning drive, what led to his famous hot mic catch before the drive, what it was like having Carey as a teammate, his favorite memory that he can share on the air and what's going on with Santonio's charity.

    Former St. Louis Ram, Super Bowl Champion Chris Long

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 6, 2023 17:32


    Chris joins "The Opening Drive" to talk about always supporting STL, Philly becoming his NFL home in a lot of ways, what made that 2017 Eagles team so special, looking back at his preparations for the Super Bowl, how Tom Brady introduced himself to Chris when he first got to New England, what he remembers the most about playing with Tom Brady, he weighs is on how amazing the history of families in football is across the years and how the Longs fit in, tries to put a cap on never-ending Outcast bracket from his show and what's coming on his show for this week at the Super Bowl.

    Voice of the Blues, Chris Kerber

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 6, 2023 14:13


    Kerbs joins Carey & Randy to talk about the All-Star Weekend, maybe reconsider some of his thoughts on the fly, the positives from the weekend, what he takes away from Tarasenko having a good showing in front of the rest of the league, what the Blues opening decisions out of the break could look like, his assessment of the development of the younger players, how he thinks they should prioritize a youth movement on the NHL level and what the biggest obstacle to that decision will be.

    The Opening Drive - February 6th, 2023

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 6, 2023 138:16


    7:00 - Weekend Wrapup after a ROUGH weekend of CBB for the local teams--especially the Illini's fan group--and will Vladdy's big weekend help out the Blues? 7:15 - Three Things We Loves from the Weekend 7:30 - The Eagles will become the second team to go to four Super Bowls with four different coaches and QBs--Are the Eeagles under Laurie one of the sneaky best organizations in the NFL? 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Fresh Take: Spring Training starts a week from today--what concerns you about the Cardinals? 8:15 - Chris Kerber on the big weekend for Vladdy and what the Blues could do out of the break before the deadline 8:30 - The Fight 8:45 - Former St. Louis Ram Chris Long on the Long's run in our bracket and his thoughts on the Eagles-Chiefs matchup 9:00 - Today's Big Thing: Charles Barkley says the NBA can't trust Kyrie +++ How's that bracket going?? 9:15 - Do the Blues need to move Tarasenko ASAP? Or will he need a strong run of form in actual games before the Blues can get what he's worth? 9:30 - Super Bowl MVP Santonio Holmes reminisces with Carey on their SB win and looks back on how the preparation in the week-of prepared them 9:45 - Rocc & Roll

    The Opening Drive - February 3rd, 2023

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2023 142:41


    7:00 - There's happenings all across basketball as things exploded last night in the association, we roll on to the next region in the first round of our "All Time Sports Family" bracket and the QB carousel continues to turn 7:15 - Kieth Law has the Cardinals as the 9th best farm system in baseball. Can they leverage this to boost their 2023 results? 7:30 - Jay Delsing talks about the joys of Pebble Beach and if driving is just "just for show" 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Fresh Take: What are each state's Super Bowl Food? 8:15 - Joey Vitale with a shortened appearance as we get into the nitty gritty of...cookies? 8:30 - The Fight 8:45 - Jeremy Rutherford on the results of his fan polls, what the immediate Blues future might be 9:00 - Today's Big Thing: Greg Amsinger LOVES the Cardinals lineup--will it live up to his and other experts high expectations? 9:15 - Hall of Famer Aeneas Williams talks about the need for the game to keep involving and his thoughts on the Chiefs-Eagles matchup 9:30 - Billikens' HC Travis Ford breaks down the VCU matchup and the importance of the off-field health of athletes 9:45 - Rocc & Roll

    Billikens Men's Basketball HC Travis Ford

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2023 11:59


    Travis joins the program to talk about a very tough matchup tonight versus VCU, team defense being the biggest difference between the start of the conference schedule and now, sharing the ball & betting shot selection being a big jump as well, breaking down what went wrong in the final 10 minutes versus Fordham, a battle between Yuri & Baldwin being one of the best PG battles in the country, how they've been able to survive without their "X-Factor" in Fred Thatch and Travis dive into the balance between the basketball & non-basketball side.

    Hall of Famer Aeneas Williams

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2023 15:02


    Aeneas joins Carey & Randy to spread some joy and talk about the Super Bowl! Aeneas gets into his excitement over the first ever 'Aeneas Williams Award' for the top DB at an HBCU school, how he prepared and made him the athlete and man he is today, how he deals with the trauma that youths have gone through over the last couple year that put them in a tough position, why he's supportive of the changes being made at the Pro Bowl and why the game needs to be constantly evolving, his thoughts on the Chiefs-Eagles matchup in the Super Bowl.

    The Athletic's Blues insider Jeremy Rutherford

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2023 10:48


    JR joins Carey & Randy to talk about his recent fan poll questions on The Athletic, what the results tell us about the perception of the Blues, his conversation with Vladimir Tarasenko, how he feels the Blues next steps could play out.

    Blues analyst Joey Vitale

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2023 11:10


    Joey V joins Carey & Randy to talk about the real questions of the day: FOOD. What's Joey's go to Super Bowl food, all the information you never needed to know about cookies and just as we're about to get to a good Joey V story, we lose him! But we checked, Joey's all good!

    Former PGA Pro Jay Delsing

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2023 10:28


    Jay joins "The Opening Drive" to talk about the CRAZY shot that Spieth hit yesterday, if the phrase "Drive for show, putt for dough" is still the mantra in golf, and why Payne Stewart was the wildest dresser he's ever seen.

    ESPN MLB Insider Kiley McDaniel

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2023 14:20


    Kiley joins Randy & Carey to talk about his prospect rankings, his thoughts on Jordan Walker and why his pro-comparison moves him down a little relative to other rankings, why he's even higher on Masyn Winn in the completely opposite way, evaluating the jump that Gordan Graceffo across this past year, his thoughts on Tink Hence & the Cardinals making his job trickier and why he still has Ivan Herrera in his Top 100.

    Former NFL LBer KJ Wright

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2023 13:07


    KJ joined the show to break down his thoughts on Brady's retirement, what it was like to face him in the playoffs, how he remembers the lead up to the Broncos romp & why he saw it coming, comparing other defenses to what they build in Seattle, his thoughts on the Chiefs-Eagles matchup and his memories of having to come into STL & play the Rams.

    Former Blues broadcaster Kelly Chase

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2023 14:03


    Chaser talks about a big day coming up for Brett Hull, Barrett Jackson & himself as they prepare for the big day next week, the reasons that led him to getting involved with medicinal cannabis, how the process led him from the NHL alumni association to his involvement locally, what he saw inside the NHL with players dealing with the opiate crisis and addiction and Kelly Chase's favorite story from his old-school Blues days with Brett Hull.

    Blues broadcaster John Kelly

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2023 9:58


    Jk on the tricky parts of separating the job from the team, his plans to get away from the game and relax during the break, if he sees them as sellers when they come back from the break, why the first 10 games after the break will be the most important for this team in their decision-making towards the deadline, why a positive turn could change their min and the Western Conference remaining wide open.

    MLB Network lead host Greg Amsinger

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2023 14:53


    Greg joins the show to talk about his new job as the rules explainer in MLB parks this year, his thoughts on Jordan Walker's chance to win a job in camp, how the rest of the Cardinals deep prospect group gives them a lot of options, how he sees the Cardinals lineup for this season, which squads will be the most fun to watch in the WBC and if the recent comments out of the Dodgers org. have all but ended Trevor Bauer's chances of signing in MLB.

    The Opening Drive - February 2nd, 2023

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2023 187:22


    7:00 - Missouri with another BIG SEC win behind a barrage of 3s, our All-Time Sports Family bracket is officially underway for real and we have some questions about the Cardinals viability in the NL Central 7:15 - Sick of it!! 7:30 - Greg Amsinger on the Cardinals top prospects and his thoughts on their current projected lineup 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Are the Cardinals in trouble versus their division rivals in 2023? 8:15 - John Kelly on the decision the Blues might make and how the gap between the break and the deadline will be crucial 8:30 - The Fight 8:45 - Fresh Take: It seems pretty definitive that Garoppolo is gone for the 49ers--who is going to start most of their game in 2023? 9:00 - The NFL Salary cap just jumped big while the NHL just got a bad ratings report--what notes can the league take from the more successful leagues like the NFL and NBA? 9:15 - Kelly Chase talks about the movement for medicinal cannabis and tells us another wild story from his days on the Blues with Brett Hull 9:30 - SPORTS JAIL 9:45 - Former NFL LBer KJ Wright on comparing defenses to the Legion of Boom, Pete Carroll & his thoughts on the Chiefs-Eagles matchup 10:00 - Today's Big Thing: Wait...Urban Meyer doesn't have Alabama as a Top 5 CFB job? 10:15 - ESPN's Kiley McDaniel on his Top 100 Prospects and the big difference between his Walker & Winn rankings 10:30 - Rocc & Roll 10:45 - What's on tap?

    ESPN host Joe Fortenbaugh

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2023 13:21


    Joe joined "The Opening Drive" To break down Discussing the Purdy Injury, How can Philadelphia cover the -1.5, Which way should you lean on the over/under, why Golf is going to embrace gambling and benefit heavily from sports betting and Why the Super Bowl the biggest day in sports betting.

    MLB.com Cardinals beat writer John Denton

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2023 11:33


    John joins Carey & Randy to break down the Cardinals prospects rankings in the new Top 100 list, the chance for Jordan Walker to break out fully in Spring Training, Marmol's strive for in-team competition being a factor, the overwhelming value of Tommy Edman for this Cardinals roster, now Donovan changes the team build and if something could be on the horizon with Paul DeJong.

    The Opening Drive - February 1st, 2023

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2023 184:52


    7:00 - We have unveiled our “All Time Sports Family” Bracket which you can vote on now on Twitter dot com, and two very different outcomes for the Bills and Illini last night 7:15 - Ask Uncle Randy! 7:30 - Dave Kohlberg breaks down some new innovations from Callaway Golf 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Fresh Take: Tom Brady just announced hire retirement—is this the final one? 8:15 - John Denton talks Cardinals prospect rankings, early Spring Training thoughts 8:30 - The Fight  8:45 - So Brady is out and the QB carousel is now turning in the NFL… 9:00 - Today's Big Thing: The Athletic put out their offseason grades for MLB and Katie Woo gave the Cardinals a C+ 9:15 - The Broncos and Texans have stagnated, can the big swings for their new coaches knock them out of the rut?  9:30 - Are the Blues already behind the 8-ball in their rebuild/retool? What decisions need to be made over the break? 9:45 - Now that two of the big jobs are off the board, only the ugly sister remains—what are the Arizona Cardinals going to do for a HC?  10:00 - ESPN host Joe Fortenbaugh talks about Super Bowl betting leading up to the game 10:15 - The Billikens slipped up against Fordham but have another chance to make a conference impact vs. VCU PLUS an update on City as Coach Carnell broke down the result from the preseason in Florida yesterday with The Fast Lane 10:30 - Which matchups in the first round of our new bracket are we most excited to see? 10:45 - What's on tap? 

    Blues, TNT analyst Darren Pang

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2023 15:41


    Panger joins show to talk about the Blues struggling mightily heading into the break after another loss to the Jets, how the defense from the forwards has been a huge detriment, the way the team hasn't supported Binnington and the Blues missing that mentality to lock in during tough parts of the game.

    Cardinals broadcaster Mike Claiborne

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2023 16:05


    Claibs joins "The Opening Drive" to talk about another disappointing performance from the Blues, how the decision making needs to start NOW for Armstrong & Co., his latest thoughts on Jack Flaherty's readiness for a dominant year in 2023, the Spring battles we'll get to see for the Cardinals in the outfield and at DH, why DeJong is STILL a potential factor, needing to see some work in Spring before he's ready to call this a Top-5 lineup and what's coming up next on ClaibsOnline.com

    Former Emmis CEO, Mariners Owner Jeff Smulyan

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2023 15:14


    Jeff joins Carey & Randy to talk about the starting of Emmis and the early days of KHSE, getting out of team ownership at the exact wrong time, being offered the Rockets by the NBA, carving out a niche for sports radio, how sports radio started to take off, what it was like to be the owner of the Mariners while Griffey Jr. was exploding, the economics of sports ownership and more!

    The Opening Drive - January 31st, 2023

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2023 173:54


    7:00 - Blues go into the break with the losing streak intact as they fall to the Jets 4-2, while getting outscore 23-10 nonetheless... 7:15 - There are five Cardinals on the MLB Pipeline's Top 100 List, how are we feeling about that? 7:30 - Who's to blame for the Blues woes based on JR's poll on The Athletic 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Fresh Take: With the Kelce's playing in the Super Bowl and Bobby Hull passing away, what's the best family combo in sports? 8:15 - The Blues are allowing the 7th most goals in the league per game, how much of these struggles are actually the lack of buy-in from the forwards on defense? 8:30 - The Fight 8:45 - a quick call to Brad Thompson to wish him happy birthday! 9:00 - Today's Big Thing: How do the Cardinals stack up against the rest of the MLB on the new prospect ranking? 9:15 - Former Emmis CEO & Mariners owner Jeff Smulyan talks about his new book and the difficulties with getting sports radio off the ground 9:30 - Today is the anniversary of the Rams SB Parade, what was Carey's SB Parade like? 9:45 - Mike Claiborne live from Jupiter talking Blues struggles and his expectations for Flaherty, DeJong as they work out 10:00 - It's a big week of basketball for Saint Louis as they have Fordham tonight and VCU on Friday--how have they kicked off a win streak while losing Fred Thatch? 10:15 - Panger talks about the Blues struggles and the difficulties in evaluating Binner's game 10:30 - Rocc & Roll 10:45 - What's on tap?

    Super Bowl winner, "The 33rd Team" Contributor Mike Martz

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2023 14:58


    Coach Martz joins Carey & Randy exactly 23 years after the Rams won the Super Bowl to break down the play call of Warner-to-Bruce, his thoughts on the 49ers struggles following the Purdy injury, how Purdy put himself in a position to fail on the play he got injured, the key to using extra blockers in the passing game, how he comes away so impressed with Jalen Hurts and the tough decision making that leads to the Bengals abandoning the run.

    Voice of the Blues, Chris Kerber

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2023 12:52


    Kerbs joins "The Opening Drive" to talk about the overall lack of "buy-in" being the most consistent and destructive issue for the Blues, the decisions that will need to be made, if this problem is on the roster or Berube, the lack of consistency and the challenge it's created, the defensive lapses coming from the forwards more than the defenseman and the question around consistency comes up again.

    The Opening Drive - January 30th, 2023

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2023 171:42


    7:00 - Weekend update as the Super Bowl is now set and the Blues are struggling heading into the break...but on the bright side the local CBB teams are rolling! 7:15 - Three Thing we Love from the Weekend 7:30 - Four Downs from Championship Sunday in the NFL 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Fresh Take: Bradford Doolittle at ESPN.com has the Cardinals with the #2 offense in the league--are you buying it? 8:15 - Chris Kerber talks about the biggest issues with the Blues: buy in and defense from the forwards 8:30 - The Fight 8:45 - Billion dollar leagues had some bid problems over the weekend with officiating--on the national stage no less... 9:00 - Today's Big Thing: The Blues are now 8 points from a playoff spot but 9 points from a Top 5 spot in the draft, should they play it out or pack it in? 9:15 - Michael Wacha wants a two-year deal--is there a reunion in the cards with St. Louis? 9:30 - Mike Martz joins the show to talk about the 23rd anniversary of winning the SB and his thoughts on both the AFC & NFC Championship games 9:45 - Rocc & Roll 10:00 - Is you're the top Power 5 offense in the nation, you have to be a tournament team right? Will the Tigers be able to close out an at-large big with the rest of their SEC schedule? 10:15 - We know Bill Belichick is overrated, but have we missed the NFL coach who is now criminally UNDERrated? 10:30 - Our first thoughts on the big game--and how they could change over the next two weeks! 10:45 - What's on tap?

    NFL Hall of Famer, Westwood One analyst Tony Boselli

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2023 9:36


    Tony joins "The Opening Drive" to talk Championship Weekend in the NFL, the recent jump that his Jaguars squad as made this season, the health of Mahomes being the biggest factor going into Sunday, the way that Burrow is able to dissect defenses being his most elite trait, how Burrow could join Mahomes-legitimately- in the discussion for the best QB in the league and why he's leaning towards the Bengals to win this game.

    Blues analyst Joey Vitale

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2023 15:27


    Joey joins Alexa & Randy and immediately sweep the game in to the air vents (he explains it...), his pick between the beach and the mountains, travel packing advice from Joey and cleaning FOR the cleaning person.

    Former PGA Pro Jay Delsing

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2023 10:15


    Jay joins Alexa & Randy to talk a little about the Blues before jumping in the latest ridiculousness around Patrick Reed, how the warmup for The Masters starts soon and a little bit of a wine discussion as we all get ready for the weekend.

    The Opening Drive - January 27th, 2023

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2023 133:03


    7:00 - Blues fall to the Coyotes in Tempe 5-0 and now we have to start the show by asking some big questions about this Blues squad... 7:15 - NFL Conference Championship games this weekend! 7:30 - Former PGA Pro Jay Delsing talks about the leadup to the Masters 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Fresh Take: It's time to play a little "Stud or Dud?", this time with...Nolan Gorman 8:15 - Joey Vitale doesn't have a lot to say about the Blues, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have anything to say 8:30 - The Fight 8:45 - Rocc & Roll 9:00 - Today's Big Thing: Are you ready to disassociate from the championship team and move and all all remnants of the 2019 team? 9:15 - Greg Amsinger had some strong feelings on the rule changes last week, does our guest host Alexa Datt agree with his statement? 9:30 - Hall of Famer Tony Boselli breaks down the AFC & NFC championship game matchups 9:45 - What's on tap?

    The Athletic's Blues insider Jeremy Rutherford

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 13:14


    JR joins the show to talk about his newest article for The Athletic on a potential contact extension for Ryan O'Reilly, the factors that will go into the Blues and ROR's decision and how to balance his loss of a step and his contract demands, ROR's answer to his offensive struggles--his defensive domination and his thoughts on the potential activity for the Blues and the rest of the NHL as the trade deadline starts to loom.

    Host of the "Ross Tucker Football Podcast", Westwood One Analyst Ross Tucker

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 11:21


    Ross joins Randy & Alexa to talk about Championship Weekend, having the best 4 teams in the whole NFL making it this far, what the biggest factor would be in a 49ers win, the incredible importance of the offensive lines in the NFC matchup, his expectations for Pat Mahomes during the AFC game with his injury, getting to match some of the most intelligent players in the NFl with both Mahomes & Burrow dueling.

    Voice of the Blues, John Kelly

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 8:05


    JK joins "The Opening Drive" to talk about the Blues traveling to a different sort of arena for tonight's game, the Blues' recent defensive struggles, being rightfully worried about Keller and needing to talk advantage of another chance to get crucial points before the break.

    MLB Network lead host Greg Amsinger

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 16:08


    Greg joins Alexa & Randy to talk about the troubles with growing up, how to talk to the people who don't think Scott Rolen is a Hall of Famer, the insanity of Todd Helton not making the cut, where are all the voters who didn't pull in Jeff Kent, why there still needs to be SOME gatekeeping with the Hall of Fame, reacting to Alexa's statement about Jordan Walker's as a Hall of Fame talent and his visit back to St. Louis.

    The Opening Drive - January 26th, 2023

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 128:42


    7:00 - The Blues are back in action tonight in Arizona against the Coyotes, Patrick Mahomes seems to be feeling pretty good and it's looking like the WBC will open up some chances for some less-heralded Cardinals... 7:15 - Sick of it!! 7:30 - A strong group of Cardinals will be off for a chunk of Spring at the WBC--which Cardinals are we most excited about to watch get some extra at-bats/innings? 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Fresh Take: MLB Network lead host Greg Amsinger talks about the Hall of Fame results and the Jordan Walker hype 8:15 - John Kelly on the Blues leaving Ws on the table at home, needing to finish strong into the break 8:30 - The Fight 8:45 - Ross Tucker of the RTFP joins to break down the AFC/NFC Championships 9:00 - Today's Big Thing: Is it crazy to expect a similar season again for Arenado & Goldy? 9:15 - Jeremy Rutherford on his newest article and conversation with Ryan O'Reilly on his potential Blues' future 9:30 - Rocc & Roll 9:45 - What's on tap?

    St. Louis Blues Center Robert Thomas

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 10:00


    Robert joins "The Opening Drive" to talk about how weak-ass this city is when it comes to our "Winter Storms", his expectations for what a "big storm" looks like, growing up playing a lot of pond hockey in his neighborhood, struggling to always play with the older kids when he was little, how the build up and constant change out of injuries has made things tough, the struggles against the Blackhawks and Sabres, the mindset they have for closing out the schedule before the All Star Break and if his mentality has changed since he got the "A" on his chest.

    Former Cardinals Pitcher, Cardinals Broadcaster Brad Thompson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 15:49


    BT joins Brooke & Randy to talk about Scott Rolen being voted into the Hall of Fame, how Scott Rolen has a spot in BT's Cardinal debut story forever, Scott's incredible sense of humor, the most incredible plays that he remembers, how the '06 team was such a veteran group, the Hall of Fame's 3B problem and why a defender like Rolen changes the game for pitchers.

    The Opening Drive - January 25th, 2023

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 127:14


    7:00 - Blues fall to the Sabres 5-3 after letting up a 4-0 lead, Scott Rolen was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame last night and both Missouri & Illinois pull down big conference wins 7:15 - Ask Uncle Randy! 7:30 - What's the future hold for Rodgers & Brady? 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Fresh Take: Is it time to ignore anything else with this Blues team until the defense gets a big fix? 8:15 - What about the players that didn't make the Hall of Fame? 8:30 - The Fight 8:45 -Brad Thompson talks about his favorite Scott Rolen memories and why he made sure he'll never forget his debut 9:00 - Today's Big Thing: Does Arte Moreno keeping the Angels change Albert's personal services deal with that franchise? 9:15 - STL Blues center Robert Thomas on American's handling of snow and fighting through a tough spot in the season 9:30 - Rocc & Roll 9:45 - What's on tap?

    St. Louis Shock's Ross Chaifetz

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2023 11:08


    Ross joins Brooke & Randy to talk about the newest sport and team coming to St. Louis with the new Pickleball team, the St. Louis Shock, how the sport has taken the jump, why bringing this sport to STL matters to him and the plan to get tournaments in St. Louis in future seasons.

    Blues, TNT analyst Darren Pang

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2023 14:27


    Panger joins "The Opening Drive" to talk about the underhanded way the Canucks fired Bruce Boudreau, the reasons for the Blues up-and-down play, how the return of the injuries could change the feeling for the Blues, all the Blues questions needing to be looked at from Armstrong's position and view of this team and why he still believes this is a playoff team in 2023.

    MLB Network analyst Tom Verducci

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2023 15:26


    Tom joins Brooke & Randy to talk about how he thinks tonight's Hall of Fame announcement will most likely go, why Rolen is still on the borderline, how it could be a one-or-none situation with the voting this year, his greatest Scott Rolen memory, the problem with Carlos Beltran and how it may be handled in the recent years, the utter confusion around the lack of Curt Flood in the Hall of Fame and what to watch for across MLB Network's coverage.

    The Opening Drive - January 24th, 2023

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2023 129:20


    7:00 - The Blues are back in action against the Sabres tonight, which makes us think back to that magic trade from a few years ago... 7:15 - NFL Four Downs from the Divisional Round 7:30 - MLB Network's Tom Verducci talks about Rolen's HOF chances, Cooperstown's 3B problem & the Curt Flood question 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Fresh Take: Bruce Boudreau is getting fired by the Canucks in a reprehensible manner...where does this rank in the scummiest firings across sports history? 8:15 - The 49ers and Bills were supposed to be facing off in the Super Bowl--but now it appears that these two franchises are going in opposite directions 8:30 - Darren Pang talks about why he still thinks the Blues are a playoff team 8:45 - The Fight 9:00 - Today's Big Thing: What Cardinals aren't in the Hall of Fame, but should be? Flood--Hernandez--Boyer--Edmonds? 9:15 - Ross Chaiftez on the newest team in STL--and the league you weren't expecting to be the hottest in the USA 9:30 - Rocc & Roll 9:45 - What's on tap?

    'The 33rd Team" Analyst, Former STL Rams HC Mike Martz

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 13:11


    Mike joins "The Opening Drive" to talk about the biggest factor from the week--offensive lines, if the playoffs have made him reconsider whole the truly elite players are in the league, how the tight ends will change up the championship matchups, the futures for QBs like Dak & Allen, how the Eagles are able to control the clock and why the 49ers could be the biggest issue with that plan and his excitement for the Q&A event comin gup this week.

    Voice of the Blues, Chris Kerber

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 12:19


    Kerbs joins Randy & Brooke to talk about the Blues matchup against a literal giant in Tage Thompson on Tuesday night, looking back on the ROR trade in hindsight, why the no-movement clause aspect of the Petro non-deal with the Blues still makes things murky, his takeaway from the Blackhawks loss, the difficulties in closing out this homestand strong and his expectation for the return of Vladdy & Krug.

    The Opening Drive - January 23th, 2023

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 125:36


    7:00 - Week update from a full weekend of Blues, NFL & CBB 7:15 - Three Things We Loved from the Weekend 7:30 - Prices aren't getting cheaper and the Lopez deal show that trades aren't either. With at least 3 rotation spots in question for next year, are the Cardinals going to be in trouble after 2023? 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Fresh Take: What was the biggest takeaways from Divisional around? 8:15 - Chris Kerber on the Blues effort level versus the Blackhawks and the goaltending weakening a little 8:30 - The Fight 8:45 - Greg Asminger sees the Cardinals late-2023 outfield as pretty set, but not including Lars Nootbaar--will Noot still be a big factor for the Cardinals after Walker comes up? 9:00 - Today's Big Thing: Does the Blues' failure to show up against the Blackhawks on Saturday send a message about the season goals for the Blues? 9:15 - Rocc & Roll 9:30 - Mike Martz talks about the NFL Divisional Rounds and how the big games have already affected his thoughts on the championship matchups 9:45 - What's on tap?

    MLB Network lead host Greg Amsinger *in studio*

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 41:20


    Greg joins us in studio (WITH HIS HAIR ALL THE WAY OUT) to talk about why 2023 is going to be one of the most historic and special seasons in MLB history, his advocacy for the pitch-timer, how the hitters are going to react to the timer in addition to the pitchers, how it will lead to certain pitchers being re-prioritized in a new context, the effect that more running and stealing will have on hitters at the plate, every teams need to build a team with 2 base stealers, why the future of the MLB will be dictated by the ball/strike challenge a few years in the future, why he believes the adjustments are helping the game, why he still has confidence that a fully healthy Tyler O'Neill is a possible 40-40 player and is the most physically talented hitter the Cardinals have, and why O'Neill and the Cardinals most-talented pitcher Jack Flaherty missing from 2022 can't be overlooked, his assessment of Jordan Walker, why he still thinks Walker will be held back because of control despite the new compensation system, his predication for the Cardinals starting OF in October 2023, if the Cardinals would be prepared to give Walker the contract he might earned 4-5 years down the line, his thoughts on the Cardinals financial details discussed over the weekend, and him doubling down in person on Main Street in St. Charles on his Mozeliak-to-the-Hall of Fame prediction.

    Blues analyst Joey Vitale

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 9:48


    Joey joins Randy & Carey in the midst of a hectic morning drop off, which leads to high school employee Carey Davis sharing his teaching and parenting tips, plus diving into the Blues chances of bouncing back for the playoffs in 2023 and why the win over the Predators is what the Blues need to strive for with their effort.

    Former PGA Pro Jay Delsing

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 11:06


    Jay joins Randy & Carey as we try to help him find out where the CW is on his television, what this means for the LIV tour to get a broadcast partner, the horror stories of a pro's golf clubs not making it through travel in time and some cues for the golfers out there.

    STL CITY SC HC Bradley Carnell

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 10:19


    Coach Carnell joins the show to talk about CITY's first training down in Florida, how the early building of the team has helped them get a head start, what the last year has been like as he's taken over as HC of CITY, how all the different roster building avenues have led to a cohesively-built team, breaks down their process for preparing for their matches, creating a culture and identity across their team, trying to get the team match ready for Tuesday, the added stress as a coach versus his playing career, the incredible experience of seeing CITYPARK full for a real game and how he can't wait to see it all again from the sidelines, his note-keeping process throughout the last year being strictly practical and how the weather is feeling now in Florida.

    The Opening Drive - January 20th, 2023

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 132:00


    7:00 - Blues top the Predators in a dominant fashion with a 5-2 win and the NFL Divisonal Round is about to get underway 7:15 - CITY SC HC Bradley Carnell breaks down the first impressions from CITY's training camp down in Florida 7:30 - Jay Delsing on LIV Tour's new deal with the CW 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Fresh Take: The key for the Cardinals in 2023 is going to be Jack Flaherty...should the Cardinals have faith in him? 8:15 - Joey Vitale talks about the Blues impressive performance versus the Preds 8:30 - The Fight 8:45 - Our picks for the NFL Divisional Round 9:00 - Today's Big Thing: Greg Amsinger is in studio to talk about everything from his expectations for the Cardinals, why 2023 is going to be the most important and greatest season in MLB history, Tyler O'Neill and Jack Flaherty, the financials according to DeWitt, the future for Jordan Walker and So much more for the entire last hour of the show

    The Athletic's Blues insider Jeremy Rutherford

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 9:41


    JR joins the show to break down the Blues big chances with their upcoming schedule and how the results could change the Blues mindset heading into late-February, the strong p;lay of Noel Acciari, the strong play from Neighbours and the lines getting a shake up and his thoughts from the Hall of Fame celebrations over the weekend for the Blues.

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