A couple Barstool Sports bloggers turned podcast hosts, White Sox Dave and Barstool Carl, bring you insightful, engaging and humorous weekly baseball content with a Chicago bias. Interviews, conversation, laughs. Red Line Radio. Intro & close song: 'Dennehy' by Serengeti.
On today's Red Line Radio, Chief leads us off with the news of Luke Richardson being named the new head coach of the Blackhawks and why this is the best he's felt over the trajectory of the team in YEARS. White Sox Dave has just started watching "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" for the first time and gives us his review. WSD recaps the most recent White Sox games and how they look leading into the all star break. Carl has been broken by the Rickett's family and the Cubs, no one was expecting this level of a rebuild. All Gas, no brakes.
On today's episode of Red Line Radio, White Sox Dave and Chief recap their very high society Michelin Star rated dinner that resulted in a top 3 picture of Dave. SUBSCRIBE TO BARSTOOL CHICAGO YOUTUBE TO RELEASE THE PICTURE! Wsd breaks down the recent success of the White Sox and talks about a friends inane $40k+ bet slip on MLB futures, would you cash them out? Darnell Mooney joins the studio (29:00) He talks about the difference he sees so far in Matt Eberflus, the development of Justin Fields, how he feels about being WR1, and much more. Later on Carl talks about the home grown Chicago rookie Jack Suwinski's breakout success on the Pirates. Dave reacts live on air to news of Danny Mendick being carried off the field during the game.
On today's episode of Red Line Radio, Eddie wants to get White Sox Dave running hot on the status of the White Sox after a few debacles with Tony LaRussa and Yoan Moncada. The guys address Lance Lynn's quote to the media after his fight with Joel McEwing which leads to a classic Red Line Radio steak debate. The Cubs still stink, Carl gets into what Wilson Contreras worth is right now. Sad to see Joe Maddon get let go the way he did, the guys debate if he is a hall of fame coach. Finally, Its the Stanley Cup playoffs and Chief is already giving a look into what the Blackhawks off season trades and continued future looks like.
On this week's episode Eddie starts off by addressing the Dog Walk council controversially voting Stu Feiner off the snake draft poll. Eddie and Carl talk Matt Eberflus violating NFL contact rules in June practices. Carl is convincing Eddie of the bright spots in the Cubs' future. White Sox Dave and Chief sit down with world class legend Hawk Harrelson (31:55) Hawk talks his UNBELIEVABLE Forrest Gump-like life he's lived: befriending Frank Sinatra, playing in the British Open with Jack Niclaus, learning batting from Ted Williams, inventing the batting glove, achieving world series rings with the White Sox and Red Sox, firing Tony LaRussa, and much more. Later in the show Chief recaps the insane NHL Conference finals with Rangers fan prodcuer Tom.
This week's episode of Red Line Radio, we get a behind the scenes break down of the Dozen Tournament how Team Chicago got knocked out in the first round (again) while Eddie and Team Ziti remain. We get a quick break down of the NHL Playoffs and the insane talent on the teams left. A eulogy for Akiem Hicks leaving the Bears. White Sox Dave and Carl then get into a good old fashion Red Line Radio baseball debate, covering Carl's tweets this past weekend and the Yasmani Grandal trade.
On this week's episode of Red Line Radio, Eddie addresses "dog-gate' accusations from Chief and White Sox Dave after a damning video emerges on twitter. Later on Eddie and Chief sit down with Tracy McGrady at the Ones Basketball League tournament at Hope Academy. Eddie tells Tracy about how he broke his ankle in Tracy's shoes and has had the yips ever since. Tracy goes into his thoughts on how he'd perform in the modern NBA, which player was the toughest to go against, his famous giant suit picture and more. At the end WSD addresses the Tim Anderson and Yankees drama while Chief talks about the lovable loser Cubs being back and more updates on the Blackhawks.
Chief Carl Eddie and Dave hit the big apple for their annual NBA Draft Lottery trip. Some chaos ensues. Several laughs. And is there a big free agent coming to the Chicago office with big cat? Here's a hint. He's part Latvian (kind of). There's some Chicago sports sprinkled in all over. All Gas No Brakes
On this week's episode of Red Line Radio, Chief recaps how he missed the Kentucky Derby, White Sox Dave is back from Boston after watching the White Sox beat the Red Sox. WSD is getting hot for Dylan Cease. Eddie confronts White Sox Dave for falling asleep before a disastrous White Sox loss in extra innings. Carl breaks down just how insanely good the Dodgers are. The end of the episode the guys break down the Dozen Championship Bracket.
on today's episode of Red Line Radio, Chief gets into his moving nightmare. Eddie, White Sox Dave, and Chief get into the Bears draft. Mike Tannenbaum joins the show to talk with Eddie about his career as an NFL GM, what it was like for him on NFL Draft days, and working with Bill Parcels and Bill Belicheck. White Sox Dave gives a pulse check on the state of the White Sox after a massive 8 game losing streak. The guys evaluate the end of the Bulls and Blackhawks seasons, wondering what their future is ahead.
Dave and Chief are hunting Turkeys in Nebraska so Eddie and Carl make a call to the bullpen and bring in veteran Chicago media guy Mike North to run the show this week. As expected it's full of ridiculous stories spanning Mike's decades atop Chicago sports media. From Coach K and Michael Jordan to nights out with Dennis Rodman and foot racing Chris Zorich in traffic. It's a can't miss Red Line Radio for all our Chicago guys. All Gas No Brakes.
White Sox Dave is dealing with some personal home issues after falling through a hole in his bathtub this morning. The guys recap their photoshoot and how uncomfortable compliments make them. We get into our realistic Bulls playoff talk before game 2 against the Bucks. Seiya Suzuki is the best player in baseball right now, and White Sox Dave is upset he's in Wrigley. The AL is looking incredibly flawed all around including the White Sox, and WSD continues his war against the owners. All Gas No Brakes.
The guys are fired up this week about the results of the Cocktail Snake Draft. An electric debate unfolds regarding the appropriate classification of a John Daly as WhiteSoxDave plays judge, jury and executioner. Craig Robinson (58:20) from The Office & Hot Tub Time Machine joins the show to talk about his history in Chicago and his own relationship with John Cusack. After that we talk experiences at opening day, Bulls playoff projections, Pat & Dale reunited and why the Cubs might be good enough to break Carl's heart. All Gas No Brakes.
Is Barstool Chicago at war? Tune in this week as we breakdown the Jersey Jerry vs Justin Fields controversy from the weekend. Other big topics include the last place Blackhawks and Jonathan Toews, White Sox roster moves, opening day around Wrigley and whether or not the Bulls can win a first round series. All Gas No Brakes.
Jerry Reinsdorf is single handedly compromising the year and the season hasn't even started. Meanwhile Eddie is reading the signs on Matt Eberflus and it's all positive. Cubs opening Day is around the corner. The Blackhawks are looking to the future and more importantly Jerry Reinsdorf is literally ruining WSD. All Gas No Brakes.
Major scandal in Barstool Chicago with cheating allegations running rampant from the dozen trivia show. Even so we stand together as a United front, especially when it comes to Jerry Reinsdorf and Tom Ricketts being absolute clowns. Other items include Blackhawks trade deadline, Illini exit from March Madness, and of course revisiting Red Ed origins just because it's always fun. All Gas No Brakes.
Ryan Dempster joins Barstool Chicago in studio to breakdown the most recent Cubs free agent Seiya Suzuki but really also just to tell stories about the golden era of baseball. Awesome conversation that should get you warmed up for the season. Before and after the boys talk White Sox moves, outfielders and of course the Bears monster cuts this past week. It's clearly a new time at Halas Hall and we all support it. You should too. All Gas No Brakes.
(Please subscribe to our YouTube page) - Chicago local and potential Bears free agent Brian Allen joins the boys fresh off his World Championship* with the Los Angeles Rams. It's been a remarkable journey for the Hinsdale native and now there's rumors the Bears are hunting him in free agency. For all we talk about Chicago high school sports, it's very cool to come full circle with a good friend of the program. Before and after that, we get into WSD tumultuous week, pitch each other businesses because that's one of our favorite things to do and there's a couple miller lites along the way. Serious sports stuff: MLB lockout, Blackhawks new leadership and Coach K's last game. Kinda. Go Subscribe to our YouTube page ALL GAS NO BRAKES.
Cubs outfielder Ian Happ joins the show to talk about the MLB lockout and his unique perspective as the Cubs union rep. We solve the MLB playoff crisis among many other issues plaguing America's pastime. Elsewhere we get into WSD's move to a new home, Carl almost dying over the weekend, Chief's take on the new Blackhawks leadership and whether or not Ed wants to open the books. Classic loaded show that peels back the curtain on MLB's disfunction. All Gas No Brakes.
It feels like Barstool Chicago radio this week more than ever before and that's because we get into Dave Portnoy's recent comments about the state of content. It's also good to have Eddie back from Daytona as we get an update from WSD on the state of MLB negotiations. Hopefully we'll be on the Mississippi River by the time the MLB season gets here. Or maybe we just wait for Bears season so we can drive to Atlanta. Weird show. All Gas No Brakes.
It's a doozy of a show with the boys reunited following the big game. Eddie talks LA experiences while WSD gives a tip about leaving a little early to take care of business. Chief gives an updated look at the Hawks trade strategy while Carl hand Dave rail on MLB owners for being cunts. It's your typical all gas no brakes podcast with the gloomy days coming to an end here soon. Also Chicken Pot Pies never left. All Gas No Brakes.
We know it's Super Bowl week but there's bigger things on our mind. Like is Ed a true sellout? Or is Carl a fake sellout? Did WSD get to fancy and is Chief's hair too nice? Solid debate out of the gate with Eddie going Hollywood, Carl flying private and Chief hanging out with NHL royalty. Loaded show with a heavy breakdown of the Blackhawks GM search, a steroid resurgence in baseball and an exclusive interview with legendary NBA enforcer Charles Oakley. All Gas No Brakes.
Packers running back Aaron Jones (01:12:00) joins us this week to talk about owning the Bears, taking it to the house and playing for Luke Getsy. He and WSD make a bet that will 100% come back to haunt Bears fans everywhere. We want to hate his guts but he was actually super cool. Before Aaron we sit down with Bears insider Chris Emma from 670 The Score for all the details about our new hires. He gives crazy details about how everything went down at Halas Hall leading up to this week's press conference. Elsewhere, Eddie and WSD debate the merits of making it rain after you buy a Tesla. Carl and WSD breakdown the MLB lockout. There's some other shit along the way. Thank you Miller Lite. All Gas No Brakes.
The guys are joined by Chicago legend Jim Belushi to catch up on life outside Chicago and his adventures farming marijuana in Oregon. It turns into a deep conversation with a guest appearance from a bald eagle. Yes, a bald eagle. Before and after, we get into the new Bears GM hire, Grayson Allen being a massive punk, the Barry Bonds Hall of Fame debate and whether Mark Buehrle deserves to be enshrined. All Gas No Brakes.
The boys are back with some preliminary Dozen Trivia drama in defense of their crown. No spoilers but a monster rivalry is brewing in front of your very eyes that will be must watch television Thursday night. Afterwards we get into WSD's ability to cook eggs, MLB's return to work, how much the White Sox would sell for, soaking & BYU as well as Jimmy G being a sweet dude. Loaded show with your typical Chicago sports action and a heavy dosage of weird. All Gas No Brakes.
Chicago Bears legend Olin Kreutz joins Barstool Chicago to respond to the accusations of dishonesty from George McCaskey. We go way behind the scenes to learn what it's like to work inside Halas Hall and the challenges facing the Bears' future. Needless to say it's a loaded conversation and there's plenty change that needs to happen for the Bears to be consistent. He's also NOT a liar. Before and after, we get into potential coaching candidates, the entire McCaskey press conference and the overall futility shared by Bears' fans. It's sad but we're optimistic because we don't really have another choice at this point. All Gas No Brakes.
It's a very emotional show today as one of us goes to battle with Comcast. It's an awful experience and we are here to announce that we're officially at war with them. They've gone too far and we need to take action. Afterwards, we give the first ever true Barstool Chicago Shark Tank with some ideas that you are not allowed to profit from yourself. There's also a healthy amount of Fire Nagy discourse as well as a groundbreaking moment for Chief's Blackhawks. Ken Rosenthal, John Madden and Robert Quinn's sack total are all on the line. Monster show. All Gas No Brakes.
The guys are back after the holiday break and right off the top there's major controversy. Is Team Chicago the #1 trivia team? Is there a reason to celebrate our accomplishments? The answer is yes, and anyone who says otherwise is lying. Afterwards we get into Bulls, Drake LaRoche and how to make college football significantly better. All Gas No Brakes.
Season's Greetings: It's the last Red Line Radio of 2021 and we're still not over how much the Bears suck. WSD has a foul boy moment. Eddie appreciates good karaoke while Chief has some bad news about the Olympics. Elsewhere Carl's ready for a fresh year and big Bulls run. All Gas No Brakes.
Chicago Bears defensive back Jaylon Johnson joins the show from Halas Hall to talk about the locker room and his approach to the game. It's a good look at a guy who should hopefully be with the Bears for a long time. Before and after, we get into the gaping absence of White Sox Dave on the podcast as he ventures out to NYC and some of our favorite WSD moments. We also get into the new Barstool Chicago bar that's coming to River North in 2022 and what that means for the brand. There's some Blackhawks news with a brief look ahead to the Vikings that's more like a plead for mercy. We've long been on to next year. All Gas No Brakes.
ND's offensive coordinator Tommy Rees joins Red Line Radio to give a behind the scenes look at Coach Kelly's final days at Notre Dame and the change of power to Coach Freeman. It's an amazing conversation behind the future of one of College Football's most prestigious programs and how everything came together. Before and after the interview, we breakdown our most recent Rough n Rowdy, the Bears & Packers debacle on Sunday night and Carl's time out with Rizzo as he moved out of Chicago this weekend. Classic Red Line Radio with a little bit of something for everyone. All Gas No Brakes.
Today's show is brought to you by shop.millerlite.com for all your Miller Lite merch wants and needs this holiday season. In that spirit we have a loaded show perfect for a couple beers and some light hearted debate starting with a Nadu vs. Jersey Jerry breakdown before getting into a good old fashioned hot dog argument for the 28th time since going full time. Afterwards we get into the horrific accident involving Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit and Bob Baffert punishments before getting into our Chicago teams. We have some unnatural, atypical excitement for a primetime Bears game and a detailed look at the Blackhawks progression. Also some Marcus Stroman implications and why Carl thinks the Cubs have already turned their corner. Maybe WSD even starts a baseball academy. Big ass show during a chaotic time of the year. All Gas No Brakes.
WSD and Chief are back after another weekend in the wilderness to break down Dave's first deer and their time doing Barstool Outdoors. The big takeaway is that there's probably going to be more dead animals in this show's future. Afterwards we get into the chaos of the college football coaching carousel, Notre Dame under Marcus Freeman and whether this is Miami's last chance to come back. Elsewhere, we're not sure if we'd take the Bears +30 this weekend because there's no limit to how bad things can get. The Bulls continue to pick us up but we are starting to ask a lot. Thankfully we got Ayo to step up when we need him. All Gas No Brakes.
Big Cat joins the show to breakdown the crazy scene in college football with Brian Kelly leaving Notre Dame for LSU. Which is the better job? We debate it back and forth before settling on our ideal top 4 college football playoff. Before and after we get into the month of December, snow-birding in Arizona, Bears news and a Blackhawks update that is not what we hoped for. All gas no brakes.
It's an old school Red Line Radio with just WSD and Carl in studio covering anything and everything about MLB free agency. It's been a chaotic couple weeks and the baseball guys are all over the news and progress. The White Sox are up to their old tricks while the Cubs grind out yet another dead offseason. Will anything change? Should it? Probably not and definitely yes. All Gas No Brakes.
Chief and WSD are back safe and sound after a weekend of hunting with Sydnie Wells. Tons of great stories this week but first we look at the report about Matt Nagy getting fired. Is this legit or are we wasting time? Some of us want immediate results after losing to the Ravens. Others just want the season to be over. Tough couple days for Chicago sports but we'll bounce back. We're thankful for you guys and all the support you give to Red Line Radio. Happy Thanksgiving. All Gas No Brakes.
You probably thought we were joking but it's actually quite serious. Red Line Radio is now a Bulls podcast and the rest of you are coming with us for the ride. Today's show has the room on opposite ends of emotions reacting to the Bulls hot start. Are there problems looming? Is there enough reason to be oblivious? Do we even deserve happiness? We tackle the big picture topics this week as we settle in to a full season of quality Bulls basketball. It's a new frontier for everyone. In and around that we also get WSD's top female vocalists of all time, a passionate state of the union on Cubs offseason plans and some quality ad reads as expected. All Gas No Brakes.
The guys are reunited in Chicago after a maiden voyage to Pittsburgh that didn't disappoint. Even the Bears heartbreaking loss was met with approval knowing that Nagy is one step closer to Colliton's fate. The Bulls pick up the boys spirits after a healthy debate about road trip etiquette. Is WSD a bad boy? Does Eddie rely too much on GPS? Things get very interesting this week as we get into a very serious baseball offseason. Loaded episode. Subscribe and review. All Gas No Brakes.
Carl, Chief & White Sox Dave recap the Bears vs Steelers game from a very shitty Pittsburgh hotel room. Even though it was a short trip, it was predictably wild. WSD ends up at a casino with a multi millionaire Steelers fan. Carl and Chief and Tom risk personal peril to get home from Heinz field. Eddie flies private. There's 14 hours of round trip driving. Just a preposterous amount of things going on not to mention a gut wrenching loss and the Blackhawks firing their head coach. What a time to be alive. All Gas No Brakes.
The boys are seeing so much red and it's not just the Bulls this time. We're joined by former Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini for a detailed conversation about his life in coaching. Originally meant to be a quick & random chat about football, our interview with Bo quickly escalated into a much deeper stuff like the evolution of college football and why Bill Belichick is on a completely different level when it comes to preparation. It's easily one of our favorite interviews in RLR history. Before and after, we debate the merits of changing the clocks, what makes the 2021 Braves different, the Bulls vs. Sixers match-up and some unbelievable bullshit coming from the NCAA. Loaded show with an A+ interview that we can't recommend enough. See you guys at the Chicago River North Hooters this Saturday afternoon 1-4pm. All Gas No Brakes.
The boys are back after WSD's birthday Halloween weekend and he's fired up Ed didn't care enough on Saturday. Maybe because Ed is seeing too much Red? We all are these days as the Bulls have taken over Chicago and the Bears continue to break our hearts. Ed opens up about why he really cared against the niners. Chief celebrates his first Blackhawks win. Carl reminisces about the 5 year anniversary of the Cubs World Series. Classic Tuesday show All Gas No Brakes
Thursday's episode of Red Line Radio starts with the sinister report published about the Blackhawks and Chief's main takeaways from all 107 pages. The more we learn, the worse things get and rightfully so. It's a disgusting and embarrassing situation. We move on with some harrowing revelations about the Bears game this Sunday along with a High School football matchup made in heaven. It's Carl's Brother Rice Crusaders vs. WSD's Wheaton Warrenville South Tigers Saturday night on the south side of Chicago. The only thing more captivating right now is the Netflix show Squid Game. You better believe we give the show the full body review it deserves. Also, this is a Bulls podcast now. Don't forget. ALL GAS NO BRAKES.
BREAKING NEWS: Stan Bowman is out as the Blackhawks GM as the full investigation comes to light. It's a developing situation but the biggest shoe has dropped. Bowman is out and the Blackhawks are forced to move on. Afterwards, Ryan Whitney joins Barstool Chicago (17:04) to break down exactly how terrible, embarrassing and pathetic Chicago sports have become. “I don't think the Blackhawks will ever be good again” is a direct quote. He also spends some time burying the Bears, calling out our coaches and talking shit to WSD. We appreciate the hospitality Ryan. The guys then commiserate about the Bears but ultimately bounce back from seeing so much Red from the Bulls. All Gas No Brakes.
A Thursday red line radio that feels a lot more like the barstool Chicago radio hour with some loaded topics. Things start nice and easy with a recap of our favorite months before getting into some inter barstool news with the recent DPS show. Things lighten up when we get into the greatest fart helmet debate of the 21st century. There's an asking price to suck WSD's ass and we'll get to the bottom of it one of these days. Elsewhere, the Cubs hired a new GM. The Blackhawks stink. And we sit down for a nice 1-on-1 with Purdue Head Coach Jeff Brohm to talk about the rising Boilermakers coming off their Iowa beat down. It's a loaded show just how we like it. All Gas No Brakes.
The boys are reeling from a brutal Packers game and there's no better way to recover than debating more wedding snake draft drama. We start with a recap of the conflict before settling down into our Bears vs. Packers recap which is mostly just acknowledging that Aaron Rodgers owns us. Even if the refs blew it hard, beating the Packers feels impossible. Nice thing is the club is getting 13 points this week in Tampa. Bad thing is the Blackhawks are downright despicable to start the year. But even so there's reason to be happy - Mike Squires joins the podcast for an exclusive sit down with WSD about his relationship with John Cusack and what it means to wear the uniform. One of our favorite interviews ever. All Gas No Brakes.
White Sox Dave is ready to move on after a disappointing end to his 2021 season that concludes with Edward Snowden joining the banned list. Helping us move forward is Bears vs Packers after a delightful win against the Raiders. Even so we're cautious for the time being. Nobody say the P word. WE SAID DONT SAY IT. Afterwards we're joined by Stanley Cup Champion Kris Versteeg for some amazing stories leading into the Blackhawks season. Perfectly balanced episode to get us going for the weekend. All Gas No Brakes.
Barstool Chicago gets together in the wake of the White Sox defeat in the ALDS and it's like a group therapy session. White Sox Dave deserved better and we pick up the pieces together. Some finger pointing mixed with balanced insight should help the healing process. But not as much as our uniform hate for John Cusack. Fuck that guy.
It's the ultimate White Sox playoff preview at Barstool Chicago and we wouldn't have it any other way. Consider this a two parter. The first with the full crew of Eddie, Carl, Chief and WSD round tabling Astros vs. White Sox with a healthy look at Bears/Raiders this Sunday. It's a great peak into the mind of White Sox Dave as he heads into ALDS battle. The 2nd part is where the heat really turns up as WSD raw dogs a 5-man show with the most respected local Sox voices in Chicago: the three animals from Section 108 and the lone wolf Ken.W.o. You read that right. Beef Loaf, Chorizy-E, My Sox Summer and Ken.W.o. come into Barstool Chicago for an uncut, unplugged long form conversation with the unquestioned mayor of White Sox content, Dave Williams. This has been a 5+ year episode in the making and we couldn't be happier to bring it to you. All Gas No Brakes.
Ozzie Guillen comes in to talk MLB playoffs for a long sit down (58:30). Frank Thomas randomly shows up along the way. The guys talk about the Bears and whether they're willing to go all in for the raiders game. Two shows a week has been a blessing. All gas no brakes.
Today we get into the Bear's purchase of Arlington Heights, what does this means for the future of Soldier Field. Chris Castellani joins us to address the rivalry between the Tigers and The White Sox the misery of Detroit sports. Chief gives us a preview before the Blackhawks first preseason game.
White Sox Dave goes toe to toe with a beer bong and loses. The guys try to pick themselves up after an awful Bears loss and what better way to recap the weekend of chaos. Dave Portnoy is in town with Big Cat for the watch party. Notre Dame & Wisconsin do battle at Soldiers. WSD is getting fired up for a deep playoff run. If only the Chicago Bears weren't a brutal organization, maybe things would be happier. For now we're doing our best to hang on. All Gas No Brakes.