SportsTalk Live Podcast is hosted by David Kaplan and features a rotating panel of Chicago media members and reporters discussing the daily news surrounding sports and the city's five teams.
David Haugh, Jesse Rogers, Mark Potash join David Kaplan on the final episode of SportsTalk Live.They talk the Blackhawks-Oilers series and what comes next, Luis Robert's chances at MVP, and Cubs chances at the championship.Plus, David Kaplan says farewell to SportsTalk Live after the show was on the air for over 16 years.
Mark Carman, David Haugh and Teddy Greenstein join David Kaplan on SportsTalk Live to discuss the incredible Cubs' start, the White Sox six-game winning streak, and what the Blackhawks will need to do if they want to win the series against the Oilers.
Scott King, Adam Hoge and Maddie Lee join David Kaplan on SportsTalk Live to discuss the upcoming series between the Cubs and Cardinals and whether or not they should play. Plus, Jon Heyman joins to talk Cubs and White Sox baseball and how they pan out across the league.
David Haugh, Charlie Roumeliotis and JJ Stankevitz join David Kaplan on a Monday edition of SportsTalk Live.The crew discusses the incredible weekend in Chicago sports as the Cubs and White Sox both sweep their series and the Blackhawks take Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers from the Edmonton Oilers. 0:00 - Intro0:37 - Blackhawks explode for six goals in Game 14:13 - Blackhawks defense steps up7:44 - White Sox winning streak improves to four games9:19 - Javier Beaz completes the sweep with 11th inning walkoff11:26 - Mark Spector joins to discuss what's left of the Blackhawks-Oilers series
Jason Goff, David Haugh and Charlie Roumeliotis join Kap for a Friday edition of STL.Two St. Louis Cardinals players test positive for COVID-19 postponing their game with the Brewers. How much longer can MLB continue its season? Meanwhile, Nick Madrigal gets the call up to the majors to help the White Sox. Can he pitch?Blackhawks-Oilers Game 1 is Saturday. Can Corey Crawford steal the series for the Hawks?Later, KC Johnson joins Kap to discuss the NBA’s restart and Joakim Noah’s return with the Clippers. Finally, the guys talk about seeing NBA hoops again as well as the Bears QB competition. Who do you think Bears players want to be their Week 1 starting QB?0:00 - 2 St. Louis Cardinals players test positive for COVID-19. 6 teams will not play on Friday because of the outbreak. When might MLB reach its breaking point?5:00 - Nick Madrigal is finally called up to the majors. Is he the answer to the White Sox’ struggles? Can he pitch?7:30 - Blackhawks-Oilers Game 1 is Saturda. Can Corey Crawford steal the series?9:30 - KC Johnson joins Kap to talk about the NBA’s return, LeBron James’ performance and the return of Joakim Noah.17:30 - The panel returns to revel in the NBA’s restart.22:00 - Who would the Bears players want to be their Week 1 starter- Mitch Trubisky or Nick Foles?
SportsTalk Live is back with David Haugh, Laurence Holmes and Mark Carman joining Kap.We are just a week into the baseball season. So which team are we more concerned with- White Sox or Cubs? Meanwhile, two Phillies staffer test positive for COVID-19 as the outbreak continues on the Marlins. The guys discuss how MLB should handle this.Later, Eddie Olczyk joins Kap on the show as the Blackhawks get ready for their series opener against the Oilers. Can Corey Crawford steal this series for the underdog Hawks? And does a shutout win in an exhibition game tell us anything about the Hawks’ chances in the qualifying round?Finally, the guys discus the Bears unusual training camp. Do the circumstances give Mitch a leg up on Nick Foles? And how can the defense overcome the loss of Eddie Goldman.0:00 - We are one week into the MLB season. So which teams are we more concerned about- the White Sox or Cubs? And what can the Cubs do to fix their bullpen?6:00 - 2 Phillies staffer test positive for COVID-19 as the outbreak continues on the Marlins. How can MLB fix this?10:00 - Eddie Olczyk joins Kap to preview the Blackhawks-Oilers qualifying round series. Did the exhibition win over the Blues show that the Hawks can upset the Oilers? Is Corey Crawford able to win the series?19:00 - The Bears QB battle will be unlike any other. Does this give Mitch the edge? Plus, how can the Bears defense overcome the loss of Eddie Goldman?
It’s finally Opening Day. SportsTalk Live hits the road and visits Guaranteed Rate Field where the White Sox being the 60-game season against the AL Central champion Twins.Adam Hoge, Andy Masur and Scott Podsednik join Kap to talk about the young Sox. Are they ready to compete this season? Does the shortened season help or hurt them? And what’s the one weakness that they need to overcome to return to the playoffs?0:00 - Adam Hoge joins Kap to preview the opener and discuss the hype surrounding the team.9:30 - New White Sox radio play-by-play voice Andy Masur joins Kap to remember Ed Farmer and preview the A.L. Central race.17:00 - NBC Sports Chicago White Sox analyst Scott Podsednik joins Kap to discuss how the shortened season with benefit and possibly hurt the Sox.
Jason Goff, Mark Carman and Jordan Bernfield join Kap on a Thursday edition of STL.The Nationals’ Juan Soto tests positive for COVID-19 just hours before the season begins. Is this just a sign of things to come this season? Meanwhile, the White Sox begin their season Friday and fans can’t wait. Is it ok for them to dream of a championship in 2020?Later, NBC Sports Washington’s Nick Ashooh joins Kap to talk about Soto’s absence as well as the “Washington Football Team.”Finally, the panel returns to discuss Theo Epstein’s comments that he does not want his players to stick to sports. 0:00 - The Nationals’ Juan Soto tests positive for COVID-19 just hours before the season begins. Will this be a problem for MLB all season long?5:30 - Is it ok for White Sox fans to dream big in 2020?9:00 - NBC Sports Washington’s Nick Ashooh joins Kap to talk about Juan Soto’s positive COVID-19 test and the “Washington Football Team”.17:00 - The panel reacts to Theo Epstein’s comments that he doesn’t want his players to “stick to sports.”
JJ Stankevitz, Charlie Roumeliotis and Scott Merkin join Kap on a Wednesday edition of STL.Baseball’s Opening Day is almost, finally here. Do the White Sox have enough pitching to be championship contenders? Meanwhile on the north side, can the Cubs make one last playoff push with this group of players?Later, KC Johnson joins Kap to discuss why the Bulls haven’t moved on from Jim Boylen yet. Plus, do the Bulls regret trading Jimmy Butler?Finally, there will be no NFL preseason games. Does that help or hurt Mitch Trubisky’s chances of being the Bears starting QB?0:00 - 2 days away from Opening Day. Do the Sox have enough pitching to be World Series contenders?4:00 - Anthony Rizzo knows this is probably the end of this Cubs team’s run. Do they have one more postseason in them?6:30 - Corey Crawford and Jonathan Toews are both “unfit to play”. Charlie gives us the latest.11:00 - KC Johnson joins Kap to explain why the Bulls have not fired Jim Boylen yet. Plus, should the Bulls regret trading Jimmy Butler?19:00 - There will be no NFL preseason games. So who does that benefit more- Mitch Trubisky or Nick Foles?
Vinnie Duber, Anthony Herron and Nick Shepkowski join Kap on a Tuesday edition of STL.Eloy Jimenez and the White Sox offense pound Yu Darvish as they complete an exhibition sweep. Should Sox fans be disappointed if their team misses the playoffs? Meanwhile, Anthony Rizzo knows that this is the last dance for this Cubs core. Do they have a chance to win another ring?The NFL proposed eliminating the preseason. If that happens, does that give Mitch Trubisky the edge in the QB competition? Plus, Kap asks the panelists if they would risk going to training camp if they were a rookie.Later, USA Today’s Bob Nightengale joins Kap to preview the 2020 MLB season. Are the White Sox too young to be good in a shortened season? Do the AL & NL Central teams have an advantage?Finally, Stan Bowman hopes Corey Crawford can travel with the team to Edmonton. If they can’t beat the Oilers, might they be better off losing to get a chance at the number one pick?0:00 – Eloy Jimenez and the Sox pound Yu Darvish. Should Sox fans be disappointed if this young team does not make the playoffs?3:00 - Anthony Rizzo says the Cubs are aware this is their last chance to win another title. Do they have a shot?6:00 - The NFL is thinking about eliminating the preseason. If there are no exhibition games, does that help Mitch in the QB competition?11:00 - USA Today’s Bob Nightengale joins Kap to preview the MLB season. Does the White Sox’ youth put them at a disadvantage? And has the improved COVID-19 testing bode well for the season?19:00 - Stan Bowman says he hopes Corey Crawford travels with the Blackhawks to Edmonton? Do they have a shot against the Oilers? Could they be better off losing and winning the lottery?
Gordon Wittenmyer, Paul Sullivan and Peggy Kusinski join Kap for a Monday edition of STL.The White Sox bats beat the Cubs in the exhibition opener. Can the Sox offense carry them into the offense? Will the Cubs pitching staff be a problem all season? And how many wins will we see on both sides of town?Later, Jason Benetti joins Kap on the show. They discuss how nice it feels to have baseball back, the vibe around the young Sox and if this could be a special season on the South Side.Finally, NFL training camps are opening soon but the league still does not have a COVID-19 testing plan in place. 0:00 - The White Sox bats beat the Cubs in both team’s exhibition opener. So the Sox have a championship-caliber offense? How bad is the Cubs’ pitching depth? Plus, the panel gives their win totals for both teams.11:00 - Jason Benetti joins Kap. He talks about having baseball back, the excitement around the young Sox and if this could be a very special year on the South Side.20:00 - The NFL looks to open training camps without an agreement on COVID-19 protocols.
Hub Arkush, Dionne Miller and Alex Maragos join Kap on a Friday edition of STL.15 women accuse the Washington NFL franchise of sexual harassment and say Daniel Snyder created a hostile work environment. Should these allegations be enough to force Daniel Snyder to sell his team?Meanwhile, NFL training camp report dates are fast approaching and the league still does not have an agreement with its players on testing protocols. Could the season be delayed?Later, NBC Sports Washington’s Nick Ashooh joins Kap to talk about another embarrassing chapter in Snyder’s ownership of the historic NFL team.Finally, only 0.05% of MLB COVID-19 tests have been positive. Is this a good sign that this baseball season will go smoothly?0:00 - The panel reacts to the reports of sexual harassment at the Washington NFL team as well as Daniel Snyder’s toxic workplace environment. Should he be forced to sell his team?8:00 - The NFL and the players union are still very far apart on testing protocols to open training camps. Will the season be delayed?12:00 - NBC Sports Washington’s Nick Ashooh joins Kap to talk about an embarrassing episode during Daniel Snyder’s tenure as an owner.21:00 - Baseball has seen only 0.05% positive COVID-19 test results. Will we get a full season?
David Haugh, Pat Boyle and Mark Carman join Kap on a Thursday edition of STL.Kyle Hendricks is the Cubs’ Opening Day starter. Could Yu Darvish have handled the pressure if he received the nod?Luis Robert is getting a ton of hype leading up to Opening Day. Can he live up to it? Plus, the guys discuss how they would feel if the Sox struggle in 2020.Corey Crawford remains “unfit to play”. Pat weighs in on the Hawks’ chances if he doesn’t face the Oilers. Meanwhile, the NBA bubble now has a “snitch” hotline and players get reminded to dress appropriately when answering the door for room service.Finally, will Allen Robinson II get a new extension from the Bears before Week 1? And Kap thinks Dak Prescott has all of the leverage now in his contract talks with the Cowboys.0:00 - The Cubs name Kyle Hendricks as their Opening Day starter. Is that the right call? Is it better to have Yu Darvish make the 2nd start?4:00 - Anthony Rizzo returns to Cubs workouts after undergoing a MRI on his back. Are his chances of playing on Opening Day improving?6:30 - All eyes are on White Sox rookie Luis Robert. Will he live up to the hype?8:30 - If the young White Sox struggle in 2020, will fans be mad or no worry because it’s such an unusual season?11:30 - Corey Crawford has no participated in Blackhawks camp. Do the Hawks have any chance of advancing if he doesn’t play?14:00 - The guys discuss live in the NBA bubble from the anonymous “snitch” hotline to a memo reminding personnel to dress appropriately when getting room service.18:00 - Will Allen Robinson II get an extension from the Bears? And what will happen with Dak Prescott in Dallas?
David Haugh, Gordon Wittenmyer and Scott King join Kap for a Wednesday edition of STL.Testing issues continue to plague MLB. Anthony Rizzo said he thinks more players could opt out before the season starts. Could this happen with Opening Day a little over a week away? Meanwhile, Yoan Moncada still has not reported to White Sox camp. Will he be ready for next Friday’s opener? Speaking of absences, Corey Crawford is still deemed “unfit to play.” Are the Blackhawks in trouble if he isn’t ready to face the Oilers?Later, acclaimer author and columnist John Feinstein joins Kap. They talk about Daniel Snyder being forced to change his team’s nickname and the chances that we’ll have major college football in the fall.Finally, ESPN’s Louis Riddick is still bullish on the Bears. The panel doesn’t necessarily share his optimism.0:00 - Anthony Rizzo thinks more players will opt out of the season as MLB’s testing continues to struggle. Could we see some big names decide not to play in 2020?6:00 - Yoan Moncada still has not reported to Sox camp. Will he not be in the lineup on Opening Day?7:00 - Corey Crawford remains “unfit to play.” Are the Blackhawks in trouble again Edmonton if Crow can’t go?11:00 - Acclaimed author and columnist John Feinstein joins Kap. He talks about Washington’s NFL team and the name change they’re finally making. Plus the chances for college football and if the major pro league can pull off their restart plans.19:00 - ESPN’s Louis Riddick is once again bullish on the Bears. The panel disagrees.
JJ Stankevitz, Charlie Roumeliotis and Russ Dorsey join Kap on a Tuesday edition of STL.Corey Crawford has been “unfit to play” thus far at Blackhawks camp. If he can’t play, do the Blackhawks have any chance to upset the Oilers? Meanwhile, was the criticism of Jonathan Toews’ COVID-19 comments warranted?MLB testing delays continue to play restart plans. Will all 30 teams play all 60 games this season?Two NFL training camps are scheduled to open on Saturday. Will the league be able to start its season on time? Meanwhile, the guys discuss Bill Barnwell’s skill players ranking which has the Bears at 28th.Finally, the NBA forces one player to quarantine longer because he went too far to pick up a food delivery. Is this a sign that the league’s bubble will work?0:00 - Corey Crawford has been “unfit to play” so far at Blackhawks camp. Can the Blackhawks win a series if he can’t play? Plus, was the criticism about Jonathan Toews’ COVID-19 comments warranted?4:30 - Testing delays continue to plague MLB’s restart. What are the chances every baseball team plays every game in 2020?11:00 - NFL training camps are set to begin this weekend. Will the league start the season on time?15:00 - ESPN’s Bill Barnell says the Bears have the 28th-best skill players group in the 32-team NFL. Is he right?20:00 - The NBA extends the quarantine of a player for getting a food delivery. Is this a sign that the league’s strict bubble will work?
David Haugh, Mark Potash and Scott Merkin join Kap for a Monday edition of STL.Michael Kopech won’t play in 2020 and that’s all we know. Should Sox fans be concerned? Meanwhile, David Ross and 5 other Cubs team members don’t take part in Monday’s practice while they await test results. Why can’t MLB get its testing squared away before the season starts for real?Later, USA Today’s national NBA writer Mark Medina joins Kap from inside the Disney World bubble. He discusses the protocols that he has to follow and if he feels like this will work.Finally, the Washington NFL franchise will change its name but Daniel Snyder may not deserve all that much credit. 0:00 - Michael Kopech opts out of the 2020 season. Should fans be concerned?4:30 - David Ross and 5 other members of the Cubs did not participate in Monday’s workout as they await test results. Why can’t MLB get tests done on time?7:30 - Tim Anderson bat flips on his teammate. Why would anybody have a problem with that?9:00 - USA Today’s national NBA writer Mark Medina joins Kap from inside the NBA’s bubble at Walt Disney World. Mark discusses life in the bubble, how long he has to stay in his room and all of the rigorous protocols in place.18:00 - The Washington NFL franchise will change its name. Should Dan Snyder still draw criticism for doing so?20:00 - The Blackhawks are back as they start training camp but not everybody on the panel is excited for the return of hockey.
Jason Goff, David Haugh and Corey Robinson join Leila Rahimi for a Friday edition of STL.We are two weeks away from Opening Day. Do we feel any better about the season happening? Plus, the panel discusses Buster Posey’s decision to opt out of the season.The Big Ten won’t play non-conference football games this fall. Are more changes coming? Meanwhile, what happens to Notre Dame’s schedule?Luol Deng says he felt betrayed when the Bulls traded him and also took a veiled shot at Gar Forman. Do those comments carry more weight since they came from someone as respected as Deng? Plus, Tom Thibodeau appears to be the frontrunner for the Knicks job. Will he make them a playoff team again? Jason doesn’t think so.0:00 - We are 2 weeks away from Opening Day. Meanwhile, a big name opts out of the season as Buster Posey says he won’t play due to family reasons.9:00 - Big Ten football teams won’t play non-conference games. Are more changes coming? And what does this mean for Notre Dame which relies on those non-conference games?15:00 - Luol Deng says he felt betrayed when the Bulls traded him and also took a shot at Gar Forman. Do these comments mean more since Luol said them?20:00 - Tom Thibodeau looks like he’ll be the Knicks head coach. Will he get them to the playoffs?
Gordon Wittenmyer, Scott King and Nick Shepkowski join Kap on a Thursday edition of STL.The White Sox and Cubs begin intrasquad games as preparations continue for the upcoming season. Has MLB sorted out its testing issues? Meanwhile, a COVID-19 outbreak in Edmonton has closed the doors at a hospital there. Should the NHL be worried that this is happening in one of its potential hub cities?Later, Yahoo! Sports columnist Dan Wetzel joins Kap. Does the Ivy League cancellation of fall sports mean anything for major college football? And will the NFL still find a way to play its season during the pandemic? 0:00 - MLB teams continue their preparations for the 2020 season. So is there hope that the league has finally gotten past its testing issues?4:00 - A hospital in Edmonton had to close its doors because of a COVID-19 outbreak. That city is expected to host one of the NHL’s bubbles. Should the league be concerned?8:30 - Yahoo! Sports columnist Dan Wetzel joins Kap. Will we have major college football in the fall? And will the NFL be able to play through the pandemic?19:30 - The panel weighs in on the possibility of major college football this fall.
Pat Boyle, David Haugh and Mark Carman join Kap on a Wednesday edition of STL.MLB teams continue their preparations for the shortened season. Should they feel any more confident in the testing the league has put in place?Patrick Mahomes got a 10-year extension from the Chiefs. Right now, are there any Chicago athletes who deserve a 10-year deal?Later, KC Johnson joins Kap on the 10th anniversary of “The Decision”. Just how close were LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade to joining the Bulls?Finally, the panel returns to remember where they were for LeBron’s announcement and go through the Blackhawks’ playoff odds.0:00 - MLB teams continue to get ready for Opening Day. Should players feel any more confident in the league’s testing practices?4:00 - Patrick Mahomes got a 10-year contract extension from the Chiefs. Are any current Chicago athletes worthy of a 10-year extension?9:30 - KC Johnson joins Kap to look back at “The Decision” on its 10th anniversary. Just how close were the Bulls to landing LeBron, Bosh and Wade? 19:00 - The panel remembers where they were when LeBron made “The Decision”. Plus, they give their Blackhawks playoff odds.
Charlie Roumeliotis, Vinnie Duber and Hub Arkush join Kap on a Tuesday edition of STL.Another day and more issues with MLB’s COVID-19 testing. Will baseball figure this out before they start playing games? Speaking of the games, will either the Sox or Cubs be able to get off to a hot start when the season begins?Patrick Mahomes gets a mind-blowing contract extension from the Chiefs so, of course, we need to talk about the Bears and Mitch Trubisky. Is it time for the comparisons to stop?Later, Kap is joined by NBC Sports’ national NBA insider Tom Haberstroh. Can the NBA pull off its bubble with COVID-19 cases rising in Florida? And should they even attempt a second bubble in Chicago?Finally, the guys talk about the NHL setting dates for its restart and also extending its CBA. Plus, with all of the financial uncertain in sports, will we see more athletes agree to contract extensions instead of opting for free agency?0:00 - COVID-19 testing continues to dominate headlines as baseball resumes.4:00 - Can the White Sox and Cubs get on a hot streak to start the 2020 season?7:00 - Patrick Mahomes signs a record-breaking contract extension. Of course, the conversation shifts to the Bears and Mitch Trubisky.11:00 - NBC Sports’ NBA insider Tom Haberstroh joins Kap. They talk about the growing concerns about the Orlando bubble and if a Chicago bubble for the rest of the teams is even feasible.19:00 - The NHL has restart dates plan and a CBA extension. How were they able to get their acts together?
David Haugh, Gordon Wittenmyer and Chuck Garfien join Kap on a Monday edition of STL.MLB’s COVID-19 positive tests are low but players aren’t happy with the testing thus far. Is this just growing pains or a reason to worry about baseball actually happening? Plus Chuck discusses Yoan Moncada’s absence from Sox camp while Gordon says the Cubs may struggle to overcome Jose Quintana’s injury. Plus, could the White Sox come from nowhere to win it all in 2020?Later, NBC Sports Washington’s Nick Ashooh joins Kap. They discuss the Nationals cancelling Monday’s practice because they are still waiting for testing results. Plus, could D.C.’s NFL team finally get a new nickname?The panel then returns to discuss the likelihood that college football moves to the spring and if it’s smart for the NBA to set up a second bubble in Chicago.0:00 - Cubs and White Sox camps continue. Meanwhile, some players are MLB are not happy with the COVID-19 testing thus far. Are these just growing pains or something to worry about?5:00 - Jose Quintana undergoes surgery. Can the Cubs overcome his loss?7:00 - Could the White Sox be the under-the-radar teams that wins the World Series in 2020?11:00 - NBC Sports Washington’s Nick Ashooh joins Kap. They discuss the Nationals cancelling workouts after a delay in COVID-19 test results. Plus, will Daniel Snyder finally change his NFL team’s nickname?18:00 - Should college football season be pushed back to the spring? Should they play at all?21:00 - The NBA might create a second bubble in Chicago for the teams not going to Orlando. Is that a good idea?
Laurence Holmes hosts SportsTalk Live with Adam Hoge, Gordon Wittenmyer and Jason Goff. The panel discusses The Cubs and White Sox return to their respective parks to start training and workouts. Plus, they discuss if the White Sox are dark horse candidates in the American League. Later, Jason Goff is joined by Kenny 'The Jet' Smith to discuss all things NBA from the bubble to the social issues surrounding the return of basketball.
On this edition of the Sports Talk Live Podcast David Kaplan is joined by Anthony Herron, David Haugh and Jason Lieser. The guys discuss a freak injury to Jose Quintana and the effect it will have on the Cubs starting rotation. The NFL eliminates 2 preseason games, what kind of impact will that have on the Bears QB competition? Cole Kmet is drawing comparisons to Rob Gronkowski, what are some realistic expectations for the Bears rookie tight end.Plus, Eddie Olczyk joins Kap to talk some hockey. What life will be like playing in a hub city and how to balance the long term and short term goals of the franchise.
On this edition of the Sports Talk Live podcast David Kaplan is joined by David Haugh, Charlie Roumeliotis and Nick Shepkowski. Baseball players report to camp today. The guys discuss whether or not Major League Baseball can pull off a 60-game season... and who has the advantage of a shorter season, the Cubs or the White Sox?A key member of the Cubs coaching staff tests positive for COVID-19. The panel weighs the pros and cons of publicizing positive tests.The guys discuss the NHL's plan for hub cities and the odds of the Blackhawks getting the No. 1 overall pick in the Draft.Later, Jesse Rogers joins David Kaplan to discuss whether the Cubs would consider trading off assets if they get off to a slow start and fall out of the pennant race.
On today’s edition of Sports Talk Live, David Kaplan is joined by K.C. Johnson, Adam Hoge, and JJ Stankevitz to discuss the latest COVID-19 developments in the NBA and MLB, breakdown the best wide receiver in the NFC North, and argue whether a cup or the number one pick is better for the Chicago Blackhawks.
On this edition of the Sports Talk Live Podcast Chuck Garfien is joined by David Haugh, Gordon Wittenmeyer and Rob Schaefer. The guys discuss whether the Bears made the right decision in picking Nick Foles over Cam Newton. Plus, they debate whether or not the White Sox are a playoff team. One major leaguer opts out of the 2020 season. And is it an advantage or disadvantage for the Bulls to be left out of the NBA restart.Patriots insider Tom Curran joins Chuck to discuss what the Pats are getting in Cam Newton. Plus, how will his personalty fit with Bill Belichick and whether or not the latest Patriots punishment fit the crime.
On this edition of the Sports Talk Live Podcast, David Kaplan is joined by David Haugh, JJ Stankevitz and Vinnie Duber. They discuss the NBA's decision to restart the season in Orlando as the number of COVID-19 cases in Florida continue to rise. The panel also weighs in on if having fans at sporting events is a good idea.Baseball America's Jim Callis joins David Kaplan to talk baseball prospects. Which recent draft pick is on the fast track to the Majors? Who has the better farm system? Plus, an international shortstop prospect some are referring to as "Baby A-Rod."
On the latest edition of the Sports Talk Live podcast David Kaplan is joined by Laurence Holmes, Chris Bleck and Alex Maragos. The panel discusses if it's realistic to expect Major League Baseball to play all 60 games this year. Plus they weigh the pros and cons of having fans in the stands. They discuss how positive Covid 19 tests could derail the rest of the NBA season. And could the NFL season be in jeopardy? Plus Pat Boyle joins David Kaplan to discuss Marian Hossa's impact on the Blackhawks. Was he the best free agent signing in Chicago history? And will Patrick Kane go down as the Greatest Blackhawk in team history.
On this edition of the Sports Talk Live Podcast David Kaplan, Laurence Holmes and Jesse Rogers discuss some of baseball's new rules for the upcoming season. The panel gives their outlook for both the Cubs and White Sox. Gordon Wittenmeyer and David Kaplan speak to Cubs Player rep Ian Happ to get his thoughts on the start of the season and will we see any players opt out because of Covid-19 concerns. And the panel discusses Marian Hossa's election to the Hockey Hall of Fame.
David Haugh, Chuck Garfien and Russ Dorsey join Kap on a Tuesday edition of STL.It looks like we’ll have baseball. So how will the shortened season affect the Cubs and White Sox? If the Sox start hot, should they deal a top prospect to make a run at the title?Two players say they will not take part in the NBA bubble. Will there be more players opting out—especially ones on non-contending teams?Plus the guys discuss NASCAR’s show of support for Bubba Wallace and celebrate the anniversary of “The Sandberg Game.:”0:00 - It looks like we’ll finally have baseball. So how will the shortened season affect the Cubs and White Sox? If the Sox start off hot, should they trade one of their top young prospects to go for a title?8:00 - Two players says they won’t go to the NBA bubble. Will there be more who opt out? And will more players from teams who aren’t contenders decide not to go?15:00 - The guys talk about NASCAR’s show of support for Bubba Wallace yesterday at Talladega.19:00 - The guys look back at “The Sandberg Game” on its 36th anniversary.
MLB continues to aggravate us as Laurence Holmes, Gordon Wittenmyer and Anthony Herron join Kap on STL.The MLBPA rejects the owners’ latest proposal and now Rob Manfred is expected to implement a season. The guys express their frustrations with the whole thing.The NASCAR community rallies around Bubba Wallace after a noose was found in his garage stall at Talladega. Does NASCAR realize how much of a fight they are in for?Later, Dr. Rob Citronberg joins Kap. The infectious disease expert discusses the chances we will see baseball, if football can happen and if the NBA’s bubble plan will work. Plus, is it wise for sports league to attempt to play at all?0:00 - The MLB players association vote 33-5 against the owners’ latest proposal. Now, Rob Manfred is expected to implement a season.8:30 - The NASCAR community rallies around Bubba Wallace after a noose was found in his garage stall at Talladega. Does NASCAR understand how much of a fight they are in for?13:00 - Infectious disease expert Dr. Rob Citronberg joins Kap on the panel. They discuss the increase in COVID-19 cases, if it’s too late for baseball to happen and if we’ll have football at all. Plus is it smart for these leagues to attempt to play at all?
Gordon Wittenmyer, David Haugh and Charlie Roumeliotis join Laurence on a Friday Juneteenth edition of STL.Two MLB spring training facilities are shut down following positive COVID-19 tests. The Tampa Bay Lightning has to close their facility after a positive test as well. Are team sports going to even be possible during a pandemic?Meanwhile, the NFL still plans on playing football this fall. Do they need to move into their own bubble to make a season work?Finally, the MLB players union proposed a 70-game season. The owners want 60. Why can’t they agree somewhere in the middle?0:00 - The guys discuss the Juneteenth celebrations in light of recent events and demonstrations in the country.7:00 - 2 MLB spring training facilities in Florida were shut down due to positive COVID-19 cases. The Tampa Bay Lightning had to shut down their facility as well. Can we even have sports during this pandemic?13:00 - The NFL still hopes to have its season this fall. Do they need to explore moving its season into a bubble?18:00 - MLBPA proposes 70 games. The owners want 60. Why can’t they find a compromise in the middle?
Hub Arkush, Jesse Rogers and Russ Dorsey join Kap for a Thursday edition of STL. There was some optimism for a baseball season but that quickly faded. When will there be a deal? There will be a deal, right? And did Scott Boras mess things up?Dr. Anthony Fauci warns that football season may not happen and the sports might have to be played in a bubble. How will that affect the NFL and college seasons?Finally, Tom Haberstroh joins Kap to discuss the details of the NBA’s bubble plan as well as Kyrie Irving’s opposition to it. 0:00 - There was some hope for a baseball season but that disappeared a bit. The players propose 70 games but that won’t be approved. When will a deal get done?8:00 - Dr. Anthony Fauci says football season may not happen and it should be played in a bubble like the NBA. So are the NFL and college seasons in doubt?12:00 - NBC Sports’ Tom Haberstroh joins Kap to discuss the NBA’s Disney World bubble plan and the opposition by Kyrie Irving and others.
We might actually have a baseball season in 2020! David Haugh, JJ Stankevitz and Mark Gonzales join Kap on a Tuesday edition of STL. Rob Manfred and Tony Clark meet and it looks like a deal is imminent. So why did this have to take so long? Did the sport already do irreparable harm to itself? Also, with Dr. Anthony Fauci saying baseball should not be played into October, is time almost up to reach a deal?The Bears new offensive assistant coaches met the media. Did we learn anything about the offense? Plus, Kap compares Mitch a Trubisky to Javy Baez???Finally, the NBA releases details of life in the bubble. Will its plan work?0:00 - We might actually have baseball. Rob Manfred and players union chief Tony Clark meet and it looks like a deal will get done. So why did it take this longer? Has irreparable damage been done to the league? Plus, with Dr. Anthony Fauci saying baseball should not play into October, does that mean MLB needs a deal now?12:30 - The Bears new offensive assistant coaches meet the media. The guys discuss what the staff changes mean for the offense in 2020. Plus Kap compares Mitch to Javy Baez?19:00 - The NBA releases its memo for life in the Disney World bubble. And the devil is in the details... 100-plus pages worth.
Sammy Sosa joins David Kaplan on SportsTalk Live. They discuss “Long Gone Summer” as well as Sammy’s strained relationship with the Cubs. Plus, he addresses his alleged PED use and whether or not he has taken any. Sosa then talks about whether or not he’s spoken with anyone from the Ricketts family as well as how he fixed his swing to become a MVP-level player.
Laurence Holmes, David Haugh and Adam Hoge join Kap on the panel. Rob Manfred is drawing heavy criticism as he changes his tune on a potential baseball season. Can something be salvaged? Should he lose his job?Kyrie Irving is being criticized for his criticisms of the NBA’s restart plan. Is that warranted?Later, Kap continues his conversation with Sammy Sosa. He talks about whether or not he has talked to the Ricketts family as well as how his swing changed to make him a MVP-caliber player. Finally, Kyle Long says he hasn’t retired. He was fired. The guys react to those comments. 0:00 - Rob Manfred is getting heavily criticized as baseball’s season is on the brink. They are still going to find a way to get a deal done, right?7:30 - Kyrie Irving is getting criticized for his criticisms of the NBA’s restart plan. 10:00 - It’s part 2 of Kap’s interview with Sammy Sosa. He talks about whether or not he’s spoken with anyone from the Ricketts family as well as how he fixed his swing to become a MVP-level player. 19:30 - Kyle Long says he didn’t retire, he was fired.
It’s a dark day for baseball. Laurence Holmes, Chuck Garfien and Gordon Wittenmyer join Kap on a Monday edition of STL. Rob Manfred is less than 100% confident that there will be a baseball season. Is this just posturing? Is there any reason for hope? And does this commissioner even like baseball?Later, Sammy Sosa joins Kap on the show. They discuss “Long Gone Summer” as well as Sammy’s strained relationship with the Cubs. Plus he addresses his alleged PED use and whether or not he has taken any. 0:00 - The 2020 baseball season is in doubt. Less than a week after Rob Manfred said a season will happen, he now says he is less than 100 percent confident. How did this commissioner get his sport in this position?11:00 - Sammy Sosa joins Kap on the show. They discuss “Long Gone Summer” and his strained relationship with the Cubs. Plus, he addresses the rumors of PEDs usage and if he ever took anything.
David Haugh, Jason Goff and JJ Stankevitz join Kap on a Friday edition of STL. When the Bears acquired Nick Foles, Mitch Trubisky was pissed off... but in a good way. Will that anger help him win the QB battle? And does he have the advantage if there is a shorter preseason?The NBA releases its new schedule and teams are going to be in the Disney World bubble for a loooooong time. Will this plan work?Later, Kap is joined by one of the newest Cubs Ed Howard. The Mount Carmel H.S. shortstop talks about what it’s like to be drafted by one of his hometown teams, his relationship with Tim Anderson and the role his parents played in his life. Finally, the guys talk about what the most want to see out of Sunday night’s Sosa/McGwire documentary. 0:00 - Mitch Trubisky said he was “pissed off in a good way” when the Bears acquired Nick Foles. So will he improve? And does Mitch have the edge if there is a shorter preseason?6:00 - The NBA announces the schedule for its restarted season with teams going into the bubble in early July and the season ended as late as mid October. Will this plan actually work?11:00 - Chicago-native and Cubs draft pick Ed Howard joins Kap. They talk about getting drafted by a hometown team, the influence Tim Anderson has had on him and the importance of his father in his life. 20:00 - The guys discuss what they’re looking forward to see in Sunday’s Sosa/McGwire documentary.
Laurence Holmes, Chuck Garfien and Russ Dorsey join Kap on a Thursday edition of STL. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred says there will be a baseball season. Despite that, the panel doesn’t seem all the confident. Do the owners even want to make a deal or do they just want to force a season on the players?The White Sox played a role in Ed Howard becoming a first round draft pick. But they passed on him. The Cubs ended up taking him at 16. Did the Sox make a mistake?Plus Roquan Smith says he’ll play with a chip on his shoulder in 2020 and the guys talk about a potentially shorter NFL preseason. Finally, Kap and Laurence discuss NBC Sports Chicago’s upcoming special “Race in America: A Candid Conversation”. 0:00 - MLB commissioner Rob Manfred says there 100% will be baseball. Is the panel as confident as the commish? And do the owners even want to do a deal with the players or just force them to go back to work?5:30 - Ed Howard is a Chicago Cubs. Should the White Sox have selected the Jackie Robinson West alum instead?10:30 - Roquan Smith say he is going to play with a chip on his shoulder. Will he be better in 2020? And does anybody might the NFL preseason being cut in half?14:00 - Kap and Laurence preview NBC Sports Chicago’s special “Race in America: A Candid Conversation.” They also talk about Theo Epstein taking the lead in MLB supporting Black Lives Matter.
David Haugh, Adam Hoge and Gordon Wittenmyer join Kap on the panel. The baseball impasse continues and the dumb comments continue as well. This time it’s Cardinals owner Bill DeWitt, Jr. who says baseball “isn’t very profitable”. Is MLB going to push away casual sports fans as this drags on?Mt. Carmel’s Ed Howard is projected to go in the 1st round of the MLB Draft. Do either the White Sox or the Cubs have to take the local product?Later, former Cubs shortstop Ryan Theriot joins Kap. He runs a training center in his native Louisiana and has a few prospects who could go in the draft. He talks about how different this year’s draft process has been. Finally, Mitch Trubisky has been working out with some of the Bears’ offensive starters. Does that give him a leg up in the QB competition?0:00 - We don’t have a baseball season but we do have more dumb comments. The latest are from Cardinals owner Bill DeWitt, Jr. who said that baseball “isn’t very profitable.” 6:30 - Mt. Carmel shortstop Ed Howard is projected to be a first round pick in the MLB Draft. Do the White Sox or Cubs have to take him?10:00 - Former Cubs shortstop Ryan Theriot joins Kap. He trains baseball players in Louisiana including some draft prospects. He discusses this year’s different pre-draft process. 19:00 - Mitch Trubisky has been with working out with some of the Bears’ starters. Does that give him a leg up in the QB competition?
Laurence Holmes, Charlie Roumeliotis and Jesse Rogers join Kap on a Tuesday edition of STL. Sammy Sosa called into Kap’s radio show. The guys think it’s about time the Cubs welcomes him back to Wrigley. Meanwhile, the panel applauds Theo Epstein comments about looking inwards about his own hiring practices. Plus, Jesse has the latest on the MLB labor impasse. Later, John Wiedeman joins Kap. The radio voice of the Blackhawks re-lives the Blackhawks Stanley Cup triumph on the 10th anniversary. Plus the panel returns to look at the impact made by the 2010 Hawks. 0:00 - Sammy Sosa joined Kap on the radio. Will the Cubs finally let bygones by bygones and welcome him back to Wrigley?4:00 - Theo Epstein has some candid comments about his own hiring practices and address systemic racism. 7:30 - Are we any closer to a baseball deal? Jesse has the latest. 11:00 - Blackhawks radio play-by-play voice John Wiedeman joins Kap to re-live the night 10 years ago when the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup. 20:00 - The panel discusses the impact of the 2010 Blackhawks.
Laurence Holmes, David Haugh and Jamal Collier join Kap on a Monday edition of STL.Roger Goodell apologizes for not listening to the players about racism. How much good will come of it? Will Colin Kaepernick return to the field?We’re still waiting for baseball. The owners’ latest proposal is for a 76-game season. So is there actually some hope now? The panel discusses that plus USA Today’s Bob Nightengale joins Kap to talk about what a baseball season might look like. Arturas Karnisovas says he will be deliberate when it comes to deciding Jim Boylen’s future. Is his fate already sealed anyway? 0:00 - The guys catch up after the weekend and discuss the NFL’s Friday afternoon apology. 8:30 - There’s still no baseball season but is there more optimism in light of recent discussions?12:00 - USA Today’s Bob Nightengale joins Kap to discuss the chances that we will have baseball in 2020, what the season might look like and who should take the blame for this dragging out as long as it has?19:00 - Arturas Karnisovas says he will be deliberate in his decision making when it comes to the coaching staff. But is Jim Boylen’s fate already sealed? Plus, can A.K. get Lauri Markkanen to play better?
David Haugh, Chuck Garfien and JJ Stankevitz join Kap on a Friday edition of STL. The MLB owners and players appear to be farther apart then ever with the union saying they will not take a further pay cut. Is the sport about to strike out forever?Meanwhile, the Bulls season is over. Will a nine-month lay-off help or hurt them? Plus, the Bears may not get together as a team until training camp. Will that hurt them at all?Finally, Jean Lenti Ponsetto will retire as DePaul athletic director this summer. Can a new AD get the men’s basketball team back to national prominence?0:00 - There’s still no baseball and the two sides don’t even appear to be in the same ballpark. Are the owners and players heading for a mutually assured destruction? Does one side need to give in first for the good of the game?11:00 - The NBA is returning but the Bulls won’t take part. Is it better for them to have a 9-month lay-off?15:00 - The Bears and other NFL teams may not get to work out together until training camp. Does the hurt the Bears?19:00 - Jean Lenti Ponsetto will retire as DePaul AD this summer. Can a new AD bring the Blue Demons men’s basketball team back to national prominence?
KC Johnson, Gordon Wittenmyer and Russ Dorsey join Kap on a Thursday edition of SportsTalk Live. The guys begin with an open conversation about the unrest in our country. Russ is very candid with his thoughts and emotions when the protests began to spread throughout the US. Plus they discuss Akiem Hicks’ comments about Colin Kaepernick being blackballed. Later, Adam Amin joins Kap. The new TV voice of the Bulls talks about the sudden end of the Bulls season, the changes in the front office and reasons for optimism for the future. Finally, the panel returns to discuss the NBA’s plan to return and the lack of progress by MLB. 0:00 - The guys discuss the state of the country as protests continue following George Floyd’s death. Russ candidly talks about his feeling as the unrest in Chicago and other city began over the weekend. Plus, they talk about Akiem Hicks’ response when he was asked Colin Kaepernick being blackballed. 11:00 - Adam Amin joins Kap on the show. The new TV voice of the Bulls talks about the end of the team’s season and his optimism about the future. 18:00 - The NBA will return with 24 teams. 20:00 - Baseball still doesn’t have a plan. Is it almost too late?
The guys begin the show by discussing the unrest in our country. Then, they talk about Vic Fangio’s apology after saying he doesn’t see racism in the NFL. Plus, Drew Brees says he “will never agree will anybody disrespecting the flag.” One of his teammates was not pleased. The NBA is coming back with 22 teams. The Bulls are not one of them. The guys talk about the restart plan. Finally, Bears virtual OTAs continue. What do we want to hear Mitch Trubisky and Nick Foles say to the media on Thursday?0:00- The guys discuss the state of our country and Vic Fangio’s apology after saying he did not see racism in the NFL. Also, the talk about Drew Brees’ criticisms of Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling during the anthem and how he will “never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America.”13:00- The NBA is coming back. The guys discuss the 22-team restart plan which ends the Bulls’ season.19:00- The Bears continue OTAs via Zoom. What do we want to hear from Mitch and Nick on Thursday?
Laurence Holmes, Adam Hoge and Corey Robinson join Kap on the panel. The guys start the show with a conversation about the local and national protests over George Floyd’s death. They talk about the importance of having tough conversations and also listening to each other to try and improve as a society. Later, the guys discuss the latest in MLB’s restart negotiations. Do we feel like we are closer to a deal? Would a season of 50-60 games be too short? Plus the guys discuss MLB’s lack of a statement regarding George Floyd’s death as well as Cubs co-owner/Nebraska governor Pete Ricketts’ controversial comments to black clergy in Omaha. 0:00 - The guys discuss the protests in Chicago and around the country. They also talk about the importance of just listening and talk to each other. 12:30 - Are MLB and the players association actually any closer to reaching a deal? And is a 50-60 game season too short? Plus, the guys discuss MLB’s lack of a statement in the wake of George Floyd’s death as well as Cubs co-owner Pete Ricketts’ comments to black clergy in Nebraska.
Laurence Holmes, Jason Goff and David Haugh join Kap on the show. They talk about this past weekend’s unrest in Chicago and around he current in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Later Tim Anderson joins Kap and Chick Garfien. They discuss the events of the past week from Tim’s perspective.
Chuck Garfien, Charlie Roumeliotis and Mark Carman join Kap on a Friday edition of SportsTalk Live. The stalemate continues between MLB owners and players. Will the two sides come to their sense? How close are we to the drop dead date to get a season started on time?The NHL has a plan. The Blackhawks are a part of it. Do they have enough championship experience to go on a deep playoff run?Later, Ken Rosenthal joins Kap to talk about the differences between baseball’s owners and players as they discuss how to start the season.Meanwhile, the NBA is targeting a late July return. Would the Bulls be better off if they were not a part of the league’s restart plans? 0:00 - The MLB season is teetering on the brink. When will it be too late to start a season? And are the owners and players risking the death of the league if they can’t come to an agreement?6:30 - The NHL has a restart plan and the Blackhawks will be a part of it. So can they go on a run?9:00 - Ken Rosenthal join Kap to talk about the stalemate between the MLB owners and players. 19:00 - The NBA is looking to restart its season. Would the Bulls be better off not taking part?
Laurence Holmes, David Haugh and Gordon Wittenmyer join Kap on the panel. 0:00 - The animosity between MLB owners and players continues. Does it now seem less likely that we will have baseball in 2020?10:00 - Eddie Olczyk joins Kap to talk about the NHL’s restart plan and the Blackhawks chances once the games resume. 19:00 - The NBA is still working on its restart plan. So the Bulls be a part of it when the league resumes?
David Haugh, JJ Stankevitz and Scott King join Kap on a Wednesday edition of SportsTalk Live. The MLB players are extremely displeased with the owners’ proposal. What are the chances we will not have baseball at all this year?The NHL has a plan and the Blackhawks are a part of it. Meanwhile, should the NBA restart its season with the playoffs as well?Later, Kap is joined by NBC Sports’ Liam McHugh to talk about the potential return of the NHL and the Blackhawks’ chances in the playoffs. Finally, ESPN’s NFL power index has the Bears ranked 21st. Is that about right?0:00 - The MLBPA says it’s “extremely disappointed” by the owners’ proposal. Is this just a negotiating stance or could we actually not have baseball in 2020?5:00 - The NHL has a plan. The guys discuss the excitement of having the Blackhawks back in the playoffs. 8:00 - The NBA is still negotiating its restart. Should the scrap the regular season and start with the playoffs as well?11:00 - NBC Sports’ Liam McHugh join Kap to talk about the NHL’s plans to return and how the Blackhawks might fare in the playoffs. 18:00 - ESPN ranks the Bears 21st in its power index. Is that about right?
Laurence Holmes, Pat Boyle and Adam Hoge join Kap to discuss the NHL's return to play plan.The NHL outlines its plan for a 24-team playoff and the Blackhawks are in. Could they go on a run?Meanwhile, “The Last Dance” will not stop making headlines. Audio has surfaced of Michael Jordan saying he wouldn’t play on The Dream Team if Isiah was on it. Do the continuing controversies stemming from the 10-part series lessen the enjoyment of watching it?Finally, NBC Sports Chicago senior producer Ryan McGuffey joins Kap to discuss the upcoming “Sports Uncovered” podcast focusing on Michael Jordan’s return to the Bulls after he announced “I’m back.”0:00 - The NHL announces its return to play plan and the Blackhawks are in the Stanley Cup playoffs. They’ll face the Oilers in the qualifying round. Could they actually go on a run?12:15 - In “The Last Dance”, Michael Jordan said he never told Rod Thorn he wouldn’t play on The Dream Team If Isiah was on it. Well, audio has surfaced and MJ did say he didn’t want Isiah on the team. Is anyone surprised?16:00 - NBC Sports Chicago senior producer Ryan McGuffey joins Kap. They discuss the upcoming “Sports Uncovered” podcast focusing on Michael Jordan’s “I’m Back” return.