Full show podcasts in one-hour segments, of Zolak & Bertrand, updated weekdays. Listen to Zo & Beetle live every weekday from 10am-2pm ET on Boston's Home for Sports, 98.5 The Sports Hub.
(0:00) Betrand and Hardy open the final hour by reacting to Al Hortford upgrading from doubtful to questionable for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals. (10:32) Tyler and the guys talk more about Chaim Bloom and if it is too early in his three-year tenure to hold him accountable for the team's problems. (21:58) We continue to touch on the RedSox along with the Bruins and Celtics news of the day. (34:18) Today's Takeaway.
(0:00) Betrand and Hardy open up the third hour on if the Red Sox have any real interest on bringing back Xander Bogaerts. (13:47) Tyler and the guys debate on if Chaim Bloom is going to help the Red Sox with the Xander Bogaerts situation. (24:13) We question whether it's time for the Red Sox to move off from Chaim Bloom. (31:29) New England Revolution Head Coach and Sporting Director, Bruce Arena, joins the show to discuss the team's 2-2 draw against Atlanta United, Matt Turner's upcoming departure, and the third anniversary of his hiring.
(0:00) Bertrand and Hardy begin the second hour by reacting to the breaking news of Bruins GM Don Sweeney quote ‘Not Going Anywhere,' as Cam Neely tweets he plans to give him a contract extension. (9:38) The guys question whether Cam Neely will fire Bruce Cassidy after his comments about changing the team's coaching style. (19:49) We continue our conversation on the Bruins outlook with Don Sweeney returning and whether this team needs a philosophical change. (29:34) The guys end the hour reflecting on the Red Sox win over the Astros with Nick Pivetta's two-hit complete game and where they stand moving forward.
(0:00) Bertrand and Hardy start the show by predicting the Celtics Game 2 outcome of the Eastern Conference Finals and if it is a must win game in the series. (13:20) We get some intel from a caller about the status of Derrick White's situation on why he will not be available for Game 2. (25:41) The guys react to the official news of Derrick White's absence for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals. (36:30) We continue to discuss Derrick White being out tonight and receive the breaking news of Don Sweeney and the Bruins working on an extension.
(0:00) Zolak and Betrand open the final hour by diving into Cam's backstory a bit before circling back to the Celtics losing Game 1. (10:37) The guys discuss whether the Patriots are setting Mac Jones up for a backslide due to their coaching staff structure. (20:43) We question whether Bill Belichick will be calling plays for the Patriots offense and whether Nick Caley is upset that he was blocked from joining the Raiders. (34:17) Today's Takeaway.
(0:00) Zolak and Bertrand start the third hour by diving into Ime Udoka's comments about Jayson Tatum's and Jaylen Brown's performance against the Heat last night. (8:29) We go back and forth on the NBA continuing to take steps towards a new in-season tournament. (22:15) The crew discusses whether it's fair to be frustrated with Marcus Smart after he was standing and animated on the bench throughout Game 1. (28:14) We test our new intern Cam and introduce him to the rest of the show.
(0:00) Zolak and Bertrand begin the second hour by reacting to Nate Eovaldi getting shelled against the Astros last night. (13:34) We react to Don Sweeney speaking on his future and still not having a contract beyond this past season, and Scott Boras shutting down extension talks between the Red Sox and Xander Bogaerts. (24:14) The crew touches on the 11th annual “Call Your Caddy” Classic. (30:35) We discuss Tom Brady getting his own Netflix roast and how he feels about media criticism.
(0:00) Zolak and Bertrand start the show by reacting to the Celtics dropping Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals.. (12:25) We dive into where things stand for Al Horford after landing in COVID-19 protocols and the potential of another key player landing in it. (22:49) The crew discusses Grant Williams being mic'd-up last night and the fallout of COVID-19 playing a major role in this series. (32:17) We touch on Jimmy Butler's performance and the Celtics maintaining their defensive identity.
(0:00) Zolak and Betrand open the final hour discussing the Zo Cliffhanger and ways to get back at Fred. (9:15) The guys discuss Patrick Beverley's appearances on ESPN that went viral over the last week. (19:05) We touch on a range of NFL stories from Drew Brees possibly unretiring to Vince Wilfork being inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame. (34:07) Today's Takeaway.
(0:00) Zolak and Betrand open up hour 3 discussing the current state of the Patriots coaching staff and the undeclared roles of the assistant coaches. (9:17) The crew continues their discussion on the Patriots and their makeshift coaching staff. (23:48) We look into the odds that the team trailing 3-2 comes back and wins the series. Also, they dive into which team is a better brand, the Celtics or the Lakers. (33:43) Zo has been accused of calling out of work more than anyone at the station. The guys touch on that and the new addition to the studio, the Zo Cliffhanger.
(0:00) Zolak and Bertrand begin the second hour by diving further into the Celtics outlook for the rest of the playoffs and what their theme song should be. (14:02) We discuss all time bad first pitches and the problems with the Red Sox bullpen. (26:10) The crew continues discussing the Red Sox by opening up a conversation regarding Xander Bogaerts and his current contract situation. (33:47) We conclude the second hour with some Celtics talk and how they stand heading into the Eastern Conference Finals.
(0:00) Zolak and Bertrand start the show discussing Patrice Bergeron's future and whether or not the Bruins should move on from Don Sweeney. (13:25) We continue our conversation about what is next for Patrice Bergeron and where the Bruins have gone wrong over the last several years. (23:43) Beetle discusses his thoughts on the Celtics advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals and makes it clear that Boston is heading to the NBA Finals. (33:09) The guys continue the discussion on the Celtics and their upcoming series with the Miami Heat.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand start the fourth hour by discussing Matt Patricia and Joe Judge's comments about who will be calling plays on offense. (10:00) We look ahead to Celtics-Heat and some of the major storylines in the series. (20:53) The crew interviews our new intern Brian. (32:46) Today's Takeaways.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand start the third hour by getting Zo's reaction to the Patriots schedule. (11:58) We continue our conversation on the Patriots schedule and the impact of it on their season. (23:22) The crew hits on the Celtics sticking to their guns and not ducking the Nets down the stretch, and how it all paid off in the end. (32:01) We dive back into the life of Gino Cappelletti as Zo speaks on his passing.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand start the second hour by deciding where the blame should go after the Bruins were eliminated. (12:38) We go back and forth on the Bruins' outlook moving forward and what needs to happen for them to become Stanley Cup contenders. (25:23) The crew touches on how much credit Ime Udoka deserves for the Celtics season and whether Brad Stevens moving to the front office was necessary for this transformation. (34:07) We decipher what it would take for the Bruins to deal Brad Marchand.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand start the show by reacting to the Celtics winning Game 7 against the Bucks and advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals. (11:53) We continue our conversation on the Celtics' completing their comeback against the Bucks and whether they'll be gassed before facing the Heat. (22:46) The crew goes back and forth on the Bruins losing Game 7 against the Hurricanes and we question whether this team was just worse than what most thought. (33:43) We decide whether this is the end for Patrice Bergeron after Brad Marchand and Bruce Cassidy's post-game comments.
(0:00) Bertrand, Hardy and Ted Johnson, in for Zo, start the final hour by continuing the discussion of how Tom Brady will fare as a broadcaster. (9:45) We take a deeper dive into what the Bruins need to do to win game seven. (19:35) The guys discuss Trevor Story's decision to come to Boston after not getting a deal done with the Texas Rangers. (30:50) Fake Promo Friday
(0:00) Bertrand, Hardy and Ted Johnson, in for Zo, start the third hour discussing the Bruins' chances in game seven in Carolina. (8:40) We take a deeper dive into the crowd impact in Carolina. (21:45) The guys break down the playoff history for the Maple Leafs and why Beetle believes it's not ending anytime soon. (30:50) Ted Johnson gives his thoughts on Tom Brady's broadcasting contract with FOX Sports.
(0:00) Bertrand, Hardy and Ted Johnson, in for Zo, start the second hour reacting to the release of the Patriots' 2022 schedule (10:55) We break down the Patriots having four straight primetime games in the second half of the season. (25:30) We share more stories of Gino Cappelletti. (30:45) The guys analyze the reports of Matt Patricia and Joe Judge leading offensive meetings this offseason.
(0:00) Bertrand, Hardy and Ted Johnson, in for Zo, start the show breaking down the Bruins' 5-2 win in game six over Carolina. (10:40) The guys discuss if the Bruins can break how-ice advantage in game seven. (23:00) We take a deeper dive on how to view the Bruins' playoff run based on the result of game seven. (32:10) We react to the news of Gino Cappelletti passing away at the age of 89.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand start the fourth hour by discussing Matt Patricia and Joe Judge competing for play-calling duties. (13:12) We replay our interview from earlier in the show with Celtics Head Coach IME Udoka. (22:12) The crew questions whether the Patriots schedule is a big deal or not this year. (33:52) Today's Takeaways.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand start the third hour by reacting to the news of the Patriots playing on Thanksgiving. (8:04) We dive back into the Celtics choking away Game 5 and their struggles with offensive rebounding. (18:22) The crew touches on some old commercial talk after Beetle made an incorrect reference earlier in the show. (24:58) Revolution Head Coach and Sporting Director, Bruce Arena, joins the show to discuss Carles Gil's big performance against FC Cincinnati, Djordje Petrović's first game in net, and coaching on holidays.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand start the second hour by continuing their conversation about the Celtics loss last night and Jayson Tatum needing to be better. (12:49) We react to the Bruins making Matt Grzelcyk a healthy scratch and shaking up things once again. (12:49) The crew previews Game 6 between the Bruins and Hurricanes, along with the rumors surrounding the Patriots schedule for next season. (12:49) We touch on the Red Sox suffering another walk-off loss, before finding out the Patriots will be playing on Thanksgiving.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand start the show by reacting to the Celtics choking away Game 5. (12:15) We dive into the miscommunication on the final play between Marcus Smart and Jayson Tatum, along with the team's inability to secure offensive rebounds. (23:33) The crew continues to go back and forth on the fallout for the Celtics from Game 5 after letting a win slip away. (29:40) Celtics Head Coach Ime Udoka joins the show to discuss being on the brink of elimination, the miscommunication on the final play of the game, and being physical while defending Giannis Antetokounmpo.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand start the fourth hour by discussing Nelson Agholor's comments about his second year in New England. (10:31) We react to Bruce Cassidy announcing that Jeremy Swayman will be in net for Game 6. (24:29) The crew touches on some or the rumors surrounding the Patriots schedule release. (36:21) Today's Takeaways.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand start the third hour by discussing Bruce Cassidy's job security and whether he's saved his job with the Bruins competing in this series. (10:37) We continue our conversation on Tom Brady's new broadcast deal and the refs in the Bruins-Hurricanes series. (20:24) The crew reacts to the Red Sox finally snapping their losing streak against the Braves. (30:08) We go back and forth on the viral Tua Tagovailoa video of him underthrowing Tyreek Hill.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand start the second hour by questioning whether the Celtics might've poked the bear with Al Horford's response to Giannis Antetokounmpo in Game 4. (10:18) We react to the new figures of Tom Brady's deal with Fox Sports and whether he'll be a success in the broadcast booth. (23:42) The crew deciphers whether or not Tom Brady cares about being liked and if it'll impact him in his new role. (30:18) We go back and forth on whether Kevin Burkhardt will end up being Tom Brady's partner in the booth once he retires.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand start the show by reacting to the Bruins dropping Game 5 against the Hurricanes. (13:14) We go back and forth on the outlook for Game 6 between the Bruins-Hurricanes and Tom DeAngelo's controversial history. (24:23) The crew hits on Matt Grzelcyk's struggles in this series before a caller helps with Zo's bee problem. (34:03) We get Beetle's thoughts on the Celtics winning Game 5 after he was out yesterday.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand start the fourth hour by reading Zo's texts during the Celtics-Bucks game last night. (8:18) We continue to back and forth on our takeaways from the Celtics win last night and what it says that they won despite missing Robert Williams. (21:52) The crew goes through a number of stories across sports, as we question whether we care or not. (34:06) Today's Takeaways.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand start the third hour by continuing their conversation on Tom Brady's next gig at Fox and whether this makes sense for him moving forward. (12:07) We question whether Tom Brady has enough ability to succeed as a personality in the broadcast booth. (22:41) The crew reacts to the contract details for Tom Brady in his new deal with Fox. (32:03) We discuss the outlook for Game 5 between the Bruins and Hurricanes.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand start the second hour by continuing their conversation about the Celtics winning Game 4 and tying up the series 2-2 against the Bucks. (10:45) We continue to discuss the energy brought by Al Horford in Game 4 and the Celtics finding a way to win with Jaylen Brown in foul trouble. (20:06) The crew reacts to Tom Brady agreeing to join FOX Sports' broadcast booth after his playing career. (29:56) We discuss what's the reason for Tom Brady going this route after his playing career.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand start the show by reacting to the Celtics taking Game 4 and tying the series up 2-2. (11:30) We go back and forth on Al Horford's huge Game 4 and his impact on this team all season. (24:11) The crew analyzes the outlook for the rest of the series and whether Giannis Antetokounmpo is a dirty player. (33:30) We examine Grant Williams' rough performance with Rob Williams out.
(0:00) Zolak and Bertrand open hour four discussing Jaylen Brown's performance from game three and weekend drama. (11:01) The guys talk about various topics, including the Red Sox and their horrendous start to the season and Jayson Tatum and the Celtics performance. (21:24) We dive into Patrice Bergeron speculation and what the Celtics need to do to win tonight's game (33:42) Today's Takeaways.
(0:00) Zolak and Bertrand open hour three reacting to Bruins updates on Hampus Lindholm and Charlie McAvoy. (13:56) The guys look back at the Andrew Benintendi trade and debate whether or not it has worked out for the Red Sox and take Milliken to Red Sox therapy. (27:22) We discuss the Celtics' collapse in the final three minutes of the game and Rich Strike winning the 148th Kentucky Derby. (35:23) The crew discuss whether or not John Henry should be blamed for the Red Sox season and the Bruins chances heading back to Carolina.
(0:00) Zolak and Bertrand open hour two reacting to Patrice Bergeron taking a high stick to the eye and bringing his kids to the podium after game four. (9:56) The guys dive into the Red Sox 10-19 start to the season and whether or not ticket sales at Fenway Park will begin to decline. (20:33) The crew react to the salt and pepper shakers Zo brought in being stolen (29:10) We give our expectations for the Celtics heading into tonight's game.
(0:00) Zolak and Bertrand open hour one reacting to the Bruins game four victory against the Hurricanes to tie the series 2-2. (13:09) The guys react to the Celtics losing game three against the Bucks and Jayson Tatum's poor performance. (26:35) The crew react to the Red Sox losing another series after being swept by the White Sox and Trevor Story's poor play. (37:18) We discuss various topics, including Marcus Smart's no call, Hurricanes defenseman Tony DeAngelo's antics, and the Bruins play as of late.
(0:00) Zolak, Bertrand and Hardy start the final hour by discussing the Kentucky Derby tomorrow. (9:10) We react to reports of Phil Mickelson losing $40 million in gambling over a five-year period. (19:35) We discuss catching foul balls at baseball games. (27:05) Fake Promo Friday
(0:00) Zolak, Bertrand and Hardy start the third hour by discussing bad experiences with fellow passengers on airplanes. (13:10) We discuss who will have the worst weekend between the Bruins, Celtics and Red Sox. (22:35) The guys analyze David Pastrnak's comments entering game three against Carolina. (34:10) We discuss specialty nights to bring fans to Fenway Park over the summer.
(0:00) Zolak, Bertrand and Hardy start the second hour by analyzing how the Patriots can move on from Nelson Agholor. (11:00) The guys discuss remaining free agents in the NFL. (21:25) We take a deeper dive into Jaylen Brown's impact moving forward this postseason. (29:25) The guys discuss the Bruins entering game three at home as favorites.
(0:00) Zolak, Bertrand and Hardy start the show by discussing reports from a “close friend” of Xander Bogaerts that he will leave the Red Sox this offseason. (12:50) We discuss Shohei Ohtani's historic start at Fenway Park yesterday. (23:20) The guys react Greg Bedard's thoughts on the NFL Draft and the perception of picks such as Cole Strange and Tyquan Thornton. (35:55) The guys discuss reaching for draft picks.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand start the fourth hour by discussing Bruce Cassidy's future and the Celtics approach on offense. (12:47) We react to Tom Brady's recent tuck rule Tik Tok, before diving back into the Bruins. (23:54) The crew discusses the 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction class. (36:26) Today's Takeaways.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand start the third hour by discussing Mike Giardi's theory that Matt Groh ran the Patriots draft. (11:01) We dive back into Don Sweeney's resume and his biggest mistakes over the years. (24:03) The crew reacts to Kyle Van Noy's house listing before some pool talk. (33:16) Revolution Head Coach and Sporting Director Bruce Arena joins the show to discuss the team's shutout against Inter Miami FC, Matt Turner's getting married, and Damien Rivera's first start.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand start the second hour by diving into the Celtics outlook ahead of Game 3 against the Bucks and if they can keep defending Giannis Antetokounmpo with such success. (10:32) We react to the Red Sox epic collapse against the Angels last night. (27:25) The crew goes back and forth on Kyle Van Noy's house listing as he visits the Chargers today. (36:05) We dive into Matt Groh's comments about the Patriots draft class in 2022.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand start the show by discussing the Bruins falling down 0-2 against the Hurricane. (11:51) We go back and forth on the Hampus Lindholm hit and whether it's time to declare this series over. (24:16) We continue our conversation on the Bruins outlook for the rest of the series and whether Bruce Cassidy could be fired if they get swept. (31:52) Celtics Head Coach Ime Udoka joins the show to discuss the first two games against the Bucks, Grant Williams' voice on the team, and Marcus Smart's injury status.
(0:00) Zolak and Bertrand open hour one discussing pumping gasoline and diesel fuel. (8:18) The guys discuss Jaylen Brown's dominant performance in game two. (16:54) The crew debate whether or not the Bruins can avoid going down 0-2 to the Hurricanes in tonight's game. (30:01) Today's Takeaways.
(0:00) Zolak and Bertrand open hour three debating whether or not Patriots personnel executive Matt Groh had more of a say in the team's draft selections. (11:08) We continue our conversation about the Patriots draft and our experiences with the TV show ‘Pawn Stars.' (21:03) The guys discuss if the Patriots should have drafted WKU QB Bailey Zappe in the fourth round. (31:40) The crew react to a report that the great white shark ‘Ironbound' has reached the New Jersey coast.
(0:00) Zolak and Bertrand open hour two discussing the NFL International schedule with the Buccaneers set to play the first ever NFL game in Germany against the Seahawks. (9:39) The guys react to NBC Sports Boston's Phil Perry giving the Patriots a ‘C-‘ grade for their draft. (23:48) The crew react to Bill Belichick believing that first round pick Cole Strange would have not been available if the Patriots passed on him. (32:47) We debate whether or not the Patriots should have spent money to keep players like J.C. Jackson and Shaq Mason this offseason.
(0:00) Zolak and Bertrand open hour one reacting to the Celtics bounce back victory in game two against the Bucks. (11:38) The guys discuss whether or not the Celtics need to see more from Derrick White in this series, the Patriots wide receiver room, and Hampus Lindholm's impact with the Bruins. (22:04) We discuss what our expectations are for the Bruins heading into tonight's game two matchup against the Hurricanes. (32:22) The crew react to Michael Wacha's impressive start to the 2022 season for the Red Sox.
(0:00) Zolak and Bertrand open hour four continuing their Red Sox thoughts. (9:39) Why is Bill Belichick criticism at an all-time high? (20:40) NFL announces no Black Friday game this year. John Sterling messes up another home run call on Yankees radio. (28:40) Today's Takeaways.
(0:00) Zolak and Bertrand open hour three discussing the Bruins' Game 1 loss to the Hurricanes. (9:34) The Callers have constructive criticism for the Bruins. (20:15) Do Celtics look overrated after cruising past Nets? The guys preview Celtics-Bucks Game 2. (30:54) The crew reacts to the Red Sox current situation. Too early for knee jerk reactions?
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand start the second hour by questioning if the Patriots are better or worse than they were a year ago. (10:24) Peter King questions Belichick's draft decisions. (22:33) The guys continue their Patriots talk. Where do the Pats finish in the AFC East this year? (32:20) DeAndre Hopkins suspended for PEDs. Hopkins “confused and shocked” in statement.