In the final hour, Gabe Ramirez and Hub Arkush were joined by Alex Gold of 610 Sports in Kansas City to preview the Bears-Chiefs matchup in the preseason Saturday. After that, Ramirez and Arkush shared which players they'll be keeping an eye on in the Bears' first game action Saturday. Later, they ended the show with what they called "Twitter time."
In the second hour, Gabe Ramirez and Hub Arkush debated who will be the Bears' difference-makers this season. With an offense full of unrecognizable names, Bears fans are finding it hard to believe in the new offense. Later, Eric Edholm of Yahoo Sports joined the show to share the national perspective on the Bears and to discuss which team might leap from worst to first in its division in 2022.
Gabe Ramirez and Hub Arkush opened their show with a focus on the Bears, as Arkush shared his most important observations from training camp. Will star linebacker Roquan Smith be traded? Or will the Bears sign him to a long-term contract extension?
NFL insider Hub Arkush of Pro Football Weekly joined the show. Hub gave insight on Roquan Smith and isn't sure where he will end up, but he described Pittsburgh as a “good fit” in their system. The guys asked about the complications with Smith since he does not have an agent. Hub said Smith is a better player than Ryan Shazier was at his best and he's among the most underrated players in the league. He thinks a 1 and a 3 or maybe a 1 and a 4 could go a big way in getting a deal done. Hub said the asking price might be over $100 million with around $55 million guaranteed, but he isn't sure if he will get quite that. The chat then shifted to Mitch Trubisky, who Hub still believes can do something in this league as he showed in his second season. A former Bear that Hub really likes is James Daniels, who he expects to do great things with Pittsburgh and he's upset Chicago didn't have interest in bringing him back. He described Daniels as a steal for what they paid in free agency, but a big surprise to the guys – Hub said Daniels is best at center. Former Steelers QB/WR Kordell “SLASH” Stewart joined the show. Kordell talked about how the game has changed since his day and how well he would fit into today's game since he was clearly ahead of his time. He talked about the difficulties that came with going from WR to QB and back again, and how his spot never felt completely secure no matter how well he played. He said he's not upset that he missed out on huge NFL money since he came around 25+ years ago and said his NFL time was a lot of fun. The guys asked him about QBs like Lamar Jackson and Kyler Murray in today's game. He said he definitely had tough times in the league, but when times were good, he was great. His time in Pittsburgh was his favorite and his “Slash” era was a great memory. Kordell gave his thoughts on the Steelers current QB situation with Mitch Trubisky and Kenny Pickett. He talked about the career of Ben Roethlisberger. The guys asked Kordell what he's up to now as he dives into the sports media business.
Training camp became a bit complicated for the Chicago Bears on Tuesday when Roquan Smith publicly acknowledged his trade request. Hub Arkush, Sean Hammond and Kyle Nabors discuss the latest news.
In the final hour of Game Play, Matt Cauz talks to Pro Football Weekly executive editor and Westwood One sideline reporter, Hub Arkush about some of the best defensive players in NFL history. Then Matt is joined by TSN Edge's Evan Render to share his betting advice for the NFL preseason, this week's slate of CFL games and Matt's Cowardly Bet of the Day.
Executive Editor for Pro Football Weekly and Sideline Reporter for Westwood One, Hub Arkush joins Game Play to chat about some of the best defensive players in NFL history, Hall of Fame inductions, expectations for Justin Fields and more.
What's the plan for Roquan Smith? And Teven Jenkins' absence Thursday opens up a new training camp storyline. Hub Arkush, Sean Hammond and Kyle Nabors discuss the latest news from Halas Hall.
How much progress should we expect to see from Justin Fields? Will Robert Quinn report on Tuesday? Hub Arkush, Sean Hammond and Kyle Nabors preview Bears training camp, which gets underway at Halas Hall next week.
In the 3rd hour of Parkins & Spiegel, host Mark Grote talks White Sox after Rick Hahn said the media calling Eloy Jimenez injury prone is "lazy analysis" - and then Steve Stone said Eloy is injury prone. Later, Hub Arkush comes on to talk Bears and their newest receiver K'Neal Harry.
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What's up with Robert Quinn? And how unsettled is the offensive line? Hub Arkush, Sean Hammond and Kyle Nabors discuss the latest news following the conclusion of the Bears' offseason program.
In the final hour, Hub Arkush was joined by Sean Salisbury of SportsTalk 790 to discuss coach Lovie Smith's effect on the Texans, if Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson will play this season and whether Justin Fields is the long-term answer for the Bears at quarterback. Arkush then took a brief moment to pay tribute to friend and veteran writer John "Moon" Mullin in his fight against cancer. Later, he took Bears calls from listeners.
Hub Arkush opened his show by recapping the biggest storylines coming out of Bears mandatory minicamp, which wrapped up earlier Thursday. What's star pass rusher Robert Quinn's future with the team? Who's going to bookend the offensive line at the tackle positions? And why haven't the Bears locked up linebacker Roquan Smith on a long-term contract? To help answer those questions, Arkush welcomed on longtime Sun-Times reporter Mark Potash. Arkush ended the hour by reflecting on the Bears honoring the late, great Brian Piccolo at practice Thursday.
In the final hour of Saturday Suckage, Steve Rosenbloom was joined by Scott Merkin of MLB.com live from Guaranteed Rate Field to discuss the latest White Sox storylines. Later, Score football expert Hub Arkush joined the show to discuss the latest Bears storylines, including coach Matt Eberflus' comparison of quarterback Justin Fields to Cowboys star Dak Prescott.
In their second hour of a Friday night program, Gabe Ramirez and Anthony Herron compared their lists of the top 5 Bears that will elevate their games in 2022. Ramirez gave his list the previous night with Cole Kmet on top. Did Herron also have the tight end at #1? Hub Arkush then joined the program with his picks and wrapped up a busy week of Bears OTAs.
The Bears continued OTAs this week with Teven Jenkins lining up at right tackle. Hub Arkush, Sean Hammond and Kyle Nabors discuss the latest news and notes from Halas Hall.
Today is the first available media day at OTAs. Mark Grote was there and brought us all of the best audio of the morning. We heard how coach Matt Eberflus doesn't care about your schedule release and is all for a little "Bear on Bear action." Hub Arkush was also at OTAs. He joins us with more of a big-picture look at the Bears' rebuild that lies ahead. Does Hub agree with the sentiment that this new Bears regime has completely given up hope with Justin Fields? Also, the new morning show at B96 are big fans of Shane's Meat.
Gabe Ramirez and Anthony Herron opened their show with a call from Score teammate Danny Parkins, who wants them to put more respect on his name for having the scoop on the entire Bears' schedule for 2022. Later, Score insider Hub Arkush joined the show to share his takeaways on the Bears' schedule.
Let's hear from the new Chicago Bears rookies. They have optimism, youthfulness and a shared fondness for Bears legend Charles "Peanut" Tillman. Then, Shane tracks down Trestan Ebner's sister Tiana, who the Bears called on draft day when they couldn't get a hold of Trestan. Also, Hub Arkush was at Halas Hall all day talking to the new rookies. He joins us for the back half of this hour.
Score senior football expert Hub Arkush breaks down the how the Bears will attack the NFL Draft as they prepare to make their initial selections Friday. Is Georgia receiver George Pickens a possibility? Hub also talks about the guys he likes and the guys he wouldn't get near with a 10-foot-pole. Then, it's the anniversary of the Lee Elia tirade recorded by the late, great Les Grobstein. This show has a unique connection to that audio and it MIGHT have something to do with Paul Konerko. Later, Pickens' high school coach Josh Niblett joins the show and rejects the rumors that Pickens might not be that great of a guy.
In the second hour, Cody Decker was joined by Score senior football analyst Hub Arkush to discuss the latest Bears storylines and to preview the NFL Draft. Later, Score executive producer Rick Camp joined the show to discuss the Bulls' struggles and their outlook for the playoffs. Later, Decker shared his best upcoming bets to make.
In the final hour, Anthony Herron was joined by comedian and Cubs fan Joe Kilgallon to preview the new season. Is outfielder Seiya Suzuki is a star in waiting? What should the expectations be for the Cubs? Later, Score football insider Hub Arkush joined the show to discuss Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians stepping away from coaching and moving into the front office, paving the way for Todd Bowles to take over the head coaching job.
670 senior football expert Hub Arkush is down there in Florida listening to general manager Ryan Poles and coach Matt Eberflus, so we check in with him on whether the Bears can be competitive in the first year of the new regime's tenure. Then, the White Sox senior vice president of marketing Brooks Boyer jumps on to discuss the changes in beer partnerships and other modifications to Guaranteed Rate Field this upcoming season. Later, the creator of BluBlocker sunglasses and the best 30-minute infomercial of all time has passed away at 83 years old. We eulogize him.
670 senior football expert Hub Arkush is down there in Florida listening to general manager Ryan Poles and coach Matt Eberflus, so we check in with him on whether the Bears can be competitive in the first year of the new regime's tenure.
In the third hour, Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel were joined by former Score producer and WBBM executive Jay Zawaski to reflect on his last day on the job at Audacy after two decades with the company. He reflected on how the station has evolved in a great Score Stories segment and previewed what's next for him. After that, Parkins and Spiegel discussed how the Browns did a real gross favor for quarterback Deshaun Watson in acquiring him in a trade with the Texans. Later, Score football expert Hub Arkush joined the show to discuss the latest NFL storylines.
Hub Arkush opened his show by reacting to the news that color commentator Troy Aikman is on the verge of leaving Fox Sports for the Monday Night Football booth on ESPN. After that, Packers play-by-play voice Wayne Larrivee joined the show to discuss what new Bears offensive coordinator Luke Getsy will bring to Chicago and what to expect regarding Green Bay's quarterback future. Later, Score baseball insider Bruce Levine joined the program to discuss the latest updates in the MLB lockout.
In final hour, Hub Arkush responded to listeners' questions about NFL Sunday Ticket, Packers star quarterback Aaron Rodgers' future and how quickly the Bears can rebuild. After that, Arkush and the crew replayed Yahoo Sports writer Eric Edholm's interview on the Score earlier in the day in which he previewed the NFL Combine. Arkush then closed out his show by elaborating on his previous job as a zookeeper.
In the second hour, Hub Arkush was joined by Score executive producer Rick Camp to discuss the Bulls' recent addition of big man Tristan Thompson, how they'll manage star guard Zach LaVine's workload and more. Afterward, Arkush opened up the phone lines and responded to multiple topics, including whom the Bears can realistically pursue in free agency.
In the second hour, Hub Arkush was joined by Rob Schaefer of NBC Sports Chicago to share the latest updates from All-Star weekend in Cleveland, where Bulls guard Ayo Dosunmu will play in the Rising Stars Challenge later in the evening. Schaefer and co-worker K.C. Johnson recently had a 40-minute conversation with Dosunmu, so he shared his takeaways from that. Later, Arkush listened back to former White Sox ace Jack McDowell's interview on the Parkins & Spiegel Show earlier in the afternoon.