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

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


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




NHL Network analyst EJ Hradek

EJ Hradek joins Michelle & Randy to break down an unlikely but incredible Game 5 win, how the mindset for these teams have changed over the series, Blues stealing the momentum and putting the pressure on the Avs, how he sees Game 6 playing out strategy-wise and the importance of the Blues to continue their forecheck & o-zone time domination.


"Quest for the Stanley Cup" writer Steven Stern

Every year ESPN+ puts together the incredible "Quest for the Stanley Cup", which debuts later this afternoon. The executive writer for the series, Steven Stern, join Karraker & Smallmon to talk about the series, how the access and reaction from players and coaches has changed over the years, some coaches and players really embracing the medium & how much the Blues winning will help them.


Blues broadcaster Joey Vitale

Joey Vitale joins the show to first confuse us about the origin of french fries, then school us in the art of the belgian waffle, all before breaking down a huge Game 5 win for the Blues, getting choked up from the Bozak goal, the energy in this series switching to the Blues and how he sees tonight playing out.


Former PGA Pro Jay Delsing

Jay Delsing joins the show to talk about an unprecedented collapse from the weekend, how his pre-season picks are fairing on the tour so far and takes your golfing questions/tip/tricks/etc


Karraker & Smallmon - May 27th, 2022

7:00 - Cardinals drop the first of a 4-game series to the Brewers, we can't talk about enough about this Game 6 tonight! 7:15 - Peak & Pit: A lot of peaks from the Blues game but not many pits to be found. 7:30 - Former PGA Pro Jay Delsing talks about a terrible collapse over the weekend and takes your golfing questions 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Fresh Take: Friday Mad Libs: Blues will win tonight if _______ 8:15 - Joey Vitale joins the show to talk about French fries, Belgian waffles and how the...


Former Blue, Blackhawk Jamal Mayers

Jammer joins the program to talk about the big switches we saw in Game 5 from both sides, the connectivity of the blues forwards being the biggest difference, the Blues never give up mentality, Kyrou's mistake on MacKinnon's final goal, the pressure switching to Colorado, an unbelievable game from Husso and the Blues ability to get to Kuemper.


Blues broadcaster John Kelly

JK joins Randy & Michelle to break down a huge Game 4 for the Blues, making the natural comparison to the Monday Night Miracle, how Berube's resiliency resonated for the entire team, Thomas breaking through in the 3rd, the silence in Ball Arena after those goals and his thoughts looking towards Game 6.


The Athletics' Blues reporter Jeremy Rutherford

JR joins Randy & Michelle with some special music as they get into the comeback in Game 4 by the St. Louis Blues, how THAT game happened THAT way, the Avs playing a prevent defense, how the Blues offense came together in the 3rd and what adjustments the Blues made to get there.


MLB Network host Greg Amsinger

Lead MLB Network host Greg Amsinger joins Karraker & Smallmon (on his day off!) to talk about the last week in Cardinals and MLB baseball, including a potential tipping point in the Jordan Hicks experience, Gorman's hot start, Stanton's year in the Bronx and the most important lesson he ever learned from Bob Costas.


Karraker & Smallmon - May 26th, 2022

7:00 - BLUES BLUES BLUES BLUES BLUES BLUES BLUES BLUES, cardinals, tatum, BLUES BLUES BLUES 7:15 - Sick of it! Hard to list anything here after last night... 7:30 - Greg Amsinger on the Blues win, the Jordan Hicks experiment, Giancarlo Stanton & more 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Jeremy Rutherford talks Blues comeback win in Game 5 and looks forward to game 6 in STL 8:15 - Fresh Take: We hear from St. Louis as the city celebrate a great night of hockey 8:30 - The Fight 8:45 - John Kelly on the Blues...


ESPN's NHL reporter Greg Wyshynski

Greg joins Michelle & Randy to break down why he thinks this series is over for the Blues, the changes and variables since he made his original Blues-over-Avs prediction, the play of Husso in Binnington's absence, why the puck-handling factor is so large, if the Blues should make the extreme move to Charlie Lindgren, what makes Maroon so great as a playoff performer, McDavid doing his best Lemieux impression and the seemingly inevitable Avs-Lightning SC final.


Karraker & Smallmon - May 25th, 2022

7:00 - Cardinals drop the 2nd game against the Blue Jay 8-1, Blues in action tonight at 7PM trying to stave off elimination, Tkachuk on the ropes 7:15 - Ask Uncle Randy! 7:30 - Show Me the Money! There are a few Blues players who have some money to make by stepping up tonight...who does it? 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Fresh Take: One shift, one period, one game at a time...can the Blues get this to Game 6 and then get right from there? 8:15 - ESPN's Greg Wyshynski on the Blues having an impossible...


Adam Wainwright on for "Wednesdays with Waino"

Adam Wainwright joins Karraker & Smallmon for his weekly dose of "Wednesdays with Waino", getting into the trivia acumen of Randy and the best Cardinals for your trivia tables, how much Adam likes to grill and if he has any tips/secrets, the young guys on the team using him as an outlet because of his experience, learning from the young players as well, how much of a spark a team full of young players con provide, his breakdown of Yadi v. Pujols as pitchers, some fair criticism for Yadi's...


Former Blue, Blackhawk and Stanley Cup Champion Jamal Mayers

Jamal joins the program to give some much-needed former player takes on the extra happening in this series, taking it one period at a time and forcing another game, the bad time for a penalty from Perron and Kadri benefitting on the ice from the Blues, extra motivation.


Cardinals broadcaster Mike Claiborne

Claibs joins Karraker & Smallmon to talk about two takes in a city as the Blues lose and the Cardinals win, whether or not the Blues have a fighting chance in the series, the lingering questions about the Cardinals left-handed hitting, Claibs' early assessment of Matthew Liberator as a pitcher, needing more from Hudson and Hicks, Flaherty being on course, the emergence of Helsley and how Marmol management of the pitcher changes the questions around the closer spot.


Blues, TNT broadcaster Darren Pang

Panger joins Karraker & Smallmon to talk about a rough night in Game 4 for the Blues, the need to generate 5-v-5 scoring chances, giving Avs credit for slowing down Blues top players, Kadri's crazy shot, his thoughts on the play of Husso in the series so far, the changes he wants to see on defense and his script for the Blues winning G5 to extend the series.


Karraker & Smallmon - May 24th, 2022

7:00 - It was a tough night in St. Louis after a Blues loss that put them down 1-3, but, hey, at least the Cards won? 7:15 - Feelings circle for the listeners and hosts after a rough, late evening 7:30 - Cardinals at the quarter-pole: time to review the status of our preseason predictions 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Fresh Take: What's the biggest takeaway from Game 5? And they're not tied...so does that mean the Blues are "toast"? 8:15 - Panger talks about a rough night for the Blues and the...


Avalanche broadcaster Conor McGahey

Avs TV and radio voice Conor McGahey joins Karraker & Smallmon to give the Colorado view on the Kadri play, expecting another tough game tonight in Game 4, Berube & the Blues shutting down Makar and MacKinnon, the Avs loss of Gerard on the back end and expecting tonight to be the turning point in an incredible series.


Cardinals broadcaster Dan McLaughlin

Danny Mac joins Randy & Michelle to talk about a big weekend for the Cardinals as the swept the Pirates, Nolan Gorman and Matthew Liberatore make their major league debuts, the importance of Edman's versatility and big year at the plate and getting to see milestones and something special almost every night with Pujols and Yadi.


Blues broadcaster Chris Kerber

Chris Kerber joins the program to talk about the game that the series will hinge on tonight, his thoughts on the Kadri play, the Blues need to get back to G2 and play their game, the loss of Binnington's ability to handle the puck, the need for the forwards to improve their connectivity and if the Blues will see Scandella this series.