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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.




Avalanche studio host Kyle Keefe

Studio host for the Avalanche on Altitude network, Kyle Keefe joins the program to talk about the Avs quest to exorcise their Round 2 demons, expecting to see a very similar style of game, Ryan O'Reilly's importance against the Avs, Binnington's jaw-dropping saves, why he thinks this series is "just getting started", the Blues needing to bring a heavier game, his expectation that the Blues look completely different tonight and a potential weakness for the Avs being their physicality compared...


Hall of Famer Chris Pronger

Hall of Famer and former Blues defenseman Chris Pronger joins Randy & Michelle to first break down a tough Game 1 loss for the Blues, the Blues playing into Colorado's hand, shifting into survival mode at this point, the need for sustained offense in the Avs zone, why chipping the puck up the correct side is a small but important detail, centering the puck vs. just flipping it up ice, getting into a bend-don't-break style too early and too often, everyone needing to lay off the Parayko...


The Athletic's Blues writer Jeremy Rutherford

JR joins Karraker & Smallmon with a story about the trustworthiness of a Kroenke run organization, the importance of Berube's "connectivity" comments, the Thomas line needing to step up, if the Blues will go back to a 12/6 F/D split, not seeing Krug in this series because of injury, the Blues needing to focus on forechecking and getting more O-zone time, if they can continue to slow down Landeskog & Rantanen, if this level of play from Binnington is sustainable and future St. Louis Blues...


Blues broadcaster John Kelly

TV voice of the Blues, John Kelly joins Randy & Michelle to talk about needing to see a better team game from the Blues, the disappointing results from the current Thomas line, the need for more forecheck and therefore O-zone time, not getting caught in the Avalanche's 3/4 ice game, not getting teased by a Game 1 that wasn't as close as the score says it was and why everyone, save maybe ROR & Binnington, need to step up for the Blues tonight.


MLB Network host Greg Amsinger

Greg Amsinger joins the program to break down his golf game from last week, his biggest surprised and disappointments across the MLB so far, why the Dodgers and Yankees are unfortunately so damn watchable, the Cardinals being primed for a run here, why the schedule is a big reason for that belief, the way expanded playoffs has changed the mindset across the game and the wonderful story of a plucky minor leaguer named "Carpenter".


Karraker & Smallmon - May 19th, 2022

7:00 - Cardinals drop a rough one to the Mets, Scherzer picks up an injury, Blues get ready for G2 and Matthew Tkachuk has a game! 7:15 - Sick of it!! Weather, opposing team fans, mosquitos and Randy's failure to get a cookie cake... 7:30 - MLB Network's Greg Amsinger on the Cardinals recent struggles, the best chance they have to compete and his biggest disappointment and surprise around the MLB so far 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - It's time for another Thursday Blues Mad-lib: _______ needs to step...


NHL Network's Billy Jaffe

Billy Jaffe join theprogram to talk about the Blues-Avs Round 2 series, both teams needing to take a step up after a Round 1 against inferior teams, the blues coming out with a strong 1st but the Avs coming back from there, the need for the Blues to control the neutral zone to slow down the Avalanche, the importance of getting the game to the wall, not letting the Avalanche get to their game so easily AKA SLOP IT UP and how they can draw a line between being too passive vs. overly aggressive.


Former Blues, Blackhawk Jamal Mayers

Jammer joins Karraker & Smallmon to talk about a tough loss for the Blues in overtime against the Avs, the Blues potential need to sacrifice heir forecheck to keep the Avs rush game under wraps, the need to be better along the boards, not getting too caught up in the gross shot numbers from game 1 and how Game 2 might come down to the ability to play a simpler, possession-based game.


ESPN NHL reporter Emily Kaplan

ESPN's Emily Kaplan joins Randy & Michelle to talk about her special report on Jordan Binnington, her biggest takeaways from the interview and from Jordan, how the story behind the interview shook out, the odd timing of Binnington reaching out, what that says about his confidence, how the Blues-Avs game broke down in Game 1, if the blues can step their game up in front of Binnington and the latest from the other series in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.


Karraker & Smallmon - May 18th, 2022

7:00 - Getting into a split day for the cards a heart0breaking OT loss for the blues in G1 vs. the Avs 7:15 - Ask Uncle Randy! New jobs, life questions, and trying to deal with humans on a daily basis.. 7:30 - Binnington was the only reason that was a game last night, do the Blues have the adjustments to steal one in G2? 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - St. Louis lets their thoughts from a tough G1 loss be heard through texts and the Rhino Shield mic drops 8:15 - ESPN's Emily Kaplan talks about her story...


Adam Wainwright and "Wednesdays with Waino"

Waino joins for another edition of "Wednesdays with Waino" to talk all the amazing events coming up for Big League Impact, commiserate about a tough game for the Blues last night, suggest Randy apologize to all of St. Louis for his superstition faux pas, him and his son banging the drum at Blues Game 6, sitting back and appreciating special nights like Sunday, the special moment of setting the battery wins record, Pujols stealing their thunder, him and Yadi's incredible unspoken relationship...


Blues broadcaster Darren Pang

Panger joins Karraker & Smallmon to talk about the Blues chances to steal game 1, the fun of the broadcast even if it's not for the Blues, he best way to slow down Makar (beyond stealing his skates), how frustrating MacKinnon could be the biggest x-factor, not being able to worry about being overly-physical against such a fast team and why keeping the best players 200 feet away is always the best opportunity.


The Athletic's Avalanche beat writer Peter Baugh

Peter Baugh, Avs beat writer, joins Randy & Michelle to talk about the Blues-Avs series with some perspective from the Colorado side including what makes them so dangerous, what to watch for with stars like Rantanen, Landeskog & Makar, the Avs being very deep but the Blues still having more depth, the battle of the 3rd lines being crucial, the status of Darcy Kuemper, whether or not being physical with the Avs has slowed them down in the past and the potential effect of pressure on an Avs...


Cardinals broadcaster Mike Claiborne

Claibs oins the program to talk about a couple of weekend wins for the Cardinals, a magical Sunday evening full of firsts, the excitement behind Yepez and Edman, the little things making these players great, Albert Pujols as a mentor, Yepez continuing to dominate and grow and a couple of quick blues thoughts before they get underway with the Avs.


Karraker & Smallmon - May 17th, 2022

7:00 - Blues vs. Avalanche gets underway tonight, Cards have a double-header on the slate tonight 7:15 - Four Predictions for the Blues v. Avalanche: MVP, biggest thorn, biggest mismatch and our series predictions 7:30 - Top Ten reasons hat Kroenke Sucks 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Fresh Take: We can accept that the Blues aren't favored...but the overwhelming majority of the picks going against the Blues?! 8:15 - Mike Claiborne on a historic Sunday, the growth of Yepez, the greatness of Albert & a...


Charity Ascension Classic's Nick Ragone

Nick jumps on the show to break down the latest news on the Charity Ascension Classic, including more partners, a sports superstar that will join the event and more chances for people to reach out and interact.


STL Broadcaster Hall of Famer, Co-Author of "64 Cardinals" Ron Jacober

STL media legen Ron Jacober joins the show to talk about his new book, "64 Cardinals" that goes in depth into one of the more wild season in Cardinals baseball history. Sneaking managers into Grant's Farm, firings, resignations, a string on heart0breaking stories about the treatment of the black players, a new motel across from a stadium and more.


Cardinals broadcaster Dan McLaughlin

Danny Mac joins the program to talk about a resurgent weekend for the Cardinals offense, watching a night of history with yadi, Albert & Waino, his goals for this team the rest of May and not being able to figure out where the roller-coaster offense for the cardinals coms from.


Blues winger David Perron

#57 for your St. Louis Blues, David Perron, joins Randy & Michelle to talk about the big win over the Wild, why he sees the Avalanche as an even matchup, his good feeling for the series, everyone thinking they can go all the way once the 2nd round starts, Blues game and style being different than '19, why that isn't a bad thing, the similarities between the two styles, ow each situation and matchup can be different, his thoughts on the forwards and young players stepping up for injuries and...


Blues broadcaster Chris Kerber

Kerbs joins Karraker & Smallmon to preview the Blues-Avs matchup, why it's hard to gauge these teams after the regular season, the stats that actually go the Blues way, if Darcy Kuemper can step up for the Avs, whether or not the long rest for the Avs will help or hurt them, the Blues getting the rest they needed with this schedule, the danger of Cole Makar, why the Avs not being challenged in the 1st round could matter, the blues need o watch out for Kadri and why physicality will still be...