The Opening Drive-logo

The Opening Drive

Sports & Recreation Podcasts

Hit the hole weekday mornings on The Opening Drive with Randy Karraker and Carey Davis. Two local guys talking everything St. Louis sports.

Hit the hole weekday mornings on The Opening Drive with Randy Karraker and Carey Davis. Two local guys talking everything St. Louis sports.


United States


Hit the hole weekday mornings on The Opening Drive with Randy Karraker and Carey Davis. Two local guys talking everything St. Louis sports.




Mizzou K Harrison Mevis aka "The Thicker Kicker"

The man with the best nickname in CFB, Harrison Mevis, joins Randy & Carey to talk about his big game against Georgia, his thoughts on the nickname (spoiler: He likes it!), how he prepared for a bounce back, having a short mentality as a kicker, being comfortable kicking in most scenarios from "60-and-in", the chance to play and beat a Georgia being the reason he came to Columbia, his journey as a kicker, why kickers are athletes too, a quick shoutout for his long snapper and holder & why he...

Voice of The Gators Sean Kelley

Sean Kelley joins the show to talk about his first season as the new voice of the Gators, Anthon Richardson looking like an All-American "off the bus", the up and down season so far for the Gators, the style Billy Napier is bringing to Florida football, the crazy stories of the Tigers-Gator history since Mizzou joined the conference, if the Tigers can bring the same defense that we saw against Georgia, how Florida would respond to that play, the Illini making the program respectable and...

NHL & Inaugural Blues Hall of Famer Bernie Federko

Bernie begins his 2022-23 season with "The Opening Drive" (every Wednesday at 8:15) to talk about the Blues success through the preseason so far, the big questions coming up around the defense because of he injuries, if Kyrou can take the same up that Bernie predicted Thomas would make last season and why this newly announced Blues Hall of Fame will be so special for the fans and the franchise.

Blues President Chris Zimmerman

Chris joins Randy & Carey to talk about the newly announced Blues Hall of Fame, how this decision came about after years of planning, having a lot of decisions to make over the next few years and how the fans can get involved in the voting.

The Opening Drive - October 5th, 2022

7:00 - Cardinals get past the Pirates but the Wildcard rounds are finally set! But we still don't know the times! 7:15 - Ask Uncle Randy! 7:30 - Blues exec. Chris Zimmerman talks about the Blues new announcement of the Blues Hall of Fame 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Fresh Take: What happened to the NFL having 1 or 2 dominant teams every year? Is there one squad to look at for this season? 8:15 - Bernie Federko talks about the Blues in the preseason and the Blues Hall of Fame inaugural class 8:30 -...

ESPN Radio host Michelle Smallmon

SMALLS! Is back for a segment to talk about an incredible weekend to watch as a Cardinals fan, scold the boys on how we succumbed to "Naw-Dub" so fast (RANDY IS A GOOD ARGUER), the amazing series of events that led to such a magical last season for Albert Pujols in St. Louis and some celebration as Bret Bielema has the Illini ROLLING.

Cardinals broadcaster Mike Claiborne

Claibs joins Randy & Carey as the conversation spills over from the Fight and to talk about this weekend's Cardinals festivities, how thoughts on the potential matchups for the Cardinals in the Wildcard: Phillies vs. Padres, one big stat to look at for these potential matchups, screw bunting--let's hit dingers & more thoughts on the questions around the cardinals wildcard rotation.

Blues, TNT broadcaster Darren Pang

Panger joins "The Opening Drive" to talk about the recent success and pay of Logan Brown through the preseason, his expectations for the Top 9 and Berube's potential combinations, how importance the growth of Mikkola can be for this season, what a specific combination on Kyrou's line could do for his defensive game, and why Tyler Tucker is a young name to watch.

Illini Football HC Bret Bielema

Coach Bielema joins Randy 7 Carey to talk about a big win over Wisconsin in Madison, the big ump that Ryan Walters 7 the defense have taken this season, what makes Chase Brown so special this year, preparing for a big game in Iowa, why it's extra special for him, if the win in Madison was special because of the history, preaching patience, avoiding "rat poison" and getting a huge crowd into Champagne for this weekend.


The Opening Drive - October 4th, 2022

7:00 - Cardinals drop G1 to the Pirates but Pujols is now alone at #2 on the RBI list and the Brewers finished their long goodbye to the playoffs 7:15 - NFL 4 Downs from Week 4 7:30 - Fresh Take: Are you grabbing the panic bus keys about the WC rotation yet? How about the bullpen after having a bad game for once? 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Illini HC Bret Bielema talks about last week's win over Wisconsin and preparing for this week versus Iowa 8:15 - Darren Pang talks about the Blues forward battle...

The Opening Drive - October 3rd, 2022

7:00 - Cardinals might've let one go against the Pirates but considering everything that happened before and during, we'll save the complaints for later and focus on how amazing that was to start 7:15 - The Top 6--maybe even Top 9--seems fairly set for the Blues, so what questions are there left with less than half the preseason to go? 7:30 - 3 Things We Love from the Weekend 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Fresh Take: After some additional questions and answers from the pitching staff vs....

ESPN MLB writer Jesse Rogers

Jesse Rogers joins Randy & Carey to talk about his two recent articles, the first breaking down the last few weeks of Yadier Molina and Albert Pujols' regular season careers, how he sees the playoff rotation, his thoughts on the current steroids vs. clean HR debate and just how Nolan Arenado could ever be referred to as "the bad cop" inside the Cardinals locker room.

The Athletic's Blues insider Jeremy Rutherford

JR joins "The Opening Drive" to talk about his special job shadow during last night's Blues preseason game, his biggest takeaways from the first round of games, why Klim Kostin has been the most surprising--in a bad way, how he sees the goaltending breakdown for the season and what to watch for over the next week of Blues preseason hockey.

Mizzou Football WR Dominic Lovett

Dominic joined Carey & Randy earlier in the week to talk about transferring to ESL in high school, his early success this season as the leading receiver in the SEC, working with his fellow teammates in Macon & Burden, the biggest piece of coaching he's learned from this season and preparing for the matchup this weekend against the #1 team in the nation.

Former PGA Pro Jay Delsing

Jay joins the show to talk over the latest PGA versus LIV consternation ,the status of the lawsuits, his thoughts on how Monahan has handles this as Commissioner of the PGA Tour and as always, Jay takes a couple texts for golf tips!


Lindenwood Football HC Jed Stugart

Coach Stugart joins Carey & Randy to talk about last week's game and preview this weekend's matchup against SEMO--and to also make sure we all know about the relevant on Saturday--Randy Karraker's induction into the Lindenwood HOF!

The Opening Drive - September 30th, 2022

7:00 - What was your favorite memory of Yadi & Albert at Busch stadium? Did the Dolphins screw up the Tua situation? Can Mizzou can it within 40? 7:15 - Lindenwood Football HC Jed Stugart talks about this weeks matchup for your local D1 football program 7:30 - Jay Delsing talks about the latest developments in the fireriht between the PGA Tour & LIV 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Fresh Take: What was your favorite memory of Yadi & Albert at Busch stadium? 8:15 - Missouri Football WR Dominic Lovett...

WWTR EVP/GM Chris Blair

Chris Blair joins the show in studio to talk about this weekend's drag race, the whole Camping World Drag Racing Events, and all the events at Worldwide Technology Raceway.


Mizzou Football analyst Howard Richards

Howard joins Randy & Carey to talk about the tough loss from Mizzou last week at Auburn, the narrative around Luther Burden after the injury, light week of touches and social media panic and how he sees the Tigers matching up this weekend against Georgia.


MLB Network lead host Greg Amsinger

Greg joins the show to talk about the historical moment last night as Judge hits #61 and then the "Battle Off Ballas" start as he and Randy trade shots about asterisks, records and god-knows-what, and then we talk a lit bit about the Cardinals pulling away and preparing for October, how Greg would plan the Cardinals Wildcard rotation and his thoughts on the "beatable-ness" of the Dodgers.