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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.


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




Former HS Coach, 24/7 SPorts & CBS Sports CFB Analyst Carl Reed

Carl joins Carey & Randy to talk about how the transfer portal may affect this years bowl games, how some bowl games could be in jeopardy because of a lack of players on a roster, the only solution being a contraction of bowl games, maybe 15-20% of the 2000 players in the portal being impact players for their next team, how the current recruiting and portal leads to more players ending up in the right situation, the bright side of the transfer portal changing the players lives for the...


Blues, NHL Hall of Famer Bernie Federko

Bernie joins "The Opening Drive" to talk about the Blues dropping a game but not being disappointed in how they played most of the game, the importance of the Thomas injury and the passing of the guard from the old core to the Thomas-led group, who the most dangerous sniper he ever played with, and his thoughts on the continued development of Calle Rosen.


Comedian Greg Warren

Greg Warren joins the show in studio to talk about his upcoming shows in STL this weekend, what got him started in comedy back when he was younger, growing up with a wrestling and football coach for a father, if comedy has changed over the last 10 years, the history of Pringles and their fight against the US Government and his upcoming shows and specials.


The Opening Drive - November 30th, 2022

7:00 - The next round of the CFP rankings have come out and the changes have us wondering if Conference Championship weekend could shake things up in a big way 7:15 - Ask Uncle Randy! 7:30 - Comedian Greg Warren joins in studio to talk old school coaches and the importance of Pringles marketing 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Fresh Take: We're "Filling in the Gaps" of your NFL knowledge with your NFL questions for Carey & Randy 8:15 - Hall of Famer Bernie Federko has some optimism from the lose against...


Cardinals broadcaster Mike Claiborne

Mike joins "The Opening Drive" in the aftermath of his birthday celebration, apparently needing paperwork & witnesses to get married, the MLB fumbling the bag with a quiet and uneventful opening of the offseason, which young Cardinals player is the best trade piece for this offseason, how a Turner move changes the entire structure of the team, if he thinks the NIL & portal will lead to an irrevocable changes in CFB and how learning to live life is an important skill.


TNT, Blues analyst Darren Pang

Panger joins Randy & Carey to talk about a rough Blues loss, if he thinks the Blues were outplayed in that game, why the scoring chances early gives you optimism, what he saw from the Blues relative to their early-season struggles, if there was a noticeable loss of Robert Thomas last night, the Blues needing to make other teams work harder and how he sees the matchup for Thursday night.


The Opening Drive - November 29th, 2022

7:00 - The Blues drop another rough performance 4-1 to the division leading Stars, the Steelers pulled one back to close out NFL Week 12 and the USA gets ready for a win-or-go-home match in the World Cup this afternoon 7:15 - The CFB game has changed over the years with NIL and the portal, does the sport now need to incorporate something like the NFL's franchise tag to help out the smaller schools? 7:30 - Four Down from NFL Week 12 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Fresh Take: Carey Davis tries to tear...


Voice of the Cardinals Dan McLaughlin

Dan joins Randy & Carey to talk about a long weekend of sports, how Harbaugh's run at Michigan has bucked the trend of quick firings and the success has come alongside it, the unbelievably high bar held against Ryan Day, what Danny thinks about the tradeoff of one championship for years of losing, how much the Astros pitching needs to be looked at when considering their success, how the Cardinals need to lean into their defense and what the Astros bullpen tells you about the Cardinals needs...


Voice of the Blues Chris Kerber

Kerbs joins Carey & Randy talk about some embarrassing moments for Kerbs in his career, his takeaways from the down play across the Buffalo & Tampa games, his mindset when the Blues were struggling early against the Panthers, if he thinks this is just a "Jekyll-and-Hyde" team, the veterans needing to take a bigger role in this squad, not buying into the effort narrative for the Blues this year, the importance of ROR & his line being dominant and how crucial the upcoming stretch of hockey...


The Opening Drive - November 28th, 2022

7:00 - (Extra busy holiday) Weekend Update as the Blues surprise everyone on their way back into the win column and the local schools finish off the football season and dive into the next stretch of the basketball season 7:15 - Three Things We Loved from the Weekend 7:30 - Which bowl game would you want for Mizzou and/or Illinois? Is there a particular opponent you want? 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Fresh Take: Is mortgaging the future for that one championship worth it for you? With the way the Rams...


Author of "Soccer Made in St. Louis", Dave Lange

Author and St. Louisian Dave Lange joins Randy, Carey & Brooke to break down the history of soccer in St. Louis, everything covered in his book "Soccer made in St. Louis" , the best player to ever come out of the area and his thoughts as the USMNT eyes a huge matchup with England on Friday.


CBS Sports CFB Insider Dennis Dodd

Dennis joins "The Opening Drive" to talk about some of the latest college football rumors swirling, on TCU controlling their destiny if they can finish the season undefeated, the latest on the potential of Kiffin-to-Auburn, Auburn being a better job but not as comfortable as Ole Miss, a run through the coaching openers and potential coaches to fill including Ryan Walters getting a HC job & Barry Odom taking over another program, Deion Sanders setting himself up to be coaching a Power 5...


NFL, Blues Hall of Famer Bernie Federko

Bernie joins Randy, Carey & Brooke to talk about his favorite things during the Thanksgiving holiday, how big of an improvement could a healthy Tarasenko be for this team, Mikkola stepping up in Parayko's absence, Faulk continuing to show himself as a top D-man, if he ever got preferential treatment in the film room as a veteran and what he thinks about the Blues matchup in Buffalo.


The Opening Drive - November 23rd, 2022

7:00 - The Blues are back in action as they go for their 8th straight tonight and we're still wondering how they got to this point _ the CFB playoff rankings are in flux with potentially more on the table in the next few weeks as the jockeying for playoff spots begins in earnest 7:15 - Albert Pujols wins the NL Comeback Player of the Year Award--other than 700, what were your favorite memories from his last season? 7:30 - Ask Uncle Randy! 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Fresh Take: Your favorite Albert...


Super Bowl Champion, STL Battlehawks coach Ricky Proehl

Ricky joins the show to talk about his excitement to join the Battlehawks coaching staff, holding St. Louis near and dear to his heart, reacting to Martz's "coach them up with a baseball bat" comment about coaching WRs, the process behind building their club over the last few weeks, the big play athletes they've been able to add in the draft, how he takes his coaching from greats like Saunders and tries to apply it to his coaching job and how he remembers "The Catch" every time he walks into...


St. Louis Blues center Robert Thomas

Robert joins "The Opening Drive" to talk about how much fun it is to get rolling on a streak like this, how easy Buchnevich makes his job that much easier, the oddity of Buch's preferred puck, the boys getting an easier video session than usual with the mom's in the room, never having a perfect game from Berube's perspective, what Acciari brings to the game as a consistent and physical player, the plan for the Blues Thanksgiving, his favorite sides for the holiday and if he's ever faced...


TNT, Blues analyst Darren Pang

Panger joins Randy, Carey & Brooke to break down the art of interviewing Craig Berube, the tenacity of Noel Acciari being such a huge part of the Blues resurgence, Binnington moving past unlucky goals quickly and with an unbreakable confidence, Justin Faulk continuing his strong (Norris-like?) play from last season, Binnington's confidence leading to him playing at an even better level as a pack-handler and if he had to use the word "superlatively" because he lost a bet during the mom's trip.


The Opening Drive - November 22nd, 2022

7:00 - Blues win their 7th in a row! USA with a disappointing draw and the 49ers potentially take control of the NFC West 7:15 - Can you force or build a rivalry with intent? Or does it have to be completely organic? 7:30 - NFL Four Downs from Week 11 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Fresh Take: Should the Cardinals target Cody Bellinger? Does his past relationship with Turner Ward change your mind? 8:15 - Darren Pang talks Blues extending their winning streak 8:30 - The Fight 8:45 - St. Louis Blues...


Voice of the Cardinals, Dan McLaughlin

Danny Mac joins the show to talk about why he's had enough Thanksgivings with Randy for a lifetime, getting back to his roots with the Blues pre & post-game this week and the special connection between Pujols, Goldy & the MVP award.


College Football, NFL Hall of Famer Dan Dierdorf

Dan joins Randy, Carey & Brooke to talk about why Thanksgiving is his favorite sport, the beauty of food + football, breaking the hearts of Illini fans this past weekend, Illinois still having a shot in the Big Ten West, getting ready for the OSU-Michigan matchup, how the game of football has changed across the college and professional levels, why he doesn't like the idea of a CFP expansion & the infamous "Woofie's" story makes an appearance.