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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.




ESPN 49ers reporter Nick Wagoner

Nick joins the show to talk about more QB questions in the Bay Area, if he's going to have to check on Brock Purdy's experience at the HyVee, the expectations for Purdy going forward this season, why it's a comparable situation to what an early season Trey Lance would've looked like to start this year, how the weapons for the 49ers will neutralize a lot of the issues, Purdy getting experience the whole season against a top defense in practice, how DeMeco Ryans has taken this defense to a new...


Mizzou Football RB Cody Schrader

Cody joins "The Opening Drive" for a 2nd time this season to break down his big season for the Tigers, finishing his high school career with ONLY 99 touchdowns, how he felt having to start his career at the DII level, his thoughts on his season and being surprised to get so many touches, getting the chance to play in a D1 Bowl Game, when the Wake Forest prep begins and prepping for his Finals all at the same time.


Cardinals broadcaster Mike Claiborne

Claibs joins Carey & Randy live from San Diego to talk about the Winter Meetings, Mozeliak's dogged determination to find a catcher, if Quintana could be on his way back to the Cardinals, how the Cardinals have handled their big contracts over the years, why a 10-year contract should scare off the Cardinals and his thoughts on Verlander's big deal for a 40-year-old.


Voice of the Billikens Bob Ramsey

Rammer joins "The Opening Drive" to talk about tonight's matchup between Ford & Pitino/ Saint Louis v. Iona, what the ceiling for this Saint Louis team could be, if Javonte Perkins is still coming into his game, the usage of the 5's so far this year & the surprise from Forrester, how Javon Pickett has fit in perfectly with the Billikens, the surprising quickness of an angry moment from Travis Ford and and the awesome calmness from Yuri Collins.


TNT, Blues analyst Darren Pang

Panger joins Randy & Carey to talk about the Blues quick turnaround across town tonight, what he thinks are the biggest problems so far across this season, what his solutions could be for a mistake-prone roster, if Binnington has started to get frustrated after a strong start that didn't get any support, the line between reasonably frustrated and going too far, Schenn and ROR being the veterans who can stand up and change the culture, the way the Blues style has changed over the years and...


The Opening Drive - December 6th, 2022

7:00 - The Blues drop another one, this time to the Rangers in NY, and Week 13 gets wrapped up with another miracle--albeit an ugly one--from Tom Brady 7:15 - We're starting the panic bus!! 7:30 - NFL Four Downs from Week 13 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Fresh Take: Should Drinkwitz be talking that kind of smack with a .500 record for himself? 8:15 - Panger talks Blues, Binnington and the rough defense from the Blues 8:30 - The Fight 8:45 - MLB Winter Meeting Rumors: Trea Turner & Verlander on the big...


Mizzou Football HC Eli Drinkwitz

Coach Drink joins Carey & Randy to talk about the Mizzou matchup in the Gasparilla, his excitement for getting to play in Tampa, his comments on last week's report on the potential Kansas matchup, his thoughts on the in-state recruitment so far, how the changes in the recruiting game have shifted the plan for Mizzou over the year, the usual recruiting class going from 25 freshman to a lot more transfers, questioning what the model could be for CFB & Mizzou going forward, the concerns on...


Voice of the Blues, Chris Kerber

Kerbs joins Carey & Randy to talk about the Blues chances to get back to .500 throughout this season, the need for someone to change the attitude in the locker room, if the Binnington issue is going to continue to grow and the quickest way for the Blues to start claying back.


The Opening Drive - December 5th, 2022

7:00 - Weekend Update! 7:15 - Three Things We Loved from the Weekend 7:30 - Did the CFP committee get it right, and what matchup has us most excited? 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Fresh Take: The biggest rumors from the MLB Winter Meetings 8:15 - Chris Kerber breaks down another lull for the Blues 8:30 - The Fight 8:45 - Fred McGriff finally elected, but it took too long and this is probably a sign that Clemens and Bonds are never getting in, isn't it? 9:00 - Today's Big Thing: The Blues are 4-8 vs....


Cardinals broadcaster Rick Horton

Rick joins Randy & Carey to talk about this years Tree of Lights charity for the Cardinals, the chance you have to see Cardinals celebrities at the Schnucks in the Hill raising money for the Salvation Army, what he thinks the Cardinal situation with a new catcher could be, how he looks at the catcher and pitcher spots from the perspective of a former pticher and why Cody Bellinger (at the right salary) could be a great fit for the Cardinals.


St. Louis Blues Center Robert Thomas

RT joins Carey & Randy to talk about how much fun it is to get to work with Joey Vitale, why he's rolling with a cheetah for his spirit animal, how you can transfer being fast to PLAYING fast, how the game continues to slow down for him despite the actually speed of the NHL game picking up since he got drafted, how quick it is to pick up new linemates, if they're excited for the East Coast/New York trip, what he thinks about the Blues latest stretch of up-and-down play and the Pittsburgh...


Blues broadcaster Joey Vitale

Joey V joins "The Opening Drive" to talk about the special moment last night letting the kids call parts of the game, how the cancer stories can change your perspective and make you appreciate life, the intricacies of coyote calls and how to solve the deer problem.


Former PGA Pro Jay Delsing

Jay joins the show to talk about his Thanksgiving weekend, if he thinks the recent reports shows the signs of a Tiger Woods comeback, why he'll never use a motorized cart on the golf course, if he'll ever be an Ascension Charity Classic player, if the LIV tour still needs Greg Norman to get their tour launched and if he can still help them, the biggest problem he ever had with another golfer and answer some listener questions.


The Opening Drive - November 2nd, 2022

7:00 - The Blues fall again, this time to the Hurricanes 6-4 and Week 13 gets kicked off with an unsurprising 24-10 win for the Bills over the Patriots 7:15 - Greg Amsinger is still adamant about Trea Turner--do we still have hope? 7:30 - Jay Delsing breaks down the latest development in LIV golf and breaks down the time he almost got in a fight with another golfer who wouldn't stop accusing him of cheating 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Fresh Take: What kind of scenario for the CFP could come out of...


Former NFL OT & Host of the Ross Tucker Podcast, Ross Tucker

Ross Tucker joins Carey & Randy to talk about which team has the best chance to challenge the Chiefs in the AFC, who has the best chance to knock the Eagles off the NFC pedestal, if Zach Wilson's time in NY is all-but down already, if the Rodger-to-Detroit theory has any potential legs and what the future for the Rams could possibly be with their current situation.


The Athletic Blues insider Jeremy Rutherford

JR joins the show to talk about the lack of scoring and Berube's comments about the Blues "overpassing", how over passing needs to balance with Berube's preference for quality-over-quantity shots, if a line change among Kyrou could be in the works to get a boost with the offense and what he thinks about the matchup against the Hurricanes.


Voice of the Blues John Kelly

JK joins Carey & Randy to talk about the Blues inconsistent play, how important getting Robert Thomas will be for the Blues tonight, the jump in his game that has been apparent this season, if the conference play has started to even out when compared to the differences in years past, his thoughts on the Hurricanes matchup for tonight, if he thinks this team is a .500 roster and how important Hockey Fights Cancer night is to bring awareness from the league.


MLB Network lead host Greg Amsinger

Greg joins "The Opening Drive" to talk about the upcoming Winter Meetings, why there should be confident that things are going to heat up with the first in-person meetings since 2019, why his confidence in Trea Turner-to-St. louis hasn't wavered yet, who the new "Face of the Franchise" is for the Cardinals, the most underrated catcher in the MLB and why the Cardinals should target him and his thoughts on this next calls up for voting in the Hall of Fame.


The Opening Drive - December 1st, 2022

7:00 - We got a record-setting night from Yuri Collins last night with 20 assists and the Rose Bowl has acquiesced which means we're getting CFP expansion 7:15 - Sick of it! 7:30 - Greg Amsinger talks about the Cardinals offseason plans, if he's still rolling with Turner to the Cardinals and his thoughts on the upcoming Hall of Fame dicussion 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Fresh Take: With Yadi retiring, who is the face of the Cardinals' franchise? 8:15 - Voice of the Blues John Kelly breaks down the...


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...