The Opening Drive

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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.


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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.




The Opening Drive - February 3rd, 2023

7:00 - There's happenings all across basketball as things exploded last night in the association, we roll on to the next region in the first round of our "All Time Sports Family" bracket and the QB carousel continues to turn 7:15 - Kieth Law has the Cardinals as the 9th best farm system in baseball. Can they leverage this to boost their 2023 results? 7:30 - Jay Delsing talks about the joys of Pebble Beach and if driving is just "just for show" 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Fresh Take: What are each...


Billikens Men's Basketball HC Travis Ford

Travis joins the program to talk about a very tough matchup tonight versus VCU, team defense being the biggest difference between the start of the conference schedule and now, sharing the ball & betting shot selection being a big jump as well, breaking down what went wrong in the final 10 minutes versus Fordham, a battle between Yuri & Baldwin being one of the best PG battles in the country, how they've been able to survive without their "X-Factor" in Fred Thatch and Travis dive into the...


Hall of Famer Aeneas Williams

Aeneas joins Carey & Randy to spread some joy and talk about the Super Bowl! Aeneas gets into his excitement over the first ever 'Aeneas Williams Award' for the top DB at an HBCU school, how he prepared and made him the athlete and man he is today, how he deals with the trauma that youths have gone through over the last couple year that put them in a tough position, why he's supportive of the changes being made at the Pro Bowl and why the game needs to be constantly evolving, his thoughts on...


The Athletic's Blues insider Jeremy Rutherford

JR joins Carey & Randy to talk about his recent fan poll questions on The Athletic, what the results tell us about the perception of the Blues, his conversation with Vladimir Tarasenko, how he feels the Blues next steps could play out.


Blues analyst Joey Vitale

Joey V joins Carey & Randy to talk about the real questions of the day: FOOD. What's Joey's go to Super Bowl food, all the information you never needed to know about cookies and just as we're about to get to a good Joey V story, we lose him! But we checked, Joey's all good!


Former PGA Pro Jay Delsing

Jay joins "The Opening Drive" to talk about the CRAZY shot that Spieth hit yesterday, if the phrase "Drive for show, putt for dough" is still the mantra in golf, and why Payne Stewart was the wildest dresser he's ever seen.


ESPN MLB Insider Kiley McDaniel

Kiley joins Randy & Carey to talk about his prospect rankings, his thoughts on Jordan Walker and why his pro-comparison moves him down a little relative to other rankings, why he's even higher on Masyn Winn in the completely opposite way, evaluating the jump that Gordan Graceffo across this past year, his thoughts on Tink Hence & the Cardinals making his job trickier and why he still has Ivan Herrera in his Top 100.


Former NFL LBer KJ Wright

KJ joined the show to break down his thoughts on Brady's retirement, what it was like to face him in the playoffs, how he remembers the lead up to the Broncos romp & why he saw it coming, comparing other defenses to what they build in Seattle, his thoughts on the Chiefs-Eagles matchup and his memories of having to come into STL & play the Rams.


Former Blues broadcaster Kelly Chase

Chaser talks about a big day coming up for Brett Hull, Barrett Jackson & himself as they prepare for the big day next week, the reasons that led him to getting involved with medicinal cannabis, how the process led him from the NHL alumni association to his involvement locally, what he saw inside the NHL with players dealing with the opiate crisis and addiction and Kelly Chase's favorite story from his old-school Blues days with Brett Hull.


Blues broadcaster John Kelly

Jk on the tricky parts of separating the job from the team, his plans to get away from the game and relax during the break, if he sees them as sellers when they come back from the break, why the first 10 games after the break will be the most important for this team in their decision-making towards the deadline, why a positive turn could change their min and the Western Conference remaining wide open.


MLB Network lead host Greg Amsinger

Greg joins the show to talk about his new job as the rules explainer in MLB parks this year, his thoughts on Jordan Walker's chance to win a job in camp, how the rest of the Cardinals deep prospect group gives them a lot of options, how he sees the Cardinals lineup for this season, which squads will be the most fun to watch in the WBC and if the recent comments out of the Dodgers org. have all but ended Trevor Bauer's chances of signing in MLB.


The Opening Drive - February 2nd, 2023

7:00 - Missouri with another BIG SEC win behind a barrage of 3s, our All-Time Sports Family bracket is officially underway for real and we have some questions about the Cardinals viability in the NL Central 7:15 - Sick of it!! 7:30 - Greg Amsinger on the Cardinals top prospects and his thoughts on their current projected lineup 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Are the Cardinals in trouble versus their division rivals in 2023? 8:15 - John Kelly on the decision the Blues might make and how the gap between...


ESPN host Joe Fortenbaugh

Joe joined "The Opening Drive" To break down Discussing the Purdy Injury, How can Philadelphia cover the -1.5, Which way should you lean on the over/under, why Golf is going to embrace gambling and benefit heavily from sports betting and Why the Super Bowl the biggest day in sports betting.

Duration:00:11:51 Cardinals beat writer John Denton

John joins Carey & Randy to break down the Cardinals prospects rankings in the new Top 100 list, the chance for Jordan Walker to break out fully in Spring Training, Marmol's strive for in-team competition being a factor, the overwhelming value of Tommy Edman for this Cardinals roster, now Donovan changes the team build and if something could be on the horizon with Paul DeJong.


The Opening Drive - February 1st, 2023

7:00 - We have unveiled our “All Time Sports Family” Bracket which you can vote on now on Twitter dot com, and two very different outcomes for the Bills and Illini last night 7:15 - Ask Uncle Randy! 7:30 - Dave Kohlberg breaks down some new innovations from Callaway Golf 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Fresh Take: Tom Brady just announced hire retirement—is this the final one? 8:15 - John Denton talks Cardinals prospect rankings, early Spring Training thoughts 8:30 - The Fight 8:45 - So Brady is out and...


Blues, TNT analyst Darren Pang

Panger joins show to talk about the Blues struggling mightily heading into the break after another loss to the Jets, how the defense from the forwards has been a huge detriment, the way the team hasn't supported Binnington and the Blues missing that mentality to lock in during tough parts of the game.


Cardinals broadcaster Mike Claiborne

Claibs joins "The Opening Drive" to talk about another disappointing performance from the Blues, how the decision making needs to start NOW for Armstrong & Co., his latest thoughts on Jack Flaherty's readiness for a dominant year in 2023, the Spring battles we'll get to see for the Cardinals in the outfield and at DH, why DeJong is STILL a potential factor, needing to see some work in Spring before he's ready to call this a Top-5 lineup and what's coming up next on


Former Emmis CEO, Mariners Owner Jeff Smulyan

Jeff joins Carey & Randy to talk about the starting of Emmis and the early days of KHSE, getting out of team ownership at the exact wrong time, being offered the Rockets by the NBA, carving out a niche for sports radio, how sports radio started to take off, what it was like to be the owner of the Mariners while Griffey Jr. was exploding, the economics of sports ownership and more!


The Opening Drive - January 31st, 2023

7:00 - Blues go into the break with the losing streak intact as they fall to the Jets 4-2, while getting outscore 23-10 nonetheless... 7:15 - There are five Cardinals on the MLB Pipeline's Top 100 List, how are we feeling about that? 7:30 - Who's to blame for the Blues woes based on JR's poll on The Athletic 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Fresh Take: With the Kelce's playing in the Super Bowl and Bobby Hull passing away, what's the best family combo in sports? 8:15 - The Blues are allowing the 7th most...


Super Bowl winner, "The 33rd Team" Contributor Mike Martz

Coach Martz joins Carey & Randy exactly 23 years after the Rams won the Super Bowl to break down the play call of Warner-to-Bruce, his thoughts on the 49ers struggles following the Purdy injury, how Purdy put himself in a position to fail on the play he got injured, the key to using extra blockers in the passing game, how he comes away so impressed with Jalen Hurts and the tough decision making that leads to the Bengals abandoning the run.