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.




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.


Voice of the Blues, Chris Kerber

Kerbs joins "The Opening Drive" to talk about the overall lack of "buy-in" being the most consistent and destructive issue for the Blues, the decisions that will need to be made, if this problem is on the roster or Berube, the lack of consistency and the challenge it's created, the defensive lapses coming from the forwards more than the defenseman and the question around consistency comes up again.


The Opening Drive - January 30th, 2023

7:00 - Weekend update as the Super Bowl is now set and the Blues are struggling heading into the break...but on the bright side the local CBB teams are rolling! 7:15 - Three Thing we Love from the Weekend 7:30 - Four Downs from Championship Sunday in the NFL 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Fresh Take: Bradford Doolittle at has the Cardinals with the #2 offense in the league--are you buying it? 8:15 - Chris Kerber talks about the biggest issues with the Blues: buy in and defense from the...


NFL Hall of Famer, Westwood One analyst Tony Boselli

Tony joins "The Opening Drive" to talk Championship Weekend in the NFL, the recent jump that his Jaguars squad as made this season, the health of Mahomes being the biggest factor going into Sunday, the way that Burrow is able to dissect defenses being his most elite trait, how Burrow could join Mahomes-legitimately- in the discussion for the best QB in the league and why he's leaning towards the Bengals to win this game.


Blues analyst Joey Vitale

Joey joins Alexa & Randy and immediately sweep the game in to the air vents (he explains it...), his pick between the beach and the mountains, travel packing advice from Joey and cleaning FOR the cleaning person.


Former PGA Pro Jay Delsing

Jay joins Alexa & Randy to talk a little about the Blues before jumping in the latest ridiculousness around Patrick Reed, how the warmup for The Masters starts soon and a little bit of a wine discussion as we all get ready for the weekend.


The Opening Drive - January 27th, 2023

7:00 - Blues fall to the Coyotes in Tempe 5-0 and now we have to start the show by asking some big questions about this Blues squad... 7:15 - NFL Conference Championship games this weekend! 7:30 - Former PGA Pro Jay Delsing talks about the leadup to the Masters 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Fresh Take: It's time to play a little "Stud or Dud?", this time with...Nolan Gorman 8:15 - Joey Vitale doesn't have a lot to say about the Blues, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have anything to say 8:30 - The...


The Athletic's Blues insider Jeremy Rutherford

JR joins the show to talk about his newest article for The Athletic on a potential contact extension for Ryan O'Reilly, the factors that will go into the Blues and ROR's decision and how to balance his loss of a step and his contract demands, ROR's answer to his offensive struggles--his defensive domination and his thoughts on the potential activity for the Blues and the rest of the NHL as the trade deadline starts to loom.


Host of the "Ross Tucker Football Podcast", Westwood One Analyst Ross Tucker

Ross joins Randy & Alexa to talk about Championship Weekend, having the best 4 teams in the whole NFL making it this far, what the biggest factor would be in a 49ers win, the incredible importance of the offensive lines in the NFC matchup, his expectations for Pat Mahomes during the AFC game with his injury, getting to match some of the most intelligent players in the NFl with both Mahomes & Burrow dueling.


Voice of the Blues, John Kelly

JK joins "The Opening Drive" to talk about the Blues traveling to a different sort of arena for tonight's game, the Blues' recent defensive struggles, being rightfully worried about Keller and needing to talk advantage of another chance to get crucial points before the break.


MLB Network lead host Greg Amsinger

Greg joins Alexa & Randy to talk about the troubles with growing up, how to talk to the people who don't think Scott Rolen is a Hall of Famer, the insanity of Todd Helton not making the cut, where are all the voters who didn't pull in Jeff Kent, why there still needs to be SOME gatekeeping with the Hall of Fame, reacting to Alexa's statement about Jordan Walker's as a Hall of Fame talent and his visit back to St. Louis.


The Opening Drive - January 26th, 2023

7:00 - The Blues are back in action tonight in Arizona against the Coyotes, Patrick Mahomes seems to be feeling pretty good and it's looking like the WBC will open up some chances for some less-heralded Cardinals... 7:15 - Sick of it!! 7:30 - A strong group of Cardinals will be off for a chunk of Spring at the WBC--which Cardinals are we most excited about to watch get some extra at-bats/innings? 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Fresh Take: MLB Network lead host Greg Amsinger talks about the Hall of Fame...


St. Louis Blues Center Robert Thomas

Robert joins "The Opening Drive" to talk about how weak-ass this city is when it comes to our "Winter Storms", his expectations for what a "big storm" looks like, growing up playing a lot of pond hockey in his neighborhood, struggling to always play with the older kids when he was little, how the build up and constant change out of injuries has made things tough, the struggles against the Blackhawks and Sabres, the mindset they have for closing out the schedule before the All Star Break and...


Former Cardinals Pitcher, Cardinals Broadcaster Brad Thompson

BT joins Brooke & Randy to talk about Scott Rolen being voted into the Hall of Fame, how Scott Rolen has a spot in BT's Cardinal debut story forever, Scott's incredible sense of humor, the most incredible plays that he remembers, how the '06 team was such a veteran group, the Hall of Fame's 3B problem and why a defender like Rolen changes the game for pitchers.


The Opening Drive - January 25th, 2023

7:00 - Blues fall to the Sabres 5-3 after letting up a 4-0 lead, Scott Rolen was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame last night and both Missouri & Illinois pull down big conference wins 7:15 - Ask Uncle Randy! 7:30 - What's the future hold for Rodgers & Brady? 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Fresh Take: Is it time to ignore anything else with this Blues team until the defense gets a big fix? 8:15 - What about the players that didn't make the Hall of Fame? 8:30 - The Fight 8:45 -Brad Thompson talks...


St. Louis Shock's Ross Chaifetz

Ross joins Brooke & Randy to talk about the newest sport and team coming to St. Louis with the new Pickleball team, the St. Louis Shock, how the sport has taken the jump, why bringing this sport to STL matters to him and the plan to get tournaments in St. Louis in future seasons.


Blues, TNT analyst Darren Pang

Panger joins "The Opening Drive" to talk about the underhanded way the Canucks fired Bruce Boudreau, the reasons for the Blues up-and-down play, how the return of the injuries could change the feeling for the Blues, all the Blues questions needing to be looked at from Armstrong's position and view of this team and why he still believes this is a playoff team in 2023.


MLB Network analyst Tom Verducci

Tom joins Brooke & Randy to talk about how he thinks tonight's Hall of Fame announcement will most likely go, why Rolen is still on the borderline, how it could be a one-or-none situation with the voting this year, his greatest Scott Rolen memory, the problem with Carlos Beltran and how it may be handled in the recent years, the utter confusion around the lack of Curt Flood in the Hall of Fame and what to watch for across MLB Network's coverage.


The Opening Drive - January 24th, 2023

7:00 - The Blues are back in action against the Sabres tonight, which makes us think back to that magic trade from a few years ago... 7:15 - NFL Four Downs from the Divisional Round 7:30 - MLB Network's Tom Verducci talks about Rolen's HOF chances, Cooperstown's 3B problem & the Curt Flood question 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Fresh Take: Bruce Boudreau is getting fired by the Canucks in a reprehensible manner...where does this rank in the scummiest firings across sports history? 8:15 - The 49ers and...


'The 33rd Team" Analyst, Former STL Rams HC Mike Martz

Mike joins "The Opening Drive" to talk about the biggest factor from the week--offensive lines, if the playoffs have made him reconsider whole the truly elite players are in the league, how the tight ends will change up the championship matchups, the futures for QBs like Dak & Allen, how the Eagles are able to control the clock and why the 49ers could be the biggest issue with that plan and his excitement for the Q&A event comin gup this week.