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The Opening Drive

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Hit the hole weekday mornings on The Opening Drive with Randy Karraker, Brooke Grimsley, and Dan McLaughlin.

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United States

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Hit the hole weekday mornings on The Opening Drive with Randy Karraker, Brooke Grimsley, and Dan McLaughlin.

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English


Episodes

MLB.com Cardinals insider John Denton

2/20/2024
John joins Randy, Danny & Brooke from the sidelines of Cardinals Spring Training to talk about why Sonny Gray continues to impress everyone in Jupiter, his leadership jumping out to everyone as they watch, if he thinks a Goldy extension is coming, why Helsley could also be an extension candidate, why this all comes back to the question around Jordan Walker & what the Cardinals should do and where the biggest position battles are at for the Cardinals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:43

STL CITY SC President, GM Diego Gigliani

2/20/2024
Diego joins the show to highlight the important factors from the preseason, why the players meshing is more important than the game results, his initial reaction when he got a chance to see a game at CITYPARK for the first time, the aspects of his experience with Man City and other clubs around the world that he's brought to STL over the last year, why Tuesday's game is going to be such a special match, why this tournament is so important and his relationship with Lutz in building this team day-by-day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:29

Voice of the Blues, John Kelly

2/20/2024
JK breaks down the loss against the matinee loss to the Maple Leafs, failing to take advantage a weakened Toronto defense in 5v5 play, what jumps out to him the most about Bannister's coaching style, why he expects the deadline to be a little more crazy and why parity across the league being the biggest factor this season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:07

The Opening Drive - February 20th, 2024

2/20/2024
Watch the full show replay on our YouTube channel! 7:00 - Blues disappoint in their matinee vs. Toronto -- Mizzou AD Desiree Reed-Francois leaves for Arizona -- St. Louis vs. Houston CONCACAF Champions Cup Round 1 7:15 - If the Cardinals are going to have A leader, who do you think it will be? 7:30 - City opens up their season tonight at City Park vs. Houston. City is picked anywhere from 3rd to 10th in the west. Have you expectations changed since the end of a special first season? 7:45 - TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT 8:00 - Fresh Take: Desiree Reed-Francois left Mizzou to become the AD at Arizona. The Wildcat athletic department just moved to the Big XII and faces a $177 MM deficit. What’s up at Mizzou? 8:15 - Blues Booth: Blues TV voice John Kelly on a disappointing performance against Toronto 8:30 - The Fight 8:45 - What if Masyn Winn isn’t ready? Who’s the Cardinals shortstop? 9:00 - Rush Hour Reset -- With Spring Training having started, four Scott Boras clients…Matt Chapman, Cody Bellinger, Blake Snell and Jordan Montgomery…are still unsigned. With teams facing budget shortfalls because of TV, Has Boras overplayed his hand? 9:15 - City SC President/GM Diego Gigliani on how he's brought world-wide experience to CITY SC 9:30 – John Denton, MLB.com Cardinals writer joins the show to talk about the recent conversation around leadership & Sonny Gray's early impressions 9:45 - Rocc ‘n Roll Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:02:13:39

Voice of the Blues, Chris Kerber

2/19/2024
Kerbs doesn't want to talk about that debacle on Saturday so we talk some Presidential history before getting back on topic and breaking down a bad loss against the Predators, what he saw from an uninspired performance, how the Blues squandered a good situation, the new problems the Blues are dealing with over their last three losses, the forward's backchecking becoming a big topic and how Kessell has solidified his spot as a Top 6 D. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:55

The Opening Drive - February 19th, 2024

2/19/2024
Watch the full show replay on our YouTube channel! 7:00 - Weekend Wrapup -- Predators-4 Blues-1 -- Blues back at noon today -- Illini keep winning, everyone else doesn't... 7:15 Three Things we loved from the Weekend 7:30 - Could Zack Thompson NOT be on the Cardinals roster on opening day? 7:45 - TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT 8:00 – Fresh Take: Nolan Arenado told Bally Sports’ Jim Hayes that he’s kind of a leader, but leads by example, not vocally. Should we expect a player to be something that he’s not, just because he’s a highly paid veteran? 8:15 - Kerbside w/ Chris Kerber reluctantly breaking down what went wrong for the Blues vs. Nashville 8:30 - The Fight 8:45 - The Giants fully expect Jordan Hicks to be a leader in their rotation this season. After what happened with Cabrera and Montgomery last year, if Hicks succeeds in San Francisco, is that a red flag? 9:00 - RUSH HOUR RESET 9:15 - This is a question we’ve asked a lot this year, but what’s your comfort level with the Blues being able to make the playoffs? 9:30 - Does the PGA tour have a juice problem? Last week, LIV had DJ, Rahm and Bryson on the leaderboard on Sunday. With Tiger ailing and McIlroy’s game struggling, how much could the tour use those guys? 9:45 - Rocc & Roll Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:02:16:13

Blues analyst Joey Vitale

2/16/2024
Joey V talks about the retirement of his legendary high school coach at CBC, how the coaching he got there set him up for the rest of his career, the big position change and what he takes away looking back on it now, some incredible stories on parenthood as Joey continues to learn on the fly and the importance of "good soldiers" in the Blues big win over the Oilers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:47

STL CITY SC Chief Experience Officer Matt Sebek

2/16/2024
Matt joins the show in studio to reveal the new CITY away kits, talk about what went into the creation, how the "confluence" is the whole message, not wanting to rest on their laurels after a successful first season, all the aspects of the game-day experience that they are looking to refine & perfect going into season two & how to get ready as events & season starts right now! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:32

St. Louis Blues Center Robert Thomas

2/16/2024
Robert joins Randy, Danny & Brooke to talk about the big win over the Oilers, how they let the game get out to a track meet before reeling it in, how they were able to press their game and take over in the 2nd period, Jordon Binnington & Colton Parayko both deserving more national attention--but why the room doesn't focus on those things and how he focuses in on big matchups against other young stars like McDavid. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:47

Former PGA Pro Jay Delsing

2/16/2024
Jay joins "The Opening Drive" to break down his thoughts on the first edition of the Sun Day Red line & take a look at Tiger's opening round. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:11:17

The Opening Drive - February 16th, 2024

2/16/2024
Watch the full show replay on our YouTube channel! 7:00 - Blues-6 Oilers-3 -- Iowa’s Caitlyn Clark becomes NCAA Women’s all time leading scorer -- Incarnate Word set Missouri all-time record with their 124th straight in a 75-32 last night 7:15 - The Athletic’s Jim Bowden’s pre-season MLB power rankings are out…Do you agree with his ranking for the Cardinals? 7:30 - Former PGA Tour Pro Jay Delsing on Tiger's opening round 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Fresh Take: Right now, which franchise in major league baseball is THE model franchise? 8:15 - The Fight 8:30 - St. Louis Blues C Robert Thomas breaks down his big game against McDavid & the Oilers 8:45 - Matt Sebek, St. Louis City SC, in studio reveals the new CITY away jerseys 9:00 - The View from Vitale: Blues analyst Joey Vitale talks parenthood & the Blues reaching a new level 9:15 - Rush Hour Reset 9:30 - They said What?!? 9:45 - Rocc & Roll Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:02:15:24

Incarnate Word Basketball HC Dan Rolfes

2/15/2024
Coach Rolfes joins Randy, Danny & Brooke to talk about Incarnate Word going for a record 124th straight victory tonight, how they maintain the same standard across multiple classes of players & the future success of the current players as many are already off to D1 schools. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:33

The Athletic's Blues insider Jeremy Rutherford

2/15/2024
JR joins the show to talk about the overwhelming importance and impact of sports, what it means around the NHL when a guy like Jarmo loses his job, if he's hearing anything on the Blues head coaching "search" and the confidence from the Blues players starting to shift. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:11:49

Blues, NHL Hall of Famer Bernie Federko

2/15/2024
Bernie joins the show to break down a disappointing effort again Toronto, the positives he took away from the wins over the weekend before that, the growth he's seen from Robert Thomas every time he steps onto the ice, the way that this 6-man group has stepped on the blue line, the team benefitting from the constant energy the fourth line creates, Kessell playing a simplified & effective style of game and Patrick Roy again showing the hardest thing for great players-turned-coaches. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:11:13

MLB Network lead host Greg Amsinger

2/15/2024
Greg joins Randy, Danny & Brooke to talk about his Spring Training preparations, some pieces of advice all men could use in 2024, why teams are wary of the currently available FA starting pitchers, will a healthy 2024 season from Jordan Walker put him into the Top 100 list, why he thinks the Cardinals are a shoe-in for the playoffs, having confidence in the Cardinals new additions to the rotation and doubles-down on the Cardinals-win-90 prediction. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:18:39

The Opening Drive - February 15th, 2024

2/15/2024
Watch the full show replay on our YouTube channel! 7:00 – Blues vs Oilers tonight @ 7PM -- Can you imagine being one possession from winning a Super Bowl and then getting fired? -- Mo's comments from Jupiter 7:15 – Sick of it!!! 7:30 – MLB Network’s Greg Amsinger doubles-down on his Cardinals prediction 7:45 – TIOLI 8:00 – Fresh Take: Is the Yadi situation starting off on the wrong foot? 8:15 - Hall of Famer Bernie Federko on what to takeaways from Toronto but what to look forward to before the deadline 8:30 - The Fight 8:45 - More women than ever watched the Super Bowl. Is this more than just the Swift effect? 9:00 - Rush Hour Reset 9:15 - The Athletic's Jeremy Rutherford on the future for the Blues d-man group & Matthew Kessell 9:30 - Incarnate Word Bball HC Dan Rolfes breaks down how Incarnate Word continues to build year after year as they go for another record tonight 9:45 – Rocc ‘n Roll Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:02:14:40

Blues analyst, 101 host Jamie Rivers

2/14/2024
Jamie joins the show after a late return to STL to talk about his best advice for Valentines Day, watching a flat team come out against the Maple Leafs, Jamie and & Randy run their algorithms to project the Blues playoff chances and why he thinks the team--despite this game--is still improving and on their way up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:11:17

The Opening Drive - February 14th, 2024

2/14/2024
Watch the full show replay on our YouTube channel! 7:00 - Blues-1 Maple Leafs-4 -- Two big pieces of news for the new CFP 7:15 - Ask Uncle Randy! 7:30 - Randy’s Pay Attention to your heart story 7:45 - TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT 8:00 - Fresh Take - MLB.com lists their favorites and Dark Horses for the Cy Young award. Which Cardinal do you think is a dark horse for Cy Young consideration? 8:15 - Blues Booth: Blues analyst, 101 host Jamie Rivers breaks down a Blues game where the team didn't show up 8:30 - The Fight 8:45 - Ten of the top 25 in ESPN’s way too early rankings are from the SEC. Is this conference REALLY that good? 9:00 – Rush Hour Reset 9:15 – Adam Schefter reports that the Bears might keep Justin Fields, AND draft Caleb Williams. How stupid would this be? 9:30 - A record 67.8 million American adults bet a combined $23.1 billion on the matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers, the American Gaming Association said--What is the overall impact of gambling? 9:45 - Rocc and Roll Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:02:15:42

Voice of the Blues, John Kelly

2/13/2024
JK joins the show to talk about Krug's big game, the Blues hitting the ground running post-break, how Toropchenko helps set the tone and has continued to improve his game, how much the next few games will dictate any potential decisions as the deadline approaches & why calling a game in Toronto is always so special. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:11:28

The Opening Drive - February 13th, 2024

2/13/2024
Watch our full show replay on our YouTube channel! 7:00 - Rundown -- Blues at Toronto tonight -- Is there anything stopping the NFL? 7:15 - What Cardinal player could force his way into an important role with a good spring training? And, whither Andre Pallante? Memphis rotation? 7:30 - We know Patrick Mahomes is the face of the NFL. In basketball, it’s LeBron. Who is the current face of baseball? 7:45 - TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT 8:00 - Fresh Take: What team has the best chance to dethrone the Chiefs and win the Super Bowl next season? 8:15 - Blues Booth: Blues TV voice John Kelly on the biggest takeaways from the Blues big weekend 8:30 - The Fight 8:45 - What sport should get what non-sports star, like Taylor Swift is involved in the NFL? Hockey had Carrie Underwood (Mike Fisher) and Elisha Cuthbert (Dion Phaneuf). Baseball had Mariah Carey with Jeter. Which team needs which female celebrity to increase it’s Q rating? 9:00 - Rush Hour Reset 9:15 - The Chiefs have a ton of free agents this off-season. Jones, Sneed, Willie Gay, Donovan Smith, Edwards-Helaire, McKinnon, Drew Tranquill, Mike Edwards, Hardman, etc. Is there a way to derail them as long as they have Mahomes? 9:30 – Is Valentine’s Day contrived? Is it worth it for the man? And what are Brooke’s main pieces of advice for guys for Valentines Day? 9:45 - Rocc ‘n Roll Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:02:13:46