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Adam Hoge: “Is it really realistic to expect the Bears to not turn the ball over?”

9/23/2017
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Harry Teinowitz and Sam Panayotovich visit with WGN Bears insider Adam Hoge ahead of tomorrow’s matchup with Pittsburgh at Soldier Field.

Duration: 00:17:00


Paul Sullivan: “Everyone’s just so accustomed to watching Wade Davis dominate”

9/23/2017
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Chicago Tribune baseball columnist Paul Sullivan joins Sam Panayotovich and Harry Teinowitz following the Cubs 5-4 loss to the Brewers in another extra-inning affair. They talk about how Wade Davis is in rarefied air for the club despite blowing his first save of the year, the concern about Jon Lester recent shakiness and possibilities for a postseason rotation; whether Addison Russell or Javy Baez should see more time at short, and the number of other positional combinations available for...

Duration: 00:14:17


The Hamp & O’B Show with Koz (9/17/17) Quick Hit: “This was just a train wreck from the beginning”

9/17/2017
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Dan Hampton, Ed O’Bradovich and Glen Kozlowski along with Mark Carman give their opening thoughts as the Bears fall 29-7 to the Buccaneers in Mike Glennon’s turnover-laden return to Tampa. John Fox’s squad falls to 0-2 as they prepare to host the Steelers next Sunday.

Duration: 00:10:13


The Beat Full Show (9/16/17): The case for the Bears in Tampa

9/16/2017
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Mark Carman and Harry Teinowitz bring you the Saturday edition of The Beat live from Ryan Field in Evanston ahead of Northwestern’s tilt with Bowling Green. They discuss what could go right for the Bears against the Bucs at Raymond James Stadium and how important shutting down the TE’s will be; Dave Eanet joins the show from his namesake booth and breaks down how the Wildcats can bounce back from a week two disappointment at Duke; Adam Hoge wonders if […]

Duration: 01:12:52


The Beat Full Show (9/9/17): What’s your most interesting NFL storyline heading into the season?

9/9/2017
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Mark Carman and Harry Teinowitz bring you the Saturday edition of The Beat: The NFL regular season is upon as the Bears gear up for their opener against the Falcons and the guys discuss reasons for optimism at Soldier Field tomorrow, then Atlanta Journal-Constitution Falcons beat writer D. Orlando Ledbetter joins the show to break down the match-ups; we talk with executive coach Dr. Bob Wright, who discusses getting into the head of a player in a tenuous spot like […]

Duration: 01:41:39


Kevin Fishbain on Bears roster cuts, Fox’s outlook: “He’s got a lot to prove”

9/3/2017
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The Athletic Chicago Bears beat writer Kevin Fishbain joins Mark Carman and Kevin Powell as the team makes its final roster cuts ahead of next weekend’s season opener against Atlanta. They talk about John Fox’s future with the organization after his questionable handling of Mitch Trubisky in the preseason finale, the latest round of roster cuts that sent former starting running back Jeremy Langford packing, three possible spots on the schedule where the team might make the big change at […]

Duration: 00:18:26


The Beat Full Show (8/27/17): Bears leave Nashville with a win; without Meredith

8/28/2017
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Mark Carman, Sam Panayotovich and Jarrett Payton bring you the Sunday edition of The Beat: the guys recap the Mayweather/McGregor fight and toss around the legal and ethical implications of watching PPV’s on Periscope; Northwestern head football coach Pat Fitzgerald checks in ahead of the Wildcats’ opener next week against Nevada; Adam Hoge reports from Nashville and discusses the Bears’ dicey wide receiver situation after losing Cam Meredith to a knee injury in their 19-7 preseason win...

Duration: 02:05:03


Pat Fitzgerald: “There’s definitely a confidence within the squad” for 2017

8/28/2017
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Northwestern head football coach Pat Fitzgerald joins Mark Carman, Jarrett Payton and Sam Panayotovich ahead of the Wildcats’ season opener next weekend vs. Nevada. Coach Fitz talks about Justin Jackson evolving into a complete back heading into his senior year and QB Clayton Thorson growing into a leadership role, his team playing with a renewed competitive edge coming off a 2016 Pinstripe Bowl victory, what his special requests were for the new Cats athletic facilities, and more.

Duration: 00:12:53


Teddy Greenstein sets the table for Wildcats football: “If they don’t contend for the Big Ten West this year, there’s something wrong”

8/27/2017
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Chicago Tribune Big Ten/Northwestern football writer Teddy Greenstein joins Mark Carman and Harry Teinowitz to set the scene for the Wildcats as they open up their season next Saturday with Nevada at Ryan Field. They talk about Justin Jackson quietly putting together a strong body of work before his breakout performance in the Pinstripe Bowl and whether Clayton Thorson can keep building on a sophomore season that saw him progress significantly; they also look the the conference as a whole,...

Duration: 00:16:44


The Beat Full Show (8/26/17): What’s your Players’ Weekend nickname?

8/27/2017
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Mark Carman and Harry Teinowitz bring you the Saturday edition of The Beat: Joe Maddon talks about Players’ Weekend, and what nicknames were like growing up in Hazelton, PA, then Carm puts him on blast for his deal with ‘Just for Men’; the guys search for a reasonable venue to watch the Mayweather/McGregor fight and Fansided MMA writer Mike Dyce checks in with the pulse from Las Vegas; Chicago Tribune’s Teddy Greenstein joins the show to preview the Big Ten and discuss […]

Duration: 02:03:15


Patrick Finley: “If [the Bears] don’t see what Trubisky can do with the first team on Sunday, they’ll never see it”

8/20/2017
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Chicago Sun-Times Bears beat writer Patrick Finley joins Mark Carman, Jarrett Payton and Kevin Powell to discuss the ongoing Glennon/Trubisky controversy following a 24-23 preseason win over the Arizona Cardinals. He talks about the importance of next week’s third outing at Tennessee in terms of getting first-team reps for Mitch Trubisky, and why the team may not be as interested in a QB controversy as fans might want, Jeremy Langford’s now-uncertain future as Tarik Cohen and Bennie...

Duration: 00:10:57


Teenage entrepreneur Will Weinbach: “Every interview I do, I absolutely love”

8/20/2017
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Mark Carman and Harry Teinowitz talk with 16-year old entrepreneur Will Weinbach, who created Cross Court TV, which features tennis interviews, instructional videos and product spotlights.

Duration: 00:13:17


The Beat Full Show (8/19/17): Booing Montero a bad look for Cubs fans

8/20/2017
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Mark Carman and Harry Teinowitz bring you the Saturday edition of The Beat: longtime NFL play-by-play voice Sam Rosen joins the show from Arizona ahead of the Bears’ second preseason outing; Carm criticizes Cub fans that booed Miguel Montero upon his return to Wrigley Field despite Jake Arrieta’s willingness to bury the hatchet, and Harry has a message for the “leave early” crowd; Major League umpires are wearing wristbands to show solidarity in the midst of ‘escalating verbal attacks’;...

Duration: 01:51:40


Sam Rosen on Bears’ ideal situation: “Mike Glennon is the starter… and Trubisky learns along the way”

8/19/2017
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Legendary play-by-play voice Sam Rosen joins Mark Carman and Harry Teinowitz ahead of the Bears’ second preseason game in against the Cardinals in Arizona. He talks about the team’s preference to have the luxury of bringing Mitch Trubisky along slowly, the opportunity present for Kevin White with the Bears not having a clear top guy at WR, the potential for Vic Fangio’s raw but talented defense to gel, how Colin Kaepernick’s perceived lack of passion for the game itself might […]

Duration: 00:11:31


Mark Carman: “If you’re a star guy…I don’t really want to see you hustling at all”

8/14/2017
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Recent injuries to Cubs catcher Willson Contreras and Nationals superstar Bryce Harper lead Mark Carman to conclude that star-caliber players should focus on playing “smart” rather than “hard” during the regular season, and maybe lay off the gas on the basepaths to avoid getting hurt. Do you always have to give 110% to be a star, or are you better serving your team by making sure you don’t get hurt?

Duration: 00:21:56


The Beat Full Show (8/13/17): The politics of speaking out in the NFL

8/14/2017
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Mark Carman, Jarrett Payton and Adam Hoge bring you the Sunday edition of The Beat: Carm continues on his “Mitchell” vs “Mitch” Trubisky crusade; Kyle Long talks about the violence in his hometown of Charlottesville, VA and the guys discuss the politics of speaking out on issues in the NFL; the injuries to Bryce Harper and Willson Contreras have Carm arguing for ballplayers to play “smart” instead of hard; we hear from Bears GM Ryan Pace about Trubisky’s debut and […]

Duration: 02:04:34


The Beat Full Show (8/12/17): Trubisky makes a statement in preseason debut

8/12/2017
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Mark Carman and Harry Teinowitz bring you the Saturday edition of The Beat: Mitch Trubisky’s performance in the Bears preseason opener could at least force the team’s hand in evaluating their QB situation and Adam Hoge joins the show from Bears camp with his takeaways from Thursday night and the following practices, a Kyle Long health update and what the TE situation looks like; Carm reignites the “Mitch” vs “Mitchell” controversy in terms of which is the stronger football name; […]

Duration: 01:57:12


The Beat Full Show (8/6/17): Jay Cutler is Mr. 305

8/6/2017
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Mark Carman and Adam Hoge bring you the Sunday edition of The Beat: Jay Cutler’s retirement proved to be short-lived as he reunites with Adam Gase in Miami and we evaluate his chances to win games in the AFC East and gauge whether or not Bears fans want to see him succeed; Jarrett Payton checks in from WGN-TV with his impression of the Glennon/Trubisky tandem at Bears camp; the Cubs fall to the Nats after a bullpen implosion and the […]

Duration: 02:13:49


NU’s Tommy Doles talks football, leadership: “My favorite part is…doing something that’s difficult but rewarding”

8/6/2017
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Mark Carman and Harry Teinowitz talk with Northwestern offensive lineman Tommy Doles as the Wildcats open up camp. He discusses the challenge that lies ahead in protecting QB Clayton Thorson and his offensive unit and the Cats’ need to not take the non-conference part of the schedule for granted, his interest in public service and leadership and how his experience visiting Washington DC inspired him to look into serving in the military in the future, and more....

Duration: 00:14:36


The Beat Full Show (8/5/17): Cutler flirts with a return with Gase, Dolphins

8/6/2017
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Mark Carman and Harry Teinowitz bring you the Saturday edition of The Beat: Rumors continue to swirl around Jay Cutler possibly coming out of his short-lived retirement to help out Adam Gase’s Dolphins, which leads the guys to discuss the apparent blacklisting of Colin Kaepernick in a league rife with mediocre QBs; the Cubs even their series with the Nats as Alex Avila punches the clock and Willson Contreras stays hot after a big week; we hear from 8-year old […]

Duration: 02:12:57

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