Mark Carman and Adam Hoge bring you an abbreviated Sunday edition of The Beat: longtime Chicago sports radio fixture Mike North stops by to share some broadcasting memories and his thoughts on the Bears in the Trubisky era; Carm tells Niko Mirotic to “get over it” as the Bobby Portis sucker punch saga rolls on, and more.
Sahadev Sharma, Cubs beat reporter at The Athletic Chicago joins Mark Carman and Harry Teinowitz as reports come in that Chris Bosio is out as pitching coach. They discuss walks and bullpen struggles as contributing factors to the decision to make a change, possibilities for the offseason after a frustrating postseason showing both at the plate and in the bullpen, what a realistic contract would look like for Jake Arrieta, and more.
Dan Hampton, Ed O’Bradovich and Glen Kozlowski along with Mark Carman break down the Bears’ 20-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field in Mitchell Trubisky’s NFL debut. Despite a few different wrinkles to the Bears offense, another penalty and turnover-heavy effort leaves them at 1-4 heading into a road matchup with the Ravens on Sunday.
Mark Carman, Adam Hoge and Jarrett Payton bring you the Sunday edition of The Beat: the Cubs and Nats head back to Wrigley with a 1-1 tie in the NLDS and the guys break down the Game 2 8th inning implosion; Chip Caray checks in with his impressions of that Nats as an NL East rival to his Atlanta Braves, and the stellar starting pitching matchups in this series; we play Trubisky TD derby as Mitch Trubisky prepares to make […]
Former Cubs and current play-by-play voice of the Atlanta Braves joins Mark Carman, Adam Hoge and Jarrett Payton as the Cubs and Nationals head back to Wrigley Field tied at 1 game apiece in the National League Division Series. They discuss the outlook for the Cubs with Max Scherzer looming, and Caray’s impression of the Nats as an NL East rival, some of the other issues in today’s game like the pace of play problem, and more.
Adam Hoge talks with Bears QB Mark Sanchez as rookie Mitch Trubisky prepares to make his debut under center in prime time Monday night at Soldier Field. The veteran backup relates his own experience with making his NFL debut in a big market with a passionate fan base, talks about the preparation provided by Dowell Loggains and the Bears offensive unit and the importance of having that support around you as a rookie, and more.
Mark Carman and Harry teinowitz recap Game 1 of the NLDS between the Cubs and the Washington Nationals. They also preview the NFL slate, including Monday’s game between the Bears and the Vikings. Later on, Sam Smith of Bulls.Com joins the show to preview the NBA season, talk about the Bulls as well as his new book
Mark Carman and Jarrett Payton bring you the Sunday edition of The Beat: the guys join the chorus of fans and calling for the Bears to finally turn the page on the QB situation; the MLB regular season wraps and we evaluate possible lineups and rotation options as the Cubs and Nationals prepare to lock up in the NLDS; Washington Post sports columnist Barry Svrluga gives us the lowdown on Max Scherzer and what’s going on in the Nats clubhouse; […]
Sam Panayotovich and Kevin Powell bring you the Saturday edition of The Beat: Mike Glennon’s performance in Green Bay leads the guys and listeners to weigh in on the worst Bears QBs they can remember; Adam Hoge joins the show as the league hands down a suspension for the Danny Trevathan helmet-to-helmet hit and we discuss the possibility, finally, of a QB change; former Dodgers GM and Chicago native Ned Colletti talks about his long career in baseball and The […]
Los Angeles Dodgers Senior Advisor Ned Colletti joins Sam Panayotovich and Kevin Powell to talk about his long front office career in baseball and his new book The Big Chair: The Smooth Hops and Bad Bounces from the Inside World of the Acclaimed Los Angeles Dodgers General Manager. He discusses getting his start in the game with the Cubs and watching them go through LA to eventually win the World Series, his time with the Dodgers and friendship with Tommy […]
Mark Carman, Harry Teinowitz and Sam Panayotovich bring you the Saturday edition of The Beat: Wade Davis blows his first game of the season as the Cubs and Brewers battle it out at MIller Park and we weigh how much the Cubs closer’s recent usage is to blame; HOF defensive end Richard Dent joins the show and shares his thoughts on the state of the Bears; the guys discuss President Trump’s comment that NFL owners should ‘fire’ players that protest […]
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...
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.
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 […]
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 […]