Bears-Lions Thanksgiving Preview

Lions DT Ndamukong Suh

The Bears go into the Thanksgiving holiday with a lot to be thankful for, especially when it comes to their fans. Many of the grumblings the Bears have had to deal with over the past month have dissipated after the back to back wins over the last place Vikings and Bucs. It is surprising to […]

Weekend Sports Report – 11/24/14


with Dave Rusch and Steve Leventhal …. An early edition of the WSR, since the Bears and Lions and playing on Thanksgiving. Join our guests Jeff Rich from and Andy Dorf from Sports Byline Sunday as they discuss the NFC North and the upcoming games. Hear interviews from Aaron Rogers, Jim Trestman, Jim Caldwell, […]

Bucs-Bears Preview

Josh McCown

I really want this Bucs-Bears game to be played as soon as humanly possible… as if the Bears 4 – 6 record was not bad enough, the consistent yammering about Josh McCown and Lovie Smith is getting obnoxious. I get it… the Bears would be the defending Super Bowl champs if Lovie was still the coach […]

Weekend Sports Report – 11/20/14


with Dave Rusch and Steve Leventhal A preview of the Bears-Buccaneers and Vikings-Packers games this weekend.  Our guests are Rick Tellander of the Chicago Sun-Times and Ted Glover of The Daily Norseman. Hear interviews from Aaron Rogers, Lovie Smith, Jay Cutler, Matt Forte, Marc Trestman, Jim Caldwell, and Tom Brady. Also, don’t miss cameos from […]

NU’s Comeback aided by ND mistakes

NU 42, ND 40 (OT)

There are venues across the sports landscape that fans should visit, no matter what team banners hang on your wall at home. Notre Dame Stadium is one of those venues. Yes… you might be packed into your row like sardines and are sitting on rock hard benches, but you should be there for the ambiance. […]

Vikings vs Bears Preview

1923 Rochester Jeffersons

The Bears have to go 7 – 0. I was going to post that one line and call it a day but it wouldn’t have been fair to overlook the Vikings. It wouldn’t have been FAIR to overlook the Vikings… seriously? This is what it has come to in Chicago? Fighting with the Adrian Peterson-less […]

The Weekend Sports Report – 11/13/14

Bears QB Jay Cutler addresses the media on Thursday November 13, 2014. Photo by SRN Broadcasting

with your hosts “Packer” Dave Rusch and Steve Leventhal The guys welcome back Les Grobstein to the Weekend Sports Report for more analysis of the Bears devastating loss at Green Bay and what the prognosis is for Chicago’s game at Minnesota.  Also preview of the Eagles – Packers game at Lambeau, as well as the […]

World Series of Poker Finale Tonight

When you think of marquee sporting events, the Super Bowl, the Masters, the Kentucky Derby all come to mind. How about the World Series?  Not the baseball game, but the richest and most prestigious poker event on the planet. The World Series of Poker, held at the Rio in Las Vegas. This fall classic actually […]

Celtics vs Bulls


This was a tired Bulls team after their 118 – 115 victory over the 76ers last night in Philly, as every starter played over 31 minutes. A rested player would have been a nice reinforcement for the Bulls but Derrick Rose sat for the 2nd straight game with two sprained ankles. The Celtics also had […]

Michigan vs. Northwestern


The best part of the Michigan-Northwestern game for fans was the singing of National Anthem by Chicago Blackhawks vocalist Jim Cornelison. A pair of teams sitting at 2-3 in the Big Ten, squared off in Evanston today and their records were indicative of how they played. With both teams underachieving during their 2014 campaigns, Michigan […]

Weekend Sports Report – 11/7/14

Bears coach Marc Trestman press conference

The Weekend Sports Report is back! After a brief hiatus, the show is back in podcast form. Your host Packer Dave and his guest, former host Les Grobstein look at the Bears – Packers game at Lambeau Field this Sunday.  Co-host Steve Leventhal reports from Halas Hall with audio clips from Aaron Rogers, Mike McCarthy, […]

Bears-Packers Preview

Aaron Rodgers

When I was a youngster, my dream was to be Jerry Rice. At that time, being white and slow did not deter me from playing football. Just like me, my team was full of slow white kids who had a hard time scoring a TD, let alone winning games. My football coach would insist that […]

Bulls 2014-15 Season

Mirotic & Gasol

It’s hard to describe the feelings I have when talking about this upcoming Bulls season. I would compare them to a first date… with a girl you have known for a while but have never had the stones to ask out. You two have flirted off and on for years, but have never given a […]

Chicago Bears vs New England Patriots Preview


The Chicago Bears are in a fight. Not with another team or the NFL front office, but with themselves. On paper, the Bears have a star-studded cast of players with names like Marshall, Cutler, Allen, Forte and Briggs. If only the games were played on paper. Every week the Bears find a way to shoot […]

Bears Fans: Worry about Play on the Field


There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the extra-curricular activities that took place after the Bears 27 – 14 loss to the Dolphins last week at Soldier Field. Numerous sources have sited yelling coming from the Bears locker room, believed to be from WR Brandon Marshall. His target? Marshall’s best friend and quarterback, Jay […]