Purdue Beats Northwestern 68-60

Chris Collins after loss

Saturdays contest between Purdue and Northwestern University was a matchup between two teams on completely different paths. Northwestern entered the game with a 10-10 overall record and a putrid 1-6 mark in Big Ten play. The Wildcats could have easily been 13-7 however, losing their last three games by a combined five points before Saturday’s […]

Super Bowl 49 Preview – Weekend Sports Report – 1/29/15

Weekend Sports Report Logo

with “Packer Dave Rusch and Steve Leventhal ….A Super Bowl 49 preview with Andy Dorf from Sports Byline Sunday.  The show includes interview audio from Richard Sherman, Russell Wilson, and Pete Carroll from the Seattle Seahawks, along with Justin Edelman, Tom Brady, and Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots. Plus, a cameo appearance from […]

Bears Fans: Packers Humiliation Bad for Business

In the wake of “Deflate Gate” and anticipation of the Super Bowl Sunday, it is time to reflect on the NFC Championship game that transpired last Sunday. No matter who you pledge your football allegiance to, that was one of the most improvable come back wins in recent memory. With that being said, Bears Nation […]

Rose Leads Struggling Bulls to Big Win

Derrick Rose came ready to play on Thursday night and prove to the national audience watching on television that he is still one of the best point guards in the league. Entering Thursdays matchup against the San Antonio Spurs Rose had averaged 24.0 ppg on .484 shooting in his previous six games. The Bulls on […]

Tobacco Road Hoops Trip – UNC and Duke Basketball


I took advantage of some frequent flyer miles and a break in my schedule to head east to North Carolina and visit some hallowed hoops ground down on Tobacco Road. The UNC Tar Heels and Duke Blue Devils had back-to-back home basketball games against Virginia Tech and Pittsburgh, respectively. Over the years, I’ve seen countless […]

Weekend Sports Report – 1/20/15

Russell Wilson talks about the NFC Championship win

with Dave Rusch and Steve Leventhal ….Steve can only sit by helplessly as Packer Dave uses the radio show to crawl out of that deep dark pit of despair, by ranting and raving, following the Packer loss to Seattle in the NFC Championship game.  Not withstanding the fact that every other radio, television, and newspaper […]

NFC, AFC Championships 2015 – Weekend Sports Report – 1/15/15


with Dave Rusch and Steve Leventhal Join us on the Weekend Sports Report for a preview of the NFC and AFC Championships of 2015 with guest Fred Wallin from Sports Byline USA. We will also discuss the newest coaching hires in the NFL, and Ohio State’s surprising win over Oregon in the College Football Championship […]

New Year, Familiar Score… ILL 72, NU 67

ILL 72, NU 67 Final

Familiarity was running rampant thru Welsh-Ryan Arena on Wednesday night as the Northwestern Wildcats took on their neighbors to the south, the University of Illinois Illini. The familiarity vibe could have been attributed to the game, as the Cats and Illini were meeting up for the 170th time… with Illinois holding a commanding 130 – 39 […]

Lifeless Bulls lose to Magic, 121 – 114

Albert Einstein

It only took me two classes in high school to realize that science was not for me and my time would better be spent on other subjects… like girls or sports. I would go thru the motions because it was a necessary evil and there was nothing I could do about it. If I knew […]

Weekend Sports Report – 1/9/15

Ice Bowl I - in 1967

with Dave Rusch and Steve Leventhal …The Packers prepare for what is being dubbed “Ice Bowl II.” Well perhaps in the Dallas press, but we have complete coverage of this colossal tilt in Titletown.  Jeff Rich from MoreThanAFan.net joins us to analyze all the NFL playoff matchups, and a quick peek at the College Football […]

Badgers Overpower Cats, 81-58

Wisconsin Head Coach Bo Ryan

It was a series of ‘last time events’ during Northwestern’s Big Ten home-opener against Wisconsin, Sunday night in Evanston, Illinois. The most notable, it was the last time that Chicagoland star and Wisconsin senior forward Frank Kaminsky would be playing at Welsh-Ryan Arena. The Lisle native and Benet Academy graduate, lead his team to a […]

Gasol leads Bulls to Overtime Win


The Chicago Bulls came into Saturdays home matchup against the Boston Celtics short handed and uncertain on who would be in the starting five. Wings Mike Dunleavy and Jimmy Butler both missed Saturdays game but lucky for Chicago, Pau Gasol showed up as usual. Gasol scored 29 points and added 16 rebounds and 5 blocked […]

Bears vs NFC Playoff Teams

Bears owner Virginia McCaskey

The McCaskey’s decided to clean house last week again after their Chicago Bears missed the playoffs for the 4th straight year. Ex-Bears GM Phil Emery brought in Marc Trestman 2 years ago to close the gap between the Packers and the Bears. That decision had the reverse effect, by widening the talent gap and costing […]

Time for Bears to Start Over ( Again)

The Bears will once again search for a new Head Coach.

Black Monday escalated rather quickly and before you could even finish your breakfast the Bears had fired General Manager Phil Emery and Head Coach Marc Trestman. The only person who may have been surprised by this move would be Trestman himself. After Sundays season ending loss to the Vikings, Trestman told reporters he expected to […]

Weekend Sports Report – 12/29/14

with Dave Rusch and Steve Leventhal ….mercifully, the last podcast of the year, looks at Black Monday in the NFL with firings in Chicago and New York, as well as a parting of the ways in San Francisco. Plus a look at the first round of the NFL playoffs. Hear interviews from Aaron Rogers, Mike […]