NFL Preseason Week 3, College Football Preview

on the Weekend Sports Report with Packer Dave and Steve Leventhal ….Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune joins us to for a College Football Preview.  We’ll look at Ohio State, Michigan State, and Wisconsin atop the Big Ten, as well as the local schools – Northwestern, Illinois, and Northern Illinois.  Jeff Rich will talk about […]

A Bad Love-The White Sox in Reflection

The White Sox, are the worst girlfriend in baseball. On paper, you could see yourself spending the rest of your life with her, but when you start to look at things, you realize she is somewhat of a hot mess.  A hot, enticing mess that makes you want to pull your hair out.  Inconsistent, clutching, […]

More Preseason NFL, Baseball Surprises

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on the Weekend Sports Report with Packer Dave and Steve Leventhal …we continue to discuss more preseason NFL with audio from Mike McCarthy as the Packers prepare to travel to his hometown of Pittsburgh for a preseason game. In the meantime the Bears are practicing in Indy ahead of their weekend matchup with the Colts. […]

NFL Preseason and the Hot Blue Jays

on the Weekend Sports Report with Packer Dave and Steve Leventhal ….Football is back, so Dave, Steve, and Jeff Rich discuss the Thursday night NFL Preseason games, looking at the Packers, Bears, and the AFC North. Then, John Poulter and Phil Meyers look at the streaking Toronto Blue Jays and Chicago Cubs, and preview the […]

Inexperience At Its Best….and Its Worst: The Cubs Down the Stretch

The perfect example of the culture change in Chicago came on a Monday evening.  The Cubs gave up their three run lead to fall behind the Rockies one run, 8-7 in the top of the ninth.  With Dexter Fowler on first, two outs, up came Kris Bryant to bat.  For everyone working in the ballpark, […]

NFL Training Camps, Baseball, and Soccer

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on the Weekend Sports Report with Packer Dave and Steve Leventhal …. catch up with audio from NFL training camps, including Bears coach John Fox, Packers head man Mike McCarthy, and Vikes embattled star RB Adrian Peterson. Plus Green Bay Director of Player Personnel, Elliot Wolf talks about introducing his father Ron, at the Hall […]

Yankees GM Brian Cashman on Deal or No Trade Deal

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Yankees  GM Brian Cashman spoke to the mostly New York media following the trade deadline.  The AL East first place failed to make any more deals beyond the acquisition of Mariners utility player Dustin Ackley for for Ramon Flores and Jose Ramirez on Thursday. “We stayed engaged with all clubs to come up with a […]

Bears Training Camp Preview, Baseball Deals

on the Weekend Sports Report with Packer Dave and Steve Leventhal ….we are pleased to be joined by John Mullin of Comcast Sports Net – Chicago.  He gives us a Bears training camp preview, and also talks about the great 1985 Chicago Bears team.  Sam the intern checks in from Big Ten media days with […]

New Blue: Cubs at the Deadline

Jason Hammel’s struggles on Sunday only highlighted the Cubs need for a beefier rotation.  The young Cubs were swept by the MLB worst, Philadelphia Phillies.  Mr. Prolonged Relief, Travis Wood has been the temporary fix, certainly a good tool to have in the arsenal.  Operating with a four-man rotation, the Cubs are clearly in need […]

NBA Free Agency and Baseball Talk

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on the Weekend Sports Report with Packer Dave and Steve Leventhal Jeff Rich talks NBA Free Agency and American League and National League Central with us, while John Poulter updates us on the Pan Am Games going on in Toronto this month, as well as his take on the American League East.  Plus, updates on […]

More Chicago Cubs Mid Season Feedback

on the Weekend Sports Report with Packer Dave and Steve Leventhal Mark Grote pre- and post-game host of Cubs baseball on WBBM in Chicago joins us to discuss how the Chicago Cubs are doing at mid-season.  The All-Star break is over and the pennant chase begins in earnest. Mark also tells us which are his […]

Crosstown Classic Preview: A Clash of Strategies

As the South Siders head to 1060 W Addison this weekend, with them comes a clash of expectations.  Both teams pursued roster overhauls in the winter, both teams adding new starting pitching as well as some much-needed sources of run support. The Cubs focused their free agency search on a catcher and a starting pitcher. […]

Chicago Cubs Mid Season Report

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on the Weekend Sports Report with Packer Dave and Steve Leventhal ….we are pleased be joined by Mark Gonzales, Chicago Cubs beat reporter for the Chicago Tribune, who gives us a Mid Season report on the Northsiders, as they wrap up a dramatic series with the Cardinals and get ready to host the White Sox […]

Chicago is Sad about Brandon Saad, Happy About WWC

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on the Weekend Sports Report with Packer Dave and Steve Leventhal ….John Poulter joins us to dissect the trade of promising young Blackhawks winger Brandon Saad in a seven player deal with Columbus.  It’s no surprise that money was at the root of the deal.  The cap strapped Hawks had to make a move before […]

Max Scherzer and the Nats Heat Up

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on the Weekend Sports Report with Packer Dave and Steve Leventhal ….Craig Heist from The Fan in Washington, DC joins us to talk about the surging Washington Nationals and pitcher Max Scherzer who lost a perfect game with two outs in the ninth, yet still tossed a no-hitter.  He has now retired 54 of the […]