The Washington Nationals and Last Week in Baseball


It isn’t always good to be the king, or in the case of the Washington Nationals, maybe the media can lay a little low, when it comes to how easy it is supposed to be for them in 2015. The first week of their season stunk of ‘meh’, and things went from blah to bad […]

2015 Masters Review, NFL Preview – 4/13/15


on the Weekend Sports Report with Packer Dave and Steve Leventhal ….Dave phones in from the Sports Book at Bally’s in Las Vegas, where he’s attending the National Association of Broadcasters Show.  Despite all that technology, he manages to find the loudest, crappiest connection possible. But the show must go on.  Regular contributors Jeff Rich […]

The Houston Astros and Last Week in Baseball


You can usually pencil these Houston Astros, of the new American League variety, to finish dead-last or at least close to it, but these down years have potentially given them hope to build a solid core for the future. While you have to be an absolute seam-head to follow the MLB Draft in the present […]

2015 Masters Preview and more

Defending Masters champ Bubba Watson

on the Weekend Sports Report with Packer Dave and Steve Leventhal ….with our guest Rory Spears from, gives us a 2015 Masters Preview.  Also Jeff Rich from Sports Byline Sunday talks about the Final Four last weekend and also gives us his take on baseball.  Jeff managed to attend fifteen spring training games in […]

What if the Cubs and White Sox combined forces?

Cubs GM Theo Epstein and White Sox GM Rick Hahn

It’s that time of year again… spring is in the air, the weather is changing and baseball is right around to corner. But more importantly… it is time to unveil the roster for the 2015 SCUBS! Unlike previous years, the 2015 SCUBS had position battles across the board, which was not the case last year. […]

Cubs 2015, Final Four preview


on the Weekend Sports Report with Packer Dave and Steve Leventhal …. Mark Grote, Cubs pre- and post-game host on WBBM 780-AM joins us for a Cubs 2015 preview.  He also looks at other contenders in the NL Central. Jeff Rich from Sports Byline Sunday checks in with a NCAA Final Four preview.  It should […]

Sweet Sixteen Recap, Spring Training – 3/26/15


On The Weekend Sports Report with Packer Dave and Steve Leventhal …. Jeff Rich  join us for a discussion of Thursday night’s Sweet Sixteen action in the NCAA tournament, including a look at the North Carolina – Wisconsin and his thoughts on where does the Kentucky team rank among great college basketball teams of the […]

Cubs Spring Training, NHL Talk – 3/12/15

Jon Lester

on The Weekend Sports Report with Packer Dave and Steve Leventhal …Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune gives us a Cubs Spring Training update, and more from around the Cactus League.  John Poulter also chimes in on the AL East, hockey and soccer.  Plus, Steve and Dave talk about the latest NFL free agent moves.  […]

NHL Trade Deadline, NFL Moves, Baseball Preview – 3/5/15

Spring Training

on the Weekend Sports Report with Packer Dave and Steve Leventhal ….plus our guest John Poulter discusses whether the NHL trade deadline resulted in any good moves for the teams in contention. He also offers his baseball preview as spring training gets underway in Florida and Arizona.  Dave and Steve discuss NFL moves as free […]

Patrick Kane Injury, Cubs Preview – 2/26/15


On The Weekend Sports Report with Packer Dave and Steve Leventhal …Cubs play by play broadcaster Pat Hughes joins us to talk about Baseball Voices, his series of tribute CD’s devoted to Hall of Fame baseball broadcasters. Pat also gives us a Chicago Cubs preview of the 2015 season. We also bring in our hockey […]

Dean Smith Memories – 2/12/15


with Dave Rusch and Steve Leventhal….. on the Weekend Sports Report our guests Fred Pearlman and Bob Heymann share their recollections of North Carolina coach Dean Smith and some great games in Tar Heel lore, as we recount the legacy of coach Smith, who was much more than just coach. Dean was a teacher, a […]

Cubs Name Dave Martinez as Bench Coach

Dave Martinez and Joe Maddon

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today named Dave Martinez as the club’s major league bench coach and shifted Brandon Hyde to first base coach.  Additionally, Henry Blanco has been named the club’s major league quality assurance coach.  Doug Dascenzo, who had been named first base coach on October 9, will remain in the organization as […]

The Pitts-burger and the Doubleheader


Last weekend I traveled to the Steel City for the first time in nearly thirty years. A few weeks ago, at the invitation of a good friend, I was offered an opportunity to attend the Steelers- Bears game that took place this past Sunday night. Having never been to the new Heinz Field, I vowed […]

Hero & Zero of the Week


FORMER NBAer Chuck Person, on his shot selection: “When I step into the building, you’ve got to get me the ball. When I step off the bus, I’m open.” Reminds me of when Serge Zwikker fired up a 20 footer, which missed badly. Dean Smith told him, ‘There is a reason you’re open.’ FROM the […]

Dorf on Sports – 7/4/12


with Andy Dorf and Fred Wallin On this edition of Dorf on Sports Fredand Andy talk about the Phoenix Suns dealing Steve Nash to the LA Lakers. Does this make the Lakers a contender next season? They also talk about baseball as the annual All-Star game approaches.  Comedian Anthony Padilla calls in. He will be […]