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 […]

Northwestern – Stanford Preview

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Enjoy waiting for football season while you can, because the year will just go by quickly, and then it’s another eight months away. On September 5th, Northwestern is set to kick off their season with their first matchup against Stanford since 1994, which ended in a 41-41 tie.  This is their seventh matchup overall, and the […]

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


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. […]

WSR Bonus: English Premier League Opening Day 2015

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Here is bonus content from the Weekend Sports Report. John Poulter, SRN Assistant Sports Director, and Steve Leventhal (well, mostly John and Phil) have an 18-minute discussion analyzing and providing commentary from the English Premier League’s opening day 2015 and the first weekend of action. That includes Chelsea’s draw with Swansea, Arsenal’s tough loss, and […]

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


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 […]

Big Ten Media Day Recap

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The offseason for college sports is like when a really hyped movie releases a trailer months before it’s actual release.  Fans can’t wait until it comes out.  But instead of full length trailers, you get lots and lots of teasers from your favorite teams. Considering the Big Ten won the first championship in the 4-team […]

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


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 […]

Recap – Benefica vs PSG at Toronto

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A hot, humid summer evening at Toronto’s newly expanded BMO Field was the site of the only game on Canadian soil in this year’s International Champions Cup, presented by Guiness. This year’s event, the third such annual event is a little more world-wide than the 2014 event, as it includes games in the USA, Australia, […]

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 […]