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The Fast Lane – November 23, 2020

2:00 – Carlos Martinez is in more trouble. Plus, The Fast Lane comeback is underway!

2:15 – NFL Week 11 Exit Survey

2:30 – Week 11 NFL continued

2:45 – What’s Trending

3:00 – Carlos Martinez is Trending for the wrong reasons. Plus, what would a Cubs tear down look like?

3:15 – True or Poo

3:30 – Tua was benched in Miami. How much should we read into it?

3:45 – Bet The Board

4:00 – The Gauntlet

4:15 – What will the NBA free agent market teach us about the MLB free agent market

4:30 – What If…

4:45 – Questions about contenders

5:00 – More Carlos, More Problems. Martinez finds himself on a bad position.

5:15 – Are the Ravens in trouble? What teams do you actually trust?

5:30 – Sports Six Pack

5:45 – Recap and wrap up

The Fast Lane – November 20, 2020

2:00 – All of a sudden, the Seattle Seahawks found a defense.

2:15 – Danny Mac on the Cardinals outfield, what Lane Thomas can be for the Cards and non-tendered players

2:30 – What’s Trending

2:45 – What will the non-tender players mean for the future of baseball?

3:00 – Do you believe the NHL can actually get things figured out and start playing on time?

3:15 – Sports Six Pack

3:30 – NFL Week 11 QB survey

3:45 – Bet The Board

4:00 – The Gauntlet

4:15 – We think we know what Bader and O’Neill can be… but what about Austin Dean and Lane Thomas?

4:30 – John Clayton on the QB situation in New Orleans, the Seahawks’ bounce back win and more

4:45 – Write the headline

5:00 – Cardinals pressure index for 2021

5:15 – Recap and wrap up

The Fast Lane – November 19, 2020

2:00 – NBA players have power. What if athletes in other sports had that kind of power?

2:15 – What’s Trending

2:30 – Do the Cardinals have any untouchable players?

2:45 – Over-reaction or nugget of truth

3:00 – Trade proposal mic drops

3:15 – Would you rather – sports edition

3:30 – Who is the next Bill Belichick in the NFL?

3:45 – Bet The Board

4:00 – The Gauntlet

4:15 – Zack Thompson on his off-season as a new draftee during a pandemic, his growth as a pitcher and much more

4:30 – Zack Thompson is a combo of Waino and Kershaw… Hopefully.

4:45 – If Tyler O’Neill becomes what Randal Grichuk has, what does it do to the Cardinals offense?

5:00 – Listener trade proposals for the Cardinals

5:15 –

5:30 – Sports Six Pack

5:45 – Recap and wrap up

The Fast Lane – November 18, 2020

2:00 – What do the Cardinals need to see out of O’Neill and Bader?

2:15 – Listeners are enraged about O’Neill and Bader. Don’t shoot the messenger!

2:30 – The NHL season is officially in jeopardy

2:45 – Can NHL owners find a quick fix for players?

3:00 – What’s Trending

3:15 – Is there an NFC contender that stands out from the pack?

3:30 – Is greatness pandemic proof?

3:45 – Bet The Board

4:00 – The Gauntlet

4:15 – So, are we going to be able to watch the NHL season or not?

4:30 – More likely to…

4:45 – Wheel of Free Agency: Marcell Ozuna

5:00 – Is it possible for a coach to “fix” a player?

5:15 – More “most likely to…”

5:30 – Sports Six Pack

5:45 – Recap and wrap up

The Fast Lane – November 17, 2020

2:00 – Theo Epstein steps away from the Cubs, does that mean a fire sale is coming to Chicago?

2:15 – How does Theo leaving the Cubs affect the Cardinals going forward?

2:30 – Why does Matt Nagy still have a job after the Bears abysmal performance on MNF? Plus a Fast Lane member must be punished.

2:45 – Stay or Go: Should Jim Harbaugh be Michigan’s Head Coach next season

3:00 – What tier are the Cardinals Free agents and what does that mean about them this offseason?

3:15 – What’s Trending?

3:30 – Play, Cut, or Bench

3:45 – Bet The Board

4:00 – The Gauntlet

4:15 – Do the Cardinals have a blueprint they can steal from the SF Giants? Plus, some stadium renovations?

4:30 – Is the Dewallet really closed?

4:45 – National MLB writer for Baseball America Kyle Glaser, on why Theo Epstein decided to step away from the Cubs now.

5:00 – Is it fair for the Cardinals to not spend this offseason?

5:15 – What is the Cardinals offseason nightmare?

5:30 – Sports Six Pack

5:45 – Recap and wrap up

The Fast Lane – November 16, 2020

2:00 – The Fast Lane has a victory in the Pick ‘Em Challenge!

2:15 – NFL Week 10 observations

2:30 – Let’s talk Cardinals extensions

2:45 – How will work stoppages impact the Cardinals willingness to spend in the near future?

3:00 – What’s Trending

3:15 – Over-reaction or nugget of truth

3:30 – Real or Fake – NFL Week 10

3:45 – Bet The Board

4:00 – Chris Long on the keys to slowing down Russell Wilson and the Seahawks, the problems in New England and beating Anthony’s Falcons in the Super Bowl

4:15 – The Gauntlet

4:30 – So who is the NFL MVP now?

4:45 – If winning is the priority, are the Cardinals attractive to free agents?

5:00 – Cardinal player superlatives for 2021

5:15 – NFL Week 10 Quick Hitters

5:30 – Sports Six Pack

5:45 – Recap and wrap up

The Fast Lane – November 13, 2020

2:00 – The Fast Lane is beating the Rizz Show!!!! (Thanks to Anthony Stalter)

2:15 – How much better was Eli Manning’s career than Philip Rivers’?

2:30 – Dan McLaughlin on Yadi/Waino’s free agent status, and the 2021 squad

2:45 – Do the Cardinals have any faith in Andrew Knizner?

3:00 – What’s Trending

3:15 – Wasn’t 2019 supposed to be “the year” for the Cardinals?

3:30 – Bet The Board

3:45 – NFL Week 10 QB survey

4:00 – The Gauntlet

4:15 – NFL Week 10 Biggest Questions

4:30 – What Cardinals players are nearing the end of their St. Louis tenure?

4:45 – John Clayton on the problems for the Seattle defense and questions about Tua vs. the Chargers

5:00 – More questions about NFL players heading into Week 10

5:15 – NFL Predictions/Stalter’s Lock of the Week

5:30 – Sports Six Pack

5:45 – Recap and wrap up

The Fast Lane – November 12, 2020

2:00 – The Cardinals are in an identity crisis

2:15 – It’s not me, it’s you: NFL edition

2:30 – What does 2020-2021 mean for Jordan Binnington?

2:45 – Why we are losing faith in Yadi returning for 2021

3:00 – What’s Trending

3:15 – The Cardinals and their idea of “catching fire” once they get to the postseason

3:30 – Bet The Board

3:45 – True or Poo

4:00 – The Gauntlet

4:15 – What is the future for Vladimir Tarasenko in a Blues sweater?

4:30 – Predictions for the NFL’s second half

4:45 – Where can ONE GUY make a major difference when it comes to winning.

5:00 – Why we have little faith in Yadi returning to St. Louis

5:15 – How many quarterbacks do you think can win a Super Bowl this season

5:30 – Sports Six Pack

5:45 – Recap and wrap up

Brad Thompson

You don’t have to have a resident World Series Champion for your afternoon drive show, but it sure doesn’t hurt, and Brad Thompson fills the role nicely on 101ESPN’s The Fast Lane.

Named 2005 “Cardinals Rookie of the Year,” Brad went on to contribute to the club’s 2006 World Series Championship and called St. Louis his baseball home until 2009. In addition to bringing his unique insight as a former player to the 101ESPN lineup, he also acts as pre and postgame Cardinals analyst with Fox Sports Midwest.

Brad’s unique brand of humor and analysis can be heard weekdays from 2-6 p.m. on The Fast Lane.

Chris Rongey

Chris Rongey joined 101ESPN’s The Fast Lane in 2017 after 14 on-air years in Chicago with sports station WSCR-AM 670 ‘The Score,’ the Chicago White Sox’ flagship through much of his time there. Rongey hosted Sox pre and postgame shows for 670 along with filling in as an alternate play-by-play man and color commentator, while also writing a sports column for suburban Chicago’s Daily Herald.

Rongey earned his mass communications degree from Illinois State University before becoming a weekend anchor with Bloomington, IL’s WJBC 1230 AM and heading to the Chicago sports scene in 2002. He now spends his professional time bantering with Fast Lane co-hosts, Anthony Stalter and Brad Thompson.

A Granite City native, “Ronge” brings a sharp eye back to his local pro sports market, along with the necessary sense of humor and sports IQ it takes to co-host 101ESPN’s The Fast Lane.

A Granite City native, “Ronge” brings a sharp eye back to his local pro sports market, along with the necessary sense of humor and sports IQ it takes to co-host 101ESPN’s The Fast Lane.

Anthony Stalter

Anthony Stalter joined 101ESPN in 2012 as a producer of the Fast Lane. Anthony then moved to middays with former Cardinal Chris Duncan. He now mans the helm for the Fast Lane every weekday from 2-6p.m.

Anthony is an all around sports guy who has passion and love for his topics, Anthony has written columns for “The League,” an NFL-based blog for The Washington Post and still contributes written analysis (and weekly football picks against the point spread) to Prior to joining 101ESPN, he was on-site producer for the Detroit Pistons with WFDN in Detroit.

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