Mizzou Football HC Eli Drinkwitz
Coach Drink joins Carey & Randy to talk about the Mizzou matchup in the Gasparilla, his excitement for getting to play in Tampa, his comments on last week's report on the potential Kansas matchup, his thoughts on the in-state recruitment so far, how the changes in the recruiting game have shifted the plan for Mizzou over the year, the usual recruiting class going from 25 freshman to a lot more transfers, questioning what the model could be for CFB & Mizzou going forward, the concerns on fielding a full team because of potential pro players & the transfer portal, the portal being all about finding the right team and getting players to buy-in, the improvements Mizzou needs to make between this year and next season and the domination by Georgia across the rest of their schedule changes how he sees that game.
Voice of the Blues, Chris Kerber
Kerbs joins Carey & Randy to talk about the Blues chances to get back to .500 throughout this season, the need for someone to change the attitude in the locker room, if the Binnington issue is going to continue to grow and the quickest way for the Blues to start claying back.
The Opening Drive – December 5th, 2022
7:00 - Weekend Update! 7:15 - Three Things We Loved from the Weekend 7:30 - Did the CFP committee get it right, and what matchup has us most excited? 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Fresh Take: The biggest rumors from the MLB Winter Meetings 8:15 - Chris Kerber breaks down another lull for the Blues 8:30 - The Fight 8:45 - Fred McGriff finally elected, but it took too long and this is probably a sign that Clemens and Bonds are never getting in, isn't it? 9:00 - Today's Big Thing: The Blues are 4-8 vs. playoff teams and have a whole month full of games against them...are they just mediocre? 9:15 - Eli Drinkwitz talks about the recent portal announcements, the Kansas question with the bowl game and preparing for a different kind of CFB as the game continues to change 9:30 - Rock & Roll 9:45 - Over/Under Results
Cardinals broadcaster Rick Horton
Rick joins Randy & Carey to talk about this years Tree of Lights charity for the Cardinals, the chance you have to see Cardinals celebrities at the Schnucks in the Hill raising money for the Salvation Army, what he thinks the Cardinal situation with a new catcher could be, how he looks at the catcher and pitcher spots from the perspective of a former pticher and why Cody Bellinger (at the right salary) could be a great fit for the Cardinals.
St. Louis Blues Center Robert Thomas
RT joins Carey & Randy to talk about how much fun it is to get to work with Joey Vitale, why he's rolling with a cheetah for his spirit animal, how you can transfer being fast to PLAYING fast, how the game continues to slow down for him despite the actually speed of the NHL game picking up since he got drafted, how quick it is to pick up new linemates, if they're excited for the East Coast/New York trip, what he thinks about the Blues latest stretch of up-and-down play and the Pittsburgh stops that Carey wants him to try.
Blues broadcaster Joey Vitale
Joey V joins "The Opening Drive" to talk about the special moment last night letting the kids call parts of the game, how the cancer stories can change your perspective and make you appreciate life, the intricacies of coyote calls and how to solve the deer problem.
Former PGA Pro Jay Delsing
Jay joins the show to talk about his Thanksgiving weekend, if he thinks the recent reports shows the signs of a Tiger Woods comeback, why he'll never use a motorized cart on the golf course, if he'll ever be an Ascension Charity Classic player, if the LIV tour still needs Greg Norman to get their tour launched and if he can still help them, the biggest problem he ever had with another golfer and answer some listener questions.
The Opening Drive – November 2nd, 2022
7:00 - The Blues fall again, this time to the Hurricanes 6-4 and Week 13 gets kicked off with an unsurprising 24-10 win for the Bills over the Patriots 7:15 - Greg Amsinger is still adamant about Trea Turner--do we still have hope? 7:30 - Jay Delsing breaks down the latest development in LIV golf and breaks down the time he almost got in a fight with another golfer who wouldn't stop accusing him of cheating 7:45 - TIOLI 8:00 - Fresh Take: What kind of scenario for the CFP could come out of this weekend's Conference Championship? Is there a path for Bama to get to the Top 4? 8:15 - Joey Vitale breaks down the incredible moments from the Hockey Fights cancer night 8:30 - Blues Center Robert Thomas talks about the Blues recent up-and-down stretch and the trick to playing faster as a young player 8:45 - The Fight 9:00 - Today's Big Thing: Over/ Under for CFB & NFL picks 9:15 - Cardinasl broadcaster Rick Horton talks about the Cardinals charitiable efforts this weekend and his thoughts on the offseason plan 9:30 - Rock & Roll 9:45 - What's on tap?
Former NFL OT & Host of the Ross Tucker Podcast, Ross Tucker
Ross Tucker joins Carey & Randy to talk about which team has the best chance to challenge the Chiefs in the AFC, who has the best chance to knock the Eagles off the NFC pedestal, if Zach Wilson's time in NY is all-but down already, if the Rodger-to-Detroit theory has any potential legs and what the future for the Rams could possibly be with their current situation.
The Athletic Blues insider Jeremy Rutherford
JR joins the show to talk about the lack of scoring and Berube's comments about the Blues "overpassing", how over passing needs to balance with Berube's preference for quality-over-quantity shots, if a line change among Kyrou could be in the works to get a boost with the offense and what he thinks about the matchup against the Hurricanes.

Randy Karraker

You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who knows more about St. Louis sports, or sports in general, than Randy Karraker. Randy has been part of the St. Louis sports media for more than two decades, but his super-fandom started years before as an usher for both the Cardinals and Blues.

“My favorite sports moment was the first NFL playoff game played in St. Louis, when the Rams scored on their first offensive play against Minnesota, a 77-yard touchdown pass from Kurt Warner to Isaac Bruce,” Randy says. “That’s followed closely by Mark McGwire’s 62nd home run on September 8, 1998 against the Cubs.”

Randy’s also involved in several St. Louis charities, including his annual golf tournament benefiting Every Child’s Hope. You can hear him holding court on Karraker & Smallmon every day from 7-10 a.m. on 101 ESPN.

Carey Davis

Nothing like adding a Super Bowl Champion to your roster! 101 ESPN welcomes St. Louis native Carey Davis to the 101 ESPN team.

Carey co-hosts “The Opening Drive” with Randy Karraker from 7am-10am weekdays on 101 ESPN. Carey’s athletic career began at Hazelwood Central High School where he won a State Championship his sophomore year in football. Carey’s football career continued at the University of Illinois where he helped lead his team to the first outright Big Ten Championship in nearly 20 years. After graduating in 2003 with a degree in Sport Management, Davis fulfilled his dream of playing in the NFL. Davis was signed by the Indianapolis Colts as a rookie free agent in 2004. In 2007, Davis signed a contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers and earned the starting fullback job to begin the season. Davis proved to be a crucial weapon in the Pittsburgh offense and helped lead the Steelers to an amazing Super Bowl XLIII victory in 2009.

Carey’s broadcasting career began as an analyst for the St. Louis Rams on 101 ESPN and then as a sideline reporter for the Fighting Illini. Davis would go on to coach at his alma mater starting in 2018 as the new head coach at Hazelwood Central.

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