Bulls Fall In Opener, Dave Richard Interview (Sports Talk Chicago / WCKG 12-25-20)

Jon Zaghloul

On today’s show, Jon breaks down the Bulls’ season-opening loss to Atlanta, and explains why it’s not time to push the panic button just yet. Jon also catches up with Dave Richard, Senior Fantasy Football Writer at CBS Sports (14:01)! They preview fantasy football championship week, and break down the […]

Bears Playoff Hopes, Ben Pope Interview (Sports Talk Chicago / WCKG 12-24-20)

Jon Zaghloul

On today’s show, host Jon Zaghloul breaks down the Bears’ win over Minnesota, and analyzes their current path to the postseason. Jon also catches up with Ben Pope, Chicago Blackhawks Beat Reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times (21:06)! They discuss Stan Bowman’s promotion, and what it means for the team moving forward. […]

Bears Pro Bowl Snubs, Matt Fortuna Interview (Sports Talk Chicago / WCKG 12-23-20)

Jon Zaghloul

On today’s show, host Jon Zaghloul analyzes the NFC’s Pro Bowl roster, and explains why certain Bears were wrongfully left out. Jon also catches up with Matt Fortuna, College Football Writer at The Athletic, and host of The Shamrock Podcast (15:04)! They discuss Illinois’ firing of Lovie Smith, and what […]

Bears Keep Playoff Hopes Alive, John Tesh Interview (Sports Talk Chicago / WCKG 12-22-20)

Jon Zaghloul

On today’s show, host Jon Zaghloul breaks down the Bears’ win over Minnesota, and analyzes their current path to the postseason. Jon also catches up with John Tesh, host of Intelligence For Your Life, and author of Relentless (21:15)! John discusses his versatile career in media, which included stints in […]

Trubisky’s Changing Narrative, Scott Merkin Interview (Sports Talk Chicago / WCKG 12-18-20)

Jon Zaghloul

On today’s show, host Jon Zaghloul breaks down the ever-changing media narrative surrounding Mitch Trubisky, and explains why he’s better off leaving Chicago come next season. Jon also catches up with Scott Merkin, White Sox Beat Writer for MLB.com (20:04)! They discuss the White Sox’s recent acquisitions of Lance Lynn […]

Philip Rivers’ Hall of Fame Case, Christina Kahrl Interview (Sports Talk Chicago / WCKG 12-17-20)

Jon Zaghloul

On today’s show, host Jon Zaghloul breaks down Philip Rivers’ Hall of Fame case, and his overall legacy within NFL circles. Jon also catches up with Christina Kahrl, Senior MLB Editor at ESPN and BBWAA member (16:20)! They discuss Major League Baseball’s decision to formally recognize the Negro Leagues, and […]

Baker Mayfield’s False Narrative, Jose Canseco Interview (Sports Talk Chicago / WCKG 12-16-20)

On today’s show, host Jon Zaghloul breaks down the false narrative surrounding Baker Mayfield, and explains why he is the opposite of an NFL Draft bust. Jon also catches up with Jose Canseco, two-time World Series Champion, and 1988 AL MVP (18:33)! They discuss his current feud with Logan Paul, […]

fERA: A New Way To Evaluate Closers

Jon Zaghloul

In 1959, the now-infamous Chicago Sun-Times sportswriter Jerome Holtzman examined the 18-1 record of Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Roy Face, and declared, emphatically, that it was misleading (Posnanski “Save Rule Evolves From Stat to Game-Changer”).  Holtzman’s passion for the issue did not stop there, however. In time, he would create […]

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