The Bears Are Playoff Bound, Phil Rogers Interview (Sports Talk Chicago / WCKG 1-5-21)

Jon Zaghloul

On today’s show, Jon breaks down the Bears’ loss to Green Bay, and explains why the team’s playoff berth should be celebrated. Jon also catches up with Phil Rogers, national MLB writer for Forbes, and BBWAA member (21:53)! They discuss the Cubs’ decision to trade Yu Darvish, and what it […]

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, […]

The Bears’ Snowball Effect, Dave Wills Interview (Sports Talk Chicago / WCKG 11-11-20)

Jon Zaghloul

On today’s show, I break down the Bears’ loss to Tennessee on Sunday, and explain why their offense, specifically, points to the snowball effect. I also catch up with Dave Wills, radio voice of the Tampa Bay Rays (22:08)! We discuss the Rays’ 2020 season, including their incredible World Series […]

Matt Nagy vs. Marc Trestman, Bob Nightengale Interview (Sports Talk Chicago / WCKG 11-3-20)

Jon Zaghloul

On today’s show, I break down the Bears’ loss to New Orleans, plus assess Matt Nagy’s eerie similarities to Marc Trestman. I also catch up with Bob Nightengale, Senior MLB Columnist for USA TODAY, and MLB Network Insider (18:57)! We discuss the White Sox’s hiring of Tony La Russa, and what […]

Analytics Have Ruined Baseball, Governor Rod Blagojevich Interview (Sports Talk Chicago / WCKG 10-30-20)

Jon Zaghloul

On today’s show, I address the Rays’ decision to “trust” the analytics in the World Series, and explain why it actually benefits the game moving forward. I also catch up with Governor Rod Blagojevich, former governor of Illinois and host of the Lightning Rod Podcast (23:06)! We discuss the current […]

Two Quick Bears Fixes, Ryan Dempster Interview (Sports Talk Chicago / WCKG 10-28-20)

Jon Zaghloul

On today’s show, I break down the Bears’ loss to Los Angeles on Monday night, and explain why they’re two quick fixes away from being back on track. I also catch up with Ryan Dempster, former MLB All-Star pitcher, MLB Network analyst, and host of Off the Mound on Marquee Sports […]

Renteria Fired Too Soon, Richard Justice Interview (Sports Talk Chicago / WCKG 10-16-20)

Jon Zaghloul

On today’s show, I explain why the White Sox made a big mistake in firing Rick Renteria. I also catch up with Richard Justice, MLB.com columnist and MLB Network contributor (19:14)! We discuss the current MLB Postseason picture, and make World Series predictions. We also further get into Rick Renteria’s […]

Sports’ Returns in Jeopardy, David Samson Interview (Sports Talk Chicago / WCKG 6-23-20)

Jon Zaghloul

On today’s show, I address the most recent uptick in COVID-19 diagnoses across America’s biggest sports, and question whether it’s worth promoting their return. I also catch up with David Samson, former President of the Miami Marlins and host of Nothing Personal on the CBS Sports Podcast Network. We discuss […]

New NBA Season Details, Ryan Dempster Interview (Sports Talk Chicago / WCKG 6-2-20)

Jon Zaghloul

On today’s show, I examine new details about the NBA’s path to resumption, including their plan for the end of the season. The logical solution is to either take the top sixteen teams already in, or have a play-in tournament, similar to the NHL. The association, should not, however, force […]

Resuming the NBA Season, Scott Merkin Interview (Sports Talk Chicago / WCKG 5-27-20)

Jon Zaghloul

On today’s show, I break down the NBA’s plan to resume the 2019-20 season, which involves all future games being played at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando. Although encouraging news at the outset, important details still have to be worked out, and player safety should be the […]

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