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Wednesday, March 21st
Nick Shepkowski: AL Central Preview
James Fegan from The Athletic came on to talk Sox, Jonathan Peterlin from 923 The Fan in Cleveland came on with Shep to talk about the Indians and Cody Christie from Twin Daily to talk about the Twins
Nick Shepkowski: NL Central Preview
The MLB season is less than 10 days away so Shep got a preview from the 3 contenders in the division. Ryan Davis from Sporting News and LockedOnCubs, Matt Pauley from WTMJ on the Brewers and of course are old buddy Chris Rongey from St Louis.
Tuesday, March 20th
Kevin Fishbain & Dan Durkin talk Bears
Good interviews from last week were brought back to emphasize how important the moves Ryan Pace has made so far in free agency. Then Laurence read an article by NBC Sports Chicago's John "Moon" Mullin that totally threw cold water on these Pace moves.
Chuck Garfien & Ryan McGuffey live in studio
The NBC Sports Chicago host of the White Sox Podcast came in studio to talk about the Palehose. Eloy Jimenez, Yoan Moncada, Tim Anderson, Michael Kopech, Jose Abreu (and his injury) were all discussed in this White Sox packed hour.
Chuck Swirsky live in studio
Chuck Swirsky is a legend and had a legendary interview with Laurence about his storied career. Talked about his growing up in Seattle with Nancy Wilson, his love for Jimmy Hendrix, his time in Toronto and of course the Bulls.
Friday, March 16th
Disrespectful plays in sports
Lately there's been disrespectful plays in sports like the James Harden crossover and 3pointer also the LeBron dunk Nurkic last night. Laurence wanted to know which move is the most disrespected.
Mike Clemens & Dan Durkin on Kyle Fuller deal
The Bears re-signed Kyle Fuller earlier in the evening and Laurence got on Mike Clemens from SiriusXM NFL Radio and then The Athletic's Dan Durkin to discuss the ramification of this huge news.
Kevin Fishbain in studio talking Bears
The Athletic's Kevin Fishbain stopped in studio and discussed all things Bears including the signing of Kyle Fuller that happened during the hour.
Loyola's Donte Ingram on GW vs. Miami, Bears' offense discussion
In the lone hour of the show, Laurence is joined by Ramblers' wing Donte Ingram to breakdown his game-winner in the first round of the NCAA tournament vs. Miami. Holmes also explains the significance of the shot, as well as talking about what Allen Robinson brings to the Bears.
Thursday, March 15th
Nick Shepkowski: NCAA Tourney talk with Ben Brust
Former Wisconsin guard Ben Brust came on with Shep to discuss the NCAA Tournament
NIck Shepkowski: Bears Free Agency talk with Aaron Leming
Shep spoke with Bear Report's Aaron Leming about the pickups that the Bears had in the 1st official day of NFL Free Agency
Wednesday, March 14th
NCAA Tourney talk with Yahoo Noise, Brad Evans
There isn't a person with more energy and information than Brad Evans from Yahoo! He brought it once again with great information and humor
Shakeia Taylor & Dave Helem in studio
Baseball Historian & Blogger Shakeia Taylor came in studio to talk about how she came to love baseball, the Negro Leafues and her experiences at Major League ballparks. Later, comedian Dave Helem stopped in studio to talk about his life in LA, auditioning for dad roles and his comedy show coming up on Friday
Alex Brown on Bears Free Agency & dancing
Former Bears great Alex Brown came on with Laurence to talk about the Bears free agency and his upcoming dancing competition.
Bears Free Agency moves (3-13-18)
At the start of the show Laurence says goodbye to Jason Goff and wishes him well. Then he gets into the good free agent signings that Ryan Pace made in the legal tampering period of the NFL year
Monday, March 12th
NCAA Bracket talk with Jeremy Werner & Eli Hershkovich
The Brackets were announced yesterday so Laurence got The Score's Eli Hershkovich (Hersh On Hoops) and IlliniInquirer.com/93.5 in Champaign's Jeremy Werner to breakdown the tournament.
Michael David Smith on Bears and NFL talk
Pro Football Talk's Michael David Smith came on with Laurence to talk about all things NFL including the Bears. Great conversation with Mr. Smith, as always
Fire Jean Lenti Ponsetto?
Laurence discussed what's going on at DePaul and the future of the athletic director and men's basketball coach. Also got into discussing which athlete is the most must watch going right now.
Tiger is Back. NCAA Tournament talk
March Madness begins on Thursday (really Tuesday but nobody cares about those games) and Laurence talked about that along with St. Patrick's Day plans. Then he had the Daily Herald/Score Host Barry Rozner on to talk what Tiger Woods being back means for the PGA.
Friday, March 9th
Chicago Fire's Dax McCarty
The Fire Midfielder came in studio (along with a deep dish pizza) to talk about the Fire's home opener on Saturday, the Fire coming up short in the playoffs and the US Men's National Soccer team failing to qualify for the World Cup,
The Athletic's James Fegan
Spring Training is underway and Laurence got on The Athletics James Fegan to talk about the Southsiders
Thursday, March 8th
NFL Combine Talk and Bob LeGere
With the revelation of a team asking a player if he likes men, Laurence wondered why teams ask things like this and when the culture will change. Pro Football Weekly's Bears Beat Reporter Bob LeGere came on with Laurence to talk about the Bears upcoming Free Agency and draft prospects.
Tuesday, March 6th
Loyola's Donte Ingram on Ramblers' trip to NCAAs
Missouri Valley Conference Tournament most outstanding player Donte Ingram joined Laurence Holmes to talk about the Loyola Ramblers' run to the NCAA Tournament. (3/6/18)
Friday, March 2nd
College Basketball talk with Brad Evans aka Yahoo Noise!
There's nobody that brings it more that Yahoo's Brad Evans and he didn't disappoint this time either. Broke down Loyola, Northwestern, Illinois programs while also looking at the NCAA field as a whole.
Thursday, March 1st
Zach Zaidman talks Matt Forte, Cubs and DePaul
The new Cubs pre and postgame host, Zach Zaidman, came on with Laurence to talk about his favorite memories of Matt Forte, Cubs and DePaul and their last home game coming up on Saturday.
Theo & Joe Maddon's thoughts on Activism & Matt Rodewald on Arizona scandal
Laurence is broadcasting live from Sloan Park in Arizona and he discussed why baseball has less activists than football/basketball. Joe Maddon and Theo Epstein had their thoughts on the subject also. In the last segment, Laurence had former Score Guy Matt Rodewald on to talk about the Arizona basketball saga and their head coach Sean Miller.
How smart is Kyle Hendricks?
Laurence broke down the interview Spiegel and Parkins had with Cubs Pitcher Kyle Hendricks to hear how cerebral the pitcher is. Also, DePaul's head coach Dave Leitao joined Laurence for his weekly show.
Wednesday, February 28th
Mark Grote & actor Jake Johnson join Laurence
Mark Grote, the Score's new Bears Beat reporter, joined Laurence for a quick hit live from the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Also, actor Jake Johnson from New Girl came on with Laurence to talk about the final 8 episodes of New Girl, his career and Chicago sports.
Friday, February 23rd
Matt McIlvane, Germany Hockey Assistant Coach
Naperville native, Matt McIlvane, came on with Nick Shepkowski to discuss the German team advancing to the Gold medal game of the Olympics, how he got the job with the German National team and how exciting it was to beat Canada in the Semifinal. Also spoke to Joe Ostrowski about what's going on with him.
Cubs and Sox talk
In the 2nd hour of the show Nick Shepkowski got into the interesting story lines in Spring Training camps.
Report: FBI cracks down on the NCAA
With the Yahoo report about the FBI making waves through College Basketball, Nick Shepkowski spoke with former DePaul assistant coach Rick Carter about the news
Tuesday, February 20th
Baseball and Millenials
Mark and Jay dig in this hour on why Millenials aren't connecting with baseball as other generations before them as well as what needs to be done to change that. Plus they go over MLBs new rule change of mound visits and will it be enough to make an impact on the game.
Dave Leitao Show
This hour brought forth coach Dave Leitao of the DePaul Blue Demons Basketball team to talk about upcoming matchups and the trip to Philadelphia
Checking In From Arizona!
The Scores very own Bruce Levine calls in from Arizona/Spring Training to give Mark and Jay the low down on whats going on with both the Northsiders and the Southsiders.
Time to talk BEARS!
Mark and Jay in this hour start off talking Cubs leadoff issues and what needs to be, if anything, done to help ammend it. Then, Bob LeGere, formerly of the Daily Herald now with Pro Football Weekly, checks in to go over what the Bears major needs to fill are, and if Nagy deserves any leeway being its his first season as a HC.
Ron Coomer talks Cubs and James Neveau talks Blackhawks
Mark Grote and Jay Zawaski filling in for Laurence homes on this Presidents day and they have a couple of guests in their first hour. Ron Coomer checks in first to go over the Cubs recent addition of Yu Darvish and what are the major differences between him and Arrieta, also the issue at leadoff. Then James Neveau, famoulsy know as Jay's podcast partner for the Blackhawks, calls in to break down the dreadful season the Hawks are having.
Friday, February 16th
Seriously... What's Going on with MLB Free Agency?
Hour two, we take your calls on the possibility of collusion in MLB, wondering why big name free agents have yet to find a home. HOUR 2 -- 16 FEBRUARY 2018
Roy Wood Jr, Jon Lester's Fed Up with Free Agency
From the Daily Show, Roy Wood Jr. joins Laurence at the top of hour number one. Then, we take a listen to some audio from Jon Lester on why this MLB free agency period is so frustrating. HOUR 1 -- 16 FEBRUARY 2018
Ryan McGuffey with Cubs/Sox talk
The NBC Sports Chicago Senior Producer Ryan McGuffey came on with Laurence Holmes to talk about the Sox prospects and what he's seen down in Arizona in the 1st week of Spring Training
Thursday, February 15th
Cubs & Sox talk with Bruce Levine & Patrick Mooney
As Spring Training begins we check in with the Score's baseball expert Bruce Levine to break down both camps, Then had on The Athletic Chicago's Patrick Mooney to talk about the relationship between Rizzo and Bryant and how they handle tragedies in their hometowns.
Theo Epstein Interview breakdown
The Cubs President of Baseball Operations came on with Mully and Hanley yesterday and Laurence pulled out the best stuff and talked about how he learns something everytime Theo speaks.
Sammy Sosa and Colorism
With the recent pictures of Sam(my) Sosa showing that he's continuing his skin lightening, Laurence tackled the difficult topic of Colorism with the Latin American community and its history here in the United States
Wednesday, February 14th
UIC Steve McClain & DePaul Dave Leitao
It was the Chicago college basketball hour with University of Illinois-Chicago head basketball coach, Steve McClain on to talk about their chances in the Horizon League. Also Laurence had on DePaul University's Dave Leitao on for his weekly visit to talk about the big win at Providence and the upcoming game vs St. John's
The Voice of NBA Jam, Tim Kitzrow
In a great trip down memory lane, the voice of NBA Jam Tim Kitzrow came on and gave the listening audience all the great calls from the iconic video game.
Chris Rongey on Cubs & Cards
Former Score guy Chris Rongey (and current St. Louis talk show host) came on with Laurence to talk about the impact the Yu Darvish signing will have on the NL Central.
Yu Darvish is a Cub, YAY!
With the press conference to introduce Yu Darvish being earlier in the afternoon, Laurence played the highlights from Joe, Jed and Theo
Wednesday, February 7th
MAKE BASEBALL FUN AGAIN
Is it possible to attract a younger audience to Major League Baseball? As per usual, Herb has a solution and Shep thinks he's an idiot for said solution. HOUR 4 (6 FEBRUARY 2018)
Herb Says Doug Pederson Isn't Special -- Herb is Correct
Doug Pederson ain't better than anyone else! Herb has some passionate, strong opinions on the decisions the Eagles' head coach made in Super Bowl 52. Also, how can we make baseball more attractice to a younger audience? HOUR 3 (6 FEBRUARY 2018)
Bill Belichick is STILL Playing Mind Games with the Indianapolis Colts
In hour two, we continue breaking down why Josh McDaniels decided to change his mind, declining the Colts' offer to become their new head coach. Kent Sterling from CBS Sports 1430 AM in Indianapolis joins the conversation. HOUR 2 (6 FEBRUARY 2018)
Tuesday, February 6th
Andy Garcia of Westwood One Affiliate Relations joined Laurence to talk about the Superbowl he just came back from, his favorite Super Bowl city etc.
Justin Timberlake is a 'culture vulture'
The 2nd hour got real when Laurence told the audience why he doesn't like Justin Timberlake and why his halftime performance fell short.
Super Bowl review
From the Pink national anthem to the gameplay to the halftime show with Justin Timberlake, Laurence broke down how he felt about it all in the 1st hour of his show
Saturday, February 3rd
Tony Gill & Shane Riordan in studio
Score producers Shane Riordan and Tony Gill joined Laurence in the host studio to talk about how they got into the business, where they see their careers going and who they would want to book as a guest on Laurence's show
Ana Belaval in studio
WGN Morning News Around Town reporter Ana Belaval (and her niece Mariana) came in studio to talk about her career, the hurricane in Puerto Rico, her viral video with Ricky Martin, etc.
Jack Silverstein in studio
Windy City Gridiron writer/historian Jack Silverstein came in studio and broke down the case for Hall of Fame for Brian Urlacher. Also he spoke about his time at Indiana University and how he witnessed the riot after Bobby Knight got fired
Chris Herring in studio
Five Thirty-Eight & ESPN NBA writer Chris Herring was in studio to breakdown his journey, NBA, Bulls, etc.
Friday, February 2nd
Shep on Tom Brady's greatness
Is Tom Brady the greatest football player ever? If he wins his 6th ring then Shep believes so.
Shep on Super Bowl 52
Nick has some great stats breaking down the Super Bowl and why the Patriots will win the game
Ramie Makhlouf/Dave Leitao
The Chicago native and current Milwaukee sports talk host Ramie Makhlouf came in studio with Laurence to talk Cubs/Brewers rivalry, growing up in Chicago and how he got Jason Kidd fired from the Bucks. Depaul head coach Dave Leitao came on with Laurence to preview the Butler game on Saturday
Bernstein and Goff sound genius Chris Tannehill joined Laurence in studio to talk about how he got started, home life, DJing, how he became a Sox fan living on the North side his whole life, etc.
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