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Twas the Saturday before Christmas, Rooke and Scott Cordischi in the house taking your calls, texts tweets and emails (not so much). Listeners sound off on the week's best topics. An annual RI DIV I Tourney, Mr Rondo goes to Dallas and celebrating the plethora of Christmas tunes
Hot Stove is heating up and Scott & John welcome back Nick Cafardo, national baseball writer for The Boston Globe, NESN and MLB Network correspondent. Nick helps us muddle through the latest moves by the Sox and whether they will attain Sherzer, Hamels, Shields or Zimmerman. The bullpen question highlights John Farrell’s affinity for Jason Grilli. Nick also opines on what the Sox needs are and reveals how he knows that Pedroia is healthy.
John and Scott have a spirited debate on the question of why there is no annual RI DIV I Tournament. Providence Journal college hoops writer Kevin McNamara joins us to exchange blows with Scott dismissing the notion and how it would affect the teams RPI. The guys also touch base on the NBA draft and who will get Jahlil Okafor, proposed #1 pick.
John Rooke and Scott Cordischi are back in the studio together for a second week! They take your calls, texts, tweets and emails on this week’s topics. Jon Lester going to Theo Epstein’s Chicago Cubs and The Red Sox anemic moves has tongues wagging along with Providence College action. PC men’s soccer has a season of firsts, capturing the BIG EAST Championship and appearing in the 2014 NCAA College Cup SemiFinal with an exciting 2OT loss to UCLA. They also take a look back to last weeks Friars men’s basketball and ahead to today’s game vs Stoney Brook. Rob Gronkowski joins us for “Three Things”.
John and Scott welcome PC men’s soccer Coach Stewart, off last night’s appearance in the NCAA College Cup. It was an historic season of firsts for the Friars, which included a record 16 wins and a first ever BIG EAST Championship title and BYE. Hear the Coach describe their experience of playing on the national level, how he reveres his players and what happened to senior Markus Naglestad to limit his play time. Coach also looks forward to next season and the promise of a new stadium.
It’s a red letter day as John Rooke and Scott Cordischi are both in studio, check out Scott’s anger over the highway protesters. Your calls, tweets, texts and emails are on the table over this week’s major events. They look back at the Patriots loss @Green Bay and look ahead to Sunday Night Football’s matchup @San Diego Chargers. College hoops are a red hot topic, as PC suffers a loss @BC. They look to tonight with Bryant @Brown and the rest of the week’s local matchups, including the 125th PC/URI meeting. NCAAFB Championship is briefly covered with the TCU/Baylor selection committee conundrum and Rex Ryan laments as he joins us for “Three Things”
Providence Journal sportswriter Kevin McNamara covers the college hoops scene and joins John and Scott this morning. It’s a big week for local hoops matchups and Kevin gives us the scoop on last night’s PC loss @BC including what the Friars should do to right the ship. He looks ahead to PC/Brown, Brown/Bryant, URI @Southern Miss and Wednesday’s 125th matchup between PC and URI. Find out what he thinks happened between URI’s Jordan Hare and Coach Hurley and how he really feels about former Southern Miss coach, Donnie Tyndall.
It’s the post Thanksgiving hangover show and John Rooke is solo in studio while Scott Cordischi calls in from the airport. Scott is with Brown Bear’s men’s basketball @ the Las Vegas Invitational coming off a win over Prairie View. We’re hot on the PC men’s basketball season with yesterday’s win over Yale, and looking ahead to Sunday’s big battle at #1 ranked Kentucky, both teams are 6-0. They take your calls, texts and tweets on the so-called Super Bowl preview with the Pats/ Packers at Lambeau Field, Red Sox hot stove signings and who will take the bait on Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson. Adam Sandler joins us for “Three Things” when we break the news that the PAWSOX are on the market and Mickey Rourke fights and wins a match in Russia!
Alex , as part of the The Hot Stove Show (Thursdays 7-8pm), gives us the latest scoop on The Red Sox off-season activity. What’s cooking today is Pablo Sandoval’s contract offer, where Jon Lester’s offer stands (and who else is in the hunt) and if there is any room for another top tier free agent pitcher if and when Lester comes back.
Scott Cordischi is live in studio as John Rooke calls in from the road traveling with PC Friar BB. They preview the 2014 Tip-Off Tournament at Mohegan Sun Arena where PC will face ACC foes Florida State today and Notre Dame tomorrow. Listeners give their input on that topic and the upcoming PATS/LIONS game, where not too much concern is given to Stafford but why we should be wary of Suh, “Ziggy”Ansah and the front seven. “Three Things” shines the light on local athlete Elizabeth Beisel, The URI Rams and Bryant Bulldogs among other tidbits.