The headline says it all. Wow…what a night. Sports. Politics. Music. Public policy. Thanks to Rusty Silber talking about the US Open Cup and previewing the upcoming match between the Chicago Fire and Fort Lauderdale Strikers. The Portland Timbers have rocked the soccer world for more than forty years. The Timbers do so many innovative […]
LeBron James and the Cavs are the champions of the NBA. Dustin Johnson is the US Open winner and we discussed both in the opening segment. Peter Wilt is the Pied Piper of Soccer in America. Peter gave birth to the Chicago Fire and Indy Eleven among others and is now poised to launch a […]
Saddened by the tragedy in Orlando, the shooting and its aftermath became a topic on the show. The politics that have followed were a subject of a peaceful rant. Yes we discussed sports as well and then we had a great conversation with Jason Gay of the Wall Street Journal on the life, career and […]
6-6-2016: Jay Jafee of SI, Ronnie Rice of New Colony Six, Ali, Stanford Rapist Swimmer Brock Turner & More!
Action packed fun show tonight! Jay Jafee of Sports Illustrated was the first guest. Most of our conversation was on whether or not some former MLB players should be in the Hall of Fame. Great, spirited discussion with some interesting takes on the subject. Ronnie Rice is a member of the rock band, New Colony […]
Happy Memorial Day everyone! Some people take a holiday from the neighborhood but not us, not tonight. We started the show with a great discussion about the best ever in the NBA. Let us know if you agree with our picks. We were talking about the Olympics in Brasil tonight with Emmett Knowlton of The […]
Remember Roller Derby? Remember Jim Croce’s Roller Derby Queen? Well, tonight we take you back, way back. Roller Derby started in 1935 and Jerry Seltzer’s father started it all. Jerry took over the family business and eventually sold you concert tickets. Gary Powers is the curator and executive director of the Roller Derby Hall of […]
I love hosting this how. We had a great conversation about all things sports and then… Barry Barnes of LockerReport.com joined the conversation to talk about the NFL Draft. This is a draft conversation you don’t hear on most shows. Barry covers the draft and the activities leading up to selection day. Hear the behind […]
We celebrated the life and career of Prince and we peppered in some sports as well. Rowan Ricardo Phillips had a great piece in the New Yorker on the final days of Kobe Bryant. We had a great conversation with him on not just Bryant but basketball past and present as well. He was an […]
4-18-2016: Evel Kneivel, Charles Bethea from The New Yorker, Nick Fortuna of The Buckinghams & More!
Talk about a show that went in a lot of different directions! Shawn Vestal just published a novel called Daredevils and we brought him in to talk about the life and career of one of the most famous American daredevils, Evel Kneivel. Charles Bethea is an Atlanta based freelance journalist. His articles in The New […]
4-11-2016: Miami FC Debuts, Sports Stadiums, Youth Sports, The Bad News Bears, Baseball Movies, Dan Epstein & More!
How much fun is it to talk sports at night? It’s a blast! We started the show talking about our sports weekend and certainly that discussion was about the NASL debut of Miami FC in front of 10,156 fans. Great start for the new franchise. New stadiums for franchises is a hot topic and we […]
With the Masters starting on Thursday we talked a lot of golf tonight. Gail Graham won two LPGA titles during her career. Graham grew up in Canada and has great insight into today’s golf on both the PGA tour as well as the ladies tour. We took another look at the 1970’s with a great […]
3-21-2016: Barry Barnes on Tray Walker, Bob Halloran on Red Sox, Dr. Steve Arkin on Depression, Dee Jackson on Royals & More!
We try to bring you an interesting mix of guests and topics and tonight was no different. Barry Barnes of LockerReport.com covers the Baltimore Ravens and had developed a close relationship with Tray Walker. Walker lost his life a few days ago in a dirt-bike accident near his home in Miami. Barnes paid tribute to […]
3-14-2016: March Madness with Shelby Mast, 1972 Dolphins with Tim Robbie, The Grass Roots with Mark Dawson & More!
It’s the middle of March and that means the madness is about to begin. Print your brackets and get ready to lose a lot of sleep. Shelby Mast of USA Today joined us to discuss the tournament, the picks, the seeds, the competition and the NCAA. A must listen for any college basketball fan. The […]
3-7-2016: Rocking with Carl Giammarese, Hanging with the San Diego Chicken, Playing Indoor Soccer with Andrew Haines & More!
What a diverse show tonight! Loved talking Chicago sports and 60s music with The Buckinghams Carl Giammarese. Fun interview about a great time in music and we finished the interview with a little bit of Carl’s favorite Beatles songs Something. He sang not me. When you think about fun in sports, you must think about […]
2-22-2016: Baseball is Back, Legendary DJ Pat O’Day from Louie Louie to the Beatles to Jimi Hendrix to Nirvana & More!
We continue to do the radio you just don’t hear anymore and don’t just take our word for it. Take it from legendary DJ Pat O’Day! We started off talking baseball with Steve Selby and Kyle Tait. Steve is the voice of the Memphis Redbirds. Memphis is the AAA affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. […]
Tonight had a very real Chicago flavor. If only someone had sent us some deep dish pizza. We kicked off the show with Peter Wilt. Peter is the pied piper of soccer and he is bring a new Chitown soccer team to the NASL. One of the great guys in sports, this exec was on […]
Yesterday the Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers in the 50th Super Bowl. Today we analyze the game and the commercials. We had a lot of laughs and great discussions with our guests. Professor Derek Rucker of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University joined us to discuss the commercials during the game and […]
Big time opinionated show tonight! Thanks to Paul Stewart and Adam Gretz for joining us to talk about the NHL. Stewart is a former player and referee and Gretz covers hockey for CBS Sports. Both talked about the all-star weekend and the $1 million winner take all 3-0n-3 game as well as the Dennis Wideman […]
So there is a Super Bowl coming up. They say it’s called SB50. So big they won’t even use Roman Numerals! If I am going to talk about the match up between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos, then I am talking with Barry Barnes of LockerReport.com. I am not a fan of playing sports […]
Another Monday and unfortunately another rock legend has left us. Glenn Frey of the Eagles passed away today. We paid tribute in a very South Florida way at the top of the show with a clip from Miami Vice and the song Smuggler’s Blues from 1985! We like to have fun on this show. How […]
Happy New Year! Well it was for us. A lot of football talk tonight and we started it off with a tribute to the late and great David Bowie! The college football championship was played in Arizona and in what has become an annual tradition, we had a great conversation with Jeff Speegle of ABC […]
Proving once again that SILVERMAN: On Sports will bring you topics and entertainment that other shows don’t dream to bring you, we had Steve Cox on tonight. Steve created the documentary on the Seattle Pilots: Short Flight into History. Even though they played only one season at Sicks Stadium, the team is long on history. […]
This is one of those shows you just need to listen to enjoy. Really enjoy! So here is what you do, sit back, relax and hit play! Special thanks to Diamond Leung for jumping on with us to discuss the amazing Warriors and their superstar Stephen Curry. They may have moved to America’s national capital […]
Happy Chanukah everyone! My gift to you on night two Chuck Dowdle, Chris Clark and Adam Sandler’s fourth list! Chuck joined us to discuss the move UGA made to dismiss Mark Richt and bring in Kirby Smart. The U as you know hired Richt and Dowdle has known and covered him since he was a […]
What a night! One of the original “Rock”s was one the show. Former Steeler legend Rocky Bleier was fantastic. His life and his career were made into a movie and he was an outstanding guest. Great stories, great memories of not only his playing days but his teammates as well. Brian Touey has written about […]
Tonight was an outstanding show and not just because the word of the day was: OUTSTANDING. We talked a lot of college football. Thanks to Mark Moorehouse of the Gazette covering the Iowa Hawkeyes, Ryan Aber of the Oklahoman covering the Oklahoma Sooners and Chris Goff of the Journal Gazette covering the Notre Dame Fighting […]
What a pleasure it is to have Richard Schwartz on board with SILVERMAN: On Sports now. Not only is he a great co-host but he is doing an amazing job producing as well. Great conversations before and after our guests tonight as well. Our guests were entertaining and informative. Paul Stewart playing hockey for years. […]
Richard Schwartz did an amazing job producing tonight’s show! What a blast and trip down memory lanes! Ed Tepper was the founder of the Major Indoor Soccer League. It was interesting to hear the about the start of a very unique league and sport. Great perspective on a the creation of sports league. Chuck Dowdle […]
What an interesting sports radio show! We started off talking about the news of the day and that certainly is the University of Miami’s firing of head football coach Al Golden. We then moved our discussion to Chicago and the very funny and experienced Les Grobstein of WSCR 670 The Score. All things Chicago was […]
I know there is a soccer renaissance around the globe today but in the late 70s, early 80s the game on these shores may have been larger than it ever has been. The world’s best including Pele and George Best and so many others came to America and planted the futbol flag in the original […]