Where else do you get this much variety in sports? Chris Kluwe is the outspoken former “bad-ass punter” and he made his 2017 debut on the program tonight. Great conversation with Chris on punting in the NFL, what he sport he would have preferred to have played professionally and, oh so much more! The topic […]
Let’s make this short and sweet! Happy New Year! With a new year brings the college football’s premier game. A rematch of the ’16 championship game. Alabama won that one and Clemson comes into Tampa looking to claim their first championship since 1981. As has become an annual tradition, Jeff Speegle of ABC Birmingham joined […]
Let’s make this short and sweet. Richard and I had some fun on this one. First some WKRP in Cincinnati talk. What a great television show and a topic of an upcoming 2017 show. Dr. Brian Wigly is a professor at Shenandoah University. He teaches a class on fantasy football. Don’t you wish you were […]
12-5-2016: College Football Playoff with Jeff Speegle, Percy Allen, Dave Lamont, Tim May, Brad Fralick & More!
Now that college football’s final four has been named it is time to discuss the picks and the system. Your 2016 best are Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Washington in that order. So tonight we not only break down each team and discuss the overall bowl system. We also raise the age old question: If […]
Happy belated Thanksgiving! Wide ranging sports talk from the from football to futbol, from pro to college basketball and everywhere in between! Thanks to Larry Flynn of Sports Illustrated for joining us for the first time to talk college basketball. We compared the college game to the pro game and got Larry’s national champion pick. […]
In between talking sports and trying to keep the evening light, we talked about the issue of violence and domestic violence in our society. Thanks to Dr. Margaret Zahn of North Carolina State University and Dr. Richard Felson of Penn State University. This was a difficult show for Richard and me. The subject was heavy […]
11-7-2016: Celebrating the Cubbies in Rock n Roll Fashion with Rusty Silber, Thomas “Toad” Doody, Mark Dawson and Carl Giammarese
*Editor’s Note: We are still feeling the affects of Daylight Savings Time. Show starts 16 seconds in. Fly the W! The Cubs win! And just who is Katie Casey? What a World Series. The goats is dead and so is the curse. Tonight we celebrate the Cubs in the grand SILVERMAN: On Sports fashion! All […]
Happy New Year! We started the show with a wide range of topics of both sports and music. We finished the first segment with the Top 20 Albums of the 1980’s. Prince had three of the best twenty! It is always very cool to have sportscasters you have watched over the years on the program […]
Tonight was like going back in time. Soccer legend Ron Newman talked about his career and experiences with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers and San Diego Sockers. He is one entertaining lad! Roger Pontbriand played with some pretty funky bands! Bullet, Wild Cherry and KC and the Sunshine Band. He as some great stories to match! […]
FUN. Tonight was just fun. Fun facts. Fun talk. Fun stuff. Now you get to have some fun listening to it. Richard and I had a great discussion about teams that no longer exist and how teams have changed their names and moved from city to city? Do you know where the St. Louis Browns […]
8-29-2016: Jimy Sohns of Shadows of Knight, Chuck Dowdle on UGA and The U, Colin Kaepernick Talk & More!
Glad to have Richard continuing to recover and be such an big part of the show! Do you remember G-L-O-R-I-A? Jimy Sohns does. It launched his career! It also gave him great stories about love and rock and sex and driving fast cars and living the rock star life. One of my all-time favorite guests […]
Richard Schwartz was back from the DL and I couldn’t be happier. Lively discussions on a variety of topics tonight! We talked the Oympics, Ryan Lochte, the history of G-L-O-R-I-A (more on that song next week) and a whole lot more! Two guests joined us as well. Ekow Yankah from Yeshiva University was with us […]
7-25-2106: Happy Caddyshack Anniversary with Michael O’Keefe, Soccer with Briana Scurry, NHL with Henry Boucha & NFL with Barry Barnes
How did you celebrate the fact that Caddyshack made its debut 36 years ago today? I know how I did…with Michael O’Keefe. Yep Danny Noonan returned to SILVERMAN: On Sports to talk about the best sports movie of all time! How do I follow up a conversation with O’Keefe? Briana Scurry of course. Briana won […]
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 […]