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37 minutes | 6 days ago
Ep 46: All-Star Zach LaVine + Spring Training Kick-Off!
Dan Collins and Joey Gelman react to the exciting news of Zach LaVine's All-Star selection, becoming the first Bulls' player since Jimmy Butler to make the game! They also talk about if he is cementing himself as a player the Bulls can build around (2:01-20:48). They then jump into the warm happy thoughts of baseball as they talk about the key storylines for the Cubs and Sox as they start Spring Training (20:50-35:18)!
35 minutes | 22 days ago
Ep 43: Super Bowl Recap + Wentz Mania!
Joey Gelman and Dan Collins react to the surprising Super Bowl and talk about how wild it was to see just how dominant Tampa Bay was and how Tom Brady is truly the GOAT (00:50-18:35). They then shift gears and breakdown the rumors surrounding Carson Wentz and the Bears and debate if he is the answer at QB for the Bears (18:38-35:55).
49 minutes | a month ago
Ep 42: Super Bowl Preview: Predictions, Bears Ties and Gameday Food!
Dan Collins and Joey Gelman start the show talking about the Super Bowl and the Bears ties to the big game (1:02-25:13). They then preview the matchup and pick their Super Bowl favorite (25:21-37:00)! They close the show talking about their favorite gameday snacks and what their planning to eat Sunday (37:02-47:12)!
35 minutes | a month ago
Ep 39: Championship Weekend Recap In A Bears Lens
Joey Gelman and Dan Collins break down the AFC and NFC Championships games from this past weekend and talk about the storylines surrounding Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes that always bring us back to the Bears.
45 minutes | a month ago
Ep 38: Bears Season Recap w/ Joey Christopoulos
Joey Gelman and Dan Collins talk with BLEAV in Bears host Joey Christopoulos to talk through their final thoughts on the odd 2020 Bears season.
48 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep 36: Bears Press Conference Disaster
Joey Gelman and Dan Collins react to the Bears end-of-year press conference in which the Bears decided to retain both Head Coach Matt Nagy and General Manager Ryan Pace. They break down how mind-boggling the press conference was, its insulating nature towards fans and try to figure out where the Bears go from here.
43 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep 32: Thank Yu For Everything + Rapid Fire Bears/Bulls/Blackhawks Notes
Dan Collins and Joey Gelman react to the surprising Cubs trade of Yu Darvish and what it means for the Cubs trajectory moving forward (1:02-24:44). They then run through the most important topics for the Bears, Bulls and Blackhawks as they wrap up their last show of 2020 (24:46-42:00)!
32 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep 30: Bears Win Again... Are We Happy Or Sad?
Dan Collins and Joey Gelman break down the Bears win over the Vikings as they somehow stay alive in the playoff hunt. They talk about what this means for the rest of 2020 and how a good finish could change the whole direction of the team for next season and beyond, leaving Bears nation as confused as ever.
52 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep 29: Place Your Bets With Dan Kilbridge + Bears vs. Vikings Preview
Joey Gelman and Dan Collins start the show by previewing the Bears matchup with the Vikings Sunday and break down where the Bears sit as we head into the final few weeks of the season (1:00-18:52). They then welcome in Dan Kilbridge from Bookies.com to get his latest advice on the best betting strategy for some of the biggest upcoming games including the Big Ten Championship Game, Bears vs. Vikings, his worst Bad Beats and more (19:16-51:19)!
43 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep 27: Watson vs. Trubisky Showdown + Favorite Escape From Chicago Sports Sadness
Joey Gelman and Dan Collins play revisionist history of the Bears 2017 draft as DeShaun Watson comes to town to face Mitch Trubisky and the Bears. The replay all the mistakes made by the Bears during and since that draft and use that information to debate the future of Ryan Pace (0:58-33:11). They then shift gears and discuss their favorite escapes from the frustration that can be Chicago Sports. A favorite new show to binge? Honing in on your new chef skills? Everything is on the table (33:12-42:10)!
45 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep 26: Bears Epic Collapse Against The Bottom-Feeding Lions
Dan Collins and Joey Gelman react to the mind-boggling Bears collapse against the Detroit Lions. They break down what went wrong and how the Bears move forward after their 6th straight loss.
39 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep 25: Saying Goodbye To Kyle Schwarber + Ted Phillips vs. The Bears
Joey Gelman and Dan Collins discuss the Cubs decision to non-tender Kyle Schwarber and Albert Almora Jr. and break down if these were the right decisions for the team moving forward (0:50-17:05). They then shift gears and talk about all the issues surrounding the Bears and if they will in fact ever move on from President Ted Phillips (17:08-34:28). And oh yeah, there is a game this weekend so Joey and Dan give their preview for the Bears matchup against the Lions (34:30-37:49).
54 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep 23: What We're Thankful For In Chicago Sports + Thanksgiving Food Power Rankings
Joey Gelman and Dan Collins discuss what they're thankful for in Chicago Sports (team by team) as we head into Thanksgiving (1:50-28:05). They then jump into a little Bears talk and preview their matchup with the Packers. And is Mitch back (28:08-40:12) !? Plus, Joey and Dan give their Thanksgiving Food Power Rankings (40:14-53:18). What's your favorite food this holiday season?
45 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep 22: K.C. Johnson Talks Bulls Draft/Offseason + Theo Epstein Legacy
Dan Collins and Joey Gelman continue their Bulls draft/offseason talk by welcoming in K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago! They break down the Bulls latest moves in the draft, the culture shift with the new management regime and more (0:56-20:59) ! Joey and Dan then get a chance to discuss the legacy of Theo Epstein as he officially stepped down as President of the Cubs late last week (21:25-40:43).
31 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep 21: Mark Schanowski On Bulls Draft + Offseason Nuggets
Joey Gelman and Dan Collins welcome in Bulls' expert Mark Schanowski to give his reaction to the Bulls' latest draft pick Patrick Williams. They break down what his role will be with the Bulls and preview what the new-look Bulls will look like on the court and what moves the team will make the rest of the offseason (1:07-20:24). Dan and Joey then discuss their biggest takeaways from the conversation and what they are looking forward to this Bulls season (20:32-29:55).
40 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep 20: Why Do We Even Watch The Bears Anymore?
Joey Gelman and Dan Collins break down the Bears embarrassing loss to the Vikings on MNF. Can this offense ever get better? Are we doomed the rest of the season? Is Trubisky back under center after the bye?Why are there so many questions with this team?!
42 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep 19: Tony La Russa Nightmare Continues + Bears vs. Vikings Preview
Joey Gelman and Dan Collins discuss the latest in the nightmare hiring of Tony La Russa and what the latest scandal means for him and the White Sox (00:48- 23:10). They then shift gears and preview the Bears MNF matchup against the Vikings (23:15-40:44). Is it a must-win?
53 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep 18: The Bears' Losing Continues... Make It 3 In A Row
Dan Collins and Joey Gelman break down another disappointing loss for the Bears, this time at the hands of the Titans. They discuss just how great the defense truly was again for the Bears and how their inept offense continues to plague them each week. The losing streak is now up to 3...
31 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep 17: Bears vs. Titans Preview + Jon Lester's Cubs Legacy
Joey Gelman and Dan Collins give their keys to the game as they preview the Bears big matchup with the Titans (0:57-18:46). They then shift gears and talk about the legacy of Jon Lester, as his time with the Cubs may be coming to an end (18:56-30:02).
54 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep 16: Bears Blunder vs. Saints + Tony La Russa Hire
Dan Collins and Joey Gelman give their reaction to the frustrating Bears' overtime loss to the Saints and wonder if the offense will ever get on track (0:50-28:00)? They then shift gears and discuss the bizarre hiring of Tony La Russa as the next manager of the Chicago White Sox (28:02-52:30).
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