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Joe Ostrowski on 670 The Score

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A veteran of the Score since 2002, Joe Ostrowski brings his extensive baseball knowledge and a dose of his sharp gambling perspective to the evening show, for which Herb Lawrence is the executive producer. Follow Ostrowski on Twitter @JoeO670.

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A veteran of the Score since 2002, Joe Ostrowski brings his extensive baseball knowledge and a dose of his sharp gambling perspective to the evening show, for which Herb Lawrence is the executive producer. Follow Ostrowski on Twitter @JoeO670.

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About time!

By SmoothOprtr - Oct 24 2019
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Joe brings unique and confident takes to the table when discussing sports. Glad 670 is finally giving him a shot at his own show.

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16 Ratings
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About time!

By SmoothOprtr - Oct 24 2019
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Joe brings unique and confident takes to the table when discussing sports. Glad 670 is finally giving him a shot at his own show.
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Joe Ostrowski on 670 The Score

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A veteran of the Score since 2002, Joe Ostrowski brings his extensive baseball knowledge and a dose of his sharp gambling perspective to the evening show, for which Herb Lawrence is the executive producer. Follow Ostrowski on Twitter @JoeO670.

Rank #1: Ostrowski: Nick Shepkowski, Brad Spielberger interviews (Hour 1)

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Joe Ostrowski opened his show by reacting to the Bears selecting Notre Dame tight end Cole Kmet and Utah cornerback Jaylon Johnson in the second round of the NFL Draft on Friday evening. McNeil & Parkins executive producer and resident Notre Dame expert Nick Shepkowski then joined the show to discuss how Kmet will fit in the Bears' offense. Later, Brad Spielberger of Over The Cap joined the program to break down the Bears' selections of Kmet and Johnson.

Apr 25 2020

40mins

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Rank #2: Grote & Schuster: Les Grobstein interview (Hour 4)

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In the final hour, Mark Grote and David Schuster checked in with the Score overnight host Les Grobstein before conducting transition with Julie DiCaro.

Apr 01 2020

53mins

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Rank #3: Ostrowski: White Sox might be best-run franchise in Chicago, but a caller hates their every move (Hour 1)

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Joe Ostrowski opened his show by reacting to third baseman Yoan Moncada and the White Sox agreeing on a five-year contract extension that also includes a team option on the back end. Could the White Sox be the best-run franchise in Chicago right now? Perhaps -- but not according to caller Michael in Bridgeport, a man who seems to hate everything the White Sox have done in their rebuild.

Mar 06 2020

44mins

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Rank #4: Grote & Arkush: Patrick Mannelly interview, Jimmy Graham talk (Hour 2)

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In the second hour, Mark Grote and Hub Arkush were joined by Score football analyst Patrick Mannelly to discuss the Bears acquiring quarterback Nick Foles from the Jaguars and what type of impact he can make in Chicago. Mannelly also weighed in on the Bears' addition of tight end Jimmy Graham on a two-year deal and the latest NFL agency news. Later, the guys continued to discuss the Bears' signing of Graham.

Mar 19 2020

46mins

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Rank #5: Grote & Arkush: Reaction to Bears' trade for Nick Foles, Mia O'Brien interview (Hour 1)

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Sitting in for Joe Ostrowski, Mark Grote and Hub Arkush opened their show by discussing the big (and only) Chicago sports news of the day -- the Bears have acquired quarterback Nick Foles from the Jaguars in exchange for a fourth-round pick. What do the guys think of the move? Will there be a true quarterback competition? Later, Mia O'Brien of First Coast News in Jacksonville joined the show to share more insight on Foles. O'Brien covered Foles when he played for the Jaguars in 2019.

Mar 19 2020

48mins

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Rank #6: Ostrowski & Camp: Illinois on lockdown, Bears/NFL notes (Hour 1)

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Joe Ostrowski and Rick Camp opened their show by reacting to the news that Governor J.B. Pritzker has issued a stay-at-home order for the state of Illinois. Later, they discussed the Bears' moves in free agency over the past week and other NFL news.

Mar 21 2020

46mins

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Rank #7: Ostrowski: Bears talk, Brad Spielberger & Joe Osborne interviews (Hour 1)

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Joe Ostrowski opened his show by sharing the latest updates on how the coronavirus has affected the sports world before discussing the Bears' impending quarterback competition between Mitchell Trubisky and Nick Foles. Brad Spielberger of Over The Cap then joined the show to break down the Bears' recent additions and share his thoughts on the Foles trade. Later, Joe Osborne of Odds Shark joined the program to discuss his recent article detailing which sport produces the most upsets and why.

Mar 28 2020

47mins

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Rank #8: Ostrowski: Laurence Holmes interview (Hour 1)

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Joe Ostrowski opened his show by welcoming on fellow Score host Laurence Holmes for the entire hour. They discussed a wide range of topics, including how sports media is adjusting to life without games, whether the rebroadcast of classic games matters, recommendations for shows to watch and Bears general manager Ryan Pace's latest work.

Mar 26 2020

1hr 11mins

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Rank #9: Ostrowski: Cheryl Raye-Stout interview (Hour 3)

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In the third hour, Joe Ostrowski was joined by Cheryl Raye-Stout of WBEZ to share some of her best stories of covering the Bulls' dynasty in the 1990s.

May 13 2020

46mins

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Rank #10: Ostrowski & Zawaski: Barstool Chief interview (Hour 2)

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In the second hour, Joe Ostrowski and Jay Zawaski were joined by Ryan Brandell, better known as "Barstool Chief," to discuss the Blackhawks' firing of longtime president John McDonough. What was behind the decision? And could more dismissals be on the way? Later, Ostrowski and Zawaski discussed the NFL Draft and how the Bears fared.

Apr 28 2020

52mins

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Rank #11: Ostrowski: Brandon Robinson, Chris Emma interviews (Hour 2)

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In the second hour, Joe Ostrowski welcomed on football analyst Brandon Robinson (@BRobNFL on Twitter) to discuss the Bears selecting Notre Dame tight end Cole Kmet and Utah cornerback Jaylon Johnson in the second round of the NFL Draft on Friday evening. Robinson also previewed what the Bears' focus could be with their late-round picks Saturday. Ostrowski then took calls from listeners on the Bears' picks. Later, Score reporter Chris Emma joined the show to discuss the Bears' selections and to explain what general manager Ryan Pace had to say.

Apr 25 2020

43mins

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Rank #12: Ostrowski: Life without sports, preview of Bears' offense (Hour 3)

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In the final hour, Joe Ostrowski and producer Brandon Orlowski discussed life without sports and how they're coping during this time. Later, Ostrowski detailed why the Bears could return to being Super Bowl contenders in 2020 before signing off.

Mar 28 2020

35mins

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Rank #13: Ostrowski & Grote: Is anyone excited for Nick Foles vs. Mitchell Trubisky? (Hour 3 on 3/23)

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In the third hour, Joe Ostrowski and Mark Grote discussed the Bears' impending quarterback competition between Nick Foles and Mitchell Trubisky. Will fans really get behind Foles? Should the Bears stick with Trubisky initially to give him one last chance? Later, the guys listened back to Pro Football Focus analyst Sam Monson's interview on the Bernstein & McKnight Show earlier in the day in which he discussed the Bears' additions in free agency.

Mar 24 2020

46mins

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Rank #14: Ostrowski & Camp: Betting in Illinois, honey-do lists (Hour 4)

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In the final hour, Joe Ostrowski and Rick Camp (in studio!) discussed the state of sports betting in Illinois, house chores that are inevitable during the stay-at-home quarantine and the Bears' recent additions. They also reflected on the XFL's inaugural season.

Mar 21 2020

51mins

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Rank #15: Ostrowski & Tannehill: Mark Buehrle perfect game pregame/postgame show

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On what was supposed to be MLB Opening Day, Joe Ostrowski and Chris Tannehill held a pregame and postgame show surrounding 670 The Score's re-airing of White Sox ace Mark Buehrle's perfect game on July 23, 2009. The two produced the Score's broadcast of that magical game, so they shared their memories of it and also welcomed on former White Sox pregame and postgame host Chris Rongey to relive the special afternoon.

Mar 27 2020

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Rank #16: Camp & Lawrence: Hub Arkush interview (Hour 1)

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Filling in for Joe Ostrowski, Rick Camp and Herb Lawrence opened their show by discussing the UIC Flames firing basketball coach Steve McClain before Lawrence derailed that topic by turning his attention to Illinois football. Score football expert Hub Arkush then joined the show to discuss Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan signing a three-year contract extension, defensive lineman Roy Robertson-Harris being retained and more. Later, the guys discussed the possibility of playing sporting events without spectators.

Mar 14 2020

46mins

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Rank #17: Ostrowski: Did the Bears win the Khalil Mack trade? (Hour 3)

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In the third hour, Joe Ostrowski looked back on the Bears' acquisition of star edge rusher Khalil Mack in a trade with the Raiders in 2018. All the draft picks in the deal have now been conveyed and used, so Ostrowski asked, which team has won the trade so far? Later, he took calls from listeners about the Bears' work in the NFL Draft.

Apr 28 2020

48mins

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Rank #18: Ostrowski: Is Kris Bryant bad defensively? (Hour 2)

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In the second hour, Joe Ostrowski listened to audio from the Cubs Talk Podcast on NBC Sports Chicago in which guest Mark Simon of Info Soluation discussed Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant's defensive ability at the position. Is Bryant bad defensively? Ostrowski then continued to react to the latest news of how the coronavirus is affecting the sports world before discussing whether the White Sox can reach some of their lofty goals this season. Later, Ostrowski reacted to the Jazz-Thunder game getting cancelled due to Utah center Rudy Gobert testing positive for the coronavirus.

Mar 12 2020

46mins

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Rank #19: Ostrowski: Nick Shepkowski & James Fox interviews (Hour 2)

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In the second hour, Joe Ostrowski was joined by Score teammate Nick Shepkowski to discuss the best World Series-winning teams of the past 25 years. James Fox of Future Sox and the South Side Hit Pen then joined the show to discuss what the baseball hiatus means for the White Sox moving forward. Later, the crew replayed former Score host Chris Rongey telling a classic Jeff Cox story.

Mar 28 2020

51mins

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Ostrowski: Score Rewind featuring Jon Heyman & Keith Smith (Hour 4)

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In the final hour, Joe Ostrowski listened back to some the best interviews of the day on the station in Score Rewind. He first heard from Radio.com Sports baseball insider Jon Heyman on the Mully & Haugh Show discussing MLB's initial economic proposal to the players' union as the sides negotiate a return-to-play deal to conduct the 2020 season. He also replayed NBA writer Keith Smith's interview on the Dan Bernstein Show discussing the league's latest return-to-play proposals. Also, caller Buck from Alabama wanted to get his point across one way or another.

May 28 2020

45mins

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Ostrowski: Bryan Perez, Chris Altruda & Jeffrey Benson interviews (Hour 3)

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In the third hour Joe Ostrowski was joined by Bryan Perez of NBC Sports Chicago to discuss the latest Bears storylines, including the quarterback competition between Mitchell Trubisky and Nick Foles. Sports Handle writer Chris Altruda then joined the show to discuss the possibility of Arlington Race Track not opening again without fans in attendance. Later, Circa Sports sportsbook operations manager Jeffrey Benson joined the program to discuss Las Vegas' reopening plan and how his company has decided to set betting lines for the NHL's expanded 24-team playoff.

May 28 2020

47mins

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Ostrowski: Lauri Markkanen speaks about struggles, Bill Shea interview (Hour 2)

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In the second hour, Joe Ostrowski reacted to Bulls big man Lauri Markkanen's recent comments on a Finnish podcast, where he reflected on his struggles and frustrations of this season. Ostrowski also discussed Markkanen's love for the city of Chicago. Later, Bill Shea of the Athletic Business joined the show to discuss the interesting moves being made by the NBA with its equipment and a resurgence of the sports trading card industry.

May 28 2020

46mins

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Ostrowski: Could mobile sports betting be here sooner than expected? (Hour 1)

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Joe Ostrowski opened his show by discussing Gov. J.B. Pritzker providing some clarity on Illinois' effort to move forward with mobile sports betting. Could it be here sooner than expected? Also, what are the chances Chicago serves as one of the two hub cities for the early rounds of the NHL's expanded 24-team playoff format? 

May 28 2020

44mins

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Ostrowski: Score Rewind featuring Joe Cowley, Gordon Wittenmyer & Sahadev Sharma (Hour 4)

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In the final hour, Joe Ostrowski listened back to some the best interviews of the day on the station in Score Rewind. He first heard from Sun-Times writer Joe Cowley discussing Bulls coach Jim Boylen's future while on the Dan Bernstein Show. Later, he listened to NBC Sports Chicago writer Gordon Wittenmyer discuss the latest MLB storylines on the Mully & Haugh Show before replaying his own interview with Athletic Chicago writer Sahadev Sharma, who explained how the Cubs are helping first-year manager David Ross prepare during a suspended season.

May 27 2020

47mins

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Ostrowski: Most underappreciated Bears player, Bulls front office evaluations continue (Hour 3)

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In the third hour, Joe Ostrowski discussed an article about the most underappreciated Bears player on the current roster. The answer in the piece may surprise some fans. Ostrowski then reacted to football analyst Chris Simms starting to reveal his top 40 quarterbacks for the 2020 season. Where does Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky sit? Later, Ostrowski discussed how the Bulls' new front office is continuing to evaluate players and the coaching staff as everyone awaits a resolution on the return-to-play structure for the suspended season.

May 27 2020

45mins

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Ostrowski: Jay Zawaski interview, which casinos will be open? (Hour 2)

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In the second hour, Joe Ostrowski was joined by Score hockey expert, midday show executive producer and Locked on Blackhawks podcast host Jay Zawaski to discuss the NHL's return-to-play plan that includes going directly to a 24-team playoff, which allowed the Blackhawks to sneak in as the No. 12 seed in the Western Conference. Later, Ostrowski discussed some of the sportsbooks and casinos in the Chicago area that believe they'll be open for business sometime this year.

May 27 2020

48mins

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Ostrowski: Sahadev Sharma interview (Hour 1)

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Joe Ostrowski opened his show by reacting to NHL announcing its return-to-play plan, which is highlighted by a 24-team playoff format that will include the Blackhawks. Later, Sahadev Sharma of the Athletic joined the show to discuss his recent article on how the Cubs are helping manager David Ross prepare for his first season in charge while the coronavirus pandemic has suspended the MLB season. The guys also discussed MLB's economic proposal to the players' union as the sides negotiate a return-to-play deal. 

May 27 2020

43mins

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Ostrowski: Score Rewind featuring Kenny Lattimore, Sam Acho & Jerry Hairston Jr. (Hour 4)

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In the final hour, Joe Ostrowski listened back to some the best interviews of the day on the station in Score Rewind. He first heard from R&B artist Kenny Lattimore on the Laurence Holmes Show discussing his relationship with Bulls legend Michael Jordan and "The Last Dance." He then listened to former Bears linebacker Sam Acho on the Dan Bernstein Show discussing his perspective on the NFL's recent adjustments to the Rooney Rule. Later, the crew replayed former Cubs infielder Jerry Hairston Jr.'s interview with Ostrowski from earlier in the evening.

May 21 2020

46mins

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Ostrowski: Jim Miller & Dayn Perry interviews (Hour 3)

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In the third hour, Joe Ostrowski was joined by Hawthorne Race Course director of publicity Jim Miller to discuss how the coronavirus pandemic has affected the horse racing industry. They also discussed gambling, the potential for sports books to open and more. Later, Dayn Perry of CBS Sports joined the show to discuss the labor talks between MLB owners and players as they negotiate a return-to-play plan for 2020.

May 21 2020

38mins

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Ostrowski: Ryan McGuffey & Jerry Hairston Jr. interviews (Hour 2)

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In the second hour, Joe Ostrowski was joined by NBC Sports Chicago senior producer Ryan McGuffey to discuss the 14-year anniversary of the fight between White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski and Cubs catcher Michael Barrett. The guys also discussed what was great in the "The Last Dance" and what was missing from the documentary. Later, former Cubs infielder and 16-year MLB veteran Jerry Hairston Jr. joined the show to discuss his perspective of being on the field on the day of the Pierzynski-Barrett brawl. They also discussed his passion to defend Bulls legend Michael Jordan against former teammate's Horace Grant's recent comments about his portrayal in "The Last Dance."

May 21 2020

48mins

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Ostrowski: MLB owners vs. players, Tom Thibodeau opens up (Hour 1)

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Joe Ostrowski opened his show by discussing the labor talks between MLB owners and players as they negotiate a return-to-play framework. If talks stall and fans have to pick sides, who's to blame? Later, Ostrowski reacted to former Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau's interview with ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnarowski in which he discussed "The Last Dance" and a film room located in his former organization's facility.

May 21 2020

46mins

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Ostrowski: Score Rewind featuring Bob Costas & Dan Pompei (Hour 4)

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In the final hour, Joe Ostrowski listened back to some the best interviews of the day on the station in Score Rewind. He first heard from legendary broadcaster Bob Costas, who joined the Mully & Haugh Show to discuss the Bulls' dynasty in the 1990s, Michael Jordan's greatness and MLB's latest return-to-play proposal. Ostrowski then played his own appearance on the Dan Bernstein Show earlier in the afternoon in which he discussed the state of sports gambling as leagues get set to return. Later, he replayed Athletic writer Dan Pompei's interview on the Dan Bernstein Show in which he reflected on the legacy of former Bears chairman and president Michael McCaskey, who recently died at 76.

May 20 2020

47mins

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Ostrowski: Kent McDill interview, screaming Pacers fan speaks (Hour 3)

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In the third hour, Joe Ostrowski was joined by former Daily Herald journalist Kent McDill, the only beat writer who covered all six of the Bulls' championships in the 1990s. They discussed McDill's absence from "The Last Dance," his experiences with Michael Jordan and a classic Tim Floyd story from the 1998-'99 season. Later, Ostrowski shared audio from the Dan Dakich Show of the screaming Pacers fan who was featured in "The Last Dance."

May 20 2020

46mins

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Ostrowski: Craig Fite & Johnathan Wood interviews (Hour 2)

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In the second hour, Joe Ostrowski was joined by Craig Fite, the man who claims to have made and delivered the pizza that Bulls star Michael Jordan ate the night before his famous "flu game" in Game 5 the NBA Finals in 1997. Fite explained his side of the story and stood by the integrity of the pizza, which contradicted how "The Last Dance" portrayed the events. Later, Johnathan Wood of the DaBearsBlog.com joined the show to discuss his article about the impact of play-calling in the NFL.

May 20 2020

41mins

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Ostrowski: Are Bears being slighted? Alex Kennedy interview (Hour 1)

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Joe Ostrowski opened his show by discussing the national media's projections for the NFL season and how many are viewing the Bears as a new bottom-feeding team. Are these projections just getting out of control? Is there a way to capitalize on that in the betting market? Later, Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) of Hoops Hype and USA Today Sports joined the show to discuss his oral history on the 1998-'99 Bulls.

May 20 2020

46mins

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Ostrowski: Score Rewind with Dr. Todd Boyd & Roland Lazenby (Hour 4)

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In the final hour, Joe Ostrowski listened back to some the best interviews of the day on the station in Score Rewind. He first heard from Dr. Todd Boyd, a professor of the study of race and popular culture at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Dr. Boyd joined the Dan Bernstein Show to discuss "The Last Dance," the legacy of Michael Jordan and more. Later, the crew replayed Ostrowski's earlier interview with author Roland Lazenby, who wrote two books on Jordan. Lazenby shared his unique perspective on covering Jordan and the Bulls' dynasty.

May 14 2020

48mins

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Ostrowski: NFL odds, is Steve Bartman is ready to talk? (Hour 3)

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In the third hour, Joe Ostrowski discussed the NFL odds for Defensive Player of the Year, Offensive Rookie of the Year and other honors in 2020. Where do some of the Bears' odds stack up against the rest of the league? Later, Ostrowski wondered is Cubs fan Steve Bartman getting ready to finally speak nearly 17 years after his infamous 2003 incident?

May 14 2020

41mins

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Ostrowski: MLB owners & players negotiating to start season (Hour 2)

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In the second hour, Joe Ostrowski discussed the back-and-forth going on between MLB owners and players as they negotiate a return-to-play framework for the 2020. At issue are players' safety, salaries and playing conditions. Ostrowski also replayed some interesting audio from earlier in the day on the Score from NBC Sports Chicago writer Gordon Wittenmyer, former Marlins president David Samson and White Sox television analyst Steve Stone in which they discussed MLB's return-to-play proposal.

May 14 2020

44mins

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Ostrowski: J.B. Pritzker apologizes to MLB players, Roland Lazenby interview (Hour 1)

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 Joe Ostrowski opened his show by discussing Gov. J.B. Pritzker apologizing to MLB players Wednesday a day after he made critical comments about their stance in labor negotiations with owners. Later, author Roland Lazenby -- who wrote "Michael Jordan: The Life" and "Blood on the Horns: The Long Strange Ride of Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls" -- joined the show to discuss Jordan, "The Last Dance" and his unique perspective on covering the Bulls' dynasty. He also shared stories and thoughts on coach Phil Jackson and assistant Tex Winter, among others.

May 14 2020

48mins

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About time!

By SmoothOprtr - Oct 24 2019
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Joe brings unique and confident takes to the table when discussing sports. Glad 670 is finally giving him a shot at his own show.