Live From the 815 Episode 60 – Colton and the Cubs Are Dead

If you like high-energy, positive podcasts, this is not the episode for you. If you enjoy the sadness in other people’s lives and the depression that follows a blown season, THEN YOU CAME TO THE RIGHT PLACE. We record literally minutes after the final out of the Cubs’ Wild Card loss to the Rockies and Colton couldn’t be more down in the dumps. We try and talk other things too but Colton is depressed the whole episode because the Cubs blew a great season and didn’t give a glimmer of hope for fans after the 162nd game. We then bring up the Ryder Cup to make Colton even more sad. Seriously. So, so sad.




Quick Spin Zone For All Cubs Fans Going Into This Offseason

Welp… That was a real kick in the nuts. Just a week ago we were looking golden. On September 25th, the Cubs were 3 games up with 6 game left and I honestly thought we were Gucci. We had two tough divisional opponents coming up, I thought we were playing good enough baseball to ride this out and take the divisional crown. We don’t, we play Milwaukee in game 163 and we watch the Brewers celebrate at Wrigley. That sucked. We then move onto the Wild Card game, again, at Wrigley. And again, we can’t hit and watch the Rockies celebrate at Wrigley and just like that, the Cubs season is over. Fuck me.

So folks, what do we do next? Is this a disappointment of a season? Of course. But was this team going to win the World Series? No way, Jose. This may have been the worst 95-win team in MLB history. We had nobody consistently hitting all season and other than Javy Baez and Rizzo’s 2nd half surge, Jason Fucking Heyward was our best bat. That’s gross. Other than the inconsistent offense, this team’s bullpen was depleted. Jorge De La Rosa and Jamie Garcia were pitching big time innings down the stretch. Those are not Postseason names you want to hear in the year 2018. Pedro Strop was banged up and Brandon Morrow ceased to exist after a season full of injuries. Even if we move on in the playoffs, this bullpen would’ve made sure we didn’t make it too far.

So without talking about the terrible signings of Darvish and Chatwood (puke), let’s move on to what Theo and Jed can do this offseason. Let’s start with who is on the North Side already:

Cole Hamels

The Cubs could pick up a $20,000,000 option to keep Hamels for the 2019 season. He was a rock for the Cubs rotation this season after being acquired from the Rangers. Personally I would love to see Hamels come back and give us one more year of consistent Starting Pitching.

Daniel Murphy

Murphy is going into Free Agency this offseason. According to, the 33 year old Murphy is valued to receive a two-year, $30,000,000 contract. Personally, I loved the move when we got him but I do not think we should invest money into Murphy right away. He’s a slow, old, defensive liability and we have bigger fish to fry in free agency.

Addison Russell

This guy is scum. At the time of writing this, he is being investigated for domestic violence. I have a blog from before the season even started and I’ve been saying it all season: I hate Addison Russell. He has three kids with three different women, already divorced and now allegedly beat his wife. He is constantly spotted out at bars and clubs nights before day games and he stunk out loud this season. Get him off the team now.

Jason Heyward

This might be the trickiest situation of the Theo/Jed Era. Heyward is set to make over $22,000,000 each year for the next 5 years. Brutal… He has a partial no-trade clause for the next two years and if I’m Jed or Theo, I am calling each team that he hsa off his list. IF we can get Heyward off the books, then we will all be witnesses to a modern day miracle.

Moving onto the free agent class.. And boy oh boy… there are two specific sexy ass names.

Bryce Harper

Lets go. Bryce Harper is entering free agency at the prime age of 26. That is insane. You never see a prime free agent come into free agency any age below 29, but this guy is the scientifically-proven prime of his athletic career. Harper is electric and his bat will instantly make any lineup a threat. His dog’s name is Wrigley and he clearly wants the Cubs to return to the World Series. Also.. this..


Manny Machado

Another 26 year old. I didn’t even think about this until when we were recording our podcast last night. I have been so focused on Bryce Harper the past few years that I didn’t realize that with scumbag Addison Russell on his way out the door (hopefully), we have a hole up the middle. Go HARD after Machado, get some offense and keep this window of opportunity open a little longer. I love this move and this is #1 on my wishlist this offseason.


So this is the final thought that I will leave you all to make this feel a little better. Since Theo and Jed have been running the show, if there is a need on the team, they GO GET THEIR GUY. Now obviously this will mean they have to move Heyward’s contract and that will be close to impossible. But these two guys are maybe the best front office duo in the history of the game and it wouldn’t shock me if they somehow got Heyward off their books. Give me Machado or Harper. Move onto next season. Lets Go.



Live From the 815 Episode 59 – CSN Chicago’s Chuck Garfien

What a great episode. We talk about Tiger Woods, THE Tiger Woods y’all, completing his comeback and winning his first tournament in forever. We recap the NFL, Sam is off of Trubisky but the Bears are still in first place. Colton is smashing the panic button on the Cubs and sounds like he doesn’t even want them to make the Postseason. CSN Chicago’s Chuck Garfien joins the show to talk about the rebuilds for the White Sox and Bulls and how he’s best friends with a certain former White Sox slugger who woreΒ #35Β (41:03-1:03:56). We finish with a Derrick Rose update and the birth of a brand spanking new segment: The Eminem Lyric of the Week.


Justin Rose’s FedEx Cup Win Will Be Forgotten For the Rest of Time

Yes. I woke up this morning and immediately looked at my phone to make sure that happened yesterday. Tiger Woods won a golf tournament in the year 2018. He looked great wire to wire and honestly he has looked good for months. He won comfortably and just coasted to the most anticlimactic tournament finish of the season and yet, the ENTIRE world tuned into CBS to watch Tiger stroll down the 18th fairway with that classic Tiger toothy smile and saw the absolute circus happening on the golf course behind him. The Tiger Effect is real… and it is spectacular.

This… happened in real life.

That looks like a scene that people dream of. That looks like a scene out of Happy Gilmore. That looks like a scene that real golf fans watch from Happy Gilmore and turn to their non-golf fan friends in the room and say, “That never happens’. In the world of golf, that was complete pandemonium. And my favorite part about it? The calm and cool vibe Tiger was sending out into the world. He could’ve been frowning because “it ain’t over till its over”, or even just been an ass about it and said something like, “Oh well this isn’t a major so this will only be a footnote on my career”. No. Tiger was enjoying every step of that walk as much as his fans around him. He knew how improbable this was. He understood how insane this sounded one year ago. That smile and swagger that he had was one of the coolest things I’ve ever watched as a sports fan.

I watched his final holes on Sunday at work. And folks, I have to be honest with you, I ran to the bathroom and cried when he made his final putt, turned to the crowd, and lifted his arms in the air. To me, that felt like a, “I can’t believe this is happening” moment for Tiger and the fact that he showed emotion and connected with his fans was so cool. Those are the kinds of things that make golf so special.

Now onto Justin Rose. He wins the FedEx Cup and a FAT payday. $10 MIL to be exact.. It keeps solidifying Rose as one of the best to play the game in our era. And in my eyes, this type of FedEx Cup victory could not be more Justin Rose. EVERY golf fan will tell you that Rose is incredible. He lurks around the top of the leaderboard in every major and is a constant threat. But he is never one of the very first guys I think of when I think “Who is the best golfer in the world?” Names like DJ, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Rory immediately pop into my head, but never Rose. And now, his first FedEx Cup victory will also not pop into people’s heads. He will be a trivia question at your bar’s trivia night for the sports section for years and years to come. “Even though Tiger Woods won the 2018 Tour Championship, who won the 2018 FedEx Cup?” Nobody will know.

Now onto the Ryder Cup and guys, my gut is telling me that the US is going to ROLL. This may be the bloodiest massacre between the US and Europe in history. I can’t even think of another example at this moment to be honest. The boys flew with Tiger to Paris after his win and Tiger made it clear that they were going to crack open a cold beverage or two.

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Live From the 815 Episode 57 – Kyle Fuller and Randall Cobb Murdered Colton and Sam

Wow, what a roller coaster this episode. So much energy. We talk the electric Bears/Packers game, how the Cubs are choking and breaking Colton’s heart, Koepech not being able to pitch until our kids are in college and the nostalgia that the 2018-2019 Timberwolves gives to Sam. All this and more on LIVE FROM THE 815.

RIP Mac Miller.



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