Wake Up Hour - Jeff Jones
The Blues lost 3-0 to Tampa last night and it may be the start of a lean stretch. Tarasenko remains ice cold and Sobotka missed perhaps the most wide open net you'll ever see. The Cardinals appear to be circling around Marcell Ozuna and Jeff isn't convinced that he's more than a small upgrade. The As are apparently focused on Stephen Piscotty and that seems very unusual. Roy Moore actually lost yesterday and it's pretty wonderful. F him and the horse he rode in on.
Segment One - Chris Denman, Travis Terrell, Michael Gaines, Jeff Jones
Travis starts off the show with a pretty clutch hawk noise. Jeff wasn't here and the Blues got shut out yesterday. Jeff forgot that Tarasenko scored in overtime the other day and Travis owned his ass. Roy Moore is very bad at riding a horse. We have to celebrate a slim victory over an alleged pedophile. Voter intimidation is a big problem in suppressing the black vote. Black people clearly saved America yesterday. Travis thinks America is now the Cleveland Browns. Pocket watches and fedoras are necessary wear at strip clubs. Alabama elected Alec Baldwin. Travis suggests hugging black women and supporting Cardi B. Jeff brought in a chocolate orange and we all eat it. Travis gets kinda racist about Andrei Vasilevskiy. Yale went to war with Shake Shack and we're glad he's not going to yell at us. Roy Moore's attorney did not have a good first day of Hannukah. Travis asks about movies and Chris has seen The Client. Star Wars is a black movie now. There's gonna be some beefcake in Star Wars. "Knickerbocker" is a really tough word to say. Jeff Passan has Shohei Ohtani fake news. The Reds' Ohtani pitch book was interesting and the Cardinals maybe didn't put one together. Alex Colome is going nuts on Instagram and the Cardinals may or may not be close to him. Jeets is not at all good at his new job. The Cardinals have to stop talking about the past. The Cardinals vision for the future is really cloudy right now. Does having Machado in house make it more likely that the Cardinals will be willing to sign him?
Segment Two (with Roch Kubatko) - Chris Denman, Travis Terrell, Michael Gaines, Jeff Jones
Are the Cardinals going to get a move done any time soon? We're joined by Roch Kubatcho (@MASNRoch) to talk Winter Meetings and Manny Machado. Jason LaCanfora was a former Orioles beat guy which makes the whole thing crazy. There's some trepidation about the Morning Melee but then it spurs a tipping conversation. We accidentally talk about an old Rams story that may have been fake news. Chris got popped by a fake Ken Rosenthal yesterday. Why does everyone hate Eric Hosmer? Hosmer may be trying to shop around an offer from the Padres. No one is allowed to be excited about the Yankees. You have to hate them. Jeff drilled the bullied kid story. Juggalos are big anti-bullying people. Is there an amount of money that someone could pay you to be a juggalo? The White House fired Omarosa and she might be risky to lose. Travis opines on Omarosa's place in the community. A 30 for 30 that's not about an athlete is just called a documentary. Russia is a heel and there's nothing anybody can do about it. Travis wants Trump to listen to the Joker - we need a better class of criminal. Gaines would run the best senate campaign. Gaines knows that representation is unnecessary and all you have to do is win. Travis wants to steal all of the office supplies from the White House and Jeff tells a terrible DC story.
Segment Three - Chris Denman, Travis Terrell, Michael Gaines, Jeff Jones
Mizzou has a big announcement coming soon and we don't know what it is. The Blues made a big announcement during the break and it wasn't an announcement at all. Jeff is a jobber, and now his name is Jobber Jeff. Mizzou's endowment has passed a billion dollars. Drew Lock may or may not be back next season but a Mizzou podcast suggests that he may be back. Travis is reading the SAG nominees. Bob Odenkirk is never gonna get recognized for Better Call Saul. Morgan Freeman has been acting for a long time and was in a really bad car accident but got through it. Chris got some sex toys in the mail by mistake once. Travis is afraid Tarantino will use the n-word in space in a new Star Trek movie. Throwing a basketball game to Kim Jong Un could be a great plan. Lonzo Ball had a great game yesterday. Gaines is here for the Balls heading over to Lithuania. The G League may be the future of basketball development. SLU won last night and Gaines likes the Rebound Chain. Jeff delivers an important North Korea update. Gaines may or may not be getting some Big Baller Back End. Should we have a New Year's Eve party? Barron Trump might join the Big Baller Brand. Gaines loved Jim and Andy. Andy Kaufman was probably not always in character all the time. Travis drags us in to MPJ talk. Gaines thinks Mizzou is leaning on MPJ. Who would win a Porter vs. Ball 3 on 3 tournament? Dan McLaughlin is going to host the WALies at a SLU game. Jeff has Tarasenko amnesia. Fair or Foul closes the show as always.