Saint Louis Live - 1/23/2018

Wake Up Hour - Jeff Jones

The Blues host the Senators tonight and have a chance to get themselves back on track against one of the worst teams in the league after a challenging weekend. The clock is ticking loudly for the Blues to figure out what kind of team they have, and Jeff breaks down what an Alex Pietrangelo trade could potentially look like. When you talk about trading the captain, people definitely get Mad Online. The Blues may need to move on from Jake Allen, but that's hard to do when you consider the money left on his deal and his inconsistency. Oscar nominees are coming out this morning and it's one of the best times of the year. Do people in St. Louis have too high an opinion of themselves? The Oscar season was largely shaped by the legacy of the Weinsteins, and that's hard for Hollywood to come to grips with.  

Segment One (with Matt Whitener) - Chris Denman, Michael Gaines, Jeff Jones

It's a happy Tuesday and we're here to bring joy to everyone. Neil Diamond has Parkinson's Disease and we're pretty bummed about it. Chris got $10 too much back at the grocery store last night and dutifully returned it. Jeff has had a hard time buying bok choy. Everyone in the world has unlimited data and so you really shouldn't be paying so much. The government was shut down for 69 hours. Pretty nice. Do your created players ever look like you? Jason Kidd got fired and Giannis is not happy about it. Gaines thinks LeBron should head toward Philly or Milwaukee. Mark Price is apparently the best all-time Cavalier. Is Star Wars about killing straight white guys? Sound mixing and sound editing are basically the same award. We're excited about spring training but Matt Bowman maybe shouldn't be excited. Matt Whitener (@CheapSeatFan) joins the show to give us the 90 second raw wrap up. 

Segment Two - Chris Denman, Michael Gaines, Jeff Jones

Hockey Bob leads off the hour with a firm defense of amateurism based on one hockey game 38 years ago. We have a long conversation about NCAA amateurism and the money involved. Maybe kids should be paid young and then should have to play in the NFL for free. Alex Rodriguez is going to be working with ESPN in conjunction with Fox, making him one of the most powerful broadcasters ever maybe. ARod had a massive swing in his public opinion over the last few years. Tom Ricketts trying to blacklist Sammy Sosa is complete nonsense. We're headed down the path toward the all-time home run leader and all-time hits leader not being in the hall of fame. Lots of guys are now getting wrapped up in PEDs that may be totally blameless thanks to things outside their control. The Sochi Olympics were a long term plot by Putin to raise the profile of Russia along with billions of dollars. Baseball turned its back on guys who used performance enhancing drugs after making tons of money off of them. Hockey players don't get busted for PEDs very often but lots of them have recreational drug problems. The Mighty Ducks reboot could have a huge influence. A lot of the Mighty Ducks didn't make much sense. 

Segment Three - Chris Denman, Michael Gaines, Jeff Jones

It's been 25 years since Tim Cheveldae came rushing down the ice to fight Curtis Joseph. The old Sports Illustrated highlight videos were great. Retirement communities have very interesting gender splits. We go through the Academy Award nominations and break down the nominees. Netflix lost a bunch of money on overall deals and it may have been one with Kevin Spacey. Heath Ledger has been dead ten years and had a great resume. Unsolved Mysteries is available to watch on Amazon now and that might eat up some time. It's weird how no aliens show up once video cameras become very available. The yacht rock party is definitely going to happen. United 2152 from Minneapolis to Philadelphia is going to be insane. The Eagles guy who smacked into a pole may end up with a GoFundMe to the Super Bowl. It's pretty hard to be too drunk to get on a flight. Should The League have done a 9/11 episode? A comic got attacked on stage and it's crazy to think that no one from the club intervened. Fair or Foul closes the show as always.

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