Scott Emerich – 9/21/2021
Last night, the Packers beat the Lions 35-17, and did so on 21 unanswered points in the second half after a difficult start on the defensive side of the ball in the first. WXOW’s Scott Emerich has served as the station’s sports director since 1995, and knows a thing or two about this Packers team. He joined the show today to react to last night’s win and weigh in on the Joe Barry conversation.
Chris Goodell – 9/20/2021
As the Major League Baseball season enters its final two weeks, the discussion for NL Cy Young has been centered around three names, the Dodgers’ Walker Buehler and Max Scherzer, and Milwaukee’s Corbin Burnes. John and Reviewing the Brew’s David Gasper had an animated discussion about this last week, and John also sought the insight of La Crosse Loggers General Manager Chris Goodell. Chris has been a very public face of the Loggers since the team’s inception in 2002, and oversaw Scherzer during his season with the Loggers in 2004. In addition to the Cy Young conversation John also touches on that 20th anniversary of Loggers baseball coming up next season.
Andy Herman – 9/10/2021
The Packers open the season this Sunday in Jacksonville, which is hosting the Saints while New Orleans continues to recover from Hurricane Ida. With just a couple days left until kickoff, we turn to our film breakdown guru Andy Herman once again. Andy writes for Packer Report and is the owner of the Pack-A-Day podcast. His Twitter is also a dynamite place to view game-by-game film breakdowns so follow him @AndyHermanNFL!
Adam Dow – 9/9/2021
This Friday night, the Sparta-Tomah football rivalry is renewed for the 115th time since 1894. Last season, the two teams weren’t able to play against each other due to schedule shifts caused by COVID, so this year’s game will have a little extra juice. Since taking over as the head coach at Sparta, Adam Dow has amassed a 17-14 record including an unexpected 2018 run to Level Three of the postseason and a 7-3 2019. This season, the Spartans have started 2-1 and are coming off a 56-42 win over Logan last week. Adam talks with John about the meaning behind this rivalry, where the Sparta program stands three games in, and about soaking in every moment of the 2021 season after the chaos of the last two years.
Olivia Beeskau – 9/8/2021
The 45th-ranked female fighter pound-for-pound in the Midwest, Olivia Beeskau is getting ready to get back in the octagon this weekend at 3 River Throwdown 17. She’s been victorious in her last four amateur bouts, including her last two by unanimous decision. On top of her fights in the octagon, Olivia fights to save lives with her full-time job as an ER nurse. She’ll take on Amanda Lovato this weekend at the Omni Center in Onalaska. Check out nitrotickets.com to secure your seats!
Mirin Fader – 9/7/2021
“Giannis: The Improbable Rise Of An NBA MVP” is the latest work by sports writer Mirin Fader, detailing the journey of the Greek Freak from the streets of Sepoila, Greece to his ascension through the NBA to the pinnacle of the game. Fader is a staff writer for The Ringer and has written about other notable athletes such as Davante Adams, Ja Morant, LaMelo Ball, Tyler Skaggs, Breanna Stewart, Coco Gauff, Liz Cambage, and Tyler Herro. Folio Magazine named her a Top Woman in Media in 2019, and her work has been highlighted in the 2020 Best American Sports Writing collection, the Pro Basketball Writers Association, and the Football Writers Association of America.