February 21, 2020 7:57 p.m.
Hour 1: The show kicks off discussing Spring Training as the Brewers first cactus league game is scheduled for tomorrow, weather pending. We got through our leading off segment which stems into a conversation regarding the NFL CBA which was passed by owners but delayed by the players. A lot of factors go into this situation. Also this hour we go to Arizona and talk to our very own Greg Matzek who is at Brewers Spring Training. We end the hour talking about Emmitt Smith’s comments on the Adam Lefkoe show regarding Dak Prescott and if Dak should hold out for a better contract.
Hour 2: The hour kicks off talking about the 40th anniversary of Miracle on Ice and TVs in kitchens. We also have our 7 at 7 going through national sports and recapping the most important stories of the day. We also ask the question if this Astros scandal is a good thing for baseball?? Doug with an interesting perspective. This hour also includes a conversation with TMJ4’s Delaney Brye. We end the hour getting Mark Johnsons’ comments on the Miracle on Ice which happened 40 years ago tomorrow.
February 19, 2020 8:06 p.m.
Hour 1: The hour kicks off discussing the news Adam Schefter tweeted out just before the show started about the proposed rule to expand the playoff structure allowing 7 teams from each league into the post season. Doug gives his thoughts on that – we also open the topic asking the hypothetical if the Brewers cheated in 2017 and won the whole thing how would fans react? Would they still want the title? The answer isn’t as easy as it is on the surface. Also, this hour we talk with the newest member of the Brewers beat Will Sammon to introduce him to the show. We end the hour on a Brewer note hearing a montage video of Red Sox fans sending Brock Holt off with an emotional video.
Hour 2: The hour opens with the 7 at 7 which includes stories about John Beilein, Kyrie Irving, Tom Brady, Greg Olsen, Brock Holt, and Tyson Fury. Also this hour we hear more cuts from other players in Major League Baseball regarding the Houston Astros. It seems that every day some new player speaks out. Also this hour we talk to Badgers beat writer for Sports Illustrated Jake Kocorowkski. We end the hour breaking down the career of Tom Brady.
February 18, 2020 6:46 p.m.
TDRS A very abbreviated episode of The Doug Russell Show ahead of Marquette Basketball. We open up the show with the most recent players to speak up about the Astros cheating in 2017 Aaron Judge and Nick Markakis. We also have our Leading Off segment where we hear cuts from Brewers camp as well as break down comments that Giannis made talking about “teaming up with his brothers in LA” and ask if that is a comment Bucks fans should be worried about.
February 17, 2020 7:56 p.m.
Hour 1: The hour opens with Doug reporting back from All-Star weekend. We have our show poll of the day – how much of the All-Star game did you watch? Doug goes over the rule changes and what sort of things worked and if it will stay that way. We then have Leading Off and catch up from Spring Training and get a preview of Wisconsin and Marquette college hoops. We also speak to Greg Matzek live from American Fields of Pheonix as he is on assignment covering Brewers Spring Training. The hour ends talking about the bizarre hire and timing that was the dealing of now Michigan State Head Football Coach Mel Tucker.
Hour 2: The hour begins with the 7 at 7 recapping the entire day all around sports. We also hear cuts from players about the Houston Astros and if players/fans are being too hard on the Astros? Ahead of the regular season we begin that discussion. Also this hour a conversation with Ben Steele who covers Marquette for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
February 14, 2020 7:59 p.m.
Hour 1: The hour begins introducing Doug live from ESPN 1000 studios in Chicago ahead of All-Star weekend. The discussion begins talking about who has more merit in Wisconsin sports royalty – Giannis or Aaron Rodgers. We then have our Leading Off segment going over the stories of the day including NBA All Star Weekend, NBA Hall of Fame finalists, and more. We also talk to Bucks legend John McGlocklin this hour as well as recap the Brewers plans to re do the logo and their new plans out in left field with a new party deck.
Hour 2: The hour kicks off with the 7 at 7 which covers stories which includes Manchester United being fined 30 million pounds, the Astros cheating scandal which continues, and we hear quotes from Cody Bellinger and Kurt Sazuki, NBA HoF finalists, Hader losing his arbitration case and more. Also this hour Doug has a conversation with Bucks co-owner Alex Lasry.
February 13, 2020 7:58 p.m.
Hour 1: The hour kicks off previewing the program. We also have our Leading Off segment recapping the day in sports. We hear cuts from Astros owner Jim Craine, Pat Connaughton, Khris Middleton, Brewer hopeful Ethan Small and more. We also break down the comments from Astros players who had a public apology today ahead of their spring training camp opening. We also talked to sports director Mike Jacques from WMTV to talk some Badgers basketball.
Hour 2: The hour begins with the 7 at 7 where Doug recaps the day in sports. We talk about pitchers and catchers reporting, the games around the NBA, the NBA All star game and more. We also talk to Delaney Brey of Today’s TMJ4 this hour to talk All Star weekend in Chicago, the Astros cheating scandal and more.
February 12, 2020 6:53 p.m.
An abbreviated show in accordance with Marquette Basketball The hour kicks off going over Major League Baseball’s new rules and we get Doug’s thoughts on the new rules including the different pitch clock, the 3-batter minimum rule and more. We field fan phone calls on what they think of the new rules. The baseball talk continues as we also speak with Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Tom Haudricourt who is in Phoenix with the Brewers. We end the hour talking about the Badgers new hire as Strength and Conditioning coach at UW where Eric Helland resigned after allegedly using a “racial comment” around UW players and staffers a few weeks ago.
February 11, 2020 7:57 p.m.
Hour 1: We begin the show with our Leading Off segment and recap the day in sports. We hear cuts from newly acquired Milwaukee Buck Marvin Williams, Bucks GM Jon Horst, and Craig Counsell. We also pose the question to fans – what they expect from this year’s Brewers squad as Pitchers and Catchers report tomorrow. We also talk to our very own Matt Pauley this hour as well to talk Brewers as pitchers and catchers report tomorrow. We preview the team and the newest Brewers players on this year’s roster.
Hour 2: We begin the hour with the 7 at 7 and recap stories all around sports including an Astros player apology for the alleged cheating in 2017, NBA match ups tonight, a story including Ed Reed, Robert Kraft, and player reaction to Major League Baseball proposing a new playoff format. We also talk about the redemption of Wisconsin Sports athletes that have upset fans, and have now atoned enough for their mistakes. We talk more baseball – specifically post season plans with Forbes Sport’s Maury Brown. The program ends with another story how the NCAA has once again done something dumb.
February 10, 2020 8:20 p.m.
Hour 1: The hour kicks off recapping the XFL. We then kick off Leading Off recapping the day in sports hearing from Coach Mike Budenholzer, Coach Steve Wojciechowski and talk about Giannis’ new baby boy. We also recap the Bobby Knight return to Indiana that happened over the weekend and get Doug’s thoughts on that. We also commemorate 28 years ago today that Brett Favre became a Green Bay Packer. Also, this hour Doug talks to our very own Tony Smith. We end the hour talking about Jabari Parker who returns to Milwaukee tonight as a Sacramento King – however Parker will not play against the Bucks due to injury.
Hour 2: The hour kicks off with the 7 at 7 which Doug recaps happenings all around sports. Stories include when pitchers and catchers report, The newest addition to the Milwaukee Bucks family, a Wisconsin home-grown player with a rough injury and much more. We also go over the new rules that may be proposed to the Major League Baseball playoff system. We also talk the current state of the XFL comparative to the new XFL that debuted last weekend. We end the hour talking about CC Sabathia’s debut on Good Morning Football earlier today.
February 7, 2020 8:15 p.m.
Hour 1: The hour begins asking the poll question of the day, are you going to watch the XFL which kicks off tomorrow afternoon. We then go through Leading Off to recap the day in sports hearing from Giannis, Khris Middleton, Coach Mike Budenholzer and more. We also talk to Jim Owczarski of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and go over his article of a season round-up of the Packers and the Packers locker room. In his article he talks about how players bought into Matt LaFleur’s system. We end the hour with CC Sabathia getting a new gig, on a football show?
Hour 2: The hour kicks of previewing the talk about the XFL and their rules. We also have the 7 at 7 where we recap the day in sports including when Pitchers and Catchers respond, the date of Kobe and Gianna Bryant’s public memorial, and a kickoff time announced for the Wisconsin-Notre Dame game next season in Lambeau Field. We also go through the most interesting rules of the XFL ahead of their season debut tomorrow. Also this hour we have a conversation with Delaney Brey.