March 20, 2020 8 p.m.
Hour 1: The hour opens previewing the final four in our sports movie bracket! We also have our Leading Off Segment where we hear cuts from Craig Counsell, Ryan Clark, and more. We also field a record number of fan phone calls regarding the best sports movie bracket. We then have a conversation with the new Arrowhead high school head football coach Matt Harris to talk about his new job at Arrowhead coming out of Oshkosh North High School. We then go into Doug’s other “poll” who is the best Brewers player ever... wrong answers only.
Hour 2: The hour opens up breaking the worst news we can poossibly break to fans. We then proceed as normal with the 7 at 7 – we go over the newest signings in NFL free agency, a call for an Olympics postponement, XFL news, Markus Howard being named AP 1st team All American. We also have our last guest ever on The Doug Russell Show, Eric Nehm of The Athletic to talk about his exchange on Twitter with one and only Giannis. We end the program with a proper sendoff and the final results of the best sports movie bracket
March 19, 2020 7:57 p.m.
Hour 1: The program kicks off talking about how different everyone’s workday is now that the world is basically shutting down. We also talk the possible return of Clay Matthews to Green Bay after he was released from the Rams earlier today. We open up the phones to discuss with fans if they are all about Clay returning, or if they'd rather not have him return. Doug continues to talk Packers with Milwaukee Journal Sentinel sports columnist Lori Nickel.
Hour 2: The hour opens talking about ESPN 8: The Ocho which is making its return in the wake of lack of programing due to the Coronavirus. That eloquently leads us into the the 7 at 7 segments where we go over the day in sports which include the latest players to be diagnosed with the Coronavirus, the newest contracts signed in NFL free agency and more. We also break down the cuts from Adam Silver who appeared on Sports Center to give an update on how the NBA is dealing with the quick spread of the Coronavirus that forced the league to shut down operations just a week ago. We also talk about how the media is dealing with this outbreak talking to the CEO of inquisitr.com Dominick Miserandino
March 18, 2020 7:57 p.m.
Hour 1: The hour begins talking about brackets – and the most recent bracket is the ESPN anchor seed. Doug also asks the question if you would likke the world to completely shut off and down for a month if it meant we could get our sports back sooner. That leads us into our Leading Off segment where we recap the day in sports, or sport events which include NFL free agency, some Brewers news, and a cut from Adrian Wojnarowski. Doug then opens the phone lines asking if fans are worried about Brian Gutekunst not spending money this off season. To talk Packers we talk to our very own Jason Wilde
Hour 2: The hour opens with the 7 at 7 where we recap the stories in sports including an adjustment by golf clubs during the coronavirus, a new hire at Arrowhead high school, Eric Reid getting cut, the latest with the Dandre Hopkins “drama” the latest, Todd Gurley signing with a new team, and more. We also have the results of the NCAA Tournament!.... virtually... We then go out to Boston to talk to Milwaukee native Trenni Kusnierek to talk about the biggest story going on in sports – Tom Brady heading to Tampa Bay. We end the hour hearing about our firsts in sports.
March 17, 2020 8:09 p.m.
Hour 1: The program opens up talking about the Tom Brady free agency decision as the news is coming down the line that Brady is close to deciding that Tampa Bay will be his new team. We continue to talk NFL signings and free agency with Green Bay Press Gazette & USA Today writer Pete Dougherty. Doug also revisits the movie bracket he went over with movie critic Matt Mueller last night in this hour.
Hour 2: The hour begins talking about the Tom Brady saga and the numbers he brings into Tampa Bay. That leads us into our 7 at 7 segment recapping the day in sports including NFL signings, Ryder cup news and more. We also have a conversation with Frank Madden and end the hour hearing about yet another brackett Doug took part in.
March 16, 2020 7:57 p.m.
Hour 1: The show opens talking about what in the world happened over the weekend and where we stand as the week begins. We then have our leading off segment recapping the day in sports which include stories of Major League Baseball delaying their season, NFL contracts being accomplished and more. We also open up the phone lines asking what fans want to see on their sports channels as there are no sports on. We also talk Packers with Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Jim Owczarski. We end the hour talking about what life was like the last time Tom Brady wasn’t locked down by the Patriots.
Hour 2: The hour begins with the 7 at 7 where we recap the latest signings in NFL, the most recent COVID-19 confirmation in sports, and everything else that happened in the day in sports. We then, in absence of a March Madness bracket, hear about Doug’s Movie Madness bracket breaking down his seeding of different movies. We then get a critique of each seeding by On Milwaukee’s movie critique Matt Meuller.
March 13, 2020 8:01 p.m.
Hour 1: The hour opens up asking what in the world is happening in sports. This discussion also included in our Leading Off segment where we hear clips from Adam Silver, Woj, Giancarlo Stanton and more. Doug also asks the question what people are planning on doing besides watching sports? We discuss that with our guy JR Radcliffe from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. We also pose the different perspective question if Rudy Gobert is the unintentional hero for having the Coronavirus and forcing the NBA shutting down operations thus limiting the spread of the virus.
Hour 2: Doug opens the hour discussing the events that have happened in the past hour due to the Coronavirus. We also have our 7 at 7 segment where we go over the day in sports including the most recent news on the NBA, college basketball, the NCAA, the Masters, and more. Also, this hour we are joined by TMJ4 sports reporter Delaney Brey to talk the current state of local sports.
March 12, 2020 9:01 p.m.
It is episode #158 of the Doug Russell Show. Doug talks about the coronavirus and the suspension of almost all sporting events across the world. Doug begins the show with lead off and has a show jam packed with interviews. Doug talks to Travis Deiner, Gene Meuller, Maury Brown, and many more on a jam packed edition of The Doug Russell Show.
March 11, 2020 7:58 p.m.
Hour 1: The hour kicks off talking about the Coronavirus which has made its clear impact in sports and how far this is going to go with NCAA limiting fan access to the big tournaments and conference tournaments banning fans as well. Doug dives into all of the different ways Coronavirus has extended its reach to almost every sport. Also, this hour we talk to CBS 58 sports director Kevin Holden and get trade secrets from the locker rooms regarding how he has been handling covering sports with all of the Coronavirus news.
Hour 2: The hour kicks off telling you all about the “Bucks twitter hated” bracket and we get the seeds and take our votes on who we think will advance in that tournament. We also have our 7 at 7 talking about the latest in the Coronavirus, the latest in the Tom Brady free agency saga, compensatory picks in the NFL, the latest on the college basketball schedule and more. Also this hour we talk to Allbadgers.com Jake Kocorowski to cover Badgers pro day as well as Big 10 tournament news.
March 10, 2020 8:04 p.m.
Hour 1: The hour kicks off talking about the ridiculous storyline that is gaining steam nationally that LeBron James should win MVP in part due to the passing of Kobe Bryant. We then have our leading off segment where we recap the day in sports hearing highlights from the Bucks game in Denver last night, Coach Mike Budenholzer’s comments, audio clips from Greg Gard and more. We then field fan phone calls about Giannis vs. LeBron in the MVP race.
Hour 2: The hour kicks off with our 7 at 7 segment recapping the entire day all around sports including the Ivy League cancelling their conference tournament games, new NFL rules being proposed, injuries on the Brewers front, Brewers spring training schedules, NBA schedule for tonight and more. We also talk about the Miller Park construction sales tax finally ending after 23 years!! Also this hour a conversation about Marquette ahead of this week’s Big East Tournament with MJS’s Ben Steele. We end the hour talking about restricted locker room access for media members due to the Coronavirus.
March 9, 2020 8:10 p.m.
Hour 1: The show kicks off introducing the show poll of the day, how concerned are fans about the Bucks following the tough weekend of losses? We talk about what sort of season would be considered a failure for the Bucks and field fan phone calls on that and how worried they are. Also, this hour we talk to Bucks Radio Network’s pre-half- and post-game show host and Bucks And-1 host Justin Garcia. We end the hour recalling the greatest of Christian Yelich takes.
Hour 2: The hour opens talking about the joint statement made by MLS, NBA, NHL, and MLB releasing a joint statement regarding how they are handling the Coronavirus. We also go through the 7 at 7 and recap the day in sports including Greg Gard winning Big 10 COTY, the NBA slate of games tonight, the Bucks playing tonight as well as other Coronavirus cancellations all around sports. Also this hour, we hear Coach Greg Gard’s interview on Big 10 network right after he won the coach of the year award. Speaking of the Badgers we also talk to NBC 15’s Sports Director Mike “Jacko” Jaques to talk about the team’s up and down season as it comes to an end. We end the hour talking more NFL CBA where the voting period was extended from Thursday until through Saturday.