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Chicago Fanatics Review

The weekly update on Chicago sports and sports radio discussion as well as national stories, current events, TV & Movies, and the various weird stories of the week as seen through the weird hosts of the week. Talk focuses on the Bears, Bulls, White Sox, Cubs, and Illinois college sports (we might even talk Blackhawks hockey) as well as the happenings at 670 The Score, WSCR, and ESPN Radio Chicago, WMVP. Read more at http://chicagofanatics.libsyn.com/#bXJccQ5vGwpmt4ck.99
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CHICAGO FANATICS REVIEW

TALKING SPORTS AND SPORTS RADIO

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Jul 24, 2017

JORR joins the podcast to yell at me about the Cubs and Sox.

 

00:00 - Intro

01:35 - What Are We Drinking?

06:10 - How Was Your Week?

14:57 - Listener Calls / Steve Dahl

36:00 - Cubs / Sox Yelling

57:50   Outro

 

Join the conversation at www.chicagofanatics.com or at @CFRCast on Twitter.  Shoot us an email at CFRCast@gmail.com.

We've lit up a new phone line - join the podcast at 331-251-1072 and we will try to discuss whatever happens there.

Until next time....thank for listening.

 

Jun 25, 2017

Resident Movie & Entertainment expert Wheaton Zack rejoins the podcast for a very special one-off movie ranking of the following films -

 

Star Trek:  The Motion Picture

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Star Trek III:  The Search for Spock

Star Trek IV:  The Voyage Home

Star Trek V:  The Final Frontier

Star Trek VI:  The Undiscovered Country

Star Trek:  Generations

Star Trek:  First Contact

Star Trek:  Insurrection

Star Trek:  Nemesis

Star Trek

Star Trek Into Darkness

Star Trek Beyond

 

Yes, I feel very nerdy.  It's good stuff, though, you should listen.

 

Join the conversation at www.chicagofanatics.com or follow us on Twitter @CFMBCast or shoot us an email at CFMBCast@gmail.com.

Until next time, have a great decade!!

 

Jun 15, 2017

Danny Parkins joins the podcast in a No-Holds-Barred free for all.  As a Mid-Day host 

for WSCR / 670 The Score  - he shares his opinions on the state of sports radio today and the best ways to address important news stories as they happen.

I'd give a breakdown but, no need.   You should listen to all of it.

 

Also, other stuff.

 

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You can email us at CFMBCast@gmail.om or follow us on Twitter @CFMBCast

Until next time, have an undetermined amount of time, Thanks for listening.

Jun 12, 2017

Wheaton Zack joins the podcast to discuss a bit more doxxing and summer movie blockbusters.

00:00 - Intro

01:51 - What Are We Drinking?

07:16 - How Was Your Week? / A History of Doxxing (yeah, we went back to it)

30:06 - Summer Movie Preview - Wonder Woman / Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 / Marvel / DC / General Superhero movies

1:00:46 Outro

 

Join the conversation at www.chicagofanatics.com.

Please leave a rating or review on iTunes for Chicago Fanatics Review.

You can email us at CFMBCast@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @CFMBCast.

Until next time, have a great period of time.  Thanks for listening.

Jun 5, 2017

Chus rejoins the "weekly" podcast for Cubs, Sox, Doxxing, and Ask Chus.

Bonus discussion on the best rock BAND singers of all time.  OF ALL TIME.  

Also, a bit of Star Trek history.

 

00:00 - Intro

02:39 - What Are We Drinking / How Was Your Week (past 45 minutes)?

17:25 - Cubs / Sox / Hawk Harrelson

30:33 - Doxxing

44:57 - Ask Chus / Rock Band Singers / Random Garbage

1:09:08 - Outro

 

Join the conversation at www.chicagofanatics.com.

Please leave a rating or review on iTunes for Chicago Fanatics Review.

You can reach out to us on Twitter @CFMBCast or send us an email at CFMBCast@gmail.com

Until next time, have a great week (or two).

May 22, 2017

Join us this week as Juice's Lecture Notes joins the program for the first time - looking and sounding like a professional as we discuss the Chicago Cubs, WSCR 670 The Score, Matt Abbatacola, and what it is like to break into the radio / communication business.

 

00:00 - Intro

02:17 - What Are We Drinking?

09:00 - How Was Your Multiple Weeks?

17:22 - Kyle Schwarber / Joe Maddon / The Cubs

39:32 - 670 The Score / Drinky / DiCaro / Twitter Trolls

1:07:33 - Juice on breaking into broadcasting

1:20:28 - Outro

 

Join the conversation at www.chicagofanatics.com, follow us on Twitter @CFMBCast, or email us at CFMBCast@gmail.com.

Please head out to iTunes and tell us how bad we suck and leave a review.

Juice can also be heard on The K&P Show podcast.  Check them out on iTunes.

Enjoy the podcast and we will see you again soon!

Apr 22, 2017

Join us this week as I sort of explain the hiatus and provide a "LOST EPISODE" of a podcast I was going to release but thought it was not good enough to do so. But, I'm still going to do it anyway. Enjoy.

 

00:00 - Special Drunk Announcement

00:45 - Intro

03:45 - What Are We Drinking?

04:32 - Weekly Recap - Brockmire on IFC

07:10 - Ask Dr. Ken

18:42 - Outro

Join the community at www.chicagofanatics.com or email us at CFMBCast@gmail.com or on Twitter @CFMBCast.  Have a great week!!!

Mar 27, 2017

A first for Chicago Fanatics Review - a three man booth as Ugie and Frank join me to discuss The Masters, Cubs and White Sox broadcast teams, and various definitions of candy bars.  Also, a special programming note to start.

This is the episode with so many potential titles that I just couldn't decide.  You were realclose to "A Tornado of Arrogance".

PROGRAMMING NOTE - No podcast next week but Dr. Ken Bond will return in two weeks.

00:00 - Special Programming Note

00:25 - Intro/How Was Your Week?

08:27 - The Masters Preview

31:47 - White Sox & Cubs Broadcasters discussion

51:00 - Candy "Bar" free-for-all

1:06:15 - Outro

 

If you enjoyed this, God Help You, but please support us by leaving a rating or review on iTunes or you can always reach out to us at cfmbcast@gmail or on Twitter @CFMBCast. 

Have a great 2 weeks.

 

 

 

Mar 21, 2017

Couple things going on this week.  I did a little solo action leading into Ugie and I talking golf and Chus and I discussing how we met our wives

In between there's some March Madness discussion and thoughts about "The Jewels".

 

00:00 - Intro / What Are (Am I) Drinking? 

01:45 - How Was Your Week?  Solo Rambling.

05:19 - Spiegel & Parkins

07:35 - Various March Madness discussions

14:20 - Ugie has good golf thoughts - Dr. Ken has rambling golf thoughts.

34:12 - Chus joins me to discuss how we met our wives - Dr. Ken gets too real for a minute and then we get back to it....

45:43 - Outro...

 

Help out the podcast if you can by going to iTunes and leaving a Rating or Review to help us out with the search results.  Or, you can always get in touch by emailing us at CFMBCast@gmail.com or on Twitter @CFMBCast.  Have a great week!

Mar 13, 2017

Hello again, welcome back, this week Frank Coztansa joins us for the first time to discuss retail theft, Mike Glennon and the Chicago Bears, some post-game from last week, and the best fast food items in America.

00:00 - Intro

04:02 - How Was Your Week?

14:45 - Last Week Post-Game

28:39 - Super Bears! Super Bowl!  Jim Harbaugh vs. Erik Kramer

41:35 - Best Fast Food in America

70:20 - Outro

Help out the podcast and leave a review on iTunes or shoot us an email at cfmbcast@gmail.com or on Twitter @CFMBCast.

Have a great week.

Mar 8, 2017

It's a Cavalcade of Stars to make up for last week's lack of podcast.  I am joined by The Bandit, Ugie, and Nas to discuss Board (Bored) History - are Men smarter than Women, is MacGyver good-looking, and so much more.

 

00:00 - Intro

01:25 - What are we drinking?

04:07 - Are men smarter than women?

12:30 - J-Nice / Chicago Gabe & MacGyver / SNL talk

25:10 - '80s Clip Show - Board History w/Ugie (remastered and including never released footage!!)

42:19 - Nas gives us "The Rest of The Story"

Outro

Come join the community at www.chicagofanatics.com or email me at cfmbcast@gmail.com.   Find us on Twitter @CFMBCast and join us again next week at Chicago Fanatics Review for more weird stuff.

Feb 20, 2017

While Dan McNeil is "on vacation", Chus rejoins us to discuss the current state of Chicago radio and dip into some conspiracy theories.

00:00 - Intro / What Are We Drinking

04:39 - How Was Your Week?

09:13 - The Dan McNeil podcast recap 

18:00 - Reviews on Parkins & Spiegel and your doorman hitting on your girlfriend

31:08 - Conspiracy Theories

57:04 - Outro - I remembered the name of the podcast.

 

Come join the community at www.ChicagoFanatics.com or contact the podcast at cfmbcast@gmail.com or on Twitter @CFMBCast.

Join us next week at Chicago Fanatics Review.

Have a great week!

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Feb 13, 2017

Chicago Radio Legend, Dan McNeil joins the podcast to discuss the Bulls, Chicago Blackhawks hockey, the current state of Chicago sports radio - ESPN / MVP 1000 - WSCR, Sportsradio 670 The Score, and random stuff.

I'd give a breakdown but we basically shotgun sports media.  

 

Join the conversation at CFMBCast@gmail.com or on Twitter at @CFMBCast or find some weird conversations at www.chicagofanatics.com.

Have a great week!

Feb 6, 2017

Join us this week as Ugie returns and shares some thoughts on dining option in Jefferson City, MO, professional Heineken drinking, Super Bowl, Patriots, TV, Movies, Saturday Night Live, and more.

Is Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom discussed again?  It sure is.

00:00 - Intro / What Are We Drinking?

05:56 - How Was Your Week?

11:07 - Super Bowl discussion / Patriots / Brady / Garoppolo & The Chicago Bears

22:13 - Movies / TV / Saturday Night Live hosts

49:40 - Sign Off - Will Dr. Ken forget both the name of his podcast and its email address?  SPOILER ALERT - He will.

Come join the community at ChicagoFanatics.com or contact the podcast at cfmbcast@gmail.com or on Twitter @CFMBCast.

 

Have a great week!  Join us next week potentially for something special.

PROGRAMMING NOTE - Going forward, we will be releasing the podcast on Tuesday mornings.  I continue to be serious.

Jan 30, 2017

Join us this week as the boss shows up, Nas is here to discuss high school choices, the Super Bowl, Cubs/Sox, the Bulls, and some BREAKING NEWS.

00:00-04:22 - Intro / What Are We Drinking?

04:22-08:48 - How Was Your Week?

08:48-25:15 - Super Bowl discussion which, of course, leads to Cubs/Sox

25:15-38:57 - DWade, Jimmy Butler, and THE BULL

38:57-49:09 - BREAKING NEWS - not podcast related...

49:09-END -   Sign Off

Come join the community at ChicagoFanatics.com or contact the podcast at cfmbcast@gmail.com or on Twitter @CFMBCast.

Have a great week!

PROGRAMMING NOTE - Going forward, we will be releasing the podcast on Tuesday mornings.  I'm serious.

 

Jan 24, 2017

The flu has ravaged the podcast. Join Chus and I as we discuss our favorite grilling/smoking methods. Also, a primer on pea production. There's a lot going on.

I couldn't pass up the 007 label without a Bond reference.  

 

Jan 16, 2017

Chus rejoins us on short notice to discuss Dr. Ken's poor NFL Playoff analysis, the Grateful Dead, Phish, bad insurance, Porkins, and all kinds of other stuff.

PROGRAMMING NOTE - The podcast will be released on Tuesdays going forward.  I'm serious.

Jan 9, 2017

Chus rejoins us and all paths lead back to Brent Musburger as we discuss the NFL Playoffs, Gambling, Great NFL QBs, Twitter, and a host of other topics.

Programming Note - the podcast release schedule will be changing to Tuesday mornings going forward.  Hope you can find time to listen.

Email us at cfmbcast@gmail.com or on Twitter @CFMBCast and don't forget to check out all the happenings at www.chicagofanatics.com.

Have a great week!

Dec 29, 2016

Ugie rejoins us along with a special guest for a special year-end edition to review some of the happenings at Chicagofanatics.com in 2016. Tales of secret meetings, board police, and pregnant sporting events...and there is champagne.

Don't forget to join us again in 2017 when our regular schedule resumes with discussion on all things Chicago sports, radio, and entertainment.

Have a Great New Year and see you in 2017!

Credit to: TimmySean on YouTube for the opening and closing music.

 

 

Dec 19, 2016

Chus brings us a very special XMas podcast with thoughts on Elf on a Shelf, Christmas drinking, Santa, and other surprises. Also, we are rejoined by a special guest.  Plus, a brief Star Wars: Rogue One review.  Happy Holidays!

 

We are taking next week off so enjoy your Christmas weekend.


Dr. Ken will return in 2017 in....Ugie Only Lives Twice.  

Dec 12, 2016

Join us this week with cohost Ugie as we discuss what the White Sox have been up to, some New England Patriots talk, message board history, and the best movie trilogies and some surprising thoughts on Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. As always, many tangents are followed.

Contact us with any questions or comments at cfmbcast@gmail.com or on Twitter @cfmbcast.

As always, check out the happenings at Chicagofanatics.com. 

Happy Holidays!

Dec 8, 2016

Special Movie Correspondent W_Z brings a holiday treat as he reviews such Christmas horror movie classics as Gremlins, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and some other surprising choices in the XMas bonus of CFR Movies.

Also, don't forget to join us this Monday on the Chicago Fanatics Review podcast as we take on sports, radio, and various crazy news of the week.

Happy Holidays!

Dec 5, 2016

Join us this week with cohost Chus as we discuss Terry Boers' retirement, beer, WSCR hosts, beer, and is Tiger Woods back.

Dec 1, 2016

SPECIAL BONUS EPISODE - Long-time movie reviewer and Chicagofanatics.com contributor W_Z has ventured out to see the latest in the Harry Potter universe, Fantastic Beasts.  W_Z gives the breakdown on what is good and bad and whether it is fun for the whole family. 

The Chicago Fanatics Review Podcast is a weekly recap of the happenings at chicagofanatics.com where the members are always talking Chicago Sports, Chicago Radio, TV, Movies, and the latest in current events.  Join us.

And join us next for our pilot Chicago Fanatics Review podcast.  Enjoy.

Nov 22, 2016

The weekly update on Chicago sports and sports radio discussion as well as national stories, current events, TV & Movies, and the various weird stories of the week as seen through the weird hosts of the week.  Talk focuses on the Bears, Bulls, White Sox, Cubs, and Illinois college sports (we might even talk Blackhawks hockey) as well as the happenings at 670 The Score, WSCR, and ESPN Radio Chicago, WMVP.

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