No, Bill Hader was not our guest on the show. But if he’s listening, we’d love to have him. It’s been a crazy summer in the NBA so far … so much so that neither of us is an NBA fan, and we’re taking notice.
We watch the Major League Baseball All-Star Game Home Run Derby during the episode as well.
Plus, we have our usual banter that gets derailed – often.
This episode centers around what everyone is talking about in St. Louis – the Blues. Andy and John preview Game 6. We have sound bytes from Craig Berube. We also hear some of the play by play calls from Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals where something happened that hadn’t happened before – a hat trick, penalty shot, and shutout all in one playoff game.
After a quick break, we come back and discuss the PGA Championship and lead into an interview “That One Guy” from St. Louis Cardinals games Todd Thomas.
Todd tells stories from inside the ropes at the 2019 PGA Championship on Long Island.
John asks Andy – “Is Music Dead?”
Then Andy ends up singing.
We play with effects on the board and entertain ourselves. (Sorry. It’s weird.)
John and Andy tell the stories of how they met their better halves.
And then we have another resounding segment of Take It or Leave It.
We start the show by enjoying (again) the call of the Western Conference Semi-finals Game 7 from Chris Kerber and Joey Vitale on the Blues Radio Network. That leads to us talking about our favorite calls of sporting events of all time. We do a little bit of a dive into former Blues broadcaster Ken Wilson.
There has been stories abound about how Gloria by Laura Branigan became the Blues theme song of the year. We have the real story from you in this episode.
We wrap the episode with another edition of Take It or Leave It. Alpena throws a bunch of news stories at me, asks my opinion, and then we decided if we’re going to Take It or Leave It.
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Andy and Alpena finally figured out a schedule where they can record two weeks in a row. Our work is your treat … it’s another episode of the STL Happy Hour podcast!
We are watching Game 3 of the Western Conference Semi-finals between the Blues and Dallas Stars. We talk a little hockey, react to some in-game stuff, and have a good hockey conversation for the first part of the show.
Then we talk about former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger and his recent federal indictments. John and Andy still feel like St. Louis is moving in the right direction. We talk about the new aquarium at Union Station.
Amongst some other jibber-jabber, we talk about watching Marvel and Star Wars movies in order. Is it necessary? Will the world end if you watch Iron Man 3 before watching Iron Man 2? Probably not.
Enjoy the episode.
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