Last Man Up – Episode 42: Howard Balzer of the Alliance of American Football

We kick things off talking about Casey Kasem. Would the guys who do our theme song make it to American Top 40? Which of course leads to the conversation and the playing of Casey Kasem going bat shit in the studio.

Where is Shadoe Stevens? Where are Bob and Tom and Mr. Obvious?

The guys give their thoughts on Super Bowl LIII. We talk the game, the commericals, Maroon 5.

The show has a new auditor, and it’s the great Tara Wellman. She’s also going to determine if Clay is gay.

Howard Balzer (@hbalzer721) joins the show to talk more about the Super Bowl. But the exciting thing on Howard’s plate right now is the new Alliance of American Football (AAF). Howard is going to be covering the league for AAF.com. The season starts Saturday, February 9.

The show wraps up with a discussion on the possible changes to the rules of Major League Baseball. How would the NL deal with the DH?

Last Man Up – Episode 41: Vinny Bonsignore from The Athletic/Los Angeles

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Friend of the show and Friend of St. Louis, Los Angeles Rams beat writer Vinny Bonsignore from The Athletic-Los Angeles joins the program to talk about the Rams appearance in Super Bowl LIII. What’s it going to take to know down Tom Brady and the Patriots. How’s the scene in Atlanta?

Also, Yahoo releases it’s 10 worst coaching decisions in Super Bowl history. Can you name No. 1?

It’s all on this episode of the Last Man Up podcast.

Last Man Up – Episode 40: Abby Llorico of Today in St. Louis/KSDK

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It’s cold in January in St. Louis. We discuss that and some conference championship talk.

Abby Llorico (@abbyllorico) joined the show to talk with the guys about the state of current affairs in the City of St. Louis.

Last Man Up – Episode 39: Benjamin Allbright

Benjamin Allbright

We’re one away from the big 4-0! In this episode of the Last Man Up podcast, the guys talk Cardinals baseball. Who is the 1980s equivalent of Matt Carpenter? Where does Manny Machado fit in the Cards lineup?

NFL reporter Benjamin Allbright (http://twitter.com/allbrightnfl@allbrightnfl) joins the show to break down conference championship weekend. He also touches on a Tweet he sent out back in November about how St. Louis should pitch the Spannos family to bring the Chargers home to St. Louis.

As usual, the show wraps with Andy regurgitating Awful Announcing’s Top 5 Hot Takes of the Week … Matt and Clay break down the ridiculousness.

Be sure to hang around and listen to the end for a great story from Ben Allbright that he had about Mark Morrison of Return of the Mack fame.

Episode 38: Jeff Chadiha of nfl.com

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We open the show discussing college football and the CFP Championship game.

Jeff Chadiha (@jeffrichadiha) joins the show to talk NFL postseason. He gets down and dirty with his picks and who he thinks is going to win Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta.

We skip the top 5 Hot Takes of the Week and instead breakdown Awful Announcing’s ranking of the top NFL Announcers.

Episode 37: Rene Knott of 5 On Your Side/St. Louis

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We spend the first few minutes of the show reminiscing about Friend of the Show “Mean Gene” Okerlund. Always a great interview, Mr. Okerlund as Matt Berger liked to refer to him as, always had great stories to tell about his life in professional wrestling.

Rene Knott, host of the Today in St. Louis on 5 On Your Side/KSDK in St. Louis joins the show to talk college football and MLB Hot Stove league action. We also get a little into new St. Louis County Prosecutor Wesley Bell, and what he’s been up his first couple days in office.

We wrap up the show with a look ahead at the NFL Playoffs. Andy interrupts the closing of the show with breaking news that the Kansas City Chiefs could lose their first-round bye this weekend in true Chiefs postseason fashion.

Last Man Up – Episode 35: Clay Beyersdorfer

World famous podcaster Clay Beyersdorfer (@tonofclayton) joined the podcast to give us his views on the sports world. And the fact that he could be on his death bed is addressed.

The guys also break down baseball’s Winter Meetings in Las Vegas, and the top 5 hot takes of the week courtesy of Awful Announcing.

It’s an episode chocked full of content you won’t want to miss!

Last Man Up – Episode 34: P-D Reporter David Hunn and Cardinals guru Craig Edwards

David Hunn
Craig Edwards

It’s been a big week in St. Louis sports. 

On Wednesday, the St. Louis Cardinals made a blockbuster trade acquiring Paul Goldschmidt from the Arizona Diamondback. The guys give their takes, and Craig Edwards (@craigjedwards) joins the show to discuss his thoughts on the Goldschmidt trade … what it means for the Cardinals during the Hot Stove season, and what it means during the season. 

Post Dispatch reporter David Hunn (@davidhunn) also joined the show to discuss the MLS and the NFL lawsuits with the guys.

The guys also break down the XFL coming to St. Louis and new Mizzou quarterback Kelly Bryant.

Last Man Up – Episode 33: Amy Trask and Hanna Yates

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Hanna Yates/590 The Fan

We had our very own edition of Ladies’ Night on the Last Man Up podcast on our most recent episode.

Hanna Yates (@hannaraeyates) joined the guys to discuss the Blues season so far … the firing of Mike Yeo … is there a problem in the clubhouse … and is Coach Q coming home to St. Louis?

Former Oakland Raiders CEO and current host of That Other Pregame Show on the CBS Sports Network Amy Trask (@amytrask) hopped on with the guys for a few minutes to talk about the current state of the NFL. 

Of course, we have our usual break down of college football and the Cardinals hot stove action. Clay is wrong and thinks the SEC Championship game is important. 

Andy give his Top 5 Hot Takes of the week courtesy of the folks over at Awful Announcing.