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The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour #115: Coghlan's Army (Or, Tommy La Who?)

Winning Weird: Everything's Coming Up Cub; Grandpa!; Tommy La Stella's Search For Purpose; Jason Heyward Is A Remarkably Bad Hitter Right Now; Funky Drumming Bullpen; All Addison Russell Does Is Hit With Runners In Scoring Position.

Plus: MLB Forces White Sox To Finish Season; Tickets Will Actually Be Sold. Call Team For More Information.

And: We Miss Matt Slauson, And So Too, Apparently, Do The Bears; Denver's Wildcat; This Is It, John Fox; We're Already Tired Of You Going 6-10 Every Year.

Finally: Amazing Feats Of Human Endeavor (Rio 2016 So Far).

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SHOW NOTES

* 115.

:22: Winning Weird.

* Happy Coghlan.

vs.

Happy Gilmore.

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* Coghlan!

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Coghlan also did this:

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And, last week, this:

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Everything's Coming Up Cub.

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8:01: Tommy La Stella's Search For Purpose.

* Why Did Andre Agassi Hate Tennis?

18:13: Grandpa!

* The bunt.

* The pickoff.

23:00: Funky Drumming Bullpen.

* Other teams reportedly have strong interest in Joe Nathan.

26:29: Jason Heyward Is A Remarkably Bad Hitter Right Now.

* Buried in badness.

* No Longer A Numbers Game As Heyward Focuses On End Game.

* Paging Butch Harmon!

29:30: All Addison Russell Does Is Hit With Runners In Scoring Position.

* Clutch!

34:02: MLB Forces White Sox To Finish Season; Tickets Will Actually Be Sold. Call Team For More Information.

34:20: We Miss Matt Slauson, And So Too, Apparently, Do The Bears.

* Matt Slauson Making His Mark In San Diego.

* "Matt Slauson really helps you appreciate how bad Trevor Robinson was. He's very solid and you can tell how much easier the guards' jobs are now. Orlando Franklin should have a much better season thanks to the addition of Slauson."

* "Slauson was regarded as the toughest guy in the Chicago Bears locker room and so far he's lived up to that reputation in San Diego."

("Slauson graciously does every interview asked of him.")

* "[Slauson's] brought a new attitude to the O-Line in camp and has helped improve the communication among the group."

* Apparently John Fox wants lineman who can pull and block downfield and they didn't think Slauson was athletic enough for that type of scheme. But then, you'd think he would have kept Martellus Bennett, an underappreciated downfield blocker. (And Matt Forte.)

* Windy City Gridiron: "Cutting veteran fan favorite Guard Matt Slauson and drafting a more athletic replacement in Cody Whitehair indicates a real commitment to a zone blocking run game."

* Clearly Fox believes in scheme first, rather than building around the personnel you have. Perhaps that's what's worked for him in the past, but some of us disagree with that approach - at least when your personnel set is talented enough to build around.

37:10: Denver's Wildcat.

* Kubiak: Trevor Siemian Has Best Command Of Broncos QBs.

* We have Hoyer.

44:05: This Is It, John Fox; We're Already Tired Of You Going 6-10 Every Year.

* That goes for you, too, Ryan Pace.

49:21: Amazing Feats Of Human Endeavor (Rio 2016 So Far).

* "Team USA's Mara Abbott on losing her lead and finishing fourth: 'OMG, this is going to happen - and then they passed me.'"

* See also: Mara Abbott Fighting Anorexia And Financial Chasm.

* Simone Manuel Makes History.

* Heavily Favored Australian Campbell Sisters Fail To Medal In 100M Freestyle.

* Lochte To Phelps: I'll See You In Tokyo.

* Simone Biles Calms Mother, Sends Crowd Into Frenzy.

* Biles on the beam.

* Brennan: "When you consider the National Football League had to cancel its Hall of Fame game because of a problem on the field, they couldn't put on one football game, and here Rio is seemingly them moving ahead with all of these venues, and so far, so good."

* Compare and contrast.

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STOPPAGE: 7:24

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