Longtime television producer for Fox Sports David Hill spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about being this year's recipient of the Pete Rozelle Radio and TV Award during this week's festivities at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Akron North head football coach Sonil Haslam joined Sam and Brad to talk about the upcoming football season.
J.J. Banks and LeErie Evans, two of the Vikings' senior leaders joined Coach Haslam to discuss the strides they are making in 2017.
North will open up the high school football season on the road against Beechwood August 25.
Sam and Brad caught up with East head coach Marques Hayes to preview the 2017 season for the Dragons.
The Dragons will open up the 2017 campaign with the Coventry Comets.
East made the state playoffs for the first time in school history last season and send three players off of last year's squad to play for Coach Terry Bowden at the University of Akron.
The Senate's failure to pass a health care bill last week left people wondering what will happen to the health care system in America. Will the health care bill commonly known as Obamacare be repealed and replaced with something else? Will it merely be changed? Will Republicans and Democrats be able to work in a bipartisan fashion to improve health care?
Rep. Jim Renacci stopped by The Jasen Sokol Show on Monday to answer those questions, talk about why Republicans couldn't get a bill passed, and talk about what Congress will focus on next.
Sam and Brad caught up with Ellet High School football coach Chuck Shuman to preview the Orangemen in 2017.
The Orangemen are looking to get back to the City Series Championship for the second year in a row.
"Race car drivers aren't athletes."
I hear that one all the time. I know better because I've been a race fan my whole life. And I'm almost certain none of the people who say it have ever been in a race car at speed before.
Thursday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, I had that opportunity.
Thanks to the Pirelli World Challenge and K-PAX Racing, I was able to get in the passenger seat of a McLaren GT two seater with pro driver Bryan Sellers at the wheel as part of the runup to the series' two races at Mid-Ohio this weekend. It was one wild ride.
Sellers says the car gets up to about 160 mph in the high speed portions of the Mid-Ohio road course. But you don't really feel the speed until you're under braking. The rapid deceleration ahead of the corners slams you forward into your seatbelt and really makes you appreciate just how fast you were going.
We only took one lap but I got out of the car exhausted and drenched in sweat, the G-forces and heat taking their toll in less than two minutes. It was an experience I'll never forget.
Check out video of Jasen's ride and an interview with driver Bryan Sellers:
Sports Columnist Jim Ingraham of the Elyria Chronicle Telegram and the Medina Gazette spoke with Brad Russell on Friday to talk about the Indians, who have now won eight in row.
Steve Doerschuk of the Canton Repository discussed the opening of Browns training camp in Berea starting today.
The Kent State University Golden Flashes are looking to improve in 2017 playing a tough brand of football.
Kent State head coach Paul Haynes commended his team for their work ethic heading into fall camp.
"The guys had a great summer, very positive attitudes and worked hard getting ready for fall camp," Haynes said.
The team opens the 2017 against the defending national champion Clemson Tigers.
Coach Haynes discussed his quarterback Nick Holley who was moved from wide receiver and the toughness he brings to the Flashes.
"There's an article I read from one of those quarterback guru guys that said that the quarterback has to be the toughest guy on the team, and that's why we moved him is because of just that, he's one of the toughest guys on the team."
Holley led the team in passing yards and rushing yards during the 2016 season.
Kent State's non-conference schedule includes not only Clemson, but Howard, Marshall, and Louisville.
A new study of the brains of more than 200 former football players finds almost all of them show signs of the brain disease known as CTE.
The study, led by Boston University neuroscientist Dr. Ann McKee, doesn't confirm that CTE is common among football players. But the percentage of brains studied that had CTE went up with the level of play.
1590 WAKR football analyst Jay Brophy, who played at the University of Miami and with the Miami Dolphins, joined Jasen to talk about the study, what football teams and leagues are doing to combat brain injury, and what high school teams should be doing to protect young players.
Brad and Justin got in on the Wednesday Wager of the Day on 1590 WAKR!
You can catch it every Monday-Friday at 5:20pm on 1590 WAKR during the Sam and Brad Show
The Cavaliers' offeseason has been anything but dull, and new General Manager Koby Altman addressed some of the pressing matters in Cleveland inlcuding Kyrie Irving's trade demands.
Altman was formally introduced at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon at Cleveland Clinic Courts. He has been with the Cleveland Cavaliers front office for the past five years, most recently as the Assistant GM.
Cavaliers' majority owner Dan Gilbert said he feels very confident in Koby's ability to take over in his new role.
"Koby's a special guy," Gilbert explained. "He knows basketball and he's a relationship guy, he's both book smart and street smart."
Altman takes over for the departed David Griffin, who served as the GM in Cleveland since the 2014-15 season.
Koby says despite reports of unrest within the organization, between players, etc, things are fine in Cleveland.
"This thing is not broken, we are a very successful organization, and we're going to continue to drive for that success," he said.