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Laurence Holmes

Because the sports world never slows down, Laurence Holmes (@LaurenceWHolmes) keeps the sports talk going when others may have stopped.

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Laurence Holmes

Laurence Holmes


  • Grote and Durkin - Hour 4 - 8/25/14

    August 26, 2014

    In the final hour, the guys talk to Eric Edholm of Yahoo Sports and 120 Sports about the Bears loss, who has improved in the NFC North, and who the top contenders are in the conference. They also discuss what they're excited for with the Bulls.
  • Grote and Durkin - Hour 3 - 8/25/14

    August 26, 2014

    In this hour, the guys are joined by Bob LeGere of the Daily Herald to breakdown the Bears special teams and the linebackers. They also discuss how the defense needs to be better than average, and talk a bit about the offense.
  • Grote and Durkin - Hour 2 - 8/25/14

    August 26, 2014

    In this hour, Mark and Dan talk to Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune about the effects from the loss to the Seahawks, discuss Jordan Palmer signing with the Bills, and bring in David Schuster to breakdown the Bears loss, Derrick Rose's performance for Team USA, and what it means for the Bulls.
  • Grote and Durkin - Hour 1 - 8/25/14

    August 26, 2014

    In this hour, the guys talk about the positives and negatives from the Bears defense Friday night, Craig Steltz's release, and why not to be worred about the Bears offense.
  • Laurence Holmes Hour 1 8/19/14

    August 20, 2014

    In the first hour of the show today Laurence talked about Derrick Rose sitting out another day of practice with Team USA due to knee soreness and also discussed the NFL's decision to expand practice squads from 8 to 10 players.
  • Laurence Holmes Hour 1 8/18/14

    August 19, 2014

    In the first hour of the show today Laurence talked a lot about the Bears signing of Santonio Holmes and also he also discussed the rise in penalties we've seen across the NFL this preseason.
  • Laurence Holmes [hour 3] [8/13/14]

    August 14, 2014

    In the [3rd hour] of the show today Laurence has Hater Wednesday. He hates on many things including, Divi bikes. He also sees what other people are hating on.
  • Laurence Holmes [hour 2] [8/13/14]

    August 14, 2014

    In the [2nd hour] of the show today Laurence talked to former Bear, Rashied Davis, about all things Bears. He also looks at the Bulls new schedule and looks at the marquee games.
  • Laurence Holmes [hour 1] [8/13/14]

    August 14, 2014

    In the [1st hour] of the show today Laurence talked about the White Sox game. He looks at the controversial play at the plate with Tyler Flowers
  • Laurence Holmes - Hour 3 - 8/12/14

    August 13, 2014

    In the final hour, Laurence talks to the callers about some of the worst moments in sports history, including Benji Wilson's death. He's also joined by Brooks Boyer, the chief marketing officer of the White Sox, to talk about the White Sox hosting a watch party for Jackie Robinson West's appearance in the Little League World Series this Thursd
  • Laurence Holmes - Hour 2 - 8/12/14

    August 13, 2014

    In this hour, Laurence talks to The Score's Bruce Levine about the anniversary of MLB's strike in '94 and who could takeover for Bud Selig. He also gets into how good the '94 White Sox were and the worst moments in sports history.
  • Laurence Holmes - Hour 1 - 8/12/14

    August 13, 2014

    In the first hour, Laurence talks about the offensive line depth, Jay Cutler's contract, Joe DeCamillis's struggling special teams unit, and he plays his interview with Tim Jennings from training camp. They discuss how he'll adjust to playing nickelback to get Kyle Fuller onto the field.
  • Laurence Holmes - Hour 4 - 8/11/14

    August 12, 2014

    In the final hour, Laurence talks to Bill Haley of Jackie Robinson West about their run to the Little League World Series, discusses some Bears, and Herb Lawrence talks about his trip to the Field of Dreams.
  • Laurence Holmes - Hour 3 - 8/11/14

    August 12, 2014

    In this hour, Laurence talks to Jerry Bonkowski, motor sports writer for NBC Sports, about the Tony Stewart situation. He takes phone calls on the topic as well.
  • Laurence Holmes - Hour 2 - 8/11/14

    August 12, 2014

    In this hour, Laurence talks about Chris Conte's return to the Bears, the problems with the special teams unit, how he got to watch the 1st quarter of the game from Friday night, and talks to Jake Johnson from "Let's Be Cops" about the Bears, Cubs, and Bulls.
  • Laurence Holmes hour 1 8/11/14

    August 12, 2014

    In the first hour of the show today Laurence was joined by The Scores own Zach Zaidman for the full 60 minutes to recap the first preseason game and discuss whats happened in camp up to this point.
  • Laurence Holmes hour 2 8/7/14

    August 8, 2014

    In the second hour of the show today Laurence touched on the controversial topics Roger Goodell is dealing with in the Ray Rice suspension and Dan Snyder's Redskins fiaso.
  • Laurence Holmes hour 1 8/7/14

    August 8, 2014

    In the first hour of the show today Laurence talked about realistic expectations for the Bulls during the upcoming season and what to expect from the Bear's offense in year two of Marc Trestman's system.
  • Laurence Holmes [hour 4] [8/6/14]

    August 7, 2014

    In the [4th hour] of the show today Laurence had Hater Wednesdays all hour. Check out what Laurence and others were hating on.
  • Laurence Holmes [hour 3] [8/6/14]

    August 7, 2014

    In the [3rd hour] of the show today Laurence talked about Soldier Field being vandalized. Adam Jahns joins the show to discuss Bears training camp. He also discusses Hard Knocks.
  • Laurence Holmes [hour 2] [8/6/14]

    August 7, 2014

    In the [2nd hour] of the show today Laurence played sound from Jed Hoyer from earlier this morning. Laurence also talks about MArtellus Bennett being suspended at training camp. Plus, Zach Zaidman joins Laurence to talk Bears.
  • Laurence Holmes [hour 1] [8/6/14]

    August 7, 2014

    In the [1st hour] of the show today Laurence talked about Baez's big debut. He looks at the Cubs possibly turning the corner. Also, Mark Gonzales joins Laurence to discuss Baez.
  • Laurence Holmes hour 2 07-31-14

    August 1, 2014

    In the second hour of the show today Laurence talked about the return of Derrick Rose and listened in on Joe Cowley from earlier today on B&B. Also, John Schuhmann from NBA.com joined Laurence to discuss Rose and the Bulls.
  • Laurence Holmes hour 3 7/31/14

    August 1, 2014

    In the third hour of the show today, Laurence talked Bears football with Dan Durkin and broke down Jerry Reinsdorf's response to Sun Times writer Joe Cowley's recent article on Derrick Rose.
  • Laurence Holmes [hour 1} 07/31/14

    August 1, 2014

    In the first hour of the show today Laurence talked with Bruce Levine about the MLB trade deadline and about Derrick Rose at team USA practice.

Recent Articles & Blog Posts

Chris Harris

Holmes’ Mailbag: Who Gets Benched Next?

With the Bears 3-3, let’s see what’s on the mind of Bears fans in this week’s edition of Laurence Holmes’ mailbag.

CBS Chicago–10/19/2011

Kellen Davis

Kellen Davis Adjusting To Pass-Protecting Role

Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz doesn’t view tight ends like most NFL coaches.

670 The Score–10/18/2011

Chris Harris

Harris On Benching: ‘It Didn’t Sit Well’

In one week’s time, Bears safety Chris Harris lost his starting job, was rendered inactive for Sunday’s game and has formally requested to be traded.

670 The Score–10/17/2011

Charles Tillman

Tillman: ‘I Have Never Made The Perfect Tackle’

Bears cornerback Charles Tillman — who is in his ninth season in the NFL — says you won’t be able to find tape of him making the perfect tackle.

670 The Score–10/05/2011

DeAngelo Williams and the Panthers moved freely against the Bears' defense Sunday. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Holmes: Bears’ Identity Hard To Figure Out

Wins are supposed to feel good. Other than the victory itself, Sunday felt like a cryptic clue to a treasure hunt. As each week goes along, you’re stuck with the question: Who are these guys?

CBS Chicago–10/03/2011

Julius Peppers works to get around Jordan Gross last year at Carolina. (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images)

Holmes: What To Watch For – Panthers At Bears

It’s only Week 4, but don’t get it twisted, this is a big game for the Bears. You don’t want to have a three-game losing streak and you don’t want to lose an NFC game at home.

CBS Chicago–09/30/2011

Mike Martz at Bears training camp.(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Holmes’ Mailbag: When Are Offensive Changes Coming?

The last two games have been interesting and have led to some interesting questions from you. Let’s open up the mailbag and see what we can figure out.

670 The Score–09/27/2011

Lovie Smith. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)

Holmes: Time For Lovie To Make A Stand Against Martz Offense

It’s supposed to be easier than this. During the truncated preseason, the Bears kept talking about how being in the second year of the Mike Martz system would bear fruit.

670 The Score–09/26/2011

Chicago Bears vs Green Bay Packers

Holmes: What To Watch For – Packers At Bears

It’s strange to think this, but this is a big game for the Bears, beyond the usual Chicago vs. Green Bay storyline.

670 The Score–09/23/2011

Jay Cutler. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Holmes: It Takes A Village To Protect A Quarterback

Through two games, Jay Cutler has been sacked 11 times. Beyond getting sacked, Cutler’s been touched up quite a bit.

670 The Score–09/22/2011

Jay Cutler. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Holmes’ Mailbag: When Will Cutler Get Some Help?

Questions have been pouring in since the Bears lost to New Orleans Sunday. Let’s see what’s on tap in this week’s mailbag.

CBS Chicago–09/20/2011

Jonathan Casillas #52 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates with Roman Harper #41 and Jonathan Vilma #51 after sacking  Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears at Louisiana Superdome on September 18, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Holmes: Cutler, Bears Took Pounding From Saints

The balance, protection and production that the Bears saw last week vs. the Falcons was absent against the Saints. Gregg Williams and the New Orleans defense brought continuous pressure and it put the Bears on their heels.

CBS Chicago–09/18/2011

Jay Cutler. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)

Holmes: What To Watch For – Bears At Saints

I’m very excited about some of the matchups in this game. Not just on the field, but the intellectual battle between Mike Martz and Gregg Williams. This is a big game for the Saints. They’d hate to go 0-2 in a very competitive NFC South.

670 The Score–09/16/2011

The Captain America Shield and Brian Urlacher. (Getty Images)

Holmes: Superhero Football Team, Part IV

The final installment of Laurence Holmes’ Superhero Football Team: Team Marvel’s defense.

670 The Score–09/15/2011

Spider-Man and Michael Vick. (Left photo by Peter Tangen/Columbia Pictures via Getty Images, Right photo by Jeff Curry)

Holmes: Superhero Football Team, Part III

In this imaginary world, I wanted to try to resemble how an NFL team would pick starters. You may agree, you may not. Either way, have a little fun and tweak my list or create your own.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2011

Lovie Smith. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)

Holmes’ Bears Mailbag: Preparing For The Saints

With the regular season underway, I’m excited to see what’s on your mind. So let’s get started with this week’s mailbag.

670 The Score–09/13/2011

Charles Tillman and Julius Peppers celebrate a take-away. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Holmes: Bears Perfecting The Art Of The Strip

Call it the “church of the takeaway” because Bears coaches preach about the importance of winning the turnover battle.

670 The Score–09/12/2011

Lovie Smith. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Holmes: What To Watch For – Falcons At Bears

The preseason is over and it’s time to get down to business. Here are a few things that I’ll be looking for when the Bears host the Falcons Sunday on the lakefront.

670 The Score–09/09/2011

The Green Lantern made Laurence Holmes' Superhero Football Team, inpired by Kevin Mawae. (Getty Images)

Holmes: Superhero Football Team, Part II

In Part II of his Superhero Football Team series, Laurence Holmes takes a look at Team DC’s offense.

670 The Score–09/08/2011

Matt Forte

Holmes: Forte, Bears Far Apart On Contract Talks

Sources have indicated to the Score that the Bears offer to Forte is less than the 3-year, $21 million extension that Frank Gore got from the 49ers. Gore received $13.5 million in guaranteed money.

670 The Score–09/07/2011