If you're a man, a woman, a woman whose boyfriend or husband loves sports, or just someone who's ever been in a car listening to the radio, chances are you know the names Carmen & Jurko from ESPN 1000 Sports Radio. They are the staple, the go-to, the all-knowing voices of sports talk radio, and they're bringing those famous voices to TopGolf Chicago on Tuesday, August 27. These guys blend together a mixture of sports knowledge, trivia and fun facts into an easy listening four-hour show weekdays from 10 a.m until 2 p.m. Now, they're giving you the opportunity to whack golf balls and see them broadcasting live!
John "Jurko" Jurkovic was raised in the suburbs of Chicago and is a 10-year veteran of the NFL. He has played for the Packers, Jaguars and the Browns. He's now the charismatic and quite animated co-host with partner in crime Carmen DeFulco. Another Chi-town sports scene veteran, Carmen has been a sports broadcaster with ESPN 1000 for nearly 15 years.
Having Carmen & Jurko broadcasting live from TopGolf is just one of the many ways we are launching into the football season. We're hosting a Football Kickoff Party on Aug. 30 with live music, giveaways and a dance competition, so dust off the high school shoulder pads and helmet, and get geared up to show off your best end zone touchdown dance!
Coincidentally, this is also the time of year that friendships become strained, primarily due to certain people's alliances with the Green Bay Packers, but we're not naming names (Alan½ Mark½) Or, in the case of the TopGolf Chicago Management Team½the friendships become a little closer as we pair up, give ourselves ridiculous team names and battle in our own Fantasy Football League. Granted, this sometimes means that one person runs the draft selections while the other spends a majority of the time debating over the best pro player name pun, but nonetheless it's a great way to bring the team together for a little healthy competition and camaraderie!