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The Bob McCown Podcast

The Bob McCown Podcast

Fadoo Productions

A sports podcast hosted by Bob McCown with co-host John Shannon. We talk about the biggest stories with the biggest names in professional sports. New every weekday.

322 - EP 251 - BOB RYAN on the NFL, MLB Playoffs & the start of the NBA Season.
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  • 322 - EP 251 - BOB RYAN on the NFL, MLB Playoffs & the start of the NBA Season.

    As the NBA kicks off their 2021/2022 regular season, who better to preview it with us than BOB RYAN, from the Boston Globe. 

    It would be unfair, however, to restrict a man like Mr.Ryan to simply one sport as we dedicate the first half of the show to the red hot Boston Red Sox, Major League Baseball's playoffs and some NFL talk.

    We end the show with a lengthy chat on the NBA. We go over who we think some of the title contenders could be or rather - has anything changed from last year?

    The three discuss the LA Lakers new team, Deandre Ayton and the Phoenix Suns, the Ben Simmons situation in Philadelphia, Kyrie Irving's impact on the Brooklyn Nets and the intriguing Chicago Bulls & Miami Heat.

    Tue, 19 Oct 2021 - 51min
  • 321 - EP 250 - TIM LEIWEKE on how he built Climate Pledge Arena, his time at MLSE & his plans for the future.

    Former CEO of MLSE and current CEO of the Oak View Group, responsible for the construction of two of the newest arena's in the NHL - TIM LEIWEKE - joins todays podcast to chat with Bob and John.

    The three discuss the process of acquiring and building Climate Pledge Arena - home of the Seattle Kraken - as we get an inside look at the logistics of how to build a stadium not only for an NHL team but various other live entertainment opportunities as well.

    We get into some of the other plans Tim and OVG have for the future as he is set to begin the redevelopment of FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton and complete the New York Islanders new home, UBS Arena.

    To end the show we chat about Tim's time in Toronto and the experience he gained working as the CEO of MLSE and we find out just how ready Seattle is to have an NBA team return to their city.

    Mon, 18 Oct 2021 - 52min
  • 320 - EP 249 - KEVIN WEEKES on the start of the NHL Season, Goaltending & Diversity in sports.

    KEVIN WEEKES, member of TNT's NHL panel and former goaltender stops by for a conversation with his pals Bob and John.

    The three discuss the start of the NHL Season as the gents share the first impressions of the games played so far.

    Naturally, as we have two former targets with us the conversation steers towards goaltending as Kevin gives us some insight as to what might be going on in the head of an NHL net-minder.

    To end the show, we spend some time talking about the importance of diversity in sports and the trend that it is going in.

    Fri, 15 Oct 2021 - 52min
  • 319 - EP 248 - JAMES SHARMAN on the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, Team Canada & Alphonso Davies.

    JAMES SHARMAN - friend of the show and football aficionado - joins the podcast to discuss the big 4-1 win our Mens national team had over Panama in yesterdays FIFA qualifying match.

    We discuss the events of the game and marvel at Alphonso Davies performance and controversial goal.

    James gives us some perspective at just how good Davies is, what that means for the future of soccer in Canada as well as the success of the mens team.

    We discuss the rising popularity of the sport in Canada and the direction we could see it go as Canada is set to host a portion of the 2026 FIFA World Cup. 

    Thu, 14 Oct 2021 - 52min
  • 318 - EP 247 - JOHN GIBBONS on the MB playoffs, Pitching and the Toronto Blue Jays.

    Former Blue Jays Manager and friend of the Podcast - JOHN GIBBONS - joins Bob and John on todays show.

    The three discuss the recent happenings in Major League Baseball with some opening series coming to an end and others heading to the deciding game 5.

    We also take some time to chat about the Blue Jays and get the former Manager's opinion on their roster and contract issues heading into the offseason.

    Wed, 13 Oct 2021 - 50min
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