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The Bob McCown Podcast
- 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
- 317 - EP 246 - BRAD TRELIVING on the Calgary Flames, Losing Mark Giordano & the Upcoming NHL Season.
General Manager of the Calgary Flames - BRAD TRELIVING - joins the podcast to chat with Bob and John.
The three reflect on the Flames disappointing season last year, and discuss the roster moves Brad has made in the off-season to ensure it doesn't happen again. We talk about losing their captain to the Seattle Kraken in the Expansion Draft, their Goalie situation and more just in time for the beginning of the 2021/2022 NHL Season.Tue, 12 Oct 2021 - 51min
- 316 - EP 245 - NHL ROUNDTABLE W/ MIKE HARRINGTON & SCOTT BURNSIDE: Previewing the upcoming NHL Season.
We bring on SCOTT BURNSIDE from The Daily Face-off & MIKE HARRINGTON from Buffalo News to preview the 2021/2022 NHL season.
On todays roundtable, Bob, John, Mike & Scott discuss Tampa Bays chances at a three peat, their "Dynasty" Status and wonder if there are any other teams out there who have a serious chance at winning the Stanley Cup.
We talk about the Colorado Avalanche, Vegas Golden Knights, Winnipeg Jets, Florida Panthers & a few other teams we think are primed to give the Lightning a run for their money and get an update on Jack Eichel's situation in Buffalo from Mike.Mon, 11 Oct 2021 - 50min
- 315 - EP 244 - BUCK MARTINEZ on the MLB Playoffs and the Toronto Blue Jays Off-Season Plans
Voice of the Blue Jays - BUCK MARTINEZ - joins the podcast to talk bout the start of the playoffs as well as discuss some of the roster moves the Toronto Blue Jays should make this off-season.
Before diving into the Jays talk the three talk about the start of the divisional series, the Giants/Dodgers rivalry and the Tampa Bay Boston Series.
Moving on the the Blue Jays, the three talk about who the team should prioritize between Semien, Ray & Matz. We also discuss the changing tide in Toronto with Buck saying free agents actually want to play in Canada now, and speculate on how big their player payroll will get if they want to keep their core together longterm.Fri, 08 Oct 2021 - 53min
- 314 - EP 243 - SHI DAVIDI on the Toronto Blue Jays & the end of the baseball season.
With baseball over in Toronto, the guys bring in SHI DAVIDI to answer the question - What do the Toronto Blue Jays do now?
The three speculate on what off season moves the Jays need to make to close the gap between them and the division winning Tampa Bay Rays and ensure a playoff spot next year, not just compete for the Wild Card.
What positions need to be improved first? Who should the Blue Jays trade and can they bring back both Semien and Ray? Bob, John and Shi look for answers on todays episode of theThu, 07 Oct 2021 - 51min
- 313 - EP 242 - NHL ROUNDTABLE W/ MIKE ZEISBERGER & STEVE SIMMONS
Some of our favourite hockey pucks, STEVE SIMMONS & MIKE ZEISBERGER come back to the podcast after a brief offseason to talk some hockey.
The foursome look into the improvements the Maple Leafs, Oilers and Jets made this season and compare - out of those three, who is ready to make the leap to become a championship contending team?
We talk about the importance of a star goaltender vs. player, the Montreal's chances of making the playoffs let alone making the Cup Final again and we end the show by discussing some of the top teams in the league. Is Tampa Bay the odds-on favourite for the three-peat or is there another team in line for the Cup?Wed, 06 Oct 2021 - 52min
- 312 - EP 241 - KEN HOLLAND on the Edmonton Oilers, Josh Archibald, Duncan Keith and the NHL Pre-Season
Hockey Hall of Fame Inductee & Edmonton Oilers GM, KEN HOLLAND, joins the show to talk about his team prior to the start of the NHL season.
Ken gives us some great insight on why he thinks the pre-season is important and what his thought process is leading up to the beginning of a new NHL season.
The three discuss the likelihood of a player making a team based off of performance in pre-season games, why he thinks these 8 games before the season is necessary & how it has helped players like Brendan Perlini shine.
We also get into Josh Archibald's status with the Oilers as well as his health status after recent reports have come out about his current condition. To end the show, the three cover everything from how Duncan Keith has looked in the sample size that he has been with the team, Zach Hyman and how the Oilers are going to approach the season with two # goaltenders.Tue, 05 Oct 2021 - 52min
- 311 - EP 240 -DOUG SMITH on the NBA pre-season & the Toronto Raptors.
Gearing up for the 2021/22 NBA season, Bob and John bring DOUG SMITH back on to the podcast to talk some hoops.
We spend most of the show talking about the Toronto Raptors and what Doug has noticed from the team so far this pre-season.
We get into what Goran Dragic's role on the team will be and if he will be traded anytime soon. We also talk about the Raptors depth at the point guard position, Scottie Barnes and how deep we expect Nick Nurse to go in his rotation.
To end the show the three discuss where the NBA is at with their players vaccination status, Ben Simmons and potential roster moves for Toronto.Mon, 04 Oct 2021 - 52min
- 310 - EP 239 - NHL ROUNDTABLE W/ NICK KYPREOS & DOUG MACLEAN
An NHL themed episode today as Bob and John get to sit back and let our two guests, NICK KYPREOS & DOUG MACLEAN do all the talking.
We dedicate the first half of our show to discuss the Toronto Maple Leafs and what we should expect from them this year. Have they got any better? is it realistic to expect a different result from them in this years playoffs? and how much worse did their goaltending get?
The gentlemen also discuss the future for the Leafs front office - if they have another disappointing season, who gets fired first? Dubas, Keefe or Shannahan?
In the second half the foursome discuss the rest of the Canadian teams who are returning back to their respective divisions. Do the Oilers have enough depth? What will the Vancouver Canucks look like this year and much more.Fri, 01 Oct 2021 - 52min
- 309 - EP 138 - Bob & John on the Toronto Blue Jays,The NBA Vaccination Mandate and the NHL Pre-Season.
No guest on todays episode as Bob and John discuss some of the recent events to make news in the Sports world.
The two talk about the Blue Jays, their chances to make the wild card after last nights win & the MVP race... is there a case to be made for Marcus Semien over his teammate Vladimir Guerrero JR.?
We also discuss the recent vaccination mandate enforced by the NBA - If you don't play, you don't get payed - What does this mean for the leagues teams and their players?
To wrap things up the two talk about the NHL pre-season and wonder if these games are as pointless as they seem.Thu, 30 Sep 2021 - 40min
- 308 - EP 237 - KEVIN CHEVELDAYOFF on the Winnipeg Jets, vaccinated players and returning back to the Central Division
GM of the Winnipeg Jets, KEVIN CHEVELDAYOFF, joins the show to talk some hockey with Bob and John.
The three cover everything you need to know about the Jets before this season.
We talk about the return back to the central division after a year playing against only Canadian teams, what his roster looks like, the status of vaccinated/unvaccinated players not only on his team but throughout the league and much more on episode 237 of The Bob McCown Podcast.Wed, 29 Sep 2021 - 52min
- 307 - EP 236 - JON MOROSI on Hyun-Jin Ryu, the Toronto Blue Jays and the Tampa/Montreal Rays
Jon Paul Morosi, a longtime friend of the podcast and Michigan faithful, joins the show to talk some Blue Jays as they begin their 3 game series against the New York Yankees. Once we get some hockey talk out of the way, the three discuss the mountain the Blue Jays may have to climb to get to the playoffs, starting with their series against the Yankees. J.P. gives us his take on how he thinks Hyun-Jin Ryu will fare on the mound after some rest and adjustments from his pitching coach. We also look into Lourdes Gurriel Jr.’s injury and when fans will get to see him back in a jays jersey. To end the show, the three talk about the Tampa Bay/ Montreal Rays and if this is actually going to happen. Is this just the beginning of a full relocation, bringing the Expos back to Montreal?Tue, 28 Sep 2021 - 52min
- 306 - EP 235 - MLB ROUNDTABLE W/ DAVE PERKINS & DAVE HODGE.
It's been a while since we've had these two on the show together - DAVE HODGE & DAVE PERKINS join Bob and John to discuss the Toronto Blue Jays and their chances of making the playoffs with only 6 games left in the season.
With a Blue Jays Wild Card appearance now questionable, the foursome wonder what the Jays need to do in these final 6 games to make it in. DO the need to win out? or is there room for error.
The four also compare the Jays to teams that have played consistent baseball this year - the biggest trend? Roster depth.
To end the show, we debate on what makes an MVP. Simply playing good baseball? or does his team need to actually be good?Mon, 27 Sep 2021 - 52min
- 305 - EP 234 - DAN SHULMAN on the Blue Jays‘ chances to make the playoffs, roster moves and upcoming contract negotiations.
DAN SHULMAN, voice of the Toronto Blue Jays, joins the podcast to discuss everything Jays.
The three chat about the recent injuries to some of the teams key players, who they will call up and who has to step up in these pivotal final 9 games of the season.
We also talk about George Springers progression - when is he going to be healthy? - as well as what Toronto needs to do to make sure they secure a seat as a wild card.
To cap the show, Dan, Bob and John talk about the inevitable contract issues that they will face. Is it too much to ask for to keep Robbie Ray AND Marcus Semien?Fri, 24 Sep 2021 - 52min
- 304 - EP 233 - JIM HUGHSON on his retirement from broadcasting.
Just a few days after the legendary broadcaster announced his retirement from the game, Bob and John have JIM HUGHSON on to look back at his hall of fame worthy career and figure out what he is up to next.
The three chat about what got Jim into broadcasting in the first place, his time working with John Shannon and other fond memories after years in the business on todays episode.Thu, 23 Sep 2021 - 52min
- 303 - EP 232 - RICHARD ZOKOL & IAN LEGGATT previewing the Ryder Cup.
Today, we bring on our resident Golf experts, RICHARD ZOKOL & IAN LEGGATT on the show to let us know what we should expect as we get set to watch the Ryder Cup.
The four wonder if this Europe vs. USA style tournament is the only true rivalry in the sport, and as a Canadian... who do you root for?
The foursome break down the differences between match and stroke play and how the different game style changes a golfers approach to the tournament.
To end the show we discuss the Bryson DeChambeau vs Brooks Koepka drama... and if there even is any as well as what to look for in a captain for the Ryder Cup.Wed, 22 Sep 2021 - 51min
- 302 - EP 231 - PAT LEONARD on the start of the NFL season, Deshaun Watson, and the New York Giants.
NFL Giants beat writer/columnist for the New York Daily News, PAT LEONARD joins the show for a long overdue chat about the NFL.
We talk about Aaron Rogers and his performance last night, get into the future of Deshaun Watson's football career and have a discussion about the NFL's overall ignorance towards players' issues off the field.
We also talk about the Giants who surprisingly aren't the worst football team in New York City, Peyton Manning's show on ESPN and a little bit of Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals in a rare NFL themed episode.Tue, 21 Sep 2021 - 51min
- 301 - EP 230 - ZACH HYMAN on leaving Toronto, joining the Edmonton Oilers and how he spent his offseason.
Former Maple Leaf forward and Current Oiler, ZACH HYMAN, joins the show to chat with Bob and John.
Before we get into some NHL talk, Bob asks Zach about his time at Michigan, playing for the Wolverines. We get to hear why Zach thinks his 4 years at college is a big reason for his success as a pro.
The three talk about his move from Toronto to Edmonton, the similarities between the two markets as well as their two franchise players and what Zach has done already to get to know his new teammates.
To end the show, we dig a little bit into what Zach's next book could be and if we should expect anymore children's books from the NHL'er in the near future.Mon, 20 Sep 2021 - 51min
- 300 - From The Vault - EP 57 - PAUL BEESTON joins to talk a possible new stadium for the Blue Jays and the legacy of the Skydome.
With the Toronto Blue Jays playing so well, we thought we may as well bring out one of our favourite Jays related episodes with PAUL BEESTON.
This episode was originally posted on December 1st, 2020.
"EPISODE 57 - PAUL BEESTON, President Emeritus of the Toronto Blue Jays, joins to talk about the legacy of the SkyDome-Rogers Centre. Also, what benefits would a new stadium bring? Where should it go? And what are the reasons behind building a new stadium for the Blue Jays?"Sat, 18 Sep 2021 - 35min
- 299 - EP 229 - SHI DAVIDI on the Toronto Blue Jays, their expiring contracts and & expensive future.
SHI DAVIDI returns to talk some Blue Jays with Bob and John.
The three quickly talk about why they think the Jays have been playing so well lately and how much actually being in Toronto has benefitted the young team.
John, Bob & Shi then move on to some of the expiring contracts the front office will be faced with this off-season. The three speculate on how much both Marcus Semien & Robbie Ray will get on the market this year and what Toronto's best plan of attack is - Sign them both, keep one or let them both walk?
Will either of them even want to stay?
We also get into the inevitable problem that will be paying all of these young stars. How much will their budget be, and when the time comes, can the Toronto Blue Jays afford to keep this core together?Fri, 17 Sep 2021 - 52min
- 298 - EP 228 -GLEN GRUNWALD on developing the National Basketball Program, Team Canada and the bright future for Canada Basketball.
Former GM of the Toronto Raptors & New York Knicks, Athletic Director of McMaster University and the recently retired President & CEO of Canada Basketball - GLEN GRUNWALD - joins the podcast days after announcing his retirement.
We have a lengthy conversation about all things Canada Basketball.
Glen voices his disappointment in both the men's and women's results this summer but gives us many reasons to look forward to the future of the sport in Canada.
We talk about the inability to get our top Canadians to commit to the national program and what we are doing to make it more enticing for them to play.
Glen shares some of the plans put in place to ensure success on all levels internationally and gives us some hints as to what he has planned moving forward.Thu, 16 Sep 2021 - 51min
- 297 - EP 227 - MICHAEL DOWNEY on the rising stars in Canadian Tennis.
President and CEO of Tennis Canada - MICHAEL DOWNEY - joins the show for a very informative Wednesday episode.
The three ponder the question, with so much recent success, is this the golden age of Canadian Tennis?
Michael tells us everything we need to know about what Tennis Canada has done over his time to cultivate the next generation of professional Tennis players in the country.
We talk about the National Tennis Centre located in Montreal and what the program has meant for the success of our high performing athletes on the ATP right now.
We find out about the different approaches they have taken to find and develop success, what they plan on doing going forward and discuss the success we have already seen from our young stars today.Wed, 15 Sep 2021 - 51min
- 296 - EP 226 - RON FRANCIS on building the Seattle Kraken.
Today, Bob and John are joined by none other than RON FRANCIS, General Manager of the NHL's newest team - the Seattle Kraken.
The three have a long chat about the conception of the franchise - from when they brought Ron in until now - How much was he involved in the branding of the team?
We talk about Ron's admiration of Seattle as a city, how the team has managed to re-locate their players and staff members to Washington & gives his opinion on whether or not Seattle is a "hockey city".
Ron also gives us some insight on what the organizations plans were when it came to the expansion draft, how much they learned from the Vegas Golden Knights, what we should expect from his club this year and much more in episode 226 of The Bob McCown Podcast.Tue, 14 Sep 2021 - 50min
- 295 - EP 225 - PASCAL SIAKAM on his injury, trade rumours, Kyle Lowry & what to expect from the Raptors this year.
PASCAL SIAKAM joins Bob and John today, making his first appearance on the podcast.
We find out about the status of Pascal's injury, where he is at in his rehab and if he expects to be on the court in time for their season opener.
Bob and John ask about the trade rumours that involved Pascal all summer -How much communication was there between Siakam and the organization and was there ever a point where he actually believed them?
To end the show, we talk about the impact Kyle Lowry has made on him as a leader and what the team will have to do now that he is gone. Who is going to fill that role?
Pascal also discusses some of the struggles the team faced last season and shares his excitement to return home to Toronto after spending so much time away.Mon, 13 Sep 2021 - 49min
- 294 - EP 224 - Head Coach of The Vancouver Canucks, TRAVIS GREEN, on the upcoming NHL season.
Weeks before NHL training camp is set to begin, Bob and John talk to TRAVIS GREEN, head coach of the Vancouver Canucks, on what we should expect from his team this year.
We talk to Travis about some of the new pieces on his team from the players to the coaches. We also discuss some of the key players who have yet to sign with the club, how much he plays a part in bringing them back and whether they will be signed in time for the beginning of camp.
Before he goes, we also talk about the pressure it takes to play in a Canadian market and his childhood in British Colombia.Fri, 10 Sep 2021 - 36min
- 293 - EP 223 - KYLE DUBAS on the Toronto Maple Leafs, their playoff Struggles and what to expect from them this season.
General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, KYLE DUBAS, stops by to check in with the boys on todays episode.
We get to hear about what the GM has been up to this offseason, his opinion on the teams playoff performance last season and their overall post season struggles over the last 5 years - how much longer can this keep happening before big changes are made?
We also pick his brain about their captains health and whether or not we will see John Tavares in the lineup to start the year, Morgan Rielly's contract situation and how confident he is in his goaltending.Thu, 09 Sep 2021 - 45min
- 292 - EP 222 - BUCK MARTINEZ on the Toronto Blue Jays and their playoff push and the Hall of Fame Inductees.
The voice of the Toronto Blue Jays, and friend of the show - BUCK MARTINEZ - joins Bob and John on todays episode.
The three talk about the Blue Jays hot play as of late and why they wouldn't be a team to sleep on if they make the playoffs.
the three also put on their baseball historian caps for the ladder half of the show as we discuss MLB pre and post salary cap, the old Kansas City Royals, the recent Hall of Fame inductees and Marvin Miller.Wed, 08 Sep 2021 - 54min
- 291 - EP 221 - NICK NURSE on Canada Basketball, Scottie Barnes and the Toronto Raptors.
The Head Coach of the Toronto Raptors, NICK NURSE, stops by to chat with Bob and John.
The three talk about the future of Canada basketball, after Nick re-upped to be head coach through 2024. We find out about his approach heading into the next three years and whether or not we will see consistent commitment from some of the countries top players.
The gentlemen also talk about Scottie Barnes, the Raptors 4th overall pick in the draft this year and what made Toronto decide on him of Jalen Suggs. We talk Siakam, Lowry and much more with the coach on todays episode of the podcast.Tue, 07 Sep 2021 - 36min
- 290 - EP 220 - The FedExCup, Canadian Men‘s Soccer, the US open & the Toronto Blue Jays.
Bob and John are back from their vacations and ready to get the ball rolling once again.
The two kick off their return with a solo episode and go over the latest news in sports from this weekend.
The two begin the show with some Gold discussion after Patrick Cantlay took home a 15 Million dollar payout.
We also talk about Alphonso Davies and the Mens national Soccer team - Does Canada stand a chance to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar?
To wrap up, the gentlemen talk about the success our Canadians have had at this years US Open as well as the rolling Blue Jays who seem to be playing meaningful baseball this late in the year after all.Mon, 06 Sep 2021 - 41min
- 289 - The Best of The Bob McCown Podcast - BRIAN BURKE
Bob and John are finally taking a vacation but rather than leave you guys with nothing we figured we would fill this week with some of Bob's favourite guests over the course of our 220 Episodes.
This Episode was recorded on November 20th, 2020.
"EPISODE 45 - Former NHL GM BRIAN BURKE joins the show to talk about his new book and why he prefers being a broadcaster versus running an NHL team. Also, he explains his love for Gary Bettman and what people misunderstand about the NHL Commissioner. And who were the most influential on Burke's long and varied career? A familiar name to Canucks and Maple Leafs fans tops the list. And why do Burke and McCown have the same title for their respective books??"Fri, 03 Sep 2021 - 38min
- 288 - The Best of The Bob McCown Podcast - SCOTT MOORE
Bob and John are finally taking a vacation but rather than leave you guys with nothing we figured we would fill this week with some of Bob's favourite guests over the course of our 220 Episodes.
Today we bring it way back to Episode 17 with Scott Moore on August 25th, 2020.
"Uninterrupted CEO SCOTT MOORE joins the show to talk to his former employees!! Scott talks cancel culture in broadcasting and how Don Cherry's career ended. Also, he and John geek out on broadcasting techniques during COVID and his new venture with LeBron James and Drake. "Thu, 02 Sep 2021 - 38min
- 287 - The Best of The Bob McCown Podcast - WAYNE GRETZKY
Bob and John are finally taking a vacation but rather than leave you guys with nothing we figured we would fill this week with some of Bob's favourite guests over the course of our 220 Episodes.
This Episode was recorded on Tuesday May 4th, 2021.
To start the podcast the gentlemen pay their respects to Wayne's late father, and one of the hockey worlds most recognizable hockey dads - Walter Gretzky.
Wayne looks back on some of his fondest memories with his father, how just about all of Southern Ontario has seen his basement and what he said to him on the drive over to his last game as an NHL'er.
Wayne gives his perspective of the game and how it has changed during the pandemic, wishing he could have played in todays era of skill and speed.
The Great One also tells us what advice he gave to a current Oilers super star.Wed, 01 Sep 2021 - 46min
- 286 - The Best of The Bob McCown Podcast - GLENN HEALY
Recently, GLENN HEALY - former goaltender, Stanley Cup Champion, Broadcaster and current Executive Director & President of the NHL Alumni Association - made his third appearance on the show, today you can hear some of his best soundbites and stories from all three episodes (76, 156 & 212) with Bob and John.Tue, 31 Aug 2021 - 45min
- 285 - The Best of The Bob McCown Podcast - GEORGE STROUMBOULOPOULOS.
To kick this week off, we go back to March 10th, 2021 when our good friend GEORGE STROUMBOULOPOULOS graciously joined the show to catch up with John and The Bobcat.
We chat about George's days at HNIC, his love of Burning Man and much more.
*Bob and John will be on Vacation until September 4th and will return with brand new guests every day of the week, September 7th.*Mon, 30 Aug 2021 - 47min
- 284 - EP 219 - JON MOROSI on the Toronto Blue Jays, Major League Baseball and the AL MVP race.
Friend of the show, JON MOROSI, is back on the show in time for the Blue Jays 3 game series against the Detroit Tigers.
The boys talk some baseball, but more specifically, the Toronto Blue Jays for most of the podcast as the three get realistic about the Jays playoff chances.
We talk about the direction Toronto is going and who they should re-sign in the offseason - Robbie Ray or Marcus Semien?
We cover some other teams too as the three look at some of the hottest teams heading into the playoffs as well as their thoughts on whether or not Shohei Ohtani is a shoe-in for the AL MVP.Fri, 27 Aug 2021 - 41min
- 283 - EP 218 - KEVIN WEEKES on the NHL's short turn-around, Henrik Lunqvist's retirement and memories from his playing days.
Former target and hockey analyst for ESPN, KEVIN WEEKES, joins the show to check in with Bob and John.
We talk to Kevin about the leagues short offseason and learn about how a player might approach this short break as well as a broadcaster.
We also discuss the recent retirement of Kevin's former teammate, Henrik Lunqvist. Kevin recalls some great stories about King Henrik's first years in the NHL as well as some other stories he has amassed over the many years in the sport.
Also in the show - we inquire about Kevin's role at ESPN, what he should expect now that he's working with Messier and a few other fun stories from when the one and only John Shannon was his boss.Thu, 26 Aug 2021 - 45min
- 282 - EP 217 - EDDIE OLCYZK on the keys to a successful broadcast and his move to Turner Sports.
Friend of the podcast, former NHL'er and current broadcasting great - EDDI OLCYZK - joins the show so the boys can talk some hockey in the middle of the summer.
The three talk about Eddies broadcasting career, his style and influence and the overall changes he has seem over the years.
We also get some stories from Eddie's playing days before we talk about the Turner Sports deal made with the NHL and what to expect this year with the new NHL panel on TNT.Wed, 25 Aug 2021 - 47min
- 281 - EP 216 - ROSS ATKINS, GM of the Toronto Blue Jays.
ROSS ATKINS, General Manager of the Blue Joys Joins the show today to chat some baseball with Bob and John.
We speak to Ross about his teams recent performance, their lack of runs scored and the pitching problems plaguing their bullpen.
We also discuss the teams roster moves that have been made lately as well as the teams plan for the offseason and much more with Atkins as the Jays gear up for a late season playoff push.Tue, 24 Aug 2021 - 44min
- 280 - EP 215 - ROB LONGLEY & DAVE PERKINS on the state of the Toronto Blue Jays.
Baseball experts ROB LONGLEY & DAVE PERKINS join the show to discuss the Toronto Blue Jays and to debate... are they a good baseball team?
The four go over Bob's favourite topic when talking about the Jays - their terrible bullpen - and go over some of the questionable decisions made by Charlie Montoyo.
We also try to find out what exactly is wrong with this team? Are they having too much fun?
The general consensus between the panel today, with very little time left to work with, the Toronto Blue Jays are a bad team that's getting worse.Mon, 23 Aug 2021 - 55min
- 279 - EP 214 - KEVIN WAUGH on the legalization of single game sports betting in Canada
KEVIN WAUGH - Conservative Member of Parliament for Saskatoon-Grasswood and Chair of the Conservative Saskatchewan Caucus and the man responsible for closing Bill C-218 which legalized single game sports betting in Canada, joins the show to talk about the process that went into making this deal happen.
Kevin first gives us an idea as to how long members of the government have been trying to pass this bill and what his role was in finally closing the deal.
Kevin also gives us an idea of what the future may look like and some plans already put in place to make the most out of sports betting in Canada. He also sheds some light on some of the obstacles the government may face during the early stages of this new bill.Fri, 20 Aug 2021 - 49min
- 278 - EP 213 - The Masai Ujiri Press Conference, Struggling Toronto Blue Jays & NHL Jersey Ads
Bob and John is all you get today as the two go over some of the recent news in the Toronto sports world.
We begin with the Masai Ujiri press conference and some of the things said by the President of Basketball Operations for the Toronto Raptors.
The two discuss the Giants of Africa and the number of players who have since gone on to play for the Raptors since the program began.
We also speculate over the details of Ujiri's new contract - with little to no details yet the two wonder how much it is worth and for how long.
To end the show, we discuss the details of the NHL's agreement to place Advertisements on team's jerseys.Thu, 19 Aug 2021 - 43min
- 277 - EP 212 - GLENN HEALY on the NHL Alumni Association, TNT's NHL coverage & his future in broadcasting.
GLENN HEALY, a friend of the podcast, joins the show to catch up with Bob and John.
We pick Glenn's brain about his position at the NHL Alumni Association, what he thinks about TNT signing Wayne Gretzky for their hockey broadcast and his thoughts on the NHL allowing players to compete in the Olympic games.
We also find out about Glenn's future plans, if getting back into broadcasting is in his future pans and as always, Glenn always has some great stories ready to be told.Wed, 18 Aug 2021 - 56min
- 276 - EP 211 - SHI DAVIDI on what to expect from the Toronto Blue Jays, the George Springer injury & their bullpen.
SHI DAVIDI from Sportsnet joins the show to talk some baseball with Bob & John today.
The three discuss George Springer, his injury problems and his impact on the young Blue Jays team even when he is not playing.
The three talk about the Jays recent performance and get realistic about the teams playoff hopes.
Before Shi leaves, we talk about the Jays bullpen problems, the field of dreams game and whether we really needed itTue, 17 Aug 2021 - 43min
- 275 - EP 210 - PETER MANSBRIDGE on the upcoming election the situation in Afghanistan & more
Former Chief Correspondent for CBC News and host of The National, PETER MANSBRIDGE, joins the podcast to talk to Bob and John.
We learn about what Peter has been up to since leaving CBC full time and catch up with all of his projects he has on the go now.
We talk about the upcoming federal election called by Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada and what that means for the country.
We also talk about the military's exit from Afghanistan amongst other things with the Canadian Broadcast Legend on todays episode.Mon, 16 Aug 2021 - 41min
- 274 - EP 209 - MLB's Field of Dreams Game, Canadian Tennis and the rise of Sports Betting in Canada.
No guest on today's show as Bob and John go over some of the recent headlines in the Sports World.
The two discuss MLB's "Field of Dreams Game" that took place last night and also had a conversation about the hopeful Toronto Blue Jays as they try their best to hunt down that final AL Wild Card spot.
We aslo discuss the state of Tennis in Canada, Bianca Andreescu's loss in Montreal and how come Canada hasn't had a "legit" number one in the sport yet?
We end the show with the news of single game sports betting coming to Canada. What does it mean for sport and what should we expect in the future?Fri, 13 Aug 2021 - 51min
- 273 - EP 208 - NELSON MILLMAN on how to be Bob McCown's boss & the future of sports talk radio.
NELSON MILLMAN, former Program Director at The Fan joins the podcast from the taxi squad to give us an inside look at what being a program director was like, and his thoughts on the future of sports talk radio.
The three reminisce about the times they had working together and we learn about what Nelson's approach to managing the Bobcat was.
We also discuss whether or not sports talk radio is on its way out. Do stations need play by play rights to stay afloat? Nelson gives us an inside look on the business of radio and his opinion on where it's going.Thu, 12 Aug 2021 - 56min
- 272 - EP 207 - DAN SHULMAN on the Toronto Raptors Off-Season and the Toronto Blue Jays pitching rotation & playoff hopes.
DAN SHULMAN, the voice of the Blue Jays stops by to talk some Toronto hoops and baseball with Bob and John.
The three start the show discussing team USA's performance at the Tokyo Olympic games and how impressed Dan has been with Kevin Durant.
We move on to the Toronto Raptors as the three talk about Scottie Barnes' debut as a Raptor in the Vegas Summer League.
Bob John and Dan also talk about the Blue Jays and their pitching inconsistency. As the team makes a push for the playoffs, should we be worried about their lack of depth in the bullpen?Wed, 11 Aug 2021 - 48min
- 271 - EP 206 - MARY ORMSBY on Canada's performance at the Olympic Games & the growing interest in our female athletes.
MARY ORMSBY from the Toronto Star makes her first appearance on the Podcast with Bob and John to wrap up the 2020* Olympic Games in Tokyo.
We learn why Mary thinks our female athletes have been so dominant for Canada at the amateur level and if we should expect a growing interest in women's sports in the years to come.
The three discuss the parallels between women's and men's professional sports as well as at the Olympic & Amateur level. We debate as to why women's pro sports leagues have trouble garnering interest from fans and what they should do - if anything - to fix that.Tue, 10 Aug 2021 - 53min
- 270 - EP 205 - MACKENZIE HUGHES on his experience golfing for Canada at the Tokyo Olympics.
One of Canada's top golfers on the PGA tour - MACKENZIE HUGHES - joins the podcast to talk about his time representing Canada at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
Hughes explains the selection process when it comes to making the National Golf team and goes over his performance at his first Olympic Games.
We also discuss the time zone and some other mental aspects he had to overcome in Tokyo before talking a bit about The Tour and some of his upcoming tournaments.
We get some insight on how he approaches each hole, what his training looks like and how much video he will watch to help improve his game.Mon, 09 Aug 2021 - 32min
- 269 - EP 204 - NHL Roundtable Talk: Jack Eichel & the Buffalo Sabres with MIKE HARRINGTON & SCOTT BURNSIDE.
MIKE HARRINGTON & SCOTT BURNSIDE join us for our last hockey roundtable of the summer (probably) to discuss Jack Eichel's situation with the Buffalo Sabres.
The conversation gets a little heated as the four debate whether the Sabres organization should allow their star forward to have a neck surgery no other NHL player has had before.
With conflicting opinions on what the Sabres front office should do the group discuss the idea of Eichel staying in Buffalo or if the bridges have already been burned.
We also talk about some of the worst franchises in sports, and wonder if the Sabres should be at the top of the list.
We end the discussion talking about the NHL's affinity towards high skilled players like Eichel, the over valuing of defensemen and the importance of NHL players playing in the Olympics.Fri, 06 Aug 2021 - 51min
- 268 - EP 203 - RANDY AMBROSIE on the Return of the Canadian Football League.
The Commissioner of the Canadian Football League, RANDY AMBROSIE, joins Bob and John to discuss the return of professional football in Canada after a 2 year break.
Randy informs us on their plan to return to play, the details behind player vaccinations and what the long process to get to this point looked like.
We also learn about what's different this year around the league, and the details behind the CFL's relationship with the XFL and if we should expect a partnership any time soon.Thu, 05 Aug 2021 - 42min
- 267 - EP 202 - DOUG SMITH on NBA Free Agency, Kyle Lowry & the Toronto Raptors.
Before we get DOUG SMITH's expert analysis on the Raptors off-season so far, we quickly discuss the Mens 200 Metre final and Andre De Grasse's performance in Tokyo.
We then discuss the recent deal made between the Miami Heat and Toronto Raptors that sent Kyle Lowry to the Heat on a sign & trade. Doug sheds some light on the details of the deal and how the Raptors look after losing the face of their franchise.
The gentlemen then get into the "Greatest Raptor of All Time" debate - Is Kyle Lowry good enough to hold that title, and if so - How do we honour him?
We also discuss the Raptors long term plans, Scottie Barnes and the value of Ben Simmons - with no deal in sight, are the 76ers asking for too much?Wed, 04 Aug 2021 - 47min
- 266 - EP 201 - STEVE SIMMONS & ROB LONGLEY on Kyle Lowry's Departure & The Toronto Blue Jays Playoff Hopes.
ROB LONGLEY & STEVE SIMMONS join Bob and John to talk about Kyle Lowry's very recent departure from Toronto after 9 years as a Raptor.
The four discuss the impact Lowry had on the Toronto fan base - but is he really the greatest Raptor of all time?
We also discuss the Blue Jays chances of making the playoffs this year.
Do they have what it takes to get to 90 wins? The gentlemen discuss the likelihood of seeing playoff baseball in Toronto this year.Tue, 03 Aug 2021 - 45min
- 265 - EP 200 - ALLEN ABEL on the Olympic Games, The Cleveland Guardians and the history of team name changes.
ALLEN ABEL, esteemed sports and political writer, joins us from Washington, DC to chat with Bob and John.
The three begin the show talking about the Olympic Games. They share personal experiences of their time working at The Games, whether the "Allure" of the five rings is still the same as it once was and what the introduction of new events does for the popularity for the overall product.
We also discuss the Cleveland Guardians name change.
Allen, Bob and John have a conversation on some of the history of other teams who have since changed their name and discuss what other teams may be following suit in the near future.Mon, 02 Aug 2021 - 54min
- 264 - EP 199 - The Commissioner of the National Hockey League, GARY BETTMAN
Who better to talk about the NHL with Bob and John than the Commissioner himself, GARY BETTMAN.
Bob and John spend time picking the brain of the man in charge of the National Hockey League as we get Gary's opinion on some of the issues surrounding the league.
We learn Gary's perspective on the officiating standards in the playoffs vs. regular season, the business behind adding expansion teams and his opinion on the salary cap - would he ever consider losing the hard cap in general?
Gary also speaks about his reaction when he learned about the Montreal Canadiens selecting Logan Mailloux in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft and sheds some light on the allegations and investigation involving the Chicago Blackhawks.Fri, 30 Jul 2021 - 50min
- 263 - EP 198 - NHL Free Agency Roundtable w/ MIKE ZEISBERGER & KEVIN DUPONT.
NHL Free Agency is in full effect, so we brought two of our hockey experts in MIKE ZEISBERGER from NHL.com & KEVIN DUPONT from the Boston Globe to break down everything that has happened so far.
We look at some of the big signings around the league, wonder why New Jersey paid Dougie Hamilton so much money and figure out who has done the best job so far.
We also get into the Jack Eichel trade rumours and speculations. The four begin to wonder how good he actually is, and who will pay the Sabres asking price to get him.
To end the show, we address all of the problems surrounding the Toronto Maple Leafs. With four of the teams biggest contracts coming from forwards, is it time to trade at least one of them to even out their roster?Thu, 29 Jul 2021 - 47min
- 262 - EP 197 - DAVE HODGE & DAVE PERKINS on the Blue Jays' young talent and their future in Toronto.
DAVE HODGE & DAVE PERKINS stop by the podcast today to talk about the Toronto Blue Jays, and their future with Bob and John.
We begin by addressing what the Blue Jays front office should do heading into the deadline as they try for the last Wild Card spot. Do they fill holes now or hope their roster is good enough as is?
The foursome also discuss the Blue Jays' young talent and whether it's possible to keep them all. With many guys ready for big contracts, Toronto may have to let go of some of their top players.Wed, 28 Jul 2021 - 50min
- 261 - EP 196 - MATT DEVLIN & ERIC SMITH on Kyle Lowry's future in Toronto, the Raptors off-season plans & Ben Simmons
Reoccurring guests MATT DEVLIN and ERIC SMITH join the podcast to talk about the Toronto Raptors, their plans for the NBA Draft, Kyle Lowry's future in red, white & black and the allure of trading for Ben Simmons.
We begin by addressing the elephant in the room - what are the Toronto Raptors going to do with Kyle Lowry?
The four discuss the point guards worth on the market and his value to a playoff contending team. With the UFA looking for ~30 million a year for 3 years, would it be worth it for the Toronto Raptors to keep him around?
With reports saying the Raptors have been active in trade talks as we approach Thursday's NBA Draft we also discuss the options Toronto has picking at #4.
We end the show with a contentious discussion over Ben Simmons, who is seemingly available to any team for the right price. The four debate whether it would be even worth taking a gamble on a player with limited offensive capabilities - would you trade Pascal Siakam for Ben Simmons?Tue, 27 Jul 2021 - 52min
- 260 - EP 195 - Bob & John on the Jack Eichel rumours, Montreal Canadiens Controversy & the Toronto Blue Jays.
Just Bob and John for todays episode as the two review everything that happened in the sports world over the weekend.
They quickly discuss how Canada has done in the Olympics so far before addressing the recent Jack Eichel trade rumours.
Are the Buffalo Sabres asking for too much? and who would you trade to get him?
Bob and John also address the controversy over the Montreal Canadiens and their 31st overall pick in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft, Logan Mailloux.
To end the show, Bob and John question whether the Toronto Blue Jays are good enough to push for the last AL Wild Card spot, or if they should start planning for next year.Mon, 26 Jul 2021 - 42min
- 259 - EP 194 - JON MOROSI on the Cleveland Guardians, Major League Baseball & the Seattle Kraken.
Our good friend, JON MOROSI, comes back to the podcast today for some baseball talk and a little bit of hockey as well.
Mr. Morosi joins Bob and John right in time to discuss the Cleveland's name change to the Guardians. Forget baseball, have we ever seen a professional team announce a rebranding in the middle of a season?
The three talk about the new name and wonder if this will spur other ball clubs to do the same.
We then transition to the everlasting topic of how baseball can grow the game. With the gambling aspect being the most obvious one we wonder what a partnership with MLB will do for the game and will we ever see it?
Jon also throws some ideas out on what exactly the Toronto Blue Jays should do on the trade deadline and whether or not they should make a push for the playoffs this year.
To end the show, we follow through with our unofficial agreement to allow Jon Morosi to talk about hockey - Having had another day to digest the NHL expansion draft, the three briefly go over the Seattle Kraken roster and speculate on what else they should do this offseason.Fri, 23 Jul 2021 - 1h 00min
- 258 - EP 193 - Reviewing the NHL Expansion Draft w/ ERIC DUHATSCHEK & BILLY JAFFE
ERIC DUHATSCHEK from The Athletic and NESN's BILLY JAFFE join the a day after the NHL Expansion Draft to analyze the Seattle Kraken roster.
The four break down this years draft and talk about who they are surprised to see left on the board by the Kraken - What was Ron Francis' approach? Can we expect to see the Kraken mirror the instant success that George McPhee and the Vegas Golden Knights saw?
We question some of the player choices as well as speculate on whether the Kraken will be active in the offseason. The consensus being - they need scoring and they need goaltending - but who are they going to get it from?Thu, 22 Jul 2021 - 54min
- 257 - EP 192 - GEORGE MCPHEE on his experience with The NHL Expansion Draft.
It's draft day... or Expansion Draft Day for that matter and who better than former GM and current President of Hockey Operations of the Vegas Golden Knights, GEORGE MCPHEE, to talk about it with Bob and John.
George brings his unique perspective on being a GM of an expansion team. Having gone through the process four years ago he gives us some incredible insight on what the front office of the Seattle Kraken would have looked like in the days leading up to the draft.
George also gives us a look into how some of the draft day deals went down for him four years ago, and we learn about some of the conversations between other teams went when it came to choosing players.
We find out about how the Golden Knights were able to snag players like Shea Theodore, Alex Tuch and William Karlsson as well as learn what advice George had for Ron Francis - The GM of the Seattle Kraken.Wed, 21 Jul 2021 - 50min
- 256 - EP 191 - DOUG SMITH & BOB RYAN on NBA Free Agency, Kyle Lowry, USA Basketball & The NBA Finals.
BOB RYAN and DOUG SMITH hop back on the show to talk some hoops with Bob and John.
The group discuss the rather underwhelming free agent pool this year, and who will end up where when it's all said and done.
We also talk about potential Kyle Lowry landing spots, where he would fit best and potential sign and trade options for the Raptors, and then other potential trades to be made this off-season.
To end the show, the foursome break down the NBA Finals between the Phoenix Suns and the Milwaukee Bucks.Tue, 20 Jul 2021 - 43min
- 255 - EP190 - IAN LEGGATT & RICHARD ZOKOL on The Open Championship and the future of Canadian Golfers.
Two former pro's and recurring guests, IAN LEGGATT and RICHARD ZOKOL join the show for a Monday Golf round table.
The four discuss the Open Championship, the course and the performances from Colin Morikawa, Jordan Spieth and Jon Rahm.
We also talk about the possibility of big name players not attending this years Olympics and the importance of international golf to growing the game.
The gentleman also discuss the performance of some of our Canadian golfers this weekend and who we think has a significant future in the top ranks of the tour.Mon, 19 Jul 2021 - 49min
- 254 - EP 189 - SCOTT RUSSELL on the Tokyo Olympic Games.
Host of CBC'S Road to the Olympic Games, SCOTT RUSSELL, joins the podcast to give us a preview on this summers Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Scott talks about how different this years games will be, how the lack of fans will affect the athletes and what our Canadian Olympic hopefuls had to do to qualify for the games in the meddle of a pandemic.
We also discuss how different the games will look on television with CBC being forced to do their broadcast from home due to the safety measure put in place by the IOC.
We end the show by asking Scott what Canadian Athletes we should look out for & what we should expect in terms of a medal count and who will win them for us.Fri, 16 Jul 2021 - 44min
- 253 - EP 188 - KEN HOLLAND on Playoff Officiating, the Duncan Keith Trade and the NHL Expansion & Entry Drafts.
President and General Manager of the Edmonton Oilers, KEN HOLLAND, joins the show to talk Oilers hockey and the recent GM meetings that have been taken place.
To begin, Bob is looking for answers on the lack of calls being made in the playoffs. We wonder if that's been a focus for the General Managers over the course of their meetings and if there is anything they can do to fix it.
Moving on, the gentlemen get into the Duncan Keith trade and what he will bring to the teams in terms of leadership and a veteran presence.
We also discuss the Oilers off season plans, who they would like to bring back and also get some insight on the upcoming drafts - Both the expansion and Entry draft.Thu, 15 Jul 2021 - 43min
- 252 - EP 187 - BUCK MARTINEZ on the All Star Game, the Toronto Blue Jays, Vladimir Guererro Jr. & the teams bright future.
Voice of the Toronto Blue Jays & friend of the podcast, BUCK MARTINEZ joins the show to talk about Major League Baseball's All-Star Game, and the Toronto Blue Jays.
The three start the show with some gripes over what the MLB All-Star Game has become compared to the glory days of the past. We discuss Vladimir Guererro JR.'s MVP performance in last nights game, as the three agree - The sky is the limit for this young star.
Bob and John ask Buck if the July 30th goal to have the team back in Canada is realistic, Whether the Rogers Centre is even ready and what it would take to re-locate a Major League Baseball team for the third time in one season.
They talk about just how bright of a future this young Blue Jay's team has but stress that patience is key for long term success before we end the show addressing what the Blue Jays should do as we near the trade deadline.Wed, 14 Jul 2021 - 45min
- 251 - EP 186 - RAY RATTO on how to fix Major League Baseball, Pascal Siakam trade rumours, Chris Paul & the Phoenix Suns.
RAY RATTO, writer for Defector and Radio host on 95.7 The Game in San Francisco, joins the podcast to discuss some Major League Baseball and a little bit of NBA as well.
Bob, John and Ray begin the show addressing MLB's All-star festivities and Pete Alonso's second straight Home Run Derby win. Is he really the leagues best home run hitter like he says he is?
The three also have a lengthy conversation on what Major League Baseball needs to do to "fix" the game - with Ray saying the league needs to embrace having fun. Is the focus on math and analytics making this game too boring?
We also discuss the Pascal Siakam trade rumours, whether they have any validity to them and whether the Golden State Warriors are ready to give up on Wiseman after only one year.
Ray, Bob and John talk about Chris Paul's legacy and what winning a ring will mean for him. To end the show the three talk the Phoenix suns, their route to the finals and what has been working for them to make them so dangerous.Tue, 13 Jul 2021 - 43min
- 250 - EP 185 - The Toronto Blue Jays All-Star Break Check in with SHI DAVIDI.
SHI DAVIDI joins the show from Denver, as the three evaluate the Toronto Blue Jays season so far, heading into the All-Star Break.
Shi updates us on who the Jays may be targeting as we near the trade deadline, gives us some analysis on Austin Martin & we discuss what we have seen from Alek Manoah since he got called up to the big leagues.
Before we let Shi go, the three talk about the AL MVP race and whether Vladimir Guerrero JR. has any chance at catching Shohei Ohtani - and wonder when we will start seeing more player like Ohtani.
To finish the show, Bob and John cover the Euro cup final and fit some Tennis talk into the mix after Novak Djokovic won his 6th Wimbledon title & 20th Grand Slam.Mon, 12 Jul 2021 - 43min
- 249 - EP 184 - BILL SHAIKIN on the MLB All-Star Game, Shohei Ohtani, the Dodgers &Trevor Bauer.
BILL SHAIKIN of the LA times comes back to the show to talk some baseball right in time for the All-Star Game.
They talk about the significance of the game and whether or not the players actually do enjoy playing in it. The three also discuss different incentive ideas the league could use in order to make the game more enjoyable for everyone.
The conversation shifts to Shohei Ohtani and his historic season so far. Bob and John wonder if this will create an "Ohtani effect", and when we will start seeing more players like him.
To end the show, the three talk about the LA Dodgers, but more specifically the investigation surrounding Trevor Bauer. Bill informs us on the details of the investigation and the reasoning for his extended administrative leave.Fri, 09 Jul 2021 - 41min
- 248 - EP 183 - JAMES SHARMAN the Euro Cup Semi Finals & an Italy vs. England Final Preview.
JAMES SHARMAN joins the show to talk some soccer but first, Bob and John needed to discuss the Stanley Cup Final.
With the Tampa Bay Lightning winning the Stanley Cup for the second year in a row, Bob and John discuss how good the organization has been from all directions. Not just the players have been good as the two note the stability in the front office and coaching has been key to their success.
The two also wonder what's next for the Montreal Canadiens, and whether this success can carry over into next season.
With the hockey talk out of the way, we bring James on to go over the recent Euro Cup semi finals that saw the Italians beat the Spanish and England making their first ever final appearance after defeating Denmark 2-1 in extra time on Wednesday.
Due to the fact that James is indeed British, we spend some time talking about the English team and how good they have been. We learn the significance of their success this year as the advance to their first ever Euro Cup final appearance.Thu, 08 Jul 2021 - 50min
- 247 - EP 182 - PIERRE MCGUIRE on the Stanley Cup Final, Inconsistent Officiating & The Importance of Goaltending.
PIERRE MCGUIRE is on the podcast today to chat some hockey with Bob and John.
The three discuss the Stanley Cup Final between the Canadiens and Lightning, and focus on the lack of whistles in the series and whether the fact that refs tend to call less penalties in the playoffs is a good or bad thing.
Amongst other things, the gentlemen get into the importance of goaltending in the NHL with Pierre believing a good goalie has never been needed more.
Bob wonders why it's so hard to scout a goalie and when the next time we will see a net-minder drafted in the top 10 anytime soon.
To end the show, Bob and John cover Canadian tennis and speculate as to who the next (or first?) tennis great from the North will be.Wed, 07 Jul 2021 - 55min
- 246 - EP 181 - Former Sports Broadcaster & Journalist: KEITH OLBERMANN.
Legendary Sports & Political Commentator and current host of "Olbermann Versus ____" on Youtube - KEITH OLBERMANN - Joins the podcast to chat with John and Bob.
The three talk about a wide variety of topics, starting with the Stanley Cup Final as the conversation transitions into what the NHL can do, if anything, to grow the popularity of their game- especially in the playoffs.
The three look at whats worked for the NBA over the years and wonder how you could apply it to leagues who have been fighting ratings issues - specifically Major League Baseball and the NHL.
We look at what you should and should not do as an owner of a Baseball team, how NHL teams have to work together to promote their brand and find out about Keith's love for Roller Derby, Butternut Squash Ravioli among much more in todays episode.Tue, 06 Jul 2021 - 52min
- 245 - EP 180 - A Recap of the Weekends Sports News with Bob & John.
Just Bob and John today as the two attempt to fit everything that happened in the sports world this weekend, into one hour.
The two begin with the aftermath of yet another disappointing Olympic Qualifying tournament performance from the Canadian Men's basketball team as the gentlemen shift focus to the much more successful Women's squad led by Kia Nurse.
Staying on basketball the two discuss the NBA Finals, as the Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns compete for the Larry O'Brien Trophy. We wonder if this is the end of the "Big 3" era as the game morphs back to a more team oriented style of play.
Bob briefly brings up soccer and the TFC woes, the two discuss the 4 All stars from the Toronto Blue Jays, Shohei Ohtani's historic season, Canadian Tennis and to end the show the gentlemen discuss the Stanley Cup Final - Is it over? or will the Canadiens pull off yet another cinderella story?Mon, 05 Jul 2021 - 1h 01min
- 244 - EP 178 - DOUG SMITH on the Olympic Qualifiers and the Toronto Raptors.
DOUG SMITH, joins the podcast from Victoria, British Colombia to talk about team Canada and the Olympic Qualifying tournament as well as update us on the Toronto Raptors.
We discuss the competition that team Canada has faced so far and will play further down the line - Who is Canada's biggest obstacle between them and the Tokyo Olympics?
We move on to the Toronto Raptors and discuss the recent trade rumours surrounding Pascal Siakam, what the Raptors will be up to this offseason and the Masai Ujiri contract conundrum.Fri, 02 Jul 2021 - 57min
- 243 - EP 179 - FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE ft. JOE MICHELETTI & JIM HUGHSON on the Stanley Cup Final.
Just two games into the Stanley Cup Final between the Montreal Canadiens and the Tampa Bay Lightning and Bob has already decided the series is over - Do hockey broadcasters JIM HUGHSON and JOE MICHELETTI agree?
The four discuss the first two games of the 2021 SCF and wonder if anyone should be surprised to see the Montreal Canadiens go down 2-0 to the defending Stanley Cup Champions.
We talk about whether or not experience is overrated in these situations, the goalie matchup between Carey Price and and Andrei Vasilevskiy and whether or not the Lightning will be just the second team in NHL history to win the Stanley Cup IN Montreal.
Win or lose, is this Tampa Bay team a dynasty? All that and more on todays edition of our Friday roundtable talk.Fri, 02 Jul 2021 - 48min
- 241 - EP 177 - JON MOROSI on the Toronto Blue Jays, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and their new additions to the roster.
Reacquiring guest and friend of the show, JON MOROSI, joins John and Bob from Buffalo today to talk about the Toronto Blue Jays, their recent trades and their uptick in offensive production.
As Jon gets ready for the broadcast tonight, the three talk about the impact playing on natural grass and how the team could be affected once they come back to Canada and the Rogers Centre's artificial turf.
We talk about the new additions to the team in Adam Cimber & Corey Dickerson and what exactly fans can expect from these fresh faces and the hot play from the AL Player of the Week, Vladimir Guerrero Jr as he continues his impressive season - which begs the question - Would you trade Vlad for Fernando Tatis Jr. at this point in their career?
We also talk about the affects the recent crackdown on banned substances has had on the offensive output in Major League Baseball.
To end the show, it wouldn't be fair if we didn't let Mr.Morosi talk hockey - the three discuss Jon's experience covering the Canadiens vs Vegas series and whether or not Montreal can pull of an upset.Wed, 30 Jun 2021 - 56min
- 240 - EP 176 - BRIAN COOPER on Basketball Canada and the impact the pandemic has had on the business of sports.
Chair of Canada Basketball Board of Directors, BRIAN COOPER, joins the podcast as the FIBA Olympic qualifying tournament begins tonight in Victoria BC.
With more NBA players on the team than ever before the Canadians must win the tournament in order to secure a birth to the Tokyo Olympics - The gentlemen discuss the likelihood of that happening as well as going over the teams in Canada's way to reach their goal.
After basketball talk, Bob and John take advantage of Brian's business acumen and pick his brain about how the pandemic has impacted the world of Sports business. The three talk about what we should expect as the world slowly returns to normalcy and what specifically has changed indefinitely.Tue, 29 Jun 2021 - 39min
- 239 - EP 175 - DARREN PANG & MIKE ZEISBERGER on the Stanley Cup Finals.
DARREN PANG & MIKE ZEISBERGER join the podcast to break down the Stanley Cup Final Matchup between the Tampa Bay Lightning & the Montreal Canadiens.
The four discuss every aspect of the team, from their regular season performance, team chemistry, goalie matchup and their path to the Stanley Cup Final in preparation for game one in Tampa Bay tonight.Mon, 28 Jun 2021 - 43min
- 238 - EP 174 - FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE W/ DAVE HODGE & DAVE PERKINS
In a multi sport edition of our friday roundtable, DAVE HODGE and DAVE PERKINS join bob and john to talk some NHL and Major League Baseball.
The gentlemen start the show chatting about the Montreal Canadians unexpected run to the Stanley Cup Finals and what to expect out of them as they wait for their opponents.
They also bring the Blue Jays into the discussion - after a solid 5 game win streak we wonder if the Jays are capable of making the playoffs.
MLB's trade deadline is also brought up as the gentleman discuss potential moves the organization can make to strengthen their team.Fri, 25 Jun 2021 - 42min
- 237 - EP 173 - DAN SHULMAN on the Toronto Blue Jays, MLB's officiating issues and the electronic strike zone.
The voice of the Toronto Blue Jays on Sportsnet, DAN SHULMAN, joins the podcast to talk some Toronto Blue Jays and Major League Baseball.
The three discuss the "Ebbs & Flows" of the Jays tumultuous season, and wonder how much of their issues can be attributed to their schedule. The gentleman also discuss the possibility of Torontonians being able to see the Blue Jays play at the Rogers centre this summer.
We also get into the inconsistent relief pitching from Toronto this year, Alek Monoah's impact and progression as a player and the return of George Springer.
The three also discuss the prospect of an electronic strike zone and Major League Baseball's recent problems with banned substances - it needs to be fixed... but how?Thu, 24 Jun 2021 - 52min
- 236 - EP 172 - MIKE O'SHEA on the return of the CFL and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers
2019 Grey Cup Championship winning Coach of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, MIKE O'SHEA, joins the podcast to discuss the start of the CFL season nearly 2 years after it was forced to shut down.
The three discuss the reality of the situation for the players in the CFL, with many having to work different jobs during the stoppage of play to support their families - how ready will they be to play come August?
The gentlemen also get into the teams turnover - how different will not only the Bombers look next year but the rest of the league as well?
And finally, we talk about their new kicker from Western University and how the game translates differently to the pro's depending on what position you play.Wed, 23 Jun 2021 - 44min
- 235 - EP 171 - ROD BRIND'AMOUR on winning the Jack Adams Award, his contract extension, the Carolina Hurricanes and hockey in Raleigh.
ROD BRIND'AMOUR of the Carolina Hurricanes, last Thursday won the Jack Adams Award for NHL coach of the year as voted by members of the NHL Broadcasters' Association.
Today, he is a guest on The Bob McCown Podcast.
The three cover a wide range of topics with the former player and current head coach, including his award, his contract extension and his relationship with the teams owner, Tom Dundon.
We learn a little bit more about his coaching style and his struggle to compete with all of the other "Coaches" players these days and how much coaching is actually needed once you hit the NHL.
The gentleman also discuss the Hurricanes season this year, getting Rod to grade his teams performance.
To end the show we talk about the growing hockey market in Raleigh and how Rod thinks the future is bright for the sport in North Carolina.Tue, 22 Jun 2021 - 44min
- 234 - EP 170 - JOHN GIBBONS, former manager of the Toronto Blue Jays
A familiar face to Blue Jays fans everywhere, JOHN GIBBONS, joins Bob and John on the podcast to discuss some of Bob's favourite topics surrounding Major League Baseball.
We learn about John's role with the Braves, the players John is scouting and who is easier to evaluate, Pitchers or position players?
As today's show is about baseball, it is only natural that the gentleman spend some time on the pitching problem that is plaguing the league. Does the former manager think it's as much of a problem as the other two do? If so, how do we change it.
Also in the show, the three cover the analytic side of the game, cheating, player management and is Mike Trout still the best in the game?Mon, 21 Jun 2021 - 51min
- 233 - EP 169 - SHI DAVIDI on the Toronto Blue Jays and Major League Baseball's Pitching Problem.
Sportsnet's SHI DAVIDI hops on the podcast today to discuss the Blue Jays and some of Major League Baseball's glaring issues surrounding their starting Pitchers.
With an increase in injured pitchers, not only on the Blue Jays, but across MLB the gentleman wonder if the way Pitchers - especially the starters - are being trained is the issue.
With pitchers throwing less balls and player less inners than ever before, why do they keep getting hurt? is the commitment to velocity ruining the sport?
The three also discuss the overuse of analytics and how the "Win every matchup" mentality using statistics can actually have a negative effect on a teams future.
To end the show the three shift their talk to the Blue Jays, their future and Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s potential to be a star.
They also question Nate Pearson's future with the club - is it too early to say he's a bust?Fri, 18 Jun 2021 - 53min
- 232 - EP 168 - STEVE SIMMONS & BRUCE ARTHUR on the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games
STEVE SIMMONS, columnist for the Toronto Sun & BRUCE ARTHER from the Toronto star join the podcast for an Olympic themed roundtable talk with Bob and John.
Despite losing thousands of volunteers, vaccination complications and the fact that there is still a global pandemic - The Tokyo Olympics are still scheduled to begin in just over a month... today the gentleman discuss if this is still a good idea... or ever was.
With all four having worked countless Olympic events over the years we discuss how different the games will look this year due to the virus and the complications that comes with it.
Many questions remain unanswered with threats of potential outbreaks and lack of a vaccination rollout plan - are we setting up for failure?
To end the show, the gentleman discuss the IOC's bidding process over the years, noting the games negative economic effect for the majority of host countries has deterred many from even wanting to host the games.Thu, 17 Jun 2021 - 49min
- 231 - EP 165 - ALLAN WALSH on the Player Safety Hearing Process & the NHL's inconsistent Player Punishment.
NHL Agent, ALLAN WALSH, joins the podcast to give Bob and John a better idea of what the Player Safety hearing process is like.
The three discuss the steps the league takes as well as the player when a hearing is set up and what the process looks like on a day to day basis.
We also talk about the NHL's inconsistency when it comes to dishing out punishments for the players with the belief that the only way the NHL can measure intent is with strict liability.
Analytics is also brought up as Allan doesn't discredit the practice but believes it is relied on too heavily in all sports, not just hockey.Wed, 16 Jun 2021 - 44min
- 230 - EP 167 - JAMES HINCHCLIFFE gives us an inside look into the world of IndyCar racing,
Canadian IndyCar racer, JAMES HINCHCLIFFE joins Bob and John to talk about his return to Andretti Autosport and his upcoming races.
James also gives us an idea of what the training process of a racer is like as well the difference between various engine manufacturers.
We also discuss how his mindset changed after his injury and what it feels like to drive in a car made to hit speeds upwards of 200MPH.Wed, 16 Jun 2021 - 36min
- 229 - EP 166 - CAMMI GRANATO & RAY FERRARO.
One of Hockey's living legends, Hall of Fame Inductee and Scout for the Seattle Kraken, CAMMI GRANATO, joins the podcast with her husband, RAY FERRARO, in the couples first appearance together on a podcast.
We learn about what life is like balancing the busy life of being a hockey broadcaster AND raising a family... and then multiply it by two.
Not only do we get an inside look at the careers of both Ray and Cammi, the couple gives us some behind the scenes stories about their time between the benches calling games and their interactions with the players.
As Cammi transitions into a scout for the Seattle Kraken, we learn how she watches the game differently in preparation for her new role.
And to end the show, with Cammi being one of the greatest American Hockey players of all time... and Ray being Canadian... Bob and John find out what side of the border the Granato/Ferraro household cheers for on the ice.Tue, 15 Jun 2021 - 56min
- 226 - EP 163 - 9x Stanley Cup Champion & Member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, SCOTTY BOWMAN.
50 years and a day since being hired by the Montreal Canadiens, SCOTTY BOWMAN joins the show to talk some hockey and to look back on his legendary career.
Bob and John let Scotty do most of the talking as we take a look back at where the most winningest coach in NHL history started his coaching career.
From St.Louis to Montreal to Buffalo the gentlemen get Scotty's opinion on what role he prefers to play with his teams - Coaching or Managing as he has done them both and more often than not at the same time.
We also talk about some of the great Canadiens as Bob couldn't resist asking Bowman to rank his top 5 players and goalies to ever wear the red white and blue.
As the show ends, we discuss who the favourite in this years playoffs is and what a championship calibre team needs to have when you make a deep playoff run.Thu, 10 Jun 2021 - 55min
- 225 - EP 162 - JOHN DAVIDSON, President of Hockey Operations for the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Now in his second stint as President of Hockey Operations for the Columbus Blue Jackets, JOHN DAVIDSON, joins the podcast to talk to Bob and John about his recent departure from the Rangers, the coach hiring process and the future of the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Davidson shares his opinion on John Tortorella, and what not only he looks for in a coach in todays NHL but what the players want out of their bench boss as well.
We learn about the many offers the executive had, just days after leaving the Rangers and why he decided to go back to the Blue Jackets - further more, Bob and John pry into the Seth Jones contract negotiations and if we'll see him back in Columbus next year.
And finally, to end the show the three discuss a little bit of the Stanley Cup Playoffs as they are right now and who has the best shot to win it all.Wed, 09 Jun 2021 - 45min
- 224 - EP 161 - BOB RYAN on the Boston Celtics front office changes, the NBA and Major League Baseball.
BOB RYAN, columnist for the Boston Globe, makes his return to the podcast to discuss Boston sports, the Celtics recent front office decisions, and the rest of the NBA.
With Brad Stevens replacing Danny Ainge as President of Basketball Operations in Boston, the three take a look back at Ainge's tenure with the Celtics.
Is 1 title considered a success over the 18 years Ainge ran the team, and what was the reasoning to have Stevens as a replacement? Now, with no one behind the bench, who would be best suited to coach a team like the Boston Celtics?
The gentlemen also talk about the NBA playoffs and speculate whether the Kawhi Leonard experience in LA is coming to an end... is there a chance that fans can see Leonard back in a Raptors uniform?
And to end the show, we discuss Major League Baseball, the Red Sox and when will we get a second team in Canada?!Tue, 08 Jun 2021 - 56min
- 223 - EP 160 - The Stanley Cup Playoff Playoffs, Kyle Dubas & the Maple Leafs and the Toronto Blue Jays
Just Bob and John today - much to Bob's dismay -as scheduling conflicts left the two to talk about a variety of topics amongst themselves.
The gentlemen discuss the Canadian governments decision to allow NHL teams to cross the boarder once the 3rd round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs begin.
Conversation moves to the Montreal Canadians and how their injury riddled season may have benefitted them in the long run as it is becoming clear that everyone has underestimated this team.
From the underrated to the overrated - Bob and John also talk about Kyle Dubas and the Toronto Maple Leafs, who deserves the most blame for this season and what changes should be made next year.
To wrap up, we talk about the Golden Knights and their likelihood of pulling off an upset against the Avs and fit in some Blue Jays talk before we go.Mon, 07 Jun 2021 - 59min
- 222 - EP 159 -FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE W/ MIKE ZEISBERGER & KEVIN PAUL DUPONT on the Stanley Cup Playoffs
Bob and John bring the Hockey experts, MIKE ZEISBERGER & KEVIN PAUL DUPONT back to the show to go over the second round matchups of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs, like they did with the first.
However - before they break down the second round the four address the Mark Scheifele hit and subsequent 4 game suspension - was the punishment fair? and how many games would he have got if this were the regular season? The gentlemen discuss, noting the inconsistencies still prevalent in how hockey is officiated on all levels of the game.
One that is out of the way we get into the games as all four series and matchups are looked at - Is the Bruins defensive core good enough, do the Hurricanes and Golden Knights have a chance against the two league favourites and... Have we underestimated the Montreal Canadiens?
All those questions and more are answered on todays roundtable talk.Fri, 04 Jun 2021 - 59min
- 221 - EP 158 - MATT DEVLIN on the Toronto Raptors and the NBA Playoffs.
After a lengthy argument regarding the Mark Scheifele hit, Bob and John bring in the voice of the Toronto Raptors, MATT DEVLIN, as the three get into some hoops talk.
Starting with the Raptors, the three discuss the next moves for the team. Is Masai coming back, draft plans and overall what should we expect for next year? Matt Devlin keeps us informed.
Then we move on to the rest of the league - Did we overestimate the talent of both LA teams or have the Suns and Mavericks simply been over-achieving? With more smaller market teams like Utah, Memphis and Phoenix finding success in the post-season, the three wonder if this could be the end of the "Super-Team" era.
We address the front office changes in Boston, question the validity of the play-in tournament and we even get a taste of "Matty-D, resident Junior Hockey Analyst" to finish up the program.Thu, 03 Jun 2021 - 1h 01min
- 220 - EP 157 - JON MOROSI on the Toronto Blue Jays Young Stars And Bright Future.
Podcast regular and baseball expert, JON MOROSI, from the MLB Network comes on to the show to talk some Blue Jays with Bob and John.
But first, to start the show, Bob and John spend some time addressing Noami Osaka and her decision to pull out of the French Open - As the awareness of mental health grows, should professional sports and their media make a bigger effort to protect it's players?
Then it's baseball talk with Jon Morosi as the three take note of how good Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has been as of late and wonder if this is the type of player Jays fans were promised before he came to the league.
Jon, Bob and our John then move on to the rest of the team - Who has the better team? The 2015 Blue Jays or the roster we are seeing today? The three discuss.
We also talk about George Springer, Marcus Semien and what holes the team still needs to fill to become a contender. What position should be made a priority come the trade deadline - Pitching or 3rd Base?
And finally, Bob and John give their guest a chance to flex his hockey chops, as Morosi compares todays Maple Leafs with the 90's Red Wings before he leaves, prompting the two to finish the show with a hearty discussion over what on earth the Buds are going to do to get back on track this summer.Wed, 02 Jun 2021 - 54min
- 219 - EP 156 - MARK KIRTON on the Toronto Maple Leafs and his fight against ALS.
Former Maple Leaf, MARK KIRTON, joins the podcast to talk about his former teams not so shocking game seven collapse, and what on earth went wrong for them this time.
The three discuss what is next for the team after another first round exit - Who do you trade, who do you keep and ultimately... who deserves most of the blame for their lack-lustre playoff performance.
We also get to learn about his battle with ALS, after being diagnosed in 2018. Also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, ALS is a neurological disorder with no cure that causes gradual weakening of muscles and eventual death.
Mark has been incredibly active in his pursuit to spread awareness for the disease - He has raised $30,000 in the first 60 hours after launching a fundraising page last week.
You can check out his twitter campaign @KirtsSpeaksALS where he’s posting daily video messages from some of the biggest names in the sport.Tue, 01 Jun 2021 - 1h 01min
- 218 - EP 155 - NICK KYPREOS on The Toronto Maple Leafs vs. The Montreal Canadiens: Game 7.
Former NHL'er, and now Hockey Analyst, NICK KYPREOS, makes his very first appearance on the podcast with Bob and John as the three discuss tonights (May 31st) game 7 between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Montreal Canadiens.
The first question that everyone is asking - What is wrong with the Leafs? The gentlemen discuss the lack of production from Auston Matthews, Is Mitch Marner playing hurt? and throw the idea around that maybe we all underestimated just how much the team misses John Tavares.
The boys explore the idea if the Canadiens were to win, what would the Leafs do in the offseason? Is the teams performance more on the players or those behind the scenes?
If there is one thing the three agree upon, is that seemingly everyone in the hockey world underestimated the Montreal Canadiens, especially the Leafs.Mon, 31 May 2021 - 46min
- 217 - EP 154 - HOCKEY ROUNDTABLE W/ P.J. STOCK & BRIAN LAWTON
A couple former "Hockey Pucks" P.J. STOCK and BRIAN LAWTON join the show today for this weeks Stanley Cup Playoffs Roundtable.
From the series' that have just wrapped up to those that are still in full tilt, the gentleman break down everything that has happened so far in the first round of the playoffs and what to expect as more teams punch their ticket to round two
We also look at the current & potential second round matchups - who the favourites are, do the Carolina Hurricanes have a chance against the Tampa Bay Lightning and what do the Pittsburgh Penguins do now after their 1st round exit.Fri, 28 May 2021 - 46min
- 216 - EP 153 - FRED GAUDELLI, Executive Producer of Sunday Night Football on NBC.
Today, Bob and John get to pick the brain of one of the most decorated sports producers in the game - FRED GAUDELLI.
After carving out a significant career behind the camera, we learn about Fred's dreams of becoming an announcer, growing up idolizing guys like Marv Albert.
The three get into a discussion about what makes a good announcer, and whether or not a "Unique" voice is necessary to succeed in the field.
Then we get learn some tricks of Fred's trade - from how he deals with football players and the various personalities in the NFL to how he's managed to keep Sunday Night Football on NBC the top performing program for 10 years straight.Thu, 27 May 2021 - 46min
- 215 - EP 152 - GLENN HEALY, Hockey broadcaster & former NHL Goaltender
Former target, and friend of the podcast, GLENN HEALY joins Bob and John to talk some hockey in a show that was intended to be about the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but turned more into "Glenn talks & the boys listen"
We get Healy's perspective on goaltending in the playoffs, as the gentlemen note that it's the postseason where a net-minder can separate himself from the "good", and become great.
As the show progresses, the trio talk about Glenn's playing days, some of the greatest rivalries in hockey, his time playing with "The Great One" and what words of wisdom our very own John Shannon gave to Mr.Healy on his first day on the job as a broadcaster.Wed, 26 May 2021 - 46min
- 214 - EP 151 - BRUCE BOUDREAU on the Stanley Cup Playoffs & Coaching in the NHL.
Most recently, the former head coach of the Minnesota Wild, BRUCE BOUDREAU joins the show to talk about the playoffs so far, and Bob & John find out if "Gabby" has any plans to coach in the near future. Firstly, the boys find out what it's like for a coach to simply... watch hockey as a fan, if that's easy possible. We learn who Bruce is cheering for this summer, how he watches games and whether he has an affinity for the teams that he has worked for. Bruce gives us an idea as to who he thinks has the best chance to win it all. We also spend some time learning about the bench boss' coaching style, how he uses his timeouts and if he is ready to get back behind the bench after taking a year off.Tue, 25 May 2021 - 46min
- 213 - EP 150 - IAN LEGGATT & RICHARD ZOKOL on Phil Mickelson's Historic Win & The Ocean Course.
Former tour members IAN LEGGATT & RICHARD ZOKOL join Bob and John to dissect Phil Mickelson's record breaking tour win, becoming the oldest golfer to win a Major at 50 years old. The foursome note the noticeable changes Phil has made to his physical and mental golf game believing that this is not the "Phony Phil" fans and players have known in the past. To end the show, we take a look at where Phil won, The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island. One of the more unfamiliar courses on tour, the four discuss the unique qualities the oddly placed Pete Dye design brings, and why it makes the game more fun to watchMon, 24 May 2021 - 46min
- 212 - EP 149 - NBA ROUNDTABLE w/ ERIC SMITH & SCOTT STINSON - the Toronto Raptors
Sports Columnist for The National Post, SCOTT STINSON, and Radio play-by-play announcer, ERIC SMITH, join the podcast to talk everything Toronto Raptors with Bob and John. The four start the show debating whether or not the Raptors intentionally tanked to end the season, and if they did, should the NBA punish the Raptors? Or has the season in Tampa given them a free pass for the year. We then get into the future of this team, seeing the core group of talent they already have - how will they look next year? And finally, we look at Kyle Lowry and his contract. How much should Toronto be willing to spend to bring him back... if they intend to bring him back at all.Fri, 21 May 2021 - 46min
- 211 - EP 148 - BUCK MARTINEZ on the Toronto Blue Jays.
Play-by-play announcer for the Toronto Blue Jays, Buck Martinez comes in to talk about the team as they inch closer to the 60 game mark of the season, and prepare to move to Buffalo. The three talk about the Jays pitching problems, and whether they need to start looking outside of the organization to balance their rotation. A lot of time is spent on the teams young core of players, with Buck stressing patience when it comes to dealing with inexperienced players. The Gentleman also address the Blue Jays injury issues, have the new facilities in Dunedin been working? an who he is most excited about on this Jays roster.Thu, 20 May 2021 - 46min
- 210 - EP 147 - EUGENE MELNYK, owner of the Ottawa Senators.
Owner of the Ottawa Senators, and friend of the podcast, EUGENE MELNYK, hops on the show to have a conversation with Bob and John. After a tough season with a young core of players, Eugene shares his optimism about the teams future - believing that the Stanley Cup Playoffs are well within sight for next season. The owner also gives us an inside look at his teams re-build strategy, stressing patience, discipline & attention are the keys to building a successful hockey team. The three spend some time discussing the future of some of the teams young studs, and what Eugene is looking for in the next captain of the Ottawa Senators. To end the show - Bob, John & Eugene get into a lengthy conversation over the Senators plans for a new arena... and where exactly that might be.Wed, 19 May 2021 - 46min
- 209 - EP 146 - BO LEVI MITCHELL, Quarterback for the Calgary Stampeders.
BO LEVI MITCHELL, QB for the Calgary Stampeders, joins the podcast to update Bob and John on the Canadian Football League, the only North American pro Sports league that has yet to return to play since the beginning of the global pandemic. It may be an unpopular opinion, but Bo believes the recent talks between the XFL and the CFL would actually be good for the growth of the game up North as the three brainstorm ways to keep the oldest professional football league in the world relevant. The gentleman talk about Bo's NFL dreams, his affinity to Canada, making Calgary his home, his new podcast "Benny and Bo" and how much of the Canadian game he knew about growing up in Texas... and it wasn't a lot.Tue, 18 May 2021 - 46min
- 208 - EP 145 - RICK BOWNESS, Head Coach of The Dallas Stars.
With another season in the books, Head Coach of the Dallas Stars, RICK BOWNESS joins the podcast to talk about his time in the NHL as a player, assistant and head coach, his coaching style and his experience coaching hockey during the pandemic.Mon, 17 May 2021 - 46min
- 207 - EP 144 - FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE W/ KEVIN DUPONT & MIKE ZEISBERGER: NHL Playoff Preview.
KEVIN PAUL DUPONT of the Boston Globe and MIKE ZEISBERGER from NHL.com join the podcast today to preview the 2021 NHL Playoffs. On todays roundtable, the gentlemen cover the entirety of the NHL playoff matchups as the season comes to an end. The four cover it all, from post season favourites to potential playoff surprises, we go through each first round matchup as the group gives their opinion on the must watch games across the league and who we should keep an eye on in the race for the Stanley CupFri, 14 May 2021 - 46min
- 206 - EP 143 - The NHL's Coaching Carousel : Recent Departures & Likely Landing Spots.
No guest on today's episode, leaving Bob and John to chat amongst themselves about the NHL and their coaching carousel. The two discuss the recent departures around the league and speculate as to where John Tortorella, Rick Tocchet and David Quinn could go next - Is a Torts/Rangers reunion likely? Bob and John also wonder what's taking the Carolina Hurricanes so long to re-sign Rod Brind'Amor - with Seattle looking for their first coach in franchise history, John thinks their target could be Rod the Bod. Also on the show, we talk about how Bruce Boudreau could make a great fit in Arizona, what coach is next on the chopping block and whether it is even fair to judge a coaches performance during the pandemic season.Thu, 13 May 2021 - 46min
- 205 - EP 142 - BOB ELLIOTT & DAVE HODGE talk Major League Baseball & the Toronto Blue Jays.
Former baseball columnist for the Toronto Sun, BOB ELLIOTT and Canadian broadcast great, DAVE HODGE join Bob and John to talk Major League Baseball, and the Toronto Blue Jays. The gentleman begin the show discussing the problem both the NHL and MLB are going to face with their Canadian teams come playoff time. Will the Leafs and Blue Jays have to play in Buffalo when the time comes? or is hosting games in Toronto a realistic option - the four look into it. The gentleman also talk about the uptick in soft tissue injuries around the league to start the season, the injury problems in Toronto and the importance of having patience with young pitchers. To end the show, the four talk about Vladdy G's recent performance, Cavan Biggio and look for the Blue Jays answer to their 3rd base problems.Wed, 12 May 2021 - 46min
- 204 - EP 141 - DOUG SMITH on the Toronto Raptors.
DOUG SMITH, from the Toronto Star, joins the podcast today to talk about the Toronto Raptors one day after they have officially been eliminated from playoff contention. The three discuss whether or not the Raptors tanked on purpose to close out the season, and if Toronto should make a competitive offer to keep Kyle Lowry this offseason. Bob, John and Doug also debate on who they think the greatest Raptors of all time is, comparing the impact Vince Carter had on the game in Toronto opposed to Kyle Lowry. To end the show, the three address the teams needs this offseason and who Doug thinks will make the biggest leap in development for next seasonTue, 11 May 2021 - 46min
- 203 - EP 140 - SHI DAVIDI on the Toronto Blue Jays.
Sportsnet baseball columnist, SHI DAVIDI, joins the podcast to talk about what's been going on with the Toronto Blue Jays. The three start the show by addressing Nate Pearson's shaky season debut - Should we be concerned? The conversations moves from Pearson to Alek Manoah, and whether or not he's ready for the jump to big leagues as the Jays bullpen situation gets more and more dire. Pitching problems aside - Bob, John and Shi discuss the best options for George Springer and agree that maybe keeping him as a DH for the rest of the season would be best for his health and the team. To end the show, we discuss they Blue Jays 3rd base problems, Randal Grichuck and what kind of potential Cavan Biggio brings to the table.Mon, 10 May 2021 - 46min
- 202 - EP 139 - FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE W/ JIM HUGHSON & CHRIS CUTHBERT.
Two Canadian broadcasting legends, CHRIS CUTHBERT and JIM HUGHSON join the podcast for a rare "Play-By-Play" edition of our friday roundtable talk. To start the show, Bob finds out who inspired the two game callers to pursue their careers. The gentlemen also discuss the nuances of calling a game and whether or not they are conscious of their respective "styles" in the booth. We find out what the two prefer when it comes to TV or radio and given the option, if they could call one sport for the rest of their career, which would it be, and why is it hockey? To wrap up, Jim, Chris, Bob and John wonder about the future of sports broadcasting as the pandemic has shown that you can do just as good of a job remotely as you can at the game.Fri, 07 May 2021 - 46min
- 201 - EP 138 - HAYLEY WICKENHEISER on becoming a doctor, the Tokyo Olympics and the "This is Our Shot" campaign.
6 time Olympian, 4 time Gold Medalist, member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, and one of the greatest hockey players of all time - Just days away from becoming an official Doctor, HAYLEY WICKENHEISER joins the podcast to have a conversation with Bob and John. To begin the show, we learn about "This is Our Shot", a campaign to battle vaccine hesitancy and encourage Canadians to get inoculated, something Hayley has spearheaded from the start. Hayley shares her first hand experiences battling COVID-19, as she spreads awareness across Canada about the severity of the pandemic, and the importance of vaccination. The three also discuss Hayleys role on the International Olympic Committee, what it will take for Canada to attend the summer Olympics in Tokyo and her experience speaking up against the idea of Japan hosting the games. Finally, as a former member of the team, we get her opinion on the cancellation of this summers World Championships and the potential for a tournament in Calgary in August.Thu, 06 May 2021 - 46min
- 200 - EP 137 - Major League Baseball with JON PAUL MOROSI
MLB broadcaster, JON MOROSI, is back on the podcast for some baseball talk with Bob and John. As he is known to do from time to time, Bob and Jon ask Morosi to put on his "hockey hat" to start the podcast as they look for his opinion on NHL and how they've been dealing with the recent Tom Wilson issue. Moving the discussion over to baseball, Jon compares the difference between player punishment and accountability in the NHL and MLB and why Major League Baseball has proven to be more successful in that department. The gentleman also chat about the inconsistencies in todays strike zone. As hitters continue to be at a disadvantage, is an automated strike zone the only answer? To wrap up the show, the three address Roberto Alomar and how not only did the Blue Jays handle the situation properly but so did Major League Baseball. Now why is he still in the HOF?Wed, 05 May 2021 - 46min
- 199 - EP 136 - WAYNE GRETZKY on the NHL and remembering his late father, Walter.
Our guest today needs no introduction, as most of the world already knows him as "The Great One".... WAYNE GRETZKY stops by to talk some hockey with Bob and John. To start the podcast the gentlemen pay their respects to Wayne's late father, and one of the hockey worlds most recognizable hockey dads - Walter Gretzky. Wayne looks back on some of his fondest memories with his father, how just about all of Southern Ontario has seen his basement and what he said to him on the drive over to his last game as an NHL'er. Wayne gives his perspective of the game and how it has changed during the pandemic, wishing he could have played in todays era of skill and speed. The Great One also tells us what advice he gave to a current Oilers super star.Tue, 04 May 2021 - 46min
- 198 - EP 135 - MATT DEVLIN on the Toronto Raptors, the future of Kyle Lowry and the NBA Playoffs.
Fresh off of the Toronto Raptors win over the Los Angeles Lakers, Raptors play-by-play announcer, MATT DEVLIN, joins the podcast to talk basketball. The gentleman talk about the Lakers and how Matt seems to think they look a little disjointed. That leads them to discuss the loaded Western Conference... if not the Lakers who else has a shot to win the Larry O'Brien Trophy? The three also talk about the top teams in the Eastern Conference before diving into the issues surrounding Toronto Raptors, as they could potentially miss the play-offs for the first time in 8 seasons. Does Kyle Lowry stay? How close are the Raptors to being a top 3 team in the East again? Matt, Bob and John talk all about it on todays show.Mon, 03 May 2021 - 46min
- 197 - EP 134 - The North Division, NHL playoffs, goaltending and The Toronto Maple Leafs.
It's not too often listeners get Bob McCown and John Shannon all to themselves... today is that day. In a rare guest-less episode, Bob and John talk some hockey but more specifically, The Toronto Maple Leafs. The gents talk about their goalie situation and debate who they should start come playoff time : A hot Jack Campbell or a healthy Frederik Andersen? Bob wonders if Andersen could ever be good in the playoffs, and asks whether or not Toronto should even keep the Danish net minder once his contract is up. We end the show with raised voices and red faces as both John and Bob get into a spirited debate over some of the best Goalies to ever play - Should Grant Fuhr be in the Hall of Fame? Bob sure doesn't think so.Fri, 30 Apr 2021 - 47min
- 196 - EP 133 - ROB LONGLEY & DAVE PERKINS on The Toronto Blue Jays.
ROB LONGLEY from the Toronto Sun and DAVE PERKINS of the Toronto Star are back on the podcast to chat some MLB but more specifically, The Toronto Blue Jays and their recent health issues: Do the Jays put too much emphasis on high performance training? The gents also talk about George Springer's long awaited debut as a Blue Jay and the lack of offence generated by the teams top players. As always, Bob brings up the never ending pitching issue that is plaguing Major League baseball, and the foursome throw out some ideas to help change it. To end the podcast - as Major League Baseball is starting to lose generations of fans - Bob, John, Dave and Rob discuss how the league can fix baseball before it becomes another "niche" sport.Thu, 29 Apr 2021 - 46min
- 195 - EP 132 - GREG COSELL previews the 2021 NFL Draft.
With the NFL draft only a day away, Executive Producer and Analyst for "NFL Matchup on ESPN" Greg Cosell joins the podcast to talk some football. The three discuss various aspects of the draft, from which position is toughest to evaluate to why they think running backs are getting taken lower and lower each year. Greg shares his opinion on who he thinks the most talented football player in the draft is, and why he won't get picked 1st overall. The gentleman also spend some time on the Quarterback position, how much age plays a factor plays a factor for them and the potential of having 3 consecutive QB's picked to start the night.Wed, 28 Apr 2021 - 46min
- 194 - EP 131 - TOM DUNDON on changing the culture of the Carolina Hurricanes
Majority Owner of the Carolina Hurricanes, TOM DUNDON stops by to talk about his team but first the gentleman discuss another one of his business ventures - Top Golf. Then it's all hockey talk, as Bob and John ask about the owners plans with their current head coach, Rod Brind'Amour, and his expiring contract. Will he be back? Or will the canes have a different boss behind the bench next season? Dundon stresses the importance of finding a balance between Analytics and the age old "Eye test" when it comes to building an NHL team, and talks about some of the surprises he's faced as a team owner. To wrap up, Tom shares his strategy for building the game in North Carolina - focusing more on the entertainment value in a non traditional hockey market like Raleigh, leading us to the origin of their famous "Storm Surge" celebration.Tue, 27 Apr 2021 - 47min
- 193 - EP 130 - NHL ROUNDTABLE W/ ARTHUR STAPLE & ADRIAN DATER : Playoff Preview
ADRIAN DATER, writer for the Colorado Avalanche, and Islanders columnist for The Athletic, ARTHUR STAPLE join us to talk about their respective teams and all of the other playoff teams that us Canadians haven't seen much of this year. Th gentlemen break down what it will take for both the Islanders and the Avalanche to take the next step in the playoffs, as well as debate whats more important come playoff time - Stanley cup experience? or team chemistry. The gents wrap the show up with some goalie talk, who's the top net-minder in the league, and are they being pampered just a little too much?Mon, 26 Apr 2021 - 46min
- 192 - EP 129 - JAYSON STARK, are the Blue Jays turning into a baseball behemoth?
Baseball columnist for The Athletic, JAYSON STARK, joins the podcast to discuss his recent article "Can The Blue Jays Be Baseball's Next Behemoth?" with Bob and John. Jayson has spent some time in Dunedin, and believes that the Toronto Blue Jays are building something unique with their club, as he tells the gentleman that the Jays have an upside unlike any other team in Major League Baseball. The three talk about the teams nucleus and how difficult it will be for them to keep around.. but Jayson believes it wont be as hard as Jays fans think. As always, Bob complains about the evolution of Baseball but this time he is met with a pretty good solution from Jayson Stark.Fri, 23 Apr 2021 - 47min
- 191 - EP 128 - DAVID BRANCH, commissioner of the Ontario Hockey League talks about the state of the OHL.
Former commissioner of the CHL and current commissioner of the OHL, DAVID BRANCH joins the podcast to talk about the Ontario Hockey League as it heads into the second straight year of no hockey. Fresh off of the announcement that the league won't be playing again this year, Branch talks about their proposed bubble plan for the league and why it didn't happen. We discuss the implications this shutdown will have on the leagues players, eligibility for next year and a potential "Top Prospects" event that could be played later on in the summer. David is here to make sure we know that he and the OHL are doing everything they can to make sure it's players receive the proper exposure in order to further their playing career while staying healthy at the same time.Thu, 22 Apr 2021 - 47min
- 190 - EP 127 - JAMES SHARMAN tells us everything we need to know about the failed European Super League
Soccer AND meat pie expert, JAMES SHARMAN, joins the podcast to tell us everything he knows about this failed Super League idea that has taken over the footy world. James talks about where the idea came from, the fan reaction, the influence American ownership had, and UEFA's swift response to the plan. We end the podcast by talking about the progression of the sport in North America and we learn about James' newest venture - Meat Pies.Wed, 21 Apr 2021 - 46min
- 189 - EP 126 - PIERRE MCGUIRE on the best players in the NHL, Sydney Crosby and does playoff experience matter?
NBC hockey insider, PIERRE MCGUIRE joins the podcast to let Bob and John know why Sydney Crosby is the most disrespected superstar in the NHL. That leads the gentleman to discuss the top talents in the league, and who is at the top of Pierre's list when it comes to the greatest hockey player playing in the NHL today. The three also chat about how the size of goaltenders equipment has gotten out of hand, the shelf life of an NHL coach today and Pierre informs us as to why thinks having playoff experience isn't going to make or break your post season performance.Tue, 20 Apr 2021 - 46min
- 188 - EP 125 - NICK FOLIGNO, the newest member of the Toronto Maple Leafs
Former Columbus Blue Jackets Captain, NICK FOLIGNO joins Bob and John while he is in quarantine. The three talk about what it was like for Nick to be traded as the leader of a franchise, the high expectations set in Toronto and how he can help the team in the playoffs. Nick also gives us a little insight on who John Tortorella is as a person and a coach, and what role he expects to have as a Maple Leaf as he makes the transition to the North Division. We also find out if Nick has "re-kindled the flame" with his former teammate in Ottawa, Jason Spezza, and who he is most excited to play with in Toronto.Mon, 19 Apr 2021 - 45min
- 187 - EP 124 - FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE W/ ROD BLACK & ERIC SMITH on the Toronto Raptors
ROD BLACK, from TSN, and Sportnet's ERIC SMITH come in to discuss whether the Toronto Raptors have had a fair shake this season... spoiler alert, they have not. The roundtable discussion leads the gentleman to debate the skill level of Toronto's "Big Three" of the future, and whether or not we'll see Kyle Lowry in a Raptors uniform next year. The foursome also talk about Pascal Siakam’s ceiling, Masai Ujiri’s future with the team and are the Raptors tanking or competing?Fri, 16 Apr 2021 - 46min
- 186 - EP 123 - KEN DAVIDOFF on the Yankees slow start, the emerging Mets and The Toronto Blue Jays
KEN DAVIDOFF, baseball columnist for the New York Post, jumps in to talk Major League Baseball with Bob and John. We talk about the Yankee's slow start, their pitching and whether or not he has any concerns, the Toronto Blue Jays and the emerging New York Mets. The three also discuss whether they want more or less inter-league play, and naturally, Bob finds out what side Ken is on when it comes to "The evolution of pitching."Thu, 15 Apr 2021 - 46min
- 185 - EP 122 - JOHN OURAND on how the Pandemic is changing Sorts Media, The declining Masters ratings and the new NHL and NFL TV deals.
From The Sports Business Journal, JOHN OURAND, joins the podcast to talk about why the viewership for the Masters was so low this year. Bob and John also pick their guests brain on the ever changing outlook of sports media and how the Pandemic has forced it to change... and is it changed forever? Mr.Ourand gives us some insight on the new NHL and NFL TV deals and his opening on what direction sports gambling will take us in. Finally, whats going on with the MLB's antitrust exemption?Wed, 14 Apr 2021 - 46min
- 184 - EP 121 - MIKE ZEISBERGER & MIKE HARRINGTON recap the NHL Trade Deadline
Sabres columnist, MIKE HARRINGTON, and NHL.com writer MIKE ZEISBERGER join Bob and John following the NHL Trade deadline. The four chat about who won and who lost as they go in depth on all the moves the Canadian teams made. They wonder if "Dealin' Dubas" made too many tweaks this year considering where they are in the standings and look at teams who should have been more active And finally, with both players being moved, the gentleman ask the question; Would you rather have Taylor Hall, or Anthony Mantha?Tue, 13 Apr 2021 - 46min
- 183 - EP 120 - ALLEN ABEL on the politics of sports reporting, and the difference between reporting on sports and politics
Award winning journalist, ALLEN ABEL, joins the show once again to chat with Bob and John. Not short for stories, Abel remembers when he was a beat reporter for the Toronto Blue Jays and Maple Leafs, the greatest athletes he's ever seen and the difference between the ABA and the NBA. Abel also shares why he was respected as a sports reporter in Toronto, as he remembers interactions he had with some of the star players and finally, he lets us know the difference between reporting on sports and politics.Mon, 12 Apr 2021 - 46min
- 182 - EP 119 - FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE W/ DARREN PANG AND GREG MILLEN on The NHL Trade Deadline and Expansion Draft
Two former "targets" as Bob calls them, DARREN PANG & GREG MILLEN join the podcast to go over the NHL trade deadline as it fast approaches. The two former goalies and now broadcasters give their take as to why so many goalies transition to broadcasting after their playing days are over, and remember their first audition tape they sent to our very own John Shannon. The roundtable discusses whether or not the Canadian media over-dose it's coverage on the deadline, and how this years expansion draft will be considerably different for Seattle than it was for Vegas.Fri, 09 Apr 2021 - 46min
- 181 - EP 118 - CHUCK SWIRSKY talks the difference between NBA and NCAA, The Chicago Bulls and the playoff format.
Former Raptors broadcast legend and current play-by-play man for the Chicago Bulls, CHUCK SWIRSKY stops by to talk some hoops with Bob and John. The three talk about the recent trade the Chicago Bulls made and how much better it makes their team, this years playoffs and play in tournament. The three also toss around the idea of eliminating the East/West playoff format and discuss the differences Chuck has noticed after working in both the NBA and NCAA. Finally, it wouldn't be a basketball show if Bob didn't take an opportunity to complain about NBA teams resting their players.Thu, 08 Apr 2021 - 45min
- 180 - EP 117 - IAN LEGGAT & RICHARD ZOKOL on The Masters, Augusta National and the tournament favourites
Former tour golfers IAN LEGGAT and RICHARD ZOKOL join Bob and John just in time for the Masters. Richard shares his experience playing at the Masters and why Augusta National is one of his least favourite courses to play on while Ian lets us know just how close he was to getting there. The gentlemen talk about the "Magic of the Masters", and preview the players in one of the most wide open fields the Master has had in a while.Wed, 07 Apr 2021 - 46min
- 179 - EP 116 - SCOTT BURNSIDE & ERIC DUHATSCHECK of the Athletic preview the impending NHL Trade Deadline.
Both sports columnists for The Athletic, SCOTT BURNSIDE (@overtimescottb) and ERIC DUHATSCHECK (@eduhatscheck) join Bob and John to break down their expectations for this years NHL trade deadline. The gentleman talk who's buying and who's selling... and better yet, is it even worth it to be a buyer this year? What will the Toronto Maple Leafs do, whats in the future for players like Sam Bennett and Taylor Hall? Bob, John and their guests discuss all of that and more in todays episode.Tue, 06 Apr 2021 - 48min
- 178 - EP 115 - RICHARD PEDDIE on the future of the Toronto Blue Jays and the Rogers Centre, his vision for Maple Leaf Square and how he would fare running MLSE today
Author, Philanthropist, Climate & Racial Justice Champion, and Former President and CEO of MLSE, RICHARD PEDDIE, joins Bob and John on the podcast today. Richard talks about the future of the Blue Jays and the Rogers Centre in Toronto, whether or not they'll get a new stadium and the three discuss their preferences of where a new ballpark should go if it does get made. Richard also talks about how he would do as CEO of MLSE today, and his vision for The Maple Leaf Square back in 2012.Mon, 05 Apr 2021 - 46min
- 177 - EP 114 - BRAD TRELIVING talks the Flames recent struggles, the addition of Darryl Sutter and how active Calgary will be on the trade deadline.
General Manager of the Calgary Flames, BRAD TRELIVING, joins Bob and John as we approach the NHL Trade Deadline. Brad touches on Calgary's struggles this season, and speaks about the impact new Head Coach, Darryl Sutter, has had on the team so far. He also gives us some insight on the relationship he has with his new coach and how much input he will have on the teams roster. Finally, we get some hints on whether or not the Calgary Flames will be active in the trade market come April 12th.Fri, 02 Apr 2021 - 46min
- 176 - EP 113 - JASON SPEZZA talks the importance of leadership in Toronto, transitioning his style of play and his time in Ottawa
JASON SPEZZA of the Toronto Maple Leafs joins Bob and John from Winnipeg. The Leafs forward gets into his decision to come to Toronto and the importance the Maple Leafs have in leadership. Jason talks about the adjustment he and his team had to make without any fans and how there isn't really any real home ice advantage anymore. Finally - Jason, Bob and John look back on his days in Ottawa and we find out if he has any regrets about his time player there.Thu, 01 Apr 2021 - 46min
- 175 - EP 112 - BILL SHAIKIN talks Major League Baseball LA Dodgers and who could dethrone them.
There are less than 24 hours to go before Opening Day so BILL SHAIKIN, MLB columnist from The LA Times, joins the podcast to talk Baseball. Shaikin discusses the LA Dodgers and their chances of repeating with the Padres breathing down their neck and who could be a threat in The American League. Bill gives his insight on where the conversations are going regarding a universal DH and the prospect of an extended playoffs. The three also contemplate whether or not Major League Baseball has lost a generation of fans and wonder what they could do to generate more interest. And finally, this wouldn't be a baseball show if Bob didn't complain to Bill about the evolution of the games pitching.Wed, 31 Mar 2021 - 1h 02min
- 174 - EP 111 - SCOTT BOWMAN talks about the top teams in the NHL, those that have surprised him and his philosophy on resting players.
The winningest Head Coach in NHL history (1,244) SCOTTY BOWMAN stops by to talk some hockey with Bob and John. Bowman shares some great stories about his interactions with refs, his philosophy on resting players and about his last game in Detroit. The gentleman also discuss the top teams in the NHL today and the teams who have exceeded his expectations. Scott Bowman is the only NHL coach to lead three teams to Stanley Cup victories. He won the Jack Adams Award in 1977 and 1996. In the 1976–77 season he won a record 60 games, breaking his own record of 58 wins the year before.Tue, 30 Mar 2021 - 46min
- 173 - EP 110 - MATT DEVLIN talks about the "Tampa Bay Factor", the Raptors roster and his 1000 games as a Raptors broadcaster.
Play-By-Play TV Announcer, MATT DEVLIN, joins Bob and John to talk some Raptors. Matt reflects on his 1000 games as the voice of the Toronto Raptors television broadcast and gets into some hoops talk with the gentlemen. The three talk about how much being in Tampa Bay has impacted this Raptors team, how good their roster really is and what you need out of an ideal center in todays NBA. Matt also lets us know what teams (or team) really scare him in the East.Mon, 29 Mar 2021 - 46min
- 172 - EP 9 - Director GABE POLSKY talks his new film, RED PENGUINS and the influence of Russian hockey in the NHL.
EPISODE 8 - Acclaimed documentary director, GABE POLSKY joins the show to talk about his new film, RED PENGUINS. An amazing story about Penguins owner Howard Baldwin and his plight to run a Russian hockey franchise. Also, the influence of Russian hockey in the NHL and his thoughts on the 1987 Canada Cup! Red Penguins is available On Demand - August 4th. Check out the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W90-iWQkExE&feature=youtu.beTue, 04 Aug 2020 - 25min
- 171 - EP 8 - MARK SHAPIRO Talks Jays Weekend Off; Pearson debut and the Jays Start.
EPISODE 8 - Blue Jays President MARK SHAPIRO joins the show and talks Jays Weekend Off due to COVID. His thoughts on Pearson's debut and the Jays hot start. Also, rule changes in baseball and an update on the ballpark in Buffalo!Fri, 31 Jul 2020 - 32min
- 170 - EP 7 - GARY BETTMAN Joins to Talk the NHL Restart and the New CBA.
EPISODE 7 - A very special "Hockey is Back" Episode featuring NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, who joins to discuss the process leading up to the establishment of the hub cities and the NHL restart. Also, the league and Player's Association announced a new CBA during COVID. Also, what does next season look like?Wed, 29 Jul 2020 - 29min
- 169 - EP 6 - RAY RATTO talks MLB COVID Issues and Who Is Likely to Suspend the Season? The Owners or the Players.
EP 6 - RAY RATTO talks MLB COVID Issues and Who Is Likely to Suspend the Season? The Owners or the Players. Also, will the NFL learn the lessons of MLB? Or will their arrogance and "football culture" get in the way?Tue, 28 Jul 2020 - 31min
- 168 - EP 5 - DOUG SMITH Joins to Talk Raptors & NBA Bubble. How Are Players reacting? And Raptors chances?
EPISODE 5 - Toronto Star Basketball Reporter Doug Smith joins the show to talk NBA Bubble and the Raptors route to a repeat. How are the Players reacting to life in the bubble? What does the layoff mean for a healthy Raptors team? Also, Smitty's thoughts on the Last Dance. Subscribe to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/FadooProductionsThu, 23 Jul 2020 - 28min
- 167 - EP 4 - GEORGE MCPHEE from Vegas and talks going into the NHL bubble & COVID challenges for teams.
EPISODE 4 - Vegas Golden Knights President George McPhee joins Bob and John to talk training camp and going into the Edmonton bubble. Also, life in Vegas and the situation in Nevada. How does his team prepare for a long playoff run, while living in Edmonton? And during COVID the NHL and NHLPA have also secured labour peace going forward. Subscribe to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/FadooProductionsTue, 21 Jul 2020 - 34min
- 166 - EP 3 - Bob Ryan from the Boston Globe joins the Show! Brady's Chances in TB. COVID Concerns in NCAA.
EPISODE 3 - Bob Ryan from the Boston Globe joins the show to talk COVID concerns for major league sports and NCAA football. What will some states do without football? Should they even be playing? What will the Patriots look like without Tom Brady? And are the Bucs in Tampa Bay legitimate contenders now with Brady and Gronk? Subscribe to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/FadooProductionsFri, 17 Jul 2020 - 37min
- 165 - EP 2 - Brian Cooper Joins to Talk Sports Biz Risks for Leagues Restarting. Also, CHL Concerns?
EPISODE 2 - Sports Biz Expert Brian Cooper joins the Show! What the business risks for leagues coming back? Will sponsors feel the effects if the restarts don't work? Will advertisers come back once the live games start? Brian also talks Digital Arenas. Are they coming? The CHL has a tough road ahead as well. Subscribe to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/FadooProductionsTue, 14 Jul 2020 - 30min
- 164 - EP 1 - NEW FORMAT, NEW NAME - JP Morosi & John Shannon Talk Issues Around MLB Season Starting!
EPISODE 1 - New Extended Format for the Bob McCown Podcast. On today's Friday roundtable, JP Morosi and John Shannon talk the issues surrounding MLB's season. Why they chose to NOT go with with a bubble format? And will the World Series winner be a legitimate title? Subscribe to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/FadooProductions https://okyouvegot5minutes.podbean.com/ Check out the merch - https://teespring.com/new-bob-mccown-cartoon?pid=2&cid=2122Fri, 10 Jul 2020 - 38min
- 163 - EP27 - HHOF Picks. Should Lowe Have Been Picked Over Alfie? What is Kobe's Basketball Legacy?
EPISODE 27 - The Hockey Hall of Fame picks are in. Did Kevin Lowe deserve a spot over Daniel Alfredsson? After the Last Dance and the talk of Jordan's legacy, what about Kobe? What is his basketball legacy? Bob weighs in. Subscribe to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/FadooProductionsTue, 07 Jul 2020 - 07min
- 162 - EP26 - Does MLB Have a Tanking Problem? Who is the Greatest Jays Pitcher of All-Time? Doc vs. Stieb?
EPISODE 26 - Does MLB have a tanking problem? Who is the greatest Jays pitcher of all-time? Doc vs. Stieb? Do the Jays have a shot this season. Bob weighs in. Subscribe to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/FadooProductions If you want to appear in a future episode, please send an email to: email@example.comMon, 06 Jul 2020 - 06min
- 161 - EP25 - A 30-Minute FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE Featuring ESPN's Keith Olbermann & John Shannon!
EPISODE 25 - An extended episode featuring Special Guests Keith Olbermann from ESPN and John Shannon! The boys discuss the dangers and the economics behind the sports leagues returning to play this year. Subscribe to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/FadooProductions If you want to appear in a future episode, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.orgFri, 03 Jul 2020 - 29min
- 160 - EP24 - Featuring Special Guest John Shannon! What Are the Dangers of the NHL Returning During COVID?
EPISODE 24 - Featuring Special Guest John Shannon! Bob and John discuss what are the dangers of the NHL returning during COVID. And will players opt out of returning if the number of positive cases increase? Subscribe to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/FadooProductions If you want to appear in a future episode, please send an email to: email@example.comFri, 26 Jun 2020 - 09min
- 159 - EP23 - What Happens to Franchise Values After COVID? Will the Fans Come Back in Ottawa?
EPISODE 23 - How will COVID affect the long term business of pro sports franchises? Will ticket prices go down? Franchise values? Will owners be forced to shed their franchises? Also, will hockey fans come back in Ottawa? And an unusual NHL record that will never be broken. Bob weighs in, as usual. Subscribe to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/FadooProductions If you want to appear in a future episode, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.orgThu, 25 Jun 2020 - 06min
- 158 - EP22 - Vlad Jr or Bo, Who Will Have a Bigger Impact? Which Team is Poised to Win During Restart?
EPISODE 22 - Vlad Jr or Bo, which young Blue Jay will have a bigger long term impact? When the seasons restart, which team is better positioned to have a long playoff run? Leafs or Raptors? Bob doesn't hold back on his opinion. Subscribe to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/FadooProductions If you want to appear in a future episode, please send an email to: email@example.comWed, 24 Jun 2020 - 06min
- 157 - EP21 - What Happens to Athletes Who Won't Play Because of COVID? Are the Owners Being Greedy?
EPISODE 21 - With all of the uncertainty behind testing and the spread of COVID, what happens if an athlete decides coming back this season isn't worth it? And why are the owners pushing for a restart to this season? Does it make sense economically? Bob weighs in. Subscribe to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/FadooProductions If you want to appear in a future episode, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.orgTue, 23 Jun 2020 - 07min
- 156 - EP20 - Who Is Better, Tiger or Jack? Did Tiger's Swing Changes Prevent Him from Being Golf's GOAT?Mon, 22 Jun 2020 - 07min
- 155 - EP19 - Did Jordan Have Too Much Editorial Control on Last Dance? How does Bob pick his G.O.A.Ts?
EPISODE 19 - Did Jordan Have Too Much Editorial Control on Last Dance? And did it affect the final product? And Bob lays out the difficulty in picking the "Greatest" from different eras. Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/FadooProductions If you want to appear in a future episode, please send an email to: email@example.comFri, 19 Jun 2020 - 06min
- 154 - EP18 - Did the Astros Really Cheat? Which QB had the better CFL/NFL career?
EPISODE 18 - If cheating has been a part of MLB for decades, did the Astros really cross the line? Which QB had the better NFL/CFL career? Moon, Theisman or Flutie? Bob weighs in. Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/FadooProductions If you want to appear in a future episode, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.orgFri, 19 Jun 2020 - 07min
- 153 - EP17 - Bob's All-Time MLB Dream Team. His Favourite Baseball Books and His Fav No-Hitter Moment.
EPISODE 17 - Bob's All-Time MLB Dream Team. What are his favourite baseball books and what was his favourite no-hitter to watch. Despite his personal feelings. Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/FadooProductions If you want to appear in a future episode, please send an email to: email@example.comFri, 19 Jun 2020 - 09min
- 152 - EP16 - Who is the NHL's G.O.A.T.? And Who Are Bob's Top 3 Favourite Interviews of All-Time?
EPISODE 16 - Who is the NHL's G.O.A.T.? And Who Are Bob's Top 3 Favourite Interviews of All-Time? Bob weighs in on today's episode. Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/FadooProductions If you want to appear in a future episode, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.orgFri, 19 Jun 2020 - 07min
- 151 - EP15 - Is Baker Mayfield a Franchise Quarterback? How did the Tragically Hip Come to Be?
EPISODE 15 - Is Baker Mayfield a franchise QB for the Browns? And what is the story behind the Tragically Hip wine? Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/FadooProductions If you want to appear in a future episode, please send an email to: email@example.comThu, 18 Jun 2020 - 07min
- 150 - EP14 - Is the Astros Cheating Scandal Overblown? Are the Players and MLB, Overreacting?
EPISODE 14 - Is the Astros Cheating Scandal Overblown? Are the Players and MLB, Overreacting? Are outraged players being hypocrites? Bob weighs in on today's episode. Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/FadooProductions If you want to appear in a future episode, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.orgThu, 18 Jun 2020 - 08min
- 149 - EP. 13 - Can the Ryder Cup Survive with No Fans? Should College Football Come Back This Fall?
EPISODE 13 - Will the Ryder Cup be the same without fans? Or does it even matter in golf? Also, if college campuses are closed this fall, should the football teams be allowed to play? Bob weighs in on today's episode. Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/FadooProductions If you want to appear in a future episode, please send an email to: email@example.comThu, 18 Jun 2020 - 07min
- 148 - EP. 12 - No Fans in the Stands and will the NFL Expand? The real reason leagues are coming back.
EPISODE 12 - What will it be like with no fans in the stands? What is the reason behind the league's coming back to play? And will the NFL expand beyond the U.S. to Canada, or even England? Bob weighs in. Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/FadooProductionsWed, 17 Jun 2020 - 10min
- 147 - EP. 11 - How to speed up MLB Games? Bring the DH to the National League?
EPISODE - 11 How can we make MLB more appealing to the next generation? The DH in the National League? Clocks on pitchers? Smaller stadiums? More homeruns. Bob weighs in. Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/FadooProductionsWed, 17 Jun 2020 - 07min
- 146 - EP. 10 - A Labour Dispute in MLB? Is the Astros' Cheating Worse than Steroids?
EPISODE 10 - Is MLB coming back? Could there be a labour dispute before that happens? What about the Astros? Should they lose their World Series title? And what is worse, cheating or steroids? Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/FadooProductionsWed, 17 Jun 2020 - 07min
- 145 - EP. 9 - Who is the Men's Tennis G.O.A.T and is this the Golden age of Tennis? Worst NHL Trade Ever.
EPISODE 9 - Bob talks who is the Men's tennis G.O.A.T. and why we're living in the golden age of tennis. Also, the worst NHL trade ever and why would anyone have let Rodman go to Vegas in mid-season? Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/FadooProductionsWed, 17 Jun 2020 - 08min
- 144 - EP. 8 - Bob offers his insights on how Vegas comes back and should Pete Rose be in the Hall of Fame.
EPISODE 8 - Bob offers his insights on how Vegas comes back and should Pete Rose be in the Hall of Fame? Or at least be on the ballot? Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/FadooProductionsWed, 17 Jun 2020 - 06min
- 143 - EP. 7 - Will COVID Affect the salary cap for next year? Could a shortened season help the Blue Jays?
EPISODE 7 - How will the salary cap for next be affected for next year because of Covid? And will a shortened season help or hurt the young Blue Jays? Bob weighs in. Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/FadooProductionsWed, 17 Jun 2020 - 06min
- 142 - EP. 6 - Bob talks CFL and will it survive the pandemic. Also, are dynasties are good for pro sports?
EPISODE 6 - Bob talks CFL and will it survive the pandemic. Also, does he think dynasties are good for sports? Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/FadooProductions If you want to appear in a future episode, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org Follow Bob on Twitter – https://twitter.com/FadooBobcat Follow the show on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/OKYouveGot5MinutesTue, 16 Jun 2020 - 06min
- 141 - EP. 5 - Will the Expos Come Back? And Bob talks Bert Randolph Sugar and Games with no fans.
EPISODE 5 - Will the Expos Come Back? And Bob explains if we will watch Games with no fans. Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/FadooProductions If you want to appear in a future episode, please send an email to: email@example.com Follow Bob on Twitter – https://twitter.com/FadooBobcat Follow the show on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/OKYouveGot5MinutesTue, 16 Jun 2020 - 07min
- 140 - EP. 4 - Bob McCown explains why you can't compare athletes from other eras. Who are the NHL and NBA's greatest?
Episode 4 - Bob explains why you can't compare athletes from other eras. Who are the NHL and NBA's greatest of all-time? Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/FadooProductionsTue, 16 Jun 2020 - 05min
- 139 - EP. 1 - Should the NHL and the NBA come back this season? Also, how will COVID benefit the Raptors?Mon, 15 Jun 2020 - 07min
- 138 - EP. 2 - Will Bob watch the NBA and NHL during the summer? Winning the Stanley Cup in August.Mon, 15 Jun 2020 - 06min
- 137 - EP. 3 - The Last Dance and who is the Greatest NBA Player of All-Time?Mon, 15 Jun 2020 - 07min
- 136 - EP 109 - FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE W/ BOB RYAN & DOUG SMITH recapping the NBA trade deadline for the Toronto Raptors and the rest of the league.
Sports columnist for The Boston Globe, BOB RYAN, and Raptors reporter for the Toronto Star, DOUG SMITH, discuss the majority of the 44 players moved on yesterdays NBA trade deadline. The four also address the Norman Powell trade, whether it was worth it for the Raptors to hold on to Kyle Lowry and look into the teams who were interested. Ryan and Smith also spend some time remembering two basketball legends - Stan Albeck and Elgin Baylor.Fri, 26 Mar 2021 - 45min
- 135 - EP 108 - DAVE PERKINS & ROB LONGLEY talk the Blue Jays roster, their pitching and the short shelf life of a modern day pitcher.
Former Toronto Star sports columnist, DAVE PERKINS, and current beat writer for the Toronto Blue Jays at the Sun, ROB LONGLEY, talk about the Blue Jays and how they are shaping up after recent injuries. The gentleman also discuss the difference in pitching today, rather... they discuss their issues about pitching today. Bob and John also touch on Tim Peele and the "Hot Mic" issue that led to him getting fired from the NHL at the top of the show.Thu, 25 Mar 2021 - 46min
- 134 - EP 107 - JON COOPER talks about his path to the NHL, the Lightning and how to fill a stadium in Florida.
Head Coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning, JON COOPER, joins the podcast. The gentleman talk about the similarities between Hockey and Lacrosse and how Coopers history with both sports has influenced his coaching style. The three also get into Jon's path to the NHL - from Law school, wanting to become an agent to coaching High School hockey it isn't the most traditional route.Wed, 24 Mar 2021 - 46min
- 133 - EP 106 - KEN HOLLAND talks Oilers, McDavid and the complications of this years trade deadline.
General Manager of the Edmonton Oilers, KEN HOLLAND, joins the podcast to talk Oilers hockey. Holland reflects on their hot play as of late, Connor McDavid and talks to Bob and John about the complications a Canadian team could face heading into this years trade deadline. Edmonton is currently tied for 1st in the North Division with the Toronto Maple Leafs (Edmonton has played 2 more games).Tue, 23 Mar 2021 - 45min
- 132 - EP 105 - JIM HUGHSON & MIKE ZEISBERGER talk Maple Leafs, goaltending and the "Sutter Influence" in Calgary.
Lead play-by-play commentator for NHL on Sportsnet and Hockey Night in Canada, JIM HUGHSON & NHL writer MIKE ZEISBERGER are on the show today to talk about the vulnerabilities of the Toronto Maple Leafs, their goaltending and the impact new Flames coach, Darryl Sutter, has had on the Calgary roster.Mon, 22 Mar 2021 - 46min
- 131 - EP 104 - MICHAEL GRANGE talks the NBA, Chris Paul and what the Toronto Raptors should do leading up to the trade deadline.
Web, TV and radio personality for Rogers Sportsnet, MICHAEL GRANGE stops by to talk some basketball. The gentleman talk about the top teams in the league and who has a shot at the title. They also debate who the best point guard to ever play was, and discuss the Toronto Raptors options as the trade deadline approaches.Fri, 19 Mar 2021 - 46min
- 130 - EP 103 - IAN LEGGATT joins the podcast and talks about the evolution of todays golf game and how Bryson DeChambeau is influencing it.
General Manager at St.Georges Golf and Country Club, and Golf broadcaster IAN LEGGATT stops by to talk golf with Bob and John. The Gentleman get into the evolution of todays golf game, how Bryson DeChambeau is influencing the sport, Corey Conners and plans for the Canadian Open.Thu, 18 Mar 2021 - 46min
- 129 - EP 102 - LOU LAMORIELLO addresses the Anders Lee injury, Islanders hockey and their passionate fan base.
President of Hockey Operations and General Manager for the New York Islanders, LOU LAMORIELLO catches up with Bob and John. The gentleman talk about Anders Lee and his recent injury, Josh Ho-Sang, the division structure as it stands right now and the nuances of scouting in todays NHL and the passion Islanders fan have for their team.Wed, 17 Mar 2021 - 46min
- 128 - EP 101 - ALLEN ABEL joins the podcast to talk about his days as a sports reporter and his book, "The Short Life of Hughie McLoon"
Legendary Journalist and author of "The Short Life of Hughie McLoon" ALLEN ABEL joins the podcast to talk about his book, whether or not he was a bad luck charm for Muhammad Ali and his time as a sports reporter.Tue, 16 Mar 2021 - 47min
- 127 - EP 100 - JON MOROSI Stops by to talk about The Toronto Blue Jays, their starting rotation, and what to expect from them this year.Mon, 15 Mar 2021 - 46min
- 126 - EP 99 - FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE W/ DAREN MILLARD & MIKE HARRINGTON talking Sabres, Golden Knights and the rest of the NHL
Host of Vegas Golden Knights TV broadcasts, DAREN MILLARD, comes in to talk about everything thats going right for Vegas while Sabres columnist at The Buffalo News Sports, MIKE HARRINGTON, tells us whats wrong in Buffalo. The foursome also touch on the North Division, and set realistic expectations for the Toronto Maple Leafs.Fri, 12 Mar 2021 - 46min
- 125 - EP 98 - GEORGE STROUMBOULOPOULOS talks about his exit from Hockey Night in Canada and his show on Apple Music, STROMBO.Wed, 10 Mar 2021 - 51min
- 124 - EP 97 - TEDDY ATLAS and PAUL JONES remember "The Fight of The Century", Ali vs Frazier 50 years later.
EPISODE 97 - Boxing legend TEDDY ATLAS, and PAUL JONES join Bob and John to celebrate the 50th anniversary of "The Fight of The Century" - Ali-Frazier 1. Teddy shares some great insight on the fight, and lets us know how much money his 14 year old self lost betting on the fight.Mon, 08 Mar 2021 - 38min
- 123 - EP 96 - FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE with DAVE HODGE and DAMIEN COX talking the NHL, and remembering Walter Gretzky and Chris Shultz
EPISODE 96 - Broadcast legends, DAMIEN COX and DAVE HODGE join the gentlemen to weigh in on who they think is the best team in the NHL, recent coaching changes made around the league and then discuss the impact the late Walter Gretzky and Chris Shultz made in the world of sports.Fri, 05 Mar 2021 - 49min
- 122 - EP 95 - MARK SHAPIRO talks Dunedin, Nate Pearson and the Blue Jays rotation, George Springer and more
President and CEO of the Toronto Blue Jays, Mark Shapiro, stops by to talk about the new complex renovations in Dunedin, What he's learned about George Springer so far, Nate Pearson & the Jays rotation and his comments on the Mickey Callaway allegationsWed, 03 Mar 2021 - 41min
- 121 - EP 94 - JIM RUTHERFORD talks his exit from Pittsburgh and differences in goalies.Mon, 01 Mar 2021 - 40min
- 120 - EP 93 - PAUL MAURICE joins to talk coaches getting fired and coaching your strengths.
EPISODE 93 - PAUL MAURICE, Head Coach of the Winnipeg Jets joins to talk about coaches getting fired mid-season. What kind of an effect can they have on a team? How many changes can they make? Also, coaching to your strengths based on your personnel. And is he bad luck for coaches?? How good is the North division based on who they're NOT playing? An insightful episode with one of the best in the business.Thu, 25 Feb 2021 - 38min
- 119 - EP 92 - BUCK MARTINEZ joins to talk about the upcoming Blue Jays season and the status of the prospects.
EPISODE 92 - BUCK MARTINEZ, the voice of the Blue Jays, joins to talk about the upcoming season and the continued growth of the young core. How much does this team remind Buck of the early 1980s Blue Jays? Are the Jays done shopping? Do they need more pitching depth? What can we expect from Vladdy Jr.? Also, Bob and the guys share their thoughts on Tiger Woods.Wed, 24 Feb 2021 - 36min
- 118 - EP 91 - GEORGE MCPHEE joins to talk about his weekend in Tahoe and the hockey season thus far.
EPISODE 91 - GEORGE MCPHEE, President of Hockey Operations for the Vegas Golden Knights joins the show to talk about his weekend in Lake Tahoe and the NHL season so far. Also, how will his team prepare for the upcoming expansion draft?Mon, 22 Feb 2021 - 42min
- 117 - EP 90 - FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE with STEVE SIMMONS and KEVIN DUPONT talking the changing state of sports reporting and role of the columnist.
EPISODE 90 - The FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE with STEVE SIMMONS and KEVIN PAUL DUPONT about role of the media in sports today. How hard it is during COVID? Also, how has the industry changed in recent years to make reporting on sports tougher? What is the role of the columnist and how has that evolved with the rise of social media? What is the line for being critical of a player? A fascinating discussion about sports media today.Fri, 19 Feb 2021 - 45min
- 116 - EP 89 - BRIAN BURKE joins to talk about his first few days in Pittsburgh.
EPISODE 89 - BRIAN BURKE on his new job in Pittsburgh. What are his first impressions of the team? Does he still believe in truculence? Has he met the team yet? How did he make it across the border? What's it like going from broadcaster back to team executive? How will it work with GM Ron Hextall? Who has the final say on player moves?Wed, 17 Feb 2021 - 27min
- 115 - EP 88 - MATT DEVLIN joins to talk potential Raptors moves and expectations going forward
EPISODE 88 - MATT DEVLIN, the voice of the Raptors, joins the show to discuss potential moves and the pitfalls of trades for the team at this point. What do the Raptors need to be competitive? Are they still a contender? Who can they afford to trade? Rumours about talks for Andre Drummond. How much does this team miss Serge Ibaka?Mon, 15 Feb 2021 - 47min
- 114 - EP 87 - DOUG ARMSTRONG joins to talk Team Canada 2022 and his vision of Canada's next Olympic team!
EPISODE 87 - DOUG ARMSTRONG was recently named the GM for Canada's next Olympic team. What kind of a team does he envision? Also, how many players are on the bubble? Are players playing their way onto the team? Have coaches started calling? When will he name the Head Coach? Also, his assessment of the Blues and their play so far this season. And what have been the challenges to this season? A candid conversation with one of the best in the business.Fri, 12 Feb 2021 - 34min
- 113 - EP 86 - TOM TEBBUTT discusses the Canadians at the Australian Open and then has 4 questions for Bob
EPISODE 86 - TOM TEBBUTT joins to discuss the Australian Open and break down the Canadian players. What happened to Bianca? Is it just rust? Who is he picking in the Shapovalov vs. Auger Aliassime match? Also, looking back over 40 years in tennis, what are his favourite stories and his favourite players? Then he turns the tables on McCown and has 4 questions of his own!Wed, 10 Feb 2021 - 51min
- 112 - EP 85 - SUPER BOWL RECAP with BOB and JOHN!
EPISODE 85 - SUPER BOWL RECAP with BOB and JOHN. Where does this game rank all-time? Who got their predictions right? What did the guys think of the broadcast crew and The Weeknd? What does this mean for future coaching opportunities for the Bucs assistant coaches? And the answer to the question, "Did Bob make his famous chilli"?Mon, 08 Feb 2021 - 45min
- 111 - EP 84 -SUPER BOWL PREVIEW EPISODE with HOWARD SIMON and MATT SEKERES!
*SPECIAL SATURDAY EPISODE*EPISODE 84 - SUPER BOWL PREVIEW with HOWARD SIMON and MATT SEKERES previewing the big game! How do you stop Mahomes? Is the Tampa defence strong enough? Can Brady do it one more time? How painful would it be for Howard to see Brady win... AGAIN?Sat, 06 Feb 2021 - 36min
- 110 - EP 83 - FRIDAY NHL ROUNDTABLE w/ GARY LAWLESS and MIKE ZEISBERGER talking NHL power dynamics and what is happening in Florida?
EPISODE 83 - THE FRIDAY NHL ROUNDTABLE with GARY LAWLESS and MIKE ZEISBERGER talking about who are the top teams in the NHL this season and how do we find out? Is first place in the north division for Toronto and Montreal mean anything? Will any coaches get fired during this COVID season? Is the best team in Florida?Fri, 05 Feb 2021 - 36min
- 109 - EP 82 -RAPTORS ROUNDTABLE w/ PAUL JONES and ERIC SMITH talking Fred VanVleet's big game and Raps future.
EPISODE 82 - RAPTORS ROUNDTABLE w/ PAUL JONES and ERIC SMITH talking about Freddy's 54-point night. How impressive is that performance considering how far he came? What moves are coming? What are the challenges in trading Lowry? How do the Raptors deal with Norm Powell's contract?Wed, 03 Feb 2021 - 47min
- 108 - EP 81 - MONDAY MORNING RECAP w/ Bob and John talking Raptors moves, Super Bowl week and the Canadian division.
EPISODE 81 - MONDAY MORNING RECAP with Bob and John. What are the Raptors next moves? Is this a playoff team? Is Bob excited about Super Bowl week? Think again. Also, are we delusional about the success of the Canadian teams in the North division? And a tribute to the late Saul Korman.Mon, 01 Feb 2021 - 56min
- 107 - EP 80 - FRIDAY MLB ROUNDTABLE with DAVE PERKINS and BOB ELLIOTT talking revamped Blue Jays lineup and Hall of Fame.
EPISODE 80 - The FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE with DAVE PERKINS and BOB ELLIOTT. What will the new Blue Jays lineup look like? Who plays third and first? Also, what are everyone's thoughts on the new rotation? Can we expect another signing or two? Also, Perk and Elliott are voting members for the Hall of Fame, what did they think about Curt Schilling's comments? Their thoughts on no one getting in this year. And what will they do about A-Rod next year?Fri, 29 Jan 2021 - 47min
- 106 - EP 79 - NELSON MILLMAN PART 2 talking more war stories from the FAN, the future of sports radio and Who Fired Bob?
EPISODE 79 - NELSON MILLMAN RETURNS for Part 2 of his discussion about the history of sports talk radio and some more war stories from the glory days of sports talk. Also, what does he think the future of sports talk radio is? Why was The FAN a breeding ground for successful on-air personalities? And who fired Bob?Wed, 27 Jan 2021 - 51min
- 105 - EP 78 - KEITH OLBERMANN joins to talk the legacy of Larry King, the signing of George Springer
EPISODE 78 - KEITH OLBERMANN joins the show to talk the life and legacy of Larry King. Also, the Blue Jays signing of George Springer. And what are his thoughts now that Trump is out of office? An extended Monday podcast!Mon, 25 Jan 2021 - 51min
- 104 - EP 77 - DAN SHULMAN joins to talk the George Springer signing, possible Jays lineups and what other changes may be coming?
EPISODE 77 - DAN SHULMAN of Blue Jays on Sports and MLB on ESPN joins the show to talk about the $150million signing of George Springer. Did the Jays overpay? What does it mean for the team? How does Dan see the Blue Jays lineup next season? What other moves may be coming? And will the Blue Jays be playing in Toronto at all this season?Thu, 21 Jan 2021 - 38min
- 103 - EP 76 - GLENN HEALY joins the show to talk the NHL season so far and his bagpipe career.Wed, 20 Jan 2021 - 44min
- 102 - EP 75 - MONDAY NFL FOOTBALL ROUNDTABLE with HOWARD SIMON and SCOTT RAAB
EPISODE 75 - MONDAY NFL ROUNDTABLE with HOWARD SIMON and SCOTT RAAB talking this past weekend in the NFL. What chance do the Bills have against the Chiefs? Who are the guys picking in the Battle of the Old Guys in the NFC?Mon, 18 Jan 2021 - 32min
- 101 - EP 74 - NELSON MILLMAN joins the show to talk changing sports radio landscape and deep meaningful conversations with Bob.
EPISODE 73 - NELSON MILLMAN, former Program Director of the Fan (and Bob's old boss) joins to talk about the history of the Fan, and sports talk radio. Also, the changing landscape of sports talk and how live games influenced a radio station. Also, he reminisces about deep, meaningful talks with Bob.Fri, 15 Jan 2021 - 38min
- 100 - EP 73 - RON MACLEAN from HNIC joins to talk the new NHL season, COVID and All-Canadian division
EPISODE 73 - RON MACLEAN from Hockey Night in Canada joins to talk about the upcoming NHL season. What can we expect with a shortened schedule and an All-Canadian division? How will COVID affect the schedule? Getting prepared for the new season.Wed, 13 Jan 2021 - 42min
- 99 - EP 72 - HOCKEY ROUNDTABLE w ERIC DUHATSCHEK and PJ STOCK with an NHL season preview.
EPISODE 72 - NHL PREVIEW ROUNDTABLE with ERIC DUHATSCHEK and PJ STOCK join to talk about the challenges of the upcoming season and does COVID make it a hard season to handicap. Should the All-Canadian division be permanent? What Canadian teams will surprise? Have the Leafs and Habs done enough to upgrade their teams? What is the best team in Canada? An entertaining episode to start the week.Sun, 10 Jan 2021 - 43min
- 98 - EP 71 - FRIDAY RAPTORS ROUNDTABLE with PAUL JONES and DOUG SMITH about Raps struggles, Masai's future and Nick's coaching.
EPISODE 71 - The FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE with PAUL JONES and DOUG SMITH talking the Raptors poor start to the season. What is wrong with the Raptors? Is it the roster construction, or is the team just playing poorly? What can Nick do fix the rotation? Who is underperforming? What is happening with Masai's contract? And is there help on the way?Thu, 07 Jan 2021 - 46min
- 97 - EP 70 -GERRY DEE joins to talk being a game show host, Hall of Fame and his love of the game.
EPISODE 70 - Comedian GERRY DEE joins to talk about Family Feud and being a game show host. Also, his sitcom makes its debut in the US. Also, his passion for the game of hockey and his opinions on the Hall of Fame!Tue, 05 Jan 2021 - 33min
- 96 - EP 69 - BILL DALY joins the show to talk the upcoming NHL season and playing a season in COVID.
EPISODE 69 - NHL Deputy Commish BILL DALY joins the show to talk about the upcoming season, and the challenges that COVID presents. How will teams manage player movement? What happens to the AHL players? Is there a threshold for cancelling games or shutting down teams? What are the current hotspots across North America? The season is only 2 weeks away!Mon, 04 Jan 2021 - 32min
- 95 - EP 68 - NHLPA Head DON FEHR joins to talk the new season, the lessons learned and how a deal was made to play.
EPISODE 68 - DONALD FEHR, Executive Director of the NHLPA joins to talk about the upcoming season and why both sides were motivated to make it happen. Also, what lessons have been learned by the league and the players ahead of the season? What was involved in the latest round of negotiations to get the season started?Sat, 26 Dec 2020 - 24min
- 94 - EP 67 - CURT MENEFEE joins to talk NFL season, playoffs and the surprises and disappointments of the NFL season.
EPISODE 67 - FOX NFL SUNDAY HOST CURT MENEFEE joins to talk about the NFL season. Are the Steelers in a slump or have they come back down to earth? What teams have surprised and disappointed? Are we in a new era of running vs passing game? Who are the Super Bowl favourites at this point? Can anyone beat the Chiefs? And why does Curt love the Expos?Wed, 23 Dec 2020 - 35min
- 93 - EP 66 - MONDAY NHL ROUNDTABLE with BRUCE GARRIOCH and SCOTT BURNSIDE about the latest on the NHL season
EPISODE 66 - A special MONDAY ROUNDTABLE featuring BRUCE GARRIOCH and SCOTT BURNSIDE talking about the latest news concerning the NHL season. What do we know at this point? Will the Canadian teams stay in Canada? What teams may have to move? How will the divisions work? What arenas may have fans in the stands? And what happens if there is a COVID outbreak on a team? Answers to these questions and more.Mon, 21 Dec 2020 - 34min
- 92 - EP 65 - FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE with MIKE HARRINGTON and BILLY JAFFE talking Bills, leadership in sport, dynasties and the NHL season.
EPISODE 65 - THE FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE with MIKE HARRINGTON and BILLY JAFFE. On today's show, we discuss the Bills and if they are serious Super Bowl contenders? And is it a good thing that we don't have the Patriots to worry about (or hate) this year? Are Dynasties in sports a necessary evil? Leadership in a locker room, is it overrated and how much value does one guy wearing the 'C' have to a team? And the upcoming NHL is facing major hurdles as the pandemic worsens, what is the current update? Will the season slide into February? And Bob offers his opinion on what the league should do.Fri, 18 Dec 2020 - 47min
- 91 - EP 64 - DOUG SMITH joins to talk fallout from the news of Giannis re-signing in Milwaukee.
EPISODE 64 - Raptors reporter DOUG SMITH joins to talk about the fallout from Giannis Antetokounmpo re-signing with the Milwaukee Bucks. Is there a chance the Raptors could still get him? What does this mean for the Raptors roster? Does Masai have a plan B? Could there be a re-build on the way? Would they consider trading Kyle Lowry in mid-season?Wed, 16 Dec 2020 - 41min
- 90 - EP 63 - JACK ARMSTRONG joins to talk Raptors rookies, coaching and the Buffalo Bills!
EPISODE 63 - Raptors analyst JACK ARMSTRONG joins to talk about the Raptors rookies and challenges of a shortened season. How Nick Nurse may approach this season and the "advantage" of being in Tampa? Also, who are the teams to beat in the East? And will Steve Nash be able to keep the peace in Brooklyn? And are Jack's beloved Bills for real?Mon, 14 Dec 2020 - 43min
- 89 - EP 62 - The FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE with BRIAN LAWTON and SCOTT BURNSIDE talking the start of the NHL season and COVID challenges.
EPISODE 62 - THE FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE with BRIAN LAWTON and SCOTT BURNSIDE talking about the new NHL season and the challenges it presents. How COVID will dictate each market, and the challenges of introducing fans back into the building. Also, escrow and the deal between the players and owners.Fri, 11 Dec 2020 - 37min
- 88 - EP 61 - BOB MCKENZIE joins to talk his new book, COVID at the World Juniors, the NHL start date and being a hockey dad.
EPISODE 61 - TSN's BOB MCKENZIE reunites with Bob and talks about his new book and the process of writing. Also, what he misses about being a hockey dad. Also, why handicapping this year's World Juniors will be so difficult? And this Sunday is an important date for teams and the tournament overall. The NHL is rumoured to start January 13th, but what about the teams who don't want to play. Does Bettman have the votes and is there a chance this date slides?Wed, 09 Dec 2020 - 40min
- 87 - EP 60 - JP MOROSI joins to talk Blue Jays free agent targets and what the team's biggest needs are?
EPISODE 60 - JP MOROSI of MLB Network joins to talk about the Blue Jays free agent targets? Infield or outfield? Who should they target for starting pitching? Also, should they sacrifice any young players to make the jump to the next level? And what is the status of the DH in the National League? An entertaining podcast with one of our favourite guests.Mon, 07 Dec 2020 - 33min
- 86 - EP 59 - FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE with MARTIN BRODEUR and DARREN PANG talking hockey, goalie workload and NHL players being ready.
EPISODE 59 - The FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE with MARTIN BRODEUR and DARREN PANG talking what players need to do to be ready for an NHL restart. How much practice do they need to be ready to start the season? Is the notion of monitoring a goalie's workload overblown? Who is the best goalie in the NHL right now? And Martin's memories of hockey in Montreal as a kid.Fri, 04 Dec 2020 - 37min
- 85 - EP 58 - KENNY ALBERT from NFL on FOX joins to talk NFL season so far, the Wednesday matinee and his love for the Canucks.
EPISODE 58 - KENNY ALBERT from NFL on Fox joins to talk about the NFL season so far. The surprise of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the strange Wednesday game in Steeltown. And yes, Bob got him to comment on the 8-3 Browns. And why the AFC Final could determine the Super Bowl winner? Also, which sport he prefers calling and his love of the Vancouver Canucks! Stay tuned for a Jim Kelley tribute from Bob and John.Wed, 02 Dec 2020 - 36min
- 84 - EP 57 - PAUL BEESTON joins to talk a possible new stadium for the Blue Jays and the legacy of the Skydome.
EPISODE 57 - PAUL BEESTON, President Emeritus of the Toronto Blue Jays, joins to talk about the legacy of the SkyDome-Rogers Centre. Also, what benefits would a new stadium bring? Where should it go? And what are the reasons behind building a new stadium for the Blue Jays?Tue, 01 Dec 2020 - 35min
- 83 - EP 56 - The FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE w/ ERIC DUHATSCHEK and JOHN FORSLUND talking NHL season restart
EPISODE 56 - THE FIRDAY ROUNDTABLE with ERIC DUHATSCHEK and JOHN FORSLUND talking the NHL restart. What teams do not want to play a new season? What is the ultimate reason to play? Why are negotiations between the Players and the Owners stalled? Also, a bonus chat about news about a possible Rogers Centre demolition.Fri, 27 Nov 2020 - 46min
- 82 - EP 55 - BOB NICHOLSON joins the show to talk upcoming NHL season, World Jrs and International hockey this year
EPISODE 55 - BOB NICHOLSON of the Edmonton Oilers joins the show to about the upcoming NHL season. What is the latest news? What protocols will be in place? What did Edmonton learn from hosting the bubble last season? Alberta is currently Canada's COVID hotspot, how does that affect plans? Also, the World Juniors are in Edmonton, what are the plans? What is the immediate future for the World Championships?Wed, 25 Nov 2020 - 27min
- 81 - EP 54 - MATT DEVLIN joins to talk NBA free agency, Ibaka & Gasol's departure and Freddy re-signing.
EPISODE 54 - RAPTORS play-by-play MATT DEVLIN joins the show to talk about a wild weekend in NBA free agency. What happened with the attempts to re-sign Serge Ibaka and Marc Gasol? How does this affect the future for the Raptors? Can Nick Nurse coach this as currently assembled? Are they all-in on the Giannis sweepstakes next June? Season starts in less than a month.Mon, 23 Nov 2020 - 47min
- 80 - EP 53 - The FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE with PAUL JONES and HOWARD BECK talking NBA Draft, free agency and where does Freddy go?
EPISODE 53 - The FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE with PAUL JONES and HOWARD BECK. On the eve of free agency, what will the Raptors do? Was the drafting of two points guards an indicator? Who will also make a push for Freddy? Is this another Championship run for the Raptors? Does the Giannis factor complicate things for the Raps?Fri, 20 Nov 2020 - 35min
- 79 - EP 52 - Monday Night Football's STEVE LEVY joins the show to talk about the pressure of the new gig and the future of media after COVID.
EPISODE 52 - ESPN Monday Night Football play-by-play STEVE LEVY joins the show to talk about his job calling the iconic MNF. What he has learned so far and the pressure he puts on himself. Also, how things have changed for broadcasting during COVID and how that may change for the future. He talks his transition from College to pro football. And why is a kid from Queens a Rangers fan!! An entertaining episode with one of the best in the business.Wed, 18 Nov 2020 - 37min
- 78 - EP 51 - EUGENE MELNYK talks the coming season, the Sens young players and COVID vaccines.
EPISODE 24 - Ottawa Senators owner EUGENE MELNYK joins the show to talk possibilities for next season. What will the Canadian NHL look like next season? Also, the plan for the Senators and their core of young players. And drawing on his background in vaccines, Melnyk offers up his own take on the future of a COVID vaccine. An insightful show with an NHL owner.Sun, 15 Nov 2020 - 39min
- 77 - EP 50 - FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE with BRIAN COOPER and ERIC SMITH talking Raptors decisions this offseason.
EPISODE 50 - FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE with BRIAN COOPER and ERIC SMITH talking Raptors free agents and do they bring back Freddy, Serge and Gasol? How do they prepare for free agency 2021? Or are they in win now mode? How does another season with no fans affect their decisions this year? The NBA offseason is about to begin.Fri, 13 Nov 2020 - 32min
- 76 - EP 49 - MASTERS PREVIEW SHOW with IAN LEGGATT and DAVE PERKINS, who will win this November Masters?
EPISODE 49 - A MASTERS PREVIEW SHOW with IAN LEGGATT and DAVE PERKINS. How will hosting the Masters in November affect the golf course and the players? What about a Masters without fans? How does the course play to certain golfers' strengths? And finally, who has the best shot this weekend in Augusta to put on the green jacket on Sunday... or Monday?Wed, 11 Nov 2020 - 40min
- 75 - EP 48 - MONDAY MORNING RECAP with BOB and JOHN talking the loss of 2 legends, and the battle of 2 current legends.
EPISODE 48 - MONDAY MORNING RECAP with BOB and JOHN discussing the loss of Howie Meeker and Alex Trebek and their legacy. Also, the showdown between two current legends Tom Brady and Drew Brees. It's the week before the Masters as well. An extended episode to kick off the week.Mon, 09 Nov 2020 - 52min
- 74 - EP 47 - FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE with DAREN MILLARD and PJ STOCK talking new seasons for NHL and NBA.
EPISODE 47 - The FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE with PJ STOCK and DAREN MILLARD. The new NHL season and how long should the season be? How will the player's react to modified bubbles? Economically, does a shortened season make sense for the owners and players? Does the NBA's date influence the NHL's thinking? An extended and entertaining roundtable!Fri, 06 Nov 2020 - 54min
- 73 - EP 46 - STAN KASTEN talks the Dodgers' World Series victory, Justin Turner and getting over the hump in LA..
EPISODE 46 - LA DODGERS PRESIDENT STAN KASTEN joins the show to talk about the Dodgers World Series victory. What it means to win in Los Angeles and getting over the hump. Also, his opinion on the Justin Turner controversy. What new rules should stay? Expanded playoffs? And finally the burning question... what's it like to be partners with Magic Johnson? An entertaining podcast with one of the best guys in the business.Tue, 03 Nov 2020 - 36min
- 72 - EP 45 - BRIAN BURKE joins to talk broadcasting vs team executive, his new book, and his love of Gary Bettman.
EPISODE 45 - Former NHL GM BRIAN BURKE joins the show to talk about his new book and why he prefers being a broadcaster versus running an NHL team. Also, he explains his love for Gary Bettman and what people misunderstand about the NHL Commissioner. And who were the most influential on Burke's long and varied career? A familiar name to Canucks and Maple Leafs fans tops the list. And why do Burke and McCown have the same title for their respective books??Mon, 02 Nov 2020 - 38min
- 71 - EP 44 - FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE with RAY RATTO and MATTHEW SEKERES talking Jack Nicklaus, the World Series and the NHL.
EPISODE 44 - The Friday Roundtable with RAY RATTO and MATTHEW SEKERES talking Jack Nicklaus' decision to weigh in to the Presidential election. Should he be criticized? Also, a World Series recap. And does the All-Canadian NHL division have merit beyond a COVID-season?Fri, 30 Oct 2020 - 45min
- 70 - EP 43 - Blue Jays GM ROSS ATKINS talks Jays offseason moves, progress of young players and Old School vs. New School.
EPISODE 43 - Blue Jays GM ROSS ATKINS joins the show to talk about last night's World Series and the decision to pull Blake Snell. Also, is this a case of Old School vs. New School baseball? How are the Jays looking to improve this offseason? How does Ross feel about the progress of the young players? What does he think about the rotation and how will he improve it? Also, what are the plans for next season? Toronto or Buffalo, or somewhere else?Wed, 28 Oct 2020 - 39min
- 69 - EP 42 - The MONDAY MORNING RECAP and IAN LEGGATT to kick off the week!Mon, 26 Oct 2020 - 40min
- 68 - EP 41 - THE FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE with DOUG SMITH & MIKE ZEISBERGER
EPISODE 41 - THE FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE with DOUG SMITH and MIKE ZEISBERGER talking next season for the NHL and the Raptors. Where will they play? How serious is the Raps in Louisville rumour? Does Smitty think they will play in Toronto next season? Also, are neutral site World Series a good idea? Post-COVID do fans in the stands make a difference to the home team? A lively roundtable with two of the best!Fri, 23 Oct 2020 - 39min
- 67 - EP 40 - MIKE "DOC" EMRICK and BOB COLE join the show to talk retirement, the NHL and their storied careers.
EPISODE 40 - Two Broadcasting Legends MIKE "DOC" EMRICK and BOB COLE join the show to talk retirement and life calling the greatest game in the world. How they got into the business? Their role models and the challenge of calling games without fans. Emrick on his decision to retire and life after hockey. The Mount Rushmore of hockey broadcasters on ONE SHOW!Wed, 21 Oct 2020 - 43min
- 66 - EP 39 - MONDAY MORNING RECAP with McCown and Shannon talking sports fans in Tampa Bay and Joe Thornton's Cup Dreams!
EPISODE 39 - The MONDAY MORNING RECAP with Bob and John. Being a sports fan in Tampa Bay. Could Brady lead the Bucs to a Tampa trifecta? Has Joe Thornton been paying attention to Toronto? Does he really think the Leafs are his best shot at a Stanley Cup?Mon, 19 Oct 2020 - 31min
- 65 - EP 38 - BRUCE ARTHUR and MIKE HARRINGTON join the FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE to talk MLB, NHL, the Bills and favourite jerseys!
EPISODE 38 - The FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE with BRUCE ARTHUR AND MIKE HARRINGTON discussing the MLB Playoffs and what's wrong with the Dodgers? Also, the panel reacts to Vegas owner Bill Foley mentioning a "Canadian division" for the NHL next season. What are the leagues planning for next season? What are they learning from MLB, NFL and College Football? Also, are the Bills for real? Is Josh Allen the next Jim Kelley? And what is everyone's favourite team jersey? An entertaining FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE!Fri, 16 Oct 2020 - 45min
- 64 - EP 37 - KEN HOLLAND of the EDMONTON OILERS joins to talk free agency, plans for next season and Connor's health.
EPISODE 37 - Edmonton Oilers GM KEN HOLLAND, joins the show to talk NHL Free Agency and the challenges in Player Development during COVID. Also updates on Connor McDavid and Oskar Klefblom's health. What are they planning for next season? And are the Oilers planning any more moves?Wed, 14 Oct 2020 - 30min
- 63 - EP 36 - DAN SHULMAN & JP MOROSI on the FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE talking MLB Playoffs!
EPISODE 36 - DAN SHULMAN and JP MOROSI join the show to talk MLB Playoffs! Who is the favourite to win the World Series at this point? Who is the dark horse? How does this run influence the thinking on the Astros? What happens if they win the World Series? What new changes to MLB does everyone like, not like? How about the Playoff formats? A smart, entertaining FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE!Fri, 09 Oct 2020 - 41min
- 62 - EP 35 - PK SUBBAN joins to talk his long offseason, the NHL Draft and how he is preparing for next season.
EPISODE 35 - PK SUBBAN of the New Jersey Devils joins to talk his long offseason and not participating in the bubble. Also, preparing for next season and his role on a young Devils team. Diversity in the NHL and the reaction from around the league. What were his NHL Draft memories?Tue, 06 Oct 2020 - 27min
- 61 - EP - MONDAY MORNING RECAP with BOB & JOHN. Jimmy Butler goes off, NFL recap, and NHL Free Agency.
EPISODE 34 - The MONDAY MORNING RECAP with Bob & John. Jimmy Butler makes history vs. the Lakers. The Bills are 4-0... yes, THE BILLS ARE 4-0! Are Baker Mayfield and The Browns for real? Tom Brady is 3-1 and does Bob still believe in the Raiders? NHL Free Agency opens this week, who's shopping for goalies? An extended episode to kick off the week!Mon, 05 Oct 2020 - 43min
- 60 - EP 33 - NHL AGENT ALLAN WALSH joins to talk the NHL offseason, free agency, and the uncertainty of next season.
EPISODE 33 - Player Agent ALLAN WALSH joins the show to discuss NHL free agency and the complications of a static salary cap. Also, how players are coping with uncertainty for next season? Allan also addresses the Marc-Andre Fleury situation and discusses the challenges of the opening of free agency next week. And could we see more offer sheets this year than before? An insightful show from one of the best in the business!Thu, 01 Oct 2020 - 28min
- 59 - EP 32 - BUCK MARTINEZ joins to break down Jays-Rays Game 1, and preview Game 2. Also, who will the Jays add this offseason?
EPISODE 32 - Blue Jays broadcaster BUCK MARTINEZ joins the show to break down Jays-Rays Game 1. Also, a preview of Game 2 and who could we see in the lineup? Buck's thoughts on Shoemaker's 3 innings and what was the key to the Jays loss? This offseason, who could the Jays add to get them closer to a contender next season.Wed, 30 Sep 2020 - 28min
- 58 - EP 31 - DAVE HODGE joins the show to talk Jays vs. Rays, NHL Game 6 and why he can't get excited about sports right now.
EPISODE 31 - Broadcasting legend DAVE HODGE joins the show to talk who starts in Game 1 for the Jays vs The Rays. Also, why he can't get too excited about sports right now. Despite the efforts, sports is missing something? Also, Trump's taxes and the US presidential debate preview. An insightful show with one the best in the business.Mon, 28 Sep 2020 - 41min
- 57 - EP 30 - FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE with TERRY KOSHAN and MIKE ZEISBERGER talking Stanley Cup Final and the Blue Jays into the postseason!
EPISODE 30 - The FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE with TERRY KOSHAN of the Toronto Sun and MIKE ZEISBERGER of NHL.COM. On today's show, the ratings of the Stanley Cup Final, and should the NHL be concerned? Has Tampa assumed control in this series? Also, the Blue Jays into the postseason and what does it mean for the young kids? And Buffalo finally has a team in the playoffs, but will anyone notice?Fri, 25 Sep 2020 - 37min
- 56 - EP 29 - EURO TOUR CEO KEITH PELLEY joins to talk the Tour during COVID and planning for next year. Also, the future of Sports TV.
EPISODE 29 - KEITH PELLEY of the European PGA Tour joins to talk the challenges of running a golf tour during COVID. Also, a lively debate about manufacturers influence on golf. Bob shares his story of golfing with John Daly. They also weigh in on the future of the PGA and R&A merger, and what next year could look like. And Keith gives his insights on the future of Sports TV.Wed, 23 Sep 2020 - 45min
- 55 - EP 28 - MLB HOST ADNAN VIRK joins to talk MLB Playoffs and the Jays rotation. Also, a recap of the Canadian sweep at the Emmys!
EPISODE 28 - MLB AND DAZN Host ADNAN VIRK joins the podcast to MLB Playoffs and the surprise teams heading into the postseason. Also, who makes up the Jays starting rotation? They also talk about the Canadian sweep at the Emmys, and what they miss about Broadway. Lots of topics and a great discussion on today's podcast!Mon, 21 Sep 2020 - 33min
- 54 - EP 27 -ROUNDTABLE with MARC CRAWFORD and KEN HITCHCOCK previewing the Stanley Cup Final
EPISODE 27 - The FRIDAY NHL COACHES ROUNDTABLE with KEN HITCHCOCK and MARC CRAWFORD. Two Stanley Cup winners break down the Final between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Dallas Stars. What is the X-factor for each team? Will we see Steven Stamkos in the series? How can Dallas slow down Victor Hedman? How can Tampa handle Dallas' power forwards? Who is the sentimental favourite to win? An Insider's look at the Stanley Cup Final from two guys who have been there before.Fri, 18 Sep 2020 - 38min
- 53 - Ep 26 - Baseball Columnist BOB ELLIOTT joins to talk Blue Jays, MLB playoffs and the future of Vladdy Jr.
EPISODE 26 - Former Sun Baseball Columnist BOB ELLIOTT joins to talk all things Blue Jays and MLB. What does he think of the Blue Jays starting rotation and the job of Charlie Montoya? Also, are the Jays ready for the post season? And what does he think of the MLB playoff formats? Lots of baseball on today's podcast!Wed, 16 Sep 2020 - 36min
- 52 - EP 25 - Raps voice MATT DEVLIN joins to talk the Game 7 loss. What went wrong vs. Boston? Is the criticism of Pascal Siakim unfair? Potential offseason moves.
EPISODE 25 - Raptors Play-by-Play voice MATT DEVLIN joins the show to talk the heartbreaking Raptors Game 7 loss and the series. What went wrong vs. Boston? Is the criticism of Pascal Siakim unfair? Potential offseason moves and can they land Giannis? An extended episode!Mon, 14 Sep 2020 - 1h 00min
- 51 - EP 24 - FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE with PETER KING AND BOB RYAN join to talk the Opening of the NFL season, MLB playoff formats and Raps-Celtics Game 7.
EPISODE 24 - The FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE with PETER KING and BOB RYAN. On today's show, NFL is back. Who are the picks to win the Super Bowl? Can Tom Brady lead the Bucs to a Championship and how will the Patriots look this season? Can the Chiefs repeat, history says no? Also, who is the dark horse this season? Also, the MLB playoff format, should the playoffs be expanded and the season shortened? And thoughts on the Raptors-Celtics game 7.Fri, 11 Sep 2020 - 45min
- 50 - EP 23 -COLIN CAMPBELL from the NHL joins to talk life in the bubble, and what are the plans for next season?
EPISODE 23 - NHL Hockey Operations boss, COLIN CAMPBELL joins the show to talk life in the bubble and final few weeks of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Also, what are the plans for next season? And when will it start? What are the considerations for starting a new season?Wed, 09 Sep 2020 - 31min
- 49 - EP 22 - MONDAY MORNING RECAP with BOB and JOHN. US Open, NHL Playoffs, Raptors-Celtics, Lou Brock are all discussed on a busy Holiday Monday morning.
EPISODE 22 - A recap of a busy weekend in sports with Bob and John. Novak Djokovic's ouster from the US Open. Was it an overreaction? Denis Shapovalov reaches the quarter-finals. Dallas draws first blood in the Western Conference Final. Is there a goaltending controversy in Vegas? Who will coach the Capitals? Boudreau, Gallant, Laviolette or Babcock? Raptors-Celtics game 5 preview. And Bob reminds us he was right about Raps being down 2-0. The Fedex Cup and memories of Lou Brock. A busy Monday show jammed full thoughts and opinions on the Bob McCown Podcast FEATURING John Shannon!Mon, 07 Sep 2020 - 50min
- 48 - EP. 21 - FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE feat. JIM HUGHSON AND DARREN PANG Talking Game 7 Previews and the Stanley Cup Playoffs
EPISODE 21 - A FRIDAY HOCKEY ROUNDTABLE featuring Jim Hughson and Darren Pang previewing all 3 Game 7s. Also, what happened to the Bruins and how much influence does Lou have on the Islanders? Are the Canucks an elite level team? And who would you start in goal for the Golden Knights, Lehner or the Flower? An extended roundtable with lots of hockey talk.Fri, 04 Sep 2020 - 52min
- 47 - EP 20- PETER MANSBRIDGE talks Athletes in this moment, the Leafs and podcasting.
EPISODE 20 - PETER MANSBRIDGE talks athletes and social justice. How they can influence politics and their fans. Also, the plight of the Leafs and the Raptors. And how podcasting allows ex-broadcasters to stay connected.Tue, 01 Sep 2020 - 34min
- 46 - EP 19 - RAPTORS ANALYST JACK ARMSTRONG talks Raptors Game 1. What happened? Where is Siakim and Gasol?
EPISODE 19 - Raptors analyst JACK ARMSTRONG joins the show to talk the Raptors Game 1 loss to the Celtics. What happened? Why are Gasol and Siakim struggling? Do the Celtics have any weaknesses the Raps can exploit? What do they need to do in Game 2.Mon, 31 Aug 2020 - 36min
- 45 - EP 18 - FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE with KEVIN WEEKES, BUTCH CARTER AND PAUL JONES talking the events of the past 48 hours in PRO SPORTS.
EPISODE 18 - The FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE includes KEVIN WEEKES, BUTCH CARTER AND PAUL JONES. The discussion is about the events of the past 48 hours in the NBA and NHL. What happened and what is next? Also, how can the players use this moment for change?Fri, 28 Aug 2020 - 46min
- 44 - EP 17 - Former Sportsnet Prez SCOTT MOORE joins to talk cancel culture in broadcasting, COVID restarts in sports and his new venture.
EPISODE 16 - Uninterrupted CEO SCOTT MOORE joins the show to talk to his former employees!! Scott talks cancel culture in broadcasting and how Don Cherry's career ended. Also, he and John geek out on broadcasting techniques during COVID and his new venture with Lebron James and Drake.Tue, 25 Aug 2020 - 38min
- 43 - EP 16 - Former NHL Coach BRUCE BOUDREAU talks looking for work, his thoughts on the restart and those Maple Leafs rumours.
EPISODE 16 - Former NHL Coach BRUCE BOUDREAU joins the show to talk his take on the NHL restart and life as a broadcaster. Also, looking for work during COVID and his desire to coach again. He also addresses the Maple Leafs rumours and who he thinks will win the Stanley Cup.Mon, 24 Aug 2020 - 39min
- 42 - EP 15 - FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE WITH BUTCH CARTER AND PAUL JONES. Today we talk NBA playoffs and Raptors vs. Brooklyn!
EPISODE 15 - A Friday roundtable featuring former Raptors Head Coach Butch Carter and Play-by-Play announcer Paul Jones. It's an all-NBA roundtable discussing success and coaching in the bubble, why certain teams may be struggling. Also, what has gone right for the Raptors in the first two games, and what they have to fix. Who will be in the NBA Finals, and what the Raptors have to do to get back to the Finals?Thu, 20 Aug 2020 - 41min
- 41 - EP 14 - CFL Commish RANDY AMBROSIE discusses season cancellation and what's next?
EPISODE 14 - CFL Commissioner RANDY AMBROSIE joins to talk the cancellation of the 2020 season and what's next for the league? Also, negotiations with the union, protecting Canadian players and sponsor reaction to the cancellation.Wed, 19 Aug 2020 - 33min
- 40 - EP 13 - Hall of Famer SCOTTY BOWMAN Joins to Talk the NHL Playoffs So Far.
EP 13 - Hall of Famer SCOTTY BOWMAN Joins to Talk the NHL Playoffs So Far. Who has surprised him? Are there any advantages to having last change? And how do you build a team in the salary cap world? An insightful conversation about hockey with the legendary coach. Subscribe to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/FadooProductions Check out the merch - https://teespring.com/stores/fadoo-productionsTue, 18 Aug 2020 - 33min
- 39 - EP 12 - Rangers Prez JOHN DAVIDSON Talks NHL bubble & Who The Rangers Pick #1. Bob has a Suggestion.
EPISODE 12 - New York Rangers President JOHN DAVIDSON joins the show to talk life in the NHL bubble. Also, Bob has a few suggestions for who the Rangers should select #1. Subscribe to our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/FadooProductionsThu, 13 Aug 2020 - 31min
- 38 - EP 11 - Toronto Mayor JOHN TORY joins to talk being an NHL Hub City and the breakdown of the Jays decision to keep them out of Toronto.
EPISODE 11 - City of Toronto Mayor JOHN TORY joins to talk being an NHL Hub City and fighting COVID in Toronto. Also, he explains the breakdown of the Federal government's decision to ban the Blue Jays from playing home games in Toronto.Tue, 11 Aug 2020 - 25min
- 37 - EP 10 - DON CHERRY joins the show to talk the NHL restart format and playoffs so far.Fri, 07 Aug 2020 - 35min
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