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The Bob McCown Podcast
- 866 - STEVE SIMMONS on the Toronto Maple Leafs, MLB’s Winter Meetings & Aaron Judge’s new contract
The Toronto Sun’s STEVE SIMMONS joins the show today to catch up with Bob and John. The three spend the first half of the podcast analyzing the Toronto Maple Leafs and their recent play. We talk about Mitch Marner’s record setting point streak, the “struggling” Auston Matthews and wonder whether this is John Tavares’ best season as a Maple Leaf. Shifter gears to Major League Baseball in the second block of the show, Steve, Bob and John go over some storylines emerging from this years winter meetings and talk about Aaron Judge’s decision to stay with the New York Yankees.Wed, 07 Dec 2022 - 55min
- 865 - NHL ROUNDTABLE W/ BILLY JAFFE & DAREN MILLARD
Daren Millard, the voice of the Vegas Golden Knights, and NESN’s Billy Jaffe join the podcast today for some hockey talk. The four start the show by discussing Vegas’ shootout win last night against the Boston Bruins before focusing on the two teams surprisingly good starts to the season. We ask Daren about Golden Knights net-minder Logan Thompson, and wonder if he is the answer to Vegas’ goalie issues before shifting the conversation over to the Boston Bruins as we look at what they’ve done to find themselves at the top of the standings 24 games into their regular season. After the break we open up the conversation to the rest of the league as we talk about the impressive play from the Winnipeg Jets and the New Jersey Devils & share some thoughts on the teams that have disappointed us most so far this year.Tue, 06 Dec 2022 - 55min
- 864 - DAVE HODGE on the Toronto Blue Jays & the MLB Winter Meetings
Dave Hodge returns to the show to start the week off with some baseball talk. With the leagues winter meetings underway, we talk to Dave about all of the big name players who have yet to sign with a team and speculate on where they might end up. As always with Dave, we talk about the Toronto Blue Jays and get an update on who they are targeting and what roster moves we should expect before the start of next season.Mon, 05 Dec 2022 - 54min
- 863 - JAMES SHARMAN on Team Canada and the FIFA World Cup & Brian Lawton on the sale of the Ottawa Senators.
A little bit of soccer and a little bit of hockey on todays podcast as we welcome James Sharman and Brian Lawton on the show. Now that Team Canada has been eliminated from the FIFA World Cup, we talk to James about what’s next for John Herdman and his players now that their tournament hopes are over. After we say goodbye to James, we talk to our good friend Brian Lawton on the incoming sale of the Ottawa Senators. We talk about prices, buyers and everything else we would need to know regarding the sale of a professional sports franchise.Fri, 02 Dec 2022 - 55min
- 862 - NHL ROUNDTABLE W/ BRUCE GARRIOCH & KEVIN PAUL DUPONT
Hockey talk on todays show as we welcome Bruce Garrioch and Kevin Paul Dupont back to the podcast. With the books finally becoming public for the Ottawa Senators, we get Tinto the potential sale of the team as we look at potential buyers and what new ownership would mean for the franchise. The foursome also spend time discussing the Boston Bruins hot start to the season and briefly touch upon various story lines swirling around the NHL.Thu, 01 Dec 2022 - 55min
- 861 - MLB ROUNDTABLE W/ BOB ELLIOTT & DAVE PERKINS looking at the Baseball Hall of FameWed, 30 Nov 2022 - 55min
- 860 - JP MOROSI on the MLB Offseason & The Toronto Blue Jays
Been a while since we’ve had Mr. Morosi on as JP joins the show to keep us updated on everything going on in Major League Baseball’s offseason. We talk about the Houston Astros recent signing of Jose Abreu and what that means for the defending World Series Champions before we move on to some of the other big names in free agency as we speculate who goes where and when it might happen. After the break, we close out the show by looking at the Toronto Blue Jays. Bob and John pick JP’s brain on who the Jays could be targeting and get some ideas about what Toronto can do to improve their roster, whether it be from the free agent market or a blockbuster trade.Tue, 29 Nov 2022 - 55min
- 859 - SCOTTY BOWMAN on the NHL
The man, the myth…. the legend that is Scotty Bowman hops back on the podcast for todays episode to talk some hockey with Bob and John. The three start the show with a discussion on the surprisingly successful starts from New Jersey and Boston before shifting focus to all of the new coaching changes throughout the league and the positive effects they’ve had for their respective teams. We also discuss the evolution of player and goalie usage in todays NHL, the stacked Atlantic Division and much more with Mr.Bowman as we kick off another week of sports talk.Mon, 28 Nov 2022 - 54min
- 858 - FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE W/ ARASH MADANI & DAVID AMBER
A good ol’ classic Friday roundtable to end off this week of podcasts as we bring in Arash Madani and David Amber to go over some of sports biggest headlines of the week. The four spend some time on the NFL as we try to decipher who the “great" quarterbacks are in a league full of “good” ones while also talking about what teams we expect to make a deep playoff run. We also discuss the passing of Leafs legend Borje Salming and reflect on the impact he made in Toronto before spending the rest of the episode debating the performance of Canada’s Mens National team and their future in the FIFA World Cup.Fri, 25 Nov 2022 - 54min
- 857 - JAMES SHARMAN on the FIFA World Cup & Canada’s 1-0 loss to Belgium
When we need to talk some soccer (football), James Sharman is the man to call. The three reflect on Canada’s loss to Belgium on todays episode as we pick James’ brain on everything he saw in yesterdays match. From what impressed him to what the Canadians need to improve upon, we look at what’s next for Canada in their first World Cup appearance in 36 years. Before we go, the three spend some time discussing the decline of Cristiano Ronaldo’s game and the surprising upsets we’ve seen so far in Qatar.Thu, 24 Nov 2022 - 54min
- 856 - NBA ROUNDTABLE W/ PAUL JONES & ERIC SMITH on the Toronto Raptors.
The voices of Raptors radio join the show as Eric Smith and PAUL JONES break down the start of this year’s NBA season for the Toronto Raptors and the rest of the league. We talk about Toronto’s injury problems so far this year, Nick Nurse’s comments regarding Gary Trent Junior, the inconsistent usage of Malachi Flynn, the emergence of rookie Christian Koloko and the progression we’ve seen from OG Anunoby. To end the show the four go over some other story lines emerging story lines throughout the rest of the NBA.Wed, 23 Nov 2022 - 55min
- 855 - RON FRANCIS on Shane Wright and the Seattle Kraken
The General Manager of the NHL’s newest franchise, Ron Francis, stops by the podcast after a hot start to the Krakens second season in the National Hockey League. Ron talks to us about Seattle's surprising success early on in the year as we discuss what players he’s liked so far and overall what players he’s looking for when building his team. We also get into the situation with last years 4th overall pick Shane Wright. Ron gets us up to speed on his thoughts about Wright's development and what we should expect from Shane going forward.Tue, 22 Nov 2022 - 54min
- 854 - SHI DAVIDI on MLB’s GM Meetings, Free Agency & the Toronto Blue Jays
Sportsnet's SHI DAVIDI joins us after attending this years MLB GM Meetings. Shi talks to us about what he observed in Las Vegas, breaks down the recent Jays trade and gives us an idea on what we should expect regarding the Toronto Blue Jays and who they have their sights set on in the free agent market this off season.Mon, 21 Nov 2022 - 53min
- 853 - NHL ROUNDTABLE W/ MIKE ZEISBERGER & DARREN PANG
Ending the week off with a good ol’ fashioned roundtable, we bring in Mike Zeisberger & Darren Pang for some hockey talk. League parity is the main topic for todays roundtable as the four talk about why they think the bad teams are getting better and question why some supposed Stanley Cup contenders are struggling to win games. We also spend some time talking about Vegas Golden Knights forward Phil Kessel after playing his 1000th consecutive game last week.Fri, 18 Nov 2022 - 54min
- 852 - MARK KIRTON on Borje Salming and the fight against ALS & TOM GAGLARDI, owner of the Dallas Stars
Continuing the trend of two interviews for the price of one today as Bob and John welcome Mark Kirton back to the podcast to talk about the Toronto Maple Leafs tribute to the great Borje Salming and the Hall of Famers diagnosis with ALS. After Mark, we bring in Dallas Stars owner Tom Gaglardi about his hockey team and wha it’s like owning a Texas based NHL franchise.Thu, 17 Nov 2022 - 53min
- 851 - BRIAN COOPER on Bob Nicholson and Hockey Canada & PINBALL CLEMONS on the Toronto Argonauts and the 109th Grey Cup
Another information packed episode of the podcast today. Bob and John bring in BRIAN COOPER for the first half of the podcast to give his opinion on the legal issues surrounding Hockey Canada and to address the recent remarks made by former president of the organization, Bob Nicholson. We then welcome Pinball Clemons to the show to give us some info on the Toronto Argonauts heading into the Grey Cup as the three preview the big game.Wed, 16 Nov 2022 - 54min
- 850 - PAT LEONARD on the NFL & a Grey Cup Preview W/ BOB IRVING
Football is on the go today as Bob and John bring in two separate guests to cover everything going in the world of football on both sides of the border. We first talk to our good friend Pat Leonard about the surprisingly good football coming out of the NFC East before sending it over to Bob Irving for a breakdown on the Grey Cup featuring the Toronto Argonauts and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.Tue, 15 Nov 2022 - 53min
- 849 - KEVIN WEEKES on the Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2022 and growing the game of hockey.
It’s always a pleasure when ESPN’s Kevin Weekes joins the show to talk some hockey with Bob and John. The three focus on this years inductees into the Hockey Hall of Fame as Kevin shares stories about his interactions with the likes of Roberto Luongo, the Sedin twins and looks back on his most memorable moments with the late Herb Carnegie. We also spend some time towards the end of the show discussing the lack of diversity in the game of hockey and what needs to happen in order to grow the game even more.Mon, 14 Nov 2022 - 51min
- 848 - BUCK MARTINEZ on being an MLB Catcher, Dusty Baker and the 2022 MLB World Series.
Buck Martinez stops by the podcast today to chat with Bob in John. Originally intended to be just a World Series Preview with Buck, the three get into the evolution of the catching position in baseball. Its been long since the days of a Major League Catcher playing 140 games in a season and Bob wants to know if Buck has the reason why. We also get into a conversation about Houston Astros Manager Dusty Baker before finishing the show with a preview of this years World Series featuring Baker’s Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies set to begin Friday night.Thu, 27 Oct 2022 - 54min
- 847 - KEN HOLLAND on the Edmonton Oilers
Ken Holland, General Manager of the Edmonton Oilers and friend of the podcast, makes his return to the show to catch up with Bob and John. The three start the show off by talking about the peculiar set up of this years NHL schedule. With the Oilers only playing their provincial rivals, the Calgary Flames, 3 times this season, we talk to Ken about the importance of cultivating rivalries in professional sports. After the break we pick Ken’s brain about his team, their performance so far this season and get some answers on a number of Bob’s goaltending inquiries.Wed, 26 Oct 2022 - 52min
- 846 - NBA ROUNDTABLE W/ MATT DEVLIN & PAUL JONES
Matt Devlin and Paul Jones Join the podcast today for some NBA talk after the Toronto Raptors 1-1 split with the Miami Heat in their series over the weekend. The foursome start off the conversation with the NBA’s new “baseball style” in-season series. We go over what it means logistically for the NBA and debate on whether the new format will affect the leagues ticket sales as we progress into the season. We also talk about some of the reported plans the NBA has when it comes to growing the game. We discuss the prospect of in-season tournaments and go over steps NBA commissioner Adam Silver can take to prevent teams from tanking. To end the show we address some of the early season concerns surrounding the Toronto Raptors, their lack of bench depth and the heavy workload being put on the teams starting rotation.Tue, 25 Oct 2022 - 51min
- 845 - Celebrating 500 Episodes of The Bob McCown Podcast
No guest today as Bob and John celebrate 500 episodes of The Bob McCown Podcast all by their lonesome. We look back at some of the early days of the podcast when the show was called “Okay, You’ve Got Five Minutes” with just Bob at the helm before the addition of Mr. Shannon as co-host as the two reflect on why they started to podcast and note the differences they’ve found going from radio to podcasting. We also find some time to fit in some sports talk as we end the show with a brief discussion on the MLB Playoffs and the Toronto Blue JaysMon, 24 Oct 2022 - 50min
- 844 - NHL ROUNDTABLE W/ MIKE ZEISBERGER & ERIC DUHATSCHEK
Ending the week with a roundtable as we bring in Mike Zeisberger and Eric Duhatschek to come give us some insight on all of the news swirling around the NHL. From the Vancouver Canucks rather abysmal start to the season to the Buffalo Sabres & Philadelphia Flyers unexpected early success, the foursome look at some of the teams that have surprised them the most after one week of the NHL’s regular season. We also get into the drama surrounding Maple Leafs Head Coach Sheldon Keefe, and his comments regarding Toronto’s star players as well as the teams cap and goalie issues on todays show heading into the weekendFri, 21 Oct 2022 - 52min
- 843 - BRIAN COOPER on how to fix Hockey Canada, the NHL’s board advertisements and the future of Canada Basketball.
Our business specialist joins the podcast today to catch up with Bob and John.
For the first half of the show we focus on the issues surrounding Hockey Canada as we get Brians perspective on the matter. The three talk about potential replacements for head of the board and get into the details of how Brian thinks the organization can fix the mess they made and re-build the brand.
We also spend time on the thinking between the NHL’s in game ads being projected onto the boards.How much money will this bring the league and how much of the technical difficulties damage the brand?
To end the show, we talk about the growth of Canada Basketball and get some insight on the future of international basketball in Canada.Thu, 20 Oct 2022 - 51min
- 842 - Breaking Down the MLB Playoffs W/ JOHN GIBBONS
John Gibbons, former Blue Jays manager and the last manager to win a playoff game with the ball club takes some time out of his busy podcasting schedule to catch up with Bob and John. The three focus on the MLB playoffs as we briefly go over the Wild Card series loss the Seattle Mariners handed the Toronto Blue Jays before shifting over to the New York Yankees win against the Cleveland Guardians. We talk about New York’s chances at winning the World Series as well as their chances at keeping Aaron Judge in the Big Apple as we end our show wondering, if Judge isn’t in a Yankee uniform next year, what will he be wearing instead?Wed, 19 Oct 2022 - 51min
- 841 - RICHARD DEITSCH on the Toronto Raptors, MLB Playoffs & Monday Night Football
Richard Deitsch returns to the podcast to kick off the NBA season and cover other headlines across the sports world on todays show.
We start with a focus on the Toronto Raptors as we discuss the beginning of another NBA season. The three talk about what teams look good this year in an unpredictable Eastern conference and wonder if the Raptors have “that guy” that can lead them into a deep playoff run.
After the break and some connection issues from Mr. Deitsch, we move over to the MLB playoffs and look at game five between the New York Yankees and the Cleveland Guardians. Before we end the show Bob, John and Richard talk about Russell Wilson and his poor performance on Monday Night Football.Tue, 18 Oct 2022 - 52min
- 840 - GLENN HEALY on playing with Wayne Gretzky, The Goalie Problems in Toronto, The issues with NHL scheduling & what’s next for Hockey Canada.
Our good friend Glenn Healy drops by the show today to catch up with Bob and John. Being a starting goaltender in the NHL is tough, and it’s even tougher when your teams star player thinks you’re blind. To start the show, Glenn talks to us about his time playing with Wayne Gretzky and shares with us why the Great One was convinced that Mr. Healy couldn’t see. We then move on to some NHL talk as the three cover the never ending goalie issues in Toronto and the peculiar matchups (or lack there of) found in this years schedule for the NHL regular season. To end the show, Bob, John and Glenn get into the Hockey Canada saga, speculating on what is next for the shamed organization and who would be the best fit to take it over and re-build the brand.Mon, 17 Oct 2022 - 51min
- 839 - JOHNNY GAUDREAU on leaving Calgary & adjusting to his new team in Columbus
Johnny Hockey himself joins the show today to chat it up with Bob and John.
The three talk about Johnny’s time in Calgary, playing under a coach like Darryl Sutter and his decision to go to Columbus. We also talk to Johnny about how he has adjusted to his new team and playing in the Eastern conference on todays show as we get an idea of the expectations Johnny has heading into his first season as a Blue Jacket.Fri, 14 Oct 2022 - 52min
- 838 - An end of the year evaluation of the Toronto Blue Jays W/ SHI DAVIDI
Baseball is over in Toronto but there are still many things to discuss. What does the future hold for interim manager John Schneider? What moves, if any, should the Toronto Blue Jays make this off-season? Is their bullpen really that bad? Shi Davidi from sportsnet joins the show today to answer all of those questions and more with Bob and John on todays episodeThu, 13 Oct 2022 - 52min
- 837 - NHL ROUNDTABLE W/ KEVIN PAUL DUPONT & MIKE HARRINGTON
Two podcast regulars, Mike Harrington and Kevin Paul Dupont join the show to kick off the NHL season with a good old fashioned NHL Roundtable. Right off the bat the four address the unprecedented cap issues a handful of NHL teams are facing. We look at the teams that are struggling to keep salary cap compliant and speculate on how they are going to dig themselves out of the hole they put themselves in. Moving on, we talk about what we should expect heading into a brand new NHL season as we go over who we think got better this offseason and who we think took a step back on todays episode.Wed, 12 Oct 2022 - 52min
- 836 - MLB ROUNDTABLE W/ DAVE HODGE & DAVE PERKINS - A Toronto Blue Jays End of the Year Review
Hodge and Perkins on the show today as the two Daves stop in to continue Bob and John's conversation about the Blue Jays from mondays podcast.
The four break down the wild card series loss to the Seattle Mariners and get into the moves they beleive the team needs to make to improve for next season while also discussing the future of interim head coach, John Schneider.
Before we go, we make sure to spend some time discussing the issues surrounding Hockey Canada, and speculate on what should happen next within the organization.Tue, 11 Oct 2022 - 52min
- 835 - Bob and John on the Toronto Blue Jays Wild Card Series loss to the Seattle Mariners
If you are still upset about the Toronto Blue Jays' collapse to the Seattle Mariners during last weekends Wild Card Series in Toronto, todays episode will not make you feel any better.
No guest today as Bob and John dissect the Jays' performance over the weekend. Breaking down every little mistake made by the coaching staff and players, the two look at what went wrong for a team that was once World Series favourites.Mon, 10 Oct 2022 - 52min
- 834 - NICK NURSE on the Toronto Raptors
Nick Nurse, NBA champion and head coach of the Toronto Raptors, joins the show today to catch up with Bob and John.
We pick Nick's brain on his defensive and offensive schemes, what he looks for in his young players during pre-season and find out how much he leans on his veterens for leadership.
We also find out why Nick thinks his music helps him become a better coach and what exactly the role of an assistant coach entails on todays episode of the show.Fri, 07 Oct 2022 - 52min
- 833 - DAN SHULMAN on the Toronto Blue Jays
With the Toronto Blue Jays set to host the Seattle Mariners at Rogers Centre for a three-game AL wild-card series on Friday, we bring on Dan Shulman of Sportnet & ESPN to tell us everything we need to know about the Jays Roster & how the two teams matchup going into game one of the series.
* Episode Disclaimer *
Dealing with internet issues, Bob was forced to record todays episode on his phone which caused some minor audio issues at times.Thu, 06 Oct 2022 - 51min
- 832 - NHL ROUND TABLE W/ GREG MILLEN & BILLY JAFFEWed, 05 Oct 2022 - 51min
- 831 - Getting ready for playoff baseball in Toronto W/ BUCK MARTINEZ
Buck Martinez joins us today to talk some baseball.
Having just clinched home field for their wild-card series in this year's playoffs, we talk to Buck about the teams roster heading into the postseason. We address their pitching inconsistencies, speculate on their roster decisions and find out who Buck thinks their ideal wild-card matchup would be on todays show.Tue, 04 Oct 2022 - 51min
- 830 - WAYNE GRETZKY on the Edmonton Oilers, Dale Hawerchuck & the TNT experience
Hockey is right around the corner so why not bring in the greatest hockey player to ever play the game to come get us pumped up for the NHL's regular season.
Wayne Gretzky joins the show today to talk about his former team, the Edmonton Oilers and their star forward Connor McDavid, playing against Dale Hawerchuck and his experience at TNT now that he's got a full year under his belt at the network.Mon, 03 Oct 2022 - 51min
- 829 - HOWARD SIMON on Tua Tagovailoa’s injury, the Buffalo Bills & the NFL
Howard Simon from WGR radio in Buffalo joins the show today for some NFL talk to cap off the week with Bob and John. The three spend the first bit discussing Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa’s injury sustained in their Thursday Night Football matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals. We question the teams decision to play Tua not even a week after he was injured against the Buffalo Bills and the never ending issues the NFL faces when it comes to managing head injury’s. After the break, we focus on the Buffalo Bills, their loss to the Dolphins and their Super Bowl aspirations before ending the show with a bit of Sabres talk with Howard.Fri, 30 Sep 2022 - 52min
- 828 - Getting Ready For The MLB Playoffs W/ J.P. Morosi
The playoffs are right around the corner for Major League Baseball so we had to bring on our good friend J.P. Morosi to the show to talk about it with Bob and John.
We begin the show focusing on Aaron Judge's record breaking 61st home run this season in yesterdays game against the Toronto Blue Jays. The three discuss the significance of not only Judge's home run total but his overall play this year - is this one of the greatest individual performances in Major League Baseball history?
After the break, we shift our attention to this years playoffs as we go over the leagues new playoff format, what we should expect heading into the post season and what teams are primed to make a run for the World Series.
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- 827 - NHL ROUNDTABLE W/ MIKE ZEISBERGER & BRUCE GARRIOCH
Zeisberger and Garrioch join the podcast today for a good ol' fashioned NHL Roundtable.
50 years exactly have passed since Paul Henderson scored the goal that won Canada the Summit Series back in 1972 yet, he is still not in the Hockey Hall of Fame. We spend the first half of todays show debating on why Henderson has yet to be inducted into the HOF and question if he even should be in it before moving on to some current NHL news.
The four talk about Matt Murray and the Toronto Maple Leafs' goaltending issues as we share our concerns about having Murray be the number one goalie for the Leafs before moving on to pick Bruces brain about all things Ottawa Senators to end the show.
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- 826 - KENNY ALBERT on Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees, MLB’s new playoff format & the NFL
Kenny Albert, the only 4 sport play by play announcer in the game joins the show today to have a chat with Bob and John.
In the midst of a series against the Toronto Blue Jays, Kenny, Bob and John talk about the New York Yankees and their record breaking slugger, Aaron Judge. We discuss the significance of Judge’s 61 home runs and what it would mean to the city of New York before moving over to MVP talk and speculate on the likelihood of Judge staying in New York as a Yankee once his contract is up. Before changing topics, the three pick Kenny’s brain about MLB’s playoff format and who he thinks we’ll see in the World Series come October.
After the break, the three get into some stories from Kenny’s career as we talk about the difficulties of calling games for 4 different professional sports leagues before ending the show with some NFL talk along with a brief discussion on the New York Rangers.
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- 825 - SCOTT MORRISON & HARRY SINDEN on the 1972 Summit Series.
Who better to talk about one of the greatest events in hockey history than Harry Sinden?
Having coached the Canadians in the 8 game series all those 50 years ago, Harry joins the podcast today with Scott Morrison, author of "1972: The Series That Changed Hockey Forever".
Building off of our episode last month, Scott and Harry dig deep into the depths of their minds, pulling out forgotten facts and figures of the Summit Series while Harry gives us a unique POV as we get to see the intricacies of the series through the eyes of the coach who won it.
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- 824 - SHI DAVIDI on the Toronto Blue Jays & MLB's New Playoff Format.
Sportsnet's own Shi Davidi joins the show to end the week with some baseball talk with Bob and John.
With Shi in Tampa right now, the three talk about the Blue Jay's current series with the Tampa Bay Rays, going over the playoff implications this series brings, the shaky performance from some of the teams key players and the concerns we, along with the team, has with their pitching depth.
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- 823 - A Look Into The Life Of A Boston Sports Writer W/ KEVIN PAUL DUPONT & BOB RYAN.
Both podcast regulars, both from the Boston Globe yet they have never done a show together. Today, we change that as we bring on Kevin Paul Dupont & Bob Ryan to talk about what it's like writing about sports in one of the most passionate sports cities in the world.
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- 822 - John Shannon's NHL Media Day W/ ERIC DUHATSCHEK & SCOTT BURNSIDE
Bob McCown is out for today, leaving his hosting duties to none other than Mr. John Shannon. Taking this opportunity to talk some hockey, John brings on Eric Duhatschek and Scott Burnside for an impromptu NHL Media day.
We spend some time on the recent retirement announcements from Zdeno Chara & PK Subban as well as Nathan MacKinnon's massive contract extension before shifting focus to the rest of the NHL.
The three sift through the league, giving their opinions on their roster and analyzing each teams off-season performance and in season expectations heading into training camp.
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- 821 - CONNOR BROWN on adjusting to a new team, playing with superstars and his season expectations
Former Maple Leaf, Connor Brown joins the show today to chat with Bob and John.
We talk to Connor about his experience getting traded, acclimating himself with a new team and get his first impressions on the Washington Capitals' organization before spending some time talking about his experiences playing with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Mike Babcock and what it's like playing with some of the worlds best hockey players.
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- 820 - Bob & John on The Toronto Maple Leafs and the Toronto Blue Jays
Bob and John start this week off riding solo as the two ask and answer some never-ending questions about Toronto’s hockey and baseball teams.
Focusing on the Toronto Maple Leafs, Bob brings up his favourite topic - What are the Leafs going to do about their goaltending? The conversation quickly shifts to their roster as we debate over who the team should trade if they want to have success in the playoffs. Before we move on to baseball, Bob and John wonder if this is Kyle Dubas’ last season, asking the question - How well do the Leafs have to do for us to see him back as their GM next year?
We end the show with some Jays talk, discussing the likelihood of a deep playoff run from the team and the possibility of a Vladimir Guerrero Jr. contract extension in the near future.
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- 819 - RICHARD DEITSCH on Kyrie Irving, the Brooklyn Nets & the Toronto Blue JaysFri, 11 Nov 2022 - 52min
- 818 - NHL ROUNDTABLE W/ JOE MICHELETTI & GREG MILLENThu, 10 Nov 2022 - 52min
- 817 - JOHN HERDMAN on preparing for the 2022 FIFA World CupWed, 09 Nov 2022 - 52min
- 816 - BOB LENARDUZZI & JAMES SHARMAN on Team Canada and the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar
Today, we bring on our two soccer experts in Bob Lenarduzzi & James Sharman to give us all the info we need to know about our Canadian Men’s National team heading into the FIFA World Cup hosted in Qatar.Tue, 08 Nov 2022 - 51min
- 815 - DAVE HODGE on the World Series, Toronto Blue Jays and the Boston Bruins
DAVE HODGE, checking into the podcast today to start the week off with Bob and John.
We begin the show by breaking down the Houston Astro’s World Series win against the Philadelphia Phillies. We discuss the underwhelming “fall classic” and the performances from both teams before moving on to some hockey talk.
The three get into the Boston Bruins drama surrounding their contract offer to Mitchell Miller. We talk about the reaction from the NHL, the media and the Bruins players itself as we question the decision making from Cam Neely and the Bruins front office.
After the break we get back into the baseball discussion as we focus on the Toronto Blue Jays and their needs for the offseasonMon, 07 Nov 2022 - 52min
- 814 - ALEX PIETRANGLO on his career, Las Vegas & Playing for the Vegas Golden Knights
Former captain of the St. Louis Blues, Stanley Cup Champion and current member of the Vegas Golden Knights, Alex Pietranglo joins the podcast to talk with Bob and John.
We start the show by talking about Alex’s team and their strong performance to start the season before moving on to how he’s adjusted to living in playing in Las Vegas. The three go back and forth as we break down Alex’s career from the Knights, to the St. Louis Blues all the way to his days playing minor hockey with the likes of Steven Stamkos and other NHL stars.Fri, 04 Nov 2022 - 52min
- 813 - DOUG SMITH on the Toronto Raptors, Brooklyn Nets and the NBA
Hoops talk on todays edition of the podcast as Bob and John welcome Doug Smith back on the podcast. We talk about the Toronto Raptors and the start to their season with Doug giving us some insight on Nick Nurse, Christian Koloko, OG Annoy and the Raptors lack of bench production. After the break we shift our focus to the rest of the NBA but more specifically the Brooklyn Nets who have been dominating the basketball headlines this week.Thu, 03 Nov 2022 - 51min
- 812 - Media Rights Specialist WILLIAM MAO on UCLA & USC’s move to the Big10 and the future of sports on streaming services
Diving into the business of sports today with Senior Vice President of Media Rights for Octagon Sports, William Mao on todays podcast.
We open up the show with a discussion about what UCLA and USC’s move to the BIG10 means for college sports and the NCAA when it comes to revenue sharing and brand recognition.
After the break, William gives us some insight on the future of sports consumption. With streaming giants like Apple and Amazon ready to dish out big money for streaming rights, William gives his opinion on where we will be watching our favourite sports in the near future.Wed, 02 Nov 2022 - 52min
- 811 - GARY BETTMAN on the NHL, their scheduling process and their new advertisement campaigns.
None other than the Commissioner of the National Hockey League himself, Gary Bettman joins the show today to talk with Bob and John.
So much to talk about with so little time on todays episode as Bob and John try to fit all of their pressing questions regarding the NHL into Mr. Bettman’s busy schedule. We talk to Gary about the Arizona Coyotes new facility at Mullett arena as we get an update on when we should expect the final product to be ready.
Before we go, we talk to Gary about the conversation we had last week with Oilers GM Ken Holland and the lack of games scheduled this year between division rivals before having a candid discussion about the advertisements fans now see on the teams jerseys and the technical difficulties the league is facing after implementing the new digital ads on the rinks boards.Tue, 01 Nov 2022 - 52min
- 810 - BARRY TROTZ on the NHL and his future as an NHL Head Coach.
Barry Trotz Joplins the show today to catch up with Bob and John. With his name popping up in the hockey world recently, we talk to Barry about his recent comments regarding his interest in coaching for an Original Six hockey club and gauge his interest about an eventual return to the NHL. Barry also shares with us what he does to stay ready in case another opportunity arises, his opinions on various teams around the league and lets us know what he thinks about taking a gig in the front office on todays show.Mon, 31 Oct 2022 - 52min
- 809 - ARASH MADANI on The World Cup, World Series & Canadian Tennis and MATT SEKERES on the Vancouver Canucks
Two interviews for the price of one on todays episode of the podcast. First, we bring in Arash Madani to catch us up on all of the Canadian Soccer news heading into the FIFA World Cup in Qatar before moving on to a preview of tonights World Series matchup between the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies. Before Arash leaves, we make sure to get in some Canadian tennis talk with our country's young star Felix Auger Alliasime recent stellar play. Matt Sekeres hops on the podcast for the second half of the show as the three discuss the dumpster fire that is the Vancouver Canucks start to the NHL season.Fri, 28 Oct 2022 - 53min
- 779 - MLB ROUNDTABLE W/ DAVE HODGE & STEVE SIMMONS on The Toronto Blue Jays
Dave Hodge and Steve Simmons on the podcast today as we discuss the final stretch of games for the Toronto Blue Jays before the start of Major League Baseball's playoffs.
We preview the Jay's series against the Baltimore Orioles this weekend, discuss their roster issues and speculate on their pitching rotation for the playoffs as the team tries to solidify their Wild Card position in the standings.
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- 778 - DOUG GILMOUR on memories from his playing days, working in the front office and coaching junior hockey.
A man who needs no introduction.... Doug Gilmour joins the podcast today to catch up with Bob and John.
We get lots of info from Doug as he reminisces about his days playing hockey. We ask him about his thinking process that went into choosing his jersey numbers, the infamous missed call that stopped the Leafs from going to the Stanley Cup Final and other details fans may not know about the former Leafs Captain.
After the break, we dig in to Doug's time in the front office and his coaching stint with the Kingston Frontenacs.
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- 777 - SCOTT OAKE & KEN DANIELS on how to move forward after losing a loved one to drug abuse.
A powerful, personal show today with Scott Oake and Ken Daniels, who both tragically lost sons to drug abuse. The two talk to Bob and John about how they’ve managed the grief, channeled their inner strength and helped each other over the years in an effort to aid those in recovery, and reduce the stigma associated with Substance Use Disorder.
If you or a loved one suffer from drug addiction, there are resources available to help. Visit https://www.bruceoakerecoverycentre.ca/ or https://jamiedanielsfoundation.org/ for more information on how you can help those suffering from Substance Abuse Disorder.
Crisis Line: 1-888-322-3019
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- 776 - MATT DEVLIN on the Toronto Raptors, the Brooklyn Nets & the NBA
The voice of the Toronto Raptors, Matt Devlin, joins the show today for a long overdue NBA focused show.
The three talk about the Brooklyn Nets and review all of the drama that surrounded the team throughout the offseason. Bob, John and Matt debate on the coaching ability of Nets head coach, Steve Nash and question the impact some of the teams stars actually have on the team.
We also talk about the Raptors and their steady roster development. The three discuss the progression we have seen from some of their core players and speculate on their performance as we grow closer to another NBA season.
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- 775 - NICK KYPREOS on the Toronto Maple Leafs
After a summer spent focusing on just about every Canadian NHL except Toronto, we thought it was about time we brought Nick Kypreos back on to the podcast so we can chat some Maple Leafs hockey.
The three focus on the Leafs goaltending issues and try to predict how Kyle Dubas' Matt Murray experiment will pan out. We take a deep dive on Toronto's off-season moves and question why the teams front office didn't do more to improve heading into this season and end the podcast by making predictions and setting expectations for this Leafs team a month before the start of the NHL regular season.
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- 774 - The 50th Anniversary Of The Summit Series W/ SCOTT MORRISON
Scott Morrison, author of "1972: The Series That Changed Hockey Forever" joins the podcast today to look back on one of the most iconic hockey tournaments ever played.
Five decades after the Summit Series, the three reflect on the games played between Russia & Canada as we look at what hockey meant to the country fifty years ago and what it means now. Scott talks to us about just how much the series changed the game of hockey while we look back and share memories we have of the players and the games as well.
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- 773 - An NFL Season Preview W/ PAT LEONARD
Another NFL season is upon us which means Pat Leonard is stopping by the podcast to get Bob and John up to date with all of the football news before Thursday nights season opener.
We preview the Buffalo Bills matchup against the Los Angeles Rams before moving on to what other teams Pat thinks are legitimate contenders for the Super Bowl. We talk about the impact Russell Wilson will have on the Denver Broncos roster, question if Tom Brady and the Buccaneers will be able to stay competitive and highlight some teams we believe are being looked over all on todays episode.
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- 772 - DOUG ARMSTRONG on the the St. Louis Blues & their goals for the NHL's 2022/23 regular season.
Doug Armstrong, GM for the St. Louis Blues joins the show today to catch up with Bob and John.
We get Doug's opinion on his off-season this year and listen to his assessment on how he feels him and his staff did as they gear up for another season with it coming right around the corner. We talk to Doug about his expectations for his young players like Robert Thomas and Jordan Kyrou, his goaltending situation and whether or not this is the year Vladimir Tarasenko's trade request will finally be granted amongst other things on todays podcast.
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- 771 - JOE SIDDALL on the playoff race in the American League & the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Toronto Blue Jays have won 5 games in a row and the playoff race in the American League is tighter than ever as we enter the final four weeks of Major League Baseball's regular season.
Today, we bring on Joe Siddall from Sportsnet to dissect the last bit of the season as we look at the teams standing in Toronto's way, their ever changing rotation and the troubling lack of fundamental skill still present on their roster.
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- 770 - ALLAN DAVIS on bringing the first all sports radio station to Canada.
It was 30 years ago today that Canadians were introduced to "The FAN". Canada's first all sports radio station, The FAN was responsible for kickstarting the careers of some of the countries most well known broadcasters, including our very own Bob McCown.
The brains behind the operation, Allan Davis, joins us today to talk to Bob and John and to look back on what made the station so successful and how it revolutionized the way we consume sports content.
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- 769 - RE-RUN - Super-Agent PAT BRISSON - Representative of Jack Eichel, Elias Pettersson, Quinn Hughes & the NHL‘s Biggest Stars.
Last day of re-runs for The Bob McCown Podcast! Tune in Monday for a brand new episode with Bob and John.
Arguably one of the most successful player agents in NHL history, Pat Brisson, joins the podcast to discuss one of his newest clients in Jack Eichel, his upcoming surgery and the idea of representing his son Brendan.
The three spend most of the podcast getting into the details of his client, Jack Eichel's, deal from Buffalo to Vegas, his surgery and some behind the scenes insight on how the whole Eichel vs. Buffalo saga unfolded.
Pat gives us information on Jack's relationship with the Sabres, how he was able to get the trade negotiations moving in the right direction and why the surgery Jack and his camp have been pushing for was so important to him.
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- 768 - RE-RUN - JOHN HERDMAN on coaching Canada‘s Women‘s & Mens National Soccer Teams & trying to qualify for the 2022 World Cup.
Even the Bobcat needs some time off every once in a while - while our two hosts rest and re-charge for the next five days, enjoy re-run's of some of our favourite episodes.
Head coach of Canada's Men's Soccer team, John Herdman, joins the show for a rare soccer podcast with Bob and John.
We talk about his experience coaching Canada's women's program and how he is going to translate his success with them to the men's side. We get some insight on the differences & the similarities he has noticed between the men and the women and his overall appreciation for our Canadian athletes.
With the MNT currently vying for a spot in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, we talk to John about his team, their line up and the advantage his team has hosting games in Canada.
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- 767 - RE-RUN - Tales From a Sports Broadcaster's Past W/ KEITH OLBERMANN
Even the Bobcat needs some time off every once in a while - while our two hosts rest and re-charge for the next five days, enjoy re-run's of some of our favourite episodes.
Our Good friend and legendary broadcaster, Keith Olbermann joins the podcast to catchup with Bob and John.
From George Steinbrenner to Walter Matthau, Keith has met some pretty interesting people and with that come some pretty interesting stories. On todays episode, we listen to some of Keith's favourite memories of some of the more interesting personalities he has met throughout his career.
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- 766 - RE-RUN - The Business Behind The Worlds Largest Sports Organizations W/ Dave Hopkinson
Even the Bobcat needs some time off every once in a while - while our two hosts rest and re-charge for the next five days, enjoy re-run's of some of our favourite episodes.
Executive Vice President of MSG Sports & President of Team Business Operations, Dave Hopkinson, joins the podcast to talk with Bob and John.
From working with The Toronto Raptors and MLSE for over two decades to serving as Global Head of Partnerships for Real Madrid Club de Futbol to now leading the commercial strategy for Madison Square Garden Sports Corp, it’s safe to say Dave knows a thing or two about the business of sports.
We talk about his career path and different experiences throughout the different organizations he’s worked for over the years and much more on todays episode.
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- 765 - RE-RUN - JEFF GORTON on the Montreal Canadiens.
Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations of the Montreal Canadiens, Jeff Gorton, joins the show to talk about his team on todays episode.
With almost a year under his belt in Montreal, Bob and John talk to Jeff about his experience with the Habs so far, his comprehension of the French language and what his plans for the team are going forward. We get some insight on what Jeff brings to the table, having worked for two original 6 teams already, and learn the differences within the fan base and media in Montreal compared to markets like Boston and New York City.
The three discuss this years draft and their decision to select Slovakian power forward Juraj Slafkovsky with the number one overall pick. We find out where Jeff thinks the prospect should play next year and get his opinion on the alleged Shane Wright “stare down” on draft night.
We finish the show by addressing the discourse surrounding American born players and their hesitance to play in a Canadian market.
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- 764 - BRAD TRELIVING on the Calgary Flames and their busy off-season.
The busiest General Manager in the NHL this summer, Brad Treliving of the Calgray Flames, joins the podcast for todays show.
With the team looking much different than it did last year, we talk to Brad about the moves he made this summer, getting a look behind the scenes of one of the most chaotic off-seasons and NHL team has ever gone through.
We talk about the loss of Johnny Gaudreau and try to get some info on what led to the star forwards decision to leave. We also get some details on the deal that sent Matthew Tkachuk to Florida in exchange for Jonathon Huberdeau and MacKenzie Weeger. Brad gives us some insight on how he thinks the players will fit into the roster.
To end the show, we discuss the Nazem Kadri free agent signing, from how the negotiations progressed to whether the rumours of Kadri refusing a trade to Calgary from Toronto had any truth behind them.
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- 763 - RICHARD DEITSCH on the Toronto Blue Jays, Kevin Durant's decision to stay in Brooklyn & the Toronto Raptors.
Our good friend Richard Deitsch is back on the show to catch up with Bob and John.
The three talk about the Toronto Blue Jays Wild Card race, building off of some talking points from yesterdays show before discussing Kevin Durant and his decision to rescind his trade request from the Brooklyn Nets at the beginning of the NBA off-season. Before we go, the three share their opinions on the Toronto Raptors roster and what they think the Raps have to do to become legitimate title contenders.
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- 762 - JOHN GIBBONS on joining Twitter, the Toronto Blue Jays & some baseball talk.
Bob and John welcome John Gibbons back to the podcast for another baseball focused edition of the podcast.
You never know where the conversation is going to go when you have Gibby on and today is no different. With his recent emergence on Twitter, Bob and John get to the bottom of why the former Blue Jays Manager joined the app and find out how he has been enjoying the interactions with his followers.
With little to no direction, the three bounce from topic to topic covering a wide range of baseball related topics as Gibby gives his opinion on how teams are managed today compared to when he was coaching.
Building from a question Bob heard on another program, we compare John's 2015 Jays team and get his opinion on which player from that roster would make the biggest impact on todays team before ending the show with some general MLB chatter and lots of laughs.
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- 761 - STEVE ARMITAGE reflecting on his broadcasting career at CBC
From covering events like Hockey Night in Canada, CFL football, Canadian Open golf, as well as numerous Olympic, Commonwealth, and Canada Games broadcasts covering a variety of sports and competitions, Steve Armitage has been a staple on the televisions of countless Canadians and now he joins Bob and John on the podcast to look back at his illustrious career.
From what got him into the business to his research methods when it comes to calling sports he isn't the most familiar with, we talk to Steve about his time working at the Olympic games, as he lets us know which of the 18 games he's worked at was his favourite as well as the athletes that have impressed him the most.
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- 760 - NHL ROUNDTABLE W/ MIKE ZEISBERGER & SCOTT BURNSIDE
Burnside and Zeisberger checking into the podcast today to start the week off with some hockey. With the recent signing of Nazem Kadri, the foursome focus on the Calgary Flames and Brad Treliving's busy off-season and debate on whether the addittion of Kadri to go along with MacKenzie Weeger and Jonathon Huberdeau make the Flames better than they were before.
Before the end of the show we cover Lou Lamoriello and the Islander's target with Kadri off the market, Vancouver's plan for J.T. Miller & Vegas' goaltending issues.
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- 759 - Head Coach of the Winnipeg Jets RICK BOWNESS
From Dallas to Winnipeg... and now the Bob McCown Podcast, Rick Bowness joins the show today to talk about his move up north and his transition to become the newest Head Coach of the Winnipeg Jets.
We focus on Rick's time in Dallas, and learn about what he expects to bring to Winnipeg in terms of leadership and coaching style. We talk about Rick's first impression of the Jets team and address the talk about the apparent "culture" or lack there of in Winnipeg and what his plans are to change that before ending the show by discussing Rick's expectations for his new team heading into the 2022-23 NHL season.
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- 758 - SHI DAVIDI on the Toronto Blue Jays
The Toronto Blue Jays start a pivotal series against the New York Yankees today as they try to hold on to the last AL Wild Card spot - we bring on Shi Davidi to talk about it.
We discuss the Jays roster, focusing on their shaky pitching rotation. The three also compare this years team to ones we've seen in the past, struggling to find similarities between their current roster to the World Series Champion's in the nineties or even the Bautista led Jays in the mid 2010's.
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- 757 - The end of Leafs TV & the Mt. Rushmore of Toronto athletes
No guest today as Bob and John are forced to chat amongst themselves.
We start with the recent decision from MLSE to discontinue Leafs TV, a program created 21 years ago by Mr. John Shannon himself. The two talk about the decision to take Leafs TV off the air and speculate on what's coming next.
We then move on to a topic which has been teased on the show a few times already - Who are the greatest athletes to ever play for a Toronto based professional sports team?
Bob and John share their opinions on who they would consider to be to best of the best when it comes to Toronto sports. Choosing four players from the Blue Jays, Raptors and Maple Leafs, the two debate on who deserves to be on the Mt. Rushmore of athletes who have worn a Toronto jersey.
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- 756 - STEVE SIMMONS on the Canadian Football League's decline & the downfall of Hockey Canada
Steve Simmons from the Toronto Sun joins Bob and John for todays episode of the podcast.
The three spend some time on the CFL for the first half of the podcast, discussing the disparity between the leagues support in Western Canada compared to the Eastern part of the country. We look at the issues teams like the Toronto Argonauts are facing when it comes to fan interest and question why the elite play from a young Canadian QB like Nathan Rourke in BC hasn't garnered more media attention throughout the country.
We end the show by analyzing the sexual assault allegations surrounding the World Juniors and Hockey Canada. The three share their opinions on what actions should be taken within the organization & wonder what's next in terms of recourse and reparation.
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- 755 - JAMIE CAMPBELL on the Toronto Blue Jays' race for the Wild Card.
Jamie Campbell, host of Blue Jays Central on Sportsnet, joins the show to start the week off with so Major League Baseball.
Bob, John & Jamie have a lot to talk about regarding the fluttering Toronto Blue Jays. Jamie voices his concerns about the Blue Jays rotation and the inconsistence pitching from Jose Berrios as the three look into some of the reasons why John Schneider and the Toronto Blue Jays have been struggling.
We ask Jamie about the organizations performance at the trade deadline and wonder if the Blue Jays could have done more as they try to squeak into the playoffs in a season that everyone thought they'd dominate.
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- 754 - MLB ROUNDTABLE W/ DAVE PERKINS & ROB LONGLEY on the Toronto Blue Jays.
Should we be worried about the Toronto Blue Jays? Rob Longley and Dave Perkins join the show to talk about the team.
Before the Jays talk, the four review last nights second annual Field of Dreams game, giving their opinions on the game itself and our thoughts on the idea of making this a yearly occurrence.
We then shift focus to the Toronto Blue Jays noting our concerns surrounding the teams pitching, roster and overall performance as of late.
With some time to let the trade deadline sink in, the four also give their thoughts on Toronto's newest players and wonder if making moves at the deadline is even worth it after seeing how the Baltimore Orioles - who were sellers at the deadline - have been playing.
To end the show, we talk about the teams inability to live up to the hefty expectations set upon them at the start of the season and we analyze the underwhelming individual performances from the organizations top players.
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- 753 - Behind the scenes at the Field of Dreams W/ J.P. MOROSI
The Cincinnati Reds play the Chicago Cubs in the second edition of the MLB Field of Dreams Game tonight so who better than J.P. Morosi to join the show as he zooms in straight from the Field of Dream itself to talk with Bob and John.
Today, we get a behind the scenes look at how a cornfield in Dyersville, Iowa turned into one of the most iconic playing fields in all of sports. J.P. gives Bob and John a miniature history lesson on everything we need to know about the Field of Dreams movie to the connections both the Red's and the Cubs have to Iowa and the field. We find out some little known facts about the famous field and why Major League Baseball wasn't able to build their ballpark on the original filming location.
With J.P. having to leave early, Bob and John end the show with some Blue Jays talk and a hearty debate on the importance of these specialized in-season games trending in professional sports.
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- 752 - JOHN DAVIDSON on trading for Johnny Gaudreau, re-signing Patrick Laine & the Columbus Blue Jackets
President of hockey operations for the Columbus Blue Jackets and friend of the show John Davidson hops on the show, amidst an eventful off-season for his team, to talk to Bob and John.
Wasting no time at all, Bob and John ask about the somewhat surprising signing of Johnny Gaudreau. John give us some insight on how the deal went down from the Blue Jackets' point of view and gives us a behind the scenes look at the biggest free-agent signing this summer.
The three also get into Patrick Laine's contract extension, losing a key member of the team in Oliver Bjorkstrand and gives us a peak at the teams game plan going into next season before we finish the show by discussing the growing hockey culture in Columbus.
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- 751 - LORIE KANE on her retirement, the evolution of her golf game, the LPGA and the LIV Tour
Member of both the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame & the Canada's Sports Hall of Fame and one of the countries greatest golfers to play the game, Lorie Kane, graces Bob and John with her presence on todays episode.
With Lorie set to compete in her 30th and final Canadian Women's Open Bob and John talk to her about her career and how her training has changed over three decades of professional golf.
We talk about the evolution of not only Lorie's game but the equipment she uses. Bob and John get some lessons on the right clubs to use and get some tips to help their putting game before the three move the discussion to the LIV Tour.
Lorie gives her opinion on what the Saudi backed tour is doing to the game of golf and get some insight on if we are going to see LIV implement a women's tour anytime soon.
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- 750 - DOUG SMITH on the Toronto Raptors, Kyle Lowry & the tradition of retiring jersey numbers.
Doug Smith on the podcast today to talk some NBA basketball in the middle of the summer with Bob & John.
We go over the teams roster as of right now, touching on Pascal Siakam's development into an elite player as well as questioning OG Anunoby's ceiling and ability to bring his game to the next level. We also talk about the significance Kyle Lowry has had on the franchise before moving on.
The three talk about Doug's experience at Nick Nurse's charity golf tournament over the weekend. Doug lets us know who he saw and who he talked to at the event.
With the passing of the great Bill Russell comes the conversation of whether the NBA should retire the number 6. Doug, Bob and John give their opinion on the tradition of retiring players numbers and debate on its relevance in not only the NBA but all pro leagues.
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- 749 - BUCK MARTINEZ on his recovery, the Toronto Blue Jays & a the trade deadline.
The voice of the Toronto Blue Jays and longtime friend of the podcast, Buck Martinez, makes his welcomed return to the show to catch up with Bob and John.
We get an update on Buck's recovery and talk about the overwhelming amount of support he has gotten from Canadians and Blue Jays fans around the world.
The three transition into some baseball talk and give their first impressions of the Toronto Blue Jays post trade deadline roster. We talk about the Jays' wild card race and set expectations for the playoffs before analyzing some of the other moves made on deadline day throughout Major League Baseball.
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- 748 - NHL ROUNDTABLE W/ DARREN PANG & BRIAN LAWTON on NHL Free Agency & the future of the Arizona Coyotes
Darren Pang and Brian Lawton on todays NHL roundtable with Bob and John.
The four talk about all of the moves that have happened during the NHL's off-season and debate on which team won the deal that sent Matthew Tkachuk from the Calgary Flames to the Florida Panthers.
We also get into a heated discussion on the future of the Arizona Coyotes. The four go back and forth on the idea of the NHL keeping a team in Arizona and discuss the teams home ice accommodations for next year before moving on to Nazem Kadri as we wonder why the Stanley Cup Champion has yet to sign a contract with a team.
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- 747 - Remembering Vin Scully & Reviewing MLB's Trade Deadline W/ DAVE HODGE
Before we get into the baseball talk, Dave, Bob and John spend the first half of the show talking about the legendary broadcaster Vin Scully. A voice recognized by baseball fans everywhere, the three share some of their fondest memories of the late broadcasting icon in wake of his passing Tuesday evening.
After the break, we get into some of the moves made throughout the league, focusing on the new additions to the Toronto Blue Jays roster. Did they get better? We talk about it on todays podcast.
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- 746 - BRIAN BURKE on the Pittsburgh Penguins
President of hockey operations for the Pittsburgh Penguins and friend of the podcast, Brian Burke takes some time out of his summer to talk with Bob and John.
On todays show, the three discuss the Penguins off-season and the moves they have made so far. Bob and John pick Brian's brain about the salary cap and how to stay under it. We discuss the idea of teams "trading cap space" and how the hard cap influences trades and free agent signings, and Brian shares his opinion on handing out incentives during contract negotiations.
We also get into the deal that brought Jeff Petry to Pittsburgh as Brian talks about the process it took to get him before moving on to his philosophy when it comes to building a team, his relationship with the Pens current GM Ron Hextall and the nuances of working with a former player in the front office.
Before we go we talk to Brian about the shelf-life of NHL coaches and his time in Calgary, getting his opinion on the growing discourse aboutAmerican players not wanting to play for a Canadian organization.
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- 745 - NELSON MILLMAN on the death of sports radio.
Former Vice President, General Manager and Program Director of Sportsnet 590 The Fan, Nelson Millman joins the show to catch up with some of his former employees, Bob and John.
Given Nelson's accomplishments and experience in the field, the three discuss the decline in quality sports talk radio and ask the question - Are we witnessing the end of sports radio?
We talk about the differences we see in todays media compared to what it once was and look at the ways sport talk radio has changed for the worse. The three also compare talk radio to podcasting, exploring the similarities and the differences in structure and content the two forms of media have.
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- 744 - RICHARD ZOKOL & IAN LEGGATT on the FedEx Cup & the battle between the PGA & the LIV Tour.
Two former tour members, Ian Leggatt & Richard Zokol join the show today to talk some golf and discuss the ongoing saga that is the PGA vs. LIV tour with Bob and John.
The foursome start the conversation with the upcoming FedEx Cup, questioning the amount of revisions the Tour has made for the tournament and debate on whether the new format has made it better or worse for both the golfers competing and the fans watching.
We also discuss the never-ending drama in the golf world that started when the LIV Tour began earlier this year. The four talk at length about the future of golf as more and more PGA members switch over to the Saudi-backed league.
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- 743 - BILL SHAIKIN on Mike Trout's back injury, the LA Dodgers and the value of trading for Juan Soto
Bill Shaikin from the LA Times hops on the podcast for a quick chat to catch Bob and John up on some Los Angeles Baseball.
The three cover a lot in a little amount of time as Bill tells us what he knows about Mike Trout's injury and his potential return to the Angels lineup. We also discuss the LA Dodgers and their chances of landing Juan Soto from the Nationals. The three also discuss the value of trading for a player like soto, who is only 23 with 2 years left on his current contract.
With Bill having to get out of here early, Bob and John finish the show by addressing the positive reception MLB's Allstar game got in the media & look into why they think the Tampa Bay Rays still have a Major League Baseball team.
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- 742 - JIM RUTHERFORD on the Vancouver Canucks
Jim Rutherford, the President of Hockey Operations for the Vancouver Canucks stops by to catch up with Bob and John.
Jim talks to us about his team, the Vancouver Canucks, and gives us some insight on the organizations goals this offseason. Jim addresses the drama surrounding his head coach, Bruce Boudreau, and the potential of him signing a contract extension.
The three also get into Vancouver's roster and find out if there is any merit to the trade rumours involving J.T. Miller.
Before we go, we talk about Jim's philosophy on drafting and signing American players in a Canadian market - Does the nationality of a player influence the teams interest in bringing them to Vancouver?
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- 741 - BOB RYAN on the Boston Red Sox, Juan Soto trade talks & the potential of the Boston Celtics trading for Kevin Durant.
The Boston Globes very own Bob Ryan joins the show to catch up with Bob and John. From the POV of a man who saw it live, Mr.Ryan talks about the beatdown handed to the Boston Red Sox by the Toronto Blue Jays this weekend. The three talk about the issues Boston’s baseball club is facing before shifting the conversation to Juan Soto and the Washington Nationals. We discuss potential trade destinations for the all star outfielder and wonder if the Blue Jays would be willing to make an offer for him. We also discuss the recent trade rumours swirling in the NBA but more specifically - Are the Boston Celtics now frontrunners to land Kevin Durant? The three talk about who the Celtics would have to give up to get KD and find out who Bob would be willing to part ways with to ensure that would happen. Before we go, we get Mr. Ryan’s opinion on who he thinks the greatest athlete to play for a Boston team could be and find out why he can’t simply choose just one.
See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Tue, 26 Jul 2022 - 52min
- 740 - BOB & JOHN on the Toronto Blue Jays, NHL Free Agency & Brooke Henderson
BOB & JOHN on the Toronto Blue Jays, NHL Free Agency & Brooke Henderson No guest to start the week off as Bob and John cover some of the latest sport headlines over the weekend. Has Charlie Montoyo’s departure made the Blue Jays better? Bob and John discuss the Jays record setting weekend and their recent hot play. We also talk about the idea of trading for Nationals superstar Juan Soto before moving onto the NHL. The two talk about the big names still without a contract and speculate as to why that is before ending the podcast with some golf talk, discussing Brooke Henderson’s win over the
See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Mon, 25 Jul 2022 - 52min
- 739 - GEORGE OFFMAN on the sad state of Chicago sports
48 year sports media vet & friend to Bob and John, George Offman, stops by to give us an update on the dumpster fire that is going on with all of Chicago's professional sports teams.
Looking at the Blackhawks, Bears, Cubs and White Sox the three answer the question - Who's got it the worst?
We discuss the puzzling moves made by the Chicago Blackhawks this offseason & what the team has planned for their star players, Jonathan Toews & Patrick Kane before moving on to the underperforming Chicago White Sox and the disappointing Chicago Cubs.
Before we say goodbye, the three also talk about the Chicago Bears, focusing on all the things the front office has done to make sure the NFL team has a hard time staying competitive for years to come.
See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Fri, 22 Jul 2022 - 51min
- 738 - FRED GAUDELLI on producing Thursday Night Football
The man behind Thursday Night Football, the legendary Fred Gaudelli stops by the show to catch up with Bob and John.
Fred talks about NBC’s partnership with Amazon Prime Video and what he is trying to do to provide a unique experience for viewers on the streaming service.
Exploring both sides of the argument when it comes to watching sports via a subscription based service, Fred talks to Bob and John about the opportunity he has to create new ways to watch football with Amazon. Fred also gives his opinion on the money new broadcasters are getting as the three discuss the in’s and out’s behind the scenes of live sport events.
See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Thu, 21 Jul 2022 - 52min
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