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15 Nov 2018

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Bob McCown hosts the daily radio show that goes beyond the scores and digs into the major issues in sports to look at them from a Canadian point of view. Listen to interviews with people making the news, and opinions that are thought-provoking. As heard weekdays in Toronto on Sportsnet 590 The Fan, and throughout Canada on the Sportsnet Radio Network.

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    Nov. 14: Dwane Casey returns to Toronto

    With Bob McCown off, Jeff Blair hosts and is joined by co-host Postmedia's Michael Traikos in the first hour; the two talk about the start of the Leafs west-coast road-trip with Marc Savard (17:19) and the talk to Ben Nicholson-Smith about how long it will take for the Orioles to be competitive in the A.L. East now that they've added Mike Elias and Sig Mejdal to their front office (32:15). It's THE LEDE for the final two hours as Stephen Brunt jumps in to co-host the rest of the show with Jeff Blair. The second hour has Raptors tv voice Matt Devlin discussing Dwane Casey's return to Toronto (56:20) and CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie on how he plans to build CFL 2.0 (1:17:03). Then in the final hour, Maclean's Jason Markusoff breaks down "How Calgary outgrew their Olympic dream" for 2026 with with a clear ‘NO’ vote in yesterday's plebiscite (1:31:30) and the show closes with Glenn Healy discussing what can be expected next in the Leafs-Nylander saga (1:58:40).

  • Posted on 15 Nov 2018

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    Nov. 13: Calgary votes on their 2026 Olympic bid

    Bob McCown is joined by co-host Shi Davidi for the first hour; the two talk to Canadian speed skater Denny Morrison on why he supports the Calgary 2026 Olympic bid (13:30) and Tampa Bay Times Marc Topkin on who should win MLB’s managers of the year award as well as if there’s anything else we should know about new Jays skipper Charlie Montoyo (32:30). Stephen Brunt then comes in to co-host the rest of the show and the two discuss the Leafs West Coast road trip that starts tonight against the Kings with Chris Johnston (59:25) and Rogers’ own Phil Lind comes in-studio to tell us about his new book "RIGHT HAND MAN", how the company came purchase of both the Blue Jays and Sportsnet as well as why the Bills in Toronto series wasn’t a success (1:14:45). In the last hour, Toronto Star’s Doug Smith joins them to talk about the Raptors’ first home loss, Dwane Casey’s first trip back as the opposition and other drama around the NBA (Carmelo Anthony and Draymond Green) (1:31:06), then Sportsnet’s Arash Madani checks in from Calgary on how today’s plebiscite is going and the sense he is getting from being there (2:00:35).

  • Posted on 14 Nov 2018

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    Nov. 12: Is the Vegas flu a real thing?

    Shi Davidi co hosting from 4 to 5 PM and Stephen Brunt from 5 to 7 PM: Vegas Golden Knights GM George McPhee on a slow start for his team in year 2 (1:28), Shi Davidi on where some marquee MLB free agents may be heading (31:22), Bob Ryan from the Boston Globe drops by to talk about the Jimmy Butler trade and Week 10 in the NFL (56:48), Jon Morosi of MLB Network on the market for free agent Bryce Harper (1:15:56), Jim Hughson from Hockey Night in Canada on the 2018 Hockey Hall of Fame Class (1:31:22) and the Isabelle Khurshudyan joins to discuss her piece on video games and how they are impacting relationships within NHL teams and dressing rooms (2:03:06)

  • Posted on 13 Nov 2018

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    Nov. 9: Bob, Brunt, Shanny, and Friedge!

    It's Friday, so that means Bob McCown is taking your calls! Bob tackles a variety of subjects including Mitch Marner's importance to the Maple Leafs, the Toronto Argonauts, the lack of enforcers in the NHL, and Scotty Bowman's successful career (03:01). Then, the roundtable assembles as Stephen Brunt, Elliotte Friedman, and John Shannon join Bob in-studio to recap all of the week's top stories (45:41)!

  • Posted on 10 Nov 2018

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    Nov. 8: Hall of Fame broadcaster Joe Bowen joins the show

    Hockey talk in the first hour of PTS as co-host John Shannon joins Bob McCown in-studio and the two talk to former president and GM of the Vancouver Canucks, Mike Gillis, on what he would do differently if he became an executive in the NHL again (12:45); as well as radio voice of the Leafs, Joe Bowen, as he gets ready to go into the Hockey hall of Fame on Monday (33:06). Co-host Stephen Brunt checks in for the rest of the show as him and Bob are first joined by Brian Burke who joins them in-studio to discuss physicality in the NHL today as well as if the League should expand the number of playoffs teams (45:00) followed by Anthony LeBlanc, founding member of the Maritime Football Limited Partnership, on the dream to bring the CFL to Halifax (1:18:30). Last hour has Don Banks previewing Week 10 of the NFL (1:32:27); and Yahoo! Sports' Kevin Iole given his take on what if Floyd Mayweather was really conned by RIZIN and if the fight will happen (2:01:50).

  • Posted on 09 Nov 2018

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