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A sports podcast hosted by Bob McCown with co-host John Shannon. We talk about the biggest stories with the biggest names in professional sports. New episodes Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

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    Latest episodes from The Bob McCown Podcast

    Head Coach of the Florida Panthers - PAUL MAURICE

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 52:20

    Jobless no more, Paul Maurice joins the podcast to catch up with Bob and John, days after becoming the new head coach for the Florida Panthers. Paul gives us some insight on what an interview for a head coaching job might look like and walks us through the process he went through to get the job in Florida and why he thinks it's the best fit for him.  We talk about the hurdles of joining a team fresh of off a President's Trophy win, what sort of role Paul will have within the community and much more on todays episode of the podcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    BRIAN LAWTON on The Stanley Cup Final, Being a GM in Tampa, The NHL Draft & The Leagues Coaching Vacancies.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 52:17

    Brian Lawton joins the podcast for some hockey talk with Bob and John. The three discuss game 4 of The Stanley Cup Final between the Tampa Bay Lightning & the Colorado Avalanche, whether we think Kadri's OT winner should have counted and discuss Tampa's chances at coming back from a 3-1 series deficit. Given the fact that Brian was once the General Manager of the Lightning, we get some stories from his time in Tampa Bay and hear about the backlash he got for drafting Victor Hedman 2nd overall in 2009. To end the show, we talk about the recent hirings and firings of head coaches around the NHL. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    NBA ROUNDTABLE W/ DOUG SMITH AND PAUL JONES.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 52:29

    Even with his internet down, Bob McCown will still get you the podcast. Zooming in from his phone, Bob and join welcome Doug Smith and Paul Jones to the show to talk everything basketball on todays podcast. Having yet to discuss the NBA Finals in full, the gentlemen talk about the Warriors run and what got them to their 4th championship in the span of 8 years. The three wonder what makes Steve Kerr so good and compare the coaching style of the Warriors bench boss with that of Nick Nurse. We also talks bout potential landing spots for a seemingly disgruntled Kyrie, Toronto's offseason plans and what they aim to do with the 33rd pick of this years NBA draft. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    JAMES SHARMAN on The Canadian Men's Soccer Team, Their Contract Negotiations & Their Chances at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 52:30

    Our good friend and soccer expert, James Sharman joins the podcast today to discuss all the recent news surrounding the Mens National Soccer team. We talk about the players recent contract negotiations with Canada Soccer and why the two sides have failed to come to an agreement yet and dig into their draw for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, questioning whether they have what it takes to beat teams like Belgium and Croatia. Before the end of the show we also discuss Canada's part in hosting the 2026 FIFA World Cup and figure out what needs to be done to get to FIFA level standards. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    MLB ROUNDTABLE W/ DAVE HODGE & STEVE SIMMONS - The Toronto Blue Jays

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 52:46

    Steve Simmons and Dave Hodge on the podcast today for some Blue Jays talk with bob and John. The four discuss where the team is at coming out of a 1-2 weekend against the New York Yankees. We question whether Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is going to be the power hitter that was advertised upon arriving in Toronto. We also discuss the state of Toronto's pitching and wonder if we will see improvement anytime soon. To end the show, the four question whether Charlie Montoyo is the right manager for the job. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    General Manager of The Atlanta Braves ALEX ANTHOPOULOS

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 52:50

    World series Champion, former GM of the Toronto Blue Jays and current General Manager of the 2021 World Series Championship winning Atlanta Braves, Alex Anthopoulos joins the podcast to talk to Bob and John. In the midst of a 14 game winning streak during the time of recording, the three talk about what the Braves have been able to do after a slow start, the loss of Freddie Freeman, the Atlanta fanbase and the challenges a GM might face with the new DH rule set in place. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    DARREN PANG on Game 1 of The Stanley Cup Final.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 52:13

    The Colorado Avalanche won game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning and Darren Pang stops by to talk about it.  The three break down the events of the game and discuss the contrasting styles of play, the production from both teams star players and question how much the altitude effects Tampa's game play. We also get into a lengthy conversation about coaching as we ask Darren what kind of role an NHL Head Coach plays in their day-to-day coaching. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Stanley Cup Final, The Toronto Blue Jays & The LIV TOUR

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 52:48

    No guest today as Bob and John are forced to chat amongst themselves about all of the sporting news circulating this week. The two spend a brief amount of time on the Stanley Cup Final, which starts today before moving on to the Toronto Blue Jays and their depth at the catcher position - We also discuss the reaction to the LIV Tour's first event last weekend and address some of the comments directed towards the Saudi backed tour from prominent members of the Golf community. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    NHL ROUNDTABLE W/ GREG MILLEN & ERIC DUHATSCHEK - Previewing The Stanley Cup Final.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 52:17

    With the Stanley Cup Final starting tomorrow, Greg Millen and Eric Duhatschek join the podcast to preview the matchup between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Colorado Avalanche. The four dissect the matchup from goaltending to goalscoring, analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of both teams before game one on Thursday, June 14th. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    DAVE PERKINS & ROB LONGLEY on Gabriel Moreno & The Toronto Blue Jays, The RBC Canadian Open and the LIV Tour

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 52:45

    Dave Perkins and Rob Longley join the show today to chat with Bob and John. The four discuss the Toronto Blue Jays' decision to call up their top catching prospect, Gabriel Moreno, his play and the teams depth at the catcher position. The four also discuss Vladimir Guerrero Jr's slow start to the season before moving on to golf. The foursome talk about the recent Canadian Open held at St.George's and wonder... is this the best Open Canada has ever had? Before the two guests leave, the foursome also give their thoughts on the LIV Tour & the upcoming US Open. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    BOB RYAN on Bruce Cassidy, The Boston Celtics, The LIV Tour and his new book .

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 52:25

    Our good friend Bob Ryan from the Boston Globe joins the show to catch up with Bob and John. The three cover a lot as we get a Bostonians perspective on Bruce Cassidy's involuntary exit from the Boston Bruins and the Celtics chances at winning the NBA finals. We also talk a little bit about the LIV tour and the potential legal issues surrounding the controversial new pro golf tour before dedicating the latter half of the show to Mr.Ryan's new book - In Scoring Position: 40 Years of a Baseball Love Affair See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    NICK KYPREOS on the off-season goals for each Canadian NHL team.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 52:25

    Sporstnet's own Nick Kypreos joins the podcast to chat with Bob and John.  With no more Canadian teams in contention for The Stanley Cup, the three analyze the off-season wants, needs and goals for each of the 7 teams up North as many teams have some glaring holes that need to be filled this off-season. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    NHL ROUNDTABLE W/ KEVIN DUPONT & BRUCE GARRIOCH - The NHL's Coaching Carousel

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 52:50

    6 NHL teams currently need a new coach and we wouldn't be surprised if that number grows over the course of the NHL off-season. Kevin Paul Dupont from the Boston Globe & Bruce Garrioch from the Ottawa Sun join the show to talk about all of the leagues recent firings, current job openings and the coaches who are looking to get back behind the bench. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    RANDY AMBROSIE on the CFL, their new CBA and the changes they've made to the league.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 52:25

    Commissioner of the Canadian Football League, Randy Ambrosie, joins the podcast to talk to Bob and John. The three discuss the details behind the new CBA and Randy gives us some insight on the changes he and the CFL have made to ensure a more fun and exciting product for football fans across the country as we prepare for the start of the 2022 season this Thursday. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    RICHARD ZOKOL on The Canadian Open, Dustin Johnson & The LIV Tour.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 52:45

    One of our resident Golf experts and former tour member, Richard Zokol joins the podcast to catch up with Bob and John. The three talk about Dustin Johnsons decision to accept a 125 million dollar offer to leave the PGA tour in favour of the Saudi Arabian "LIV Tour" and what that might mean for the future of the PGA and its members.  We also discuss the effect Johnson's departure will have on the RBC Canadian Open, why Richard prefers St. George's over any other course he's played at and get some backstory behind Richard's famous Walkman playing days. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Talking Baseball W/ Former Blue Jays Manager JOHN GIBBONS

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 52:30

    Friend of the podcast and former manager for the Toronto Blue Jays, John Gibbons joins the show to catch up with Bob & John. In a rather directionless episode, the three cover everything under the sun when it comes to Major League Baseball - from pitching & catching to getting fired in the middle of the regular season  the three end off the week with some good conversation and many laughs. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    SHI DAVIDI on the Toronto Blue Jays

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 52:49

    Shi Davidi joins the show to talk some baseball with Bob and John. The three discuss the Toronto Blue Jays, where they're at right now and what Shi has liked and disliked from the team so far this season. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    NBA ROUNDTABLE W/ MATT DEVLIN AND PAUL JONES on the Toronto Raptors Trade Rumours and the NBA Finals.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 52:30

    Two well known voices in the Raptors community, Matt Devlin and Paul Jones join the podcast to discuss the team and the start of the NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics & the Golden State Warriors. The foursome kick off the show by talking about the elephant in the room - Do these recent OG Anunoby trade rumours hold any weight? We discuss the prospect of trading away one of the teams most valuable assets and debate on what would be the best direction for Masai Ujiri and the Toronto Raptors to go in this off-season before spending some time on the NBA finals matchup between the Celtics and the Warriors on todays roundtable. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Previewing the NHL's Conference Finals W/ KEVIN WEEKES

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 52:13

    Former NHL goalie and current analyst for ESPN, Kevin Weekes joins the show to talk with Bob & John. The three spend time discussing the final four matchups, from the elite goaltending in the East to the historic levels of point production in the West we break down all the details you need to know before the games begin this week. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    KEN HOLLAND on The Battle of Alberta, In-Season Coaching Changes & Roster Moves and Playing In The Conference Finals.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 52:05

    The President of Hockey Operations & General Manager of the Edmonton Oilers, Ken Holland joins the podcast to talk to Bob and John about his teams series win over the Calgary Flames & what to expect in their matchup against the Colorado Avalanche in the Western Conference Final. The three discuss the high scoring series against the Calgary Flames, the controversial no-goal in game 5 and the superstar performance from not only Connor McDavid, but a handful of his players. We also get a look at the thought process behind Ken's decision to fire Dave Tippett and hire Jay Woodcroft as head coach during the middle of the regular season before previewing the highly anticipated matchup against Nate MacKinnon @ the Colorado Avalanche starting on Tuesday. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    NHL ROUNDTABLE W/ DAREN MILLARD & MIKE ZEISBERGER

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 52:30

    Daren Millard and Mike Zeisberger stop by the podcast to talk some hockey to end off the week. The foursome spend some time discussing the controversial "no-call" that many are saying cost the Calgary Flames the series against the Edmonton Oilers. The four debate over what constitutes a "kicking motion" in the game of hockey and question whether the Flames had a chance of winning the best of 7 series even if the goal had counted. We also spend time talking about the other series currently underway, a potential matchup between the Colorado Avalanche and the Edmonton Oilers in the Western Conference final and why everyone should be scared to play the Tampa Bay Lightning. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    RAY RATTO on Colin Kaepernick's workout w/ the Raiders, All-NBA voting & Oakland sports

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 51:55

    Zooming in from The Bay area, Ray Ratto joins the show to talk with Bob and John. On todays episode, the three talk about the likelihood of the Los Vegas Raiders signing the 34 year old QB, Colin Kaepernick, 6 years removed from his last start in the NFL, the Oakland Athletics shelf life in Oakland and the issues surrounding the All-NBA Team voting system. To end the show, the three briefly discuss Evander Kane's impact on the Oilers and the differences Ray has noticed from the forwards time in San Jose compared to Edmonton. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    J.P. MOROSI on the Toronto Blue Jays & MLB's Inconsistent Umpires

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 52:20

    MLB analyst and the podcasts resident Detroit Red Wings expert, Jon Paul Morosi joins the podcast to chat with Bob and John. As per usual, we let Jon scratch his hockey itch at the beginning of the show to discuss the Detroit Red Wings coaching situation as the three throw out their theories about who they think will be behind the Red Wings bench come next season.  Moving on to baseball, the three talk about the struggling Toronto Blue Jays offence, their red hot pitching rotation and debate about whether the umpires have actually gotten worse this year.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    NHL ROUNDTABLE W/ ERIC DUHATSCHEK & BILLY JAFFE.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 52:25

    Billy Jaffe from NESN & The Athletic's own Eric Duhatschek join the show to talk about the NHL's Conference Semi Finals. From the Tampa Bay Lightning's dominant 4 game sweep over the Florida Panthers to Connor McDavid's historic playoff production the foursome break down all of the hockey news as we analyze the 7 teams remaining in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Bob & John on The Toronto Blue Jays Hitting Woes & The PGA Championship.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 52:09

    No guest on todays show as Bob and John talk about the poor offence coming from the Toronto Blue Jays' batters, The PGA Championship and question whether Tiger Woods should have even competed in the first place. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    BRUCE BOUDREAU on his decision to return to Vancouver, the Canucks and playoff hockey.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 51:50

    Bruce Boudreau returns to the podcast to catch up with Bob and John. The three talk about Bruce's decision to stay in Vancouver as Head Coach for another year, his thoughts on the team and the Canucks late playoff push to end the season. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    MARK MESSIER on Working at ESPN & The Battle of Alberta.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 52:34

    Hockey analyst at ESPN, former Edmonton Oiler, New York Ranger and one of the greatest hockey players of all time, Mark Messier graces Bob and John with his presence on todays podcast. The three talk about Mark's new gig at ESPN and how he has adjusted to his new role before moving on the the Battle of Alberta.  Having played the Calgary Flames in the playoffs on 5 separate occasions as an Oiler, Mark brings his perspective on this years iteration of The Battle of Alberta as we break down the high scoring game one and predict the outcome of the overall series. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The NBA Conference Finals W/ BOB RYAN.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 52:00

    NBA expert and legendary sports writer, Bob Ryan joins the podcast to chat some hoops with Bob and John. The three preview the NBA Conference Finals today, talking about each series and what we should expect as we approach the NBA Finals. We discuss Luka Doncic's dominance , the young Boston Celtics squad and more on todays episode with Bob Ryan. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Business Behind The Worlds Largest Sports Organizations W/ Dave Hopkinson

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 51:10

    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.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    NHL ROUNDTABLE W/ KEVIN PAUL DUPONT & STEVE SIMMONS - The Maple Leafs, Bruins & Previewing Round 2 of The Stanley Cup Playoffs

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 52:35

    Two Hockey writers for teams on the wrong side of this weekends game 7 frenzy, Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe and Steve Simmons from the Toronto Sun join the pod to talk about where their respective teams go from here and to preview round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. What do the Leafs need to do to win a playoff series? Is Patrice Bergeron retiring? Just a couple of the questions answered on todays podcast as the foursome spend the first half discussing the state of both the Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs before moving on to predicting the winners and losers of the 2nd round matchups in this years playoffs. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    DALE TALLON On Building A Championship Contender In The NHL

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 52:37

    Former player, broadcaster & NHL executive, Dale Tallon joins the show to chat with Bob and John. With golf talk out of the way the three discuss Dale's time in Chicago and pick his brain on what he thinks needs to happen in order to have a championship contending hockey club. We talk about the intricacies of the free agent market, how important scouting college hockey players is in a 7 round draft and get some info at the end of the show on whether we will see Dale in an NHL teams front office again anytime soon. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    DAN SHULMAN on The Toronto Blue Jays

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 52:08

    The Toronto Blue Jays are 17-14, Vladdy is slumping and players are getting ejected for basically anything... whats wrong with Canada's only MLB team??   Dan Shulman comes on the podcast today to re-assure Bob and John that Jays fans should have nothing to worry about. We talk about their pitching, batting and fielding issues that have come up to start the season and Dan lets us know why he would be surprised if Toronto doesn't end up being one of the leagues best teams come September. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    NHL ROUNDTABLE W/ GREG MILLEN & DREW REMENDA

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 52:25

    NBC's Drew Remenda and Greg Millen from Hockey Night in Canada join the podcast to discuss the recent happenings in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Toronto Maple Leafs big win last night, The struggling Oilers and more on the docket today with Bob asking one of his best questions to date at the end of the show - Would you trade Auston Matthews for Connor McDavid? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    COREY CONNERS on his Performance at The Masters, Wells Fargo & the upcoming PGA Championship.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 52:05

    One of Canada's best golfers, Corey Conners, joins the show to chat with Bob and John. Having finished in the top 10 at Augusta National 3 years in a row, we talk to Corey about his consistent play at The Masters and what he has being doing to improve his game. We discuss the tours upcoming tournaments and what to expect from Corey as he gets set to play at both St.Georges and St. Andrews this summer for the first time in his career. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    GEORGE MCPHEE on The Vegas Golden Knights & The Stanley Cup Playoffs.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 52:17

    President of Hockey Operations for The Vegas Golden Knights, George McPhee, joins the show to talk with Bob and John. The three talk about the teams performance this year, having missed the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. We talk about the massive amount of injuries the team faced throughout the season and question how big of a part that played in the teams inability to reach the post season. We also get an idea of what goes on during players exit interviews, we talk about Jack Eichel and George's opinion on his first few months with the club before moving onto a discussion about the Stanley Cup Playoffs & the uptick in penalty calls we have seen so far. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    NHL ROUNDTABLE W/ MIKE ZEISBERGER & SCOTT BURNSIDE - Momentum and The Stanley Cup Playoffs.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 52:20

    It's the hockey pucks vs Bob today as we bring on Mike Zeisberger and Scott Burnside to talk about this years Stanley Cup Playoffs. The four debate whether "momentum" is actually a thing when it comes to this years playoffs, argue about the post season format and more in todays hockey roundtable as we gear up for a weekend of playoff hockey. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    MLB ROUNDTABLE W/ ROB LONGLEY & DAVE PERKINS.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 52:30

    Longley and Perkins join the show today for some baseball talk.  Almost a full month into MLB's 2022 regular season and the Blue Jays are not as advertised... or at least they haven't been living up to the expectations fans had for them this year and the gentlemen talk about it on todays episode. In what seems to be the opposite of the Blue Jays woes from last year, the foursome discuss Toronto's struggling bats and hot pitching, as we try to dissect why the offence is down from the year prior. What's going on with Vladdy G? Bo Bichette? the four talk about why they think the Toronto Blue Jays haven't been the team we have all expected to see.  We also spend some time debating the usage of robotic umpires and the uptick in missed calls in Baseball. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    GLENN HEALY on The Memorial Service Honouring Guy Lafleur & The Stanley Cup Playoffs.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 52:00

    Glenn Healy stops by the podcast to chat with Bob and John. Having attended Guy Lafleur's memorial in Montreal on Tuesday we talk to Glenn about the service and listen to some stories Glenn shares about the legendary Hall of Famer.  We also take some time to discuss the current matchups in the playoffs, breaking down the triple overtime game between the Rangers and the Penguins, Calgary's 1-0 win over the stars, the likelihood of seeing another lob-sided victory in the Lighting/Leafs series and much more on todays episode. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    DAMIEN COX on the Toronto Maple Leafs, Blue Jays & Canadian Tennis.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 52:15

    Friend of the podcast, current writer for Sportsnet and former co-host of Primetime Sports with Bob McCown joins the show to talk some Toronto Sports. The three break down game between the Toronto Maple Leafs & the Tampa Bay Lightning. We talk the loose whistles from the referees, the incredible defence from Toronto and what we should expect from this series after the 5-0 Leafs win in game 1. We also talk about the recent play from the Toronto Blue Jays as we note how they have yet to drop a series despite them not playing their best baseball before we move on to discussing our Canadian tennis stars competing this week. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    NHL ROUNDTABLE W/ DAVE HODGE & JIM HUGHSON - The Stanley Cup Playoffs.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 51:55

    Two legendary voices in Canadian broadcasting, Dave Hodge & Jim Hughson, join the podcast on opening day of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs to talk some hockey and share some memories from their illustrious career. The four talk about their ideal playoff formats as we discuss our distaste towards the current set up the NHL has right now. We also debate what makes a team a "dynasty" and question what it will take for the Tampa Bay Lightning to deserve the title. We also get some stories from Stanley Cup Playoffs past from the two former broadcasters as we gear up for the long awaited postseason to begin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    NHL ROUNDTABLE W/ ERIC DUHATSCHEK & MIKE HARRINGTON

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 52:04

    Eric Duhatschek from the Athletic & The Buffalo News' very own Mike Harrington join the show for our last NHL Roundtable of the regular season. The four talk about how long the season has actually been not only for the players but the reporters too. We discuss whether or not the NHL's playoff format needs to be re-thought before diving into some predictions for this years Stanley Cup Playoffs. Are we sleeping on the New York Rangers? Are the Tampa Bay Lightning still the best team in the NHL? and who's getting fired if the Leafs don't win the first round? We try to answer all these questions and more on todays show. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers Game 6 Preview W/ DOUG SMITH

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 52:30

    2 wins away from making NBA history, the Toronto Raptors look to force a game 7 between the Philadelphia 76ers tonight at home & Doug Smith joins the show to talk about it. The three break down the rosters from both teams as Doug lets us know what needs to happen for the Raptors to successfully complete a comeback after going down 3-0 in this first round matchup. We focus on Joel Embiid and his injured thumb, James Harden's decline from a once lethal superstar and the massive improvement in the Raptors play these last few games. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The NHL's Hart Trophy Race & Things Bob Hates in Professional Sports.

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 52:30

    No guest today as Bob and John talk about who they would put atop of their ballot if they had a vote for the NHL's Hart Trophy & Bob takes some time to air some grievances he has within the sports world. From the NHL's overtime format to the NBA's play-in game... there are a lot of things happening in the sports world that Bob simply doesn't like... on a show with no guest, when will there be a better time to talk about them? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    MATT DEVLIN on the Toronto Raptors shot at making NBA history

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 51:00

    Matt Devlin joins the show to talk Raptors basketball with Bob and John as Toronto tries to become the first team in NBA history to come back from a 3-0 deficit in the playoffs. We discuss the changes Nick Nurse and the Raptors have made after losing three straight and why they haven't played their best basketball yet. With game 6 on thursday in Toronto, Matt, Bob and John break down what will need to happen to force a game 7 in Philly. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Previewing The Stanley Cup Playoffs W/ SCOTTY BOWMAN

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 52:28

    The Legendary Scotty Bowman joins the show today to chat some Hockey with Bob and John. The three preview the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs & Scotty gives his opinion on who he thinks the teams to beat are while breaking down some of the rosters for the leagues cup contenders. We also make sure to leave some time at the end of the show to get some of Scotty's favourite memories from his days coaching the iconic Guy Lafleur. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Major League Baseball & Michigan Sports Talk W/ J.P. Morosi

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 51:40

    Jon Paul Morosi comes back on the show to talk some baseball with Bob and John to end the week. However, it wouldn't be a Morosi show if we didn't spend some time talking hockey with the Michigander as we discuss the impact some former Michigan Wolverines have made so far, early on in their NHL careers. With the NHL out of the way, the three discuss all of the recent news in Major League Baseball. From the surprising play from the Guardians & Angels to division rivalries we try to cover all the bases on todays show as we head into the weekend. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Tales From a Sports Broadcaster's Past W/ KEITH OLBERMANN

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 52:40

    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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    RICHARD DEITSCH on Politics and Journalism in Sports

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 52:23

    With the recent news of Russian and Belorussian athletes being banned from competing at this years Wimbledon we talk to The Athletic's Richard Deitsch as the three share opinions on how far organizations should go when it comes to the inclusion of athletes from Russia and Belarus. We also spend some time discussing a recent article on the late Ottawa Senators owner, Eugene Melnyk. The article sparks a conversation on our opinions on ethical journalism and whether there is a "right time" to publish your piece of work. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    SHI DAVIDI on The Toronto Blue Jays

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 52:30

    Sportsnet's very own Shi Davidi joins the show to talk some Jays Baseball today with Bob and John. The three "re-evaluate" their expectations for this Blue Jays roster, now 10 games into this regular season. We discuss their still shaky pitching rotation with injuries and poor play being a factor once again for the club. We talk about Cavan Biggio's slow start to the season and their in-field needs as well during the show as we get ready for their game against the Red Sox tonight. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    NHL ROUNDTABLE W/ KEVIN PAUL DUPONT & BRIAN LAWTON

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 51:30

    Starting the week off with some hockey talk, Kevin Paul Dupont and Brian Lawton check in to the podcast to chat with Bob and John. The three preview the Stanley Cup Playoffs as the longest NHL season in the history of the league is finally coming to an end. The four talk about the uptick in scoring this year and wonder if that is something we're going to get used to. We discuss the top teams in the East, Toronto's historic season, whether the Panthers have a shot of winning it all this year, the Colorado Avalanche and more on todays episode. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    NBA ROUNDTABLE W/ PAUL JONES AND ERIC SMITH - A Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76'ers Playoff Preview.

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 52:50

    With round one of the NBA playoffs set to begin on Saturday, we bring on Eric Smith and Paul Jones to the podcast to preview the first round matchup between the Philadelphia 76'ers & Toronto Raptors. The three compare the two teams as we dissect the coaching matchup between Nick Nurse and Doc Rivers, go over both the offensive and defensive schemes for both teams and wonder if the Raptors have what it takes to contain both Joel Embiid AND James Harden in a 7 game series.    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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