By Ami Angelwings
4pm hour – Bob McCown hosting
First segment: Interview with Tim Micallef and Sid Seixeiro, hosts of Tim and Sid, Sportsnet590 The FAN
Second segment: Interview with Arash Madani, Sportsnet reporter
5pm hour – Bob McCown hosting, Stephen Brunt co-hosting
First segment: Talk segment
Second segment: Interview with Jim Hughson, CBC hockey play-by-play commentator
Third segment: Interview with Ken Rosenthal, FOX Sports baseball writer
6pm hour – Bob McCown hosting, Stephen Brunt co-hosting
First segment: Interview with Bob Ryan, The Boston Globe
Second segment: Interview with Bob Nicholson, President of Hockey Canada
Third segment: Interview with Katie Hnida, former Division I college football player
I wish that one woman flubbing kicking a football didn’t mean people started to wonder how this reflects on all women, or if it sets women football players back, but given that those things have come up around the Silberman failed kicks, I thought Hnida did a really good job talking about that in her interview. She also gave a pretty good run down on what’s going on around women and competitive football, and I enjoyed that. I thought Bob was really good about this topic. He mentioned it several times in all 3 hours, but he didn’t make any jokes about it, or suggest that women couldn’t play football. He treated it like it was just one woman screwing up (and possibly putting everybody on.)
There was a LOT of talk about the World Baseball Classic today, and specifically about how and why it doesn’t work. Madani, Rosenthal and Ryan all had something to say about it, and it was a little repetitive, especially with Bob (McCown) repeating the same opinion each time.
I thought the Hughson interview was really interesting, because I wasn’t around for Foster Hewitt and I enjoyed hearing about the history of hockey broadcasting in Canada. I also thought Hughson talking about recording his voice for the NHL series of games to be really neat too because I grew up on those games. Playing those games was actually the first time I had heard Hughson because Bob Cole and Harry Neale were still the CBC Leaf voices, and when I finally heard him on a CBC game, I was like, “hey I know that guy!” I always thought it must suck to have to record so much dialogue to be pieced together for all sorts of in-game situations, and especially to record you saying every single players’ name in all sorts of leagues, and he made it sound about as tedious as I thought it was.
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