By Ami Angelwings
4pm hour – Bob McCown hosting
First segment: Interview with Chris Tessaro, The Poker Show host, Sportsnet590 The FAN
Second segment: Interview with Bob Elliott, Toronto Sun baseball reporter
5pm hour – Bob McCown hosting, Stephen Brunt co-hosting
First segment: Talk segment
Second segment: Interview with Nick Kypreos, Sportsnet hockey analyst
Third segment: Interview with Jonah Keri, Grantland.com baseball columnist
6pm hour – Bob McCown hosting, Stephen Brunt co-hosting
First segment: Interview with Bob Ryan, The Boston Globe
Second segment: Interview with Leigh Steinberg, sports player agent
Third segment: Interview with Clive Llewellyn, former president of Wrestling Canada
So is Bob going down to spring training to do Prime Time Sports? A week ago, Scott Moore said that they weren’t sending them down and that Keith Pelley hadn’t thought through how much it would cost when he told Bob they were, but today Bob told Bob Elliott that they are sending him and Cox down to join Brunt.
If they are going, I wonder if they’re going to have Cox and Brunt alternate as co-hosts as usual, or if every day is going to be similar to what they’ve done in the last few years with the Jays opening day, where all three are together and interviewing players and coaches. I hope it’s not that. That could get old after a few days, much less a couple of weeks (or however long this is going to be).
Everybody on the show today seemed to think taking wrestling out of the Olympics is a bad idea. It was one of those stories that every single guest wanted to comment on, even if that’s not what they were on for, and the opinion was unanimous.
It was interesting to hear Steinberg debate Brunt about athletes being role models, because Brunt’s made his opinion pretty clear in the past: he doesn’t think athletes have any responsibility to be role models.
As much as I tried, I just couldn’t get into Tessaro and Bob talk about gambling for 15 minutes, so that’s why that segment had only one bullet point.
What’s Bob Ryan’s role on the show now? He’s a regular guest at this point and seems to show up every week. Is he their new US national baseball reporter, or is he just there to talk about the view from Boston? It just seems weird to me because generally their US guests all have a specific role (national baseball analyst, legal analyst, NFL analyst, etc, etc) but I’m not sure what Ryan’s specialty is. He’s semi-retired and just seems to generally talk about sports and how things look in Boston.
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