TSM Pressbox, June 29, 2010 Greg Brady PT 2

On this edition of the TSM Pressbox, Greg Brady and I continue our chat about the changes in the Toronto sports radio scene. However, in this part 2, we tried to have the NHL Free Agent Show Brady can’t have this season, despite not being able to announce signings and the Toronto Raptors, The NBA, Chris Bosh and The NBA’s free agent frenzy.

Again, apologies for the length, however I think there’s some good stuff for your listening enjoyment..

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Sean
Sean
July 1, 2010 7:34 pm

Good interview, REALLY liked the industry talk, more then the sports talk.

If you can ever get Don Kollins on this, and get him to open his mouth, id hail you a miracle worker.

Harley
Harley
July 1, 2010 11:06 pm

Kollins will continue to hide in his office.

Do not expect him to make any public comments.

He still is hiding from the Mile Wilner fallout.

Daniel
Daniel
July 2, 2010 2:48 pm

As I’ve said before, I’m not a huge hockey fan, so I’ve never really listened much to the Watters Show. At first I also didn’t like Brady much, but as time went on he really won me over. He is great on twitter and I was surprised at how knowledgable he is on stuff other than hockey when he would actually get the chance to talk about it.

So I’m really looking forward to hearing him on the Fan. A 2-3 general sports hour sounds great, and I would much prefer hearing him talking hockey than Darren Millard.

If Brady was ever going to go over to The Fan, I always assumed it would be as morning host. Seems like quite a coup to get him for midddays.

A six hour block of Brady and McCown from noon to 6 every day could be huge. (Although I think I’d prefer 1-7. Still not sold on moving PTS up an hour).

FMT
FMT
July 2, 2010 11:43 pm

Great interview, Greg is my favorite talk show host right now. He has that perfect mix of overall sports knowledge and personality. I still don’t understand putting him on Hockey Central, his best quality is that he’s a great SPORTS host so having him host a hockey show for most of the day is like having a great starting pitcher be in the bullpen to be the middle-relief guy. There is so many “hockey expert” type of guys to host this show, there isn’t many vast sports knowledge guys to host general shows.

Some thought Greg was a “hockey only” guy because of the 640 lineup, but I could tell he wanted to break away from that, whenever there’s an open segment he would talk about other sports and give the best unbias opinions on it (because he’s not really connected with any of the sports. So he can speak from the heart and mind) and like what you said Daniel, his writings are great and right on top of city sports personalities that I read, again a great mix of whatever is going on important in sports and some culture stuff. (He wrote James Sharman from the Score that he’s going to call up on the soccer segment Sharmans’ a guest on today on 640 haha)

I like that he took the gloves off on some issues, like the exaggeration of importance of every hockey story (example, lead story, checking line winger traded for press box defenceman) but he did it in a witty and joking fashion. That he respects the basketball fans, but the Raptors media tend to be too much cheerleaders for the team and players (oh so true) and a hard return volley to a certain sports columnist who calls the Fan changes horrible after just a couple of days. (BTW that guy probably fits in to Brady’s “Oh my g-d stop the presses, checking line winger traded for press box defenceman) lol

If you ever get to interview Greg again, please let it be known here. I would love to be able to send in some questions. Another thing I like about him is that he was out of town for a while before coming to 640. I find a lot of guys that are in the same market for a long time, become too much of a clique and all start sounding or acting or reacting the same. Brady is a total breath of fresh air on radio and the market as a whole.

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