Toronto Sports Media Roundup

I spent the weekend at hockey rinks. None of them pro rinks, all of the youth variety. I am working on a bigger story but a couple of things I wanted to point out:

First, not sure who saw this story last week, but it is part of the larger story I am working on:

“The Leafs are like that girl in high school. You know the one. You had a name for her.

Rhymes with hawk tease.

And what a tease. She tossed her curls, undid her top button, flashed a little thigh, wiggled a little tush — then flounced off, giggling.

Drove us nuts. And speaking of blue testicles…”

That’s from Mike Strobel of the Toronto Sun.

I’m not going to ruin the bigger story with my thoughts on that, but suffice it to say I was less than impressed.

Apparently, neither were the guys over at the Fan morning show. I haven’t had a time to listen to it yet, but it was on Friday.

Strobel, responded today:

“My momma taught me never to get into a pissing match with a skunk.

But Greg Brady just tore a strip off my hide — and I’m crushed.

It’s like being verbally abused by Andy of Mayberry or Marshall Matt Dillon.

I grew up worshipping Greg Brady, for crying out loud. He was the coolest of the Brady Bunch. My role model. What’s he got against me?

Plenty, apparently.

I didn’t know this, but Greg migrated from TV to radio and after bouncing around quite a lot has finally landed a gig at The Fan590, a Toronto sports station.”

Wow!

Let’s just say that the longer piece just get longer.

This should be an interesting duel to watch.

Lastly, it seems the Toronto Star is having a bit of an identity crisis. Didn’t they recently announce a new sports media writer? Anyways, Zelkovich is back with a column today about TSN radio. As you know I spoke to Cybulski last week. I was excited for the station to launch. Then I read this:

“No one will talk about sports in the same manner as I’ll be talking about sports starting April 13.”

Ummmm, does he know that the last guy who said something like that apparently had a rectal exam on air?

“In Calgary, my goal was to provide the best sports coverage with someone who actually knows what they’re talking about,” he says. “I’m a little bit different in that way because I was always a really good athlete. I went to provincials in four different sports.”

How do you spell ego Batman?

“We’re taking a run at everybody,” he says. “I’m being brought in to win the demographic. The FAN is in seventh place. If I ever thought that I was content to be sixth, I’d be out of this business.”

Certainly a lot less diplomatic than Cybulski won’t you say?

Should be interesting to say the least.

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