Toronto Sports Media Sports Radio Lineups

Toronto Sports Media Sports Radio Lineups

Francona no longer manager of the Red Sox. I guess he blew two of the last three saves!

Here’s your drive home lineups

On Fan 590 tonight

Primetime Sports with Bob McCown

Roundtable with Damien Cox, Jeff Marek, and John Shannon from 5 – 7pm

On TSN Radio 1050

Cybulski & Co.

415 – Mike Babcock (Head Coach, Detroit Red Wings)
430 – Brendan Halloran (Comedian)
445 – Mayor Rob Ford with his CFL Picks
515 – Bob McKenzie
530 – Jesse Palmer (NFL Analyst)
600 – Marc Crawford (NHL on TSN Analyst and Former NHL Head Coach)
615 – Dan Shulman (MLB Analyst live from Yankee Stadium)
630 – 730pm: Countdown to Faceoff with Jonas Siegel, Darren Dreger, Jamie McLennan, Scott MacArthur, Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mike Brown

Tonight on Sportsline:

Will Terry Francona be fired or will there be a mutual parting of the ways, ALDS & NLDS predictions, is Brendan Shanahan going to abolish fighting in the NHL and is Kobe Bryant putting his career on the line by playing in Italy!
Join Clint ‘Bubba’ O’Neil & Mark Hebscher, tonight at 7 on CHCH.

COMMENTS

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    WOW, Marek did his best to try to hang with the others, but they talked to him like he was the kid sitting at the grown-up table for the first time. I live the show, but I am so sick and tired of listening to the same thing “hockey fights are bad” over and over. I am to the point that if people don’t like it don’t watch. Once i see people get up and leave when a hockey fight breaks out, I may change my mind. I have not seen it yet. Good on Marek for trying to stand up for himself

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    Great pickup by the Fan with Jonah Keri. While he won’t make me forget about Shulman he’s got his own thing going.
    PS great exchange when McCown was quoting win-loss records and Keri said he hasn’t looked at win-loss records since he was 15! LOL. He may not last long on PTS! 😉

    I’m debating whether I should bother listening to the roundtable on the podcast, based on the first comment in this thread. Sounds a little painful.

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    I’m thinking Francona to Toronto as the bench boss or special adviser…

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    Question to TSM, Mitch Melnyk of team 990 mtl tweeted something to the effect that TSN radio is coming to Mtl. wondering if you have any insights on that.

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    Has anyone else noticed that ESPN guys like Lester Munson and Keith Law have been absent from McCown’s show over the last several weeks?…………..if we never hear them on PTS again it would be a shame but somewhat understandable given ESPN’s relationship with TSN

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    Grantland is also part of ESPN yet Jonah Keri has been on a bunch of times over the last few weeks.

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    I think there is more from the ESPN side on their absence. The boys down south guard their brand hard, you’re in their club or you get what’s left over, combine that with the Kollins new broom moves, and the Fan gets who they can, not what they want.

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    The Keri/McCown interview gave me some insight as to maybe why Wilner isn’t showing up when Bob is host. Bob sounded pretty annoyed and almost hostile to Jonah at times b/c of how Jonah doesn’t agree with Bob on how to view baseball…

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    Bob is a great broadcaster. But his depth of knowledge on most subjects would barely cover the first knuckle on your baby finger if you dipped it in. He makes up for it with bombast and bulls**t – two important tools for many a broadcaster. That’s why Bob reacts the way he does when he’s obviously not the smartest guy in the room. Bob lacks humility. I, for one, always have more respect for someone when they say something like: “You cover this day to day and probably have a little more knowledge on this than I do…but, here’s how it looks to me.” You’ll never hear that from Bob.

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    mike (in boston)10 years ago

    i’m catching up on some PTS podcasts and Bob was absolutely fantastic both with the guy from the 5th Estate on the Gotti murder story and the player agent speaking about the NBA labour issue.

    Great questions, great follow-ups, excellent pace. I felt like I learned a whole lot from both interviews, and that is due in part to Bob’s steering of the discussion.

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    Yes……….the 5th Estate interview was with Bob McKeown and the NBA interview was with suoer-agent David Falk…………they were both solid interviews

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    Wilner is not on PTS because his previous (and ckearly Rogers mandated) appearances exposed how over his head he is.

    Wilner’s continued employment remains a mystery.
    He walks with unearned swagger beating up lane callers, but in a room full of pros, he was rinsed… Bob made it pretty clear he is not in the prime time league. Considering the rest of the baseball broadcast crew, Wilner’s resume, knowledge and on-air patter is a glaring weak spot.

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    How could they do a 20 minute segment on the roundtable about an article on grantland.com (about Toronto being the worst sports city) when

    NOBODY READ THE FUCKING ARTICLE

    At least 10 times through the discussion Cox would say “”well how did they do the evaluation” followed by others guessing at what the article was based on …… followed of course by Cox trolling the writer for writing a terrible article.

    Complete half assed / lack of professionalism to do a segment on a specific topic when you’re not 100% prepared

    ….. and it’s that kind of casualfan analysis that for sure is going to have Jonah Keri making hosts look like fools. You can’t bs those types of guys

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    why is sunday’s yankee/tigers game not on TV??

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    I am watching it. Its on TBS in the US, Sportsnet West and Sportsnet Pacific in Canada.

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    thanks DSSCPU!!! found it

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    I liked that Keri actually mentioned the Jays traded the 320Avg , 30HR hitting Napoli for Francisco. Somehow the Anthopoulos rose petal throwers out there seem to never mention that trade.

    Good point that they were arguing on the worst sports city article and not really knowing exactly what criteria was it (worst teams or worst fans)

    I didn’t mind the hockey fight talk, Merek was on a side, Damo was on the other. I thought it was something that Merek pretty much said that there’s not real reason for fighting, it’s just a personal choice side show for the NHL.

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    Based on last night’s HNIC broadcast it looks like Friedman’s role has changed………….instead of being the interviewer at the rink (David Amber was there instead) he will be on the idesk and apparently on the Hot Stove segment each week……………I think he had almost as much airtime on the idesk last night than Marek & Morrison had all last season

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    what do people think of the betting show sunday mornings on the FAN?

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    Like it. Offers something different to the station, and its a good pregame show for NFL.

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    I would love to see Wilner canned who would be a good choice to host jays talk after the games?

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    Just listened to the PTS Friday roundtable podcast. I was shocked by Jeff Marek. I don’t really know much about him but holy crap, the guy is the biggest apologist for the NHL I’ve ever heard. Does he have an earpiece with a direct line to NHL head office?

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    Some thoughts before bed…

    The betting show??…It sounds too contrived and oily for me, like a bunch of greasy poser wiseguy wannabes.

    Wilner…never cared for him much, but much less so after his “the Jays are doing it the right way” bullshit. 18 years out of the playoffs and a 21st out of 30 team payroll for the 5th biggest media market in N.A. is insulting.

    Grantland…Clearly all the folks who have their panties in a twist didn’t read the damn thing. It’s written by a Toronto based Canadian writer, and for the most part, he’s correct, except about Burke being the best executive in the NHL.

    Love it or not, even the original ESPN article is correct. This is a horrible city to be a fan in. The costs to see any T.O. teams, when compared to their abject failure to even be competitive in their respective sports is stunning . The ACC and SkyDome still have fans in them, and until that changes, they won’t change the product.

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    Another Steve10 years ago

    Thoughts from me:

    I like Wilner a lot. Someone noted that Wilner was over his head – or something to that effect – but that person must have missed Wilner’s appearance on PTS with Blair a few weeks ago. If anything, Wilner is more prepared than most. I find Wilner to be one of the most intelligent sports announcers around, and I admire him for tolerating some of the callers that he gets. I know it would drive me batty to hear the stuff that he has to endure. Anyway, this is just my opinion on the theme.

    As for the betting show, I was thinking about that last week and this morning, actually. For the most part I still choose the FAN over TSN radio. A lot of this is due to habit, I must admit – since I have long switched back and forth between CBC and 590. A lot of the programming at TSN radio was making it easy for me to keep this habit, of course. That having been said, I have liked the Hayes show, and last Sunday morning I was out and driving when I discovered that Hogan and Chris Schultz were doing an NFL Sunday programme opposite the sports-betting guys. I don’t hate the sports-betters, but I don’t gamble, so it’s really useless to me. But Hogan and Schultz are excellent together, and I will look forward to them the rest of the way.

    It seems to me that 590 basically doesn’t try on the weekend mornings. On Saturday morning they give it over for the 2-hour infomercial with the fishing guys (which, for the past two weeks, has been an informercial for Tim Hudak). I really have no use for this show, especially when Viola is suggesting that parents would be better off taking their kids out of school, as he did a few weeks ago. And the betting show on Sundays is also pretty much a waste. I can’t see why the FAN doesn’t have some type of weekend morning show for both days – it must be a money thing.

    So, as it stands now, I will be listening to Hogan and Schultz on Sunday mornings, at least when the stories on The Sunday Edition are boring, at any rate.

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    Steve – i believe that the outdoor show and the betting show are both paid programming. Essentially infomercials.

    I agree. I don’t tune in for much of TSN radio’s stuff, but their weekend programming may be better than The Fan (unless The Fan has PBP on).

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    “KBM
    October 2, 2011 at 2:28 pm
    Wilner is not on PTS because his previous (and ckearly Rogers mandated) appearances exposed how over his head he is.
    Wilner’s continued employment remains a mystery.
    He walks with unearned swagger beating up lane callers, but in a room full of pros, he was rinsed… Bob made it pretty clear he is not in the prime time league. Considering the rest of the baseball broadcast crew, Wilner’s resume, knowledge and on-air patter is a glaring weak spot.”

    When was this? o_O I want to go back and see if I can find the podcast to listen to it… :3 Cuz I dun remember him being on with Bob. Like the commenter above, I’d be shocked if he got “rinsed”… he’s pretty smart and seems to keep himself prepared when he goes into interviews and roundtables. And honestly, as much as I love and adore Bob (and want to marry him and have his vampire children 😀 ), I’d be shocked if he can rinse many ppl in the baseball media if the topic is baseball. It’s one of the subjects where he becomes just a fan… he’s a child again watchiing and enjoying the game, but he’s not analyzing it :\

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    Woah! New site layout. TSM, how do we now contact you via e-mail?

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    mike (in boston)10 years ago

    what an eyesore … i’m switching to Arizona Sports Media where they know how to design websites.