Toronto Sports Media Sports Radio Lineups

by RobG

Phil Mickelson overcame a slow start to his 2012 golf season with a tremendous closing round of 64 yesterday to win the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in California. Tiger Woods, hampered by putting woes, stumbled to a 75.

Here’s your drive home lineups

On Sportsnet 590 The FAN from 4-7pm, Prime Time Sports with Bob McCown. Stephen Brunt co-hosts from 5pm:

400 – Michael Hiestand, USA Today
420 – Rob Becker, legal analyst
520 – Glen Grunwald, VP of Basketball Operations, NY Knicks
540 – Gary Apple, Sportsnet New York
600 – Jim Hughson, HNIC
620 – Gregg Zaun, Sportsnet
640 – Kevin Chevaldayoff, Winnipeg Jets GM
On TSN Radio 1050 from, 4-7pm, Cybulski & Co. with James Cybulski. Bob Mackowycz co-hosts:

400 – 500pm Steve Simmons join for the hour
500 – Fab 5
520 – Bob McKenzie (TSN Hockey Insider)
530 – Bryan Colangelo (Toronto Raptors President and General Manager)
600 – Darren Dreger (TSN Hockey Insider)
630 – Mike Comrie (former NHL player – retired today)

On TSN (5pm) & TSN2 (6:30pm), Off the Record with Michael Landsberg:

Dan Le Batard
Michael Phelps
Darren Dreger and Pierre LeBrun

Tonight on Sportsline:

Did Dwane Casey ‘blow it’ for the Raptors in their loss against the Lakers, are the Maple Leafs starting to fade out the the playoff race, does golf need Phil and Tiger to re-kindle their rivalry and is Randy Moss serious about a comeback? This plus the Hebsy’s with Mark & Bubba, tonight at 7, on CHCH.

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Mike S
Mike S
February 14, 2012 12:04 am

This was my favourite moment on PTS last week:

Shannon: “There are only 176 games in an NFL regular season”

McCown: “Are you sure that’s right?

Shannon: “Yes I’m sure. There are 32 teams and they each play 8 home games so that makes 176 games”

Ami Angelwings
February 14, 2012 1:08 am

Did Shannon think that he was multiplying by 22 or something? 8 x 2 is 16, 8 x 3 is 24…

Ami Angelwings
February 14, 2012 2:25 am

I wish people who were interviewed about Jeremy Lin would know a little about him -_- Both Heistand and the NY guy that Bob interviewed both said that he was an unaccomplished player when that’s not true. If you look at his accomplishments, he was considerably skilled and had many accolades in both HS and college (when various colleges ignored his HS accomplishments) and his abilities were pretty well known to people who watched him, or the basketball analyst who analyzed his stats pre-draft (which is making the rounds on twitter now). It’s not that he was crummy until now, it’s that he was IGNORED because he didn’t have “the look”. -_-

Grange talked about this a bit in his SN column, and I’m impressed he did because so far every columnist (except for Asian writers and anti-racism writers) has been shying away from saying the obvious: Lin was ignored because Asians aren’t ballers. Unless you’re over 7 feet, you don’t have the “look” much like once, black ppl were too “stupid” to play QB.

Honestly, I really do love the Jeremy Lin story because it gives so much hope to Asian American guys who are ignored a lot in Hollywood and in sports, and nobody sees them as “manly” or “masculine” or as heroic, as jocks… but at the same time, the reason everybody is reacting the way they are, the reason he’s this “OMG FOR REALZ” story is that he doesn’t have the “look”, that we all see him and go “he looks like that kid I knew from chess club… NO WAY” and it’s so condescending. Rafer Alston wasn’t that different when he debuted for the Raps and we didn’t treat him the way we treat Lin, we treat Lin as if he’s some geek who is doing it with mirrors, and he’s NOT! He’s a baller. He’s been a baller for most of his life, he’s just been ignored. He’s not RUDY. And I hate that there’s an article that says he’s like Rudy in the Star. He’s not RUDY. He’s a 6’3″ 200lb guy who could always play, he just never had the chance. He’s not a charity case.

And it bugs me that none of Bob’s guests bothered to point this out, and I think it’s because then you’d have to ask WHY he was passed up and only Grange seems willing to answer that.

Sam in Scarb
Sam in Scarb
February 14, 2012 3:50 am

Shannon: “There are only 176 games in an NFL regular season”

McCown: “Are you sure that’s right?

Shannon: “Yes I’m sure. There are 32 teams and they each play 8 home games so that makes 176 games”

Ladies & Gentlemen we have a new clubhouse leader for stupid things said on the radio in 2012
Maybe future dumb statements should be known as a ‘Shannon’

Ami Angelwings
February 14, 2012 4:13 am

Part of the problem with Shannon, as I’ve noted in the past, is that he acts like a troll. He states everything he says as incontrovertible fact, and he’ll act like you’re a complete moron for disagreeing with him with his SIGHS and “you know Bob, YOU KNOW” and “I CAN GUARANTEE YOU that” and etc etc… kinda like the medium is the message, the tone is the argument. He doesn’t need to BE right just act like he’s absolutely sure he’s right and dare you to challenge him and be mocked. -_- It’s ridiculously immature, and even more so when he’s on a radio show where it’s him having a discussion with 1-3 other people.

sam in oshawa
sam in oshawa
February 14, 2012 7:48 am

A conspiracy againt asians in baketball,after Shannon has finished writing out his multiplication tables 100 times get him on this theory right away.It’s a nice story for Lin,now it gets tarnnished,maybe his hard work to get to the NBA finally paid off,as simple as that sounds…

February 14, 2012 11:10 am

What is getting on my nerves is comparing Lin to Tebow. Tebow played in an NCAA powerhouse team, a first round pick with a lot of hype. While Lin played in Harvard, not noticed by any NBA team and had nobody pushing for him. Lin is an underdog story in the likes of Kurt Warner or even Tom Brady, not like Tebow which seems more of a manufactured story.

February 14, 2012 2:21 pm

Shannon: “There are only 176 games in an NFL regular season”

McCown: “Are you sure that’s right?

Shannon: “Yes I’m sure. There are 32 teams and they each play 8 home games so that makes 176 games”

February 14, 2012 4:32 pm

I wonder if people are avoiding that part of the Lin story out of fear for misinterpretation of any potential criticism in the story.

Look how quick the backlash was against Whitlock for a stupid but relatively minor twitter joke.

The annoying part of the story to me is the fact “Linsanity” would not be happening if he didn’t play for the Knicks. If he was still in Golden State, it would be a small local story in San Francisco.

February 15, 2012 2:08 pm

Ridiculously well stated points Ami! Thank you.

When are Cox Shannon being put to pasture? Bring in Friedman more often!

Ami Angelwings
February 16, 2012 2:07 am

You don’t need to have a “conspiracy” to have biases about people. -_- There once was a bias against black quarterbacks. Coaches and scouts couldn’t see African Americans as being capable of being quarterbacks despite their accomplishments. That’s not a “conspiracy”, that’s racism and biases and stereotypes.

People face biases and prejudices in our society every day. There’s no “conspiracy”, but it still happens. -_-

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