Toronto Sports Media Sports Radio Lineups

by RobG

Last night’s Raps/Knicks game lived up to the hype, and the home team looked good until Jeremy Lin broke the Raps heart with under a second to go to lead the Knicks to victory. Meanwhile they’ll have their hands full tonight as the Spurs come to town. On the ice, the Leafs are in Edmonton tonight after getting smoked by the Flames last night.

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 – Sue Leslie, Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association
420 – Dave Perkins, Toronto Star
520 – Elliotte Friedman, HNIC
540 – Jim Rutherford, Carolina Hurricanes GM
600 – Darren Rovell, CNBC
620 – Doug Smith, Toronto Star
640 – Clark Judge,

On TSN Radio 1050

430 – Mark Cohon in studio (CFL Commissioner)
500 – Fab 5
520 – Bob McKenzie (TSN Hockey Insider)
530 – Ralph Nader
545 – Leo Rautins (NBA/Raptors Analyst)
600 – Darren Dreger (TSN Hockey Insider)
630 – Bruce Arthur (National Post and TSN ‘The Reporters’)

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

Michael Farber
Bob McKenzie and James Duthie
Jack Armstrong

Tonight on Sportsline:

Is poor coaching the reason why the Raptors have lost back-to-back heartbreakers, is the Maple Leafs defense to blame for last night loss in Calgary, will Brian Burke pull the trigger on a deal for Rick Nash and is it time for the Habs to demote Scott Gomez to the AHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs? Join Hebsy & Bubba tonight at 7, on CHCH

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February 15, 2012 5:03 pm

Wow, Bob speaking with Perk about Tiger tonight, it almost seemed like Bob was defending Tiger (for once) and poo-pooing on Canada’s own Miked Weir, does anyone know what happened with Bob & Weir besides the whole Lou Marsh debacle of him not doing interviews after winning the award the year he won the Masters, Bob’s vote was Nash!

sam in oshawa
sam in oshawa
February 15, 2012 5:12 pm

Is it me or is Brunt’s toupe doing the wild thing right now,you be the judge 5:10pm…

February 15, 2012 5:15 pm

Must have been in a real hurry and walked through quite the windstorm on his way in to the show. And would someone please burn Bob’s Wed sports coat, that is truly the ugliest thing ever made, well besides anything Shoalts puts on that will fit.

Johannes Gutenberg
Johannes Gutenberg
February 15, 2012 8:01 pm

Once again, you stole a photograph without giving proper credit.

Ami Angelwings
February 16, 2012 2:00 am

That Rovell segment was creepy -_- Bob is usually the one who tells the guys to stop leering over young girls… it was really creepy for him to obsess over Rovell being with a 17 year old naked…

itchy butt
itchy butt
February 16, 2012 4:40 am

I am starting to tire of the Rovell segments. Too “TMZ” for me.

February 16, 2012 5:20 am

I soured on Rovell for a couple different reasons:

1. too shillish for uniform companies and the like
2. his goofy twitter policy about responding via DM not replies
3. coming off more and more smarmy of late
4. little too huckstery

Ami Angelwings
February 16, 2012 5:37 am

And he thinks a Kenyan-American is not a true American.

(Kinda like how Steve Nash and Donovan Bailey aren’t real Canadians)

I tried to get over that (and he gave a half-assed apology) but it still sits badly with me. Bob didn’t talk to him for like a year after that, and I was hoping it was over that, but I have no idea :\ (I always hope the best for Bob)

I tend to like the Rovell segments but I’m starting to agree, they are pretty TMZish and Rovell seems most interested in promoting his own brand.

Ami Angelwings
February 16, 2012 5:41 am

“2. his goofy twitter policy about responding via DM not replies”

That’s actually kinda smart. He doesn’t want to be caught up in a twitter fight that he can’t deny.

February 16, 2012 5:55 am

I believe he claims it’s to not clog his feed or other people’s feeds.

Like a lot of journos, I think it’s just kinda weaselly.

Ami Angelwings
February 16, 2012 6:04 am

Bob obsessing over Kate Upton is esp odd given that he berated Kirke a few years ago for similar behaviour telling him that he’s too old to be doing that and “it’s over” for them, that “if you can’t afford food, you don’t go out and smell bread being baked” (or something like that)… now he’s doing the same thing -_o

As for Brunt asking why we need SI swimsuit editions during an age of vast internet porn, I’ve always wondered this too. Why do we need pseudo porn in things like UFC, wrestling, video games, comics and sports?

There’s a bunch of reasons I think there’s an appeal (outside of the obvious, that hetero men like women, that doesn’t explain why we have porn in non-porn endeavors that already attract hetero men, esp since it only serves to limit the audience):

– it centers their target audience, it lets them know that this place is for you, that sports is for you, video games are for you, UFC is for you… and for the rest of us who like this stuff, that we’re merely guests…

– even if porn is easily accessible, our society is still pretty prudish about it and about men using it…this is porn without it actually being porn, and by having it in another realm, it makes it less… guilty feeling, or that you’re like a perv watching porn (which you aren’t, just for the record, I’m all for porn)

– women in porn have various stigmas… they’re seen as slutty and uncouth and harder to relate to… having similar images in other genres may make them seem more wholesome, more accessible and more like somebody you’d want to date rather than just have sex with (this might also tie in with the stigma around porn)… also again, b/c it’s in another “genre”, it doesn’t feel as much like it’s about sex

Honestly though, I just roll my eyes at this stuff. I don’t get it’s appeal and I get annoyed whenever Sportsnet Magazine seems like a gossip rag just to get in a couple shots of what model what athlete is dating now. >_> More beefcake wouldn’t make me happier either. When I watch sports I want to watch sports. Same as when I listen to sports. I don’t want to hear about Kate Upton or who’s dating who… :\ I can always watch TMZ if I want to.

itchy butt
itchy butt
February 16, 2012 6:53 am

The SI swimsuit edition is as sexy as a bowl of plain oatmeal. It’s just one of those silly traditions that never ends. The best ever was the Beyonce spread. Never has the art of Photoshop been taken to a higher level.

mike (in boston)
mike (in boston)
February 16, 2012 8:25 am

agree with the general sentiment on Rovell: he became a much worse guest after his TV show (has anyone here watched it?). But Bob is partly to blame since he does zero research on any of the topics about which Rovell is an expert. the recent interview where Bob claimed no one makes money off Twitter was a good example: Rovell ended up embarrassing Bob pretty badly.

February 16, 2012 10:36 am

We used to call the SI swimsuit issue “starter porn.”

And without looking it up, I’d assume that Cheryl Tiegs, Elle Macpherson and Kathy Ireland all became known in the general populace from the Swimsuit issue. There was one other person, but I can’t remember their name and looking it up would defeat the argument. (I want to say Paulina Pourazkova [sp]) but I know that’s not right.)

So, based on Rovell’s story, was Kate Upton 17 when she did the painted-on bikini for SI? That seems creepy and skating around “minor” status. I suppose as a model, she could have been emancipated and been declared an adult.

I”m just glad the Swimsuit issue is its own animal these days and doesn’t take up space in the real issue of SI. Heck, if it still did, we could not have gotten Linsanity on the cover this week.

February 16, 2012 10:38 am

On another topic, related to Rovell, is it me or has Richard Deitsch from SI not been on PTS lately? I asked if he knew why he hadn’t been booked lately and he didn’t know of any reason. He said he had just done Blair’s show, so it’s not like he was dropped from the 590 rolodex.

Maybe Bob just wants Heistand as the only media guy for PTS.

Ami Angelwings
February 16, 2012 4:47 pm

Rovell being around a naked 17 year old may not be creepy depending on like… b/c he claimed he was just talking to other ppl and he prolly was…

it’s Bob’s fascination with his experiences around a naked 17 year old that’s creepy :\

Mike S
Mike S
February 16, 2012 5:48 pm

Richard Deitsch has not been on PTS lately……………but that is not really a big surprise……………..he has never been a regular on PTS like Hiestand is…………………Deitsch does appear occasionally on PTS and on other 590 shows like Blair and Brady/Lang………………..he is also sometimes on 1050, usually on Hayes’ show

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