Toronto Sports Media Sports Radio Lineups

by Rob Gregg

Here’s your drive home lineups

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

400 – Ian Leggatt, Sportsnet analyst, in studio, and PGA player Stephen Ames
420 – Ian Leggatt, Sportsnet analyst, in studio, and Calgary Flames forward Mike Cammilleri
520 – Mike Modano, former Dallas Star
540 – Dale Hooper, Senior VP Sale & Marketing, Rogers Media
600 – Bryan Colangelo, Raptors GM
620 – JC Deacon, UNLV Asst. Golf Coach
640 – Sean Burke, Coyotes Asst. GM

On TSN Radio 1050 from 4-7pm, Cybulski & Co., with James Cybulski. Bob Mackowycz co-hosts:


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


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itchy butt
itchy butt
July 11, 2012 9:17 pm

“Leggo”= off.

The Londoner
The Londoner
July 12, 2012 12:33 am

The baseball segment between Damian Cox and Bob McCown was so bad that I found it painful to listen to. First off debating whether or not there were any games on Thursday. MLB changed the schedule a long time ago to give every team the extra day off (Thursday). If you were a true baseball fan (like I am) you would have known this.

Anyhow, later on they were talking about whether or not Anthony Gose could be called up this year. Damian said he was too young, about to turn 22 in a few weeks. Bob countered with “Griffey Jr. played when he was that young”. Damian then compared Griffey Jr. to Gretzky. It was a weird discussion, and if either of them had any clue or bothered to watch any baseball, they would reference two current players Bryce Harper (age 19) and Mike Trout (age 20).

The segment then ended with a discussion about trading for Greinke because he is on the market and still has two years left on his contract. They went on and on about this, and it was total BS anyhow because Greinke is a free agent the moment the World Series ends.

July 12, 2012 1:41 am

Embarrassing is the only word for it. Bob mails it in again. I wish I could do that at my job and still get a paid. I’m surprised he didn’t try to inject the Pete Rose / Ray Fosse play that he usually does during any baseball discussion. Wait…he did, yesterday.

Ami Angelwings
July 12, 2012 3:44 am

I was thinking about this listening to the podcast of yesterday’s show… what are the stories/memories Bob keeps telling over and over again?

The bet with Paul Godfrey about the NFL in Toronto is definitely one. So is him going on about Pete Rose/Ray Fosse (which most people seem to interpret differently from Bob, that it wasn’t about the All Star game meaning more as much as Pete Rose being an asshole).

Oh, and why he was a Brooklyn Dodgers fan (b/c as a kid his little league team was named the Dodgers). xD

July 12, 2012 7:17 am

It seems like he has brought up Ray Fosse almost every day leading up to the All Star Game this year.

Something else he brings up regularly is when Labatt’s sent him around the major league stadiums before the Jays starting playing and he got to wander around Yankee Stadium.

Maybe because it’s out of season, but the Bear Bryant interview is another oft-told anecdote.

Mike S
Mike S
July 12, 2012 10:26 am

I was going to mention the Bear Bryant interview. Here are a few more stories that McCown has talked about numerous times:

Playing golf all day with Jim Brown…………..watching cricket on television at Heathrow airport………………having a meal at Brent Musberger’s house……………Larry Rickman flying in from Calgary to attend the opening of Gardoonies Restaurant…………….hanging out with the players on the Senior golf tour and listening to their stories……………..acquiring the Canadian television rights for the NBA……………living in Las Vegas and seeing Larry Johnson’s fancy new sports car………………hanging up on the mayor of Hamilton

July 12, 2012 11:32 am

why is no one ever talking about Cybulski’s Show? Oh ya. Because you can’t stop listening to McCown’s show everyday. But you hate it….

Poker Guy
Poker Guy
July 12, 2012 11:47 am

Don’t forget being the Blue Jays first PA announcer in 1977!

July 12, 2012 12:25 pm

I listen to PTS occasionally because it can still be interesting radio, once in a while. Usually it depends on who’s co-hosting and guests. (I actually didn’t listen yesterday, but read Londoner’s wrap up.)

Sadly, Bob is now a hack. I sort of equate him to Don Cherry – back in the day they had opinions which you may or may not agree with, but they were compelling to watch/listen to nonetheless. Gradually, the act got tired and they had nothing new or interesting to say – they became boring caricatures, living off past reputation which still seem to drive ratings. Sad really.

mike (in boston)
mike (in boston)
July 12, 2012 12:27 pm

“Stern was on our show during the NBA lockout and said ‘here’s the percentage of revenue for player salaries. Give half of it to Michael, give all of it to Michael … we don’t care’ …”

i swear i’ve heard that story in every labour discussion on PTS ever.

in other news, the Freeh report on Penn State is out and it is as damning as you might have expected. Deadpsin is on it

July 12, 2012 12:30 pm

For me, PTS is very comparable to the old Kornheiser show, aging sports host who watches fewer and fewer games, yet still has to talk about them on a daily basis.

The one difference I can see is that TK did tons of show prep (3 or 4 pages of legal pad notes/questions for guests/monologue), where it appears Bob does a lot of winging it or relying on his memory.

July 12, 2012 1:53 pm

Tony, while I personally do not listen to Mccown anymore, I understand the people that do. It is similar to those that have an old pet. From the outside you look at this creature stumbling blind and you wonder why they do not do the humane thing and put it down. The owners though remember how great the pet used to be and refuse to give up on it. In reading these posts each day, people have been with Mccown for a long time and cannot give up on him. Loyalty is a funny thing, it is both respected and trashed depending on who the judge is.
It really is impressive that people can list all those ‘Bobisms”, it really is too bad he does not give that same respect to them, that they clearly give to him with perhaps a little preparation.

Ami Angelwings
July 12, 2012 3:39 pm

That’s a very black and white view of the world. o_o B/c I like pointing out nitpicks of a show, therefore I hate it? -_o

I nitpick every TV show I watch while also appreciating it and enjoying it 🙂 That doesn’t mean I “hate” the show b/c I like talking about it, including the criticisms I have. (In this case it’s not even a criticism, it’s just pointing out that he’s always telling the same stories and I was trying to categorize them.)

Also, the assumption is also that simply b/c Bob has slipped (to some people), Cybulski is necessarily better and we would enjoy him more (and have never tried).

July 12, 2012 5:46 pm

I wish Bob would stop bringing Ian Leggatt in and stay away from Golf unless there is a legitimate intriguing storyline going on. More to that, what happened to Bob’s so called policy of not having athletes in for interviews unless there was a purpose to it. Ames and Cammilleri was unnecessary. A total waste of a first hour of the show, except for perhaps Bob who was just inside baseball to his friends.

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