Prime Time Sports Review for Wednesday, October 24, 2012

By Ami Angelwings

4pm hour – Listener calls with Bob McCown

  • Calls are mostly about Jays and John Farrell, one call is about Torontonians going to watch the Buffalo Bills

5pm hour – Bob McCown hosting, John Shannon co-hosting

First segment: Interview with Dick Vermeil, former NFL head coach

  • Bob asks Vermeil about his wine business, Vermeil and Bob discuss wine
  • Vermeil discusses the NFL and what to do with Cam Newton
  • Vermeil discusses NFL commissioner Roger Goodell appointing former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue to hear the appeals of New Orleans Saints’ players involved in “bountygate”, he believes both are fair people and Tagliabue will judge the players fairly

Second segment: Interview with Nick Kypreos, Sportsnet hockey analyst

  • Kypreos and Shannon talk about the Islanders moving to Brooklyn
  • Kypreos believes the 2 sides are close to a deal but won’t reach one because of egos, Bob thinks they aren’t close at all
  • Bob thinks that eventually the union will break

Third segment: Talk segment

  • Bob and Shannon talk about Halloween and what they’re doing for it, Bob says his daughter wants him to go as Steve from Blue’s Clues

6pm hour – Bob McCown hosting, John Shannon co-hosting

First segment: Interview with Jon Paul Morosi, FOX Sports baseball reporter

  • Morosi talks about the World Series

Second segment: Interview with John Davidson, new president of the Columbus Blue Jackets

  • Davidson talks about what he likes about the Blue Jackets’ ownership, and why he chose to join Columbus
  • Davidson is very positive about the situation he’s going to

Third segment: Interview with Chris Botta, Sports Business Journal

  • Botta talks about the Islanders moving to Brooklyn, says that many of the fans weren’t just from Nassau and Suffolk, that they will follow them to Brooklyn
  • Botta talks with Shannon about the Islanders TV deal


As I said yesterday, I don’t think Bob is really happy at Paul Beeston, the Blue Jays President, right now.  (As opposed to Paul Beeston, his friend.)  When a caller tried to blame Alex Anthopolous for letting John Farrell go to Boston, Bob instead said to keep in mind that it was Beeston who conducted the talks with Boston, not Alex.  And previous to that he expressed frustration at Beeston for the Yunel Escobar situation and the Farrell situation.  So it sounds as if Bob is really disappointed in Beeston and the decisions he’s made.  I wonder how this will affect their next interview, if at all.

Outside of Bob’s frustration at the Jays during the caller segment, I found this show fairly uninteresting.  There was the usual lockout talk with Kypreos where we don’t really learn anything new, and we had an interview with a hockey executive who only said good things about the team he’s joining.  I also wasn’t that interested in listening to Bob and Vermeil talk about wine.  Plus, since Vermeil is a former NFL coach, he isn’t going to speak ill of the current NFL commissioner or the former NFL commissioner, so again, not very interesting.

I really hope Bob goes as Steve from Blues’ Clues and takes pictures with his dog.  That would be adorable.

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