Prime Time Sports Review for Monday, October 29, 2012

By Ami Angelwings

4pm hour – Sid Seixeiro hosting

First segment: Interview with Tim Micallef

  • Tim and Sid discuss Bob being away, come up with a list of “Bob-isms”
  • Tim and Sid discuss the Giants’ improbable world series wins, Melky Cabrera being suspended and Marco Scutero’s career resurgence
  • Tim and Sid discuss the NY Jets, Sid believes the Jets are too scared to make a decision about Tebow or Sanchez

Second segment: Interview with Mike Zeisberger, Toronto Sun sports reporter

  • Zeisberger talks about the NFL

5pm hour – Sid Seixeiro hosting, Dave Perkins co-hosting

First segment: Interview with Bob Ryan, Boston Globe sports reporter

  • Ryan talks about the Thunder trading James Harden, says that what OKC did was decide on Serge Ibaka over James Harden
  • Ryan doesn’t think the Raptors will make the playoffs, says that he doesn’t see anything happening in Toronto

Second segment: Interview with Steve Bitker, KCBS San Francisco

  • Bitker talks about Melky Cabrera and how the Giants didn’t want him back for the World Series because of how he didn’t communicate with them after he was suspended for PEDs and just went home
  • Seixeiro asks if Cabrera gets a ring, Bitker says yes he does
  • Bitker suggests that Cabrera might refuse the world series ring because he had also told the Commissioner’s office to not put him in consideration for the batting title
  • Bitker talks about Marco Scutero and that he got hot at the right time

Third segment: Talk segment

  • Perkins shares his story about meeting Ted DiBiase “The Million Dollar Man” at a bar, and DiBiase bumming cigarettes off of him until Perkins got mad at him

6pm hour – Sid Seixeiro hosting, Dave Perkins co-hosting

First segment: Interview with Don Banks, Sports Illustrated football reporter

  • Perkins thinks that Peyton Manning might be an MVP candidate if he continues playing the way he is, Banks agrees
  • Banks talks about the NY Jets and the team sticking with Mark Sanchez over Tim Tebow

Second segment: Interview with Jim Hughson, CBC hockey commentator

  • Hughson talks about the NHL lockout and how it’s hurting the growth momentum that the NHL had going into this season

Third segment: Interview with Stephen Brunt, Prime Time Sports regular co-host, Sportsnet columnist

  • Brunt discusses the World Series and how poorly the Tigers played

Thoughts:

Sorry for the lateness of this review.  Yesterday, I was supposed to fly out for work, but the flight was cancelled because of the storm, and we were trying to work out what to do, rescheduling etc, so I didn’t get a chance to write this up.

I think Seixeiro did a pretty good job filling in for Bob.  In the first hour he was a little goofy and I was rolling my eyes a bit whenever he’d pause and drop a “Bobism” with extra emphasis just in case we missed what he was doing, but in the second and third hours, I thought he was solid.  I think Perkins was a good choice for co-host for him as well.  In general, I think Perkins as co-host really helps fill-in hosts on Prime Time Sports, like Blair, Friedman and Seixeiro.  It could be that because Perkins is opinionated without being dominating, and always has good stories to tell, it makes it easier for a fill-in host to not need to be the whole show.

I liked the mix of topics on today’s show and that we heard talk about the baseball play offs, the NFL and the NBA.  It was a nice change from the NHL Lockout and John Farrell non-stop talk we’ve been getting.  Hopefully, now that the NBA season’s started, we’ll get more NBA talk.  I expect the Jays to still show up throughout the off-season though, because a) I think Rogers doesn’t want the Jays to be forgotten and b) everybody’s really interested in this off-season.

Listening to his interview, it didn’t sound like Bob Ryan actually knew anything about the Raptors, who’s on the team, or anything else.  It’s not that I think the Raptors will be great, but he didn’t provide any details that showed he knew much about the Raptors to back up his “there’s just nothing going on with the team” argument.  Perkins pointed out that we’ve improved greatly at the point guard position, and Ryan sounded almost surprised and admitted that maybe that’s something to be considered.

Now that Sid’s had a chance in the big chair, I’d like to see Tim have a chance, because Sid is still coming off as the goofier of the two, and I wonder how Tim would do as a fill-in host.

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Alex
Alex
October 30, 2012 10:20 pm

They mentioned today that Tim and Sid were both supposed to host, but Tim had stuff he had to do after the show and couldn’t stay.

Mike S
Mike S
October 31, 2012 10:43 am

It made very little sense for the PTS hosts to ask Bob Ryan about the Raptors………….the Raptors are basically irrelevant for many people outside Toronto so I’m not surprised that an American general sports columnist like Ryan didn’t know much about them

mike in boston
mike in boston
October 31, 2012 2:48 pm
Reply to  Mike S

but why have Ryan on at all? He’s retired now, and when he was active he was mostly a local writer for Boston. It’s not like he’s a national figure who writes general interest stories.

Personally I don’t get the appeal, especially once you throw in his comments about spousal abuse. But for some reason Bob likes him, and as we all know that’s good enough to get you a regular co-hosting gig on the nation’s most listened to program in the face of widespread negative reactions from the audience.

… I wonder what it’s like to know that nobody who listens likes you and that the only reason you have a job on the air is due to the poor judgment of a powerful man.

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