Prime Time Sports – Thursday 22 November 2012
4:00 Hour – Phone Calls
*A caller asks if Lance Armstrong really had cancer.
* Bob tries to explain decertification
Notes: Bob now wants to be called ahead of time if he’s not going to be on TV.
5:00 Hour – Co-host Stephen Brunt
Segment 1 – open segment
* Bob trying to get turkey on US Thanksgiving
* Marty the House at the Fairmont hotel downtown
* Brunt and living in Hamilton
* Decertification talk
Notes: Not enough about marty the horse.
Segment 2 – Neil Smith
* Lockout talk
* Studio configurations
* Eastern league update
* Lack of coverage of lockout in US
Notes: Why is Neil Smith ever on the show?
Segment 3 – Arash Madani
* CFL Awards Show tonight
* Marty the Horse talk
* News from team practices
Notes: No actual mention of who actually is up for the CFL awards
Segment 1 – Damian Cox
* Complaints about Cox’s phone
* discussion of Cox’s article about retired players
* Morale issue or legal issue?
* Should Nhl/Nhlpa do something now?
* Bob asks if current players need a pension?
* Cox thinks “make whole” argument is flawed
Notes: bad phone line aside, good segment with Cox.
Segment 2 – Bob McKeown, CBC
* Discussion of McKeown’s CFL career and pension
* Discussion of Fifth Estate piece on Lance Armstrong
* Brunt brings up all the people who have bailed on Armstrong
* McKewon gives brief history of Armstrong’s cheating
Notes: few things better than debunking a hypocrite, in this case, Lance Armstrong.
Segment 3 – Brunt’s cartoon
* Cartoon of Brunt’s CFL Grey Cup essay played
* Bob has issue with all the sound effects
* Bob promotes new doc about Saskatoon Blades
Notes: Cartoon is very cool Flash animation piece.
Photo available here