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 – Phones for the full hour
500 – Open segment with McCown & Cox
520 – Kevin Payne, new Toronto FC President & Tom Anselmi, MLSE President & COO
540 – Mike Sunnucks, Phoenix Business Journal
600 – Rob Becker, legal analyst
620 – Bill Lee, former MLB pitcher
640 – Paul Crane, Cox Sports

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

Tom Verducci,
Bob McKenzie
Jesse Palmer
Tom Anselmi, MLSE President & COO

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

Tyler Armes, Down with Webster
Bryan Muir, Retired NHLer
Jamie Allison, Retired NHLer
Brian Cooper, Former MLSE VP

Today on Sportsline:

If you had a ballot, would you vote for Bonds, Clemens or Sosa to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame? Should MLSE extend the contract of Raptors President & General Manager Bryan Colangelo? Will the CIS reverse their decision and allow Lindsey Vonn to ski with the men at Lake Louise and should the USGA ban the use of belly putters on the PGA? Join Hebsy & Bubbs for ‘NO NHL LOCKOUT’ talk, today at 5 on CHCH.

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November 28, 2012 10:28 pm

TSM tweets and others say T.O. not a hockey town, but a Leaf town. But I always wondered about this. I bet there were more people in T.O. who watched the Red Wings, Rangers, and Kings, etc. win the Cup, than in their respective cities. Why are there so many non Leaf games on TSN and Sportsnet. Sure the ratings are higher for a Leaf game, but in what city and sports is this different. If neither the Leafs nor the Bruins are involved in game, would that game have higher ratings in TO or Boston. We all know the answer the only question is by how much. When I went to the library to get the Gary Bettman book,”The Instigator”, there was a waiting list. A waiting list for a book on Bettman! Probably the same in Chicago and NY ( I know, I know, no waiting list because they’re smarter and don’t want to read the book; but you get my point).
Yes, I know the low interest for junior hockey. I would say “so what”. I consider my self a film fan. I go to mainstream movies, went to Cinematheque Ontario and to its new incarnation TIFF Lightbox. I like Eastwood, Hitchcock, Godard, Bresson, Ozu etc. but I’m not going to any more student films. I went to a few and they’re junk. Do you have to patron every kind of movie to be considered a film buff? Why do you have to watch junior hockey and the Leafs to be considered a hockey fan? Damien Cox always says he’s a tennis fan, how many junior tournaments does he cover? Does he know the current #1 junior player without Googling it? I doubt it, but I wouldn’t say he’s not tennis fan.
Also why call out people who only watch the world juniors and not other junior hockey? Roger Lajoie and others act as if this is some sort of crime. But these same scolds will be talking about brackets in March, after not watching a single NCAA b-ball game all year. They’ll be talking about the point spreads and favourites in Bowl games without knowing a single player on Notre Dame, etc. The same could be said for World Cup, Euro, and the Olympics.
Maybe only Greg Brady can call other people out, I don’t know how, but he knows so much about so many teams and leagues, college and pro (yes, and junior hockey too). But I think I found Brady’s weak spot. He only talks about EPL never La Liga or the Bundesliga, so maybe he’s not a true footy fan (but of course he is).

For all the “not football fans” who only follow EPL here is something about the greatest and most important team:
Jimmy Burns’ books give a more thorough treatment of Barca.

November 29, 2012 11:01 am
Reply to  Kamlesh

the reason so many other teams are on Sportsnet and TSN is because….. they are national channels, and NOT only show in Toronto, but across Canada

(Another) Andrew
(Another) Andrew
November 29, 2012 3:47 pm
Reply to  Kamlesh

Jimmy Burns’ books give a more thorough treatment of Barca.

Otherwise known as “Barca good, Real Madrid bad” in the words of Phil Ball, a less biased writer whose book Morbo: The Story of Spanish Football is the best on La Liga.

But I think I found Brady’s weak spot. He only talks about EPL never La Liga or the Bundesliga, so maybe he’s not a true footy fan (but of course he is).

I don’t think any of the FAN’s main “personalities” are serious soccer fans. In fairness to Brady (whom I don’t like) he can’t be blamed for not talking about La Liga since it’s not available (legally) to Canadians this season. This year the only time Canadians get to see Barcelona and Real Madrid is in Champions League play.

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