Toronto Sports Media Sports Radio Lineups

by Rob Gregg

Today’s victim on the firing line is George Cortez, now the former head coach of the Hamilton Tiger Cats. Here’s your drive home lineups

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

400 – Stephen Brunt, Sportsnet
420 – Jack Armstrong, Raptors analyst
500 – Open segment with McCown & Shannon
520 – Nick Kypreos, Sportsnet
540 – Pat Hentgen, Blue Jays new bullpen coach
600 – Bruce McNall, former LA Kings owner
620 – Brian Cooper, sports business analyst
640 – Scott Mitchell, Hamilton Tiger Cats President

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:

RA Dickey
Sean McIndoe
Lyndon Byers.

Today on Sportsline:

The Hamilton Tiger Cats fire Head Coach George Cortez, good move or bad move? Are the New England Patriots the class of the AFC? Was Amir Johnsons ejection in Portland a sign that the Raptors have lost patience and after 20 years of leadership is it time for Gary Bettman to step down as Commissioner of the NHL? Join Hebsy & Bubbs for ‘NO NHL LOCKOUT’ talk, today at 5 on CHCH.

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Darren Johnston
December 11, 2012 5:03 pm

So Bob finally decides to `snap` about the Raptors with Jack Armstrong. Where was this attitude when Colangelo was on just LAST NIGHT!! Typical Bob, tough guy when he isn`t speaking to anybody important I:E Burke, Colangelo, A.A, J.P, Ferguson, Babcock an the list goes on.

Darren Johnston
December 11, 2012 5:37 pm

And enough already with the begging for listeners & viewers money. How about they ask for money to improve some of the shit hole areas in and around Toronto, god knows there are enough of them.

Nan Young Lee
Nan Young Lee
December 11, 2012 7:01 pm

Bob criticized Gary Bettman for not getting better TV contracts, but in the past he has always said that the US ‘knows’ hockey and has decided they don’t like it. So if Bob is stating that the TV ratings in the US will always be minuscule how exactly is Bettman supposed to make the US networks pay big bucks for NHL rights?
I also remember Bob saying that Sportsnet paid so much for NHL games that they lose money on every game they show. Bettman certainly negotiated a good deal for the NHL there.
It’s too bad Bob doesn’t show the same contempt he has for Bettman to those FOB and criminals Alan Eagleson and Eugene Melnyk.

Darren Johnston
December 11, 2012 7:16 pm
Reply to  Nan Young Lee

Or Eric Tillman

December 11, 2012 8:27 pm

Interesting comment by Shannon right at the end about FOB Tillman “I don’t think he ever gets another job in the CFL” He siad it in a way that made me think there might be more to the Edmonton story.

Darren Johnston
December 11, 2012 8:47 pm
Reply to  Andrew

One can only hope, how a guy who pleaded his way out of a sexual abuse charge got another shot in any League is beyond me, I say he ends up back in Ottawa when they are back.

mike in boston
mike in boston
December 11, 2012 9:08 pm

yikes! and i thought i was tough on Bob!

we’ve learned that Bob is easily intimidated by the guys in the expensive suits who talk a good game — Burke and Colangelo. He’s just not the host to ask tough questions to the local heavyweights. He’ll go toe to toe with nice-guys AA or Beeston, and he’ll get angry with the occasional media scrub from the US though, so i guess that’s something.

The Tillman thing is more complex because Bob was very upfront about wanting to root for his friend, but not feeling good about it. I think Bob feels that he has a role to play in Tillman’s redemption arc. I don’t agree, but it’s not my radio show. I just skip those segments.

in other news … excellent interview with Matthieu Schneider of the NHLPA from TSN 1050. it included some very tough questions from Mackowitz. highly recommended listening .

Chris Doyle
December 12, 2012 9:22 am

then feel free to donate your money to the charities that will help those areas. This pledge fund is to build schools in Africa, and some people believe that is important as well

Chris Doyle
December 12, 2012 9:25 am

You do realize that if you talk to Colangelo and the like, like you want them to, they don’t come back on the show. That’s not the way you get information. You talk to the suits to get the information. You talk to the analysts and then give your opinion. I honestly think that Bob showed his displeasure to Colangelo in a forceful but respectful way.

Mike V
Mike V
December 12, 2012 10:20 am
Reply to  Nan Young Lee

Sportsnet deals are local ones that are negotiated with the clubs directly, not the league. Bob is right that the US network deals are unimpressive.

December 12, 2012 1:20 pm

And a Merry Christmas to you too.

December 12, 2012 1:21 pm
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