TSN Drive Recap – Tuesday 26 February 2013

by Alex

TSN Drive Recap – Tuesday, 26 february  2013

Hour 1 – Co-Host: Cathal Kelly

Segment 1 – opening segment

Torsten Frings’ retirement
Cathal says Frings might be biggest international star to play in Toronto
Cathal says baseball not big in Asia???
Naylor segues to Ricky Foley
Who is better known in Toronto – Foley and Frings?
NHL realignment

Segment 2 – raptors talk

Discussion continues about athletes’ fame internationally
Raptors season

Segment 3 – Gary Lawless

Discussion of Randy Carlyle’s career in Winnipeg with Jets and Moose

Segment 4 – Nailed it or Failed fit

Stephen Jackson contract
Nick Saban offering scholarship to 8th grader
Jeffrey Loria’s open letter to Marlins fans

Notes:  some strange opinions in that segment about athletes in various sports
And their notoriety around the world.

Hour 2 – Co-host – Cathal Kelly

Segment 1 – Bob McKenzie

Realignment talk

Segment 2 – Manti Te’o discussion

Teams asking about Te’o’s orientation
dez bryant/jeff ireland controversey
Cathal talks about teams using PIs to investigate players
Naylor discusses how NFL reporters thought Te’o should come out if he’s gay

Segment 3 – Dan Shulman

Discussion of RA Dickey’s first spring training start
Who will catch Dickey once season starts?
PED penalties
Reaction to Russell Martin story
Future of Tim Linecum in Giants’ rotation
Curtis Granderson injury

Segment 4 – Greg hamilton, baseball canada

Disappointed in Martin decision
Hamilton said Martin was a good infielder in Canadian Junior team
Hamilton said it was unlikely he would have played him at SS
Cathal asks who are good players on team people might not know
Hamilton says  Jameson Taillon and Tyson Gillies
Discussion of international baseball vs futbol

Notes: oops. naylor calls him “russell wilson” during greg hamilton interview

Hour Three – co-host: Cathal Kelly

Segment 1 – Joffrey Lupul

Leafs lead league in fights, penalties, PIM
Carlyle won Cup in Anaheim with physical team
Leafs winning without Lupul
Lupul discusses rehab and season so far
Lupul discusses Randy Carlyle

Segment 2 – Darren Dreger

Breaking news trade: Erik Cole for Michael Ryder
Simon Gagne trade
Potential for Leafs trade when players are healthy
Are the Leafs still looking fora goalie?
Chemistry between Kessel and JVR

Segment 3 – Alex Eliseev, sports illustrated

Pistorius’ place in South African culture before murder
Coverage of trial has been “massive” in SA and from around world
Basic primer of South African judicial system
Public opinion is divided so far on case
Bail hearing v trial

Segment 4 – wrap-up

Discussion Ryder/Cole trade
Naylor points out Ryder has played 5 times for Claude Julien
Discussion Tom Brady contract

Notes: very good interview with the South African journalist about the Pistorius case. Tons of background and informed analysis.

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