Prime Time Sports Review for Thursday, April 11, 2013

By Ami Angelwings

4pm hour – Listener Phone Calls with Bob McCown

  • Calls are fans wanting the hitting coach, pitching coach or manager fired

5pm hour- Bob McCown hosting, Stephen Brunt co-hosting

First segment: Talk segment

  • Bob and Brunt talk about the Jays struggles and fans calling into Bob wanting to fire coaches
  • Bob and Brunt thinks that it’ll get better for the Jays

Second segment: Interview with Doug MacLean, Sportsnet hockey analyst

  • MacLean talks about the Maple Leafs making the playoffs, thinks that Washington would be a good match up for them because you can contain Ovechkin, Bob isn’t so sure
  • MacLean thinks that Montreal’s speed would be hard for the Leafs to handle
  • Brunt asks MacLean if he’d rather take the Edmonton Oilers or Toronto Maple Leafs’ roster, MacLean says the Leafs

Third segment: Interview with Patrick Burke, president of You Can Play

  • Burke talks about You Can Play’s partnership with the NHL in creating an LGBT inclusive atmosphere and education for players
  • Brunt asks Burke about the rumours that a player will come out in the NFL, Burke says the rumour isn’t true, but he thinks that soon there will be openly gay players in team sports

6pm hour – Bob McCown hosting, Stephen Brunt co-hosting

First segment: Interview with Bob Ryan, The Boston Globe

  • Ryan talks about R.A. Dickey and how the Boston Red Sox are doing
  • Ryan talks about Joe Torre’s statements that baseball should be back at the Olympics, thinks that baseball should be back, Bob points out that the best players don’t show up though

Second segment: Interview with Dave Perkins, The Toronto Star sports reporter

  • Perkins and Bob chat about Augusta National and what happened at the tournament today

Third segment: Interview with Paul Jones and Eric Smith, Toronto Raptors radio commentators

  • Jones and Smith talk about the Raptors nearing the end of the season

Thoughts:

And it’s Jays Talk with Bob McCown! Bob seemed pretty eye-rolly at the people calling in today and reminding them it’s still really early to make judgements (specifically about Bonifacio).

Nothing about today’s PTS really intrigued me. :\  I find Bob Ryan hard to follow sometimes, and today was one of those times, and most of the MacLean interview was talking about Bob’s extracurricular activities.  The Smith and Jones interview was mostly just casual talking and nothing really substantial too.

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