Toronto Sports Media Sports Radio Lineups

by Rob G

Here’s your drive home lineups

On Sportsnet 590 The FAN from 4-7pm, Prime Time Sports with guest host Jeff Blair:

400 – Phones
420 – John Tortorella, Vancouver Canucks coach
440 – Adam Lind, Toronto Blue Jays
500 – Roundtable with Blair, Michael Grange, Mike Zeisberger, and Neil Smith

On TSN Radio 1050 from 4-7pm, TSN Drive with Dave Naylor. co-hosts:

TBD

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

TBD

Today on Sportsline:

What is the reason for the recent boom of basketball excellence in Canada? Was recalling Munenori Kawasaki instead of Anthony Gose the correct roster move for the Blue Jays? Which CFL team has more pressure on them to perform this year, the Argonauts or the Tiger Cats? Join Hebsy & Bubbs today at 5 on CHCH.

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Alex
Alex
June 28, 2013 4:58 pm

Interesting to hear Naylor people should compare the CFL to “tier two” leagues like the AHL or AAA baseball, not the NFL or MLB or NBA.

Daniel
Daniel
June 28, 2013 5:34 pm

When you look at things like ticket prices, attendance, and player salaries, I think he’s bang on.

Alex
Alex
June 28, 2013 6:02 pm

I agree, but funny to see someone on TSN saying it.

Second week on the round table no one mentione jovan belcher when discussing NHL violence.

They also forgot Mike Danton when saying theres not the kind of NFL crime in the NHL

Nan Young Lee
Nan Young Lee
June 28, 2013 7:34 pm

“Roundtable with Blair, Michael Grange, Mike Zeisberger, and Neil Smith”

Sleep powers, activate.

For those who haven’t read it yet, the chilling timeline of the Aaron Hernandez case:

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/prosecution-details-events-says-led-odin-lloyd-murder-204349177.html

markcoale
markcoale
June 28, 2013 8:17 pm
Mike V
Mike V
June 29, 2013 12:20 pm

It’s also interesting because Naylor essentially was a CFL guy before getting this role.

Speaking of the CFL, if you’re the Argos are you encouraged or a bit disheartened by the just under-30,000 that came out last night? Yes, its up from previous years but it seemed everything lined up perfectly for them and the game still didn’t quite sell out.

Nan Young Lee
Nan Young Lee
June 29, 2013 5:00 pm

Naylor’s truth telling is welcome, and not surprising as pre-eminent organisations such as the BBC and TSN breed an honour among their staffs that is lacking at lesser media outlets, that are merely boosters of their own product. Exhibit A, the latest Sportnet magazine cover:

http://www.rogersmagazineservice.com/product/sports-outdoor-living/catsports/sportsnet/si5806363

Alex
Alex
June 29, 2013 5:18 pm

Would all the jingoism the BBC displayed during the Olympics be part of that? The banal pundits generally used on Match of the Day?

Another Steve
Another Steve
June 29, 2013 5:30 pm

“as pre-eminent organisations such as the BBC and TSN breed an honour among their staffs that is lacking at lesser media outlets”

Huh? Most of the TSN staff actively shill for the CFL, actually.

And as for the link, get real. The Jays were just on an 11-game winning streak, so it’s only natural to put that on the cover. Did you happen to notice that the last home game was almost sold out? It would have been something worth noting if the streak didn’t happen.

That’s the problem with being a partisan, whether it’s in the world of politics, sports, or it merely involves favouring one media outlet over another: you tend to receive every piece of information only in a way that will confirm your pre-conceived opinion.

Whatever…

Nan Young Lee
Nan Young Lee
June 29, 2013 6:34 pm

I wonder if any media has devoted more hours to athletes not from the “home” country than the BBC does during the Olympics. For that matter who televises more hours period?

http://theweek.com/article/index/231580/how-the-bbc-crushed-nbc-and-brought-olympics-coverage-into-the-future

Daniel
Daniel
June 30, 2013 1:50 am

Rogers definitely pumps up its Jays coverage, but I find their hosts are pretty level headed about the team or are often actually overly negative (Zaun, Brady, Seixeiro). I don’t count Buck and Pat because most home PBP crews are totally biased regardless of whether the broadcaster owns the team..

(Another) Andrew
(Another) Andrew
June 30, 2013 1:36 pm

The Beeb breeds honour? LOL

Read this article about the BBC’s football coverage. That was about the 2010 World Cup. Their top analyst Alan Hansen showed his professionalism, or lack thereof, with his Euro 2012 predictions when he picked three teams from the same group to advance and couldn’t be bothered figuring out the tournament format.

Their F1 coverage is also lacking in honour with one of their commentators who is still employed by one of the teams (the BBC never mention this) using the Beeb as a platform to continue his personal grudge with another driver. And then there’s the rugby league coverage…but you get the point.

Dave in Bolton
Dave in Bolton
June 30, 2013 1:54 pm

Anyone change their opinions of TSN Radio? I’m enjoying it alot more recently

Mike S
Mike S
June 30, 2013 2:42 pm

I enjoy the weeknight & weekend programming on 1050 much better than 590…………….but even before 1050 came into existence I never listened much to 590 at night or on weekends

On weekdays I don’t like Richards or Macko/Cauz at all but I do listen off and on to Hayes and Naylor…………….it would be nice if they brought back the Dan Patrick show on weekday mid-mornings but I would be surprised if that happens

mike (in boston)
mike (in boston)
July 1, 2013 2:27 pm

Eric Smith … Blue Jays post game host? Sorry, but no. Have to feel sorry for the guy though. He’s been bounced around by Rogers worse than Rumack.
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I wouldn’t mind it if Rogers found a better co-host to pair with Hayhurst on the midday baseball show. The combination of Dirk with Blair just isn’t working for me. There’s too much sarcasm and attempts to out-snark the other. It’s basically both guys giggling at their own jokes for much of the show.

Hayhurst is good but he needs a straight man to balance him out. I’d love Shi Davidi as his new co-host. He’s excellent at his role in covering the Jays.

Dave in Bolton
Dave in Bolton
July 1, 2013 4:22 pm

Eric Smith is a basketball guy why is hosting a baseball show? If Bob Mckenzie worked for Roger’s he would be doing play by play for Cricket

Robert
Robert
July 1, 2013 5:00 pm

Apparently Sam Cosentino will be the host of Baseball Central when it moves back to 12:00 next week.

mike (in boston)
mike (in boston)
July 2, 2013 7:52 am

holy shit …. actual sports media analysis from the Globe!

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/more-sports/sports-networks-strive-to-combat-shift-to-online-consumption/article12915054/

some really interesting numbers in the article. Great work by Mr. Ladurantaye. Keep it up.

Mike V
Mike V
July 2, 2013 10:21 am

I saw that article too, much better that Dowbiggen’s junk the Globe was churning out for years.

The part at the end about Sportsnet having a higher audience share than TSN in April AND June especially floored me. The two channels are a lot closer now than I think anyone expected.

Poker Guy
Poker Guy
July 2, 2013 2:09 pm

Glad to see that dumb and dumber have finally left TSN and are off to Fox. Will NOT be missed.

Kamlesh
Kamlesh
July 2, 2013 3:48 pm

Andrea Bargnani‏@AndreaBargnani
I just want to Thank the Toronto organization and my fans for all of their support over the last 7 years!

Nice of Bargnani to thank fans for their support. Wait a minute, what?

Sid gets his licks in:

Sid Seixeiro‏@Sid_Seixeiro
My top three Bargnani moments of all time:

1.
2.
3.

And Bryan Hayes:

Bryan Hayes‏@HayesTSN
Did anyone even know that Bargnani had a Twitter account?

Kamlesh
Kamlesh
July 2, 2013 4:07 pm

Hope Wilbur gets back on radio:

Bill Watters‏@RealBillWatters
Happy Canada Day to all My
followers.Special day for Dave Bolland,he’s coming home.Mike Gillis is as well,he just is not aware of it yet.

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