Toronto Sports Media Sports Radio Lineups

Ken Norton - Boxer June 12, 1978 X 22374 credit:  Bill Eppridge - contract

by Rob G

Here’s your drive home lineups

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

400 – Phones
500 – Open segment
520 – Al Bernstein, boxing historian
540 – Rob Becker, legal analyst
600 – Don Banks,
620 – Phil Savage, former Cleveland Browns GM
640 – John Shannon, Sportsnet

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

4:30 – Mike Savage, Mayor of Halifax
5:00 – Bob McKenzie, TSN hockey insider
4:45 – George Chuvalo, former boxer
5:15 – Phil Sheridan, ESPN Philly
5:30 – Rick Reilly, ESPN
6:00 – Tim Graham, The Buffalo News
6:15 – Darren Dreger, TSN hockey insider
6:30 – Marc Ratner, UFC VP

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


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    How in the world does Brunt continuously bite his tongue sitting beside McCown every day. You just know that Brunt realizes that he knows nothing about anything that is current with any sport. McCown talking about any sport is a complete joke. Poor Brunt enjoys watching most sports live and to try and have a conversation with someone you know didn’t watch any of what you did has got to be frustrating!!

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    He does it because most at that company believe, McCown is the Fan’s meal ticket. PTS does very, very good numbers in a highly coveted timeslot. Thus, the company makes tons of advertizing dollars. Personally, I believe the brand “Prime Time Sports” is what delivers the ratings. That and habit listening. It’s been around for longer than the FAN itself. Sports radio listeners in this market just go there at 4PM for 3 hours. You could put any competent host there, and it would still do amazing numbers. I could be wrong, but I don’t think it suffered when Dan Shulman was hosting it for a few years a long time ago.

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    I agree Chris, it was kind of redundant. My issue with him has always been when he tries to talk anything current, like the game last night or on the weekend. We know right well that he didn’t watch anything for one second so as frustrating as it is for viewers I can’t imagine being the co-host (In this case Brunt). Like him talking to Banks today about the Browns (yes I know he supposedly cheers for the Browns) trade yesterday with the Colts. He wouldn’t have the first clue as to what either teams thinking was in this trade let alone what is available in next year’s draft if the Browns intent is to stack up a bunch of picks to make a trade to move into say the top 5 of the draft.

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    Completely understand and agree with what you’re saying. You need look no further than his hatred of Colby Rasmus. The way he talks about him, you’d think he was watching the 2012 season. He’s one of the few bright spots of this disastrous year. Much better at the plate, and above average in the field.

    RE: the Browns trade – meh, I’ll toss Bob a pass there. He’s a Browns fan, and all that team does to it’s fans year after year is kick them in the nuts.

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    Yeah that Rasmus argument was a total joke. He just refuses to budge on anything where he had previously taken a stand. He has hated Colby from day one and now that he has had a good year (all be it most has been in the 2nd half) he harps on his strikeouts, that’s one thing but to say he isn’t an above average CF’r is just plain idiotic. I would love to ask him about Adam Lind, when Lind was hitting the ball decent during the 1st half of this season he probably had to see a doctor for a sore back after patting it so much. He went on about always being a Lind guy and how he knew he was eventually going to come into his own. All I’ve seen from that guy is someone who can’t hit in the clutch, can’t sustain any type of consistency, can’t play defense and is dumber than a post.

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    McCown and Brunt chatted Torono CFL ratings after 5. Quite a bit like the convo about it in here a few days ago. Was pretty interesting.

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    Chubby 7 years ago

    The conversation would have been pretty boring if Bob and Brunt agreed on everything. Brunt defends Rasmus, Bob slams him that’s sports radio.

    When Dan hosted Primetime, Bob was the biggest star on the station hosting the morning show. When Bob was fired there was an open revolt from the listeners/callers. Every show that took calls was hi-jacked by people demanding his return.

    Sometimes the Bob hate is warranted, sometimes I think it’s not. He went on vacation this summer and the ratings tanked. Some tried to spin this as a bad sign for… Bob? Really?

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    mike (in boston) 7 years ago

    good recap of the recent chapter in Zaun v. Arencibia at the Star. (sorry to those of you who can’t access it)

    Zaun loses a lot of credibility when he discounts Arencibia’s 20 HR season by saying “anybody can swing for the fences.” That’s a pretty dumb statement from a guy who says a lot of dumb things. The case against JPA is obvious. This has been one of the worst seasons ever by an every day catcher. But saying his HRs don’t matter suggests lack of objectivity.

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    Ken Norton in that picture looks like pro wrestler Rocky Johnson (father of the Rock).

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    Roger 7 years ago

    Good interview by Naylor with Rick Reilly of ESPN. It was on the whole “redskins” naming issue. Reilly, unlike his politically correct hyper sensitive colleagues, believes there’s nothing wrong with the name.

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    Mike V 7 years ago

    Never liked Rick Reiley and that racist name should have been changed years ago.

    I have to agree with Zaun, JPA’s homeruns don’t really matter (and he’s hit just 4 in the second half) when you have a horrendous slash line of .197/.232/.367. I’m sure that most 12-15 HR players could get up to 20 at the expense of every other part of their offensive game.

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    (Another) Andrew 7 years ago

    Good interview by Naylor with Rick Reilly of ESPN. It was on the whole “redskins” naming issue. Reilly, unlike his politically correct hyper sensitive colleagues, believes there’s nothing wrong with the name.

    He didn’t really take a stand on it himself, he merely pointed out that most American Indians/Natives themselves don’t have a problem with it – though I’d like to see some verification of that. Anyway, there’s nothing new about status seeking whites (like the overrated Christine Brennan) claiming offence on behalf of others.