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 Bob McCown. Damien Cox co-hosts from 5pm:

400 – Phones for the full hour
500 – David Cynamon, former Argos owner
520 – Kerry Fraser, former NHL referee
540 – Open segment
600 – Michael Downey, former Tennis Canada president, just named Chief Executive of the Lawn Tennis Association
620 – R.A. Dickey, Blue Jays pitcher
640 – Neil Smith, former NY Rangers GM

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

4:30 – Dave Poulin, Maple Leafs Vice President of Hockey Operations
4:45 – Steve Dryden, managing editor, TSN hockey
5:00 – Bob McKenzie, TSN hockey insider
5:30 – Dan Shulman, ESPN
6:00 – Daniel Nestor, tennis player
6:15 – Darren Dreger, TSN hockey insider
6:30 – Tim Graham, The Buffalo News

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

Andrew Jensen, CPGA Golfer discusses his struggles with depression
Panel featuring: Andrew Jensen, Jeremy Taggart, Sean Pierson and Darren Pang

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September 26, 2013 4:42 pm

Re: David Cynamon on PTS.
Oh FFS, what is it with these guys and their revisionist history attempts to claim the Argos, were “squeezed out’ of the stadium that became BMO Field? How gullible does someone have to be to believe that? Are they under the impression they can get people to believe this lie if they keep repeating it? They were not squeezed out, pushed out, “out-maneuvered”, or any other phrase incorrectly claiming they were somehow cheated out of getting a stadium that was somehow supposed to be for the Argos or CFL. They walked out on the stadium project voluntarily, and had nothing to do with the stadium that eventually got built without them.

The stadium project from the beginning was a Canadian Soccer Association project that stemmed from their successful bid for Canada to host the FIFA U20 World Cup for 2007. Some money for construction came from the federal and provincial governments, and needed a private partner to become involved to operate and use the stadium after the tournament ended. From the beginning it was hoped the Agos would be that partner, particularly once Cynamon and Sokolowski bought the Argos. After their attempt to work out a deal with University of Toronto for the Varsity site was rejected by U of T, A deal was worked out with York University. Since they held a press conference announcing this deal in October 2004, I assume there must have been at least a verbal agreement, and possibly a written one.

A few months later Cynamon and Sokolowski simply turned their backs on all the others and accepted a deal to remain at SkyDome for free (or greatly reduced rent) — in the absence of any other explanation, presumably because they never had the $20 million they promised to put into the CSA new stadium deal. There was even some talk of the others possibly suing the Argos for pulling out of the agreement.

A few months later the CSA project was revived with MLSE replacing the Argos and the city replacing York U. The Argos and CFL were not involved in any way in building it, so a smaller, cheaper, soccer-only stadium was built that could be finished in time for the 2007 deadline.

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