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. Stephen Brunt co-hosts from 5pm:

400 – Stan Kasten, President & CEO, LA Dodgers
420 – Bob Elliott, Toronto Sun
440 – Richard Deitsch, SI.com
500 – Open segment
520 – Tom Salerno, lawyer for former Phoenix Coyotes owner Jerry Moyes
540 – Rod Jackson, Barrie MPP
600 – Glenn Healy, HNIC
620 – Open segment
640 – Keith Pelley, President, Rogers Media

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:

Jesse Ventura, Former Minnesota Governor and Pro Wrestler
Mike Milbury, OTR’s NHL Analys

Today on Sportsline:

TBD

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Alex
Alex
October 9, 2013 5:05 pm

Bob at his “get off my lawn” best.

Miracleviolence
Miracleviolence
October 9, 2013 5:49 pm

You’ll notice Bob will often do this meta- wide ranging stuff rather than discuss actual games. My fav was last week chatting with Don Banks how he went on about the AFC-NFC difference in play , as it was in the sixties, when Bob actually watched games.

Mike C.
Mike C.
October 9, 2013 6:01 pm

The interview at 540 with Ontario PC MPP Rod Jackson and Bob and Stephen was awesome. Brunt was really taking it to Jackson regarding the boondoggle that is the Pan AM Games. Brunt was asking Jackson some hard hitting questions. Was good radio.

Very good segment. Wonder what will happen later when Glenn Healy comes on McCown said he and Brunt will try and get to the bottom of the “catfight” between Healy and Elliotte Friedman.

@AFRAUDHATER
@AFRAUDHATER
October 9, 2013 8:47 pm

Were any questions answered with Healy?

robg
robg
October 9, 2013 8:58 pm

just my two cents folks, but I think the Healy/Friedman spat is a whole lot of nothing. Two guys that work together, appear to like each other, that had a minor disagreement. I’m sure it was settled off camera and they move on. They’re big boys…on a separate note MiracleViolence, I couldn’t agree more. MikeC, regarding the 540 interview, Brunt got rather aggressive in his questioning of Jackson, and I appreciated it. He schooled both Jackson and McCown on the PanAm games in terms of “this is part of the gig”, and I appreciated Brunt strongly stating that if you’re going to play in this particular sandbox, there are certain expectations, ie. entertaining other countries, flying them in/out, etc. It isn’t necessarily right, it just is what it is.

Nan Young Lee
Nan Young Lee
October 9, 2013 10:38 pm

Who else in TO sports media could produce a paragraph like this:

“This is the basic difference: athletes aren’t like the rest of us. They’re tightly focused risk takers; compulsive in their habits, and many of those habits are bad; tribalists living in society’s most elite (because it’s so temporary) social unit.”

The full column by Cathal Kelly:

http://license.icopyright.net/user/viewFreeUse.act?fuid=MTc1MzgyNjk%3D

Bobby G
Bobby G
October 9, 2013 11:43 pm

Of course, the whole point behind the Pan Am Games boondoggle isn’t that this is “part of the gig” or “the cost of doing business.” It’s that the executives in charge aren’t following the rules when it comes to filing expenses and being reimbursed for them. These were rules set out before hand, rules Troop et al promised to follow, rules they were told they were breaking and rules they continued to break afterwards. And when they are wining and dining and schmoozing, fine, so be it. But be up front and honest about it, keep the receipts and record who was at the dinner. We, as taxpayers, are entitled to know this thing is on the up and up whether Brunt and the other kiss-ass sports media think so or not.

Nan Young Lee
Nan Young Lee
October 10, 2013 12:55 am

KJ. 1-0. Pet Shop Boys. Brilliant.

http://www.tsn.ca/soccer/story/?id=433770

KJ, Cathal Kelly and Chris Johnston produce more “A” columns than anyone not named Dwight Garner. Their inferiors have to be content with knocking over tomato cans from Barrie.

Apparently that BS Keith Pelley was slinging on PTS was so potent it brought the entire Rogers network down. Actually Pelley seems like a nice guy. And very smart. And who doesn’t like a frustrated artist. But has SN really caught up to TSN?

I will give credit to Sportnet for a nice design coup. A high angle shot showing the workplace behind and below the panel, and then the camera drops level with the panel and the background workers disappear. Terrific. A frisson of excitement when I first saw it. Then the hosts start talking and that was it for the frissons. If only SN had the hosts to match their elegant blue look. On TSN, if it wasn’t for volatile freshness of Jeff O’Neill that TSN red might have turned into “Cries and Whispers”. Even Brady and Walker are tweeting O’Neill, they love him.

And I hope Pelley is going to get some journalists from Britain to help out
with the World Cup. The SN soccer coverage on TV and website is hopeless.
The World Cup in Brazil will be a magical, once in a lifetime event. It shouldn’t be covered by the second rate. Maybe SN can give TSN 100 Jays games to use KJ for 4 weeks. 100 games, that’s a discount.

Roger
Roger
October 10, 2013 9:40 am

I thought Brunt was a dick to the MPP. “Hard hitting questions” – that’s a joke. He was only covering for his cronies – the same slimeballs who fleece taxpayers just so they can eat and drink on our dime. I’m sure he’s hoping they’ll let him carry the pan am games torch like he did for Whistler – not that there is torch for these games.

That wank has no credibility left.

mike (in boston)
mike (in boston)
October 10, 2013 10:24 am

I’m sure he’s hoping they’ll let him carry the pan am games torch like he did for Whistler
.

hilarious. i’m still waiting for Brunt’s article on that important journalistic moment.

Another Steve
Another Steve
October 10, 2013 1:25 pm

I believe Brunt said that he was actually opposed to the games, so I hardly think that he’s covering for his cronies – and so I’ll call bullshit on that comment.

For another perspective, that MPP obviously didn’t do his homework. I mean, he has a staff of people (and a party) who can do research for him and yet he clearly had no argument other than to say money for the Pan-Am Games is bad. Brunt asked him some very simple questions and they guy had no response. I’m sorry, but if you are so lazy that you can’t even put forward a modicum of effort to back up your argument, then you should be called on it.

I thought they were perfectly respectful to the MPP, but he showed no respect for them – otherwise he would have done some damn research. I think he really wanted to talk to Newstalk 1010, where they don’t ask people to back up what they say.

And, as McCown and Brunt elicited from him, his party was actually in favour of the Games when they were announced, and he clearly just wanted to rant against the Games themselves, when they can’t be stopped at this point.

Myself, I hated the idea of the Pan-Am Games from the outset, but what the MPP was engaged in was sheer demagoguery. A lot of people are justifiably upset about the wastage of money by the provincial Liberal government, but the lame arguments put forward by this Conservative MPP are solid reasons as to why the people have voted to reject his party the last two elections when by all rights the Conservatives should have won huge majorities.

Too often people treat politics like sports and therefore support a party no matter what they say. I would have loved it if this MPP could have showed that he put some effort into his argument, but it turned out that he was merely hoping that his audience was only smart enough to get angry about the money and not question whether his argument actually had any substance.

Usually AM radio hosts don’t ask politicians if they can back up what they say, and so it was nice to see someone push this guy to find out what his actual point was. It turned out that he didn’t have a point other than to try to get his voice on the radio. That’s a shame, because it would really be nice to have a viable opposition in this province.

Curt
Curt
October 10, 2013 1:59 pm

Yeah, that torch carrying moment was the official sell-out moment for Brunt, wasn’t it? He does still offer interesting insight, occasionally, but it’s obvious he’s bucking for an executive position at Rogers Media…if he doesn’t already have one.

Roger
Roger
October 10, 2013 4:18 pm

I didn’t know this MPP from Adam so I really didn’t care what party he was from. As for Brunt, he hardly ever goes after a guest like he did with Jackson.

Brunt wouldn’t even let him answer his questions. He kept interrupting him just so he could discredit him. I know Brunt is a raving socialist and this was just another example by knocking a conservative MPP.

Did Brunt not realize only a day earlier the auditor general revealed the cost of the gas plant cancellation (to the tune of 1.1 bil)? Taxpayers are fed up with their money being blown by arrogant twits like the former mayor and former Premier (the people who pushed for these games).

Curt
Curt
October 10, 2013 4:54 pm

I’m not sure how much of a “socialist” he is these days. Torch carrying, corporate yes man doesn’t sort well with being on the left. Perhaps he used to be, but now he’s on the inside.

Alex
Alex
October 10, 2013 4:57 pm

1050 has now spent the entire 4 pm hour discussing the joe thorton quote.

Roger
Roger
October 11, 2013 8:36 am

@Curt
He’s what you we call a “limousine socialist”. There are many in Toronto.

Curt
Curt
October 11, 2013 12:03 pm

In Toronto? You mean the same city that elected Rob Ford and gave Harper his majority? That Toronto? “Limousine socialist” sounds like a phrase coined by the Harper Youth in the PMO. And like everything that comes out that office, it sounds like b.s.

Bobby G
Bobby G
October 11, 2013 11:59 pm

Brunt isn’t a socialist, he’s an elitist. And he was just sticking up for his elitist friends who suck from the taxpayer trough. Just follow the bloody rules and no one can say a damn thing about it but these guys can’t even do that because they think the rules don’t apply to them. And they have supposed “journalists” like Brunt carrying the torch for them. Brunt’s sellout before the 2010 Olympics is both figurative and literal. Just another example of how there really is no such thing as “sports journalism.” Their attitude is that if doesn’t have a set start time and unfold right in front of them, it’s too tough to cover and, therefore, none of the public’s business.

@AFRAUDHATER
@AFRAUDHATER
October 12, 2013 12:21 am

Well said BobbyG

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