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Has Rogers Quit The CHL? Is The Third Time The Charm For Greg Brady? It appears that Rogers has bought out the remaining term on it's CHL contract and an old face could return (again) in a new role on Rogers radio
By TSM It's been a crazy couple of days and just like old times, yours truly has been on the road a lot..and am going back again tomorrow So here ar [...]
Toronto Sports Media Roundup: Gambling, Leafs Media, Natasha Staniszewski & More Lots going on as NHL and NBA trade deadlines approach, sports gambling
By TSM As the calendar moves into April there certainly is a lot to talk about is there not? Not one specific topic this week, rather some random th [...]
The Times They Are A Changing & Blue Jays Beat Writer Rob Longley #inthepressrow Tim & Sid, Jay & Dan both broken up as media landscape across Canada implodes
By TSM Deep and wide. The cuts by Bell Media this week were definitely that. Not just in sports media, but media, in general, contributed bigly to [...]
Blue Jays Signing Sparks The Toronto Debate, Again, The Dome An Environmental Disaster & SiriusXM Host Zig Fracassi #inthepressrow Just when we thought we all agreed that Toronto will continue to have to pay a premium to lure top name free agents the issue was raised, again.
By TSM Not sure if you read Doug Smith's stellar book or heard my interview with him but the issue of Toronto teams, especially the Blue Jays and Rap [...]
Doug Smith In The Pressrow On The Toronto Raptors, The Toronto Problem & Why Access Matters Long time Toronto Raptors Beat Reporter Doug Smith tells stories about his career covering the team, writing a book, and why it's so necessary for reporters to get back to games and in locker rooms.
By TSM Doug Smith has covered the Toronto Raptors from day one. He raised his hand when the Toronto Star was looking for someone to take on the role [...]
Radio Executive Don Kollins #inthepressrow The Ever Changing Role Of Media, Layoffs, Cuts & Dream Lineup Is streaming the death of terrestrial radio as we know it? Are team and player-controlled media hurting the game and where does sports media go from here?
By TSM Long-time media executive Don Kollins joins Jonah Sigel to discuss why all the job losses in media- especially sport media are counter-product [...]
NHL Superagent & Former NHLPA Exec Ian Pulver On The Corona Effect on Hockey & Current Negotiations Agent and former NHLPA attorney Ian Pulver on the effect of the Corona on hockey playing kids and what the current issues are that are being discussed between the NHL and the NHLPA
By TSM With the Corona shutting down almost everything around us in some way or another, it's worth noting that time itself doesn't stand still, and [...]
Seattle Kraken & Former Toronto Blue Jays Beat Writer Geoff Baker #inthepressrow Award-winning columnist Geoff Baker talks to Jonah Sigel about the meanness of the Toronto Sports Media and what it will be like covering the NHL Seattle Kraken in a market with only 1 experienced NHL media member (not him).
By TSM Lots to talk about - in addition to Mike's stellar article about covering the Raptors from afar. My take away from the article, given the dec [...]
The Current & Future State of Sports Media, Broadcasting & Live Sports TV With John Shannon #inthepressrow Sports Media Executive, John Shannon joins Jonah Sigel to talk about the gloomy live sports tv rating trends and what the future may hold and why.
By TSM Even prior to the pandemic, the drumbeats from critics were growing louder about the overall decline in tv audience ratings in professional sp [...]
Former NHL Exec & Current Rogers Sportsnet Analyst Brian Burke In The Pressrow With Jonah Sigel NHL Executive turned broadcaster Brian Burke talks with Jonah Sigel about his life and career in hockey, the lessons he's learned and his recently released book with Stephen Brunt, Burke's Law
By TSM Long-time NHL executive, Brian Burke has seen and done it all in a lengthy NHL career. Together with Stephen Brunt, Burke shares his life long [...]
ESPN’s Queen Host Linda Cohn #inthepressrow with Jonah Sigel Hall of Fame broadcaster and award-winning host Linda Cohn talks NHL Hockey, ESPN, Seattle Kraken and Arizona Coyotes.
By TSM In a male-dominated industry, even with women making huge strides there are still women like Michelle Sturino telling their tales, and the fac [...]
Stanley Cup Winner, Broadcaster, Podcaster & Author Nick Kypreos#inthepressrow Stanley Cup-winning hockey player turned broadcaster turned author and podcaster joins Jonah Sigel In The Pressrow to talk about his life, his book, and more.
By TSM Several years back I was waiting for my son to finish a skating lesson in Toronto when I got a tap on my shoulder. "Are you the Toronto Sports [...]
Toronto Maple Leaf TV Voice Chris Cuthbert #inthepressrow The best active play by play hockey broadcaster, Chris Cuthbert joins Jonah Sigel in the pressrow.
By TSM Legendary Canadian Broadcaster Chris Cuthbert joins Jonah Sigel #inthepressrow to talk about this career, covering the NHL, MLB, Olympics, a [...]
by mike in boston / @mikeinboston / email Good morning sports media fans. Try not to freeze out there today. Over the next few posts I'll be discuss [...]