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Mark Hebscher's entertaining and astute insights and vast experience in sports media culminate in the provocative sports opinions expressed on his long-running podcast, appropriately titled Hebsy on Sports. On demand and in demand, Hebsy on Sports is appointment listening for sports fans of all ages, promising controversial comments, wonderful anecdotes, great guests and even podcast legend Toronto Mike, a huge sports fan in his own right. Mark spent over 4 decades in TV and radio in the competitive Toronto market. He captivated audiences then, and continues to do so with this podcast.

Hebsy on Sports Mark Hebscher

    • Sports
    • 4.6 • 81 Ratings

Mark Hebscher's entertaining and astute insights and vast experience in sports media culminate in the provocative sports opinions expressed on his long-running podcast, appropriately titled Hebsy on Sports. On demand and in demand, Hebsy on Sports is appointment listening for sports fans of all ages, promising controversial comments, wonderful anecdotes, great guests and even podcast legend Toronto Mike, a huge sports fan in his own right. Mark spent over 4 decades in TV and radio in the competitive Toronto market. He captivated audiences then, and continues to do so with this podcast.

    Hebsy On Sports 285-Tim Peel, NHL Referee

    Hebsy On Sports 285-Tim Peel, NHL Referee

    On this episode, Toronto Mike and I talk about the Maple Leafs collapse and their futility over the past 5 post-seasons.  Shanahan, Dubas and Keefe should all be held accountable.  We get into the Stanley Cup playoffs, and how good the Tampa Bay Lightning defense is.   They're all well over 200 pounds and as tough as they come.  We talk baseball as the Jays are 8 games back of the heavily favoured Yankees.  They need to go 72-52 from here on out in order to win 92 games.   And that might not be enough to gain a post-season berth.  We also get into the NBA Playoffs.

    Tim Peel joins us at the 30:00 mark and he has some great stories about his many years as an NHL referee.  Sean Avery is the biggest jerk he's ever had to deal with.   His Mario Lemieux and Sidney Crosby stories are pretty good, too.

    We get into golf and tennis, as well.   Hope you enjoy the show.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Hebsy On Sports 284 Scott Carson

    Hebsy On Sports 284 Scott Carson

    On this podcast, Toronto Mike and I discuss the Maple Leafs OT loss to Tampa in Game 6.  How the referees made it worse by calling a high-stick that didn't happen.  And how the fans should react at the SBA come Saturday's Game 7.   We also got into the other Stanley Cup playoff series, as well as the NBA playoffs, the Yankees crushing the WhiteSox and the BlueJays big series coming up with Tampa.

    At 30:00, Scott Carson, the third man in the booth during BlueJays telecasts joined us.  Scott had some great stories to tell about Tom Cheek, Dan Shulman and others.   He also explains his role as stats guru, and how he ended up getting such a plum job.    Also, recollections of his time at TSN, working with such luminaries as Lisa Bowes.      

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Hebsy On Sports 283-Mike Johnson

    Hebsy On Sports 283-Mike Johnson

    In this episode, Toronto Mike and I welcome "Agincourt Mike" to the program.   Prior to his arrival at about 30:00, I go after Jays manager Charlie Montoyo for failing to pinch hit George Springer in the 8th inning with a man on and two outs.   I'm convinced Montoyo will get outmanaged by the likes of Francona, Boone and Kevin Cash, among others.    We also talked about the NBA playoffs and the passing of Guy Lafleur.  I found an old interview I did with Guy, and we played that 5 minute clip prior to Mike Johnson's appearance.      Mike remembered speaking to Guy when he first joined the Habs, and his best story had to do with the time he was supposed to meet the Maple Leafs for his first NHL road trip, but things went horribly wrong.    One of the greatest stories I have ever heard, and I happened to be on the airplane that Mike was supposed to be on.    Enjoy!

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Hebsy On Sports 282-Karen Sebesta CBC Sports Exec Producer

    Hebsy On Sports 282-Karen Sebesta CBC Sports Exec Producer

    In this episode, Toronto Mike and I discuss the Raptors blowout loss to the Sixers and their elimination from the series in 6 games.  We also talked about how the BlueJays must stay healthy, especially stars like Vladdy and Springer and Teoscar.  Who will the Leafs play in their opening round playoff series, Boston or Tampa?   At about 30:00 we're joined by the first ever female Executive Producer at CBC Sports, Karen Sebesta.   She told some great stories about being on the road with Hockey Night in Canada, and how she had an autographed jersey signed by every member of the 1998 Olympic team except for Wayne Gretzky.  

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Hebsy On Sports 281-John McLaren

    Hebsy On Sports 281-John McLaren

    On this episode, Toronto Mike and I talk about the death of Guy Lafleur, and I offer up a story of when I covered the Canadiens.  We talk Raptors basketball as they are on the brink of elimination against Philly.  We get into the Maple Leafs and BlueJays, and at about 25:00 we are joined by former Bluejays coach and major league manager John McLaren, who helped develop such players as Lloyd Moseby and Tony Fernandez when they were in the low minor leagues.   John also tells some fabulous stories about Dave Stieb, Damaso Garcia and other Bluejay players from his time with the organization.   A must-listen for baseball fans.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Hebsy On Sports 280-Scott Morrison

    Hebsy On Sports 280-Scott Morrison

    In this episode, Toronto Mike and I discuss the Toronto Maple Leafs smashing victory over the Washington Caps, and the fact that Auston Matthews became the first Leaf to score 50 goals and 100 points in a season.  We also get into the Raptors-Sixers NBA playoff series, and I make a rather bold prediction on the series.  The BlueJays choked and gagged against the Yankees thanks to some defensive miscues and a Merklesque baserunning b***r by Matt Chapman in the 9th inning.    Hockey Hall of Famer (media division) Scott Morrison joins us around 30:00 in to talk about his new book commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Summit Series, and talks about his career as a journalist and his thoughts on the late Mike Bossy.

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
81 Ratings

81 Ratings

MimicoJoe ,

Another Reason To Look Forward To Friday

For me, this has become a real end of the week treat. No holds barred insight into today’s sports scene along with fantastic stories pulled from a lifetime of sports journalism and fandom. Always includes a generous sprinkling of true laugh out loud moments!

PugsWizard ,

Great insight and humor

I like how sports personalities deal with the issues in sports today because Covid forces real life into the equation. Hebsy does a great job of merging the two and adding humor.

hauntedsnowfort ,

Hole in One

Mark hits it out of the park, slam dunks, & scores in every episode.

But his tennis game needs work.

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