A sports podcast hosted by Bob McCown with co-host John Shannon. We talk about the biggest stories with the biggest names in professional sports. New episodes Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
EP 124 - FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE W/ ROD BLACK & ERIC SMITH on the Toronto Raptors
ROD BLACK, from TSN, and Sportnet's ERIC SMITH come in to discuss whether the Toronto Raptors have had a fair shake this season... spoiler alert, they have not.
The roundtable discussion leads the gentleman to debate the skill level of Toronto's "Big Three" of the future, and whether or not we'll see Kyle Lowry in a Raptors uniform next year.
The foursome also talk about Pascal Siakam’s ceiling, Masai Ujiri’s future with the team and are the Raptors tanking or competing?
EP 123 - KEN DAVIDOFF on the Yankees slow start, the emerging Mets and The Toronto Blue Jays
KEN DAVIDOFF, baseball columnist for the New York Post, jumps in to talk Major League Baseball with Bob and John.
We talk about the Yankee's slow start, their pitching and whether or not he has any concerns, the Toronto Blue Jays and the emerging New York Mets.
The three also discuss whether they want more or less inter-league play, and naturally, Bob finds out what side Ken is on when it comes to "The evolution of pitching."
EP 122 - JOHN OURAND on how the Pandemic is changing Sorts Media, The declining Masters ratings and the new NHL and NFL TV deals.
From The Sports Business Journal, JOHN OURAND, joins the podcast to talk about why the viewership for the Masters was so low this year.
Bob and John also pick their guests brain on the ever changing outlook of sports media and how the Pandemic has forced it to change... and is it changed forever?
Mr.Ourand gives us some insight on the new NHL and NFL TV deals and his opening on what direction sports gambling will take us in.
Finally, whats going on with the MLB's antitrust exemption?
EP 121 - MIKE ZEISBERGER & MIKE HARRINGTON recap the NHL Trade Deadline
Sabres columnist, MIKE HARRINGTON, and NHL.com writer MIKE ZEISBERGER join Bob and John following the NHL Trade deadline.
The four chat about who won and who lost as they go in depth on all the moves the Canadian teams made.
They wonder if "Dealin' Dubas" made too many tweaks this year considering where they are in the standings and look at teams who should have been more active
And finally, with both players being moved, the gentleman ask the question; Would you rather have Taylor Hall, or Anthony Mantha?
EP 120 - ALLEN ABEL on the politics of sports reporting, and the difference between reporting on sports and politics
Award winning journalist, ALLEN ABEL, joins the show once again to chat with Bob and John.
Not short for stories, Abel remembers when he was a beat reporter for the Toronto Blue Jays and Maple Leafs, the greatest athletes he's ever seen and the difference between the ABA and the NBA.
Abel also shares why he was respected as a sports reporter in Toronto, as he remembers interactions he had with some of the star players and finally, he lets us know the difference between reporting on sports and politics.
EP 119 - FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE W/ DARREN PANG AND GREG MILLEN on The NHL Trade Deadline and Expansion Draft
Two former "targets" as Bob calls them, DARREN PANG & GREG MILLEN join the podcast to go over the NHL trade deadline as it fast approaches.
The two former goalies and now broadcasters give their take as to why so many goalies transition to broadcasting after their playing days are over, and remember their first audition tape they sent to our very own John Shannon.
The roundtable discusses whether or not the Canadian media over-dose it's coverage on the deadline, and how this years expansion draft will be considerably different for Seattle than it was for Vegas.
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Another great interview. Keep up the good work Bob and John Shaaaaaanon
Love the podcast, but PLEASE level out the volume levels so Shannon stops blowing my eardrums!
Love the pod gentleman. My only ask is if your technical person could tighten up how you come in and out of breaks. Bob will throw to commercial but he’s then cut off, commercial plays then it goes back to where he was cut off, music plays then you’re back discussing your topic. A minor ask which I believe will increase the overall quality of the pod. Thanks again for everything. Keep it up.