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Behind the Play: Examining the sports world from different angles, through interviews, analysis and exciting sports discussions. Hosted by Alex Adams

Behind the Play Alex Adams

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Behind the Play: Examining the sports world from different angles, through interviews, analysis and exciting sports discussions. Hosted by Alex Adams

    Donnovan Bennett on Career, NFL/CFL and the Intersectionality in Sports

    Donnovan Bennett on Career, NFL/CFL and the Intersectionality in Sports

    (0:00) Donnovan talks Career and how he made it in the industry
    (11:45) How he found his voice to write and produce stories about intersection of race, religion, politics, music etc… in sports
    (17:35) How Donnovan navigated his race sports media and content produced about race
    (20:50) CFL marketability going forwards
    (27:00) Damar Hamlin situation exposing NFL misuse of players
    (31:10) NFL Superbowl predictions

    • 36 min
    Farhan Lalji on Horvat and Boudreau gone??, CFL, NFL and his Career!

    Farhan Lalji on Horvat and Boudreau gone??, CFL, NFL and his Career!

    (00:00) Farhan on Career
    (6:35) Diversity in Sports Media
    (9:50) Worst Canucks Season in years??
    (11:55) Who’s to blame for the Canucks Season
    (13:10) Canucks Retooling?
    (15:30) Horvat Trade Market
    (17:10) Boudreau being replaced by Tocchet as Canucks coach
    (19:00) Tanner Pearson
    (20:25) State of CFL and Nathan Rourke to Jags
    (23:55) Superbowl predictions

    • 27 min
    Kathryn Tappen on Career, Women in Sports Media, and NFL/NHL predictions

    Kathryn Tappen on Career, Women in Sports Media, and NFL/NHL predictions

    (00:00) Kathryn on when she knew she wanted to be in sports media
    (4:00) Kathryn talks about the beginnings of her career
    (8:50) Kathryn on covering the NHL for NBC and NHL network
    (11:55) What makes a studio show work??
    (17:20) Kathryn advice for young women coming up in the industry
    (19:45) Kathryn on what’s changed for women in the sports media industry and what needs to be done
    (23:40) What NHL rule change and Stanley cup predictions?
    (26:50) Damar Hamlin situation
    (29:35) Superbowl predictions

    • 32 min
    Jamie McLennan on Senators, Career and fighting a Puffin Mascot??

    Jamie McLennan on Senators, Career and fighting a Puffin Mascot??

    (00:00) Jamie speaks about his journey to the NHL
    (9:45) Jamie talks about his story of shoving a PUFFIN MASCOT???
    (13:15) Jamie talks about his transition to a career in media at TSN
    (18:20) What Jamie thinks makes him an effective colour analyst
    (15:45) Can the Sens come back into the playoff hunt and make it???
    (19:30) What Sens player has stood out for Jamie? (Sanderson, and Stutzle)
    (23:00) Has Debrincat been underwhelming?
    (26:10) Jamie’s thoughts on which Canadian team will go the furthest in the playoffs

    • 29 min
    Sportsnet's Eric Smith on Raptors and Career, and his love for Kobe

    Sportsnet's Eric Smith on Raptors and Career, and his love for Kobe

    (00:00) Eric speaks about his career and journey to covering the raptors
    (17:55) Eric talks about his process on radio and tv
    (21:45) Eric talks about covering the Kawhi shot, Game 6 of NBA finals 2019 and Kobe 81 and getting his autograph
    (38:30) Eric speaks about raptors struggles this year
    (48:30) Eric on Scottie Barnes’ sophomore year
    (52:50) Eric talks about Pascal Siakam’s growth and excellent season
    (55:45) Eric talks about OG Anunoby’s defensive player of the year candidacy
    (59:30) What a successful Raptors season would be

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Eric Koreen of the Athletic, on Raptors and Career

    Eric Koreen of the Athletic, on Raptors and Career

    00:00) Eric speaks about his career, his brother’s influence
    (9:45) Eric talks about his writing process
    (13:15) Eric Speaks about his work at the Athletic and covering the 2019 Championship Raptors team
    (18:20) Eric speaks about Raptors 6ft9 philosophy and whether it is the right one
    (24:10) Eric on Fred Vanvleet struggles and bench options
    (27:40) Eric on Scottie Barnes’ sophomore year
    (32:30) Eric talks about Pascal Siakam’s growth and excellent season
    (36:50) Eric talks about OG Anunoby’s defensive player of the year candidacy
    (41:00) What Raptors need to do to go far in the playoffs

    • 46 min

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