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
(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
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
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
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
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
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