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Ben Ennis and Stephen Brunt run down the biggest stories of the day in sports. Airing live on Sportsnet 590 The FAN weekdays from 5pm-7pm ET.

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Ben Ennis and Stephen Brunt run down the biggest stories of the day in sports. Airing live on Sportsnet 590 The FAN weekdays from 5pm-7pm ET.

    Brunt Unveils Lou Marsh Pick, Says It’s Barely A Debate

    Brunt Unveils Lou Marsh Pick, Says It’s Barely A Debate

    Arash and Stephen welcome Michael “Pinball” Clemons who admitted he knew that his QB was attending the Raptors game and takes the blame for not knowing the rules in detail when it comes to the CFL and the Covid policy (1:58). Kristian Jack talks a little CPL and also explains how Team Canada wound up at Tim Horton’s Field despite the fact they preferred BMO Field in Toronto (18:02). Steve Levy, voice of Monday Night Football from ESPN, stops by to preview Monday night's marquee matchup between the New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills at Orchard Park (27:36). Since Stephen will be away next week, the guys close out the show discussing next week's vote for the 2021 Lou Marsh Award winner.

    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.

    • 49 min
    CFL Changes Covid Policy, Argos QB Can Play After Breaking Rules

    CFL Changes Covid Policy, Argos QB Can Play After Breaking Rules

    Arash Madani fills in for Ben and opens the show with Stephen with the news that the Argos' QB violated the CFL's covid policy, but it was ruled that he will indeed be eligible for the Eastern Final on Sunday. Later, we welcome in Jesse Rogers from ESPN who is covering the MLB lockout and has broken news about realignment and radical rule changes that may happen. Rogers says a pitch clock would be one of the things you can almost count on for next season, why players who perform need their money sooner and the future of Tony Clark of the MLBPA after these negotiations (26:50).

    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.

    • 49 min
    Leafs Atop the NHL; Here's How They've Done it

    Leafs Atop the NHL; Here's How They've Done it

    Craig Simpson joins the show to talk about why the Maple Leafs have been so hot and whether this is a style that can work in the playoffs, he highlights their improved play away from the puck and the Leafs biggest improvement is their “stick work” (1:49). Later, Howard Bryant of ESPN and HBO speaks about how the WTA had the courage to stand up to China when other leagues and players like the NBA and LeBron James did not. Then, Howard weighs in on the MLB lockout and why the league’s future success depends on the on-field product becoming more entertaining, and the disaster behind the vaccine and sports and why Antonio Brown is the latest to look foolish (25:52).

    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.

    • 49 min
    Lockout Day 1: Why Baseball Will Never Look The Same

    Lockout Day 1: Why Baseball Will Never Look The Same

    Ben and Stephen welcome Shi Davidi into the studio for the hour on Day #1 of the MLB lockout. Shi lays out the advantage the owners have only needing unity between 30+ as opposed to the players which are 800+. Later, it’s the first major labour battle since the rise of social media and they debate what the impact will be. Finally a look at the on-field product, making the game more entertaining and getting TV ratings up.

    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.

    • 49 min
    Reflecting on the Nazem Kadri Trade and the Events That Led to It

    Reflecting on the Nazem Kadri Trade and the Events That Led to It

    Ben and Stephen are joined by David Samson, former MLB executive on the eve of the lockout. He lets us know how players and teams circumvent rules that prevent contact, owners and players all appear at the negotiating table but it's mainly optics as the league and union lead are the only ones making the deal (1:40). The guys discuss the WTA cancelling all tournaments in China and how they have been tougher on China than most world governments. Mike Zeisberger checks in from Scotiabank Arena on the night of Nazem Kadri's return and how he feels his actions warranted the Leafs giving up on him after suspensions against the Boston Bruins in the playoffs - twice (29:01).

    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.

    • 49 min
    Blue Jays Introduce Kevin Gausman Ahead of Lockout

    Blue Jays Introduce Kevin Gausman Ahead of Lockout

    Ben and Stephen open the show chatting about former Blue Jays Marcus Semien and Robbie Ray being introduced by their new teams, and the Jays introducing Kevin Gausman earlier today. Next, a visit from Ben Nicholson-Smith to discuss the Gausman introduction and the likelihood of the Jays adding another pitcher (13:21). Adnan Virk checks in just hours ahead of the lockout, why MLB Network is already airing movies and giving the league credit for going 27 years without a work stoppage (31:42).

    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.

    • 49 min

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