July 17: Show In Review

The Canadian Press

Dave and Dave Feschuk are joined by Jason Sobel to chat about the impressive British Open first round’s posted by Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods, and Dirk Hayhurst checks in to discuss Alex Anthopoulos’ job security and the Jays’ potential interest in Alfonso Soriano.

Audio:

Hour 1:

The Golf Channel's Jason Sobel joins Dave Naylor and Dave Feschuk to chat British Open. Hour 1 Audio

Hour 2:

Dave Naylor and Dave Feschuk are joined by Robyn Wishart to talk about the first CFL concussion lawsuit, and Dirk Hayhurts to chat Blue Jays. Hour 2 Audio

Hour 3:

Dave Naylor and Dave Feschuk are joined by Paul Bissonnette, Joe Sheehan and Gord Dineen. Hour 3 Audio


Recap:

Jason Sobel, Golf Channel

Jason Sobel of the Golf Channel joined the program to talk about round one of the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake, England. Rory McIlroy made his opening round 66 look easy, but his struggles have come in round two all season. If the Northern Irishman were to win it would be his third major before the age of 25, only done by Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. Woods should be pleased with his opening round 69. Sobel also talks about the tame weather conditions leading to the low scores, and who to look for this weekend.

Robyn Wishart, Attorney for Arland Bruce III

Robin Wishart, attorney for Arland Bruce III, joined the program to talk about the concussion lawsuit her client has filed against the CFL. The lawsuit is stemming from a hit during the 2012 season in which Bruce III was knocked unconscious. Bruce III is hoping to raise education and awareness about the concussion protocol the CFL follows and what it is lacking. Bruce III returned 49 days after the injury, which the lawsuit claimed was much too soon. The lawsuit also claims that the concussion is the reason Bruce III isn't on a CFL roster this season.

Dirk Hayhurst, TSN 1050 Blue Jays Analyst

TSN 1050 Blue Jays Analyst Dirk Hayhurst joined the program to talk about the club heading into the second half of the season. If the Jays struggles continue and the team finishes under 85 wins, will that be the end of Alex Anthopoulos in Toronto? While the Jays have the easiest schedule of any AL East team the rest of the way, with all their injuries they will be in tough. The club is looking at Alfonso Soriano as a potential fix to their power problems. Hayhurst also gives his opinion on the All-Star Game and what he would change to enhance the festivities.

Paul Bissonnette, NHL Free Agent

NHL Free Agent and former Arizona Coyote, Paul Bissonnette joined the show to talk about the impact of social media on professional sports. Hockey doesn't feature too many outspoken personalities, and those that have one, like PK Subban or himself, often face criticism. Playing in a larger market like Toronto would definitely lead to some changes in his social media persona. There's a role for a defensively responsible fourth-line player and the free agent is currently talking to five or six teams about employment next season in the NHL.

Joe Sheehan, Sports Illustrated

Sports Illustrated MLB Reporter Joe Sheehan joined the program to preview the second half of the MLB season. Tampa Bay and Boston will likely improve in the second half with the Yankees dropping off, so look for the AL East to be tight the rest of the way. The wildcard won't be coming out of that division this year so the Jays have to make up the four game deficit they currently have. Sheehan also makes his argument that Tampa should keep David Price and Texas should keep their current direction and forget this season.

Gord Dineen, New Head Coach of the Toronto Marlies

New Head Coach of the Toronto Marlies Gord Dineen joined the program to talk about the new position and the upcoming season for the club. There is continuity in the organization as Dineen has been an assistant with the Marlies for five seasons. An area of focus for the Marlies next season will be to increase the club's "compete level", which comes from the coaching the entire team receives. Dineen also gives his opinion on former Marlies that could play big roles with the Leafs this year, and growing up around Mr. Hockey, Gordie Howe.





July 16: Show In Review

The Canadian Press

Dave and Dave Hodge spend the first hour discussing why the Argos continue to struggle to gain traction with the fans of Toronto, and Richard Griffin joins the guys in the second hour to discuss that a poor second half for the Jays could cost Alex Anthopoulos his job.

Audio:

Hour 1:

Dave Naylor and Dave Hodge take calls about what the Argonauts need to do to appeal more to the city of Toronto. Hour 1 Audio

Hour 2:

Dave Naylor and Dave Hodge are joined by Bob Weeks, Craig Custance and Richard Griffin. Hour 2 Audio

Hour 3:

Dave Naylor and Dave Hodge are joined by Kurt Helin and TSN 690 Montreal's Mitch Melnick. Hour 3 Audio





July 15: Show In Review

The Canadian Press

Dave and Dave Hodge are joined by Hockey Canada president Tom Renney to discuss what his top priorities are in his new role, and Damon Hack checks in to chat about whether Phil Mickelson can defend his British Open crown and if Tiger is ready to contend.

Audio:

Hour 1:

Sirius XM NFL Radio Analyst and former All-Pro offensive lineman Brad Hopkins joins the show. Hour 1 Audio

Hour 2:

Dave Naylor and Dave Hodge are joined by Damon Hack of the Golf Channel and former NBA head coach Eric Musselman. Hour 2 Audio

Hour 3:

Hockey Canada President and CEO Tom Renney and Fox Sports MLB columnist Rob Neyer join the show. Hour 3 Audio


Recap:

Brad Hopkins, Longtime NFL OL, Sirius XM NFL Analyst

Hopkins says that Jimmy Graham really is that good, and the reality is, his spat with the Saints was all about language. Graham had an argument that he’s a wide receiver, and he used the little leverage that he had that in an attempt to get paid what he believes he’s worth. Ultimately, the Saints recognized that Graham is a huge asset and how important he is to their offence going forward, and rewarded him as such. Finally, Hopkins says that if Josh Gordon is indeed suspended for the season, he needs to be getting professional help. Some people are delusional about their addictions, and he really needs to be shown the error of his ways.

Damon Hack, The Golf Channel

Hack says it’s hard to imagine Tiger could contend at the Open, but considering the confidence he’s exuding at the press conference, you can’t rule him out. He never shows weakness in the public eye, and despite all the injuries, he continually asserts that he’s ready and ready to compete. Hack says that Phil Mickelson believes his game is coming to a head right now, and he could really be a contender this week even though he doesn’t have a top 10 this season. Graham DeLaet has had a good season, but hasn’t exploded as many people thought he would. Hack says DeLaet is a superb ball striker, and his game looks good for Royal Liverpool.

Eric Musselman, Former NBA Head Coach (Golden State, Sacramento)

Musselman believes that Erik Spoelstra realized that the Heat offence had become too stagnant, even with LeBron James. There’s no doubt that Spoelstra is going to be under a lot of pressure to get as much out of his team that he can, and he’s going to have to show that he can be creative on the offensive end. With the Cavaliers, Musselman believes that they can win between 48-51 wins with their current roster, but if they were able to put a deal together to acquire Kevin Love, that could significantly alter the equation. When you look long term, the ceiling for Andrew Wiggins is very high, and he could play the role of Scottie Pippen to LeBron James’ Michael Jordan.

Tom Renney, Hockey Canada President and CEO

Renney says that this job is perfect timing for him at this point in his life and career, and it should be an easy transition from Bob Nicholson. Renney brings more of a coaching background to the job, and he wants to grow the game at the grassroots level. Renney says that it’s important to make the rink a destination, and growing the game is about being creative and thinking outside the box.

Rob Neyer, FOX Sports

Neyer says the Rangers have been decimated by injuries which is the reason the season isn’t going as planned. Looking at the Biogenesis players who’ve excelled this year, these are good players with excellent pedigrees, and are not necessarily back on the juice. Finally, even though Nelson Cruz has had an incredible first half, Mike Trout is the best player in baseball and deserves the MVP.





July 14: Show In Review

The Canadian Press

Dave and Bruce Arthur check in with Ryan Wolstat from the NBA’s Summer League to chat about the development of rookie Bruno Caboclo, and Scott MacArthur joins the guys to discuss Jose Bautista’s comments about the negative impact of the Rogers Centre turf and the acquisition of Brett Wallace.

Audio:

Hour 1:

Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun joins the show to discuss Raptors' summer league, and the Cavaliers. Hour 1 Audio

Hour 2:

Duane Ford of the CFL on TSN, and ESPNs Jeremy Schaap join the show this hour. Hour 2 Audio

Hour 3:

Gregg Doyel, Tim Graham, and Scott MacArthur all join the show this hour. Hour 3 Audio


Recap:

Ryan Wolstat – Toronto Sun

Bruno has looked solid in his first two summer league games thus far. He isn’t shy about shooting and his wingspan is something to behold. Once he finds a way to hone his body and stops growing he could become quite the player. Bruno is going to need to add some strength if h wants to be able to play in the league for a long time. Getting used to the NBA rules will take some time as well – as he is just barely 18 years old. It is not clear exactly where Bruno will play this season – whether it is in the D-League or on the bench around the players and working with the Raptors coaches all season.

Duane Forde – TSN CFL Analyst

The Argos has had a rough start to the season with the injuries mounting – especially to so many key offensive weapons. What has also gone overlooked is how their coaching staff was picked apart by other teams in the off-season so even with quite a few players returning – they are taking orders from new coaches which take time in any league. The video replay system is not perfect by any means, as there is so much room for interpretation, especially with pass interference plays.

Jeremy Schaap – ESPN

As is typically the case with major events, the protests and the naysayers were quieted quite quickly once the games actually started in Brazil. The quality of play was excellent – and despite some of the initial concerns about travel and allocation of public funds, the grand spectacles of the games were able to overshadow any concerns. While the way in which FIFA operates is frequently questionable – there is no question that they know how to put on a show.

Gregg Doyel – CBSSports.com

Minor league banned chewing tobacco twenty years ago, but they continue to be reluctant to do the same at the major leagues. It is odd that the majors bans players from smoking cigarettes in the dugout but they allow them to continue to chew tobacco for no logical reason. Never could have imagined that LeBron would actually return to Cleveland – but it is clear that he understands how badly Cleveland needed him and how bad he need them as well. LeBron doesn’t just say things for the sake of it – and when he said years ago that he would consider returning.

Tim Graham – Buffalo News

As a Cleveland native – it is hard to state how much LeBron returning really means to the city. It has struggled so much in the better part of the last fifty years. The visceral reaction of so many people when LeBron walked away has all but been forgotten over the weekend as the memories are proven to be quite short.


Scott MacArthur – TSN Jays Reporter

The Brett Wallace acquisition is quite the story considering how it has come full circle after they traded him in 2010 for Anthony Gose. But there is almost no chance that he will make it to the Jays anytime soon and rather will be filing in for Dan Johnson in Buffalo. Jose Bautista being vocal about the turf in Toronto is nothing new amongst the Jays players. Players really start to notice the effect of the turf towards the end of lengthy home stands.



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