September 19: Show In Review
Dave along with guest co-host Troy Crowder are joined by Bob McKenzie to discuss the Ryan Nugent-Hopkins extension and the unveiling of his 2014 NHL Draft Rankings, and Darren Dreger checks in to discuss what the Leafs’ options are regarding Joe Colborne.
4:30 – Mike Savage – Mayor of Halifax
Mayor Savage joined the program to discuss the prospects of a CFL franchise in Halifax. The stadium is the major issue about getting a franchise in Atlantic Canada. There is general interest for a stadium development, just need to figure out the funding. The model shown by Winnipeg and Regina is the model that Halifax would want to follow with a community-based operation.
4:45 – George Chuvalo – Legendary Canadian boxer
George joined the program to talk about Ken Norton in lieu of his passing. Norton is famous for defeating Muhammad Ali - he was a very strong fighter who possessed a very different style than people were used to. A former marine who started boxing late, he rarely moved around the ring and would entice his opponent to come meet him. Chuvalo never got a chance to fight Norton, as he was retiring when Norton was coming up, but he was known as a very well-liked and well respected fighter.
5:00 – Bob McKenzie – TSN Hockey Insider
TSN’s Hockey Insider joined the program to discuss his 2014 draft rankings, which includes Sam Reinhart and Aaron Ekblad at the top of the list. McKenzie predicts a weak draft class in comparison to last season, and also touched on the Ryan Nugent-Hopkins contract extension with the Oilers. Edmonton is convinced he will be one of the top offensive talents in the league and the contract will eventually be a bargain.
5:15 – Phil Sheridan – Eagles Reporter, ESPN
Phil joined the program to discuss Andy Reid's return to Philadelphia for Thursday's game between the Eagles and Chiefs. Reid's relationship with the fans of Philadelphia is complicated, he had many great years but never won a Super Bowl in 14 years. By the end of last season it was best for both parties that Reid moved on, and he will likely get a warm reception tonight.
5:30 – Rick Reilly – ESPN.com Columnist
Rick joins the show to discuss his recent column on the use of the name “Redskins” in the media when referring to Washington’s football team. Most Native-Americans don’t take any offense to the term, and many feel there are much more important issues to deal with rather than the name of a football team. For most Natives, Redskins is just a team name and doesn’t induce any sort of reaction out of them.
6:00 – Tim Graham – The Buffalo News
EJ Manuel has started the season very strongly for the Bills – he was nine seconds away from going 2-0 on the season against two of the league’s top quarterbacks in Tom Brady and Cam Newton. Mario Williams had a disappointing first season as a Bill but after his 4.5 sack performance last week, it could jump start him for the season. Graham also touched on the Trent Richardson trade to the Colts and how his is a luxury item for a team with a great quarterback like Andrew Luck, but not someone to build your franchise around like the Browns were trying to do.
6:15 – Darren Dreger – TSN Hockey Insider
The fact that Joe Colborne is still on the Leafs camp roster at this point shows that Randy Carlyle is happy with what he’s seen, but if he doesn’t make the club there is a good fit in Calgary for him. At this point there hasn’t been once discussion about Andrew MacWilliam being sent down, though he will likely be up and down throughout the season. The uniform rules have been in existence for a long time – general managers have only recently decided to crack down on infractions like tucked jerseys.
6:30 – Marc Ratner – UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs
Vice President of Regulatory Affairs with UFC Marc Ratner joined the program to discuss refereeing decisions in Boxing and MMA. CJ Ross, the judge who called the Mayweather-Canelo fight a draw this weekend, has taken a leave of absence amidst great scrutiny for her decision. Ratner would not have scheduled Ross for that fight. Ratner explains how the selection of referees is done for combat sports, and how MMA is a tougher sport to judge then boxing.
September 18: Show In Review
Dave along with guest co-host Dave Hodge are joined by Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins to discuss how he is changing the culture in Edmonton and former MLSE president Richard Peddie checks in to weigh in on the proposed Markham arena plans.
Dave and Dave Hodge were joined by Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins.
September 17: Show In Review
With the Blue Jays’ season winding down, general manager Alex Anthopoulos joins Dave and Dave Hodge to discuss where things went wrong and his plans for the off-season and Bob McKenzie checks in to break down the Panthers PTO to Tim Thomas.
Dave and Dave Hodge were joined by Glenn Fleisig, a Biomedical Engineer at the American Sports Medicine Institute.
4:30 – Glenn Fleisig, Biomedical Engineer: American Sports Medicine Institute
Glenn spoke about pitchers today and how the human body has reached a plateau. We will never see anyone throw a ball at 110mph for example. Young pitchers are pushed too much to reach 100 as opposed to being accurate.
5:00 – Bob McKenzie, TSN Hockey Insider
Bob updates the Tim Thomas situation and although he was a huge off ice distraction, he believes that someone like Ilya Bryzgalov was an even bigger problem to deal with in Philly. Bob McKenzie tells TSN Drive that the Devils will have a fairly even split between Brodeur and Schneider this season.
5:15 – Graeme Roustan, Chariman and CEO, GTA Sports & Entertainment
Addresses news today that the Markham arena has new funding and will be able to continue this project without using taxpayer money. He assures that this venue can be a successful entity even without an NHL team.
5:30 – Dan Shulman, The Voice of MLB on ESPN
Mariano Rivera is making his final trip to Toronto this week … The Rangers are in free fall and Ron Washington might have to pay the price …The Dodgers are deciding rest is a great option for Clayton Kershaw and why Matt Harvey is seeking a 2nd opinion.
6:00 – Andrew Brandt, NFL Business Analyst and Contributor to MMQB
Teams like the Seahawks and 49ers are in a terrific position that they have the QBs of their present and future right now at a cheap rate … it gives them incredible flexibility … He says RGIII is simply not the same guy and wonders if we have seen the best of him.
6:15 – Daren Dreger, TSN Hockey Insider
Dreger says the Oilers view Nugent-Hopkins as a "Joe Sakic" kind of player. Want a LONG term deal as far as cap will let them. Discusses how teams view their stars and want them locked up.
6:30 – Alex Anthopoulos, Blue Jays Sr VP and General Manager
There was still hope for the season around All-Star but they lost 2/3 to Tampa and it starting to spiral. When someone is under contract they are here until they're not. Support them all the way through. No "hot seat" in Toronto. Surprising injuries were those to Morrow and Johnson. Those came out of nowhere. Blame needs to go all around the team, including the GM. People judge trades but never really know what GMs are offered for deals or are willing to give up. The use of Rogers Centre has impacted the turf and made it faster than they thought it would play. They are looking at it. There is no decision to be made on the manager. John Gibbons is the manager under contract. Ne need to "announce" it. They never intended on a BOLD off-season last year. It sort of happened. No guarantees he will be quiet or BOLD this year
Tomorrow: Dallas Eakins, Edmonton Oilers Head Coach, Nate Jackson, Author of “Slow Getting Up,” Richard Peddie, Former President & CEO of MLSE
September 16: Show In Review
Dave, along with Bruce Arthur chat with Bob McKenzie and Darren Dreger about Jonathan Bernier’s first start tonight and Tim Thomas heading to Florida and ESPN NFL analyst Herm Edwards checks in to recap Week 2 in the NFL.
Dave and Bruce were joined by Adam Jahns from the Chicago Sun-Times.
Dave and Bruce chat with TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, The Golf Channel's Jason Sobel and TSN 1050 Leafs reporter Jonas Siegel.
4:30 – Adam Jahns, The Chicago Sun-Times
Despite the Bears being 2-0, the play calling from Marc Trestman has made fans nervous in back to back comeback wins. Jay Cutler looks much better but the key for Trestman will be whether or not he can stop him from throwing so many INTs.
5:00 – Bob McKenzie, TSN Hockey Insider
Bob says the Florida Panthers would be a great fit for Fmr Vezina and Conn Smythe trophy winner Tim Thomas. It’s early and we already have a huge suspension to talk about with Paul Bissonette leaving the bench during a fight. With the Leafs facing the Flyers tonight, don’t read too much into the order of starts between Reimer and Bernier. I did say however that if Reimer were to win the battle in pre-season, that would be a problem for the Maple Leafs.
5:15 – Duane Forde, CFL Analyst
Duane expressed his displeasure with Saskatchewan choosing to start a couple of players who were both arrested for assault last week. While many agreed with him in the media, fans were very supportive of the move.
5:30 – Herm Edwards, ESPN NFL Analyst
Week #2 recap including how good the Seahawks are, especially at home. Discusses the Eagles playing fast but giving their opponents a lot of time on the clock and San Diego made a lot of their time in the win yesterday. Cam Newton’s struggles continue since he does not have a lot of talent around him and the team is built more for running than passing.
6:15 – Darren Dreger, TSN Hockey Insider
The salary cap is the reason that players are signing PTO’s instead of guaranteed contracts. Mason Raymond would have already signed with a team by now if the cap had been higher. Dale Tallon told Dreger that Tim Thomas is too tough to pass up. He also feels the Panthers are not 100% sold on Markstrom. Touches on Jarome Iginla and how he might look better this year than last season.
6:30 – Jason Sobel, The Golf Channel Sr Writer
Jason explains how a member of PGA Entertainment was filming Tiger when he spotted the infraction and submitted it to the PGA Tour. He says that while Tiger is followed like no other, he is not the only player that is followed and taped.
Tomorrow: Dan Shulman, ESPN, Andrew Brandt, Business Analyst / TheMMQB
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