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A sports podcast hosted by Bob McCown with co-host John Shannon. We talk about the biggest stories with the biggest names in professional sports. New episodes Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

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EPISODE 95 - President and CEO of the Toronto Blue Jays, MARK SHAPIRO, stops by to talk about the new complex renovations in Dunedin, What he's learned about George Springer so far, Nate Pearson & the Jays rotation and his comments on the Mickey Callaway allegations.

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EPISODE 94 -  Jim Rutherford talks about his exit from the Penguins, whats next for him, and his GM style.

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EPISODE 93 - PAUL MAURICE, Head Coach of the Winnipeg Jets joins to talk about coaches getting fired mid-season. What kind of an effect can they have on a team? How many changes can they make? Also, coaching to your strengths based on your personnel. And is he bad luck for coaches?? How good is the North division based on who they're NOT playing? An insightful episode with one of the best in the business.

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EPISODE 92 - BUCK MARTINEZ, the voice of the Blue Jays, joins to talk about the upcoming season and the continued growth of the young core. How much does this team remind Buck of the early 1980s Blue Jays? Are the Jays done shopping? Do they need more pitching depth? What can we expect from Vladdy Jr.? Also, Bob and the guys share their thoughts on Tiger Woods. 

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EPISODE 91 - GEORGE MCPHEE, President of Hockey Operations for the Vegas Golden Knights joins the show to talk about his weekend in Lake Tahoe and the NHL season so far. Also, how will his team prepare for the upcoming expansion draft?

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EPISODE 90 - The FRIDAY ROUNDTABLE with STEVE SIMMONS and KEVIN PAUL DUPONT about role of the media in sports today. How hard it is during COVID? Also, how has the industry changed in recent years to make reporting on sports tougher? What is the role of the columnist and how has that evolved with the rise of social media? What is the line for being critical of a player? A fascinating discussion about sports media today.

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EPISODE 89 - BRIAN BURKE on his new job in Pittsburgh. What are his first impressions of the team? Does he still believe in truculence? Has he met the team yet? How did he make it across the border? What's it like going from broadcaster back to team executive? How will it work with GM Ron Hextall? Who has the final say on player moves? 

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EPISODE 88 - MATT DEVLIN, the voice of the Raptors, joins the show to discuss potential moves and the pitfalls of trades for the team at this point. What do the Raptors need to be competitive? Are they still a contender? Who can they afford to trade? Rumours about talks for Andre Drummond. How much does this team miss Serge Ibaka?

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EPISODE 87 - DOUG ARMSTRONG was recently named the GM for Canada's next Olympic team. What kind of a team does he envision? Also, how many players are on the bubble? Are players playing their way onto the team? Have coaches started calling? When will he name the Head Coach? Also, his assessment of the Blues and their play so far this season. And what have been the challenges to this season? A candid conversation with one of the best in the business. 

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EPISODE 86 - TOM TEBBUTT joins to discuss the Australian Open and break down the Canadian players. What happened to Bianca? Is it just rust? Who is he picking in the Shapovalov vs. Auger Aliassime match? Also, looking back over 40 years in tennis, what are his favourite stories and his favourite players? Then he turns the tables on McCown and has 4 questions of his own!

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EPISODE 85 - SUPER BOWL RECAP with BOB and JOHN.  Where does this game rank all-time? Who got their predictions right? What did the guys think of the broadcast crew and The Weeknd? What does this mean for future coaching opportunities for the Bucs assistant coaches? And the answer to the question, "Did Bob make his famous chilli"?

 
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*SPECIAL SATURDAY EPISODE*

EPISODE 84 - SUPER BOWL PREVIEW with HOWARD SIMON and MATT SEKERES previewing the big game! How do you stop Mahomes? Is the Tampa defence strong enough? Can Brady do it one more time? How painful would it be for Howard to see Brady win... AGAIN? 

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EPISODE 83 - THE FRIDAY NHL ROUNDTABLE with GARY LAWLESS and MIKE ZEISBERGER talking about who are the top teams in the NHL this season and how do we find out? Is first place in the north division for Toronto and Montreal mean anything? Will any coaches get fired during this COVID season? Is the best team in Florida? 

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EPISODE 82 - RAPTORS ROUNDTABLE w/ PAUL JONES and ERIC SMITH talking about Freddy's 54-point night. How impressive is that performance considering how far he came? What moves are coming? What are the challenges in trading Lowry? How do the Raptors deal with Norm Powell's contract? 

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EPISODE 81 - MONDAY MORNING RECAP with Bob and John. What are the Raptors next moves? Is this a playoff team? Is Bob excited about Super Bowl week? Think again. Also, are we delusional about the success of the Canadian teams in the North division? And a tribute to the late Saul Korman. 

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