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The Bob McCown Podcast
DOUG SMITH on the Toronto Raptors
Richard welcome Doug Smith onto the show for a much needed update on the Toronto Raptors ahead of their Friday night game against the Golden State Warriors. With trade rumours swirling and the deadline only 10 days away, the three spend most of their time discussing the trade possibilities the Raptors may have. Do they trade OG or Fred before the deadline? or wait until the off-season? We try to figure out just where this teams front office could be at as we assess the team heading into the final stages of the regular season.
RICHARD DEITSCH on the future of Sports Talk Radio in Canada.
With Shannon out on “assignment” for the next two days, Richard Deitsch will be subbing in to take his place next to Bob. No need for a guest today as Bob and Richard open up a conversation about the outlook of sports talk radio in the country and its future as a consistent media to consume sports. With Podcasting fast becoming the new standard, the two wonder how sustainable sports talk radio is as they look back at their experience at Sportsnet and compare the differences in how sports radio was advertised then to now. As sustainability dwindles when it comes to radio programs, Bob and Richard discuss the options sports talk radio has and whether it’s possible to make money off of the medium in the future.
SHI DAVIDI on Spring Training & the Toronto Blue Jays
We are weeks away from the start of spring training so it’s only fitting if we bring on our friend, Shi Davidi. The spend their time today talking about the Toronto Blue Jays. We address their roster concerns and needs as we try to figure out who will be suiting up in both the 3rd base and Shortstop positions on MLB’s opening day in March. We also talk about the status of some of their top level prospects and wonder if the team will be able to retain Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette once they hit free agency.
Stories from a career in the NHL W/ DOUG MACLEAN.
Haven’t talked to Doug in a while so we decide we catch up with Mr. MacLean on todays podcast. Whether it’s his pickle ball championship trophy or his philosophy on tanking - Doug, Bob and John manage to talk about a lot without talking about much at all as Doug shares stories from his days working in St. Louis, how John was able to convince him to venture into broadcasting and more on todays podcast.
KEVIN CHEVELDAYOFF on Rick Bowness and the Winnipeg Jets.
General Manager of the Winnipeg Jets and friend to the podcast, Kevin Cheveldayoff joins the podcast today to talk about the terrific start to the season this Jets team has had. Kevin gives us an idea of his process when it came to looking for a new head coach and lets us know why he though Rick Bowness was the best fit to lead the team moving forward before we move on to the rest of his team. The three talk about the teams depth and chemistry playing a key role in their success so far this year as Kevin gives us some info on where his head is at with the trade deadline slowly approaching and much more before the end of the show and their game tonight in Toronto against the Maple Leafs.
MLB ROUNDTABLE W/ ROB LONGLEY & DAVE PERKINS
Perkins and Longley are checking in to the podcast today for a Toronto Blue Jays themed MLB Roundtable. The foursome talk about the progress of the Jay’s 300 Million dollar stadium renovation as we debate on the significance of the upgrade and what it will do for the Blue Jays organization. We then shift focus to Toronto’s roster as the four look into the changes they have made this off season and wonder if the front office has any more plans to improve their current team. We also look a little bit into the future ti end the show - With record setting money being thrown around this off season, we wonder if the Toronto Blue Jays ill be ready and willing to break the bank in order to keep their young stars when their contracts expire.
A Boston Sports Medley W/ BOB RYAN
With the New England Patriots missing the playoffs for the fourth year in a row, we start our focus on the NFL as the three break down the team and wonder what Bill Belichick can do to get this Patriots roster back to the perennial Super Bowl contenders they once were. Before the end of the show we fit in some Celtics and Bruins discussion. With both teams sitting at the top of the standings in their respective leagues, we look at the performances from their stars as we take a look at the NBA and NHL from a Boston Sports
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