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The Bob McCown Podcast
JOHN OURAND on the demise of regional sports networks in the United States
The future of regional sports networks has been a hot topic on the podcast and throughout the sporting world this year. With Diamond Sports claiming lack of MLB streaming rights being the catalyst for their bankruptcy, wedecided to bring John Ourand back to the show to give us some insight on what's going on with Diamon Sports and Major League Baseball and share some knowledge on how regional sports networks will have to change in order to still be profitable.
A Conversation With NHL Historian DAVE STUBBS
With the Boston Bruins on track to set NHL records for most regular season wins and points, Bob and John are joined by NHL historian Dave Stubbs to talk about how this years Bruins team stacks up against some of the greatest teams in National Hockey League history.
Getting Ready For the NHL Playoffs W/ LA Kings Head Coach TODD MCLELLAN
LA Kings Head Coach Todd McLellan Stops by the podcast today to give us an update on his squad. We talk to Todd about the teams recent trade deadline moves and what they have done to improve the team as we enter the dying days of the regular season. Todd also gives us a look into what he and his team are doing to prepare for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
ALEX ANTHOPOULOS on his approach to Spring Training, how to build a winning culture in the locker room and getting ready for the MLB Season.
We get a unique POV on the podcast today as we bring back Alex Anthopoulos to the show and get a crash course on how to be a General Manager in Major League Baseball. The three look at Alex's approach towards spring training and get an idea on where his head is at during these pre-season games. We also get some insight on what his day-to-day looks like when it comes to evaluating talent, management of players and building a winning culture. Before Alex goes, he leaves us with a few tidbits on his last couple years in Toronto and what went into some of the moves he made to improve the team.
BRIAN LAWTON on How Jonathan Quick Got to Vegas, Chuck Fletcher’s Departure from Philadelphia & The Reality of the Trade Deadline.
Brian Lawton Comes on the show to catch up with Bob and John. The three react to some of the moves made on the deadline as we break down the details on how Jonathan Quick ended up in Vegas after being traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets. We also look at some of the other teams who made deadline changes and analyze their performance now that we’ve had some time to digest the moves before moving on to Chuck Fletcher’s departure from Philadelphia.
RICHARD DEITSCH on Canada Soccer, Fred Van Vleet, the Toronto Raptors and the NBA's Officiating Issue
Richard Deitsch stops by the podcast today to have a conversation with Bob and John. The three continue the discussions we've had this week about the issues surrounding Canada soccer before addressing the Toronto Raptors point guard, Fred Van Vleet, and his comments regarding the poor and inconsistent officiating in the NBA.
BRIAN COOPER on Canada Soccer, the sale of the Ottawa Senators & The Renovations at the Rogers Centre
Tooday, we bring back our resident sports business expert, Brian Cooper, to talk about just that - Sports business. The three dive into the intricacies of whats going on at Canada soccer before shifting focus to the sale of the Ottawa Senators, details on their new arena and the potential for profit in the city as well as a bit on the new renovations taking place in Toronto at the Rogers Centre.
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