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The FAN Morning Show

English, Sports, 1 season, 1081 episodes, 2 days, 27 minutes
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JD Bunkis, Blake Murphy and Ailish Forfar discuss the biggest stories in sports and the teams that matter most to Toronto fans. Airing live on Sportsnet 590 The FAN weekdays from 6am-10am ET.
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Hart Check – Matthews' Stock Is Climbing

Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert welcome Adnan Virk on the show as he describes why Juan Soto is an absolute difference maker and how the Yankees are one of the best teams in baseball even without Cole pitching (8:40). Then, his thoughts on the Jays - why Kirk and Varsho might be on the right path, why Berrios is a Cy Young-worthy pitcher and how the Jays' top-3 starters can keep carrying the team. Finally, thoughts on the legendary John Sterling who announced his retirement this week. Later, Shayna Goldman (26:45) from The Athletic shares what goes into Hart Trophy voting, the rise of Matthews, what stood out about McDavid and which player she is leaning toward. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
4/16/202449 minutes, 54 seconds
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Jays Offseason Suddenly Looks Better…

Jeff Marek makes his weekly appearance with Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert to discuss playoff races, why people won’t feel sorry if Detroit misses again and the Coyotes' situation with the move to Utah all but being official (5:35). Then, Jeff explains why hockey will return to the desert and how the NHL is making this more of a temporary move. Afterward, to Canada winning the Women’s World Championship in what’s being called the best women’s game of all time. Later, Kaitlyn McGrath (25:20) from The Athletic on the new series with the Yankees, why Justin Turner has been everything they wanted and more and perhaps the Jays offseason has been better than suggested. Finally, a look at pitchers, the debut of Rodriguez and if there is legit concern around Kevin Gausman. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
4/15/202449 minutes, 51 seconds
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UFC 300 – 2 Fighters Crash the Show and Take Over!

Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert start with an in-depth chat with Jays radio analyst Chris Leroux (6:53) ahead of the series against the Rockies. He goes into Kevin Gausman’s start, how surprised he was to see his velocity drop in cold weather and what it’s like as a pitcher dealing with that. Then, the Jays' depth, bullpen injuries and the importance a catcher makes and why Danny Jansen’s return will be so important. Next up we head to Las Vegas where Aaron Bronsteter (26:12) is covering UFC 300. He goes over the card, and why it’s more about depth instead of the headliner. Then, while we speak to Aaron he gets the chance to interview a couple of fighters live on the show with both Kayla Harrison and Max Holloway.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
4/12/202449 minutes, 55 seconds
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UFC 300 Preview with Mike Malott

Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert open with news emerging from the Shohei Ohtani saga and leaked details on how his interpreter stole $16M. Next up, a chat with Mike Malott (8:58), UFC Welterweight and SN analyst this weekend for UFC 300. He gives us a great behind-the-scenes view of the life of a fighter and then his views on the card and what it takes to get back in the octagon when getting over injuries. Finally, what’s next for him and a surprise text he received today regarding his future. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
4/11/202424 minutes, 45 seconds
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Preview Of The 2024 Masters

Frank Seravalli joins Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert to take a look at some of the most popular US-born players, where Auston Matthews ranks and why in the US a Canadian player from a Canadian team is the most popular player overall south of the border (5:18). Then, some news on Jack Hughes and the divisions that could be settled this evening. Later, we head to the site of The Masters with Adam Stanley (25:40) as he prepares for the tournament this week. A look at the field, the players coming over from LIV and where we might all stand in a year from now. Finally, assessing the Canadians in the field and a couple of sleeper picks. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
4/9/202449 minutes, 37 seconds
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Jays Home Opener with Jose Bautista & David Price

David Price makes a rare appearance as he joins Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert ahead of the Blue Jays' home opener and why - of all the team he played for - Toronto was his favourite (3:38). He reflects on his first game in Toronto, how Jays players acknowledge they are playing for an entire country and why that’s important and then what it takes to come together and go on a true playoff run. Later, a chat with Jose Bautista (30:47), memories of home openers in Toronto and why he’s following this year's team closely. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
4/8/202449 minutes, 54 seconds
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New MLSE CEO Keith Pelley Joins The Show

It’s the start of a new era at MLSE and with that, their new CEO, Keith Pelley, joins Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert to discuss his new role, plans and priorities, lessons learned from his time with European Golf and how sports have now become a global product (25:52). He looks back at his time running Rogers Media and why this new role was likely the only way he would come back home. Later, Kelly Hrudey (56:35) looks at the stretch drive for the playoffs and why he can’t help but cheer for Crosby and the Penguins. Finally, Arash Madani (1:17:09) on March Madness, Zach Edey winning his 2nd straight Player of the Year Award and Vince Carter being named to the Basketball Hall of Fame this weekend officially. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
4/5/20241 hour, 39 minutes, 45 seconds
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5 For Fighting – What Rangers/Devils Taught Us

John Scott, former NHLer, enforcer, tough guy and host of Dropping The Gloves podcast joins Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert to look back at the Rangers/Devils brawl, why he feels for Rempe and why he ultimately loved what was on display (4:35). Then, what it was like playing against both Crosby and Ovie. Later, Seeret Sohi (26:33) from The Ringer on NBA title contenders vs. frauds, the disastrous season for the Raptors, what Vince Carter meant to Canada and Caitlin Clark's incredible run during women’s March Madness.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
4/4/202449 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ranking Our Top 5 Stanley Cup Contenders

Frank Seravalli from Daily Faceoff joins Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert to rank their top 5 Stanley Cup Contenders (4:11). They discuss the lack of Canadian teams at the top and Vegas missing the cut. Which teams have the edge in net and which teams' performance of playoffs past tells the most interesting story? Next up, Dan Shulman (31:50) from Houston ahead of Jays/Astros and everyone is up in arms about Davis Schneider being out of the lineup tonight after the game-winning HR last night. Do you go with the matchup (vs righty) or stick with a hot bat and a solid HR hitter? Finally, some thoughts on what he’s seen after the first 6 games of the season and which team he likes to win March Madness. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
4/3/202449 minutes, 54 seconds
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In Houston, The Jays Have A Problem

Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert welcome Madison Shipman (2:30) into our studios coming off of last night’s no-hitter, why the Jays were unable to adjust and the glaring difference in their lineup when Bo Bichette is not there. Later, former NHL goalie Carter Hutton (25:46) helps us to power rank the Canadian NHL goalies and weighs in on Ilya Samsonov's story and how he’s made the case for being the Leafs' clear #1 goalie. He finishes with some Jeff Skinner memories as a teammate as the Buffalo Sabre celebrates 1,000 games played tonight. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
4/2/202449 minutes, 59 seconds
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Most Improved Player + Other New NHL Awards to Consider

Ailish and Justin tee up the Leafs vs. Panthers and how each team has evolved since that playoff series a year ago plus if Ilya Samsonov is the starter in net when the post-season comes around. Later, Jeff Marek (6:24) proposes a new NHL award for Most Improved Player, who is the best choice to win and if that award would have staying power. Next up a deep dive on the Panthers with former NHLer and 1992 Stanley Cup champion – Jeff Chychrun (24:54). He points to the specific details that Paul Maurice brought to the team that allowed them to elevate to one of the best teams in the league. Finally some terrific stories from his 1992 Cup winning team with the Penguins and the amazing players on that team. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
4/1/202449 minutes, 44 seconds
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Opening Day Takeaways

With Ailish in Saskatchewan, Justin Cuthbert is joined by Jesse Rubinoff! The guys welcome in Sportsnet Blue Jays analyst and former MLB pitcher Chris Leroux to help them preview the second game of the Jays season. He discusses the keys for success for the Jays this year, how far a hot start can carry the team and which players can excel with lowered expectations. Justin and Jesse then get into some of the storylines surrounding the final weeks of the NHL season and share their best bets for the night!The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
3/29/202424 minutes, 52 seconds
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Blue Jays 2024 Season Predictions with Caleb Joseph

We are one more sleep until the Jays season starts as Ailish and Justin go through their season predictions. Next, Frank Seravalli (4:34) looks at the race for the top of the NHL, Nashville's run and  the rise of Roman Josi as a Norris Trophy contender. Later, Caleb Joseph (25:27) drops by the studios for a visit ahead of opening day. A deep dive on Day 1 starter – Jose Berrios and a change that he noticed in the pitcher last year. Finally, all of our picks from Win-Loss, playoffs or not, best new addition and everything else to set up the 2024 season. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
3/27/202449 minutes, 59 seconds
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Sports. Gambling. Lies & Investigations

Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert are happy to have Sid Seixeiro (3:36) on to express his humour over the Jontay Porter story, what it says about sports and gambling and why sportsbooks need more rigorous standards. Then over to Ohtani, why no matter what he comes out looking poorly and he’s not completely in the clear yet. Finally, his thoughts on the Canadian Stanley Cup curse and which team he thinks has the best opportunity. Later, Jason Bukula (28:14) on how the Panthers became one of the best teams in hockey, how their state gives them an advantage when it comes to contracts and the team in the East he thinks looks the best right now above all others. Plus, Leafs' goalies and why the Game 1 starter in the playoffs is not their most pressing concern.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
3/26/202450 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ohtani Speaks of Lies and Theft from Former Interpreter

Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert start with Shohei Ohtani's presser where he outed his former interpreter as a liar and thief. After reacting to that news, we switch over to Jeff Marek (5:35) who discusses the job Rick Tocchet did with the Canucks this year, going from potential to results, why the Preds got hot at the right time and a couple new members of the 50-goal club. Next up, Ben Nicholson-Smith (30:24) on his reaction to the Ohtani story, Jays roster moves and how the rotation will be impacted by the Gausman injury. Later, is there room for both Vogelbach and Votto on the team? Finally, Mike Halford (42:10) sets the stage for the Canucks' chance to clinch a playoff spot against the Kings tonight.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
3/25/202449 minutes, 53 seconds
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SGA Visits Toronto, His HS Coach Visits With Us

Luke Gazdic joins Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert ahead of his debut on Hockey Night in Canada and right in time for Leafs/Oilers, Matthews/McDavid (1:53). He takes us behind the scenes of his former team and confirms that Ontario born players always get pumped to face the Leafs. Over to playoff races and news of Tom Wilson’s 6-game suspension for his stick swinging incident against the Leafs. Next, to Brian Anderson (25:45) from TNT who calls MLB, the Brewers and this week – March Madness. We close with Tim Francis (38:49) who was the high school coach of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander in Hamilton. He takes us back to his upbringing, SGA having an Olympian as a parent and how his mother set him up for athletic success on and off the court as well.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
3/22/202449 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ohtani Story Reaches “You Can’t Make This Up” Status

Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert begin the show with the Shohei Ohtani saga, an update from Jeff Passan of ESPN and where this story is headed. Fresh off the trip from the GMs meetings in Florida, Frank Seravalli (6:25) looks at rule changes, a wild week with Torts in Philly yet again and then behind the tragic death of Chris Simon, what he was battling at the time of his death and the connection to CTE. Next, on the eve of the Women’s March Madness tournament, Hayley McGoldrick (31:04) looks at the bracket, the incredible run of South Carolina and why Caitlin Clark has changed the game, made history and attracted audiences as much or more than the Men’s tournament. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
3/21/202449 minutes, 54 seconds
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Wendel Clark on Leafs Rivalries and Love For Sask

Caroline Cameron joins Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert in the studio for a look at Canadian teams with the best chance to win a Cup and why she likes 2 teams in the West. Then, over to Matthews and Ovechkin facing off and one chases 70 goals and the other is chasing Gretzky. Later, Wendel Clark (26:30) on the state of the Leafs, why late season games count, Tortorella and his “shock and awe” coaching style and some real love for his home province in Saskatchewan. Finally, we end with a bizarre story involving Shohei Ohtani, why his interpreter was fired and a gambling scandal involving Ohtani’s bank account.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
3/20/202449 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ian Eagle Kicks off March Madness

Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert check in with Sportsnet's Sean Reynolds (4:44) from the NHL GM Meetings in Florida, and he goes through all the proposed rule changes especially the debate over how to properly call the puck over the glass infraction. From there, other changes, what the GMs were talking about the most and then a look at the team he covers the most – the Winnipeg Jets. Then, Ian Eagle (26:25) from CBS Sports on replacing Jim Nantz as the voice of March Madness, the funky pronunciation of his first name, Canadian content with Zach Edey and why UConn has a chance to be the first repeat winner since 2006/2007. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
3/19/202449 minutes, 56 seconds
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NHL Player(s) Worth Following Around For a Show

Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert lead the show with Jeff Marek (4:08) who weighs in on which NHL players Amazon should follow around for their new in-season docuseries. Then, to the GM meetings - what has been discussed and especially some issues they failed to debate. Plus, when it comes to Olympic hockey, is it possible that this time around, Canada is not the favourite? Later, over to Caleb Joseph (27:57), why Joey Votto is with the Jays for a reason and what seems to be the curse of Danny Jansen. Finally, his response to Chris Bassitt suggesting that obsessing with pitching velocity is injuring people unnecessarily. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
3/18/202449 minutes, 54 seconds
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Canadians On Tour

Justin Cuthbert and Jesse Rubinoff start the show in Detroit where Ailish Forfar is in town to cover the PWHL and she discusses why Detroit and Pittsburgh are expansion candidates and what’s expected to get accomplished this weekend (4:25). Next, Darren Pang (16:21) from NBC-Chicago and TNT joins us ahead of Hawks/Kings with a spotlight on Connor Bedard. He stresses the relationship and impact from veteran teammate Nick Foligno who has made a world of difference for the rookie. Later, David Hearn (27:04) on his time on the PGA tour, what TPC is like to play at, insight into the Canadians on tour like Nick Taylor and how tough the LIV situation is for the tour and it’s players. Plus, Danny Jansen’s injury and more news from a busy NFL week. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
3/15/202450 minutes, 1 second
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Oilers Fans Embrace Connor (Brown)

Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert are joined by Seerat Sohi (5:23) from The Ringer, who discusses DeMar DeRozan creating a HOF resume, megastars in the play-in tournament, Luka making a late push for MVP and why and how the officials are calling games differently since the All-Star break. Later, Louie DeBrusk (26:40) on an emotional night for Connor Brown and the Oilers and a massive game on Saturday vs the Avalanche. He explains how the Oilers have found balance and are prepared for a Cup run. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
3/14/202449 minutes, 53 seconds
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Vladdy Wants The HR Jacket To Return

Ailish Forfar & Justin Cuthbert start the show with a heated debate about Vladdy Jr, telling Hazel Mae that he’d like to see the return of the HR jacket. Then, we go to Shane O’Brien (9:27) from the Missin Curfew podcast, who expresses as a player why he loves everything the Golden Knights are doing, a look at the Canadian NHL teams and why Colorado might be the most improved team in the NHL after the deadline. Finally, host of High Heat on MLB Network Alanna Rizzo (26:39) makes her return to the show with a look at Gerrit Cole missing the first 2 months of the Yankees season. Plus, Joey Votto being a National treasure and whether or not he has enough game left to make a deal worth it.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
3/13/202449 minutes, 57 seconds
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NHL Expansion – How Many Are Too Many?

Ailish Forfar and Jesse Rubinoff start the show with Greg Wyshynski (6:19) who explains why things have changed in Atlanta, especially the demographics and the belief that they are better positioned for success as a hockey city. Next, Rempe’s suspension, Torts in trouble again and why Vegas hate keeps on going after the deadline. Then, we head to Florida where Kevin Barker (26:45) updates us on the weather, Gausman, why Vladdy looks better and if that means something. Then, why the Joey Votto signing matters, especially off-field. Finally, the Canadian city that dominated the text line for best NHL expansion option.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
3/12/202449 minutes, 56 seconds
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Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff Joins The Show

Ailish hosts with Jesse Rubinoff today who is in for Justin Cuthbert. We are joined by Kevin Cheveldayoff (3:26) who discusses his moves up to the deadline, why Tyler Toffoli is a great fit and how recent trades in the last 2 seasons involved players that were connected to either him or head coach Rick Bowness. Later, setting the tone with the big extensions he signed before the season and how one move is always connected to the other. Then, Michael Grange (26:36) in Denver with the Raptors, what it’s like currently with mounting injuries, why Coach Darko has been steadying the ship and why Raptors opponents simply might not be interested in showing up night after night. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
3/11/202449 minutes, 56 seconds
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Why Everyone Hates Vegas

The NHL deadline has wrapped and Ailish Forfar and Jesse Rubinoff have instant reaction with Sam McKee (0:51) as the Leafs stayed quiet and Vegas went Vegas again with a cap-defying, buzzer-beating trade for Tomáš Hertl. Then, over to Luke Fox (10:25) who weighs in on the Leafs' deadline and reacts live to their last-minute deal for Connor Dewer. Next, Hailey Salvian (25:47) from The Athletic reminds people that Vegas is following the rules and it’s not a cap manipulation. Later, Luke Gazdic (51:39) explains why some feel the Oilers missed out on a depth goalie, why not to overreact to the Leafs' inactive deadline and if there needs to be a change to the playoff cap rules. We close with Frank Seravalli (1:13:22) on the Golden Knights' big swing, a big trade for Linus Ullmark that was nixed at the last moment and why Sidney Crosby is not going anywhere.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
3/8/20241 hour, 38 minutes
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NHL Trade Deadline Preview with Elliotte Friedman

Elliotte Friedman joins Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert on NHL Trade Deadline Eve. He takes a look at the market overall and how the deadline is changing year to year. A look at the Leafs, when GMs have cap issues and financial restrictions. Then, by the end of the chat, we learn that Michael Bunting was held out of the lineup and if it has any connection to a potential swap for Jake Guentzel in Pittsburgh.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
3/7/202424 minutes, 35 seconds
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Welcome to Miami – Latest UFC Hot Spot

Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert start the show in the newest and hottest UFC city – Miami – where Aaron Bronsteter (4:35) joins us ahead of UFC 299. He takes a look at why Miami is becoming a staple why UFC 299 and UFC 300 are stacked cards and why a typical “outside the bubble of MMA” fight was not possible to be made. Then, a look at a busy 24 hours of NHL trades, Oilers and Avs loading up and the latest contender to be pursuing Noah Hanafin. We close with Best Bets, UFC 299 picks and a change in the Stanley Cup future odds. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
3/6/202424 minutes, 33 seconds
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Shot In The Arm(s) – Jays Pitchers Level of Concern

The countdown to the deadline heats up as Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert welcome Frank Seravalli (4:34) with all eyes on the Pens and Kyle Dubas. Where will Jake Guentzel and Reilly Smith end up? Frank gives us a few key names to look for and one particular player that is not getting enough attention. Later on, Kaitlyn McGrath (26:59) from The Athletic on the arm issues the Jays are experiencing at Spring Training with both Gausman and Manoah battling sore shoulders.  She goes through the options the Jays have and if it’s best for an older player lie Mitch White or if they use this as the moment to bring up Ricky Tiedemann. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
3/6/202449 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ruff Start to Trade Deadline Week

Breaking News today as the Devils fired Lindy Ruff. For that and more, Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert visit with Jeff Marek (2:49) who gives us a countdown to the trade deadline and why changes in jobs are almost always connected to goaltending. Then, over to the Canucks and Pettersson and the pressure on Kyle Dubas as the Pens switch from buyers to sellers. Next up, Cliff Floyd (26:44) from MLB Network fresh off his spring visit to the Blue Jays and what he learned about Vladdy Jr’s off-season. Finally, he shares his thoughts on Scott Boras clients not having a great off-season, Josh Donaldson retiring today and why the Jays facilities are a legit recruiting item for free agents. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
3/5/202449 minutes, 57 seconds
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No Vladdy Offer & If That’s A Cause For Concern

Keegan Matheson joins Justin Cuthbert and Jesse Rubinoff  from Florida where the Jays are facing the Yankees (1:52). He explains how Target is his secret weapon of spring training, how José Berríos managed his early playoff exit with grace and why when Bo speaks, everyone listens. Then, word today that Vladdy Jr has not been made an offer by the Jays (yet) and why it might make more sense – for him – to test the market. Later, Seerat Sohi (30:36) on a tough to predict NBA, why Wemby is so good that he makes you laugh and what she’s learned from Scottie Barnes since the deadline. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
3/2/202449 minutes, 54 seconds
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Former Blue Jay on Life as a Scott Boras Client

Justin Cuthbert and guest host Jesse Rubinoff chat with former Blue Jay Jeff Frye (6:18) who is a current player agent and a former client of Scott Boras. He dishes on the “super agent”, why some players get ignored by their representatives and takes us behind the scenes of how cutthroat the business can get. Finally, looks back at hitting the cycle in Toronto, orders from Cito Gaston to hold up at first and why he got so much flack for it. Later, Mike Futa (24:48) says Chris Tanev was a perfect fit for the Leafs, why Toronto was willing to give up more and how the Flames absolutely didn’t want to trade with Brad Treliving. Finally, lessons learned during trade deadline. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
3/1/202449 minutes, 43 seconds
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Preparing for the Trade Deadline & Luka’s MVP Chances

Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert kick off the show looking at the PWHL’s announcement about their changes to playoff matchups and draft order. The Daily Faceoff's Frank Seravalli (6:06) joins them to share his thoughts on the new format, names to watch ahead of the trade deadline and which undecided teams he thinks will be buying and selling. Then, Meadowlark Media’s Tom Haberstroh (26:16) weighs in on the NBA's competition committee looking to tilt the game back in defence's favour and who he likes for MVP. Why are people sleeping on the Heat, and do the Nuggets have enough to repeat? Finally, Sportsnet's Cabbie (40:13) talks about a brand new  ‘Cabie vs.’  debuting tonight with Norm Powell.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
2/29/202449 minutes, 58 seconds
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Manoah Misses the Mark in Spring Opener

Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert kick off the show by breaking down Alek Manoah’s rough start to Spring Training. They welcome Ben Nicholson-Smith (4:05) to share his thoughts on the start, Manoah's comments post-game and why it's too early to panic about his long-term outlook. They then get into some of the other stories of camp including Justin Turner's veteran presence and if we can expect Vladdy to bounce back.  Finally, the best bets of the night!The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
2/27/202424 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Best Canadian NHL Team Right Now Is...

Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert start the week with Jeff Marek (6:35) for “Marek Monday!” He delves into the Oilers' sudden slide and how the 16-game streak covered up a lot of flaws. Then, a debate over the Oilers goaltending, if it’s dangerous to go with Skinner and if not him – who? Later, over to the Jets, a ticket slump, a visit from the Commissioner and why Matt Rempe is literally fighting everyone. Finally, Michael Grange (26:39) on why you shouldn’t get fooled by the Raptors push for the play-in and what’s best for them the rest of this season. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
2/27/202449 minutes, 59 seconds
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Buck Martinez Tell Us Why This Year Feels Different

Ailish Forfar & Justin Cuthbert head to Dunedin where Buck Martinez (6:08) prepares for the team’s debut Spring Training game vs. the Phillies tomorrow. Buck shares the biggest reasons for optimism, what he learned from a conversation with Bo and the fact the team knows they have something to prove. Then, which positions the Jays are weakest at. Later, Kyle Bukauskas (26:33) on NHL sidelines, Matthews vs. McKinnon for the Hart and our favourite Canadian matchups for a Saturday night.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
2/24/202449 minutes, 46 seconds
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A Goalie's POV Facing Matthews (And Getting Beaten)

Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert are pleased to be joined by Carter Hutton (5:13), former NHL goalie and Leaf in 2022. He talks about what it was like facing Matthews, some insight when it comes to Samsonov and his contract and how Jo Woll's return impacts his confidence. Then, a look at the Vezina race and why Connor Hellebuyck is the front-runner.  Later, down to Scotiabank arena where Will Lou (25:23) checks in as the Raptors kick off their second half.  Over to what’s wrong with All-Star and why SGA is a legit candidate for MVP. Finally, when it comes to Vince Carter... it’s complicated. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
2/23/202449 minutes, 55 seconds
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Nurse Nights & Matthews Goes for 50

Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert start with Sarah Nurse (1:11) in the studio to discuss PWHL Toronto's mid-season resurgence. She gets into managing emotions in the league's inaugural season, Natalie Spooner's scoring streak, her experience in the Battle on Bay Street and her new initiative, Nursey Night. Later, Sportsnet host David Amber (25:38) sets the stage ahead of Leafs/Coyotes tonight, and he guarantees Auston Matthews will score his 50th goal in his home state. He weighs in on Matthews' path to a 70-goal season, the Leafs' peculiar winning record without Rielly in the lineup, the Oilers' biggest needs and runs through interesting storylines to follow ahead of the deadline.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
2/21/202449 minutes, 51 seconds
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Blue Jays' Spring Storylines

Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert start with a look into the Blue Jays' first full-team day at Spring Training and how arbitration meetings may impact Vladdy Jr.'s upcoming season. They are joined by The Athletic's Sean Gentille (7:02) who shares his thoughts on Jagr-mania in Pittsburgh over the weekend, whether the Penguins' season is salvageable and how much blame and pressure is on the shoulders of GM Kyle Dubas. Later, with Spring Training games around the corner, Kevin Barker (30:39) joins the show to discuss the grind of camp, what type of internal improvements he expects, Manoah's opportunity to bounce back and Anthony Rendon's odd declaration that he doesn't like baseball.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
2/21/202449 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Incredible Story of Jays' Prospect Arjun Nimmala

Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert start with a look back on the weekend in sports - the incredible pace of Auston Matthews, a successful Battle on Bay Street in the PWHL and a dud NBA All-Star weekend. Later, Caleb Joseph (27:09) on Spring Training, focus on Vladdy Jr and Manoah and why healthy pitching can never be counted on. Next, Frank Seravalli (51:09) checks in on the Hart, a goalie we need to consider, the success of the Stadium Series and giving some respect for the career of Jaromir Jagr. Finally, Arjun Nimmala (1:17:21), Jays' 2023 Draft Pick and the subject of a new docuseries called “Indian Baseball Dreams” after becoming the 1st first-generation Indian player to be drafted. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 
2/20/20241 hour, 39 minutes, 52 seconds
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UFC Preview & Tiger Leaves His Own Tournament

Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert start in Anaheim where Aaron Bronsteter is covering UFC 298 (6:00). He runs through the card, his Mount. Rushmore of MMA fighters and where Alexander Volkanovski ranks on his list. Then a look ahead to UFC 299 and 300 and who Dana White could still add to those cards. Later, Adam Stanley (26:01) on Tiger Woods withdrawing from The Genesis in Riviera, an ambulance on scene connected to his illness and how different it is to see Tiger without a Nike logo. Finally, a look at the Canadians on the men’s side and how this is the best collection of golfers we have ever seen in this country.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
2/17/202449 minutes, 50 seconds
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3 Words – Pitchers and Catchers

Shi Davidi joins Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert from Dunedin where Pitchers and Catchers reported today and there is a real focus on a couple of Jays for an improved season (5:48). He starts with Alek Manoah and his new look and approach. Then, knowing what to watch for when it comes to Spring Training ball and expectations for Vlad Guerrero Jr. Finally, Natalie Spooner (26:31), the PWHL leading scorer, joins us after her hat trick vs Boston last night and what it’s going to be like playing in front to 18,000 + fans in Toronto at the Battle on Bay Street which will set the attendance record for women’s hockey. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
2/16/202449 minutes, 55 seconds
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Pascal’s Past Meets Scottie’s Future

Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert kick it off with Seerat Sohi (6:26) from The Ringer and tonight, it’s all about Pascal’s past and Scottie’s future. She examines the role of Scottie Barnes now that he has the keys to the team and the use of the newest Raptors on the team like Olynyk. Then, how the Pacers are trying to integrate Siakam into their lineup. Later, John Buccigross (28:19) from ESPN on the Rielly suspension, why McDavid is always the MVP until someone proves otherwise and why Ovechkin needs more commitment to health and weight if he wants to catch and pass Gretzky and potentially hit 900 goals.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
2/15/202449 minutes, 55 seconds
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Rielly Gets 5 – We React

Frank Seravalli joins Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert for some live reaction to the 5-game suspension and theories as to how they came up with that number. Then, he explains how Jacob Markstrom was about to be traded to the Devils and why it never happened. Finally, Alex Ovechkin has 5 goals in 5 games and is potentially back on track in his pursuit of Wayne Gretzky’s all time goals record. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
2/13/202424 minutes, 39 seconds
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Different Types of “GOATS” – Mahomes & Rielly

Justin Cuthbert and Jesse Rubinoff (in for Ailish today) open with Super Bowl takeaways and why you can and can’t compare Patrick Mahomes to Tom Brady. Next, Jeff Marek makes his weekly appearance (6:59) to break down Morgan Rielly's run-in with Ridly Greig - projecting suspension length for Rielly, how Rielly's absence impacts the Leafs playoff chances and the comparing of “The Clapper” vs “The Bat Flip.” Then, is the Waste Management open getting out of hand? Finally, a chat with Chris “MadDog” Russo (26:31) on the Super Bowl, how much blame is on Shanahan, the new OT format and Mahomes' status in the GOAT conversation.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
2/13/202449 minutes, 41 seconds
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Mahomes Win Would Redefine QB Position

Justin Cuthbert and Donnovan Bennett open with Frank Seravalli (5:52), who looks at the concern with the Jets' scoring and why the Canucks have nothing to worry about and are still Cup contenders. Then, a look at the trade deadline and unveiling new teams that are now buyers. Later, a Super Bowl preview with Chris Rose (25:20) from NFL Network - what it’s like working the post-game show on the field, best interviews and then a great debate about if it’s too early to place Mahomes in a GOAT conversation. Finally, best bets for Sunday including Usher’s halftime show.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
2/10/202449 minutes, 47 seconds
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NBA Trade Deadline Special – Raptors' New Path

It’s The FAN Pregame's NBA Trade Deadline special with Justin Cuthbert hosting and Jesse Rubinoff filling in for Ailish Forfar. Donnovan Bennett starts the show with the method behind the Raptors' trades and who they may have eyes on in free agency in the future (26:07). Next, Alvin Williams, SN analyst and former Raptor drops by the studio for a view of what it’s like as a player to be traded and being with a teammate when they heard about his trade on the radio (47:06). Later, Seerat Sohi from The Ringer for a look around the league on deadline day (1:37:52). Finally, Vivek Jacob of Sportsnet and NBA.com wraps up the day from a Raptors perspective (1:57:16). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
2/9/20242 hours, 21 minutes, 25 seconds
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Brace for Impact – Raps Rebuild Will Get Ugly

Joe Casciaro joins Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert in the studio for a preview of the NBA Trade Deadline, why so many Raptors are on the block, the hopes of a 1st for Bruce Brown and the path forward to build around Barnes and Quickley. Over to OKC and the rise of SGA as a legit MVP candidate this season. Finally, a look league-wide - the Lakers trying to keep Lebron happy and why a team like Utah is one to watch into the deadline. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
2/7/202424 minutes, 48 seconds
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The FAN Pregame Goes Vegas

Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert start with Gene Principe (6:26) as the Oilers aim to tie the all-time NHL win streak record tonight. He takes a look at the Oilers' wild season - going from a coach firing and a dismal start to a potential record. Then, staying in Vegas, Arash Madani (29:10) checks in from Super Bowl, a recap of media night, Travis Kelce's crowded scrum and Kyle Shanahan learning from his Superbowl mistakes with the 49ers and Falcons, and the growth of Las Vegas as a pro sports city. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
2/7/202449 minutes, 53 seconds
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More Questions Than Answers with London Police

Ailish Forfar & Justin Cuthbert start the show with an update from London Police and the charges laid on 5 members of the 2018 Team Canada World Junior team. Ailish speaks openly about the case, why it’s very personal and how she can relate to the legal process and the impact of it taking so long. With that, Jeff Marek joins the show (4:19) to react to the press conference today and specific parts that stood out to him. Later, Luke Fox - live from Scotiabank Arena - on the second half of the season, All-Star reflections, Patrick Roy in town and Leafs expectations going forward (27:21). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
2/6/202449 minutes, 30 seconds
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NHL All-Star Skills with the Commish!

Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert are at Scotiabank Arena for NHL All-Star Skills and are joined by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. He shares his early takeaways from All-Star week, the decision re-enter international play, working with the PWHL in their first season and the addition of new events for the Skills Competition. Then, the Daily Faceoff's Frank Seravalli (8:30) on the change behind the L.A. Kings' bench, the push for best-on-best hockey play, if Arizona is in jeopardy of losing their franchise and how the Sean Monahan trade could affect the market. Finally, NHL Network's Jackie Redmond chats her return to her hometown, how the city embraced the festivities and which new event she's looking forward to watching (25:40). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
2/3/202448 minutes, 46 seconds
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Erin Ambrose & Steve Levy Ahead of All-Star Weekend

Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert start with Steve Levy (5:05), host of The NHL on ESPN, ahead of All-Star in Toronto. He takes a look at how the $1M reward will change the skills competition, his top stories so far this season and why the Metropolitan Division is the hardest one to figure out in the NHL. Later, Erin Ambrose (25:28) from PWHL Montreal on taking part in the 3-on-3 challenge this week, the growth of the league and what’s next. Finally, she shares insight into the role and inspiration from Billie Jean King. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
2/1/202449 minutes, 44 seconds
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Justin Time for Jays Biggest Off-Season Move

Ailish and Justin open with the news that Justin Turner is joining the Blue Jays and the fact that it’s likely their last “swing” of the off-season. Then, over to Chicago where Matt Devlin joins us ahead of the Raptors/Bulls tonight (7:14). Later, Canadian baseball legend Russell Martin weighs in on what Justin Turner brings to the Jays (28:08). We close with Hayley Salvian (50:36) from The Athletic ahead of the PWHL 3 on 3 game during All-Star week and a look at expectations for the second half of the NHL season with a focus on the Canadian teams. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
1/31/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 23 seconds
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Super Bowl Script – Arash Builds Case for Chiefs & Niners

With the NHL All-Star break upon us, Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert are joined by Jeff Marek (5:54) to look at certain NHL teams “at the break” - what went wrong in Ottawa, what the Oilers learned about themselves and why the record-tying game for Edmonton against Vegas might get greasy. Later, top trade targets to watch at the deadline. We close with Arash Madani (27:15) fresh off his trip to Baltimore for the Ravens/Chiefs game. He discusses what a Super Bowl win means for KC, why people are quick to dump on Dan Campbell, the Purdy resurgence and Kyle Shanahan’s Super Bowl heartbreak(s).The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
1/30/202449 minutes, 41 seconds
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Why Belichick Is In More Control Than We Think

Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert start with Seerat Sohi (9:19) from The Ringer with a look at the Raptors who are watching their ex-teammates dominate. Then, to draft strategy and why they should be looking at 2025. Later, former Raiders CEO Amy Trask (25:28) on Bill Belichick’s future, her relationship with Jim Harbaugh and her thoughts and selections for the AFC/NFC title games.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
1/27/202449 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Most Impressive Sports Winning Streak Has To Be…

Arda Ocal from the NHL on ESPN joins Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert to explain why the Oilers have what it takes to break the win streak record, why Connor Bedard is very much still in contention for the Rookie of the Year and Drew Doughty calling out his teammates (7:45). Later, Michelle Beadle (25:58) from Run It Back and Mad Dog Sports Radio on the Bucks going from Griffin to Doc, why Luka Doncic needs to have thicker skin, an angry Kyle Lowry is a great fit for any contender and her views on new homes for OG & Pascal. Plus, only 2 job openings remain and Bill Belichick is still unemployed. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
1/26/202449 minutes, 56 seconds
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Heavy Day of Hockey News

Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert start with Craig Simpson (5:54) down at the rink ahead of Leafs/Jets. He looks at all the Canadian teams, if the Leafs match up with the best teams in the league and Sheldon Keefe’s frustration. Later, they are joined by Frank Seravalli (27:14) discusses the update on Hockey Canada’s 2018 team, the potential expansion to Utah, historical context of the Oilers and more. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
1/25/202449 minutes, 53 seconds
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Canadian Legends: Cassie Campbell-Pascal & Rowan Barrett

Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert kick off the show with Hockey Hall of Famer and Special Advisor to the PWHL Cassie Campbell Pascal (7:01) who looks at the league, growth and potential for expansion already. In the NHL, she shares her thoughts on the Oilers' winning streak as they try for 14 tonight with 17 very much up for grabs. Later, Rowan Barrett (26:00), Team Canada GM discusses the pre-Olympic rosters and a July tune-up game between Canada and the US with many stars likely to participate. Finally, his thoughts on RJ now playing for Canada and in Canada after the trade to the Raptors. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
1/24/202449 minutes, 52 seconds
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Fresh Starts for Corey Perry & Patrick Roy

Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert are joined by Jeff Marek (4:31), who gives us a recap of his Hockey Day in Canada trip to Victoria, BC. Then, over to the rise of the Jets and a few stories to help explain what Rick Bowness is like off the ice and why a mix of old and new is the best way for a coach to be successful. Afterwards, from Corey Perry joining the Oilers to Patrick Roy behind the bench with the Islanders. Later, Taylor Heise (27:36) from PWHL Minnesota on being drafted #1 overall, playing amateur and pro in Minnesota and her appreciation for playing alongside so many ambassadors of the game.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
1/23/202449 minutes, 53 seconds
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Canadian Fighter on MMA’s Growth in Canada

Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert start in Victoria, BC where Hockey Day in Canada takes place this weekend and with that, Andrew Ference joins the show (2:22). The 2011 Cup Champion is now the NHL Director of Youth Strategy. He discusses his role with growing the sport of hockey, getting more kids out to play and some interesting green initiatives for arenas of the future. Later, Mark Hominick (31:57), retired MMA fighter on his performance at UFC 129 at Rogers Centre, what makes Canadian MMA fighters different and what he’s looking forward to the most this weekend during UFC 297.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
1/20/202449 minutes, 55 seconds
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Loyalty or Stubbornness - Masai and His Players

Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert begin the show debating the performance today at the podium by Masai Ujiri and whether or not his loyalty to his players has cost the team in the long run. Should he be credited for believing in his team or faulted for sticking with them too long? Next up, Julian McKenzie (15:57) from SN960 Calgary and The Athletic looks ahead to Leafs/Flames and each team being a real focus heading into the deadline. We close with Aaron Bronsteter (25:53) for a full preview of UFC 297 including a wild press conference today that he attended. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
1/19/202449 minutes, 57 seconds
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A Spicy Trade and The “Voice of the Octagon”

On the day that the Raptors traded Pascal Siakam to the Pacers, Ailish Forfar & Justin Cuthbert start with Michael Grange (1:36) for his reaction, the return, the timing of the trade and why it happened now. Next, a fun chat with Bruce Buffer (26:01), the 'Voice of the Octagon' on his career, famous calls and an ACL injury he suffered while introducing GSP in Toronto. Finally, we get more Siakam reaction and the Raptors' long-term next steps from Tim Bontemps (39:11) of ESPN.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
1/18/202449 minutes, 55 seconds
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Stamkos Stays But Fleury on the Move?

Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert start with Frank Seravalli, who discusses the Lightning declaring they are not trading Stamkos, why the Jets don’t get enough credit for their season and the pressure is now building on the Calgary Flames to pick a direction. Then, the legend of Marc Andre Fleury and why he might switch teams and the Canucks express frustration with stalled Pettersson negotitations. Later, a chat with PWHL All-Star Renata Fast (26:02) on the inaugural season, the mix if young and older players, the competitive talent pool and the upcoming PWHL All-Star showcase.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
1/17/202450 minutes, 5 seconds
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Montreal Mecca: Do They Do Hockey Best?

Ailish Forfar & Justin Cuthbert start with Jeff Marek (1:52), who kicks off the week with a historic look at Avs/Canadiens, the curse of the Patrick Roy trade and why he agrees with Martin St Louis’ comments about Montreal on a Saturday. Later, rumours ahead of deadline and whether the Canucks are seeing themselves in “got for it” mode. Finally, Mike Golic Jr (25:51) weighs in on the NFL Playoffs, whether the egos of Jones and Belichick could ever work in Dallas, the Lions' historic run  and the hottest coaching candidates to watch for in the NFL. Finally, looking at the PWHL All-Star rosters.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
1/16/202449 minutes, 53 seconds
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Raps Have Better IQ Now Than Ever

Michael Grange (1:34) checks in with Ailish Forfar & Justin Cuthbert from Utah where the Raptors are closing out their road trip. He discusses hot rumours today suggesting that Pascal Siakam is all but done in Toronto and the long-term impact of the impressive returns on IQ and RJ. Later, Shi Davidi (26:48) on the Jays' arbitration process with Vladdy Guerrero, more moves ahead, interest in Jorge Soler and Marcus Stroman's return to the AL East. We close with picks for Super Wild Card weekend and wild weather in Buffalo and KC.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
1/13/202449 minutes, 53 seconds
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One Coach to Another – Herm on Belichick and More

With the news today that the Patriots have parted ways with Bill Belichick, Ailish Forfar & Justin Cuthbert speak to former NFL and NCAA head coach – Herm Edwards – with his reaction to Belichick, Saban and Carroll no longer with their teams (2:04). He gives us a look at college and why the transfer portal has made that job even harder going forward. Then, on what it was like coaching against Bill and the Patriots and why people always try to separate the coach and the QB. Finally, a glance at the vacancies and the one playoff team he has his eyes on should they get upset this weekend. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
1/11/202425 minutes
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Aaron Bronsteter Joins Sportsnet’s UFC Coverage

Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert are joined by Frank Seravalli (1:09) with no shortage of news in his weekly appearance - between Corey Perry being cleared to play, the Flyers' feud with Cutter Gauthier, All-Star voting and the Leafs calling up Samsonov. Later, we welcome Aaron Bronsteter (25:22) to Sportsnet and into the studio tonight to discuss his new deal with Sportsnet, the best names to watch, the UFC 297 Card in Toronto and why so many Canadian MMA fighters are living in the shadow of GSP. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
1/11/202449 minutes, 48 seconds
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Expert Analysis of the Flyers' Controversial Trade

On the heels of a surprise trade between the Flyers and Ducks, Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert welcome SN scout and former NHL Exec. Jason Bukula (2:46) to give his analysis of the deal.  He discusses the process of drafting, signing and management of NCAA players and where the Flyers may have misstepped with Cutter Gauthier. Later, David Amber (28:01) drops by the studio for a chat ahead of Oilers/Blackhawks, a look at the All -Star voting, MVP watch, Bedard’s incredible season and more. Finally, rumours that Pascal’s days in Toronto and nearing the end.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 
1/9/202449 minutes, 57 seconds
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Say Bye Bye To Hometown Discounts

Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert are joined by Jeff Marek, who kicks off the show discussing the Leafs extension of William Nylander, where he ranks in the Leafs pecking order and the impact this deal will have on Mitch Marner and the amount of money he will be seeking. Then, the notion of “sweetheart deals” and “hometown discounts” and why they no longer exist in hockey. Later, thoughts on the NFL Playoffs, the Superbowl logo conspiracy and which teams pose the greatest threat to the 49ers and the Ravens. We close with Thomas Drance (37:18) from SN650 and The Athletic, who shares his thoughts on how Nylander's deal impacts Elias Pettersson.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
1/9/202449 minutes, 53 seconds
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USA Takes Gold at the World Juniors

Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert are joined by Daily Faceoff's Frank Seravalli (3:08) fresh off a gold medal for the Americans at the World Juniors - is there a shrinking gap between Canada and the USA when it comes to international hockey? Should Canadians be more worried should NHL players ever return to the Olympics? Plus, they discuss goaltending being the defining moment of the NHL season and why teams like Toronto and Edmonton are feeling the pain. Afterwards, The Ringer's Seerat Sohi (25:41) joins to discuss the new look Raptors, hot Siakam rumours, and the specific position she thinks the team needs to address. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
1/6/202449 minutes, 25 seconds
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How Players Like McDavid Drove Major Changes for All-Star Weekend

We start at MSG with Greg Wyshynski (2:23) covering Bedard in NYC, a look at the Stanley Cup rematch tonight, how VGK/FLA are still in the playoff hunt and whether we prefer rematches or a new pair every year. Over to the NHL All-Star weekend and why Greg likes the “goofy” events. Later on, Steve Mayer, NHL Chief Content Officer (24:48) on how the fans and players drove the changes for All-Star weekend, especially Connor McDavid. We close the show with the first 16 names selected to the NHL All-Star game including Auston Matthews in for the Leafs and Alex Ovechkin not on the list. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
1/5/202449 minutes, 41 seconds
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Behind the Scenes: Ohtani Deal & PWHL Birth

Ailish and Justin welcome Stan Kasten to the show, President and Minority Owner of the LA Dodgers (1:20) and member of the PWHL Advisory Board. He reflects on the start of the season, worldwide numbers via YouTube and the importance of allowing physical play as a major part of the game. Then some reflection on the chase of Ohtani, why it’s best for baseball that he ended up in LA and why the Dodgers financial success has a positive impact on the other teams in MLB. Later, a visit from Jennifer Botterill (24:56) in our studios who is on the panel for the Leafs and Ducks, the goalie situation, picking spots for young goalies and how that position has affected so much more mentally than others. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
1/4/202449 minutes, 51 seconds
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Sid vs. Ovie - Enjoy It While It Lasts

Jeff Marek makes his weekly appearance with Ailish and Justin to look at Sid vs. Ovie tonight (3:19), the pace for him catching Gretzky, then over to lessons we learned from the World Juniors, why it’s hard to be one of the parents, especially for the goalie. Then some thoughts on the start of the PWHL and the impact of the league for the future of the women’s game. Later, Mike Futa (25:51) on his time with St Mike’s, coaching Shelden Keefe, thoughts on Ovie vs. Crosby and how managers deal with a situation like the Leafs and Samsonov. Mike then shares the template that the Kings are using to build a great team. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
1/3/202449 minutes, 43 seconds
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PWHL Opening Night with Billie Jean King

Ailish Forfar sits down with Billie Jean King, legendary tennis player and women's rights advocate, ahead of opening night for the Professional Women's Hockey League! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
1/2/20246 minutes, 55 seconds
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Closing the Year with Ron MacLean and Charles Davis

Ailish Forfar and Justin cuthbert start Hour 3 with Ron MacLean, who shares stories about how he celebrates Christmas now and especially when he was a kid. A cool trip down memory lane, idols you wish to have dinner with and then how 2024 will see the start of the PWHL and the potential for the league to be successful. Later, final word of the year goes to  Charles Davis (26:50) from The NFL on CBS. He shares why the Bills are so dangerous, backup QBs shining with the Browns and Bengals and thoughts on how the playoff picture is unfolding. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
12/23/202349 minutes, 37 seconds
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Chris Cuthbert’s Annual Christmas Appearance

In the 2nd hour of the show, Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert start with Producer Mike Gentile’s Stories of the Year Awards. From Ohtani signing, Dubas firing and some of the biggest stars that have retired while “Judge Holly” is on duty to break the tie. Then, over to Chris Cuthbert (25:36), who continues his Christmas tradition of appearing on the show. He looks back on calling the 9-3 Leafs loss in Buffalo, if Samsonov is meant to play for the Marlies, why calling a Canadian Cup winner is on his wish list and how meaningful it would be. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
12/22/202349 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ailish and Justin’s Holiday Wish List

Ailish Forfar & Justin Cuthbert are festive for hour 1 of our year-end 3-hour special. They kick off their holiday wish list for all the Toronto sports teams - the future of Nylander, where the Jays go next and why the Bills are still “Toronto’s NFL Team.” Later, we visit with Savanna Hamilton (26:05) in Philly ahead of the Raps and Sixers. We look at Scottie’s year, Darko’s coaching and why the sky is not falling. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
12/22/202349 minutes, 23 seconds
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Wish List for All Canadian NHL Teams

As the year ends, Ailish Forfar & Justin Cuthbert are joined by The Athletic's Hailey Salvian (1:29) to go through all the Canadian NHL and see what's on their holiday wishlist. From the surprising Canucks, to the changes in Edmonton, what’s next for the Senators and the Leafs question marks on defence and in net.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
12/22/202324 minutes, 47 seconds
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Raptors Roster Isn’t Fooling Anyone

In Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert's weekly visit with Frank Seravalli (1:49), we look at the quiet success of the Jets and how they did it, a bizarre retirement story about Nolan Patrick and why Martin Jones is more than capable of being the Leafs' backup than Samsonov. Later, Jake Fischer (25:31) of Yahoo! looks around the NBA with a specific focus on the Raptors roster, why it clearly is not working and if the team has shown their cards ahead of the deadline. Then, why a weak draft class will impact trades and why it can help the Raptors. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
12/21/202349 minutes, 53 seconds
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Fan Bases That Are In Need of Holiday Cheer

We are joined by Julie Stewart-Binks from SNY (3:41) as the Leafs are hosting the Rangers and why NY's QBs have taken news day between Rodgers and DeVito. Plus, the strong season from the blue shirts and why the focus has shifted from Ottawa Senators' firing to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Later, a visit from Donnovan Bennett in-studio (24:47) as we debate how to order a steak, the NFL MVP, the case against Brock Purdy and why people keep hesitating to give him credit. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
12/20/202349 minutes, 37 seconds
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Everything Old Is New Again in Ottawa

Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert start with reaction to the Ottawa Senators firing DJ Smith, bringing back Jacques Martin and most interesting just might be the promotion of Daniel Alfredsson who is now an assistant coach. With that, Jeff Marek (2:27), who also dishes on Kyle Dubas’ struggles in Pittsburgh and watching his team give up against the Maple Leafs. Later, a trip to Ottawa where Brent Wallace joins us (25:42) to explain why this change was so obvious and needed and why it doesn’t mean DJ is a bad coach. Then, why Jacques Martin is the right guy at the right time. Finally, the roster, not being tough enough to pay against and why this will not be fixed this season. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 
12/18/202349 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Dubas Divorce and Where It Left Toronto

Justin Cuthbert and JD Bunkis start the show with Elliotte Friedman (4:40) as Kyle Dubas and the Penguins are back in town and he reflects on his time here, why his press conference got him fired and how Dubas has avoided all Toronto media requests. Then, a comparison between the former and current Leafs GM and if it’s fair to pit them against each other. Later, a visit from Will Lou (26:45) ahead of the Raptors and Hawks and how the 2 teams are perfect trade partners. Plus, did the Raptors wait too long and miss their trade window?The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates. 
12/16/202349 minutes, 49 seconds
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Now A Dodger, Is Ohtani The Biggest Villain in Baseball?

Today we have JD Bunkis joining Justin Cuthbert on the show and right as we start the Dodgers are introducing Shohei Ohtani which leads us to discuss “Evil Empires” in sports and the hatred for other teams and their stars. Then, a look at the Leafs and why they always play down to their competition. Next up, a visit from Luke Gadzic (28:26) who looks back at Fathers' trips in the NHL, players that left him star-struck when he was in the NHL and if Roberto Luongo was underrated and appreciated. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
12/15/202349 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Skills Comp. Gets Better with … Money

Jeff Marek (2:28) leads with Ailish and Justin with a conspiracy behind how Connor McDavid wears his jersey, why the NHL operations department “took back” the Skills Competition from the marketing department and the redesigned competition with a $1M reward to the overall winner.  Then, some thoughts on yet another team firing their Head Coach with the Blues parting ways with Craig Berube. We head to New York, where Frank Isola joins the show (25:45) for Tommy Cutlets taking the Giants and NFL by storm, Soto to the Yankees and then his view on the Raptors and the possibility of OG and Siakam being dealt. Finally, Lebron ages gracefully and the Pistons are at 20 losses and counting!The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
12/14/202349 minutes, 55 seconds
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Give John Tavares His Flowers Already!

Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert get you set for Connor vs Connor tonight and why it’s dangerous to compare anyone to McDavid. With that and more, Frank Seravalli (3:10) weighs in on the struggling Pens and if Kyle Dubas can make a coaching change by himself or does Mike Sullivan hold more power than most coaches. Over to the Leafs, appreciating John Tavares and how his game has evolved. Later, his contract, why it won’t continue and the idea of his taking less money to keep the team together. Finally, stuck at 5 goals, is Ovie starting to run out of gas in his Gretzky chase?The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
12/12/202324 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Most Insane Part of the Ohtani Contract

Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert open the show with breaking news regarding the Ohtani Dodgers contract. He is taking $2M per season and deferring the remaining $68 to the end of the contract. For analysis, we welcome Shi Davidi (4:31) who explains why this works inside of the CBA, tax implications and why his money from endorsements was already at $40M per year. Then, we look at how close the Jays were, what their plans are next and if you’d rather be in it and lose or never be in it at all. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
12/11/202324 minutes, 48 seconds
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Fact and Fiction During The Most Intense Day of Ohtani Watch

Today was dominated by Ohtani watch, conflicting reports of his location, rumours and flight tracking. To discuss, Ailish Forfar & Justin Cuthbert are joined by Jeff Blair (1:36), Ben Nicholson-Smith (25:36) and Blake Murphy (35:59). Why the Jays are still in it, how physicals work and where players have them done and answering the question of whether the Jays are in trouble should Ohtani choose elsewhere. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
12/9/202349 minutes, 46 seconds
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Winter Meetings Recap, Jays' Momentum Grows

As the MLB Winter Meetings come to an end, Ailish Forfar & Justin Cuthbert check in with Ben Nicholson-Smith who was in Nashville for the meetings and he reflects on the Ohtani negotiations, the price the Yankees paid for Soto and why the focus on Ohtani took them out of the running for some other worthy free agents. Then, some insight on what it’s been like covering this story and how often he is refreshing Twitter.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
12/7/202324 minutes, 43 seconds
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Former Exec Says No Ohtani, No Problem

Former MLB Exec David Samson joins Ailish Forfar & Justin Cuthbert to discuss a different type of view on Ohtani. He makes a case that only money matters in negotiations and why on a winning team you just can’t have someone take such a huge percentage of your payroll. Next, Frank Seravalli (25:33) on the Leafs needs on defence, why the Blue Jackets are dropping the ball and Gary Bettman beginning to play games with the Olympics and his comments about the rinks in Italy. The NHL Draft hits the Vegas sphere, and which team benefits the most with a rising cap?The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
12/7/202349 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Comments That Might Have Sunk the Dodgers’ Chances

Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert open with comments from Ken Rosenthal who explained that the Jays meeting Ohtani in Florida really does take things to another level. Then, to Nashville where Shi Davidi joins us (5:28) with the latest - including – the managers meeting the media and how Dave Roberts of the Dodgers revealed too much while John Schneider played things completely opposite. Next, to Kaylyn Kyle (27:34), former member of Team Canada and now MLS Analyst on playing with Christine Sinclair, what she meant to her and so many other Canadians and some incredible memories from their playing days. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
12/6/202349 minutes, 57 seconds
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Bev Priestman Previews Sinclair’s Farewell Match

Ailish and Justin speak with the head coach of Team Canada, Bev Priestman, ahead of Christine Sinclair’s final game tonight as they recall their relationship, the influence the player had on the coach, who takes the lead of this team going forward and Bev confirms how Sinc will be used in the game for the final time.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
12/5/202311 minutes, 55 seconds
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It’s HOT At The Winter Meetings

Ailish Forfar & Justin Cuthbert open with the latest Ohtani rumours and as the Winter Meetings start the Jays are also big players for Juan Soto. Next, over to Jeff Marek (5:26) on NHL trades for defence, why the Kings took an interesting approach to their build and why the NHL has no interest in an in-season tournament. We then head to the GM meetings where Jon Morosi (27:55) joins us for an update on Ohtani, Soto and why there was a mystery about the whereabouts of Ross Atkins. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
12/5/202349 minutes, 39 seconds
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SGA, Sinc & Canadian Greatness Past & Present

Ailish Forfar & Justin Cuthbert start with an update on the Jays' chase of Ohtani with reports from people like Jeff Passan and we weed through all the rumours. Next up, Arash Madani (5:03) out in BC for the Christine Sinclair farewell tour which starts tonight, how she’s being used in the lineup and the build-up for the final game next week. Then, a chat about the Canadian Athlete of the Year and he makes a compelling case for his choice. Later, Kyle Bukauskas (26:43) is working Leafs/Bruins tomorrow night for SN and we take a look at the top stories in the NHL, the Canadian teams especially leading into Hockey Night in Canada. Finally, we close with a clip from Tom Verducci outlining why the Jays are attractive to Ohtani. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
12/2/202349 minutes, 37 seconds
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Sid Seixeiro Makes An Incredible Pitch for Shohei Ohtani

We welcome Sid Seixeiro to the show (4:55) who is a believer in the Blue Jays chances of landing Shohei Ohtani and he makes a compelling case for Toronto being a worthy of all the rumours plus, where this would rank in Canadian history if it happened. Later, Hailey Salvian from The Athletic (25:02) reacts to the Nikita Zadorov trade to the Canucks and if the Maple Leafs could have gotten into the mix. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
12/1/202349 minutes, 39 seconds
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A Chat with Ernie Johnson from Inside the NBA

Ailish Forfar & Justin Cuthbert are pleased to have Ernie Johnson (6:13) join the show on the heels of the NBA Tournament wrapping up the group stage, the tiebreaker scenario and if point differential is the best way to do it – or – should the regular season record be the determining factor. Then, his thoughts on the Raptors, why he loves Ailish’s analogy of “the mushy middle” and if the Golden State Warriors' dynasty is coming to an end. Next, should the NHL adopt their version of the NBA Tournament? Our “stock prices” of the Canadian NHL teams and we close with Mike Kelly (38:51) from NHL Network on all that and more.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
11/30/202349 minutes, 53 seconds
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Reacting to Kyle Davidson’s Media Conference

Ailish Forfar & Justin Cuthbert hear from the GM of the Blackhawks with a recap of his press conference today. Frank Seravalli shares his view of how the Blackhawks handled the situation, why Davidson was limited in what he said and the importance of laying to rest some of the rumours that came out of the situation. Later, why Patrick Kane chose the Red Wings, the Leafs are buying time until the playoffs and the brawl between Tkachuk teams. Frank closes with whether the Oilers are “back” now that they’ve been winning and Connor is back to being Connor. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
11/28/202324 minutes, 52 seconds
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A Wild Story, Another NHL Coach Gets Fired

Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert lead the show with breaking news that the Wild have fired head coach Dean Evason and replaced him with John Hynes.  Jeff Marek joins the conversation (6:17) and discusses the recycling of coaches and how close other teams are to making moves. Then, some thoughts on the Leafs taking Marner off the top line, why the Tkachucks are everything you want in hockey players and an update on Patrick Kane. Next, former NFL Executive Marc Ross (26:54) on Week 12, the Bills slipping to 6-6 and why winning close games (Eagles) is a true skill. Later, thoughts on Sean McDermott who worked under Marc years ago and why he’s the issue in Buffalo. We close with Ohtani rumours and the difference between a “Dark Horse” and a “Sleeper.”The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
11/28/202349 minutes, 55 seconds
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Making the List: Which Teams are Cup Worthy?

Sportsnet's own Caroline Cameron joins Ailish and Justin in-studio fresh off an Oilers' win! She shares why this win may be Edmonton's first complete game of the season and if the team can dig themselves out of their early season hole, before determining how many teams around the league are "Stanley Cup worthy”. Next, The Athletic's Sean Gentille looks back on Kyle Dubas' early days with the Penguins, as well as the challenge of balancing winning today and looking towards the future (25:00). We close with the week with our new mailbag segment where Ailish proves why she’d be a better Formula 1 driver than Justin. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
11/25/202349 minutes, 48 seconds
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Bye Bye Klingberg, Hello Cap Space!

Nick Kypreos (0:13) sticks around after his show to talk some Leafs, including John Klingberg being put on Long-Term Injured Reserve, and if surgery is next, does it means his entire season will be over? How will the Leafs use their financial flexibility? Afterwards, they chat with TNT/NHL Network's Jackie Redmond (27:42), who gets into the pace that William Nylander continues to stay on after the Sweden trip, how the Oilers might be cooked, and that the Canucks will only go as far as their goaltender. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
11/24/202349 minutes, 17 seconds
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Seravalli Gives Us the Nylander Number and It’s Huge

Frank Seravalli leads the show today with the Oilers in desperate need of a goalie and thinks a former Leaf is a perfect fit (2:45). Then, over to why changes need to happen in Columbus, his take on the Nylander situation and the AAV he believes Willy is worth. Next up, Carolina Hurricanes GM Don Waddell joins us (25:23) ahead of hosting the Oilers, he discusses the growth of the fan base, tailgating before games and trying to push things over the top this season. Finally, a hilarious chat with Teemu Selanne (26:30) on making a movie with Brett Hull, thoughts on the NHL Global Series and the need for best on best.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
11/23/202349 minutes, 53 seconds
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More Money No Problems – NBA Tourney is Working

Ailish Forfar & Justin Cuthbert start with Alvin Williams in Orlando for the Raps' In-Season Tournament game tonight. He discusses how the tourney is being viewed by the players, the identity of this current team and why they are still a mystery. Next up, Nabil Karim (25:38) from TNT and NBA TV on the popularity of the tournament and what players have told him about the extra money being a motivator. Then, SGA will get legit MVP votes and the difficulty of Barnes and Siakam playing in the same lineup. We wrap with James Sharman (41:20) from BMO Field ahead of Canada/Jamaica, the transition out of the John Herdman era and why qualifying for Copa America is such a big deal. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
11/22/202349 minutes, 48 seconds
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Nylander Reaching “Priceless” Territory

Ailish Forfar & Justin Cuthbert start off with Jeff Marek (2:25) on McDavid not being the same since rushing back for the Heritage Classic, the Oilers dipping into the goalie market and the success of the Global Series in Sweden. Meanwhile, William Nylander has become invaluable. Next up, Chris Rose (27:05) weighs in on the lack of trade value for Alek Manoah, where he thinks Ohtani is looking at the most and then over to the Kelce Bowl, Chiefs/Eagles tonight and the one Taylor Swift stat you never knew you needed.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
11/20/202349 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Jays Ohtani Interest Becomes Legitimate

Frank Seravalli joins Ailish Forfar & Justin Cuthbert (2:38) from Sweden to discuss the International Series, the Leafs looking to fix their issues on defence and he confirms that they met with Patrick Kane earlier this week. Plus, a discussion of the future of International teams and how that potential expansion could work in the NHL. Later, Ben Verlander (25:15) from Fox Sports on the Ohtani rumours and if the Jays are a legit contender. We finish with some Commissioner talk as Adam Silver was on SN 590 today – plus – Gary Bettman speaks in Sweden and Rob Manfred discusses the A’s moving from Oakland.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
11/17/202349 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Cost of Fixing the Leafs Might Surprise You

Sam Cosentino, SN NHL Analyst joins Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert ahead of Oilers/Kraken tonight and the “McGM” talk, and Horvat's reunion with his old Canucks team. Then, to the Leafs, the growth of Willie Nylander and what they would have to give up to fix their issues on defence. Next, a chat with Will Lou (25:30) from courtside ahead of Raps/Bucks. The OG injury continues, Barnes reaches a new level with defence and then the re-birth of Malachi Flynn. We close hour 1 with the debut of “The A-List.” Finally, back to courtside with Eric Smith and Paul Jones (53:53) on the mic and Adam Silver’s comments about Canadian expansion. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
11/16/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 46 seconds
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Morosi on Ohtani in Toronto: “You’re Sayin There’s A Chance”

Ailish Forfar & Justin Cuthbert start the show with Bruce Boudreau (4:59) and we press the head coach on everything from coaches hired and fired, whether the Nylander season is a surprise, why he hates the word tanking and whether 3 on 3 needs fixing. Later, David Shaw (25:55), Sr. VP of UFC discusses the new partnership with Sportsnet, the rise of Canadian MMA stars and UFC 297 coming to Toronto as well. We close with Jon Morosi (35:04), how Shohei Ohtani is more concerned with roster instead of geography, why Joey Votto would love to play for the Jays and how this team with Schneider, Hale and Mattingly are all capable of managing an MLB team today. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
11/15/202349 minutes, 50 seconds
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Former Agent Running Oilers – Not McDavid

On the heels of the Edmonton Oilers firing their coach, Jeff Marek joins Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert (5:27) to discuss how the former agent of McDavid – Jeff Jackson – is making the calls, putting his stamp on the team and the awkwardness between him and Ken Holland. Then, to nervous coaches in the NHL and why Jay Woodcroft is in line to replace anyone on the hot seat. Next, Katie Heindl (26:25) looks at the Raptors who start a massive homestand this week and how hard it is to truly analyze them so early in the season. We close the show in Edmonton with Gene Principe (42:49) ahead of the debut of Kris Knoblauch, why the change was made and a power shift at the top of the organization. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
11/14/202349 minutes, 47 seconds
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A Deep Dive on Canadian Teams with Ron MacLean

Ailish & Justin welcome Ron MacLean (4:38) to the show ahead of Hall of Fame weekend, why some players struggle after signing massive deals when pointing to the Huberdeau situation with the Flames. Why the Oilers have fallen apart, the case to stick with Jay Woodcroft and how the Canucks had an unconventional journey to the top from new players to a new coach. Next, as the Leafs go back to back with the Flames and Canucks, we go back to back with Julian McKenzie (25:21) from The Athletic Calgary and then to Vancouver with Dan Riccio (38:55) from SN 650.  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
11/11/202349 minutes, 52 seconds
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Kouleas or Keefe – Who’s Angrier At The Leafs?

Ailish & Justin open the show with Steve Kouleas (5:28) on the heels of Sheldon Keefe’s fiery post-game where he called out the team and Steve outlines why the team has started slowly.  Then, he takes a look around the league from the Bruins staying hot and why the Oilers can still bounce back. Next up, a clip from Kevin Gausman who detailed on a podcast today what happened to Alek Manoah this year and where it went wrong. Later, the best of Scott Boras from the GM Meetings and blaming Rogers Centre for Matt Chapman’s offensive struggles. We close with Mark Spector (40:50) in San Jose ahead of Sharks/Oilers and what could happen in Edmonton if they lose.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
11/10/202349 minutes, 33 seconds
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Do The Leafs Have "It"?

Ailish and Justin ask Frank Seravalli which Canadian team is closest to a breaking point between the Oilers, Flames and Sens. Then a bit on Jack Campbell getting waived and Jonathan Huberdeau getting benched as each team is desperate to improve. Then, if the Sens injuries are an excuse for their slow start and the Leafs reputation of being "soft". The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
11/8/202324 minutes, 51 seconds
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Goalie Guru Diagnoses Campbell, Samsonov

Ailish and Justin open with ESPN's Greg Wyshinski  (5:48) on the news that Jack Campbell was waived today, why the Oilers never provided a proper goalie to McDavid/Draisaitl and what’s next for the team that is sitting at 2-8-1. Then, to the Leafs and if the comeback against Tampa will set them in the right direction. Next up, fresh from the MLB GM meetings Blue Jays Ross Atkins is bringing back hitting coach Guillermo Martinez and we hear some of the best clips from today as well as addressing a new role for Don Mattingly. Finally, the goalie guru joins the show as we speak to Kevin Woodley from NHL.com and In Goal magazine, who shares his take on what the Oilers are trying to do and what separates Woll and Samsonov (30:38).The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
11/8/202349 minutes, 52 seconds
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NHL Coaching Hot Seat(s) All Located in Canada

Ailish and Justin begin the show focusing on the Canadian NHL teams and how they established a rankings system to gauge where teams are at in the season. Then, Jeff Marek joins the show (5:34) to discuss the state of Canadian hockey and Oilers' fanbase. Plus, how Rick Tocchet turned around the Canucks, how coaches use the media to send messages. Finally, Brady Tkachuk's plead with the fans and why he knows what he’s doing and the return of Nick Robertson!  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
11/6/202324 minutes, 41 seconds
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Leaf(S)Not Getting the Job Done

Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert start with Andrew Peters (8:32), former NHL enforcer and host of the After the Whistle Podcast, who discusses the Leafs' lack of toughness in Boston after a Brad Marchand hit and why this was supposed to be a different looking team with Reaves, Domi & Bertuzzi. When is the right time to send a message? Next, Alvin Williams live from San Antonio on the new-look Raptors, a historic start for Barnes and then a big matchup this weekend vs Wembanyama (26:15). We close with John Buccigross of ESPN on The National “Hughes” League, the Bruins stay hot, the Leafs stay soft and why their roster is not good enough (39:59). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
11/3/202349 minutes, 41 seconds
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Toronto Rivals Night: Road Battles with Bruins and Sixers

Ailish Forfar and Justin cuthbert start with David Amber, who drops by the studio to chat Leafs/Bruins and his theory about how they stayed so hot after losing so many pieces in the offseason. Then, on the Sens and empathy for Pierre Dorion who did way more good than bad. Next, Jon Morosi wraps up the MLB season with the Rangers win, if Seager is Hall of Fame worthy and he makes a BOLD prediction about who the Jays land in the offseason (25:47). Finally, we wrap with Aaron Rose from SI (41:29), on the Raptors, why the 76ers have taken over the rivalry and trying to figure out how good Toronto can be this season. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
11/2/202349 minutes, 55 seconds
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Sens Fire GM and the Name to Keep an Eye On

Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert start the show with Jeff Marek with the news of the Pierre Dorion firing in Ottawa today, why “no trade lists” are hidden and then his top choice as a replacement (5:44). Then, trouble in Calgary and how Washington is another team that went from contender to seller. Later, an MLB round table with both Justin Morneau and Caleb Joseph in the studio with us (25:32). They share World Series Game 5 predictions, why the DBacks can’t be counted out and stories from the field from the former Jays catcher and the 2006 MVP. Finally, a chat about the Flames reevaluating their long-term goals after a nightmare start to the season.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
11/1/202349 minutes, 58 seconds
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Gabriel Moreno, Trick or Treat?

We kick off the Halloween edition of the show as Ailish and Justin dress up as the Hanson Brothers. Frank Seravalli (2:07) explains why any analysis of Mitch Marner is a stretch and nothing to worry about his down season, why he thought the NHL nailed The Heritage Classic and the call for better prevention of neck injuries across all levels of hockey. Next, Jesse Rogers of ESPN (24:50) from Game 4 of the World Series, the Rangers have the advantage but they are ravaged with significant injuries, and he predicts what Gabriel Moreno will be referred to in a couple of years. Then, Jason Bukala on the Leafs and what has gone right and wrong for their defensive pairings. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
10/31/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 15 seconds
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One-On-One With Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff

Ailish and Justin look at the sports equinox tonight with MLB, NHL, NBA and NFL all in action and they debate whether this is the best time of year, or if it's spring with The Masters, start of MLB and both NHL/NBA in the playoffs. Next up, Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff joins us ahead of the Jets/Rangers on Monday Night Hockey, Blake Wheeler back in town tonight, why ticket sales are dropping and reaction to the NHL Draft being decentralized (4:27). Later, Kevin Barker on the World Series, if the 2-3-2 format is fair and why the Jays have a long way to go (25:21). To wrap, Eric Smith and Paul Jones from Scotiabank Arena on the Raptors and if the team has shifted from Siakam to Barnes (52:27).The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
10/30/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 28 seconds
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World Series Primer – 2 Teams 2 Different Builds

We are set for World Series Game 1. Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert speak with Jesse Rogers in Texas briefly, followed by Shi Davidi (15:51) on the World Series that nobody saw coming, how the 2 teams were built so differently and we lay out the path to victory for each team. Then, whether or not it’s good for baseball that the 84-win D-Backs are in the World Series. Next up, Frank Seravalli live in Edmonton (27:26) where the Oilers and Flames are struggling ahead of the Heritage Classic. Frank gives his take on the chances that McDavid plays this weekend, why the Oilers aren’t listening to their coaches and Jack Hughes' torrid start. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
10/27/202349 minutes, 54 seconds
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How Early Should A Coach Be On A “Hot Seat?"

Ailish and Justin welcome Nick Kypreos into the studio to start the show as Shane Pinto was suspended for gambling today and Nick discusses the promotion of gambling and the importance of offering help and guidance. Then, over to the Oilers' struggles and whether or not it’s too early to have Jay Woodcroft on the “hot seat.” Next, a look at NBA coaching with Nurse vs Griffin tonight and if the Raptors already look different under coach Darko. We close with Mark Spector in Edmonton (41:08) on the Oilers' struggles, why it has taken some wind out of the Heritage Classic and the pressure that Jay Woodcroft is under. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
10/26/202349 minutes, 52 seconds
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Hello Darko My Old Friends – New Season, New Coach

Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert are all Raptors today ahead of the season opener when they host the T-Wolves in Toronto. We start with Ramona Shelburne from ESPN (8:57), who takes us through why the Raptors don’t rebuild like most teams and then has a specific read on what’s next for Pascal Siakam. Then, the legend of Wemby grows and James Harden is playing games, just not basketball. Next, we are courtside with William Lou from The Raptors Show just ahead of the game for season predictions, decoding the mixed messages and whether or not big names will be walked to free agency (25:44). We close with Eric Smith and Paul Jones, their years together calling games, opening day memories and what a new-look Darko-coached team looks like (56:30). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
10/25/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 51 seconds
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Small Market Millions – What The Giannis Extension Means

The show starts with the setup for Game 7 of the ALCS and the controversy surrounding Bryan Abreu who will be suspended for 2 games after hitting Adolis Garcia – but – he won’t serve until next season which feels like an advantage for the Astros. Next up, Jeff Marek (6:22) on Max Domi finding his way with the Leafs, why Joseph Woll is a threat to take over the #1 spot, and the addition of a Connor McDavid injury in a rough start to the Oilers season. Later, Jon Morosi (24:53) from Philly during Game 6 to discuss the upcoming Game 7, and why the Astros deserve credit for keeping the dynasty going after the cheating scandal. Finally, breaking news with Giannis extending in Milwaukee. We speak to Michael Grange (49:43) about the deal, what it means for the NBA and if the Raptors have a template for a huge star to stay in a small market. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
10/23/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 20 seconds
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John Herdman and Chris “Mad Dog” Russo

With the news of Christine Sinclair retiring, Ailish Forfar and Justin Cuthbert speak to current TFC head coach and former Team Canada head coach John Herdman (6:44). He reflects on his time as her coach, why he was nervous about working with a star like her and what she taught him about soccer. Then on his move to TFC, the debut this weekend and comparing international vs club play. Later, Chris “Mad Dog” Russo on the MLB playoffs (27:17), if the Astros are getting enough credit and will someone like Altuve be prevented from making the Hall of Fame? Later, Sinclair's teammate Sophie Schmidt - also retired from Team Canada - on being in awe of her former teammate and the battles on and off the pitch they took part in (55:40). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
10/20/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 46 seconds
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Chris Bassitt: Blue Jays Pitcher and Leafs Super Fan

The show kicks off with a discussion around Matthew Knies moving up on the Maple Leafs lineup. Then to Ottawa with Brent Wallace (4:39) who looks ahead to Capitals vs. Senators, why the city is in love with the new owner, the return of Alfie and reasons for Ovie’s chase losing interest and steam. Later, a look at how the Sens and Sabres are building their team, and the risk/reward of paying stars before they become… stars. Later on, Chris Bassitt of the Blue Jays (24:41) calls into the show to talk about embracing Toronto, especially the Leafs and how he’s always been a hockey fan. Then, his thoughts on the disappointing end to the season and why he loves the challenge of playing in Philly. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
10/18/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Phillies Have the Greatest Home Field in Sports

Caleb Joseph joins Ailish Forfar & Justin Cuthbert in studio to talk about why the Phillies have such a terrific home field advantage and how the team was specifically built for the post season. Then, the reason why the Rangers are 7-0 in the playoffs and we wrap on the Jays and the long off-season ahead. Next up, the Athletic's Josh Kloke on the Leafs, whether Corey Perry is a Hall of Famer, how impressive William Nylander is and then Michael Bradley's retirement and the case for Bradley as one of the greatest in Toronto sports history (25:58). Finally, some early Leafs takeaways and a game of Print or Pass (1:10:33) with producer Mike Gentile!The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
10/17/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 49 seconds
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Streaks and Stars: It’s Bedard vs. Matthews

Ailish and Justin begin with Matthews vs. Bedard tonight in Toronto and all the talk leading into the game has been about the amount of media coverage for the rookie with people like teammate Taylor Hall saying it’s been overboard. Jeff Marek weighs in on the coverage and where to draw the line before discussing which NHL team and stars would you pay money to see (6:07). Later, former NHL referee Tim Peel joins the show to discuss tonight’s game, the evolution of referees, the role of fighting and how rules have changed, technology and getting calls right (25:52). Finally, ahead of NLCS Game 1 we are joined by Bob Nightengale from USA Today (59:23). Thoughts on the Playoffs, why older pitchers are being left in games longer, then, to off field stories like baseball returning to the Olympics.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
10/16/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 34 seconds
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“I Made the NHL” Chantal Minten on Son Fraser Making the Leafs

Ailish Forfar & Justin Cuthbert wrap the week with Real Kyper in-studio as Nick Kypreos looks at the first few days of the NHL season, what he saw in the Leafs and why a player like Ryan Reaves is important. Over to the young stars and why there is a massive difference between someone like Knies and Minten. Next up, Chantal Minten, the mother of Maple Leafs' Fraser Minten on his rise to the NHL, the surprise text message he sent them about making the Leafs and what it’s been like since they got the amazing news (25:27). We close the show with Most Cursed teams in sports on this Friday the 13th and 1 Toronto team makes the list!The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
10/13/202349 minutes, 53 seconds
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Closing the Book on the Blue Jays' Season with BNS

Ben Nicholson-Smith joins Ailish and Justin in studio to look back at today’s news conference where Jays President Mark Shapiro aimed to clean up the mess after the Ross Atkins Thanksgiving presser – and – his mission to speak to a very angry fan base. Then to the off-season, what’s next for people like Alek Manoah and how the team needs to address their lack of hitting from players to coaches. Next up, Auston Matthews scores 3 goals and Toronto seems to have much fewer hats than most rinks. Later, Jon Morosi from MLB Network on how things behind the scenes with the Jays are not exactly smooth (33:45). Finally, to Bryce Harper, the information shared in clubhouses and why the Braves and Phillies are destined to go the full 5 games in their series.  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
10/12/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 8 seconds
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Debating What Defines “Success” For The Leafs

Ailish and Justin kick off the show with Frank Seravalli from Dailyfaceoff.com (3:31), who goes into what would make the Leafs season a success. Then, his first-hand look at Connor Bedard last night, his expectations for the other Connor (McDavid) to repeat as a 60-goal scorer and his thoughts on the NHL Pride tape ban and why the NHLPA has been oddly silent so far. Later, Luke Fox live from Scotiabank ahead of Leafs/Habs (28:49) and how the press box is obsessing with the end of the Hall and Oates goal song. Then, to the lineup overhaul and the different approach with Brad Treliving managing the team. We close with comments from Whit Merrifield who spoke on a podcast today about the Berrios controversy and why teams obsess with numbers instead of feeling the game.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
10/11/202350 minutes
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Welcome to The FAN Pregame

Ailish and Justin open the show with a recap of the Ross Atkins press conference over the weekend. Then on NHL Opening Night, they welcome Bill Daly (2:55), Deputy Commissioner to discuss the start of the season, Bedard’s debut, the banning of Pride Tape, technology and best-on-best hockey internationally. Later, a review of the Atkins press conference and what we can expect this week when Mark Shapiro speaks on Thursday. Then, NHL bold predictions and why out of 20 people at Sportsnet, not a single one picked the Leafs. Later, Alanna Rizzo from MLB Network (54:19) on Jays offensive woes, why Schneider should not take all the blame, former Jays shine in Arizona and the Braves/Phillies is the series that keeps on giving. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
10/10/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 25 seconds
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Saving the Best for Last + Saying Goodbye

It’s the final countdown, and we saved the best for last. To begin Ailish and Justin’s final hour on The FAN Morning Show, they are joined by Jeff Blair, co-host of Blair and Barker, to discuss Gerrit Cole solidifying his Cy Young case on Thursday night, the Blue Jays’ inability to make adjustments against high-end starting pitching, his suspicion that Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has been hampered by injuries throughout the season, Davis Schneider’s current slump, the eroding relationship between Alek Manoah and the Jays’ front office, and the team’s crucial series in Tampa this weekend. Then, before signing off, Ailish and Justin take an opportunity to present their biggest - and boldest - predictions about the Maple Leafs, Raptors, and Blue Jays. Finally, to end the show, Ailish and Justin issue a final farewell to our loyal morning grinders (24:43). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
9/22/202346 minutes, 46 seconds
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Can Willy Thrive at Centre? w/ Nick Kypreos + NFL Week 3 Primer!

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Charles Davis - long-time friend of the show - checks in from Seattle to discuss Sunday’s Seahawks-Panthers matchup, Bryce Young’s potential absence from the lineup, the 49ers’ dominant win over the Giants on Thursday night, Brock Purdy’s ceiling as San Francisco’s starting quarterback, Micah Parsons’ MVP-calibre skill set, Cincinnati’s 0-2 start, and Jonathan Taylor’s lingering trade request. Later, Ailish and Justin are joined by Nick Kypreos (28:07), co-host of Real Kyper and Bourne, to chat about Sheldon Keefe opening training camp with a conditioning skate, William Nylander’s contract situation, why he’s skeptical about Nylander’s ability to thrive at centre, the potential merits of having Mitch Marner play down the middle, early impressions of Brad Treliving, and Steven Stamkos’ contract stalemate with the Lightning. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate
9/22/202350 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Last Hurrah!

Happy Friday! For the final time, it’s Ailish and Justin hosting The FAN Morning Show. They kick off our farewell show by discussing the Blue Jays’ 5-3 loss to the Yankees, Gerrit Cole’s Cy Young pursuit, the Blue Jays’ track record of struggling to hit against quality pitching, Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s lingering knee injury, and the latest news surrounding Alek Manoah. Afterwards, Ailish and Justin chat about their observations from day 1 of Maple Leafs training camp and William Nylander’s new linemates. Later, Ailish closes out the hour with her final edition of the A-List (42:41)! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
9/22/202350 minutes, 24 seconds
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Vlad’s Injury Scare w/ Blake Murphy + The (New) Morning Show Crew!

Hour 3 of The FAN Morning Show kicks off with Blake Murphy, host of Jays Talk Plus and new co-host of The Raptors Show, stopping by in studio to discuss the Blue Jays’ series against the Yankees, Kevin Gausman’s strong outing on Wednesday night, Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s knee injury, Cavan Biggio’s recent heater, and which team might be the ideal playoff opponent for the Blue Jays. Afterwards, Ailish and Justin are joined in studio by Ben Ennis and Brent Gunning (26:06) to chat about their foray into the morning show slot, the Blue Jays’ playoff pursuit, why this team could be well-equipped to make a post-season run, and the current tenor surrounding the Maple Leafs. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
9/21/202347 minutes, 47 seconds
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Stamkos’ Swan Song in Tampa? w/ Jeff Marek

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Jeff Marek - long-time friend of the show - checks in to discuss his favourite interviews from the 32 Thoughts summer tour, Steven Stamkos’ discontent with his contract situation, the prevailing takeaways from Toronto’s media day, and the ripple effect of Mike Babcock’s resignation in Columbus. Later, Ailish and Justin are joined by Erin Ambrose, defenceman for the PWHL Montreal franchise, to chat about her experience going through the PWHL Draft, Montreal’s star-studded roster, and her expectations for the league’s inaugural season (32:18). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
9/21/202349 minutes, 48 seconds
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Vintage Gausman + Willy Becomes “Centre” of Attention

It’s baby Friday! Ailish and Justin open the show by discussing their move to a new timeslot and some of the programming changes that will be coming to our station this fall. Then, they weigh in on the Blue Jays’ 6-1 win over the Yankees, Aaron Boone’s theatrics, Kevin Gausman’s bounce back outing, and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. being a late scratch on Wednesday with right knee discomfort. Afterwards, Ailish and Justin chat about their takeaways from Maple Leafs media day, William Nylander’s move to centre, the residual implications for John Tavares, Brad Treliving’s tone during his season-opening media address, and Matt Murray undergoing a “major surgery.” Later, Ailish presents her penultimate edition of the A-List (44:41)! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
9/21/202349 minutes, 57 seconds
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Cleanup Cavan w/ Dan Shulman + Wake and Rake!

Hour 3 of The FAN Morning Show kicks off with Dan Shulman checking in from New York to discuss the Blue Jays’ series-opening win over the Yankees, the sleepy atmosphere at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night, the current logjam in the AL West, Cavan Biggio’s recent heater at the plate, his promotion into the cleanup spot, and Bo Bichette’s performance since returning from the IL. Later, Ailish and Justin are joined by Greg Wyshynski (22:40), senior NHL writer for ESPN, to chat about some of the top storylines heading into NHL training camps, the fallout from Mike Babcock’s resignation, Pittsburgh’s outlook with Kyle Dubas at the helm, and the results from ESPN’s superstar poll. Afterwards, Ailish and Justin assemble our daily Wake and Rake parlay before ending our show with an important programming announcement. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
9/20/202348 minutes, 7 seconds
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Blue Jays’ One-Week Turnaround w/ Jon Morosi + Nylander at Center?

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, MLB Network Insider Jon Morosi stops by to discuss the Blue Jays’ ongoing playoff chase, where Toronto currently sits in the AL pecking order, Shohei Ohtani’s elbow surgery and what it means for his impending free agency, the air-tight NL Cy Young race, Yusei Kikuchi’s comically-long sleep routine, and Adam Wainwright’s 200-win milestone. Later, Ailish and Justin are joined by Sportsnet’s Luke Fox to chat about Maple Leafs Media Day, William Nylander’s contract situation, the possibility of Nylander playing center, Brad Treliving’s big off-season moves, and how Sheldon Keefe will fare in the post-Kyle Dubas era (27:00). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
9/20/202349 minutes, 14 seconds
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Kikuchi's Big Revelation + Are the Leafs Better Than Last Year?

Happy Hump Day! Ailish and Justin discuss the Blue Jays’ fascinating turnaround over the past week, the lack of energy at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night, George Springer hitting a leadoff homer on his 34th birthday, Yusei Kikuchi’s injury scare, his insane sleep routine, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. showing signs of wear and tear, and Cavan Biggio being elevated into the cleanup spot. Then, with the Leafs set to host Media Day on Wednesday, Ailish and Justin debate if the team’s current roster is better than the group that reported to training camp last year. Afterwards, Ailish presents her daily edition of the A-List, featuring a special birthday shoutout to Chris Cuthbert (46:43)! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
9/20/202349 minutes, 58 seconds
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Yankees Reset? w/ Evan Roberts + Inside the PWHL Draft

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Evan Roberts, co-host of Evan and Tiki on WFAN in New York, joins the show to discuss the Yankees’ tumultuous 2023 season, New York’s flawed roster construction, the futures of Brian Cashman and Aaron Boone, how Jets fans are coping with losing Aaron Rodgers, the Giants’ epic comeback in Arizona, and the current tenor surrounding the New York Knicks. Later, Ailish and Justin connect with Andi Petrillo, host for CBC Sports and OneSoccer, to chat about her experience hosting the inaugural PWHL Draft, Billie Jean King’s involvement with the PWHL, the atmosphere on the draft floor, and which teams came away with the most polished roster (27:57).  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
9/19/202350 minutes, 40 seconds
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Maple Leafs Training Camp Storylines w/ David Alter + Wake and Rake!

Hour 3 of The FAN Morning Show kicks off with David Alter, Maple Leafs reporter for Sports Illustrated and The Hockey News, stopping by to discuss the biggest storylines heading into Maple Leafs training camp, expectations for Auston Matthews after inking a new deal this summer, lingering questions about the team’s blue line, how Sheldon Keefe might fare with Brad Treliving in charge, Ryan Reaves’ fit in the Maple Leafs’ lineup, and the team’s cap crunch. Later, Ailish and Justin are joined by Donnovan Bennett, co-host of The FAN Checkdown, to chat about the Dolphins’ staying power as a viable contender, the Bengals’ 0-2 start, making sense of the NFC East, and Josh Allen’s history of turnover issues (25:03). Ailish and Justin close out the show by assembling our daily Wake and Rake parlay! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
9/19/202347 minutes, 10 seconds
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Blue Jays' Hypothetical Playoff Rotation + PWHL History!

Ailish and Justin host! They discuss the Blue Jays’ increasing playoff odds, the team’s upcoming series against the Yankees, and which three starting pitchers should take the mound for the Blue Jays in a wild card series. Then, Ailish and Justin weigh in on the inaugural PWHL Draft and chat about some of the top storylines heading into Maple Leafs training camp. We close out the hour with Ailish's daily edition of the A-List (46:18)!The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
9/19/202349 minutes, 33 seconds
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Toronto's Playoff Chances + What's Next in Columbus w/ Elliotte Friedman

On Hour 3 of The FAN Morning Show, Kevin Barker, co-host of Blair and Barker, joins Justin Cuthbert and Brent Gunning to discuss the Blue Jays' weekend sweep against the Boston Red Sox, the lingering concerns surrounding the team's run-scoring abilities, how confidence he feels in Toronto's playoff chances, if the pitching staff is starting to be overworked, and Rafael Devers' best efforts to break up the Jays' party. Later on, NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman weighs in on Mike Babcock's resignation as head coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets, the timeline of events that led up to his departure, and what's next in Columbus. The guys wrap up Monday's show with the daily Wake and Rake parlay!The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
9/18/202346 minutes, 48 seconds
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Toronto's September Rollercoaster w/ David Samson + NFL Week 2 Review!

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, former President of the Miami Marlins and Host of Nothing Personal, David Samson joins Justin and Brent to chat about the peaks and valleys of the Toronto Blue Jays in September, the schedule ahead for the other A.L. Wild Card contenders, who stands out as a World Series favourite, the Atlanta Braves' team-building blueprint, and more! Later on, we chat with Brenden Deeg, NFL Editor with theScore, about the top headlines from the second Sunday of the NFL season including the state of the Bengals after dropping to 0-2, the Rams' positive start despite early injury troubles, the Lions levelling out after shocking the Chiefs in Week 1, and more (26:05)! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
9/18/202350 minutes, 48 seconds
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Blue Jays' Bounce Back Weekend + Mike Babcock Resigns

Happy Monday! Justin Cuthbert and Brent Gunning kick things off with a comprehensive review of the Blue Jays' weekend sweep of the Boston Red Sox, the strides made by the offence in big moments, and Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s power-packed series. Later on, the pair look into Mike Babcock's resignation as head coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets. On today's edition of The A-List, the guys weigh in on Colorado's comeback win in NCAA football (47:27). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
9/18/202350 minutes, 7 seconds
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How Culpable is John Schneider? w/ Jeff Blair + Wake and Rake!

Hour 3 of The FAN Morning Show kicks off with Jeff Blair, co-host of Blair and Barker, checking in to discuss the Blue Jays’ sweep at the hands of the Rangers, recent slippage from the team’s pitching staff, Toronto’s flawed lineup construction, potential changes that could be forthcoming this off-season, and John Schneider’s level of culpability for the Jays’ disappointing results. Afterwards, Ailish and Justin are joined by Hailey Salvian (30:06) to chat about Monday’s PWHL Draft, Minnesota’s presumptive direction with the No. 1 overall pick, and the numerous variables that teams will need to consider when filling out their rosters. Ailish and Justin close out the show by assembling our Wake and Rake parlay. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
9/15/202347 minutes, 57 seconds
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RJ Barrett on Canada’s Olympic Journey + NFL Week 2 Storylines!

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Charles Davis stops by to discuss his irrational love of chocolate, the Philadelphia Eagles’ dominant run game, Nick Sirianni’s roots as a run-first, ground-and-pound coach, Minnesota’s 0-2 start, this Sunday’s intriguing Chiefs-Jaguars showdown, Trevor Lawrence’s ascent, Calvin Ridley’s impressive return, and first impressions of Jordan Love as the Packers’ successor to Aaron Rodgers. Later, Ailish and Justin are joined by RJ Barrett, New York Knicks and Team Canada guard, to chat about Canada’s bronze medal win at the FIBA World Cup, their landmark win over the United States, Dillon Brooks’ impressive showing throughout the tournament, his individual performance during the World Cup, the unique camaraderie shared by this group, and the team’s aspirations for next summer’s Olympics (29:38). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
9/15/202348 minutes, 23 seconds
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Listless Jays Lose Again + Worst Rule in Sports?

Happy Friday! Ailish and Justin discuss the Blue Jays suffering a sweep at the hands of the Texas Rangers, the team being booed off the field for a second straight night, the Jays’ dwindling playoff chances, Kevin Gausman’s post-game comments about the vibe in the clubhouse, and the Blue Jays’ pervasive offensive flaws. Afterwards, they chime in on the Eagles’ victory over the Vikings on Thursday Night Football and the NFL’s perplexing touchback rule. Later, Ailish presents her daily edition of the A-List (43:46)!The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
9/15/202350 minutes, 28 seconds
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Texas Dominance + Week Two Preview w/ Ian Eagle

Hour 3 of The FAN Morning Show kicks off with Jared Sandler, Rangers pre and post-game show host, stopping by to discuss Texas’ recent resurgence, their dominant week against the Blue Jays, the incongruence within Toronto’s lineup, Corey Seager’s historically-good 2023 season, Max Scherzer’s season-ending injury, Marcus Semien’s impact since joining the Rangers as a free agent in 2021, and the frozen grape phenomenon. Afterwards, Ailish and Justin are joined by Ian Eagle (27:23), play-by-play announcer for CBS and Westwood One, to chat about tonight’s Vikings-Eagles matchup, Philly’s lacklustre Week 1 performance in Foxborough, Dallas’ blowout win over the Giants, this Sunday’s much-anticipated Chiefs-Jaguars showdown, how Aaron Rodgers’ injury affects the Jets’ season-long outlook, and his experience working alongside the great Charles Davis. Ailish and Justin close out the show by assembling our daily Wake and Rake parlay! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate
9/14/202348 minutes, 27 seconds
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Blue Jays Rock Bottom? w/ Ben Shulman

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Ben Shulman stops by to discuss the Blue Jays’ 10-0 shutout loss against Texas, the team being booed off the field at Rogers Centre, the dip in attendance this week, the significant contributions being made by the Jays’ Buffalo call ups, and Matt Chapman’s impending return to the lineup. Then, Ailish and Justin weigh in on Giannis Antetokounmpo’s comments about his long-term future with the Milwaukee Bucks. Later, Steve Kouleas, host of The Power Play on SiriusXM NHL Network Radio, chats about the upcoming NHL season, the possibility of having a Crosby-McDavid-Bedard triumvirate representing Canada in the future, Mike Babcock’s polarizing photo-sharing tactic, Brad Treliving’s “comfortable” first summer with the Leafs, and the most intriguing storylines heading into the 2023-24 season (28:12). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
9/14/202348 minutes, 47 seconds
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Justin is Back! + Another Blue Jays Debacle

It’s Baby Friday! Justin is back! He discusses his experience travelling through Portugal and attending a pro soccer game in Portimao. Then, Ailish and Justin dive into the Blue Jays’ debacle against Texas on Wednesday, the team getting booed off the field at Rogers Centre, Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s ongoing struggles, and the toxic vibe surrounding this team. Justin also shares his thoughts on Canada’s bronze medal win at the FIBA World Cup and the evolving Mike Babcock story. Later, Ailish closes out the hour with her daily edition of the A-List (45:59)!The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
9/14/202350 minutes, 14 seconds
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Looking for a Split + Next Summer’s Paris Olympics w/ Nate Bjorkgren

Hour 3 of The FAN Morning Show kicks off with Madison Shipman checking in to discuss the Blue Jays dropping back-to-back games against Texas, Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s current form at the plate, Bo Bichette’s offensive approach, the Blue Jays being devoid of a true cleanup hitter, Matt Chapman’s role when he returns from the IL, and the team’s sluggish demeanour during this week’s series against the Rangers. Later, Ailish and Jesse are joined by Nate Bjorkgren (25:50), associate head coach of the Canadian men’s basketball team, to chat about Canada’s bronze medal win at the FIBA World Cup, the unique camaraderie of this group, the team’s goals for next summer’s Paris Olympics, his experience working alongside new head coach Jordi Fernandez, and Dillon Brooks’ standout performance at the World Cup. Ailish and Jesse close out the show by assembling our daily Wake and Rake parlay! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
9/13/202348 minutes, 14 seconds
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Time for a Vladdy Reset? + Rodgers Injury Fallout w/ Joy Taylor

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Ailish and Jesse are joined by Jon Morosi - friend of the show - to discuss Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s confounding results at the plate, Matt Chapman’s impending return, the potential lineup crunch that lingers, and Alek Manoah’s future with the club. Later, Joy Taylor, host of Speak on FS1, stops by to chat about Aaron Rodgers’ season-ending Achilles injury, potential free agent options for the Jets, Josh Allen’s concerning Week 1 performance, her excitement about the Dolphins’ prospects this season, first impressions of this year’s rookie quarterback crop, expectations for the Lions moving forward, and her current Super Bowl prediction (19:00).  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
9/13/202349 minutes, 37 seconds
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Blue Jays' Deflating Loss + Babcock Drama

Happy Hump Day! Ailish and Jesse discuss the Blue Jays’ 6-3 loss to the Rangers on Tuesday, the team’s lack of intensity and urgency, Toronto’s poor offensive approach, Bo Bichette and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. going hitless through the first two games of this series, Buck Martinez’s criticism of Vlad Jr., and the persistent frustration surrounding this Jays team. Afterwards, Ailish and Jesse weigh in on the latest drama involving Mike Babcock and the NHL’s response to the allegations. We close out the hour with Ailish’s daily edition of the A-List (44:33)! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
9/13/202349 minutes, 42 seconds
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Canada’s World Cup Breakthrough w/ Michael Bartlett + Wake and Rake!

Hour 3 of The FAN Morning Show kicks off with Michael Bartlett, President and CEO of Canada Basketball, to discuss Canada’s bronze medal win at the FIBA World Cup, his emotions watching Canada win a World Cup medal and clinch an Olympic berth, the overall health of Canadian basketball, how the federation intends to handle roster decisions for next summer’s Olympics, Jordi Fernandez’s performance in his first go-around as Canada’s head coach, and Dillon Brooks’ impact on and off the court. Later, Ailish and Jesse are joined by Kaitlyn McGrath, Blue Jays reporter for The Athletic (26:15), to chat about the Blue Jays’ 10-4 loss on Monday, Chris Bassitt’s bizarre disengagement gaffe, the team’s lingering offensive struggles, Hyun-Jin Ryu’s encouraging results since returning from Tommy John surgery, and Alek Manoah being shut down for the remainder of the season. Ailish and Jesse close out the show by assembling our daily Wake and Rake parlay!The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
9/12/202347 minutes, 45 seconds
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Brady in NYC? w/ Amy Lawrence + The American Avengers?

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, David Murphy, former MLB outfielder and current Rangers analyst, stops by to discuss Texas’ second-half struggles, their current three-game winning streak, the team’s resurgent bullpen in September, his impressions of the Blue Jays, Max Scherzer’s performance since being acquired from the Mets at the trade deadline, and Bruce Bochy’s influence in his first year at the helm. Later, Ailish and Jesse are joined by Amy Lawrence, host of After Hours on CBS Sports Radio, to chat about the Jets’ pyrrhic victory over the Bills, Aaron Rodgers’ Achilles injury, if New York can lure Tom Brady out of retirement, Josh Allen’s history of turnover issues, Tua Tagovailoa’s outstanding Week 1 performance, and LeBron James spearheading a star-studded contingent of American players that could play for Team USA at the Paris Olympics (28:13).   The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
9/12/202349 minutes, 29 seconds
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Rodgers Injured, Jays Stumble, and Manoah's Lost Season

Ailish hosts alongside Jesse Rubinoff! They open the show by discussing Aaron Rodgers’ Achilles injury, the chances of Tom Brady joining the Jets, Josh Allen’s turnover-filled Week 1 performance, the Blue Jays’ 10-4 loss to the Rangers, Genesis Cabrera’s recent struggles, the lack of production from Toronto’s key offensive threats, and Alek Manoah’s unceremonious end to his 2023 season. Afterwards, Ailish presents her daily edition of the A-List, highlighted by LeBron James’ recruiting efforts for the 2024 Paris Olympics (40:31). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
9/12/202350 minutes, 3 seconds
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Bring on the Rangers + Novak Djokovic's legacy

On Hour 3 of The FAN Morning Show, TV voice of the Blue Jays Buck Martinez joins Ailish and Jesse to break down Toronto's timely sweep of the Kansas City Royals, how Cole Ragans unraveled in the 7th inning of Sunday's game, and if the Jays' can take advantage of the reeling Texas Rangers in their upcoming series. Next up, Sportsnet's own Caroline Cameron stops by to discuss Coco Gauff's upset victory at the US Open, as well as Novak Djokovic's legacy after his record-tying 24th career Grand Slam win, before looking back on how the Canadians in the tournament fared (27:06).The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
9/11/202349 minutes, 10 seconds
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How 'Bout Them Cowboys? w/ Donnovan Bennett + Canada Claims Bronze

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Ailish and Jesse are joined by Donnovan Bennett, host of The FAN Checkdown, to help sort through all the action from Week 1 in the NFL! They highlight the Cowboys' 40-0 rout over their division rivals in New York, the Raiders spoiling Sean Payton's debut with Denver, Jordan Love and the Packers' commanding win in Chicago, and much more from the Sunday slate! Later on, basketball writer Katie Heindl stops by to discuss Canada's performance against USA to win Bronze at the FIBA World Cup, Dillon Brooks' 39-point effort, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's presence on the court, and more (25:30)! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
9/11/202335 minutes, 51 seconds
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Blue Jays' Brooms + Canada Shocks the States

Kick off your week with The FAN Morning Show hosted by Ailish and Jesse! Following the opening weekend in the NFL, our hosts gush over Sunday’s slate of highly entertaining football games. Later on, they pivot to the Blue Jays' comeback victory over the Kansas City Royals to sweep the series, as well as Canada's hard-fought win over USA for Bronze at the FIBA World Cup. They also show Novak Djokovic and Coco Gauff some love for their respective U.S Open achievements. Ailish wraps up the hour with your daily dose of The A-List (48:45)!    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
9/11/202351 minutes, 45 seconds
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Canada Targets Bronze + Blue Jays' Make or Break Homestand

On Hour 3 of The FAN Morning Show, Sportsnet's Michael Grange joins Ailish and Jesse to go over Canada's FIBA World Cup semi-final loss to Serbia, what the Canadian side can learn from this performance ahead of the 2024 Paris Olympics, and some the biggest storylines of the NBA off-season. Later on, Sportsnet's Ben Nicholson-Smith checks in on the Blue Jays' upcoming "make or break" homestand, the success of the team's Triple-A call ups, if Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is starting to turn a corner offensively, the cracks appearing in Toronto's pitching staff, and when to expect Bo Bichette and Matt Chapman back in action (26:20).The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
9/8/202348 minutes, 48 seconds
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Charles Davis' NFL Week 1 Primer + Sarah Nurse to The 6ix!

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, CBS NFL analyst Charles Davis joins Ailish and Jesse to recap the action from the Lions' 21-20 opening night victory in Kansas City, before looking ahead to Sunday to preview the slate of games in Week 1. Later, Charles weighs in on Joe Burrow's extension with Cincinnati, reigning Heisman Trophy winner Caleb Williams' draft decisions ahead, and Mike Evans' contract ultimatum with Tampa Bay. Later on, Sarah Nurse joins to chat about signing with Toronto's PWHL team, the team's "big three" assembled alongside Blayre Turnbull and Renata Fast, and her first impressions of Toronto's head coach Troy Ryan (31:00) The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
9/8/202346 minutes, 46 seconds
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Opening Night Upset & Sunrise Semi-Final

Happy semi-final Friday! Ailish and Jesse kick off The FAN Morning Show discussing the FIBA World Cup showdown between Canada and Serbia. Later on, the pair analyze the Lions' "kinda sorta" surprising victory over the Super Bowl Champion Chiefs in Thursday night's NFL opener, before exploring the possibility of a weekend sweep by the Blue Jays. Ailish wraps up the first hour with your daily dose of The A-List, featuring a chat about everyone's new favourite pastime: Pickleball! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
9/8/202351 minutes, 34 seconds
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NFL Season Primer w/ Chris Berman + Wake and Rake!

Hour 3 of The FAN Morning Show kicks off with Will Lou, host of the Raptors Show, checking in to discuss Canada’s win over Slovenia on Wednesday, Dillon Brooks’ importance to this Canada team, Jordi Fernandez’s performance during his first tournament at the helm, potential looming roster decisions for the Olympics next summer, the luxury of having a player of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s calibre, and the possibility of a gold medal matchup against Team USA. Afterwards, Ailish and Jesse are joined by Chris Berman (26:00), long-time studio host for ESPN, to chat about tonight’s Lions-Chiefs showdown, Nick Bosa’s new deal, the Bills’ outlook for their 2023 campaign, and his Super Bowl prediction for this season. Ailish and Jesse close out the show by assembling our daily Wake and Rake parlay! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
9/7/202348 minutes, 55 seconds
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Vladdy’s Frustrating Season w/ Jon Morosi + Hello Football!

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Jon Morosi stops by to discuss the American League playoff race, the Texas Rangers’ second-half collapse, the Blue Jays’ “Buffalo Brigade,” Davis Schneider’s consistently strong approach at the plate, fans’ mounting frustration with Vladimir Guerrero Jr., if Randal Grichuk could be a fit for the Jays, and the Yankees’ youth movement. Later, Ailish and Jesse are joined by Herm Edwards, former NFL head coach and current ESPN analyst, to chat about tonight’s Chiefs-Lions matchup, Travis Kelce’s potential absence from the lineup, Russell Wilson’s quest for redemption, and how coaches deal with contract holdouts (27:45). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
9/7/202346 minutes, 47 seconds
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Big Bad Brooks, Mighty SGA, and Blue Jays Inflection Point

It’s Baby Friday! Ailish and Jesse discuss tonight’s NFL season opener between the Chiefs and Lions, the Blue Jays’ loss to the A’s, Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s ongoing struggles at the plate, and the importance of the Jays’ upcoming 10-game homestand. Afterwards, they weigh in on Canada’s victory over Slovenia at the FIBA World Cup, Dillon Brooks’ stifling defence against Luka Doncic, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s star power, and the prospect of a Canada-USA final. Later, Ailish presents her daily edition of the A-List (43:46)! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
9/7/202351 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Jordi Factor w/ Blake Murphy + Chad “Swag” Kelly!

Hour 3 of The FAN Morning Show kicks off with Blake Murphy joining us in-studio to discuss the FIBA World Cup, Dennis Schroder’s performance with Germany, FIBA’s convoluted qualification system, the residual impact of Canada qualifying for next summer’s Olympics, Jordi Fernandez’s acclimation to the national team, and the challenge of containing Slovenian star Luka Dončić. Afterwards, Ailish and Jesse connect with Toronto Argonauts QB Chad “Swag” Kelly to chat about his new contract, his experience living in Toronto, the Argos’ 9-1 start, and A.J. Ouellette’s viral “Thor” celebration in Hamilton (27:22). Ailish and Jesse close out the show by assembling our daily Wake and Rake parlay (41:20)! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
9/6/202348 minutes, 7 seconds
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Canada’s World Cup Journey w/ Dan Shulman + NFL Regular Season Eve!

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Ailish and Jesse are joined in-studio by Dan Shulman to discuss Canada’s run at the FIBA World Cup, where Canada’s epic win over Spain ranks in the pantheon of his career highlights, potential roster decisions that could loom next summer at the Paris Olympics, Jordi Fernandez’s leadership prowess, and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s emergence as one of the best players in the world. Later, Trey Wingo, senior NFL analyst for Pro Football Network and the 33rd Team, stops by to chat about Thursday night’s Lions-Chiefs matchup, Travis Kelce’s knee injury, how his absence could impact the Chiefs’ offence, the Bills’ outlook for 2023, and Aaron Rodgers’ honeymoon phase with the New York Jets (27:56).  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
9/6/202348 minutes, 56 seconds
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Blue Jays Reclaim Playoff Spot + Vladdy's Dubious Record

Happy Hump Day! AIlish and Jesse discuss the Blue Jays leapfrogging Texas for the final wild card spot in the American League, Chris Bassitt’s gem against the A's, Oakland's Bark at the Park promotion, and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. entering MLB infamy with a dubious record. Afterwards, they chat about Canada’s quarterfinal matchup against Slovenia at the FIBA World Cup and some of the early free agent signings in the PWHL. Later, we close out the hour with Ailish’s daily edition of the A-List (43:46)! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate. 
9/6/202350 minutes, 20 seconds
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Buffalo Boys and Vlad Jr. Consternation w/ Jeff Blair + Wake and Rake!

Hour 3 of The FAN Morning Show kicks off with Jeff Blair, co-host of Blair and Barker, checking in to discuss the Blue Jays’ results from Labour Day weekend, the impact of the “Buffalo Bunch,” ongoing consternation surrounding Vladimir Guerrero Jr., the team’s propensity for grounding into double plays, and the heavy workload being shouldered by the Jays’ starting staff. Later, Ailish and Jesse are joined by Carl English (25:45), former member of the Canadian men’s national team, to chat about Canada qualifying next summer’s Olympics, the evolution of the program dating back to his early involvement with the team, Canada’s roster construction at the World Cup, Dillon Brooks’ redemption arc, and this team’s chances of winning the tournament. Ailish and Jesse close out the show by assembling our daily Wake and Rake parlay!The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate. 
9/5/202348 minutes, 4 seconds
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“Body Blows”: Inside Canada’s Journey to Paris w/ Rowan Barrett Sr.

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Alanna Rizzo, co-host of High Heat on MLB Network, stops by to discuss her excitement surrounding Deion Sanders and the Colorado Buffaloes, the NL MVP picture, the Rangers’ second-half collapse, and the Blue Jays’ playoff chances. Afterwards, Ailish and Jesse are joined by Rowan Barrett Sr, GM of the Canadian men’s basketball program, to discuss the team qualifying for next year’s Paris Olympics, what it means to share this moment with his son, the plethora of athletes that have helped Canada navigate the Olympic qualification process, the backstory behind Jordi Fernandez’s hiring, and the team’s mantra throughout the World Cup (27:11).  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
9/5/202346 minutes, 41 seconds
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O Canada! + Blue Jays' Roller-Coaster Weekend

Ailish hosts alongside Jesse Rubinoff! They kick off the show by reminiscing about some of their favourite memories from the first day of school. Then, Ailish and Jesse discuss Canada’s thrilling win over Spain at the FIBA World Cup, the team securing their spot at next summer’s Paris Olympics, Dillon Brooks’ redemption tour, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s legacy-making performance against Spain, and Jordi Fernandez’s calming presence on the sideline. Afterwards, they weigh in on the Blue Jays’ nail-biting win over the Athletics on Monday, the team’s tendency of playing close games against sub-par teams, Davis Schneider’s omission from Monday’s lineup, the Jays receiving critical contributions from their Buffalo call ups, and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. being a lightning rod for criticism. We close out the hour with Ailish’s daily edition of the A-List (45:46)! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate. 
9/5/202352 minutes, 25 seconds
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MLB Playoff Picture w/ Bill Ripken + Alvin Williams In-Studio!

Hour 3 of The FAN Morning Show kicks off with Bill Ripken, former MLB infielder and current MLB Network analyst, stopping by to discuss the Angels’ waiver wire fire sale, Cleveland’s big additions to their pitching staff, why he’s still bullish on the Astros, the Blue Jays’ historically-great starting rotation, Atlanta’s potent lineup, and Ronald Acuna Jr.’s preternatural skill set. Afterwards, Ailish and Brent are joined in-studio by Alvin Williams to chat about Canada’s 3-0 start at the FIBA World Cup, Dillon Brooks’ tenacious approach, Nickeil Alexander-Walker’s contributions, Canada’s strong understanding of role definition, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander asserting himself as “the guy,” and how Canada would fare in a potential matchup against Team USA (24:17). Ailish and Brent close out the show by assembling our daily Wake and Rake parlay (41:36)! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
9/1/202347 minutes, 9 seconds
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Inside the Creation of the PWHL w/ Stan Kasten

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Ailish catches up with Stan Kasten, President and CEO of the Los Angeles Dodgers and part-owner of the PWHL, to discuss his long-time investment in women’s hockey, the process behind the creation of the PWHL, the NHL’s potential involvement moving forward, the PWHL’s inaugural free agency period starting on Friday, and his work with the Dodgers. Later, Ailish and Brent discuss the Blue Jays’ expected September call ups and Aaron Rodgers’ poetic commentary about his first training camp experience with the New York Jets (27:50).  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
9/1/202351 minutes, 8 seconds
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Blue Jays Waiver Fallout, Willy's Cornrows, and Kessel's NHL Future

Happy Friday! In honour of Labour Day weekend, Ailish and Brent discuss their favourite long weekend holidays. Afterwards, they weigh in on the fallout from Thursday’s MLB waiver wire frenzy, the Blue Jays’ reported September call ups, Chad Green’s potential role in the bullpen, William Nylander busting out the cornrows, Phil Kessel’s desire to continue his NHL career, and if he’d be a fit in Toronto. Later, Ailish presents her daily edition of the A-List (37:42)!The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
9/1/202349 minutes, 8 seconds
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Keefe’s Extension w/ Nick Kypreos + Wake and Rake!

NHour 3 of The FAN Morning Show kicks off with Nick Kypreos stopping by to discuss Sheldon Keefe’s extension with the Maple Leafs, how Brad Treliving’s presence could impact Keefe this season, if Keefe can survive the full term of his deal, potential areas of improvement for Keefe behind the bench, and William Nylander’s precarious contract situation. Later, Ailish and Brent are joined by Brian Burke, former NHL GM and new Executive Director of the PWHL players’ union, to chat about this watershed moment for women’s hockey, his role within the league, the inherent goals of the PWHL, and his lifelong commitment to growing the game of women’s hockey (28:08).  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
8/31/202349 minutes, 5 seconds
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“Babe” Fever w/ Ben Shulman + Guenther Steiner!

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Ailish and Brent are joined by Ben Shulman to discuss the Blue Jays’ 7-0 win over the Nationals, Alejandro Kirk’s encouraging day at the plate, Davis Schneider’s torrid offensive pace since being promoted to the big leagues, and expectations for the Jays’ upcoming nine-game stretch against non-playoff teams. Later, Guenther Steiner, Team Principal for the Haas Formula 1 Team, checks in from Monza to chat about this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix, his new book Surviving to Drive, the increasing popularity of F1 in North America, Haas’s 2023 season thus far, and F1’s upcoming visit to Las Vegas later this year (25:00). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
8/31/202347 minutes, 25 seconds
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Bassitt's Gem, Kirk's Big Day, and Keefe's New Deal

It’s Baby Friday! Ailish and Brent kick off the show by discussing the Blue Jays’ shutout win over the Nationals, Chris Bassitt’s gem on the mound, the team’s offensive outburst, Alejandro Kirk’s big day at the plate, and the catch-22 behind Davis Schneider’s red-hot start to his MLB career. Then, Ailish and Brent weigh in on the Maple Leafs signing head coach Sheldon Keefe to a two-year contract extension, what it means for the Leafs this season, and William Nylander entering the final year of his current contract. Later, Ailish presents her daily edition of the A-List (40:52)! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate. 
8/31/202350 minutes, 46 seconds
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Will Vlad be a Blue Jay in 2024? w/ Jon Morosi

Hour 3 of The FAN Morning Show kicks off with Jon Morosi - friend of the show - stopping by to discuss the Angels’ decision to waive six players on Tuesday, if the Jays could target any of those individuals on waivers, how Shohei Ohtani’s injury might affect his free agency this winter, the Blue Jays’ dwindling playoff hopes, potential repercussions if Toronto fails to reach the post-season, and why Vladimir Guerrero Jr. could be a trade chip this off-season. Later, Ailish and Brent are joined by Hailey Salvian, host of Hockey Central on Sportsnet 960 The FAN, to chat about the formation of the PWHL and the strong foundation that the league has established ahead of their inaugural season beginning in January 2024 (29:52). Ailish and Brent close out the show by assembling our daily Wake and Rake parlay (44:50)!   The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
8/30/202348 minutes, 52 seconds
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SGA’s Superstar Status w/ Arash Madani + Overt Tanking in the NFL?

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Arash Madani checks in from Jakarta to discuss Canada’s 3-0 start at the FIBA World Cup, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s iron-clad superstar status, the team’s balanced roster construction, Jordi Fernandez’s acclimation to his head coaching role, and the energy surrounding the tournament in Jakarta. Afterwards, Ailish and Brent are joined by Tyler Dunne, founder of GoLongTD.com, to chat about some of the biggest surprises from roster cutdown day in the NFL, the San Francisco 49ers’ decision to move on from Trey Lance, the Arizona Cardinals’ overt tanking measures, Jonathan Taylor’s lingering trade request, and the Bills’ outlook for the 2023 season (26:14). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
8/30/202348 minutes, 39 seconds
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Blue Jays in a Pinch + Canada Stays Perfect!

Happy Hump Day! Ailish hosts alongside Brent Gunning! They open the show by discussing the Blue Jays’ loss to the Nationals on Tuesday, Bo Bichette’s latest injury setback, the decision to promote Mason McCoy from Triple-A, John Schneider’s decision not to pinch run for Alejandro Kirk in the eighth inning, the team’s inability to capitalize on a bases-loaded situation in the ninth, and Toronto losing significant ground in the wild card race. Then, Ailish and Brent share their takeaways from the PWHL’s inaugural press conference on Tuesday and Canada’s big win over Latvia at the FIBA World Cup. Later, Ailish presents her daily edition of the A-List (43:11)!The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
8/30/202349 minutes, 52 seconds
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Diagnosing Vlad Jr.’s Swing w/ Carlos Peña + Sherman Hamilton In-Studio!

The final hour of The FAN Morning Show kicks off with Carlos Peña, former MLB first baseman and current MLB Network analyst, checking in to discuss Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s perplexing results at the plate, his inconsistency with timing, Vlad’s tendency to swing at first pitches, Davis Schneider’s hot start to his MLB career, and the Seattle Mariners’ ascent in the AL West. Later, Ailish and Justin are joined in-studio by Sherman Hamilton, former member of the Canadian men’s national team and current Sportsnet analyst, to chat about Canada’s 2-0 start at the FIBA World Cup, today’s matchup against Latvia, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s commitment to the program, and his personal experience representing Canada at the 2000 Olympics (27:15). Ailish and Justin close out the show by assembling our daily Wake and Rake parlay (42:35)! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
8/29/202348 minutes, 4 seconds
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Leadoff Springer Returns + Herdman Fallout w/ Oliver Platt

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Sho Alli stops by to discuss the Blue Jays’ win over the Nationals on Monday, Kevin Gausman’s hefty workload this season, Davis Schneider’s emergence, George Springer reclaiming his spot atop the Blue Jays’ lineup, and Danny Jansen’s status as one of the most underrated catchers in MLB. Afterwards, Ailish and Justin are joined by Oliver Platt, analyst for OneSoccer, to chat about John Herdman’s move to Toronto FC, the fallout for Canada Soccer, how Alphonso Davies could factor into the search for a new Team Canada coach, and Herdman’s biggest challenges ahead at TFC (28:40).  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
8/29/202349 minutes, 29 seconds
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Herdman's Bold Move + Gausman Running on Fumes?

Ailish and Justin kick off the show by discussing John Herdman leaving his post with Canada Soccer to join Toronto FC, what this move means for the future of the Canadian men’s national team, and how Herdman will be received in Toronto. Then, they weigh in on the Blue Jays’ 6-3 win over the Nationals on Monday, Kevin Gausman showing signs of fatigue, his ominous post-game comments, and the latest information regarding the inaugural season of the PWHL. Later, Ailish presents her daily edition of the A-List (46:40)! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
8/29/202349 minutes, 55 seconds
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Blue Jays Big Picture Questions w/ Jeff Blair + Wake and Rake!

Hour 3 of The FAN Morning Show kicks off with Jeff Blair, co-host of Blair and Barker, stopping by to discuss the Blue Jays’ confounding season, Cavan Biggio’s ugly bunt attempt in the ninth inning, the team’s fading playoff hopes, Davis Schneider’s sound approach at the plate, John Schneider’s job security, and the team’s biggest lineup flaws. Later, Ailish and Justin are joined by Joe House, host of the Fairway Rollin’ and East Coast Bias podcasts, to chat about Viktor Hovland’s victory at the Tour Championship, his remarkable FedEx Cup playoff run, and the large contingent of players currently on the bubble for the Ryder Cup (25:44). Then, Ailish and Justin close out the show with our daily Wake and Rake parlay (41:55)! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
8/28/202347 minutes, 16 seconds
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Is Atkins on the Hot Seat? w/ Ben Ennis + Winners and Losers!

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Ailish and Justin are joined by Ben Ennis, host of The FAN Drive Time, to discuss the Blue Jays’ diminishing playoff chances, the team’s ongoing offensive woes, Ross Atkins’ job security, the prospect of a Vladimir Guerrero Jr. trade this winter, and his admiration for the late Bob Barker. Afterwards, Ailish and Justin present their winners and losers from the weekend (31:18)!  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
8/28/202350 minutes, 4 seconds
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Deflating Blue Jays Weekend + Canada Rolls at FIBA World Cup

Ailish and Justin are back! They open the show by discussing Auston Matthews’ new contract with the Maple Leafs, the Blue Jays’ deflating weekend against the Guardians, John Schneider’s questionable decision-making during Sunday’s extra-innings loss, Davis Schneider’s sporadic playing time, the team’s fleeting playoff hopes, and Canada’s 2-0 start at the FIBA World Cup. Later, Ailish presents her daily edition of the A-List (44:38)!The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
8/28/202350 minutes, 9 seconds
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Welcome to the FIBA World Cup w/ Michael Grange + Bold NFL Predictions!

Brent Gunning and Sam McKee are joined by Sportsnet basketball reporter Michael Grange to help preview Canada's opening match in the FIBA World Cup of Basketball against top-ranked France. He take us through the Canadian roster and how they stack up against the French, before focusing in on Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and his chance to reach super-stardom. Later on, the fellas close out the week with some bold NFL predictions (28:00)! They discuss their expectations for Jordan Love this season, the tops dogs in the AFC North with Joe Burrow sidelined, and debate if Sean Payton is the remedy Russell Wilson needs in Denver. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
8/25/202348 minutes, 22 seconds
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Inside NFL Training Camp w/ Nathan Rourke + Leafs Salary Structure

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Brent Gunning and Sam McKee are joined Justin Bourne of Real Kyper and Bourne to discuss his impressions of Auston Matthews' extension, what it means for the Maple Leafs in the short and long term, what his makes of William Nylander’s comments, and how Matthews' deal could influence his negotiations. Then, the boys then reminisce about the career of Stephen Strasburg after he announced his retirement from baseball yesterday. Next up, Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Nathan Rourke chats about his experience in NFL training camp, how it compares to the CFL, how has the handled the competition, and his highlight-reel play during the pre-season (27:40). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
8/25/202347 minutes, 36 seconds
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Jays Struggles Continue, Chapman's Future & 'Swamp Kings' Review

Brent Gunning & Sam McKee kick off the morning chatting about some items they are most looking forward to having and Canadian National Exhibition! The guys then get into what went wrong in last night's Blue Jays loss to the Orioles, what in the world Danny Jansen was thinking, Matt Chapman's slump at the plate, and if the bullpen is enough to cover up the Jays' other shortcomings. Later on, the boys then offer their thoughts on the recent Netflix mini-series 'Swamp Kings' and decide whether or not it's worth checking out (45:58)!  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
8/25/202351 minutes, 2 seconds
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What’s Next for Willy? w/ Luke Fox + Will the Jays Offence Step Up?

Hour 3 of The FAN Morning Show kicks off with Sportsnet’s Luke Fox stopping by to discuss how Brad Treliving fared in his first major negotiation as Maple Leafs GM, the domino effect involving Auston Matthews’ new contract, the current divide between the Leafs and William Nylander, and Treliving’s checkered history with Nylander’s agent. Later, Brent and Sam are joined by Kaitlyn McGrath, Blue Jays reporter for The Athletic, to discuss Toronto’s 7-0 loss to the Orioles on Wednesday, Kevin Gausman’s lack of run support this season, and the team’s recurring offensive struggles (25:54).  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
8/24/202347 minutes, 28 seconds
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Matthews Ripple Effects w/ Nick Kypreos + Ohtani Injured

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Brent and Sam are joined by Nick Kypreos, co-host of Real Kyper and Bourne, to discuss Auston Matthews’ new deal, the Leafs compromising on term, the level of pressure facing Matthews given how the negotiations unfolded, the ripple effects of Matthews inking a shorter-term contract, and William Nylander’s contract stalemate. Afterwards, the guys chat about Shohei Ohtani suffering a UCL tear in his right pitching elbow, the Angels’ disastrous attempt at going all-in, and what Ohtani’s injury could mean for his impending free agency (34:57).  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
8/24/202349 minutes, 20 seconds
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Signed, Sealed and Delivered: Matthews Extends!

Brent Gunning and Sam McKee host! The guys open the show by discussing Auston Matthews’ contract extension with the Maple Leafs and his decision not to sign a max-term deal. Then, Brent and Sam weigh in on William Nylander’s comments about his contract situation, and if next season could spell the end of his tenure as a Maple Leaf. Afterwards, the guys weigh in on the Blue Jays’ 7-0 loss in Baltimore, the lack of run support for Kevin Gausman, and the Jays’ recurring offensive woes (34:34). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
8/24/202350 minutes, 39 seconds
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Canada's FIBA World Cup Dreams w/ Aaron Rose & Dan Shulman

On the final hour of The FAN Morning Show, Blue Jays play-by-play announcer Dan Shulman jumps on with Brent and Daniele to chat about whether his or his son Ben’s call of Bo Bichette’s 9th inning defensive gem was better. The trio then discuss about the Blue Jays' tendency to fall behind early in games, how important Varsho’s 2nd inning home run was to relax the team, why nobody ever talks about how pitchers perform with runners in scoring position, and having to perform double duty as he gets set to call FIBA World Cup games.  Speaking of the FIBA World Cup, Aaron Rose, Raptors Reporter for Sports Illustrated, joins the guys ahead of the tournament to talk about Canada’s chances to win it all, how frustrating it is for Canada to have players decide not to play, and what it could mean for the guys that do play if they end up winning it all and making it to the Olympics (26:26).   The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
8/23/202344 minutes, 30 seconds
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Varsho Heat Check + Playoff-Ready Bullpen? w/ Jon Morosi

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Brent and Daniele are joined by MLB Network Insider Jon Morosi to take a closer look at the Blue Jays' 6-3 win over the Orioles. He discusses how much of an advantage the Jays’ bullpen gives them down the stretch, Daulton Varsho’s offensive production since the All-Star break, and Wander Franco being placed on administrative leave by MLB. Then, Daniele asks: did Steph Curry pull a LeBron?   The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
8/23/202352 minutes, 29 seconds
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Jays' Bullpen Slams the Door In Baltimore + The A-List!

It’s a happy Hump Day as the Blue Jays kicked off their 3-game series with a win!  Brent Gunning and Daniele Franceshi host and break down how the bullpen came through in the Jays’ latest victory, the bats finally coming alive with runners in scoring position in what felt like a playoff game, and check up on what the AL Wildcard picture looks like after Tuesday night’s games. On today's A-List, after Stephen A. Smith was on Family Feud, the guys answer which Sportsnet personality they would like to see on the game show (43:34).  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
8/23/202350 minutes, 56 seconds
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Keeping Up with Kikuchi + A Trip Around the NFL w/ Jason La Canfora

On the final hour of The FAN Morning Show, Johnny Giunta, Co-Host of the Gate 14 Podcast, leads off the hour teeing up the Blue Jays’ pivotal series against the Orioles, before discussing how clutch Yusei Kikuchi has been for the rotation, which three starters he would go with in a Wild Card series, and what he makes of Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s struggles. Then, Jason La Canfora, NFL Analyst and Co-Host of Inside Access, joins the show to chat about the Baltimore Ravens losing in the pre-season for the first time in 8 years, before taking a trip around the NFL's biggest storylines as the regular season looms closer (29:32).  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
8/22/202348 minutes, 19 seconds
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Blue Jays-Orioles Primer w/ Adam Jones + TFC's Hunt For Herdman

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Brent and Daniele are joined by former MLB outfielder Adam Jones, host of The Adam Jones Podcast, all the way from Barcelona!  The former Oriole shares why Toronto was always his favourite city to play in, and discusses the success Baltimore has been having this season ahead of their 3-game set against the Blue Jays. Next, the guys discuss the report that John Herdman is the leading candidate to coach Toronto FC. To wrap up this hour, Daniele helps clears up how Canada can qualify for the Olympics based on their performance at the FIBA World Cup (42:37).  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
8/22/202348 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ravens' Streak Snapped, AL East Battle & Raptors' Legal Trouble

Brent Gunning and Daniele Franceschi host, and Gunner gets his seat back! They kick off the show discussing the Washington Commanders knack for ending streaks after their pre-season win over the Baltimore Ravens, and then tee-up what is shaping up to be an important week for the Blue Jays as they get set to start a 3-game series in Baltimore against the Orioles. Later, the pair discuss why the Raptors and MLSE have run into some legal trouble with the New York Knicks. Then, in the A-List, the guys react to the trailer for Untold: Swamp Kings, the latest Netflix documentary on Urban Meyer and his Florida Gators (46:12).  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
8/22/202350 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Second Coming of Nathan Rourke w/ Ben Solak + Buck Martinez!

On the final of The FAN Morning Show, voice of the Blue Jays Buck Martinez jumps on to chat about how nice it was to see more of what fans expected from the Blue jays following their 10-3 win over the Reds. Buck also weighs in on the keys to the Jays' offensive approach, why production hasn’t been consistent this season, what he's seen from Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s approach at the plate, Hyun-jin Ryu's form since his return from Tommy John surgery, and the importance of Toronto's upcoming series against the Orioles. Later, the guys are joined by Ben Solak, NFL Writer for The Ringer, who gives his opinion of the Jaguars' 3rd string QB Nathan Rourke, at which point during an NFL season is it most fun to bet, and which teams are most intriguing to him, before sharing some news updates around the NFL ahead of the upcoming season (27:26). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
8/21/202347 minutes, 12 seconds
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Blue Jays Keys Down the Stretch w/ Sho Alli + Winners and Losers!

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Brent and Daniele are joined by Sho Alli to help answer whether Brent can beat Nick Kypreos in a fight, before giving his thoughts on the Blue Jays' weekend series against the Reds, Bo Bichette’s much needed return to the lineup, Hyun-jin Ryu’s 5 inning outing, and which pitchers he would roll out in a 3-game Wild Card series.  Later, Brent and Daniele share their biggest Winners and Losers from the weekend (30:28).   The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
8/21/202349 minutes, 15 seconds
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Bo's Big Return Fuels Jays Over Reds + The B-List!

Brent Gunning and Daniele Franceschi host! The boys discuss the Blue Jays' 2-1 series victory over the Cincinnati Reds, Bo Bichette’s return to the lineup, and the strength of the rotation to allow for Hyun-jin Ryu's smooth return Later, they weigh in on the need for consistency from the Jays' offence, and Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s struggles to live up to the hype this season. Then, the A-List then becomes the B-List as Daniele asks Brent rule "Yay or Nay" for some CNE food items (44:05).   The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
8/21/202349 minutes, 18 seconds
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Who Owns the AFC East? w/ Aaron Schatz + King's Plate Wake and Rake!

Ailish and Justin are headed down to the King's Plate this weekend at Woodbine Racetrack, and despite all the racing to look forward to, how to properly dress for the event is front of mind. Later, the guys then get into the latest Blue Jays roster news, including why Bo Bichette impending return is good news for the lineup but bad news for Davis Schneider. Next up, creator of DVOA and FTN contributor, Aaron Schatz joins the show to break down what DVOA does and how you can best use it this season, before taking a trip around the NFL to chat about the divisional races he has his eye on this season (28:00). Justin and Ailish close out the week with some picks for the King's Plate in this edition of the Wake and Rake! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
8/18/202347 minutes, 23 seconds
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Canada Soccer's Next Steps w/ Sophie Schmidt + Jays-Reds Primer

Justin and Ailish kick off the second hour with Blue Jays radio play-by-play announcer, Ben Shulman! They discuss this weekend’s series with the Cincinnati Reds, what Bo Bichette's return could mean to the lineup, who would start Game 2 of a potential playoff series, and Cavan Biggio's strong under the radar performance. Next up, Canadian Women’s National Soccer player Sophie Schmidt joins the show to look back on her team’s performance in the World Cup this year, what areas they need to improve on, and how the program can grow from here (28:15). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
8/18/202350 minutes, 30 seconds
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Bo Knows Home Runs, Raptors Schedule Breakdown & The A-List!

Ailish and Justin kick off Friday with a close call for Ailish this morning sharing why water proof IPhones might be on the hot seat. They then get into Bo Bichette's recent home run in a rehab game for Triple-A Buffalo, what his timeline for return looks like, and how his absence has affected the Jays on both sides of the ball, before previewing this weekend's series against the Cincinnati Reds. The Toronto Raptors released their schedule for 2023/24 yesterday and Justin and Ailish draft the games they most want to see! Would you rather be at the home opener or Fred VanVleet's return? They close out the first hour with a Friday edition of the A-List including NFL Play calls and the complications behind them (43:30)!   The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
8/18/202349 minutes, 12 seconds
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Celebrating 25 Years of The Rated-R Superstar + Wake and Rake!

Hour 3 of The FAN Morning Show kicks off with Shane Ryan, writer for Golf Digest, checking in to discuss this weekend’s BMW Championship, Lucas Glover’s back-to-back victories, Justin Thomas’ confounding season, the upcoming Ryder Cup, and Team USA’s lingering roster decisions. Later, Ailish and Justin are joined by WWE Hall of Famer Adam “Edge” Copeland to chat about WWE SmackDown coming to Toronto tomorrow night, his t-shirt collaboration with the Toronto Maple Leafs, the team’s off-season changes, his 25-year run with WWE, what it means to wrestle Sheamus for the first time, and his future beyond Friday’s show (22:52). Ailish and Justin close out the show by assembling our daily Wake and Rake parlay! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
8/17/202346 minutes, 26 seconds
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Best Jays Bullpen Ever? w/ Shi Davidi + T.J. and Amber Brodie!

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Ailish and Justin are joined in studio by T.J. and Amber Brodie to discuss A&W Canada’s 15th annual "Burgers to Beat MS Day" and Amber’s experience living with MS. Afterwards, Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi stops by to chat about Bo Bichette’s rehab assignment, the possibility of him rejoining the Blue Jays in Cincinnati, Kevin Gausman’s poor outing against the Phillies, Cavan Biggio’s recent hot streak, the Jays’ historically-great bullpen, and Alek Manoah’s latest demotion to the minors (23:40).  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
8/17/202349 minutes, 20 seconds
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Shaky Gausman, Bo on the Mend, and Bunting Talks Exit

It’s baby Friday! Ailish and Justin discuss the Blue Jays’ 9-4 loss to the Phillies on Wednesday, Kevin Gausman’s shaky outing, Santiago Espinal’s costly throwing error at third base, Bo Bichette’s impending return to the lineup, and Cavan Biggio’s recent hot streak. Then, they weigh in on Michael Bunting’s comments from the JD Bunkis Podcast about the lack of material contract talks with the Maple Leafs. Later, Ailish presents her daily edition of the A-List, featuring a cameo by Orioles broadcaster Kevin Brown (44:49).The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
8/17/202350 minutes, 41 seconds
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England's First World Cup Final! w/ Julie Stewart-Binks

The final hour of The FAN Morning Show kicks off with Jeff Blair, co-host of Blair and Barker, dropping by to discuss Yusei Kikuchi’s transformation this season, Chad Green being a major wild card for the Blue Jays’ bullpen, his biggest curiosities surrounding Bo Bichette’s impending return from injury, and the Blue Jays’ lack of a team-wide offensive approach. Then, Ailish and Justin share their immediate reaction to news that Jamal Murray will not suit up for Canada at the FIBA World Cup. Later, Julie Stewart-Binks, host for SiriusXM FC and host of the Off-Air podcast, joins the show to chat about England’s semi-final win over Australia at the FIFA Women’s World Cup, their matchup against Spain in Sunday’s final, the United States’ disappointing World Cup showing, and the litany of questions surrounding the Canadian women’s soccer team (24:37). We close out the show by assembling our daily Wake and Rake parlay!  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
8/16/202347 minutes, 30 seconds
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Could Manoah be Moved this Winter? w/ Jon Morosi

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Jon Morosi - friend of the show - stops by to discuss Yusei Kikuchi’s turnaround this season, Hyun-Jin Ryu’s encouraging performance since returning from Tommy John surgery, Alek Manoah’s latest demotion, if the Jays could look to part ways with Manoah this winter, Whit Merrifield’s future beyond this season, and the Rays’ litany of injury woes. Afterwards, Ailish and Justin are joined by Amy Lawrence, host of After Hours on CBS Sports Radio, to chat about the Jets’ signing of Dalvin Cook, expectations for the Bills this season, the 49ers’ quarterback situation, and James Harden’s fiery comments about Daryl Morey (28:52). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
8/16/202349 minutes, 37 seconds
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King Kikuchi! + Markquis Nowell’s Bold Promise

Happy Hump Day! Ailish and Justin discuss the Blue Jays’ 2-1 win over the Phillies on Tuesday, Yusei Kikuchi’s dominant form since the All-Star Break, our first look at the Hicks-Romano tandem in the bullpen, and the slew of Blue Jays currently on the rehab track in Triple-A. Then, they weigh in on the NBA trotting out their schedule for the league’s inaugural in-season tournament, the lack of creativity surrounding the branding for the event, Markquis Nowell’s bold declaration about his future with the Raptors, and Lionel Messi’s latest exploits for Inter Miami. Later, Ailish presents her daily edition of the A-List (39:47)! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
8/16/202350 minutes, 25 seconds
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Philly Concerns w/ Howard Eskin + Bo's Injury Timeline

Hour 3 of The FAN Morning Show kicks off with Howard Eskin, host for 94.1 WIP in Philadelphia, checking in to discuss James Harden’s comments about Daryl Morey, his desire to force a trade out of Philly, concerns about Joel Embiid’s future, the Phillies’ season thus far, Michael Lorenzen’s recent no-hitter, and the excitement in Philadelphia surrounding the Eagles. Later, Ailish and Justin are joined by Ben Nicholson-Smith (27:54) to chat about Jose Bautista’s induction into the Blue Jays’ Level of Excellence, potential candidates to join Bautista in the LOE, Hyun-Jin Ryu supplanting Alek Manoah as the Jays’ fifth starter, and Bo Bichette’ injury timeline. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
8/15/202347 minutes, 39 seconds
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Herdman to TFC? + Krejci Hangs It Up w/ Billy Jaffe

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Ailish and Justin weigh in on Michael Oher alleging that the Tuohy family lied about his adoption, John Herdman’s potential candidacy for Toronto FC’s coaching job, and Neymar signing a deal with Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal. Later, Billy Jaffe, NHL analyst for NESN and co-host of The Morning Bru, stops by to discuss David Krejci’s retirement, Patrice Bergeron’s departure, and what it means for the Bruins heading into the 2023-24 season.  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
8/15/202348 minutes, 42 seconds
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Ailish Returns! + Bronx Turmoil w/ David Samson

Ailish is back, and she has some news! Then, Ailish and Justin reflect on the Blue Jays’ recent stretch of 17 games in 17 days, the team’s ongoing offensive woes, and Jose Bautista’s emotional Level of Excellence ceremony. Afterwards, David Samson, former MLB executive and host of the Nothing Personal podcast, stops by to discuss Bautista’s legacy with the Blue Jays, MLB’s investigation into Wander Franco, the Yankees’ dismal 2023 season, potential recourse in the Bronx, and Kevin Brown’s return to the broadcast booth in Baltimore (27:24). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate. 
8/15/202350 minutes, 46 seconds
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Who’s Next on the Level of Excellence? + NBO Recap w/ Genie Bouchard!

Hour 3 of The FAN Morning Show kicks off with Kaitlyn McGrath, Blue Jays reporter for The Athletic, dropping by to discuss Jose Bautista’s emotional, heartfelt Level of Excellence ceremony, the Blue Jays’ ugly offensive approach this season, Yusei Kikuchi’s impressive turnaround, his chances of starting a playoff game this fall, Hyun-Jin Ryu’s performance since returning from Tommy John surgery, and who might be next to join Bautista on the Level of Excellence. Afterwards, Justin and Jesse are joined by Genie Bouchard (23:19) to chat about her experience working as an analyst for Sportsnet, the viral “Cotton-eyed Joe” moment from the weekend, Jessica Pegula’s victory, Liudmila Samsonova being forced to play two matches on Sunday, Carlos Alcaraz’s showing in his first tournament since Wimbledon, and what lies ahead for her this summer during tennis’ hard court swing.  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
8/14/202345 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Baffling Blue Jays w/ Ben Ennis + Winners and Losers!

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Ben Ennis, host of The FAN Drive Time, stops by to discuss Jose Bautista’s unique journey to becoming an MLB star, the confounding nature of this year’s Blue Jays team, Toronto missing out on Cody Bellinger last winter, Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s ongoing struggles at the plate, and the team returning to a five-man rotation following Alek Manoah’s demotion. Later, Justin and Jesse their biggest winners and losers from the weekend (27:36). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
8/14/202349 minutes, 45 seconds
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Celebrating Joey Bats + Blue Jays Weekend Letdown

Happy Monday! Justin hosts alongside Jesse Rubinoff. The guys discuss Jose Bautista’s emotional Level of Excellence ceremony on Saturday, Bautista’s indelible legacy in Toronto, the lasting impact of the Blue Jays’ 2015 and 2016 playoff runs, and the lavish pendant Bautista received during Saturday’s ceremony. Then, Justin and Jesse weigh in on the Blue Jays dropping two of three against the Cubs over the weekend, the team’s inconsistency at the plate, the impact of Bo Bichette’s absence, and Hyun-Jin Ryu’s form since rejoining the Jays’ rotation. Later, the guys close out the hour with our daily edition of the A-List (48:45)!The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
8/14/202350 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Legend of Joey Bats w/ John McDonald + Wake and Rake!

Hour 3 of The FAN Morning Show kicks off with former Blue Jays infielder John McDonald stopping by to discuss his experience playing with Jose Bautista in Toronto, Bautista’s transformation into one of the best hitters in baseball, his emotional Father’s Day home run, and his status as a cult-like hero among Jays fans. Afterwards, Justin and Brent are joined by Jesse Rogers, MLB Insider for ESPN, to chat about the Chicago Cubs’ resurgence this season, Marcus Stroman’s tenure in Chicago, Cody Bellinger’s MVP-calibre campaign, the San Diego Padres’ confounding struggles in 2023, and the current state of the Blue Jays (27:21). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
8/11/202349 minutes, 31 seconds
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Bautista’s Legacy w/ JA Happ + Former NFL GM Mike Mayock!

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Justin and Brent are joined by former Blue Jays pitcher JA Happ to discuss Jose Bautista’s impending induction into the Blue Jays’ Level of Excellence, his experience being teammates with Bautista in Toronto, the unique vibe in Toronto during the Jays’ 2015 and 2016 runs, Pete Walker’s influence as a pitching coach, and what it was like playing for John Gibbons. Later, former NFL GM Mike Mayock stops by to chat about the Buffalo Bills’ personnel changes this off-season, expectations for the Eagles in 2023, the 49ers’ Sean Payton’s return to the NFL, and the Packers’ outlook in the post-Aaron Rodgers era (24:34).   The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate. 
8/11/202348 minutes, 30 seconds
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Mickelson's Gambling Vice + Another Demotion for Manoah?

Happy Friday! Justin and Brent open the show by discussing the Edmonton Elks’ 22-game home losing streak, Billy Walters’ claims about Phil Mickelson’s gambling escapades, the Blue Jays’ 4-3 loss to the Guardians on Thursday, Alek Manoah’s shaky outing, if the Jays should consider sending Manoah back to the minors, and the team’s ongoing offensive woes. Later, the guys present our daily edition of the A-List, featuring a former NFLer who launched a fraud scheme in the GTA (44:56).The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
8/11/202349 minutes, 11 seconds
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MLB Playoff Landscape w/ Harold Reynolds + Wake and Rake!

Hour 3 of The FAN Morning Show kicks off with Brook Jacoby, former Blue Jays hitting coach, stopping by to discuss Jose Bautista’s impending induction into the Blue Jays’ Level of Excellence, his memories from working with Bautista in Toronto, and the role of a hitting coach in today’s MLB game. Afterwards, Justin and Brent and joined by MLB Network’s Harold Reynolds (20:56) to chat about his experience being in the broadcast booth for Bautista’s iconic “bat flip” homer in 2015, the Blue Jays’ offensive warts this season, the evolution of hitting over the past 5-10 years, Baltimore’s ascent this season, if the Astros are still the class of the AL, and Seattle’s current seven-game winning streak. The guys close out the show by assembling our daily Wake and Rake parlay.  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
8/10/202347 minutes, 55 seconds
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Jays’ Offensive Warts w/ Sho Alli + NFL Pre-Season Storylines

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Sho Alli stops by to discuss the Blue Jays’ offensive challenges this season, George Springer’s inconsistent production this year, potential concerns about his longevity, Guillermo Martinez’s job security, and the Blue Jays’ stout pitching staff. Later, Justin and Brent are joined by Trey Wingo, senior NFL analyst for Pro Football Network and 33rd Team, to discuss Aaron Rodgers’ acclimation to the Jets, the San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback situation, Bill Belichick’s future in New England, expectations for Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens, Justin Fields’ pre-season MVP buzz, Jalen Hurts’ emergence as one of the NFL’s most dynamic signal callers, and Commanders players expressing “concern” about Eric Bieniemy’s coaching style (22:35). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate
8/10/202348 minutes, 59 seconds
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Gausman's Gem, Feeble Offence, and All-Time Sports Flops

Justin Cuthbert hosts alongside Brent Gunning! The guys open the show by discussing the latest wave of Canadian victories at the National Bank Open, the Maple Leafs’ signing of Martin Jones, Kevin Gausman’s seven-inning gem against the Guardians, the Blue Jays’ lack of offence this week in Cleveland, and the team’s pitching-oriented identity. Then, Justin and Brent chat about their takeaways from Netflix’s new Johnny Manziel documentary. Afterwards, in honour of Manziel, the guys present their favourite all-time sports flops (42:03). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
8/10/202350 minutes, 28 seconds
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Gausman Concern? w/ Jeff Blair + Bills GM Brandon Beane!

On Hour 3 of The FAN Morning Show, Justin and Brent are joined by Buffalo Bills GM Brandon Beane to discuss the relationship between Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs, Allen’s turnover issues last season, the hype surrounding rookie tight end Dalton Kincaid, the team’s commitment to Sean McDermott, Aaron Rodgers’ arrival in the AFC East, and Damar Hamlin’s remarkable return to football this summer. Later, Jeff Blair, co-host of Blair and Barker, stops by (22:22) to chat about the Blue Jays’ offensive dry spell since arriving in Cleveland, John Schneider’s lineup construction on Tuesday night, Yusei Kikuchi’s resurgent season, the possibility of Kikuchi starting a post-season game for the Jays, Kevin Gausman’s calming presence on the mound, Jordan Hicks’ ideal bullpen role, and the current AL playoff race. The guys close out the show by assembling our daily Wake and Rake parlay!The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
8/9/202348 minutes
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Is Kikuchi Comeback Player of the Year? w/ Jon Morosi

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Jon Morosi stops by to discuss Yusei Kikuchi’s resurgent season, if he’s a candidate to win the AL Comeback Player of the Year award, the Blue Jays’ offensive inconsistency this season, Davis Schneider’s historic debut weekend in Boston, the Angels’ struggles since the trade deadline, and Shohei Ohtani’s future. Afterwards, Justin and Brent are joined by Neil Schuster, co-founder and co-host of the No Laying Up podcast (28:34), to chat about Rory McIlroy’s season thus far, Justin Thomas’ Ryder Cup candidacy, his aspirations for the future of golf, the PGA’s new-look schedule for 2024, Jon Rahm’s porta potty request, and the start of the FedEx Cup playoffs.  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
8/9/202349 minutes, 4 seconds
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Sports Karma, Jays Offensive Snag, and Siakam Stalemate

Happy Hump Day! Justin Cuthbert hosts alongside Brent Gunning. The guys open the show by discussing the legitimacy of sports karma and Julio Rodriguez’s comical antics after robbing a home run against Fernando Tatis Jr. Then, the guys dive into the Blue Jays’ shutout loss in Cleveland, Toronto’s bats going cold after a big weekend in Boston, lingering concerns about the team’s offensive depth, and Yusei Kikuchi’s impressive form since the All-Star Break. Afterwards, Justin and Brent weigh in on Shams Charania’s latest reporting regarding Pascal Siakam’s future. Later, the guys close out the hour with our daily edition of the A-List (46:30)!The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
8/9/202350 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Legend of “Babe” Schneider + Karlsson Blockbuster w/ Frank Seravalli

Hour 3 of The FAN Morning Show kicks off with Dan Shulman checking in from Cleveland to discuss the Blue Jays’ four-game winning streak, Davis Schneider’s historic debut weekend, Hyun-Jin Ryu’s injury, Kevin Gausman’s recent struggles, the versatility within the Jays’ bullpen, and if Santiago Espinal could be the odd-man out when Bo Bichette returns. Later, Justin and Brent are joined by Frank Seravalli (25:48) to chat about the Penguins’ acquisition of Erik Karlsson as part of a three-team trade, Kyle Dubas’ longstanding interest in Karlsson, if the Penguins have re-established themselves as legitimate Stanley Cup contenders, the Sharks’ uncertain direction and outlook, Matt Dumba joining the Arizona Coyotes on a one-year deal, and Jeff Jackson stepping in as CEO of Hockey Operations with the Edmonton Oilers.  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate. 
8/8/202346 minutes, 50 seconds
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Fight Night in Cleveland w/ Aaron Goldhammer + Winners and Losers!

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Justin and Brent are joined by Aaron Goldhammer, co-host of The Really Big Show on 850 ESPN Cleveland, to discuss Jose Ramirez’s viral fight with Tim Anderson, the bad blood between the Guardians and White Sox, Cleveland’s decision to sell at the trade deadline, and the current tenor surrounding the Browns heading into the 2023 NFL season. Then, the guys chime in on Jamal Murray’s uncertain status for the upcoming FIBA World Cup and the prevailing frustration surrounding Canada’s history of failing to secure commitments from top-tier NBA talent (25:08). Afterwards, Justin and Brent sift through their winners and losers from the weekend!The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate
8/8/202348 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ryu Injured, Biggio’s Heroics, and Dubas’ Big Splash

Justin Cuthbert and Brent Gunning host! The guys open the show by discussing the Blue Jays’ 3-1 win over the Guardians on Monday night, Cavan Biggio’s late-game heroics, Davis Schneider being elevated into the leadoff spot, George Springer finding his groove during the long weekend, Hyun-Jin Ryu’s injury, Jordan Hicks’ erratic command, and the current state of the Jays’ bullpen. Then, Justin and Brent weigh in on the Pittsburgh Penguins’ acquisition of Erik Karlsson, San Jose’s confounding return in the deal, and Kyle Dubas’ hand in reshaping Pittsburgh’s roster this summer. Later, the guys present an honourary edition of the A-List (47:47)! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
8/8/202351 minutes, 14 seconds
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Blue Jays-Red Sox Primer w/ Lenny DiNardo + All-Time Hockey Hits

On Hour 3 of The FAN Morning Show, Lenny DiNardo, former MLB pitcher and current NESN analyst, stops by to discuss the Red Sox’s season thus far, Boston’s success against the Blue Jays in 2023, Justin Turner’s impressive production in his age-38 season, and the current AL playoff race. Later, Brent and Sam reminisce about their favourite hockey hits, before JD Bunkis joins the guys in-studio to chat about yesterday’s Mike Babcock interview and the frustration of watching the Blue Jays’ feeble offence (27:10). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
8/4/202346 minutes, 17 seconds
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Dubas Hires Himself? + Team Canada Check In w/ Michael Grange

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Ben Shulman stops by to discuss the Blue Jays’ listless offensive performance against the Baltimore Orioles, how John Schneider should deploy his lineup in Bo Bichette’s absence, Davis Schneider’s promotion to the big leagues, and Kevin Gausman’s shaky outing on Thursday. Then, the guys chime in on Kyle Dubas’ decision to name himself as the Penguins’ GM for next season. Later, Brent and Sam are joined by Sportsnet’s Michael Grange to chat about his passion for golf, Canada’s intriguing roster for the upcoming FIBA World Cup, and why Canada’s current ensemble of NBA talent is well-suited for the FIBA game (28:10). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
8/4/202349 minutes, 40 seconds
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Will the Jays' Offence Wake Up?

Happy Friday! Brent Gunning and Sam McKee host! The guys chat about DeMarcus Ware’s rendition of the American national anthem before last night’s NFL Hall of Fame Game. Then, Brent and Sam weigh in on the Blue Jays’ 6-1 loss to the Orioles on Thursday, Kevin Gausman’s concerning outing, the Jays’ ongoing offensive woes, Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s frustrating approach at the plate, and this weekend’s pivotal series against the Boston Red Sox. Later, the guys take a peek at today’s Puckdoku puzzle (42:12). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
8/4/202349 minutes, 49 seconds
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Leafs Reflections and New Beginnings w/ Mike Babcock

The final hour of The FAN Morning Show kicks off with Mike Babcock, head coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets, stopping by to discuss his return to coaching with Columbus, how the game has evolved over the past few years, his tenure in Toronto, and his experience coaching Team Canada in various best-on-best international tournaments. Later, Brent and Sam are joined by Shi Davidi to chat about the Blue Jays’ 4-1 win over the Orioles on Wednesday, Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s recent scuffles at the plate, Jordan Hicks’ role in the bullpen, and Chad Green’s ongoing rehab (26:55). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
8/3/202348 minutes, 15 seconds
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Springer’s Regression + Football’s Back! w/ Herm Edwards

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Brent and Sam are joined by David Samson, former Marlins president and host of the Nothing Personal podcast, to discuss MLB’s current playoff format, the Blue Jays’ deadline moves, if the Jays need a referendum on their roster construction, the Orioles’ ascent, and George Springer’s regression this season. Afterwards, the guys chime in on Radko Gudas’ comments about not wanting to play in a Canadian market. Later, Herm Edwards, former NFL head coach and current ESPN analyst, stops by to chat about the start of the NFL pre-season, his experience being on Hard Knocks, the Sean Payton-Nathaniel Hackett feud, and his viral soundbite as head coach of the New York Jets (25:21).  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
8/3/202348 minutes, 15 seconds
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Kikuchi Steps Up + Do the Jays Have a New Closer?

Brent Gunning and Sam McKee host! It’s football day! The guys open the show by discussing the return of NFL football and what it’s going to be like not having Tom Brady in the league this season. Then, the guys weigh in on the Blue Jays’ 4-1 win over the Orioles on Wednesday, last night’s bizarre sixth inning, Yusei Kikuchi delivering another impressive start, first impressions of Jordan Hicks, if he should usurp Jordan Romano as the team’s closer, and George Springer ending his slump with a bloop single. Later, Brent and Sam chat about their newfound obsession with Puckdoku (40:13). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
8/3/202350 minutes, 24 seconds
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Did the Jays Do Enough? w/ Ben Nicholson-Smith and Jim Duquette

The final hour of The FAN Morning Show kicks off with Ben Nicholson-Smith dropping by to discuss the Blue Jays’ relatively quiet trade deadline, the need for more production from the team’s top stars, why the Jays were unable to swing a deal for Teoscar Hernández, how Bo Bichette’s injury impacted the Jays’ deadline plans, and the Orioles’ disciplined roster-building approach. Afterwards, Brent and Sam are joined by Jim Duquette, former MLB GM and current analyst for SiriusXM MLB Network Radio, to chat about the scarcity of blockbuster deals on deadline day, the New York Mets’ teardown, the Blue Jays’ deadline additions, why he’s still bullish on this Jays team, and his philosophy on roster building (29:19).   The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
8/2/202349 minutes, 40 seconds
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DeJong Scouting Report w/ Jeff Jones + Lucic Spurns the Buds

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Brent and Sam discuss their current level of concern regarding the Blue Jays, James Mirtle’s latest reporting on Matt Murray’s LTIR situation, and Milan Lucic spurning the Leafs in free agency. Afterwards, the guys are joined by Jeff Jones, Cardinals beat reporters for the Belleville News-Democrat, to chat about the Blue Jays and Cardinals collaborating on three trades since July 21, St. Louis’ reported interest in Alek Manoah, the scouting report on Paul DeJong, and the Cards’ quasi-fire sale at this year’s deadline (25:16). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
8/2/202344 minutes, 57 seconds
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Blue Jays Deadline Dud?

Happy Hump Day! Brent Gunning and Sam McKee host! The guys discuss the Blue Jays’ 13-3 loss to the Orioles on Tuesday, the team’s acquisition of Paul DeJong, Ross Atkins’ decision not to add another big bat at the deadline, George Springer’s ongoing struggles, and Hyun-Jin Ryu’s performance in his 2023 debut. Afterwards, Brent and Sam are joined by ESPN MLB Insider Kiley McDaniel to discuss his big winners from the trade deadline, the Mets’ prospect haul for Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer, if the Astros have separated themselves as AL favourites, and the Orioles’ addition of Jack Flaherty. Later, the guys assign a letter grade for the Blue Jays’ moves leading up to yesterday’s trade deadline (26:59). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
8/2/202352 minutes, 18 seconds
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Blue Jays Deadline Priorities w/ Jeff Blair + Hall of Famer John Smoltz

On Hour 3 of The FAN Morning Show, Ailish and Brent are joined by John Smoltz, MLB Hall of Famer and current FOX analyst, to discuss Bo Bichette’s impact on the Blue Jays, Toronto’s streaky tendencies, how a meaningful trade deadline acquisition can influence a clubhouse, Alek Manoah’s regression this season, Hyun-Jin Ryu’s return, his personal experience overcoming Tommy John Surgery, and the Orioles’ need to augment their starting rotation. Later, Jeff Blair, co-host of Blair and Barker, stops by (26:40) to chat about Bichette’s injury scare, contingency plans if Bichette misses time, and what he expects Toronto to do ahead of today’s 6 pm ET deadline. Later, we close out the show by assembling our daily Wake and Rake parlay!The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
8/1/202349 minutes, 1 second
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Bichette Contingency Plans w/ Jon Morosi + Teo Time 2.0?

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Jon Morosi stops by to discuss his read on Bo Bichette’s injury situation, potential trade targets for the Blue Jays at shortstop, the possibility of a reunion with Teoscar Hernández, the Orioles’ quest to augment their starting rotation, the Yankees’ lack of useful trade chips, and Hyun-Jin Ryu’s return to Toronto’s rotation. Afterwards, Ailish and Brent chat about the Blue Jays’ lingering needs ahead of today’s 6 pm ET deadline and George Springer’s recent struggles (28:30).  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
8/1/202347 minutes, 25 seconds
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Bichette Injured + Blue Jays Deadline Day Outlook

Happy deadline day! Ailish hosts alongside Brent Gunning! They discuss the Blue Jays’ 4-2 loss to the Orioles on Monday, Bo Bichette going down with a knee injury, how Bo’s status could impact the Jays’ deadline day plans, John Schneider’s decision not to use George Springer as a pinch hitter, last night’s questionable strike zone, and Hyun-Jin Ryu’s impending return from Tommy John Surgery. Later, Ailish presents her daily edition of the A-List (43:59)!The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
8/1/202351 minutes, 22 seconds
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Canada’s World Cup Exit w/ Hayley McGoldrick + Wake and Rake!

Hour 3 of The FAN Morning Show kicks off with ESPN MLB analyst Tim Kurkjian stopping by to discuss the Blue Jays’ investment in Jordan Hicks, the current crop of right-handed bats on the trade market, Baltimore’s impressive season, their biggest need ahead of Tuesday’s trade deadline, and the Yankees’ quest to change their fortunes with a seismic move. Later, Ailish and Brent are joined by Sportsnet’s Hayley McGoldrick (24:29) to break down Canada’s 4-nil loss to Australia on Monday morning, their disappointing departure from the Women’s World Cup, the lingering turmoil within Canada Soccer, Sophie Schmidt announcing her retirement from the program, and Christine Sinclair’s uncertain future. Then, Ailish and Brent close out the show by assembling our daily Wake and Rake parlay!  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.  
7/31/202347 minutes, 8 seconds
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Will the Jays Strike Again? w/ Ben Ennis + Canadian Open Champ Nick Taylor!

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Ben Ennis, host of The FAN Drive Time, stops by to discuss the Blue Jays’ addition of Jordan Hicks, the team’s decision to dip into the rental market, other positions Toronto should look to address ahead of Tuesday’s trade deadline, and this week’s pivotal divisional series against the Baltimore Orioles. Afterwards, Ailish and Brent present their biggest winners and losers from the weekend! Later, PGA Tour golfer Nick Taylor checks in to chat about his historic victory at the 2023 RBC Canadian Open, his iconic 72-foot putt to win the tournament, his season thus far, and his relationship with fellow Canadian Adam Hadwin (31:11). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
7/31/202349 minutes, 33 seconds
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Jays Make a Splash + Leadoff Whit Arrives

Happy Monday! Ailish hosts alongside Brent Gunning! They kick off the show by discussing the Blue Jays’ acquisition of Jordan Hicks from the St. Louis Cardinals, Jordan Romano landing on the IL with lower-back inflammation, Matt Chapman’s heated exchange with John Schneider, Whit Merrifield’s promotion to the leadoff spot, and what’s left on the Blue Jays’ deadline shopping list. Later, Ailish presents her daily edition of the A-List (45:52)! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
7/31/202350 minutes, 53 seconds
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Bills Pressure Index w/ Tyler Dunne

Hour 3 of The FAN Morning Show kicks off with Tyler Dunne, found of GoLongTD.com, stopping by to discuss the Buffalo Bills’ outlook for 2023, Stefon Diggs’ drama-filled off-season, the pressure facing Sean McDermott, Damar Hamlin’s inspiring return to football, Aaron Rodgers taking a pay cut with the Jets, Sean Payton’s controversial comments about Nathaniel Hackett, and the current state of the running back position. Afterwards, Ailish and Justin are joined by Heidi Watney (26:31), sideline reporter for Friday Night Baseball on Apple TV+, to chat about Shohei Ohtani not pitching tonight’s series opener in Toronto, the Angels shifting into buyers’ mode, Bo Bichette’s status as a quiet superstar, and her favourite players to speak with around baseball.  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate. 
7/28/202348 minutes, 27 seconds
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Is Brodie Here to Stay? w/ Frank Seravalli + Time for Leadoff Whit?

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Daily Faceoff's Frank Seravalli stops by to discuss the Senators’ addition of Vladimir Tarasenko, why he’s bullish the Sens can be a playoff team next season, the Leafs’ plan to place Matt Murray on LTIR, if this could spell the end of Murray’s NHL career, why it’s unlikely T.J. Brodie will be moved, Patrice Bergeron’s indelible legacy, and the Sharks’ current asking price for Erik Karlsson. Afterwards, Ailish and Justin are joined by Blue Jays Central analyst Madison Shipman to discuss Bo Bichette’s defence at shortstop, the prospect of promoting Whit Merrifield into the leadoff spot, George Springer’s recent struggles, and what the Jays should be looking to add ahead of the trade deadline (29:09).  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
7/28/202348 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ready for Sho Time! + Payton's Spicy Remarks

Happy Friday! Ailish and Justin discuss Shohei Ohtani’s historic day in Detroit, where Shohei ranks in the pantheon of the top must-see athletes in sports, and the Senators’ signing of Vladimir Tarasenko. Then, they weigh in on the Dolphins losing Jalen Ramsey to a knee injury, Joe Burrow’s injury scare, and Sean Payton’s public criticism of former Broncos coach Nathaniel Hackett. Later, Ailish presents her daily edition of the A-List (46:10)!The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
7/28/202350 minutes, 37 seconds
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Murray’s LTIR Stash w/ Nick Kypreos + Hall of Famer Fred McGriff!

Hour 3 of The FAN Morning Show kicks off with Nick Kypreos checking in to discuss the Leafs’ decision to place Matt Murray on LTIR, the incentive for Murray to be complicit in this process, if the Leafs could be subject to an investigation from the NHL, the team’s lingering cap issues, Guy Boucher’s interesting history with the organization, and if there’s any correlation between Sebastian Aho’s deal and William Nylander’s current contract impasse. Afterwards, Ailish and Justin are joined by Fred McGriff, aka “The Crime Dog,” to chat about his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame last weekend, his experience breaking into the big leagues with the Blue Jays, what it meant being inducted alongside fellow ex-Jay Scott Rolen, and his impressions of this current Toronto team. (24:13) We close out the show by assembling our daily Wake and Rake parlay!  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
7/27/202348 minutes, 49 seconds
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Blue Jays Needs, Wants and Luxuries + World Cup Check In w/ Andi Petrillo

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Ben Shulman, Blue Jays broadcaster for Sportsnet 590 The FAN, stops by to discuss Yusei Kikuchi’s turnaround this season, the Jays’ current bullpen pecking order, the Angels’ intention to keep Shohei Ohtani past the trade deadline, George Springer’s offensive woes, Whit Merrifield’s emergence, and Toronto’s main needs, wants and luxuries ahead of Tuesday’s deadline. Later, Ailish and Justin are joined by Andi Petrillo, host for OneSoccer and CBC Sports, to chat about Canada’s crucial 2-1 win over Ireland at the Women’s World Cup on Wednesday, Christine Sinclair’s omission from the team’s starting lineup, Bev Priestman’s tactical decisions, and Canada’s lack of offensive firepower (23:44). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
7/27/202347 minutes, 39 seconds
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King Kikuchi, Ohtani off the Market, and Murray Heads to LTIR

It’s Baby Friday! Ailish and Justin discuss the Angels’ decision to pull Shohei Ohtani off the trade market and the disappointment of Ohtani not pitching against the Blue Jays this weekend. Then, they weigh in on the Blue Jays’ dominant 8-1 win over the Dodgers, Yusei Kikuchi’s impressive outing on Wednesday, Whit Merrifield’s current hot streak, and George Springer’s recent slump. They also share their thoughts on the Maple Leafs’ decision to place Matt Murray on LTIR, Sebastian Aho’s extension with the Hurricanes, and what it all means for William Nylander’s contract situation. Later, Ailish presents her daily edition of the A-List (46:19)! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
7/27/202350 minutes, 31 seconds
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Bullpen Insurance? + Bergeron’s Legacy w/ Andrew Raycroft

Hour 3 of The FAN Morning Show kicks off with Andrew Raycroft, former NHL goalie, and current NESN analyst, stopping by to discuss Patrice Bergeron’s retirement, his experience being roommates with a young Bergeron, and how the Bruins might look to fill the void left by their captain. Afterward, Ailish and Justin welcome in The Athletic’s Kaitlyn McGrath (24:55) to chat about the Blue Jays’ 8-7 loss to the Dodgers on Tuesday, lingering concerns about the team’s bullpen, the Jays’ biggest positional needs ahead of next week’s trade deadline, and why it’s unlikely Toronto will acquire Shohei Ohtani. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
7/26/202348 minutes, 15 seconds
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Vegas’ Cup Celebrations w/ Adin Hill + Is Siakam Here to Stay?

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Ailish and Justin are joined by Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Adin Hill to discuss Vegas’ Stanley Cup win last season, his emergence as the team’s starting netminder, how he plans on spending his day with the Cup, and his new contract with the Golden Knights. Later, ESPN’s Bobby Marks stops by to chat about Jaylen Brown’s historic supermax extension, Boston’s decision to double down on the Brown-Tatum tandem, how Brown’s deal will shape future supermax contracts across the NBA, Pascal Siakam’s uncertain future, and Damian Lillard’s impending trade request (24:11). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
7/26/202348 minutes, 1 second
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Blue Jays' Hollywood Meltdown + Bergeron Hangs It Up

Happy Hump Day! Ailish and Justin discuss the Blue Jays’ ninth-inning meltdown against the Dodgers on Tuesday, John Schneider’s bullpen management, Whit Merrifield’s fit atop the Jays’ batting order, Jeff Passan’s report about Toronto’s current financial position heading into the trade deadline, and if the Jays could be in the mix for Shohei Ohtani. Then, they weigh in on Patrice Bergeron’s retirement, Jaylen Brown’s supermax extension, and Bronny James’ health scare. Later, Ailish presents her daily edition of the A-List (45:03)! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
7/26/202350 minutes, 38 seconds
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Springer’s Slump + Florida’s Magical Playoff Ride w/ Matthew Tkachuk

Hour 3 of The FAN Morning Show kicks off with Julia Kreuz, Blue Jays reporter for MLB.com, checking in to discuss the team’s current bullpen pecking order, the recent addition of Genesis Cabrera, if the Jays should be in the market for pitching, George Springer’s current slump, and Shohei Ohtani’s upcoming visit to Toronto this weekend. Afterward, Ailish and Justin are joined by Florida Panthers forward Matthew Tkachuk (26:01) to chat about the first anniversary of his trade to the Panthers, Florida’s impressive run to the Stanley Cup Final, Sergei Bobrovsky’s historically-good post-season, and his experience playing against the Leafs in the second round.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
7/25/202348 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ohtani Watch w/ Jon Morosi + Saquon’s New Deal w/ Charles Davis

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Jon Morosi stops by to discuss the latest on Shohei Ohtani, the teams that could be in the mix to acquire him ahead of next Tuesday’s trade deadline, Tim Anderson’s potential fit with the Blue Jays, if Toronto could be in the market for pitching, and Nate Pearson’s value as a trade chip. Later, Ailish and Justin are joined by Charles Davis - friend of the show - to chat about the opening of NFL training camps, Saquon Barkley signing a new one-year deal with the Giants, the depreciating value of the running back position, Netflix’s new Quarterback docuseries, and Aaron Rodgers’ arrival in the AFC East (27:32).  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
7/25/202347 minutes, 35 seconds
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Varsho Delivers, Jay Jackson Legacy Game, and Mbappe's Mega Offer

Ailish and Justin open the show by discussing the Blue Jays’ 6-3 win over the Dodgers on Monday night, Michael Grove’s suspected sticky stuff shenanigans, Daulton Varsho’s clutch go-ahead double in the 11th inning, Jay Jackson’s role in the bullpen, Genesis Cabrera’s debut, the recent struggles of Bo Bichette and George Springer, and the team’s plan to delay Hyun-Jin Ryu’s return until after the trade deadline. Afterwards, they also weigh in on the latest speculation surrounding Shohei Ohtani and Al Hilal’s historic transfer proposal for PSG star Kylian Mbappe. Then, we close out the hour with Ailish's daily edition of the A-List (48:39)!The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
7/25/202351 minutes, 24 seconds
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Blue Jays Deadline Dominoes w/ Ricky Romero + Wake and Rake!

Live from the Jays Care Golf Classic, we have an extra hour of The FAN Morning Show! Former Blue Jays pitcher Ricky Romero stops by our set to discuss his connection to the Canadian women’s soccer team, the state of his golf game, Alek Manoah’s encouraging outing on Sunday, his tumultuous 2023 season, the possibility of the Jays adopting a six-man rotation, the team’s biggest needs heading into the trade deadline, his experience navigating the trade deadline as a player, and what makes Seattle such a special road trip. Later, Gord Stellick stops by (26:33) to chat about Ilya Samsonov being awarded a $3.5 million salary in arbitration, the Leafs’ decision to forego a multi-year deal, the team’s reported interest in Erik Karlsson, William Nylander’s ongoing contract stalemate, and Tie Domi’s impressive celebrity Rolodex. Ailish and Justin close out the show by assembling our Wake and Rake parlay! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate. 
7/24/202349 minutes, 8 seconds
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Teo Reunion in Toronto? + Canadian Baseball Legend Ernie Whitt!

Our morning continues at the 28th annual Jays Care Golf Classic! Hour 3 kicks off with Sho Alli, Blue Jays broadcaster for Sportsnet 590 The FAN, checks in to chat about the Blue Jays’ series in Seattle, Nate Pearson’s demotion, the recent acquisition of Genesis Cabrera, Alek Manoah’s performance on Sunday, how Hyun-Jin Ryu’s impending return might impact the team’s trade deadline plans, which current Jays starter would be the best candidate to assume a bullpen role, and the possibility of a reunion with Teoscar Hernandez ahead of next week’s deadline. Afterward, Ailish and Justin are joined on site at Rattlesnake Point by Ernie Whitt (29:15), former MLB catcher, and manager of the Canadian men’s baseball team, to discuss his relationship with new Hall of Famers and fellow Blue Jays alumni, Fred McGriff and Scott Rolen, Canada’s recent showing at the 2023 World Baseball Classic, Freddie Freeman’s involvement with Baseball Canada, and the psychological component of coaching today’s generation of ballplayers. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
7/24/202348 minutes, 41 seconds
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Harman’s Open Title w/ Michael Breed + Jays Care’s Robert Witchel!

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Michael Breed, host of A New Breed of Golf on SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio, stops by to discuss Brian Harman’s victory at The Open Championship, his outstanding short game, other standout performers at Hoylake, how this weekend’s results could impact the 2023 Ryder Cup rosters, and Rory McIlroy’s nine-year major drought. Afterwards, Ailish and Justin are joined on site at Rattlesnake Point Golf Club by Robert Witchel, Executive Director of Jays Care Foundation, to chat about this year’s golf tournament, the work that Jays Care is doing country-wide to support underprivileged communities, Chris Bassitt’s new initiative Bassitts Pitch In, and the continued growth of Jays Care over the past few years (26:42) The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
7/24/202347 minutes, 50 seconds
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Jays Pitching Quandary + Karlsson to Toronto?

Happy Monday! Ailish and Justin are back, and we are live from the 28th annual Jays Care Golf Classic! Ailish and Justin kick off the show by discussing the Blue Jays dropping two of three in Seattle over the weekend, the current state of the team’s starting rotation, and Nate Pearson’s demotion to Triple-A. Then, they share their thoughts on Ilya Samsonov being awarded a $3.5 million salary in arbitration, what it means for the Leafs’ goaltending situation moving forward, and Toronto’s apparent interest in Erik Karlsson. Ailish and Justin also chime in on Brian Harman’s victory at The Open Championship and the lack of drama during the final golf major of the season. Later, at long last, it’s time for the return of the A-List (43:15)! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
7/24/202351 minutes, 39 seconds
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Leafs Goaltending Matrix + Jim Bowden’s Bold Blue Jays Proclamation

On Hour 3 of The FAN Morning Show, Brent and Sam discuss Ilya Samsonov’s pending arbitration case, their level of confidence with a possible Samsonov-Woll tandem, and the dwindling number of true No. 1 netminders in the NHL. Afterward, the guys are joined by Jim Bowden (23:45), former MLB GM, and current MLB Insider, to chat about the upcoming MLB trade deadline, the Angels’ plans for Shohei Ohtani, what he’s currently hearing about the Blue Jays, and why he’s still bullish that Toronto can win the AL East. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
7/21/202346 minutes, 22 seconds
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Blue Jays Trade Targets w/ Jon Morosi

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Rex Hoggard, writer and analyst for Golf Channel, checks in from England to discuss The Open Championship, Christo Lamprecht’s surprising opening round performance, and some of the bizarre quirks at Royal Liverpool Golf Club. Later, Brent and Sam are joined by Jon Morosi from Cooperstown to chat about the latest trade buzz surrounding Shohei Ohtani, potential trade targets for the Blue Jays, and why it’s the appropriate time for Toronto to be ultra-aggressive at the deadline (27:06). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
7/21/202351 minutes, 30 seconds
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Kirk's Big Day + What is Keefe's Leash?

Happy Friday! Brent and Sam kick off the show by discussing yesterday’s opening round at The Open Championship, the Blue Jays’ 4-0 win over the Padres, the team’s continued lack of production with runners on base, and Alejandro Kirk’s big day at the plate. Afterwards, the guys weigh in on the Maple Leafs adding Guy Boucher and Mike Van Ryn to the team’s coaching staff and what it means for Sheldon Keefe’s job security heading into the 2023-24 season (38:21). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
7/21/202350 minutes, 20 seconds
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Will the Leafs Deal Willy? w/ Nick Kypreos

Hour 3 of The FAN Morning Show kicks off with Ben Wagner, radio voice of the Blue Jays, checking in to chat about Jose Berrios’ resurgent season, the team’s lack of offense during this week’s series against San Diego, Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s up-and-down campaign, and John Schneider’s lineup construction. Later, Brent and Sam are joined by Nick Kypreos (25:20) to discuss his latest reporting on Auston Matthews’ next deal, William Nylander’s murky contract situation, the Chicago Blackhawks’ potential interest in Nylander, and Ilya Samsonov’s lingering arbitration case.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
7/20/202347 minutes, 22 seconds
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Open Championship Storylines + The Undefeated Argos w/ Pinball Clemons

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Brent and Sam are joined by Jason Sobel, golf writer for The Action Network, to discuss the opening round of The Open Championship, if Scottie Scheffler is poised for a major breakthrough this weekend, and Rory McIlroy’s chances of claiming the Claret Jug. Later, Toronto Argonauts GM Michael “Pinball” Clemons, stops by to chat about the Argos’ 4-0 start to their 2023 campaign, Chad Kelly’s emergence as an early-season MVP candidate, and their upcoming matchup against long-time rivals, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, on Friday night (25:30).  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
7/20/202348 minutes, 21 seconds
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Do the Jays Need a Big Deadline Splash?

Brent Gunning and Sam McKee host! The guys open the show by discussing the Blue Jays’ 2-0 shutout loss to the Padres, the team’s offensive deficiencies, Ross Atkins expressing his desire to add a right-handed bat, and if the Jays need to make a big splash ahead of the trade deadline. Afterwards, Sam and Brent weigh in on the arbitration figures tabled by the Leafs and Ilya Samsonov and what it means for the team’s goaltending situation moving forward (40:19). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
7/20/202351 minutes, 53 seconds
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Can Manoah Right the Ship? w/ Kevin Barker

Hour 3 of The FAN Morning Show kicks off with Kevin Barker, co-host of Blair and Barker, stopping by to discuss Alek Manoah’s shaky outing on Tuesday, his diminished velocity and command this season, Pete Walker’s controversial ejection, the Blue Jays’ offensive deficiencies, and Hyun-Jin Ryu’s impending return. Later, Brent and Sam are joined by Frank Seravalli (26:38) to chat about William Nylander’s contract situation, the chances he gets traded this summer, and Matt Murray’s future. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
7/19/202347 minutes, 40 seconds
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Taking a Trip Across The Pond w/ Steve Sands + NHL Trade Value Index

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Golf Channel announcer Steve Sands checks in from England to discuss this week’s Open Championship, Rory McIlroy’s chances of ending his nine-year majors drought, some of the unique quirks at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, and Cameron Smith’s quest to defend his title. Afterwards, Brent and Sam present their NHL trade value index, ranking the most valuable players (and contracts) in hockey (25:19). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
7/19/202348 minutes, 58 seconds
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Manoah's Rocky Start + Leafs Cap Conundrum

Happy Hump Day! Brent and Sam open the show by discussing the Blue Jays’ 9-1 loss to the Padres, Alek Manoah’s rocky start, if the Jays brought him back prematurely, Pete Walker’s ejection, and last night’s inconsistent strike zone. Then, the guys weigh in on Elliotte Friedman’s latest report regarding the Maple Leafs’ off-season plans, including Ilya Samsonov’s pending arbitration hearing and Matt Murray’s onerous contract. Brent and Sam also chime in on the Leafs’ salary cap conundrum and what it means for William Nylander’s future (35:12). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
7/19/202350 minutes, 59 seconds
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Blue Jays Surge + Canada’s FIBA World Cup Outlook w/ Nate Bjorkgren

On Hour 3 of The FAN Morning Show, Brent, and Sam are joined by Shi Davidi to discuss the Blue Jays’ recent hot streak, the effectiveness of their bullpen, Alek Manoah’s leash going forward, the importance of getting clarity on Hyun-Jin Ryu ahead of the trade deadline, the Jays’ biggest deadline needs, and Kevin Gausman’s lingering “side” injury. Afterward, Nate Bjorkgren, former Raptors assistant coach and current associate head coach of the Canadian men’s national team, stops by to chat about the fifth anniversary of the Raptors landing Kawhi Leonard, the team’s championship run in 2019, and Canada’s promising outlook for the upcoming FIBA World Cup (23:50).The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
7/18/202347 minutes, 12 seconds
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Will Nylander be a Leaf on Opening Night? w/ Justin Bourne

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Justin Bourne, co-host of Real Kyper and Bourne, stops by to discuss the Maple Leafs’ off-season moves thus far, William Nylander’s lingering contract situation, the chances Nylander won’t be in Toronto next season, if there’s any concern about Auston Matthews’ contract status, and what might be different for Sheldon Keefe in his first year working under Brad Treliving. Afterwards, Canadian PGA Tour pro Corey Conners joins the show from England to chat about his preparations for this week’s Open Championship, the creativity that is required to play links golf, and his experience consuming Nick Taylor’s win at the RBC Canadian Open (24:08). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
7/18/202348 minutes, 32 seconds
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Is Ohtani the Biggest Attraction in Sports? + Kawhi Day Reflections

Brent Gunning and Sam McKee host! Sam opens the show by detailing his experience witnessing a hole-in-one and triple play on Monday. Then, the guys discuss Shohei Ohtani’s epic bat flip against the Yankees, his historically-good 2023 season, and if Ohtani is currently the biggest must-see attraction in sports. Afterwards, Brent and Sam reflect on the five-year anniversary of the Raptors landing Kawhi Leonard, why his departure is one of the biggest “what if” scenarios in Toronto sports history, and how the Raptors have fared in the years since Kawhi’s one-and-done season. Later, the guys close out the hour by chatting about Ross Colton’s multi-year extension with the Colorado Avalanche and Sheldon Keefe’s reputation around the NHL (37:37). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
7/18/202351 minutes, 34 seconds
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Blue Jays Deadline Shopping List w/ Jeff Blair

The final hour of The FAN Morning Show kicks off with Jeff Blair, co-host of Blair and Barker, to discuss the Blue Jays’ weekend sweep over the D-Backs, Kevin Gausman’s absence coming out of the All-Star Break, the Jays’ biggest trade deadline needs, and the chances Shohei Ohtani is moved ahead of the August 1 deadline. Later, Sam and Brent are joined by Shane O’Brien, former NHL defenceman and co-host of the Missin’ Curfew podcast (26:33), to chat about his experience throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at Saturday’s Jays game and the Leafs’ moves so far this summer. Afterward, the guys close out the show by presenting their updated Blue Jays bullpen trust tree. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate
7/17/202348 minutes, 32 seconds
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Is Steph Curry Good for Golf? w/ Adam Stanley + Winners and Losers

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Sportsnet golf analyst Adam Stanley stops by to discuss Rory McIlroy’s victory at the Scottish Open, his lengthy drought at major championships, the nuances of links golf, Steph Curry’s win at the American Century Championship, and if Curry’s involvement in golf is good for the sport. Afterwards, the guys present their winners and losers from the weekend (29:45)! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
7/17/202349 minutes, 28 seconds
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Jays Break out the Brooms + Stroman Reunion?

Happy Monday! Brent Gunning and Sam McKee host. The guys open the show by discussing the Blue Jays’ weekend sweep over the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Jays’ reported interest in Marcus Stroman, Yusei Kikuchi’s role once Hyun-Jin Ryu returns, Kevin Gausman’s absence from the rotation, and Alejandro Kirk’s recent struggles. Later, Brent and Sam weigh in on Carlos Alcaraz’s win at Wimbledon and what it means for the sport of tennis moving forward (33:19).The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
7/17/202349 minutes, 6 seconds
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Rowan Barrett on Canada’s World Cup Roster + Second Half MLB Preview with Travis Sawchik

On the final hour of The Fan Morning Show, Brent Gunning and Sam McKee welcome on Travis Sawchik, MLB Writer at The Score & Co-author of The MVP Machine & Big Data Baseball, to talk about what the Los Angeles could do with Shohei Othani, what their options might be, how hard it would be to facilitate a trade before the deadline. The boys are then joined by Team Canada Basketball Manager, Rowan Barrett to discuss the roster that has been constructed for the upcoming FIBA World Cup! How did they get so much buy in from so many NBA players and what is the expectation level for this group? The guys then go over how the conversations went with Andrew Wiggins and why he decided not to play for the red and white. Boys close out the week going over there favourite conspiracy theories in sports and there grinder of the day! (35:46).The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate. 
7/14/202348 minutes, 27 seconds
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Leafs Off-Season Check-In w/ Gord Stellick + What's Next for Shohei Ohtani?

On the second hour of The Fan Morning Show, Brent Gunning and Sam McKee bring on MLB Network's Jon Morosi to talk about the Blue Jays' second half, how the team's starting rotation might shape up, potential moves that could be made at the trade deadline, and what's next for Shohei Othani. Later on, Leafs Nation's own Gord Stellick offers his take on the negotiations with William Nylander, if Erik Karlsson would be a fit with the Maple Leafs, and what expect heading into the summer (26:13). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
7/14/202349 minutes, 50 seconds
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Baseball is Back, World Cup Rosters & Dame Lillard Trades!

 On the first hour of The Fan Morning Show, Brent Gunning and Sam McKee celebrate the return of Blue Jays baseball! They get you ready for the upcoming series against the Arizona Diamondbacks featuring some familiar faces in Lourdes Gurriel Jr and Gabriel Moreno! They discuss what the Jays' starting rotation could be in the second half, how aggressive will the Jays be between now and the trade deadline, and how Alek Manoah factors in. The guys then go over the Canada Basketball Men’s World Cup roster that was released on Thursday night and debate if it's the best team Canada basketball has ever put together. They finish off the hour going over the proposed Damian Lillard trade that set the internet on fire yesterday! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate. 
7/14/202349 minutes, 9 seconds
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Jays Second Half Expectation w/ Kaitlyn McGrath & Siakam’s Value W/ Justin Termine

On the final hour of The Fan Morning Show, Brent Gunning and Sam McKee, bring on Blue Jays Reporter, from The Athletic, Kaitlyn McGrath to talk about the upcoming trade deadline, what the Blue Jays might be looking to do and who they could be looking to add, how Alek Manoah might impact the front offices’ decision, how much more of a window do the Jays have to win a World-Series, what needs to be better in the second half of the season, and what needs to continue in order for them to have success. In the final half hour of the show, Justin Termine, Host of NBA Today, comes on the show (24:12) to discuss some Damian Lillard trade talks, his view on the Toronto Raptors, Pascal Siakam’s value across the league, and a little bit of Victor Wembenyama.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
7/13/202346 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Golf Guys Hit the Links w/ Joe House & Bo Van Pelt!

On the second hour of The Fan Morning Show, Brent Gunning and Sam McKee welcome in Joe House, host of The Ringer's Fairway Rolling podcast, to discuss the findings from the senate investigation of the PGA Tour-PIF deal, before sharing his thoughts on the reports that Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods were used as negotiating chips. On the back nine, Bo Van Pelt, former top 10 golfer in the world, hops aboard to discuss the latest PGA Tour-PIF news, before opening up about what he wants the game of golf to look like in the future (24:32)!  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
7/13/202349 minutes, 55 seconds
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Hypothetical Trades For William Nylander

The first hour of The Fan Morning Show is here! On one of the driest days in sports, but rainiest days in Toronto, Brent Gunning and Sam McKee start off the show with a few mock trade scenarios for William Nylander. The pair question what the Leafs need and who shouldn't they pursue, before exploring options with the Carolina Hurricanes, Vegas Golden Knights, New York Rangers, and more! Later on, the guys head to the text-line see how all the morning grinders are getting through the slowest sports day of the year!   The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
7/13/202349 minutes, 37 seconds
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Sam "Riggs" Bozoian on Golf’s Big Day + Blue Jays Second Half Preview w/ Ben Shulman

On the final hour of The Fan Morning Show, Brent Gunning and Sam McKee, bring on Ben Shulman guest host of Jays Talk Plus, to talk discuss the All-Star game, if Jays fans should be hitting the panic button after Jordan Romano’s exit due to back tightness, how much flexibility the Jays have to make a move before the trade deadline, and what the plan might be for the starting rotation heading in the second half of the season. Finally, in the final half-hour, Sam “Barstool Riggs” Bozoian, Host of Foreplay Podcast with Barstool Sports joins the show (23:47) to talk about the PGA/LIV Golf situation going before Congress, how this could impact the game, players, the potential of a full takeover by LIV Golf.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
7/12/202346 minutes, 57 seconds
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How Would You Fix the All-Star Game? w/ David Samson + Nick Foligno!

On the second hour of The Fan Morning Show, Brent Gunning and Sam McKee welcome in David Samson from the Nothing Personal podcast to briefly talk about the MLB All-Star game and shares some ideas to help make the event more fun. Next up, NHL forward and recent Chicago Blackhawks signing, Nick Foligno hops aboard to chat about how his deal with the Hawks came together, getting the chance to play with 2023 first overall pick Connor Bedard, how he still manages to keep up with the pace of the today's game, and which NHL jersey was his favourite to wear (24:35).  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
7/12/202349 minutes, 55 seconds
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All-Star Standouts, First Half Grades & Golf's Day in Washington

It’s Hump Day! On the first hour of The Fan Morning Show, Brent Gunning and Sam McKee lead off recapping the MLB All-Star Game! How did they feel about reunion between former Blue Jays? Are this year's All-Star jerseys still a must-purchase item? The guys then offer letter grades for the first half of the Jays season, focusing in on what needs to change and what they could see continue. Later on, the guys throw on their golf hats to try to make sense of what’s happening with LIV Golf and the PGA going before Congress on Tuesday. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
7/12/202350 minutes, 37 seconds
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Blue Jays Bullpen Trust Tree + Leafs Blue Line Shakeup? w/ Luke Fox

On the final hour of The Fan Morning Show, Brent Gunning and Sam McKee welcome in former MLB Pitcher and All-Star, Ricky Romero, to talk about his experience as an All-Star, Vladimir Guerrero Jr’s performance in the Home Run Derby, and the return of Alek Manoah. Both the guys also look to see what the Jays could do to improve at the trade deadline. Finally, On the final thirty of the show, Luke Fox, NHL Writer for Sportsnet, comes on the show (25:53) to discuss where things could be at in William Nylander contract talks, why there is really no rush to sign him, who the Leafs might be looking at to add to their blue line, and how much they need depth scoring from the bottom six. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
7/11/202348 minutes, 40 seconds
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What is the Jays’ Ceiling? w/ Chris “Mad Dog” Russo

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Chris “Mad Dog” Russo stops by to discuss Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s power display during last night’s Home Run Derby, the Blue Jays’ underwhelming first half, the team’s ceiling this year, Elly De La Cruz’s emergence, and Shohei Ohtani’s future. Afterwards, Brent and Sam are joined by Brent Wallace, co-host of the Coming In Hot podcast, to chat about the Senators’ trade return for Alex DeBrincat and other potential moves for Ottawa this off-season (28:02). The guys close the hour by discussing their yearning desire for a best-on-best hockey tournament and the Blue Jays’ representation in tonight’s All-Star Game. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
7/11/202349 minutes, 1 second
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Vladdy Crowned MLB's Home Run King + Waiting on Willy

Good morning, grinders! Brent Gunning and Sam McKee kick off the show by discussing Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s victory at the Home Run Derby, William Nylander’s contract stalemate, how Alex DeBrincat’s new deal might impact Nylander’s negotiations, and why this current generation of Maple Leafs stars are reticent to take a hometown discount. Later, the guys sift through the text line to shout out some fellow grinders - the early birds that work hard and endure long hours (40:54).The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate. 
7/11/202349 minutes, 38 seconds
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Manoah’s First Game Back w/ Ben Nicholson-Smith!

On the final hour of The Fan Morning Show, Daniele and Jesse bring on Blue Jays Reporter Ben Nicholson-Smith, who got to see Alek Manoah’s first Major League start since June 5th firsthand! He talks about what he liked from that start, how his good outing was a pleasant surprise, his next start being a bigger challenge, and how having Manoah back impacts the starting rotation and the bullpen. Ben also gives the Jays their mid-season grades, diving deep into what they’ve done well, what needs improvement, what he thinks the Jays need to add before the trade deadline, and his thoughts on the Blue Jays drafting High-School prospect Arjun Nimmala with the 20th overall selection. In the final half hour of the show, Daily Faceoff's Frank Seravalli (26:51) sifts through the recent NHL transactions including Alex DeBrincat's move to the Detroit Red Wings, before discussing what's next for the Ottawa Senators, and how DeBrincat’s contract extension might impact William Nylander’s negotiations with the Toronto Maple Leafs. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
7/10/202347 minutes, 25 seconds
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Raptors Summer League Report w/ Aaron Rose + Winners and Losers!

On the second hour of The Fan Morning Show, Daniele and Jesse bring in Raptors reporter Aaron Rose to look back on Toronto's first two NBA Summer League games, how first round pick Gradey Dick has been adjusting, how the Raptors might utilize their roster this season, who the new-look starting five could be, how Scottie Barnes’ role might change with Fred VanVleet's departure, and what the future holds for Pascal Siakam. On the second half of the show, the pair go over their "Winners and Losers” of the weekend (34:42). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
7/10/202348 minutes, 58 seconds
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Blue Jays Grades at the All-Star Break

Happy Monday! On the first hour of The Fan Morning Show, Daniele Franceschi goes from the production booth to the mic, and he’s joined by former Co-Host and Digital Producer of Tim & Friends, Jesse Rubinoff. To leadoff, they talk about the Blue Jays' comeback win over the Detroit Tigers, their mid-season grades for the team heading into the All-Star break, and Alek Manoah’s first big league start since June 5th. To cap off the first hour of the show, they pay homage to Ailish Forfar to bring you today's A-List!  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
7/10/202350 minutes, 43 seconds
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Expectations For Gradey Dick w/ Ron Baker + Wake and Rake!

On the final hour of The Fan Morning Show, voice of the Blue Jays Buck Martinez joins Ailish and Justin to chat about tonight's highly anticipated return for Alek Manoah and what Manoah's main focus was during his stint in Florida, before taking a step back to take a look at the Jays' needs at the trade deadline. In the final half hour of the show, former NBA Guard Ron Baker stops by to discuss the state of the Raptors from his perspective, his connections with Fred VanVleet and Gradey Dick, and what his expectations are for the team and Gradey this season (26:52). As always, to end the show, Ailish and Justin have you covered with the daily Wake and Rake parlay (42:53)! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
7/7/202348 minutes, 22 seconds
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What Constitutes a Successful Return for Alek Manoah? w/ Jon Morosi

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Jon Morosi - friend of the show - stops by to discuss Alek Manoah’s return on Friday, what would constitute a successful outing for the former Cy Young finalist, his latest reporting on Shohei Ohtani’s future with the Angels, Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s chances of winning the Home Run Derby, and Aaron Judge’s injury timeline. Later, Ailish and Justin are joined by Vivek Jacob, writer for Raptors.com and CBC Sports, to chat about Jakob Poeltl’s comments from his press conference on Thursday, his expectations for Gradey Dick in his summer league debut, the latest trade speculation involving Pascal Siakam, and how the Canadians have fared at Wimbledon (26:33). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
7/7/202347 minutes, 46 seconds
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Blue Jays Double Dip + Manoah Tarot Card Reading

Happy Friday! Ailish and Justin discuss the Blue Jays winning both ends of Thursday’s doubleheader against the White Sox, the team’s use of small ball in extra innings, Whit Merrifield’s two-homer performance, and John Schneider’s bullpen deployment ahead of Alek Manoah’s return on Friday night. Afterwards, the Tarot cards are back! Ailish and Justin indulge in a special Tarot reading for Manoah, who will be making his first big-league start in over a month. We close the hour with our daily edition of the A-List (35:31)!The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
7/7/202351 minutes, 14 seconds
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Is Manoah Being Rushed? w/ Jeff Blair + Domi’s Maturation w/ Claude Julien

The final hour of The FAN Morning Show kicks off with Jeff Blair stopping by to discuss Alek Manoah’s impending return to the Blue Jays’ rotation on Friday, the external pressures that factored into the decision to recall Manoah, the possibility of Toronto adopting a six-man rotation once Hyun-Jin Ryu returns, and Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s role in determining the Jays’ ceiling this season. Later, Ailish and Justin are joined by former NHL head coach Claude Julien to discuss his experience coaching Max Domi in Montreal, his maturation over the years, why his personality is a perfect match for the Toronto market, his time in Boston, and his memories from the Leafs’ notorious 2013 Game 7 collapse against the Bruins (24:30). Later, we close out the show with our daily Wake and Rake parlay (43:21)!  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
7/6/202348 minutes, 2 seconds
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Leafs Locker Room Culture w/ Colby Armstrong + Alex Kerfoot & Connor Brown!

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Colby Armstrong stops by to discuss his experience working with Ailish in Nashville, the Leafs’ free agent additions, how Ryan Reaves will impact the locker room, and Kyle Dubas’ first off-season with the Penguins. Later, new Arizona Coyotes forward Alex Kerfoot checks in to chat about his time in Toronto and his decision to sign with Arizona (22:20). Ailish and Justin are also joined by Edmonton Oilers forward Connor Brown to discuss his rapport with Connor McDavid, their history as teammates in junior, his journey back from a torn ACL, and his unique contract structure for next season (35:48).  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
7/6/202348 minutes, 18 seconds
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Is Siakam Expendable? + Leafs Goaltending Domino

It’s baby Friday! Ailish and Justin kick off the show with a special programming announcement. Then, they discuss Michael Grange’s reporting on dissent within the Raptors last season, the latest trade speculation surrounding Pascal Siakam, and the implications of Ilya Samsonov filing for arbitration. Afterwards, in honour of the Jays being rained out on Wednesday, Ailish and Justin indulge in a fun draft of the worst things to get delayed. Later, Ailish presents her daily edition of the A-List (46:23)!The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
7/6/202350 minutes, 56 seconds
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Is Alek Manoah Ready to Return? + Getting Swaggy w/ Chad Kelly!

On Hour 3 of The FAN Morning Show, play-by-play voice Dan Shulman checks in from Chicago to discuss Alek Manoah’s impending return to the Blue Jays’ rotation, potential recourse if he falters again, Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s clutch home run on Tuesday night, and Jordan Romano rebounding from Sunday’s outing. Later, Ailish and Justin are joined by Toronto Argonauts quarterback Chad “Swag” Kelly to chat about the Argos’ 3-0 start, his emergence as a Grey Cup hero last season, how he’s adjusted to becoming the team’s full-time starter, and the best advice he’s received from his uncle Jim Kelly (23:55). Afterwards, Ailish and Justin close out the show by assembling our daily Wake and Rake parlay (40:19)! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
7/5/202346 minutes, 45 seconds
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Leafs Roster Report w/ Nick Kypreos + Sarah Nurse Stops By!

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Nick Kypreos - friend of the show - stops by to discuss William Nylander’s contract impasse, how Nylander’s situation affects Auston Matthews, Brad Treliving adding more “snot” to his lineup, Maxi Domi following in his dad’s footsteps by joining the Maple Leafs, and murmurs about potential culture issues inside the team’s locker room. Later, Ailish and Justin are joined by Sarah Nurse, forward for the Canadian women’s hockey team, to chat about the PWHPA’s landmark CBA, the sale of the PHF and the formation of a new women’s pro hockey league, and her experience visiting Nashville last week for the NHL Draft (29:36).  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
7/5/202350 minutes, 41 seconds
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Manoah's Return + The Legend of "Jaws"

Happy Hump Day! Ailish and Justin discuss Joey Chestnut’s thrilling victory at the annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, Alek Manoah’s scheduled return to the Big Leagues on Friday, the curious timing of his call up after just two minor-league starts, and Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s clutch homer on Tuesday night against the White Sox. Later, Ailish presents her daily edition of the A-List. She and Justin also make their picks for this week’s John Deere Classic (38:46). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
7/5/202349 minutes, 43 seconds
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Trading With Treliving w/ Chuck Fletcher + Adam Hadwin's Viral Moment!

The final hour of The FAN Morning Show kicks off with Chuck Fletcher, former NHL GM, stopping by to discuss his experience covering the NHL Draft last week with Sportsnet, the Leafs’ big moves in free agency, and his interactions with Brad Treliving as an opposing GM. Later, Ailish and Justin are joined by Adam Hadwin to chat about his viral tackle at the RBC Canadian Open, Nick Taylor ending Canada’s 69-year drought, the slew of Canadians having success this year on the PGA Tour, and his recent runner-up finish at the Rocket Mortgage Classic (23:33).  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
7/4/202345 minutes, 50 seconds
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Will Treliving Reshape His Blue Line? w/ Luke Fox

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Sportsnet's Luke Fox stops by to discuss William Nylander’s contract impasse, how Nylander’s situation could impact Auston Matthews, Brad Treliving introducing a new buzzword, his desire to make additional changes on the blue line, and Ryan O’Reilly’s mercurial departure. Later, Blake Murphy joins Ailish and Justin in-studio to chat about the Blue Jays’ dismal weekend against the Red Sox, Alek Manoah’s encouraging results from his latest minor-league start, and the Raptors’ off-season changes (28:58).  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
7/4/202350 minutes, 49 seconds
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Nylander's Demands + "Snot" Acquired

Happy 4th of July to our friends down south! Ailish and Justin kick off the show by discussing William Nylander’s reported contract demands, if he’s a $10 million player, and Brad Treliving’s goal of adding more “snot” to the Leafs’ lineup. Afterwards, they examine where the Blue Jays sit through 85 games and the most noticeable flaws hampering this current roster. Later, we close out the hour with a special 4th of July-themed draft (41:56). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate. 
7/4/202350 minutes, 29 seconds
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Toronto's Free Agent Flurry w/ Frank Seravalli and Will Lou

The final hour of The FAN Morning Show kicks off with Daily Faceoff's Frank Seravalli dropping by to discuss the Leafs landing Tyler Bertuzzi, John Klingberg, and Max Domi on one-year deals, Ryan O’Reilly’s exit, the residual cap implications associated with Toronto’s additions, and other moves that could be on the horizon. Later, William Lou, host of The Raptors Show, joins Ailish and Justin in-studio to chat about Fred VanVleet’s departure from Toronto, the Raptors quickly pivoting to Dennis Schroder, the front office’s commitment to this current core, and the latest trade speculation surrounding Pascal Siakam (26:14).  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
7/3/202346 minutes, 29 seconds
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Leafs’ New Additions w/ Gord Stellick + Winners and Losers

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Gord Stellick, former Maple Leafs GM and co-host of Leafs Nation, stops by to discuss the team’s new additions in free agency, Ryan O’Reilly’s departure, potential concerns about the team’s culture, Max Domi’s fit, and his role in bringing Tie Domi to Toronto. Later, Ailish shares some details about her trip to Nashville for the NHL Draft, before she and Justin close out the hour by presenting their winners and losers from the weekend (29:21). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
7/3/202350 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ailish Returns! + Leafs and Raptors Free Agent Shakeup

Ailish is back! She and Justin open the show by discussing the Maple Leafs’ busy weekend in free agency, Brad Treliving putting his stamp on the roster, how the new additions will fit in Toronto’s lineup, and the team’s most notable departures. Afterwards, Ailish and Justin weigh in on Fred VanVleet’s exit from the Raptors and the Blue Jays getting swept by the Boston Red Sox on Canada Day weekend. Later, we cap off the first hour with the A-List (46:25)! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
7/3/202351 minutes, 6 seconds
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NHL Posturing Season w/ Steve Kouleas + VanVleet Out?

On the final hour of The Fan Morning Show, Justin and Brent welcome Steve Kouleas, host of Power Play on SiriusXM NHL Network, to discuss his time at the NHL Draft, his expectations for free agency season, what Auston Matthews' next contract could look like, the case for a three-year deal, and the Chicago Blackhawks flurry of transactions in the last 72 hours. Later on, Jeff Marek, host of The Jeff Marek Show, calls in to discuss the purchase of the Professional Hockey Federation and what direction professional women’s hockey in North America is heading in (19:38). On the home stretch of the show, Sportsnet's Michael Grange hops aboard to talk about the biggest names heading into NBA free agency and what might happen with Fred VanVleet (26:32). As always to end the show, Justin and Brent have your daily Wake and Rake parlay (44:15). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
6/30/202348 minutes, 8 seconds
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Will Matthews Reinvent the Wheel? w/ Sam McKee

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Sam McKee, producer of Real Kyper and Bourne, stops by to discuss Auston Matthews’ current cache in Leafs land, William Nylander’s impending ultimatum, early impressions of Brad Treliving, and Sheldon Keefe’s first public comments since receiving confirmation that he’ll be back as Leafs coach next season. Later, Justin and Brent are joined by Jon Morosi - friend of the show - to chat about Adam Fantilli falling to Columbus in the NHL Draft, Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s upcoming participation in the Home Run Derby, and the Jays’ shopping list ahead of the August 1 trade deadline (26:22). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
6/30/202348 minutes, 29 seconds
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Vladdy's Derby Return + Raptors Doomsday Scenario?

Happy Friday! Justin and Brent kick off the show by discussing the Blue Jays’ series win over the Giants, Chris Bassitt’s natural chemistry with Alejandro Kirk, Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s decision to participate in this year’s Home Run Derby, the Blue Jays being shut out in All-Star voting, the Leafs’ sleepy draft week in Nashville, and the Raptors facing a potential doomsday scenario leading into free agency. Later, the guys present their own version of the A-List (48:05)!The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
6/30/202350 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ailish's Music City Adventure

On the final hour of The Fan Morning Show, the new WWE Monday Night Raw backstage reporter, Jackie Redmond joins Brent and Justin to chat about her new role, her time in Nashville for the NHL Awards and Draft week, the lack of movement throughout the first round, and the Penguins' acquisition of Rielly Smith. Later on, Ailish Forfar checks in from Music City to share her experience covering the festivities in Nashville, before weighing in on Maple Leafs' recent transactions and the team's selection of Easton Cowan in the first round (24:57). To wrap up, Brent and Justin present our daily Wake and Rake parlay (43:25). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
6/29/202346 minutes, 53 seconds
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Leafs Rumour Mill w/ Nick Kypreos + Jays at the Midway Mark

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Nick Kypreos stops by to discuss last night’s opening round of the NHL Draft, the Leafs’ selection of Easton Cowan, David Kampf’s new four-year deal, why the Leafs might’ve struck gold with Pontus Holmberg, and Auston Matthews’ potential contract extension. Afterwards, Justin and Brent are joined by Blue Jays radio voice Ben Wagner to chat about Toronto's offensive eruption on Wednesday night, Trevor Richards’ emergence as a steady presence in the Jays’ bullpen, early returns on Bowden Francis, and the biggest positives from the first half of the season (28:03). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
6/29/202349 minutes, 27 seconds
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Draft Day Dud? + Kampf’s New Deal

It’s Baby Friday! Justin and Brent kick off the show by discussing Domingo German’s perfect game against the Athletics, the lack of trade activity during the NHL Draft, the Leafs’ selection of Easton Cowan, David Kampf’s new deal, Kyle Dubas’ first big swing with Reilly Smith, and Toronto’s reported desire to add some “beef” in their bottom six. Afterwards, the guys weigh in on the Blue Jays’ 6-1 win over the Giants and where the team sits at the midway point of the regular season (46:00). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
6/29/202350 minutes, 48 seconds
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Toronto Sports Roundtable w/ Joe Carter, José Bautista, Nazem Kadri & Dion Phaneuf

On the final hour of The Fan Morning Show, live from the 14th Annual Joe Carter Classic at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, the man himself Joe Carter sits down with us to talk about his great tournament, how it all came together, and how much he still thinks about the home run heard all around Canada in 1993. Soon after, three-time silver slugger and six-time All-Star José Bautista joins us to talk about his time with the Toronto Blue Jays, the love he has for the city of Toronto, the importance of playing in the Joe Carter Classic, and of course his iconic bat flip (11:48). Later on, former Maple Leaf Nazem Kadri chats about winning the Stanley Cup with the Avalanche, his time Toronto, and what it was like to see Phil Kessel win his third Stanley Cup (22:01). To finish the show, former Leafs Captain Dion Phaneuf grabs a headset to chat about his time with the team and why he loves playing in the tournament (32:57). The guys close the show by presenting their best bets of the day, presented by Betano! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
6/28/202347 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Glory Days with Leafs Legends Wendel Clark & Doug Gilmour

On the third hour of The Fan Morning Show live from the Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Toronto Maple Leafs legends Wendel Clark and Doug Gilmour join the program to chat about why they love coming back to the Joe Carter Golf Classic, reminisce about their NHL playing days, and weigh in on the current Leafs roster and what it could take for them to reach the Stanley Cup. Later on, Brent and Justin discuss what the Leafs should be shopping for in free agency, if there's a better option than Justin Holl available if another team scoops him up, and who could step in if Toronto can't retain all seven of their unrestricted free agents (27:40).   The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
6/28/202351 minutes, 5 seconds
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NHL Draft Primer w/ Jason Bukala + Joe Carter Classic Co-Chairs!

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Jason Bukala, former NHL scout and current Sportsnet analyst, checks in from Nashville to discuss tonight’s NHL Draft, the L.A. Kings’ acquisition of Pierre-Luc Dubois, the Canadiens’ addition of Alex Newhook, why the Columbus Blue Jackets could be very active on Wednesday night, the bizarre circumstances surrounding Brad Treliving’s presence at the draft, and potential suitors for Erik Karlsson. Later, Justin and Brent are joined on site by Pierre Frappier and James Dodds, co-chairs of The Joe Carter Classic, to chat about the charitable component of the tournament and its star-studded guest list (28:50). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
6/28/202350 minutes, 17 seconds
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Live at the Joe Carter Classic! + "We Can and We Might"

We’re live from the 14th annual Joe Carter Classic Golf Tournament at Glen Abbey Golf Club! Justin and Brent kick off the show by discussing Brad Treliving’s comments about the Leafs’ negotiations with Auston Matthews and William Nylander, Sheldon Keefe returning as Toronto’s head coach, some of the big moves around the NHL on Tuesday, and Alek Manoah’s rough showing in his Florida Complex League debut. Afterwards, the guys present their own version of the A-List! (44:00)The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
6/28/202349 minutes, 12 seconds
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Blue Jays-Giants Ties w/ J.P. Ricciardi + Wake and Rake!

The final hour of The FAN Morning Show kicks off with E.J. Hradek, senior reporter for NHL Network, stopping by to discuss the Maple Leafs’ priorities heading into free agency, Auston Matthews’ contract situation, the Bruins’ rationale for moving Taylor Hall to Chicago, and how Hall can help ease Connor Bedard’s transition to the NHL. Afterwards, Justin and Brent are joined by J.P. Ricciardi, former Blue Jays general manager and current special advisor for the San Francisco Giants, to chat about his experience working in Toronto, the Giants’ resurgence this season, Brandon Belt’s decorated tenure in San Francisco, the current depth of competition in the AL East, and Kevin Gausman’s success since joining the Blue Jays (26:02). As always, to close the show, the guys assemble our daily Wake and Rake parlay (41:16)!  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
6/27/202347 minutes, 44 seconds
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Nylander Ultimatum? + Atiba Hutchinson's Next Steps for Canada Soccer

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Matt Marchese, producer of The Jeff Marek Show, checks in to discuss this year’s NHL award winners, Connor McDavid being denied of a unanimous MVP, the argument against Erik Karlsson’s Norris Trophy victory, the Leafs’ position heading into the NHL Draft, Toronto’s lengthy list of impending free agents, Brad Treliving’s game plan, and William Nylander potentially facing an ultimatum. Later, Justin and Brent are joined by Atiba Hutchinson, former captain of the Canadian men’s soccer team, to chat about his retirement from professional soccer, Canada Soccer’s current financial situation, what the program needs to do in order to experience success at the 2026 World Cup, his desire to remain involved with the national team in a new capacity, and his favourite moments representing Canada on the international stage (24:50). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
6/27/202348 minutes, 52 seconds
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McDavid's "Unani-Miss" MVP + Leafs Summer Wishlist

Justin hosts alongside Brent Gunning! The guys open the show by discussing last night’s NHL Awards, Connor McDavid finishing one vote shy of being the league’s unanimous MVP, the NHL’s issue with forced comedy, and Jim Montgomery’s heartwarming Jack Adams acceptance speech. Then, Justin and Brent weigh in on the Bruins shipping Taylor Hall to Chicago in a cap-saving move, the Leafs’ patient approach so far this off-season, and Toronto FC’s firing of head coach Bob Bradley. Afterwards, the guys close out the hour with our daily edition of the A-List (48:17). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate. 
6/27/202350 minutes, 21 seconds
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New Deal for Willy? w/ Frank Seravalli + Wake and Rake!

The final hour of The FAN Morning Show kicks off with Daily Faceoff's Frank Seravalli checking in from Nashville to discuss some of the recent transactions around the NHL, the L.A. Kings’ pursuit of Pierre-Luc Dubois, Torey Krug playing hard ball in St. Louis, and the Leafs’ interest in extending William Nylander. Later, Justin and Brent are joined in studio by Ben Shulman and Sho Alli to chat about George Springer’s proficiency as a leadoff hitter, Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s encouraging weekend at the plate, and Chris Bassitt’s recent struggles (28:17). The guys close out the show by assembling our daily Wake and Rake parlay! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
6/26/202347 minutes, 5 seconds
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Kikuchi’s Gem and Manoah’s Timeline w/ Shi Davidi + Winners and Losers

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Sportsnet's Shi Davidi stops by to discuss to discuss the Blue Jays taking 2 of 3 against the Oakland A’s over the weekend, Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s strong series at the plate, Yusei Kikuchi’s dominant outing on Sunday, the Jays’ starting pitching options for Canada Day, and Alek Manoah’s potential timeline for a return to the big leagues. Later, Justin and Brent present their biggest winners and losers from the weekend, featuring Torey Krug, Travis Konecny, and more (31:50)! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
6/26/202349 minutes, 47 seconds
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Blue Jays "Cathartic" Weekend + NHL Silly Season

Happy Monday! Justin hosts alongside Brent Gunning. After missing Friday’s show, Justin gives us his thoughts on the Raptors’ selection of Gradey Dick in the NBA Draft and the endless puns that accompanied the pick. Then, the guys dive into the Blue Jays’ series win over the Oakland A’s, Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s mini-breakout at the plate, Yusei Kikuchi’s gem on Sunday, and George Springer hitting another impressive milestone. Afterwards, with NHL free agency approaching, Justin and Brent discuss some of the transactions that were made over the weekend and examine Auston Matthews’ ongoing contract talks with the Maple Leafs. Later, the guys close out the hour with their own version of the A-List (45:56)! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
6/26/202350 minutes, 8 seconds
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Gradey Dick Scouting Report w/ Kansas Assistant Jeremy Case

On Hour 3 of The FAN Morning Show, Will Lou, host of the Raptors Show, joins us to discuss Toronto landing Gradey Dick in the NBA Draft, how new head coach Darko Rajakovic might utilize his skill set, and Fred VanVleet’s uncertain future with the team. Then, Bill Merrifield, dad of Whit, stops by to share his thoughts on the Blue Jays’ season thus far, his son’s All-Star candidacy, and what it’s been like following Whit’s career (22:46). Later, Ailish and Brent are joined by Kansas Jayhawks assistant coach Jeremy Case to chat about his experience coaching Dick as a freshman, his strengths and weaknesses as a player, and his personality off the court (35:13). We close the show by assembling our daily Wake and Rake parlay (41:30)! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
6/23/202347 minutes, 52 seconds
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Siakam Trade Fodder w/ Michael Grange + Keefe’s Second Act

On Hour 2 of The Fan Morning Show, Michael Grange joins the show to share his thoughts on Gradey Dick joining the Raptors, his optimal lineup fit, Markquis Nowell signing with Toronto on a two-way deal, the latest trade speculation surrounding Pascal Siakam, Fred VanVleet’s impending free agency decision, and if the Raptors remain committed to running it back again next season. Afterwards, Ailish and Brent connect with Nick Kypreos – friend of the show – to chat about Sheldon Keefe’s contract situation, how Keefe will adjust to working under Brad Treliving, the Leafs’ potential targets and priorities in free agency, and why Larry Tanenbaum has decided to sell part of his stake in MLSE (27:51). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
6/23/202348 minutes, 17 seconds
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Raptors Select Gradey Dick + Flames Inflection Point?

Happy Friday! Ailish hosts alongside Brent Gunning. They open the show by discussing the Raptors' selection of Gradey Dick with the 13th overall pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft, some of the best moments from draft night, and Pascal Siakam's reported desire to remain in Toronto. Afterwards, Ailish and Brent weigh in on the drama surrounding the Calgary Flames, the NHL’s plan to abandon the use of specialty warmup jerseys, and Gary Bettman’s comments about Larry Tanenbaum’s decision to sell a portion of his MLSE shares. Later, Ailish presents her daily edition of the A-List (47:12).The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate. 
6/23/202350 minutes, 58 seconds
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NBA Draft Primer + Inside the Raptors’ 2022-23 Season w/ Gary Trent Sr.

Hour 3 of The FAN Morning Show kicks off with Marc Kestecher, NBA play-by-play announcer and host for ESPN Radio, stopping by to discuss the Celtics’ blockbuster acquisition of Kristaps Porzingis, the biggest storylines heading into tonight’s NBA Draft, and potential targets for the Raptors at No. 13. Afterwards, former NBA guard Gary Trent Sr. stops by to chat about why his son, Gary Trent Jr., chose to exercise his player option with the Raptors, what went wrong in Toronto last year, and his draft day experience in 1995 (22:53). Then, Ailish and Justin are joined by Kurt Badenhausen, sports business reporter for Sportico, to discuss Larry Tanenbaum’s decision to sell part of his ownership stake in MLSE, how it might affect other stakeholders in the company, and the message it sends to the NHL and NBA (37:52). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
6/22/202347 minutes, 6 seconds
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Are the Jays Back? w/ Jon Morosi + Redefining HOF Benchmarks

On Hour 2 of The Fan Morning Show, Jon Morosi stops by to discuss the Blue Jays’ series win in Miami, their offence showing signs of life, and the Jays’ biggest needs ahead of the August 1 trade deadline. Later, Ailish and Justin are joined by ESPN’s Greg Wyshynski to chat about the Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2023, Alex Mogilny’s omission from this year’s crop of inductees, Curtis Joseph’s Hall of Fame-calibre resume, and the possibility that Matvei Michkov emerges as the No. 2 pick in next week’s NHL Draft (30:07). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
6/22/202349 minutes, 44 seconds
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Jays Win and Hall of Fame Inductees Are In

 It’s baby Friday! Ailish and Justin open the show by discussing Larry Tanenbaum’s intention to sell part of his stake in MLSE, the Boston Celtics’ acquisition of Kristaps Porzingis in a three-team trade, the Blue Jays’ 6-3 win over the Marlins on Thursday, the team’s offence finally showing signs of life, and Bo Bichette’s thumb injury. Afterwards, they weigh in on this year’s Hockey Hall of Fame induction class and some of the persistent issues that exist with the Hall’s selection process. Later, Ailish presents her daily edition of the A-List (45:06)!The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
6/22/202349 minutes, 32 seconds
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“Touch ‘em all, Joe!”: Going Down Memory Lane w/ Joe Carter

Hour 3 of The FAN Morning Show kicks off with Ailish and Justin discussing the Blue Jays’ performance during their current road trip, John Schneider’s level of culpability for the team’s recent struggles, Schneider’s job security, and the Blue Jays’ potential representation at the MLB All-Star Game. Later, Blue Jays legend Joe Carter joins the show to discuss the 30th anniversary of his iconic World Series-winning walk off homer in 1993, the keepsakes that he still has from ‘93, his upcoming visit to Toronto for the 14th annual Joe Carter Classic Golf Tournament, and his passion for golf (21:57).  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
6/21/202345 minutes, 38 seconds
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Lucky No. 13 for the Raptors? + Stanley Cup Champ Mark Stone!

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Seth Greenberg, college basketball and NBA Draft analyst for ESPN, stops by to discuss the depth of talent in this year’s NBA Draft, Victor Wembanyama’s status as a generational prospect, why he’s bullish on Brandon Miller and believes he’d be a good fit in Charlotte, his biggest concern about Scoot Henderson, and potential targets for the Raptors at No. 13. Afterwards, Ailish and Justin are joined by Vegas Golden Knights captain Mark Stone to chat about his team’s Stanley Cup victory, what his life has been like over the past week, the Golden Knights’ blueprint for building a championship team, Bruce Cassidy’s impact in his first year at the helm, and his relationship with the Tkachuks (22:30). Later, Ailish and Justin close out the hour by making their FANEx Cup picks for this weekend’s Travellers’ Championship (41:00). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
6/21/202351 minutes, 22 seconds
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Kikuchi's Gem + Could the Raptors Lose Poeltl?

Happy Hump Day! Ailish opens the show by discussing her experience watching Stevie Nicks in concert on Tuesday night. Then, she and Justin discuss the Blue Jays’ much-needed 2-0 win over the Marlins, Yusei Kikuchi delivering his best start of the season, John Schneider’s bold decision-making, and the team’s ongoing struggles at the plate. Afterwards, they weigh in on Gary Trent Jr.’s decision to exercise his player option for next season, the possibility of Jakob Poeltl leaving the Raptors in free agency, and the top candidates for this year’s Hockey Hall of Fame induction class. Later, Ailish presents her daily edition of the A-List (45:51)! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate. 
6/21/202350 minutes, 28 seconds
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Raptors Inflection Point w/ Pat Garrity + Wake and Rake!

The final hour of The FAN Morning Show kicks off with Pat Garrity, former NBA forward and current Stadium front office analyst, stopping by to discuss Thursday night’s NBA Draft, Victor Wembanyama’s unique skill set, potential fits for the Raptors at No. 13, where Canadian Leonard Miller fits in this year’s draft class, the Suns’ acquisition of Bradley Beal, potential suitors for Fred VanVleet, and the Raptors reaching a major inflection point. Later, Ailish and Justin are joined by Rod Barajas, former MLB catcher and current Miami Marlins Field Coordinator, to chat about Miami’s emergence this season, his experience playing for the Blue Jays, what it was like catching Roy Halladay, and Luis Arraez’s quest to maintain a .400 batting average (25:30). Ailish and Justin close out the show by assembling our daily Wake and Rake parlay (41:40).  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
6/20/202345 minutes, 51 seconds
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Keefe Stays Put + Vlad Jr.'s Remedy w/ Caleb Joseph

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Jeff Marek stops by to discuss the Maple Leafs’ plan to have Sheldon Keefe return as head coach, why he’s likely to receive an extension this summer, potential replacements for Spencer Carbery on the Leafs’ bench, the cloud of uncertainty hanging over the Winnipeg Jets, and the most interesting prospects heading into next week’s NHL Draft. Later, Ailish and Justin are joined by Sportsnet's Caleb Joseph to chat about the Blue Jays’ underwhelming season thus far, if frustration is beginning to weigh on the players, why he’s still bullish on the Jays being a playoff team, the remedy for Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s ground ball issues, and Luis Arraez’s remarkable bat-to-ball skills (26:15). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
6/20/202349 minutes, 45 seconds
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Blue Jays Rock Bottom + Raptors and Leafs Status Quo?

Ailish and Justin kick off the show with a special birthday shoutout for our terrific  technical producer, Josh! Then, they discuss the Blue Jays’ 11-0 loss to the Marlins on Monday, Jose Berrios’ rough outing, the added pressure that has been placed on the team’s starting rotation, Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s ground ball tendencies, and if he deserves to be demoted down the lineup. Afterwards, Ailish and Justin chime in on the Raptors’ reported desire to run it back next season, the Leafs’ intention to retain Sheldon Keefe, and both teams displaying a reluctance to embrace change. They also weigh in on the possibility of the Leafs buying out T.J. Brodie this summer. Later, Ailish presents her daily edition of the A-List (48:29). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
6/20/202351 minutes, 25 seconds
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Matthews’ Contract w/ Frank Seravalli + Does Herdman Have a Point?

Hour 3 of The FAN Morning Show kicks off with Daily Faceoff's Frank Seravalli stopping by to discuss which teams could be active ahead of next week’s NHL Draft, Mark Scheifele’s future in Winnipeg, the latest speculation surrounding Auston Matthews’ contract, and the potential Erik Karlsson gets traded this summer. Later, Ailish and Justin are joined by Peter Galindo, soccer writer for Sportsnet, to chat about Canada’s 2-nil loss to the United States in the Nations League final, John Herdman venting his frustrations about the team’s lack of resources, Atiba Hutchinson’s retirement from international soccer and his exclusion from Sunday’s lineup, and if Canada has surpassed Mexico in the CONCACAF pecking order (25:40).  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
6/19/202346 minutes, 52 seconds
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Blue Jays Asset Management w/ David Samson + Winners and Losers!

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, David Samson, former Marlins president and host of the Nothing Personal podcast, stops by to discuss the Blue Jays’ current place in the AL East pecking order, Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s inconsistency this season, how front offices can lend support to struggling players, if the Jays will be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline, Miami’s resurgent season, and the Athletics’ likely move to Vegas. Later, it’s time for our weekly instalment of Winners and Losers, featuring a fiery statement from Canada men’s soccer manager John Herdman (30:20). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
6/19/202349 minutes, 1 second
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Blue Jays Crumble in Texas + Max for Matthews?

Happy Monday! Ailish and Justin discuss the Blue Jays’ 11-7 loss to the Rangers on Sunday, the team’s slew of miscues over the weekend, Chris Bassitt’s recent struggles, the state of the Jays’ starting rotation, and the team’s direction ahead of the August 1 trade deadline. Afterwards, they weigh in on the Maple Leafs’ pursuit of a max-term deal with Auston Matthews and Wyndham Clark’s victory at the U.S. Open. Later, Ailish presents her daily edition of the A-List (46:40). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
6/19/202351 minutes, 11 seconds
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“Lights Out” w/ David Croft!

The final hour of The FAN Morning Show kicks off with David Croft, the voice of Formula 1 on Sky Sports, checking in from Montreal to discuss this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix, Max Verstappen’s dominance this season, Lewis Hamilton’s future with Mercedes, Lance Stroll’s homecoming, F1’s upcoming visit to Las Vegas, and his dream locale for a future grand prix. Later, Ailish and Justin are joined by Victor Martinez, former MLB first baseman and current Blue Jays special assistant, to chat about his role with the team, his relationship with Mark Shapiro, and which Blue Jays prospect he’s most excited about (28:02).  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
6/16/202348 minutes, 25 seconds
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Chapman’s Regression w/ Jon Morosi + History at the U.S. Open

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Jon Morosi checks in from Grand Bend, ON to discuss his trip through southern Ontario this week, his visit to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in St. Marys, the Orioles leapfrogging the Blue Jays in the AL East pecking order, Matt Chapman’s regression over the last two months, and Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s ongoing struggles. Later, Ailish and Justin are joined by Michael Breed, host of A New Breed on SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio, to chat about the uncharacteristically low scores at the U.S. Open, Rickie Fowler and Xander Schauffele carting record-setting 62s on Thursday, if Fowler can finally breakthrough at a major, Nick Taylor’s iconic win last week at the RBC Canadian Open, and the PGA-PIF merger (27:39).  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
6/16/202348 minutes, 47 seconds
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Have the Blue Jays Been Humbled?

Happy Friday! Ailish and Justin discuss Rickie Fowler and Xander Schauffele making history at the U.S. Open, the seemingly friendly conditions at LA Country Club, and Nick Taylor’s first-round performance after his victory at the RBC Canadian Open. Afterwards, they weigh in on the Blue Jays’ loss to the Orioles on Thursday, Matt Chapman’s slump at the plate, the team’s offensive warts, Baltimore’s ascent, and the Jays rearranging their rotation for this weekend’s series against the Rangers. Later, Ailish presents her daily edition of the A-List (39:33). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
6/16/202349 minutes, 46 seconds
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Can Vlad Jr. Fix His Swing? + Teeing Up The Argos’ Season w/ Henoc Muamba

The final hour of The FAN Morning Show kicks off with Ben Shulman, Blue Jays radio voice, who stops by to discuss José Berríos' gem against the Orioles, Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s struggles at the dish, and Alek Manoah’s potential timeline for a return to the Big Leagues. Afterwards, Ailish and Justin are joined by Henoc Muamba, linebacker for the Toronto Argonauts and 2022 Grey Cup champion, to chat about his involvement in designing the team’s Grey Cup ring, why he chose to re-sign in Toronto, and his expectations for the 2023 season (25:45). We close the show by assembling our daily Wake and Rake parlay (40:39)! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
6/15/202346 minutes, 21 seconds
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“End It”: Inside Nick Taylor’s Historic Win w/ Caddy Dave Markle

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Ailish and Justin are joined by Dave Markle, PGA Tour caddy for Nick Taylor, to discuss Nick’s historic win at the RBC Canadian Open, his epic 72-foot putt to win the tournament, how Nick’s career has progressed, Adam Hadwin’s viral run in with a security guard, and a couple of the unique mementos secured from the weekend. Later, Lawrence Barretto, reporter and host for F1.com, checks in from Montreal to chat about this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix, Max Verstappen’s dominance this season, and Lance Stroll’s form heading into his home grand prix (28:36).  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
6/15/202348 minutes, 47 seconds
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Berríos' Gem, Vladdy's Struggles, and Dr. Dubas

Happy Baby Friday! Ailish and Justin open the show by discussing the voting results for the Conn Smythe Trophy, Jose Berríos’ dominant outing against the Orioles on Wednesday, John Schneider tinkering with his batting order, and Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s ongoing struggles. Afterwards, they weigh in on Jason Spezza joining the Penguins as an assistant GM and Mike Babcock’s son being hired as an assistant coach with the St. Louis Blues. Later, Ailish presents her daily edition of the A-List, featuring a cameo by Kyle Dubas (47:10).The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
6/15/202352 minutes, 3 seconds
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Darko Rajaković's Sideline Style w/ Bobby Webster & Randy Foye

Hour 3 of The FAN Morning Show kicks off with Brent Wallace, co-host of the Coming in Hot podcast, stopping by to discuss Michael Andlauer’s winning bid to purchase the Ottawa Senators, what this sale means for the franchise moving forward, why Ryan Reynolds’ joint bid fell through, Andlauer’s ties to Steve Staios, Daniel Afredsson’s potential involvement in the Senators’ new regime, and the biggest issues with the team’s current roster. Later, Ailish and Justin are joined by former NBA guard Randy Foye to chat about his experience playing under Darko Rajaković in OKC, what Raptors fans can expect from their new head coach, his time being teammates with Nikola Jokic in Denver, his emotions seeing the Nuggets win their first NBA title, and his relationship with Kyle Lowry (18:00). Afterwards, Toronto Raptors GM Bobby Webster joins the program to discuss the team’s hiring of Rajaković, why he’s the right fit for this group, next week’s NBA Draft, and the direction for the organization moving forward (35:46).  The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
6/14/202349 minutes, 9 seconds
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Andlauer’s Senators w/ Nick Kypreos + Getting to Know Darko Rajaković

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Nick Kypreos stops by to discuss Vegas’ Stanley Cup victory, Jack Eichel’s performance during his first playoff run, how Vegas constructed their championship roster, Michael Andlauer’s purchase of the Ottawa Senators, and the New York Rangers hiring Peter Laviolette as their new head coach. Later, Ailish and Justin are joined by Michael Grange to chat about his initial impressions of new Raptors head coach Darko Rajaković, his reputation around the NBA, if the Raptors’ current roster is compatible with Darko’s coaching philosophy, the key to optimizing Scottie Barnes’ skill set, and Fred VanVleet’s decision opt out of his current deal (24:41). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
6/14/202348 minutes, 32 seconds
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Golden Jackpot: Vegas Wins The Stanley Cup

Viva Las Vegas! Ailish and Justin open the show by discussing the Vegas Golden Knights’ Stanley Cup-clinching win over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night, the Golden Knights’ championship blueprint, and Jonathan Marchessault winning the Conn Smythe Award. Then, they share their takeaways from Darko Rajakovic’s introductory press conference and the Blue Jays’ series-opening loss in Baltimore. Later, Ailish and Justin close the hour by making their picks for this week’s U.S. Open in Los Angeles (45:59). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
6/14/202351 minutes, 42 seconds
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Will VanVleet Be Back? w/ Aaron Rose + Wake and Rake!

On Hour 3 of The FAN Morning Show, play-by-play Dan Shulman checks in from Baltimore to tee up the Blue Jays’ three-game series against the Orioles. He also weighs in on Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s inconsistency this season, the continuity within the Jays’ clubhouse, and which players are most likely to represent the Blue Jays at next month’s All-Star Game. Later, Ailish and Justin are joined by Sports Illustrated's Aaron Rose to discuss the Raptors’ hiring of Darko Rajakovic, Fred VanVleet’s decision to decline his player option for next season, the chances he returns to Toronto on a new deal, and what he hopes to learn from today’s introductory press conference (24:01). We close out the show with our daily Wake and Rake parlay (40:07)! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
6/13/202345 minutes, 23 seconds
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Eichel’s Conn Smythe Case + Denver Dynasty? w/ Adam Lefkoe

On Hour 2 of The FAN Morning Show, Jeff Marek stops by to discuss the Vegas Golden Knights’ sustained success since their inception into the NHL, Jack Eichel’s Conn Smythe case, the Senators’ ownership situation, and his favourite draft combine story involving Theo Peckham. Later, Ailish and Justin are joined by Adam Lefkoe, host for the NBA on TNT, to chat about Jamal Murray’s path to winning an NBA title, the unique chemistry between he and Nikola Jokic, Denver’s chances of establishing a dynasty, the prevailing sentiment from Miami’s playoff run, and the Raptors’ outlook heading into the summer (23:57). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
6/13/202351 minutes, 28 seconds
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Mile High Champs, Murray's Moment, and VanVleet Opts Out

Another day, another Canadian champion! Ailish and Justin open the show by discussing the Denver Nuggets winning their first NBA title in franchise history, if Jamal Murray’s accomplishment supersedes Nick Taylor’s victory at the RBC Canadian Open, Nikola Jokic’s historically-great post-season, and Miami’s run to the Finals. Afterwards, they weigh in on Fred VanVleet declining his player option for the 2023-24 season and the lack of clarity regarding the Raptors’ long-term direction. Later, Ailish presents her daily edition of the A-List (46:49)! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.
6/13/202350 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Perfect “Crescendo” w/ Adam Stanley + “Darko-Horse” Candidate

Hour 3 of The FAN Morning Show kicks off with Adam Stanley stopping by to discuss Nick Taylor’s seminal victory at the RBC Canadian Open, Adam Hadwin’s viral moment getting tackled by a security guard, how all the Canadians fared this weekend, and where Taylor’s win ranks in the pantheon of great Canadian sports moments. Later, Ailish and Justin are joined by Will Lou to chat about the Raptors’ hiring of Darko Rajakovic, his coaching credentials, and what the move tells us about the direction of the team moving forward (24:36). Then, Ailish and Justin close out the show by assembling our daily Wake and Rake parlay (42:13)! The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.