Prime Time Sports

Bob McCown hosts the daily radio show that goes beyond the scores and digs into the major issues in sports to look at them from a Canadian point of view. Listen to interviews with people making the news, and opinions that are thought-provoking. As heard weekdays in Toronto on Sportsnet 590 The Fan, and throughout Canada on the Sportsnet Radio Network.

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A Canadian perspective on sports issues that are making news.
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Jan. 17: Brian Burke makes his weekly visit!

Doug Smith of the Toronto Star recaps the Toronto RaptorsÂ’ tough loss in Boston and looks ahead to tonightÂ’s game against the Phoenix Suns with Bob McCown and John Shannon [13:17]; then three-time Super Bowl champion Ed McCaffrey tells the audience all...
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Jan. 16: Can Eugenie Bouchard regain her past form in 2019?

ESPNÂ’s Tim Bontemps looks ahead to tonightÂ’s Raptors-Celtics matchup with Bob McCown and John Shannon [11:22]; and the first hour concludes with Morning ReadÂ’s Gary Van Sickle on Tiger WoodsÂ’ return to Torrey Pines to start off the 2019 golf season [33...
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January 15: The Boo Birds are out in Toronto

Greg Millen of the NHL on Sportsnet joins Bob McCown and John Shannon to start off the show - were Maple LeafsÂ’ fans justified booing Jake Gardiner last night(11:25)? The show then moves west to Calgary as Flames GM Brad Treliving speaks about his team...
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January 14: Don Cherry on the Leafs struggles with Boston

The one and only Donald S. Cherry joined Bob McCown and John Shannon to discuss some of the top stories around the NHL; notably the Maple LeafsÂ’ goaltending and John TavaresÂ’ performance so far this season(10:12) . Then, the hour concludes with Toronto...
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Jan. 11: The Friday Round Table

Bob is joined by Stephen Brunt, Arash Madani and John Shannon for this edition of the round table.
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Jan. 10: NHL's CBA talks on the horizon

In the first hour of PTS on Thursday, Bob McCown and John Shannon first discuss the Leafs' power play with the team's radio voice Joe Bowen (12:32) before talking future CBA bargaining with NHL agent Allan Walsh (33:43). The second hour starts with Spo...
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Jan. 9: Hello Nurse

Bob McCown and John Shannon talk to The Star's Doug Smith on Vince Carter's latest return to Toronto (14:05) and Forbes' Maury Brown on MLB hitting record gross revenues for a 16th consecutive season (31:26). In the second hour, Bob and Stephen Brunt t...
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Jan. 9: A record-breaking deal for Bryce Harper?

Bob McCown and John Shannon are joined by Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports to recap Clemson's stunning win over Alabama in the National Championship game (16:14); and legendary NHL head coach Scotty Bowman to discuss the Maple Leafs' recent play and more from...
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January 7: Bob is back

Bob is back in on Prime Time Sports he starts the show out with John Shannon. Their guests are Jim Hughson (12:31) and Jets coach Paul Maurice (30:41). After that Stephen Brunt joins Bob for the rest of the show. They are joined by Bob Ryan (55:48), Al...
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Jan. 4: It's the first round table of 2019!

Bobcat is away so Jeff Blair hosts this edition of Prime Time Sports. It's the first Friday Round Table of 2019 and Jeff is joined by Arash Madani, John Shannon, and Prime Time Sports regular Richard Deitsch. They talk about the Kawhi Leonard-Demar D...
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Jan. 2: The Blue Jays still looking to fill out their roster for 2019

Jeff Blair hosts, Arash Madani and Richard Deitsch co-host: MLB Network's Brian Kenny on the 10 year anniversary of the network and the Yankees decision to bring in Troy Tulowitzki (12:06) and Don Banks of The Athletic previews NFL Wild Card Weekend an...
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Dec. 31: Peter Chiarelli joins the final show of 2018

Jeff Blair guest hosts the New Year's Eve edition of PRIME TIME SPORTS. In the first hour, he is joined in-studio by co-host John Shannon to talk hockey; first they're joined by NHL on Sportsnet voice Jim Hughson to discuss the Canucks' crazy schedule ...
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Dec. 28: The final round table of 2018!

Brad Fay hosts: Hockey Central's John Shannon from Edmonton on the Oilers recent struggles and last night's loss to Vancouver (6:29), Postmedia's Michael Traikos from Vancouver on the early impressions at the World Juniors (22:09), Michael Grange on th...
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Dec. 27: The NHL is back at it after the Christmas break

Gord Stellick guest hosting with Brad Fay co-hosting: Bob Ryan of the Boston Globe on the NBA Christmas Day games and the uneven season of the Celtics (28:00), Sportsnet NHL analyst and former GM Brian Burke joins as the NHL season resumes after the Ch...
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Dec. 27: Stellick takes your phone calls

Guest host Gord Stellick takes listener phone calls on the Toronto Maple Leafs, the All Star Game format in the NHL, Auston Matthews strong season and a nod to Bob Cole
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Dec. 24: Prime Time Sports and Christmas Eve. What could be better!

Joey Vendetta hosting: Actor David Boreanaz joins Joey on Christmas eve to talk hockey and Christmas in California (15:51), Michael Pinball Clemons makes his annual visit to chat about the work his foundation is doing (32:20) and Bob McCown calls in to...
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Dec. 24: 2018 Best of Prime Time Sports!

Bob Cole, Evander Holyfield, Jayna Hefford, John Gibbons, Laurent Duvernay Tardiff, Marly Rivera, Max Kerman and Nick Dika of Arkells, Michael Rapaport, Pat Gillick.
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Dec. 21: Final friday roundtable of 2018!

Bob McCown, Stephen Brunt, John Shannon and Arash Madani assemble the roundtable to break down the biggest news in sports this week. They discuss the Lebreton Flats project, the 7-person blockbuster trade between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Cincinnatti...
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Dec. 20: Recapping the biggest stories of 2018!

ThursdayÂ’s edition of PTS starts with Bob McCown and John Shannon are joined in-studio by Hometown HockeyÂ’s Ron MacLean ahead of this weekendÂ’s show in Mississauga talking puck [1:17]. Raptors radio analyst Paul Jones checks in with Bob and John in the...
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Dec. 19. Brian Burke and then Mark Shapiro in studio

Wednesday's PRIME TIME SPORTS starts with Bob McCown with co-host John Shannon and their first guest is The Washington Post's Adam Kilgore on how the NFL's highest paid quarterbacks will be watching some of the cheapest play in the playoffs [15:50] and...
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Dec. 18. Pinball with some Holiday Giving

Tuesday's PRIME TIME SPORTS has host Bob McCown and co-host John Shannon talking NBA officiating with the Boston Globe's Bob Ryan [10:22] and 'Holiday Giving' with Michael 'Pinball' Clemons, who joins them in-studio for the second segment [31:26]. The ...
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Dec. 17: Kyle Dubas isn't worried about offer sheets

John Shannon co hosts from 4-5 PM and then Stephen Brunt 5-7 PM. NHL on Sportsnet's Greg Millen on the Leafs OT loss the Florida Panthers [13:33], Christine Brennan of USA Today on the Pacers naming Kelly Krauskopf their new assistant GM [30:51], John ...
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Dec. 14: The Friday roundtable!

Bob McCown, Richard Deitsch, Stephen Brunt and Brad Fay assemble the roundtable to chat about the NFL Playoff picture, the Blue Jays decision to release Troy Tulowitzki, the Toronto Maple Leafs loss in Tampa Bay and the Toronto Raptors continue success...
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Dec. 13: Was that the best back-to-back performance we've seen from the Raptors in franchise history?

ThursdayÂ’s PTS begins with Bob McCown and Joey Vendetta debate with The Washington PostÂ’s Des Bieler whether SunsÂ’ owner Robert SarverÂ’s threat to re-locate the team has any substance (15:54) before checking in with SportsnetÂ’s own Michael Grange on th...
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Dec. 12: How much do stars like Harper and Machado really make on big free agent deals?

Joey Vendetta co hosts from 4-5 PM and then Stephen Brunt 5-7 PM. Glenn Healy on the Maple Leafs bounce back in Carolina (13:45), Robert Raiola the Director of Sports and Entertainment Group at PKF O'Connor Davies on the implications financially of big...
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Dec. 11: Blue Jays release Tulowitzki

Tuesday's PTS begins with Lou Marsh Executive Director Damien Cox joining Bob McCown in-studio to discuss this year's award winner Mikael Kingsbury as Canada's Top Athlete; then, Maple Leafs radio voice Joe Bowen on how Toronto can end their two game s...
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Dec. 10: Will Quebec City ever get another NHL team?

In Monday's edition of PRIME TIME SPORTS, Bob McCown is joined by Brad Fay for the first hour to talk about the Raptors two-game losing streak before bringing on analyst and former Raptors point guard Alvin Williams to talk about Kyle Lowry's latest sl...
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Dec. 7: It's the Friday round table

As he does every Friday, Bob McCown takes your calls for hour one of Prime Time Sports; Then Bob is joined by Stephen Brunt, Brad Fay, and Chris Johnston on the Friday round table to break down all the news of the week, including William Nylander's deb...
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Dec. 6: Dana White talks UFC 231 in Toronto

Thursday edition of PRIME TIME SPORTS, has Bob McCown and first hour co-host Joey Vendetta talking about if the Clippers are a prime destination for pending NBA free agents like Kawhi Leonard with Howard Beck (13:11) and then check in with Dave Tippett...
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Dec. 5: Breaking down Lowry's relationship with Masai

Bob McCown is joined by co-host Joey Vendetta in the first hour and the first is ESPN’s Rachel Nichols, Host of ‘The Jump’, who is in Toronto to take in Raptors-Sixers and got some candid comments from Kyle Lowry and Masai Ujiri on each other (12:15). ...
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Dec. 4: The NHL expands to Seattle

Tuesday's edition of Prime Time Sports begins with Bob McCown and first hour co-host Arash Madani joined by regular co-host Richard Deitsch looking to gloat about his projection for the Raptors to start the year 20-5 (11:42), before Toronto point guard...
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Dec. 3: The Nylander saga is over

On Monday's PTS, Bob McCown is joined by co-host Shi Davidi in the first hour, where the two talk to the Boston Globe about MLB's offseason and the NCAA's College Football Playoff bracket (10:49) followed by Canadian weightlifter Christine Girard, who ...
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Nov. 30: It's the Friday Round Table

Bob McCown takes your calls; Then the Friday round table assembles to discuss the news of the week, including the Raptors OT victory over the Warriors; the countdown to the William Nylander deadline; Josh Donaldson signing with the Atlanta Braves; and ...
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Nov. 29: The Raptors welcome the defending champs to town

Doug Maclean of the NHL on Sportsnet joins Bob McCown and Joey Vendetta and looked ahead to the future contracts of William Nylander and Mitch Marner (11:02); Don Banks previews Thursday Night football between the Saints and Cowboys and the rest of the...
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Nov. 28: Auston Matthews returns to the Leafs Lineup!

In the first hour, Raptors' radio voice Eric Smith joins Bob McCown and Joey Vendetta fresh off of Toronto's comeback road win over the Memphis Grizzlies (11:38); and Washington Post columnist Jerry Brewer discusses the Redskins' perplexing decision to...
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Nov. 27: Alex Anthopoulos joins the show

Greg Millen of the NHL on Sportsnet discusses last nightÂ’s Maple Leafs win over the Bruins, and chimes in on the William Nylander contract negotications ahead of the SaturdayÂ’s deadline to get a deal done (13:57); Former Hamilton Tiger-Cats players Pet...
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Nov. 26: Dave Hodge joins the show

Dave Hodge joins Bob McCown and John Shannon to speak about his appearance on Hockey Night in Canada from this past weekend and to set the record straight about his iconic pen flip (12:50). Later in the hour, Maple Leafs broadcaster Joe Bowen tees-up t...
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Nov. 23: The Friday roundtable

Bob McCown takes your calls in the show's first hour (1:00); after that, John Shannon, Mike Zeisberger, and Joey Vendetta join Bob to assemble the Friday roundtable (45:12) where they discussed a variety of topics including Eugene Melnyk's fight for a ...
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NOV. 22: Burkie's weekly visit on American Thanksgiving

Prime Time Sports is celebrating American thanksgiving today with a turkey in studio. Bob starts the show off with Joey Vendetta, they are joined by Jeff Marek (11:49) and Thurman Thomas (33:45). After that John Shannon is with bob for the rest of the ...
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Nov. 21: Ken Hitchcock joins the show

In the first hour of PTS today, Bob McCown with co-host Joey Vendetta are joined by Leafs radio analyst Jim Ralph previewing tonightÂ’s match-up against Curtis McElhinney & the Hurricanes (12:44) and then Bleacher ReportÂ’s Howard Beck on what to exp...
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Nov. 20: Hitchcock replaces McLellan in Edmonton

Bob McCown is joined by co-host Joey Vendetta in the first hour to discuss the recent coaching changes in the NHL with SportsnetÂ’s Nick Kypreos (12:29) and how great last nightÂ’s Monday Night Football game was with Don Banks (30:55). Then John Shannon ...
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Nov. 19: The Yankees acquire James Paxton from Seattle

Bob McCown returns to PTS and is joined by co-host Joey Vendetta for the first hour; the two are joined by the Bay AreaÂ’s Ray Ratto breaking down the Golden State Warriors latest slide and turmoil (11:37), then OSEG President talks about his REDBLACKS ...
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Nov. 16: The Friday Roundtable

Jeff Blair is in for Bob, he starts the show off taking your calls. Before being joined by John Shannon, Richard Deitsch and Stephen Brunt for the Friday roundtable (44:14)
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Nov. 15: Hard not to smile for Dwane Casey

Jeff Blair guest hosts PTS today and is joined by co-host Postmedia's Michael Traikos for the first hour. Sportsnet's own Cassie Campbell-Pascall to discuss becoming the first women on the Hockey Hall of Fame's selection committee [10:27] before Jeff ...
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Nov. 14: Dwane Casey returns to Toronto

With Bob McCown off, Jeff Blair hosts and is joined by co-host Postmedia's Michael Traikos in the first hour; the two talk about the start of the Leafs west-coast road-trip with Marc Savard (17:19) and the talk to Ben Nicholson-Smith about how long it ...
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Nov. 13: Calgary votes on their 2026 Olympic bid

Bob McCown is joined by co-host Shi Davidi for the first hour; the two talk to Canadian speed skater Denny Morrison on why he supports the Calgary 2026 Olympic bid (13:30) and Tampa Bay Times Marc Topkin on who should win MLBÂ’s managers of the year awa...
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Nov. 12: Is the Vegas flu a real thing?

Shi Davidi co hosting from 4 to 5 PM and Stephen Brunt from 5 to 7 PM: Vegas Golden Knights GM George McPhee on a slow start for his team in year 2 (1:28), Shi Davidi on where some marquee MLB free agents may be heading (31:22), Bob Ryan from the Bosto...
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Nov. 9: Bob, Brunt, Shanny, and Friedge!

It's Friday, so that means Bob McCown is taking your calls! Bob tackles a variety of subjects including Mitch Marner's importance to the Maple Leafs, the Toronto Argonauts, the lack of enforcers in the NHL, and Scotty Bowman's successful career (03:01)...
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Nov. 8: Hall of Fame broadcaster Joe Bowen joins the show

Hockey talk in the first hour of PTS as co-host John Shannon joins Bob McCown in-studio and the two talk to former president and GM of the Vancouver Canucks, Mike Gillis, on what he would do differently if he became an executive in the NHL again (12:45...
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Nov. 7: Islanders GM Lou Lamoriello joins the show

Bob McCown and co-host John Shannon talk hockey in the first hour of PTS today. They're joined by the GM of the Metropolitan-leading NY Islanders, Lou Lamoriello [8:59], and then OHL commissioner David Branch checks in to discuss why he felt it necessa...
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