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We are joined by Pat Mahomes Sr, the father of Patrick Mahomes and he takes us behind the scenes with the Kansas City Chiefs, the rivalry with the Cincinnati Bengals and memories of his days as an MLB pitcher including some in Canada. Later, with the Toronto Raptors road swing continuing, O.G. Anunoby hurt and the trade deadline being just 1 week a…
 
Ben and Blake take a look at Breaking News today that Sean Payton will become the next head coach of the Denver Broncos and why NFL insiders Ian Rapoport and Adam Schefter were reporting completely different stories. Later, a chat with Frank Seravalli (27:10) on the Bo Horvat trade, how this relates to the Maple Leafs and questions about Matt Murra…
 
Ben and Blake kick off hour two with Elliotte Friedman (4:10) from Hockey Night in Canada and 32 Thoughts to break down all angles of the Horvat trade. Later, Thomas Drance, Canucks reporter from The Athletic, gives the Vancouver perspective of the return (25:39). Ben and Blake look at each side, the chances of Horvat signing long term with the Isl…
 
Ben and Blake look ahead to the Chiefs vs Eagles Super Bowl after an eventful Championship Sunday. They break down Sunday's action, including if Mahomes has taken the lead in the battle vs Burrow, how KC/CIN has eliminated the Bills from top rivalry in the AFC and the poor officiating. Later, NBC Sports' Peter King discusses (32:16) his experience …
 
Ben Ennis and Blake Murphy open with the news of Auston Matthews being out for 3 weeks on the night that Matt Murray faces his former team with the Senators in town. Next, we have our first look at the Rogers Centre's new dimensions and Blake runs a simulation to find out the impact and he reveals which offensive stats are going up and which ones a…
 
Keith Law from The Athletic and former Jays Exec joins Ben and Blake (0:35) to discuss the connection between the Jays and a former employee – Dana Brown – who was named the GM of the Astros today. Then a preview of his Top 100 Prospects List which will be unveiled early next week and why the Jays have a pipeline of prospects knocking on the door o…
 
Ben and Blake welcome Nick Kypreos into the studio (0:17) for a look at the Leafs, why they have leaned on Ilya Samsonov and a theory about what’s really wrong with Matt Murray. Then, trying to diagnose what’s wrong with Morgan Rielly who still has 0 goals this season. Later, the Raptors road trip starts with a win, there is still confusion over th…
 
Ben and Blake welcome Adnan Virk (2:33) from NHL and MLB Network to speak on Scott Rolen making the HOF and if we view that Jays team a little differently now that is has three players in the HOF. Then, over to the Los Angeles Angels, the owners deciding not to sell the team and why this means Shohei Ohtani is actually more likely to be traded now …
 
Ben and Blake open up with even more Raptors rumours, the latest being the team is interested in bringing back Gary Trent Jr, plus what happens with Fred’s contract? Next, they contest NHL commisionner Gary Bettman's comments that tanking doesn't exist in the NHL. Later, a chat with Sportsnet's Michael Grange (28:29) on the Raptors seven-game road …
 
Ben and Blake speak to Peter King (1:26) after a weekend of NFL playoffs, who explains why the Bills have regressed and are further away from the Super Bowl than they were last season. Then, how the Cowboys blew it on offence this weekend and why he feels the Jets are a couple of 1st round picks away. Next up, we speak to former Blue Jays GM JP Ric…
 
Ben Ennis and Blake Murphy open with the Leafs win over the Islanders, Ilya Samsanov improving to 13-0 at home and another All-Star worthy game from the team leader in goals and points, William Nylander. Later, the Raptors have a lot of attention ahead of the deadline and Fred VanVleet just fired his agent ahead of opting out which he is expected t…
 
Ben Ennis and Blake Murphy open with the NFL Playoffs, the Bills blowing it at home, why Joe Burrow might be the #1 quarterback in the NFL and Travis Kelce the #1 tight end of all time. Next up, Leafs Nation host and personal friends with Bruce Boudreau Gord Stellick (29:57) discusses his interview this morning with the now ex-Canucks coach and how…
 
Ben and Blake welcome TV-A Sports' Ren Lavoie (1:29) from Montreal to look ahead to Leafs vs. Habs tomorrow night, the countdown to the trade deadline and why the Leafs will need depth for a playoff run. Then, the mess in Vancouver and why Bruce Boudreau must be freed. Next, the Raptors are not showing their cards when it comes to the trade deadlin…
 
Ben and Blake discuss whether or not it’s ok to wear Toronto sports paraphernalia to work (inspired by Blake’s Jays hat) and Ben professes his obsession with a certain Sportsnet hat in his rotation. Afterwards, they get into the big Leafs win over the Jets, and discuss Auston Matthews looking much better. Plus, WGR 550's Nate Geary stops by to disc…
 
Ben Ennis and Blake Murphy start with a preview of the Leafs hosting the Winnipeg Jets tonight. They get into the Leafs' experimentation this season, OT strategy, how time will be split between Murray and Samsonov and the Rick Bowness effect in Winnipeg. Next up, Jim Ralph (32:53) looks at the Leafs' slight slip in the last month as they get set fo…
 
Ben and Blake start the hour with Adnan Virk (00:27), who jumps into living in NYC, the experience of attending games at MSG and where it still ranks among the most famous sports buildings. Adnan then chats the NFL Playoffs, why he does not feel sorry for Cowboys kicker and how terrible Tom Brady looked in potentially the final game of his career. …
 
Ben and Blake open with the Leafs win over the Florida Panthers last night, the rivalry between Paul Maurice and the refs and why the Leafs have to examine which goalie is truly #1. They pivot over to the Raptors and how Nick Nurse gaveis riding his starters in a trave back-to-back, prompting Ben to ask why he’s still trying so hard. Later, they sp…
 
Ben Ennis is joined by Ben Nicholson Smith (00:54), who got a tour of Rogers Centre today ahead of the renovations set to be unveiled this season. Ben discusses the field dimensions which have yet to be officially released, and how the Jays should be able to use the altered outfield to their advantage. Ben also addresses Bo Bichette's arbitration w…
 
Ben and Blake have just one segment together today before Blake heads off to cover the Raps and Bucks tonight, and the focus is on the NFL with the Cowboys win, Brady looking like he’s out the door and then watching Brett Maher miss four consecutive PATs in the win over Tampa. Later on, a visit from Mike Traikos of Post Media (29:53) on the Leafs, …
 
Ben Ennis and Blake Murphy are joined by Luke Fox of Sportsnet after being in Boston for Leafs/Bruins over the weekend (0:33). He breaks down the game and explains why it was his favourite game of the season, what the Leafs can learn from the Bruins. Luke also discusses the return of Auston Matthews and the Leafs shutting down Nic Robertson for the…
 
Ben Ennis and Blake Murphy are back together again! They open with a recap of Super Wild Card Weekend in the NFL, why a coaching change with the Chargers is not obvious and how the Bills and Bengals will meet yet again. Then, over to the Leafs, Matthews' return to action against the Bruins and the loss of Nic Robertson for the rest of the season. L…
 
Blake Murphy and Shi Davidi take a look at arbitration day in the MLB and the list of Blue Jays players that were signed. Later, they welcome Atlanta Braves' Canadian pitcher Mike Soroka (12:07), who is in town for the Baseball Canada Banquet, back for the first time since Covid. Soroka talks about the wild NL East with the Phillies making the Worl…
 
Blake Murphy and Shi Davidi start off with the Raptors' winning streak reaching 3 games and whether or not they can pick up their pace now that they’re healthy. Then, over to the Leafs who still don’t know if Auston Matthews will face the Boston Bruins tomorrow night. Later, a visit from Tim Bontemps of ESPN (28:40) who recently wrote a piece about…
 
Blake Murphy and Shi Davidi open with the Auston Matthews injury situation as he’s a game time decision for this evening against the Red Wings. Ross Tucker calls in from Buffalo (30:24) to rank the best NFL stadiums this weekend for food and gives a surprise answer for his #1 pick. He also discusses why the Bills are set up for a letdown but not a …
 
The newest Toronto Blue Jay Brandon Belt joined Blake Murphy and Shi Davidi to discuss his fishing tournament, why he joined the Toronto baseball club, his relationship with the San Francisco Giants' fanbase, his injury history, the change in defensive outfields, and why he thinks the Jays have the best roster in the league. The views and opinions …
 
Blake Murphy and Shi Davidi welcome Adnan Virk to the show (2:33), who asnwers to Blake's theory about what the Jays will do with their new dimensions at Rogers Centre and gives his thoughts on the Carlos Correa situation. Adnan also discusses the NFL playoffs, why most games aren’t expected to be close and why Dak vs TB12 will be a ratings winner …
 
Blake Murphy is back and Shi Davidi fills in for the rest of the week. They start off discussing the Auston Matthews injury that will keep him out of action against the Nashville Predators. Later, Blake reacts to the city of Buffalo welcoming back Damar Hamlin ahead of their game this weekend vs. Miami. Later, we head to Minnesota where Dan Hayes c…
 
Brent Gunning and Gord Stellick welcome Howard Simon from WGR 550 in Buffalo (1:16), who discusses Damar Hamlin's return to town, how the team has dealt with the situation and the hope that he might be at the stadium on Sunday. Elsewhere in Buffalo, the Sabres show signs of life and fans are finally returning back after some of the darkest times in…
 
Brent Gunning and Gord Stellick look back at a College Football national championship blowout and how Georgia was eating chicken wings during the game. The Leafs have lost TJ Brodie to injury today – plus – Auston Matthews missed practice today and perhaps an injury can explain why he’s off his regular pace this season. Later, some MLB news as the …
 
Fresh off his story today, Luke Fox joins Gord Stellick and Brent Gunning to go through his mid-season review of the Maple Leafs, including which goalie will end up #1, the use of Morgan Rielly and how the team suddenly has depth on defence, and why Nick Robertson has not produced this year (00:42). Next up, a look around the NHL, why the Panthers …
 
Brent Gunning and Gord Stellick are in for Ben and Blake today. They begin with the Bills emotional win and Damar Hamlin's return to Buffalo today. Next, the Leafs take a pair of big wins over the Wings and Flyers and the guys take a look at the team at the mid-season point. Later, our weekly visit with Peter King from NBA Sports on the Bills Super…
 
Ben Ennis and Shi Davidi are joined by Blue Jays manager John Schneider (00:48) to talk about the Blue Jays' offseason so far, his first full offseason as manager, the added emphasis on run prevention, his thoughts on the Daulton Varsho trade and what's still left to do to fill out the roster. Later, they are joined by WGR Bills' reporter Sal Capac…
 
Ben Ennis and Shi Davidi are joined by Blue Jays manager John Schneider to talk about how his first full off-season has gone with the Blue Jays and what has changed with the team. The guys ask if there was an added emphasis on run prevention after the season, if they need to add another left-handed bat in order to better balance the lineup, and how…
 
Ben Ennis and Shi Davidi kick off with the Maple Leafs' loss to the Seattle Kraken, the struggles going on in net, who they trust the most between the pipes and the troubling return of Morgan Rielly. Then, Canada’s exciting overtime victory over Czechia at the World Juniors and whether or not this overshadows the scandal surrounding Hockey Canada. …
 
Ben Ennis is joined by guest host and President of the BBWA Shi Davidi to deliver the good news coming out of Buffalo with Damar Hamlin, and what it could mean for Buffalo heading into a pivotal Week 18. They are joined by the Athletic’s Chad Jennings to help understand the Rafael Devers contract from the Red Sox's perspective, and why he got the p…
 
Ben and Blake bring on NHL and MLB Network's Adnan Virk, who discusses which team he'd most like to see Connor Bedard play for next year (0:44). Plus, with the World Juniors on, how hard does he cheer for his native Canada when south of the border? Plus, they get to the monster Red Sox deal with Rafael Devers, and how that may affect negotiations f…
 
Ben and Blake take a look at the one-on-one meetings from Nick Nurse - what does his future look like in Toronto? Could there be something else brewing for the Raptors, whether it's a coaching change or a major trade? Afterwards, they get into their feelings on the Leafs goaltending situation, and bring on Daily Faceoff's Frank Seravalli to take a …
 
Ben and Blake are back from holiday and share stories from Lego Land and spending time with family. They transition to another disheartening loss from the Raptors against the Pacers and if they should aim for the play-in or a higher draft pick. NBC Sports Peter King joins Ben and Blake (27:20) to discuss the tragic situation on Monday Night Footbal…
 
Brent and Sho bring on former NFL lineman Ross Tucker to discuss the top football stories of the calendar year, including which current coach he would start a franchise with. Where does Kyle Shanahan fall on that list? The guys also debate whether or not you should feel sorry for Russell Wilson after a miserable 2022 season. Afterwards, Brent and S…
 
Brent Gunning and Sho Alli are back for one final time in 2022, and kick things off by getting to another Leafs loss in Arizona - can you lay the blame at the feet of any one guy? They bring on NHL.com's Dave McCarthy, and the guys discuss the return of Morgan Rielly, Sheldon Keefe's post-game comments, and whether or not the team plays down to the…
 
Brent Gunning and Sho Alli begin the second-hour choosing which NBA player they want to watch if given courtside tickets, which former player Ja Morant reminds the guys of as the Memphis Grizzlies make a stop in Toronto, and the defensive lapses the Raptors have had recently. Then, a conversation on the downfall of the Tennessee Titans this year, a…
 
Brent Gunning and Sho Alli begin the show discussing the Maple Leafs' first stop at Mullett Arena as they take on the Arizona Coyotes, if Toronto's goaltending tandem is still classified as a 1A, 1B pairing, and how can Matt Muarry be named as their number one netminder. Daily Faceoff's Frank Seravalli jumps on (25:18) to weigh in on the NHL slappi…
 
Brent and Sho bring on Trey Wingo (0:15) to break down a busy Week 16 across the NFL, which includes the news of the day that saw Derek Carr get permanently benched in Las Vegas - is his time there as the starting QB over? Who's to blame more, the QB or his coach, Josh McDaniels? Plus, can Zach Wilson start over with a new team next year? Afterward…
 
Brent Gunning and Sho Alli are in for Ben and Blake, and they get right into the potential return of Leafs defenceman Morgan Rielly - who gets the bump when he slots back into the lineup? Plus, Brent airs some grievances as the Leafs (and Sheldon Keefe) get slapped with some fines after their OT win vs. the Blues. Afterwards, ESPN's Kristen Shilton…
 
We start the hour with Ross Tucker (1:15) on the Jags being a real threat to be a division winner, the Eagles have Minshew to help them beat the Cowboys plus a look around all the playoff races during the Christmas schedule this weekend. Then the pressure on Dallas and how Gronk nearly came back to the NFL near thanksgiving. Later, a chat with Doug…
 
The Blue Jays make a huge trade by getting Daulton Varsho out of Arizona for Gabriel Moreno and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. Sportsnet's Ben Nicholson Smith (18:09) outlines how the Jays will use the new outfielder, the depth at the catcher's position and how they approached offence vs. defence during the off-season. Next up, ESPN's Kiley McDaniel (35:58) o…
 
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