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July 28, 2020
A fierce enforcer in his NHL days Louie DeBrusk is now one of the best and most respected analysts covering the NHL. He'll be part of the HNIC team that will bring you all the playoff action. We discussed what life in the NHL bubble will be like for players and if they as a family had concerns about their son Jake entering the bubble to play with the Boston Bruins. We went through every play in series with a big emphasis on the Oilers/Hawks. We also discussed what it was like getting traded for Mark Messier and playing as an Oiler after the dynasty. What is broadcasting a game like when his son is playing and we did a little word association with some of his former teammates. Our Top 3 Topic presented by Ultimate Franchise Fantasy Sports is about teams making a cinderella run, while the UFFS poll question is which western conference Canadian team will go deepest in the playoffs and Perfect Player is NHL enforcers.
July 23, 2020
This week Jamie Thomas of Jets TV joined me as we previewed the MLB season. Who will be the surprise teams? Will any of the usual suspects get knocked out. What teams will benefit from the short season? We also discussed what happens if someone hits .400 or sets an ERA or WHIP record? Jamie and I are planning a Fantasy Sports podcast and discussed some of the details while also touching on the NHL's Hart Trophy vote. Our Ultimate Franchise Fantasy Sports Top 3 is MLB surprise playoff teams while the UFFS Poll Question is about the DH. Perfect Player this week is Montreal Expos.
One Timers with Jamie Thomas
One Timers is a chance to get to know the guest of Sports and More just a little more. I know Jamie Thomas really well, in fact we were once roommates in Edmonton but there were still some surprise answers as I set him up for some One Timers. Listen on Apple Music Spotify or here
July 7, 2020
This week NHL agent Allain Roy dropped in to discuss the NHL's Return to Play plan and what life in a hub city might be like. We also discussed how the role of an agent has changed over the years and the discussions about mental health that are happening today. Plus a hilarious story about a Winnipeg Jets training camp and the 1994 Olympic Hockey Gold Medal game. Our top 3 presented by Ultimate Franchise Fantasy Sports is the best players to wear #19 as it is Joe Sakic's birthday this week. The UFFS poll question is if Covid19 will knock a team out of the playoffs because of quarantine and in Perfect Player it's Swedish forwards.
One Timers with Allain Roy
One Timers is a chance to get to know the guest of Sports and More the Podcast just a little more. Allan Roy has been an NHL agent since 2001 after he retired from the game as a goaltender. He was a member of the 1994 Silver Medal Olympic team. I ripped some One Timers at him to find out about his sports history.
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June 30, 2020
Canada's Queen of Rock Sass Jordan joined me to celebrate Canada Day on our 50th episode!! We chatted about her new album Rebel Moon Blues and how she looks back on the album Rats that just turned 25. How Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins got his start with her band, what her writing process is and word association when it comes to Canadian female artists. Our Top 3 Topic presented by Ultimate Franchise Fantasy Sports is your favourite Canadian artists or bands. The UFFS poll question is your favourite SCTV actor and in Perfect Player we are talking Canadian goalies!!!! Lot's of early Canada Day celebrations going on with this episode.
One Timers with Sass Jordan
One Timers is a chance to get to know the guest of Sports and More the Podcast, just a little more. On our Canada Day celebration episode I had a chance to chat with Canada's Queen of Rock Sass Jordan. While I had the chance I got some One Timer questions in as well. Listen on Apple Music Spotify or here
June 9, 2020
This week I welcomed in long time Edmonton broadcasting legend Bryn Griffiths who has been on the Edmonton media scene since the late 70's fighting ratings wars, and is now fighting cancer. His career has seen a lot of things, he's talked about them and some of it while wording pizza at the same time. We also discussed the upcoming NHL playoffs and some history between the Hawks and Oilers while we sized up the series. Bryn and his doctor also have an amazing outlook on his fight with cancer, truly something I hadn't thought of before. Our Ultimate Franchise Fantasy Sports Top 3 is your 3 favourite Cup Clinching games for Lord Stanley, while the UFFS poll question is about the best movie martial artist as Bloodsports debuted on June 9th in Germany. I also debuted a new segment, The Perfect Player. The idea is you take 3 players and make the perfect player. This week's theme is Oilers Defencemen. Take 3 to make the perfect player. One more things with UFFS, there is an auction for the final 5 teams going on this week, it closes this Sunday June 14th, to get in on the auction and be able to draft your own team, head here.
One Timers with Bryn Griffiths
One Timers is a chance to get to know the guest of Sports and More the podcast just a little more. Bryn Griffiths has been on the Edmonton media scene since the late 70's and while he was in ratings wars before he's fighting and winning a battle with cancer. I set him up for some one timers about his sports life as a fan and broadcaster. Listen on Apple Music Spotify or here
June 2, 2020
Eric Alper always knew he was destined to work with music, he just didn't know it would be with a member of The Beatles. He started his own company and through his travels has worked with Ray Charles, Snoop Dogg, Randy Bachman and Ringo Starr. We chatted about the past, present and future of the music industry from online concerts to new music during a pandemic. What was the first super group and I pitched a Super Group reality show. One band or artist he would have like to see and what moment in music history would he go back in time to relive? We also chatted a little baseball and some memories of Kawhi's 'Shot'. Our Top 3 Topic presented by Ultimate Franchise Fantasy Sports is the 3 albums you could listen to for at least one year on a deserted island? The UFFS Poll question is which side you are on, Players V Owners when it comes to the MLB fight over money. Plus a big announcement regarding a re draft in the UFFS hockey league, it'll be a game changer!!
May 28, 2020
Kelly Hrudey had an amazing NHL career winning 271 games and 36 more in the playoffs including the all time classic Easter Epic. He was also a member of the 1987 Canada Cup and helped the Gretzky led Kings go to the final in 1993. Kelly is an analyst on Flames games for Rogers Sportsnet and a regular on Saturday night with HNIC so we discussed the league's return to play plan. The upset possibilities, the potential of a Battle of Alberta and more. We also discussed mental health, something he experienced in 1993 and how the stigma is improving. We wrapped with a game of word association with some of his goaltending partners, and of course I had to ask about the bandana!!!! The Ultimate Franchise Fantasy Sports Top 3 Topic is the 3 non golf athletes you would most like to see in The Match 3 if they do another made for TV golf event and the UFFS poll question is which team has the best chance at an upset in the play in round.
One Timers with Kelly Hrudey - HNIC 217 NHL Wins
One Timers is a chance to get to know the guest of Sports and More just a little more. Kelly Hrudey won 271 NHL games and is an analyst with Hockey Night in Canada. I fired some one timer questions at him about sports and growing up!!!
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May 19, 2020
Sara Civian covers the Carolina Hurricanes for The Athletic and we discussed the future of the NHL season, covering a team with interesting personalities, Bunch of Jerks and the good and bad of Twitter. Also what is it like writing without live sports? Jersey drafting? Sara hails from Boston so I asked her about being a beantown fan and she lives in North Carolina so we discussed The Last Dance as well. The Ultimate Franchise Fantasy Sports Top 3 Topic is what 3 athletes you would want to see a Last Dance type series about and our UFFS poll question is about the best sports cities in the USA.
One Timers with Sara Civian, The Athletic
One Timers is a chance to get to know the guest of Sports and More the Podcast just a little more. Sara Civian covers the Carolina Hurricanes for The Athletic and we chatted about her favourite teams and athletes growing up in Boston as well as who she would have dinner with out of anyone in history. Listen on Apple Music Spotify or here
May 13, 2020
Eric Duhatschek is a Hockey Hall of Fame writer who has covered big time hockey events from the Miracle on Ice to the Canada Cups and Stanley Cups. We discussed what may or may not happen with the current NHL season as well as a look back at the 1987 Canada Cup which just aired on TSN this past weekend. Eric shares the same eye condition as fellow HHOF member Mike Gartner, who amazingly had 17 straight 30 goal seasons, with basically one good eye. Eric has also covered the BOA from the beginning to now and how Matthew Tkachuk and Zack Kassian have helped to spark the rivalry again. He's also a big music lover so we chatted about bands as well as the changing sports media landscape. The Ultimate Franchise Fantasy Sports Top 3 Topic is unbreakable records in sports, while the UFFS poll question is about the future of the the NHL season and what matters more to you as a NHL fan. Something new to the show is the weekly tribute, this week unfortunately is for my cousin Kim who passed away recently, but in the future pretty much anything can be paid tribute to.
One Timers with Eric Duhatschek, The Athletic
One Timers is a chance to get to know the guest of Sports and More just a little more. Eric Duhatschek of The Athletic has seen some very cool things in his sports writing career and we dove into some of them. Listen on Apple Music Spotify or here
April 28, 2020
Rob Tychkowski is one of the funniest (too funny for some bday parties) and best sports writers around. He's covered the Oilers since '89 and he also isn't afraid to tell you how he feels. Perfect podcast guest. Some funny stories and observations as well as a lot of NHL and Oilers talk. Plus Tiger Vs Phil. The Ultimate Franchise Fantasy Sports Top 3 is about your favourite athletes of all time and the UFFS Poll Question is about ticket prices when live sports return. We'll have One Timers with Tych later in the week and some SAM Soundbites along the way.
One Timers with Rob Tychkowski, Edmonton Sun/Journal
One Timers is a chance to get to know the guest of Sports and More the Podcast. Rob Tychkowski is a hilarious and brilliant sports writer and I set him up in the high slot for some One Timers. From his childhood teams to a surprising answer about who he would have dinner with. Plus his ultimate golf foursome would be awesome. Listen on Apple Music Spotify or here
April 21, 2020
PuckPedia.com is your one stop shop for pretty much anything NHL related. From stats, to contracts - that you can use their buy out calculator to see how much your favourite team will pay for their mistake, to an large agent list. Want to be a GM, use the PuckPedia GM Mode. It was an informative ...
One Timers with Hart Levine, PuckPedia.com
One Timers is a chance to get to know the guest of Sports and More just a little more. Hart Levine is the man behind PuckPedia.com, your one stop shop for anything hockey. I teed up some one timers for him as we find out about his sports fan choices as a kid and now. . Listen on Apple Music Spotify or here
April 14, 2020
If we can't watch live baseball we can read about the past right? This week author Jason Turbow joined me to discuss 3 of his baseball books as well as what might or might not happen this MLB season. I'm Dodgers fan and just finished listening to the audiobook of They Bled Blue, so it dominated the conversation, but we also discussed Dynastic, Bombastic, Fantastic, his book about the Oakland A's and The Baseball Codes about the unwritten rules in baseball. The conversation is filled with so many interesting stories. Our Ultimate Franchise Fantasy Sports Top 3 is about your most despised teams as a kid. The UFFS poll question is about the length of this MLB season. As a baseball bonus, there are two $40 GCs up for grabs courtesy of Ross Flats, where you can get some cool old school Edmonton sports gear.
Here are some highlights from the interview with Jason
Current state of MLB 14:54
Tommy Lasorda 24:30
The Infield 44:13
Dusty Baker 44:00
World Series Co-MVPs 47:56
Blue Monday 49:15
Dynastic, Bombastic, Fantastic 57:45
The Baseball Codes 1:03:12
Pandemic Baseball Book Club 1:05:20
April 7, 2020
With the NHL on hold I spoke with NHL Agent Gerry Johannson, President and CEO of The Sports Corporation. Gerry's clients range from Carey Price to Ryan Getzlaf to Brayden Point just to name a few and we discussed the future of the NHL season. What is being an agent like at the NHL draft of on trade deadline day? We discussed quite a bit. From becoming a players agent to negotiating contracts and the awkward call asking a GM for a trade. The Ultimate Franchise Fantasy Sports Top 3 Topic is the best or worst NHL contracts and the UFFS poll question is about choosing a defence partner for a rookie NHL dman.
One Timers with Gerry Johannson, The Sports Corporation
One Timers is a chance to get to know the guest of Sports and More just a little more. This week we found out about favourite teams, athletes and moments from NHL agent and President and CEO of The Sports Corporation Gerry Johannson. Listen on Apple Music Spotify or here