Push-factor motivations are going to be stronger in major sports than ever before after the […]
Posted 2 years ago Tagged Blue Jays Corey Graham Coronavirus Gary Bettman Maple Leafs MLB Montreal Expos NHL SkyDome TSN 1260
My latest appearance (12-02-20) on TSN 1260 Radio (Edmonton) with host Corey Graham (@CoreyGraham) talking Blue Jays, Maple Leafs, the fate of the SkyDome, and those fabulous but extinct Montreal Expos.
We discussed the Blue Jays off-season strategy, what will become of the taxpayer-funded SkyDome in the face of looming real estate ambitions from their ownership group, why an Expos renaissance is in the works across most of Canada, why fans should remain excited about the Maple Leafs, and how Gary Bettman and the NHL shouldn’t ruin the momentum of a pandemic-influenced season by not allowing millionaires to continue bickering with billionaires.
Be sure to check out Corey’s fine show on TSN radio (@TSN1260) and don’t forget to catch the latest episode of the Whiskey & Cream podcast at arishapiro.ca.
Posted 3 years ago Tagged Adam Silver Ari Shapiro Baseball Basketball Cam Jenkins Coronavirus COVID-19 Eduardo Harari Gary Bettman Hockey MLB NBA NHL Rob Manfred Tony Ambrogio
Another edition of Shapiro’s Round Table which straddles the line between sports and politics with a side of existential musings.
I’m joined by legendary Canadian sportscaster and journalism professor Tony Ambrogio (Tony_Ambrogio), radio broadcaster at The Neutral Zone on AMI Radio and host Cam Jenkins (@NeutralZoneCamJ), and sports editor at La Portada Canada and analyst Eduardo Harari (@edharari).
We talked about: how different leagues are handling their proposed post-pandemic playoff formats, which organization has impressed the most and demonstrated the worst, is this the death knell for Major League Baseball and can they afford to lose a season at this junction in their history, why it seems insane to consider a return to normalcy at this stage from a sports perspective, and how fans should perceive ruthless monetization efforts that make little sense. In other words, plenty of baseball bashing.
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Theme: Fragments/Ascension (Thievery Corporation, 2013)
Posted 3 years ago Tagged Adam Silver AMI Gary Bettman MLB NBA NHL Playoffs Rob Manfred
My latest guest appearance (05-28) on AMI Radio (@AMIaudio) with hosts Ramya Amuthan (@allramz) and Brock Richardson (@neutralzonebr) talking about the newly proposed NHL and NBA playoff formats.
We covered my thoughts on both leagues, what the future holds in store for Adam Silver and Gary Bettman respectively, why the profit-mongering nature of certain leagues may prevent them from returning anytime soon (hint: MLB), and why neutral cities may prove to be the tonic every fan needs once this pandemic is officially declared over.
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Posted 3 years ago Tagged Ari Shapiro Gary Bettman Khaled Mansour Luke Armstrong NHL Toronto Maple Leafs Whiskey & Cream
Whiskey & Cream: Episode 2 (with Luke Armstrong) Date: October 11th, 2019 This episode: Toronto […]
Posted 4 years ago Tagged Condo Developers Gary Bettman Mike Trout MLB NHL Sammy Yatim Whiskey & Cream
Mike Trout is the greatest baseball player in the galaxy and recently tied Derek Jeter […]