Media Watch

Sportsnet Finds Another Way to Botch a Telecast

December 1, 2015 // 1 Comment

When it comes to telecast stupidity, Sportsnet has cornered the market. Since taking over from TSN, CBC and Hockey Night in Canada their broadcasts have been widely mocked and laughed at across the country. Hokey sets, less-than-expert experts and boring intermissions have been their staple […]

The NHL Mute Button

November 28, 2015 // 1 Comment

Obviously, Foster Hewitt wouldn’t recognize today’s hockey telecasts. Technology now allows hockey fans to select what camera angle they want to use, what players they want to isolate on, and what replays they want to see. I would assume that if the networks wanted to, […]

Journalist Attacks Mike Babcock

November 6, 2015 // 3 Comments

The sports columnist who craves attention is at it again. You know the narcissist I’m referring to. Davey Feshchuk of the Toronto Star. The same Davey Feschuck that tried to make a name for himself by taking cheap shots at Phil Kessel during his days […]

Rush to Judgement?

November 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

To all the hockey media people that jumped the gun and found Patrick Kane guilty until proven innocent: Now that Susie Screwball and her manipulative mother Sandy Screwball have dropped their laughable attempts to pursue charges against Kane, can we expect your sincere apologies tonight […]

Hockey Night In Canada…..Then and Now

October 28, 2015 // 9 Comments

Money may have won Sportsnet an NHL broadcast monopoly in Canada, but no amount of money can fix their absolutely brutal game presentation, especially the pre-game and intermission segments. The studio set looks like a retread from a 1980’s disco and their on-air staff is all-amateur-hour-all-the […]

The Hockey News Is Confused

October 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

The October 26 issue of The Hockey News (also known as the Jersey Issue) includes a feature “MOST AND LEAST WORN NUMBERS.” The list tells us that 464 different players wore sweater #20. They identify Chicago’s Stan Mikita as the best of the bunch. As for […]

Toronto’s Hockey Media: Troublemakers

October 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

They tell us that too much of anything isn’t good for you. Clearly that applies to our hockey media as well. When you get too many media-types together in the same market, it’s only a matter of time before the fiction writers emerge. I assume […]

Bye-Bye Bob?

September 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

This post covers the slow – yet predictable – demise of Toronto’s sports radio veteran Bob McCown. If you’ve got lots of time you can read all about it here. For those that don’t have extra time to invest, here’s a quick recap: -Bob is […]

Holy Friggin Mackinaw

September 28, 2015 // 1 Comment

How cheap can one mega-corporation be? How friggin stupid can one mega-corporation be? They can fill their front office with a zillion overpaid yes-men-in-suits who will ultimately contribute next to nothing to the on-ice results, but they can’t find the money to fly “Bonsie” to […]

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