Published on:

20th Sep 2022

TCA Ep1014: Sean Fitz-Gerald of The Athletic on Brunt Leaving Sportsnet, TSN vs Hockey Canada, The History of Leafs TV & more

Time once again to check in with our pal Sean Fitz-Gerald of The Athletic to discuss all the latest goings on in the Canadian sports media landscape.

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On the agenda today with Sean: his recent discussion with former Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons about his new social media presence, how TSN has handled covering the Hockey Canada scandal despite being so tightly intertwined with their broadcasts, why it’s taken someone like Rick Westhead to pull the curtain back on everything wrong with hockey these days, what’s next for Stephen Brunt following his announcement that he’ll be leaving Sportsnet, the untold story of how almost losing the rights to Toronto Maple Leafs games lead to Rogers and Bell purchasing MLSE, why Joe Bowen won’t be returning to TV any time soon and lots more.

Check out all of Sean’s work at www.TheAthletic.com.

Support good friend of the show Steve Bunda’s mother as she tries to recover from a fire at her home and being defrauded by the company that was to rebuild her house. https://www.gofundme.com/f/c3wsts-help-bonny-bunda-recover-after-fire-fraud

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Tall Can Audio is an Ontario-based sports, craft beer, comedy and culture pod with a focus on the NHL and beyond. Join Matt Robinson, Rob Christy and the rest of the TCA Crew as we sample a local craft beer on each show while discussing whatever's on our minds from the world of sports, music, or anything else that's making us laugh that day. Plus tons of great guests thrown in to the mix as we go. Yes - we could be accused of occasionally going a little overboard on the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators. Join us for a pint and a chat!

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