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Viciousness of Sportsnet, death of journalism – or Colangelo talking through Rogers’ talking heads?


bargnani_free_throw640_640SPORTS FANS, his Toronto Raptor team-mates and Andrea Bargnani and his family must have been shocked and stunned by the host of Rogers Sportsnet Connected on Monday, November 26. Leading into the 5:00-6:00 p.m. supperhour segment she asked rhetorically, “Has Andrea Bargnani’s time in Toronto run out?” Thinking it was to be a lead item I waited for the surprising news. And waited. And waited. Finally, some fifty minutes later, she flatly announced with a straight face that Mr Bargnani was on the way out and that “fans have given up on him.” (How she divined this insight only an Insider can figure out.) The host then followed up the shock attack by interviewing one of Sportsnet’s ubiquitous “Insiders,” Michael Grange, to explain it all. Is now the time to trade Andrea Bargnani, he was asked.

Mr Grange said NO!

For a brief moment I thought, wow, Rogers didn’t script this very well. Continue reading

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Coach Carlyle getting the Leafs ready for future games this spring

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Fans sue NHL over monopolization of game broadcasts

A group of U.S. hockey fans seeking greater access to NHL broadcasts is suing the NHL reports RICK WESTHEAD in the Toronto Star. Continue reading


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TSM* NHL trade deadline news breaker

LATE breaking story! Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment trade coach Ron Wilson for a 1999th round pick in the 2020 draft.

Reached at her home, where family and friends were glued to Maple Leaf TV, his mother confirmed to TSM speculation that the coach had still not twittered the news. “If it’s not been tweeted, it can’t be true.”

Meanwhile, as of the 3:00 p.m. trade deadline today, reports that more than fifty other hockey players were to be traded by nineteen paid pundits along with four ex-general managers gathered by The Sports Network and Rogers Communications (owned by Bell Media and Rogers Sportsnet respectively, co-owners of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment) were proven to be false.

A number of the highly-paid pundits have since been diagnosed with “an upper body injury” and will be assigned to the Toronto Blue Jay’s spring training complex in Dunedin, Florida for a refresher course in selling hope.

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MLSE: Bell and Rogers have too much power


EVERY DAY, I hear from Rogers and Bell customers about overcharging, recurring bill errors and unfair contract terms.

Most people tell me how hard it is to reach these companies, to get through to anyone who listens and can resolve problems quickly. Continue reading

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Stadium’s funding worthy of red card

Spend cash on kids, not millionaires


OUR three levels of government feel obliged to drum up a photo op to illustrate that they have honoured their commitments to building Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment’s cash-grab soccer stadium on the CNE grounds.

It’s just another layer of BS around a wasteful and unnecessary project. Continue reading

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Sports channels profit from NHL lockout

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