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Ben Ennis and JD Bunkis share their fearless and unique opinions on sports, pop culture and life in Toronto with a wide variety of interesting guests. They’re two guys who try not to take themselves too seriously and have fun every day.

Listen live weekdays from 9:00 to noon on Sportsnet 590 The FAN.

Recent Episodes
July 6: Nick Wright, Dan Shulman, and Jorge Masvidal’s first title shot with Brett Okamoto
Jul 6, 2020
Jul 6, 2020
July 6: Nick Wright, Dan Shulman, and Jorge Masvidal’s first title shot with Brett Okamoto

The boys are back! Dan Shulman joins Ben and JD to discuss the Blue Jays returning to Toronto for training camp and the challenges of broadcasting games in the COVID-19 era (24:17). Justin Bourne stops by to chat about the NHL’s progression into Phase 3 of their restart plan and Team Canada’s potential roster for the 2022 Winter Olympics (50:24). Nick Wright, host of First Things First on FS1, discusses how pro sports leagues will address in-season COVID-19 diagnoses and the NFL’s challenge in staging their 2020 campaign (1:37:43). ESPN MMA Insider Brett Okamoto weighs in on Jorge Masvidal stepping in on short notice to fight Kamaru Usman at UFC 251 and the much-anticipated debut of "Fight Island" (2:08:50).

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Jul 3, 2020
July 3: CM Punk, Joe Theismann, and MLB training camps with Tim Leiper

George and Andy host! Sportsnet’s Caroline Cameron stops by to chat about the NHL’s selection of Toronto and Edmonton as hub cities and tennis’ ongoing pause (20:30). Former Blue Jays first base coach Tim Leiper weighs in on baseball’s impending return and Rob Manfred’s position on the league’s 60-game schedule (49:30). Former NFL quarterback Joe Theismann discusses the league’s decision to reduce the size of training camp rosters and Cam Newton’s fit under Bill Belichick in New England (1:08:48). Leigh Ellis, co-host of the No Dunks podcast, chimes in on the potential of a second NBA bubble in Chicago and the league’s challenge of enforcing safety measures in Orlando (1:39:48). Phil “CM Punk” Brooks joins the show to chat about the UFC’s creation of “Fight Island,” the NHL’s return-to-play plan, and his devout fandom of the Chicago Blackhawks (1:57:46).

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Jul 2, 2020
July 2: Tim Hardaway, Michael Collins, and MiLB’s cancelled season with Ken Huckaby

George Rusic and Andy McNamara host! Michael Lombardi, NFL scribe for The Athletic and co-host of The GM Shuffle podcast, weighs in on the NFL’s decision to shorten the pre-season and the Patriots’ signing of Cam Newton (5:07). Sportsnet’s Luke Fox discusses the NHL’s reported selection of Toronto and Edmonton as hub cities and the return of NHL players at the 2022 Winter Olympics (24:43). Buffalo Bisons manager Ken Huckaby chimes in on the cancellation of the 2020 MiLB season and the Blue Jays’ 60-man player pool (53:33). Brain Burke stops by to offer his thoughts on the latest CBA negotiations between the NHL and NHLPA (1:09:41). Michael Collins, former PGA caddie and current ESPN golf analyst, helps George and Andy settle a debate while also weighing in on the return of golf (1:36:27). Former NBA All-Star Tim Hardaway opines about the NBA’s restart plan, the crop of players who have withdrawn from the Orlando bubble, and the Lakers’ signing of J.R. Smith (1:56:57). 

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Jun 30, 2020
June 30: Joey Chestnut, Matt Chatham, and the Blue Jays’ player pool with Ben Nicholson-Smith

Ben and JD are joined by Maria St. Aubin for another edition of Text Line Tuesday (29:19)! Matt Chatham, former Patriots linebacker and three-time Super Bowl champion, weighs in on the Patriots’ signing of Cam Newton, his fit within Josh McDaniels’ offence, and New England’s financial penalty for filming the Bengals’ sideline last season (48:28). Later, the guys discuss Ian Desmond’s withdrawal from the 2020 MLB season and his powerful statement about baseball’s broader cultural issues (1:18:14). Sportsnet’s Ben Nicholson-Smith checks in to chat about the Blue Jays’ 60-man player pool, the team’s growing prospect depth, and Jordan Groshans’ potential of breaking into the Big Leagues this season (1:37:00). Joey Chestnut, world champion competitive eater, stops by to discuss his pursuit of a record 13th Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog eating title, the unique circumstances surrounding this year’s event, and his training routine (1:56:06).

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Jun 29, 2020
June 29: Chris Johnston, Justin Bourne, and NBA schedule release with Blake Murphy

Blake Murphy, Raptors scribe for The Athletic, joins Ben and JD to discuss the Raptors’ schedule for the Orlando bubble and Nick Nurse’s management of playing time (27:32). The guys share their thoughts on the Patriots’ signing of Cam Newton (44:04). Justin Bourne stops by to chat about Friday night’s NHL Draft Lottery and the placeholder team with the most to gain from securing the first overall pick (52:40). Sportsnet NHL Insider Chris Johnston discusses the unique outcome of this year’s draft lottery and potential consternation from players regarding escrow (2:05:19).

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.