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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
Oct. 21: Mark Teixeira and Ilya Mikheyev’s new contract
Oct 21, 2020
Oct 21, 2020
Oct. 21: Mark Teixeira and Ilya Mikheyev’s new contract

Anthony Stewart, former NHL forward and co-host of Hockey Central, joins Ben and JD to discuss Ilya Mikheyev’s contract extension with the Maple Leafs (6:58). Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer weighs in on the Dolphins’ decision to name Tua Tagovailoa as the team’s new starting quarterback and Mike McCarthy’s tumultuous start to his tenure in Dallas (32:40). Mark Teixeira, former MLB first baseman and current ESPN analyst, discusses the Rays’ knack for developing talent, Mookie Betts’ status among baseball’s top players, and Clayton Kershaw’s confounding post-season resume (51:03). Joe Siddall, former MLB catcher and current Sportsnet analyst, chimes in on the human element of umpiring in baseball and the Dodgers’ Game 1 win over the Rays (1:36:54). Justin Bourne, co-host of Hockey Central, stops by to discuss Mikheyev’s fit in the Leafs’ lineup and Kyle Dubas’ moves this off-season (2:00:28).

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.

Oct 20, 2020
Oct. 20: World Series Primer with Ryan Dempster

Ben and JD discuss the Chiefs’ win over the Bills on Monday night and Andy Dalton’s tumultuous first start for the Cowboys (9:19). Sportsnet’s Maria St. Aubin stops by for our weekly edition of Text Line Tuesday (34:29). Blake Murphy, Raptors reporter for The Athletic, weighs in on the Raptors’ off-season outlook, Fred VanVleet’s impending free agency decision, and Kyle Lowry’s future in Toronto (53:02). Lorenzo Alexander, former Bills Pro Bowl linebacker and current analyst for Stadium, discusses the Bills’ defensive struggles this season and the current landscape of the AFC East (1:38:29). Ryan Dempster, former MLB pitcher and current MLB Network analyst, joins the guys to tee up Game 1 of the World Series and Randy Arozarena’s impressive post-season run (2:02:54). 

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.

Oct 19, 2020
Oct. 19: Joe Thornton takes and Tim Kurkjian on World Series

Ben and JD open the show with their thoughts on the thrilling NLCS Game 7 and the Maple Leafs signing Joe Thornton (7:27). NFL insider Brady Quinn recaps Sunday’s action in the National Football League including the Browns’ loss to the Steelers and the Titans remaining undefeated after a comeback win versus Houston (52:32). Former NHL all-star and recent coach with the St. Louis Blues, Marc Savard, explains how he would use Joe Thornton on the Maple Leafs’ power play and how much interest Alex Pietrangelo had in Toronto and other teams before committing to Vegas (1:36:59). ESPN MLB analyst Tim Kurkjian compares Game 7 of the NLCS to others that he’s covered and discusses the World Series matchup between the Dodgers and Rays and the future of the Houston Astros post-elimination (1:59:27).

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.

Oct 16, 2020
Oct. 16: Patrick Marleau and NBA Champion Lionel Hollins

ESPN’s Trey Wingo joins Ben and JD to discuss the Chiefs signing running back Le’Veon Bell, the Jets’ continued struggles, and Aaron Rodgers’ torrid start to the season (25:02). Jon “Boog” Sciambi, MLB play-by-play announcer for ESPN, weighs in on pace of play in the post-season, the Astros’ polarizing playoff run, and Clayton Kershaw’s tortured post-season resume (49:45). Coolbet sports analyst Kris Abbott checks in to share his favourite picks for Week 6 in the NFL and JD reveals his weekly Cowards Parlay (1:12:32). Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Lionel Hollins discusses his experience working remotely during the NBA restart, LeBron James’ tireless work ethic, and L.A.’s championship run (1:36:13). Newly-signed San Jose Sharks forward Patrick Marleau chimes in on his decision to return to San Jose, his relationship with the Leafs’ young stars, and his time in Toronto (1:52:37). 

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.

Oct 15, 2020
Oct. 15: Bo Bichette and Leafs rumour mill with Luke Fox

Dan Shulman, Blue Jays play-by-play voice for Sportsnet and MLB on ESPN Radio, weighs in on the Astros’ Game 4 win over the Rays in the ALCS and Charlie Montoyo’s performance as manager of the Blue Jays (9:54). Odds Shark sports analyst Joe Osborne discusses his favourite picks for Week 6 of the NFL season and offers his best bets for today’s MLB playoff schedule (42:43). Luke Fox, NHL reporter for Sportsnet, weighs in on the Maple Leafs’ reported interest in Joe Thornton, his fit in the team’s bottom six, and the NHL’s current RFA market (50:45). Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette discusses his 2020 season, working with his dad Dante, and his desire to improve defensively this off-season (1:56:18). 

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.