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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
April 15: Don La Greca, Bichette’s big day, & Flynn’s growth
Apr 15, 2021
Apr 15, 2021
April 15: Don La Greca, Bichette’s big day, & Flynn’s growth

JD Bunkis hosts solo. At The Letters' Ben Nicholson-Smith weighs in on Bo Bichette’s big day against the Yankees, his long-term outlook at shortstop, and the team’s current pitching injuries (7:03). Odds Shark sports analyst Joe Osborne stops by to offer his favourite picks for tonight’s action in the NBA and MLB (39:02). Steve Dangle, co-host of The Steve Dangle Podcast, discusses Auston Matthews’ status as arguably the most talented player in franchise history, and the urgency surrounding this year’s Leafs team (49:48). Sportsnet NBA Insider Michael Grange chimes in on Malachi Flynn’s development and Pascal Siakam’s inconsistencies this season (1:15:25). Sportsnet hockey analyst Colby Armstrong checks in to chat about Frederik Andersen returning to the ice on Thursday morning and the Canucks’ impending return from their prolonged COVID-19 pause (1:36:58). Don La Greca, co-host of The Michael Kay Show on 98.7 ESPN and host of the Game Misconduct podcast, discusses the perception of the Blue Jays in New York and the future of the NHL’s current divisional format (2:08:35).

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

Apr 14, 2021
April 14: Tom Verducci, Joe Panik, and Vlad Jr.’s maturation

Tom Verducci, MLB writer for Sports Illustrated and reporter for FOX, stops by to chat about his latest piece on SI about the era of “learned velocity,” Julian Merryweather’s emergence with the Blue Jays, and the evolving usage of pitchers in today’s game (48:26). Blue Jays infielder Joe Panik discusses his experience winning the 2014 World Series with the San Francisco Giants, George Springer and Marcus Semien’s leadership prowess, and Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s strong start to the season (1:14:52). Ian Tulloch, writer for Maple Leafs Hotstove, weighs in on the Leafs’ decision to pursue Nick Foligno over Taylor Hall, the merits behind Boston’s acquisition of Hall, and Toronto’s power play struggles (1:36:07). 

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

Apr 13, 2021
April 13: John Sterling and NHL trade deadline takeaways

Sportsnet’s Maria St. Aubin stops by for our weekly edition of Text Line Tuesday (27:14)! Joe Siddall, former MLB catcher and current Sportsnet analyst, weighs in on the Blue Jays’ early-season offensive struggles, the impact of George Springer’s absence from the lineup, and Robbie Ray’s season debut (52:26). Former NHL head coach Bruce Boudreau weighs in on the fallout from the NHL trade deadline and Nick Foligno’s ideal lineup fit with the Maple Leafs (1:39:33). John Sterling, legendary Yankees radio play-by-play voice, discusses his favourite home run calls and the Yankees’ start to the season (2:04:37). 

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

Apr 12, 2021
April 12: Leafs land Nick Foligno and trade deadline buzz

Ben and JD share their thoughts on the Maple Leafs’ acquisition of Nick Foligno, Toronto’s active weekend on the trade market, and Hideki Matsuyama’s victory at the Masters (0:19). Sportsnet NHL Insider Chris Johnston weighs in on the acquisition cost for Foligno, the Leafs landing David Rittich, and Kyle Dubas’ desire to make additional moves ahead of Monday’s 3 pm deadline (30:54). Justin Bourne, co-host of Hockey Central, stops by to chat about Foligno’s fit in the Leafs’ lineup, Riley Nash’s role in the bottom six, and the evolution of Kyle Dubas’ team-building philosophy (48:52). Kevin Bieksa, former NHL defenceman and current Sportsnet analyst, chimes in on the Leafs’ moves ahead of the deadline and their current blue line depth (2:01:52). 

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

Apr 9, 2021
April 9: Ariel Helwani and early returns on Vlad Jr.

JD Bunkis hosts solo! Arden Zwelling, MLB writer for Sportsnet and co-host of the At the Letters podcast, weighs in on George Springer’s injury, Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s start to the season, and Nate Pearson’s rehab timeline (7:13). Dan Riccio, co-host of The People’s Show on Sportsnet 650 in Vancouver, discusses his takeaways from the opening round of the Masters and Bryson DeChambeau’s emergence as a villain on the PGA Tour (34:44). Sportsnet NHL Insider Chris Johnston chimes in on the Islanders’ acquisition of Kyle Palmieri, the Maple Leafs’ approach in advance of Monday’s trade deadline, potential suitors for Taylor Hall, and William Nylander’s current COVID situation (53:51). Coolbet’s Kris Abbott and Pat Gregoire stop by to share their favourite bets for the Masters and WrestleMania 37 (1:20:42). ESPN MMA Insider Ariel Helwani discusses his excitement for this year’s version of Vlad Guerrero Jr. and Jon Jones’ future in the UFC (1:41:20). Blake Murphy, Raptors reporter for The Athletic, checks in to chat about the Raptors’ depleted roster, the team’s regression on both ends of the floor, and the franchise’s long-term direction (2:01:35). 

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