The FAN Morning Show

JD Bunkis, Blake Murphy and Ailish Forfar discuss the biggest stories in sports and the teams that matter most to Toronto fans. Airing live on Sportsnet 590 The FAN weekdays from 6am-10am ET.

Recent Episodes
Are People Prematurely Writing Off the Chiefs?
Oct 21, 2021
Oct 21, 2021
Are People Prematurely Writing Off the Chiefs?

Geoff Schwartz, former NFL OL and host of the ‘Geoff Schwartz Is Smarter Than You' podcast, stops by to chat about Case Keenum getting the start for the Browns against the Broncos in place of injured quarterback Baker Mayfield, the state of the Broncos, the Chiefs' inconsistent play, and the undefeated Cardinals (0:40).

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.

Oct 21, 2021
What to Make of Malachi Flynn?

Alvin Williams joins JD, Blake and Ailish to breakdown the Raptors' opening night loss to the Wizards, and discuss Dalano Banton's buzzer-beating triple from half-court, how Banton looked in his NBA debut, and Malachi Flynn not getting any playing time (0:20). Will Lou then joins the show to talk about the Raptors' starting rotation, and Malachi Flynn failing to crack the rotation (28:01).

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.

Oct 21, 2021
Darcy Tucker: Playing Gritty is a Mindset

Former Leafs forward Darcy Tucker stops by to chat about his partnership with Molson's 'Hall of Fan', and give his thoughts on playing in a pressure-packed city like Toronto, how Michael Bunting has looked so far, and what it's like to play a gritty game despite being undersized (0:38). Next, Nick Kypreos stops by and chats about the play of Michael Bunting and Nick Ritchie, what it takes to play in front of the net, Nick Robertson's injury and development, and Mitch Marner and John Tavares' offensive struggles to start the season (20:30).

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.

Oct 21, 2021
Raptors Concern Index

JD, Blake and Ailish recap the Raptors' opening night loss to the Wizards, and chat about Fred VanVleet and OG Anunoby's shooting struggles, and the team's half court offence issues (7:25). Next, it's time for the Raptors Concern Index where the group rates their concerns regarding how quickly this season could get out of control, Malachi Flynn's lack of playing time, Scottie Barnes' turnover and foul trouble, and the centre position (35:33).

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.

Oct 20, 2021
What's the Biggest Question Facing the Raptors?

JD, Blake and Ailish chat about Ben Simmons being kicked of out practice and suspended by the Sixers, and Joel Embiid's comments on his teammate (0:33). The group then gives their thoughts on last night's Bucks vs. Nets matchup, and the opportunity for James Harden this season (18:45). To wrap, John Hollinger, former VP of Basketball Ops for the Grizzlies and current senior NBA columnist for The Athletic, gives his thoughts on the biggest question facing the Raptors this season, Scottie Barnes intrigue, and the Ben Simmons situation in Philly. (31:25)

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.