Lead Off

Need a few laughs plus ammunition for your sports conversations around the office? Mike Zigomanis and Scott MacArthur are your teammates every morning. Lead Off your day the right way.

Listen live weekdays from 6:00 to 9:00 AM on Sportsnet 590 The FAN.

Recent Episodes
May 18: Mutual respect between Leafs and Habs
May 18, 2021
May 18, 2021
May 18: Mutual respect between Leafs and Habs

Ziggy and Scotty discuss their favourite Canadiens players that never played for the Leafs and recap the three playoff matchups from last night. Kevin Barker answers listeners' burning Blue Jays questions and previews their series with the Red Sox (1:03:04). Next, Bruce Boudreau explains the mentality of an NHL head coach ahead of a first-round playoff series and how he would prepare his team (1:34:10). Finally, Steve Dangle and Andrew Berkshire join for a Leafs-Habs panel

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.

May 17, 2021
May 17: Three more sleeps

Ziggy and Scotty recap the first weekend of the Stanley Cup playoffs and previews the Leafs Game one matchup on Thursday against the Habs. Jon Morosi talks about the Blue Jays upcoming series against the Red Sox and the importance of the 3 game set (1:03:32). Next, Doug Smith wraps up the Raptors' tumultuous season and how important this offseason is for the franchise (1:20:40). Then, Stephen Brunt breaks down the history of the rivalry between the Canadiens and Leafs (1:34:54). Finally, Kris Versteeg offers his thoughts on the playoff matchups we have seen so far and who has the edge in each series (2:01:46).

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

May 14, 2021
May 14: Still no golf in Ontario

Ziggy and Scotty discuss the continued shutdown of golf courses in Ontario. Dr. Isaac Bogoch explains that the danger of contracting COVID-19 while outdoors is “negligible” (1:03:12). Next, Adam Stanley talks about how golf courses are being affected by having their doors shut (1:19:43). Then, Tim Leiper offers his takeaways from the Jays season so far this season and who on the roster has impressed him (1:25:00). Elliotte Friedman previews the NHL playoffs as well as which team’s offseason will be the most interesting (1:39:33). Finally, Keith Law preaches patience with Nate Pearson and breaks down how the Jays should handle calling up Alek Monoah this year (2:04:56).

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.

May 13, 2021
May 13: Freddy loses in his return

Ziggy and Scotty discuss the Leafs' overtime loss to the Senators in Freddy Andersen’s return before Gord Stellick joins to offer his takeaways from the game (33:53). Next, Kevin Barker answers Blue Jays questions from the text-line and callers (1:02:41). Then, Darryl Sittler talks about the parallels he sees in this Leafs vs Habs playoff matchup and the last time they played in 1979 (1:34:48). Finally, Anthony Stewart and Justin Bourne join for Hockey Central at 8:30 (2:00:54).

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

May 12, 2021
May 12: Leafs vs. Habs for the first time since ‘79

Ziggy and Scotty discuss the Leafs taking on the Habs in the first round of the playoffs for the first time since 1979.  Andrew Raycroft talks about how important Freddy Andersen is for the Leafs’ playoff success (54:16). Next, David Amber previews the first round of the playoffs and which series has him most excited (1:00:39). Then, Stu Cowen breaks down the vibe in Montreal as they gear up to take on the Toronto (1:25:33). Michael Grange explains the Raptors' biggest unanswered questions ahead of this crucial offseason (1:35:00). Adnan Virk offers his thoughts on if the Blue Jays made the wrong call by sending Nate Pearson back to triple-A (1:51:19). Finally, Dan Shulman talks about how strong Vladdy has been and his impressive growth at first base (2:03:45).

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.