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
July 27: Oops They Blew It Again
Jul 27, 2021
Jul 27, 2021
July 27: Oops They Blew It Again

Scotty and Ziggy look back at the Jays most recent blown lead after the loss to Boston and the pressure it puts on Ross Atkins ahead of Friday (1:06). First up, Olympic legend Mark Tewksbury discusses the Canadians doing so well in the pool and the difference in build with every event from butterfly to backstroke and why Canada has a growing identity as a Summer Games nation (28:41). Kevin Barker is ready to go all in and tells the guys he would have no issue with trading Austin Martin (1:12:45). Finally a couple of former NHLers who broadcasters are now. Andrew Raycroft in Boston looks at free agency and why Tuukka Rask is 50/50 to return to the Bruins (1:42:28). Then from Buffalo, Andrew Peters on why the Sabres still need to get a big haul for Jack Eichel despite possible injury concerns (1:58:04).

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.

Jul 26, 2021
July 26: Drafts, Deadlines and Signings- That's Toronto Sports

Before we get to the news of the day, Scotty and Ziggy actually have live sports during the show and they hope Dan Shulman is ok with the 4am games (4:17)! Canada is hot in the pool, the Jays have a trade deadline, the Raptors have a draft and the Leafs face free agency (7:13). We head to NYC where Mitch Lawrence gives his thoughts on Team USA's loss to the France in the Olympic basketball tournament (57:28). Next up Jon Morosi previews the Jays at the deadline and how run differential proves how good the team is and how bad the bullpen has been (1:15:51). Later Stephen Brunt makes his weekly visit. We look at the Jays but spend some time on the controversy with the Montreal Canadiens draft pick on Friday night (1:39:53). Finally, Nick Kypreos looks at the rest of the week as he helps to set the market for all the big-name free agents this week (2:11:01).

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.

Jul 23, 2021
July 23: For Better Or For Worse ... Dubas Doubles Down

Scotty and Ziggy open up with Kyle Dubas' comments about backing his roster (5:20). Then, right as the opening ceremonies are about to begin in Tokyo we are joined by Peter Mansbridge who looks back at his many times hosting the Olympics and the specific memory of Donovan Bailey 25 years ago (37:48). Next up Ross Tucker with some vivid memories of what an NFL training camp looks like and why he feels most or all NFL players will end up vaccinated (1:13:17). Later Elliotte Friedman on the current talks between the Leafs and Oilers and why each side won't budge (1:40:40). Finally, Morgan Campbell on Tokyo, the protests and why money was placed ahead of health (2:09:59).

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.

Jul 22, 2021
July 22: Bye Bye Hyman

Scotty and Ziggy look back at the Expansion Draft and the surprise that Seattle avoided many stars and ended up with a very conservative and bland lineup … for now (5:14). Mike Zeisberger jumps in on this as well as the news today that Zach Hyman is headed to the Oilers (58:02). Next up Kevin Barker talks about the desperation for the Jays to add pitching (1:13:00). Later on Bruce Boudreau explains what it was like to coach against Hyman and why he feels this is a huge loss for the Leafs (1:53:12). Finally we wrap with Justin Bourne and Anthony Stewart (2:08:27). Already priced out of Hyman, will the Leafs lose Morgan Reilly next year for nothing as well? Plus, why did Seattle stay so conservative with their roster?

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 affiliate.

Jul 21, 2021
July 21: Let's. Get. Kraken

Scotty and Brent look back at one of the greatest performances in NBA history with Giannis' 50 to clinch the title (2:10). We then head to Tokyo to speak with Rosie MacLennan who is trying for the gold 3-peat in trampoline (48:30). Jeff Marek helps us preview the Expansion Draft and how this is partially hockey operations and partially marketing (1:14:00). Adnan Virk is also working the draft for NHL network tonight. We chat with him about that as well as Giannis and his comments about super teams (1:49:48). Finally, our weekly visit with Dan Shulman where we look at the pros and cons of Nate Pearson being used in the bullpen - plus - Dan outlines specific pitching help the Jays could get from the Twins and Rangers (2:10:04).

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 affiliate.