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
March 3: Biggio, Springer, Bichette- who should lead off?
Mar 3, 2021
Mar 3, 2021
March 3: Biggio, Springer, Bichette- who should lead off?

Ziggy and Scotty discuss George Springer's spring training debut and who they believe should be the Blue Jays' lead off hitter this season. Dan Shulman offers his thoughts on what the Jays' lineup should be to start the season and explains how mature Bo Bichette is for his age (1:01:33). Next, Jeff Marek talks about the disaster that is the Buffalo Sabres this season and what might happen with Taylor Hall ahead of the trade deadline (1:27:55). Then, Mike James breaks down why the Raptors game tonight should be postponed (1:36:49). Finally, Adnan Virk talks about what the realistic expectations for the Blue Jays should be this season (2:02:14). 

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.

Mar 2, 2021
March. 2: Back to Back shutouts for the Leafs

Ziggy and Scotty discuss the Leafs’ 3-0 shutout win over the Oilers before Gord Stellick joins to offer his takeaways from last night's game (32:12). Andrew Raycroft gives his opinion on whether the Leafs’ are facing too much scrutiny for being in a “weak” division (57:32). Next, Shi Davidi breaks down the Grapefruit League debut of Austin Martin and Nate Pearson (1:15:43). Then, Jennifer Botterill explains how Toronto has been able to shut down the Oilers' offence and relives her Olympic gold medal wins (1:28:37). Finally, Paul Coffey offers his thoughts on if the North Division is as weak as some are saying it is (2:01:42).

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.

Mar 1, 2021
March. 1: Jays win, Leafs win, Raptors postponed

Ziggy and Scotty discuss the Leafs' dominant 4-0 win over the Oilers on Saturday night, and the Blue Jays win in their grapefruit league opening. Jon Morosi offers his thoughts on if Nate Pearson should be in the starting rotation this season (1:00:12). Next, Doug Smith updates the Raptors COVID situation after their game against the Bulls was postponed last night (1:15:21). Then, Stephen Brunt talks about what he believes the Jays will do with Randal Grichuk (1:28:53). Donnovan Bennett wraps up a very important Black History Month (1:45:41). Finally, Kris Versteeg breaks down what line William Nylander should be on to maximize his potential (2:03:46).  

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.

Feb 26, 2021
Feb.26: Rumours around Lowry

Ziggy and Scotty Mac discuss the rumours that Kyle Lowry is interested in returning home to Philly and the comments made by his agent. Hazel Mae explains why the new Blue Jays facility in Dunedin is a game-changer for the franchise (1:01:12). Next, Dave Bolland relives his career and reflects on his Stanley Cup clinching goal in 2014 (1:15:54). Then, Elliotte Friedman breaks down the biggest headlines ahead of the Leafs’ three-game series with the Oilers that kicks off tomorrow on Hockey Night in Canada (1:30:42). Michael Grange discusses the likelihood of the Raptors moving Lowry ahead of the trade deadline on March 25th (1:40:32). Finally, Oilers General Manager Ken Holland talks about his team's success so far this season and how hard Connor McDavid works to be the best in the game (2:02:39). 

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.

Feb 25, 2021
Feb. 25: Nylander's the hero, a shakeup in Montreal

Ziggy and Scotty discuss the Leafs’ 2-1 overtime win over the Flames before Gord Stellick joins to offer his thoughts on William Nylanders' big night (33:12). Then, Tim Leiper talks about how Vladdy Jr’s weight loss could affect his game (50:12). Next, Stu Cowen explains the events that lead to the surprising firing of Claude Julien in Montreal (1:04:53). Pen Moodz talks about his piece “Our Tune” for Sportsnet.ca in celebration of Black History Month (1:15:41). Bruce Boudreau discusses the similarities he sees between the Leafs’ young talent and the stars he has coached in his career (1:28:27). Mark Fraser talks about his new role with the Leafs’ in player development, equity, diversity and inclusion (1:49:25). Finally, Anthony Stewart and Justin Bourne join for Hockey Central at 8:30 (2:02:16).

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.