The Joey Vendetta Show

Joined by compelling guests from the sports and entertainment worlds, Joey Vendetta tackles Canada’s top stories of the week, tees-off on hot-button topics and throws in some sports-business discussion for good measure.

Listen live Saturdays from noon to 3:00 PM ET on Sportsnet 590 The FAN, Sportsnet 960 The FAN and Sportsnet 650.

Recent Episodes
Feb. 27: Raptor Greats, MLB's State, NHL's Best Skate!
Feb 27, 2021
Feb 27, 2021
Feb. 27: Raptor Greats, MLB's State, NHL's Best Skate!

Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun stops by to discuss the newly-revealed Player Development Complex in Dunedin, and the difference that this facility could make for a young Blue Jays roster (29:41). PGA Tour Live’s Trey Wingo shares his thoughts on Tiger Woods’ crash and also weighs-in on the issues between Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks (50:14). Chairman and CEO of the Baltimore Orioles John Angelos explains the new-look minor league system in Major League Baseball, and how MLB can adapt to integrate new legislations for cannabis and legalized gambling (1:11:57). Leo Rautins, Raptors TV analyst, discusses the key role that veteran guard Kyle Lowry will play before the All-Star break, and deciphers the recent trade speculation around the team (1:35:10). Scott Niedermayer, NHL Hall of Fame inductee and Captain of Team Canada at the 2010 Olympics reminisces on the gold medal game in Vancouver and how he survived as a skill player in the physical era of the 1990s and 2000s (1:59:27).

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 20, 2021
Feb. 20: NBA, NHLPA, & Sports Movies For Days

Former NBA player & co-host of the Knuckleheads podcast Quentin Richardson shares his thoughts on what’s next for the Toronto Raptors roster, the current state of the Bucks, and NBA All-Star weekend (7:15). NHLPA Special Assistant Mathieu Schneider checks-in from Lake Tahoe, the site for the NHL's two outdoor games (29:00). Stanley Cup Champion Brent Sopel chats about the league, notably the rebuilding process for Jim Benning and Vancouver, and a solid start for the Chicago Blackhawks (1:08:00). MLB Network analyst Ryan Dempster discusses the emerging California rivalry between the Dodgers and Padres & how the Blue Jays’ rotation is shaping up going into Spring training (1:35:13). Legendary actor James Caan shares on-set stories from Brian's Song, The Godfather, and working out with Dick Butkus, Chris Chelios, and other professional athletes (2:00:22).

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 13, 2021
Feb. 13: Knights, Fights & Human Rights

Golden Knights forward Max Pacioretty shares what it's like playing and living in Las Vegas and looks back on his time in Montreal (10:54). Tennis correspondent for the New York Times Christopher Clarey discusses the Canadians at the Australian Open (31:24). Sportsnet hockey analyst Mike Futa joins Joey to talk who’s hot (Toronto, Calgary) and who’s not (Vancouver) in the North division (55:42). NFL and college football analyst Ryan Leaf weighs-in on the Russell Wilson trade rumours and JJ Watt's release from the Texans (1:15:41). MLB Network Radio’s Casey Stern discusses the Blue Jays, Vlad Guerrero Jr's future in the infield, and the Dodgers’ wealth of talent (1:34:05). Senior Writer at Sportsnet David Singh discusses the importance of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and racism found in baseball (1:50:49). New York Rangers Senior Advisor Mike Barnett reminisces on his time as an NHL super agent representing the likes of Wayne Gretzky, Jaromir Jagr, and Sergei Fedorov (2:01:25).

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.

Feb 6, 2021
Feb. 6: Super Agents, Super Bowls & Northern Goals

NHL Network analyst Kevin Weekes shares his experience overcoming racism in sports, and talks about the Canucks struggling to find their identity (10:36). MLB super agent Scott Boras discusses the slow-moving free agent market and the Blue Jays’ improvements throughout the offseason (30:34). Brad Johnson, Super Bowl winning Quarterback with the Buccanneers, breaks down Tampa Bay's season, the lead up to the big game for a player, and dealing with the distractions that can get thrown your way during Super Bowl week (49:36). Doug Smith of the Toronto Star recaps the Raptors win over the Nets which was clouded by Kevin Durant the league's COVID-19 protocols (1:13:46). Sportsnet LA Baseball Analyst and former Dodgers GM Ned Colletti discusses the Dodgers signing of Trevor Bauer the team’s stacked pitching rotation (1:37:10). Super Bowl winning Head Coach Dick Vermeil weighs-in on the Buccanneers-Chiefs matchup, how to stop Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady, and makes his prediction for the game (2:20:26).

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.

Jan 30, 2021
Jan. 30: No Ball Votes, Warren Moon & Modern GOTEs

NY Post’s National Baseball Columnist Ken Davidoff joins the show to discuss Steve Cohen’s recent controversy, this year's hall of fame vote, and the Blue Jays upcoming season (8:49). Former NHL all-star Bernie Nicholls reminisces on his playing career and playing alongside Wayne Gretzky (28:35). Hall of Fame quarterback and NFL Analyst, Warren Moon drops in to discuss the upcoming Super Bowl, Deshaun Watson’s request to be traded, and the ‘Tom Brady Era’ (46:32). NBA.com's Gilbert McGregor breaks down the Raptors loss to the Kings, Kyle Lowry’s 10,000 points earned for the franchise and his future with the organization (1:09:36). Blue Jackets analyst and former NHL forward, Jody Shelley chimes in on last week's blockbuster Dubios-Laine trade, and what John Tortorella plans are with Laine in the lineup (1:34:00). Former Pittsburgh Steelers' wide receiver Martavis Bryant discusses signing with the Toronto Argonauts and getting a second chance to continue his career in Canada (2:05:52).

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.