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
Jan. 23: Home Run King, NHL Swing & MMA Ring
Jan 23, 2021
Jan 23, 2021
Jan. 23: Home Run King, NHL Swing & MMA Ring

ESPN MLB analyst Tim Kurkjian discusses his memories of working alongside the late Hank Aaron, and how the George Springer deal changes the way the Blue Jays are viewed in the market (8:27). With the NWHL bubble set to kick-off today, Olympic medalist Sarah Nurse joins the show to talk about the future for women’s hockey before discussing the Good Deeds Cup (28:25). Trey Wingo previews this weekend's AFC and NFC Championship games and examines the final four quarterbacks left vying for the Lombardi trophy (46:57). Winnipeg Jets radio analyst Jamie Thomas joins Joey to discuss the Pierre-Luc Dubois-Patrik Laine trade, and how the new-look Winnipeg Jets will fare in the North division (1:07:44). UFC Hall of Famer & MMA judge Frank Trigg previews tonight's main event between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 (1:21:11).  As the hockey world continues to wrap its head around the Dubois-Laine trade, NHL Network analyst Brian Lawton shares his thoughts on what each player adds to their new club (1:35:14). Canada Basketball President & CEO Glen Grunwald explains the recent sanctions levied by FIBA against the organization (1:55:11).

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

Jan 16, 2021
Jan. 16: NFL, NHL, MLB & Agent Provocateur

Joey is joined by Jeff Marek of the NHL on Sportsnet who shares his thoughts on the Maple Leafs, Senators, and their North division competitors (6:05). Sports Illustrated's Howard Beck discusses the blockbuster James Harden trade and how the Brooklyn Nets will mesh after the deal (28:49). NFL Network Host Colleen Wolfe previews the NFL’s divisional round matchups (46:40). Baseball columnist at Sportsnet Shi Davidi looks at remaining free agent options for the Blue Jays (1:14:06). Outspoken player agent Allan Walsh of Octagon Hockey shares his insight on how league revenues will be split this season, and if the league is doing enough to protect its star players (1:33:28). Toronto Raptors TV Play by Play voice Matt Devlin discusses the team's lineup choices, the emergence of Chris Boucher, and how they can right the ship after a 3-8 start (1:58:20).

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

Jan 9, 2021
Jan. 9: NHL Season Preview, Jaws of the NFL

Joey opens up the show with a few words on legendary Dodgers Manager Tommy Lasorda before previewing the Canadian NHL teams ahead of the season. Sportsnet's Luke Fox previews the Toronto Maple Leafs (16:06). 2019 Hockey Hall of Fame inductee and former Montreal Canadiens Head Coach Guy Carbonneau shares his thoughts on the team's outlook for 2021 (25:17). CJOB's Jamie Thomas previews the Winnipeg Jets (36:59). Joey calls up NFL analyst Ron Jaworski for his thoughts on Buffalo-Indianapolis, Washington-Tampa Bay, and the rest of Wild Card Weekend (46:50). The NHL previews continue with two teams full of young talent: Jason York breaks down the Senators (1:10:27), while Louie DeBrusk discusses the Oilers (1:23:29). Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving talks about why he's looking forward to the North division, acquiring Jacob Markstrom, and the expectations for his club's top line (1:34:12). Former Canucks' defenceman Shane O'Brien of Sportsnet 650 and the Missin' Curfew podcast discusses Vancouver's outlook for the upcoming season, and the job Travis Green has done since taking over behind the bench (1:58:47).

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

Jan 2, 2021
Jan. 2: Mr. One Touch, Carson Palmer, and Hockey's Jerry Maguire

Sportsnet CHL analyst Todd Warriner A.K.A. Mr. One Touch discusses Team Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championship as they get ready to face the Czech Republic (9:02). Ryan Callahan looks back fondly on his NHL career and playing in the 2010 gold medal game in Vancouver after announcing his retirement (28:37). Former NFL quarterback Carson Palmer discusses his Canadian roots, his Heisman trophy vote, and his time at USC under Head Coach Pete Carroll (49:22). CAA Hockey's Pat Brisson talks about cheering on his son Brendan as he represents the United States, and the growth of the sport in California (1:15:53). Sportsnet's Eric Smith previews the Toronto Raptors upcoming game against the Pelicans, and assesses the team's performance after four games (1:35:33). Los Angeles Kings GM Rob Blake discusses his organization's talented farm system that boasts nine selections to this year’s World Junior Hockey Championship (2:02:20).

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

Dec 19, 2020
Dec. 19: Jeanie Buss, Upshall on Gretzky, and a 56-game NHL season?

Joey is joined by Brian Lawton of the NHL Network on the report of the league and players agreeing to a 56-game season, the work that still needs to be done, and which teams he thinks will impress on the ice (11:46). Instagram NFL host Amanda Vance previews the top matchups in Week 15 (30:51). Scottie Upshall of Missin' Curfew talks about playing guilty, and having Wayne Gretzky as a Head Coach (49:12). Doug Smith reflects on the Toronto Raptors' preseason finale against the Heat and discusses the fallout of Giannis Antetokounmpo re-signing in Milwaukee (1:15:17). Canadian music icon Andy Kim discusses his career and previews the 16th annual Andy Kim Christmas Special (1:38:43). Los Angeles Lakers Owner and CEO Jeanie Buss talks about entering the season as defending champions, the importance of having the Lakers return to prominence, and the impact her friend Kobe Bryant had on her, the organization, and entire city of Los Angeles (1:58:39).

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