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
April 10: Masters Golf, Sticky Baseballs, NHL Trade Calls
Apr 10, 2021
Apr 10, 2021
April 10: Masters Golf, Sticky Baseballs, NHL Trade Calls

It’s moving day at The Masters so Ian Leggatt stops by to discuss the latest on the tournament on the season debut of RBC Off The Tee (00:57)! Former MLB all-star Ricky Romero talks about the prospect of Bo Bichette playing second base and what makes Steven Matz successful on the mound (27:18). Dave Pagnotta of The Fourth Period looks ahead to the NHL trade deadline, and talks about the Vancouver Canucks potential return to the ice following the COVID-19 outbreak in their organization (51:35). CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason Lacanfora discusses the return of fans to sporting events in the United States, the serious allegations surrounding Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, and more ahead of the NFL draft (1:14:38). MLB analyst Ryan Dempster weighs-in with his early thoughts on the Blue Jays; and MLB investigating pitchers like Trevor Bauer in an effort to stop doctoring baseballs (1:40:27). Dan Cleary, Stanley Cup champion and Detroit Red Wings Director of Player Development, talks about how he and his organization approach the NHL trade deadline in a losing season (2:07:15).

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 27, 2021
March 27: NHL Referees, Michael Jordan Memories & The NCAA Tourney

The NHL has an officiating controversy, and NHL Network Analyst Brian Lawton stops by to discuss Tim Peel and his comments (7:43); The Toronto Star's Doug Smith gives his take on whether or not the Raptors were right to keep Kyle Lowry and deal Norm Powell (32:06); Michael Jordan's long-time agent David Falk reminisces about negotiating for MJ, creating Space Jam, and his legacy as a sports figure (49:51); The Athletic's Eamonn Brennan breaks down the Sweet 16 slate of action at the NCAA 'March Madness' Tournament (1:21:37); The Ringer's Kaelen Jones goes over the Dolphins trading with both the 49ers and the Eagles to shake up this year's NFL Draft (1:44:26); Sportsnet's Pat Tabler analyzes the recent run of Blue Jays injuries, including to George Springer and Kirby Yates (2:07:55).

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 20, 2021
March 20: Leafs Fall Again, The Madness Begins & NFL Craziness Continues

The Leafs are struggling, and former Leaf Jamal Mayers joins to break down how the team can rally around Frederik Andersen, and use their offence to punish opposing defences (7:47). SN's own Ben Wagner checks in from the stands of Clearwater, Florida, where the Blue Jays are getting set to take on the Phillies with Steven Matz on the mound (31:18). ESPN's John Gasaway gives his take on why March Madness is so beloved, before taking a look around the NCAA Tournament and some of the upsets that have happened already this year (50:22). Yahoo Sports' Kevin Iole remembers 'Marvelous' Marvin Hagler, who passed away suddenly last week at the age of 66 (1:10:48). World Series Champion and former Toronto Blue Jay reliever Duane Ward joins to evaluate this year's club, including the bullpen, and takes a look at the ability of pitchers staying healthy for a full 162 after a shortened season (1:37:01). FiveThirtyEight's Ty Schalter takes a look at the NFL free agency happenings, the new NFL deal with Amazon, and also examines the allegations made against Texans QB Deshaun Watson (2:06:41).

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 13, 2021
March 13: Shapiro, Malco, Berard & Leggo's Return

Former Raptors point guard and Sportsnet NBA analyst Alvin Williams discusses what moves the Raptors should make at the deadline (9:29). Blue Jays President and CEO Mark Shapiro discusses the club's new facilities in Florida, player development, minor league baseball and the prospects in the Blue Jays' system (33:09). Actor and Director Romany Malco calls-in to talk A Million Little Things, learning to play hockey for his role in The Love Guru, taking care of his new baby, and his love for baseball growing up (49:48). NFL agent David Canter shares his thoughts on Dak Prescott's new deal, sports betting, the NFL's next TV deal, and the possible partnership between the CFL and XFL (1:15:05). Former NHL defenceman Bryan Berard discusses prep school hockey in the United States, playing for Mike Milbury, and his life-changing eye injury (1:35:40). Ian Leggatt returns to discuss the cancellation of the 2021 RBC Canadian Open, The Players Championship, Bryson Dechambeau, and the recent play of Canadian Corey Conners (2:01:04).

Mar 6, 2021
March 6: Canada's Hockey Dad, NBA All-Star Weekend & Blue Jays Spring Training!

NHL Network's EJ Hradek remembers Walter Gretzky, who passed away at the age of 82, and also discusses the coaching change in Calgary (8:56). MLB.com's Keegan Matheson joins to break down Spring Training so far, including the great start by DH/1B Rowdy Tellez, and what the rotation might look like going into the regular season (33:15). CBS Sports' Emory Hunt takes a look at the Russell Wilson situation, and whether or not he'll get traded, and debates some potential rules changes to overtime and kickoffs (50:51). Raptors podcaster Gilbert McGregor gives his take on the controversial NBA All-Star Weekend, and whether or not the Raptors might deal Norm Powell at the deadline (1:15:15). In the final hour, hockey scout and former NHL athlete Reid Simpson breaks down every team in the North Division (1:38:38), while former Blue Jay Frank Catalanotto takes a look at the Blue Jays' young bats (2:04:27).

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.