Tim & Friends

Tim Micallef is joined by a rotating cast of insiders and newsmakers for hard-hitting sports debate and analysis — wrapped in a whole bunch of fun. It’s edu-tainment, for your ears.

Recent Episodes
June 14: Is it OK for Non-Habs fans to Cheer for Montreal in the Playoffs?
Jun 14, 2021
Jun 14, 2021
June 14: Is it OK for Non-Habs fans to Cheer for Montreal in the Playoffs?

Tim and Jesse debate whether or not it’s OK to cheer for another team in the playoffs, once your team is eliminated. Ben Nicholson-Smith (19:12) brings us the latest on George Springer's rehab and tells us why this is the Jays' best hitting lineup since 2015. Arash Madani (33:11) explains the process of the CFL and Ontario's announcement regarding some pro leagues restarting. Shawn McKenzie (45:45) and Renaud Lavoie (55:26) bring us inside the arena in Las Vegas for a preview of Game 1. Justin Bourne (1:03:51) explains what Montreal needs to do in order to make it past Vegas in the semifinals. Cassie Campbell-Pascall (1:18:34) examines the goaltending matchups in both semifinals and discusses some potential changes to open ice hits coming in the future.

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.

Jun 11, 2021
June 11: Why Aren't Stars Succeeding in the Stanley Cup Playoffs?

Is this one of the best times of the year to be a sports fan? Tim talks all the action in the NHL and NBA Playoffs and sparks a debate on the reason some high-level players can’t find any success in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Ron MacLean (21:44) extends the conversation on what makes playoff hockey favourable for some teams. Shi Davidi (45:25) joins to break down the tough schedule ahead for the Blue Jays and how they need to tread water until it lightens up. Marc Spears (1:10:51) thinks we are seeing a changing of the card in NBA stars. Plus, Best of the Week!

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.

Jun 10, 2021
June 10: Habs Could Have Their Hands Full in the Semifinal

Are the Islanders using the Maple Leafs’ victory song? Tim breaks down New York’s interesting song choice for wins on home ice. James Sharman (18:49) and Craig Forrest (35:21) give their Euro 2021 predictions, who could play the role of dark horse in the tournament, and tell us what Canada needs to do in their quest for a World Cup spot. Jennifer Botterill (45:06) stops by to discuss the success of the New York Islanders and how the Habs will stack up against either Colorado or Las Vegas. Arden Zwelling (1:00:53) gives us his evaluation of Alek Manoah and rookie catcher Riley Adams. Plus, Gary Lawless (1:14:25) talks to us from Vegas ahead of Game 6 between the Golden Knights and Avalanche.

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.

Jun 9, 2021
June 9: Mark Scheifele Draws Heat

Is this the best Canadian Men’s National Soccer Team we’ve ever had try and qualify for the FIFA World Cup? Tim and Donnovan (20:21) address the horrific tragedy that took place in London, Ontario. Ramona Shelburne (33:24) weighs in on the Clippers/Jazz series. Ken Reid (50:07) and Kelly Hrudey (54:18) drop by to share their thoughts on Mark Scheifele’s comments about his 4-game suspension for charging Jake Evans - which has sparked a national debate. Ken Wiebe (1:07:54) & Eric Engels (1:13:47) also give their opinions on the backlash Scheifele is facing from hockey fans. Dan Shulman (1:20:09) discusses the Blue Jays’ bullpen woes. Plus, are Dippin’ Dots cut or uncut?

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.

Jun 8, 2021
June 8: The Habs are Headed to the Semifinal

Tim is joined by Emily Kaplan, David Amber, and Anthony Stewart (18:49) stop by for an all things Stanley Cup Playoffs roundtable. Kevin Weekes, of the NHL Network, gives us his thoughts on the Habs domination of the Jets and what Montreal should expect in the semifinals. Cup Champion Brad May makes an appearance to discuss what it felt like scoring a series-winning goal in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Jeff Passan (1:10:51) breaks down MLB's current problem with pitchers using foreign substances.  

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.