Writers Bloc

Jeff Blair. Stephen Brunt. Richard Deitsch. As long-time journalists they’ve all experienced writer’s block, but they’ve never run out of things to say Opinions, insight and analysis from three of the smartest sports observers in the country. Writers Bloc… sharp takes, not hot takes.

Listen live weekdays from 2:00 to 5:00 PM on Sportsnet 590 The FAN.

Recent Episodes
April 3: Tom Glavine, Cavan Biggio Join The Show
Apr 3, 2020
Apr 3, 2020
April 3: Tom Glavine, Cavan Biggio Join The Show

Jeff, Stephen, and Richard host. Organizational psychologist John Amaechi discusses the world's response to the COVID-19 pandemic (18:31). ESPN's Hubie Brown on where the NBA was before the stoppage, and its options for returning (34:17). We hear from Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Minister of Health Christine Elliott on the province's latest actions (46:44). Hall-of-Fame baseball pitcher Tom Glavine on playing the Blue Jays in the 1992 World Series, and the legendary 90s Atlanta Braves teams (1:20:22). Toronto Blue Jays 2B Cavan Biggio looks back on hitting for the cycle in September 2019, and discusses what he's been up to over the last few weeks (1:37:36). Hockey Hall-of-Famer Darryl Sittler discusses becoming the first Toronto Maple Leafs player to get 100 points in a season on "This Day In Hockey History" (1:58:51).

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.

Apr 3, 2020
Headliner: Cavan Biggio

The Toronto Blue Jays 2B discusses hitting for the cycle against the Baltimore Orioles last September, and what he's been doing since the abrupt ending of Spring Training.

Apr 3, 2020
Headliner: Tom Glavine

The Hall-of-Fame pitcher discusses facing the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1992 World Series as a member of the Atlanta Braves.

Apr 2, 2020
April 2: Paul Coffey Joins The Show

Jeff and Stephen host. TVA Sports' Renaud Lavoie on possible scenarios for an NHL return (25:20). University of California-Berkeley's Dr. Harry Edwards on the impact of the pandemic on sports (48:32). "Swing Kings" author Jared Diamond on his new book, and how Josh Donaldson and Chris Colabello's careers were impacted by a change in swing (1:07:29); USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt on the possibility of the NBA holding the playoffs in Las Vegas (1:25:24). Hall-of-Fame defenceman Paul Coffey on setting an NHL record that stands today on "This Day In Hockey History" (1:34:13). Former MLB outfielder Dante Bichette on his son Bo's time with the Blue Jays thus far, and what he's been up to since the end of Spring Training (1:54:43).

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.

Apr 2, 2020
Headliner: Paul Coffey

The Hall-of-Fame defenceman discusses the anniversary of a record-breaking night of his, and the legendary Oilers teams he played on.