The FAN Drive Time

Ben Ennis and Stephen Brunt run down the biggest stories of the day in sports. Airing live on Sportsnet 590 The FAN weekdays from 5pm-7pm ET.

Recent Episodes
Jan 18, 2022
The Raptors' Deadline Mindset with Brian Windhorst

Renaud Lavoie joins the show to discuss the Canadiens' hiring of Kent Hughes as the team's new GM, what he knows about Hughes, Carey Price's future in Montreal and the goaltender's contract (0:40). Afterwards, Brian Windhorst discusses how Nick Nurse always gets a lot out of his roster, where this leaves the team when it comes to a push this season, and how there is value - no matter the result - in getting some playoff experience for Scottie Barnes (18:45). Finally, a chat with baseball insider and former Blue Jays AGM Keith Law on the scouting and drafting of young players and how owners are finding ways to spend less and how that's taking advantage of people (34:15). 

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 affiliate.

Jan 18, 2022
The Search Is on for a New MLSE President

Ben and Stephen open with a discussion about the Habs' new GM Kent Hughes, before pivoting to the Raptors and how the team has gotten to the point where perhaps they are looking to win now and not later. Next, the guys discuss MLSE and how the search is now on for a new president and CEO (18:30). Later, Ben and Stephen are joined by Richard Peddie, the former president of MLSE, who explains the role, why it has changed and how teams like the Leafs, Raptors and TFC used to report to the president instead of a board (26:53).  

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 affiliate.

Jan 17, 2022
Kyle Lowry Misses First Meeting Against Raptors

Ben and Stephen are joined by Alvin Williams (10:54) to discuss the Raptors first meeting against the Miami Heat without Kyle Lowry in the lineup and the lingering absence of Goran Dragic. Then, discuss Christine Sinclair's media availability after getting a special award from FIFA and what is next in her playing career (24:42).

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 17, 2022
On-Field Account of the Big Win in Buffalo

Ben Ennis is back alongside Stephen Brunt to discuss today's massive snowstorm, the NFL playoff slate and the Bills' perfect game, and Stephen's distaste for the Dallas Cowboys ever since being a child. Later, the pair detail what's on the horizon for Novak Djokovic in 2022 and questions if Canada will welcome him to play in the Rogers Cup this year (20:44). Next up, Sal Capaccio from WGR550 shares his first-hand experience from the sidelines in Buffalo, describes why it meant so much to defeat the Patriots, and why Ryan Fitzpatrick still loves the city so much even as a player for another team (27:04). Finally, International Scout for the Blue Jays Andrew Tinnish shares an update live from the Dominican Republic and details the team's recent signings and potential options to upgrade at the catcher position (39:09).

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 14, 2022
Team Canada's Identity Without Alphonso Davies

Arash and Stephen welcome former Toronto FC and Team Canada captain Dwayne DeRosario to discuss how the team will manage with the news of Alphonso Davies being out of action for at least the next 3 WCQ games, playing without fans and his desire to at some point have a real role with the team (6:12). Conor Orr of MMQB and SI previews the NFL playoffs, explains why so many are hot on the Bills and how the rest of the NFL has caught up to the Chiefs (30:55). 

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 affiliate.