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
Nov 26, 2021
Group Including Lebron Are Trying to Gobble up Sports Franchises

Ben and Stephen are joined by Arash Madani from Madrid, Spain as he’s covering The Davis Cup and a depleted Team Canada. They discuss the WTA speaking out about Peng Shuai and what happens next as we head into the Olympics, Asia's importance in the tennis economy and whether the CFL should change to four-down football (3:51). The guys are joined by Dan Primack, Business Editor for Axios, to chat Fenway Sports Group looking to add an NBA and NHL franchise to their already owned Boston Red Sox and Liverpool FC (25:51). Ben and Stephen close out the show previewing Leafs/Sharks and discuss how San Jose will approach Evander Kane's return with his suspension coming to an end.

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.

Nov 26, 2021
Debating the Lou Marsh Award Winner and Lou Marsh Himself

Ben and Stephen open with a live update of “The Match” and why Stephen could not be less interested. Over to World Cup Qualifying and how Italy and Portugal will have to go through one another for a ticket to Qatar 2022. Later, Damien Cox discusses being the chair of the Lou Marsh Award, the investigation into comments made from Lou Marsh that put into question his name being on the trophy and debating who will be the Canadian athlete of the year (26:18).

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.

Nov 25, 2021
What is the Solution for CFL Football in Toronto?

Ben and Stephen are joined by Adnan Virk as they chat his recent trip to Toronto and loading up on ketchup chips and poutine! The guys move on to the NFL and their Thanksgiving lineup of games, the NFC suddenly opening up again and how the Dallas Cowboys are following in the Buffalo Bills' footsteps in blowing the division lead (3:02). Justin Dunk from 3Down Nation chats the CFL playoffs starting this weekend, how losing a season to the pandemic has affected the sport, Canadians interest in the NFL over the CFL and whether relocation is the solution for the Toronto Argonauts (31:51).

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

Nov 25, 2021
Hamilton Will Host Canada vs. USA World Cup Qualifier

Ben and Stephen open up with the breaking news that Canadian Men's National Team has selected Hamilton as their site for the January 30 WCQ game vs. the USMNT. The guys chat Thanksgiving football and why the Detroit Lions hold the title for the worst sports team in North America. Mike Futa, Sportsnet NHL analyst and current Hurricanes consultant discusses how teams assess themselves during the regular season and playoffs, how the Leafs have turned around their season and his thoughts on Jack Campbell and how well he's played in the blue and white (30:29).

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.

Nov 24, 2021
New TFC Head Coach Bob Bradley Joins the Show

Former MLB executive David Samson (1:23) joins Ben and Stephen to explain why the Cardinals overpaid for Steven Matz, his experience in management and how pitchers can fool you in free agency.  Later, Bob Bradley, new Head Coach and Sporting Director for Toronto FC (27:40) joins the show to discuss his new position and what it will be like coaching his son Michael Bradley. Finally, Howard Simon from WGR 550 Buffalo (37:10) describes the mood of the city heading into their Thanksgiving game in New Orleans. 

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.