Jan. 16: Can Eugenie Bouchard regain her past form in 2019?
January 16 2019
ESPNs Tim Bontemps looks ahead to tonights Raptors-Celtics matchup with Bob McCown and John Shannon [11:22]; and the first hour concludes with Morning Reads Gary Van Sickle on Tiger Woods return to Torrey Pines to start off the 2019 golf season [33:05]. Richard Deitsch joins the show in the second hour as co-host and he and Bob invite former Oakland Raiders CEO and current NFL analyst Amy Trask on the program to discuss Sarah Thomas, the first female referee to work an NFL playoff game and the current state of the Raiders franchise [56:48]. Later, Tennis Canada CEO Michael Downey stops by in-studio to discuss the Canadians in the field at the Australian Open, and how he forecasts them performing as the year goes on - can Eugenie Bouchard regain her past form in 2019 [1:15:51]? In the final hour, Bob and Richard are joined by regular contributor Bob Ryan and get his thoughts on the current state of both the Boston Celtics ahead of tonights clash with the Raptors [1:29:42], and the New England Patriots before they face the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium for the AFC Championship game. Then, Jemele Hill of The Atlantic discusses her latest piece on Donald Trumps treatment of black athletes throughout his presidency [1:59:27].