July 8: Players Report for Work Amid Uncertainty
July 08 2020
Roger Lajoie hosts. Leafs Nation's Nick Alberga looks ahead to the NHL's restart as players report to training camps in a few days (6:24). Toronto Blue Jays writer Ian Hunter discusses the team now that players have begun working out at Rogers Centre, and the team offcially agreeing to terms with fifth overall pick Austin Martin (24:57). Leo Rautins shares his thoughts on the NBA's bubble plan and how Nick Nurse and his staff are preparing the Raptors' players (52:13). Yahoo! Sports' Chris Cwik joins the show to discuss more baseball, particularly the positive tests around the sport as the target start date of July 23rd approaches (1:14:40). National football writer Matt Verderame discusses Patrick Mahomes' landmark contract with the Kansas City Chiefs, Cam Newton's one-year deal with Patriots, and the 49ers backfield (1:41:15). The NBA talk continues with Leigh Ellis of the 'No Dunks' podcast as teams have begun to descend on Orlando for basketball's return (2:03:24). The Fourth Period's Dennis Bernstein explains that there's a lot to be positive about in regards to the NHL; notably that the league and players have found labour peace (2:28:48). Golf analyst Rick Gehman talks about who's impressed him since the tour's restart. what to expect from Tiger Woods when he returns, and the Ryder Cup being postponed until 2021 (2:49:02).