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The Lede with Jeff Blair and Stephen Brunt

With Jeff Blair & Stephen Brunt

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The Lede with Jeff Blair and Stephen Brunt
Episode 2: Among the Thugs
June 12 2018
Episode 16: The Fans vs. The Ottawa Senators
October 09 2018

Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun joins the podcast to dive into the animosity many Senators supporters in Ottawa have for their team's ownership and management How did we get here, and how can it be fixed? Stephen and Jeff also look at similar situations in other sports, discuss how hockey fans differ from those of, say, soccer or baseball and what the 24-hour news cycle has done to change the relationship between teams and their fan bases.

This episode was produced by Amil Delic and Ryan Walsh.

Audio Credits: Carleton University, CBC, CTV, NHL, Ottawa Senators, Sportsnet and TSN.

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.

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Episode 15: Goodbye, Gibby
October 01 2018
Jeff and Stephen visit with former Blue Jays manager John Gibbons to reflect on his life in baseball and his career with the Blue Jays, including his relationship with different management groups and how he tackled various types of clubhouses. This episode was produced by Amil Delic with a tip of the hat to Steve Coyle and Ryan Walsh. Audio Credits: CFTO-TV, Global and Sportsnet. 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.
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Episode 14: Thirty Years After 9.79
September 26 2018
Thirty years ago this week, Ben Johnson lit the world on fire by running a world-record 9.79 in the 100-m final at the 1998 Seoul Olympics. Then, it all fell apart. Steroids. The Dubin Inquiry. A failed comeback. Isolation. And, finally, cashing in on his infamy. Jeff and Stephen discuss Johnson's legacy in Canada and around the world with comments from the sprinter himself. Audio Credit: ABC, AP, BBC, CBC Radio-Canada, D'Angelo Brands, HBO, NBC, Sportsnet and WWE. [Produced by Amil Delic and Ryan Walsh] 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.
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Episode 13: A Swoosh and a Stance
September 18 2018
In Donald Trump's eyes, NFLers who don't stand for the national anthem shouldn't be playing and, maybe, "shouldn't be in the country." But Jeff and Stephen believe it was the league, not the players, who created the current us-against-them climate. They are joined by Mark Leibovich, chief national correspondent for New York Times Magazine and author of Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times, to take listeners behind the scenes of NFL ownership and crisis management in Trump's America. Audio Credit: AP, CBC, MSNBC, NBC, NFL, Nike, PBS and RT. 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.
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