This week on the show here to talk about Bose Horvats and Brock Bozo, former Vancouver sports radio producer / host turned international man of mystery MIKE MARTIGNAGO joins the program for an update on what he’s been up to since going off the grid, the grind of trying to live the dream, Francesco Aquilini’s Twitter, Trevor Linden’s redemption, John Weisbrod’s bizarre resumé, the ongoing scandals surrounding Whitecaps FC, a spirited debate on whether sports newsroom employees are allowed to feel joy over positive results, and an inside scoop on Kawhi’s off-season plans. PLUS: Ralph Rantignago shares his experiences with wage theft, and we share memories of our friend Jason Botchford.
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Outro Music: “Should’ve Known Better”, by Richard Marx
This week on the show that gets it to go, it’s a very special episode as a wide array of guests stop in to answer one question: Where were you last night? Writers, podcasters, artists and fans share their perspectives on The Shot — Kawhi Leonard’s Game 7 buzzer beater to keep the Raptors’ playoff hopes alive. Already an iconic moment in both NBA and Toronto sports history, we break it all down with an examination of the moment. An oral history of The Shot. Joining me to do so are:
Sean Woodley, Raptors HQ & Locked On Raptors (0:07:50)
Blake Murphy, The Athletic (0:21:23)
Max Kerman, Arkells (0:32:53)
Andrew Zuber, Yahoo Sports Canada & Sportsfeld (0:40:19)
Josh Custodio, bartender & Top Marks (0:53:42)
Rob Rousseau, writer & 49th Parahell (1:03:56)
Devang Desai, theScore & Open Era (1:28:32)
Vyas Saran, Maclean’s & Roxy Fever (1:42:30)
Jake Goldsbie, actor & Sportsfeld (1:46:02)
Vivek Jacob, Yahoo Sports Canada & Locked On Raptors (2:11:37)
Tremendous talents all, and I thank them for their time and stories.
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Outro Music: “Compromise”, by Shad
This week on the show that’s still grieving, I reflect a bit on the takeaway lessons of Jason Botchford’s friendship and incredible professional impact, and how I feel changed personally and professionally since his passing. I wanted to put together a tribute show this week collecting stories from people who knew him like I did, and people who knew him better than me. But the timing didn’t feel quite right to do that. I couldn’t bring myself to do it, anyway. Not yet. But I did share my own stories of the man and the way he helped me with CHRIS FABER of CanucksArmy on his podcast, and with his permission have republished that conversation in full with my own introduction.
I strongly recommend Faber’s full podcast, talking with Georgia Twiss, myself, Jackson McDonald, J.D. Burke, Harman Dayal, Clay Imoo, Cory Hergott and Ryan Biech. It runs over 5 hours and is as cathartic as it is heart-wrenching. You can find it by searching for Canucks Conversation wherever you get your podcasts.
I want to thank Chris for getting me going and allowing me to spill these stories at a time when I did not feel up to talking to anyone about anything. The kid can interview.
Find Chris on Twitter: @ChrisFaber39
Outro Music: “Sample in a Jar”, by Phish
UNLOCKED: Real Good Stuff - 17 - First Annual RGS Canucks Summer Summit (with Jason Botchford)
In honour of Botch's memory, I wanted to bring this out from behind the paywall so everyone would to be able to hear this. He was a great talent, and a wonderful friend. We will miss him terribly.
||It's an episode that's been years in the making, and it will not disappoint! JASON BOTCHFORD of The Province Sports, the architect of The Provies himself, joins the Real Good Boys as the inaugural guest in the Real Good Studio to talk (what else) -- the Canucks. We get into it about executives around the league reading Jyrki21's comic strip and thinking he must be a former member of Canucks brass, plus understanding Vancouver as a market, the media beatdown the team took in 2011, Dale Tallon vs the Computer Boys, Kyle Dubas, NHL draft lists, Noah Hanifin, and the probability of the team trading its first round pick. And Botch regales with torturous tales of attending his daughters' dance recitals.||
This episode was released on June 4th, 2018. RIP Jason. We love you.