Category Archives: Podcasts

The Shootaround Episode 54 – “”I’m Back” – Michael Jordan” – Blake Stepien

(0:10) Welcome back Blake(8:30) Updated the fight card for the Bench Life Boxing main card(16:05) NFL Draft(34:25) Autograph talk(39:40) Adam debates becoming a Guelph Storm Tracker(45:40) Mighty Ducks TV Show Talk(53:59) We let Blake loose with some Jays talk(1:16:30) Start, Bench, CutThe Hangover, Superbad, Step BrothersRemember the Titans, Rudy, The Blind SideTwitter, Tik Tok, InstagramMcDonalds, Burger King, Wendy’s Link to

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The Shootaround Episode 53 – Super Leagues and the Disney+ Mighty Ducks Review

(4:20) UFC and Boxing talk(25:50) Creating “Super Leagues” out of the big four sports(47:00) Mid-Segment Impromptu Mighty Ducks Review(56:35) Super League Segment resumed(1:03:30) “Start, Bench, Cut” McDavid, Matthews, MacKinnon(1:18:35) A little bit of Winnipeg Jets bashing(1:21:10) More “Start, Bench, Cut”:Brock Bars: L3, Moose, MansionSpike Ball, Corn Hole, Can JamTaylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Dua Lipa

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The Shootaround Episode 52 – Waind vs. Burgess in the Boxing Ring: Who wins?

3:40) Tom apologizes to Cameron for last week’s episode(9:40) No tennis talk due to Doug Ford’s lockdown(12:20) Haircut talk(20:30) NHL news(36:15) Blue Jays update(38:20) Should the MLB move to 7 inning games?(46:04) Ben Askren vs Jake Paul + setting up the Bench Talk headline fights(59:12) New segment: Drafting NHL starting sixes based on the random team you’re given

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The Shootaround Episode 51 – The Best Sounds in Sports Draft

Link to Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/bench-talk-radio/id1505632446#episodeGuid=6ba3b0e0-534b-46aa-bd20-04038215fb42 This episode gets a little contentious as the podcast backs draft commissioner Tom into a corner based on interpretation of his rules. (9:25) Masters talk(19:35) Tom discusses tennis(29:50) Foligno traded to the Leafs(39:40) The Best Sounds in Sports Draft

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The Shootaround Episode 50 – The Big Five O

Link to Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/bench-talk-radio/id1505632446#episodeGuid=6ba3b0e0-534b-46aa-bd20-04038215fb42 3:20) Tom addresses the Inclusion Initiative’s Instagram snub(10:22) We look back on the 1 year anniversary of the pod with help from listener Jack(21:46) March Madness(38:56) MLB Opening Day Weekend AKA the Jays are a wagon(52:28) Crosby vs. Ovie(1:04:54) NHL Trade Deadline

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The Shootaround Episode 49 – Class is in Session + The Pod’s One Year Anniversary

Link to Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/bench-talk-radio/id1505632446#episodeGuid=6ba3b0e0-534b-46aa-bd20-04038215fb42 (6:20) March Madness(15:45) Tom teaches a lecture on the NBA CBA and the Toronto Raptors trade deadline moves(25:08) The NBA contenders’ outlooks post-trade deadline(39:23) NFL announces 17 game schedule(44:59) Baseball?(48:29) Hypothetical: would you rather be tackled by Aaron Donald, take a Randy Johnson fastball to the rib cage or take a punch straight to the face

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The Shootaround Episode 48 – Cameron Krutwig and the Airing of Grievances

Link to Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/bench-talk-radio/id1505632446#episodeGuid=6ba3b0e0-534b-46aa-bd20-04038215fb42 (4:40) March Madness(25:05) I confront Adam for trying to bail on the pod(32:05) Adam confronts me for my Week 9 Jersey Blog rankings(49:32) NFL Free Agency(59:10) Hypothetical: How many of the 6 Michael Bay Transformer movies could you watch continuously and uninterrupted with $1 million per movie on the line? You can quit between movies and

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The Shootaround Episode 47 – The Class Droppers Enter the Ring for Trivia Round 10

Link to Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/bench-talk-radio/id1505632446#episodeGuid=6ba3b0e0-534b-46aa-bd20-04038215fb42 (0:00) Drew Brees, Cam Newton, Jersey Blog, Cam’s Betting Slump, March Madness (35:00) Trivia Round 10: The Washington Generals vs. The Class Droppers Trivia Categories-Boston Bruins-Marine Biology-Classic Rock-OHL Alumni-March Madness Winners

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The Shootaround Episode 46 – The NHL Build-A-Franchise Fantasy Draft Extravaganza

Link to Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/bench-talk-radio/id1505632446#episodeGuid=6ba3b0e0-534b-46aa-bd20-04038215fb42 This week we carve out an entire episode for an eight round fantasy draft. The idea is, if you were building an NHL franchise from scratch how would you draft the following:-Coach-Arena-Fanbase-Jerseys-Mascot-Forward-Defenseman-Goalie (2:00) Ben has some gripes about the Jersey Blog(13:40) The NHL Build-A-Franchise Draft

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