A special edition birthday podcast from Alex Hoegler as he goes on a ridiculous 25 minute solo rant about anything and everything in the sproting world. Jays, Raps, NHL playoffs and even a little bit of NFL Draft talk in the lead up to tonight's first round. Join Big A as he celebrates his bornt day with his true passion, the Sprotscast.
Alex Hoegler and Owen Munro discuss the week that has been in sports. Tom Brady was re-suspended after losing his case in a US Court of Appeal this morning and we talk about the potential ramifications on the Pats NFL title hopes (3:35). After last week's Sprotscast, another big deal landed down in the NFL world with Philadelphia moving from No. 8 to No. 2 with Cleveland. We look at whether it was the right move for Philly and Cleveland's propensity to not cash in on good deals (12:00). We then take a look on the ice where the Islanders eliminated the Panthers in somewhat controversial fashion (23:45); Pavel Dastyuk returning to Russia and Alex Radulov coming back to the NHL (26:00). We finally end up looking at Stephen Curry's injury and if that has any potential to stop the Golden State Warriors from an unbelievable season (42:00).
We are back after a brief internship-related layoff taking a look at the NHL and NBA playoffs in our season 2 premiere. We ponder what our favourite series has been in the NHL playoffs thus far, if we are concerned about the Raptors losing game one to the Indiana Pacers at home and if the Los Angeles Rams made too big of a splash trying to find their franchise quarterback. Also: new Games of Thrones-like music. Check it!
Today on the show Owen, Bryan and Alex talk about their greatest backyard wrestling moments, which included a broken chair and a broken body. That segues into the cage match that is the NBA season - can Golden State reach 73 wins? Is Oklahoma City the team destined to beat the Warriors? We then talk puck, including whether the Canucks should move Jannik Hansen, potential LA Kings splash move and if Ilya Kovalchuk will ever return to North America.
It's over an hour of NHL Trade Deadline talk! With the Trade Deadline just 12 days away, we take a look at TSN's currently ranked top ten players who could move before the deadline. Andrew Ladd, Dan Hamhuis and Eric Staal are among the players discussed. We take a look at whether the Vancouver Canucks should be buyers and sellers and what a playoff run even means in Vancouver. We then delve into some quick NFL Free agency talk. Will Von Miller get more guaranteed money than Ndamukong Suh's $60 million? Listen to find out.
It's late - maybe Owen was drowning his tears in the Panthers loss - but it's here, and in worse sound quality than ever. Alex and Owen discuss the Super Bowl and their prop bets from the preview podcast over a shoddy phone connection. Who wouldn't want to listen? We discuss Cam Newton's post-game decorum, the sheriff Peyton Manning shaking the PeytOne nickname and if Von Miller is going to cash in big on his next contract after being named Super Bowl 50 MVP (spoiler: he will). #MakeSprotscastGreatAgain
Super Bowl 50 is right around the corner and Owen, Alex and Bryan are back in the booth to give their final thoughts before Sunday. We go through a variety of prop bets, such as how many times Cam Newton will dab, or how Donald Trump may factor into betting this weekend.
John Scott is a hero, much to the NHL's chagrin, and we delve into his performance and review the All-Star Game as a whole. We look at the downfall of Canadian teams in the NHL this year, and look ahead to the second-half of the season where we give our updated playoff predictions. Alex and Owen are unanimous on a Cup winner, wouldn't you like to know?
Be on the lookout on Thursday or Friday for a full Super Bowl preview pod including some new guests! Give us a follow on Twitter for more information: @omunroLC, @alexhoegler_LV, @NewsFriendsVan.
Sprotscast correspondant Alex Hoegler is back from the Mile High City and he's on a mile high about the Denver Broncos beating arch-nemesis New England in the AFC Championship. We're also joined by Bryan Mc Govern to discuss the fallout from the two Championship games, and if Peyton is truly "back". Also on the slate is Cam Newton's rise to dominance this season and if the Panthers are truly the favourite in two weeks.
It's a new year, new us! Alex Hoegler joins Owen Munro for the first pod of the year, where we discuss the fallout from Canada's performance at the World Juniors and the role of development in junior hockey. Are the other nations of the world surpassing Canada? Also discussed is the contract extension for Chuck Pagano, the Giants letting Tom Coughlin ride off into the sunset and Part 1 of our NFL Wild Card Round preview.
In what could be the final episode of 2015, Owen Munro and Alex Hoegler talk pigskin by updating our playoff predictions. We talk about our favourite non-QB to watch play football and discuss the Patriots-Broncos game, Rob Gronkowski's knee injury and the Minnesota Vikings' Adrian Peterson's revival as a the top running back in the NFL and the Vikes potentially winning the (not so) vaunted NFC North.
It's an emergency Canucks pod! Alex Hoegler gives an inspired take on what's gone wrong with the Canucks through their current road trip, and talk about a potential trade for Travis Hamonic. We also touch on the new NHL all-star game 3v3 format and the ugly Color Rush promotion the NFL has going for themselves.
Owen Munro and Kevin Underhill talk about the demise of Grantland and what happens to their stable of great writing talent now that the site is gone. We also touch on the Canucks, and a (very late) preview of the BC Lions playoff game and UBC Football playing the Calgary Dinos this past weekend.
Hosted by Owen Munro and joined by first-time contributor Kevin Underhill, an important discussion takes place on the state of hair in baseball and hockey. The Blue Jays are behind the 8-ball in their AL championship series against the Kansas City Royals and we discuss what they can do to get back into the series. We also touch on the Canucks young guns, Connor McDavid and we give our takes on our dream 3-on-3 overtime lineups.
Owen Munro and Alex Hoegler are back to discuss the Blue Jays run to the postseason and give their thoughts on the NHL's Eastern Conference. They also discuss Thursday night's Baltimore Ravens-Pittsburgh Steelers tilt and preview 5 of the best Week 4 NFL games. Sprots!
In the debut episode of the podcast, Owen Munro and Alex Hoegler discuss the return of Kam Chancellor to the Seattle Seahawks and give their predictions for a full slate of Week 3 NFL games.