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02-16-2012, 02:44 PM
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Jesus you actually enjoy listening to Arlene? I didn't know that was possible.

I'm a Stafford guy myself.
Stafford is okay, I listen to Oakley and Bynon on the way to work and home, they are a great source of information that are not the typical left wing media. It's good to be engaged in municipal, Ontario, National politics.

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02-16-2012, 03:09 PM
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Stafford is okay, I listen to Oakley and Bynon on the way to work and home, they are a great source of information that are not the typical left wing media. It's good to be engaged in municipal, Ontario, National politics.
I just HATE her know it all attitude. There are things (specifically technology, but then things relating to young people as well) that she just knows NOTHING about, then gets all mouthy and cuts off/chirps callers.

I don't know what it is but it infuriates me. When she had the 1-2 hour I used to be so mad, and then they gave her a show and I swore I'd never listen again, haha. Stafford I do like a lot (and I don't want dan patrick) so that's the go to between DBS & Hayes

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I have Sirius, so I usually listen to Hockey Night in Canada radio on the way home.

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I just HATE her know it all attitude. There are things (specifically technology, but then things relating to young people as well) that she just knows NOTHING about, then gets all mouthy and cuts off/chirps callers.

I don't know what it is but it infuriates me. When she had the 1-2 hour I used to be so mad, and then they gave her a show and I swore I'd never listen again, haha. Stafford I do like a lot (and I don't want dan patrick) so that's the go to between DBS & Hayes
From what I heard she let's people with opposing viewpoints talk, she tackles difficult subjects that I wish people would, she was on the honour killing topic way before those recent murders. I do understand how you feel, I used to get mad reading the Toronto Star and their anti Rob Ford agenda. That's why we need to read and listen to more than one perspective to form an accurate conclusion. I started to listen to Oakley 4 years ago, and until then I was in the dark at how much wastage there was at City Hall.

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02-16-2012, 09:29 PM
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I hate Oakley in the morning, he uses words he doesn't understand and he's a huge racist. I'm not Muslim but its obvious what he feels towards them, so much for being objective.

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Bill is pretty active on twitter if you want to follow him there.

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I just HATE her know it all attitude. There are things (specifically technology, but then things relating to young people as well) that she just knows NOTHING about, then gets all mouthy and cuts off/chirps callers.

I don't know what it is but it infuriates me. When she had the 1-2 hour I used to be so mad, and then they gave her a show and I swore I'd never listen again, haha. Stafford I do like a lot (and I don't want dan patrick) so that's the go to between DBS & Hayes
Starting Monday, TSN radio is going to have Scott MacArthur hosting an all hockey show from 9-12.

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02-17-2012, 01:19 PM
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I miss Hayes & Watters, but I'm happy with Hayes in the afternoon & Cballs on the drive on TSN. Don't listen to the fan much, bobcat pisses me off.

Cybulski goes a bit overboard on the sound effects and dramatics sometimes, but generally they argue both sides of the point and are entertaining. The hits from the insiders all day helps too

I like Watters and defended him a lot, but I see why they did what they did - especially with their contracts coming up.

I do HATE arlene bynon though. Will not listen to a second of her.
haha i miss leafs lunch

bynon is NOT left wing? on what planet? cant stand her, everything she says makes me cringe

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I gotta say that I prefer McLean over Wilbur. Wilbur fell in love with Wilbur and there was nothing to come between them two.

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haha i miss leafs lunch

bynon is NOT left wing? on what planet? cant stand her, everything she says makes me cringe
She isn't.

Her and Oakley are as far right as they come. Not like Romney right, but still pretty damn close.

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02-18-2012, 01:13 AM
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Hell no..watters is so senile it was a joke of a show

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02-18-2012, 04:29 AM
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I don't miss his interviews, but I do miss his story telling ability. Once in a while he would throw a word out there that made me pull out my dictionary. Sadly all we get from Kypper and Maclean these days is a shouting match. That's why I never liked Wilbur on tv with Kypper. If you give Watters the proper format (radio) and co-hosts (marek, brady) then he's pretty interesting. He would talk candidly about his days as an agent and how he felt about certain people he dealt with privately, you know things you can't google online in 2 seconds. Kypper/MacLean's idea of an interesting story involves bumping into some random tv producer in the fan 590 hallways over a cup of Timmies. Everything else they say can be summarised in 2 minutes. Like seriously, for a guy who won the cup all Nick can talk about was how Mess was a great leader. I already knew that, and I also know he got knocked out and scored a ton of goals in North Bay. Same goes for MacLean.

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02-18-2012, 06:16 PM
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She isn't.

Her and Oakley are as far right as they come. Not like Romney right, but still pretty damn close.
Everyone on there is a right wing mouth piece. Stafford delves into politics the least and he is the funniest and most entertaining of the bunch, I find.

Seriously, it is crazy how slanted their view is on everything. They are every bit as slanted to the right as the "lefties" "socialists" "left wing media" and "cbc lol" are supposedly slanted to the left.

It is hilarious to me when they pound on McGuinty constantly for being a tax and spend govt and running huge deficits (which he is) -- but at the same time they give so much credit to Harper for their "steady hand" on the economy. Yeah, that would be great except Harper came in with a surplus (thanks to the Liberals!), gave it away in tax cuts, then started running huge deficits as well.. left, right.. all the same -- useless self serving politicians.

I don't give a crap about left and right and ideology. I care about solutions to problems.

All that said, I do kind of miss Waters because it was much more hockey focused and I did agree with him some of the time, and even when I didn't he was entertaining.

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02-18-2012, 08:33 PM
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I hate Oakley in the morning, he uses words he doesn't understand and he's a huge racist. I'm not Muslim but its obvious what he feels towards them, so much for being objective.
Oakley isn't racist, nor does he dislike Muslims. He gives Iman Steve Rockwell a lot of time on air, before that Tarek Fatah, he's one of a few talk show hosts that gives both sides equal time.

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03-26-2012, 06:49 PM
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Heard a rumor that Bill Watters will be returning to Sportsnet 590 the FAN when his contract expires with AM640 end of August.

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03-26-2012, 06:59 PM
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Wow, Sportsnet has a lot of analysts which is great.

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03-26-2012, 07:03 PM
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I did enjoy his show before he was so bitter towards Leafs. That was his downfall. Not just his own show but also Leafs launch which I enjoyed a lot when Merak was there.

I mean he always had distaste for ownership but he didn't really let slip into other aspects of his show and the leafs but it slowly kept getting worst and worst. Where it was un-listenable really at the end.

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03-26-2012, 10:41 PM
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I liked Watters and didn't mind his opinion. Sadly this is the worst board to be posting a thread like this. So many people here enjoy hating someone like Watters and other favorite targets like Doug MacLean. An imperfect track record as GM and an outspoken style seems to be ripe for HF hatred. It's sad really.

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03-27-2012, 12:31 AM
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Heard a rumor that Bill Watters will be returning to Sportsnet 590 the FAN when his contract expires with AM640 end of August.
Awesome! He is still one of my favourites when I hear him on the Leaf pre-game, or on Q107, or am640 in the morning. Welcome Back WILBUR!

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03-27-2012, 12:49 AM
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Whose Bill Watters?

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03-27-2012, 07:49 AM
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I liked Watters and didn't mind his opinion. Sadly this is the worst board to be posting a thread like this. So many people here enjoy hating someone like Watters and other favorite targets like Doug MacLean. An imperfect track record as GM and an outspoken style seems to be ripe for HF hatred. It's sad really.
well this board cant endorse anything negative as far as the leafs are concerned even if backed by facts
its only a matter of time before dreger and bobby mac share the same sentiments of brian burke as many others in the hockey world
why shouldnt people who have been fired for being inept at their jobs criticize peers for executing the same incomptence
watters and mclean both got fired for the same reasons ....yet burke has been cut slack with no apparent plan ......sure we have prospects .......but are they top end?
we ll see ....burke right now has been outperformed by as many as 20 other gm's...like it or not ....mclean usually states obvious facts ....easy facts to state really given the leafs current state

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Whose Bill Watters?
Why, ours, of course...

(Always sucks when you think you're making a wise-arse comment but you screw up one of the two words you use.)


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03-27-2012, 11:27 AM
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I'm glad to hear Wilbur's crazy ass is back, I missed him. He'd be a bright spot on 590 which right now is getting owned by TSN 1050 in every show with the exception of the Tim and Sid show. Tim and Sid are hilarious. #realtalk.

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I guess the answer is yes if only because I miss having Brady on a station I don't listen to.

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