Episode 93 - ONE TITLE - IS IT GOOD ENOUGH?

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Toby and Marshall are joined by Lucas Meyer (Newstalk 1010) to discuss his experience reporting on all things that was the Raptors championship parade and that includes the good, the bad and the ugly.
They also deal with all issues surrounding Kawhi’s year in Toronto and his somewhat untimely departure. Is Toby right or dead wrong about his take...?
Lucas also shares his experience voicing PM Justin Trudeau on a recent episode of The Simpsons.
The episode ends with this question: if the Leafs won the cup, will their parade be bigger than the one the Raptors just had?
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Episode 92 - Extract a Champion

Toby is joined by Marshall in studio and all they can talk about is the KD injury and the incredible game that was Game 5. Is anyone to blame? Should anybody feel guilty? Toby and Marshall both have thoughts on this.

They then bring in longtime Raptors fan Jay (USS, Human Kebab) to discuss Coach Nurse’s decisions on how to use his timeouts, about the NHL on CBC using USS’s ‘Ying Yang’ as the theme to the Stanley Cup Finals, and about being an artist/musician who also loves sports.

Episode 91 - Oh Canada

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Marshall joins Toby from the back of a Lyft in Oakland as he prepares to sing The Canadian National Anthem before Game 4 of the NBA Finals.

Toby then calls Dan Gladman to talk about what it’s been like to produce these playoff games for Canadian television and what it means to him to be a part of it.

Lastly Toby calls his Dad who lives in San Francisco to get his opinion on the local San Francisco media and how his Raptors fandom has really blossomed during this NBA season.

Episode 89 - Dan Shulman Talks Sports

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This episode of Toby Talks Sports is a very special one because Toronto-born broadcaster Dan Shulman (ESPN, Sportsnet, Toronto Blue Jays) sits down in studio with Toby and Andrew Damelin (TSN, Raptors Republic) to talk about growing up in Toronto, the highlights of his illustrious career and the current state of the Toronto franchises he holds dear.

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Episode 88 - William Nylander Returns And Nick Nurse Loses His Cool

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Dan Gladman (Raptors) comes back in studio to talk to Toby and Andrew Damelin (TSN) about wether or not Nick Nurse is as good a head coach as the general public thinks he is.  They also discuss how the games are officiated and what (if any) are the Raptors weaknesses at this point in the season.

This episode also marks the beginning of a new segment called ‘Uncle Leo’s Leafs’.  The signing of Nylander is OBVIOUSLY the focus of this segment’s maiden voyage. 

Episode 87 - JD Bunkis, Danny G, LeBron and the 2018 Toronto Raptors

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A lot of basketball talk here as we are now through the first week of the NBA season. JD Bunkis (host of Sportsnet 590's 'Good Show' & 'The Association' podcast) sits down in studio with Toby and Dan Gladman to talk about the Raptors first 4 games, the tests they have passed so far and what the story of this season really is. They also speak about LeBron and his legacy, how players bounce back from failure and if the Raptors need to finish the season as the first seed in the East.

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Episode 86 - Why You Be Hating?

Toby is joined in studio by co-host Mike Skolnik and they review the Raptors season opener, the ranking of each NBA conference, and what exactly constitutes a rivalry.

The two of them are then joined by their friend Fink for the first instalment of 'Why you be hating?' with Kawhi, Osuna and the Montreal Canadiens as the main targets. It appears Fink doesn't hate as much as Toby thought...

Episode 84 -Tiger Wins, Gibby Loses, Kyle’s Upset, Nylander’s MIA

Skolnik comes back to the studio to talk with Toby about the departure of John Gibbons, the baby Jays and Kyle Lowry's attitude towards the Toronto media. Toby also starts some Kyle Lowry trade rumours...

Uncle Leo tells Toby and Skolly how he sees the William Nylander saga play out and sets the lines for the upcoming Leafs season.

The guys are ONLY THEN AT THE END OF THE PODCAST joined by Toby's buddy Andrew Simon to talk about their shared love of Tiger Woods, his back injury, his Brittany Spears-esqu fall from grace and now his return to glory.

Episode 83 - Danny G and Lucas M and Kawhi L

Toby is joined in studio by his biggest fan Dan 'Danny G' Gladman (Toronto Raptors) and by new Toronto resident Kaw.... Lucas Meyer (680 News) and they talk all about RJ Barrett, Canada Basketball, and of course Kawhi Leonard.  Lucas shares a story about running into DeMar and Sonny Weems.  Toby expresses his concern (once again) about what is said to pitch Kawhi to stay in Toronto long term.  Danny G tries to explain Phish and their festivals to Lucas.

Episode 81 - TOBY TALKS KAWHI WITH BLAKE MURPHY

Toby and Andrew are joined by Blake Murphy (Raptors Republic, The Athletic TO, Vice Sports) to talk about the most monumental trade in the Raptors franchise's history from all angles - the human side, the basketball side and the fan side.  This is a must listen for all Raptors fans trying to get over the loss of DeMar DeRozan who has been the face of Raptors basketball for 9 years.

Toby, Andrew and Blake will help you look towards the future while validating your fond memories of the past.
 

Episode 80 - Let's Talk Scouting

Toby is joined in studio by Blue Jays Director of Pro Scouting Ryan 'Mitzy' Mittleman.  The two of them talk about where the Jays find themselves as they near the trade deadline and what work is being done in the front office when a team is looking towards future seasons.  They discuss market evaluation, player evaluation, and some of the kids coming up in the Jays minor league system.

Episode 79 - Rumours

Toby and Andrew talk about the rumours swirling around the Raptors and the potential of trading for a top talent in the NBA.  They then move on to talk about Milos Raonic's run at Wimbledon and what it means.  Also is Serena Williams the most dominant athlete of all time?

The guys are then joined in studio by Skolnik to talk about the state of the NBA and how it is making hardcore fans and casual fans alike potentially a little less interested in the upcoming season...
 

Episode 77 - J-E-T-S Jets Jets Jets!!!

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Toby and Kirsh catch up on all the insanity in the Toronto sports scene. The Raps get swept by the LeBron's (again) and fire the coach. What does Toby think about that?

The Leafs don't make it out of the first round.  Is Leo alright with that?

The Jays are lukewarm and lost their closer due to him allegedly being a terrible person.  How does Kirsh feel about him if he returns to the team?

The guys are then joined by Joel Visentin (The Lizards - www.thelizardsband.com & JV's Boogaloo Squad) and they discuss what it's like to have come from Winnipeg and why the Jets are really a unique Canadian team in the NHL.

Episode 76 - Playoffs Baby

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Kirsh catches Toby up on what happened in the Toronto sports landscape while he was on vacation including his thoughts on The Jays good start and Raptors playoff hopes.

Uncle Leo helps out with his views on the Leafs upcoming playoff series with the Boston Bruins and how he doesn't think he can take another game 7 collapse like he saw in 2013.

Uncle Leo then introduces a new game for Toby and Kirsh to compete in.  Take a guess at who comes out victorious...

Episode 75 - Akil Augustine Live at Apollo Studios

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Toby and Kirsh are joined in studio by Akil Augustine (host of Raptors Today, The Hangout, and a bunch of other cool jobs...) for the full hour and they talk about Akil's career, about the importance of just being yourself, and the impact Black Panther and Tiger Woods have had in today's culture.

They also talk sports, specifically about the Raps vs. the Thunder, the Raps vs. the refs and the Raps vs. themselves and how keeping your cool is maybe easier said than done.  The three of them go on to talk about mental health amongst athletes and coaches and how fans sometimes forget that their heroes are humans and that the amount of money they make doesn't take that away.