Manitoba Essensas & Tout Telephones

“Cheveldayoff needs to find a new bench boss. The City of Vancouver is still at a loss, and will this new Tout segment, be foss? I’m frightened too. Shout-out John Trottier, now…”

Good Motherf’n Friday Tim and Sidizens. First off, I’m sorry for the strange times of postings last week but I was working on an event during the days and nights and finding time to update the site was pretty hard – but I can handle 18 hr. work days, especially when it involves all of you guys.

Well, as mentioned above, it’s Friday and it’s also Tim’s last show alone before Sid comes back next week. It was great to have Seixeiro call-in on Thursday for a rant, but according to Tim, “He’s back on the couch. Black socks and sandels no doubt.” But have no fear, Bronsteter and Noon were there and ready to help put off a great show. Items for our edu-tainment this afternoon included: Rory McIlroy, Craig McTavish, Timsidizen (I made the topics), Dwayne Casey, The Teardown and Cleanup, Kevin Cheveldayoff, and Youuuuuuuu! (Soldier Boy style)

Still in the introduction segment, Tim begins to discuss how he’s “starting to get depressed.” And who could blame the guy – this week brought the end of the NBA and NHL playoffs. There’s no more hockey, basketball is done for the season (with a possible lockout), and the only big name sport on the go is baseball right now. I know the CFL is just starting, but come on, what we witnessed in both playoffs will be hard to live up to; maybe impossible. To tie it all up in a bow though, Bronsteter plays a sports montage of highlights from the NBA and NHL playoffs with R.E.M’s It’s the End of the World As We Know It playing in the background. This isn’t the montage, but the video for the song. 

15 Seconds of Fame and Telephone Tout
Well, a new possible segment on Tim and Sid: Uncut, Tout Telephones. In honour of Bronsteter’s touting, the boys came up with an idea to allow listeners to call in and sound off in 15 seconds or less on any topic they choose. Tim said he was a little hesitant at first, not knowing to expect, and he’s scared that this segment could be just average. Noon had a good response though to Tim’s “average” comment, “It’s going to be good or bad, because one thing I do know is that our fans are not average.” Since Tim announced the new segment on twitter, I was pretty excited to make my first call into the show and lucky for me, I was batting lead-off.

“Just like my Grandma Marie, LeBron James went to Miami to die.”

I got horns, that’s all that mattered….Apparently, I also earned a door #2 with my first on-air appearance. So should they ever do this again in the future, which I kind of doubt, I’ll call in for sure. Other Tout Telephone callers included:
JRoc23 in Toronto: “I’m just happy that somebody from Vancouver scored on the road.”
Guttz: “LeBron and Luongo choke more than Sasha Grey.”
It appears that the segment is a hit with the listeners because the phones were lit up like a Christmas Tree. But ultimately, I’m not sure how long this will last – it’s fun, but people really need to come with great stuff for it to work properly.

Coaching Talk: NHL and NBA
Tim and the boys take a break from the Touts and start discussing a little bit about the vacant Raptors and Winnipeg head coaching positions that are currently up for grabs. According to Tim, Marc Stein has released some news that Dwayne Casey could be hired as soon as next week for the head coaching job in Toronto. Tim says that he’s happy of the work that Casey did on LeBron in the NBA playoffs, but there’s hesitation as the guy (Casey) was up for the job in 2003 and failed. And it’s hard validating a hiring when you turned that person down already in the past. While it’s not official, rumours show that Casey and Lawrence Frank are the front runners and with the draft coming up shortly, a coach should be named soon.

In regards to the NHL and the Winnipeg _________ (match game coming), it appears that Kirk Muller has been interviewed for the head coaching position. Other candidates include: Craig Ramsay, Craig MacTavish, Claude Noel, and Mike Haviland.

Eventually, Bronsteter takes some more Tout Telephone calls and people start rifiling them off. The funnier one of the lot included the call from Daniel in Port Credit. The boy just rambled and rambled some more – not the rules of the segment Danny. Anyways, in mid-sentence, Bronsteter cut him off. Hey, his 15 seconds were up. At the end of the tout calls, it seemed most people enjoyed it, Bronsteter gave it a 9/10 and hey, I look forward to the next one.

Interesting Facts From Pizzo’s Updates
Before Pizzo started throwing out some updates, the guys start talking about funny t-shirts, especially ones seen with the quote “Sedin Sisters: 2 Girls, No Cup”. A pretty funny shirt – you can actually buy them here.

1. Rory McIlroy just finished the best U.S. Open round in history. Rather than stay on the course and work on his game, the dude is going to the theatres to watch Hangover 2. Amazing.
2. Lionel Messi recently got busted for attending a “sex and alcohol” party in Argentina. When word got out, his excuse was that he danced and played playstation all night long.
3. Raheem Brock just got arrested Friday morning for Dining and Dashing. The Seahawk’s Defensive End skipped out on a $27 tab. Not only was he caught, but he also resisted arrest. What a dick.

Winnipeg ___________ and Kevin Cheveldayoff
Finally, after being teased all week, the Russian Tim Cheveldae interview on Tim and Sid: Uncut took place. With most of the talk surrounding the return to Winnipeg, it was great of Bronsteter to snag the guy for a quick chat with Tim. “This is like a baptism by fire for you, isn’t it?”, asked Micallef. From the sounds of it, Cheveldayoff is pretty excited for the upcoming season. According to the new GM, there’s lot of work to be done, in a short period of time.The relocation of the franchise is an interesting aspect to becoming a new GM, but everyone knows the fans are there and it’s up to him and the rest of the team to put an A+ product on the ice. Micallef went on to ask more about his feelings and the fact that the team will have new people in the background (i.e. equipment workers, staff, etc.). Cheveldayoff went on to say that while it’s a new city, a new GM, and new staff, it’s going to be all positive for the team. Walking in to a hockey crazed market, with people supporting the team, and having an ownership that is firmly committed to winning can only spell positives for the players. It’s a great culture for them to be in – one that is completely different than what they’ve expereinced in Atlanta.

Discussion then flows into the possible candidates for the head coaching position. The only name Cheveldayoff mentions is Craig Ramsay, but he does go on to say that they are interviewing several people and each one of them has many positives – it’ll be a hard decision. Cheveldayoff goes on to discuss how great the ownership and the City of Winnipeg is. He can’t wait to work in the city, be a caretaker of the sport, and help Winnipeg have a successful franchise. The dude sounds real positive and win or lose next season, you got to respect that. To finish off the interview, Tim does steer the conversation to the possilbe naming of the team. Tim asks if we could maybe have a hint, but Kevin flat out says he can’t do that. All that he would let us know is that there’s lots of discussion on possible names/logos and that hopefully it comes out soon. Tim suggests to Kevin to tell the powers that be that a good option might be the Manitoba/Winnipeg Essenas.

Once the interview is over, the guys get into some more discussion on the possible name of the new franchise. Tim is sold that it begins with Manitoba and some suggestions for Winnipeg _______ include: Moose, Planes, Revenge, Falcons, and Legs. Bronsteter makes a good point here though that “No matter what name is chosen, no one will be satisfied.”

What We Learned This Week!
– Bruins’ fans in the 70’s were allowed to jump on airplane wings.
– Cliff Ronning kicks ass in NHL ‘94.
– Marc Crawford is a big basketball fan.
– Hainser claims he ran the Grouse Grind.
– We learned that Tim’s Rant is once again a jinx.
– Sid’s Statute is not full proof.
– Chris Broussard and LeBron James might not be as close as originally thought.
– Vancouver riots were close to Battle L.A.
– The hardest thing we learned this week is that tomorrow all of our problems will still exist.

Rapid Fire
Bronsteter didn’t have a lot of time for Rapid Fire but our boy was still able to get out a couple of great questions.
– What is your favourite canned beverage? I’m picking 3 and it depends on when I’m having it. Beer, Tonic Water, and Gingerale.
– What’s the longest amount of time you’d watch one event for? Tim says that it depends on how many beers he’ll have. I would have to agree with Tim. I think if the games exciting, I could stay all evening.

A completely random Friday afternoon show by Tim, Noon, and Bronsteter. Besides the interview with Kevin Cheveldayoff, everything seemed up in the air. But hey, it’s Friday, and that’s the best time to do it. First off, I liked the Tout Telephones. I wouldn’t rank it as high as 9/10, but I would give it a solid 8. I will say that Bronsteter puts trust in his listeners. On the phone before he put me on air, I asked if he wanted to hear what I had to say beforehand. He said that he trusted me; good thing I didn’t scream out some crazy shit. Pizzo had a great update session and the interview with Cheveldayoff was solid. I’m glad that Tim tried to get a name for the franchise – A for effort. For some reason, Friday’s episode seemd to fly by; it could have been because it was fucking hilarious! Great show, way to end off the week. 9.5/10.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s