As we continue the countdown to the autumn sports seasons, here's another episode of Just A Bit Outside to get you through. We start off with the Whitecaps, who won a game and you'd think that's the big story, except they also demoted president Bob Lenarduzzi. Who is going to run the Caps? Who is to blame for the current state of the franchise? Will a new sporting director be able to turn it around? What about the BC Lions? Will a sale of the team help turn around their fortunes? Are there any positives in their tire fire of a season?

You may have heard the Canucks extended the contract of Jim Benning. What do you think of this vote of confidence for the cartel? Is the franchise headed on the right track? Does this signal a newfound patience from ownership? We do a little GM comparison and history lesson to see if Benning deserved an extension. All this plus our best and worst in Garbage Time!

Are the dog days of summer over? Maybe, but the only way to know for sure is to check out this episode of Just A Bit Outside! We start off with possibly the greatest tennis achievement Canada has ever seen with Bianca Andreescu winning the Rogers Cup. Where does she go from here? How will the new pressures and attention affect her? We also dissect the BC Lions gut-wrenching loss in Hamilton. While there were positive signs, can anything be done to save the season?

We answer your questions again, as you came through after a week of slacking. We cover everything from Loui Eriksson and Brock Boeser to the Utica Comets and the Western Lacrosse Association playoffs. Do you agree with our answers, or are we out to lunch? All this plus our best and worst in Garbage Time!

You'd think with the dog days of summer we'd have trouble coming up with stuff to talk about, and you'd be right, but we're so good we can still produce entertainment with another episode of Just A Bit Outside!

We kick off this week with the Whitecaps win (yes, win). Sure it was against the worst team in the league, but let's focus on the positives. What sort of impact could a solid finish have towards the Caps season ticket drive? The Rogers Cup is also underway, with top Canadian tennis talent pitted against each other in the first round. Is this a good or bad thing for the tournament?

Brendan goes off once again on the negativity surrounding certain sports franchises and the role social media plays in it. Why do people choose to be negative or positive? We answer more of your questions, including some NHL salary cap comparisons, plus our usual best and worst in Garbage Time!

Get your conspiracy hats on as we answer your questions in another episode of Just A Bit Outside! We start off with the BC Lions absolutely abysmal performance against the Riders. Are there any answers for the multiple problems the team has? Is this just going to be one of those seasons? Will changes be made? You could ask those same questions of the Whitecaps, who continue their winless streak.

We cover a lot of areas with your questions this week, including if the Canucks are cursed, the Minnesota Wild drama, NFL predictions, and lots of baseball, with discussion on the Vancouver Canadians, the Blue Jays, and the pennant races in both leagues. We even discuss a little nature. All this plus our best and worst in Garbage Time!

July 23, 2019

Episode 150 - Paging 150

The milestones just keep on coming for Just A Bit Outside, and we're glad you're with us for the ride! We start off with the tire fires that are the BC Lions and Vancouver Whitecaps. While both fires have separate causes, are they equally as bad? How concerned should each team be with their on-field performance? We also talk a little baseball and look back at the British Open (we even discuss the Champions Tour!)

We pass the dogs days of summer with discussion on the great questions we continue to receive from you, including the new arena deal in Calgary, the hiring of Ron Francis in Seattle, the potential of a new sports rivalry in the pacific northwest, and the usual tidbits on the Canucks. All this plus our best and worst in Garbage Time!

You thought mid-July meant no Canucks? You thought wrong, but did right by listening to another episode of Just A Bit Outside! We start off with a review of another epic tennis showdown at Wimbledon? Who is the best men's tennis player of all time? What of the BC Lions and Vancouver Whitecaps? Which franchise has been more disappointing this season? Will changes be coming if things don't turn around?

With hockey, we discuss the Micheal Ferland signing and the potential roster fallout it may cause. Will Loui Eriksson get moved, or perhaps a younger and bigger name? Is Brock Boeser going to get s new contract or is he on the trading block? We also answer your questions throughout the show! All this and more, plus our best and worst in Garbage Time!

How do we celebrate reaching 1000 followers on Facebook? With a show on our bread and butter topic of course. But before we get to that, we look at a couple other Vancouver teams. The BC Lions won their first game of the year in ugly fashion, but a win is a win. Have they begun to turn a corner, or is it going to be a long season of growing pains? Speaking of ugly fashion, the Whitecaps were hammered. Will they ever rise from mediocrity, or are they doomed without a major shakeup?

In hockeyland, we do a final once over and look ahead for the Canucks. Will they make more roster moves before training camp? Will Jim Benning get a new contract? Should he? Does this market have the patience for another year or two of rebuild? We discuss it all and more, plus our usual best and worst in Garbage Time!

It's the most wonderful time of the year, as it's the return of Just A Bit Outside! After a vacation hiatus, we're back with hockey, hockey, and just for fun, some more hockey. We recap the NHL Draft and all the wheelings and dealings of the Canucks. Have they improved? Is the cartel on the hotseat? Tune in for an in-depth discussion on free agency and the challenges of winning, and maybe be entertained as well.

The last show before hiatus, so soak this one in. We start off with a look at the NBA and NHL Finals. Do the Raptors have a legitimate chance at an upset? Can the Blues win the war of attrition over the Bruins? For fun we even discuss the flurry of rumours swirling around the Canucks.

The heart of the show is the 25th anniversary of the Canucks 1994 Stanley Cup run. It was a crazy year, sports and otherwise, and we reflect on those playoffs and team, sprinkled with our random memories. Darcy Wakaluk anyone?

We also salute the 75th anniversary of D-Day, with our thanks to everyone who participated in World War 2.

Are we Canada's premier sports podcast? Maybe, but we don't bill ourselves that way, and neither should other regional entities. We kick off with a salute to the Toronto Raptors reaching their first NBA Finals. Does that make them Canada's team? No, but it gives them a chance at a championship. Can they beat the Warriors? We also review the 103rd Indy 500 and the BC Lions first pre-season game. Did anyone emerge as a candidate to make the team? Can some new marketing help re-engage this market?

Hockey season enters its final stretch, as we reach the Stanley Cup Finals. Bruins or Blues? What sort of role will the officiating play in this series? The World Hockey Championship has also crowned a new winner. Why doesn't this tournament garner as much attention and admiration in North America as it does in Europe? We also look at the Canucks lead up to the NHL Draft, including a rant against a certain ticket provider. It's all speculation, and that's what makes it fun. All this plus our best and worst in Garbage Time!

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