Being a sports fan is fun, exhilarating and sometimes stressful; especially in a place like Toronto. Each week, listen to Hunter, Callum and Keil talk about anything and everything related to Toronto sports. As we cover the Blue Jays, Maple Leafs, Raptors and TFC we try to have fun with their successes and failures. If you love Toronto and you love watching our teams, come with us on the journey that is sports in the 6ix.
Hunter and Callum are joined by Connor Chambers of The TSV Podcast to talk the first two games of the post season for the Raptors. They start off with the disappointing game 1 and their record breaking game 2 comeback. Some more disappointment comes as they discuss Lowry's poor start to the playoffs and how he improved in their second game and then they continue with the positivity talking about Playoff Kawhi and how he's doing in comparison to expectations. Siakam's playoffs so far is the next topic of conversation followed by how much the Raps are missing OG right now!
On this weeks Toronto Blue Jays pod Hunter and Callum discuss the somewhat hot bats coming from the Jays this week in Boston and Tampa. Then they discuss the success of Freddy Galvis and how surprising it is followed by the demotion of Lourdes Gurriel Jr., was it warranted? What's next for the young Jays infielder? Callum brings back the VLAD UPDATE as he's finally back and playing. Lastly we give our most outstanding player of the week and predict how the Jays will fair this week against the Twins and Athletics.
On this Raptors episode, Hunter and Callum do an end of season review and look forward to the Raptors first round matchup vs. the Orlando Magic. Before the Raptors talk, they get into a little goodbye and thank you to Dirk and D-Wade to start. They start the Raptors talk with going over their pre-season predictions then grade the season, explain who was their surprise player and who was most outstanding then talk about their favourite games of the year and lastly they talk about this Raptors 1st round matchup and do the Bracket Challenge.
On today's show, Hunter and Callum are joined by South of the Six host Adam Corsair to talk all things Blue Jays. The show is lead off with discussion about the Blue Jays most recent management decisions in trading Kevin Pillar and extending Randal Grichuk. Next, we ask Adam whether the Blue Jays hitting woes and impressive pitching have been a surprise at all and what to expect moving forward. Lastly, we give out our "award" for outstanding player of the week! Thanks Adam for joining this week!
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Hunter answers some of Twitter and Instagrams questions about the Raptors and the Eastern Conference ranging from whether Kawhi is staying, what they'll do if he doesn't to who's going to make the Eastern Conference playoffs and who the Raptors should be scared of.
Hunter and Callum break down as much as they can from the Blue Jays first series of 2019. We discuss the success of the pitching staff and the hitting woes. Then we talk the new manager, Charlie Montoyo, and what kind of culture changes he's making to the team and lastly we show some love to the player who have stood out the most to us!
Hunter and Callum break down the most recent Raptors news. This week, they start off with the Raptors finally being healthy thanks to Kyle Lowry returning early from his injury. Then they give their thoughts on the wild Jeremy Lamb game winner and whether or not late game plays should be switched up. After, they talk about the "home-and-home" against the OKC Thunder and debate whether Kawhi or PG is the better player. They end off the show with some usual Siakam love.
Hunter and Callum chat about this weeks biggest Raptors news! This episode starts off with them talking about Lowry's injury - was it a dirty play? Should Nurse have taken Lowry out earlier? Then they get into whether or not Raptors fans should be worried about Dwayne Casey and the Detroit Pistons (Spolier Alert: NO). They then thank Serge for showing his emotions and finish off with their Siakam MIP case.
Hunter and Callum are joined nay Lior Kozai to talk this weeks biggest Raptors stories. They start off with some Lebron therapy where they each discuss favourite Lebron vs. Raptors moments (1:00). Then they get into a Harden vs. Kawhi debate (8:27) and talk about bench issues and whether to blame Nick Nurse (20:05). Hunter asks who's playoffs will mean more, the Raptors or the Celtics (32:50) and they finish off with some salty Dwayne Casey talk (40:06)
Hunter and Callum answer the Siakam, Kuzma or Tatum question. Then they get into some of the Raptors games this week against the Celtics (and the potential playoff matchup), Blazers (plus Kawhi's game winner) and Pistons (plus potential playoff matchup talk). They end the show with Milwaukee's newest addition Pau Gasol and if it moves the needle at all for them.
Hunter and Keil are late to the Matthews contract and they discuss how it impacts Mitch Marner. Then they make a case for Matthews to be the best Leaf of all time and finish up with some confidence boosting talk for Leafs fans as Nylander and the Leafs PP start to look solid again.
The Raps made a big move for Marc Gasol and the Bucks and Sixers made impressive moves as well. Hunter, Callum and Keil chat about what the trades on trade deadline day mean for the rest of the Raptors season.
To start the show, Hunter and Callum get into their Super Bowl 53 experiences and whether they liked the game. Then they get into some Raps vs Bucks talk and that brings them into their conversation about AD and the trade deadline. Lastly, Hunter has some problems with Raps fans and tells them how to fix it!
Hunter and Evan chat about Muzzin's first game with the team and question why he didn't get more minutes. Then they get into the Leafs pre All-Star break struggles and what they should do to get out of their rut.
Adam Corsair joins Hunter to discuss Kawhi Leonard's new home and his "load management". They discuss what the right strategy for James Harden is and whether or not Nick Nurse is living up to expectations. They finish off with who should be an All-Star reserve, Kyle Lowry or Pascal Siakam.
Hunter and Callum discuss the Raptors ups (1st quarters) and downs (not 1st quarters) of this week and which game meant more to them? Then they talk Danny Green and his impressive performance vs the Grizzles
Joel Stephens from Raptors HQ joins Hunter and Callum to talk this weeks Raptors news. They start off with All Star voting (2:10) then they get into JV's injury issues (12:50). After they talk the always fun Vince Carter return and whether they think he'll ever wear a raptors uniform again (21:07) and finish up with a discussion about the Patrick McCaw signing (26:30).
Hunter Callum and Evan get a little negative on this weeks episode of the podcast. They start off with Morgan Rielly's snub from the All Star team (2:30). Then they get into a couple of aspects of the Leaf's game that have been struggling: their power play (7:10) and William Nylander (18:06) and lastly they finish it off by talking the game vs the Preds (30:57).
We have a very special guest, Sean Woodley from Raptors HQ and Locked On Raptors, on the podcast today to talk about the very eventful end of week from the Toronto Raptors. From Kawhi vs DeRozan to the weekend back to back - we cover it all! Check out his twitter @woodleysean and his patreon page!
The boys are finally done exams and are excited totally sports! They start off with Tulo's release, debating whether or not it was a good move by the Jays (2:00). Then Hunter thinks he knows how to make Kawhi and the Raptors most efficient while they discuss why the Raptors play so well without him (14:10) and finish off the episode with their thoughts on the Leafs Mom Trip (29:20).
Take 6ix makes some key takeaways from each teams season so far (and one TFC). Hunter chats with guest Kintaro Skinner a.k.a @theraptorcult to discuss the Raptors (1:23) and Hunter goes solo for his excitement about the Leafs (22:20) and disappointment in TFC fans (32:03).
After a couple weeks without a regular podcast, Take 6ix comes in and talks about Roy Halladay and Wells being placed on the HOF ballot for the first time. Matthews made his return and the guys are excited. Callum and Keil react to Hunter's William Nylander article from this weekend and they breakdown the Raptors vs the best teams in the West!
Hunter and Keil discuss the Leafs play so far and what to expect through the rest of the season. Topics like who's been the best player so far, if the Leafs are actually contenders and how much Nylander will help the team. Listen to the end to hear Hunter's most interesting thus far.
Hunter and Callum break down how the Raptors have been playing through the first quarter of the season. We start off by discussing what's been most impressive about the teams hot 17-4 start then discuss whether or not the Raptors are actually the best team in the Eastern Conference. With rumours about Beal getting traded going around we debate whether or not the Raptors should make a move for him. We finish it off by choosing the teams best player so far and what needs to improve.
This week, Hunter gives a tip to Torontonians on what they need to do to keep Kawhi. Then they get into what is going on with William Nylander (2:53) and Hunter puts out a case for Marner being better than Tavares (12:57). The Raps struggle this week but the guys aren't worried (17:21) and they reminisce after Dwane Casey's big win in his return (22:51). The show is wrapped up by Hunter giving a couple Leafs Performance and Performer Of The Week (26:52).
The guys start off by talking the newest addition to the 76ers but they still don't think Philly is a contender in the East. They then talk about the most impressive game from their record 4-0 West road trip this week. With the Leafs, they talk about Freddy Andersen being tied in first for wins in the NHL and why the Leafs aren't very good at the Scotiabank arena. Callum gives us a Vlad update and talk about his projected stats. They finish off the show with "the others" by talking about the Wolfpack's new manager and Pillar in Japan
Hunter and Callum start off the podcast by making an apology to some pretty important Raptors (1:11). They then get into some contact news from the Jays and Raptors(3:16) . Then they dive into the start of the Raptors 9-1 season and talk about whether Kawhi sitting worries them or not (7:16). Callum gives a Vlad Update (21:05). Hunter and Keil talk the Leafs week without Matthews and whether their win vs. the Penguins meant more than their losses (22:52). They finish off with the performance/performer of the week (32:03) and the others (35:22)!
Hunter, Callum and Keil start the episode by talking about the Raptors record breaking start to the season and debate whether their offence or defence has been more impressive (4:00). They then dive into the Leafs big wins against the cup contending Winnipeg Jets this week and what Matthews injury means to the team (15:41). Callum gives a Vlad Jr. update (21:41) and discusses what the Jays new manager, Charlie Montoyo, brings to the table (23:25). Keil hands out the performer of the week and Hunter gives the Performance (27:05).
Hunter and Keil breakdown the first three games of the Raptors season. They both think Kawhi will be much better in a few months. Then they talk the Leafs struggles this past week and tell people not to overreact. Hunter gives us the Vlad update and they pick who will win the World Series.
Callum and Hunter break down everything you need to know about the upcoming Raptors season. They start off by debating what it takes to keep Kawhi then they turn their attention to where their going to rank in the standings and how the playoffs will turn out. Lastly they discuss what their favourite line up will be.
As we pass the three year anniversary of the Jose Bautista bat flip the guys debate whether it was better than Edwin Encarnacion's walk off home run against the Orioles in the 2016 wildcard game. Then they get way too excited about the Leafs hot start and Hunter thinks Matthews has closed the gap between him and McDavid. Vlad thinks he's ready to play and so does Callum. Finally, we end with 'the others' and talk about the Toronto Wolfpack once again and congratulate the Women's soccer team on qualifying for the Wold Cup!
As John Gibbons manages his final game as a Blue Jay, guys thank Gibby for his time with the team and who might come next. Then they recap the disappointment that was the Jays regular season. The Raptors preseason has started and they look really good while TFC won an important game. We end with 'the others' talking about the Toronto Wolfpack.
Hunter, Callum and Keil recognize Tiger's greatness with his most recent win. Then they get into the Jays pulling off a historic comeback vs. the division rival Rays. The boys get extremely excited after the Leafs announce what their expected power play unit will be. Demar said he's going to drop 50 on the Raptors and TFC have struggled a lot this season, can they turn it around? Finally, in 'the others' they discuss Elijah Fisher and the new NBA rule changes.
Hunter and Callum talk about whether Nylander is worth the $8 Million he's looking for and whether or not they'll be able to keep the team if everyone is like this. Then they get into the Leafs assistant captains and what it might mean in terms of captaincy. We breakdown where Raptors players rank on the SI top 100 list and give our opinions and end with 'the other' where we discuss Encarnacion and Donaldson hitting Homeruns and the NewHampshire Fishercats are champions.
As Steve Nash got inducted into the Basketball Hall Of Fame this past weekend, Take6ix picks either Vince Carter or Chris Bosh to get in (even though they'll both get in). They discuss the Leafs decision to not name a Captain for the upcoming season - should it be Matthews? Tavares? Marleau? Callum gives us another Vlad Jr. update and they talk about Rowdy Tellez's hot start to his MLB career.
Josh Donaldson has been traded to the Cleveland Indians for a player to be named later and Grandson has been moved to Milwaukee for a minor leaguer. Take6ix discusses Donaldson's legacy as a Blue Jay, whether he'll play for the Indians and how good the deal was for getting him in the first place.
In the wake of getting Kawhi Leonard, Take6ix debates whether he or Giannis is the best player in the Eastern Conference. Then they get into Kendrys Morales's extremely hot streak and the record he broke and Callum gives us a Vlad Jr. update. Afterwords they discuss the Maple Leafs hiring Canadian hockey legend Hayley Wickenheiser and the impact she will have.
Tavares joins the Leafs, Kawhi Leonard joins the Raptors. Who was the better off season pick up? As the Jays are headed into the last month of their season, we discuss why it's gone so poorly; J.A Happ does J.A Happ things against the Jays; The Vlad Update and 'The Others'