Hebsy Tells Me His Scott Moore Story

On Tuesday, outgoing Rogers Communications executive Scott Moore dropped by for an 80 minute chat about anything and everything. Naturally, I asked him about firing Mark Hebscher from Sportsnet during his first tour of duty there. Scott told me he was saving that story for his book. It's the only time during our conversation that I received that response.

Yesterday, Hebsy visited as he does every Friday to record an episode of his podcast Hebsy on Sports. Naturally, I asked him to tell me the story I couldn't get out of Scott. Here's the clip from Hebsy on Sports, which was originally shared yesterday with Toronto Mike'd subscribers.

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Fresh Paint for the TMDS Studio

During my recent chat with Jeff Woods, he mentioned that he paints homes in Thornbury. I told him I needed my TMDS studio painted. Jeff laughed and said he only took gigs in Thornbury.

Chris Brown heard that episode and wrote me to say he'd paint the studio for free. Chris is a professional painter and long-time fan of Toronto Mike'd, and he explained that he wanted to be the official painter of the podcast.

I took Chris up on his generous offer, and quickly learned that Chris isn't only skilled at his craft, but he's a sweetheart. He'd greet me each morning at 8:30 with a couple of coffees and we'd chat about the Leafs, the Tragically Hip, our daughters (we both have a 14 year old daughter) and the podcast. I so enjoyed hanging around Chris and thought his work was so good, I hired him to paint my main floor.

Yesterday, Chris finished the work. It looks amazing, and now I miss him. If you need any painting done, call him at 416-220-2430 or write him at quotechris@chrisbrownpainting.com. Here's a few shots of the studio I took this morning.

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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 388: Joe Tilley

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 388In this 388th episode, Mike chats with sports broadcaster Joe Tilley about his decades reporting sports for CFTO / CTV Toronto, why he's no longer there, and much, much more. This one gets very emotional. This episode is exactly 1:14:57.

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Look at How High I Got Today!

I haven't been this high in a while. Today I reached #12 in the Apple Podcasts chart for my category. That's pretty good considering I share a category with heavyweights like This American Life and Dirty John, and I'm pretty sure the only Canadian podcast ahead of me is Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids, which benefited from national exposure on CBC Radio One.

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Over six years and 387 episodes and I'm still having a blast. Thanks for listening!

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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 387: For Gord

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 387In this 387th episode, Mike is joined by Jamie Dew and Tyler Campbell on the anniversary of Gord Downie's passing. This episode is exactly 1:55:26.

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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 386: Jamar McNeil

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 386In this 386th episode, Mike chats with new CHUM morning show host Jamar McNeil about his move to Toronto working with Roger Ashby and Marilyn Denis, and the legalization of weed in Canada. This episode is exactly 1:45:30.

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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 385: Scott Moore

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 385In this 385th episode, Mike chats with outgoing President of Sportsnet and NHL properties for Rogers Communications Scott Moore about everything from Bob Cole to Bob McCown to Strombo. This episode is exactly 1:22:50.

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Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 384: Moe Berg

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 384In this 384th episode, Mike chats with Moe Berg about The Pursuit of Happiness, Love Junk, and being a Canadian rock star. This episode is exactly 1:32:29.

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