The Suspendables with Jim Jerome & Russ Courtnall

Welcome to The Suspendables with funny man, Jungle Jim Jerome, and world renowned former NHL player, Russ Courtnall, as they unleash the laughs, the stories and the outrage, with their irreverent and sometimes unusual (yet compelling) perspectives on all things IN A MAN'S WORLD.

#71 HAROLD BALLARD SAVED TIM HORTON’S?

Russ is hosting a party at his place while a PGA event is going on just a few feet away. With NHL Free agency in full swing, Russ talks about his experiences as a free agent.
Russ was at a family dinner at a high end restaurant when the champion Lakers walked in.
This week is the 25th anniversary of the Montreal Canadiens firing GM Serge Savard and Coach Jacques Demers. They brought in Rejean Houle as GM and Mario Tremblay as Head Coach. How much did all that change the course of history for the Montreal Canadiens?
TV Ratings are down in all sports, even though COVID is keeping more people home.
Russ’ daughter Ally is a model in SI’s Swim Search.
Russ gives some examples of crazy hockey parents, including one who probably felt terrible after his son paid for his actions.
Why there might not be a Tim Horton’s coffee shop chain if not for Harold Ballard.

Recent Episodes

#75 GOLF, WINE AND CIGARS, BOYS!

November 18, 2020

Russ has the house to himself and enjoys a lively Masters weekend of wine and cigars with former NHL players Shane O’Brien, Scottie Upshall. Russ and Jim discuss their pal, Dustin Johnson, winning his first Masters. What’s the toughest sports…

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#74 BIG BIRD IS THE WORD

November 11, 2020

Russ and Jimmy are joined in this episode by 10 time Stanley Cup winner Larry Robinson! The boys discuss: Larry’s grass roots in hockey growing up just outside Ottawa. The time Larry CRUSHED Russ in a game. What is was…

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#73 WHY CAN’T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG?

November 4, 2020

Russ’ wife surprises him by building him a new bar. Russ actually helped choose Team Canada’s head coach for the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. Jim has an awesome story about Wayne Gretzky who was the general manager of…

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#72 RUSS’ BACKYARD PGA PARTY: WHAT HAPPENED??

October 28, 2020

On today’s episode, Russ talks about the PGA’s Zozo Championship and the 4 day party in his backyard right on the 4th hole. The guys get into the story of Mitchell Miller, an 18 year old draft Arizona Coyotes draft…

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#70 OUR SPECIAL GUEST: RICK TOCCHET

October 14, 2020

Arizona Coyotes head coach Rick Tocchet joins us and crushes it with some amazing stories. The time he and Cam Neely drank with actor Dennis Leary and got an amazing, unique souvenir out of it How Craig Berube, when he…

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#69 IT’S OUR FIRST LISTENER APPRECIATION DAY!

October 7, 2020

On this week’s episode, Both Jim and Russ have hilarious stories about encounters with NHL Commissioner Garry Bettman. Russ has a guy in mind who should be actually handing out the Stanley Cup instead of Bettman. With the NHL draft…

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