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.
#77 THEY PAID HOW MUCH FOR THE BROADCAST RIGHTS??
Today we’re joined by media consultant and longtime broadcast executive Mark Maheu. We discuss the evolution of the sports media landscape and where advertisers are spending their money. We get into the NHL’s very lucrative TV deal with Rogers and whether the deal has been worth it so far. Russ tell a great story about radio legends Howard Stern and Rick Dees. They guys get into the story of Sarah Fuller who became the first woman to play in a Power Five conference football game. They also discuss the charity matches in golf and boxing from last weekend. Boxing: Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Junior. Golf: Phil Mickelson and Charles Barkley vs Peyton Manning and Steph Curry. Russ remembers his days competing in the Battle of the Blades celebrity figure skating and what judge Brett Hull said to him when he eliminated him.
This week we’re joined by Ron Chipperfield, who was Wayne Gretzky’s captain in his early days with the Oilers. Russ talks about almost getting into a recent scrap with his “little” brother and the time he and his wife booked…LISTEN
In this episode, we read your emails and give a few listener shoutouts. The boys discuss the difficult hockey news from the past week. Russ describes what it was like to play for the Montreal Canadiens and then, later, be…LISTEN
We’re joined today by Hockey Night in Canada’s Ron MacLean. They discuss Kevin Bieksa’s rising star in broadcasting and how Wayne Gretzky will fare as he jumps into the hockey media. Ron talks about how Hockey Night in Canada handled…LISTEN
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