Morgan P. Campbell is an award-winning journalist who writes for the Toronto Star. His column, Sports Prism is the Star’s weekly look at the intersection of sports and race issues, rights and social concerns.
In this episode we discuss:
– Black basketball players being called out for not playing for Team Canada
– Black NHL hockey players and racism
– Colin Kaepernick’s ongoing feud with the NFL
– Why we should all be excited about the Toronto Wolfpack rugby team
– Morgan’s infatuation with The 90 Day Fiance
Tim Micallef is co-host of the wildly popular Sportsnet TV program, Tim and Sid.
An honorary resident of Scarborough (he’s actually from Don Mills but proudly beats his chest to the beat of Scarborough), Tim Micallef joined me in studio where we discussed his career, sports and why Sid Seixeiro never seems to wear a tie to work.
This is episode #132 of the Welcome! podcast.
Here are some of the things we talked about:
I always thought he was from Scarborough. However, Tim Micallef called Don Mills home.
His Malta roots.
Playing basketball in high school was much different that playing varsity sports.
How his sports career never took off at Carleton University.
How he started at The Score as an intern.
Where Tim Micallef’s love of the UNLV Running Rebels came from.
Tim Micallef shares his thoughts on if NCAA athletes should be paid. Or not.
The chemistry he has with Sid Seixeiro on their popular show, Tim and Sid.
Tim Micallef’s relationship with Bob McCown.
The legacy of Jose Bautista.
What does Tim Micallef think of Alex Ovechkin’s first Stanley Cup? And where did all the Ovechkin haters go?
Is LeBron James the greatest basketball player of all time? And is Michael Jordan even in the conversation (Sid Seixeiro seems to think Jordan played against much inferior talent)?
What is up with Vince McMahon’s XFL?
The legacy of Duane Casey and his time with the Toronto Raptors.
Award-winning journalist Morgan P. Campbell and I discuss:
– the meaning of Black History Month
– the Negro League Baseball HOF and the state of African American players in Major League Baseball
– Bigotry vs Racism
– Super Bowl LII
– the legacy of Martin Luther King
– and so much more!
Sportsnet anchor, host and broadcaster Faizal Khamisa joined me in studio to kick off the 2018 season of Welcome! And what a story Faisal has. At age 16 he was diagnosed with cancer. At 29 he’s had his hip and shoulder operated on and has generally gone through more challenges than many people his age. But first, we discuss the hottest team in Toronto: The Toronto Raptors.
Mariah Owen is a Toronto-based actor, writer and producer. She is also an accomplished athlete, becoming a world champion with Team Canada Cheerleading as well as doing both Alpine Ski Racing and Synchronized swimming at the provincial level.