The 2013-2014 NHL season is upon us, and Mark and Kadie are back to break down the upcoming season for the seven Canadian teams. What will Roberto Luongo’s return to Vancouver be like? Is this a make it or break it year for the Edmonton Oilers? How good will the Ottawa Sentaors be with Bobby Ryan? All this and more on another exciting episode of Scrutinizing Sport.
Off the heels of the Toronto Maple Leafs epic third period collapse in game seven against the Boston Bruins, Mark and Kadie break down the top 10 greatest sports collapses of all time and the stories behind them.
Inspired by a discussion with NHL hall of famer, author, executive, and politician Ken Dryden, this week we look at rules and policies in sports we want to see removed and ideas we’d like to see implemented. We break down instant replay in baseball, elbows on the ground in MMA, and the shootout in hockey among other interesting topics.
This week in the news, the highly controversial Stuebenville, Ohio rape trial began and the Catholic Church, still shrouded in their own sexual abuse scandals, chose a new Pope.
With that, Mark and Kadie tackle the difficult topic of rape and sexual abuse in realm of sports, discussing the Stuebenville case, the Penn State scandal, Theo Fleury and Graham James, as well as new Blue Jays ace R.A Dickey's inspiring story.
Episode 3 of Scrutinizing Sports with Mark MacDonald and Kadie Smith is here. This week we examine athletes who have been arrested and either convicted or let off. Why do we excuse some athletes from obvious horrific crimes while others lose their careers, forever becoming office fodder? Where is the line between objectivity and purposeful ignorance when it comes to "our team?".
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