UPDATED II! RADIO GA-GA V: WHAT SHORTLIST?

Robin Brownlee
August 17 2010 08:45AM

Here and now, is Ryan Rishaug the best, the most experienced or most accomplished play-by-by man available to take over from Rod Phillips as radio voice of the Edmonton Oilers? Hell no, on all three counts.

So, why do I suspect -- without having had anybody with the Oilers or Rishaug himself confirm he has even applied for the job -- he might give the best guy, John Bartlett of the Toronto Marlies, a run for his money and the committee filling this plum job something to think about?

Well, considering Rishaug has less than a dozen games of play-calling experience on a resume stacked with sports anchoring work and clips as a make-up pad guy with TSN, he's pretty good, that's why.

After listening to some clips of Rishaug doing play-by-play of a game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Florida Panthers in Helsinki, I came away surprised how good he was, all things considered.

Is Rishaug as good as Bartlett, rumoured to be the other finalist from a stack of more than 50 candidates? No, not right now. Might he be as good in the not-too-distant future? I think he has a shot to be. That might be enough to get him the job.

It's a rebuild, after all.

LOOKING AHEAD

I know good play-by-play when I hear it and what I heard from Rishaug today isn't bad, factoring in his inexperience. That said, I've listened to Bartlett, too, and he's already very good.

In my estimation, when you take everything into consideration, Bartlett and Rishaug have to be favoured over Regan Bartel of the Kelowna Rockets and veteran Dennis Beyak of Toronto to take over from Phillips -- assuming, ahem, they've applied.

I've already gone on the record more than once as saying the Oilers have to get this right. I've also said, here at Oilersnation and on TEAM 1260 with both Bob Stauffer and Jason Gregor, that Patrick LaForge, Allan Watt and everybody else in on this hire had better pick a guy with the chops to sell the brand on the radio.

He also has to be a fit for Stauffer, who is the radio analyst and would have been short-listed for the play-by-play job himself if he wasn't seen as more valuable in the position he's already in.

So, am I flip-flopping on any of that? I don't think so.

TOUGH CALL

For me, "having the chops" for the gig doesn't necessarily mean having the most experience. It means having the most talent. I know several guys in different careers who've done the same job for 20 years or more. That doesn't always mean they're really good at it.

I've also said I don't think a coveted job as an NHL play-by-play guy should be a learn-as-you-go experiment -- not if you're talking about somebody with limited upside.

But, if the candidate shows a real flair and aptitude for it, which to my ear Rishaug does, there's room to at least contemplate letting somebody grow into the role.

Could Rishaug match and maybe surpass the likes of Bartlett and Bartel by the time Taylor Hall or Jordan Eberle are sophomores with the Oilers? Would 82 games or so get him there? Based on what I've heard, I don't believe it's an unreasonable leap of faith to think so. He's not the sure thing Bartlett is, but . . .

I wonder if LaForge and Watt and the rest are batting that around this weekend with an eye to an announcement next week. Are they looking at Rishaug, who knows the Oilers and is known by them, as favourably as I am now that I've listened? I don't know.

But they should be.

UPDATE: RISHAUG OUT OF THE RUNNING

I've just been told -- at 6 :30 p.m. -- Rishaug didn't get the play-by-play job, but was told he made it right to the final cut. I still don't know who will be hired, or if that's been decided as of right now, but I can tell you I just got off the phone with Dennis Beyak in Kelowna and he has not heard from the Oilers.

The significance of that is this: it's my understanding the Oilers have been phoning short-listed candidates to tell them if they didn't get the job. If Beyak was indeed on the short list, then he hasn't, as of 6:45,  been scratched from the list, so take that for what it might (or may not) be worth. My best guess, as I already said, is the other finalists are Bartlett and Bartel.

Stay tuned.

UPDATE II: HOW SHORT IS THE SHORT LIST?

Either I'm getting bad information, which is entirely possible, or the short list for the job has become something of a moving target.

With Rishaug out, my understanding was that Bartlett, Bartel and Beyak, based on the fact he hadn't heard from the Oilers (and my assumption he was in the final five), were the final three. Today just before noon, I got a text telling me Rod Pedersen, the voice of the Saskatchewan Roughriders and somebody mentioned months ago as a candidate, will be interviewing with the Oilers this week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#51 D
August 15 2010, 03:15PM
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RossCreekNation wrote:

NYCE!

For those that haven't heard John Bartlett, here's a link: http://www.johnbartlett.ca/

RossCreek - thanks for posting. Bartlett's pretty good. A little more flair on the "he scores!" but other than that, Bartlett's got the voice.

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#52 Mitchell Tychynski
August 15 2010, 03:24PM
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Ryan - Let me take the time to respond to you and say sorry. I used to work with Derek, and Im just trying to pump him up and find out if hes in the Running for the job.

Ryan - It was my mistake - and I thought I would throw his name out there to see if Derek has a chance to get the job because I truly think he deserves it.

I grew up listening to Derek since his days in the Junior B loop when he was with Cogeco.

He is a great announcer and deserves his shot.

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#53 Bucknuck
August 15 2010, 04:16PM
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You gotta like a guy that has had as many beers on his patio while chatting with Gregor as Richaug has. I love listening to him when he is on the Gregor show.

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#54 Wanyes bastard child
August 15 2010, 06:05PM
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@Robin Brownlee

Say happy birthday to Sam for us all at ON!

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#55 VK63
August 15 2010, 06:51PM
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Would the opinion of Rod Phillips matter in this decision?

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#56 6 ring circus
August 15 2010, 08:50PM
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How much longer does Ritche Hall get to keep his job? the Eskimos are a brutal football team!!!

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#57 Puckbag
August 15 2010, 10:13PM
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After watching the Esks tonight, I honestly don't know what to say. I've seen some crappy games by them over the last 5-6 years, but I cannot recall a game like tonight. I feel like pulling my hair out, but I needed to vent. My poor wife has to put up with my grumpy mood tonight...god bless her patience, she is a god send to put up with all the F-bombs dropped tonight.

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#58 Senhor
August 15 2010, 10:40PM
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Does anyone actually listen to Oiler games on radio? Do these play by play guys make big coin? (I specifically signed up for Oilersnation yesterday to ask these two questions because I can't be bothered to read the original item or previous comments and I wanted to add NOTHING to the conversation).

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#59 Gerald R. Ford
August 15 2010, 11:28PM
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I'd be really happy with Bartlett or Rishaug. The latter is definitely an intriguing choice that I had never considered, but, yeah... I'd totally be on board with that. I think Shauger's calm demeanor would be a really good complement to Stauffer's more bombastic style. And, they obviously have some chemistry. I kinda wonder, though, how Bob will take to being second banana to someone who isn't a living legend like Rod.

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#60 Bob
August 16 2010, 08:32AM
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Side topic: I notice that Shaw users do not get Sportsnet ONE, which means we are not currently getting Jays games, but I heard that the majority of Oiler games will be on this channel? Does that mean if you have Shaw you will not get Oiler games?

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#61 BurkeTheTurd
August 16 2010, 11:26AM
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@Bob

I wrote shaw and asked that question. Here is there response "Rogers Media recently announced the launch of Sportsnet ONE in addition to the existing Sportsnet (East, Ontario, West and Pacific) channels we currently offer. Shaw is currently reviewing this potential new service. Thank you for your interest and we will inform you if and when the channel is offered".

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#62 common sense
August 16 2010, 11:28AM
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I just don't think Rish has a dynamic voice. He's certainly cocky enough to be a leading voice but he's no V. Skully or D.Gallivan or even a Rod Phillips. Rich reminds of a guy with the initials A.J....Rish would not be my first

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#63 Bob
August 16 2010, 11:39AM
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@BurkeTheTurd: Team- O.B.wannaB

Thanks for the update. Too bad we can't watch any Jays games now. Maybe Gregor can give Spec a ribbing regarding this!

I sure hope they have this figured out in time for hockey season, or they would have riots on their hands in Edmonton and Calgary!!!

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#64 Mark
August 16 2010, 11:44AM
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Bucknuck wrote:

You gotta like a guy that has had as many beers on his patio while chatting with Gregor as Richaug has. I love listening to him when he is on the Gregor show.

That is Spec on the patio normally not Rishaug. Spec is great with Gregor, and is way more outspoken than Ryan. Not a dig at Rishaug, but he is more conservative than Spec. Both are good, but Spec is the guy on the patio.

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#65 Cosmo
August 16 2010, 03:36PM
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Robin Brownlee wrote:

Then you're likely going to be happy when the Oilers announce who gets the job next week. Just saying . . .

Robin: you tease more than the girls serving at the Pint. Out with it already! (just kidding).

I'm just happy that there are some good names in the mix - and you're right about the pick not necessarily being the most talented play by play guy. It will come down to more than that.

All this being said - the numbers will dictate who stays in the gig. Seems to me a few years ago there was a guy on CTV (Al Nagy?) that called Oiler games...and he was TERRIBLE. Pretty sure I remember comments like "Ranford with a SPECTACULAR save" (the shot came from centre ice) I think he got replaced pretty quick when people stopped watching the games.

My facts are pry off - but that does pose an interesting question Robin - what happens if the guy they select doesn't get the buy in from the fans?

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#66 Team Hall
August 16 2010, 04:13PM
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I like the way you think, Mr Brownlee. It's not about, "oh, this guy has lots of experience so he must be good." By that token, Ethan Moreau is better than Taylor Hall. BS. It's about skill, ability, voice quality, enthusiasm, knowledge and desire. There are some brutal sportscasters in the US calling big time ball games. Boring, terrible voice. Rishaug is a beauty. Very good voice quality, media presence, composure, confidence, knowledge, and humility and desire. The guy has my vote. Excellent. Kouleas would be good too.

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#68 michael
August 16 2010, 05:52PM
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If we can't have BOB Stauffer. Ryan Rishaug would be a good sensible choice. He is a face and voice that the Edmonton Oiler fan will recognize. Whl experience. Paid his dues on the Edmonton sports scene. Knows the gig. Is commited to the community. Ask the tough questions. Proffesional. Insightful. Knows when to criticize. Knows when to zip the lip. Right age on the birth certificate. Rod put in 33 years. Rishaug is young enough to be able to relate to this team.The only thing I question is his relationship with Bob. He works with Gregor alot.I haven't heard him in with BOB very often? Overall I am in favor of a guy who is from Edmonton and western Canada rather than the a carpet bagger from Toronto who I wouldn't recognize from a can of fish.

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#70 The Fish
August 17 2010, 09:18AM
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I really don't care who it is as long as they are capable and most importantly a homer. Impartiality be damned. I want a guy who essentially cheers for my beloved Oil, like Rod. F*ck it. I want Rod back.

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#71 Ribs
August 17 2010, 10:04AM
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I'm glad Rishaug didn't get the job. We need him to keep supplying us with his insider info on his magical twitter device.

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#72 Ogden Brother Jr. - Team Strudwick for coach
August 17 2010, 10:06AM
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Is Rishaug looking to get away from his current gig or is this just something that he thought he'd try get?

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#73 Gerald R. Ford
August 17 2010, 10:22AM
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The Fish wrote:

I really don't care who it is as long as they are capable and most importantly a homer. Impartiality be damned. I want a guy who essentially cheers for my beloved Oil, like Rod. F*ck it. I want Rod back.

Amen to that. I have to laugh when Stauffer (or anyone, really) gets upset at American broadcasters (particularly the employees of big colleges) for their "lack of impartiality". Like a mic jockey is somehow held to the same journalistic standards of Walter Cronkite, or something. No. Play-by-play guys are entertainers. They are NOT "journalists", by any stretch, and should not be expected to act as such. Rod LOVED the Oil, and he HATED the opposition. Every Oiler fight was a one-sided annihilation of the other guy, every goal was an absolute beauty, and every ref was a blind, deluded jerk.

Hell, yes.

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#74 Trent
August 17 2010, 10:25AM
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And who replaced Al Nagy on CFRN Oilers games? Dennis Beyak.

What I like about Rishaug and Spec on the radio is they both will call "BS" if caller or host make a statement that is not reasonable.

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#75 BUCK75
August 17 2010, 10:44AM
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Too bad for Rish - I was starting to come around to him maybe getting the job. If he was even in the short list that must reall speak to what the Organization is looking for out of their play by play guy.

While Rishaug may not have been the best pbp candidate right now, he probably was the best journalist/face guy. I really hope that Beyak doesn't get the gig, as I think he is probably a bit too old. Bartel might be around 40 so he could have way more radio time than Beyak.

As well he has been doing more than just play by play as the voice of the Kelowna Rockets. Blogging, etc will be a huge part of the new position with the oilers IMO. Listen to his voice - he has some clips on the site & I could listen to him 80+ games a year.

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#76 common sense
August 17 2010, 10:54AM
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All's well that ends well. Tsk, tsk, sympathies to Rishie boy...

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#77 Ogden Brother Jr. - Team Strudwick for coach
August 17 2010, 11:33AM
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To be honest if the job is just to replace Rod and isn't a bigger role it doesn't matter to me who gets the job. Damn near every Oiler game will be on TV this year and I might have to listen to maybe 2-3 games coming back from the lake or something.

It's not like who does the color is going to be the make it or break it for whether or not you listen to the game.

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#78 BUCK75
August 17 2010, 11:35AM
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@Ogden Brother Jr. - Team Strudwick for coach

I'm pretty sure in TB they simulcast radio/tv. One would assume that other teams would try the same thing, assuming Sportsnet would let the Oilers in the future. It's strange that the Oilers can control the radio voice - but have no say in who is the TV voice (just an assumption).

I think a role like that, or a more journalistic role in the future would keep the fans even more connected & probably save some money.

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#79 book¡e
August 17 2010, 11:57AM
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Having the radio and TV broadcast the same would be great because the TV broadcaster would then talk about the game and not about their weekend, their bbq, the weather, etc. durring the game.

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#80 Moop
August 17 2010, 12:04PM
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On a somewhat unrelated note: the Oilers may hire Eklund to be one of their new scouts:

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/sports/hockey/edmonton-oilers/Pelle+Eklund+become+Oilers+scout/3408663/story.html

No, not THAT Eklund.

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#81 Ogden Brother Jr. - Team Strudwick for coach
August 17 2010, 12:09PM
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Moop wrote:

On a somewhat unrelated note: the Oilers may hire Eklund to be one of their new scouts:

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/sports/hockey/edmonton-oilers/Pelle+Eklund+become+Oilers+scout/3408663/story.html

No, not THAT Eklund.

Well there goes the worry about not having anyone in Europe. Not sure if this is an upgrade or not, but I think we need some man power over in Europe. It's not just for the draft, but like Lowetide said getting those Hejdas out of nowhere.

I never understood why we didn't go the Detroit route and have one of the largest scouting staffs around.

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#82 Ogden Brother Jr. - Team Strudwick for coach
August 17 2010, 12:21PM
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Brownlee

Do you know how many scouts the Oilers currently have and where they do their scouting?

I'd be curious to see the breakdown of our scouting staff.

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#83 Jared
August 17 2010, 01:03PM
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No offence to everyone here who cares so passionately about this subject so much, but in all honesty, who even listens to radio broadcasts anymore? Besides possibly people are are forced to work in the evenings, and also have access to listen to a radio, and not watch tv that is. Between a group of 3 friends and me, none of us have listened to more than a handful of Oiler games over the past 5 years on the radio, while not missing many games on tv, or attending games in person. This issue of a new broadcaster is not only not important, but not relevent.

The bigger issue should be finding new broadcasters for Oilers telecasts. I can bear Kevin Quinn, and he is okay, but just okay. He definitely has the be in the bottom quartile of broadcasters in the NHL though, and finding a replacement that would be an improvement should be a cakewalk. Replacing Louie Debrusk has already been discussed enough on this site and is a pretty obvious decsion.

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#84 Crackenbury
August 17 2010, 02:14PM
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Jared wrote:

No offence to everyone here who cares so passionately about this subject so much, but in all honesty, who even listens to radio broadcasts anymore? Besides possibly people are are forced to work in the evenings, and also have access to listen to a radio, and not watch tv that is. Between a group of 3 friends and me, none of us have listened to more than a handful of Oiler games over the past 5 years on the radio, while not missing many games on tv, or attending games in person. This issue of a new broadcaster is not only not important, but not relevent.

The bigger issue should be finding new broadcasters for Oilers telecasts. I can bear Kevin Quinn, and he is okay, but just okay. He definitely has the be in the bottom quartile of broadcasters in the NHL though, and finding a replacement that would be an improvement should be a cakewalk. Replacing Louie Debrusk has already been discussed enough on this site and is a pretty obvious decsion.

You're probably a younger fan. As you get older and your life gets busier with kids and work, you'll find yourself catching Oiler games on the radio while driving to your own kids games or travelling on the highway for work.

There are plenty of people whose only access to a game is through the radio.

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#85 Craigero
August 17 2010, 02:33PM
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I have unheard from the Grapevine from some unamed sources that Steve Kouleas will get the Oilers play by play radio job. These sources might be unamed but I am told they are legit. So take it as you may but I think Steve Kouleas has the job.

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#86 Hemmertime
August 17 2010, 02:50PM
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Blasted Shaw, just let them know Ill be cancelling my service if they don't run the channel, hell, they can even charge me more - I don't care. I just dont want to use Telus' sh*tty PVR service

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#87 Senator Theo
August 17 2010, 05:12PM
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Hemmertime wrote:

Blasted Shaw, just let them know Ill be cancelling my service if they don't run the channel, hell, they can even charge me more - I don't care. I just dont want to use Telus' sh*tty PVR service

I understand that people have personal axes to grind with certain carriers, but TELUS' PVR is actually the best out of all the major providers.

Triple tuner, you can program it over the internet/smartphone, central PVR, less compression, etc.

BTW, I'm with Bell.

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#88 Reggie
August 17 2010, 05:15PM
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Senator Theo wrote:

I understand that people have personal axes to grind with certain carriers, but TELUS' PVR is actually the best out of all the major providers.

Triple tuner, you can program it over the internet/smartphone, central PVR, less compression, etc.

BTW, I'm with Bell.

Just to way in on the Telus PVR - it would depend on which version of the PVR you have. The version I have is limited in features compared to the new version, but it was free of charge and pretty much allows me to do what I need from a simple perspective.

The new version available with Optik is pretty impressive.

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#89 R.A. Slapshotzky
August 17 2010, 05:20PM
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I really like Rishaug. He's the third tenor at TSN in my humble opinion. At first I liked the idea of him being the next play-by-play guy, but the more I thought about it I changed my mind.

Main Reason: his "TSN voice/news voice" kept playing in my head over and over when I tried to imagine him calling games. Hard to imagine his voice with any sort of emotion at all.

Other reason: his voice is also a little soft/high for radio. Call me old school, but I like a Foster Hewitt/Rod Phillips or a Pat Laforge type voice. I think a play-by-play voice is something you're born with...kinda like a goal scorer and if you don't have "it" then you don't have it, but... I would've loved to hear him do a try-out call to hear his voice in a different setting... or at least to give him a chance to prove me wrong.

Another reason: It replayed in my head over and over "Ryan Rishaug reporting, TSN...Ed Mon Ton" when I tried to imagine him yelling "HEEEEEEEEE SCOOOOOOOOOORES!"

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#90 R.A. Slapshotzky
August 17 2010, 05:29PM
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Hey Brownie do you know if Rod sits in on these interviews?

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#91 Hemmertime
August 17 2010, 06:18PM
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@Senator Theo

They JUST got multi-tuner PVR. For the longest time you could only record what you were watching (really fancy VCR). Still, takes 5 seconds to change channels, contract, and only good price if you bundle with their net. But telus cares if you download illegal torrents

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#92 Harlie
August 17 2010, 07:32PM
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R.A. Slapshotzky wrote:

Hey Brownie do you know if Rod sits in on these interviews?

why would he?

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#93 Senator Theo
August 17 2010, 07:55PM
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Hemmertime wrote:

They JUST got multi-tuner PVR. For the longest time you could only record what you were watching (really fancy VCR). Still, takes 5 seconds to change channels, contract, and only good price if you bundle with their net. But telus cares if you download illegal torrents

I may have misunderstood you - that PVR that you're referring to doesn't exist anymore...at least not for new subscribers anyways.

The new Optik service was the one I was describing - like @Reggie was saying...it's pretty impressive.

I have heard that old service was pretty awful though.

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#94 cableguy - 2nd Tier Fan
August 17 2010, 08:29PM
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Hemmertime wrote:

They JUST got multi-tuner PVR. For the longest time you could only record what you were watching (really fancy VCR). Still, takes 5 seconds to change channels, contract, and only good price if you bundle with their net. But telus cares if you download illegal torrents

not trying to hijack the thread but:

1) multi tuner has been out since about february. depending on qualifications and area up grades, you could have up to a quad tuner

2) instant channel change. there is no delay..at all. with the newer optik

3) you can get it with no contract

4) as with any provider, you get a deal if you bundle

i will agree 110% it is far from perfect, but it is light years ahead of where it was a year ago. i download tons of torrents, and have never been questioned at all, no letters no e-mails, nuthin.

personal preference always trumps bells and whistles though

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#95 Jackie Treehorn
August 17 2010, 10:50PM
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Harlie wrote:

why would he?

I could give you 37 reasons why, sir.

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#96 Adam
August 18 2010, 07:34AM
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@Bob

Hey Bob, My buddy has shaw and inquired into this. They informed him that they do not see enough interest in this channel to put it into their channel lineup. What they informed my bud was to write in formally on the interest that he has for this channel. So it’s a plea/petition for the channel.

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#98 Spence
August 18 2010, 08:01AM
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sorry guys...a little behind.

So SHAW pvr people can't get Sportsnet 1?

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#99 Reagan
August 18 2010, 09:25AM
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As far as I know Telus is not actively pursuing overages on downloads. However the tools are in place and it won't be long before this takes place.If you log on to your web account you can check you bandwidth usage each month. The Optik mediaroom product is great and is lightyears above any other provider to this point. I'm hearing that shaw has plans to flip to their PVR anywhere service sometime in Nov or Dec around the same time they pull the analog channels. We'll see if that ever happens.

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#100 Harlie
August 18 2010, 10:05AM
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Jackie Treehorn wrote:

I could give you 37 reasons why, sir.

there's no doubt that Rod has the experience and background to help in the hiring process but my point was that he doesn't sign the cheques, the new guy won't be reporting to Rod and Rod was on the radio saying that he put a in a few personal recommendations but after that the rest of it was out of his hands.

That's why, sir.

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