We discuss Brendan's career which has taken him to each of the last 3 Brier finals. He gets into how his rink continues to train and play during COVID-19.
Warren and Kevin get us up to speed on what's happening across the country in our curling news and results.
Brendan unveils the top two things he thinks must change in curling.
We also talk about:
The current deficit in qualified coaching.
The problem of losing our young athletes because they don't have the proper funding. Brendan has an interesting solution: A Challenger series.
And Kevin's son Karrick is Brendan's lead. Brendan talks about the things the Martins have in common.
Today the boys discuss the sport's governing bodies and why they take so much flak.
Update on COVID, including tough days for one of Ontario's biggest clubs.
Kevin has an update on recent spiels.
We've got some great curling opinions from around the world via our email segment.
Players getting cut from curling teams. How awkward is that? Warren even cut a couple of skips over the years.
Kevin has some great stories about his former third, John Morris who'd occasionally be late to the party.
In our flashback feature, Warren recaps the great career of Hec Gervais, who won the Brier with Warren in 1974.
Zijn er afleveringen die ontbreken?
So much talk all the time about how clubs should be run. What are they doing to support the game? Are they getting young people involved ? How do they handle food and beverage? How many bonspiels do they host etc.
Well, who better to answer those questions than the GM of The Kelowna Curling Club? Jock Tyre runs one of the most successful curling clubs on the planet. Play is back underway in many places but the story is not so good in Ontario
Why does the image of curling suffer so badly in Canada and nowhere else around the world?
World Curling Federation makes some changes
The boys have on the absolutely hilarious, outspoken Ben Hebert, the gold medalist lead from Kevin's Olympic-winning team in Vancouver and four-time Brier champion.
Hebert makes no bones about being one of the best in the world!
He also hammers Kevin on a couple of his takes and provides some of his own that may not be too popular with the powers that be.
"Benny Heebz" gives his houghts on John Morris joining their already powerful team, skipped by Kevin Koe. He talks about his crazy workout regime and what about almost 1/2 a million followers of his “Sheet Show” segments on You Tube?
Should curling have some sort of handicap system like they do in golf?
There are lots of people out there who wanna curl in the summer. Maybe it’s time we make ice all year round.
Lots and of rinks are up and going. How are they doing it?
Warren weighs in on Curling Canada and this month's AGM.
Everyone agrees Warren Hansen took curling to new heights but before that there was Ken Watson. We discuss Watson's life and times in the sport of curling.
A great conversation today with Kaitlyn, who plays third for the Jennifer Jones team that won gold for Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Kaitlyn also curled with John Morris in the mixed doubles event at the 2018 Winter Olympics where they won gold. Kaitlyn became the first person to win gold in curling two consecutive Olympics.
We ask Kaitlyn about the days when she worked TWO jobs for Kevin and how one of them almost went very, very wrong. She also talks to us about the changes to Team Jones schedule for the fall amidst COVID. She gets into her love of mixed doubles and how it may be a path to getting new people to the sport. She's quite outspoken about junior curling and the current Scotties format.
The boys had on Mark Shurek, the best ice maker in the world. You’re going to be surprised about how much needs to be considered when laying down a sheet of ice. Also, why Mark almost left the game...for not very nice reasons.
And Warren gives us an update from The World Curling Federation
Kevin tells a hilarious story about sneaking drinks into the Olympic village and the dilemma of where to get ice cubes.
Curling is being played now and Warren has all the updates.
Everyone says the game should be shortened to 8 ends but the boys are thinking maybe only 7.
It’s time many competitors should be wearing helmets.
Not everyone can get a seat in the lounge at curling clubs. We gotta fix that.
The game is tough enough but Kevin had to throw stones with a bunch of beer spilling onto the sheet.
Olympic and Brier Champion Brad Gushue joins us this week, outspoken as ever, with strong opinions on all the hottest issues in the sport.
The boys discuss the big problems with sponsorship cresting on player uniforms. They talk about the issues facing the playdown structure in junior curling. They get into the junior camps that Reid is doing and the vision he has for them. How do you grow curling clubs if there's no way to teach the new people who want to come in and learn and there's no ice time allotted to them? Concerns about the World Curling tour.
Clubs and events are making plans to get up and going. A club in the US is already open and operating.
Are lively rocks and great ice conditions making the game too easy at the Elite level?
It’s time for a world junior mixed doubles championship as well as junior mens and women’s doubles. Where’s the WCF and why aren't they weighing in on this? Should there be one hack or two?
Where are you now, Brent Pierce?
A hilarious story when Kevin fell flat on his face!
A great interview with 3-time US National Women’s curling champion
Jamie Sinclair, who grew up in Ottawa.
The boys tackle the structure of curling and how it needs to be fixed.
The waters are muddy when it comes to professional, amateur or recreational curling.
It might be time to look at different pools for competitors at the world level.
How should we go about initiating these changes?
The USA might not be as good as we are but the boys say, "Watch out, here they come!"
Should professionals be the only teams that play in the Brier?
Not everybody likes the way TV networks cover games during a broadcast.
A great history lesson about how curling used to be played and why the Americans were one of the original participants but had to back out.
Where are you now, Alison Goring? A fabulous career and remarkable personal triumph!
The day Warren booted Jimmy out of the arena
He’s on the #1 ranked team in the world with Brad Jacobs, E J Harnden and Ryan Harnden
Voted the best 2nd of all time!
Provincial, Brier, World and Olympic champion...
Mark Kennedy is our guest and talks about his unbelievable career with Kevin Martin, Kevin Koe and more!
He does not back down on where he sees the game going and what changes need to be made.
A great interview with Jim Armstrong and his unbelievable curling accomplishments and how he stepped up to help players have a voice.
Judge for yourself when the boys breakdown curling's players association. Kevin has a solution to fix what seems to be a sport behind the eight ball in that regard.
Who would’ve thought that curling would fly in Las Vegas? Hear how Warren took a risk and why.
Kevin and Warren take a deep dive into the history of sweeping and what it's all about. To back it up, we’ve got Karrick Martin on the show, one of the best sweepers in the game! Also, we tackle the big issue of some clubs having to endure exorbitant operating budgets.
- A discussion about prize money and endorsements after we received a note from Saskatchewan's Matt Dunstone.
- Changes are coming to coaching rules. Kevin spoke about it with University of Alberta coach Rob Krepps.
- Tiebreakers and Triple knockouts
- In our "Where are they Now?" segment, Kevin catches up with Jan Betker, best known for playing third on the Sandra Schmirler rink that won three world championships and an Olympic gold medal in the 1990s.
The boys give us their take on coaching, suggesting some radical changes.
Even the best curlers in the world have thrown away games they had locked up.
Pat Ryan / Al Hackner 1985 Brier.
Junior curling needs some fixing up.
What’s the solution to figuring out alternate players?
Where are you now, Kerry Burtnyk?
- An interview with reigning Canadian champion Kerri Einarson.
- Many clubs around the world are going to open up amid COVID-19.
- Players don’t like the tiebreaker changes people are talking about
- Should high-performance teams get a pass into The Scotties and The
Kevin and Warren take a dive into restrictions on who can play in what province. Do you have to live there to play there?
Some curling club expenses are much higher than others and don’t get the same tax breaks etc. Is there a solution?
Some of you had lots to say about sexism in curling.
Kevin and Jimmy sit down for an interview with Rudy Ramcharan.