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  • We’ve got Patrick Prade, general manager at the Vancouver Curling Club, ‘In The House’ to discuss some of the things he’s doing to bring in new curlers (4:00), revenue breakdown that is helping to create a sustainable business, experimenting with Spring League, and the costs associated to being a member at a curling clubs.

    The guys answer an email from ‘Edward’ about Warren’s comments about Pan Continental Cup, Divisions and ‘earning your spot’ (20:50). What’s Happening Around the Curling World? A new $80,000 event in Sault Ste. Marie has been announced for next year, and will be played at the same time as the Pan Continental Cup (28:30) and British Curling has named their high-performance teams for next year (33:00).

    In Hot Rock Topics, the guys look at a new study talking about the measured fitness benefits of curling (38:00). What Are You Hearing? Warren talks about a new survey taken at USA Curling about what they think USA Curling should be focussed on (42:40), and Warren gives a quick history of how the loss of ’Schoolboy Curling’ has impacted curling in Canada (48:15).

    This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen & Kevin Martin, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome.

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    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

  • The guys are joined by Bob Popil from the Thistle Curling Club in Edmonton (3:00) to talk about what makes the Thistle such a successful club, the overhead costs of running the club, what Curling Canada and Curling Alberta are doing to help curling clubs, balancing time in the facility between curling club membership vs corporate and group events as well as other possible revenue streams, and the importance of maintaining a good atmosphere at the club.

    On ‘What are You Hearing?’, the guys are joined by Jill Price, Director of Audiology & Client Experience at HearingLife Canada, to discuss the importance of getting your hearing checked (23:30), new hearing aid technology, the effects of hearing loss on mental health, why HearingLife was interested in getting involved with sponsoring curling in Canada and Jill tries to convince Jim to get his hearing checked.

    In the Mailbag, Jim gets an invite to go to Detroit (42:30) and they also get a letter about why the announcers never blame the skip for missed shots (45:30). In What’s Happening Around the Curling World, WCF announces that Pan Continental Tournament will be held in the Kelowna Curling Club next year (49:55) and the guys discuss the need for getting Jr’s involved in Mixed Doubles (57:00).

    This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen & Kevin Martin, recorded by Steven Coyle, mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome. Social by Griffin Porter.

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  • The guys are joined by Pete Townshend (Goldline CEO) and Andrew Brett (VP of Goldline) to talk about how they got involved with Goldline (1:00), the international growth of curling, the head protection options that Goldline offers, they preview some new products coming out next year and they talk about how the Goldline crew got Kevin’s daughter across the border!

    They get into the mailbag Jim (27:00) and we learn how Jim got the name “Jungle Jim”. Warren gives a few examples of curling in Canada being slow to adopt new rules over the years, including banning smoking on the ice! (36:40)

    In What’s Happening Around the Curling World, the boys discuss the retirement of German curler Daniela Jentsch (42:10), talk about the recent European Div C Championships (43:40). In What Are You Hearing, the guys talk about the concept of not allowing stopwatches on the ice (53:00).

    This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen & Kevin Martin, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome.

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    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

  • The Old Bear joins the show in the season finale! John sits down with Kevin Martin for an hour-long conversation. As always, they kick things off with the Top 4 lightning round…which quickly dissolves into stories from Kevin’s career (3:10). John asks Kevin about playing with ’fiery thirds’ throughout his career (14:15), doing PR and building the Martin brand the old school way (17:50), and Kevin recalls getting chirped by the Sedins after going on a 5 game losing streak against Swedish legend, Peja Lindholm.

    In Dirty Laundry, Kevin talks about blowing his back out mid-game and having to be carried off the ice in Saskatoon (24:45), calling a fellow curler by the wrong name for a decade, his worst losses (27:35) and the lessons learned from them. They discuss some of Kevin’s battles with Curling Canada that ultimately led to a boycott (30:10), the lineup that many consider the Greatest Team of All Time (30:50), Kevin recalls talking to Ben Hebert about making some adjustments if he wanted to play on Team Martin (41:00) and John asks Kevin what legacy he wants to leave behind (48:40).

    We get some shocking results and even more amazing stories in Extremely Difficult Own Career Trivia (50:00) and learn about an alternate universe where Kevin is an NHL center, in the Extra End, as Kevin answers a question from Reid Caruthers.

    This podcast is produced by Mike Rogerson & John Cullen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by John Cullen. Social media support by Griffin Porter.

    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

  • The guys are joined by Emma Miskew and Tracy Fleury fresh off their Champions Cup victory (4:50). They give their thoughts on the future of the ‘no tick’ rule, Tracy talks about her sweeping prowess, their practice schedule, Emma gets into how they decided to shuffle their lineup and what their training schedule looks like for the upcoming off-season.

    They then get into the Mailbag, What’s Happening Around the Curling World (31:02), a discussion about the final World Curling Federation rankings for the season in Men’s, Women’s, and Mixed Doubles (35:00) and this leads the conversation about the residency rule (41:50).

    In Hot Rock Topics, the guys discuss a rule suggestion from the Facebook group (47:10), Jim gets a little fed up with all the changes constantly being proposed in curling (49:45) and In What Are You Hearing, Warren talks about legendary curler, Ron Northcott, who passed away this week (53:30).

    This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen & Kevin Martin, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome.

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    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

  • Ben Hebert and Marc Kennedy join the guys ‘In the House’ and talk about how they celebrated their victory at the Champions Cup (2:30), their impressive shooting percentage, the importance of winning the hammer, changes they’ve made to add some consistency to their team shooting, Warren asks Ben about shooting 100% in the final, how the no tick rule has changed the job of the lead, curlers attempting the Nick Edin ‘spinner’ shot on ‘the Sheet Show’, Kevin asks the guys about how they handle sponsorship deals and branding on social media, and how they manage to balance being on the road, with family time at home. Jim asks the boys ‘what has changed’ in curling (29:01) and who they see coming up the ranks to be the future of the sport.

    The guys answer an email from the Mailbag — suggestions for updating curling clubs usage (38:20). In ‘What’s Happening Around the Curling World’, Kevin gives an update from the KIOTI Champions Cup (42:30) and also discusses the increased family activities at the Championship (46:00)

    Warren reviews their picks from the finals (47:30), makes an announcement about USA Curling USA (48:50) in ‘Hot Rock Topics’ and in ‘What Are We Hearing’, the guys talk about a surprising personnel change on team Tirinzoni (55:00).

    Watch the entire piece on Nik Edin HERE

    This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen & Kevin Martin, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome.

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    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

  • Kevin gives an update on the action at the Champions Cup as we head into the final weekend of the season (2:45) they discuss the ‘draw to the button’ (7:55) and then they make their picks for the weekend (14:20).

    Kevin sat down with Kevin Koe and Karrick Martin to talk about the new addition to the team (18:45), Karrick talks about learning to sweep with a new partner (20:45) and Kevin talks about what it’s like to have every guy on the team throwing so differently (21:50). They also get into the upcoming sweeping study, as well as the ice conditions at different events (25:00) and Karrick talks about some extreme carving techniques for different purposes.

    The guys react to the interview and also discuss another interview Kevin did with Nick Edin, for Sportsnet.

    Watch the feature entire piece on Nik Edin HERE

    This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen & Kevin Martin, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome.

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    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

  • In the penultimate episode of the season, John talks about the Best in the West tournament in Saskatoon (0:00) then he welcomes in Reid Carruthers! They kick things off with the lightning round (3:25), Reid talks about his headwear fashion choices, his role in developing the Pro Slide, playing with Jeff Stoughton and what they did to bond as a team, and in the Dirty Laundry segment, John digs up a couple of stories from Japan and heights (19:10).

    The guys talk about the unique pressures of the 2017 World Mixed Doubles (24:45), the impact of a good sports psychologist, Colin Hodgson stepping away from curling and the legacy he leaves behind (31:40), and John praises Reid's coaching style. In the Extra End, Kerry Galusha has a spicy question for Reid (44:10).

    This podcast is produced by Mike Rogerson & John Cullen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by John Cullen. Social media support by Griffin Porter.

    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

  • Fresh off their gold medal performance at the World Mixed Doubles Championships in Korea, Korey Dropkin and Cory Thiesse join the guys (4:30) to talk about how they were able to pull off such a great performance (8:10), their philosophy behind the game, how they became a team and how their careers have always paralleled each other, the use of the power play in mixed doubles, how they intend to balance four-person curling with mixed doubles, and they give their thoughts on the mixed doubles schedule.

    The guys answer a question about how PVR affects the way people watch games and also offer a couple of ideas on shortening broadcasts (24:30). We get an update on the Mixed Doubles and the Sr’s World Championships on What’s Happening Around the Curling World (31:30), Kevin gives a preview of the Champions Cup (39:00) and the guys give their predictions for the tournament (42:00).

    In Hot Rock Topics, Kevin and Warren bring up some ideas on how they can speed up the game in the future (45:00).

    This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen & Kevin Martin, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome.

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    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

  • The guys check in for a quick update on the World Mixed Doubles and World Senior Championships in Korea. Kevin talks about an impressive showing from Estonia (6:20) and an update on Canada’s Jennifer Jones and Brett Laing (7:20). They discuss how to watch the mixed doubles games via Recast (8:30), Warren gives his take on the mixed doubles round robin (10:00), then they get into the World Senior Championship and the pub at the Senior’s rink (13:30), and they wrap things up with their predictions for the finals of the mixed doubles (15:20).

    This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen & Kevin Martin, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome.

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    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

  • The guys are all over the place this week with Kevin in Korea and Jim in Ontario. The guys look at the way baseball implemented new rules to speed up the game in Hot Rock Topics and wonder if curling could do the same (6:15).

    Then they are joined by 4-time Brier champion and 14-time Grand Slam winner, Glenn Howard. Glenn talks about coaching Jennifer Jones and Brent Laing at the Mixed Doubles Championships in Korea (14:25), the on/off ice balance that he brings to training, how he’s able to continually get himself ‘up’ for competition after so many years, the difference between coaching 2-person and 4-person curling, how the team approached dealing with the time change, the quality of curling in the world today and Jim presents a flurry of issues for Glen to comment on. Plus, Glen gets excited about the Leafs (35:30)

    They guys answer a question from the mailbag about the complications with some of the streaming features for the mixed doubles (38:05), Kevin talks about the future of broadcasting (40:25) In What’s Happening Around the Curling World, Warren explains how locations are chosen to host events (42:15) and why mixed doubles and Sr’s are paired together (47:10), and they talk about the 'Best of the West’ next-gen event put on by Matt Dunstone (52:00).

    This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen & Kevin Martin, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome.

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    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

  • Kerry Galusha recently played her 150th career game at the Scotties. She joined John to talk about curling in the Northwest Territories, playing on natural ice, the travel challenges, beating Jennifer Jones in her prime, the different rule iterations of representatives from the north, as well as relegation pushing northern teams out of the Scotties and Brier. Kerry talks about stepping up her game and dedicating even more time to curling later in her career, and John breaks the news that the team WILL be staying together for another season (33:00).

    See how Kerry does with Extremely Difficult Own Career Trivia (34:17), In ‘Dirty Laundry’, John asks Kerry about binge-watching reality TV and which brother she likes better (19:35), and she answers a question from Matt Dunstone in ‘the Extra End’ (38:45).

    This podcast is produced by Mike Rogerson & John Cullen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by John Cullen. Social media support by Griffin Porter.

    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

  • Isabella Wranå joins the guys fresh off her ‘dream come true’ win at the Princess Auto Players’ Championship (3:55). Kevin asks if the idea of being the Players Champion has sunk in, wonders what she is going to do with all the prize money, and Warren asks about their training schedule and what they are all up to besides curling while getting an update on her mixed doubles plans. Isabella discusses her father playing in the Seniors with Anna Hasselborg’s father, how they managed to stay confident in such a big game against such a tough opponent and what her first thoughts were after winning the biggest game of her life.

    In the Mailbag, they answer a couple of funny questions about the difference between playing at a championship vs playing on ‘wonky club ice’ (20:22) and another email from Possum Lodge, that proposes banning brooms completely (22:20). Kevin gives a wrap up on the Players’ Championship (24:30), Warren gives his take on the weekend and talks about some young players that stuck out to him (26:40). They review their picks…(29:20), Warren gives a rundown on the new rules announced by Curling Canada (31:05) and a preview of teams to watch at the upcoming mixed doubles and Sr’s championships coming up in Tokyo (38:45).

    Hot Rock Topics, the guys discuss when the curling season should end (43:30) and in “What Are You Hearing”, Warren and Kevin share their thoughts on Matt Baldwin, who passed away this week, a legend of curling (46:50).

    This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen & Kevin Martin, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome.

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    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

  • From Toronto, Kevin talks about the weekend at the Players’ Championship (2:00), Warren agrees with the playoff format, they review their picks from the past week (8:00) and make their picks for the finals this weekend.

    Earlier in the weekend, Kevin caught up with Kaitlyn Lawes and Jocelyn Peterman (13:40) to discuss the pregnancies on the team (14:00), adjustments they’ve made this season, the support of their sponsors, growing their families, and juggling mixed doubles on top of it all.

    Grand Slam Features Rachel Homan [sit down with Kevin Martin]

    This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen & Kevin Martin, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome.

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    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

  • Bruce Mouat joins the guys, fresh off of winning Gold at the Men’s World Championships (2:00). He talks about how cool it was to see so many people showing support with Scottish flags at the tournament, the importance of the sweepers in the modern game, the effect of re-sanding the stones halfway through events, Kevin asks about throwing ‘spinners’ after seeing ‘The Greatest Shot of All Time’ by Nik Edin, Bruce gives some insight into their training plans over the ‘off-season’ and then offers his advice to a 13-year-old girl who emailed the show seeking some advice about how to proceed in curling.

    The guys get into the mailbag (22:30), Kevin gives us his wrap-up of the World Men’s Curling Championship (35:00) and Warren offers some statistics from the tournament (37:30). Then they have a chat about the Princess Auto Players’ Championship and the Pinty’s Cup (42:20), the guys discuss the different ‘amounts of curl’ that different tournaments ask for (50:25), and in the new segment ‘What Are You Hearing’, the guys discuss some news about a change in Jennifer Jones’ team and a change in a major mixed doubles team (53:45).

    This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen & Kevin Martin, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome.

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    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

  • A quick update before the weekend gets underway at the Men’s Final in Ottawa. Jim tells a story about his sleeping habits at the patch (1:30) and Kevin recaps the action that has happened at the Men's Worlds thus far, with a special shout-out to Türkiye’s performance (3:05). Jim asks Kevin if it’s better to lose in certain situations in order to end up playing a more favourable opponent in the playoffs (6:05), Warren looks at some statistics to see if the statement ‘if you shoot well, you win’ is holding true at the championships (7:15) and the guys wonder why Oskar Eriksson hasn’t been as automatic (9:30). Jim asks Kevin if teams adjust their strategy based on who they are playing against and how you’d try to beat Brad Gushue (10:15). The guys each choose their predictions for Gold, Silver, Bronze…guess where Jim has Gushue ranked this time (13:30).

    This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen & Kevin Martin, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome.

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  • John starts off with his thoughts on all the team changes in the curling world (0:15). Then, he is joined by Matt Dunstone (3:55) to talk about what makes him cry (4:45), his famous 12-end game in the Manitoba final (6:00), being a young skip (15:45), why he thinks he can land a plane (18:50) and crushing A&W teen burgers (22:30).

    Matt talks about re-uniting with Colton Lott (23:45) and the mutual respect and communication amongst the team (25:00), how he stays in control of his body when playing in emotionally intense situations (27:07), he reveals his curling idols (28:00), discusses his relationship with his coach, Adam Kingsbury (29:20), and how he deals with the stress and emotions of losing such a big game at the Brier this year (32:05). They talk about the U30 ‘Best of the West’ tournament that Matt puts on and how he hopes it will help keep curlers evolve after they graduate from the junior ranks (35:00). In the Question of the Week, John asks Erin Pincott and Kyle Doering the worst thing about coming home after being away for a tournament, and makes a bad Eminem reference (45:10).

    This podcast is produced by Mike Rogerson & John Cullen, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by John Cullen. Social media support by Griffin Porter.

    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

  • Kevin starts off with a general update on the Men’s World Championship in Ottawa (3:00) and some interesting things happening with the ice (5:30). Warren explains the playoff system being used at the Worlds (6:50). The guys make their predictions for the Final Six at the Worlds (9:00), and Warren updates us on the Canadian Juniors where the Alberta girls made history (10:15) and then discusses the new inductees into the Curling Canada Hall of Fame (12:55).

    After the break, Vice President of the WCF, Hugh Millikin joins the guys for ‘In the House’ (20:25). He tells the story of how he ended up a Canadian curler in Australia (20:50) the growth of curling worldwide (22:55). Kevin asks where and how they are going to handle the new events that are coming with this growth all over the world (24:45). Warren asks if there are plans to modify the tournament and playoff structures to accommodate the large amount of countries getting involved (30:00) and the future plans for mixed doubles (34:45). Hugh talks about the transition to streaming and the new ways of broadcasting the sport (40:15).

    Afterwards, the guys reflect on the interview and further discuss new ways to update and modernize the sport and fill the downtimes during games (44:05). They answer a question from the mailbag about scoring, percentages and timeout rules (46:30). All 3 guys weigh in on Canadian fans cheering when the opposing team makes a bad shot (52:00) and also discuss some retro curling fashion (55:30).

  • The guys talk to Silvana Tirinzoni and Alina Pätz from team Switzerland, fresh off their win at the Women’s World Championships (2:45). Jim asks about how their win was celebrated by their home country (3:30). They tell Jim that they never get sick of being around the game and they have plans to come directly over to watch the Mens Championship in Ottawa (4:15) and they talk about how they each got into curling (5:00). Kevin asks about the new Swiss team members and admits that he didn’t think it could possibly go this well (7:15). Warren asks about a specific play in the 8th end of the finals against Norway (11:10). They comment on the ice and stone conditions (12:05) and sanding the stones mid event (13:30). Jim asks about their practice routines and what they would suggest for young people getting in to curling (14:55). Jim wonders what they do to relax (18:40)

    After the break, Kevin comments on the how amazing work ethic and knowledge of Silvana combined with Alina’s ‘ice cold veins’ are what lead to this incredible success (20:51). The guys answer an email from ‘Greg’, who has a question about the different types of sweeping, carving, knifing etc (24:45). Kevin talks about the strength that sweepers possess now, to the point of breaking brooms (29:30) and then gives us a recap of the Women’s Worlds (31:00).

    Finally, Warren updates all the curling action that’s been going on, starting with Jones and Gallant winning the Mixed Doubles (35:50), the Canadian Wheelchair Championships in Moose Jaw (39:40), and the Canadian Jr Championships that are underway in Quebec (40:35). Kevin gives a preview of the upcoming World Men’s Championships (43:00). The guys discuss the issues that arose with the broadcast of the Women’s Worlds and what could be done to improve that (48:00).

  • Kevin joins us from the Women’s Worlds in Sweden. The guys talk about the future of Team Scotland now that Eve Muirhead has retired (4:45), Kevin gives a special shoutout to Denmark for beating both Canada and Sweden in the round-robin (5:35) Warren shares his thoughts about how to change the qualifying round (6:30), and why Team Einarson is at a bit of a disadvantage due to the scheduling of the Scotties (8:30), Warren updates us on the scores from the mixed doubles qualifiers in Sudbury (12:05) and the guys give their picks for Gold, Silver and Bronze (15:15).

    This podcast is produced by Warren Hansen & Kevin Martin, recorded and mixed by Mike Rogerson, and hosted by Kevin Martin, Warren Hansen and Jim Jerome.

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    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.