While we are a Vancouver sports podcast, every so often we venture beyond the pacific coast. We kick off this show with the firing of Mike Babcock by the Toronto Maple Leafs. Was it deserved? Was he the problem, or is it the lack of support players? One thing for sure is the drama will continue in Toronto.

Back home we check on the Canucks big road trip. It's been a rough stretch, but should we hit the panic button? What steps should be taken to learn from the challenges and get past them? Will an influx of fresh bodies help? At the cost of who?

With football, Grey Cup is upon us, as Winnipeg and Hamilton advanced to the big game. Which team will end their long championship drought? The Seahawks were on a bye week, but we go around the NFL and look forward to some big upcoming matchups. Is the playoff picture already set? All this and more, plus our best and worst in Garbage Time!

What happens when two legends in their own minds talk about a comedic legend? You get another episode of Just A Bit Outside! We start this show with the topic everyone has an opinion on - the Don Cherry saga. Was he deservedly fired? What will be his legacy? What does it say about our country in general?

Of course we talk Canucks as well, as a recent three game slide brought the team back down to earth. What can be learned from the experience? Can the special teams keep clicking at their current rate? What are the challenges coming up the rest of the month?

How about some football? We discuss the epic Monday Night game with the Seahawks and 49ers and all the drama it presented. Which one of them will take the division title? We do a full NFL rundown, and also recap the CFL Semifinals. Can a western team be the east finalist for the Grey Cup? All this and more plus our best and worst in Garbage Time!

Are we climate activists? If you're talking about changing the sports climate in this town, then most definitely yes. We start off with a look back at the Canucks successful California road trip, including exercising some demons in a certain arena. What's been driving this hot start? Can the team sustain this success when faced with tough challenges? This will be a telling month.

The BC Lions season has ended, which means the changes have begun. Did the head coach deserve to be fired, or is he taking the brunt for the errors of others? The Seahawks managed to win again, although the question marks remain. Can they keep pace with the 49ers? They go head to head next game, and we may get answers from that. All this and more, plus our best and worst in Garbage Time!

Can the effect of an individual impact the culture of a team or city? We like to think so, since Just A Bit Outside has been changing the culture here for 163 shows. In this case, we're talking about J.T. Miller and the Vancouver Canucks. How do you measure the impact he has had here in such a short time? What will the lasting positives be? We take a look at the past couple games, and how the season has progressed so far. Have their been any big negatives? Will the October momentum continue into November?

With football, we reflect on the Seahawks win. It wasn't pretty, and it wasn't dominant, but a win is a win. Should fans be concerned with how they played against a subpar opponent? Will they be able to keep pace with the 49ers? Can the 49ers and Patriots stay undefeated? How about the World Series? The road team has won every game, and mostly in convincing fashion. Did baseball need a good series to save the season? Can anything ruin it? Find out with us, plus our best and worst in Garbage Time!

Great things we've had in the past 50 years in Vancouver: the internet, clean drinking water, and Just A Bit Outside. Missing from that list has been the Vancouver Canucks having organizational depth. Has that finally come to fruition?

We start the show with a recap of the Canucks stellar four game road trip, where they won in different ways. Are there any warning signs for the team at this point? Can they keep up this level of excellence all year? How about the start from the Utica Comets? How does this impact the long term success of the franchise?

We talk a little football, as the BC Lions season draws mercifully closer to an end. The Seahawks came back down to earth with a humbling home loss. Will they be able to bounce back next week, or has the team been overachieving so far? The World Series is on too, with the Expos...I mean Washington taking on Houston. Rest or rust? We'll find out as the series goes. All this plus our best and worst in Garbage Time!

What happens when you upset an overreactor? A little bit of name calling of course. All in a days work in the world of Just A Bit Outside! After a slow start, the Canucks rebounded this week to get above the .500 mark. Should we be planning the parade, or pacing ourselves? We look back at the first home stand of the year, including our thoughts on the opening night ceremony and the new third jersey. How are things going in Utica with the Comets? We discuss it all and look forward to the first eastern road trip of the year.

With football, the BC Lions playoffs hopes have been dashed, along with the season of their starting quarterback. What's left for the final three games for the team? How about those Seahawks? Another come from behind win led by Russell Wilson has the team at 5-1. Are they the team to beat in the NFC West, or is this a surprise? We even talk some baseball playoffs, as the World Series approaches. All this and more, plus our best and worst in Garbage Time!

We all overreact to things, like getting cut off in traffic or spilling a drink. One thing you can't overreact to is the excitement you feel for another episode of Just A Bit Outside! We start this week with the absolute beatdown the BC Lions delivered to Toronto. Is this team for real after winning four straight, or are they just beating teams worse than them? How about those Seahawks? Can they continue their winning streak into Cleveland, or are they due for a crash back to earth?

Hockey season is now underway, and the Canucks have started with two losses. Is there reason to hit the panic button, or is that an overreaction? Will the offense start to click, or is something (or someone) missing from the team? Will home ice be the cure that ails them? All this and more, plus our best and worst in Garbage Time!

It's what we've waited months for... the 2019-2020 NHL season, and our Vancouver Canucks preview show! We cover it all - personnel, line combinations, best and worst case scenarios, anything and everything. Are they a playoff team? Let's find out!

Back with a vengeance! Did you miss us as much as we missed us? Only one week left until hockey season, but until then, here's another episode of Just A Bit Outside! We kick off with football, as the BC Lions are suddenly world beaters (except not), but let's take the positives. Can this momentum carry through the rest of the season? Would it be enough to save the jobs of the coach and GM? We also discuss the Seahawks first loss of the year, and wonder if they can fix their mistakes. Are they a contender or a pretender?

With NHL training camp done and the pre-season in full swing, we discuss the Canucks and their challenges. Brock Boeser is back into the fold, but will he be ready for the season opener? What about the other roster battles going on? Who will be sent down to Utica or put on waivers? More answers may come in our season preview show later this week. All this and more, plus our best and worst in Garbage Time!

September 11, 2019

Episode 157 - Paging BB

Sometimes you get exposed to greatness and remember the moment it happened. It probably happens every time you listen to Just A Bit Outside, but it definitely happened on September 7, 2019, when Bianca Andreescu won the Women's US Open singles title. We start off this show looking back on her historical achievement, including her run through the tournament and what it means for her future. Where does her win rank on great moments in Canadian sports? We also break down the Week 1 action from the NFL, which included a Seahawks win and another prima donna performance from a wide receiver. Plus an honourable mention to the BC Lions who at least looked better losing this week.

Just one more sleep until the start of NHL Training Camp, so of course we talk about the Canucks. Will Brock Boeser be at training camp? Will he be with the Canucks at all this season? We look at a number of roster battles and players we are excited to see in action. Who do you think needs a great showing at camp? Will someone feel the salary cap crunch? All this plus our best and worst in Garbage Time, plus a salute to those who stepped up when needed most on 9/11.

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