TSN Drops The Ball on Halladay Trade Coverage

December 18th, 2009 by Ian Hunter Leave a reply »
It was the story that dominated the headlines from coast to coast, above and below the 44th parallel.

You couldn't turn on the television or radio without hearing about the Roy Halladay trade.

Yet, one network opted to put this massive story on the back burner: TSN.

Thankfully, other networks like Sportsnet, The Score and even Sun TV did the story due diligence.

I sent an email to The Casino Rama Grill Room earlier this week lambasting TSN—more specifically Off The Record —for failing to give the Roy Halladay trade the proper attention it deserved.

The day after the initial trade rumours hit the internet and the airwaves, OTR did address the trade, though not until the third segment of the show.

They even had Will Hill—former Blue Jays public relations manager—on the show. To make matters worse, following OTR, SportsCentre led off the show with a story on a Jason Spezza injury instead of the Halladay trade.

On Tuesday, you couldn’t walk through the city of Toronto without seeing a paper with Roy Halladay on the cover, let alone walk down the street without people talking about it.Yet TSN decide ...

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