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« on: July 22, 2021, 12:14:06 PM »

From 3rd down nation

https://3downnation.com/2021/07/22/rod-smith-shifting-to-play-by-play-role-kate-beirness-to-host-cfl-on-tsn-panel/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=rod-smith-shifting-to-play-by-play-role-kate-beirness-to-host-cfl-on-tsn-panel


There are a number of changes coming to the CFL on TSN ahead of the 2021 season, according to a source who was granted anonymity.

Veteran broadcaster Rod Smith is shifting to a full-time play-by-play role to help fill the void left by Chris Cuthbert, who departed for Sportsnet in June 2020. Smith has hosted the CFL on TSN panel since 2014, though he has also occasionally performed play-by-play duties.

Dustin Nielson will also be on a number of games to do play-by-play, particularly early in the season. With Rod Black calling games at the IIHF Women?s World Championship for most of August, Nielson will be on frequently for the early portion of the season.

Broadcasting veterans Glen Suitor and Duane Forde will return to their usual roles as game analysts. Unlike previous years in which Suitor was paired with Cuthbert and Black was paired with Forde, there are no pairings for the first third of the 2021 season. Suitor will regularly appear with Smith, Black, and Nielson, as will Forde.

Kate Beirness will take over hosting the panel full-time this season. She previously served as the host for Thursday Night Football, which featured live music and was geared towards a younger adult audience.

Davis Sanchez and Jim Barker will appear in-studio on the panel alongside Beirness, while Milt Stegall and Matt Dunigan will join remotely until the Canada-U.S. border is reopened.

Sideline reporters will include returnees Claire Hanna, Farhan Lalji, John Lu, Sara Orlesky, Ryan Rishaug, and Matthew Scianitti.

The opening game of the 2021 CFL regular season is set for Thursday, Aug. 5 at IG Field and will be called by Rod Black and Glen Suitor.
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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2021, 04:48:42 PM »

I love Kate.
Amd she is better looking than any one on the panel.
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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2021, 05:59:13 PM »

I love Kate.
Amd she is better looking than any one on the panel.

Milt says hello.
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2021, 02:03:42 PM »

Yeah...sorry.  Have you seen Kate shoot baskets" she's the eighth wonder of the world.Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2021, 03:09:53 PM »

I like it but I thought Matt lived in Canada. I guess not.
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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2021, 03:13:15 PM »

Yeah...sorry.  Have you seen Kate shoot baskets" she's the eighth wonder of the world.Smiley

She was a basketball player until an injury ended that for her.
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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2021, 04:11:53 PM »

Sounds great all around me. The less Rod Black the better Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2021, 05:43:16 PM »

I had heard that about Kate.
Hey Rod Black done. Good.
He repeats what is said into his earpiece. I would have expected he would have learned something.

How about they put that idiot Jay Onrite as a host?.  I would puke.  How and why would a fool try so hard to be funny/odd, fail, and yet kept on being a clown?  Worse,  why would TSN promote that.  I mean hire Jim Toth
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« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2021, 04:02:00 AM »

I had heard that about Kate.
Hey Rod Black done. Good.
He repeats what is said into his earpiece. I would hav expected he would have learned something.

How about they put that idiot Jay Onrite as a host?.  I would puke.  How and why would a fool try so hard to be funny/odd, fail, and yet kept on being a clown?  Worse,  why would TSN promote that.  I mean hire Jim Toth

Rod Black is not done.  He will be broadcasting games.
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« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2021, 08:27:42 AM »

Smith is awesome on panel, pretty bad at PBP.  Sigh.  Hopefully he'll improve.  He's not really a "voice", he's the glue that holds the broadcast together...

Kate: meh, ok, I can live with it now after her K-C & Jojo joke in 2019.  Crack up Milt on-air some more and I'll like her even more.  However, can I take her for 9-12 hours a week, 14 weeks straight?  We'll see.

No Brodie?  Darn, I liked Brodie.  Guess you can't do the wandering-fan-reporter thing with covid.

Barker should be good.  I like having a coach guest-panel.  Glad Sanchez is there still.  No Burris?  Might be pretty dead player-wise on the panel until the Americans are let in.  "Video call" panel won't be the same.

Dustin is fine.  Should get better.

So... meh... seems like the overall number of faces will be a bit less than usual.  But they didn't blow up the joint, so that's good.
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« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2021, 08:13:50 PM »

Burris is assistant coaching in the NFL.  He was too good to let all that knowledge go for whatever TSN pays.
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