Bald Faced Truth with John Canzano

John Canzano

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The Bald Faced Truth radio show on Portland's 750-AM The GAME, Fox Sports Eugene (102.9-FM and 1050-AM), Roseburg (1490-AM)and 960-AM in Klamath Falls with host, John Canzano on the Pac-12 Conference and Oregon sports. Big opinions, and the best guests. Oregon Ducks, Oregon State Beavers, Portland Trail Blazers, and more.

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2334 episodes

BFT Show: Allan Benavides, Kelly Graves

John Canzano discusses the latest meetings around College Football Playoff expansion, plus Eugene Emeralds GM Allan Benavides and Oregon Ducks women's basketball coach Kelly Graves join the show. Anna brings the 5 at 5, we play Punch It Audio, and talk who are the true contenders in the NBA. Subscribe for great content.

2h 16m
Feb 23
BFT Interview: Kelly Graves

John Canzano talks to Oregon Ducks women's basketball coach Kelly Graves to talk all things Ducks hoops as the season comes down the stretch. Subscribe for great content.

15m
Feb 23
BFT Interview: Allan Benavides

John Canzano talks to Eugene Emeralds general manager Allan Benavides about the challenge facing the club of finding a new ballpark and why it could lead to the team leaving Eugene if they don't find a resolution. Subscribe for great content.

20m
Feb 23
BFT Show: Robert Raiola, Talia von Oelhoffen

John Canzano discusses the state of the Trail Blazers amid plummeting ticket prices and local television ratings, plus the "Sports Tax Man" Robert Raiola talks the business of sports and taxes, and Oregon State women's basketball standout Talia von Oelhoffen reflects on her game-winning shot to beat UCLA and the momentum building toward the postseason from OSU women's hoops. Subscribe for great content.

2h 15m
Feb 22
BFT Interview: Talia von Oelhoffen

John Canzano talks to Oregon State women's hoops standout Talia von Oelhoffen as OSU has risen to No. 9 in the AP poll, thanks largely to von Oelhoffen's dramatic buzzer-beating three-pointer to beat then-No. 9 UCLA last Friday night at Gill Coliseum. Subscribe for great content.

20m
Feb 22
BFT Interview: Robert Raiola

John Canzano talks to Robert Raiola, the "Sports Tax Man," about how he became known to be the sports tax man, how taxes factor into athletes' decision-making in their contract negotiations, what is a "Jock Tax" and could it come to the state of Oregon, and the tricks players do with their signing bonuses to minimize taxes. Subscribe for great content.

26m
Feb 22
BFT Show: Patrick Crakes, Max Torres

John Canzano discusses the Trail Blazers cratering local television ratings and why it is a reflection of rudderless ownership and takes listener calls. Longtime sports media executive Patrick Crakes gives insight to what's really going on in media discussions like the Blazers will have to have with Root Sports and what factors they should consider in their next deal. Plus, Canzano talks the "Stephen vs. Sabrina" shootout and what TNT got wrong with their coverage, Anna brings the 5 at 5, and Max Torres of Ducks Digest breaks down the big picture patterns he sees in the world of high school recruiting and how Oregon is benefitting from the turnover at Michigan and Alabama. Subscribe for great content.

2h 15m
Feb 21
BFT Interview: Max Torres

John Canzano talks to Max Torres of Ducks Digest about the factors he sees in the high school recruiting world as prospects try to get the attention of major programs, how Oregon is benefiting from the transitions on the coaching staffs at Michigan, Alabama, and Washington, to name a few, what he thinks of Chip Kelly's move to Ohio State, and what he sees from the talent pool in southern California. Subscribe for great content.

22m
Feb 21
BFT Interview: Patrick Crakes

John Canzano talks to longtime media and sports television executive Patrick Crakes about the challenges facing sports franchises like the Trail Blazers when it comes to their cratering local television numbers, what the Blazers should consider when deciding on their broadcast distribution future, his thoughts on the recently announced joint streaming venture between Warner, Disney and FOX, and his advice to Oregon State and Washington State looking to shop their football schedule to media entities this fall. Subscribe for great content.

38m
Feb 21
BFT Show: Kyle Smith, Greg Sankey

John Canzano talks ownership in sports, plus Washington State head men's basketball coach Kyle Smith joins the show, and SEC commissioner Greg Sankey joins for a wide-ranging interview on the present and future of collegiate athletics and his stance on the potential of expanding the NCAA Tournament.

2h 16m
Feb 17
BFT Interview: Greg Sankey

John Canzano talks to SEC commissioner Greg Sankey about his view on potentially expanding the NCAA Tournament in men's and women's basketball, why college football will not turn into a full-fledge semi-pro developmental league for the NFL, how he likes to spend his vacations, and why the SEC and Big Ten came together in a partnership. Subscribe for great content.

32m
Feb 17
BFT Interview: Kyle Smith

John Canzano talks to Washington State head men's basketball coach Kyle Smith about the continued impressive run his Cougars squad is on, the level of defensive intensity they've showed, why he's trying to tune out the noise regarding media praise, and how he deals with social media habits with his players. Subscribe for great content.

26m
Feb 17
BFT Show: Trent Bray, Scott Rueck, Kenny Vance

John Canzano talks about athletes who are great for the leagues and sports they play and why that's important for fans, plus Oregon State head football coach Trent Bray lays out his plans for spring football and the identity he wants to see in his program. Oregon State women's basketball coach Scott Rueck discusses why he is having the time of his life coaching this year's women's hoops team and the tough schedule in front of the Beavs this weekend. Plus, longtime NBA writer and media voice Kenny Vance discusses the state of the Trail Blazers and future ownership if Jody Allen ever comes around to selling. Subscribe for great content.

2h 16m
Feb 16
BFT Interview: Kenny Vance

John Canzano talks to Kenny Vance of Clark County Today and longtime media personality in Portland about his take on former Trail Blazers GM Bob Whitsitt's recent book, the early story on Chauncey Billups' tenure as Blazers head coach, how the Blazers can get back into NBA relevance, if Joe Cronin is ready to be the decision-maker of the future, and the future of franchise ownership if Jody Allen ever comes around to selling. Subscribe for great content.

25m
Feb 16
BFT Interview: Scott Rueck

John Canzano talks to Oregon State women's basketball coach Scott Rueck about the success of his son Cole as a college golfer at Boise State and his win at the Genesis Invitational Collegiate Showcase, how the No. 11 OSU women's basketball team is coming together at the right time, how important accountability within the team has become, and the difficult weekend schedule in front of them with No. 9 UCLA and No. 10 USC. Subscribe for great content.

32m
Feb 16
BFT Interview: Trent Bray

John Canzano talks to Oregon State head football coach Trent Bray about how recruiting has gone so far, his plan for spring practice, what he looks for in potential recruits athletically and with their personality, and what has surprised him about the job since being hired as head coach at the end of last year. Subscribe for great content.

24m
Feb 16
BFT Show: Ann Killion, Spencer McLaughlin

John Canzano reacts to the tragic shooting in Kansas City and the Chiefs Super Bowl parade. Ann Killion of the San Francisco Chronicle discusses the event and her tweet reacting to it, and also talks about the fallout from the 49ers defeat in the Super Bowl and the firing of defensive coordinator Steve Wilks. Spencer McLaughlin of 750TheGame.com and Locked On Ducks discusses where Oregon and other departing Pac-12 schools fit into the transition to the Big Ten. Subscribe for great content.

2h 15m
Feb 15
BFT Interview: Spencer McLaughlin

John Canzano talks to 750 The Game Oregon Ducks insider & "Locked On" podcast host Spencer McLaughlin about the teams he is most intrigued by that are leaving the Pac-12 for the Big Ten, why Oregon is positioned to compete with conference favorite Ohio State right away, and why he is more bullish on USC's Big Ten transition than most. Subscribe for great content.

27m
Feb 15
BFT Interview: Ann Killion

John Canzano talks to Ann Killion of the San Francisco Chronicle about her tweet reacting to the tragic shooting at the Super Bowl parade for the Kansas City Chiefs. Killion also discusses the fallout from the San Francisco 49ers defeat in the Super Bowl and the firing of defensive coordinator Steve Wilks. Subscribe for great content.

28m
Feb 15
BFT Show: Jon Wilner, Jerry Palm

John Canzano reacts to the Draymond Green-Jusuf Nurkic beef and what it says about the state of the modern NBA. Jon Wilner of the Bay Area News Group discusses the future of 'Pac-2' leadership as OSU and WSU begins to part ways with George Kliavkoff, and Jerry Palm of CBS Sports discusses the latest college hoops bracketology and where Pac-12 schools fit into the conversation. Subscribe for great content.

2h 15m
Feb 14
BFT Interview: Jerry Palm

John Canzano talks to CBS Sports bracketologist Jerry Palm about how he got into bracketology, talk of expanding the NCAA Tournament, and how the Pac-12 currently fits into the projected tournament field. Subscribe for great content.

21m
Feb 14
BFT Interview: Jon Wilner

John Canzano talks to Jon Wilner of the Bay Area News Group about the start of the "Pac-2" parting ways with George Kliavkoff, who Oregon State & Washington State may pursue next for their commissioner position, the biggest decisions both schools must next face, and how they fit into the new College Football Playoff format and media deal. Subscribe for more great content.

33m
Feb 14
BFT Show: Mark Gonzales, Raegan Beers

John Canzano dives into Super Bowl 58 and his reaction to Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs once again being too much to take down as the San Francisco 49ers fall in overtime, 25-22. Baseball America's Mark Gonzales talks final season of Pac-12 baseball, and Oregon State standout Raegan Beers discusses her team's strong play and her reaction to winning a second Pac-12 player of the week award. Subscribe for great content.

2h 15m
Feb 13
BFT Interview: Raegan Beers

John Canzano talks to Oregon State women's basketball sophomore forward Raegan Beers about the team's strong play, her on-court leadership, her reaction to winning a second Pac-12 Player of the Week honor this season, lessons learned from her family growing up, and how her parents came to name their children with the same initials. Subscribe for great content.

26m
Feb 13
BFT Interview: Mark Gonzales

John Canzano talks to veteran baseball writer Mark Gonzales about his piece in Baseball America on the emotions surrounding the final season of Pac-12 baseball in the conference. Subscribe for great content.

19m
Feb 13
BFT Show: Scott Leykam, Mark Schipper

John Canzano gives his thoughts on Chip Kelly leaving UCLA to become offensive coordinator at Ohio State. Plus, University of Portland athletic director Scott Leykam joins the show, and 5th Down College Football's Mark Schipper offers additional Kelly perspective and what it means for the rest of college football. Anna brings the 5 at 5 and Canzano gives his official score prediction for Super Bowl 58. Subscribe for great content.

2h 15m
Feb 10
BFT Interview: Mark Schipper

John Canzano talks to Mark Schipper of 5th Down College Football in the wake of Chip Kelly's eyebrow-raising move, leaving UCLA to become offensive coordinator at Ohio State. Subscribe for great content.

18m
Feb 10
BFT Interview: Scott Leykam

John Canzano talks to Scott Leykam, University of Portland athletic director, for an update on all things Pilots athletics, where he sees UP sports within the landscape of the Portland media market, and the modern perils of leadership in the college space amid conference realignment, NIL and the transfer portal. Subscribe for great content.

27m
Feb 10
BFT Show: P.J. Carlesimo, Dana Altman, Demi Lawrence

John Canzano delivers a message to parents in youth sports, plus P.J. Carlesimo talks Pac-12 hoops and '92 Dream Team memories and Oregon Ducks head coach Dana Altman gets honest about his coaching future in Eugene. Portland Business Journal's Demi Lawrence details her conversation with Beaverton Mayor Lacey Beaty concerning the potential MLB to PDX efforts to bring a stadium to the RedTail Golf acreage in Washington County. Subscribe for great content.

2h 16m
Feb 09
BFT Interview: Demi Lawrence

John Canzano talks to Demi Lawrence of the Portland Business Journal about her conversation with Beaverton Mayor Lacey Beaty and what it means in the ongoing developments for the Portland Diamond Project's attempts to purchase the RedTail Golf Course acreage from the City of Portland and the local impacts on bringing baseball to the area. Subscribe for great content.

27m
Feb 09