Published on:

28th Feb 2024

TCA Ep1262: Ian Mendes On Becoming A Stand-Up Comic, Covering The Hockey Canada Scandal, Working Vancouver 2010 Golden Goal, The Sens & More

Ian Mendes of the Athletic makes his return to the TCA Studio today for a pint and a wide-ranging conversation.

Topics include his memories of working the gold medal game of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics on the anniversary of Sidney Crosby's golden goal, the story behind his recent appearance as a stand-up comedian, the differences between "sports reporters" and "journalists" in the context of the Hockey Canada scandal, whether this late-season charge by the Ottawa Senators is different than previous years and so much more.

Here's a link to Ian's piece from the morning after The Golden Goal that we referenced on the show. https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/mendes-gold-medal-blog/

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A Canadian Sports & Craft Beer Podcast.
Tall Can Audio is an Ontario-based sports, craft beer, comedy and culture pod with a focus on the NHL and beyond. Join Matt Robinson, Rob Christy and the rest of the TCA Crew as we sample a local craft beer on each show while discussing whatever's on our minds from the world of sports, music, or anything else that's making us laugh that day. Plus tons of great guests thrown in to the mix as we go. Yes - we could be accused of occasionally going a little overboard on the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators. Join us for a pint and a chat!

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