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Jim Traber on “Canadian Television”

We’ve all heard Jim Traber mention to Mark Rogers, “Gentlemen, I talked about this earlier today on Canadian Television.”  We’ve heard Jim say that so many times that we even made a “Canadian Television Rule” for our Jim Traber Drinking Game:

2. The Canadian Television Rule
Purchase a six-pack of Molsen Ice or Labatt’s Blue and place one bottle in the middle of all the players. Whenever Traber mentions an appearance on Canadian television, everyone must yell “Tom Brennaman.” The last person to yell “Tom Brennaman” must chug the entire beer.

But until today, there has really not been any local proof that Traber actually makes the occasional appearance on the small screens to the North.  We’ve always just taken Jim for his word, which is obviously a questionable thing to do.  That’s why we are happy to share with you this clip we found of Jim Traber on “Canadian Television,” which verifies his claim:

Poor Poor Canadians.  Some of my thoughts:

“¢  How many people from Toronto watch this and think, “Why the hell do we have some guy from Oklahoma City talking sports?”  Seriously.  This would be like The Oklahoma Sports Blitz having some weekly segment with one of Toby Rowland’s friends from Indiana.

“¢  It’s hard to believe that Traber doesn’t have a problem with grown men crying.  I can’t wait for the day he cries on air!  Oh wait…he does that every other day.

“¢  I wonder if he and Cal Ripkin watch these clips in their underwear?


  1. Jim Traber is big time. He has Cal Ripken’s cell phone number in his pocket. Also he used to play hockey with Cal at Cal’s home gym and Cal always wanted Jim to be on his team. At least he wanted Trabes on his hockey team. Not sure about how he felt about Jim being on his baseball team.

  2. Just riveting television. Could they maybe raise the camera a couple of feet so that Trabes isn’t staring down at it? If that wasn’t the problem, then Traber needs to lay off the ganja before his Canadian TV appearances.

  3. Traber was a division one quarterback, fellas. He got arrested on a panty raid and Jimmy Johnson bailed him out of jail.

  4. Anybody recall a segment on Channel Five that Traber did with Barry Switzer? Sometime in the last 2-4 years maybe. Traber wore a sport coat, shorts, and running shoes. They were on stools in front of a desk.

    How did this guy get on tv (U.S. or Canada) and radio? Dude, grow a real beard and lose some weight………

    How can we take him seriously?

  5. I’m with Mark, I guess Traber never saw “A League of Their Own.” But I guess that would be like watching women’s sports to Jim.

  6. The over and under on the number of people who watch Traber in Toronto on “Canadian television” is 12. I’ll take the under.

  7. Jim reminds me of the pillsbury doughboy, quit wearing golf shirts with the tail tucked in, you make the whole joint look shabby.

  8. Traber is a fraud and a loudmouthed, whiney punk. Thinks he is a tough guy, but is a potbellied pig! He is such a name dropper and self promoter. His kid is the next Dick Butkus—NOT, but his kid is on roids. Have seen him play against the big boys and he looks like he is lost. He is a marginal player at best, but gives good effort.

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