Radio / Television

103-inch plasma TV connects new Sportsnet set


TORONTO – Rogers Sportsnet tore the wrapper off its new flagship show, Sportsnet Connected, on Monday evening, aimed squarely at the young male audience. It was a little irreverent and a little silly (even moreso than sports news programs usually are), the anchors wore jeans, ties are now verboten and I think I saw one host's hirsute bellybutton (no, not Martine Gaillard's), while some of the other reporters grew out a soul patch. Most of the chairs have vanished and the anchor desks are either gone or redesigned – and 6 p.m. host Brad Fay looked maybe a little uncomfortable...