Gabriel Morency

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Gabriel Morency (born August 10, 1970) aka "The Late Night Anger Management Professor" is a Canadian sports broadcaster, who previously hosted daily shows Morency and Covers Experts on Hardcore Sports Radio and Sports Rage on both Hardcore Sports Radio (HSR) The Score Television Network Team 1040 in Vancouver and Team 990 in Montreal.[1] He now hosts Hard Drive and Sports Rage on www.morencysports.com as well as MMA Meltdown with Morency on The Fight Network.

Montreal/Team 990[edit]

Morency was born in Montreal, Quebec. Before becoming a broadcaster, Morency played minor hockey and was on his way to England to play professionally, but chose a career in entertainment, dropping out of school to tour in a rock/metal band named Homicide. Ultimately, he ended up in radio after a local Montreal radio talent suggested that he get his own show.

In Montreal, Morency also wrote in the Montreal Mirror, a free press newspaper and was host of The Blue Line, a Montreal Canadiens postgame show, and Sports Line Saturday, as well as a weekly Montreal Expos Show. He hosted the show Sports Weekly before joining the Team 990 channel.

Morency placed fourth in the Montreal Readers Poll as the biggest sports personality in the city behind only José Théodore, Saku Koivu and Vladimir Guerrero in 2005. He has placed lower in recent years.

Hardcore Sports Radio[edit]

On November 17, 2006, Morency announced that he would be leaving the Team 990 on December 1, 2006. 11 days later, he was on Hardcore Sports Radio, in Toronto, co-hosting Hardcore Football Sunday and later, hosting Sports Rage. As well, he made picks on To the Point, a television show on The Score. Morency had several regulars.

Sports Rage was also known for "Road Rages". In a 38-month span, there were 27 Road Rages. Road Rages are broadcast shows at various venues around North America where Morency and his listeners come together and is usually accompanied by many guest stars. Sports Rage also has common callers on his show including "The Rickster", Brandon in St. Louis, Avry in Edmonton, Rocco in California, Rob in Boston, "Bruder", and "Baroni", among many others. "Cage Calls" are also a common event on the show. The most recent Cage Call was on December 23, 2008 with "The Rickster" and Drew in Nelson, BC."Cage Calls" featured two callers who talk "smack" back and forth. Previously, when Sportsrage was on the Team 990, "Cage Call" Championships were held. Champions included The Spoiler, Johnny Powers, Mike from the Gas Station and Madness.

Morency was joined by fellow The Score/Hardcore Sports Radio personality Cam Stewart on two shows by the names of Morency and Covers Experts' (Formerly Game On!) that broadcast on Hardcore Sports Radio Sirius 98. Gabe and Cam were joined by Greg Sansone during Morency, and a different member of the Covers.com website to break down the night in betting during Covers Experts. They often talked to Las Vegas Sports Insider expert Brian Blessing, who Morency has given the nicknames "Ricky Rickshaw" (from a prior incident where it was suggested he start a Rickshaw Business in Vegas) and "Kenny Rogers"(because of a caller who said the photo of him that was used looked like the singer). Covers Experts was broadcast every weekday at 6:30pm EST on The Score Television Network and Hardcore Sports Radio. Morency also appeared alongside Cam Stewart and Sarah Meehan at the last segment of the show Drive This! on Hardcore Sports Radio hosted by Richard Garner. Sports Rage also had a position of power that was given to the callers and Sports Rage staff known as the Councilman. The first councilman election was won by Eric Cohen. Later councilmen included Rickster and Avry in Edmonton who was the last known councilman when the post was vacated by Eric Cohen who replaced Rickster after he stepped down. The position was soon retired on Hardcore Sports Radio after Morency left the company.

In the late summer of 2009 Morency entered into a wager with Cam Stewart on which professional sports franchise would win a championship first within 10–15 years time: Cam took the Toronto Maple Leafs and Gabe took the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Departure from HSR[edit]

Morency left Sirius / The Score in November 2009 to 'go solo', and in early December, 2009 he started 'Morency Sports'.

On November 3, 2009, it was officially announced by his superiors that Morency was let go by Score Media on a new HSR show called "The Meeting." Confidentiality agreements between Morency and the Score Media were in place when "The Meeting" was broadcasting and his superiors were unable to provide details/reasons about Morency's departure from Score Media.

Morency Sports[edit]

On December 4, 2009, Morency launched MorencySports.com. "Sports Rage" airs live Monday to Friday via webcast from 10PM - 12AM ET on [1]. Other shows on the site include "Gametime Decisions" - airing weekday afternoons at 6PM ET, MMA Meltdown Tuesdays at 9PM and "Avry's Sports Show" - Tuesdays at 8PM ET.

Morency has brought a large portion of his former Sirius Radio audience with him and attracted some of his on-air talent as well. Rich Salzer, a former Arena Leaguer, is now the Arena Football expert with his segment, 'This Week in Arenaball', which he has done with Morency for 10 years starting with an ArenaBowl preview in 2002. Former NFL'r Kyle Turley, now a musician is also on board with Morency.

FTSY Sports Network

Morency is now hosting multiple shows on the network, including Game Time Decisions, which include bets and DraftKings picks, and Morency Unfiltered.

References[edit]

http://www.morencysports.com