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La Poche Bleue: a 110% segment to be launched this autumn

When you think of the recent history of sports media in Quebec, you can’t help but think of the now-defunct 110%. The daily, which was on the air for ten years at the turn of the 2000s, was the scene of sports debates of all kinds, and was often good TV.

With a long line-up of debaters who weren’t afraid to speak their minds, it often caused quite a stir.

And even though the TV format has not existed for nearly 15 years, many fans continue to hope for its return in some form. The good news is that their wish will be granted this fall: Maxim Lapierre announced today that, starting this fall, La Poche Bleue will have a ” 110% ” segment on the weekly show.

He also stated that we can expect to see some former contributors to the show, as well as some new faces.

Lapierre doesn’t go into detail about the potential contributors who could be “back,” but one wonders if the fact that the guys have ties to TVA Sports might help them repatriate some faces who are in the Quebecor fold.

I’m thinking in particular of Michel Bergeron, Réjean Tremblay and Jean-Charles Lajoie, as long as the latter isn’t there at the same time as Michel Villeneuve.

But no matter which faces return, it’s a good idea for La Poche Bleue to take a chance on bringing back a debate segment with a 110% flavor. We know that the show has been quite popular, and the sports debate concept is quite a winner.

Will they be able to recreate the atmosphere of the defunct show? Stay tuned.

The new season of La Poche Bleue kicks off on September 4, as Lapierre noted today. He also took the time to deny the idea that Stéphane Gonzalez had left on bad terms: it ended respectfully, and they plan to work together again eventually (perhaps in their new 110% incarnation?).

I can’t wait to see what happens, personally. And I have a feeling I’m not the only one.

In bursts

– There are some great bargains in there.

– The process leaves its mark. Talk to P.K. Subban.

– It’s never pleasant.

– The Rays’ ace pitcher could be out for a long time. My text on the subject.

– She’s got the talent to go far, anyway.

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