The Lowdown was on the air tonight without Jackie for the first time. Steve drafted in The Enge as Jackie’s replacement and the pair didn’t miss a beat. The show started with the return of the opinion segment called WTF. Steve took the opportunity to sound off on the poor quality of dental hygenists following a pre-show visit to the dentist that cost him pints of blood. That’s followed up with a listener email about Steve and Jackie’s poor Olympic roster preview. The guys then talk about the favourites for the Olympic hockey tournament. The news deals with Law and Order. With no Jackie to give us a single, Steve replaces it with the worst of music followed by It Came From YouTube. After the commerical break, the guys talk about Alex Burrows’ persecution complex and name the NHL’s halfway award winners. It’s a change of pace as far as hosts are concerned but the same old Lowdown insanity as far as the show is concerned.
On the Extra, there’s more of everything. The WTF is longer as Steve describes what the dental hygenist did to him in too much detail. There’s a more detailed breakdown of the surprises on the Canadian Olympic hockey roster. There’s another story on the news. Entertainment includes a look at Leno vs. Conan. After the break, there’s more on Burrows vs. Auger. There are also more NHL halfway awards given away. All told, it’s over sixty-five minutes of Lowdown Extra fun. As always, the action comes to you uncut and uncensored.