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RWB CFL podcast #151: Conquering hero returns (again)!

RWB CFL podcast #151: Conquering hero returns (again)!

September 12, 2019

On this episode of the Rouge White & Blue CFL Podcast, co-host Joe Pritchard tells us of his latest trip to Winnipeg, this time buoyed by his beloved Blue Bombers' domination of the Saskatchewan Roughriders in this year's Banjo Bowl.

Co-host Os Davis, meanwhile, has a rant on some Facebook activity by members of a certain team's fanbase last week -- of course, that's what he gets for taking Facebook too seriously.

Joe and Os also look forward to next week's games and the remaining games on the schedule, with particular reference to the Bombers, Riders and Calgary Stampeders vis-a-vis just how that West division'll shake out.

The Rouge White & Blue CFL Podcast: Not quite ready for the playoffs just yet.

RWB CFL podcast #151: The Stamps are back

RWB CFL podcast #151: The Stamps are back

September 5, 2019

Rumour has it that a big professional football league in the home nation of Rouge White & Blue CFL Podcast co-hosts Joe Pritchard and Os Davis kicks off this week -- it's called the NFL or something -- but the RWB only (mostly) has eyes for the good ol' Canadian league, especially since the defending champion Calgary Stampeders flipped the switch to return to dominant form last weekend.

Sdaly, Joe must lament last week's Winnipeg Blue Bombers loss and fears another this weekend as he gets set to jet back up north again for the Banjo Bowl game. (Bombers management: If you're listening, take note of the astounding logical reasoning as to why he should become a paid employee of Winnipeg Football Inc...)

The RWB also looks at all the other games playing out around the CFL, with focus on those six teams which already seem to have playoff spots lucked up.

The Rouge White & Blue CFL Podcast: Where Kickers and punters are people, too...

RWB CFL podcast #150: The NFL’s Winnipeg debacle

RWB CFL podcast #150: The NFL’s Winnipeg debacle

August 29, 2019

As Americans, Rouge White & Blue CFL Podcast co-hosts Joe Pritchard and Os Davis feel obliged to, well, tee off a bit on our home country's NFL for the atrocity of a preseason football game last week in Winnipeg. By RWB's reckoning, this not-quite-meaningless moment in time was quite indicative of the big league's attitudes, general outlook, and growing negative reputation.

And though it is fun to pick apart the idiocy's of the US league, Os and Joe also get down to analyzing last week's games -- including more glorious wins by our favoured Montreal Alouettes and Winnipeg Blue Bombers -- and picking (as best we can) the outcomes of hte three Labour Day games playing this weekend.

(Please excuse some sound issues in the first minute of so of this podcast; it's all cleared up by the 2:00 mark...)

The Rouge White & Blue CFL Podcast: Two Americans being driven ever deeper into the Canadian football camp...

 

 

RWB CFL podcast #149: Medseason review

RWB CFL podcast #149: Medseason review

August 22, 2019

Whoa, what happened? Half of the 2019 CFL season is already in the books? Yeesh, time flies when you're recording podcasts...

Thus do Rouge White & Blue CFL Podcast co-hosts Os Davis and Joe Pritchard take stock of year in Canadian football to this points and banter over key questions such as who takes the no. 3 seed in the East bracket? Whose defense is best primed for the second half? And which of the CFL's by-far worst three will be at bottom come seasons end?

Joe and Os go on to talk last week's games and (though we sometimes wonder why) try to forecast week 11's results. All this in 42 minutes or less!

The Rouge White & Blue CFL Podcast: Like Jim Mora, trying not to look ahead to the playoffs.

Meteorology

Meteorology

August 14, 2019

Usually the CFL is electrifying with its style of play, but this week, an electrical storm caused havoc in the league. Os Davis is on assignment, so Joe is joined by Robert Dalton (@rougedalts) of Rouge Radio (@rougeradio) to cover the week that was and the week that will be. We'll just be over here rooting for no thunderstorms...

RWB Episode 147: Joe is Famous?????

RWB Episode 147: Joe is Famous?????

August 7, 2019

Okay, maybe not, but he was lucky enough to be profiled by Carlos Verde over on The Snap on the CFL.CA website (https://www.cfl.ca/2019/07/31/fans-football-wisconsin-joe/). This is briefly touched on (although Joe could have gone on for hours about how great his trip was and how wonderful everyone he met was), and the hosts do the regular spin around last week's games and this week's games.

RWB CFL Podcast #146: Joe goes to Toronto

RWB CFL Podcast #146: Joe goes to Toronto

July 30, 2019

Rouge White & Blue CFL Podcast co-host Joe Pritchard is heading up to Toronto to watch his Winnipeg Blue Bombers trounce those poor Argonauts on Thursday night, so the RWB's got an early-release version of the show this week. 

The podcast begins as always with a roundup of last week's games, but since both and RWB co-host Os Davis's repository of adjectives and other descriptors for the Augos and the BC Lions offenses has apparently been exhausted, most of the time is spent on *that decision* in the Ottawa Redblacks-Calgary Stampeders game and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats' Pyrrhic victory over the Bombers.

And RWB goes on to preview the week 8 games -- Winnipeg at Toronto, Hamilton at Saskatchewan, Ottawa at Montreal, Edmonton at Calgary -- all of which except that one that Joe's attending seem pretty compelling.

The Rouge White & Blue CFL Podcast: Admiring the Canadian game from south (and sometimes) north of the border...

RWB CFL Podcast #145: How delusional can you get about the Montreal Alouettes?

RWB CFL Podcast #145: How delusional can you get about the Montreal Alouettes?

July 25, 2019

With one-quarter of the 2019 CFL season gone (or is that three-quarters left to play?), Rouge White & Blue CFL Podcast co-hosts Joe Pritchard and Os Davis take stock of the league thus far. Like most CFL fans, the RWB sees three distinct tiers of team forming and, to be honest, little hope seems in sight for the trio of bottom-feeders (BC Lions, Ottawa Redblacks, Toronto Argonauts).

No longer on the bottom tier are the Montreal Alouettes. Just one week after a whole lot of turmoil shook up the front office, the Als put together a third consecutive win for the first time in … well, long enough. Os gushes about those Alouettes and, thanks to CFL Twitter, now knows exactly how delusional hi is about Montreal’s chances for the 2019 Grey Cup.

And RWB’s got predictions ‘n’ picks for week 7 as well, though three games on the slate appear to be no-brainers, with the vogue pick for this year’s ’Cup final – Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Hamilton Tiger-Cats – at center stage.

The Rouge White & Blue CFL Podcast: Allez, allez, allez, allez...

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RWB CFL Podcast #144: Madness, controversy, conspiracy, chaos — plus Vernon Adams and a pretty good D — in Montreal

RWB CFL Podcast #144: Madness, controversy, conspiracy, chaos — plus Vernon Adams and a pretty good D — in Montreal

July 18, 2019

This week, Rouge White & Blue CFL Podcast co-hosts Os Davis and Joe Pritchard thought they'd be talking up the Montreal Alouettes' second consecutive winning, but instead devote time related to the bizarre firing of GM Kavis Reed, the even stranger stories that are cropping up in the aftermath of the dsmissal, and the ensuing totally weird conspiracy-mongering.

Sure, the rest of the CFL gets their due as well, with kudos to (again) the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Hamilton Tiger-Cats, not to mention the RWB's early choice for surprise of 2019, those 3-1 Edmonton Eskimos. And o yes, there's derision for those totally disappointing BC Lions.

Then, as they say, RWB's onto next week, with picks and forecasts for week 6, particularly the Eskimos-Alouettes game of Saturday afternoon -- a surprisingly important match for both teams and the league.

The Rouge, White & Blue CFL Podcast: Who doesn't love a good conspiracy?

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RWB CFL Podcast #143: Joe’s team is good

RWB CFL Podcast #143: Joe’s team is good

July 11, 2019

RWB CFL Podcast episode #143: Joe’s team is good

Things settled down to normal in the CFL last week: Rouge White & Blue CFL Podcast co-hosts Joe Pritchard and Os Davis each went 2-2 in picking the games; CFL Twitter blew up irrationally about nothing; the Calgary Stampeders smoked the opposition in scary fashion; and we got one more reminder that Joe’s beloved Winnipeg Blue Bombers are actually really good.

Joe and Os give their rundown of the week 4 games – well, except for the BC Lions-Toronto Argonauts match which infamously ended on a game-winning rouge. For that one, they mostly discuss said rouge and the ridiculous overreaction to the outcome of what will likely be a meaningless game in the final analysis.

The RWB also forecasts next week’s games, particularly with regard to the short-term futures of the Saskatchewan Roughriders and BC Lions; one already seems unlikely to survive through to the postseason…

The Rouge White & Blue CFL Podcast: Did we mention the Bombers are good?

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