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RWB podcast #168 – On the CFL’s future and Birmingham football’s past

RWB podcast #168 – On the CFL’s future and Birmingham football’s past

September 7, 2020

With no CFL season to be played in 2020, what can the Rouge White & Blue Podcast co-hosts Joe Pritchard and Os Davis find to talk about? How about professional football in Alabama, for starters?

Joining the RWB for this episode is sports journalist/columnist Scott Adamson to talk his new book, The Home Team: My Bromance with Off-Brand Football. Scott talks to us about the nine professional football teams that have (briefly) called Birmingham, Alabama, home, including the Birmingham Barracudas of the CFL USA and the Birmingham Stallions of the good old USFL.

No, the RWB cannot avoid the elephant in the room and so discuss the future of the CFL, Canadian football and other major sports from whom the end may be in sight…

The Rouge, White & Blue CFL Podcast: Ardently wondering what the future holds.

RWB CFL Podcast #167 — The Name Changes

RWB CFL Podcast #167 — The Name Changes

July 26, 2020

Considering that no manner of professional football is happening on either side of the Canada/US border, this July has been historic. In the NFL, the professional team in Washington, D.C., will finally be ditching its racial slur of a name; meanwhile, the CFL’s Edmonton franchise will no longer be known as the “Eskimos.”

 

Naturally, Rouge White & Blue CFL Podcast co-hosts Joe Pritchard and Os Davis are excited about these needed changes and kick around a few aspects of the move(s) forward, including possible new names – hey, everyone else is doing it! Also, how should white-guy football fans approach backers of such teams who decry the disrespect for history, tradition, etc.?

 

O, and this other sports thing. Baseball – or something resembling baseball – began this week in 29 MLB markets in the US plus Buffalo, Canada, and RWB weighs in on the general absurdity unto futility. Os, for one, will never be the same after just a few innings of what looks more like Kafka’s romper room.

 

The Rouge White & Blue CFL Podcast: Loving the history, looking to the future…

RWB CFL Podcast #166 – What we talk about in June 2020 w/special guest Ryan Ballantine

RWB CFL Podcast #166 – What we talk about in June 2020 w/special guest Ryan Ballantine

July 3, 2020

What do CFL fans talk about when not talking about the CFL during a suspended season?

On their parts, Rouge, White & Blue CFL Podcast co-hosts Os Davis and Joe Pritchard together with CFL Horseman host/3 Down Nation writer Ryan Ballantine chat it up about Christion Jones’s recent job-losing tweet, classic CFL games on the tv, and the relative likelihood of the CFL, MLB, NBA and NFL actually playing out anything meaningful in 2020.

Plus, we’ve got an update on the Cold Snap Dream Canadian Football League and word of Joe’s latest ambitious CFL tabletop football project – which in turn gives Ryan a chance to remind us of how incredibly dominant his Calgary Stampeders have been for the past three decades.

The Rouge, White & Blue CFL Podcast: We gotta put that unused CFL-watching energy somewhere…

RWB podcast #165 — CFL present & future w/guest Josh Smith

RWB podcast #165 — CFL present & future w/guest Josh Smith

June 24, 2020

We can assure you that this is the correct version of episode 164. The duplication of episode 163 was due only to technical difficulty and was not at all sloppiness on Os's part. Yeah, that's the ticket...

CFL football season may be postponed, but the CFL podcasting game goes on! Rouge, white & Blue podcast co-hosts Joe Pritchard and Os Davis are joined by he of Podskee Wee Wee, Josh Smith, to commiserate on strange times for football, sports and world.

The RWB deep-dives into this week's statement from CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie, the possibilities for the 2020 season and Josh happily talks Os out of his doomsday scenario for Canadian football.

Plus and update on the going-on in the Cold Snap Dream Canadian Football League, a quite interesting substitute for real football.

The Rouge White & Blue CFL Podcast: Wishing fathers a Happy Father's Day and everyone a Happy Juneteenth!

RWB CFL podcast #164: Talking 1995 Baltimore Stallions w/head coach* Greg Smith

RWB CFL podcast #164: Talking 1995 Baltimore Stallions w/head coach* Greg Smith

June 12, 2020

Normally, the Rouge White & Blue CFL Podcast would be celebrating that the question “#IsItJuneYet?” is no longer relevant, but of course this is 2020. Thus the only CFL football happening right now is of the sim variety. For example, the Cold Snap Dream Canadian Football League, of which RWB co-host is commissioner.

Joining Joe and co-host Os Davis for analysis of and discussion about the CSDCFL is Greg Smith. Greg is the head coach – but not the owner! – of the Cold Snap 1995 Baltimore Colts/Stallions and a new devotee of tabletop sports gaming; he talks about learning curves and his team’s 0-2 start in the league. Currently atop the standings board are Joe’s real-life 2019 Winnipeg Blue Bombers and between these two are the 1981 Edmonton Eskimos, the 2003 Edmonton Eskimos, the 1991 Toronto Argonauts and the 1994 Sacramento Gold Miners.

Hey, it may only be simulated CFL football, but it’s CFL football nonetheless…

Preview — Truly the GOATs episode 1: Jim Thorpe

Preview — Truly the GOATs episode 1: Jim Thorpe

February 28, 2020

A preview of episode 1 of Truly the GOATs, a sports history podcast by RWB co-host Os Davis. This one focuses on Jim Thorpe, the 20th century's greatest athlete and the NFL's first bonafide superstar...

An introduction to Truly the GOATs

An introduction to Truly the GOATs

February 28, 2020

An introduction to Truly the GOATs, a new sports history podcast by Rouge White & Blue co-host Os Davis.

RWB podcast #163: 2020 CFL free agency with BC Lions fan Kenny Stevenson

RWB podcast #163: 2020 CFL free agency with BC Lions fan Kenny Stevenson

February 26, 2020

Happy New Year! (Is it too late for that?)

The Rouge White & Blue CFL Podcast returns for the 2020 season, and we're bringing screenwriter, actor and comedian Kenny Stevenson with us! Kenny's aboard the RWB to discuss how free agency has treated his BC Lions after a 2019 they'd certainly like to forget.

After that, it's RWB co-hosts Joe Pritchard and Os Davis left on their own to assess fortunes of the CFL's other eight teams from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats' strong acquisitions to the defending champion Winnipeg Blue Bombers staying mostly pat to the Montreal Alouettes' carousel of an offseason (and not just the mind-blowingly ham-handed attempt of Quan Bray to bring more than 150 pounds of weed over the Texas-Mexico border).

The Rouge White & Blue CFL Podcast: Funny as they want to be...

RWB CFL podcast #162 — How about those Winnipeg Blue Bombers!

RWB CFL podcast #162 — How about those Winnipeg Blue Bombers!

December 6, 2019

Rouge, White & Blue CFL Podcast host Joe Pritchard would like to remind everyone that his beloved Winnipeg Blue Bombers are the 2019 Grey Cup champions -- and does so on this episode of the RWB.

In what is becoming something of a tradition at the RWB, Joe has returned from Calgary replete with a swell case of the Grey Cup Plague but nevertheless is ready to expound to RWB co-host Os Davis on one jealousy-inducing great time at Grey Cup week.

And yeah, we chat a little about the CFL's so-called "coaching carousel", which this year actually looks a bit more like a game of coaching musical chairs.

The Rouge White & Blue CFL Podcast: How can it get better than this...?

RWB CFL Podcast #161 — Grey Cup preview with Rod Villagomez

RWB CFL Podcast #161 — Grey Cup preview with Rod Villagomez

November 21, 2019

What else would the Rouge White & Blue CFL Podcast be about this week other than the 10th Grey Cup?

RWB's regular co-host Joe Pritchard was apparently so excited to experience a Grey Cup championship game involving his beloved Winnipeg Blue Bombers that he practically sprinted to Calgary from Wisconsin, leaving podcasting in the dust for the week. So joining RWB co-host Os Davis is our compadre Rod Villagomez of the Wood Cookie Sawcast.

Os and Rod talk ... well, what else but the Grey Cup?!?!? (And a couple of rabbit holes...)

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