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RWB Podcast #160: CFL playoffs round 2

RWB Podcast #160: CFL playoffs round 2

November 14, 2019

What else would the Rouge White & Blue CFL Podcast be focused on this week but round 2 of the CFL playoffs? (After co-host Os Davis put a capper on the vanquished 2019 Montreal Alouettes, that is.) Heck, we only gratuitously mention the so-called "coaching carousel" so as to destroy one specific listener's liver.

As for those conference championship games, RWB co-host Joe Pritchard lays out the case for his Winnipeg Blue Bombers to upset the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Regina, and Os proposes an alternative method. Neither much the chances of the Edmonton Eskimos at the freakin' fearsome Hamilton Tiger-Cats, but Os in particular has been misjudging these things all season long...

The Rouge White & Blue CFL Podcast: Two games before the Grey CUp? What?!?!?!

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RWB Podcast #159: CFL playoffs round 1

RWB Podcast #159: CFL playoffs round 1

November 8, 2019

Incredibly enough, the 2019 CFL playoffs are here already; it seems like just yesterday we were composing tweets ending in #IsItJuneYet and here we are, with three teams eliminated and two more joining them on Sunday.

Rouge White & Blue co-hosts Os Davis and Joe Pritchard are on tenterhooks as they await playoff Sunday for their beloved Montreal Alouettes and Winnipeg Blue Bombers, respectively.

But before diving into rants about point spreads (the Edmonton Eskimos are just 1½-point underdogs?) and hopes for trick plays (could these be the difference for the Bombers against the Calgary Stampders?), Os and Joe register some incredulity at the Ottawa Redblacks’ “parting of ways” with Rick Campbell and BC Lions’ dismissal of DeVone Claybrooks.

As for those playoffs, yes, the RWB’s got theories. And predictions.

The Rouge, White & Blue CFL Podcast: Where playoff time means deep dives…

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RWB CFL podcast #158: Andrew Harris denied

RWB CFL podcast #158: Andrew Harris denied

October 31, 2019

O boy, does Rouge White & Blue CFL Podcast co-host Joe Pritchard have a beef. The team awards/nominations for league awards have been released by the league, and Joe, like several members of his beloved Winnipeg Blue Bombers is quite steamed at the exclusion of Andrew Harris from said lists. And co-host Os Davis has a hot take on Joe’s hot take.

However, before the RWB totally descends into Pardon the First High Horn-like exclamation and exhortation, Os and Joe manage to talk some Canadian football, with strong emphasis on the upcoming playoffs. The two attempt to give answers to stuff like … How far can a Collaros-led Bombers team go? Who can stop the Tiger-Cats? How much of Shiltz will Alouettes fans get this Saturday? And how bad are the 2019 Redblacks?

The Rouge White & Blue CFL Playoffs: Who needs awards, anyway…?

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RWB CFL podcast #157: Can you believe CFL season’s almost over?

RWB CFL podcast #157: Can you believe CFL season’s almost over?

October 24, 2019

Two weeks remain in the regular season and, though three playoff spots in the West have yet to be determined, but Rouge White & Blue CFL Podcast co-hosts Joe Pritchard and Os Davis can't help but look forward to the playoffs.

And this despite their favourite teams -- the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Montreal Alouettes, respectively -- aren't exactly looking like worldbeaters going into the playoffs.

Speaking of playoffs, we've got your playoff scenarios and pick 'em calls for week 20; Joe reveals his CFL Pick 'Em record for 2019, and it's not at all unimpressive. RWB's also got some speculation about possible Grey Cup matchups, none of which do not include the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

The Rouge, White & Blue CFL Podcast: The playoffs can't come soon enough ... or can they?

RWB CFL podcast #156: Toronto Argonauts blown up

RWB CFL podcast #156: Toronto Argonauts blown up

October 10, 2019

Rouge White & Blue CFL Podcast co-hosts Joe Pritchard and Os Davis are talking a lot of Toronto Argonauts this eek, namely in terms of the shakeups going down in that franchise's front office and on the field.

The RWB discuss just what Pinball Clemons might bring to the Argos as a first-time general manager, and Joe gives a salient reason or two why Winnipeg Blue Bombers shouldn't be at all pleased with the acquisition of Zach Collaros from Toronto.

Then it's on to playoff scenarios for this weekend's games and (attempts at) picking next week's games.

The Rouge White & Blue: Splattered with Argonauts shrapnel...

 

RWB CFL podcast #155: Os and Joe are sad about their teams

RWB CFL podcast #155: Os and Joe are sad about their teams

October 3, 2019

Rouge White & Blue CFL Podcast co-hosts Os Davis and Joe Pritchard truly enjoy recording episodes every week, but this time out they're a bit sad at the recent performance of and looming fates awaiting their favoured Montreal Alouettes and Winnipeg Blue Bombers, respectively.

No matter -- the proverbial show must go on! This week, the RWB takes a deep dive into the latest odds on winning the Grey Cup with particular reference to the question, "How can the Hamilton Tiger-Cats be considered the odds-on favourite when the Calgary Stampeders might just land home field for both the West division finals and the Grey Cup?"

Also, Os has trivia (How much do you know about the last two teams with such a homefield advantage?), Joe has playoff scenarios based on possible outcomes of the week 17 games and both take shots at forecasting the weekend ahead.

The Rouge White & Blue CFL Podcast: Still hoping against hope for that Bombers-Alouettes Grey Cup...

RWB CFL Podcast #154 w/guest Travis Currah: Talking competitive eating, Bombers choking (?)

RWB CFL Podcast #154 w/guest Travis Currah: Talking competitive eating, Bombers choking (?)

September 26, 2019

The Rouge White & Blue CFL Podcast is pleased as pizza pie to have Travis Currah of the 2 and Out podcast joining us this week – but would you believe he’s not here to talk about football? Instead, Travis tells us about an upcoming event in his second- (or maybe third-) favorite sport, competitive eating.

For the second year running at the Grey Cup, Travis will be taking on Zach Evans in a live event as part of Grey Cup Week; the big boys will be risking their digestive systems for charity – and bragging rights as Travis goes for the back-to-back win.

Meanwhile, in actual football talk, RWB co-hosts Joe Pritchard and Os Davis take a deep dive into what was either a choke job which was definitive proof of no Grey Cup win in 2019 or an epic comeback tainted by a brutish and serious dangerous act on the part of the team’s QB. That’s right, we’re talking Montreal Alouettes 38, Winnipeg Blue Bombers 37.

The RWB’s also got the latest playoff scenarios and picks for next week’s slate of games.

The Rouge White & Blue – A podcast divided by team loyalty, united by devotion to the CFL…

RWB CFL podcast #153: Very early playoff scenarios

RWB CFL podcast #153: Very early playoff scenarios

September 19, 2019

Sure, on this episode of the Rouge White & Blue podcast co-hosts Os Davis and Joe Pritchard talk last week's and the upcoming CFL games, but more interestingly, they're bringing the early (early!) playoff scenarios to be determined this weekend -- with six weeks left to go in the 2019 season, mind you. Crazy!

Playoff implications are on the line for the Calgary Stampeders, Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and the BC Lions-Ottawa Redblacks could well be surprisingly significant. Also, how long will it be before the Montreal Alouettes are locked into the no. 2 spot in the East finally mathematically after sitting there since week 5? (Spoilers: Longer than you think.)

And for those interested, the Mora sample is at about 24:30 in.

The Rouge White & Blue CFL Podcast: Already looking to the playoffs?!??!?!?!?!?!

 

RWB CFL podcast #152: Conquering hero returns (again)!

RWB CFL podcast #152: 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...