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...
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...?
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...)
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?!?!?!
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…
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…?
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?
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...