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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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RWB CFL Podcast #142: Happy (belated) Canada Day, Happy July 4th! Now WTF was up with the Esks?

RWB CFL Podcast #142: Happy (belated) Canada Day, Happy July 4th! Now WTF was up with the Esks?

July 4, 2019

Holiday, schmoliday – nothing can stop the Rouge, White & Blue CFL Podcast from another episode of chatting about Canadian football.

RWB co-hosts Joe Pritchard and Os Davis do the usual rundown and commentary on last week’s games, with probably too much emphasis on the Edmonton Eskimos-Winnipeg Blue Bombers game, but really WTF was up with that? How does a team have the ball for just about 60% of the game, pass the ball 54 times, take 95 snaps and not score a touchdown? Is this some sort of record for offensive inefficiency? How can the Esks win with this game plan? And like that.

Also from last week, Os laments his pitiable Montreal Alouettes, Joe plays up the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and they wonder about the immediate Bo Levi-less future for the Calgary Stampeders.

And what can the RWB guys do to top last week’s excellent 4-0 performance in picking CFL games? Disagree on a couple of this week’s matchups, of course! Have a good laugh at Os’s purely contrarian picks – you can guess who *won’t* be killing Vegas this weekend…

The Rouge White & Blue CFL Podcast: Now things start to get interesting!

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RWB CFL Podcast episode #141: Ticats win by 40, Pod Skee Wee Wee gleeful

RWB CFL Podcast episode #141: Ticats win by 40, Pod Skee Wee Wee gleeful

June 27, 2019

Given the Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ 40-point beatdown of the Toronto Argonauts in week 2, who else should Rouge White & Blue CFL Podcast episode 141 feature other than Josh Smith of  Pod Skee Wee Wee and 3 Down Nation?

Have you ever heard two CFL fans this confident about their teams’ Grey Cup chances going into week 3? Os Davis can do little but envy the swagger Josh and his RWB co-host Joe Pritchard show based on their Ticats and Winnipeg Blue Bombers, respectively.

The RWB also talks those other games of last week: The mind-blowing statfest between the Ottawa Redblacks and the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the next-to-no-show turned in by BC Lions against the Edmonton Eskimos. Among the questions not necessarily answered but asked: Do the Riders have any pass defense at all? How concerned should BC be and where can the early blame be placed? How good are the Eskimos and how bad are the Toronto Argonauts?

Then it’s on to the futility of picking next week’s games, which in week 3 cannot be nearly as easy as it looks. (Come on, all four home teams winning? Think before you submit that CFL Pick ‘Em ticket, pardner…)

The Rouge White & Blue CFL Podcast: Just waiting 20 more weeks ’til that Bombers-Ticats Grey Cup…

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RWB CFL Podcast #140: The traditional overreacting to week 1

RWB CFL Podcast #140: The traditional overreacting to week 1

June 20, 2019

It’s one of the grandest traditions in football: Overreacting to opening week. In this episode, Rouge White & Blue CFL Podcast co-hosts Os Davis and Joe Pritchard try not to indulge, however, despite the Ottawa Redblacks’ gift-wrapped win over the sluggish Calgary Stampeders. Topics up for discussion on the RWB this week include:

At 00:40 – HOW ’BOUT THEM BOMBERS?!?!!?

01:01 – the potentially career-ending late hit on Saskatchewan Roughriders QB Zach Collaros by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ Simoni Lawrence and the two-game suspension handed down to Lawrence. (Spoilers: More must be done before this gratuitous dangerous nonsense ends.)

13:50 – last week’s games, plus some opinionating on the Montreal Alouettes’ new look.

45:50 – next week’s games: Saskatchewan at Ottawa, BC Lions at Edmonton Eskimos, Hamilton at Toronto Argonauts.

56: 27 – It was funny because.

The Rouge, White & Blue CFL Podcast: Going into week 2 with no expectations. Well, maybe one or two…

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RWB CFL Podcast episode #139: What else to say but “Opening Day”?

RWB CFL Podcast episode #139: What else to say but “Opening Day”?

June 13, 2019

Opening day. Or Opening Day, depending on how you feel about it. –Jim Bouton, Ball Four

It is June yet! Opening day of the 2019 CFL season is upon us, and the Rouge, White & Blue Podcast is stoked to enter our fourth full season of chatting Canadian football from South Of The Border.  In RWB episode #139, co-hosts Os Davis and Joe Pritchard discuss…

At 00.00 – the Jonathan Rose non-suspension and the potentially very disturbing precedent this causes.

10.04 – Kevin Glenn’s retirement from the CFL and in what uniform he should be enshrined into a Hall of Fame wearing.

16.59 – Our predictions for the 2019 season through the prism of the annual CFL media poll which the RWB was privileged enough to participate in. Sparing the spoilers, the co-hosts like the chances of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, BC Lions and Hamilton Tiger-Cats to varying degrees; are down on the Edmonton Eskimos and Saskatchewan Roughriders; and show an interesting divergence of opinion on the Montreal Alouettes. Lots of predictions about individual awards and numbers are made as well.

54.32 – And finally, the old standby: Picking next week’s games. Joe and Os mull over week 1 games, with an eye (Os’s, that is) on betting Saskatchewan +3 at Hamilton, Montreal +10 at Edmonton, Ottawa Redblacks +6 at Calgary Stampeders; and Winnipeg +2 at BC.

The Rouge, White & Blue CFL Podcast: Ready for another season!

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