We talk #DiversityIsStrength, #GreyCupFitUp, Bombers' Boo Birds, another comeback win for the Argos, Montreal's defensive struggles, the Stampeders' unbeaten streak ending, and so much more as we recap Week 10 of the 2018 CFL Season. Recorded 08/20/2018 Soundcloud iTunes Google Play
Aug 22, 2018
We preview Week 10 of the 2018 CFL Season: - Mike talks storylines, keys of the game, and our picks for each of the Week 10 matchups - Ryan is joined by special guest Rod Villagomez of the Wood Cookie SawCast to talk about how he became a CFL fan and podcaster, break down the Bombers vs Redblacks matc...
Aug 15, 2018
Hosts Ryan and Mike preview Week 9 in the CFL, with special guest Josh Smith of Podskee Wee Wee: Ryan and Mike discuss storylines in each of this week's matchups Mike gives his keys of the game for each team playing this week Ryan breaks down the Bombers vs Ticats matchup with Josh Smith in this we...
Aug 09, 2018
Hosts Ryan and Mike recap each of the games from Week 8 in the CFL: 01:56- Ottawa Redblacks at Toronto Argonauts 15:44- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Edmonton Eskimos 26:36- Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Montreal Alouettes 47:03- BC Lions at Calgary Stampeders 55:17- CFC Players of t...
Aug 08, 2018
Hosts Ryan and Mike preview Week 8 in the CFL, with special guest Travis Currah of the 2 and Out CFL Podcast: Ryan and Mike discuss storylines in each of this week's matchups Mike gives his keys of the game for each team playing this week Ryan chats with Travis Currah about some of the latest CFL n...
Aug 02, 2018
Hosts Ryan and Mike recap each of the games from Week 7 in the CFL, as well as the latest news from around the league: 05:05- Edmonton Eskimos at Montreal Alouettes 20:00- Toronto Argonauts at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 33:51- Ottawa Redblacks at Hamilton Tiger-Cats 44:50- Calgary Stampeders at Saskatchewan Roug...
Aug 01, 2018
We are joined by CFL Fantasy Expert Ben Kramer (@benyamen) to discuss all things CFL Fantasy, including various strategies to use when setting your lineup, the fantasy implications of this week's trades, and the high end and value picks at each position for Week 7. Hosts Ryan and Mike also break down the main ...
Jul 25, 2018
We discuss and break down all of the details of the blockbuster CFL trade that saw the Hamilton Tiger-Cats ship Johnny Manziel to the Montreal Alouettes this past Sunday. We also discuss the Alouettes' Monday afternoon acquisition of Adarius Bowman from the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. What do these trades mean for the Als? ...
Jul 24, 2018
We are joined by Will Gertler (@Argofans) of the @ArgosFancast to preview the Argos vs Bombers Week 6 matchup. We also preview each game this week, including storylines, keys of the game, fantasy players to watch for, and picks. 03:34- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Hamilton Tiger-Cats 16:2...
Jul 19, 2018
We recap each of the games from Week 5 in the CFL: 02:59- Calgary Stampeders at Ottawa Redblacks 19:10- Toronto Argonauts at Edmonton Eskimos 35:19- Winnipeg Blue Bombers at BC Lions 51:05- CFC Players of the Week Recorded 07/17/18 The Canadian Football Countdown is...
Jul 18, 2018
We are joined by Brian Wawryshyn of the BC Lions Den Pawdcast (@BCLionsDen) to preview the Lions vs Bombers matchup and briefly the other matchups as well. With Mike away on vacation, Ryan flies solo and breaks down each of this week's games, including the storylines, keys to the game, and fantasy players to w...
Jul 04, 2018
We recap each of the games from Week 3 in the CFL: 2:22 - 12:02: Ottawa Redblacks @ Calgary Stampeders 12:02 - 27:00: Winnipeg Blue Bombers @ Hamilton Tiger-Cats 27:00 - 35:30: BC Lions @ Edmonton Eskimos 35:30 - 52:09: Montreal Alouettes @ Saskatchewan Roughriders 52:09- 54:44: Canadian Football Countdown...
Jul 03, 2018
We are joined by Joe Pritchard (@usfltecmo) of the Rouge White and Blue Podcast (@rwbpodcast) to preview this week's Bombers vs Tiger-Cats matchup and briefly the other matchups as well. Hosts Mike and Ryan also break down each of this week's games, including the storylines and fantasy players to watch for. &...
Jun 27, 2018
We recap Week 2 of the 2018 CFL season, which featured plenty of blowouts. We discussed what made each of the teams that won so dominant, what the teams that lost need to do to bounce back, and more. We are also now officially a member of the Canadian Football Podcast Network! Make sure you check out all of th...
Jun 27, 2018
We are joined by Cliffy D of the Alouettes FlightDeck Podcast and ALSternative blog to preview the Alouettes vs Bombers matchup and briefly the other matchups as well. Hosts Mike and Ryan also break down each of this week's games and the storylines to watch for in each of them. Recorded 06/18/18 Soundcloud
Jun 20, 2018
We recap Week 1 of the 2018 CFL season, including: - The crazy weather delays in Winnipeg - Chris Streveler's performance in his professional debut - Mike Reilly's perfect touchdown pass to Derel Walker and all-around outstanding game - A dominant performance by the Riders defense - An untimely interceptio...
Jun 19, 2018
Week 1 CFL Preview: We are joined by Andrew Hoskins of the Eskimo Empire Podcast to preview the Eskimos vs Bombers matchup and briefly the other matchups as well. Hosts Mike and Ryan also break down each of this week's games and the storylines to watch for in each of them. Recorded 06/12/18 Soundcloud
Jun 13, 2018
We officially kick off a new season of the podcast with our 2018 CFL Season Preview Show! We preview each of the league's nine teams and give our thoughts on what they did in the offseason and what our expectations for them this year are. We also make our standings predictions and give our preseason Grey Cup picks R...
Jun 12, 2018
We discuss the breaking news of Matt Nichols' injury, what it all means for the Bombers, and where they go from here. We also recap each of this past week's preseason games Recorded 06/06/18
Jun 06, 2018
We break down the 2018 CFL Schedule from many different angles. We begin with a general discussion on the overall CFL Schedule, and then take a look at individual schedules on a team-by-team basis.
Jun 05, 2018
We discuss some of the latest news from around the CFL, including: - Johnny Manziel signing with Ticats - Josh Freeman retiring from Alouettes - Adam Bighill signing with Bombers - John White cut by Eskimos - 1st overall pick Mark Chapman still unsigned We also talk training camp and preseason, including what we&...
May 30, 2018
We discuss the results of the inaugural CFL Media Poll, as well as what our answers to each of the questions would be if we were to vote in it Recorded 05/25/18
May 26, 2018
We officially return after a 2 month break! We discuss all the big news and happenings from around the CFL over the last 2 months including CFL Week, the CFL Draft, retirement parties galore, and more! Recorded 05/12/18
May 15, 2018
Hosts Mike and Ryan recap the news and transactions from the past 2 weeks around the CFL, including the end of the James Wilder contract saga, Anthony Calvillo reportedly joining Argos coaching staff, Orlondo Steinauer's return to Hamilton, and more. Recorded 03/07/18
Mar 09, 2018
We recap what each team did during the second week of CFL Free Agency, and discuss holes that each team still needs to fill. Recorded 02/22/18
Feb 24, 2018
We take a team by team look through the first week of CFL free agency: What did each team do? Who improved? Who took a step back? We discuss all of this and more Recorded 02/16/18
Feb 16, 2018
With the kickoff of CFL Free Agency right around the corner, we break down the biggest positions of need for each team, and predict where some of the league's top free agents will land once free agency opens on Tuesday February 13th. Also discussed: Adarius Bowman signing with Bombers, Marquay McDaniel released by Sta...
Feb 09, 2018
In the final episode of our 9 part Offseason Outlook series, we talk all things Toronto Argonauts: The unknowns coming into 2017, the Grey Cup victory, stellar play by their young players, their offseason keys and more. We also talk Diontae Spencer, Maurice Leggett, Adarius Bowman and more, as we break down the latest...
Feb 08, 2018
In part 8 of our 9 part Offseason Outlook series, we talk all things Calgary Stampeders. Their outstanding regular seasons, trying to overcome Grey Cup woes, their dominant defence, and more. We also break down the February 2nd CFL Trade Frenzy, as well as the ongoing CFL player contract debate. Recorded Feb 7, 2018.
Feb 07, 2018
In part 7 of our 9 part Offseason Outlook series, we talk all things Edmonton Eskimos. We discuss their rollercoaster-esque 2017 season, injuries, Mike Reilly's leadership, keys for the offseason, and more. We kick off the episode with a ~15 minute conversation on mental health in honour of today being #BellLetsT...
Jan 31, 2018
In part 6 of our 9 part Offseason Outlook series, we talk all things Ottawa Redblacks. We discuss their growth as the 2017 season went along, who stood out in 2017, their biggest offseason keys, and more. We also catch up on the CFL news from 2 weeks ago, including Darian Durant in Winnipeg, Duron Carter's return to S...
Jan 29, 2018
In part 5 of our 9 part Offseason Outlook series, we talk all things BC Lions. We discuss what lead to their downfall in 2017, why it's no cause for panic, their biggest keys for the offseason, and more. We also break down all the CFL news and transactions from the past week, including the Alouettes' signing QB Josh F...
Jan 15, 2018
In part 4 of our 9 part Offseason Outlook series, we talk all things Hamilton Tiger-Cats. We discuss how 2017 was a tale of 2 seasons for the Tiger-Cats, hype for 2018, their QB situation, their biggest keys for the offseason, and more. We also break down all the CFL news and transactions from the past week, including...
Jan 08, 2018
In part 3 of our 9 part Offseason Outlook series, we talk all things Saskatchewan Roughriders. We discuss what went well and not so well during the Riders' 2017 season, the QB situation in Saskatchewan including the newly acquired Zach Collaros, their biggest keys for the offseason, and more. We also break down all th...
Jan 03, 2018
In Part 2 of our 9 episode Offseason Outlook series, we talk all things Montreal Alouettes, including an interview with co-host of the Alouettes Flightdeck podcast, Cliffy D! We discuss the Alouettes' ongoing coaching search, the QB situation, how they need to approach free agency and the draft, and more. We also disc...
Dec 18, 2017
In Part 1 of our 9 episode Offseason Outlook series, hosts Mike and Ryan talk all things Winnipeg Blue Bombers. We discuss what went well and not so well during the 2017 Bombers' season, what changes we expect to see, and what their biggest keys for the offseason are. We also discuss the latest news and transactions ...
Dec 12, 2017
Hosts Mike and Ryan review the good, bad, ugly, surprising, and not so surprising of the 2017 CFL season. We also discuss the latest news and transactions from around the CFL. Recorded Monday, December 4th.
Dec 07, 2017
Hosts Mike and Ryan recap the 105th Grey Cup, and discuss the future of Ricky Ray, whether Calgary needs to make changes, and how the rise of social media and digital content has changed how we take in the CFL. Also shoutout to all the GreyCupFitUp champions!
Nov 27, 2017
It's Grey Cup week! Hosts Mike and Ryan break down the CFL Division Finals, discuss what makes Canadian football so great, and preview the Grey Cup matchup between the Calgary Stampeders and the Toronto Argonauts.
Nov 21, 2017
It's another special edition of the CFL Playoff Roundtable! Host Ryan Koop is joined by the following special guests to tee up the second round of the CFL Playoffs: -Ryan Ballantine of Horsemen Radio to talk Stampeders -Andrew of the Eskimo Empire Podcast to talk Eskimos -Clay Chisholm of the Argos Fancast to talk ...
Nov 16, 2017
Hosts Michael Gerl and Ryan Koop grieve another Bombers' lost season after they're eliminated from the playoffs, break down the Division Semi-Finals, and tee up the CFL Division Finals by breaking down the positional matchups.
Nov 13, 2017
In this special episode, Ryan is joined by an all-star lineup of guests to tee up the first round of the CFL Playoffs. He is joined by the following special guests: -Andrew from the Eskimo Empire Podcast to talk Eskimos -Robert Dalton from the Rouge Radio Podcast to talk Bombers -Steve from the Piffles Podcast to ta...
Nov 09, 2017
It's playoff time! Hosts Mike and Ryan break down the CFL playoff picture, what got each team into the playoffs, what they'll need to do to go far in the playoffs, and more! They also give their highly detailed playoff predictions and make their Grey Cup picks.
Nov 06, 2017
Hosts Mike and Ryan talk another Bombers loss and injuries piling up, Nik Lewis' final CFL game, why the Eskimos are Ryan's new Grey Cup favourite, how long the Riders can keep running their QB carousel, a Redblacks team that could be poised for their 3rd Grey Cup appearance in its first 5 years, and more!
Oct 30, 2017
Hosts Mike and Ryan talk Duron Carter, how this week's games have shifted Ryan's perception of the West Division playoff picture, MOP candidates, CFL Expansion, and more!
Oct 23, 2017
Hosts Mike and Ryan discuss the Bombers clinching a playoff spot, a rough end to a spunky Hamilton team's playoff hopes, the Eskimos getting back on track, playoff scenarios, and more!
Oct 16, 2017
In a special Thanksgiving episode of the podcast, hosts Mike and Ryan take a look through each of the 9 CFL teams and discuss what their fans have to be thankful for this year. They also discuss what CFL fans as a whole have to be thankful for, including great work by the new commissioner, the #GreyCupFitUp c...
Oct 09, 2017
Mike and Ryan discuss all the latest news and action from around the CFL, including another Bombers win to keep pace with Calgary, the sliding Eskimos in risk of missing the playoffs after another loss, who should be the Alouettes' GM and Coach next year, Hamilton trading CJ Gable to Edmonton, and more!
Oct 02, 2017
Hosts Mike and Ryan are joined by special guest Kayla from the Eskimo Empire Podcast to talk about the Eskimos' recent losing streak, battle against injuries, playoff scenarios, and their matchup with the Bombers this week. Mike and Ryan also discuss a big win by the Bombers, Calgary's defensive dominance, blossoming r...
Sep 25, 2017
We talk the CFL's ban on full contact practices, plenty about the troubling state of the Montreal Alouettes, and much more!
Sep 20, 2017
Ryan is joined in studio by special guest host Joe Pritchard, co-host of the Rouge White and Blue Podcast, with Mike joining them over the phone line. The guys talk plenty about the Banjo Bowl, which all attended, the season so for for the Bombers as they head into the bye week, and other stories from what was a highly...
Sep 13, 2017
Special guest Terrence Edwards, former Winnipeg Blue Bomber, joins the show to talk about his experiences as a Bomber. Hear him talk about his first season here in Winnipeg, playing in the Labour Day Classic and Banjo Bowl, playing alongside Milt Stegall, toughest defensive backs to play against, and more! Terrence Ed...
Sep 06, 2017
Hosts Michael Gerl and Ryan Koop are joined by Ed Tait, Writer and Director of Digital Content for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, to talk Bombers, as well as Steve from the Piffles Podcast out of Saskatchewan to talk Riders, the Labour Day Classic, and the prairie rivalry. We review the first half of the season for all 9 ...
Aug 31, 2017
Special guest Cliffy D, author of the ALSternative blog and co-host of the Alouettes FlightDeck podcast, joins the show to talk about the Alouettes and their matchup this week with the Bombers. Hosts Michael Gerl and Ryan Koop also discuss a huge Bombers win over the previously undefeated Eskimos, another loss for the ...
Aug 24, 2017
Special guest Dave Campbell, Eskimos' colour analyst on 630 CHED in Edmonton, joins the show to discuss the 7-0 Eskimos and their matchup with the Bombers this week. Hosts Michael Gerl and Ryan Koop also discuss a variety of other topics, including the Bombers' dominant win over Hamilton, a historic night for Ed Gaines...
Aug 16, 2017
Hosts Michael Gerl and Ryan Koop discuss another dramatic finish for the Bombers, the impact Ricky Ray's injury has on the Argos, which team is most likely to emerge as the leader in the East, and more!
Aug 09, 2017
We discuss the Thursday night miracle at IGF as Bombers pull off unthinkable comeback, the latest in what's been a handful of unbelievable catches so far this year, the overcrowded infirmary in Edmonton as Eskimos' injuries start to pile up, the woeful Ti-cats, and more!
Jul 31, 2017
We discuss Bombers' bad case of deja vu in BC, trick plays, Ricky Ray, 4-0 Eskimos, struggling Redblacks, and more!
Jul 25, 2017
It's the official premiere of The Canadian Football Countdown! Join hosts Michael Gerl and Ryan Koop as they discuss all the latest and greatest storylines from around the CFL, including: The Bombers' start to the season, the struggling Hamilton Tiger-Cats, an incredible off the bench performance by Travis Lulay, ...
Jul 17, 2017