Thursday, 31 December 2015

Our Final OFFSIDES Podcast of 2015!

Before gets started with it's new content in 2016, we felt it was only right to hit you up with one last OFFSIDES episode!

We kept it fairly general in todays episode.  I wanted to get Coach Etch's opinion on the moratorium that CFL Commissioner David Orridge imposed a couple of weeks back.  It has been awhile since that was done, but I thought it was valuable to get an actual coaches opinion.  Etch actually eluded to the fact that he's in the position to say what many of the currently employed coaches cannot.
Our listeners will appreciate it because he uses a business owners analogy to lay it out for us.

Other topics include more insight into the "real investment" that coaches at any level have to make, and we put a cap on the Chris Jones hiring like only can.

Anyways, I'm off to watch the rest of the Sugar Bowl and then will have all my attention on the Cotton Bowl as my Alma Mater MSU takes on Alabama in the second game of the College Football Semi-Final.

January 4th marks the new year for our work and I cannot wait to get some of our new content going for you.  I'll keep it under lock and key for now, but I'm positive you guys will love what we've got planned.

Hit the jump and enjoy the final podcast from in 2015!

Happy New Years Folks!!!

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

OFFSIDES...The Podcast. 25th Episode

As the momentum keeps building in Ridernation Coach Etch and I keep looking further into the CFL landscape and how Chris Jones' short tenure here has already thrown the league into disarray!

On todays episode, we lead off with talking about Jones' replacement in Edmonton, Jason Maas, and how Etch feels about Ed Hervey's decision to hire a coach relatively "less-seasoned" than the Eskimo's are used to.  If you're a follower of the Offsides podcast, you can probably already guess what Coach Etcheverry (who has 35 years of coaching experience) thinks.

One of the more interesting parts of todays show comes when we talk about Jeremy O'Day's new role and John Murphy, who steps into the Vice-Presidents role from Calgary.  Murphy is definitely an interesting character and I think that he feels that he can be himself a little more now that he's out from under the Stampeder shadows (for lack of a better term).  I think the more you guys hear from Murphy, the more you're going to like him.

Last episode Coach Etch told us all to "not be surprised" if Saskatchewan is not only in the Grey Cup next year, but WINS IT.  This week he doesn't back off of that foreshadowing either.  We finish a great conversation by taking another look at what Jones' hiring in Riderville has done to the rest of the CFL.

Hit the jump below.  We'll have some more written content on for you in the coming days.

Talk soon folks!

Friday, 11 December 2015

We're Back!!! Here's our first OFFSIDES Podcast of the CFL Off Season!!!

We took a break here on after the Grey Cup game. 

The time off was used mainly to plan our attack on the 2015/2016 Off Season, and now that we've had some time to scheme up some things, we're hitting the ground running with another OFFSIDES Podcast featuring myself, and Coach Gary Etcheverry!

With things moving FAST in the CFL right now, we figured it would be best to slow things down a bit, especially for those in Ridernation, and really examine what the Chris Jones hiring in Saskatchewan represents to the organization and the rest of the League.  I think you guys will find our talking points around this situation pretty valuable, as you may not have thought about some of these things as yet.  Really, WHO'S HAD TIME TO THINK???  There's been announcement after announcement from the minute Edmonton got home with the Grey Cup!

After analyzing the Chris Jones scenario, we take a look at the ripple effect that the rest of the CFL teams will be feeling, and begin touching on Off Season processes in general.

Many of you are going to be blown away at the end where Coach Etch makes a BOLD predication for the way next years season may wind up.

Things have already started getting interesting around here, and we're only a couple of weeks into the Off Season!  I hope you guys enjoy this installment of our Podcast.

It's good to be back, and I feel like we've got some cool things in store for you while you patiently await the month of JUNE.

Hit the jump for the latest episode of OFFSIDES...