Sunday, 17 April 2016

OFFSIDES...Inching Closer To June

As we inch ever so slowly towards CFL training camps this edition of Offsides, the podcast, comes off the heels of the Saskatchewan Roughriders Mini-Camp in Vero Beach Florida.
 
Coach Etch and I cover quite a bit in this show, and considering that there really isn't that much happening around our league, I felt like we maximized the time we have fairly well. 
 
To lead off, we discuss the curious situation that Kent Austin finds himself in now that Tommy Condell has left the Hamilton TiCats.  Even though both guys have been tied at the hip for quite some time now, and it's hard not to get enveloped by the shadow Austin casts, Tommy Condell is considered a brilliant coach.  Etch and I go into what the next steps may be in Hamilton.
 
Next up Etch and I tackle the greatness of Geno Auriemma, and Kobe Bryant (which seemed fitting because of his recent retirement...and I'm a huge fan) but the whole deal segway's nicely into a discussion about Mike Reilly re-upping in Edmonton through 2018. 
The main thing that sticks out in my mind about this part of the podcast is that this discussion leads us into talking about a certain SSK QB who coach Etch refers to as "an unproven commodity."  It actually just sunk in now for me.  I'll leave you guys to be the judge of coach's argument, but I don't see eye-to-eye with him on this one.
 
Anyway, the podcast in its entirety is embedded below...Hope you guys enjoy it.
It's not to far from June now.  Mini-Camps happening all over the league will turn into the CFL draft and then we'll finally have CFL training camps upon us.  I for one can't wait!!!
   
To close out our most recent episode of Offsides we take a look at the enigma that has become the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.  I'm not going to lie to you guys, I don't have a clue what to expect from Mike O'Shea's squad.  I'm actually thinking of bringing a friend of mine that covers the team closely onto this show in order to see "what's what" as my buddy Scott Schultz would say.

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