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Eskimo Empire Podcast

Covering the CFL's Edmonton Eskimos football team. We will talk about everything surrounding the team: the good, the bad and the ugly. New fan will join in the conversation each week! Weekly during the football season.
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May 24, 2017

Alright Eskimo fans: ARE.... YOU.... READY!!!

Andrew and Superfan Mike are both pumped for the start of Training Camp this coming Sunday and for the upcoming Westivus kickoff party on Friday at 1stRnd downtown. To help pump up the crowd, they've brought the Commonwealth in-stadium announcer and voice of the Eskimos: Al Stafford! Al shares his stories of his 20 years on the job, and looks back at his time giving the plays as they happen for the crowds. A fantastic story, and great to meet the man behind the voice! All this, Esks news and CFL news wraps it all up and that's another football into the end zone for HIGH.... SCHOOL... FOOTBALL!

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May 17, 2017

Training Camp is 11 days away and Andrew and Superfan Mike are as giddy as children at Christmas. They recap some of the new additions to the Eskimos roster as well as recap the Eskimo Alumni Wine Tasting and welcome in not one, but two very awesome women in the CFL world: Esks fan Kayla (@DuchessLombardi) who talks about the recent Esks Women's dinner and her journey in Esks fandom, and CFL Vice President of Marketing and Content, Christina Litz (@litz72) who tells us about the new #BringItIn campaign and many fantastic things that the CFL is working on!

All this plus the final round of the Esks: By The Numbers, a new Esks History segment, as we Bring It In and get ready to ramp up to 2017 Training Camps!

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May 10, 2017

After an exciting CFL draft, Andrew and Superfan Mike had some great conversations with two of the Eskimos 2017 selections: Receiver Nate Behar (1st round, 5th overall) and Defensive End Kwaku Boateng (5th round, 41st overall). Two bright and exciting players who we will hopefully see much more of over their careers in football, and what IS Mr. Boateng's nickname, anyway? All this plus we look at the latest CFL and Eskimos commercials that just came out and give a full rundown of who was drafted when for the Green & Gold in 2017.

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May 3, 2017

The season is nearly upon us as Andrew and Superfan Mike get ready for the CFL Draft this weekend and discuss all the goings-on for the Eskimos and in the CFL. former receiver Andrew Nowacki calls in to talk to the boys about his time in Green & Gold from 2004 through 2011 and what he's up to now! All this plus another Esks History segment and the second last Esks: By The Numbers. Andrew Nowacki is up for #88. How did he do? Tune in and see!

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Apr 22, 2017

Andrew and Superfan Mike welcome back Boyd Plandowski to the Turf District to talk about all the happenings in the Edmonton Eskimos off-season, including the search for a new General Manager, player moves so far, and much more. All this plus a new Esks History segment, the latest round of the Esks: By The Numbers and more!

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Apr 14, 2017

CFL Pod Family member Podcaster Ryan joins Andrew and Superfan Mike to talk about all the bombs going off in the CFL this week! Enjoy the listen! #HammerInThePants

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Apr 5, 2017

The off-season is flying along! This week, Andrew and Superfan Mike welcome Max Rosenberg from CFL.ca and the Snap Wrap into the Turf District to talk about the CFLWeek, the Combine and the coming season! The boys also talk current Esks News, look at the results from round 7 of the Esks: By The Numbers, share another Esks History segment and a few exciting announcements coming soon for the Podcast!

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Mar 29, 2017

Andrew and Superfan Mike welcome former Eskimo Eddie Steele into the Turf District to talk about the past 4 years in Green & Gold and all his time in Football, the Combine, CFL week and much, much more!

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Mar 22, 2017

We've got a great one set up for you tonight -- legendary offensive lineman Blake Dermott, #50 from 1983-1996 joins Andrew and Superfan Mike in the Turf District to sit and talk the Eskimos past and present. Some great insights on players and coaches we all know and love, and plenty of smiles to go around. All this plus an Esk History segment, and the winners of round 6 of the Esks: By The Numbers -- remember: Blake IS up for #50... did he win? Tune in to find out!

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Mar 9, 2017

2016 Eskimo Cord Parks joins Andrew and Superfan Mike in the Turf District as he calls in to talk about his time in Green & Gold, and who does eat the most chicken wings on the team? All this, another episode of Esks History and the results of Round 5 of the Esks: By The Numbers. Download and enjoy now!

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Feb 24, 2017

Brodie Lawson (@BrodieLawson) from CFL.ca joins Andrew and Mike to discuss the Free Agent frenzy and the live coverage from the CFL. She also talks about the CPHasHeart workouts and is generally amazing! The boys discuss the Esks moves and Esks: By The Numbers for 30-39. Our first unanimous choice is in there!

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Feb 13, 2017

Former Eskimo Deon Lacey joins Andrew to talk about his time with the Esks and his process of joining the Miami Dolphins. Deon was a special teams beast all three years he was with the Esks and last year led the team in tackles at linebacker. We caught up with him to ask about the Grey Cup, tackling, and of course the stare down.

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Feb 10, 2017

The boys get ready for Free Agency coming up, and celebrate the eagerly anticipated release of the CFL Schedule! Andrew takes a phone call from legendary Eskimos Fullback/Running back Neil Lumsden (@race_dad) and we hear the results from the Esks: By The Numbers for #s 20-29. All this, delightful banter with Andrew and Superfan Mike, and another Esks History segment. Buckle up!

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Jan 31, 2017

Voted in Esks By the Numbers as the best to wear #10, Esks Alumnus Malcolm Frank tells us about playing for the Esks and how it feels to still hold the interception return for TDs record. Andrew and Superfan Mike go over the latest Esks and CFL news and, along with the Esks History segment, breakdown the best to wear the numbers 10-19!

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Jan 11, 2017

Season 3 of the Eskimo Empire Podcast kicks off with a bang, as we hope you all had a Happy New Year! The Eskimos in-stadium host, CISN Country's Chris Scheetz (@chrisscheetz) calls in to chat Eskimos with Andrew & Superfan Mike and tell us a bit about his background, growing up an Eskimos fan, and how he got to run around the stadium on Game Day keeping the people entertained.

The Esks History segment returns, and we finally reveal who wins each number in the first round of "Esks: By The Numbers" for jersey numbers 1-9. See how the Fans do vs the Edmonton Media as each group picks their own favourites -- some hard picks were made, and it may not get any easier as we go along!

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Dec 28, 2016

He's ba-a-a-a-ack!

Santa Maas brings you a present: Andrew and Superfan Mike give you part 2 of their interview with former Edmonton Eskimos VP of Marketing and PR, Dave Jamieson (@jamieson1260), originally recorded back in November. Jaimo reminisces about some of his favourite players, the Toronto blackout of 2003 and much more. Nobody tells a story like Dave, and we are sure you'll love to hear more of them.

Because January 1 is just around the corner, the boys also fill you in on the New Year's resolutions that they think the Eskimos need to make for 2017. We hope that you enjoy!

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Dec 21, 2016

Well, another year has come and gone! Andrew and Superfan Mike head out to a local watering hole with some of their good friends from the Podcast Past to celebrate 2016 and get ready for the new year.

We welcome back many returning guests and learn what they've been up to, and what they thought of the Eskimos in 2016. We check in with Glenn Harper about his Achilles' injury suffered during Football 301, congratulate Dave Campbell on being the #1 downloaded podcast guest, visit with the 3 Empire Points prize winners and so much more!

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Dec 14, 2016

It's the off season! Andrew and Superfan Mike chat with former 14-year Edmonton Eskimo Offensive Tackle Chris Morris, now the current head coach of the University of Alberta Golden Bears. The boys discuss the goings on at Foote Field, coaching the CFL stars of tomorrow and reminisce about the 2005 Grey Cup. Oh, and how did he get called C-Murder, anyway?

All this, a new Esks History segment and learn more about the End of Year Westivus Party and how you can get yourself some stylin' new threads and be the envy of all your friends.

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Nov 30, 2016

What a week - The Grey Cup game turned into an Instant Classic, coming right down to the wire in an overtime thriller. Superfan Mike comes off the IR and he and Andrew welcome back returning guests, the voice of the Edmonton Eskimos on 630 CHED radio, Play-by-play man Morley Scott (@Morley_Scott) and colour analyst Dave Campbell (@Dave_CHED).

The boys talk Grey Cup as well as a year-end wrap on the team, giving their opinions on the coaches, offense, defense and special teams. They also announce the winners of the Empire Points contest and announce the Year End Westivus Party. Hope to see you all there!

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Nov 26, 2016

With mostly everyone out sick, Brian (@UncleBD) flies in to the rescue as co-host to talk about the Esks last game of the year; the loss to the RedBlacks. The guys are then joined by the legendary Tony Allen (@aregulartony) from Rouge Radio (@rougeradio) to talk about the Stamps in this week's Grey Cup. Happy Grey Cup Weekend!

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Nov 18, 2016

The Eastern Final is upon us, and the Eskimos are traveling to Ottawa to take on the RedBlacks. Andrew, UT and Superfan Mike talk with Jeannine (@OttawaJay) from the BleedRedBlacks podcast, and discuss the upcoming tilt at TD Place.

 

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Nov 16, 2016

Great time for an episode - The Esks win the East Semi-Final, and former Eskimo (2003-05, 2012) defensive end Rashad Jeanty (@rashadjeanty) calls in to talk with Andrew, UT and Superfan Mike and leave them in stitches.

The boys recap the heart-stopping East Semi-Final win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats as well as going over the West Semi-Final, give their predictions for the divisional finals and more. Tune in, you won't want to miss this one!

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Nov 11, 2016

The boys welcome Josh Smith (from Podskeeweewee) and Josh Semchuk to talk about the East Semi-Final with the Esks and the TiCats. Podskee Josh talks about the TiCats injury issues and the best way to break down the Esks defense. The guys in the Turf District talk about the what the Esks need to focus on to push through to the East Final. and, of course, more Franklin talk. Join us at Central Social Hall for the Watch Party on Sunday!

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Nov 10, 2016

A decisive victory by the Green & Gold has the boys in a great mood, but it's who led the team into battle that has Andrew particularly giddy. He, along with UT and Superfan Mike, welcomes back Josh Semchuk (@joshuasemchuk) back to the Turf District to talk all things Eskimos, but especially to talk about that great game vs the Argonauts to end the regular season and go into the Playoffs on a high note.

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Nov 4, 2016

Andrew, UT and Superfan Mike welcome into the Turf District the President of the "Friends of the Argos" - the Official Fan Club of the Toronto Argonauts - Lori Bursey (@ArgoDiva)!

Lori has been a long time Argo fan and Grey Cup traveler, and she shares some of her stories of her fan-dom with the boys, and then talks Argos & Esks ahead of the game on Saturday afternoon. Will this be Ricky Ray's last game as an Argo? Or perhaps even ever...?

Tune in and enjoy!

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