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!
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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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.
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!
You are in for a treat today! Andrew, UT and Superfan Mike welcome former Eskimos Communications/PR/Marketing Director (1998-2011) Dave Jamieson (@jamieson1260) into the Turf District. "Jamo" currently works on-air for TSN 1260, and was gracious enough to spend some time sharing stories about his time with the team, and had us all in stitches.
Who used to pee on their equipment? What was it like being in the presence of Hugh Campbell and Jackie Parker for a living? What does he think about the discussion about changing the Eskimos' name? Download the podcast and listen, laugh, and be amazed! We couldn't fit it all in one podcast, so you get half now, and later we'll release the second half in a special episode - coming soon.
Andrew, UT and Superfan Mike welcome back @mike_ticats and @sithfit into the Turf District and are joined by Mike's Podskee Wee Wee partner-in-crime @JoshSmith_82!
The gang all talk about the upcoming Tiger-Cats/Eskimos tilt this Friday, including the keys to the game and who they will be keeping their eyes on. Do you agree with their choices? Listen and find out!
After a tough loss vs BC, Andrew, UT and Superfan Mike welcome into the Turf District Mike from the Podskee Wee Wee Ti-Cats podcast along with his smarter half Cristina, who cheers for the right team.
The gang breaks down the Eskimos loss in Vancouver, and look forward to the upcoming game in Hamilton, as well as another Esks History segment, discussing the other 3 games that happened, and making their predictions for all the games in week 19 in the CFL. A bonus interview has Andrew talking to two football players who are very interested in what the Eskimos are doing for the 50/50 draw in the final week, as it helps Minor Football in Edmonton!
The Eskimos are riding a 3-game win streak and coming off a bye as they head to Vancouver to take on Jonathon Jennings and the BC Lions. Uncle Tim has the night off, so Andrew and Superfan Mike hold down the fort and have a great conversation with former Eskimo AND BC Lion (plus Stampeder and Alouette) Davis Sanchez, who also co-hosts the official CFL Podcast: The Waggle.
Davis talks about how he got into the Podcast world, talks about his time in the CFL, how the Lions and Esks will stack up and what each team needs to do to come away with the W at the end of it all. Andrew and Mike chime in with their two cents and give their own "keys to the game".
Andrew, UT and Superfan Mike welcome former Edmonton Eskimo defensive lineman Randy Spencer (2003-2006) into the Turf District to talk about his time in the CFL, and reminisce about playing with the Eskimos for 4 years.
The boys break down the previous week's games in a week with no Esks game to talk about! They manage to still keep it focused and share their picks for the games coming out this week, listen to another Esks History segment and so much more!
Another great win for the boys to talk about this Thanksgiving week as they are joined by long time fan, and resident Money Guy, Wayne. The boys all break down the victory over the Alouettes in Montreal, look ahead to the week's games with the Green & Gold on the Bye week coming up, and talk about........ The Mic Incident.
Edmonton heads to La Belle Province to take on the Alouettes. Cliffy D of the @AlouettesFLDeck joins Andrew, UT, Superfan Mike and featured Fan @ThomasPine -- who has a lot of insight on not only the Alouettes, but Cliffy too, since they're brothers!
The boys all talk the upcoming battle, the Alouettes under new coach Jacques Chapdelaine, and what they think the chances are against the Green & Gold.
Thomas Pine joins the boys to discuss his fandom of the Montreal Alouettes, his football story and the huge Esks win this week. UT adds the latest sound bite to the show. The boys all discuss the big moves in the CFL and the matchups for the coming week.
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The boys call Darrin Bauming from TSN 1290 radio in Winnipeg (@DarrinBauming) to talk Bombers and Esks this Friday night. Scott Cloman (@ScottCloman81) joins in on the call and hear Darrin's take on what he thinks of the way the Bombers have roared into contention after a 1-4 start gave way to a 7-game winning streak.
Andrew, UT and Superfan Mike chime in with their ideas on the keys to the game for the Esks and who they will be watching come game time at IGF Stadium. Do they think the Esks have what it takes to win? Do they think the Bombers start another win streak? Tune in to find out!
Andrew, UT and Superfan Mike welcome former 2004 Eskimo Scott Cloman into the Turf District. Scott talks about his time with the Eskimos and Blue Bombers in the CFL, but also his time in the Arena Football League, The NFL, NFL Europe and the XFL!
The boys all discuss the exciting victory over the Lions last week, and hand out game balls and talk about the things they liked in this game and the other CFL games this week.
All this, Pick 'em, and a lot of laughs too!
The boys welcome Jeffrey Orridge, the Commissioner of the CFL, into the Turf District to discuss all things CFL football! The Commish talks about the league and his experience over the last 17 months.
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The guys welcome back the Firetrucker Queen Chantelle (@JediChick79) and talk BC Lions with one of the original CFL Podcasters: Brian Wawryshyn from @BCLionsDen. The gang talks the upcoming game vs BC at Commonwealth and what it will take for the Good Guys to pull off the upset win.
The boys and Chantelle chime in with their own opinions on the upcoming tilt and who they'll be watching on Friday. Don't forget to join us behind Section G at halftime for the last Westivus before November!
The Original Firetrucker Queen Chantelle (@JediChick79) returns to the Turf District to help break down last week's OT loss. Andrew, UT and Superfan Mike get a grammar lesson to start off the show that will prove useful as we listen!
Another heartbreaking loss in overtime for the Green & Gold, but we look at the good and the bad as we breakdown what we think went wrong and what went right. We hand out our game balls, discuss the 3 other games this week, and share our pick'em choices.
Don't forget to check out our YouTube channel and look back and past Periscope guests! As always we have our Esks History spot, an Empire Points update, and reveal the winner of two tickets for Friday's game vs BC that we talked about in the pre-game periscope!
Buckle up those chin straps and enjoy!
The boys welcome back Featured Fan Paul from Vancouver Island as they chat with Belton Johnson (@BJizzle56) about the season so far in Saskatchewan and what he thinks it's going to take to turn the ship around there (give you a hint: Andrew is NOT happy with his suggestion!)
Andrew, UT, Superfan Mike and Paul all put in their 2 cents about what they think it will take to sweep the season series with the Roughriders and who they will be watching in the Eskimos final game at Mosaic Stadium. Buckle up and enjoy!
The boys discuss back-to-back losses against their arch-rivals down in Calgary as featured fan Paul, all the way from Vancouver Island, comes to visit the Turf District.
We've got a jam-packed episode full of analysis on the past week's games, we look forward to the coming week's tilts, Discuss the Drew Willy trade to Toronto and another Esks History segment.
Buckle up for another fun-filled episode, and finally learn the most important difference between a Lutz and a Salchow (results not guaranteed).
After a loss to their southern rivals, the Eskimos look to rebound in the second round of the Battle of Alberta at Commonwealth this Saturday. Andrew, UT, Superfan Mike and featured fan Doug talk with Ryan from the CFL Horsemen podcast (now on iTunes!) about what it will take for each team to grit out a win.
Let's keep our chin up and look forward to the Fan March before the game, and try to pack home turf and cheer on the boys!
A tough loss this past week in the Labour Day Classic as former co-host Doug McLean returns to the Turf District as a Featured Fan! The boys all discuss the loss at McMahon Stadium and what we might expect at the return game on Saturday.
This Week in Esks History says farewell to an Eskimo (and Stampeder) legend, as we pay tribute to the Honourable Normie Kwong who passed away this past week. We look at all 5 games that took place to kick off the second half of the season, and give you our predictions for this weekend's tilts.
Edmonton heads to Calgary in the Battle of Alberta on Labour Day! Andrew, UT, Superfan Mike and special guest Phil from Esksfans.com talk to Connie aka @Newfiehun, the Stamps Superfan herself. The boys try to make her see the error of her ways, but in the end she sticks by her Stamps and talks about why she thinks things will go her way on Monday.
Get your Screech poured and let's play the Rod Black drinking game!
Phil from Esksfans.com joins us in the Turf District to talk about his love of all things Eskimos and what got him to start a fan forum for the Eskimos 13 years ago! Esks History This Week looks back at a lot of "firsts", and did you hear? You can actually run the ball a lot in a game and still win!
As always, we break down these games in the CFL this past week and look at the first games of the second half of the season. Who will the boys pick to win the Labour Day Classic in Calgary?
Edmonton squares off against the Roughriders at Commonwealth this week. Andrew, UT and Superfan Mike are joined by 980 CJME's Quinn Magnuson do discuss the upcoming game, what's going on in the Rectangle, and what about all those fines anyway? The boys chime in with their own keys to the game, and just how many S's in YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS anyway?
Refs are people too! 30-year CFL referee Bud Steen drops by the Turf District to join Andrew, Uncle Tim and Superfan Mike and tell stories from his time as a CFL official. There's another episode of Esks History This Week, we break down the Esks vs Toronto game as well as the other games this past week and pick the winners for the upcoming games in Week 10 of CFL action.