‘The Waggle’ presented by Sport Clips is the official podcast of the Canadian Football League, hosted by Gemini Award winning broadcaster James Cybulski and three-time Grey Cup Champion, two-time CFL All-Star, and Most Outstanding Canadian East nominee Davis Sanchez. To subscribe and listen to recent episodes, please see below.
Episode 139: Jones’ extension, player movement, C-Ball’s farewell
EPISODE OVERVIEW: This week James & Davis discuss the CFL stars heading south to the NFL, as well as a major announcement regarding The Waggle podcast
EPISODE RUNDOWN: Chris Jones snags extension (4:00); Star players signing down south (8:15); C-Ball’s Farewell (23:30); J&D recall early days and first playoff road trip (30:30); First Grey Cup (39:40); Remembering Chris Jones’ musical taste (53:30); Reflecting on June Jones’ controversial praise of Manziel (57:00); Love interviewing CFL Players (1:00:00).
Extra: 1-on-1 with Argos head coach Corey Chamblin
EPISODE OVERVIEW: On this Waggle Extra, James talks with new Argos head coach Corey Chamblin about his return to Toronto, his history in Saskatchewan and how he plans to turn things around for the Argonauts.
Episode 138: The annual Holiday Spectacular
EPISODE OVERVIEW: Ho ho ho! It’s the most wonderful time of the… off-season! We’re giving out gifts to teams around the CFL in the yearly holiday edition of The Waggle!
EPISODE RUNDOWN: Intro & kibitzing about Christmas parties/NYE (0:00); CFL ‘Stocking Stuffers’ for everyone (8:00); Presents! (12:00); Would Mike Reilly go to the NFL? (20:50); More presents! (23:00).
Episode 137: Argos, Lions get their guy + Claybrooks stops by
EPISODE OVERVIEW: The Toronto Argonauts and BC Lions both announced their new head coaches this week, and we have one of them as our special guest as we talk changes across the CFL.
EPISODE RUNDOWN: Chamblin the captain of the ship (4:30); Claybrooks headed to BC (14:00); Coaching vacancies and the new cap (21:30); Interview with DeVone Claybrooks (30:00).
Episode 136: Coaching carousel + Reilly back to BC?
EPISODE OVERVIEW: Coach O takes over the Ticats, the Argos and Lions zero in on their new bench bosses, Bo’s heading south and is Mike Reilly… heading west? James and Davis tee up what will be a very busy off-season full of movement!
EPISODE RUNDOWN: Bo to the NFL (2:00); Ticats coaching moves (9:30); Argos coaching search (15:00); Mike Reilly to BC? Probably (20:45); Greg Ellingson (29:00)
Episode 135: GC Recap + Has Bo reached GOAT status?
EPISODE OVERVIEW: James and Davis break down the 106th Grey Cup presented by Shaw, and discuss the legacy of Bo Levi Mitchell… is he one of the all-time greats?
RUNDOWN: Grey Cup recap (2:00); Commonwealth field conditions (8:30); Bo deserving of the MVP? (15:00); Bo Levi’s legacy (17:30); Shaw CFL Awards (23:00); ‘Chez’s GC debut on TSN (27:30); Alex Singleton’s sister, his rise to fame and future speculation (32:00); Brief look at the off-season (34:00).
Episode 134: 106GC: Winner take all!
EPISODE OVERVIEW: The big game is here! James and Davis give their thoughts from the East and West finals, Dave Dickenson’s sideline comments and, of course, set up and predictions for the 106th Grey Cup going down in Edmonton.
RUNDOWN: Dickenson’s comments in Western Final (5:00); Reviewing the Division Finals (12:00); Trevor Harris’ chance to silence critics (18:00); Jonathan Rose suspension (24:30); Grey Cup predictions (31:00)
Extra: Exclusive pre-game sit down w/ Trevor Harris and Bo Levi Mitchell
EPISODE OVERVIEW: As the biggest game of the year looms, The Waggle’s Davis Sanchez sits down for a candid, 1-on-1 interview with Trevor Harris and Bo Levi Mitchell.
Episode 133: … and then there were four + Brad Sinopoli exclusive
EPISODE OVERVIEW: The boys debate possible rule changes and lots of playoff talk too. Plus, Brad Sinopoli from the Ottawa REDBLACKS drops by for an in depth conversation ahead of the Eastern Final.
RUNDOWN: Most Outstanding Canadian talk/story time (6:00); Recapping the Eastern Semi (15:00); Recapping the Western Semi (27:00); The hit on Bridge, potential rule changes (35:00); Interview with Brad Sinopoli (46:00).
Episode 132: Let the (playoff) games begin!
EPISODE OVERVIEW: Davis Sanchez is joined by TSN’s Marshall Ferguson to set up the 2018 division semi-finals, from BC at Hamilton to Winnipeg at Saskatchewan.
RUNDOWN: 3:30 – BC @ HAM Primer; 15:30 – WPG @ SSK Primer
Extra: Mike Daly ahead of the Eastern Semi-Final
EPISODE OVERVIEW: Hamilton’s, Mike Daly, joins Davis to talk playoffs before the Tiger-Cats Conference Semifinals matchup against the BC Lions.
Episode 131: Playoff Picture in Focus + the GOAT Joins the Show
EPISODE OVERVIEW: With the regular season wrapping up this week, it’s time for MOP debates. James and Davis give their thoughts on the best receiving corps in the league, Mike O’Shea’s aggressive coaching style and the locker room reports coming out of Montreal. Plus Wally Buono looks back on his memories coaching in the CFL while focusing on chasing one more title before it’s all over.
RUNDOWN: Who is the best receiving corps in the league? (4:00); Lions crossing over (8:45); Is Masoli the Eastern MOP? (10:00); Mike O’Shea’s aggressive coaching style (14:45); Can Sask come out of the West? (19:30); Maniel reports in Montreal (22:30); Wally Buono 1-on-1 (35:00).
Episode 130: It’s crunch time!! + ‘The Hulk’ Lou Ferrigno talks CFL
EPISODE OVERVIEW: We’re getting down to the wire and plenty of playoff scenarios are swirling. James and Davis talk power rankings, the Brandon Banks injury, if Calgary is still the team to beat and more! Plus a discussion with Lou Ferrigno on his brief stint in the CFL.
RUNDOWN: Power Rankings debate (5:00); Jason Maas’ coaching future (9:00); Ed Hervey’s candid comments (12:45); Is Calgary still the class of the League? (18:00); How does Hamilton move forward? (22:00); Stop celebrating QB sneaks PSA! (25:00); Lewis Ward kicks into the record books (29:00); Trestman and Popp next year? (32:00); Interview with The Hulk Lou Ferrigno (39:45).
Episode 129: Lions roaring down the stretch + chatting w/ ‘Speedy B’
EPISODE OVERVIEW: As the playoff race tightens in the West, James and Davis break down the Lions surprising win in Caglary, the Stamps’ slump, and the Bombers laying the smack down on the Roughriders. Plus Brandon Banks joins the podcast to talk some cold weather football.
RUNDOWN: The Leos roar on the road (5:30); Stamps are walking wounded (19:45); Bombers striking at the right time (23:45); What happened to Saskie? (30:30); Brandon Banks exclusive (41:45).
Episode 128: Defensive stands, free agent plans + Kevin Fogg exclusive
EPISODE OVERVIEW: Sanchez and Cybulski break down the Defensive Game of the Year between the Eskimos and Roughriders and chat the upcoming free agency season. Plus, Bombers’ Kevin Fogg stops by to talk southern comforts!
RUNDOWN: The defensive game of the year (6:30); Hervey takes on his QB (26:30); OBJ locker room comments (43:00); Bombers, RedBlacks breakdown (46:00); Kevin Fogg drops interview (50:00).
Episode 127: The Zach Attack is back, Lions on logo a no-go?
EPISODE OVERVIEW: James and Davis award Zach Collaros their week 16 MVP and hand out honourable mentions to Johnny football, and the Blue Bomber defence. Plus, the logo debate comes to a close with the Tigers trouncing the Lions .
RUNDOWN: Lions on the logo a no go? (4:00); Esks shaking things up (12:45); Manziel on the uptick (19:30); The old Zach is back (25:00); Props to the Bombers defence (18:30); Alessia Cara is dope (33:00)
Episode 126: JJ’s flying high + Duke gives his Trash Talking Philosophy
EPISODE OVERVIEW: James and Davis debate June Jones’ decision making in one of the most exciting games of the season and discuss Jonathan Jennings’ success as the Lions starting QB. Plus, James catches up with Duke Williams to break down his trash talking philosophy.
RUNDOWN: Jun June’s decision (4:30); Is Jon Jenning’s Back? (13:00); What to make of Manziel’s return (23:20); Exclusive Duke Williams interview (31:00)
Episode 125: Manziel’s next shot + DeVier Posey 1-on-1
EPISODE OVERVIEW: James and Davis talk Johnny Manziel’s next big start and discuss some of his comments from the past few weeks. Plus, does BC now have the best secondary in the league? Then, newest BC Lion and last year’s Grey Cup MVP, Devier Posey, stops by to chat life with the Lions and college football.
RUNDOWN: Vontae Davis mid-game retirement (3:45); Manziel’s back (10:00); Nichols is still a starter (16:30); Bad luck for Lulay (19:30); BC best D in the league? (23:30); Ottawa delivered in Week 14 (30:00); Collaros is struggling (32:30); Interview with DeVier Posey (44:00)
Episode 124: Riders going streaking, REDBLACK regression, Willie Jefferson drops in
EPISODE OVERVIEW: James and Davis discuss where the ceiling might be for a streaking Roughriders team in the West Division. They get you set for what Davis is calling the game of the season so far, when the Ticats host the Stamps. And is it too soon to make some Western Conference Final predictions after last week’s Alberta Arms race? Plus, Willie Jefferson stops by to talk about football fans on the prairies and gives some insight into social media etiquette.
RUNDOWN: The Riders are going streaking (4:30); REDBLACKS regression (14:00); BC ‘D’ stepping up (20:00); Bombers in trouble (23:15); Alberta arms race (34:30); Willie Jefferson interview (48:00)
Episode 123: Bomber Blues, Duke’s Half Time Rant, Labour Day Recaps
EPISODE OVERVIEW: This week we’re talking trouble on the prairies, props to Montreal for their play as of late and why you shouldn’t count out the Lions just yet.
RUNDOWN: Bombers backing into Banjo Bowl (6:00pm); Big props to Montreal (25:30); Duke’s halftime rant (32:00); Don’t count out the Lions (39:00); Contest time (40:00).
Extra: Masoli Wants More
EPISODE OVERVIEW: Fresh off a big Labour Day Classic win, Jeremiah Masoli joins fellow Oregon Alumni, Davis Sanchez, to talk college, what it’s like working with June Jones and how the sky’s the limit for the 2018 Ticats.
Extra: Talkin’ Shop with Popp
EPISODE OVERVIEW: On the heels of signing one of the league’s most polarizing stars in Duron Carter, James catches up with long-time General Manager Jim Popp to talk about his career, his relationship with the players and his philosophies on team building.
Episode 122: Pipkin ain’t easy
EPISODE OVERVIEW: This week we’re talking D.C. in T.O., our two cents for Nichols’ and should the Als sit down Manziel for “Tony Football”? Later, Antonio Pipkin himself stops by to chat with Cybulski.
RUNDOWN: Double Blue Duron (0:20); Manny goes down and Lions struggles (17:00); Two Cents for Nichols (23:20); Stamps back on the horse (38:45); Pipkin’s Play (41:00); Exclusive interview with Anthonio Pipkin.
Episode 121: Stamps streak snapped, Carter conclusion? + Stegall co-hosts
EPISODE OVERVIEW: CFL on TSN panelist Milt Stegall is filling in for James this week and he and Davis break down week 10’s games, weigh in on Matt Nichols being booed and debate where Duron Carter’s next landing spot might be.
RUNDOWN: How Vernon Adams and Matt Nichols handled getting booed (2:45); Getting called out on social (6:00); Duron getting a deal? (8:41); Pipkin, Onyeka and all else Esks/Als (15:45); Harris on fire vs. Bombers (19:30); Reviewing Riders upset over Stamps (23:00)
Episode 120: Carter cut loose + Darrell Davis weighs in on Week 10
EPISODE OVERVIEW: Sanchez and Cybulski react to the surprise release of Duron Carter from the Riders and James speaks with Darrell Davis, co-host of the Green Zone on CJME/CKOM in Regina.
RUNDOWN: Carter Green no more (2:46), Tommie Campbell disciplined by Als (21:34), Four games on slate for Week 10 (24:13), Darrell Davis dishes on Week 10 (29:37).
Episode 119: Can Johnny Bounce Back? + Inspiring Exclusive with Jo-Anne Polak
EPISODE OVERVIEW: James and Davis break down the decision to start Johnny Manziel on the heels of the Alouettes blowout loss to Hamilton. James starts to hint at the Stamps having a shot at being perfect in 2018, and later on the first female GM in North American professional sports, Jo-Anne Polak, reminisces with James about her role with the Ottawa Rough Riders in the 80’s.
RUNDOWN: Manziel debut (6:45), Ottawa prepping for Montreal after stunning loss to Argos (12:30), All in on McLeod Bethel-Thompson? (13:30), Not pure joy for Purifoy (16:30), T.O. to the Riders? (18:50), Intriguing Ticats at Bombers matchup (26:40), Calgary’s chances at a perfect season (28:40), An inspiring chat w/ Jo-Anne Polak (33:00).
Episode 118: Manziel’s first start, Riders moves + Travis Lulay exclusive
EPISODE OVERVIEW: This week, James and Davis talk Johnny Manziel’s upcoming CFL debut, the Als QB situation, a Roughriders mid-season evaluation, and much more! BC Lions QB Travis Lulay joins for an interview to discuss his return from injury and other league storyline.
RUNDOWN: Manziel mania in Montreal (00:40), Manziel, Masoli, Hamilton (9:36), Matchup: Als vs. Ticats (13:11), Vernon Adams Jr. (16:14), Roughriders: Collaros, Carter, Chris Jones (20:56), Jerome Messam (25:51), Legacy of Canadian Running Backs (29:25), Argos QB situation (30:53), #StrikeTheBandAbility (37:37), REDBLACKS offensive inconsistency (42:24), BC Lions D (44:44), Final quick thoughts (48:38), Lulay interview (51:50)
Episode 117: Who won the Manziel deal? + Eric Rogers exclusive
Davis breaks down the blockbuster Johnny Manziel trade from both Montreal and Hamilton perspectives, and later Stampeders receiver Eric Rogers joins James to talk about his return to the CFL.
Episode 116: Don’t call it a (Lulay) comeback + Jerry Glanville exclusive
EPISODE OVERVIEW: This week James and Davis dissect the BC Lions’ comeback victory over the Bombers, and what does this mean for all the quarterbacks involved? Later, they talk to possibly the most interesting man in football: Ticats defensive coordinator Jerry Glanville.
RUNDOWN: Lulay’s return + BC’s comeback (3:50), what now for Jonathon Jennings? (14:20), what to do with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (19:20), Trevor Harris’ struggles vs CGY (26:15), we still believe in the Toronto Argonauts (32:20), Alberta teams looking very good so far (33:00), Jerry Glanville interview (36:30)
Episode 115: What can BC do at QB + Diontae Spencer exclusive
EPISODE OVERVIEW: James and Davis recap the week that was in the CFL: looking at BC’s struggles at QB, the Roughriders tight win against the Ticats, and the Eskimos slow start to the 2018 season. James also speaks with REDBLACKS receiver Diontae Spencer.
RUNDOWN: BC QB struggles (4:04), Winnipeg’s success (18:46), Chris Jones and the Roughriders (21:17), Eskimos tough game at BMO (32:13), REDBLACKS v Stamps (39:13), Diontae Spencer interview (42:46).
Episode 114: Done with DC at DB? + Henoc Muamba talks changes
EPISODE OVERVIEW: Are we done with experimenting with Duron at DB? Also, we have to ask… do the Ticats trade Johnny Manziel? Later, we chat with Alouettes linebacker Henoc Muamba about moving from Africa to Canada, as well as moving around many teams in the CFL and NFL.
RUNDOWN: 4:25 Is the DC at DB experiment over? | 18:40 Bridge needs to seize the moment | 25:50 Oh Canada!! | 28:30 Too much Mike Sherman | 29:30 Takeaways from Als win | 31:00 Manziel on the market? | 38:25 Brief matchup rundown | 40:10 CJ Gable ballin’ | 43:30 Parting shots | 47:10 In conversation with Henoc Muamba
Extra: Delvin’s Determination
In this Waggle Extra we talk to Tiger-Cats DB Delvin Breaux on his return to the CFL after some impressive seasons with the Saints. Also, he tells us his amazing story overcoming a neck injury in high school that almost ended his life, let alone his football career.
Episode 113: QBs are all the talk ahead of Week 3
James & Davis take a look at some interesting QB situations around the league, including Jeremiah Masoli in Tigertown who seems to have the Tabbies in serious contention in the East.
Episode 112: Week 2 look-ahead + Talkin’ passion & parenthood with Mike Reilly
James breaks down his early thoughts following week 1 of 2018 and sets up week 2 before being joined by 2017 M.O.P. Mike Reilly.
Episode 111: Setting the Stage for 2018 Season
James and Davis look at the upcoming CFL season and evaluate each team’s chances at hoisting the Grey Cup at the end of the year.
Episode 110: Camp Winds Down + Back in Blue w/Adarius Bowman
James & Davis summarize everything from Week 1 of the pre-season before being joined by veteran receiver Adarius Bowman to talk about his return to Winnipeg, his home in Edmonton and what it means to be an “O.G. Receiver” in the CFL.
Episode 109: Grindin’ through camp w/ special co-host Henry Burris
We’re right in the thick of training camp and we have a special co-host with James away! Long-time star CFL QB Henry Burris drops in to talk about the struggles of camp and what he sees across the league for the 2018 season.
Episode 108: Camps Open, Johnny Arrives + Brandon Bridge’s Canadian QB Debate
After months of discussion and debate, Johnny Manziel has finally landed in the CFL and the guys break down his arrival and what it could mean for the Ticats and the league. Later, Riders QB Brandon Bridge talks about being a Canadian QB in the CFL and why he’s campaigning for the position to be included in the ratio.
Episode 107: Dissecting Durant Retirement, Camp Preview + Darvin Adams 1-on1
James and Davis make sense of Darian Durant’s surprise retirement and look ahead toward the opening of training camp. Featuring Blue Bombers Receiver Darvin Adams.
Episode 106: Tying a Bow on CFL Draft + Andrew Buckley 1-on-1
James and Davis breakdown last week’s CFL Draft with CFL.ca’s Jeff Krever and then speak with backup QB Andrew Buckley on his recent retirement announcement.
Episode 105: Getting primed for the CFL Draft
CFL.ca draft guru Marshall Ferguson joins James and Davis for a first round mock draft in preparation for the 2018 CFL Draft.
Episode 104: The debate on CFL Top 50 has begun + Mini-Camp with the Argos
James and Davis respond to some of the early debate on Twitter about who the top 50 CFL players are and Davis catches up with Argos DBs Ronnie Yell and TJ Heath at their Mini-Camp in Florida.
Episode 103: Mini-Camps kickoff + Ernest Jackson and Khari Jones Exclusive
James and Davis welcome Montreal Alouettes receiver Ernest Jackson to talk about his experience at the Als’ mini camp. Alouettes offensive coordinator Khari Jones talks to Davis about his first impressions of the Als’ roster.
Episode 102: Marcel on reloading the REDBLACKS
Ottawa REDBLACKS general manager Marcel Desjardins drops by to talk Combine and some of the big off-season shake-ups in the capital. James and Davis debate what it’ll take in 2018 to get Ottawa back to another Grey Cup.
Episode 101: Faces in new places + Larry Dean exclusive
The boys from The Waggle debate where Johnny Manziel will play in 2018, look at the most interesting players to watch on new teams, reflect on John Chick’s great career and catch up with Hamilton’s defensive force, Larry Dean.
Episode 100: Recapping the Scouting Combine from Winnipeg
Davis and James recap the 2018 Scouting Combine presented by adidas, and examine the process along with the next steps for some draft eligible players through the eyes of CFL Player Agent/Representative Rob Fry. Later, conversations with 2 intriguing prospects— receivers Rashaun Simonise and Mark Chapman.
Episode 99: What to watch for at the CFL Combine
Our resident USports guru Marshall Ferguson joins James & Davis to tee up this weekend’s CFL Combine, including his list of who to watch for. Make sure you tune in to CFL.ca all weekend long for live coverage of the 2018 Combine presented by adidas.
Episode 98: Way-too-early power rankings + Duane Forde’s combine preview
The Waggle shares its own version of CFL Power Rankings…and they couldn’t be any different. Plus TSN Analyst Duane Forde weighs in on the off-season and looks ahead to the combine and draft.
Episode 97: Free Agency Punts + Charleston Hughes Exclusive
This week James & Davis are “punting” their least-favourite free agent moves before long-time Stampeder Charleston Hughes stops by to hype up his new team as Grey Cup favourites.
Episode 96: Underrated off-season moves + welcome back Coach O
James & Davis focus on the Tiger-Cats’ off-season moves on and off the field, as well as make a case for their most impactful moves so far this off-season. Later, Orlondo Steinauer stops by to chat about his return to the Hamilton and the CFL.
Episode 95: The Great GM Debate + John Bowman Exclusive
James & Davis are joined by CFL.ca’s Jeff Krever to grade out team’s free agency moves, plus debate who might be the best GM in the CFL. Later, Alouette ironman and veteran DL John Bowman talks about his impressive longevity in the league and with Montreal.
Episode 94: Your early free agency recap
James and Davis are joined by TSN Insider Farhan Lalji to breakdown the first two days of 2018 CFL Free Agency.
Episode 93: Commissioner Randy Ambrosie joins The Waggle!
Commissioner Randy Ambrosie joins James and Davis to talk about recent contract disputes and also updates the guys on his tour across Canada.
Episode 92: Hank Dishes on CFL Hot Topics
There are a lot of hot-button issues in the CFL right now and former QB Henry Burris joins James and Davis to talk about the likes of Manziel, Wilder and even ranks his top CFL QBs.
Episode 91: Early FA Outlook + Josh Freeman Exclusive
When at his best, is Zach Collaros a top 3 quarterback in the CFL? James & Davis discuss that and also take a look at the top free agents on the market this year. Later, we chat with former NFL starter and new Alouettes QB Josh Freeman.
Episode 90: The Great Glenn Tour + GM Meetings Wrap Up
Guess what? We’re talking quarterbacks again! From KG in Edmonton to Darian’s release from Montreal. Later, CFL writer Chris O’Leary talks about his time in Banff for the CFL GM meetings last week.
Episode 89: QBs, QBs and more QBs!
Davis Sanchez and James Cybulski talk with new Saskatchewan Roughriders QB Zach Collaros and give their thoughts on the latest Johnny Manziel contract developments.