‘The Waggle’ Archive
‘The Waggle’ 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.
Below is an archived library of Episodes from 2016 and 2018.
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Episode 140: Chris Jones is Dawg Pound Bound
EPISODE OVERVIEW:Marshall Ferguson pinch-hits with Davis Sanchez from his European adventure this week, as they break down Chris Jones’ departure from Riderville, J.C. Sherritt’s retirement and the 2019 Tiger-Cats coaching staff.
EPISODE RUNDOWN: Jones headed to Cleveland (3:30); What is next for the Riders? (10:00); Hamilton’s new staff (20:30); Pedersen steps down (24:45); Randle is released and Sherritt retires (30:30)
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.
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Extra — Catching up with the Flutie Bros
James Cybulski sits down with Darren and Doug Flutie to chat about their time in the CFL and when they were briefly teammates with the BC Lions.
Episode 88: 2017 Year in Review
Before we turn the page to 2018, Davis and James (or Chez and Balls) look back on some of the stories that dominated 2017.
Episode 87: The Waggle Holiday Special
Pour yourself a glass of egg nog, pull on your favourite CFL team’s jersey and cuddle up by the fire – it’s time for The Waggle Holiday Special! On this episode, we’ve got special gifts for everyone across the CFL!
Extra – In conversation with BC Lions GM Ed Hervey
Davis Sanchez catches up with the BC Lions new GM, Ed Hervey who is quickly putting his stamp on the Lions as he takes over for the legendary Wally Buono.
Episode 86 – Franklin Goes East + More Manziel Chatter
What off-season? We dive deep into the James Franklin trade and what that means for Ricky Ray and the Toronto Argonauts. We also discuss June Jones’ comments on Johnny Manziel’s potential as “The best ever” and the ongoing ratio debate.
Episode 85 – Off-Season Shakeups + June Jones Exclusive
Who says the off-season is slow? We’re talking June Jones in Hamilton, Ed Hervey in BC, the coaching search in Montreal and QB’s looking for new teams in 2018.
Episode 84 – Grey Cup 105 Was an Instant Classic
How’s that for Canadiana?! James and Davis break down an incredible finish for the Toronto Argonauts, the devastating heartbreak for the Calgary Stampeders and what wonderful hosts the city of Ottawa were for the 105th Grey Cup presented by Shaw.
Episode 83 – Previewing the 105th Grey Cup Presented by Shaw
Our Grey Cup preview episode is a who’s-who of Grey Cup week! Coming to you from the Stampeders final practice of the 2017 season, James and Davis get breakdowns and predictions from multiple guests, and discuss everything about the week of celebrating Canadian football!
Episode 82 – Grey Cup is Here!!
Davis Sanchez and James Cybulski ring in Grey Cup Week by taking an early look at the matchups, looking back on the Eastern and Western Finals and setting the scene for what should be a busy week in Ottawa.
Episode 81 – All Things Western Final
James and Davis break down the upcoming West Finals between the Calgary Stampeders and Edmonton Eskimos and talk key match-ups, star quarterbacks and who they think will earn a trip to the Grey Cup.
Episode 80 – All Things Eastern Final
James and Davis break down all the Eastern Final matchup between the Toronto Argonauts and Saskatchewan Roughriders with a hand from Canadian Press writer Dan Ralph. Later, James catches up with Roughriders defensive back Jovon Johnson to talk about his journey to the CFL and how his team is feeling heading into their big matchup with the Argos.
Episode 79 – … And Then There Were Four
James and Davis break down the division semi-finals that saw the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Edmonton Eskimos move one step closer to the Grey Cup, and ended the season for the Ottawa REDBLACKS and Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
Episode 78 – All Things Eastern Semi-Final
These two teams split results in two 1-point games this season. How do you predict this one? James and Davis dive into what will surely be an exciting matchup between the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Ottawa REDBLACKS on Sunday for a spot in the Eastern Final!
Episode 77 – All Things Western Semi-Final
We’re diving deep looking into the Western Semi-Final between the Edmonton Eskimos and Winnipeg Blue Bombers. We get into the health of both teams, weigh all the matchups on the field and make our predictions! We also check in with Darren Bauming in Winnipeg and stud rookie DL Kwaku Boateng in Edmonton.
Episode 76 – 2017 Playoff Preview Show
Another memorable CFL regular season is in the books, and we’re right into the swing of things for the first round of the playoffs! James and Davis tee things up as we look ahead to the Eastern and Western Semi-Finals.
Extra – Catching Up w/ Kerry Joseph
The former Most Outstanding Player and Grey Cup Champion quarterback Kerry Joseph chats with James Cybulski about winning a championship for Riderville, being in the middle of a quarterback controversy and coaching the next crop of potential CFL stars.
Episode 75 – Trying to Make Sense of Week 20
We know who is in the playoffs, we just don’t know when, or where they’ll be playing. This week, James and Davis attempt to break down the playoff scenarios to be played out this weekend, and predict who will win with the CFL Pick ‘Em selections.
Episode 74 – Predicting Playoff Matchups + Duron Carter Exclusive
This week we talk about potential playoff match-ups, Duron Carter’s switch to the other side of the ball and the Jason Maas’ controversial sideline conduct. Later, James catches up with Carter to talk the season so far, his misunderstood persona and his outlook on the upcoming playoffs.
Episode 73 – Tempers Flare in Riderville + Bryan Burnham Exlcusive
This week we talk about the drama out of Regina, and also review the season of both the Tiger-Cats and Alouettes who will be missing the post-season in 2017. Later, the human highlight reel Bryan Burnham chats with James about his tough road to professional football.
Episode 72 – Who Are the Beasts of the East? + William Powell Exclusive
With the playoffs looming, both Ottawa and Toronto seem to be finding their form at the right time. James and Davis debate who has the best chance to make a Grey Cup run. Later, resurgent star running back William Powell drops in.
Episode 71 – Playoff Picture Starting to Take Shape
It’s week 16 already! As a result, we’re starting to see who’s peaking at the right time with the post-season just around the corner. Who can challenge Calgary out west? Are the Argos the team to beat out east? We discuss this week on The Waggle! Later, Toronto DL Cleyon Laing drops in to chat with Davis.
Episode 70 – Richardson Lands in Regina + Larry Dean Exclusive
This week we talk about Trent Richardson’s opportunity to take over the backfield in Regina, and can we take a minute to talk about how good the Stampeders are? Plus, an under-the-radar top defensive player in the league, Larry Dean, chats with James about his humble beginnings in Tifton, Georgia.
Episode 69 – The wild and wide open west
The guys are already looking forward to how the playoffs are going to shape up out west, but we can’t neglect the east either. Lots of questions from REDBLACKS QB’s to Montreal coaching staff and could we see Johnny Football sometime this season?
Episode 68 – Questions at QB + Elimimian Exclusive
Prior to the news out of Montreal, James and Davis discuss what’s gotta give with the Alouettes. Also, where do teams in the CFL stand with so many QB changes across the league this week?
Episode 67 – Revenge Week, Crossover Chatter + DeVone Claybrooks Exclusive
We make sense of the fallout following Mark’s Labour Day weekend match-ups, and look ahead to revenge week across the CFL. Later, we talk to 2nd year defensive coordinator DeVone Claybrooks on the transition from player to coach, and marching out one of the CFL’s best defences two years running.
Episode 66 – Mark’s LD Matchups Loom, Fallout in Hamilton + Kevin Glenn Exclusive
James and Davis get you primed for Mark’s Labour Day Weekend and give their take on the events in Hamilton this past week. They are also joined by Kevin Glenn who has the Riders rolling.
Extra – Hangin’ with Hank
2016 Grey Cup Champion quarterback Henry Burris talks shop with Davis Sanchez about the state of the Ottawa REDBLACKS, the prospect of Johnny Manziel in the CFL and making some early Grey Cup predictions.
Episode 65 – The Bombers are Ready for Prime Time + Darvin Adams Exclusive
We discuss the Bombers big win knocking off the previously-undefeated Eskimos in week 9, and what this means for the rest of the West. We also give our week 10 predictions and later Darvin Adams drops in to talk about his journey from BCS National Champion to the CFL.
Episode 64 – Who are the contenders vs. pretenders? + Diversity is Strength
This week James & Davis heap praise on the CFL for their timely “Diversity is Strength” t-shirt initiative. In the spirit of heaping praise, we also show some love to Edmonton and Calgary who have been dominant thus far, and debate if the Riders, Lions and Bombers can keep up.
Episode 63 – Too early to talk crossover + Odell Willis exclusive
This week we talk about the struggles in the East with QB injuries, coaching changes and leadership questions. On the other side of the country though? Different story. Later, the Mayor of Commonwealth — that’s right, Odell Willis — chats with James about the undefeated Esks.
Episode 62 – DBs beware, Chris Williams is back
James and Davis are reunited in beautiful British Columbia this week, where they take in Lions practice while breaking down a highlight-filled Week 6 and look ahead to Week 7. Later, speedster Chris Williams joins the guys to talk about his rehab from knee surgery and being ready to burn up CFL fields again starting this week.
Episode 61 – Messam is loose! + Chris Rainey exclusive
Apparently Jerome Messam is just fine in Calgary. We discuss his big performance, as well as the offensive shootout in BC and all the match-ups from a five-game Week 5. Later, Lions RB Chris Rainey stops by to talk social media and share his incredible road to the CFL.
Episode 60 – Can the REDBLACKS bounce back? + Peewee Smith exclusive
James and Davis break down a busy week ahead, including two REDBLACKS games. Later, former Argo Peewee Smith joins James to reminisce on the 96 & 97 Argos dynasty set to be honoured on Monday in Toronto.
Episode 59 – K.G. Ballin’, Ticats Fallin’
We’re right into summer across Canada, including our host James Cybulski who checks in from camping in the rockies to talk about the Riders big win, the REDBLACKS near misses and all things CFL. Later, Davis is joined by former teammate Paul Waldu to discuss the Riders riding high into the bye.
Extra: Chick Checks In
One of the CFL’s longest-running QB hunters, John Chick, chats with James about his social media game as well as his on-field game.
Extra: 1-on-1 w/ New Commissioner Randy Ambrosie
James Cybulski talks to newly appointed CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie about his journey from player, to successful businessman, to CFL Commissioner.
Episode 58 – Wild Week 2 + We Have A New Commissioner!
James and Davis chat about Randy Ambrosie as the new CFL commissioner along with a look back on an exciting Week 2.
Episode 57 – Week 1 Fun + Marcus (Big) Ball(er) Exclusive
After a long off-season wait, Week 1 did not disappoint! We break down the games, talk about Canada 150, and later on speak to Argos LB Marcus Ball on his impressive return to the Canadian Football League shutting down the Ticats in Week 1.
Episode 56 – Way-Too-Early Predictions + DaVaris Daniels Exclusive
We’re back! The 2017 season officially kicks off this week, and we celebrate by picking week 1’s games and take a guess at who will hoist the Grey Cup this November. Later, Calgary receiver DaVaris Daniels chats with James about his turbulent college career and how thrilled he is to be a Stampeder.
Episode 55 – Have We Seen the Last of Vince Young? + Rick Campbell Exclusive
The season is so close we can almost taste it! This week we look back at the first pre-season games, chat about Vince Young’s hamstring and have a talk with the defending Grey Cup champion head coach (Slick) Rick Campbell.
Extra – Remembering Don Matthews
Episode 54 – We’ve Got Pre-Season Football! + Nye Talks Riders, CFL Fantasy
This week we continue our game of “21 Questions” about camp and pre-season, plus later Jamie Nye drops in to talk about all things Riders and offer some early tips for setting your CFL Fantasy roster.
Episode 53 – New Season is Debate Season + Sara Orlesky Checks In
With training camps in full swing, the guys start to debate many things about the upcoming season. Who has the best receiving corps? Defensive secondary? Can Matt Nichols take the Bombers to the promised land? Later, CFL on TSN’s Sara Orlesky drops by to talk about the ultra-competitive West Division.
Episode 52 – ‘Simmy Hov’ Putting Work In
Tiger-Cats LB Simoni Lawrence is getting ready for training camp, so much so, that he doesn’t even stop his off-season workouts while talking to James & Davis on this week’s episode!
Extra – Marquay McDaniel
Stampeders veteran receiver Marquay McDaniel sits down with Davis to talk free agency, Grey Cup redemption, and more in the latest from The Waggle.
Episode 51 – Wally Sharing Wisdom
BC head coach and GM Wally Buono sits down with James & Davis to talk about his years of experience as a legendary coach and GM. Tough decisions, working with Canadian content and improving the game, we cover it all!
Extra – Warren Moon
Five-time Grey Cup Champion, Canadian Football Hall of Famer, 9x NFL Pro Bowler… and yet one of the most decorated quarterbacks of all time, Warren Moon did not have an easy ride to pro football. James catches up with the CFL & NFL legend to talk about all of that and his fond memories of Canada.
Episode 50 – Recapping the CFL Draft w/Duane Forde
James and Davis are joined by TSN draft expert Duane Forde to recap the 2017 CFL Draft and speak on what has been an eventful off-season.
Episode 49 – Previewing the 2017 CFL Draft w/ Marshall Ferguson
Our resident CFL Draft guru Marshall Ferguson drops in to deliver his mid-week mock draft, discussing team needs and just how unique the CFL Draft is.
Waggle Extra: In Conversation with Alex Singleton
Stampeders LB Alex Singleton chatted with Davis at Mark’s CFL Week about his journey to Canada and watching his brother at Combine.
Episode 48 – Robert Gordon Goes from CFL, to Hollywood, to WWE
Bobby Gordon went from CFL receiver to Hollywood actor to the head offices of the WWE. This week, he joins James and Davis to reminisce about his CFL days and talk about his interesting transition from the gridiron to the silver screen.
Waggle Exclusive: SJ Green chats about his trade to Toronto
In an exclusive interview with the Waggle, Davis chats with SJ Green who was traded earlier in the day from the Alouettes to the Argonauts.
Episode 47 – Seeking the 14th Commissioner + Corey Chamblin Returns
James and Davis discuss this weeks big news that Commissioner Jeffrey L. Orridge will be departing the CFL, and debate who might be a good fit to fill the void. Later, former Riders head coach Corey Chamblin chats with the guys about his return to the CFL.
Episode 46 – Talkin’ Mini-Camp with QB Darian Durant
James & Davis catch up with Montreal QB Darian Durant from the teams mini-camp in Florida, as the long-time Rider pivot adjusts to life with a new team.
Extra – Hervey Out in Edmonton
The Eskimos shocked the CFL world on Friday, announcing that General Manager Ed Hervey had been relieved of his duties. James & Davis break down the stunning development and what might be next for both Ed and the Eskimos.
Episode 45 – Ricky Foley On His Breakup with the Argos
Newly-appointed free agent Ricky Foley joins James and Davis this week to shed light on his departure from the Argonauts, plus we talk Ryan Smith’s retirement and who’s going to buy the Leos?
Extra: Catching up with Ricky Ray
Davis catches up with former teammate and Argos QB Ricky Ray at Mark’s CFL Week in Regina to talk about contemplating retirement, the new leadership in Toronto and being handed the starting role once again.
Episode 44 – A Complete Combine Recap w/ Marshall Ferguson
CFL.ca’s resident Combine guru Marshall Ferguson stops by to break down all of the big names coming out of last week’s CFL Combine in Regina as the next crop of CFL stars showed off their skills to scouts, coaches and fans. Plus we talk about all the fun we had at Mark’s CFL Week and assess the Jovan Olafioye deal between the Leos and Als.
Episode 43 – Mark’s CFL Week is Here + Combine Preview
James Cybulski and Davis Sanchez discuss the importance of Mark’s CFL Week and provide an in-depth preview of the upcoming CFL Combine presented by adidas.
Episode 42 – Chris Jones Exclusive + Hall of Fame Names
James & Davis tee up Mark’s CFL Week in Regina next week, including the star-studded lineup of players eligible to receive their Hall of Fame nods. Later, Saskatchewan head coach and GM Chris Jones joins to guys to talk Vince Young, Darian Durant and some of his favourite hip-hop artists.
Episode 41 – Corey Chamblin’s CFL Return + Nik Lewis Exclusive
The guys talk about Corey Chamblin’s return to the CFL coaching ranks with the Argos, as well as QB Vince Young’s potential chances for success in Sask. Later, veteran slotback Nik Lewis joins to talk about the weapons Montreal has added in the off-season.
Episode 40 – The New Captain of the Good Ship Argo
Newly-appointed Argonauts head coach Marc Trestman joins James and Davis on this episode of The Waggle, and the guys reflect on the life of the great Bernie Custis.
Episode 39 – Movers & Shakers + Desjardins & Phillips Exclusives
As the dust settles on free agency 2017, James & Davis chat with Ottawa GM Marcel Desjardins about the major moves in the nations capital. Later, long-time BC Lions DB Ryan Phillips drops in to talk about taking on a new challenge in Montreal and going through the free agency process.
Episode 38 – All Things Free Agency + Abdul Kanneh Exclusive
James & Davis give their team-by-team analysis of how every CFL club fared through the first few days of free agency. Later, James chats with a Grey Cup champion DB who is taking his talents to Steeltown as Abdul Kanneh reflects on signing with the Ticats.
Episode 37 – Meet the Man Who Makes the CFL Sked + Free Agent Frenzy
James & Davis deliver their pre-free agency power rankings, rating which teams are the strongest heading into February 14th. They also dive into the recently released 2017 schedule and are joined by Trevor Hardy, the mastermind behind the whole thing for the CFL.
Extra: In Conversation with Joe Theismann
Ahead of Super Bowl Sunday, CFL and NFL legend Joe Theismann joins The Waggle! “Bay Street Joe” reminisces fondly on his time in Canada as the 2x CFL All-Star QB of the Toronto Argonauts, and also talks about his place in the Madden game and overcoming his devastating leg injury.
Episode 36 – The Carter & Jones Show Hits Regina
Duron is back! The talented receiver is off to Riderville, and James and Davis discuss how he’ll fit in with Chris Jones’ club. Furthermore, we’re talking Argos again following the loss of head coach Scott Milanovich, as well as how the O-Line is shaping up in Montreal.
Episode 35: Smilin’ Hank Bids Farewell
We chat with recently retired Grey Cup MVP QB Henry Burris about his career and his decision to hang up the cleats. Also, we discuss Jim Barker receiving his walking papers in Toronto and Kevin Glenn’s return to Riderville.
Episode 34: Free Agency, Fun Already + Kavis Reed Exclusive
New Alouettes GM Kavis Reed joins The Waggle to discuss making his first bold move acquiring Darian Durant from Saskatchewan, and how he landed the job in the first place. Plus, Matt Nichols returns to Winnipeg— does this make the Bombers a Grey Cup contender? And who’s going to quarterback the Riders? Let the offseason fireworks begin!
Episode 33: We’re back!
James and Davis are back in 2017 and on this episode they’re joined by three-time Grey Cup Champion Geroy Simon to talk off-season and his personnel role with the BC Lions.
Episode 32: Year in Review + Brandon Banks Exclusive
James and Davis look back at the biggest storylines from the year that was in the CFL, plus we chat with CFL.ca host Brodie Lawson about her travels across the CFL landscape in 2016 and Ticats speedster Brandon Banks also checks in.
Episode 31: ‘Tis the (off) season + Solomon Elimimian Exclusive
Ho ho ho! It’s our holiday edition of The Waggle, and to celebrate we’re giving out gifts to those who are both naughty and nice around the CFL. Later, all-star linebacker Solomon Elimimian also drops by to chat with James and Davis.
Episode 30: Makin’ Moves in Montreal
James & Davis dive into the off-season with reactions to the Kavis Reed hiring in Montreal and also look at the extensions signed by the Blue Bombers brass.
Episode 29: Ottawa’s Wild Grey Cup Victory + Post-Game Exclusive Interviews
James and Davis break down everything about the Ottawa REDBLACKS’ wild victory over the Calgary Stampeders in the 104th Grey Cup presented by Shaw. They also get exclusive on-field interviews with REDBLACKS owner Jeff Hunt, general manager Marcel Desjardins along with receivers Brad Sinopoli and Ernest Jackson.
Episode 28: Grey Cup Preview
James and Davis are back to break down Sunday’s 104th Grey Cup presented by Shaw featuring the Calgary Stampeders and the Ottawa REDBLACKS. They also get some great inside from B.C. Lions quarterback Travis Lulay and Stampeders defensive lineman Charleston Hughes.
Episode 27: Welcome to Grey Cup Week!
Grey Cup Week is finally here! James and Davis discuss this past weekend’s West and East Finals along with what to expect for the 104th Grey Cup between the Ottawa REDBLACKS and the Calgary Stampeders
Episode 26: West Final Preview w/ Jerome Messam + Lowell Ullrich
We break down the exciting West Final matchup between the Calgary Stampeders and the B.C. Lions. We also get the latest with Canadian Football Hall-of-Famer Lowell Ullrich and Stampeders running back Jerome Messam.
Episode 25: East Final Preview w/ Mike Benevides + AJ Jakubec
James & Davis take us 35,000 feet in the air to preview the East Final between the Edmonton Eskimos and the Ottawa REDBLACKS. Ottawa play-by-play announcer AJ Jakubec as well as Edmonton defensive coordinator Mike Benevides also weigh in on the big matchup.
Episode 24: Digesting a Wild Semi-Final Sunday
We break down both the Eastern and Western Semi-Finals and discuss all the storylines from Zach’s pick to Loffler’s hit, Toliver’s goodbye and what now for the Tabbies and Bombers who have officially “gone fishin”.
Episode 23: West Semi-Final Preview + Emmanuel Arceneaux/Jeff Hamilton Exclusives
James Cybulski and Davis Sanchez break down the West Semi-Final matchup between the B.C. Lions and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. We also get an inside look with Lions receiver Manny Arceneaux along with Jeff Hamilton of the Winnipeg Free Press.
Episode 22: East Semi-Final Preview + Marshall Ferguson Exclusive
We break down the upcoming East Semi-Final matchup between the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the Edmonton Eskimos. Marshall Ferguson, play-by-play voice of the Ticats on TSN 1150, also drops by for some more great insight.
Extra: Derel Walker Exclusive
James Cybulski and Davis Sanchez break down the West Semi-Final matchup between the B.C. Lions and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. We also get an inside look with Lions receiver Manny Arceneaux along with Jeff Hamilton of the Winnipeg Free Press.
Episode 21: ‘It’s Playoff Time!!!’
The playoffs are finally here! The B.C. Lions get set for a home date against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers while the Edmonton Eskimos hit the road to face the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. We debate who the favourites are and who is going home early.
Extra: 1-on-1 with Jeffrey L. Orridge
James chats with the Commissioner of the Canadian Football League about everything from instant replay and live mics to his days playing basketball with David Duchovny and George Clooney.
Episode 20: Did the Stamps let history slip?
We’ve seen the last of the Calgary Stampeders until the Western Final, but will they look back on Week 19 and wish they played their starters? James and Davis debate that as well as how the remaining playoff scenarios may shake out this weekend.
Extra: Mike RRRReilly
Eskimos QB and 2015 Grey Cup Champion Mike Reilly drops in to chat with James about his long journey to the CFL, the inspiration behind his refined sense of fashion and even give his take on “mic-gate 2016”. All that and more on this Waggle Extra!
Episode 19: Bidding Farewell to Mosiac
The guys look back on the history of Mosaic Stadium as the Riders prepare to close the doors there this weekend, and Davis shares why CFL Pink month is so important to him.
Episode 18: Bold Moves in Montreal + O’Shea/Nichols Exclusives
James & Davis get fired up over the release of Duron Carter and Kenny Stafford from the Alouettes, plus two key figures in the Bombers surge drop in – Mike O’Shea and Matt Nichols.
Episode 17: East Awaiting its Beast
We’ve got you covered on all the fallout following a controversy-filled Thanksgiving weekend in the CFL, from mic removals to fumbles. Also, the voice of the REDBLACKS stops by to discuss Ottawa’s QB carousel.
Episode 16: Shakeup in Argo-land + Trevor Harris exclusive
We break down the major shake-up in Toronto, and are the Riders for real? Later, James sits down with Ottawa QB Trevor Harris about his Grey Cup hopes for this season.
Extra: All About Bo
Calgary Stampeders QB Bo Levi Mitchell is our special guest this week, talking about everything from his chirping on and off the field, his villain status (especially in Saskatchewan) and his M.O.P. chances in 2016.
Episode 15: From the Mind of Forde
CFL on TSN analyst and Canadian Football guru Duane Forde joins the guys to talk everything CFL. Forde discusses about his potential as a CFL GM, Kent Austin’s “chop” and the state of Canadian talent in the league.
Extra: Remembering Mylan Hicks
In a very special edition of ‘The Waggle’ Podcast, host James Cybulski chats with Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio who spent five years coaching Hicks in NCAA. Dantonio reflects on Hicks the person and the player as well as how news of his passing has affected the Spartans community.
Extra: Austin’s Final Farewell to Mosaic
In an exclusive 1-on-1 James chats with Tiger-Cats head coach Kent Austin about his coaching philosophy, his successes in Regina and his final trip to Mosaic this weekend.
Episode 14: Popp out, Durant on the way out?
This week we assess the coaching changes in Montreal, talk about Darian Durant’s future in Riderville and preview the second installment of “The Game of the Year.”
Episode 13: DC Being DC
We talk about the game of musical chairs at QB this week, as well as dive into the reputation of CFL villain Duron Carter including an exclusive 1-on-1 chat with the Alouettes receiver.
Episode 12: Dr. Davis is In
James and Davis look back on another thrilling Mark’s Labour Day Weekend in the CFL, and Dr. Davis checks in with his prescriptions for the struggles in Saskatchewan and Montreal.
Episode 11: Mid-Season Awards & Labour Day Primer
We’ve officially reached the halfway point of the season, and that means Mark’s Labour Day Weekend! James and Davis grade the best and the worst from the first half with the Waggle Awards, and Chad Owens also drops by to talk about his first Labour Day on the other side of the QEW Rivalry.
Extra: Owens Opens Up
In an exclusive interview, Chad Owens talks about coping with leaving Toronto for Hamilton, the pressures felt during his NFL career and his brief foray into the world of MMA fighting.
Episode 10: All Bo Does is Win
This week Matthieu Proulx of RDS joins the guys to talk about the wide-open East division, and look ahead to the key match-ups in week 10 including… a potential Grey Cup preview?
Episode 9: Game of the Year?
James and Davis talk about the recent situation in Saskatchewan, and also preview week 9’s games including the two hottest teams going head-to-head again on Friday night.
Waggle Extra: The Rise of Jonathon Jennings?
Cybulski chats with one of the emerging stars of the CFL – BC quarterback Jonathon Jennings. Find out how JJ went from working at a call centre to calling out plays in the huddle for the Leos.
Episode 8: Haters Gonna Hate, Zach Is Back
James is back to dish with Davis about Smilin’ Hank’s halftime rant, and debate the teams that have been a bit underrated thus far in 2016. Later, Tiger-Cats QB Zach Collaros joins us to talk about the long road to recovery from last season’s knee injury.
Episode 7: QB controversy in Ottawa?
Davis is solo this week, spouting off about all the news and notes from around the CFL. Is it too early to hand the reins to Trevor Harris in the nation’s capital? Will the BC Lions rebound from a devastating loss in Week 6, and are the Stamps poised to dominate?
Episode 6: We Notorious! + Dave Dickenson Exclusive
Davis is joined by Red 1 from Canadian hip-hop group The Rascalz talking about all the quarterback headlines in the CFL, and later, James chats with a former QB Dave Dickenson about his playing days and his new role as head coach in Calgary.
Episode 5: Pedersen Dishes on Riderville, Ray Reminisces?
Chris and Davis chat with the voice of the Roughriders Rod Pedersen about the 0-3 start in Regina, Darian Durant’s injury history and the faith in Chris Jones. Argos QB Ricky Ray also drops in to catch up and reminisce about the time he burned Davis for a 70+yd TD.
Episode 4: Maryland Football
James and Davis chat with former Maryland Terrapin teammates Geroy Simon and Scott Milanovich, but not before they look ahead to the CFL’s week 4 match-ups and talk about Ryan Smith’s magical, mythical mitts.
Waggle Extra: Lemon Drops Green for Double Blue
Days after being traded to the Argos, Shawn Lemon joins James to talk about his route to Toronto. He speaks on what led to the quick exit from Regina and his trust with Rich Stubler. He and James also step away from the field and find common ground with their favourite show, The Wire.
Episode 3: Carter’s Bump & Lemon’s CFL Tour Continues
Davis is fired up about Duron Carter and his “run-in” with Rick Campbell, and of course break down week 2 and give week 3 Pick ‘Em predictions. The squad also weighs in on the Shawn Lemon trade and much more.
Waggle Extra: Remembering Swaggerville
James takes us down memory lane as we recall one of the more unique defences in CFL history. A discussion with Jonathan Hefney and how ‘Swagerville’ was born in Winnipeg after he and list of alumni defensive backs reunited at Investors Group Field earlier in the month.
Episode 2: ‘We Know Nothing’
James and Davis take their lumps in CFL Pick’Em after an upset-filled Week 1. Are the Riders ready to roll? Can Jeremiah Masoli continue slingin’ the rock? All that and more in Episode 2 of The Waggle.
Episode 1: The Kickoff
In the first ever episode of The Waggle, hosts James Cybulski and Davis Sanchez get you all set up for kickoff, breaking down the off-season activity as well as give their take on week 1 match-ups. Also, James and Davis give their picks for CFL Pick ‘Em and set their Draft Kings fantasy rosters!
About the Hosts
James Cybulski is a Canadian Screen Award nominated sports reporter who grew up an avid fan of the CFL in Ottawa. In addition to being an anchor on TSN’s SportsCentre and Sportsnet Central, Cybulski has been a field reporter at some of the world’s premier sporting events from the Grey Cup to the Stanley Cup Finals to the Olympics. The former host of Cybulski and Company currently resides in Vancouver, BC.
As a defensive back, Davis Sanchez played for Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton and BC, as well as a two-year stint with the San Diego Chargers of the NFL during his 12-year pro football career. He accumulated 333 tackles, 28 interceptions, five returned interceptions for touchdowns and 62 pass knockdowns in the CFL. The former Oregon Duck and CFL Most Outstanding Canadian nominee retired in 2012 and he too resides in Vancouver, BC.