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TORONTO – ‘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.  To subscribe and listen to recent episodes, please see below. 

 


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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

In a special edition of The Waggle, Davis Sanchez chats with former defensive lineman Demetrious Maxie about the impact of Don Matthews on his career, the teams he coached and the CFL as a whole.

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.