On this week's show, Mike and Josh talk about Jeffrey Orridge's surprising removal as CFL commissioner, Terrell Sinkfield signing with the Minnesota Vikings (as a DB, no less), the Ticats' decision to reveal who is on their neg list, Mathieu Girard's retirement, the signing of four DBs and the revelation that Hamilton's preseason tilt at Ottawa will be televised on TSN. In league news, the boys discuss Ed Hervey's shocking firing in Edmonton, the resurrgence of interest in the CFL's US expansion era, the Argos re-signing of Brandon Whitaker (which Mike and Josh jokingly take credit for), the Argos cutting Ricky Foley and the Boatmen's decision to replace their radio broadcast crew with a TV simulcast. The gents close things out with Mike handing out a rare offseason Bozo of the Week and by answering a pair of listener questions.
Mike and Josh kick things off by talking about the kind words some strangers had to say about the show on Reddit. They also talk about the Ticats adding QBs Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III to their neg list and what the loss of kicker Brett Maher means for the team. They discuss CFL Week, what they thought of it and what the future holds for the event; the Hall of Fame announcement; Antonie Pruneau's major man code violation; the rumours of Henry Burris and Jim Barker joining the CFL on TSN panel; and the trade that sent Jovon Olafioye from B.C. to Montreal. The boys then close the show by continuing their ranking of CFL players for a hypotetical video game. This week's position group: running back.
Mike and Josh discuss Kevin Elliott's return to Hamilton, as well as the slew of signings the team made and what they mean going forward. They also talk about the Vince Young signing in Saskatchewan, Marc Trestmen naming Ricky Ray the starter in Toronto, Corey Chamblin's resurfacing as Argos DC and the nonsense regarding the eligibility of highly touted prospect Rashaun Simonise. Mike then introduces us to a fun, new offseason game: giving video game ratings to CFL players. We start this week with, surprise surprise, the quarterbacks.
Mike and Josh dicuss all the Ticats news, including the release of Peter Dyakowski and the pair of trades the team made with the Montreal Alouettes. The boys also talk about the Drew Tate trade and the rumours of Jim Popp and Marc Trestman landing in Toronto. Then it is free agency wrap-up time, as the boys talk about who is arriving in Hamilton, who stayed and who left. They also tell you which free agency moves from around the CFL that they loved, liked (but with some reservations) and hated. They end things by answering three listener questions.
On this week's show, Mike and Josh discuss all the important Ticats news, including the re-signings of Xavier Fulton and Terrence Toliver and the announcement of the team's 2017 coaching staff. They also give our likes and dislikes about the Ticats' 2017 schedule, talk about all the happenings around the league in regards to signings, re-signings and releases, as well the mess in Regina regarding QB Johnny Manziel. They also give a little free agency preview, discussing who they would like to see end up in Hamilton and make some predictions on where some other players might land.
On the first show of 2017, Mike and Josh discuss all the happenings, both Ticats and CFL in general, since the last time they got together (which was way too long ago). We talk about the big coaching changes in Hamilton, as well as the addition, subtraction and extension of various Ticats players. In league news, we talk about all the coaching news, including the mess in Toronto, the changes in Montreal and the stability in Winnipeg, while also covering all the major player news, including trades, retirements, re-signings and players leaving for the NFL.
Mike and Josh return from hiatus to talk about what they have been up to the past few weeks, do a season review of the Ticats, talk possible free agents and who might be of interest to the Ticats, discuss the Montreal GM search, the rumours out of Toronto, the extension talks in Edmonton between the Esks and QB James Franklin, and CFL Week and answer three listener questions.
Mike and Josh discuss great stadium food, review Hamilton's loss to the Montreal Alouettes, talk about Hamilton likely not hosting a Grey Cup until at least 2019, the Als and Jim Popp parting ways, the Darian Durant contract situation, preview the East Semi-Final between the Ticats and Edmonton Eskimos, award our CFL Pick 'Em prize pack, make our selections for Semi-Final Sunday, and answer a listener question about Calgary QB Bo Levi Mitchell.
Mike and Josh review Hamilton's injury-filled loss to the Edmonton Eskimos, discuss Josh's selections for Ticats MOPs, Paul McCallum coming out of retirement to sign with the BC Lions, the announcement of the Argos-Eskimos game this week being a #CFLWired game and whether the Stamps blew it by not trying to go for the best single-season record against Montreal which is where Mike finds his Bozo this week. The boys preview Hamilton's regular season finale against the Montreal Alouettes and wrap things up by making their Week 20 picks.
Mike and Josh get things going with Josh sharing a pair of hilarious fan experiences. Then they review Hamilton's massive win over the Redblacks last week in Ottawa, talk about Brandon Banks' suspension, the return of Zach Collaros, Grey Cup 2016 and 2017 ticket prices, Mike hands out his Bozo of the Week, they preview Hamilton's upcoming game this Friday against the Edmonton Eskimos, make their CFL picks for Week 19 and answer a pair of listener questions.