100 episodes

Welcome to Growing The Game With Ballsy, hosted by The Wolf Radio Host, Rider Pre/Post Game Reporter, Provincial Emcee, Voice of the U of R Rams, TV Producer, and Charity Organizer Michael Ball. This podcast is dedicated to growing the sport of football in Canada. On this podcast, you'll find a mix of interviews with young local talent, CFL players, and other important figures in the sporting community.

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Welcome to Growing The Game With Ballsy, hosted by The Wolf Radio Host, Rider Pre/Post Game Reporter, Provincial Emcee, Voice of the U of R Rams, TV Producer, and Charity Organizer Michael Ball. This podcast is dedicated to growing the sport of football in Canada. On this podcast, you'll find a mix of interviews with young local talent, CFL players, and other important figures in the sporting community.

    Episode 327 - Nathan Cherry, Riley Boersma, Dakota Gawel & Scott MacAulay

    Episode 327 - Nathan Cherry, Riley Boersma, Dakota Gawel & Scott MacAulay

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    620 CKRM broadcast it's first ever CFL draft show and Ballsy caught up with Nathan Cherry of the U of S after he was picked 3rd overall by the B-C Lions.
     
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    U of R Rams receiver Riley Boersma was taken in the 8th round of the CFL draft by the hometown Riders. Boersma is proving in camp right now, that it was a great selection. But he predicted  that when speaking with Ballsy.
     
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    Dakota Gawel is a grade 11 RB in Melville that recently turned quite a few heads. Ballsy recently caught up with the emerging star tailback!
     
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    The Regina Thunder has a handful of players working out at Rider training camp as TERRITORIAL ATHLETES. Head coach Scott MacAulay talks about that and looks ahead at their upcoming PFC season.

    • 22 min
    Episode 326 - Shannon Donovan, Ryder Varga, Clair Dore and Marc Mueller

    Episode 326 - Shannon Donovan, Ryder Varga, Clair Dore and Marc Mueller

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    A celebration of female football in Canada is coming to our nation's capital next month and Ballsy catches up with the Executive Director of Football Canada Shannon Donovan to talk about it!
     
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    U of R Rams LB Ryder Varga reflects on his CFL COMBINE experience and discusses with Ballsy his decision to return to school this year!
     
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    Clair Dore is the FIRST EVER FEMALE of the U-18 Team Saskatchewan football squad. She talks to Ballsy about her rise through the coaching ranks to this position.
     
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    Former U of R Ram and current Calgary Stampeders Assistant coach Marc Mueller joins the podcast and tells Ballsy what he has learned from Bo Levi  Mitchell plus he gives his thoughts on the naturalization of Americans!

    • 28 min
    Episode 325 - Pierre Arsenault, Charlie Parks, Scott Flory & Josh Hagerty

    Episode 325 - Pierre Arsenault, Charlie Parks, Scott Flory & Josh Hagerty

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    Ballsy catches up with the newly appointed CEO of U Sports Pierre Arsenault
     
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    One of the best athletes to come out of the Regina High School sports scene in the last 10 years in Charlie Parks from Sheldon Williams Collegiate. Parks talks about why he chose to continue his football career up north!
     
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    It's time to chat with U Sports Football Coach Of The Year, the U of S Huskies Scott Flory. Flory talks about the run to the 2021 Vanier Cup and how proud he is of the 4 players who took part in the recent CFL Combine!
     
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    Regina's Josh Hagerty, who played DB for the Huskies, turned heads last summer making the CFL's Toronto Argonauts and in the process earned the nickname "Swagerty." Well now it's his sister's shot to turn heads at the Nationals! Hannah is a track and field star with the U of R and Ballsy asks her who is the best athlete in the Hagerty household?
     
    And a Gospel According To Ballsy you don't want to miss!!!!!

    • 43 min
    Episode 324 - Jim Mullin, Ryder Varga & Eric Maximuik

    Episode 324 - Jim Mullin, Ryder Varga & Eric Maximuik

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    Some national and international football competitions are coming to Edmonton beginning this summer. Ballsy asks Football Canada President Jim Mullin if Regina or Saskatoon might be on the radar in the near future?
     
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    U of R Rams linebacker Ryder Varga is going to show his stuff at the CFL National Combine. Ballsy preps the engineering student for the interview process!
     
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    The Regina's Thunder's Eric Maximuik is also trying to catch the eye of CFL scouts! The powerful kicker will be in Edmonton for the West Regional Combine. in his final year of CJFL eligibility, Eric tells Ballsy he's excited for a chance to keep his football career going.
     
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    What the heck is going on at the U of S? We wrap the podcast up with another GOSPEL ACCORDING TO BALLSY!

    • 35 min
    Episode 323 - Zeljko Stefanovic, Noah Zerr, Emmett Steadman & Theren Churchill

    Episode 323 - Zeljko Stefanovic, Noah Zerr, Emmett Steadman & Theren Churchill

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    After a 2-year hiatus because of Covid, the Sask Selects Football Program is back and is in the US competing in San Antonio. Organizer Zeljko Stefanovic points out that they hit the grid-iron bigger and better than ever!


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    U OF S Huskies Offensive Lineman Noah Zerr is excited to be one of the top prospects heading into the CFL Combine Evaluations. Ballsy puts Zerr through his "own interview process!"


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    The U OF R Rams have long been known as RECEIVER U and Emmett Steadman is hoping to take a big step this year and make his mark with the Boys In The Horns! 


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    Speaking of the Rams, after a long Covid break 2020 CFL first round pick OL Theren Churchill finally made his debut with the Argos. Churchill talks about his "welcome to the CFL" moment, plus what it was like playing in front of friends and former Ram teammates at Mosaic!


     


    BTW don't miss the podcast's spin on the Winter Games!

    • 37 min
    Episode 322 - Jon Ryan, Mitchell Picton, John Foord & Mark McConkey

    Episode 322 - Jon Ryan, Mitchell Picton, John Foord & Mark McConkey

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    Podcast sponsor and local football hero Jon Ryan talks about his disappointment over not being re-signed by his hometown Roughriders.


     


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    Former Leboldus Golden Suns and Regina Rams star Mitchell Picton  gets the chance to continue his boyhood dream after re-upping with the Saskatchewan Roughriders


     


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    Speaking of the Golden Suns, long-time Head Coach John Foord is stepping down and he talks to Ballsy about some of things he's most proud of. 


     


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    After an extensive coaching search the University of Regina has decided to remove the interim tag and make Mark McConkey the Head Coach. McConkey talks about become the first former U of R Ram to coach the team. 

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

BShynk ,

Great Pod for Sask Football Fans

Awesome work as always From Ballsy. One of the best in the province!

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