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 341 - Scott MacAulay, Dwayne Mandrusiak, Randy Ambrosie & Scott Flory
The PFC Regina Thunder are undefeated in regular season action in over 2 seasons. Coach Scott MacAulay talks about that great accomplishment!
Ballsy catches up with former Edmonton Eskimos equipment man, the legendary Dwayne Mandrusiak, to talk about the death of his friend long time CFL coach Rich Stubler
It's a great 2023 both on and off the field for the CFL and the Commissioner Randy Ambrosie chats with Ballsy about the league's uptick in popularity.
The two-time defending Hardy Cup champion U of S Huskies are excited to hit the field in 2023 and the man behind the program Scott Flory pops by to talk some ball!
Episode 340 - Stefan Endsin, Mark McConkey, Tish Duffy, Dwayne Masson & Jim Mullin
Ballsy chats with Regina Thunder OC Stefan Endsin about the new look defending PFC champions!
The University of Regina Rams open training camp this month and HC Mark McConkey talks about some the strengths of his team and the challenges for the new look defence.
At The Half we catch up with our Health and Lifestyle Expert Tish Duffy. It's TRAIN WITH TISH.
The U-18 Canada Cup Football Championship was cancelled because of smoke in Alberta depriving Team Sask of a 4th straight championship. Ballsy caught up with their HC Dwayne Masson
And this podcast gets to the bottom of the decision to cancel the event with Football Canada President Jim Mullin.
Episode 339 - Bobby Dubeau, Mike Thomas, Colton Klassen & Keith Willoughby
Ballsy speaks with long-time CFL fan Bobby Dubeau who entered the Guinness World Record Book for attending a game in all nine CFL stadiums in just 15 days!
Saskatchewan continues to punch above its weight in the sport of football both in the flag and tackle versions. Ballsy chats with Football Saskatchewan's Mike Thomas about the grid-iron success!
A group of former U of S Huskies, who named themselves the GAMECOCKS, recently won the National Senior Men's Flag Championship in Halifax. Ballsy catches up with former Huskies and Regina Thunder receiver and running back Colton Klassen.
Did you know Growing The Game with Ballsy is into the analytics of sports too? Keith Willoughby The Dean of The Edwards School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan fires up his Commodore 64 to do some weekly CFL Simulations.
Episode 337 - Kris Hadesbeck, Mark McConkey, Tish Duffy, Tanya Henderson, Dayton Black & Mason Nyhus
The Regina Riot are gearing up for another season and Ballsy chats with their HC Kris Hadesbeck.
U of R Rams Head Coach Mark McConkey talks about his players who are eligible for the 2023 CFL draft and an important fundraiser coming up for his team.
Once again our health and lifestyle expert Tish Duffy stops by with her Train With Tish Segment
Tanya Henderson enters her 2nd season as a defensive assistant coach with the BC LIONS and she joins Ballsy to talk about her positive experience in the pros but some of the challenges too.
6'5 295 lb Dayton Black was a high school QB and only made the switch to offensive line at the collegiate level. Now he is eligible for the draft and CFL scouts are taking notice.
Ballsy goes extra time to catch up with graduating U of S Huskies QB Mason Nyhus from Regina. Nyhus turned down a contract offer from the Riders to teach at a Vancouver high school while coaching at UBC.
Episode 336 - Rylan Sokul, Scott Flory, Tish Duffy, Randy Ambrosie, Jorgen Hus & John Hodge
Receiver Rylan Sokul just wrapped up a great junior career with the Regina Thunder and talks with Ballsy about his decision to join the U of R Rams.
U of S Huskies head coach Scott Flory joins us to talk about their 2nd straight run to the Vanier Cup and the Dawgs Breakfast coming up in May.
HALFTIME.. each week we are joined by our health and lifestyle expert Tish Duffy—its TRAIN WITH TISH
CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie talks about the recent sale of the Montreal Alouettes and the league shifting its attention to a 10th team in the Maritimes!
Riders long snapper Jorgen Hus talks about the upcoming 2023 season and his excitement to be a guest at the Regina Rams Sports Dinner in April.
3 DOWN NATION'S John Hodge has come out with his first look at the CFL draft. Ballsy reviews it as it relates to players who played their college ball in Saskatchewan.
Episode 335 - Austin Kemp, Juwan Brescacin, Tish Duffy, Josh White, Victor Cui & Sawyer Buettner
Ballsy catches up with All-Star Riffel Royal receiver Austin Kemp who has just committed to the University of Alberta Golden Bears.
Speaking of great Canadian born pass catchers Juwan Brescacin recently signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders he recently sat down with Ballsy to talk some ball.
Half Time Show
We got another segment with our Health and Lifestyles Expert Tish Duffy- it's TRAIN WITH TISH
5th yr Regina Rams LB Josh White is excited to take part in the CFL combine later in March.
The Edmonton Elks haven't won a game on home turf in 2 seasons so they kick off the 2023 campaign with a guaranteed win night against the Roughriders. Ballsy talks with President Victor Cui about that and how they get back football interest in the Alberta Capital.
Former Regina Thunder, Regina Rams and Ottawa Gee Gee's QB Sawyer Buettner joins Ballsy from France where he is playing semi-pro ball and having the time of his life!
Great Pod for Sask Football Fans
Awesome work as always From Ballsy. One of the best in the province!