Former CJFL kicker Matias Bueno huddles up with prominent sports figures who talk about how sport has impacted the journey of their lives.
Episode 34- Mental Health in sports media with Matthew Scianitti
Today's guest is well known for his great work on TSN, Canada's sports leader, covering a wide range of sports. SportsCentre Reporter Matthew Scianitti joins the show to discuss the scope of his journey to TSN, his New York Jets fandom and most importantly the significance of mental health in the sports media industry. He talks about why it is crucial to check in on yourself mentally and why embracing failure is important in a highly competitive industry. Matthew's stories are eye opening and add to the ongoing conversations that must always be had not just during January, but every day!
Episode 33- Mental Health & Recovery Coaching with Rod Pedersen
Today's guest has become a very well known sports media figure across Western Canada and is the host of his own nationally syndicated sports talk show. Rod Pedersen of the RP Show joins Huddle Up! to talk about the importance of mental health and share his story. Rod opens up about his struggle with mental health issues and how alcohol served as a crutch to combat this. He then explains how getting help and understanding how impactful the sharing of his story could be lead him to the world of Recovery Coaching. Make sure to tune in to our mental health month episodes and keep the conversation going ALL year round.
Episode 32- Flashback Friday with Ben Cahoon
Today's episode stars the greatest Canadian receiver to have ever played in the CFL. Montreal Alouettes All-Star and 3x Grey Cup Champion Ben Cahoon joins the show to reflect on his Hall of Fame career! He played for the Als during their best stretch of success in team history (on par with the Alouettes teams of the 1970s), and how coming to Montreal at the same time with Anthony Calvillo helped jump start his career. Ben reflects on the different coaches he played under during his eight Grey Cup appearances, and what they each did differently that helped the team become so dominant during the 2000s. We also discussed some memorable moments, including his unexpected heroics as an emergency kicker back in 2007. Let's start 2021 off with a bang! Happy New Year!
Episode 31- Behind the scenes of the CFL feat. Duane Forde
Today's guest has made a name for himself in the broadcast booth for the CFL on TSN. Colour commentator and Draft Analyst Duane Forde joins the show! He talked about the draft, what goes into preparing for the opportunity to play pro football in Canada and how he reflects on his own experience during his playing career. Duane also discusses some of the different greats he has had the chance to play alongside in the CFL and how they changed the game. Players like Doug Flutie, Jeff Garcia and coaches like Jon Hufnagel and Marc Trestman are some of the names he brings up when looking at who was most impactful in the league during his years on the field and in the broadcast booth. There are many interesting stories and great insight on this edition of Huddle Up!
Episode 30- In order to succeed, first you must believe! feat. Shai Ross
Today's guest has had quite the journey to the CFL. Edmonton receiver Shai Ross went from the Manitoba Major Football League to the CFL in a span of 5 years. He has crazy athleticism and a hard work ethic, which we discuss in depth on this episode. Shai developed a serious training routine through the first few years of playing football and has been a big believer in hard work. The other major topic we discuss on the episode is the power of visualization and how he has used it to his advantage. Don't miss another great episode of Huddle Up!
Episode 29- On the air! feat. Derek Taylor
Today's guest has had a plethora of experience in the sports media industry across Canada. He worked on Fox Soccer Report, Global, TSN and is now the voice of the Saskatchewan Roughriders on CKRM 620 in Regina! Derek Taylor quite the resume of experience for covering sports. We talked about the upcoming CFL season and the QB situation with each team. Derek also discussed how he followed his love for sports and math, and how he turned that into a career on television. He worked in Winnipeg for many years, including a job as a play by play for Bisons football before moving to Toronto to work as a sports anchor along side TSN legends. This was a very fun episode to make, and you'll want to tune in!