Growing The Game with Ballsy
Episode 314 - Noah Pelletier, Paul Woldu and Curt Hundeby

Episode 314 - Noah Pelletier, Paul Woldu and Curt Hundeby

October 10, 2021

1ST QTR 1:09

Each month Growing The Game With Ballsy puts an Indigenous or Metis athlete, coach or builder in the spotlight. Today Ballsy talks with U Of R Rams QB Noah Pelletier about being a role model and what he's thankful for in his sporting life!

2ND QTR 14:45

In this quarter Ball and Paul talk "all things football" as they breakdown the Canada West through 2 weeks, the Regina Thunder's perfect start and Cody Fajardo's error in judgement!

3RD QTR 29:30

As we kick off the 2nd half of the podcast we head to PA for the big annual football matchup "THE CANADIAN TIRE CLASSIC" between Carlton and St. Mary's. Ballsy talks with long-time Marauders' coach Curt Hundeby about the history of this matchup and the great football being played in that city!

4TH QTR 40:00

In another GOSPEL ACCORDING TO BALLSY, Ballsy gets on his "soap box" and gives his thoughts on Cody Fajardo's decision to call out his receivers after the Riders loss in Calgary. 

EXTRA POINT

We go overtime to breakdown WK 2 in Canada West and Ballsy hands out his weekly awards! Plus some details on the long awaited Can West Top 50 show! 

Episode 313 - Ethan Ball, Mason Nyhus, Cody Peters and Sienna Berns

Episode 313 - Ethan Ball, Mason Nyhus, Cody Peters and Sienna Berns

September 30, 2021

1ST QTR 1:20  

Ballsy talks with Regina Victoria's 1st yr DB Sienna Berns about picking up this sport and what she loves most about it. 

2ND QTR 7:55 

U of S Huskies QB Mason Nyhus talks about his role in steadying an offence that begins the season without 3 starting receivers. Nyhus talks about the keys to the Huskies beat UBC in their week 2 matchup...

3RD QTR 15:40 

The U of R Rams blew a 16-0 lead and lost the Bisons in week 1 and Rams LB Cody Peters talks about what they need to do slowdown the Calgary Dinos passing game led by the Philpot brothers. 

4TH QTR 23:00

We will call this the "Ballers" portion of the podcast as Michael Ball talks to his son Ethan about first taste of US College Football. Ethan also tees us up his UND Fighting Hawks big rivalry game versus NDSU and has some great advice for Saskatchewan football players!

EXTRA POINT 31:00

We go extra time as Ballsy breaks down Week one in Canada West and some thoughts on what he says from both Saskatchewan based teams. 

Episode 312 - Adam Machart, Zenon Orobko & Tyler Horvath

Episode 312 - Adam Machart, Zenon Orobko & Tyler Horvath

September 23, 2021

1ST QTR

We catch up with U of S Huskies RB Adam Machart and talk about his team which comes into the season with high expectations. Machart admits the schedule maker doesn't appear to like them.

2ND QTR

The Regina Thunder are all alone in 1st place in the PFC after sweeping a home and home with the Saskatoon Hilltops. It's time to talk with one of the heros from last game Thunder QB Zenon Orobko. 

3RD QTR

Seven months of training comes to a head, as I climb into the ring for my fourth and final time to box my radio colleague Mark Johnston at the Fight For Tomorrow charity event Saturday at the Lonsdale Boxing Club. All money raised goes to support mental health initiatives for young athletes. One of the bouts features Tyler Horvath from Family Plumbing and Heating here in Regina. They also happen to be the MAJOR SPONSOR of the event!

4TH QTR

Ballsy gives his predictions for the upcoming Canada West Football season. 

 

Episode 311 - RESTORE THE ROAR - Ryan Thelwell & Giulio Caravatta

Episode 311 - RESTORE THE ROAR - Ryan Thelwell & Giulio Caravatta

September 22, 2021

EPISODE 311 | #GTGwithBallsy & latest Installment of #RestoretheRoar. 

 

1ST Half 1:00

Ballsy and Giulio talk about the Lions 3 game winning streak, who's the better 4-2 team right now the Lions or the Riders and is Lucky Whitehead better than Speedy B? 

 

2nd Half 14:45

In the popular #LionsLegends Segment Ballsy takes a trip down memory lane with an underrated former Canadian receiver Ryan Thelwell. Thelwell talks about winning the Grey Cup 3 times, playing college ball at Minnesota and getting a nickname from ESPN's Chris Berman.

Episode 310 - Scott MacAulay, Clayton Kroeker, Ryan Hall, Dwayne Masson and Josh Hagerty

Episode 310 - Scott MacAulay, Clayton Kroeker, Ryan Hall, Dwayne Masson and Josh Hagerty

September 15, 2021

1ST QTR

Regina Thunder HC Scott MacAulay talks about his team's thrilling win over the defending champion Saskatoon Hilltops and tees up this weekend's rematch and Mosaic Stadium.  And following a heated off field confrontation, this game is sure to slobber knocker!

 

2ND QTR

We cover the Saskatoon football scene from the high school ranks to junior football and the U of S Huskies. Clayton Kroeker of 96.3 Cruz FM in Saskatoon not only covers the game he coaches High School ball at St. Joe's with the Guardians!

 

3RD QTR

Once a month, this podcast highlights an indigenous athlete, coach or builder. This week we talk with coach Ryan Hall about putting together a football team from 3 reservations.

 

4th QTR

Making his GTG debut is Regina Rams RB coach Dwayne Masson, who has been excelling in the coaching aspect of the sport for over 3 decades.

 

EXTRA POINT

Toronto Argonauts safety Josh Hagerty goes overtime with Ballsy, as the Regina native and former U of S Huskie, talks about returning home to play his 1st pro football game in front of family and friends.

Episode 309 - RESTORE THE ROAR - Lucky Whitehead, Emmanual Arceneaux, Giuilo Caravatta

Episode 309 - RESTORE THE ROAR - Lucky Whitehead, Emmanual Arceneaux, Giuilo Caravatta

September 11, 2021

EPISODE 309 | #GTGwithBallsy & latest Installment of #RestoretheRoar. 

 

1ST QTR

Ballsy and Giuilo Caravatta grade the BC Lions position groups through 4 games and talk about ways Ottawa can fix it's offence.

 

2ND QTR

Ballsy catches up with Lions receiver Lucky Whitehead as they talk about his love for exotic animals, being the fastest guy on the field and why he chose to continue his career in BC.

 

3RD QTR

In the #LionsLegends segment we hear from former receiver Manny Arceneaux about playing in the Indoor Football League, where he got his Manny Show confidence and we see if he remembers his first CFL TD.

 

4TH QTR

Giulio returns to close out the show by talking about his love of coaching high school football and his biggest pet peeve when it comes to parent

Episode 308 - Dan Rashovich, Mark McConkey and Dean Kuz

Episode 308 - Dan Rashovich, Mark McConkey and Dean Kuz

September 4, 2021

1ST QTR 1:30

 Mark McConkey talks about his excitement as he gears up for his first appearance as the U of R Rams Head Coach! McConkey also gives us a 2021 preview of his squad which has been given the underdog label this season. 

 2ND QTR 17:27

 Mike Miller of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers is the CFL all-time special teams tackle leader....OR IS HE? Former Rider Dan Rashovich says NOT SO FAST!!!

 3RD QTR 30:00

 NFL season is right around the corner and Ballsy has some signs that your team is going to suck, well besides the fact they're named the JETS!

 4TH QTR  31:41

 Dean Kuz has been coaching high school football for 31 years! He talks to Ballsy about his proudest moment at Miller, the art of delegation and what it's like to share a field with a Riders legend!

Episode 307 - RESTORE THE ROAR - Angus Reid, Dave Campbell and Giulio Caravatta

Episode 307 - RESTORE THE ROAR - Angus Reid, Dave Campbell and Giulio Caravatta

August 27, 2021

1ST QTR  

Giulio Caravatta talks about the optimism surrounding the Lions new owner, Rick Campbell's return to Ottawa and the Elks Covid outbreak.

2nd QTR..20:11

Ballsy catches up with Elks colour commentator Dave Campbell to talk about Edmonton's WEEK 3 win over the Lions, the Covid 19 outbreak and what penalties the team might suffer as a result.

3rd QTR 33:40

We begin the 2nd half of this RESTORE THE ROAR installment by talking with former centre Angus Reid in our Lions Legends segment. Reid talks about being a multiple all-star, winning 2

 Grey Cups and lasting for 13 CFL seasons all while being undersized. Reid also talks about being a motivational speaker including a message for your kids!

4TH QTR...57:35

It's another Gospel According to Ballsy in which he sets his sights on 2 CFL QB's for their subpar play, plus he has a question for the amateur football and  women's hockey fans!

 

Episode 306 - Frank McCrystal, Connor Klassen, Zak Krysak and Tazmin Smith-Windor.

Episode 306 - Frank McCrystal, Connor Klassen, Zak Krysak and Tazmin Smith-Windor.

August 24, 2021

1ST QUARTER

Recently former Regina Rams coaches Frank McCrystal and Bernie Schmidt were inducted into the Regina Sports Hall of Fame. McCrystal talks to Ballsy about that honour, some of his favourite players and a proud Rams moment! 

2ND QUARTER 18:00

Each month this podcast will highlight an Indigenous player, coach and builder. The first player in the spotlight is Regina Thunder RT Connor Klassen. Klassen talks about his journey from Big River to the PFC and his goals for the 2021 season!

3RD QUARTER 26:05

We kick off the 2nd half with mental performance coach Zak Krysak from Grind Performance. Krysak talks about how student athletes can better deal with anxiety and stress!

4TH QUARTER 36:50

Our athlete of the week is DB Tazmin Smith-Windor. The grade 11 student from PA Carlton High School talks about how his family has a long history with this game and how he plans to build on history with his younger brother Sullivan. 

EXTRA POINT 47:00

We go into extra time to preview the 2021 U of S Huskies football team, a Hardy Cup favourite! 

Episode 305 - Carter Shewchuk, Ethan Laing, Don Hewitt and Dale Pitura

Episode 305 - Carter Shewchuk, Ethan Laing, Don Hewitt and Dale Pitura

August 16, 2021
1ST QUARTER 1:40
 
We begin this installment of Growing The Game With Ballsy talking with Regina Thunder QB Carter Shewchuk. Shewy talks about being excited yet nervous about starting his first ever game in the PFC. Plus Carter tells us how he manages stress and find out his controversial pump up songs before a game! 
 
2ND  QUARTER  15:15
 
In this quarter we catch up with the official athletic therapist of GTG Dale Pitura, as we discuss elbow tendinitis, how to treat it, and what Lions QB MIchael Reilly is going through. 
 
3RD QUARTER 24:40
 
In our Home-Grown Segment for AGT Foods, Ballsy catches up with Holy Cross Crusaders LB Ethan Laing as they chat about how his passion for football and how it's a family love affair. Laing also talks about his expectations for his senior season and plans for post secondary ball!
 
4TH QUARTER  35:12
 
It's time for another PICK 6 for Advantage Collision in Saskatoon and PA. Rider Radio analyst Don Hewitt and Ballsy dissect the big win over the Ti-Cats as they talk about 6 keys for the victory. Plus, it's time for our Prisoner of The Moment Power Ranking.
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