This week I speak with fan favourite Weston Dressler about the time he thought he was being cut. Pro-Files is brought to you by our friends at Partners in Employment. You can check out the interview in the audio section at the top of the page.
It’s Rider Game Day and that means it’s time to go In The Trenches with former Riders great Scott Schultz. In today’s segment, Scott talks about the ageless wonder Henry Burris and the puzzling decision not to use Jerome Messam to his full capacity. In The Trenches is brought to you by Bennett Dunlop Ford and you can hear it in the audio section at the top of the page.
This week I go down memory lane with one of the greatest Riders Roger Aldag. Mr. Mack Truck talks about the first time he watched a game at Taylor Field. Aldag also talks about his first game as a Regina Ram and Saskatchewan Roughrider and just how bad the turf was at the old stadium. Tales From Taylor is brought to you by Maaco Collision Repair and Auto Painting. You can hear the interview in the audio section.
This week in our Where Are They Now feature I talk with former Riders linebacker Gary Rogers. Rogers talks about how his life has changed since his time in Regina. He also recalls the Green and White’s 1997 run to the Grey Cup. It’s brought to you by Emerald Park Boston Pizza. You can hear the interview in the audio section at the top of the page.
Let’s say you get into a massive fight with your boyfriend or girlfriend, they DUMP you, and storm out. As they go, they leave the door open and your dog runs away and never comes back. Which are you more upset about?
According to a new survey, people would be more upset about losing their DOG than ending their relationship.
On a pain scale of one to 10, people say losing their dog is a 9.1 . . . and a break up is an 8.8.
Here are a few more results from the survey . . .
38% of people admit they love their dog more than their boyfriend or girlfriend . . . or even their spouse.
Half say they trust their dog and their spouse equally.
And 71% probably wouldn’t date someone if their dog didn’t like them.
I like dogs but come on this is ridiculous! It’s a D-O-G not a PERSON! What is wrong with people?
1. A Sinkhole Swallowed Five People in China
A ten-foot-deep sinkhole opened up on a sidewalk in China last Saturday, and swallowed five people. Four of them suffered minor injuries, but they all survived. (Search for “Sinkhole Opens Up in Sidewalk in China.” It happens at :07.)
2. A Woman Got Out of Her Car During a High-Speed Chase and Started Dancing
A woman in L.A. stole a car and tried to run from the cops Wednesday night. Then she stopped . . . got out of her car . . . started DANCING to the radio . . . and the cops arrested her. (Search for “Car Thief Dances During Police Chase.”)
BALLSY’S SPORTS SHORTS….
Do you think the Miami Heat should wear these “Miami Vice”-inspired alternate jerseys?
SERENA WILLIAMS sang “Under the Sea” from “The Little Mermaid” at a U.S. Open party, and JOHN MCENROE sang NIRVANA’s “Territorial Pissings” at a party in the Hamptons. And luckily, both of these moments were caught on video.
NBA dunking legend DARRYL DAWKINS died of a heart attack yesterday at the age of 58. He spent 14 seasons in the league . . . mostly with the Philadelphia 76ers and the New Jersey Nets. He was known as “Chocolate Thunder,” a nickname that STEVIE WONDER gave him. Darryl was a ferocious dunker who shattered two backboards in 1979. Thanks to him, that’s now against the rules, and players can be fined and suspended for it. The league also implemented “breakaway rims,” that bend when the ball is dunked, to help prevent the whole thing from coming down. Darryl would NAME his best dunks . . . he called his first backboard-breaker, quote, “The Chocolate-Thunder-Flying, Robinzine-Crying, Teeth-Shaking, Glass-Breaking, Rump-Roasting, Bun-Toasting, Wham-Bam, Glass-Breaker-I-Am-Jam.” Bill Robinzine was the opponent he dunked on that time.
After Justin Wilson’s death last weekend, DAVID LETTERMAN wonders if racing is too dangerous. And he even owns a team. He says, quote, “It’s just like, ‘Whoa, is this really the sport that you can embrace entirely? . . . I don’t know if we’re supposed to be enjoying this or not. Not many people are getting killed in volleyball.”
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson claims a water that he invests in helped him avoid a concussion after a nasty hit last season. And you thought the coach who called that Super Bowl pass play was an idiot?
At a track meet in Beijing, a cameraman on a Segway accidentally took out Usain Bolt. And so continues Segway’s proud tradition of transforming anyone who steps onto them into complete and total a-holes.
WIN THE DAY!
Fourty percent of women who were asked have kept their new year’s resolutions. I vowed to get more sleep and slow life down. However, that didn’t work so I’ve pledged to give up swearing for the rest of the year. I’m one day in and so far so good! How about you did you keep your resolution?
One of my listeners on the Wolf got caught look at another woman at the mall. So for all of you like Scott here’s a handy list of excuses if that happens to you:
*I can’t believe that outfit she is wearing!
*Look at that guy…over there….behind the woman
*I think that’s a man dressed as a woman
*I think that’s the girl I knew from high school who eventually joined a convent (or was committed to an asylum) and turned out to be a real nut case.
*Help me, I got something in my eye….I can’t see a thing!
*Hey, that’s the loser I dumped in order to go out with you. Boy am I glad I ever got away from her. What a moron.
*I was just thinking how I felt sorry for her-since she can never hold a candle to you (this one might only get you punched, but it’s worth a try)
BALLSY’S SPORTS SHORTS…
The NFL’s popularity is going to cost your boss this season.
Fantasy players are expected to use one hour per week updating their rosters, making trades and checking injury reports at work.
As a result, the projected 56.8 million Americans and Canadians who will play fantasy football could cost their employers as much as $16 billion in lost wages, according to an estimate from consulting firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.
CFL NEWS AND NOTES….
Week 9 Scoring Up: Week 9 games averaged 56.0 points per game which created the second-highest scoring week of the season. No week in the 2014 season averaged more points than that all season long. There were 22 offensive touchdowns and every club had at least one score on offence. For the year, CFL scoring has gotten back above the 50-point mark on average at 50.03 points per game, 10% above the 45.5 per game average from 2014.
6 losses by 4 points or less: The Roughriders lost another close one last week by 34-31 at home to Calgary. That loss puts them just one short of the all-time record of seven 1-4 point losses in one season set by BC in 1996.
Roster Newcomers: Through the season’s first 36 games, CFL clubs have introduced 112 First-Year players, led by the injury plagued Saskatchewan Roughriders. The Riders have given 20 players their CFL debut this season, 12 of whom have made it into the starting lineup.
Recent Coaching Changes: Following the 56 previous coaching changes since 1956, in their first game the new head coach has gone 25-31 (.446). This is the 8th in-season head coaching change in the CFL since 2006 and the third for Montreal in that stretch.
30+ in 5 straight games: Hamilton has scored 30+ points in each of their last 5 games – that’s the first time in club history that the Ti-Cats have ever scored 30 or more points in at least 5 consecutive games.
The U of R Rams fell 25-9 to the U of C Dinos in preseason football last night in Medicine Hat. The Dinos opened up the game with three unanswered touchdowns to take a 21-0 lead by the six-minute mark of the second quarter. The Rams replied with the longest drive of the night for either team capped by a Davin Johnston touchdown reception, but that would be the last major of the game as the teams combined for just six points in the second half – all on safeties. The Rams open their regular season September 4th at home against the U of A Golden Bears. Game time is 7pm with our pre-game show on 620 CKRM beginning at 645pm.
WIN THE DAY!
In an interview in Sweden, Slash was asked about reconciling with Axl . . . and he said, quote, “It was probably way overdue, you know . . . but it’s, you know, it’s very cool at this point.
“You know, [to] let some of that, sort of, negative . . . dispel some of that negative stuff that was going on for so long.”
It’s unclear what prompted the interviewer to ask that question, but back in May, Slash hinted that things with Axl might be on the mend . . . quote, “We don’t have all those issues anymore. There’s not a lot of controversy. It’s something that’s more perpetuated by the media than anything.”
In the new interview, Slash was also asked about the possibility of returning to GUNS N’ ROSES, and he said, quote, “Oh I couldn’t answer that one . . . all right, let’s get off the subject, because that’s an old one.” (???)
Axl hasn’t commented, and Slash hasn’t elaborated since the interview
Did you know? Axl Rose was once late to a concert because he was watching “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2”. I can’t judge. I was once late to something for an embarrassing reason, too: I was listening to anything by Axl Rose after 1992.
The hateful Westboro Baptist Church protested Friday’s FOO FIGHTERS concert in Kansas City . . . and the band responded by “RickRolling” them. They hopped in the back of a pickup truck . . . and drove past the protestors, while blaring RICK ASTLEY’S “Never Gonna Give You Up”.
BALLSY’S SPORTS SHORTS…
In a year-old video that just surfaced online, NFL Hall of Famer CRIS CARTER advises rookies to have a FALL GUY in their crew in case they get into trouble. And amazingly, the league had it on its website up until recently. Carter is now apologizing, calling it, quote, “very bad advice.”
An IndyCar Racer is in a Coma After a Piece of Wreckage Hit Him in the Head
IndyCar racer JUSTIN WILSON is in a coma after being hit in the head by a nosecone off another driver’s car, after it crashed. It happened at the Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania yesterday.
Wilson was airlifted to the hospital, where he’s in critical condition. The nosecone had come off of driver Sage Karam’s car, after it spun out on lap 179 of 200.
(Deadspin.com has two videos of the crash. Warning: The second one shows the impact in slow-motion, so it might be a little much to watch. Skip ahead to 49 seconds, then the impact happens at 1:17.)
Jon Stewart Hit John Cena with a Chair at SummerSlam
JON STEWART hosted the WWE’s “SummerSlam” pay-per-view last night . . . and he even got involved in the action.
But in a surprise move, he actually turned BAD and helped his former enemy SETH ROLLINS retain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in his match against JOHN CENA.
With the referee accidentally knocked unconscious, Stewart ran to the ring and hit Cena in the gut with a folding chair. Then he put the chair on the mat, so Rollins could smash Cena’s head against it with a move called The Pedigree.
(Check out video of that and Stewart’s other highlights from last night’s show. And here’s a clip from this past March, where Stewart barely avoided a beating from Rollins by kicking him in the crotch.)
Meanwhile, your kids will be happy to know that “Arrow” star STEPHEN AMELL and his partner won their tag team match.
It included Amell leaping OUT of the ring to take down their two opponents with a cross body shot, and his partner NEVILLE making an impressive finishing move that he calls “The Red Arrow.” It’s an aerial maneuver, which is a twisting backwards flip.
Boxer Roy Jones Jr. recently asked Vladimir Putin to grant him Russian citizenship. And Putin responded the same way he responds to everything: By ripping off his shirt and galloping through a meadow on horseback.
The New England Patriots may be bringing in wide receiver Reggie Wayne from the Indianapolis Colts. The Pats think Wayne is the perfect fit for a new offense they’re trying: Throwing and catching fully-inflated balls.
Here’s a good gauge to find out if you’re a SPEED POOPER or not. According to a new survey, the average man spends eight minutes sitting on the toilet when he’s pooping.
Assuming you do it once a day, that adds up to around two entire days every year sitting on the toilet.
Here are a few more new stats on men’s bathroom and grooming habits . . .
Guys spend an average of $13.20 on haircuts.
Only 18% of men have looked in a woman’s medicine cabinet on a date.
65% wouldn’t share a toothbrush with their significant other.
And 76% of men believe they’re at least somewhat attractive. (PR Newswire) (On a related note, there’s a new app called “Pooductive” that lets you anonymously chat with other people sitting on the toilet.)
WIN THE DAY!
The bye week is over so now it’s time to go back In The Trenches with Rider Plaza of Honour Inductee Scott Schultz. This week Schultz talks about how he’d stop the club from taking too many penalties. And I also chat with Scott about his two former teammates Gene Makowsky and Eddie Davis who were inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame this week. It’s brought to you by our friends at Bennett Dunlop Ford.
It’s a Hall of Fame edition this week as I speak to former Rider great Eddie Davis, who was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. In this interview, Davis tells us who he credits for his success and he also describes what it’s like to have a bust made of yourself. And one more thing Eddie, which team do you feel you’re representing in the Hall? Listen to the interview in the audio section. It’s brought to you by Partners in Employment.
This week we take a trip down memory lane with former U of R Rams head coach Frank McCrystal as he recalls some of his fondest memories from the Taylor turf. Frank talks about going to Rider games as a kid, playing at the stadium in high school and his last game as a player at Taylor Field. You can hear the interview in the audio section. It’s brought to you by Maaco Collision Repair and Auto Painting.