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Bisons, Bombers, and Goldeyes (air date: September 7th, 2012)

Amos Ramon, seen here jumping clear of a sliding opponent, got the Goldeyes off to a great start in the post season with a 4-4 night at the plate that included a two-run home run and two doubles. The Goldeyes now lead the finals 2-0.

On this week’s show Jon and Ryan are joined by Winnipeg Goldeye’s third baseman Amos Ramon. The Goldeyes went on to sweep their rivals from Fargo 3-0 in playoff action.

We will also talk about the suddenly surging Manitoba Bison football team along with the free falling Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

It’s all local all the time on this week’s installment of Athlete’s Angle!

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Winnipeg Roundup (air date: August 8, 2011)

The Athlete’s Angle crew gets back together to resume their regular sports-talk duties after taking the August long weekend off. And what better way to get you back into the swing of things than to give you, the loyal listener, an earful about the Winnipeg sports scene, which is alive and well to say the least. Ryan and the crew further discuss the most recent Jets news including a jersey scandal, the first-place Blue Bombers, and there may even be a Gold Eyes reference in there for your listening pleasure. Oh yeah, the NFL also got back to work a couple of weeks ago and free agency has been going crazy ever since — and well, we haven’t gotten through one show yet where the NFL didn’t get discussed so we figured why stop now.

Enjoy the show!

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Interview Recap – Fighting and Big Hits (air date: December 6, 2010)

athletesangle.com -Ryan and the crew take another look at a couple of key issues dominating today’s sports headlines:  fighting in hockey and concussions.  We look back on interviews with Tommy Maxwell of the Manitoba Moose (Fighting in Hockey, November 1, 2010) and Luke Fritz of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (Big Hits and Concussions, October 25, 2010).

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Interview with Trevor Kennerd, Former Kicker of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Bomber great Trevor Kennerd joins us to talk about past Bomber Grey Cups.  Kennerd knows a thing or two or three about Grey Cups as he has won three of them (’84, ’88,  and ’90).  Catch the interview below.

Ryan learned that he and Trevor Kennerd have something in common:  they both played junior football for the Edmnonton Huskies.

Ryan asked Kennerd to talk about the ’84 season and the path to the Grey Cup. “In ’83 we made a trade and traded our starting quarterback Dieter Brock,” said Kennerd, “we traded Dieter to the Hamilton Tiger Cats for another great CFL quarterback in Tom Clements.  It’s funny, when Clements arrived, everything just seemed to fall into place.  (In ’84) we were the best team from the start of the year to the end of the year.”

Ryan asked about the ’84 Grey Cup.  “We had a bit of a scare in that ’84 Grey Cup,” started Kennerd “because we were down to the Hamilton Tiger Cats 17-3 early in the second quarter.  “We were all sort of looking at each other at the sidelines because we knew we were a better football team than Hamilton.  The floodgates opened and I think we scored 30 points in that second quarter.”

Ryan asked how the Bombers got back into that ’84 Grey Cup.  “Our defence kind of put us back in that football game,” said Kennerd.  “And then the offence caught fire late in the second quarter and into the third quarter and we kind of rolled to the win.”

Kennerd talked briefly about the ’88 Grey Cup in Ottawa.  “Bob Cameron had the game of his life as the punter.  It might sound funny that the punter was named Canadian of the game but that’s exactly what happened in the 1988 Grey Cup.  Bob wins the Canadian of the Game and we’re all wondering what kind of car he’s gonna get because the Canadian of the Game in the ’84 Grey Cup got a Ford Bronco.  The outstanding player of the game did win a car but the Canadian player of the game, and I’m not making this up, won a very cheap Emerson 24” colour tv.  That was the Canadian player of the game award in the 1988 Grey Cup.  Just Bob’s luck.

Ryan asked what kind of welcome home the Bombers got after the ’84 Grey Cup. “We flew back to Winnipeg the following day which was a Monday. The reception at the airport was just phenomenal.  Then we went to the Winnipeg Arena that night.  There were 20, 000 people in the Winnipeg Arena…the whole arena was rocking.  I will never forget that.  The love that the citizens of Winnipeg showed us was just incredible.”

Ryan asked what it’s like to see the accomplishments of the ’84 Bombers recognized by the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame. “I’m really happy that Sport Manitoba and the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame exist,” started Kennerd.  “It’s a great opportunity for the professional athletes and the amateur athletes to meet and greet.  It’s wonderful to see athletes from sports like bowling and field hockey…it gives all of those other athletes from other great sports a chance to be recognized.”

Ryan asked how long a field goal Kennerd could kick right now under ideal conditions.  “If you give me 3 to 4 months to train and to get loose and to stretch, I could probably hit from 50 still,” said Kennerd.  “If I went out today, I could probably hit from 35 but then I would have a hamstring pull on me and my achilles would tear.”

Grey Cup, Review & Preview (air date: November 22, 2010)

athletesangle.com -This week, Ryan Karhut and the bench are gonna get you ready for the greatest week of the year in CFL football:  Grey Cup week.  Although our beloved Bombers are not in the big game this year, we thought it would be fun to relive a few of the Bombers past Grey Cup wins with Trevor Kennerd, former Bomber’s kicker and 3-time Grey Cup Champion (’84, ’88, and ’90).  Luke Fritz of the 2010 Winnipeg Bombers also joins us to update the Pepsi Refresh Challenge and to break down the big game.

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No One Loses Like Our Bombers Lose

This past Friday I decided to head down to Canad Inns Stadium to check out the Bombers vs Alouettes game. The game was  the first CFL game I’ve been to since my final game as a player.

I’m a huge NFL fan, always have been and always will be, but Friday’s game was crazy, intense, and exactly what the CFL is all about. Even though the Bombers eventually lost, there’s nothing like a good old 44-40 football game to make you fall in love with the CFL all over again. Continue reading