The BCLionsDen Pawdcast

The BCLionsDen Pawdcast

BC Lions and CFL football are discussed in this podcast hosted by Brian Wawryshyn of BCLionsDen.ca and his co-host Mojo Kemp. We bring BC Lions discussion and interviews to you throughout the CFL season.... Show More

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May 9, 2020 36 min
Episode 147: Jordan Williams and Farhan Lalji

What a world we're living in right now with the Covid 19 pandemic. I never thought we would be interviewing the CFL's first overall draft pick and talking about the survival of the CFL in the same episode.

However, that's exactly what we're doing in Episode 147, as we welcome the BC Lions newest linebacker Jordan Williams to the show to get his thoughts on the Lions trad...

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Episode 146: Randy Ambrosie

Well, I finally got around to posting this. Sickness, self-isolation and dealing with Covid 19 ramifications at work delayed it. 

Just over two weeks ago I was invited by the BC Lions to their practice facility in Surrey to have a one on one chat with CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie.

He talked about his tour across Canada, CFL 2.0 year two and answers some of your questions.

It's an abbreviated epis...

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The Pawdcast is back to kick off Season 8 of the show and we're coming in hot with Rick Campbell, new head coach of the BC Lions and offensive lineman Justin Renfrow, who helped improve the Lions offensive line last year, and is a pending CFL free agent.

We also announce our new sponsorship partnership with Justin and his non profit clothing line, JR Football.

Rick Campbell talks about being a kid during the Eskimos dynasty ye...

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November 8, 2019 46 min

DeVone Claybrooks was the first casualty of a 5-13 season on Wednesday, as the Lions announced he had been relieved of his duties.

Was he a scapegoat or were there solid reasons for the decision not to bring him back? Ed Hervey hinted there may be, while many fans were not happy with the news.

Farhan Lalji was at the Ed Hervey press conference and stops in to offer his thoughts, and after listening to him, you may feel the answer ...

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October 10, 2019 41 min

Riding a four game winning streak the BC Lions will be looking to make the noose a little tighter around the necks of the Edmonton Eskimos as they visit Commonwealth Stadium this Saturday.

A win and the Lions stay alive, a loss and they are officially eliminated from the playoffs.

Mike Knutsen, aka "Super Fan Mike", of the Eskimo Empire Podcast stops by to chat about CFL collectibles, the slump in Edmonton, and what he exp...

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October 3, 2019 40 min

When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. When you need to improve your pass rush, you bring in Shawn Lemon.

Shawn Lemon has been a big part of reviving the BC Lions defence, racking up 8 sacks and a forced fumble over the six games he's played since rejoining the Lions.

He stops by to chat with Brian and Mojo to give his thoughts on why he can't seem to find a long term home in the CFL, if the XFL will impact CFL rec...

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Michaela Schreiter of the Mouchoir Podcast and Rod Villagomez join the show ahead of Saturday's rematch against the Redblacks in Ottawa.

Three podcasts, two losing teams, what could be more exciting than that?

We have a win to talk about! The Lions finally won at home and did so in convincing fashion over the Redblacks. All three phases of the game were solid as the Lions roared to a 29-5 victory over the spiralling Redblacks.

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September 6, 2019 56 min

Episode 140: Dante Marsh

We're back after almost a month off, and as we put Labour Day in the rear view mirror, the BC Lions playoff hopes are nearly done.

Hands up if you saw that coming?

The BC Lions fired offensive line coach Bryan Chiu in hopes of turning things around. The first shot fired by Ed Hervey, with more likely to come at the end of the year.

We try and take a look at what lies ahead for the Lions in a season whi...

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Giulio Caravatta of TSN1040 and Marshall Ferguson of TSN1150 join Brian and Mojo as the BC Lions return from their first bye week of the season.

What does Giulio think about this Lions team, who at 1-6 are at a crossroads in their season? With only one meangingful addition over the bye week, it will be on this group of guys to get things turned around.

Marshall Ferguson steps into talk about the 5-2 Ticats who have run into some i...

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Episode 138: Rick LeLacheur and Alex Dormuth

Rick LeLacheur, President of the BC Lions stops by the Den to chat about the business side of the football club. What the club can do for fans outside of Vancouver, why the roof was closed last game and his desire to have it open for every game.

Alex Dormuth of the Piffles Podcast stops by to chat about the Riders ahead of this week's rematch with the Green and White.

Brian and Mojo...

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Matt Baker and Rod Pedersen stop by the show to chat with Brian about BC Lions Social Media, and the new Rod Pedersen Show which is quickly becoming a national success. Rod also gives a few thoughts on the Riders, who are sporting 1-3 record and need wins almost as bad as the Lions do.

So, who wants to talk about last week's game? Yeah we don't either, but Brian has a few thoughts on this BC Lions team that faces the first...

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July 9, 2019 45 min

We're back after a week off. Brian may be playing hurt with a bad chest cold, but we power through and discuss the last two weeks of Lions football while looking ahead to Thursday's rematch with the Edmonton Eskimos.

Farhan Lalji of TSN joins us to chat about where the Lions are after four weeks of the season, and the tough test they face returning home on a short week, after three straight road games to take on a rested E...

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June 28, 2019 56 min

Episode 135: Sukh Chungh and Ryan Ballantine

With Mojo away Brian chats with BC Lions offensive lineman Sukh Chungh about the debacle in Edmonton, his journey from BC High School football to the pros, and being a mentor in the Sikh and Indo-Canadian community.

We also look ahead to this week's game against the Stampeders, which after two losses to West rivals to open the season, is almost a must win for the BC Lions. Ryan Ball...

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June 21, 2019 55 min

Episode 134: Dave Campbell

Following an opening night loss to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the BC Lions head to Edmonton to take on the Eskimos in what will be Mike Reilly's first game against his former team.

Brian and Mojo review the game against the Bombers, and talk about what has to change this week against Eskimos. With their first three games against West Division opponents, the Lions must sort things out quickly to stay ...

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June 15, 2019 78 min

Episode 133: John Hodge

The wait is over and the 2019 CFL Season is here!

John Hodge of the Blue Bomber Talk Podcast and 3DownNation.com joins Brian and Mojo for a breakdown of this week's opposition as West division rival Winnipeg rolls into BC Place.

Brian and Mojo go through the Lions roster and give you a preview of how the Lions will line up in their first meaningful game of the DeVone Claybrooks / Mike Reilly era.

We als...

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Episode 132: Travis Currah

With Mojo taking in the premiere of the new Godzilla movie, Brian is joined by Travis Currah of the 2 and Out CFL Podcast.

They review some of what happened in a 22-7 Lions preseason loss to the Edmonton Eskimos, a game where the Lions only brought 2 projected starters to Edmonton.

Special teams were a concern, the defence fared pretty well, and the Lions got no answers when it comes to the question of w...

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Episode 131: Andrew Hoskins

With the CBA behind us and training camps underway it's time to talks some football! The BC Lions are working hard in Kamloops preparing for their first exhibition game this weekend against the Edmonton Eskimos.

Mojo sounds off about his disapproval of the Rolly Lumbala release while Brian argues that Ed Hevery's logic is sound, and in the end it's just a football decision.

Eskimo Empire Po...

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May 17, 2019 77 min

Episode 130: Mike Reilly

After a long off-season full of changes we have a lot to talk about in Episode 130. And since we made you wait so long for a new show, we thought you should be rewarded with a big guest.

BC Lions quarterback Mike Reilly joins us to chat abot being back in BC, what sold him on Ed Hervey's vison and much more!

We'll also review the Lions roster as they head into training camp, and talk about some of ...

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Randy's Roadtrip touched down in Vancouver, as CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie outlined his vision for CFL 2.0 to BC Lions season ticket holders.

Among the things discussed? What would fans think of moving playoff games to Saturdays? How about the Grey Cup, should that be moved from it's traditional Sunday? How many challenges should a team get per game?

The Lions also introduced their 2019 coaching staff, and players Brya...

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December 18, 2018 51 min

DeVone Claybrooks is the new head coach of the BC Lions and he joins us for our last show of 2018.

Honestly, this is one of the most open and awesome interviews we have ever done. Claybrooks personality shines through in this episode, and you get the feeling that the players are going to love playing for the big man.

He talks about growing up "Country" in Virginia, his time in the NFL and the coaching legends he's plai...

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