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All right, we admit it: Rouge, White and Blue CFL podcast co-hosts Os Davis and Joe Pritchard recorded this week’s episode about 16 hours before news broke of the surprise canning of current CFL commissioner Jeffrey Orridge.

So, yeah, this episode of the RWB contains no thoughts on Orridge’s dismissal – that’ll have to wait until next week. What we do have are some thoughts on the retirements of human highlight film Ryan Smith (see directly below) and Edmonton Eskimos WR Nate Coehoorn, but more so on Edmonton’s  rather alarming – and nearly as shocking as Orridge’s – dismissal of general manager Ed Hervey.

From there, the RWB is back to the past again, this time to 1995, where/when Os and Joe revisit the Greay Cup game of that season, pitting Doug Flutie and the Calgary Stampeders against the last US-based team to play ball in the CFL, the Baltimore Stallions.

Naturally, since Os is obsessed with the concept, some time is spent debating whether the CFL USA expansion experiment could work if the CFL were selective in its markets (spoilers: sadly, probably not) and what the CFL can do about expanded the league, which would certainly help in a few key areas such as scheduling and attendance rates.

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The Rouge, White & Blue CFL Podcast: Through the Orridge Era And Beyond!!!
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