The Sportswriter Archive

James Ryan
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The following interview dates back all the way to November 9, 2011. Initially, this interview was part of a brand new sports-variety talk-show called The Sportstender (hosted by myself), but not long afterwards, was permanently removed off of YouTube, and the show later became an Internet-only, play-on-demand podcast (also currently inactive). Shortly after the...
James Ryan
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Bernie O’Donohue is the co-founder of See It. Protect It., as well as a traumatic brain injury survivor. In this interview, we discuss the horrific details of his own near-death experience, his personal motivation for starting the concept of See It. Protect It., what it’s like to live each day with a brain injury,...
James Ryan
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This past weekend, I once again had the pleasure of meeting with each of the executive members of the Ontario Football Conference (OFC) at the Annual General Meeting (AGM), which was held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto, but I also had the opportunity to finally meet many of the other great...
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Matt “Leg Breaker” Betzold is a professional mixed martial arts fighter who has learned to compete with only one leg. In this interview, we discuss many different aspects to Matt’s life, such as how he lost his leg as a young boy, how he got involved in professional fighting, his Team USA grappling accomplishments,...
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Evan Marriott is famous for having been the star of FOX television’s reality show “Joe Millionaire.” In this interview, we discuss his rise and fall from stardom, Brock Lesnar, the UFC, Anderson Silva’s broken leg, our own broken leg experiences, meeting former Heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier, Tim’s Place and Momma D’s Dungeon in...
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Jake “Champ” Bellamy is an up-and-coming sportswriter with CanadaFootballChat.com, as well as a media analyst and writer with the Ontario Football Conference (OFC). In this interview, we discuss youth football in Ontario, the comparison between amateur sports in both Canada and the USA, the NFL play-off picture, and the NHL Winter Classic between the...
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. . . . This past weekend, I had the pleasure of visiting Regina, Saskatchewan for the Canadian Junior Football League (CJFL) annual general meeting, as well as the ‘Banquet of Champions‘ award ceremony, and the championship game (Canadian Bowl) between the Vancouver Island Raiders (BCFC) and the Regina Thunder (PFC). It was amazing!...
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. . . . Today couldn’t have been any better. I woke up knowing that I didn’t have to be down in the hotel lobby until around 1:00 p.m. in order to catch the shuttle to the CJFL Canadian Bowl football game between the Vancouver Island Raiders (BCFC) and the Regina Thunder (PFC), but...
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. . . . Having been up til 5 a.m. the night before (third night in a row where I only got about three hours sleep), I woke up a bit groggy and panicked to make my way down in time for what ended up being a full day’s worth of meetings. Personally, I’ve...
James Ryan
Well, it’s certainly been an event filled day here in Regina, and just to let you know…this is a blog post at about 5:00 a.m. (yes, I need to wake up in three hours for a full days worth of meetings), which means that I get to speak in my own voice without being...
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. . . . Offensive Player of the Week Running Back #28 Tarrence Crawford – Windsor AKO Fratmen Boosting his Windsor AKO Fratmen team to victory over the Hamilton Hurricanes by a score of 16-9, RB #28 Tarrence Crawford had an outstanding game, as he ran for 166 yards on 27 carries in less...
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. . . . Offensive Player of the Week Quarterback #6 Kyle Sewell – Hamilton Hurricanes Leading his Hamilton Hurricanes team to victory over the London Beefeaters by a decisive score of 41-10, QB #6 Kyle Sewell completed 18 of 23 passes for 345 yards (long 100) and three touchdowns, earning Kyle the honours...
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. . . . Offensive Player of the Week Wide Receiver #84 Matt Coates – Hamilton Hurricanes Leading his Hamilton Hurricanes team to victory over the Burlington Braves by a score of 34-16, WR #84 Matt Coates had eight catches for a total of 88 yards and three touchdowns, earning Matt the honours of...
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. . . . Offensive Player of the Week Quarterback #10 Josh Beach – London Beefeaters Leading his London Beefeaters team to victory over the GTA Bears by a convincing score of 50-12, QB #10 Josh Beach had an incredible day as he completed 12 passes on 20 attempts for a total of 209...