Oh no, they suck again! (but not really)

September 19, 2018

At long last, we might finally have answers about the Roughriders offence following their loss to the Ottawa Redblacks and it's not a good answer if you're a Rider fan.

Joel Gasson and John Fraser are back to discuss the Riders offence and it's pretty obvious at this point that they cannot win them a game. Even though Chris Jones made the defence a point of emphasis after the game, Joel and John aren't worried about the unit long term. 

Overall, are the Riders still in good shape? Joel thinks so, but John isn't so convince. 

In their look around the league, Joel and John discuss the Bombers decision to start Matt Nichols at quarterback against Montreal

Thanks to the show's title sponsor Pile O' Bones Brewing for their support. You can subscribe to the Green Cast on iTunes and Google Play

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Local beer, local quarterbacks, local mob ties?

September 11, 2018

This week on the 3Down Green Cast, Joel Gasson and John Fraser give you the run down on fresh, local beer that will be available at Mosaic Stadium for the Riders upcoming game against the Redblacks and answer an important question, is John related to Al Capone? 

On the field, Joel and John discuss the status of quarterback Zach Collaros and how the offence is contributing to the team's success even without scoring a whole lot of points. They also discuss just how weird the Banjo Bowl was, how good Willie Jefferson was and how Matt Nichols was the exact opposite.

In their look around the league, Joel and John share their thoughts on a couple of topics surrounding the league's broadcaster TSN, first Joel is tired of people complaining about the 1-5 set up, no matter what they do, while John thinks it's time to dump in-game interviews at important points in the game. 

Thanks to the show's title sponsor, Pile O' Bones Brewing for their support. You can subscribe to the Green Cast on iTunesGoogle Play and PodBean.

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BEER! Oh, and another Rider win

September 5, 2018

It was a huge weekend at Mosaic Stadium, especially for Joel Gasson and John Fraser, as local Saskatchewan craft beer finally made it's way to Rider games. 

Oh, the Riders also won their third straight game and now sit second in the west division. The Riders have just one game left in theird six game western stretch, with that in mind, Joel and John discuss where the team is at and what we've learned about them over this stretch. 

While thing are starting to look up for the green and white, the Bombers may have exposed a couple of weaknesses despite the win. Most notably, the lack of a true middle linebacker and short yardage offence. 

Across the league, they examine a potential curse. This season, just four teams ranked second in the 3DownNation power rankings have won, not including bye weeks. It's only happened once since the fifth week of the season. So, Joel completely rips of Sportsnet's Tim and Sid and asks the question, is this a super stat or a meaningless number? 

As always, thanks to the show's title sponsor Pile O'Bones Brewing for their support. You can follow the Green Cast on iTunes and Google Play

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Between Two Johns - A Labour Day Classic Preview

August 28, 2018

It's a big week in the CFL as the season hits the mid-way point with rivalry games set to take place across the league over the Labout Day long weekend. 

For the Riders, it's a familiar match up with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. This year, there's plenty on the line with both teams basically tied in the standings right now, but currently heading in opposite directions. The Riders are coming off two big wins that have them chasing down a home playoff date once again, while the Bombers are looking for answers after some losses. How the next two weeks go, could go along way in determining how the standings play out in the West.

With that in mind, it's a different 3Down Green Cast this week as Joel Gasson goes between two Johns with his usual co-host John Fraser and 3DownNation's and Blue Bomber Talk podcast co-host John Hodge to break down the game. 

Can the Rider offence finally move the ball against a Bomber defence that has yet to find it's form? How will the Bomber offence fair against the Riders defence? Is John Hodge drinking a beer? Can Joel tell the Johns apart?  The answer to these questions and more! 

As always thanks to the shows official sponsor Pile O' Bones Brewing for their continued support. Don't forget to subscribe to the Green Cast on iTunes and Google Play

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Grey Cup Grease Up, a big win and diversity is in fact strength, so deal with it

August 21, 2018

There's now less than 100 days until the Grey Cup in Edmonton and people across the CFL community are getting ready by going outside and working out. Joel Gasson and John Fraser, well, they have other ideas. They're looking for 100 days of gluteny before the Grey Cup and want your help. What should the challenge be? Share your ideas with them on Twitter. 

In actual football talk, Joel and John share their thoughts on the Riders impressive win over the Calgary Stampeders. They also ask the question, is this for real? We've seen the Riders fall flat after winning a game they weren't supposed to before.

Finally, the tables have turned this week as it's Joel who has an axe to grind against people who don't like the Diversity is Strength campaign.

As always, thanks to title sponsor Pile O' Bones Brewing for their support and you can subscribe to the Green Cast on iTunes and Google Play. 

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What the hell is going on?

August 15, 2018

Well, that was a few days. 

Joel Gasson and John Fraser discuss what turned out to be a very eventful weekend and start to the new week in Riderville. Starting with the release of Duron Carter, which still has people talking across Saskatchewan and even the country. Was it the right move? Could it have been handled better? 

If that wasn't enough, Rob Bagg is back! Except, what should have been a field good story seems to be getting weirder by the minute and is leaving more questions than answers. 

In the end, all of this revolves around a theme that has followed this team all season, does Chris Jones wear too many hats? Can he adequately do all of his jobs? 

As always, thanks to the shows title sponsors Pile O' Bones Brewing and don't forget to subscribe to the 3Down Green Cast on iTunes and Google Play

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Hot dogs, a loss in Edmonton and Owens

August 7, 2018

Joel Gasson decided to let John Fraser return to the 3Down Green Cast for Pile O'Bones Brewing this week after last week's guest host Justin Dunk violated the show's rules by drinking a smoothie during recording. 

This week, Joel and John discuss proper hot dog condiments (it is a bye-week afterall) after a tweet from the one and only fakeGainer got CFL Twitter going. If there's one thing CFL Twitter loves, it's a good food debate. Joel also shares his thoughts on ketchup, which John thinks might be the hottest take on the show yet. 

In actual football stuff, Joel and John talk about just how good the Rider defence is, how the offence cost them that game in Edmonton. They also share their thoughts on the reported signing of defensive back Loucheiz Purifoy and Chris Jones appearing at a work out with recent pro-football hall of fame inductee Terrell Owens. 

In their look around the league, Joel and John discuss Johnny Manziel's and McLeod Bethel-Thompson's respective CFL debuts. Spoiler: one went well, the other did not. 

As always, you can subscribe to the 3DownGreen Cast on iTunes and Google Play. 

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Oddly Optimistic in Edmonton

July 31, 2018

Joel Gasson is joined by 3DownNation's Justin Dunk on this week's 3Down Green Cast brought to you by Pile O' Bones Brewing to break down Justin's choice in beverage, the Riders loss against Calgary and the return of Zach Collaros. 

They also look ahead to the Riders game this week against Edmonton where they both feel pretty good about their chances against the Eskimos despite the short week. 

In the Green Cast's weekly look around the league, Joel and Justin share their thoughts on the Jerome Messam situation and Johnny Manziel getting his shot in Montreal. 

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Credit Where it’s Due

July 24, 2018

Joel Gasson and John Fraser discuss the Riders win over the Hamilton Ticats. A win they say had a lot to do with some of the changes made by head coach Chris Jones. They also praise the work of offensive lineman Brendon LaBatte who backed up his talk off the field earlier in the week on the field. 

Up next for the Riders is a huge stretch of games against the west starting this weekend against the Calgary Stampeders. Where does the team stand? Will this stretch define their season? 

In their look around the league, Joel and John discuss the flurry of trades made in the last few days including the blockbuster between Hamilton and Montreal that saw Chris Williams return to Tiger Town while Montreal picked up some quarterback. 

As always, thanks to the 3Down Green Cast's official sponsor Pile O' Bones Brewing for their continued support. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Google Play and PodBean. 

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Talking About Practice

July 17, 2018

The Riders are back from their bye week and head coach Chris Jones isn't happy with their work. 

Joel Gasson and John Fraser discuss Jones' decision to stop practice to share tell him exactly how he feels about it. Is he sending a message? Is it a cliché move? Is it an attempt to change the narrative? All of the above?

Joel and John also discuss the idea of football on Thursday night. Does anyone really like it? Is it safe for the players? 

You can follow the 3Down Green Cast on iTunes, Google Play and PodBean. As always, thanks to Pile O' Bones Brewing for their support of the show. 

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