Gridiron Gallery
Episode 95: We’re Done Talking - Featuring Conversations With TSN CFL Insider Dave Naylor and Stuttgart Surge QB Aaron Ellis

Episode 95: We’re Done Talking - Featuring Conversations With TSN CFL Insider Dave Naylor and Stuttgart Surge QB Aaron Ellis

July 9, 2021

On this edition of Gridiron Gallery, the CFL and XFL decide to go their separate ways as the two sides did not reach an agreement on alignment. Zach sits down with TSN CFL Insider Dave Naylor to discuss the circumstances of this parting of ways for the two leagues, the 2021 CFL season kickoff, and more!

Zach also sits down with newly signed Stuttgart Surge starting QB and longtime friend of the show Aaron Ellis! The two talk about his whirlwind journey to the ELF, how he views the league now with time on the ground floor, and much more. A packed episode indeed that you don't want to miss!

Episode 85: From Then to Now - Stories of the CFL’s Past and Looking to the Future - Special Guest CFL Author and Historian Paul Woods

Episode 85: From Then to Now - Stories of the CFL’s Past and Looking to the Future - Special Guest CFL Author and Historian Paul Woods

April 23, 2021

On this edition of Gridiron Gallery, we take a stroll down to decades gone by in the CFL and see how the league has gotten to its current state. CFL historian and author of the novel Bouncing Back joins Zach in discussing the league's path over the course of the last few decades, the CFL/XFL partnership, and much more. Paul also shares the story of the 1991 Toronto Argonauts who are the topic of his upcoming novel Year of the Rocket.  You don't want to miss this one!

Episode 82: An Interview With Editor, Author, and Insider Justin Dunk of 3DownNation - Understanding the Canadian Perspective of the CFL/XFL Partnership Talks

Episode 82: An Interview With Editor, Author, and Insider Justin Dunk of 3DownNation - Understanding the Canadian Perspective of the CFL/XFL Partnership Talks

April 2, 2021

On this edition of Gridiron Gallery, Zach finally tackles the bombshell March 10th news of the XFL and CFL in talks of a potential partnership, and he needs a crash course on the CFL football landscape. Editor, author, and insider Justin Dunk of 3DownNation joined the show to go 1-on-1 with Zach on the ramifications of such a partnership, the media landscape of Canadian sports, fan interest of the league, and much more! For those that have ever had a curiosity about Canada's top football league, you will not want to miss this episode!

Episode 79: The Continental Collaboration - XFL and CFL Start Talking Alignment - Special Guests James Harden and Stephan Rachuk

Episode 79: The Continental Collaboration - XFL and CFL Start Talking Alignment - Special Guests James Harden and Stephan Rachuk

March 12, 2021

On this edition of the Gridiron Gallery, we have quite the packed show talking bombshell news involving the XFL and CFL starting preliminary talks about collaborating! Zach discusses 1-on-1 with XFL Newsroom insider and site owner Stephan Rachuk on the possibilities and implications of this potential collaboration. Zach also has an interview with James Harden of the Wild Aces in Fan Controlled Football to discuss his tremendous journey to the league and the player experience of the league in general. This is a jam-packed episode you don't want to miss! 

Episode 78: An Interview with Kenneth Farrow of the United Football Players Association - A Voice for the Players

Episode 78: An Interview with Kenneth Farrow of the United Football Players Association - A Voice for the Players

March 5, 2021

On this edition of Gridiron Gallery, Kenneth Farrow, former running back for the San Antonio Commanders and XFL Seattle Dragons, joins the show to discuss his career in the sport. Kenneth also discusses the United Football Players Association in detail including their mission for spring football players, their goals for XFL 2022, and the lessons he learned from past spring football experiences that he is using to help others. This was an awesome show you don't want to miss!

Episode 71: What to Know About Major League Football (MLFB) Featuring Josh Davis

Episode 71: What to Know About Major League Football (MLFB) Featuring Josh Davis

January 15, 2021

On this edition of Gridiron Gallery, the world of spring football leagues has grown vastly, and there is one league that is finally ready to join the field: Major League Football (MLFB). Zach invites Josh Davis (Brawl Network, XFL Newshub, and more) onto the show to discuss the current details on the league's plans for the lead-up to their first season! Zach and Josh also breakdown the NFL opposition to the Houston Roughnecks primary logo. You don't want to miss this!

Episode 61: The Spring League and What to Know About the Fall 2020 Season

Episode 61: The Spring League and What to Know About the Fall 2020 Season

October 23, 2020

On this edition of Gridiron Gallery. The Spring League, an elite professional football development league, is making plenty of noise in the football community and is poised to break out into the spotlight when the competition kicks off Tuesday, October 27th on FOX Sports 1! Zach dives into plenty of aspects of the league including its origins, business model, its six new teams, the players he's keeping an eye on, and much more. Get up to speed with the TSL on this latest edition!

Episode 59: XFL Confirmed Relaunch, Indoor Football Expansion News, and The Spring League’s Big Moves

Episode 59: XFL Confirmed Relaunch, Indoor Football Expansion News, and The Spring League’s Big Moves

October 9, 2020

On this edition of Gridiron Gallery, the XFL finally sets a date for the highly anticipated relaunch of the league as ownership decided to play it safe and wait for 2022. Zach dives into the aspects of what he believes is the right call. Zach also discusses the newly announced names of the IFL and NAL expansion teams and discusses the new and exciting TV contract for The Spring League. You don't want to miss it!

Episode 57: An Interview with Dave Winter: Creator of Doug Flutie’s Maximum Football 2020

Episode 57: An Interview with Dave Winter: Creator of Doug Flutie’s Maximum Football 2020

September 25, 2020

On this edition of Gridiron Gallery, Zach dives into the world of sports video game titles with a guest that has taken the community by storm in recent years. Dave Winter, co-founder of the video game studio Canuck Play and the creator of the Maximum Football franchise, joins the show to discuss his career in the sports video game landscape. Zach and Dave also discuss the launch of his latest title: Doug Flutie's Maximum Football 2020, and Dave reveals how his studio was in talks to develop a football title for the XFL!

Episode 55: An Interview With Former St. Louis Battlehawk Joe Powell

Episode 55: An Interview With Former St. Louis Battlehawk Joe Powell

September 11, 2020

On this edition of Gridiron Gallery, Zach invites former St. Louis Battlehawk kick returner and DB Joe Powell on to the show to discuss his journey through football! The two talk about his rise from junior college to the big leagues and the stories of what made it possible along the way. Joe also discusses his decision to opt-in for the 2021 CFL season with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and he breaks down how his iconic XFL kickoff return TD (the first to ever happen in league history) was constructed. You don't want to miss it!

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