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Scouting Season Has Campbell Jacked Up

April 13, 2021 | Matt Baker
The scouting season has officially ramped up. For a guy who has been in the professional coaching fraternity for well over a decade, Rick Campbell certainly knows an exciting group of available ...

Sukh Chungh Ready To Strap On Pads And Hit Again

March 30, 2021 | Matt Baker
On one side of the coin, Sukh Chungh has branched out and enjoyed some different activities over this last year. He spent some time fixing up his old Chevy, re-discovering his love of old muscle ...

Davis Sanchez | Lion Memories, TSN Panel Life & More

March 16, 2021 | Matt Baker
It was the definition of bittersweet for Davis Sanchez. After over a decade of pro football on both sides of the border, the North Delta product had a couple of chances to live out his childhood ...

Do Ya Feel Lucky? Whitehead Ready To Shine

March 2, 2021 | Matt Baker
You have to be good to be lucky. Or is it lucky to be good? However the saying goes, it doesn’t necessarily apply to Rodney Darnell Whitehead Jr. He was just born with that God-given ...

The Frenzy Has Already Begun

February 8, 2021 | Matt Baker
Free Agent Frenzy. It can sometimes be a classic case of ‘Buyer Beware’. Grey Cups are never won in February. In fact, you can even make the case some teams’ quests to win it ...

1st and Now | Mackie Embraces ‘Savvy Veteran Role’

January 20, 2021 | Matt Baker
He will have gone from a youngster looking to prove himself to a savvy veteran in the running back room, seemingly in the time it takes to snap your finger. For a guy with only 28 games under his ...

Lions Duo Hard At Work In Co-GM Tandem

December 7, 2020 | Matt Baker
The tandem has been hard at work for weeks as preparations for a triumphant return to the field in 2021 heat up. So the fact both Rick Campbell and Neil McEvoy will have Co-GM as part of their ...

McEvoy Talks Grey Cup Memories, Plans for 2021 and more

November 12, 2020 | Matt Baker
A CFL and BC Lions lifer at heart, Neil McEvoy would admit he’s experiencing a little bit of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out for those unfamiliar with the acronym) right now. The Lions Director ...

Campbell Hard At Work As Brass Focuses On 2021

October 23, 2020 | Matt Baker
The way 2020 had turned out, it was only expected to be a simple one-year delay for the true re-start of Rick Campbell’s working relationship with Ed Hervey in the Lions’ brass. The ...

1st and Now | Shaq Johnson AKA H.I.M.

October 13, 2020 | Matt Baker
You know him best as one of the CFL’s finest athletes. These days, when he isn’t preparing for a return to the field in 2021, Shaq Johnson is busy perfecting his other talent: Rap ...

1st and Now | Stadium Cribs Reunion

October 1, 2020 | Matt Baker
Darts and Bombs. It was the catchphrase Richie Leone and Mike Benson were known for in their two seasons with the BC Lions. Another brilliant memory of their time together in orange was the ...

1st and Now | Catching Up With Superman

September 16, 2020 | Matt Baker
It has been a few years since he dusted off the Superman cape, but number 81 Geroy Simon is still very much a big part of the BC Lions operation. Having transitioned in his scouting role to ...

1st and Now | Romantic About The Grey Cup

September 4, 2020 | Matt Baker
There is just something special about the Grey Cup. For Kelly Bates, it has always been near and dear to his heart. A self-confessed Grey Cup romantic, if you will.  The Lions offensive line ...

1st and Now | From The Shores Of Kingston

August 28, 2020 | Matt Baker
In episode 33 of 1st and Now presented by iA Financial Group, host Matt Baker heads to the shores of Kingston, Ontario to connect with BC Lions offensive lineman and all-around great guy, Andrew ...

1st and Now | Tuck Tales

July 31, 2020 | Matt Baker
From the bright lights of Texan Christian University to suiting up for his beloved Dallas Cowboys to a trip across the pond for a stint with the Rhein Fire of NFL Europe, it was quite a windy ...

1st and Now | Put Your Helmet On!

July 7, 2020 | Matt Baker
It’s back! Episode 31 of 1st and Now, the official BC Lions podcast, features host Matt Baker and TSN 1040 analyst Giulio Caravatta. How does Giulio think a veteran Lions team would be set ...

1st and Now | Father Figures

June 18, 2020 | Matt Baker
With Fathers Day set for this Sunday, episode 30 of 1st and Now includes a tribute to all of the great fathers and father figures out there. Lions veteran defensive back TJ Lee joins host Matt ...

1st and Now | Camp Life And ‘Wallyisms’

May 28, 2020 | Matt Baker
In his 25 years with the organization, Neil McEvoy has worn many hats. After starting in ticket sales back in the mid-90s and moving to media relations not too long after that, his computer ...

1st and Now | If Beale St. BBQ Could Talk

May 13, 2020 | Matt Baker
Jamie Taras has no shortage of stories of his time with the BC Lions. The former star offensive lineman and longtime Director of Community Partnerships with the club joins Matt Baker on Episode ...

🎥1st and Now Chat | Rain Man In The House!

March 27, 2020 | Matt Baker
The 1st and Now Duo of Matt Baker and Travis Lulay check in with the always-entertaining Chris Rainey! How is Chris adjusting to every day life during COVID-19? Plus, he and the former QB have a ...
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