“This is where we are supposed to be.” Patrice Rene and Luiji Vilain of Ottawa take next step to the NFL

Since they were in middle school they have been working hard to get to this point in their football careers and most importantly their lives. Now, Ottawa-raised football players Patrice Rene and Luiji Vilain get the chance to hear their names called into the NFL this week. Many people ask both of them what itContinue reading ““This is where we are supposed to be.” Patrice Rene and Luiji Vilain of Ottawa take next step to the NFL”

Patrice Rene is “blessed” to be in his current situation: preparing for next chapter in football

When people look at Patrice Rene, and his story, all of the ups and downs he has gone through, many could question why he didn’t just give up. There were so many opportunities over the span of his football career, and his early life for him to simply turn around and take another path inContinue reading “Patrice Rene is “blessed” to be in his current situation: preparing for next chapter in football”

“Its never been done before,” USports football player Stephane Tshishimbi goes into detail about being more than an athlete, “I want to change the narrative”

For the longest time, football, and all sports have been seen as a form of entertainment. People sit down with a snack and watch the games. Either on television or in person. There’s a reason why they watch it, and why it is looked at to be entertainment. It’s exciting. Football is a very fastContinue reading ““Its never been done before,” USports football player Stephane Tshishimbi goes into detail about being more than an athlete, “I want to change the narrative””

2021 NCAA season nearing end; a look in at Canadians making plays south of the border

For most NCAA programs there are just one or two games remaining on their 2021 schedule. The majority of teams that were bound to play in bowl games for both December and January have already secured their spot in one, NFL eligible players have helped or hurt their draft stock over the last 11 weeksContinue reading “2021 NCAA season nearing end; a look in at Canadians making plays south of the border”

JZ Media, Ottawa barber Jean Phresh launch podcast “Talking Phresh” with Ottawa Redblacks’ DeVonte Dedmon

The city of Ottawa is on the rise. There has always been talent all around the nation’s capital in all fields, but of all fields, one section which the city has seen a lot of growth in over recent years has come in the pop culture of Ottawa, Ontario. Sports, music and entertainment in OttawaContinue reading “JZ Media, Ottawa barber Jean Phresh launch podcast “Talking Phresh” with Ottawa Redblacks’ DeVonte Dedmon”

Documentary “Journey From The 613” hits one year anniversary; a look at the project that launched JZ Media

On Tuesday May 26th 2020 I got on a FaceTime call with Ottawa Redblacks’ star defensive back Sherrod Baltimore which I would say changed my life. Just over 2 months into the COVID-19 pandemic, I was bored out of my mind. Being locked up in one home for what felt like forever, being around theContinue reading “Documentary “Journey From The 613” hits one year anniversary; a look at the project that launched JZ Media”

“Not a lot of agencies as a whole are doing what we’re doing.” Joshua Grady’s GSA is on the rise after countless hours of hard work

On New Year’s Day in 2016 the Florida Gators played the Michigan Wolverines in the 70th annual Citrus Bowl. The 14th ranked Wolverines won in a 41-7 blowout over the 19th ranked Gators thanks to headlining performances of quarterback Jake Rudock, running back De’Veon Smith and receiver Jehu Chesson. Despite this game being a largeContinue reading ““Not a lot of agencies as a whole are doing what we’re doing.” Joshua Grady’s GSA is on the rise after countless hours of hard work”

The Alain B. Cimankinda Story Part Two: Trusting the Process

Watch Alain B. Cimankinda, a 2021 CFL Draft pick of the Saskatchewan Roughriders talk about his long recruiting process where he eventually came just two sacks shy of breaking the Guelph Gryphons’ sack record. His coaches, teammates and mentors all have a large amount of respect for all that he’s over come over the spanContinue reading “The Alain B. Cimankinda Story Part Two: Trusting the Process”

The Alain B. Cimankinda Story Part 1: Started From The Bottom now available on YouTube

On Tuesday May 4th at approximately 10:00 PM EDT in the nation’s capital Alain Cimankinda got a call from his agent Fred Weinrauch informing him that he’d been drafted by the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders with the 35th overall selection in the 2021 CFL Draft. Cimankinda soaked in draft night with a group of family andContinue reading “The Alain B. Cimankinda Story Part 1: Started From The Bottom now available on YouTube”

The call: Watch Alain Cimankinda receive the call and get drafted by the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the 2021 CFL Draft

On Tuesday night at approximately 10:00 PM EDT Alain Cimankinda, a Congo-born, Ottawa-raised football player got a phone call from the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders that changed his life. From a very young age, Cimankinda has been working hard to become a professional football player and now at 25 years old the established pass rusher hasContinue reading “The call: Watch Alain Cimankinda receive the call and get drafted by the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the 2021 CFL Draft”