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4 Quarters with Coach Lee is Back!!

4 Jul

4 Quarters with Coach Lee is coming back on-the-air Monday, July 15, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. – PST that can be heard on JC Hawks Radio.  4 Quarters with Coach Lee’s older episodes can still be heard on WFB Talk and WFB Talk Continues (Independent Sports Network).  Coach Lee made his first debut with WFB Talk Continues over 10 years ago.  4 Quarters with Coach Lee ran for over four years.

Stay tuned for more details coming soon …..

Your Best or Worst Flag Football Coaches

29 Jun
July 20
Radio HostS: Diane Beruldsen & Kristin Horgen
Producer: BJ Coletta—————————-
On the Show Topic: Coaching Stories from players.

 Description of the Show

Tell us about your best or worst flag football coaches

Were you ever turned off from the sport because of a coach you had? Were you motivated to play your best because of a great coach?

 

We would love to hear your story about

your flag football coaches – Good & Bad

 

You can weigh in with your thoughts and comments

Join Us !

Click Here to Go Directly  Into Our CHAT ROOM

For more information on the IWFFA visit iwffa.com

To listen to the show and past shows visit wfbtalk.com

 

A.K.A. Bj

2 Mar

I have been away from reporting on women’s tackle football for a very long time.  I first started WFB Talk (Women’s Football Talk) in November, 2006.  The WPFL (Women’s Professional Football League) and NWFA (National Women’s Football Association) were still around.  First with the blog and then the internet radio site, Blogtalkradio, where we did a live broadcast show every Sunday throughout the year, not just the season, but the whole year.  I stopped in 2012 with the show, doing my show WFB Talk, that is.  I still upload shows for the IWFFA (International Women’s Flag Football Association) on the WFB Talk site though.  Oscar Lopez, of Gridiron Beauties helped host the show for me during 2012 and then when I finally left he created his show, which is #1 in reporting women’s football.  WFB Talk had four co-hosts.  There was Beebe, Meg, Robin and myself.  Our very first show was nine years ago  on the “History of Women’s Tackle Football”.  Over the years we had many wonderful guests and great interviews.

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The reason to why I am bringing this up is that I want to return back to reporting on women’s tackle football.  Start from scratch and earn my way back.  I will be starting a new show using a pseudonym rather than my actual name and I will be handling only one league.  I’ve been away much too long to jump with both feet in.

I write this publicly because I don’t want you to think that I am deceiving you, but rather trying to work my way back into the game.

Hope to see you “Over-the-air-waves”.

Cheers

2016 Blondes vs Brunettes – Santa Barbara, CA

26 Jul

Description of July 15, 2016 Show

Topic for Tonight:  2016 Blondes vs. Brunettes – Santa Barbara, CA

Flag Football Game Fundraiser for Alzheimer’s disease and future league for women’s flag football

Host: Diane Beruldsen

Guests: Ashley Davis, Kirstin Hess – Captain, Shawn Banks – Coach

Length of show: 24.: 27

Blondes vs. Brunettes Competition to raise money for Alzheimer’s Association

Their big game is on July 23, 2016

Last year the Blondes and Brunettes from Santa Barbara, CA raised $86,000 and this year they raise the bar even higher hoping to raise $100,00!

Speaking with Kirstin Hess, captain of the team:

Kirstin explains about the team and event.

They begin recruiting in March for their July 23 game. They search other sports leagues, flier up all over town to find their future flag football players.

Speaking with Ashley Davis – Player:

The women come together for the event, however they have formed friendships off the field as well.

What happens if any Blonde player should dye her hair? Will this group turn into a league? We know for sure that blondes definitely have more fun.

Shawn Banks – head coach:

Assures us there will be a new league for women’s flag football in Santa Barbara. He describes the rules, the Blondes vs. Brunettes history and shares some inside information about the team. Who will win the big game on July 23? Shawn’s affirms it will be the Blondes.

2016 Blondes vs. Brunettes – Santa Barbara, CA

TACKLING ALZHEIMER’S TOGETHER

http://act.alz.org/site/TR/BvB/CA-CaliforniaCentral?pg=entry&fr_id=9562 

Welcome to Rival, where two teams of women divided to reflect rivalries such as East vs. West or Blondes vs. Brunettes compete in a flag football game to inspire fundraising, awareness and action in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. 

Looking to get involved? We need dedicated players, but we also need coaches and volunteers. Want to cheer from the crowd? Donate to one of our players and you can receive admission to the game. It’s time to pick a side! Together, we can tackle Alzheimer’s.

Date & Time:

Saturday July 23, 2016 11am Tailgate opens & 12:30pm Kickoff

Location: Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, 3300 Via Real Carpentaria, CA 93013

Final Score for the July 23, 2016 game: Blondes 18 vs. Brunettes 6

and $72,000, was raised for Alzheimer’s Disease, and they raised more than previous year.

Click HERE to listen to the show!

1st annual San Salvador, El Salvador Hosted by ASFA

17 Jul

Descripción del Programa

Tema: 1er. Torneo internacional de la IWFFA – El Salvador organizado por ASFA

Conducido por: Mishel Monterroso

Invitadas: Briseida Beltran, Olga Flores, Athenas Castro, Jackelyne, Alejandra Corrales, Kimbely Lemus y Karen Cruz, Nelly, Alison del Cid.

Duración del show: 30:45

1er. Torneo Internacional de Flag Football de la IWFFA – El Slavador, Julio 2 y 3 de 1016

8 contra 8

Este torneo contó con la participación de 7 equipos de diferentes países. Copanecas, Linces, Guaras de Honduras, Cuscatlecas, Barbarians, Spartans de El Salvador y Vikingas de Guatemala.

Briseida Beltran: Fue la encargada de la organización del torneo, ella juega para el equipo Cuscatlecas y es la representante de su país para la IWFFA.

En nuestra conversación ella explica que para el evento, contó con el apoyo de las compañeras de Cuscatlecas y los demás equipos para lograr el éxito del 1er torneo en El Salvador. Además de indicar que fue de su agrado que todas las chicas convivieran y disfrutaran de cada parido y también fuera de la cancha.

Olga Flores – Reciever y safety del equipo de Barbarians El Salvador indica que el torneo le pareció excelente y que lleva 2 años practicando flag. Comenta que se prepararon entrenando 3 veces por semana para poder hacer una buena competencia.

Athenas Castro –  Mariscal de campo del equipo Guaras de Honduras, tiene 4 años de experiencia jugando flag en diferentes modalidades, aunque la modalidad de 8 es una de sus favoritas. Indica que le ha gustado el torneo, sin embargo no le pareció el arbitraje y considera que se debería hacer una reunión para tratar de aclarar puntos del reglamento.

Jackelie Ferman – Centro del equipo de cuscatlecas

Considera que los equipos tienen una excelente oportunidad de compartir y aprender de los otros equipos y así tener más competencia y que aumente el compañerismo.

Alejandra Corrales – Safety equipo Linces de Honduras.

Alegre de compartir con los equipos y de disfrutar de la competencia. Ella comenta que tiene 3 años de experiencia jugando Flag.

Kimberly Lemus – Reciever Vikingas de Guatemala

Tiene 3 meses de jugar en el quipo y comenta que es un deporte que la apasiona y disfrutando de su primera experiencia en un torneo.

Además habla sobre el tema transgénero en los equipos de flag. Ella indica que es una posibilidad ya que el flag no requiere de un contacto agresivo y que además podría haber la posibilidad de que ellos crearan sus equipos.

Karen Cruz –  Entrenadora de equipo Vikingas de Guatemala.

Cometa que como inició Vikingas en Guatemala y de la experiencia de la mayoría de las jugadoras que pudieron viajar, compartir y aprender del primer torno de la IWFFA en el Salvador, además comenta sobre la algunas de las dificultades en el torneo y sobre todo de como la convivencia entre equipos puede marcar la diferencia.

Nelly – Guardia del equipo Copanecas de Honduras.

Se alegra de que la liga Salvadoreña haya crecido y organizado el torneo de la IWFFA. Además indica que aún se deben discutir algunos temas del reglamento.

Alison del cid – Receptora del equipo Spartans

Tiene 6 meses de pertenecer al equipo  le parece excelente la oportunidad de jugar con equipos de otros países y que han aprendido y esperan que ese torneo se vuelva a repetir.

Juegos del Sábado

8AM Spartans 0 Guaras 6
9AM Vikingas 0 Copanecas 8
10AM Cuscatlecas 0 Linces 6
11AM Spartans 15 Vikingas 0
12Noon Barbarians 8 Copanecas 0
1PM Cuscatlecas 0 Guaras 12
2PM Spartans 6 Copanecas 0
3PM Barbarians 8 Linces 0
4PM Cuscatlecas 21 Vikingas 0
5PM Barbarians 6 Guaras 0

Juegos del Domingo

8AM Linces 13 Vikingas 0

 

SEMI-FINALES

BARBARIANS 14 GUARAS 6
LINCES 0 SPARTANS 6

CHAMPIONSHIP

BARBARIANS 6 SPARTANS 0

Salem Bowl

10 Jul

Description of July 8, 2016 Show

Host: Diane Beruldsen

Guests: Trish Wall and Nick Davis, Laura Lanigan, Coach Simon Lindsay, Diana Bahr, Mellisa Zahn, Erica Duley, Crystal Myra, Maria Grey, Raquela Johnson, Adrienna, Jacqueline Williams, Rosaria Miller, Cathy Torguesine, Coach Austin , Somari Rodrow, Sara, Katy and Stacy

Length of show: 46:16

Salem Freedom Bowl  – June 25 – 26, 2016 – Salem Oregon

8 on 8 and 5 on 5 flag football style of play

Oregon Flag Football league show cases 6 big tournaments each year – throughout different parts of Oregon

Trish Wall plays for the 8 on 8 team: “Legit”, who are undefeated champs and ranked #1 in the northwest. She also fills in to play 5 on 5  for  another  team in the tournament: Roseberg Respect .

In our conversation with Trish she explains why she decided to design her own set of flags, her inspiration to grow the sport of flag football in her region. Trish Wall and Nick Davis, together have started up: “Man Up Oregon” and “Women Up Oregon” as well as the: Oregon RVFFL women’s flag football league, and they are now part of the west coast union which is a  partnership with California, Washington and Oregon. Trish and Nick Davis travel up and down highway I 5 to other parts of Oregon to teach drills and skills needed to learn in order to play to start up new teams of flag football

The Salem Freedom Bowl: Teams competing (6 women’s) Eugene Reign, Grants Pass Legit, Grants Pass Tight Endz, Medford Empire, Salem Blitz, Seattle 20Pick6.  The tournament has two divisions: Top Flight Division (Grants Pass Tight Endz will take championship) and Competitive Division (Seattle 20Pick6 will take the championship) and allows for teams to borrow players during the competition in order to compete. “Players just want to play, and get better in the sport” says Trish. Teams have so much camaraderie amongst each other. The league started co-ed, then went gender specific with  5 on 5, and today offers both 5 on 5 and 8 on 8 style of play. Trish says 5 on 5 builds skills for the 8 on 8. “All styles of flag football can only help each other”.

Laura Lanigan –  A “Legit” player talks about the 8 on 8 program, 5 on 5 fading and we get a little bit into the “dynamics” of female athletes vs. male athletes.

Coach Simon Lindsay –  of the Lady Legit Team – talks about this team, which is a family. The differences between female and male flag football players. Women do not make as many mistakes as men during crunch time or play offs due to ego and lack of focus. Lady Legit players honor decisions coach Simon makes. “The Greatest Teams always Loose”…. find out why.

Diana Bahr and Mellisa Zahn from the Empire Team in Medford Oregon

talk to us right off the field with a 14 – 8 win. Winning is everything, no mercy – this is flag football… not ballet. It’s important to keep your drive no matter how weak their competitor team may be. Tips for the new player: Watch football and play whatever flag football you can play.

Erica Duley – Captain of Ladies Reign of Eugene, Oregon.

Teams are really tight, they mix and mingle. The Lady Regins are a very diverse team – players on the team are so different. They play both 5 on 5 and 8 on 8. 80% of the team are mothers, who really have made such a commitment, bringing their children to their practices. All the team’s have male coaches and coaches are allowed to be on the field during the tournament helping teams call their plays.

Lady Savages or Clement Falls, Oregon

Crystal Myra, Maria Grey, Raquela Johnson, Adrienna, Jacqueline Williams, Rosaria Miller, Cathy Torguesine, Coach Austin – a new team playing just one year. They are using the tournament as a learning experience. They like everything about flag football, the bonding, the flag football family. Their rival team is “Legit ” only because they are undefeated champs.

Roseberg Respect  Team – Somari Rodrow, Sara, Katy and Stacy – are team mates and coached by Nick Davis who started the team back in October 2016. They play 5 on 5, with contact for the first 5 yards. Even though their team does not play  8 on 8, they filled in an empty spot on the 8 on 8 division. Great sports willing to help the event anyway they can.

Nick Davis – co-founder of the league and tournament talks how he and Trish started up all the teams, the west coast union, starting from co-ed, to gender leagues, from 5 on 5 to now in addition 8 on 8. Nick also shares how he believes men’s flag football may be destroying the game. Regarding his female athletes, after one year, the women should be able to coach their own teams and not be so dependent on the men. Nick is driven to building the female flag football player to be independent, less dependent on the men. Giving women the tools, to then go out and be leaders.

OREGON FLAG TOURNAMENT LEAGUE CURRENT WOMEN’S STANDINGS AS OF JUNE 2016:

This is the current Top 10 Women’s teams in the State Of Oregon for tournaments.

  1. Grants Pass Lady Legit: 450 points (2nd Snow Bowl, 1st Desert Bowl, 3rd Freedom Bowl)
  2. Medford Empire:  375 points. 250 Points Comp conversion to Top Flight 125 pts. (1st Comp Snow Bowl, 2nd Desert, and 2nd Freedom)
  3. Grants Pass Tight Endz: 325 points (3rd Snow Bowl and 1st Freedom Bowl)
  4. Eugene Reign: 225 points (3rd Snow Bowl, 3rd Desert, and 3rd in Freedom)
  5. Salem Blitz: 175 points (4th Snow Bowl, 4th Desert, and 2nd Comp Freedom Bowl)
  6. Roseburg Respect: 50 points (2nd place Freedom Bowl 5 on 5)
  7. Medford Venom: 25 points (3rd place Snow Bowl Comp)
  8. Klamath Lady Sav’s: 5 points (4th place Freedom Bowl 5 on 5)
  9. Salem United: 0 points
  10. Rose City KillHerz: 0 points
  11. Medford Warfare: 0 points
  12. Grants Pass Lady Kaos: 0 points
  13. Grants Pass Lady Hazard: 0 points

To Listen to the show visit IWFFA Radio

Co-Host Wanted

21 Feb

WFB Talk, on Blogtalk Radio, is looking for a Co-host for the 2015 season.  Must love women’s football, willing to discuss various football related topics as well interview our special guests.  If you have experience that’s a plus, but no experience is necessary.

Send your resume or letter of interest to bj@wfbtalk.com.  Be sure to type in the subject line Co-host.

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2014 IWFL Eastern Conference Championship

6 Jul

The New York Sharks travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Pittsburgh Passion for the IWFL Eastern Conference Championship.

Kick-off 7:00pm-est Saturday, July 12th.

Pat Brown and Dave Maxwell – Voice of the New York Sharks (WFNradio)

Follow the teams on twitter @NYSharks @pghpassionFB

www.independentsportsnetwork.us

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The Return of WFB Talk to Blogtalk Radio

21 Jun

I stepped away from football during the 2014 season and took up fishing.  It was a well needed rest.  For those of you who know me, know that I am passionate about football.  With the help of fellow footballers we first launched WFB Talk on Blogtalkradio in August 2007. 

After my departure, Gridiron Beauties, Oscar Lopez, kept Women’s Football streaming over the airways and through social media, continues to grow support.

Next season I would like to rejoin the ranks once again and do what WFB Talk set out to do.  Educate, Promote and Advance Women’s Tackle Football.

I hope you will welcome me back.

Bj@wfbtalk.com
Twitter @wfbtalk

Unification of the Leagues – Staying Separate but still Working Together

28 Nov

Yesterday on Women’s Football Talk,  I had Randall Fields from the Women’s Spring Football League (WSFL) on-air.

He wanted to discuss a proposal in regard to unification of all three leagues (WFA, IWFL, WSFL).  This was just one example he gave, but said it was something the leagues would have to work out together.

Click HERE to listen to six minute audio

What do you think?

Email:  contact@wfbtalk.com

Note:  Randall will return on Sunday, December 11th for a follow up show.  I told him that I would submit this clip to the prospective leagues for comment.

Update (Nov 29):  Listen to Q3 of 4 Quarters with Coach Lee where Randall and Coach Lee discuss further his proposal – Click HERE.

Happy Thanksgiving

25 Nov

Bailey & Nancy at Canyon Creek Something…

24 May

Yesterday on WFB Talk, we were in a remote location in beautiful Auburn, CA overlooking the American River.  While live on-the-air for the first hour, Nancy and Bailey went down the trail towards the American River.

While waiting for callers when she came back,  I had Nancy fill in some time with how her adventure went.  You know me, always picking on her and throwing in my two cents to what was serious to her as she told it, not realizing how funny it actually was.

Click HERE to hear the 5 minute tale.

Bailey overlooking the American River

Not Football but…..

12 Nov

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Last night Nancy & I were on SHACK Paranormal on BlogTalkRadio.  A new weekly show hosted by Mike Coletta (UfoGeek).

For those of you have listened to our show since the beginning and have heard the introduction to it, you know that I have commented that was done by my brother Mike.

Nancy & I are part of CAL S.H.A.C.K., a paranormal investigation group focusing on the areas of California and Nevada.  S.H.A.C.K. stands for Spirit Hunting and Capture Kindred.  The main paranormal site for all the investigation photos, videos and evp’s can be found at www.residualhauntings.com.

We took a switch from football last night and talked about some ghostly adventures.  Tune in HERE to listen to last nights show.

Here are some photos of Nancy capturing EVP’s (Electronic Voice Phenomenon) at Buena Vista Cemetery, Murphys, CA.

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EVP’s were captured Here.  Listen to the broadcast and tell us what you think is said.

Jeff King Today on WFB Talk

23 Aug

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Jeff King, President of the Women’s Football Alliance first came on our show August 3rd, before they were a league.  When the NWFA dropped its west division teams, the WFA acquired all but one of those teams.  When the NWFA folded, the WFA  acquired all but four of those teams.  Jeff was on our show again on December 21 sharing us his plans for the new season, with 34 teams, impressive for a first year league as well as being able to accomodate all those teams with a schedule in early January with such short notice.

Now that the season has completed its first InAugaral year, Jeff King  joins us once again to give account of the 2009 season.  We will discuss what happened before the start of the season when schedules were already out; the first games played; the playoffs to the final Championship Game; as well as what we can look forward to in 2010 for the WFA.

Please join us today at 3:00pm(pst) on WFB Talk.

For more information on the Women’s Football Alliance, go to www.wfafootball.com.

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IWFL Championship Weekend Games

24 Jul

Tier 2 Championship Game at WFB Talk Continues

Saturday, July 25th

Montreal Blitz vs Wisconsin Warriors

Click HERE to Listen Kick Off 10am(CST)

Can’t be near a computer call 347-826-7278 to Listen.

IWFL  All Star Game at WFB Talk Continues

Sunday, July 26th

Click HERE to Listen LIVE Kick Off 10am(CST)

The Best in the league compete at Round Rock ISD Stadium.

Sixxes Talk

3 Jul

Back on January 20, 2008, Meg, Nancy and I did an episode called Sixxes Talk.  This was when the WPFL would be no more after finishing the 2007 Championship Game against the So Cal Scorpions vs Houston Energy.

The remaining teams of the WPFL were moving to either the NWFA or the IWFL for the 2008 season.

The IWFL was toying with the idea of restarting its 2005 Sixxes league (Texas Style Six-Man Football).  Meg had decided to start her own Sixxes team and Coach Lee of the Las Vegas Showgirlz decided to sport a Sixxes team in addition to his Tier I team in hopes other full rostered teams would follow suit.

Click HERE to hear a “blast from the past” WFB Talk episode.

Quake vs Sirens Week 5 Re-Broadcast

11 May

If you missed the LIVE exciting action of the California Quake vs the Sacramento Sirens on Saturday, you can CLICK HERE to download the entire broadcast.

Alex Querna was the voice of the California Quake.

Alex & Boo

Second half, Alex and Boo were a dynamic duo combining play-by-play with color.

CLICK HERE to Listen to the Complete  Game announced by Alex Querna and second half with Boo in LA.

Be sure to FOLLOW Us at www.twitter.com/wfbtalk

Sharing a personal Mother’s Day Memory

10 May

If you listened to Sunday’s WFB Talk broadcast you would have heard the Mother’s Day Story between these two photographs.

Click HERE to hear the story (1 minute 7 seconds).

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Missed the Divas vs Passion Game?

3 May

Here’s the new link to watch through US SPORTS RADIO:

http://ussportsnetwork.youcastr.com/broadcast/dc-divas-football-vs-pittsburgh-passion

Friday Night Football Preview April 17th

9 Apr

UPDATE (4/15/09):

DEB GENZ will be the HOST of Friday Night Football Preview (Check Programs section for ALL programming)

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A new show will Premiere on WFB Talk Continues starting Friday, April 17th.  Friday Night Football Preview with James Evans stemmed based on a conversation James Evans and myself had in regard to players in women’s tackle football.

We both were discussing various players and their records and team rivalries to the reasons why.  Many people don’t know the players of women’s football as we do for our male counterparts.   We want to get that same familiarity out there for the women.

James will do a weekly preview show of team match ups from week-to-week in both the IWFL and the WFA.  Stats and statistics will also be covered as well as guests on the show.

Due to the short time constraint, we are unable to provide a show for week one and season opener for the IWFL.

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James Evans

The Los Angeles based sports announcer and actor, Evans began his  announcing career working with the California Quake of the IWFL, and has worked for the Long Beach Lions, Orange County Jaguars and Southern  California Steelers of the LCFL.  When not announcing football, Evans is busy as an actor in Hollywood, with his credits including General Hospital, Arrested Development, Punk’d, Jimmy Kimmel Live, numerous Spanish television shows, etc. Evans is currently working on an ESPN2 television pilot.

James can also be remembered as a player in the 2005 Genderbowl, where the men played against the women of the NWFA (See Women’s Roster of Players).

To learn more about James Evans, go to www.jamesevans.tv.