American Football in Finland
Finland’s CFL Combine Results - AFF Season 5, Ep. 2

Finland’s CFL Combine Results - AFF Season 5, Ep. 2

March 18, 2020

AFF is back after a 2 week hiatus (It’s the offseason, what is there really to discuss?), and ready to talk about more football topics in Finland. This week Perfect Pervis, Coach Q, and Jabari Harris discussed the results of Finland’s CFL Combine held in January. 

1:42 - FIRST IMPRESSIONS

The AFF crew discusses how the CFL 2.0 program impacts the growth of the game in Finland and in Europe as a whole. The group also gives their overall impressions of the Finnish participants.

8:06 - SKILL PLAYERS

Receivers Sebastien Sagne and Micky Kyei were chosen from this regional combine to participate in the CFL draft combine held in Toronto later this year (postponed due to the coronavirus). The AFF crew goes through each of the skill players one by one, evaluating each player’s performance at the event.

 

OFFENSE

Karri Pajarinen, RB

Sebastien Sagne, WR

Micky Kyei, WR

Tuukka Lehtonen, RB

Niklas Kantonen, TE

 

28:02 - DEFENSE

Viljo Lempinen, DB

Rufail Khalifa, DB

Akseli Olin, LB

42:40 - LINEMAN

The AFF crew goes through each of the linemen who participated in the combine, evaluating each player’s performance at the event.

 

OFFENSE

Jere Lahti, OL

 

DEFENSE

Okko Outinen, DL

Daniel Stadler, DL

Christer Berg, DL

56:38 - FUTURE IDEAS

AFF has high hopes for the future CFL combines to be held in Finland. The crew gives some suggestions of ways the Finnish players can perform better next year. AFF also has ideas for ways to choose the future participants of the CFL combine held in Finland.

AFF COMMUNITY FORUM

 

 

AFF AFFILIATES

Rekkr Athletics

AirBnb

Bluehost

Discussing Finland’s Top 25 - AFF Season 5, Ep. 1

Discussing Finland’s Top 25 - AFF Season 5, Ep. 1

March 4, 2020

The American Football in Finland podcast is back for 2020! Perfect Pervis & Coach Q are re-joined by former co-host Jabari Harris for season 5 of AFF. AFF started the 2020 year with a bang by releasing Finland’s Top 25 list in February, comprised of the best Finnish players from the Maple League’s 2019 season. In this year’s first episode, the AFF group discusses Finland’s Top 25  list in depth through player analysis & opinions.

 

1:37 - AFF UPDATE  

AFF has made some changes in 2020 & explain what some of them are, including the new collaboration with Rekkr Athletics.

 

2:44 - TOP 25 HONORABLE MENTION  

With more than 250 players to choose from, AFF acknowledges a few players who were not on Finland’s Top 25 list. If you have an opinion about the list, feel free to let us know on the AFF Community Forum.

 

9:09 - PLAYERS 25 THRU 21 

  1. Juhani Koivumäki, Safety – Seinäjoki Crocodiles
  2. Iiro Pekkarinen, Cornerback – Kuopio Steelers
  3. Ville Roitto, Safety – Helsinki Roosters
  4. Niko Kuikka, Safety – Helsinki Roosters
  5. Tuukka Lehtonen, Runningback – Tampere Saints

AFF explains why these players were placed on Finland’s Top 25 list in this tier. If you have an opinion about this tier, feel free to let us know on the AFF Community Forum.

 

14:37 - PLAYERS 20 THRU 11 

  1. Akseli Olin, Cornerback – Helsinki Roosters
  2. Tino Ndongo, Wide Receiver – Kuopio Steelers
  3. Aku Kattainen, Safety – Helsinki Wolverines
  4. Mikko Toiminen, Center – Helsinki Roosters
  5. Alexander Wasiljeff, Wide Receiver – Helsinki Roosters
  6. Viljo Lempinen, Cornerback – Helsinki Roosters
  7. Johannes Jauhiainen, Wide Receiver – Kuopio Steelers
  8. Tom Suoste, Runningback – Wasa Royals
  9. Jani Lindqvist, Defensive Line – Kuopio Steelers
  10. Niko Roiko, Safety – Porvoon Butchers

AFF explains why these players were placed on Finland’s Top 25 list in this tier. If you have an opinion about this tier, feel free to let us know on the AFF Community Forum.

 

23:37 - PLAYERS 10 THRU 6 

  1. Akseli Vartiainen, Linebacker – Helsinki Roosters
  2. Mikko Seppänen, Wide Receiver – Porvoon Butchers
  3. Jaska Värinen, Linebacker – Seinäjoki Crocodiles
  4. Okko Outinen, Defensive End – Helsinki Roosters
  5. Jere Lahti, Offensive Line – Helsinki Roosters

AFF explains why these players were placed on Finland’s Top 25 list in this tier. If you have an opinion about this tier, feel free to let us know on the AFF Community Forum.

 

29:47 - PLAYERS 5 THRU 1 

  1. Arttu Tennberg, Center – Porvoon Butchers
  2. Miro Kadmiry, Quarterback – Helsinki Roosters
  3. Edward Vesterinen, Defensive End – Helsinki Roosters
  4. Marcus Siiskonen, Wide Receiver – Helsinki Wolverines

 

  • Karri Pajarinen, Runningback – Helsinki Roosters

 

AFF explains why these players were placed on Finland’s Top 25 list in this tier. If you have an opinion about this tier, feel free to let us know on the AFF Community Forum.

 

49:00 - LAST WORDS 

The AFF group gives their final thoughts on the top 25 list and discusses next week’s topic.

 

AFF COMMUNITY FORUM

 

AFF AFFILIATES

Rekkr Athletics

AirBnb

Bluehost

2019 Maple Bowl Review: Helsinki Roosters Win!! - AFF Season 4, Ep. 14

2019 Maple Bowl Review: Helsinki Roosters Win!! - AFF Season 4, Ep. 14

September 21, 2019

The Maple Bowl is over, and the Helsinki Roosters are the Champs!!! Today Perfect Pervis and Coach Q recap the Helsinki Roosters dominance over the Kuopio Steelers in Tampere. The duo also reveals their 2019 Maple League MVP winner, and give a farewell to the podcasts last episode of the year.

 

 

2:08 – AFF 2019 Maple League MVP

Perfect Pervis and Coach Q reveal the winner of their MVP tiebreaker between Christian Powell and Miro Kadmiry.

 

6:23 – Game Balls

Perfect Pervis and Coach Q interview give out game balls to whoever impressed them in the Maple Bowl.

 

8:43 – Initial Maple Bowl Reactions

Perfect Pervis and Coach Q explain how they feel about the one-sided championship game.

 

18:42 – Kuopio Steelers Lost the Maple Bowl

Perfect Pervis and Coach Q give their opinions of why the Steelers lost the big game.

 

33:41 –Helsinki Roosters Won the Maple Bowl

Perfect Pervis and Coach Q give their opinions of why the Rooster won the big game.

 

41:08 – Maple Bowl MVP

Perfect Pervis and Coach Q decide on the MVP of the Maple Bowl.

 

44:06 – Maple Bowl Final Thoughts

Perfect Pervis and Coach Q give their last statements on the Maple Bowl result.

 

55:33 – AFF Farewell

Perfect Pervis and Coach Q recap the show’s 4th season & look forward to American Football in Finaland’s future.

 

 

 

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2019 Maple Bowl Preview: Helsinki Roosters vs Kuopio Steelers - AFF Season 4, Ep. 13

2019 Maple Bowl Preview: Helsinki Roosters vs Kuopio Steelers - AFF Season 4, Ep. 13

September 13, 2019

The Maple Bowl is this weekend, and AFF is READY!!! Today Perfect Pervis and Coach Q do a deep dive on the Helsinki Roosters (#1) and the Kuopio Steelers (#2) teams. Roosters Head Coach Mikko Koikkalainen, and Steelers Head Coach Pekka Utriainen, both interview about the BIG game.

 

2:28 – Game Balls

Perfect Pervis and Coach Q interview give out game balls to whoever impressed them in the Maple League Semi-finals.

 

 

4:41 – Helsinki Roosters Offense vs Kuopio Steelers Defense

Perfect Pervis and Coach Q go into detail about the matchups between the Roosters offense and the Steelers defense.

 

Wide Receivers vs Defensive Backs – 4:41

Runningbacks vs Linebackers – 8:58

Offensive Line vs Defensive Line – 13:27

Offensive Strategy vs Defensive Strategy – 21:06

 

29:12 – Mikko Koikkalainen Interview

Perfect Pervis and Coach Q interview the Roosters Head Coach about the Maple Bowl Matchup.

 

Offensive Coordinator vs Defensive Coordinator – 42:49

 

49:13 –Kuopio Steelers Offense vs Helsinki Roosters Defense

Perfect Pervis and Coach Q go into detail about the matchups between the Steelers offense and the Roosters defense.

 

Wide Receivers vs Defensive Backs – 49:13

Runningbacks vs Linebackers – 56:53

Offensive Line vs Defensive Line – 1:01:30

Offensive Strategy vs Defensive Strategy – 1:08:00

 

1:13:26 – Pekka Utriainen Interview

Perfect Pervis and Coach Q interview the Roosters Head Coach about the Maple Bowl Matchup.

 

Offensive Coordinator vs Defensive Coordinator – 1:25:50

 

 

1:29:38 – Special Teams

Perfect Pervis and Coach Q go into detail about the both the Roosters and Steelers Special Teams

 

1:42:28 – Maple Bowl Final Thoughts

Perfect Pervis and Coach Q give insight to what they predict will happen in the showdown between the Roosters and Steelers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019 Maple League MVP - AFF Season 4, Ep. 12

2019 Maple League MVP - AFF Season 4, Ep. 12

September 11, 2019

The Maple Bowl is around the corner and AFF wants to pick an MVP before the big game!!! Perfect Pervis and Coach Q narrow down the MVP list to two candidates, but can't agree on who deserves it! So, its up to the people!! AFF will allow the fans to choose between the two MVP candidates until Saturday Morning, when a winner will be announced. The voting can be found on the Podyum facebook page.

2019 Maple League Playoffs: Kuopio Steelers vs Helsinki Wolverines - AFF Season 4, Ep. 11

2019 Maple League Playoffs: Kuopio Steelers vs Helsinki Wolverines - AFF Season 4, Ep. 11

September 5, 2019

The Maple League Playoffs are here, and AFF is READY!!! Today Perfect Pervis and Coach Q talk about the Friday Night Matchup between the #2 Seeded Kuopio Steelers and the #3 Seeded Helsinki Wolverines!!! Steelers Quarterback Seth Peters interviews on the show, & Touchdown Steelers Podcast Host Erik Forsström adds in his analysis of the Kuopio Steelers team.

 

3:32 – Seth Peters Interview

Perfect Pervis and Coach Q interview the Steelers Quarterback about his team’s playoff matchup.

 

 

10:33 – Erik Forsström Game Analysis

Erik Forsström is the creator and co-host of the Touchdown Steelers Podcast. In addition to talking all things Steelers, he has blessed the AFF podcast with an accurate analysis of why the Steelers can win their playoff matchup. Follow the Touchdown Steelers podcast on sound cloud: https://soundcloud.com/touchdown-steelers

 

 

14:45 – Talking Kuopio Steelers

Perfect Pervis and Coach Q do a deep dive into the Steelers team including stats, strengths, weaknesses, key players, and keys to success for the team.

 

36:14 – Talking Helsinki Wolverines

Perfect Pervis and Coach Q do a deep dive into the Wolverines team including stats, strengths, weaknesses, key players, and keys to success for the team.

 

 

1:13:37 – Playoff Matchup Analysis

Perfect Pervis and Coach Q give insight to what they predict will happen in the showdown between the Steelers and Wolverines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019 Maple League Week 13 - AFF Season 4, Ep. 10

2019 Maple League Week 13 - AFF Season 4, Ep. 10

August 28, 2019

Week 13 of the Maple League has been completed, and AFF talks about the important stuff!! Thursday the Roosters outlasted the Royals. Friday the Steelers soundly defeated the Butchers. Saturday, the weekend ended with the Crocodiles dominating the Wolverines. Perfect Pervis and Coach Q have lots to say about this week of action in Finland.

 

1:52 - GAME BALLS

Perfect Pervis and Coach Q each give out game balls to whoever impressed them in Week 12.

 

 

4:00 – Gerard Johnson Makes MVP statement

Perfect Pervis and Coach Q give their thoughts on Gerard Johnson’s 4 td performance reminded them that being in Kuopio is no reason to forget about him in the MVP race.

 

 

6:08 – Royals Prove they don’t deserve a playoff shot

Perfect Pervis and Coach Q give their thoughts on the Wasa Royals wasting an opportunity to prove they are better than their record against the Helsinki Roosters.

 

13:28 – Wolverines Finish regular season, kind of

Perfect Pervis and Coach Q give their thoughts on the Wolverines playing half a game against the Crocodiles & finishing their up & down season with a loss to another playoff team.

 

 

22:15 – Playoff Picture

Perfect Pervis and Coach Q discuss scenarios Maple league playoff teams.

 

 

25:09 – GET IT OFF YOUR CHEST

Perfect Pervis and Coach Q give discuss topics that are important to them at the moment.

 

 

 

26:41 - MVP Candidates

Perfect Pervis and Coach Q discuss 4 players they believe deserve MVP recognition.

 

 

40:25 – CHEERS TO THE WEEKEND

Perfect Pervis and Coach Q give their thoughts on what will be the most interesting storylines for the upcoming week of games in the Maple League.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019 Maple League Week 12 - AFF Season 4, Ep. 9

2019 Maple League Week 12 - AFF Season 4, Ep. 9

August 22, 2019

American Football in Finland

Week 12 of the Maple League has been completed, and AFF talks about the important stuff!! Thursday the Roosters dominated the Wolverines. Friday the Butchers soundly defeated the Saints. Saturday, the weekend ended with the Crocodiles outscoring the Royals. Perfect Pervis and Coach Q have lots to say about this week of action in Finland.

 

1:50 - GAME BALLS

Perfect Pervis and Coach Q each give out game balls to whoever impressed them in Week 12.

 

 

3:34 – Roosters are Just Better than Everyone Else

Perfect Pervis and Coach Q give their thoughts on how the Roosters dominance over the Wolverines adds to them being the best-looking team in the league at the moment.

 

 

6:25 – Christian Powell Ran All over the Royals

Perfect Pervis and Coach Q give their thoughts on the Seinäjoki Crocodiles runningback Christian Powell dominating the Royals defense in their week 12 win.

 

10:00 – Can Anyone Stop Alpha Jalloh??!

Perfect Pervis and Coach Q give their thoughts on Alpha Jalloh having another standout performance in the Maple League

 

 

14:43 – Butchers Stay in the Playoff Hunt

Perfect Pervis and Coach Q give their thoughts on THE Porvoo butchers keeping their playoff hopes alive by deeating the Tampere Saints.

 

17:43 – Playoff Picture

Perfect Pervis and Coach Q discuss Playoff scenarios for the top five Maple league teams.

 

24:43 - GET IT OFF YOUR CHEST

Perfect Pervis and Coach Q give discuss topics that are important to them at the moment.

 

32:39 – MVP Candidates

Perfect Pervis and Coach Q discuss 5 players they believe deserve MVP recognition.

 

 

56:21 - CHEERS TO THE WEEKEND

Perfect Pervis and Coach Q give their thoughts on what will be the most interesting storylines for the upcoming week of games in the Maple League.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019 Maple League Week 11 - AFF Season 4, Ep. 8

2019 Maple League Week 11 - AFF Season 4, Ep. 8

August 14, 2019

American Football in Finland

Week 11 of the Maple League has been completed, and AFF talks about the important stuff!! The Seinäjoki Crocodiles outlasted the Porvoo Butchers on Thursday. Friday night, the Helsinki Wolverines steamrolled the Tampere Saints. The weekend ended with the Wasa Royals upsetting the Kuopio Steelers on Saturday! Perfect Pervis and Coach Q have lots to say about this week of action in Finland.

 

1:54 - GAME BALLS

Perfect Pervis and Coach Q each give out game balls to whoever impressed them in Week 11.

 

 

5:57 – Alpha Jalloh is a BAAAD Man

Perfect Pervis and Coach Q give their thoughts on Wasa Royals star player Alpha Jalloh and his week 11 performance against the Kuopio steelers

 

 

13:00 – Butchers let the Crocodiles off the Hook

Perfect Pervis and Coach Q give their thoughts on the Seinäjoki Crocodiles win over the Porvoo Butchers, and the decision to go for two instead of overtime.

 

18:47 – Steelers Defense?!? Where did it go?

Perfect Pervis and Coach Q give their thoughts on the Kuopio Steelers’ defensive issues in week 11 and throughout the season.

 

25:16 - GET IT OFF YOUR CHEST

Perfect Pervis and Coach Q give discuss topics that are important to them at the moment.

 

32:27 – Playoff Picture

Perfect Pervis and Coach Q discuss Playoff scenarios for the top six Maple league teams.

 

39:40 - CHEERS TO THE WEEKEND

Perfect Pervis and Coach Q give their thoughts on what will be the most interesting storylines for the upcoming week of games in the Maple League.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019 Maple League Week 8 - AFF Season 4, Ep. 7

2019 Maple League Week 8 - AFF Season 4, Ep. 7

July 25, 2019

AFF Returns to discuss a great week 8 in the Maple League!! The Helsinki Roosters continued their winning streak by defeating the Tampere Saints on Thursday. Friday night, Kuopio Steelers outlasted the Seinäjoki Crocodiles to get a big win. The weekend ended on Saturday with the Porvoo Butchers upsetting the Helsinki Wolverines, who are now on a 3 game losing streak. Perfect Pervis and Coach Q have lots to say about this week of action in Finland.

 

 

0:52 -GAME BALLS

Perfect Pervis and Coach Q each give out game balls to whoever impressed them in Week 8.

 

1:55 – ROOSTERS LOOK LIKE A TOP 10 TEAM IN EUROPE

 

4:48 – SAINTS BAD LUCK CONTINUES

 

7:16 – GERARD JOHNSON LEADS STEELERS OFFENSE TO DOMINATE CROCS DEFENSE

 

10:41 – CROCODILES DON’T HAVE THE “IT” FACTOR

 

15:38 – BUTCHERS OFFENSE IS PLAYING GREAT

 

23:25 – WOLVERINES LOOK A HOT MESS

 

32:44 - GET IT OFF YOUR CHEST

 

33:44 - FAN SHOUTOUTS

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34:17 - MIDSEASON MVP CANDIDATES

 

39:07 - CHEERS TO THE WEEKEND

Perfect Pervis and Coach Q give their thoughts on what will be the most interesting storylines for the upcoming week of games in the Maple League.