And there there was one - congratulations to the Nasrids on capturing their first BSL Title. Season 2 Episode 15 has hosted Emad Ahmed interview Nasrid co-GM and champ Jav Ahmed alongside BSL vet, all-star, ace and now champion (he must be thrilled we can finally call him that) Nirvaan Latif. The pod goes into how Wildcard Saturday panned out with some upsets and the underdogs rising to the top with a trip to Super Sunday. We then delve into how Sunday unfolded in the eyes of the Nasrids, who convincingly kept their opponents in both games at bay en route to victory Lastly, we get a sense of how long-time Nasrids like Nirv and Osman Buttar finally feel getting that championship that's eluded them all these years. It's trophy talk baby - OH YEAH.
Season 2 Episode 14 has host Umair Jabbar joined by a panel of our regular guests: Rehan Ahmad, Sameer Rafique, Saqib Khokhar and Taqi Ahmed. The squad breaks down each playoff matchup and the keys to success for each team to advance to the finals. They dig deep to pick their cinderella story and which team is most likely to shock the world. You don't want to miss this one.
Season 2 Episode 13 has host Emad Ahmed joined by Mamluks Captain Zain Malik and Abbasids star Yousaf Chaudhry to recap last week's crazy outcomes. The trio recap the amazing charity days from each of the teams and pick their fav food vendor. Finally, they dwell into the upcoming final regular season games, the implications on the standings and the push to the title.
Season 2 Episode 12 has host Emad Ahmed joined by Sultan leadoff man Owais Ansari and Abbasid star Safwan Khan to discuss the week that was in BSL. Last week's results had a bit of everything - some milestones, some shocking defeats and a couple of miraculous walkoff wins. Madi leads a convo with Papi and Safi that applauds the hot streaks their respective teams are on, discussing what sparked the run of good ball and what they personally have done to contribute to the success of their teams. The trident of talent also shine a spotlight on guys in the League that fly under the radar and are often unnoticed but deserve their flowers for what they bring to the table on and off the field.
On Season 2 Episode 11, we have host Umair Jabbar joined by two voices very familiar to the BSL universe - Mughals GM Rehan Ahmad and BSL/BISL stud Taqi Ahmed. This podcast has everything you would expect from these three featuring together - hot takes, keys to success, disagreements, and some BSL Inside Baseball chatter. There is something for everyone in this one, as three of the most outspoken and appreciated voices in the League do not hold back while sharing their thoughts on all things BSL.
After a one week hiatus, the BSL Pod is back with Episode 10. This episode features host Emad Ahmed getting to know Hassan "Brit" Chaudhary and Erfan Bhanapatel. Brit takes us through the monumental win against the Ottomans a few weeks back, and the "crashing down to Earth" the team experienced this past Sunday. Meanwhile, Erfan gives his thoughts as a rookie in the League so far and how he feels about his team at this juncture. The trio also talk about one wish they have for each team heading into a crucial stretch before playoffs.
Season 2 Episode 9 welcomes back host Umair Jabbar, who is joined alongside BSL Commish who has a big announcement on his future plans with the league. They delve into a series of topics including the amazing charity days so far and what to expect for the second half of the season.
Season 2 Episode 8 has welcomes back Host Emad Ahmed, who is joined alongside BSL vet Hamza Waheed to chat with one of the league's unsung heroes, Idrees Qureshi. Idress has the thankless job of being a scorekeeper in the League, and we hear from him about what it's been like keeping score this year, and which players seem to be in his ear week-in/week-out when it comes to their stats. They also delve into a variety of other topics about the League as we inch closer and closer to getting back on the field.
Season 2 Episode 7 features host Emad Ahmed alongside Taqi Ahmed and Saqib Khokhar (aka Taq & Shack) to talk about what went down in Week 5 and where things stand before the break. We hear about which teams go into the break hot and which are relieved to have some time off to refocus and heal. The pod delves into BSL fashion as well (no, but really), and of course, any podcast with Taq & Shack features its fair share of viral-worthy soundbites and "tehz" takes. Tune in.
Season 2 Episode 6 features host Emad Ahmed with two BSL vets Owais Ansari and Riyad Ramjaun. The trio talk about mid-season form of the teams and what it takes to elevate their game to the next level. They preview the huge upcoming matchup Abbasids-Nasrids and the Mughals charity day.
Season 2 Episode 5 features host and Sultan Umair Jabbar alongside Seljuq Shoaib Gaya and Abbasid Safwan Khan discuss how things are looking at the first quarter mark of the season. The boys also talk about who is making an impact at these early stages and what teams they think will continue to show they are a cut above the rest in the league.
Season 2 Episode 4 features guest host Emad Ahmed cutting it up with Tamour Sheikh and Yasser Malik about players that have been riding a hot streak and players who have been a bit slower than expected out of the gate. We also chat which rookies are making an immediate impact and what the Mamluks have in store for their charity day.
Season 2 Episode 3 features our host and BSL champion Umair Jabbar with reigning MVP Bilal Javed and reigning Batting champ Taha Iqbal. The trio discuss the impressions made in the opening week of the season and some the of the surprises thus far.
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Season 2 Episode 2 features former Seljuqs GM Umair Jabbar with two of our current GMs: Sameer Rafique of Seljuqs and Rehan Ahmad of Mughals. They talk about their preparations for the draft, their sleepers and their predictions for the end of the season.
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Season 2 Episode 2 features our Social Media Director Emad Ahmed and Commissioner Zahid Merchant talking about the preparations for the upcoming season and all the exciting changes coming this year.
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In the final episode of the year, Owais and Taqi close out the season and announce the individual and team awards for the 2021-2022 BISL Season. This episode is brought to you by Masrawy Kitchen, the finest Egyptian cuisine in the GTA.
Episode 16 features the champs, Maghrib FC. Owais and Taqi are joined by champions Danish, Bassam and Hannan to talk about that resilient and impressive performance by the team in the finals, and Maghrib's season overall.
Episode 15 has Taqi joined by his Hejaz teammate Mustafa as well as Saad and Umer from Sham as they break down what happened in their respective semi final matchups and provide analysis on the two teams playing in the final, Maghrib and Masr. The quartet go through each positional matchup and the tactical strategy of the finalists, giving their thoughts on who will be crowned victor when the final whistle blows this Sunday.
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Episode 014 of the BISL features Owais talking to Murtaza, GM of Jerusalem, and Raza, Anatolia utility man, about the end of the road for Jerusalem, Anatolia, Andalusia and Samarra. The trio then delve into the semi final matchups, giving their thoughts on the key players in the tie and who they see making it to the finals.
Episode 13 features one of the rookies in the league that have made a immediate impression on and off the field. Masr FC's Ehab joins Taqi and Owais to share his thoughts on his first year in the League, his thoughts on who he favours going to the semis, and his "performance" in the new players tryout.
Episode 12 features a man we hear of week in, week out, yet know very little about. The name "Umair" mentioned by nearly every guest we have had on the show, but who is this guy that has captured the hearts of men in BISL, near and far? This week sees Taqi tackle that age old question and more with the man, the myth, the legend himself.
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Playoffs? Podcast host Owais is joined by BISL OG Riaz and reigning BISL Defender of the Year Salman to talk all things playoffs. The boys run through each matchup and provide their thoughts on who looks to come out on top in the first leg.
Episode 10 has Taqi joined by Junaid (GM of Samarra) and Afnan (of Jerusalem FC) as they talk about the matchups heading into the final week of the regular season. The boys spit knowledge about which teams may have benefitted from having a few months off to realign, scoreline predictions, playoff scenarios and, of course, a healthy serving of bants. The trio also lend their thoughts on who they think is the best keeper in the L.
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We. Are. Back. Episode 009 features boardmembers Zahid and Hashim officially announcing the return of the BISL Season, with an outlook on new safety protocols, revised schedule and other tidbits of info relevant to getting back on the pitch.
In Episode 8, the final pod of 2021 has BISL superstar, founder and boardmember Zain joins Hashim to talk Anatolia's 2019 championship, how BISL has grown over the years, his thoughts on this season and, as would be expected on a podcast featuring these two, some Arsenal banter.