Articles by Santino Filoso

Santino Filoso
About Santino Filoso (187 Articles)
Born and raised in the 613, Santino has written about the Redblacks since 2013. He is the only CFL writer currently living in Brazil (as far as we know.)

Redblacks finish the pre-season winless

The last time an Ottawa team took on the Montreal Alouettes in a pre-season game in Quebec City, it was June 7th, 2003, they were called the Renegades and lost 54-23 in front [...]

June 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

Redblacks’ Depth Exposed in Loss to Ticats

After a long off-season of waiting and overhauling the roster, the Ottawa Redblacks finally got back on the field, visiting the Hamilton Ticats at Tim Hortons Field. Heading [...]

June 9, 2015 // 4 Comments

The Evolution of Renegade Nation

Every fan base has them, those die-hards who stick with their team through thick and thin. But in most cities, those fans aren’t as well organized or as close as one group [...]

June 3, 2015 // 2 Comments

Redblack Origins

Every year, CFL GMs and scouts scour North America for hidden talent and guys who they believe will make an impact on their roster, in hopes those players might wind [...]

May 26, 2015 // 6 Comments

#TBT: An Interview with Donnie Ruiz

Today we sit down with Montreal native, Donnie Ruiz. A 6 foot, 200 pound stand out DB at Wilfrid Laurier University, Ruiz was a three time CIS/CIAU 1st All Canadian and named [...]

May 14, 2015 // 1 Comment

Breaking Down the Redblacks’ 2015 Draft

The CFL draft is often one of the most exciting days of the year and yesterday didn’t disappoint. With the draft being one of the deepest in years, there were plenty of [...]

May 13, 2015 // 1 Comment

An Average Member of R-Nation

We here at Defend the R take our job as Ottawa’s #1 Redblacks’ blog seriously. So seriously in fact, that we recently sent out a survey to all corners of the city, [...]

May 8, 2015 // 2 Comments

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