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Let Ryan Sullivan and Jay DeMerit guide you through some of the most inspirational sports stories ever told. The former Green Man and soccer legend interview the athletes themselves to learn more about their greatest successes and lowest lowest moments.

Let Ryan Sullivan and Jay DeMerit guide you through some of the most inspirational sports stories ever told. The former Green Man and soccer legend interview the athletes themselves to learn more about their greatest successes and lowest lowest moments.
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Let Ryan Sullivan and Jay DeMerit guide you through some of the most inspirational sports stories ever told. The former Green Man and soccer legend interview the athletes themselves to learn more about their greatest successes and lowest lowest moments.








S2E11: The Rise of the Green Men

On this episode Jay DeMerit interviews Ryan "Sully" Sullivan about The Rise of the Green Men - Vancouver sports' most recognized fans. The two finesse-filled fans ended up endorsing major brands, releasing a book, were inducted into the ESPN Hall of Fame and also helped raise over $100,000 for various local and national charities.


S2E10: The Rise of Scott Mathieson

This is the story of Scott Mathieson, the guy who grew up in Vancouver, BC and went on to play one of the most storied careers of any pitcher ever (and it's still going). Scott ran into some injury trouble with the Philadelphia Phillies and decided to go overseas to the most underrated baseball hot bed on earth.


S2E9: The Rise of Jay DeMerit - Part Two

He was named captain of Watford FC in the Premier League last episode. He now heads to his first World Cup in South Africa representing Team USA before being named the first captain in Vancouver Whitecaps MLS history.


S2E8: The Rise of Jay DeMerit - Part One

The American-born defender that risked it all to one day play Premier League soccer shares his entire Rise to fame story. In this first part of this two-part series we learn about Jay's journey from a childhood in Wisconsin to battling Wayne Rooney, Didier Drogba and Cristiano Ronaldo on the world's biggest stage.


S2E7: The Rise of Georgia Simmerling

The Rise of the epic Georgia Simmerling is on the air! Georgia has competed in two winter Olympics and one summer in three different disciplines. Her tenacity and attitude are truly infectious and are on full display in this episode.


S2E6: The Rise of Kyle Wellwood and the teeth of a hockey player

Long time NHL veteran, WJHC silver medallist and former Vancouver Canucks, Winnipeg Jets and Toronto Maple Leafs centre Kyle Wellwood stopped by The Rise set to chat with hosts Ryan Sullivan and Jay DeMerit. Kyle was in the Canadian hockey spot light for the better half of a decade and details his Rise from small town Ontario to the pros.


S2E5 - The Rise of Brent Hayden and Canadian Swimming

Three-time Olympian, world record holder and medallist Brent Hayden stopped by The Rise set to chat about his rise from a small town to the world's biggest stage. Brent chatted with Ryan and Jay about his journey all the way to the Olympic podium and his new brand Astra Athletica. The video of this episode can be found on our YouTube channel here: https://bit.ly/2Pau1Q7


S2E4: The Rise of Shannon Boxx and US Women's Soccer

Shannon Boxx was a finalist for FIFA World Player of the Year, won three Olympic golds and won a World Cup. She did all while battling lupus. She tells her surreal story.


S2E3: The Rise of Kirk McLean and the 1994 Vancouver Canucks

Kirk McLean is easily the most recognizable Vancouver Canucks goaltender of all-time and he chatted with Ryan and Jay about his improbable journey to the top of the NHL. McLean's #1 is permanently cemented to the top of Rogers Arena in the team's Ring of Honour. He's one of the standout goalies of the 90's and spent time with the New Jersey Devils, Vancouver Canucks, Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers and New York Rangers.


S2E2: The Inspirational Rise of Colin O'Brady (taped in Vancouver)

Colin O'Brady joins Ryan Sullivan and Jay DeMerit to tell one of the most inspiring stories you'll ever hear.


S2E1: The Emotional Rise of Kei Kamara (taped in Vancouver)

Ryan Sullivan and Jay DeMerit sat down with MLS legend Kei Kamara to hear how he want from the civil war torn Sierra Leone to the professional pitch. He dominated in MLS before getting the call to join Norwich City in England. He is one of only ten players to ever score 100+ goals in the MLS, a Golden Boot finalist, an MLS Cup finalist and the reigning Humanitarian of the Year. Full video of the interview here: https://bit.ly/2xSV08c


Episode 39: BC Lions streaker has a case

The hottest story in Vancouver sports right now is that of a guy running on the BC Place turf in his boxers. Yes, that's the hottest story. We chat with lawyer James Maledy of LawyersWest about his case against the BC Lions. We then talk some hockey as the 2018 NHL Draft weekend wraps up for the Vancouver Canucks.


Episode 38: The infamous World Cup show

Ryan and Jay teamed up with former Bundesliga superstar Rob Friend to chat with Minister of Sport for the BC NDP Ravi Kahlon about why Vancouver missed the boat for the 2026 FIFA World Cup in Canada. The guys got some confirmation on some burning questions and tried to figure out what and where it all went wrong. They also chatted current World Cup matters through the opening matches of the 2018 spectacle in Russia.


Episode 37 - Best Party Towns in North America

It's not just the people. It's not just the bars. It's not just the location. A lot of factors are considered when it comes to the love of a good party spot. Let Ryan Sullivan and Jay DeMerit tell you where to go and why. Episode also contains some behind the scenes stories from both of their careers in (and alongside) the bigs.


The Top 5 Best Worst Sports Movies of All-Time

There's so many great ones to choose from but we go from Eddie to Driven all the way down to our number one gem from Jean Claude Van Damme. Take a listen and let us know what you think @thegreenmen on twitter.


Episode 34: Talking chaffed nips, peeing into a cup and "Useless Cavaliers"

Ryan and Jay took a different approach to their 34th episode and touched on some of the bigger issues facing the sporting world. From Roberto Osuna to Robinson Cano to Johnny Manziel, the guys covered off the Burrard Physio Headlines facing the country. They weren't done there though... Somehow the conversation veered into nipple chaffing (and lubricant), Jay's history of peeing into a cup, selfish athletes and who is the most useless Cleveland Cavalier.


TSS Rovers FC Home Opener Tailgate Episode

The TSS Rovers FC have a pretty unique opportunity at Swangard Stadium this year. They get to paint the town red without any rules or requirements holding them down. Well, there are some rules of course at the Burnaby pitch, but the mentality is to let the fans have fun. That's pretty much it. What that entails, well, it could be the beer pong championship at half time, it could be tailgating fans before the game, it could be the goal horn blaring over the speakers...it could be many of...


Episode 32: Brad Lukowich and a pair of Jackasses

Former NHL'er Brad Lukowich joined us off the top to chat NHL playoffs and his life then and now. Ryan and Jay then chatted about a pair of weekly playoff jackasses before getting into some NFL chatter. The guys gave their team win/loss predictions for the AFC East and the AFC South. They'll give their predictions for two more divisions on next week's episode.


Episode 31: Will Cromack of the TSS Rovers FC

The TSS Rovers FC launch their PDL season on May 14th and Ryan and Jay chat with Assistant Coach Will Cromack about what's to come and what separates the Rovers from the rest. The guys then chat Champions League, NBA playoffs, NHL playoffs and of course the NFL Draft's biggest winners and losers.


Scottie Upshall

Ryan Sullivan and Jay DeMerit speak with St. Louis Blues forward Scottie Upshall about his season ending injury, the NHL playoffs and the training that's required of a league veteran heading toward free agency. They then talked NHL and NBA playoffs and how each first round match is shaking down. They previewed the Whitecaps next match with Real Salt Lake, the Champions League semis and answered some fan mail. This episode wall done live from Yagger's Restaurant in downtown Vancouver, BC.