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by David
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Ed Hervey leaves Lions for "personal reasons"
Replies: 15
Views: 800

Re: Ed Hervey leaves Lions for "personal reasons"

Wonder if he was asked to take a pay cut and said, "adios?" Or perhaps an opportunity came his way with the XFL, closer to home. Anyway, this comes as a shock. Whatever it is, I hope he and his family are safe. :cr: I thought we were in a pretty good place with the way the roster and coaching staff ...
by David
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Chase Claypool & the big BC receiver army
Replies: 19
Views: 849

Re: Chase Claypool & the big BC receiver army

Some older or ancient (eg. Hambone) Lions' fans might be able to name some other big receivers who came out of BC to play for the Lions or other CFL teams ? Was Vince Danielsen a BC guy ? What about BC product tight ends when that position was prominent in the CFL ? Although Riders' slot receiver R...
by David
Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.
Replies: 95
Views: 7221

Re: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.

Sir Purrcival wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:08 pm
Personally I get real tired of the product name stadiums. Rexall this, Staples that, What's next Viagra Village? or maybe B Cialis Place? The slogan? It's hard not to watch....
How long before it would be nicknamed the PupTent? :wink:


DH :cool:
by David
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.
Replies: 95
Views: 7221

Re: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.

Oh, I'm not sure it was easy money. Imagine trying to figure out what you were going to do for several months, approaching Government for help, getting turned down and being ridiculed to boot. Dealing with all the second guessers who like to comment on such things without ever having had to deal wi...
by David
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.
Replies: 95
Views: 7221

Re: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.

As a complete side note, does anyone else besides me think that it is bloody strange that virtually every other sports stadium/arena in North America has naming rights but not BC Place? It's a crown corp yes, but it's not exactly making money hand over fist from what I hear. They can use all the rev...
by David
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Braley Wants to Sell Lions
Replies: 143
Views: 25740

Re: Braley Wants to Sell Lions

Nothing against Reynolds but I prefer an ownership group with deep business connections in the community. I don't know that local celebrity part-ownership has helped the Vancouver Whitecaps (Steve Nash) Giants (Michael Buble). It doesn't seem to matter much anyway. I doubt that Braley would ever ap...
by David
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Braley Wants to Sell Lions
Replies: 143
Views: 25740

Re: Braley Wants to Sell Lions

Celebrity ownership can be a risky venture, especially if they are not huge, passionate, long-term fans. Can they stomach losing (games, money) or will this a blow to their ego? That said, I've long thought that someone like Ryan Reynolds would be an interesting match for our Lions. He has huge cach...
by David
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: COVID-19 : How it could impact Lions/CFL
Replies: 365
Views: 39459

Re: COVID-19 : How it could impact Lions/CFL

So 25 web pages later, we know in the direct sense the answer to the subject heading (how (COVID) could impact the Lions/CFL). The season was cancelled. But the much bigger question remains, "What now?" How will this cancellation impact the league's status next year and in the coming years? A lot de...
by David
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.
Replies: 95
Views: 7221

Re: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.

Good interview with Rick Campbell on what team he had in 2020, why he loves Vancouver, and hopes for a turnaround at the gate (starts around the 27 min mark).




DH :cool:
by David
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.
Replies: 95
Views: 7221

Re: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.

Same. ^^ Love MBT's arm but he strikes me as that NHL type who puts together a monster season right before he becomes a UFA. Is it sustainable? Not sure, but I don't see huge upside in him. As Hambone says, 'journeyman.' Why did the Argos pursue Matt Nichols as a FA if they thought MBT was the answe...
by David
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: petition TSN to change all-time Lions team
Replies: 10
Views: 1016

Re: petition TSN to change all-time Lions team

Agreed. Banks, Marsh and Phillips all had lengthy careers as CFL all-stars but they wanted to keep playing beyond their best-before date. In all cases, Wally knew when their time was up. Elite players don't get where they are by being unsure of themselves. There's always a degree of ego involved. A...
by David
Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.
Replies: 95
Views: 7221

Re: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.

I was listening to the Canuck game on Sirius last night driving back to PG from Vancouver. They had the St. Louis broadcast crew doing it. They talked about the bubble and pondered whether Arizona might have already been counting the days before they could go home as they rolled over and lost the f...
by David
Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.
Replies: 95
Views: 7221

Re: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.

This is either a failure of PR, a failure of leadership, or both. Either way, someone who is employed today should not be as a result. A league with a plan lays out to the public the costs and challenges of doing a reduced hub city season. They have a plan for this and an anticipated cost for that ...
by David
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: TSN all-time Lions team
Replies: 33
Views: 2465

Re: TSN all-time Lions team

Big oversight in Korey Banks. Massive playmaker, year in and year out. Very reliable and had longevity. Didn't we draft him from Ottawa when the Renegades folded? 8 great seasons! It should never be forgotten that Jim "Dirty 30" Young did not have great quarterbacks throwing to him so would be on my...
by David
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: If No Season will the CFL fold
Replies: 35
Views: 3658

Re: If No Season will the CFL fold

https://www.tsn.ca/radio/vancouver-1040/lalji-eriksson-earned-his-minutes-virtanen-s-back-check-a-good-moment-1.1504666 Succinct 3 minutes of Farhan on TSN 1040 this morning. At 7:46 they shift from Canucks to CFL. Farhan says he has had enough of deadline talk and rumours --"Are you playing or are...