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by Sir Purrcival
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Burnett and Gaitor released
Replies: 8
Views: 529

Re: Burnett and Gaitor released

With three games left, it hardly seems worth the bother. Nice way to torch them. Maybe trying to send a message? Little late for that.
by Sir Purrcival
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Bombers 26 - Lions 20, Post-Game Stats and Comments
Replies: 51
Views: 2392

Re: Bombers 26 - Lions 20, Post-Game Stats and Comments

Sir Purrcival, I believe that you are overlooking the fact that Dickenson's wife and presumably her parents are from Calgary. She is also an executive for a Calgary oil company. So, he was never going to coach anywhere but Calgary. I believe that as a OC he turned down some HC opportunities elsewhe...
by Sir Purrcival
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Bombers 26 - Lions 20, Post-Game Stats and Comments
Replies: 51
Views: 2392

Re: Bombers 26 - Lions 20, Post-Game Stats and Comments

They may have balled hard yesterday but there have been too many times where that hasn't been the case. Honestly, if I had to choose between Mark Washington and a pretty credible alternative in Paul Lapolice, right now my vote would be squarely in the latter court. I would be really choked if we put...
by Sir Purrcival
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Lions ownership discussion thread
Replies: 230
Views: 12773

Re: Lions ownership discussion thread

He has taken on a heavy burden for the sake of the franchise. This is why I have to shake my head when I see folks jumping all over him for declining attendance or when a player screws up on the field. The organization is not in a good situation, and Wally is far from the biggest problem. If anythi...
by Sir Purrcival
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: CFL Games of Week 17, October 13 - 14
Replies: 24
Views: 1109

Re: CFL Games of Week 17, October 13 - 14

It is possible the Bombers rest some of their starters as they are likely reconciled to 2nd place.
by Sir Purrcival
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Bombers 26 - Lions 20, Post-Game Stats and Comments
Replies: 51
Views: 2392

Re: Bombers 26 - Lions 20, Post-Game Stats and Comments

As I watched this game, I called about 5 plays that were going to happen before they did. Mostly on the offense and mostly having to do with pressure. Sadly, a decent defensive effort today was wasted due to offensive woes and special teams failures. I wish I could have said I expected differently b...
by Sir Purrcival
Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Leos vs Bombers, GDT
Replies: 213
Views: 2297

Re: Leos vs Bombers

You know, I would really like to believe that somehow the Lions will put it all together tomorrow but at the end, I'm pretty confident that we'll be analyzing the same problems again.

Lack of DLine pressure
Oline protection issues
Players not playing smart
A weak game plan.
by Sir Purrcival
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Lionbackers Pub
Topic: Closing Franchise Businesses in the Lower Mainland
Replies: 79
Views: 8233

Re: Closing Franchise Businesses in the Lower Mainland

Stores and restaurants are like rainbows. They show up and then disappear. The retail market has changed and store front retailers need to understand that they better have the product or risk losing the sale. I went to one of the Caps stores a couple of weeks ago for a couple of bike tires and inner...
by Sir Purrcival
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: RedBlacks 30 - Lions 25, Post-Game Stats and Comments
Replies: 79
Views: 3793

Re: RedBlacks 30 - Lions 25, Post-Game Stats and Comments

Pretty good agreement across the board on what should happen, what needs to happen. Unfortunately, we can't make it happen. All we can do is hope that something significant changes on its own and like Toppy cautions, be prepared if those changes result in something even worse. I can understand that ...
by Sir Purrcival
Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: RedBlacks 30 - Lions 25, Post-Game Stats and Comments
Replies: 79
Views: 3793

Re: RedBlacks 30 - Lions 25, Post-Game Stats and Comments

The back bent on the initial fumble but the lead was still significant. All the Lions needed to do is show some resilience and some smarts. The actual response showed this team sadly has neither. The players have given up on this season and the coaches. The went so meekly into their funk, it was dis...
by Sir Purrcival
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Lionbackers Pub
Topic: Who remembers...
Replies: 618
Views: 58987

Re: Who remembers...

A good movie and ground breaking in some ways. Redford insisted that the movie be filmed au naturel as opposed to a Hollywood back lot. It contributed to the larger than life feeling that the move possessed and set a new standard for production values.
by Sir Purrcival
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: RedBlacks 30 - Lions 25, Post-Game Stats and Comments
Replies: 79
Views: 3793

Re: RedBlacks 30 - Lions 25, Post-Game Stats and Comments

Was at the game tonight and was a sad eye witness to the fiasco. What I can say about this game is that it was a tale to two teams. Not in the conventional sense. The Lions were two teams but that isn't what I am referring to. For close to 3 quarters of this game, Ottawa had nothing. They weren't pl...
by Sir Purrcival
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Is Wally Staying around in 2018?
Replies: 81
Views: 4315

Re: Is Wally Staying around in 2018?

We aren't far off that now and if I recall correctly, they had Marcus "Awful" Crandell who as a QB who managed to fluke out a GC win in 2001 and then with great expectation afterwards proceeded to be miserable. They also had a season of Jim Barker (not impressed with him either) and Matt Dunnigan (w...
by Sir Purrcival
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Lions that will be selected as 2017 All Stars....
Replies: 18
Views: 602

Re: Lions that will be selected as 2017 All Stars....

I might give Burnham a nod. Some of his catches have been spectacular.
by Sir Purrcival
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Lions sign 5 players to practice roster
Replies: 7
Views: 678

Re: Lions sign 5 players to practice roster

If it wasn't so deflating, the reactions of posters here would almost be comical. Why is it that what seems to be glaringly obvious to most around here seems to be virtually ignored by the Lions brain trust.