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Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:28 pm

This one's from my personal collection. It's by Bill "Rembrandt" Cunningham, the team photographer.

This was taken on October 30, 1971 the last game of the season, when the Leos took down the heavily favoured future Grey Cup champs, 31-7.

Late season acquisition Dickie Lyons is the ball carrier (wearing Paul Brothers' old #10, who was released a couple of months earlier). Jim Young looks on in the foreground, Ken Sugarman in the background, and #62 Ross Boise to the far right.

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Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:22 pm

In light of the recent conversation about the 1990 season on this thread viewtopic.php?f=2&t=17772, here is some simple information on a QB Lion who never played a single game and retired just after he Lions got his rights. In other threads, I've stated that the March 1990 trade of Matt Dunigan to the Toronto Argonauts for six essentially useless players was one of the worst trades the Lions have made in franchise history. One of six players received was this guy:

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Rick Johnson played four seasons for the Calgary Stampeders with only a mediocre performance despite his selection as the 1986 QB All-star selection and he eventually lost the starting job to Rick Worman. He moved on to the Argonauts for the 1989 season where he was also relegated as third string QB behind Gilbert Renfroe and John Congemi. Then in the 1990 6 for 1 trade for Matt Dunigan, the Lions acquired Rick Johnson. Using an apples to apples comparison, that's got to be one of the worst QB to QB trades ever. :bang: To add insult to injury to the Lions, Rick Johnson decided to retire shortly after to become an actor.

Then GM Joe Kapp certainly wasn't a good negotiator in acquiring Rick Johnson as he knew full well that there was enough QB's already competing for the starting job for the 1990 season - Joe Paopao, Doug Flutie, Rickey Foggie, and Major Harris. Talk about a huge wasted trade, and the five other players received from the Dunigan trade to the Argonauts only had very minimal impact and none of them seemed to last longer than one season. :puke:

It's debatable whether Rick Johnson did better as a professional football player or a professional actor as most of his roles have been very minor, with very small roles in films Jerry Maguire and Mulholland Falls and TV series Law & Order, Malibu Shores, Dallas, Silk Stalkings.
祝加拿大加式足球聯賽不列颠哥伦比亚卑詩雄獅隊今年贏格雷杯冠軍。此外祝溫哥華加人隊贏總統獎座·卡雲斯·甘保杯·史丹利盃。還每年祝溫哥華白頭浪隊贏美國足球大联盟杯。不要忘記每年祝溫哥華巨人贏西部冰球聯盟冠軍。

改建後的卑詩體育館於二十十一年九月三十日重新對外開放,首場體育活動為同日舉行的加拿大足球聯賽賽事,由主場的卑詩雄獅隊以三十三比二十四擊敗愛民頓愛斯基摩人隊。

祝你雞年行大運。

恭喜西雅图海鹰直到第四十八屆超級盃最終四十三比八大勝曾拿下兩次超級盃冠軍的丹佛野馬拿下隊史第一個超級盃冠軍。

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Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:00 pm

David wrote:
Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:55 pm
It was the Leos roared out 8-4 record in '74 beind a very good O-line (particularly Curtis Wester at guard
Curtis Wester (May 7, 1951 – May 8, 1995) played for the Lions for three seasons as Offensive Guard from 1973-75. He was selected as a CFL All-Star in 1974 where he was the runner up for the Offensive Lineman of the year.
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祝加拿大加式足球聯賽不列颠哥伦比亚卑詩雄獅隊今年贏格雷杯冠軍。此外祝溫哥華加人隊贏總統獎座·卡雲斯·甘保杯·史丹利盃。還每年祝溫哥華白頭浪隊贏美國足球大联盟杯。不要忘記每年祝溫哥華巨人贏西部冰球聯盟冠軍。

改建後的卑詩體育館於二十十一年九月三十日重新對外開放,首場體育活動為同日舉行的加拿大足球聯賽賽事,由主場的卑詩雄獅隊以三十三比二十四擊敗愛民頓愛斯基摩人隊。

祝你雞年行大運。

恭喜西雅图海鹰直到第四十八屆超級盃最終四十三比八大勝曾拿下兩次超級盃冠軍的丹佛野馬拿下隊史第一個超級盃冠軍。

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Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:14 pm

Defensive Back Keith Gooch who played for the Lions from 1984-89.

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Upon his retirement from playing, he went back to Fresno where he did his college and served as an assistant coach in 2002 in the ArenaFootball2 league:
http://www.arenafan.com/news/?page=pres ... ticle=1706

Now he is a corrections officer and two years ago he supported his younger brother who was in need of kidney transplant, and Keith became a kidney donor as well:
http://kmph.com/archive/kidney-donor-fr ... iting-list
祝加拿大加式足球聯賽不列颠哥伦比亚卑詩雄獅隊今年贏格雷杯冠軍。此外祝溫哥華加人隊贏總統獎座·卡雲斯·甘保杯·史丹利盃。還每年祝溫哥華白頭浪隊贏美國足球大联盟杯。不要忘記每年祝溫哥華巨人贏西部冰球聯盟冠軍。

改建後的卑詩體育館於二十十一年九月三十日重新對外開放,首場體育活動為同日舉行的加拿大足球聯賽賽事,由主場的卑詩雄獅隊以三十三比二十四擊敗愛民頓愛斯基摩人隊。

祝你雞年行大運。

恭喜西雅图海鹰直到第四十八屆超級盃最終四十三比八大勝曾拿下兩次超級盃冠軍的丹佛野馬拿下隊史第一個超級盃冠軍。

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Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:57 pm

One of the more disappointments in Lions defence would be Stewart Hill - not so much because of his performance per se but rather, his inevitable comparisons to two other members that the Lions lost through free agency. After the 1990 season, two quality defensive players were lost to the Alberta rivals - Alondra Johnson the Stampeders and Willie Pless to the Eskimos where both players turned out to be long-term all-stars for their respective teams. :roll:

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In an attempt for redemption, the Lions signed Stewart Hill from the Eskimos and high expectations were immediately given to him given that he was an all-star for them and was the runner-up for the most outstanding defensive player for 1990. Unfortunately, Hill was no replacement for Johnson or Pless in that he was part of the terrible and pathetic Lions defence of 1991 and 1992 and the Lions let him go through free agency after two bad season. :puke:
祝加拿大加式足球聯賽不列颠哥伦比亚卑詩雄獅隊今年贏格雷杯冠軍。此外祝溫哥華加人隊贏總統獎座·卡雲斯·甘保杯·史丹利盃。還每年祝溫哥華白頭浪隊贏美國足球大联盟杯。不要忘記每年祝溫哥華巨人贏西部冰球聯盟冠軍。

改建後的卑詩體育館於二十十一年九月三十日重新對外開放,首場體育活動為同日舉行的加拿大足球聯賽賽事,由主場的卑詩雄獅隊以三十三比二十四擊敗愛民頓愛斯基摩人隊。

祝你雞年行大運。

恭喜西雅图海鹰直到第四十八屆超級盃最終四十三比八大勝曾拿下兩次超級盃冠軍的丹佛野馬拿下隊史第一個超級盃冠軍。

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Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:09 pm

I've noticed that an extremely memorable game doesn't necessarily make all the players associated with that game just as memorable even if that player made a scoring play. Despite any personal biases, I think the most memorable Lions home playoff game would be the 2004 WDF and the most memorable players from that game would be Duncan O'Mahony who in a rare positive performance scored the game-tying field goal and then the game-winning field goal in overtime, maybe Dave Dickenson coming in relief of the league MOP Casey Printers which may have caused the eternal argument and debate as to whether he should have started the following Grey Cup or not, and of course Paul McCallum who missed a chip shot in overtime. Henry Burris passed for 416 yards and three TDs in a losing cause for the Roughriders.

That said, do you remember who else scored for the Lions? Specifically, after the Lions scored a quick TD the Roughriders scored two touchdowns to lead 14-7, who scored the Lions second touchdown to tie the game 14-14?

A wide receiver who will never be considered a Lions legend and who is almost totally forgotten by now - Chris Brazzell.

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An older article on him in 2008:
http://www.alicetx.com/sports/article_2 ... 3619a.html
祝加拿大加式足球聯賽不列颠哥伦比亚卑詩雄獅隊今年贏格雷杯冠軍。此外祝溫哥華加人隊贏總統獎座·卡雲斯·甘保杯·史丹利盃。還每年祝溫哥華白頭浪隊贏美國足球大联盟杯。不要忘記每年祝溫哥華巨人贏西部冰球聯盟冠軍。

改建後的卑詩體育館於二十十一年九月三十日重新對外開放,首場體育活動為同日舉行的加拿大足球聯賽賽事,由主場的卑詩雄獅隊以三十三比二十四擊敗愛民頓愛斯基摩人隊。

祝你雞年行大運。

恭喜西雅图海鹰直到第四十八屆超級盃最終四十三比八大勝曾拿下兩次超級盃冠軍的丹佛野馬拿下隊史第一個超級盃冠軍。

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