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Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:42 pm

Nice shots Ernie! Sonny Homer was before my time, but I know what he meant the Lions' organization and he was a key part of their short lived "glory days" of '63 and '64.

So we know Sonny Homer's real name was Lawrence. Here is some BC Lions trivia for you guys. Do you know the real first names of these 3 famous BC Lions?

Nub Beamer
Lefty Hendrickson
Rocky Long


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Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:47 pm

As a kid growing up in North Van, I went to North Star school, which was just down the street from where Sonny Homer lived. This local connection put him in a small group of my favourite football players, which not surprisingly were BC Lions.... excepting Hamilton's Hal Patterson (until I dumped all allegiances to Hamilton following a certain Grey Cup game). One of my lasting memories is being with my father sitting in the end zone at Empire Stadium when Joe Kapp threw one of those long, high arching passes into the end zone.... right to Sonny on a fly pattern, who caught it without breaking stride. It was a coolish night, and we had a blanket over our knees...... which as I lept to my feet, catapulted the shells from all the peanuts I had been eating (and dropping on the blanket) upward and forward all over the patrons in the row in front of me..... but it was such a purrfect pass and catch that everyone was smiling and the peanut shells were quickly forgotten.... I've no idea if we won or lost the game, but I can still see Sonny Homer reaching out as the ball dropped into his hands for the TD..... such a fine memory....

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Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:01 pm

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Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:42 pm
Nice shots Ernie! Sonny Homer was before my time, but I know what he meant the Lions' organization and he was a key part of their short lived "glory days" of '63 and '64.

So we know Sonny Homer's real name was Lawrence. Here is some BC Lions trivia for you guys. Do you know the real first names of these 3 famous BC Lions?

Nub Beamer
Lefty Hendrickson
Rocky Long


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Lynn "Lefty" Henrickson. Met him at the Grey Cup in Vancouver. Told him he drove me nuts with his numerous offsides. He laughed and said that he had to compensate for his lack of speed by leaving early.

Roderick (Rocky) Long

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Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:26 pm

Nice anecdotes guys! Enjoyed the humorous come back line from Hendrickson regards his offsides/footspeed! A good one. Thanks for sharing LionKing. Loved the slow-mo cinematographic detail description of the end zone catch, Dusty, with the spiral cradled in the outstretched arms and then the peanut shells showering the folks around you. Geez, I almost stood up and cheered just reading it!
Perhaps someone's found the answer re Nub Beamer's name in the meantime while I'm keying in this comment, but I'm getting suspicious that it might be a trick question, David, and in fact Nub's real name is Nub! I tried to find something, but no go. But perhaps upon me hitting 'send' and now returning to the comments I'll see someone's a better researcher than I.

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Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:07 am

I'll give some other folks a crack at this one Ernie before revealing the answer tomorrow (if no one knows it). Let's just say that....it is not surprising that all 3 guys had nicknames! :wink:

The Lion King got Roderick "Rocky" Long and Lynn "Lefty" Hendrickson correct (interestingly, in high school in West Van, he went by his middle name "Al." Seems he didn't think his teachers would take to kindly to nicknames, and didn't want to go back to "Lynn." He had a bad experience when he was younger in Squamish, his hometown. A reporter called the house. His brother answered. The guy said, "can I speak to your sister, Lynn?" Kind of like Johnny Cash's A Boy Named Sue).



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I'll give some other folks a crack at this one Ernie before revealing the answer tomorrow (if no one knows it). Let's just say that....it is not surprising that all 3 guys had nicknames! :wink:
Clarence “Nub” Beamer Jr.
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Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:32 am

*DING!* *DING* *DING* *DING*

Winner!


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Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:32 am

B.C.FAN wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:30 am
David wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:07 am
I'll give some other folks a crack at this one Ernie before revealing the answer tomorrow (if no one knows it). Let's just say that....it is not surprising that all 3 guys had nicknames! :wink:
Clarence “Nub” Beamer Jr.
I coulda had it. I coulda. But I was AFK. Dayum.

Nub was a tough FB. How could a guy that tough be called Clarence? No way. In my neighbourhood in Burnaby there was the Admiral Hotel (later the North Burnaby Inn). As kids we used to see Beamer and his buddies going into the bar in the evening.

I always thought he and Jim Taylor of the Packers could have been brothers, even twins. Ha ha. About the same size and same style of running. Over people, not around.

After retiring due to concussions he became a stockbroker in Vancouver.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nub_Beamer

He is just Nub on Wikipedia. No mention of Clarence. He must have scrubbed that. LOL But the locals knew his real name.
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Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:51 am

David wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:32 am
*DING!* *DING* *DING* *DING*

Winner!


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I couldn't stay away for long -- the suspense was killin' me. Glad to see a winner!
Got me thinking about memorable unusual names in football -- good ones, but ones you kinda' wonder about in regards to them once being a kid and growing up with such a handle. e.g. Wonderful Monds (he played for Ottawa -- back in the 70s), or, fast-forward to currently in the NFL -- Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (DB with the Packers). I get a kick out of it every time the oh-so-serious play-by-play guys call his name, but it might have been tough for a youngster out on the playground. Dunno. On the other hand maybe it made him the happiest funniest little goofball out there! In Ha Ha's case it's his nickname. In Wonderful's case it's seemingly his true given name, and his middle name is Terrific. Had he played for the Lions we'd had to have added 'purrfect'!

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Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:36 pm

1977 was a fun year to be a Lions fan. The club had been in the doldrums. Hadn't seen the positive side of :500 since 1964. Then came HC Vic Rapp. Ex-Packer QB Jerry Tagge, a standout at Nebraska. Leon "Neon" Bright, Jim Young. They became known as "Jerry and the Cardiacs" because they'd find a way to win games (10-6 record) in the final minute. The crowds came back.

One of the biggest plays in Lions' history came that year. Saturday, November 12, 1977 out at old Empire Stadium. It was the Western Semi-Final with the Lions leading the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 33-32 in the dying minutes, in front of 27,105 fans who braved a Vancouver downpour. Bomber quarterback Ralph Brock saw a sprinting Mike Holmes open for what should have been a sure touchdown. Except BC's Joe Fourqurean came out of nowhere, dived for the ball....and knocked it down, preserving the Lions' lead and ensuring victory.




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Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:40 pm

Interesting, he does not show up in any of the graduating classes of Roseburg Or. High School.
He apparently was a baseball player in college as well.
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Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:52 pm

For Throwback Thursday this time, how about a former Felion? :yes:

After Angela Fong left the Felions, she decided to become a professional wrestler.

She moved around to various wrestling organizations:

Diva Search and Ohio Valley Wrestling (2007–2008)
Florida Championship Wrestling (2008–2010)
ECW (2009–2010)
NXT (2010)
Independent circuit (2010–2013)
Lucha Underground (2014–present)

Her current ring name is: Black Lotus

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