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1987
The Lions began the post-Mervyn era in impressive style disposing of their first four opponents. The team seemed to lack focus through the middle of the season, looking invincible in one game and lethargic the next. Entering the last half of the year, the Lions were still in contention for first place but not playing like a team driving for a title. When the team suffered a three-game losing streak, General Manager Joe Galat fired Don Matthews, the winningest coach in Lions history with just four games to go. They instantly responded to new Coach Larry Donovan, winning the final four games including a thrilling come-from-behind 33-32 victory over Edmonton at Commonwealth Stadium that many observers called the greatest comeback ever witnessed in the league. The win gave the Lions first place for the fourth time in five years. The home field advantage wasn't enough however to stave off an Eskimo team destined to win the finest Grey Cup game ever played.

West Division Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
British Columbia Lions 18 12 6 0 502 370 24
Edmonton Eskimos 18 11 7 0 617 462 22
Calgary Stampeders 18 10 8 0 453 517 20
Saskatchewan Roughriders 18 5 12 1 364 529 11

East Division Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 18 12 6 0 554 409 24
Toronto Argonauts 18 11 6 1 484 427 23
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 18 7 11 0 470 509 14
Ottawa Rough Riders 18 3 15 0 377 598 6

Semi-Finals - Edmonton 30 - Calgary 16
Semi-Finals - Toronto 29 - Hamilton 13

Finals - Edmonton 31 - B.C. 7
Finals - Toronto 19 - Winnipeg 3

Grey Cup - Edmonton 38 - Toronto 36
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Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:44 am

Brief article after the firing of Don Matthews.
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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。

祝你狗年行大運。

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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Wed May 09, 2012 2:07 pm

1987 was certainly a sad and bittersweet season because it marked the end of many long-time veterans that made the core of the strong mid-1980's teams including the 1985 championship team: John Blain, Ned Armour, Melvin Byrd, Tyrone Crews, Roy Dewalt, Glen Jackson, Rick Klassen (although returned for 89-90), Nelson Martin, John Pankratz, Jim Sandusky, John Henry White. Lui Passaglia was almost added to this list. It was also the season that Don Matthews was fired after a three game losing streak. Here are some clips from five Lions games in the 1987 season:

July 18: Edmonton 18 at BC 26

After having so many problems with the Eskimos in the previous season with all four losses including the 41-5 beating in the WDF, the Lions were hoping to change that and there were good indications with the Lions finally beating Edmonton in the third game of the season. In that game, Jim Sandusky accidentally ran into and injured a Lions cheerleader in the sidelines.

August 8: BC 22 at Winnipeg 30


September 20: Winnipeg 20 at BC 30

The Lions stood at 8-3 record and appeared invincible after winning two home games against the east division leaders Winnipeg and a 55-16 trouncing of Ottawa.

September 27: BC 20 at Saskatchewan 35

This was the game that started the path to the firing of Don Matthews. After three solid wins, the Lions entered the west division cellar dwellers Saskatchewan expecting an easy and routine win. But alas, the Roughriders shocked the Lions with their upset win.

November 22: WDF - Edmonton 31 at BC 7

When it comes to most heartbreaking Lions playoff losses, for some reason this loss doesn't seem to rank near the top. But for me personally it certainly ranks near the top and could be the most disappointing one. After clinching first place in west and beating Edmonton in both regular season games, and with the Lions on a red hot 4-game winning streak after Larry Donovan became head coach, the Lions were hoping to finally avenge their devastating 1986 WDF loss. But that wasn't to be as it would be a repeat win for the Eskimos. The Lions defence which had the league's lowest PA was terrible in that game, specifically the secondary that allowed Matt Dunigan to make a couple of long TD passes to Stephen Jones and Brian Kelly, whereas the Lions offence under Dewalt could only manage 2 FG's and a single for a 21-7 lead at halftime. Unlike the other home WDF losses in 1999 and 2005 in which the Lions valiantly fought back in the second half, the Eskimos scored another 10 points whereas the Lions with Condredge Holloway at QB couldn't put any points in a 31-7 loss.

With the Lions devastating home WDF losses to the Eskimos in 1987 and 2005 and ruining the BC party, it's good that the Lions finally avenged the situation by having a great WDF win in 2011. :yahoo:
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。

祝你狗年行大運。

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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BC 40 at Calgary 15


BC 32 at Calgary 12


BC 33 at Edmonton 32

Definitely one of the biggest Lions regular season comebacks. Roy Dewalt hit Jim Sandusky with a two-yard TD pass with one second to go to clinch first place in the West for the Lions, capping a 104-yard, 33-second drive to steal the victory.
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。

祝你狗年行大運。

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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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。

祝你狗年行大運。

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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Sat Oct 29, 2016 5:38 pm

The 1987 WDF in its entirety: Edmonton 31 at BC 7

Definitely one of the Lions most disappointing and heartbreaking playoff losses. In 1986 the Lions had a chance to defend their Grey Cup at home but were soundly defeated four times by the Eskimos. In 1987 the Lions had another opportunity to play host in the Grey Cup and fought valiantly by finishing first in the west and defeating the Eskimos in both regular season games. Why the heck couldn't the momentum and home field advantage produce a playoff win? :bang: The Lions couldn't score anything points in the second half while the Lions secondary was so terrible in allowing Dunigan throw several deep TD passes. This was also the last game for several longtime BC Lions as a Lion, including Roy Dewalt, Nelson Martin, and John Pankratz.
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。

祝你狗年行大運。

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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