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Following the team's outstanding finish in 1998 and with the Grey Cup game to be played in Vancouver, expectations were high for the Lions in 1999. Quality free agents such as slotback Don Blair and cornerback Eric Carter were brought in to add depth to an already impressive lineup, and with the likes of Robert Drummond and Jimmy “The Jet” Cunningham back in form following injury-plagued 1998 seasons, the team looked ready to roll. And roll it did right out of the gate, winning its first three games to set a new club record with nine straight regular season wins. Although the team would stumble at times and play down to its more weaker opponents, the Lions either held sole possession of first place or were tied with Calgary throughout the season. In the pivotal matches against the Stamps, the Lions won the first three and then lost in week 16 to tie things up again. But the Lions won the final two games at home and finished in first with a 13-5 record, the best since 1985. They won the Western Division for the first time since 1987 and would host their first playoff game in 12 years. Unfortunately, the dream season came to a premature end, as the Stamps beat the Lions 26-24 in an exciting but heartbreaking contest. There were 11 Western and four CFL all-stars on the team, Paul Lacoste was voted the CFL's top rookie, Daved Benefield was the West's top defensive player, and Jamie Taras was the West's top offensive lineman and won the Tom Pate Award for community service. But the year was not complete without a Grey Cup win, and the Lions were hoping the final piece of the puzzle would come together in Calgary on November 26, 2000.

West Division Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
British Columbia Lions 18 13 5 0 429 373 26
Calgary Stampeders 18 12 6 0 503 393 24
Edmonton Eskimos 18 6 12 0 459 502 12
Saskatchewan Roughriders 18 3 15 0 370 592 6

East Division Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Montreal Alouettes 18 12 6 0 495 395 24
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 18 11 7 0 603 378 22
Toronto Argonauts 18 9 9 0 386 373 18
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 18 6 12 0 362 601 12

Semi-Finals - Edmonton 17 - Calgary 30
Semi-Finals - Toronto 6 - Hamilton 27

Finals - Calgary 26 - B.C. 24
Finals - Hamilton 27 - Montreal 26

Grey Cup - Hamilton 32 - Calgary 21
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Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:02 am

WDF: Calgary 26 at BC 24
Given the fact that it was the first time in 12 years that the Lions finished first in the west and hosted a playoff game, it was very pitiful that the attendance was only 28,236. I guess the fans really didn't miss all that much though as the Lions defence to put up 23 points in the first half. Kudos to the Lions to make an effort by rallying from a 16-point halftime deficit by putting on 17 points in the second half, but again the Lions defence couldn't prevent an injured Dave Dickenson to limp off the Calgary bench to lead a 4th-quarter drive that set up Mark McLoughlin's 24-yard FG with 1:24 left.




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Thanks for posting these, Robbie.

My recollection of Greg Mohns was that he didn't get a lot of respect (fans and media it seems to me).

And yet his record is pretty good.

He played O Line in college.

He had credentials.

Greg Mohns

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Gregory R. Mohns (May 1, 1950 – July 25, 2012) was a football executive and coach who served as the Assistant General Manager and Director of Player Personnel of the Toronto Argonauts until February 19, 2010.

[edit] Career

Mohns was born in Pasadena, California[1] an offensive lineman at Bradley University from 1968–1969 and Baker University from 1970-1971. He was a graduate assistant at Oklahoma State University in 1972. In 1973, he was hired as a full-time assistant coach until June 1977. Mohns was hired as an assistant coach at Arizona State by Frank Kush from 1977-1980. In 1980, Mohns became the head coach at Ventura College, where he posted a 15-3-2 overall record in his two season as head coach. Mohns was hired by the Kansas City Chiefs as a talent scout in 1983.[2] Mohns became the Chiefs' Coordinator of Pro Scouting in 1986 when the team made its first playoff appearance since 1971. Greg began his Canadian Football League career in 1991 as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats Director of Player Personnel. From 1992-1994 he was the team's Assistant General Manager. Mohns served as the Director of Player Personnel for the Memphis Mad Dogs in 1995 before becoming the Assistant General Manager and Director of Football Operations for the Toronto Argonauts in 1996. Mohns was part of the Argos turnaround from 4-14 to 17-3 and a win in the 84th Grey Cup.

In 1998, Mohns joined the B.C. Lions as an assistant to team President Glen Ringdal. When his friend Adam Rita made the move to General Manager, Mohns became the Lions’ Head Coach. Mohns' Lions went a 22-12 in his 34 games as head coach, giving him the second highest winning percentage in Lions history at the time. He currently ranks third all-time in winning percentage Mohns served as the Director of Player Personnel for San Francisco Demons during the XFL's only season. He returned to Toronto in 2003 as the Director of Football Operations and Player Personnel. In 2005, Mohns was promoted to Assistant General Manager. He served this role until 2010. Mohns was the director of player personnel for the UFL's Omaha Nighthawks at his time of death on July 25, 2012 of throat cancer, he was 62.[3]

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Win %






6 3 0 .700 3rd in West Division 0 1 Lost in the Division Semifinals


13 5 0 .722 1st in West Division 0 1 Lost in the Division Finals


3 4 0 .333 3rd in East Division – – Resigned to take post in XFL - Wikipedia

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