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The 2006 season saw Casey Printers go off to the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs, however a new quarterback controversy of sorts threatened to develop. During the off-season 2005's third stringer, Buck Pierce won the back-up role and early season injuries to Dave Dickenson forced him into action. Pierce's best game as the starter was on October 6 against the Calgary Stampeders, where he threw 25 for 31 for 297 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception. He began the game with one incomplete pass, and then hit his next 14. The Lions in the off-season also acquired former Roughrider Paul McCallum to stabilize the kicking game which had not recovered from Lui Passaglia's retirement in 2000. After a sluggish 2-3 start in 2006, Coach Buono signalled that no starting job was safe by releasing runningback Antonio Warren and defensive back Sam Young. The team responded by winning the next six games. New running back Joe Smith ran for over 100 yards in his first game. Brent Johnson, Barron Miles, and Mark Washington led a dominant defence, which itself saw 10 different defenders score touchdowns on turnovers.
They also held opposition offences to 17 points or less on 6 occasions. Receiver Geroy Simon dominated opposing defensive backs not seen since Mervyn Fernandez in the 1980s. The Lions clinched first place on October 6, earning a third straight bye into the Western Final at home, and tied a team record with a 13-5 mark for the season. 50,084 (league best for 2006) saw BC crush the Roughriders 45-18 in the West final. Looking fully recovered from earlier concussions, Dickenson went 27 for 37 with 3 TDs and no INTs. Paris Jackson made two circus catches for TDs, Jason Claremont bulled his way to 98 yards on 6 catches, Joe Smith scored twice and ran for 116 yards, McCallum was 5 for 5 in field goals, and the BC defence dominated Saskatchewan all afternoon.

On November 19th, the BC Lions captured their first Grey Cup Championship since 2000 by defeating the Montreal Alouettes 25-14 at Canad Inns Stadium in Winnipeg. Dave Dickenson was named the Most Valuable Player of the game, while Paul McCallum was named the Most Valuable Canadian. In the post-game exuberence, the team snapped the Grey Cup off the lower base with the engraved names. The game is noted for kicker Paul McCallum going 6 for 6 in field goals, making him a purrfect 11 for 11 in post season. Coach Buono also platooned the three quarterbacks.

West Division Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
British Columbia Lions 18 13 5 0 555 355 26
Calgary Stampeders 18 10 8 0 477 426 20
Saskatchewan Roughriders 18 9 9 0 465 434 18
Edmonton Eskimos 18 7 11 0 399 468 14

East Division Team GP W L T PF PA Pts
Montreal Alouettes 18 10 8 0 451 431 20
Toronto Argonauts 18 10 8 0 359 343 20
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 18 9 9 0 362 408 18
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 18 4 14 0 292 495 8

Semifinal - Saskatchewan Roughriders 30 Calgary Stampeders 21
Semifinal - Winnipeg Blue Bombers 27 Toronto Argonauts 31

Final - Saskatchewan Roughriders 18 British Columbia Lions 45
Final - Toronto Argonauts 24 Montreal Alouettes 33

Grey Cup British Columbia Lions 25 Montreal Alouettes 14
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Wed Jun 04, 2008 6:14 pm

Who will forget that goal line fumble by the Als with time running down in the game and Javier Glatts emotion as he fell to knees in the final seconds realizing that the Lions were about to win the cup. Truly an emotional high.
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Wed Jun 11, 2008 10:19 pm

Robbie wrote:
D wrote:the 2006 Grey Cup Photo Gallery is back up here http//lionbackers.com/bc_lions/gallery/menu.php?gallery=public&album_id=9
For the URL to work, remove the double http://http// entry.
thanks robbie
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Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:43 pm

I can still see the goalline stand in the Grey Cup in my head. One of the finest plays Carl Kidd was ever involved in. And good ol' Kelly Bates snapping the Cup in half! :lol:

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does anyone have the team 1040 podcast of the game?
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Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:44 am

Recent article about Kelly Bates breaking the Grey Cup.

http://www.theprovince.com/sports/Five+ ... story.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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Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:36 am

With the recent Lions celebration in the new BC Place, this celebration after the 2006 GC shows the huge contrast this time vs. 5 years ago.

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 Aug 15, 2012 8:06 am

I mentioned a few times before that I believe the 2006 WDF is a very underrated and underappreciated Lions playoff game, relatively speaking, simply because the amount of attention and discussion it receives is only a tenth of what has been discussed compared to the 1994 and 2004 West Division Finals. I guess blowout games can never be all that memorable, even though as Big Time said, it's healthy for the heart. That said, here's the entire first half of the game. I'd say the 2nd quarter should be one of the most memorable quarters in Lions playoff history when they went from a 3-3 tie after one quarter to a very comfortable 29-4 lead by halftime. :good: Just like how the Roughriders couldn't make a routine, short FG in the first OT in the 2004 WDF, they couldn't make a simple short FG late in the 2nd quarter either.







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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Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:58 pm

2006 Grey Cup highlights, including the breaking of the Cup:
http://video.tsn.ca/?dl=cfl-greycup100/ ... 4/clip/486

2006 Grey Cup celebration with the broken Cup and interviews:
http://video.tsn.ca/?dl=cfl-greycup100/ ... 6/clip/486
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 Apr 23, 2016 7:22 pm

2006 BC Lions Grey Cup replica ring.
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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Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:06 pm

And finally.....the elusive 2006 Grey Cup game in its entirety as well. :beauty:
And when I say entirety, it is indeed in its entirety in that these pair of videos include the pre-game show.




And of course, it includes the Grey Cup trophy presentation. Geroy SImon was the closest the Cup so essentially it was presented to him first, which is what happened in the 2011 as well. Simon must be extremely privileged for that honour.

But the video went to commercial so it didn't show Kelly Bates breaking the Grey Cup in half.

But it does show something which I made reference before a few times before and that is, the trophy that was given by Steve Armitage to Dave Dickenson for his Grey Cup MVP award at 1:33:30. The trophy is in the form of two little hands emerging and holding a football. I immediately felt that having two little hands emerging from somewhere is a scene from a horror movie! :shock: As shown at 1:35:39, Paul McCallum received the same designed creepy trophy for his Most Valuable Canadian award.
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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