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by Murdoch
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Braley Wants to Sell Lions
Replies: 144
Views: 27697

Re: Braley Wants to Sell Lions

Anything new given the developments?

Curious if a $10 million offer would be considered.
by Murdoch
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: 2021 CFL free agency
Replies: 108
Views: 6368

Re: 2021 CFL free agency

True Dat what you say. And yet we all know the game that the CFL can be.

Curious how it is going to work with the new single game betting legislation. I notice the LeoVegas advertising up on the cfl.ca website. Sky is the limit once that kicks in I would guess.
by Murdoch
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: 2021 CFL free agency
Replies: 108
Views: 6368

Re: 2021 CFL free agency

NFL television rights are being discussed and up for renewal in 2022. Rights to Monday night alone expected to increase from the current $2 billion. 4 different packages all over $1 billion. TSN has a very inexpensive source of programing with the CFL. 180 games deserves far more than $50 million Ca...
by Murdoch
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: 2021 CFL free agency
Replies: 108
Views: 6368

Re: 2021 CFL free agency

I see (Matt Baker no doubt) has created a handy 'free agency' page, to scroll through signings/articles at a glance, on the Lions' website. https://www.bclions.com/2021-free-agency-central/ Side note; see that Adam Bighill has re-signed in the Peg for a rumored (Farhan Lalji) 115k. Huge adjustment!...
by Murdoch
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: 2021 CFL free agency
Replies: 108
Views: 6368

Re: 2021 CFL free agency

Elimimian was reported at $165,000 with Sask last year. Duh. If the Lions wanted to sell some tickets it's a move that the fans would love imo. One last year. Plus it would hurt Sask who are putting a strong team together. Why gift them such a good player? Maybe just a coincidence that Andrew Harris...
by Murdoch
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Ed Hervey leaves Lions for "personal reasons"
Replies: 37
Views: 3245

Re: Ed Hervey leaves Lions for "personal reasons"

Hey groooooovy Lionbacker colleagues. I believe Ed Hervey was fired from our B.C. Lions and he was allowed to say he was leaving for personal reasons. Hervey could have asked for a leave for personal reasons. It would be rare for anyone to give up a well paying and rare job during a pandemic and in...
by Murdoch
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: 2021 CFL free agency
Replies: 108
Views: 6368

Re: 2021 CFL free agency

Typical of what happens when player personnel guys move around. Rigmaiden was likely the guy that brought Sayles to Winnipeg along with Anthony Gaitor and Craig Roh. Now that he has switched teams the players follow. Sayles was an important part of a weak Winnipeg secondary. For every action there i...
by Murdoch
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:52 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: 2021 CFL free agency
Replies: 108
Views: 6368

Re: 2021 CFL free agency

Per sources, his new deal in Edmonton will see the 29-year-old earn $180,000 in 2021. The contract is structured to include a $98,000 base salary, a $12,000 housing bonus, and a $70,000 roster bonus that will be paid when he takes his first snap in the regular season. That helps explain why Greg El...
by Murdoch
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: 2021 CFL free agency
Replies: 108
Views: 6368

Re: 2021 CFL free agency

I could see Calgary going after Micah Johnson in what would be a seamless fit. Might have to hire the mother in law as a receptionist. For Edmonton, the potential downfall of signing Derel Walker could mean less money for Almondo Sewell or Mike Moore. Sewell likely won't be any less expensive than J...
by Murdoch
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:57 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: TSN all-time Lions team
Replies: 38
Views: 3723

Re: TSN all-time Lions team

Came across this juicy bit of trivia this morning. Heard jim Barker talking recently about how there were only ever 50 of the XFL rings made. Didn't want to start a separate thread. Guard BOBBY SINGH is the only player to win professional football's version of the Triple Crown. Singh won a Super Bow...
by Murdoch
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:27 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: 2021 CFL free agency
Replies: 108
Views: 6368

Re: 2021 CFL free agency

Better save some room for Greg Ellingson. Has the required Edm / Ott history.

Walker signing will set a bench mark for receivers. Would be curious to know the number. One year deal again.
by Murdoch
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:03 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Comparison of player costs NFL to CFL
Replies: 4
Views: 443

Re: Comparison of player costs NFL to CFL

Stumbled onto the University of Guelph's football ops team and was surprised to see so many involved. They would have to cut to meet the new CFL rules. I was checking to see if Mike O'Shea Jr was draft eligible and was surprised to see him listed as a receiver. Would have expected a linebacker but c...
by Murdoch
Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: 2021 CFL free agency
Replies: 108
Views: 6368

Re: 2021 CFL free agency

Theres going to be a few 34 / 35 year olds out there this year and they have all had a year off. Knowing the game and not having to rely on atoning with athleticism might be a wise choice. I've quoted Dave Ritchie before about first year players costing games. Believe Moe was recognized as player of...
by Murdoch
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: 2021 CFL free agency
Replies: 108
Views: 6368

Re: 2021 CFL free agency

The most enjoyable hockey pool I was ever in was keeper pool involving salary caps, multi-year contracts, player auctions to set contracts and fill rosters, rookie draft, trades, reserve lists etc. It was a close to having to being a real GM as in any other pool I've ever participated in. Prior to ...
by Murdoch
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: 2021 CFL free agency
Replies: 108
Views: 6368

Re: 2021 CFL free agency

Even though they say they are working together, there doesn't seem to be a lot of trust between the sides. Given that no one sticks to the sms it would suit me fine if all players were available every year in a hockey draft style format. For all the years I participated it never got old going home a...