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by cromartie
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Ed Hervey leaves Lions for "personal reasons"
Replies: 37
Views: 3425

Re: Ed Hervey leaves Lions for "personal reasons"

The league will not fold. Either TSN will step in to interim fund a television property or we'll be able to have fans next year. The easy answer is to promote Geroy. The opportunity here is to redo our American scouting department which I've never been a fan of and I'm grateful for that chance. Let'...
by cromartie
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.
Replies: 116
Views: 13354

Re: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.

The damage to the league's image is enormous, not just with the public, but to all the players and operations staff who were given false hope. I'm sure the CFL as we know it will not exist next year. If it exists at all it will be very different--and quite frankly it needs to change. I don't think ...
by cromartie
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.
Replies: 116
Views: 13354

Re: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.

Let me state again that other leagues were preparing contingencies with financial and logistical plans in April about how to run/manage both the remainder of the current season and the next. Now, MLB unhubbed is having infection issues, and the NFL/NFLPA fiddled until literally the last minute and t...
by cromartie
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.
Replies: 116
Views: 13354

Re: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.

Merciful decision. They were flying by the seat of their pants all along. This is either a failure of PR, a failure of leadership, or both. Either way, someone who is employed today should not be as a result. A league with a plan lays out to the public the costs and challenges of doing a reduced hu...
by cromartie
Thu May 21, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Favourite BC Lions Helmet
Replies: 6
Views: 875

Re: Favourite BC Lions Helmet

F - Though I admit I'm the only one that's going to give that one any love. The home one is beautiful and I'm glad I snagged one of TJ Lee's. (The away one, however, was trash). The 1972-74 BC logo with silver facemask and the mouth open. The current helmet is wonderful. Ties together the history of...
by cromartie
Thu May 21, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Favourite Lions Uniform
Replies: 24
Views: 2827

Re: Favourite Lions Uniform

Missing from this array is the 2006 alternate home jerseys we won the Grey Cup in, which would edge out the 1960s era ones. Due to space limitations, it was between that one and the 2019 uniform. But if I left that out, some might ask, "what about the currents??" Hmmm, I thought you hated...
by cromartie
Wed May 13, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Favourite Lions Uniform
Replies: 24
Views: 2827

Re: Favourite Lions Uniform

C, A, F I love the helmet in C, but I acknowledge I'm probably the only one that remembers the Michigan Panthers helmet it's based on. I also love the gun metal greys and wished we'd had more success in them. Those mid to late 1960s unis are beautiful. Missing from this array is the 2006 alternate h...
by cromartie
Mon May 11, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Shutdown of XFL Could Be Permanent
Replies: 17
Views: 3407

Re: Shutdown of XFL Could Be Permanent

Sir Purrcival wrote: Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:29 am Good for the CFL I guess but honestly, anything that Trump clone McMahon is attached to should be considered highly suspect at best.
I'm going to quote no less than Bob Ackles here:

"Say what you want about Vince McMahon, but he never bounced a check."
by cromartie
Thu May 07, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: why is CFL interest so tepid in toronto?
Replies: 73
Views: 9177

Re: why is CFL interest so tepid in toronto?

Toronto, like the rest of the Canadian markets, and most American markets, is a Class B sports market. They support the Leafs religiously, and everyone else if the circumstances are convenient and the team is winning . This is not uncommon. A majority of sports markets across North America, and ever...
by cromartie
Fri May 01, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: 2020 CFL draft
Replies: 61
Views: 7465

Re: 2020 CFL draft

If you don't think Rourke is capable of being a CFL starter at QB you're kidding yourself. Straight out of the Lulay/Dickenson mold. It'll take a year to reorient to the Canadian game, and a second as a backup, but he's someone's future. I watched a lot of tape of Rourke today and the kid is very g...
by cromartie
Fri May 01, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: 2020 CFL draft
Replies: 61
Views: 7465

Re: 2020 CFL draft

If you don't think Rourke is capable of being a CFL starter at QB you're kidding yourself. Straight out of the Lulay/Dickenson mold.

It'll take a year to reorient to the Canadian game, and a second as a backup, but he's someone's future.
by cromartie
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Who are your Top 5 Despicable B.C. Lions Players?
Replies: 26
Views: 4018

Re: Who are your Top 5 Despicable B.C. Lions Players?

I really didn’t like Byron Parker in the one season he played here in 2012. In the 2012 season the Lions were the best in the league, and were supposed to repeat as Grey Cup champs. The Lions secondary was filled with heart and soul/ hardworking players like Marsh and Banks. Couldn’t say the same f...
by cromartie
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Shutdown of XFL Could Be Permanent
Replies: 17
Views: 3407

Re: Shutdown of XFL Could Be Permanent

Spring football is not a sustainable, viable business, and there's 40+ years worth of proof of this. There is plenty of room for teams to add coaches in a quality control/special assistant capacity, though how many teams would actually do so remains to be seen. What happens after the draft here is t...
by cromartie
Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Shutdown of XFL Could Be Permanent
Replies: 17
Views: 3407

Re: Shutdown of XFL Could Be Permanent

I mean. I’m shocked. Who could have predicted a spring football league would fail?
by cromartie
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Who are your Top 5 Favourite B.C. Lions?
Replies: 44
Views: 5044

Re: Who are your Top 5 Favourite B.C. Lions?

In no particular order: Watching Cam Wake play defensive end here and regularly beat double and triple teams was just an absurd delight. Ian Sinclair taught me to respect the responsibilities, techniques and joy of playing Center and he was ridiculously talented at it. Rob Murphy Going to second the...