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by SammyGreene
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: 2021 CFL free agency
Replies: 151
Views: 8971

Re: 2021 CFL free agency

Re Burnham, I wonder if Campbell prefers Ellingson and so is not too concerned about letting Burnham walk. Ellingson was one of the most consistent receivers in the league during their time together. People like to surround themselves with people they know and trust. That's a great point maxlion an...
by SammyGreene
Tue Jan 26, 2021 6:48 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: 2021 CFL free agency
Replies: 151
Views: 8971

Re: 2021 CFL free agency

I 'm a little perplexed to see what the hold up is on a new deal for Burnham unless it has to do with length of contract or signing bonus. He made $205,000 last year and the Lions just gave Durant $175,000 on his re-structured deal. So somewhere in between seems like the landing spot with $190,000 g...
by SammyGreene
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: 2021 CFL free agency
Replies: 151
Views: 8971

Re: 2021 CFL free agency

Great and somewhat surprising news on Ladler. However, Farhan tweeting Lions likely will not be re-signing Micah Johnson and he was to anchor the new look d-line.
by SammyGreene
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:52 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: 2021 CFL free agency
Replies: 151
Views: 8971

Re: 2021 CFL free agency

Farhan Lalji discussed free agency and contract renegotiations with Derek Taylor on Sports Cage Wednesday. Of B.C. interest, he mentioned that Lemar Durant’s new $175,000 contract and Derel Walker’s $180,000 deal in Edmonton help set the market for Bryan Burnham. He also said the Lions are in “tens...
by SammyGreene
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:07 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: 2021 CFL free agency
Replies: 151
Views: 8971

Re: 2021 CFL free agency

The Lions have confirmed the signing of former Winnipeg DB Marcus Sayles to a three-year contract. Sayles played boundary HB for the Bombers in 2019 and was a CFL West Division all-star. He spent most of the 2020 season on the Minnesota Vikings practice squad so he was not on the list of pending CF...
by SammyGreene
Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Mike Reilly, Lemar Durant restructure contracts
Replies: 16
Views: 1465

Re: Mike Reilly, Lemar Durant restructure contracts

Waiting somewhat anxiously on Burnham re-signing and Sukh Chungh agreeing to restructure his $250,000 per season deal. That has to be coming right?
by SammyGreene
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Randy Ambrosie optimistic about 2021
Replies: 36
Views: 3110

Re: Randy Ambrosie optimistic about 2021

https://www.tsn.ca/radio/vancouver-1040/lelacheur-reax-to-sked-is-great-lets-get-out-of-2020-and-into-2021-1.1555931 Lelacheur on with Halford & Brough this morning. Great interview, they covered all the challenges facing the Lions (some of which Lelacheur did not really want to talk about.) It...
by SammyGreene
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Post David Braley era - what comes next?
Replies: 20
Views: 2627

Re: Post David Braley era - what comes next?

Great segment here with former longtime beat writer Lowell Ullrich joining Sekeres and Price. God I miss his coverage, even more so in these uncertain times for the team and league. LU is very concerned about the Leos’ future: https://www.tsn.ca/radio/vancouver-1040/ullrich-the-cfl-has-a-great-oppor...
by SammyGreene
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Post David Braley era - what comes next?
Replies: 20
Views: 2627

Re: RIP David Braley

Farhan mentioned Kerfoot still owning the land for his once proposed downtown stadium but he actually sold it earlier this year: https://www.vancouverisawesome.com/vancouver-news/vancouver-whitecaps-owner-sold-gastown-landmark-all-cash-deal-2371298 Didn't realize Braley purchased the Lions after lea...
by SammyGreene
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: RIP David Braley
Replies: 11
Views: 1222

RIP David Braley

Via Tom Mayenecht on Twitter: David Braley made the CFL a huge part of his life. And he was a huge part of the CFL. Especially the BC Lions. #RIPdavidbraley More sad news the Lions and CFL simply don't need right now. The man provided this franchise decades of stability. So what's next with the club...
by SammyGreene
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Ed Hervey leaves Lions for "personal reasons"
Replies: 37
Views: 3558

Re: Ed Hervey leaves Lions for "personal reasons"

My first thought was if it was a family matter why not initially request a leave of absence then resign if it's going to be long term? I'm sure he could have stepped away for a couple of months at this time of year. You can't help but wonder if it's another opportunity south of the border given no c...
by SammyGreene
Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.
Replies: 116
Views: 13516

Re: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.

As a complete side note, does anyone else besides me think that it is bloody strange that virtually every other sports stadium/arena in North America has naming rights but not BC Place? It's a crown corp yes, but it's not exactly making money hand over fist from what I hear. They can use all the re...
by SammyGreene
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: COVID-19 : How it could impact Lions/CFL
Replies: 365
Views: 46611

Re: COVID-19 : How it could impact Lions/CFL

What will the long-term damage be to the BOG throwing an entire season away (no exposure, storylines, viewership, disruption to routines etc.). Will some have discovered other things to take the place of the CFL? Sure, there will be "pent up demand" from the diehards. What about casual sp...
by SammyGreene
Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.
Replies: 116
Views: 13516

Re: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.

That was a fun couple of months watching the Canucks run. This is where we should now be looking forward to a short CFL bubble season. Huge missed opportunity for the league. I get the no money to do it but how deep has Kerfoot/Mallett reached into their pockets to keep Whitecaps season still going ...
by SammyGreene
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.
Replies: 116
Views: 13516

Re: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.

This has been a huge reality check for me about the CFL and its future. I was naive enough to the think the CFL had a solid business model with three problem markets that happened to be in Canada's largest cities. When the league said it had taken over the Alouettes franchise in 2019 I actually beli...