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by Gridiron Ernie
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: All Sports
Topic: 2017-18 NFL Season Thread
Replies: 11
Views: 160

Re: 2017-18 NFL Season Thread

Robbie & guys, I'll chime in with my 2-cents worth -- based on my experiences with a couple NBA teams (as I can't think of a football example that affected me personally at all). And interestingly my reaction wasn't uniform to both changes/moves: i.e. the Vancouver Grizzlies becoming the Memphis fra...
by Gridiron Ernie
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Lions 41 - Alouettes 18, Post-Game Stats and Comments
Replies: 77
Views: 3552

Re: Lions 41 - Alouettes 18, Post-Game Stats and Comments

Was taking a 'holiday' of sorts from the forum -- feeling somewhat tender I suppose -- with the tragic Lulay business and all... Emotional wallop. But was drawn in to see these. Thanks for sharing these, Joe. You got the knack -- freezing the moment into miniature works of art. Love it. They are del...
by Gridiron Ernie
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: TiCats -- Jones as HC; Briles X; Manziel X; Austin sued by Cornell
Replies: 61
Views: 3455

TiCats -- Jones as HC; Briles X; Manziel X; Austin sued by Cornell

Bye week for the Ti-Cats, but news nonetheless: June Jones is their new head coach (Austin stays on as vice-president to football operations -- I think that's his title anyow).
by Gridiron Ernie
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Calgary 21 - BC 17, Post-game Stats and Comments
Replies: 63
Views: 3881

Re: Calgary 21 - BC 17, Post-game Stats and Comments

Despite the loss, the guys played hard and with intensity. You have to give them that. The defence especially dug deep to keep the Stamps out of the end zone in the 1st half. If the intensity wasn't there tonight, i would have been worried about this team's prospects this year. Yup -- there was int...
by Gridiron Ernie
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Calgary 21 - BC 17, Post-game Stats and Comments
Replies: 63
Views: 3881

Re: Calgary 21 - BC 17, Post-game Stats and Comments

In a game where the opposition quarterback's completion ratio is 48% and his efficiency rating is 60.8, well, it seems to me you'd expect to have won the contest. But, we lost the turnover battle 4--1. Elite teams can and will win ugly sometimes when necessary. That's Calgary. Not us. Hard truth to ...
by Gridiron Ernie
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: 2017 All Things Lions Marketing & Promotions
Replies: 220
Views: 14098

Re: 2017 All Things Lions Marketing & Promotions

... Could be negotiations are now well underway... You could be quite right about that, Hambone, and I do take some comfort in that possibility. (And I mean that without any anti-Braley sentiment -- my long-time gratefulness continues to outweigh any other more complicated thoughts and feelings abo...
by Gridiron Ernie
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: 2017 All Things Lions Marketing & Promotions
Replies: 220
Views: 14098

Re: 2017 All Things Lions Marketing & Promotions

... Could be negotiations are now well underway... You could be quite right about that, Hambone, and I do take some comfort in that possibility. (And I mean that without any anti-Braley sentiment -- my long-time gratefulness continues to outweigh any other more complicated thoughts and feelings abo...
by Gridiron Ernie
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: 2017 All Things Lions Marketing & Promotions
Replies: 220
Views: 14098

Re: 2017 All Things Lions Marketing & Promotions

Call it an exasperated plea, Ernie. I am growing frustrated at this point that nothing seems imminent and no one outside of a few Lionbackers and members of the local media seems to realize the peril the club is facing from maintaining the "status quo." I want to thank Mr. Braley for his dedicated ...
by Gridiron Ernie
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: 2017 All Things Lions Marketing & Promotions
Replies: 220
Views: 14098

Re: 2017 All Things Lions Marketing & Promotions

I know it's not really a laughing matter at all, but LOL, I just noticed your red-type 'footer' , David. Hope it's effective, even if just an exasperated in-house joke. But perhaps Mr. B. reads Lionbackers, heh heh (Fat chance of that!) Still, it's a strange world and stranger things have happened a...
by Gridiron Ernie
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: CFL Games of Week 9, August 17 - 19
Replies: 43
Views: 2388

Re: CFL Games of Week 9, August 17 - 19

I was a doubter re Nichols. But this year he's coming into his own. Good for him -- and good for the league. The Bomber franchise has needed a dependable QB. He's becoming far more than merely dependable it seems. Thumbs up! Wonder how much Buck Pierce has to do with that? Buck's presence on the sta...
by Gridiron Ernie
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: 2017 All Things Lions Marketing & Promotions
Replies: 220
Views: 14098

Re: 2017 All Things Lions Marketing & Promotions

Excuse if this thread isn't the purrfect place to put this, but in some ways it is the absolutely right place IMO -- regards "marketing & promotions" but on an altogether different (higher) plain. I couldn't be more proud of our team, our league, and our new commissioner. Brilliant and enlightened! ...
by Gridiron Ernie
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: CFL Games of Week 9, August 17 - 19
Replies: 43
Views: 2388

Re: CFL Games of Week 9, August 17 - 19

Well, David, I wouldn't/couldn't cheer for EE in a gazillion lifetimes! And to this day, over these past five years, every time I see him it grieves my heart that, of all places, our wonderful Mr. Reilly ended up in that hateful place. Anywhere but there!! Fate and chance can be so cruel! Sometimes ...
by Gridiron Ernie
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Riders 41 - Lions 8, Post-Game Stats and Comments
Replies: 69
Views: 4025

Re: Riders 41 - Lions 8, Post-Game Stats and Comments

've a truckload of bad language seething in my brain these days regards Marcello Simmons. Rightly or wrongly I've concluded he's in over his head. It's a bloody crime to see this wastefulness. This squandered talent game after game. It's shocking. And it's not only wasting Rainey's talent, it's was...
by Gridiron Ernie
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: CFL Games of Week 9, August 17 - 19
Replies: 43
Views: 2388

Re: CFL Games of Week 9, August 17 - 19

Well, that's a bit rich! Yeah I get it, Calgary's good, and our Leos stunk last game, but 100%? (PICK: Writers: 100% Calgary) Hmm... too bad our Leos aren't playing the writers. heh heh Oh, well. They're likely right. But no way is there zero chance for a surprise result. We ain't chopped liver.
by Gridiron Ernie
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Riders 41 - Lions 8, Post-Game Stats and Comments
Replies: 69
Views: 4025

Re: Riders 41 - Lions 8, Post-Game Stats and Comments

...and here's hoping-and-praying that new regime you look forward to DanoT is not headed by either Mr. M. Washington or Mr. K. Jones. I know it's useless to worry about things beyond your control.... but, I worry. Silly me. Here's the thing though Ernie. It's the $64,000 question. Are Jones and Was...