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by WestCoastJoe
Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Eskimos vs. Lions June 24, 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 441

Re: Eskimos vs. Lions June 24, 2017

Intrigue in the palace, Wally's royal court. When this fan was a little closer to the action, one recalls Benny and Jacques evaluating their chances at succession to the top job. JC clearly thought Benny had the inside track. Mark W might have been perceived as a threat at the top by Benny. Who kno...
by WestCoastJoe
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Eskimos vs. Lions June 24, 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 441

Re: Eskimos vs. Lions June 24, 2017

Did anyone catch Benny on TSN1040 yesterday? Heart (worn on sleeve) still firmly entrenched in BC. Said he still dearly loves his guys like Solly and Manny but there are some he doesn't have the time of day for, which I thought was an odd bit of info to volunteer. When pressed, he said something ab...
by WestCoastJoe
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Lions cuts
Replies: 25
Views: 2162

Re: Lions cuts

The Lions have got their roster down to 46 for Saturday's season opener. Nine players were moved from the active roster to the 1-game injured list: DB Buddy Jackson DB Steven Clarke RB Josh Harris P/K Swayze Waters LB Dyshawn Davis DL Andrew Hudson OL Jeremy Zver OL Kevin Palmer WR Stephen Adekolu ...
by WestCoastJoe
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: CFL Games of Week 1
Replies: 8
Views: 388

Re: CFL Games of Week 1

Good for Jacques. Close game. Both QBs had decent numbers. Glenn had almost 300 yards. Durant had 2 TD passes. Not All Star material, but they top the depth charts on their teams. Missed FG at the end. Yes, Crapigna crapped the bed. Too bad for Chris Jones. :wink: I don't hate him. In fact I kind of...
by WestCoastJoe
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: CFL Games of Week 1
Replies: 8
Views: 388

CFL Games of Week 1

RECAP CRAPIGNA’S LATE MISS SEALS SEASON-OPENING WIN FOR DURANT, ALS SHARE CFL.CA STAFF MONTREAL — Darian Durant threw two touchdown passes while Tyler Crapigna’s last-play field goal sailed wide, sending the Alouettes to a 17-16 season-opening win over the Roughriders on Thursday night in Montreal....
by WestCoastJoe
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Lions vs. Roughriders June 16, 2017
Replies: 70
Views: 3821

Re: Lions vs. Roughriders June 16, 2017

Argos coach Chris Jones’ life-changing phone calls Argos defensive coach Chris Jones makes a phone call to his cousin in Georgia every morning during their 5 a.m. walks and the calls have been life-changing for his cousin, who once weighed 300 pounds. Toronto Argonauts defensive coach Chris Jones t...
by WestCoastJoe
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Lions vs. Roughriders June 16, 2017
Replies: 70
Views: 3821

Re: Lions vs. Roughriders June 16, 2017

Here is the article about Chris Jones that I mentioned in an earlier post. It humanizes him. It reflects well on him, IMO. He is a tough guy, a competitor. His coaching style draws some criticism and creates some controversy. Walking for health. Walking to think and plan about football. From his tim...
by WestCoastJoe
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: The 2017 Season - Your Predictions
Replies: 24
Views: 1559

This fan cannot really differentiate well enough between some of the teams to spot them in a pecking order. But I suppose one can kind of group them, and can certainly make some comments. At the top, in the West, Calgary and B.C. Seems to be some consensus there. Calgary Bo Levi Mitchell is about as...
by WestCoastJoe
Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Lions ownership discussion thread
Replies: 169
Views: 8195

Re: Lions ownership discussion thread

:cheer: But the Lions need to do 2 things. First, provide a value proposition to attending games and a differentiator over staying at home. They have addressed the former with the $5 kids tickets for 5 games this summer. :thup: But they need to make coming to the stadium more enticing than watching ...
by WestCoastJoe
Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Lions vs. Roughriders June 16, 2017
Replies: 70
Views: 3821

Re: Lions vs. Roughriders June 16, 2017

Good points about gutting the Riders, et cetera, Dano. Too much, too soon. Also, as a CFL fan, one has respect for Durant and Dressler, etc. They got shuffled off with some fans wondering about that and other releases. Players do develop fan loyalty. Fans wonder ... WTF? Plus the Riders have had goo...
by WestCoastJoe
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Big Software Update Coming Soon and a new look
Replies: 40
Views: 1826

Re: Big Software Update Coming Soon and a new look

Is there a New Posts button or can someone advise how you can easily navigate to new posts since being online earlier? I realize that required website updates always end up losing some of the old functionality and look and I know I'm not the most proficient at finding the new buttons but it'd be ni...
by WestCoastJoe
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Lions vs. Roughriders June 16, 2017
Replies: 70
Views: 3821

Re: Lions vs. Roughriders June 16, 2017

In terms of discussing the Riders, Chris Jones bashing has been a bit of sport on Lionbackers but it may not be wise at this point - its way too early yet to do that. ... Yes, there were a lot of losses in Regina in 2016 for most of last season and too many league fines, and controversy. Blitz, Nev...
by WestCoastJoe
Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Lions cuts
Replies: 25
Views: 2162

Re: Lions cuts

MATT BAKER @BAKESTAKES84 SHARE With teams having until 7:00 PM Pacific time to trim their rosters, GM and head coach Wally Buono announced the release of the following seven players on Saturday afternoon: WR Brett Blaszko (N) WR Douglas McNeil (I) WR R.J. Harris (I) DB Mondo Williams (I) FB Nate O’...
by WestCoastJoe
Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Lions vs. Roughriders June 16, 2017
Replies: 70
Views: 3821

Re: Lions vs. Roughriders June 16, 2017

Brilliant scenario, BCL. Possible. I have to think many wise football observers are wondering about Chris Jones as a Head Coach. He does not lack for self-confidence. Too much so? His arrogance grates. Might be too soon to write him off. Dunno ... His work in Regina is a head shaker, however. I thin...
by WestCoastJoe
Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Lions vs. Roughriders June 16, 2017
Replies: 70
Views: 3821

Re: Lions vs. Roughriders June 16, 2017

Biggest question for this fan? Will teams that vary the game prep, with detailed attacks on tendencies, out-coach us in the playoffs? No reason we cannot do the same in this modern age of football. Biggest question for this fan in pass protection. IMO, we didn't get adequate work from the guard pos...