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by Hambone
Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Grey Cup Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 915

Re: Grey Cup Thread

EE President Len Rhodes and on of their directors happened to sit beside me at the bar in the 3 Brewers pub this afternoon. He said prices next year's GC will run from a low of $99 to high of $299. They acknowledged that not having to take on the cost of adding temporary seats is huge in keeping pri...
by Hambone
Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Grey Cup Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 915

Re: Grey Cup Thread

I don't recall any stories of a fight on the team bus on the way to the 2004 GC but it's common knowledge the 1994 Lions had a scrap on the bus to the game. Didn’t that 1994 team have a multitude of scraps? I think they were like a large family with several brothers who were always scrapping amongs...
by Hambone
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Monteal Alouettes Coaching Candidates
Replies: 14
Views: 688

Re: Monteal Alouettes Coaching Candidates

I wonder what it would take to get Doug Nussmeier up here? He's been the OC at Alabama, U of Michigan and Florida - three pretty big programs. Plus he's a former Leos quarterback. Not sure he has any interest in coming north to be a Head Coach, but an interesting name to throw out there since we're...
by Hambone
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Grey Cup Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 915

Re: Grey Cup Thread

I don't recall any stories of a fight on the team bus on the way to the 2004 GC but it's common knowledge the 1994 Lions had a scrap on the bus to the game.
by Hambone
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Monteal Alouettes Coaching Candidates
Replies: 14
Views: 688

Re: Monteal Alouettes Coaching Candidates

Thanks for the link. One name that stood out in the article was Tom Clements. He seems to have had a good career as an offensive coordinator/ QB coach south of the border. Not sure what he is doing now, but he might be persuaded to come north for a OC or HC job. I see Clements as a long shot. At th...
by Hambone
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Grey Cup Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 915

Re: Grey Cup Thread

And the first obvious Grey Cup fans I saw was a group of 4 Lions fans walking down Elgin Street in their orange coveralls and orange wigs. I saw Jamie Taras later on in Byward Market. It is early and my travels have amounted walking from my hotel down Elgin to Byward but so far counting myself I've ...
by Hambone
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Grey Cup Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 915

Re: Grey Cup Thread

I don't see it. Calgary is a more complete team. They took their foot off the pedal towards the end of the season but you can be sure that they remember what happened last year. Also, unlike the Edmonton game, they won't be coming off weeks of inactivity like they did for the first part of that las...
by Hambone
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Grey Cup Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 915

Re: Grey Cup Thread

I don't see it. Calgary is a more complete team. They took their foot off the pedal towards the end of the season but you can be sure that they remember what happened last year. Also, unlike the Edmonton game, they won't be coming off weeks of inactivity like they did for the first part of that las...
by Hambone
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: 10th team in Halifax - Braleys ulterior motives
Replies: 18
Views: 1032

Re: 10th team in Halifax - Braleys ulterior motives

For those who have visited Lansdowne Park before and after the redevelopment, you'll see where the real estate and development play transformed things. I'll start finding out about the "after" tomorrow. ;) From what I understand tthough the stadium rebuild and other redevelopment efforts surroundin...
by Hambone
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Playoff Thread - Conference Finals
Replies: 118
Views: 3269

Re: Playoff Thread - Conference Finals

If Maas had confidence in his D being able to force a 2 and out why didn't he have equal or better confidence in his offence's ability to convert the 3rd and 4 into a 1st down. All due respect to Ricky Ray and his history there is no better QB in the CFL to pull off last minute heroics to win games ...
by Hambone
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Playoff Thread - Conference Finals
Replies: 118
Views: 3269

Re: Playoff Thread - Conference Finals

As for the Grey Cup, since I was a kid, my father told me always root for the Western team and that will not change this time. I will be rooting for Calgary to win. Best team in the league this year. I do not see them losing again in the Grey Cup. Hope for a good game. I used to subscribe to that t...
by Hambone
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Playoff Thread - Conference Finals
Replies: 118
Views: 3269

Re: Playoff Thread - Conference Finals

Toppy Vann wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:02 pm

Adam Konar - now how did BC miss that kid?!!
Lions took Mrabure-Ajufo (5), Boyko (14) and Murray-Lawrence (23) with their first 3 picks. All were ranked in the top 20 (17, 2 and 16 respectively) and ahead of Konar. Konar went to EE 2 spots after BC took mini-Shaq.
by Hambone
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Playoff Thread - Conference Finals
Replies: 118
Views: 3269

Re: Playoff Thread - Conference Finals

Glad the Argos came through. I would hate to have to pull for either Calgary or Edmonton to win in Ottawa. Now I have somebody I can get behind.
by Hambone
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: 10th team in Halifax - Braleys ulterior motives
Replies: 18
Views: 1032

Re: 10th team in Halifax - Braleys ulterior motives

The biggest plus for Moncton is that it's the most centrally located "major" city in the Maritimes. In terms of size though the municipality of Moncton is about the same size as Prince George being in the low 70K range. The surrounding area brings it up to 144K. Other "major" cities such as Frederic...
by Hambone
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Pending Lions free agents
Replies: 37
Views: 1709

Re: Pending Lions free agents

The problem with Brooks isn't Brooks himself but rather the problem is how the Lions utilize him (where have I heard that before?). Brooks is not big enough to be a nose tackle who plugs up the middle as a run stopper and takes a double team but he could do well playing beside a true nose tackle. P...