Who remembers...

Must be 18 to enter! Talk about anything but Football

Moderator: Team Captains

User avatar
Hall of Famer
Posts: 7499
Joined: Sat Oct 09, 2004 10:13 pm
Location: 卑詩體育館或羅渣士體育館

Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:11 pm

Who remembers 27 years ago in 1990 ???

The three most popular movies were probably Ghost, Dick Tracy, and Home Alone
USA invaded Panama to dispose Manuel Noriega.
Nelson Mandela was released in South Africa.
WrestleMania VI was held at the then-Skydome with Ultimate Warrior defeating Hulk Hogan.
Germany reunited.
The Meech Lake Accord failed.
West Germany won the FIFA World Cup 1-0 over Argentina on a late penalty shot.
Iraq invades Kuwait.
Mikhail Gorbachev wno the Nobel Peace Prize just as he is about to lose power with the imminent breakup of the USSR.
Sammy Davis, Jr. and Jim Henson died on the same day.
The Vancouver 86ers won their third straight CSL title.
The Edmonton Oilers won their fifth Stanley Cup while the Vancouver Canucks with so much optimism over last year's 7-game playoff round finished the second to worst record in the NHL and drafted Petr Nedved.


After a disappointing 7-11 1989 season for the BC Lions in which they missed the playoffs for the first time since 1982, changes were coming in that coach/GM Joe Galat was fired, and incumbent starting QB Matt Dunigan was traded to start the 1990 season. Joe Kapp was brought in as GM and Lary Kuharich was brought in from Calgary as HC - and in Calgary the new HC was none other than Wally Buono beginning his CFL coaching debut. Joe Paopao came back from retirement to compete for the starting QB job along with Doug Flutie, Major Harris, and incumbent backup Rickey Foggie. After winning two close pre-season games, the Lions tied the season opening with Calgary, and had a 2-3-1 record with two close wins after the 1/3 mark. Unfortunately, it was all downhill after that along with a huge player and staff turnover rate and the team went 6-11-1 and missed the playoffs for the second time. :bang:

If there was any good about missing the playoffs in 1990 was that the next 27 years were relatively good with only two non-playoff seasons. :good:

I suppose 27 years is a relatively long time as that's about a third of a human lifespan and since then, the Lions captured four Grey Cups with only one loss as opposed to only two Grey Cups wins and three losses and numerous non-playoff seasons in the 27 years prior to 1990. :juggle:
Last edited by Robbie on Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:21 am, edited 3 times in total.




User avatar
Hall of Famer
Posts: 6940
Joined: Mon Aug 16, 2004 6:32 pm
Location: Delta

Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:44 pm

The way I remember is that Paopao wasn't expecting to play in 90 but suited up because of injuries and flutie not quite ready yet. Ironic that he was having his best season before he himself was injured. injuries suck.
Every day that passes is one you can't get back

User avatar
Hall of Famer
Posts: 6940
Joined: Mon Aug 16, 2004 6:32 pm
Location: Delta

Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:46 pm

jeremiah johnson

starring Robert Redford and grandpa Walton himself, Will Geer.
Every day that passes is one you can't get back

User avatar
Sir Purrcival
Hall of Famer
Posts: 3430
Joined: Sat Aug 23, 2003 11:48 am
Location: PoMo

Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:44 pm

A good movie and ground breaking in some ways. Redford insisted that the movie be filmed au naturel as opposed to a Hollywood back lot. It contributed to the larger than life feeling that the move possessed and set a new standard for production values.
Tell me how long must a fan be strong? Ans. Always.

Post Reply
  • Information
  • Who is online

    Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests