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by maxlion
Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: 2021 schedule
Replies: 9
Views: 538

Re: 2021 schedule

Hambone wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:39 pm
I do disagree about #2. Unlike Trump Canada won't give up.
I said the chance of us giving up is almost nil, so I think that means we agree. :beer:
by maxlion
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: 2021 schedule
Replies: 9
Views: 538

Re: 2021 schedule

This schedule is based on one of the following three contingencies happening: 1. The virus is completely under control. 2. We have given up on trying to control the virus. 3. The CFL will play without fans. I hope they are counting on #3 because the chance of #1 or #2 happening is almost nil. Otherw...
by maxlion
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Randy Ambrosie optimistic about 2021
Replies: 23
Views: 1357

Re: Randy Ambrosie optimistic about 2021

Almost 50,000 attended an Australian rugby league match yesterday. https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/nov/18/the-whole-city-was-gridlocked-brisbane-heaves-as-fans-allowed-back-en-masse This speaks to the different approach that Australia took to protecting its citizens compared to here in BC. Th...
by maxlion
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Randy Ambrosie optimistic about 2021
Replies: 23
Views: 1357

Re: Randy Ambrosie optimistic about 2021

Optimism is part of the job. However, the likelihood of a vaccine having any impact on a CFL season in 2021 is exceedingly low, even in a best case scenario. The choices next year will be the same as this year: play without fans or don't play. If vaccines under development prove effective, 2022 migh...
by maxlion
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Ed Hervey leaves Lions for "personal reasons"
Replies: 17
Views: 1608

Re: Ed Hervey leaves Lions for "personal reasons"

I'm not going to speculate on the reasons for this. Lots of possible reasons given the circumstances and, chances are, we will never know. I like Ed, but it is probably fair to say that his era won't be remembered as a high point in the team's history. Bringing in Rick Campbell and Mike Reilly might...
by maxlion
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.
Replies: 113
Views: 10390

Re: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.

I don't put too much blame on Ambrosie. I'm not sure that a 2020 season was ever viable for the CFL (barring a large infusion of cash). No other pro league needed such an infusion to operate. No other pro league has the challenges of the CFL. I do agree that his $150m pitch was perhaps not as well p...
by maxlion
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.
Replies: 113
Views: 10390

Re: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.

Good article by Justin Dunk here: https://3downnation.com/2020/08/17/the-cfl-wanted-to-be-treated-different-than-every-other-canadian-citizen/ I think that one of the CFL's big challenges was getting their owners aligned. The community owned teams needed a loan to operate. Paying it back might have ...
by maxlion
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Eskimos: change your name
Replies: 123
Views: 14965

Re: Eskimos: change your name

If I was trying to sell a product and even 5% of a particular market found the product name to be offensive, I would consider changing it. There has been more than enough evidence available around for years, if not decades, that a significant number of Inuit don't like this name and don't like being...
by maxlion
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Eskimos: change your name
Replies: 123
Views: 14965

Re: Eskimos: change your name

I suspect the name will be Empire. Personally not a fan of empires. Not sure of the relevance to Edmonton other than it was a part of an empire, just like every corner of the globe? And starts with the letter E.

I prefer elk. Majestic animals. Are there many elk in Edmonton?
by maxlion
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: COVID-19 : How it could impact Lions/CFL
Replies: 365
Views: 42011

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

Fair enough BC FAN. I think this will be a hard sell. On the one hand, the CFL does support jobs and there is a cultural component. On the other, it is non-essential and relies on US players making way more than most of the jobs that are supported. It would be cheaper for the government just to pay ...
by maxlion
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: COVID-19 : How it could impact Lions/CFL
Replies: 365
Views: 42011

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

I wouldn't expect many if any US players to come up here for $2000/month. But should taxpayers pay many times that amount for them to come play for a few games? Subsidising Canadian businesses employing Canadian workers is one thing, paying foreign workers for essential services is obviously needed,...
by maxlion
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: COVID-19 : How it could impact Lions/CFL
Replies: 365
Views: 42011

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

I am wondering how this proposal deals with US player salaries. Is the idea that Canadian taxpayers would pay Mike Reilly a few hundred thousand to come to Canada to play football for 3 months? Because that would be hard to justify. I'm not against using federal funds to pay foreign workers in certa...
by maxlion
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Eskimos: change your name
Replies: 123
Views: 14965

Re: Eskimos: change your name

Not a great image for a league that wants to celebrate diversity and attract a younger generation of fans: https://www.cbc.ca/kidsnews/post/nfl-redskins-reviewing-name-cfl-eskimos-should-be-next-inuk-teen-says It’s a swear word, teen says Akutaq said she considers Edmonton’s team name a swear word. ...
by maxlion
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Eskimos: change your name
Replies: 123
Views: 14965

Re: Eskimos: change your name

It's long overdue. Only one reason to use racially divisive names in this era: you are racist. Edmonton CFL team is national embarrassment.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/edmo ... -1.5593518
by maxlion
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: If No Season will the CFL fold
Replies: 35
Views: 4031

Re: If No Season will the CFL fold

I will never understand the thinking that having "only" 159 cases of a deadly highly infectious virus in our midst is cause to relax. We should eradicate the virus and get back to normal. That is how we can save the CFL, not to mention public health and the economy. Oh well, obviously I am in the m...