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by Matt Baker
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Doug Flutie with bclions.com!
Replies: 7
Views: 856

Doug Flutie with bclions.com!

Hey friends, Hope everyone and their families are coping well during these tough times. As some of you may have seen, we have extended our "1st and Now" podcast to a couple of other platforms. One of those being Zoom video chats. I was thrilled to be able to connect with Doug Flutie this past week. ...
by Matt Baker
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: CFL Playoff Format Changes Considered for 2020 (or 2021)
Replies: 10
Views: 8530

Re: CFL Playoff Format Changes Considered for 2020 (or 2021)

We've seen New York face New England in the Super Bowl twice in the last 12 years. An All -California matchup ( Niners-Chargers) in the past as well. Baseball has had two New York teams face off in the World Series as well as Anaheim and San Francisco since the turn of the century. Even in our leagu...
by Matt Baker
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Least favourite CFL team and why...
Replies: 23
Views: 1730

Re: Least favourite CFL team and why...

I'll start: Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Why? * They tried to block our entrance into the Western Interprovincial Football Union (WIFU, today's West Division) in 1953. * The huge rivalry/animosity that started in the '80s has never waned for me. * Bomber fans attacking some of our players in the 2002 Wes...
by Matt Baker
Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Season Ticket Holder Conference Call
Replies: 1
Views: 727

Season Ticket Holder Conference Call

Hey everyone, As I'm sure many of you are aware, Rick LaLecheur hosted a season ticket holder conference call on Tuesday night. Plenty of great feedback and questions from fans plus Rick was very open and up front in some of his answers. We posted the entire call as a podcast on bclions.com. Link be...
by Matt Baker
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Attendance Predictions - Lions and Riders, July 27
Replies: 20
Views: 1252

Re: Attendance Predictions - Lions and Riders, July 27

See who comes closest. I'm going with... 20,658. Afternoon games in the summer do the club no favours. It is still perceived as "going indoors" despite that sunroof that is rarely open. I also keep hearing that afternoon games "allow fans from the Island to come over and leave same day." While that...
by Matt Baker
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Bombers 33 @ Lions 23 Post-Game Comments 20190615
Replies: 26
Views: 2578

Re: Bombers @ Lions 20190615 Post-Game Comments

Yep, some similar gremlins making an appearance. Nichols had time to build a house on most plays while Reilly often was just getting ball off milliseconds before pocket collapse. Receivers often not open. Bombers very close on coverages. BC, lets give the Bomber receivers 4-5 yards of space. Front ...
by Matt Baker
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Bombers 33 @ Lions 23 Post-Game Comments 20190615
Replies: 26
Views: 2578

Re: Bombers @ Lions 20190615 Post-Game Comments

Yep, some similar gremlins making an appearance. Nichols had time to build a house on most plays while Reilly often was just getting ball off milliseconds before pocket collapse. Receivers often not open. Bombers very close on coverages. BC, lets give the Bomber receivers 4-5 yards of space. Front ...
by Matt Baker
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: "Who will succeed Buono in B.C.?" -- DeVone Claybrooks is the man.
Replies: 305
Views: 24030

Re: "Who will succeed Buono in B.C.?" asks Chris O'Leary of cfl.ca

https://www.cfl.ca/2018/12/03/decision-step-aside-steinauer-pretty-quick-easy-one-jones/ (Scratch Orlondo Steinauer off the shopping list.) This CFL fan is very impressed once again with June Jones. How many Head Coaches offer to step down a level, to OC in this case,, as they age, to allow a promi...
by Matt Baker
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Lions Xmas Wish List
Replies: 17
Views: 2640

Re: Lions Xmas Wish List

Bill Belichick was merely an average NFL head coach before he got Tom Brady, with a pre-Brady record of 41-55. I think people put way too much stock in a coach. Yes they do play an important role, but even someone who's considered the best NFL Head Coach of all time was not looking very good before...
by Matt Baker
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: TiCats 40 - Lions 10, Post-Game Stats and Comments
Replies: 108
Views: 7559

Re: TiCats 40 - Lions 10, Post-Game Stats and Comments

My point stands. Three years doing this job, having been on every road trip in that span, it's the exact same routine every time. So we're talking one incident like this over the course of what, 26 road games? They got smoked in Edmonton and Winnipeg this season too. Without violating any sacred "l...
by Matt Baker
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: TiCats 40 - Lions 10, Post-Game Stats and Comments
Replies: 108
Views: 7559

Re: TiCats 40 - Lions 10, Post-Game Stats and Comments

Wally said he was on TSN at the time our Leos did their dance on the Hamilton logo. The TSN interview would have been requested but Buono could have asked for it to wait until the end of practice or should have had at least one of his coaches present before the players ended practice and had left t...
by Matt Baker
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: TiCats 40 - Lions 10, Post-Game Stats and Comments
Replies: 108
Views: 7559

Re: TiCats 40 - Lions 10, Post-Game Stats and Comments

Wally said he was on TSN at the time our Leos did their dance on the Hamilton logo. The TSN interview would have been requested but Buono could have asked for it to wait until the end of practice or should have had at least one of his coaches present before the players ended practice and had left t...
by Matt Baker
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: TiCats 40 - Lions 10, Post-Game Stats and Comments
Replies: 108
Views: 7559

Re: TiCats 40 - Lions 10, Post-Game Stats and Comments

Honestly, the coaches should be made to run gassers this week while the players watch. That, I would pay to watch. Maybe I'm naive, but I don't think the players danced on the logo in a premeditated act to incite. To me, it was much ado about nothing. Apparently, it's something they make the rookie...
by Matt Baker
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Our Leos Head East to Play Montreal and GDT
Replies: 181
Views: 8195

Re: Our Leos Head East to Play Montreal and GDT

What's wrong about going to Chicago? BB Nothing at all. Fantastic city to visit. Moj and the TSN 1040 crew are taking a group of 34 fans on the trip. That might account for all the Lions’ jerseys at McGill last night. Sorta. 7 fans came to and from Montreal with us as the club decided to make it an...
by Matt Baker
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Derek Taylor and Stats
Replies: 6
Views: 800

Re: Derek Taylor and Stats

If I were Ed Hervey I would be scooping him up and signing him to an exclusive contract. Otherwise get your own analytics guy. I don't think analytics are that big of a deal in the CFL and it's probably an opportunity for some teams to gain a competitive advantage. Analytics is a big part of the co...