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by Gridiron Ernie
Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: All Sports
Topic: 2020-21 NFL/Seattle Seahawks Season Thread
Replies: 32
Views: 1115

Re: 2020-21 NFL/Seattle Seahawks Season Thread

Enjoyed watching former Stamp Alex Singleton get a quick-six -- his long hair flying, and him all smiles (as per usual) in the Eagles upset win over the 49ers.
by Gridiron Ernie
Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: All Sports
Topic: 2020-21 NFL/Seattle Seahawks Season Thread
Replies: 32
Views: 1115

Re: 2020-21 NFL/Seattle Seahawks Season Thread

Enjoyed this little read/update on former Lion Ty Long (now with the Chargers of course). One of the leaders-- a team captains now, with some important thoughts/actions on social issues. Good for him. https://3downnation.com/2020/10/02/former-b-c-lions-kicker-ty-long-has-become-a-key-locker-room-lea...
by Gridiron Ernie
Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.
Replies: 95
Views: 7265

Re: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.

Any rumblings yet on CFL players who might opt out of their contracts when that door opens on Monday? https://www.tsn.ca/report-cfl-players-can-opt-of-contracts-starting-monday-1.1512818 I just noticed that there's about half a dozen (and counting, no doubt -- not sure when the deadline is for play...
by Gridiron Ernie
Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.
Replies: 95
Views: 7265

Re: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.

Any rumblings yet on CFL players who might opt out of their contracts when that door opens on Monday? https://www.tsn.ca/report-cfl-players-can-opt-of-contracts-starting-monday-1.1512818 I just noticed that there's about half a dozen (and counting, no doubt -- not sure when the deadline is for play...
by Gridiron Ernie
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: TSN all-time Lions team
Replies: 33
Views: 2468

Re: TSN all-time Lions team

Well, I'm gonna have to take a "too many men" penalty and insist that Jason Clermont joins the Lions' All-time squad as one of their illustrious receivers -- initially I thought just replace the Manny Show with Jason, but upon closer investigation I note Manny played two more seasons and racked up a...
by Gridiron Ernie
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: COVID-19 : How it could impact Lions/CFL
Replies: 365
Views: 39515

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

Was just reading through the list of prerequisites in this CFL/CFLPA communique regards there being any kind of "hub city" play in 2020, and I continue to find it unlikely there will be a football season this year. Some of the CFL-proposed timing seems unreasonable (as pointed out by the CFLPA) and ...
by Gridiron Ernie
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: COVID-19 : How it could impact Lions/CFL
Replies: 365
Views: 39515

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

According to this report Winnipeg will be the hub city, if there's games in 2020. https://3downnation.com/2020/07/02/winn ... 20-report/
by Gridiron Ernie
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: COVID-19 : How it could impact Lions/CFL
Replies: 365
Views: 39515

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

Not a weighty read at all, but it's kinda nice to hear a few sympathetic and mildly confident words (re CFL long-term) from Coach Campbell. For what it's worth: https://3downnation.com/2020/06/26/b-c-lions-coach-rick-campbell-the-cfl-has-a-track-record-of-finding-its-way-through-these-hard-times/ Al...
by Gridiron Ernie
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Chris Cuthbert leaves TSN for Sportsnet
Replies: 14
Views: 1964

Re: Chris Cuthbert leaves TSN for Sportsnet

I'm sorry to hear of this development. Cuthbert was a consummate professional so far as I'm concerned, and I was always relieved to discover he'd be handling the play-by-play of any given game I might be intending to watch and enjoy. He seemed interested, and knew about the players. I personally pre...
by Gridiron Ernie
Thu May 21, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Favourite BC Lions Helmet
Replies: 6
Views: 689

Re: Favourite BC Lions Helmet

It's hard to beat that early-to-mid '60s paw, speaking personally, since that's the era when a certain 10-year-old kid first fell hard for his BC Lions. That said, I'm a huge fan of the current helmet as well. And I do like it just as much as the paw. Cromartie makes purrfect sense to me; "it feels ...
by Gridiron Ernie
Wed May 20, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Site Issues
Replies: 14
Views: 3714

Re: Site Issues

Thank you kindly, D., for your update note and all the work you've done and continue to do to provide us Lionbackers with a top-notch forum. My appreciation for the site skyrocketed during the past several days while it was inaccessible. I really consider myself a lucky fellow to have access to such...
by Gridiron Ernie
Wed May 13, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Favourite Lions Uniform
Replies: 24
Views: 2342

Re: Favourite Lions Uniform

Interesting to consider this, David, and I'll pick (three) as you request, however, honestly I can claim only two to be true favourites: G - the current uniform is my #1 despite the orange pants as the rest of the gear looks so sharp IMO, plus the "aways" are top-notch. A - the mid-to-late 1960s uni...
by Gridiron Ernie
Sun May 10, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: 2020 CFL draft
Replies: 61
Views: 6216

Re: 2020 CFL draft

Quite enjoyed this Sunday morning read from JC Abbott, nicely sizing up and breaking down the Lions' draft. Almost enough to get me excited about the future of our Leos and their #1 pick despite my reservations about the CFL being back in gear even by next season. I've not lost all hope though, and ...
by Gridiron Ernie
Wed May 06, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Lulay leaves front office
Replies: 11
Views: 1338

Re: Lulay leaves front office

Well, I understand the sad sigh, David, however it may very well be for the best in every regard and for all concerned. Who knows the details/reasons behind the decision. But given Travis's character and intelligence the young man will solidly land on his feet, whatever unfolds, with whatever future...
by Gridiron Ernie
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: 2020 CFL draft
Replies: 61
Views: 6216

Re: 2020 CFL draft

Some last minute pre-draft thoughts on the Lions' draft potential from JC Abbott: https://3downnation.com/2020/04/29/2020 ... b-c-lions/