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by David
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Eskimos: change your name
Replies: 92
Views: 9160

Re: Eskimos: change your name

I think the Eskimos organization had planned to mostly market the "EE" mark, make use of the term "One Empire," while keeping the heritage brand "Eskimos" but just downplay it. However, the whispers for change are too loud now. When sponsors pull out and/or paying customers threaten to not renew, it...
by David
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: COVID-19 : How it could impact Lions/CFL
Replies: 308
Views: 24581

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

Thanks for that BC 1988. I do feel sorry for the players. I know it's not really anyone's fault but I feel like they are being dicked around a bit. Should they diligently work out every day and then there's no season? Take a job and make money to do what's best for their family or continue to play t...
by David
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: COVID-19 : How it could impact Lions/CFL
Replies: 308
Views: 24581

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

Now Farhan is reporting that the league is looking toward a 6 (six!) game season with an 8 team playoff. Are you kidding me? I think Pop Warner season is longer than 6 games. It's only 2 games longer than the old preseason schedule in the 70's and 80's. Is this all really worth it for such a short s...
by David
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Claybrooks
Replies: 12
Views: 890

Re: Claybrooks

I am not convinced that the record alone influenced Braley's decision. There were signs that the team was improving (until Reilly went down). Further, Claybrooks was very popular with the players and his assistants could have easily walked the plank in the off-season for change's sake, while retaini...
by David
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: If No Season will the CFL fold
Replies: 9
Views: 523

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...
by David
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: COVID-19 : How it could impact Lions/CFL
Replies: 308
Views: 24581

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

I thought it was the 2004 team that scrapped on bus. BB Maybe them too. :wink: I thought it was the 94 team that Barry Wilburn was part of. If anybody ran a team of players prone to fighting amongst themselves it would be Dave Ritchie. Team discipline and Dave Ritchie are two things that generally ...
by David
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Greatest touchdowns in Lions' history
Replies: 14
Views: 1172

Re: Greatest touchdowns in Lions' history

I recall a few more that were special. November 14, 2010 - The Travis Lulay to Emmanuel Arceneaux "Hail Mary," when Manny outjumped a group of Rider defenders at the back of the endzone to force overtime (we ended up losing 41-38). August 21, 2002 - Damon Allen to Alfred Jackson on a spectacular 109...
by David
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Greatest touchdowns in Lions' history
Replies: 14
Views: 1172

Greatest touchdowns in Lions' history

Was thinking about this last night. When you factor in importance and execution, what comes to mind for greatest Lions touchdowns? Obviously, the Miracle at McMahon (McManus to Flutie) tops most anyone's list. The spiralling arc from Dewalt to Armour in the 1985 Grey Cup was a thing of beauty too. B...
by David
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Lions' offseason depth chart
Replies: 26
Views: 1878

Re: Lions' offseason depth chart

Sorry, to clarify, I meant Guzylak-Messam's first season starting. I didn't mean to imply that he was a raw rookie.


DH :cool:
by David
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Lions' offseason depth chart
Replies: 26
Views: 1878

Re: Lions' offseason depth chart

I wonder if the club plans to bring Korey Toomer back? I think he was misused last year as a rotational rush end. I'd like to see him get a shot at middle linebacker (and Herdman-Reed) with Haynes at WILL and Williams at SAM. I think Guzylak-Messam showed great potential as a rookie, but I'd like to...
by David
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: COVID-19 : How it could impact Lions/CFL
Replies: 308
Views: 24581

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

Rick Dhaliwal said this morning on TSN1040 that he just talked to David Braley and he was adamant that unless they can put some fans into stadiums in the Fall, it's a no-go. He basically said that unless there is some chance of drawing revenue (X number of fans), there will be no season. I assume Br...
by David
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Lions in the local media (REVIVED thread 6-10-20)
Replies: 107
Views: 19531

Re: Lions in the local media (REVIVED thread 6-10-20)

Yea, when you're a pro sports team and trailing Single 'A' baseball for free ticket giveaways in your market, you've got an image problem. They're on the right track with youth tickets (17 and under) and College Corner. Winning will help too, but they need to do something (when we do get back to reg...
by David
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Lions in the local media (REVIVED thread 6-10-20)
Replies: 107
Views: 19531

Re: Lions in the local media (REVIVED thread 1-24-20)

TSN1040 just did a poll about getting free tickets post-pandemic and which one listeners would prefer to attend. This really points to the perception problem the club has. Marketing/advertising efforts have to be geared to changing misperceptions and stereotypes. https://gdurl.com/RWna Here are some...
by David
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Pandemic Power Rankings
Replies: 6
Views: 772

Re: Pre Season of the No Season Pandemic Power Rankings

I think Claybrooks would have had an awesome D with the changes. People sure made a big deal about the hat. Almost seemed at the time hiring Campbell was more about scooping Edmonton. It's not like he is coming off a Grey Cup win although he has been there in recent years. We'll see. the change has...
by David
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Pandemic Power Rankings
Replies: 6
Views: 772

Re: Pre Season of the No Season Pandemic Power Rankings

Great detail in your rankings Murdoch. :thup: Ironically though, I see your Bombers ranked higher than you do. But that's a big "IF" Collaros stays healthy. If not, and without Lapo's brilliant play-calling and creativity, then yea. They will fall. Others: I agree with Hamilton. Class of the East. ...