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by cromartie
Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Randy Ambrosie optimistic about 2021
Replies: 157
Views: 21250

Re: Randy Ambrosie optimistic about 2021

There is no chance, with the way things are in Ontario and Manitoba this happens. Just go with hubs and a six game tournament like you should have done last year. JFC this guy just gets worse by the day. As an aside, if you get the Moderna shot, plan on taking the day after your second shot off beca...
by cromartie
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Randy Ambrosie optimistic about 2021
Replies: 157
Views: 21250

Re: Randy Ambrosie optimistic about 2021

I'm a bit more empathetic about this season than last. It's difficult to start a season when the Premier has turned the province that has three of your franchises into a locked down police state. (And I say this as someone who supported and supports logical legal curbs on things such as indoor dinin...
by cromartie
Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Randy Ambrosie optimistic about 2021
Replies: 157
Views: 21250

Re: Randy Ambrosie optimistic about 2021

Great read. Agree 100%, Cro. :thup: DH :cool: Let me elaborate on this. An American player signs a contract with the American League. He plays that season. He is then loaned to a CFL team, which pays the American League a flat fee for the player or players. The player is paid in US dollars. The US ...
by cromartie
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Randy Ambrosie optimistic about 2021
Replies: 157
Views: 21250

Re: Randy Ambrosie optimistic about 2021

Good Morning. We're clearly living on the dumbest timeline, so let's try and make the best of it. Since we're a bit ahead of you on the vaccine thing (wingnuts aside) I'll tell you that in Ohio, where sporting events are 30% capacity, the actual social distancing piece tends to work pretty well if y...
by cromartie
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: 2021 CFL free agency
Replies: 368
Views: 39013

Re: 2021 CFL free agency

B.C.FAN wrote: Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:27 am Brett Boyko has signed with Saskatchewan. He didn't fit in as a starter in B.C. I hope things work out better for him with the Riders.

RIDERS BRING SASKATOON NATIVE BRETT BOYKO HOME
I see the Riders are bringing bullfighting to the stadium and are in need of a matador.
by cromartie
Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: All Sports
Topic: Greatest Hockey Game Ever
Replies: 10
Views: 2035

Re: Greatest Hockey Game Ever

No, I'm sorry. This was the answer we were looking for, I'm afraid.

by cromartie
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Ed Hervey leaves Lions for "personal reasons"
Replies: 42
Views: 7481

Re: Ed Hervey leaves Lions for "personal reasons"

The league will not fold. Either TSN will step in to interim fund a television property or we'll be able to have fans next year. The easy answer is to promote Geroy. The opportunity here is to redo our American scouting department which I've never been a fan of and I'm grateful for that chance. Let'...
by cromartie
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.
Replies: 117
Views: 20834

Re: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.

The damage to the league's image is enormous, not just with the public, but to all the players and operations staff who were given false hope. I'm sure the CFL as we know it will not exist next year. If it exists at all it will be very different--and quite frankly it needs to change. I don't think ...
by cromartie
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.
Replies: 117
Views: 20834

Re: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.

Let me state again that other leagues were preparing contingencies with financial and logistical plans in April about how to run/manage both the remainder of the current season and the next. Now, MLB unhubbed is having infection issues, and the NFL/NFLPA fiddled until literally the last minute and t...
by cromartie
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.
Replies: 117
Views: 20834

Re: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.

Merciful decision. They were flying by the seat of their pants all along. This is either a failure of PR, a failure of leadership, or both. Either way, someone who is employed today should not be as a result. A league with a plan lays out to the public the costs and challenges of doing a reduced hu...
by cromartie
Thu May 21, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Favourite BC Lions Helmet
Replies: 6
Views: 1366

Re: Favourite BC Lions Helmet

F - Though I admit I'm the only one that's going to give that one any love. The home one is beautiful and I'm glad I snagged one of TJ Lee's. (The away one, however, was trash). The 1972-74 BC logo with silver facemask and the mouth open. The current helmet is wonderful. Ties together the history of...
by cromartie
Thu May 21, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Favourite Lions Uniform
Replies: 24
Views: 4370

Re: Favourite Lions Uniform

Missing from this array is the 2006 alternate home jerseys we won the Grey Cup in, which would edge out the 1960s era ones. Due to space limitations, it was between that one and the 2019 uniform. But if I left that out, some might ask, "what about the currents??" Hmmm, I thought you hated...
by cromartie
Wed May 13, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Favourite Lions Uniform
Replies: 24
Views: 4370

Re: Favourite Lions Uniform

C, A, F I love the helmet in C, but I acknowledge I'm probably the only one that remembers the Michigan Panthers helmet it's based on. I also love the gun metal greys and wished we'd had more success in them. Those mid to late 1960s unis are beautiful. Missing from this array is the 2006 alternate h...
by cromartie
Mon May 11, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Shutdown of XFL Could Be Permanent
Replies: 17
Views: 4528

Re: Shutdown of XFL Could Be Permanent

Sir Purrcival wrote: Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:29 am Good for the CFL I guess but honestly, anything that Trump clone McMahon is attached to should be considered highly suspect at best.
I'm going to quote no less than Bob Ackles here:

"Say what you want about Vince McMahon, but he never bounced a check."
by cromartie
Thu May 07, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: why is CFL interest so tepid in toronto?
Replies: 73
Views: 13623

Re: why is CFL interest so tepid in toronto?

Toronto, like the rest of the Canadian markets, and most American markets, is a Class B sports market. They support the Leafs religiously, and everyone else if the circumstances are convenient and the team is winning . This is not uncommon. A majority of sports markets across North America, and ever...