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by SammyGreene
Sun Apr 25, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: 2021 season
Replies: 34
Views: 2574

Re: 2021 season

The August start with limited fans seems very realistic. Almost surreal watching the Aussie Rules game on TSN this morning with 60,000 fans and not a mask in sight. Had no idea Australia is essentially COVID free. Limited attendance now for pro sports in California. Population 40 million with 28 mil...
by SammyGreene
Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Randy Ambrosie optimistic about 2021
Replies: 151
Views: 15302

Re: Randy Ambrosie optimistic about 2021

I do find it amazing we don't hear a peep about the MLS financial woes amid the pandemic. This is a league that is currently getting $90 million (US) annually in TV revenue which is divided among 27 teams so hardly a significant windfall. The Whitecaps began the 2020 season in Florida, then played a...
by SammyGreene
Sat Mar 20, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Lions in the local media (REVIVED thread 6-10-20)
Replies: 160
Views: 31473

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

https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/next-steps-tsn-1040-broadcasters-fm-station-considers-all-sports?auto=true Good article by Tyler Green about the broadcast rights of the WhiteCaps and Lions (as well as Mariners and Seahawks). All seemingly dropped without a care by Bell Media. Talk of an FM station ...
by SammyGreene
Sun Mar 14, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Randy Ambrosie optimistic about 2021
Replies: 151
Views: 15302

Re: Randy Ambrosie optimistic about 2021

Some random thoughts the CFL/XFL potential partnership: -this is just another friendly reminder of the league’s bleak financial picture. It was roughly a year ago we learned of the league losing $20 million in 2019. I was shocked at the time. -Is Ambrosie hearing from potential owners there is dwind...
by SammyGreene
Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Rick Klassen Highlights
Replies: 4
Views: 697

Re: Rick Klassen Highlights

Great stuff! Loved your dad as a player. Tremendous athlete. Still recall him converting to a d-lineman and leading the Lions to an upset win in Winnipeg in 1981 Western Semi-Final. His player introduction entrance along with Nick Hebeler's were epic!
by SammyGreene
Sat Mar 06, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Chris Schultz
Replies: 8
Views: 1108

Re: Chris Schultz

So tragic. Like DANO the TSN panel hasn't been the same without. him. Terrific knowledge, passion and enthusiasm for the league. RIP
by SammyGreene
Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: 2021 CFL free agency
Replies: 368
Views: 30733

Re: 2021 CFL free agency

Im getting my second shot in a weeks time in my assisted living home. So we are getting close to the beginning of the end. That's great to hear! The Leos have trimmed a significant amount from what would have been their 2020 payroll. After going back over the last several weeks of social media post...
by SammyGreene
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: 3DownNation says 2021 Season May Not Happen
Replies: 23
Views: 2362

Re: 3DownNation says 2021 Season May Not Happen

Hope the owners realize wiping out the entire 2021 season simply can't happen. Even if it's a 9-game season starting in September so be it. The optics would look horrible especially given the millions upon millions being lost by the MLS with a TV deal that is not as lucrative to the league as a 9-te...
by SammyGreene
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: 2021 CFL free agency
Replies: 368
Views: 30733

Re: 2021 CFL free agency

Boyko might have been the most overhyped player on this board's history — going back to why did we draft a player with NFL aspirations to the annual training camp updates on him being released only spending years on practice rosters. Foucault had a similar route to the CFL albeit a shorter time fram...
by SammyGreene
Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: 2021 CFL free agency
Replies: 368
Views: 30733

Re: 2021 CFL free agency

Disappointed to lose Johnson and like most of us concern about how effective their d-line is going be. We just witnessed what a good pass rush can do in Tampa's run to the Super Bowl, regardless of how dynamic the opponent's offence is. Maybe it would take the great Lowell Ullrich back on the Lions ...
by SammyGreene
Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Lions in the local media (REVIVED thread 6-10-20)
Replies: 160
Views: 31473

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

Pulling TSN 1040 off the air like Bell did yesterday is bloody awful. I am so pissed off at Bell for what they are doing to the Lions and the other sports teams in this market. The only saving grace for their actions is that they did not replace 1040 with the Toronto sports feed. I won't be using B...
by SammyGreene
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: 2021 CFL free agency
Replies: 368
Views: 30733

Re: 2021 CFL free agency

The Micah Johnson negotiations or lack there of is a strange one given it took acquiring Shawn Lemon 2 straight seasons to bolster an ineffective pass rush. Now he is with a divisional rival and Johnson is rumoured to be returning to the Riders. It just didn’t seem wise to trim their cap on the defe...
by SammyGreene
Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: 2021 CFL free agency
Replies: 368
Views: 30733

Re: 2021 CFL free agency

So 48 hours to go until free agency kicks in and where are we compared to March of a year ago or so? Not sure exactly how secondary will line up but Sayles replaces Grimes from at least a salary cap respective. I see two other potential defensive starters not re-signed in Johnson and Brown. Are both...
by SammyGreene
Sun Jan 31, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: 2021 CFL free agency
Replies: 368
Views: 30733

Re: 2021 CFL free agency

Part of that salary is the fact that he is a big, strong target on an upward trajectory and is Canadian to boot, giving us options elsewhere. Slightly higher than I would have expected, but not by much (maybe 10 grand). DH :cool: $160,000 is about right David. Farhan had mentioned on Rod Pederson's...
by SammyGreene
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: 2021 CFL free agency
Replies: 368
Views: 30733

Re: 2021 CFL free agency

Re Burnham, I wonder if Campbell prefers Ellingson and so is not too concerned about letting Burnham walk. Ellingson was one of the most consistent receivers in the league during their time together. People like to surround themselves with people they know and trust. That's a great point maxlion an...