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by B.C.FAN
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: COVID-19 : How it could impact Lions/CFL
Replies: 365
Views: 36156

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

I'll be in B.C. Place when it reopens to fans but, as David mentions, there is no certainty that spectator sports will be back to normal by June 2021. Being the only league not to play in 2020 will probably lead to more erosion of CFL fan support to the NFL. I was enlisted for the first time last we...
by B.C.FAN
Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.
Replies: 75
Views: 4769

Re: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.

Several more Bombers and Redblacks have opted out of their contracts. Updated numbers:

SSK 25
WPG 16
CGY 14
HAM 14
OTT 12
TOR 7
BCL 5
EDM 5
MTL 2
by B.C.FAN
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.
Replies: 75
Views: 4769

Re: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.

There's a huge difference in the number of players who have opted out for each team:

SSK 25
CGY 14
HAM 14
WPG 9
OTT 9
TOR 7
BCL 5
EDM 5
MTL 2
by B.C.FAN
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.
Replies: 75
Views: 4769

Re: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.

DE Mat Boesen has become the fifth Lion to opt out of his contract to seek other opportunities. J.J. Adams of The Province talked to Ed Hervey about the players' chances of catching on in the NFL and about the uncertain future of the CFL. “I’ve spoke to several teams in the U.S. and it’s difficult f...
by B.C.FAN
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.
Replies: 75
Views: 4769

Re: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.

Here's an updated list of players who have officially opted out of their contracts so far, according to cfl.ca. Four Lions on the list are K Sergio Castillo, WR Jevon Cottoy, LB/DB Kenny Ladler and DT Ryan Brown.

https://www.cfl.ca/2020/08/26/tracking- ... -opt-outs/
by B.C.FAN
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: petition TSN to change all-time Lions team
Replies: 10
Views: 709

Re: petition TSN to change all-time Lions team

Maybe in Winnipeg the Bombers came to realize the same thing Buono recognized in BC? What led to Banks' departure in BC was that as he had done every previous year he wanted to re-do his contract to be paid money up front. Wally was OK with that as he recognized Banks was virtually a lock to make t...
by B.C.FAN
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.
Replies: 75
Views: 4769

Re: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.

I'm a longtime season ticket holder who has no interest in adding my name to the Grey Cup Fan Base for $349 plus tax. I had previously pledged my season ticket money to subsidize a shortened 2020 season. No football, no money. The league let fans down by cancelling the season. I'll take a full credi...
by B.C.FAN
Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: TSN all-time Lions team
Replies: 33
Views: 1933

Re: TSN all-time Lions team

had never heard of jim evenson who was all-west 4 times... probably dark days. can someone give me a cliff notes on lions history?.. how many distinct great eras did they have? 3 or 4? one lions defense had 8 of the all-west picks...... and another had 6 of the back 8 players all-west. Jim Evenson ...
by B.C.FAN
Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: TSN all-time Lions team
Replies: 33
Views: 1933

Re: TSN all-time Lions team

there are some giant time gaps (or maybe one player) in the greatest lions team. the comment was made "winnipeg being perennial loser wasn't on milt"..... but it seems like the lions picks correlate with winning teams having said that, i don't have a specfic player in mind. one player from winning ...
by B.C.FAN
Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Introduce yourselves
Replies: 983
Views: 185623

Re: Introduce yourselves

i am mid-50's.. i grew up in vancouver, and now live here again...... i have from fairly old vancouver families on both sides. i only say this because this seems to be on of the really core demographics of BC Lions fans. basically, my family roots are classic white spot/dal richards/bow-mac/cknw/et...
by B.C.FAN
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.
Replies: 75
Views: 4769

Re: Speculation is over. No season in 2020.

It's disappointing in a lot of ways, especially since the league expected to lose more money by not playing. And many of us had offered to have teams keep our 2020 season ticket money to help fund a shortened season. I hope the CFL can come back on a more solid foundation in 2021 and re-establish it...
by B.C.FAN
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: COVID-19 : How it could impact Lions/CFL
Replies: 365
Views: 36156

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

According to various media sources, the federal government has turned down the CFL's request for a $30-million interest-free loan. A league announcement on the fate of the 2020 season could come as soon as Monday. Canadian federal government won’t provide CFL-specific financial package for 2020 seas...
by B.C.FAN
Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: TSN all-time Lions team
Replies: 33
Views: 1933

Re: TSN all-time Lions team

Saw it on another forum. Big omission in Bobby Ackles. Guessing most will agree. TSN didn’t have a category for team president or other off-field personnel. The selectors went off the board to name Kato as the only non-player or coach on the lists of the nine teams. It’s easy to argue that Bob Ackl...
by B.C.FAN
Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: TSN all-time Lions team
Replies: 33
Views: 1933

TSN all-time Lions team

TSN unveiled its all-time Lions team Friday, and that has stirred up a debate about some of the selections and omissions. Here is the team: Head Coach – Wally Buono (2003-11, 2016-18) Quarterback – Travis Lulay (2009-18) Running Back – Willie Fleming (1959-67) Running Back – Andrew Harris (2009-15)*...
by B.C.FAN
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: COVID-19 : How it could impact Lions/CFL
Replies: 365
Views: 36156

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

The XFL’s assets are all up for sale, including the league and team names, uniforms and equipment. There are odds on several potential buyers, including the CFL at +1,000.

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/sportsbetti ... -odds/amp/