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by BC 1988
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: COVID-19 : How it could impact Lions/CFL
Replies: 365
Views: 41989

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

I don't have a problem with a 6 game season and an 8 team playoff. It's all about trying to placate the owners who want to keep financial losses low. Less games, less $$$ losses. At least they should have a better chance of accomplishing something if they do it properly.
by BC 1988
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: COVID-19 : How it could impact Lions/CFL
Replies: 365
Views: 41989

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

https://www.tsn.ca/radio/vancouver-1040/lalji-do-believe-a-single-cfl-hub-is-the-preferred-option-starting-to-believe-wpg-is-that-preferred-hub-1.1490871 Farhan on with Donnie & the Moj today. Winnipeg as the single hub city location is still the preferred option they had been most seriously conside...
by BC 1988
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: COVID-19 : How it could impact Lions/CFL
Replies: 365
Views: 41989

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

I know the premier of Alberta was on board with waiving the 14 day Quarantine period, unlike BC. But in my view, no way Edmonton will be selected a Hub City. The NHL is not going to play their major tournament in a small Canadian city. If any Canadian city is selected it will be Toronto. As for the...
by BC 1988
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: COVID-19 : How it could impact Lions/CFL
Replies: 365
Views: 41989

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/ A...
by BC 1988
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: COVID-19 : How it could impact Lions/CFL
Replies: 365
Views: 41989

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

https://www.tsn.ca/radio/vancouver-1040/lalji-if-nhl-nhlpa-are-true-to-safety-first-vancouver-should-be-top-of-hub-city-list-1.1489090 Farhan on with Donnie & the Moj this morning. Call was mostly NHL (Hall Of Fame, hub cities) related (something he will likely be doing more of with CFL looking less...
by BC 1988
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: COVID-19 : How it could impact Lions/CFL
Replies: 365
Views: 41989

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

The one aspect of the "bubble" thing I kind of chuckle about is how it might impact team cohesiveness. In sports it's often discussed how thinks like road trips can serve as valuable team bonding exercises, especially when a team might be struggling. I just wonder how teams of 50 athletes might be ...
by BC 1988
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: COVID-19 : How it could impact Lions/CFL
Replies: 365
Views: 41989

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

https://www.tsn.ca/radio/vancouver-1040/naylor-reality-now-is-there-s-no-time-or-energy-for-protracted-negotiation-between-owners-and-players-1.1488290 Dave Naylor on with Halford & Brough this morning--overall not too optimistic about anything--now that the league has finally got around to going to...
by BC 1988
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Lionbackers Pub
Topic: Can you imagine
Replies: 1
Views: 361

Re: Can you imagine

The paint thrown over the Captain George Vancouver statue was done in a very haphazard way. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/george-vancouver-statue-vandalized-1.5607717 The Gassy Jack statue defacing looks like it was done by the same perpetrator. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...
by BC 1988
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: COVID-19 : How it could impact Lions/CFL
Replies: 365
Views: 41989

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

https://www.tsn.ca/it-s-time-for-clarity-from-the-cfl-on-season-plan-1.1486862 Dave Naylor's excellent article from Wednesday covers everything facing the CFL this year. The NHL has had their players involved for most of the past few months of constructing their Return To Play. Does the CFL think th...
by BC 1988
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: COVID-19 : How it could impact Lions/CFL
Replies: 365
Views: 41989

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

https://www.tsn.ca/3-downs-how-conversations-are-progressing-between-cfl-players-1.1487393 Summarizes very well the challenge of getting player buy-in to the hub city proposal (on top of everything else in terms of the future of the league). TSN Football Insiders Farhan Lalji and Dave Naylor discuss...
by BC 1988
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: COVID-19 : How it could impact Lions/CFL
Replies: 365
Views: 41989

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

https://www.tsn.ca/radio/vancouver-1040/lelacheur-by-far-the-greatest-challenge-the-cfl-has-ever-had-1.1487320 LeLacheur was just on with Donnie & the Moj. He sounded pissed off --"wonder how those things get started"--with regard to the reports of a major communication gap between the league/player...
by BC 1988
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: COVID-19 : How it could impact Lions/CFL
Replies: 365
Views: 41989

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

Premier Horgan has just announced that Dr. Bonnie Henry has approved an NHL hub city plan for Vancouver. The NHL may not select Vancouver as a hub city but the plan could serve as a model for the CFL, resolving the quarantine issue by having all players quarantine together in a bubble for 14 days, ...
by BC 1988
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Greatest touchdowns in Lions' history
Replies: 14
Views: 2484

Re: Greatest touchdowns in Lions' history

Prior to this game, the Lions never scored a single touchdown in a playoff game against the Eskimos. This all changed early in the 1988 WDF when Matt Dunigan hit running back Tony Cherry on a long pass and run play at 15:20: Thanks for the link. I never saw this game because I was on a VIA Rail tri...
by BC 1988
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: COVID-19 : How it could impact Lions/CFL
Replies: 365
Views: 41989

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

https://www.thescore.com/nhl/news/1976690 This article, although it's subject is NHL Return to Play (from a epidemiologist's pov) has some interesting opinions at the end about the timeline to bring fans back to venues. https://edition.cnn.com/2020/06/13/sport/rugby-crowds-highlanders-otago-gatland-...
by BC 1988
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: COVID-19 : How it could impact Lions/CFL
Replies: 365
Views: 41989

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

Watching the first edition of CFL 2020 on TSN, it was kind of painful--mostly just a reminder of what is supposed to be on right now. Farhan was only on a couple of minutes and he made the most of it--savagely attacking the league for it's treatment of the players. He was harsher than CFLPA's Ramsey...