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by Hambone
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: COVID-19 : How it could impact Lions/CFL
Replies: 365
Views: 42122

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

Interesting concept Murdoch. Doubt Vince would try again. Covid put XFL 2.0 out of business. Or rather it gave him a convenient and timely out when he was already losing a ton more money and that was with fans allowed in the stands and a TV contract in his pocket. I think at 75 Vince is mercifully d...
by Hambone
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: COVID-19 : How it could impact Lions/CFL
Replies: 365
Views: 42122

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

The CFL has a chance (if it can ever get its collective s**t together) to one-up the NFL as that league seems to be following MLBs start-up model of having its teams travel city-to-city instead of a bubble approach. If Wave 2 occurs in the Fall, that plan could all go sideways. As it is, MLB is dis...
by Hambone
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: COVID-19 : How it could impact Lions/CFL
Replies: 365
Views: 42122

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

I think we would be extremely naive to think that all 400-500 alpha male twenty-somethings will behave like Boy Scouts for several months, being cooped up in a controlled area ("the bubble") while having the free time that CFLers are afforded. DH :cool: Normally I'd totally agree. But as numerous p...
by Hambone
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Eskimos: change your name
Replies: 123
Views: 15034

Re: Eskimos: change your name

History of the Blackhawks name compliments of Wiki: Founding On May 1, 1926, the NHL awarded an expansion franchise for Chicago to a syndicate headed by former football star Huntington Hardwick of Boston. At the same meeting, Hardwick arranged the purchase of the players of the Portland Rosebuds of ...
by Hambone
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Eskimos: change your name
Replies: 123
Views: 15034

Re: Eskimos: change your name

Seattle's NHL team is going to be called Kraken. Krack for short, I guess. Kinda fits in with the consumption practices of Chaz/Chop crowd along with Seattle's large homeless crowd. And then there will be the opposing fans chanting "Krack is Crap" or "Hey Krack, Blow it Out Your Nose". Don't these ...
by Hambone
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: COVID-19 : How it could impact Lions/CFL
Replies: 365
Views: 42122

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

I like the idea of Winnipeg and Calgary (making it a little more East and West than Winnipeg and Regina). You stand a better chance of milder weather in Calgary in November or December as well (especially if gameday happens to coincide with a Chinook wind). More flights into Calgary for incoming pl...
by Hambone
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: If No Season will the CFL fold
Replies: 35
Views: 4052

Re: If No Season will the CFL fold

If the CFLPA makes the claim that the players are free agents, then what would prevent the league from expanding the negotiation list to include all players who were formerly under contract, now on team's list and free to negotiate with that team only? The CBA would prevent it. They'd have to negot...
by Hambone
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: If No Season will the CFL fold
Replies: 35
Views: 4052

Re: If No Season will the CFL fold

small bit from a 3DN story from earlier this year. "If the league is forced to cancel, postpone or suspend the season, the wording will be key for legal purposes. In the event that the season is postponed, the league could argue that a delay does not constitute a suspension. But the CFL Players’ Un...
by Hambone
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: If No Season will the CFL fold
Replies: 35
Views: 4052

Re: If No Season will the CFL fold

Not sure you will get good answers as the CFL qualifies as a private corporation I believe. No requirement to report. I'd like to know if all the commissioners, presidents, senior vice presidents, junior vice presidents, directors, and the rest of the sixty or so listed on the CFL staff directory a...
by Hambone
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Eskimos: change your name
Replies: 123
Views: 15034

Re: Eskimos: change your name

At the end of the day the "controversy" would never go away. The supposed results of consultation the Esks held with the Inuit apparently showed fairly strong objection to use of the name in the eastern Arctic to maybe 25% strongly objecting in the western arctic. Overall it was about 50/50 and that...
by Hambone
Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Eskimos: change your name
Replies: 123
Views: 15034

Re: Eskimos: change your name

I wonder why in 1994 the NFL made an injunction in disallowing the use of the Baltimore CFL Colts even though they were clearly two different professional sports leagues with the NFL Indianapolis Colts similar to how both BC and Detroit uses the Lions. I suppose there was too much confusion given t...
by Hambone
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Eskimos: change your name
Replies: 123
Views: 15034

Re: Eskimos: change your name

Do you remember of cases in which a city had two sports teams with the same nickname? I easily remember that for the city of St. Louis from 1960 to 1987, both their NFL football team and their MLB baseball team were named the Cardinals. Pittsburgh almost had the trifecta. The MLB Pittsburgh Pirates...
by Hambone
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: Eskimos: change your name
Replies: 123
Views: 15034

Re: Eskimos: change your name

TheLionKing wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:31 pm
How about Edmonton FC. ?
Too late. Edmonton FC already exists as a team in the CPL soccer league.
by Hambone
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: COVID-19 : How it could impact Lions/CFL
Replies: 365
Views: 42122

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

So is the plan is to fulfill their commitment for the past season with this latest playoff scheme and then roll right into the new season that would normally start in October, possibly with or without fans? Maybe different tv rights for playoffs and regular season factored in to the plan. I wish th...
by Hambone
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: CFL Football
Topic: COVID-19 : How it could impact Lions/CFL
Replies: 365
Views: 42122

Re: Monday morning rant

Sounds like the NHL has a plan and is moving forward. The question that comes to my mind is " who are they doing it for ? ". Are we in need of hockey to make it through the day ? Bottom line I come up with is they are doing it for themselves. They need it more than the fans in order to pay for the ...