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David wrote: Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:25 pm
BC 1988 wrote: Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:26 pm I see the "No Mountain Too High" graphic (available framed on Amazon) is pretty condensed--they forgot the '80s reversed lion which I like.
I am actually partial to the middle uniform with the 7 burnt orange stripes on the sleeves and the burnt orange and white neck trim. However, they only wore those for two seasons (1970 and 1971 - note: the mistake on the print, which reads "1974").

I am actually surprised they didn't feature the 1978 uniform instead. This is when the club switched colours to burnt orange and brown (and the new logo, which is primarily the one they still feature today). They achieved a lot of success in those uniforms (including the 1985 Grey Cup).


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All I can think of regarding the graphic is the designer realized they couldn't fit all iterations on the panel, so decided to make a creative compromise. Poor choices, if that was the case. Omitting the jersey of DeWalt/Fernandez (as mentioned by squishy35 in another thread) was a big mistake. The logo was the template for today's, but had the strange logic of having the dark lion. Someone must have decided to go for closer to what the mountain lion native to BC would like like when they made the lion orange in '89. I would like to know the story of the designer of both versions. Was it the same artist, or did another one modify it?

I remember seeing the '70-71 uni in color when I was a kid in Toronto (on player cards, but they didn't feature the '71 Centennial helmet, which I finally saw earlier in this thread). The stripes on the sleeves were like a version of what HAM had at that time


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this seems like a good place to put this as i didn't want to start a new thread for this.

i see rocky long resigned at san diego state. and tedford already resigned this off-season at fresno state.

both did amazing jobs at those schools and both are ex-bc lions (tedford as HC)....

tedford resigned due to health issues. long due to issues with SDSU administration.

long would be an amazing hire for so many programs. i see he's looking into DC jobs, syracuse being cited.

seems to me that he'd be awesome for USC or UCLA in a DC/leadership role.

don't see any suggestion that he wants lesser role i.e not 16 hours x 365 days, which steinauer cited in resigning from fresno state DC role


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Came across some old team photos (courtesy of Trevor Ekdahl's daughter Janika).

Of note here in the 1972 pic is film and TV star Carl Weathers (3rd player from left, middle row). I have a large wall poster of this same team photo. It was released by White Spot restaurant that year.

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Of note in the 1971 pic is rookie Larry Highbaugh who would go onto Edmonton the following year and become a CFL Hall of Famer. Larry is wearing uniform #58 (5th player from the left, front row). He had joined the club shortly before this pic was taken in early September 1971.

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Grey Cup on Demand starting January 28th

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Grey Cup on Demand starting January 28th. I already have most of those games on my HDD (using a video grabber that works with YouTube) but I'd like to see how good the video quality will be on this portal.


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BC 1988 wrote: Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:54 pm https://www.cfl.ca/2020/12/10/cfl-intro ... 03743cbf8f
Grey Cup on Demand starting January 28th. I already have most of those games on my HDD (using a video grabber that works with YouTube) but I'd like to see how good the video quality will be on this portal.
This is a great inovation. I've recorded many Grey Cup games on various formats that are now either obsolete or have simply been lost or overwritten. I've long wanted the ability to watch archived games on demand.


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I have the 1971 Classic from Empire recorded. It has the entire pre-game and commercials. I don't believe the 4th quarter exists from this game. I think it got destroyed. In its place is a narrated highlight piece (that of course, shows the infamous Leon McQuay fumble).

I was able to send a copy to a very appreciative Miss Grey Cup, Debra Barbagallo, who was featured just prior to kick-off (this is not shown on the telecast version that TSN occasionally airs).


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There is some really cool video footage of Lions training camp in Kelowna in 1960. The source says 1959 but I don't think they wore the winged football helmet design (aka "Wolverines" design) until the 1960 season. It looks to me like Dave Skrein doing the instructing. I don't see Willie in this clip but it's only some players doing drills.



Vernon-based historian and videographer Francois Arseneault unearthed this black-and-white footage and claims it is from 1959.


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David wrote: Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:40 pm There is some really cool video footage of Lions training camp in Kelowna in 1960. The source says 1959 but I don't think they wore the winged football helmet design (aka "Wolverines" design) until the 1960 season. It looks to me like Dave Skrein doing the instructing. I don't see Willie in this clip but it's only some players doing drills.



Vernon-based historian and videographer Francois Arseneault unearthed this black-and-white footage and claims it is from 1959.


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I think 1960 is correct from some of the discussion I’ve seen online. I saw a No. 15 holding a tackling dummy but I don’t know if that was Fleming. That was Bob Ackles’ first camp as equipment manager but the practice uniforms weren’t very uniform.


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Grey Cup portal up to 1969 so far

Watching some of the content uploaded so far (up to 1969) on the Grey Cup portal. Pretty good--quite a few sources I hadn't seen before. Some of them have both pre- and post-game content. Quality is as good or better than any that had been previously available on YouTube. I noticed a 30 second Marks Work Warehouse ad inserted in places but no more than 2 of them in a full game.

It is ironic that the 3hr 6min 1966 game has the announcer saying "coming to you in colour", but this recording is B&W (so the 1hr 28min ESPN Classic condensed game is still worth keeping on my HDD).

Looking forward to 1971(coming Feb 25th) to see how they handle the missing ending--seems unlikely they were able to find a complete broadcast.


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Just took a quick look at 1971 GC on the portal. 2 hr 13 min. Very nicely cleaned up video. They spliced in the Thornton INT return

and the McQuay slip from broadcast footage , then a "the game is over" clip (without resorting to the music backed highlight clip.)


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David wrote: Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:25 pm I have the 1971 Classic from Empire recorded. It has the entire pre-game and commercials. I don't believe the 4th quarter exists from this game. I think it got destroyed. In its place is a narrated highlight piece (that of course, shows the infamous Leon McQuay fumble).

I was able to send a copy to a very appreciative Miss Grey Cup, Debra Barbagallo, who was featured just prior to kick-off (this is not shown on the telecast version that TSN occasionally airs).


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I watched the whole GC Portal 1971 game (after looking at just the 4th quarter spliced ending last week). It is the same source you have (minus the commercials). Astoundingly good quality (apart from a few tape blips here and there).


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I watched the 1974 GC on the portal last night. Another excellent quality recording. Rain soaked Vancouver (the last GC at Empire) with Don Sweet winning Most Valuable Canadian.

Kind of eerie seeing this today:


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BC 1988 wrote: Sat Mar 06, 2021 2:43 pm
David wrote: Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:25 pm I have the 1971 Classic from Empire recorded. It has the entire pre-game and commercials. I don't believe the 4th quarter exists from this game. I think it got destroyed. In its place is a narrated highlight piece (that of course, shows the infamous Leon McQuay fumble).

I was able to send a copy to a very appreciative Miss Grey Cup, Debra Barbagallo, who was featured just prior to kick-off (this is not shown on the telecast version that TSN occasionally airs).


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I watched the whole GC Portal 1971 game (after looking at just the 4th quarter spliced ending last week). It is the same source you have (minus the commercials). Astoundingly good quality (apart from a few tape blips here and there).
I watched the GC Portal 1971 game and was pleased to see the previously unavailable footage. Some really cool camera angles late in the 4th quarter. Still some missing footage but more than was available before.

My VHS tape still has more pre-game on it than GC Portal (which starts with the Dal Richards/Lionettes routine). Missing is a young marching band from Calgary playing "Games People Play." Also, the Miss Grey Cup piece and a couple of other elements.


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