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Re: TSN all-time Lions team

I am not the guy to research it, but it would be interesting to come up with an all time team based on who had the most number of all star selections at each position.


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DanoT wrote: Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:52 pm I am not the guy to research it, but it would be interesting to come up with an all time team based on who had the most number of all star selections at each position.
As Lions of course, right?

You can get a great list for both CFL and West Division Lions All Stars up to 2018 at:
https://d3ham790trbkqy.cloudfront.net/w ... s-2018.pdf


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i was not knocking jim evenson......... i am a huge lions fan and am surprised i'd never heard of him... some years before my time........... more like i was honoring him and pointing him out to others.... the all-time team selection seemingly is always going to be biased towards good teams and multiple players from those teams

there were a bunch of one-time and maybe one or two two-time all-west selections i'd never heard of FROM MY OWN TIME...


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cms22 wrote: Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:16 pm 4) not a restriction but i think each team had an inspirational builder type player.. who would the lions be? (and the player is not one already on the main team)........ hebeler and passaglia seem great if they weren't already on team.... can't think of the obvious person beyond those 2.
Easy choice. Bret Anderson.


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Came across this juicy bit of trivia this morning. Heard jim Barker talking recently about how there were only ever 50 of the XFL rings made. Didn't want to start a separate thread.

Guard BOBBY SINGH is the only player to win professional football's version of the Triple Crown. Singh won a Super Bowl ring with the St. Louis Rams in 1999, an XFL Championship ring with the Los Angeles Xtreme in 2001 and a Grey Cup Championship with the British Columbia Lions in 2006.


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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)*
Receiver – Geroy Simon (2001-12)
Receiver – Mervyn Fernandez (1982-86, 1994)
Receiver – Emmanuel Arceneaux (2009-10, 2013-18)
Receiver – Bryan Burnham (2014-Present)
Offensive Line – Al Wilson (1972-1986)*
Offensive Line – Jim Mills (1986-93, 1995)*
Offensive Line – Tom Hinton (1958-66)
Offensive Line – Jamie Taras (1987-2003)*
Offensive Line – Jovan Olafioye (2010-16)

Defensive Line – Brent Johnson (2001-11)*
Defensive Line – James Parker (1984-89)
Defensive Line – Cameron Wake (2007-08)
Defensive Line – Nick Hebeler (1979-85)*
Linebacker – Solomon Elimimian (2010-18)
Linebacker – Adam Bighill (2011-16)
Linebacker – Barrin Simpson (2001-05)
Defensive Back – Larry Crawford (1981-89)
Defensive Back – Keith Gooch (1984-89)
Defensive Back – Eric Carter (1999-2003)
Defensive Back – Ryan Phillips (2005-16)
Defensive Back – Dante Marsh (2004-2014)

Placekicker/ Punter – Lui Passaglia (1976-2000)*
Special Teamer – Jason Arakgi (2008-17)*

Foundational – Norm Fieldgate (1954-67)*
Foundational – Byron Bailey (1954-64)
Foundational – Joe Kapp (1961-66)
Foundational – Jim Young (1967-79)*
Foundational – Ken “Kato” Katsuya (1980-2019)*

If the only criterion is that they wore a Leos uniform as a starter and retired, as well as seniority or stats are factors but other tangibles also count - this would be my all time Leos team.


Quarterback – Doug Flutie, Joe Kapp
Running Back – Willie Fleming (1959-67)
Fullback– Sean Millington
Receiver – Geroy Simon
Receiver – Mervyn Fernandez
Receiver – Jim Young
Receiver: Manny Arseneaux
Tight End - Pat Claridge, Harry Holt (tie)
Fifth Receiver: Darren Flutie, Jason Clermont (tie)
Center – Al Wilson
Offensive Tackle – Jim Mills
Offensive Guard – Tom Hinton
Offensive Guard -- Jamie Taras
Offensive Tackle – Jovan Olafioye

Defensive Line – Cameron Wake
Defensive Line – James Parker (1984-89)
Defensive Line – Brent Johnson
Defensive Line - Nick Hebeler
Nose Tackle – Mike Cacic, Rick Klassen

Rotation: Greg Stumon,

Linebacker – Tom Brown
Linebacker – Norm Fieldgate
Linebacker - Solomin Eliminian
Corner Back – Eric Carter
Defensive Halfback – Korey Banks
Defensive Halfback: Larry Crawford
Corner Back – Les Brown, Andre Francis (tie)
Safety- Barrin MIles
Nickelback: Ryan Phillips,
Dimeback : Joe Fourquean

Placekicker - Paul McCallum
Punter – Lui Passaglia
Holder; Jim Carphin
Kickoffs- Bret Anderson
Punt Returners: Leon Bright, Darnell Clash
Kick Returners - Tim Brown, Larry Crawford
Punt Coverage - Jason Arakgi, Carl Kidd, O.J. Brigance
Punt/Kick Blockers: Norm Fieldgate, Barrin Miles

Super- Two Way Players to Have on the Game Roster

Bill Munsey
Ron Morris

Head Coach: Don Matthews
General Manager: Wally Buono
President: Bobby Ackles
Trainer: Bill Rechelt

Special Recognition:

By Bailey
Roy Dewalt
Pat Claridge
Sonny Homer
Dick Fouts
Kevin Konar
Dave Dickenson
Travis Lulay
Glenn Jackson
Jim Evenson
Cory Philpot
Andrew Harris
Travis Lulay
Damon Allen
Jerry Tagge
Cory Mantyka
Angus Reid
Paris Jackson
Dante Marsh
Ryan Phillips
Bill Munsey
Ryan Philips
Ian Sinclair
Dante Marsh
John Blain
Greg Findlay
Cory Mantyka
John Henry White
Larry Key
Rick Klassen
Nub Beamer
Mike Trevathan
Ray Alexander
Rolly Lumbala

(and others)

Foundational – Ken “Kato” Katsuya (1980-2019)*


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yo Blitz, you got a problem with Burnham??


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KnowItAll wrote: Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:47 pm yo Blitz, you got a problem with Burnham??
The Blitz Team does not include active players.


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DanoT wrote: Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:51 pm
KnowItAll wrote: Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:47 pm yo Blitz, you got a problem with Burnham??
The Blitz Team does not include active players.
ah yes... I Knew I was missing something. :bang:


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I'll sneak in this article link regards one-time OL Rob Murphy chatting with J. Hodge of 3DownN. Back in the day I had my reservations about Murphy's character, but he was a very good player for us -- though he didn't make TSN's official list of All-Time Lions. I enjoyed this read, mainly because of his repeated praise for the player/teammate that Brent Johnson was. Rightly so. https://3downnation.com/2021/01/23/form ... -triplets/


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Great read. Thanks for posting that article on Rob Murphy. I had no idea he missed the West Coast that much and wanted to return to the Den. He was a real character!

Does anyone recall him chirping the Edmonton player (who was from here) and his Dad, who spoke up for his son? There was a lot of trash-talking. I can't recall the player's name but he was also an MMA fighter and got into legal trouble.


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David wrote: Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:16 pm Does anyone recall him chirping the Edmonton player (who was from here) and his Dad, who spoke up for his son? There was a lot of trash-talking. I can't recall the player's name but he was also an MMA fighter and got into legal trouble.


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Adam Braidwood from North Delta, who was released from the Eskimos in 2011 after being arrested with an unwilling passenger in the trunk of a car, among other alleged offences. He was also involved in an Edmonton boxing match in which his opponent suffered fatal injuries in 2017.


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Thank you for refreshing my memory, B.C.FAN. Interesting read about Mr. Braidwood in a Macleans magazine article. Quite an interesting and sad journey.

https://www.macleans.ca/boxing-saved-hi ... nent-ring/


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David wrote: Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:45 pm Thank you for refreshing my memory, B.C.FAN. Interesting read about Mr. Braidwood in a Macleans magazine article. Quite an interesting and sad journey.

https://www.macleans.ca/boxing-saved-hi ... nent-ring/


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Thanks, David. That was a great read. It’s nice to see that Braidwood was able to turn his life
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Bill Munsey and Camron Wake will always be on my list.


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