1994 - Canada vs USA

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Re: 1994 - Canada vs USA

Well written words. I recall Damon's play as a Lion as rising to the level of "almost good enough" and him getting close to a win...but never quite there.... very frustrating..... Austin was a good addition is that he had a driven personality but by the time he came here, his arm no longer had the long ball strength that he had before... and you are absolutely right about Danny Mac.... he was the purrfect counterpoint to Austin.... sneaky in the pocket with the chance to roll-out (very slowly) and make those quick throws to the check-down guy... The Danny Mac/Darren Flutie combination was a thing of beauty...


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You will definitely want and love this post. The 1994 WDF in its entirety! :good: :yahoo: :towel: :beauty:



There are indeed more to that game than the final drive by the Lions.

Three comments:

1. I stated numerous times that I felt that Kent Austin was one of the most underrated Lions QB's. While everybody remembers McManus' game winning TD pass in relief, let's not forget that Austin did indeed provide a lot of great contributions as well such as a 49-yard TD pass from Austin to Darren Flutie at 55:18.

2. One of the most frustrating games to watch was the 1991 WDSF also in Calgary. After blowing 31-15 lead at halftime, the Lions still had a chance to take the lead late in the fourth quarter trailing 43-41 with a 46-yard field goal attempt. But the Lions decided to punt and try to keep Calgary deep in their side of the field. But knowing how terrible the Lions defence was, the Stampeders easily took the ball down the field to use up the remaining time to win the game. Lui could have made that 46-field goal attempt, as exhibited at 2:00:50 when he barely made a 47-yard field goal attempt in the snow.

3. Post game interviews by Steve Armitage with QB McManus, coach Ritchie, and WR Darren Flutie at 2:34:22. McManus explained that he decided either Yo Murphy or Darren Flutie for that final pass attempt. Too bad no trophy presentation. :sigh:


祝加拿大加式足球聯賽不列颠哥伦比亚卑詩雄獅隊今年贏格雷杯冠軍。此外祝溫哥華加人隊贏總統獎座·卡雲斯·甘保杯·史丹利盃。還每年祝溫哥華白頭浪隊贏美國足球大联盟杯。不要忘記每年祝溫哥華巨人贏西部冰球聯盟冠軍。
改建後的卑詩體育館於二十十一年九月三十日重新對外開放,首場體育活動為同日舉行的加拿大足球聯賽賽事,由主場的卑詩雄獅隊以三十三比二十四擊敗愛民頓愛斯基摩人隊。
祝你老鼠年行大運。
恭喜西雅图海鹰直到第四十八屆超級盃最終四十三比八大勝曾拿下兩次超級盃冠軍的丹佛野馬拿下隊史第一個超級盃冠軍。
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Re: 1994 - Canada vs USA

Robbie wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 3:33 pm
You will definitely want and love this post. The 1994 WDF in its entirety! :good: :yahoo: :towel: :beauty:



There are indeed more to that game than the final drive by the Lions.

Three comments:

1. I stated numerous times that I felt that Kent Austin was one of the most underrated Lions QB's. While everybody remembers McManus' game winning TD pass in relief, let's not forget that Austin did indeed provide a lot of great contributions as well such as a 49-yard TD pass from Austin to Darren Flutie at 55:18.

2. One of the most frustrating games to watch was the 1991 WDSF also in Calgary. After blowing 31-15 lead at halftime, the Lions still had a chance to take the lead late in the fourth quarter trailing 43-41 with a 46-yard field goal attempt. But the Lions decided to punt and try to keep Calgary deep in their side of the field. But knowing how terrible the Lions defence was, the Stampeders easily took the ball down the field to use up the remaining time to win the game. Lui could have made that 46-field goal attempt, as exhibited at 2:00:50 when he barely made a 47-yard field goal attempt in the snow.

3. Post game interviews by Steve Armitage with QB McManus, coach Ritchie, and WR Darren Flutie at 2:34:22. McManus explained that he decided either Yo Murphy or Darren Flutie for that final pass attempt. Too bad no trophy presentation. :sigh:
This is the answer to a trivia question which I think most Lions fans do not know even though all fans know and remember the 1994 WDF.

Q: Which Calgary defensive player was responsible for injuring Lions QB Kent Austin and forcing him to leave the game and paving the way for Danny McManus to come in relief?

A: Stampeders defensive tackle Stu Laird
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At 1:25:55 of the video at 12:08 remaining in the 3rd quarter which Calgary leading 27-21 on the Lions first possession in the second half, on a 1st down Stu Laird made a possible late hit on Austin on a long pass incompletion play which really hurt Austin. However, he hung on but in the next play, Laird again made a possible late hit on a sack. But neither play resulted in a penalty but Austin injured his left shoulder forcing McManus to come in relief.

One is left to wonder if the Lions would have still won had Austin stayed in the game. Unlike the 1994 GC in which Austin threw three interceptions in the first half before he got injured, Austin actually performed decently at that point in the game with 16 completions for 254 yards and a touchdown with no interceptions which was better than Doug Flute who had 13 completions with 190 yards and a touchdown but also had a fumble.

And as an FYI, when Austin came in relief to replace the injured McManus in the 1994 WDSF, he was 12 for 24 for 163 yards and no TD's, but of course led to the game winning field goal after the interception.


祝加拿大加式足球聯賽不列颠哥伦比亚卑詩雄獅隊今年贏格雷杯冠軍。此外祝溫哥華加人隊贏總統獎座·卡雲斯·甘保杯·史丹利盃。還每年祝溫哥華白頭浪隊贏美國足球大联盟杯。不要忘記每年祝溫哥華巨人贏西部冰球聯盟冠軍。
改建後的卑詩體育館於二十十一年九月三十日重新對外開放,首場體育活動為同日舉行的加拿大足球聯賽賽事,由主場的卑詩雄獅隊以三十三比二十四擊敗愛民頓愛斯基摩人隊。
祝你老鼠年行大運。
恭喜西雅图海鹰直到第四十八屆超級盃最終四十三比八大勝曾拿下兩次超級盃冠軍的丹佛野馬拿下隊史第一個超級盃冠軍。
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A relatively new posted 45-minute video titled A Team of Destiny:


祝加拿大加式足球聯賽不列颠哥伦比亚卑詩雄獅隊今年贏格雷杯冠軍。此外祝溫哥華加人隊贏總統獎座·卡雲斯·甘保杯·史丹利盃。還每年祝溫哥華白頭浪隊贏美國足球大联盟杯。不要忘記每年祝溫哥華巨人贏西部冰球聯盟冠軍。
改建後的卑詩體育館於二十十一年九月三十日重新對外開放,首場體育活動為同日舉行的加拿大足球聯賽賽事,由主場的卑詩雄獅隊以三十三比二十四擊敗愛民頓愛斯基摩人隊。
祝你老鼠年行大運。
恭喜西雅图海鹰直到第四十八屆超級盃最終四十三比八大勝曾拿下兩次超級盃冠軍的丹佛野馬拿下隊史第一個超級盃冠軍。
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