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  1. 10 points
    sweep the leg

    Bomber News: 2019 Off Season

    Ted Wyman‏ @Ted_Wyman 3m3 minutes ago From what I'm hearing at #CFL meetings it doesn't sound as of now like the BC Lions are going to be in on LB Adam Bighill if he gets to free agency, which certainly makes it more likely that he will stay with #Bombers.
  2. 6 points
    Jacquie

    Bomber News: 2019 Off Season

    Great video!
  3. 4 points
    Jpan85

    Bomber News: 2019 Off Season

  4. 4 points
    blue_gold_84

    Bomber News: 2019 Off Season

    Bombers re-sign NAT LS Rempel through 2020: https://www.cfl.ca/2019/01/09/bombers-ink-long-snapper-rempel/
  5. 4 points
    Mike

    Wrestling

    I mean, this really just reeks of “this is my opinion so it must be right” ..
  6. 3 points
    Mark H.

    Bomber News: 2019 Off Season

    One of our most underrated players.
  7. 3 points
    Always liked Jake. Quality National depth.
  8. 3 points
    Rich

    Halfway point of 2018/19

    You are really conflating way too many issues into this discussion to even know where to start, and there are assumptions in your original post that are not even true. Here are a few that I had time to find your facts articles. https://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/winnipeg-jets-paul-stastny-st-louis-blues-1.4552179 Just because they didn't get him in 2014 doesn't mean they didn't bid or try. Jets were a horrible unattractive team in 2014. https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/qa-jets-owner-mark-chipman-team-budget-patience-cheveldayoff/ Regardless of ranking in spending or percentage of the cap, the last couple of years, the Jets have been within a "good" player of spending to the cap, which to me totally makes sense given where their young stars are. Tieing up money to spend to the cap you are going to need to sign young players coming off their ELC's is just stupid. Suppose the proof will be in the pudding over the next few years, but I expect the Jets will be spending very close to the cap. Probably would be a better discussion to separate the topics of the Jets being a "budget" team vs. trading Laine.
  9. 2 points
    wanna-b-fanboy

    US Politics

  10. 2 points
    JCon

    Bomber News: 2019 Off Season

    Insider was probably K. Walters. No, too obvious. How about Kyle W.? No, no, it was KW...
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  13. 2 points
    Brandon

    Wrestling

    Well they may sign one guy who wrestles once in a while at a local dumpy bar with a dubious promoter
  14. 2 points
    Floyd

    Bomber News: 2019 Off Season

    Especially when he was cut for faith ekakitie...
  15. 2 points
    Goalie

    Wrestling

    Jericho is 50. Remember Angle in TNA? Barely moved the needle. If It was 15 years ago maybe... Hope AEW works out.. But i already see huge issues for them and the main one being im not sure if the niche market is big enough even with TV deal. The biggest problem tho is the fickle fans they are catering 2 who hate wwe but will pop for ex wwe guys. Lets be honest..50 yr old pT jericho isnt a draw and neither is Neville and despite what some think... Omega is not well known in the states at all. What makes him better than AJ Styles? Im just saying.. Catering to the roh fanbase isnt gonna get the job done. Right now.. Its a bunch of talk but how are u gonna convince casual fans to tune in when they see stardust neville 50 yr old Jericho and a bunch of lets be honest... Midgets. I dont see the diff between AEW or roh or impact or mlw for that matter. That is THE competition for them.. Its not WWE.. Its the indy feds i mentioned.. Mlw impact even roh and to a lesser extent NJPW which are all established brands who dont draw **** in reality in the states 60000 watching eh? Cool.. Thats grear but to compete with the E you gonna need 2 million more tuning in.. Where are those 2 million cuz they aint watching roh mlw impact or Japan Honestly the roster is quite underwhelming at the moment... Its truly ROH but with some hype. ROH isnt a huge draw. Not sure the money or fans are there for this to be more than just a glorified indy fed owned by billionaires. All in was special cuz it was funded by the boys... They are no longer All in.. Its not double or nothing.. Its playing with someone elses money. Huge diverse crowd tho of maybe 3500 ppl.... There were a few fat white guys a few skinny white guys and like 6 women..
  16. 2 points
    Jpan85

    Wrestling

    Jericho with no hand cuffs has me all in with AEW
  17. 2 points
    TBURGESS

    Around the League: 2019 Off Season

    I'd like to see what Jennings looks like in Dickenson's offense. Great coaching and receivers would elevate his game IMO.
  18. 2 points
    TrueBlue4ever

    US Politics

    4 hours to go until Trump's speech and it's being reported that he still isn't sure if he's going to declare a national emergency to get around the Congressional stalemate. If his intention was to make a strong move to kneecap the Democrats, this is not it. Seems that he (more likely his advisors) recognize the legal pitfalls of such a move. So right now, expect a more "persuasive" argument to sway public opinion in his favour that the wall is necessary to put the heat back on the Dems, rather than the nuclear option of using his absolute power to bypass them. For the viewing public tuning in to see what crazy things the Don will say, the downside is that this is an Oval Office speech and not a town rally. It is hard to imagine him going off script when the only audience is a camera and no living people in his sightlines to feed his ego, and I'm sure Steven Miller has got tight reins on that script and its message. Not that I don't expect there to be majorly inflammatory rhetoric in it - Miller is by all accounts a reprehensible human being (never met the man, to be as fair as possible) and not so secretly racist, but he is savvy in ways Donald is not, so he can craft a devious message and let his puppet parrot the lines. The Democrats have already booked time for a rebuttal from Schumer and Pelosi right after. Won't be much time to script a response cribbing from Trump's comments, but I don't think that should be their focus. They have so many targets to hit here, the question is: will they do it right? History suggests Democrats don't, because they want to appeal to the humanity in Americans, rather than get dirty and call out the liars and hypocrites for fear of retaliation. IMO, their talking points need to be the following, repeated ad nauseum to frame the counter-attack properly: 1. Trump has lied from the beginning. "Mexico will pay for the wall!" Now, knowing that it was a phony and impossible promise from the beginning, he wants the American taxpayer to pay for his lies, and is willing to hold them hostage (Gov't shutdown putting 800,000 out of work and pay) to get his way, and for months or years, just to get his way. This President will destroy the average American he swore an oath on the Constitution to protect, by putting his own needs ahead of yours as Americans. 2. "I own the shutdown". We all saw these words from his mouth. He has repeated them. Not only does he own it, he is PROUD of it. Proud of putting hundreds of thousands of Americans out of work for his own vanity project, and he will do so for as long as he wants - months to years. This is the man who would protect the average Joe from big Government? 3. Crisis at the border: another LIE. Only 4 terror suspect at the southern border, not 6,000. Vast majority of influx of drugs, terror watch list suspects, and crime comes through legal ports of entry like sea, or moreso, air. And what has the President done to protect our airports. Shutdown the Government, leading to zero pay for TSA agents who have now stopped showing up. Our airports are now less secure, all because of the president. HE has caused the greatest threat to our safety now. [it may be gilding the lily to say "Remember the last time our airspace was compromised by those 19 Saudi hijackers - a country our President still upholds as a vital and important economic trade partner (so we can see whose economic interest he DOES care about, if not 800,000 Americans) despite knowing of the implication of that country's Crown prince in the coldblooded murder of an American citizen and journalist" - that statement could generate a lot of heat, but if you are going to get in a street fight, you have to fight to hurt, I say]. 4. Democrats WANT to fix this problem. Border security is important, which is why we voted to pass 1.6 billion in funding in our last bill, to spend on NECESSARY improvements. The Republicans (McConnell) now refuse to bring that bill to the Senate for a vote. Funny though, they passed the exact same bill two weeks ago 100-0 before the President vetoed it. Now they have fallen in line with the President's position to hold the country hostage until he gets his way. Any soft sell that makes this about being a good country and HELPING in a Humanitarian crisis just washes over Trump's misdeeds and plays into his hands ("see, the Dems agree that this is a crisis"). Experience makes me worry that the Democrats will choose this touchy feely route and lose the message battle.
  19. 1 point
    FrostyWinnipeg

    Game 43 : @ Wild Ones

    TIme : Thursday 7, TSN3 Stats : 27-13-2 @ 21-18-3 Notable : TBA
  20. 1 point
    FrostyWinnipeg

    Space is the Place

    Sounds like a new variety of pulsar.
  21. 1 point
    blue_gold_84

    Space is the Place

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/fast-radio-bursts-1.4969863 Very, very fascinating.
  22. 1 point
    Thanks again for digging through the archives for very useful information. Regarding the changing of stats based on current conventions - I know Elfrid Payton always felt gypped (mildly) about his sack totals because he ended up with 154 to Covington's 157, and the rules changed during Payton's career so that if a QB fumbled when he was hit, they would only record the forced fumble but not a sack, like they did previously. Payton lost a few sacks because he was so good at stripping the ball from the QB when he tackled them. If the QBs were better at protecting the ball, or if the rule was consistent either way, Payton would have the all-time record (either he would have registered more sacks if sack and forced fumble could both happen on the same play, or if Covington lost sacks due to forced fumbles on his plays that counted as both).
  23. 1 point
    Noeller

    Halfway point of 2018/19

    Don't get me wrong..I'm all for keeping Laine. He's a one trick pony, but it's a hell of a trick. Thing is, his agent can't be asking for the moon this off-season. He hasn't come close to earning that Matthews/McJesus money yet...
  24. 1 point
    FrostyWinnipeg

    Halfway point of 2018/19

    Trouba/Jets have one more arbitration hearing to go through
  25. 1 point
    vadeux

    Halfway point of 2018/19

    personally i can't see the jets thinking of giving up on laine any time soon. he has shown enough already that he is worth the patience and further development from the management team.
  26. 1 point
    JCon

    Halfway point of 2018/19

    On pace for almost 50 goals. Underperforming. 🤣 If he's underperforming and gets close to 50 goals, why on Earth would the Jets trade him?
  27. 1 point
    The Unknown Poster

    Wrestling

    Cant remember if I mentioned this yet but Billy Gunn hired as producer for AEW.
  28. 1 point
    Bob Orci wrote a script for Trek 3 that was rejected and he was eventually fired but speculation is that he'd have "fixed" the timeline. The rumored storyline for Trek 4 involves George Kirk so possibly the same thing. I would have been fine with that. But for the most part, Bad Robot's time running Trek was a disaster.
  29. 1 point
    Noooooo Kelvin timeline was a terrible idea and bad for Trek. There is only one timeline, the Prime. Kelvin is dead.
  30. 1 point
    The Unknown Poster

    US Politics

    I think the goal was for Trump to sound sincere and Presidential. It might have been his best address. He still sounded half asleep and not remotely sincere. Everyone reads off teleprompters but rarely do Presidents sound like their reading words they have never seen before or believe in. Trump always sounds that way when he's reading. If Trump really felt like the US needed protection from immigrants who commit violent crimes to the extent he wants a wall, why does he care so little when American's commit crimes with guns? How many generations back to the vast majority of us have to go to be immigrants? Trump? ONE. Him as his followers are NOT anti-immigrant. Their anti-brown people. They dont care how many white people come in.
  31. 1 point
    The Unknown Poster

    Wrestling

    Its a good roster and still being formed. And if they sign Kenny, they're the promotion with the best wrestler and biggest wrestling star in the world. Someone said Jericho was like Hogan going to WCW. In some ways (Hogan was a bigger star) but the combination of Jericho & Kenny....thats huge. When you walk into a boardroom of a major network and they ask who you are and who your talent is, those executives might know nothing about wrestling. But they DO know Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega. It opens every door.
  32. 1 point
    The Unknown Poster

    Wrestling

    ROH has a good syndication package because they're owned by Sinclair which is the largest owner of syndication stations in the US. It would have helped them a lot if they had got WGN but the sale didnt work out. The rumor for AEW is TNT (non prime-time, non-live). Which would be a pretty good get. You're completely right and I completely agree that the negativity is laughable...its all "but they dont have this and they dont have that". Look, if they end up doing no shows, no TV etc, then sure, it was nothing. But they had at least two suiters for TV and thats why the Khan family is invested. We have to wait and see. Anyone calling guys "midgets" (an old Nash argument) in 2019 is completely moronic. Reportedly their booking inspiration is Bill Watts Mid South Wrestling. Define huge draw. Who's a huge draw in WWE outside of John Cena? Jericho and Omega drew New Japan's largest buys in North America of all time...moved the needle big time (for a show in the middle of the week, in the middle of the night). Everything is relative but you're completely wrong. You dont like New Japan, you dont like Omega, you dont like when you're not the smartest fan in the room. But none of that changes facts and Jericho in New japan was a big success. Which is why they want to keep him. MLW is not AEW. They are good, good TV deal, good production, some decent talent. Not sure what the other points mean. They dont have TV right now. They DO, they just havent announced it. Their next show isnt until May. Ummm, yeah, four months from now...POST-WM...Vegas tourist season kicking off, long weekend in the US. Pretty smart. And yes, maybe their TV will launch when SD moves to FOX...in the fall...you know, when the fall TV season starts.
  33. 1 point
    The Unknown Poster

    Wrestling

    Good Lord. Not true about Angle. His joining TNA resulted in increased PPV buy rates. You also can't discount (though you will) what name value means behind the scenes in terms of corporate support, TV distribution, merch, ticket sales, leadership etc. If Jericho was over the hill as a talent, which he isnt, he'd still matter a lot to the business side of things. When Hogan joined WCW, it was because WWE felt he was over the hill. Boy were they wrong. He was a bit younger (early 40's). Not sure what you mean by niche market but I assume you mean anything not WWE. But if you view the world through WWE fanboy glasses, you'll miss a lot. When it comes the non-WWE audience, we'll get to numbers in a minute. Again, what does that even mean aside from being Daniel Bryan's gimmick? Are the fickle fans the WWE fan boys? Or do you mean the millions of fans that have tuned out since WCW was sold, the million fans that used to watch TNA, the million fans that tuned out of WWE in just the last few years. There is clearly room for something different than what WWE is offering. Incorrect. Jericho is a proven draw. Not just in WWE but increasing New japan's business. Omega is not well known. lol Thats why WWE offered him a huge deal. Ummmm....what makes Kenny Omega better than AJ Styles. What does that even mean? You go from saying Jericho and Omega arent draws to comparing Omega & Styles....what does Styles' talent have to do with Kenny in AEW? And to answer your question, I LOVE Styles. Kenny is younger, more charismatic. Arguably more athletic, better look, better known internationally than Styles was when he signed with WWE. But its really like comparing two awesome things. So whats your point? Considering Kenny rarely works for ROH and Styles doesnt, the comparison and remark makes no sense. This comment proves you're either really personally bitter for some reason or trolling. Midgets? What a stupid comment. As for your question, they drew over 10,000 for those guys. They drew PPV buys for those guys. ROH & New Japan sold out MSG because people thought those guys would be there. I mean, really...you sound like Kevin Nash claiming no one cares about Jericho, Benoit, Eddie (how did that turn out for him?) Open your eyes. lol ROH is their prime competition for a lot of depth talent right now. But Bucks, Cody, Page all turned down WWE deals recently to sign with AEW. That makes them competitors. Kenny might very well do the same. You have no idea about draws. If WWE makes their arena look like 20,000 people are there, guess what, there isnt. It used to be in fashion for the boys to refer to WWE as "the E" or "The Fed". Its always funny when fans use insider terms. But hey, you can claim no one cares about AEW and then pooh-pooh them getting over 60,000 people watching their stream on youtube. By the way, its up to 360,000 views. So far the only point you've made that has merit or a hint of fact. Except your numbers are wrong. If they get 2 million viewers for TV, this is the type of success they could only have imagines. You know how many watched the third hour of RAW this week? 2 million. How many viewers did TNA draw when they were live in prime time on SPIKE (a deal Spike enjoyed and paid a lot of money for)? A million or so. Get a million and this thing is big. You can have your opinion and not like Cody, Bucks, PAC, Page, Jericho, Baker etc. They're all talented. So what underwhelms you, that they arent WWE guys? Again, there is life outside the WWE bubble. If they land Kenny, you can come here and talk about how nobody knows him and no one cares about him and hes not that good anyway. But if he shows on RAW, you can become erect and go online to tell fans about the one time you saw him across the parking lot at Polo Park. There are some similarities though I bet you can't name them. Excellent time to mention ROH's drawing ability after they had their best year in company history (on the back of Bucks, Cody and Omega). Cetainly the money might be an issue. They only have the richest owner in the entire wrestling business. lol We can have a nuanced discussion about indy feds owned by billionaires but I dont think you want to. Huh?
  34. 1 point
    That video is brilliant! Anyone know how to copy it?
  35. 1 point
    Thanks- that was a good read.
  36. 1 point
    OMG bury the Kelvin timeline already.
  37. 1 point
    ediger

    Wrestling

    It's even less like Sting in TNA. Sting went there after working old timers tours for two years. Jericho's coming in on the heels of some red hot programs in Japan. You say he didn't move the needle but I think most people would agree that he was the primary draw for last years Wrestle Kingdom which had one of the highest attendance figures in recent years as well as a huge increase in online subscriptions from North America. Not to mention his merch sales are through the roof. He's the one guy his age who has managed to keep himself relevant. Besides, the rest of the roster is already shaping up to be pretty damn good. They already have a good mix of styles and I'm sure there's a couple more big names to come. You keep on referring to indie fans and indie wrestlers but NJPW and even ROH & Impact are pretty far from the indies and that's where most of these guys will be coming in from. It's not like they're signing guys that would be wrestling in the Boogies parking lot otherwise. In recent years I've watched both Wrestlemanias and Wrestle Kingdoms with people who aren't/weren't wrestling fans. Guess which of the two turned people into fans? If AEW offers a proper alternative to the WWE and it's easy to access for viewers I really think they have a legit shot at being successful.
  38. 1 point
    Brandon

    Wrestling

    I am unaware of any of those leagues having North American TV deals that many people can access? As for the midgets comments.. I seem to remember guys like Shawn Micheals, Ric Flair and Bret Hart getting over despite being average heights? If AEW gets a good tv deal and if they have good angles / story lines and something that can draw adults to watching then I don't see why it can't do well? If they only focus on wrestling then yes I agree it won't draw any casuals over.
  39. 1 point
    17to85

    Around the League: 2019 Off Season

    probably look exactly the same as it did in BC since he's a pretty one dimensional quarterback. Guy just isn't smart enough a player to use all his tools to his advantage.
  40. 1 point
    iHeart

    Game 42 : Avalanche

    Perreault strikes first KConn makes it 2-0 we're going to be hearing alot of Queen from now on aren't we? but I mean that in a good way, I love Queen, I enjoyed the movie (and I really think the theater critics made a wrong turn a ended up in a different theater when they were reviewing it because I did not see the same film they did) oh Laine that's the second time tonight you got in the box smarten up and the captain makes it 3-1 Little 4-1 Come on guys no choking, the Avs are usually easy meat especially at home Copp makes it 5-3. we all know what that means Scheif makes it 6-3 Trouba finishes it off 7-4
  41. 1 point
    FrostyWinnipeg

    US Politics

    I know what im watching tonight. https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jan/8/stormy-daniels-fold-laundry-her-underwear-instagra
  42. 1 point
    The Unknown Poster

    Wrestling

    Joey Janella. Penelope. MJF (he's 23 and really good). Hangman Page ofcourse. Over 53,000 people watching. EDIT: Neville (PAC) out now. Looking jacked. EDIT 2: Announces second show will be in Jacksonville and partial proceeds to fight gun violence. EDIT 3: Chris Jericho!
  43. 1 point
    JCon

    Halfway point of 2018/19

    How could the Jets hope to keep Laine, Roslovic, Connor, Morrissey, Trouba, etc if they spent right up to the limit? Also, there are bonuses that will be due on the ELCs. You spend up to the cap when you absolutely have to but you need room in order to sign the younger guys and to make trades to help the club. As you can see, the Jets have been adding more and more salaries each year as the draft-and-develop model comes to fruition.
  44. 1 point
    Noeller

    Bomber News: 2019 Off Season

    Can confirm.....
  45. 1 point
    Bighill’s ties maybe more family and geography than with the previous regime.
  46. 1 point
    The Unknown Poster

    Halfway point of 2018/19

    Going to the conference final was a windfall for True North. All their business interests are tied to the Jets doing well. If they are a cap team that misses the window and begins to suck, sure, we can talk about trading guys away due to money and rebuilding. But every team would feel the same way in that scenario. Chipman did manage expectations in year one when he said the Jets would NOT be a cap team unless they had a chance of winning the cup. They're basically a cap team now. And will be for the foreseeable future. If they trade Laine it wont be because they cant afford him. It might be because they feel his market value isnt worth what he brings. But if they really want to keep him, they will keep him.
  47. 1 point
    SpeedFlex27

    Halfway point of 2018/19

    He was barely on the team.
  48. 1 point
    Noeller

    Bomber News: 2019 Off Season

    To kinda put this whole thing in a nutshell: Saying Medlock had a bad punting year, by any metric, is patently false.....
  49. 1 point
    kelownabomberfan

    Halfway point of 2018/19

    Not sure why Laine goes through these annual bouts of self-confidence issues...but then again he's 20. What was Scheif doing when he was 20?
  50. 1 point
    Booch

    Bomber News: 2019 Off Season

    yes he had the most inside the 10 this year...I actually as well think this was one of his better punting years..he also started to tinker with his method/drops and the knuckling, curving ball he used often this year which made the returner have to cross the field to get it caused teams fits..also he kicked a ball that was difficult for returners to catch cleanly...later in the year our punt return coverage took a bit of a dip as we really missed Jones, Renaud..Gauthier at times and other key coverage guys who were hurt
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