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  1. 4 points
    Did someone say Chris Szarka? Time for this video clip, then.
  2. 4 points
    Noeller

    Bomber News: 2019 Off Season

    Why do you think he can't do multiple things at once?
  3. 3 points
    Ambrosie has cut the league staff (people who run the business, not faces) to a size not seen since the late 90s when the CFL was on the brink of folding every off-season and also taken on this CFL 2.0 crap in the face of CBA talks and crises in three markets, two essentially without ownership. It’s bad. There’s a very real possibility that veteran players aren’t in training camp, and a lot of management types will have a decision to make on whether or not they want to run a camp of rookies. It’s a complete joke to run a Euro draft at this time.
  4. 3 points
    Bigblue204

    Around the League: 2019 Off Season

    I wish people (mainly the media) weren't getting their panties in a bunch over some boston reporter who is obviously trolling or just an idiot. Comes off as needy. Who the **** cares about what he thinks even if he's being serious? He's now replied with a "sorry I hurt your feelings"... It's like arguing with a flat earther...the proof is there, go look at it, or don't. I don't give a ****...you can be wrong.
  5. 3 points
    "Climate change is often thought of as a partisan issue in the United States, but New York Times journalist Nathaniel Rich says that wasn't always the case. Rich says that from 1979 until 1989, climate change was viewed as a bipartisan problem — then the the oil industry "descended and bared its fangs" and everything changed." https://www.npr.org/2019/04/08/710992579/losing-earth-explores-how-oil-industry-played-politics-with-the-planet-s-fate?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20190408&fbclid=IwAR10nNtdI3hlm0jEGukWLXP7rLP9pVUPzn2JZo7j3BTTD38TRVlyCAaElrQ
  6. 3 points
    Mark F

    Space is the Place

  7. 3 points
    JCon

    Space is the Place

  8. 3 points
    bustamente

    US Politics

  9. 2 points
    Bigblue204

    Bomber News: 2019 Off Season

    If I know anything, it's that owners/ceo's/presidents/commissioners(?)commishes...you know what I mean! Never do more then 1 thing at a time. They only focus on one priority as they can not fathom doing more then 1 thing. There are definitely not any lawyers involved in the CFLPA talks who are taking on most of the work, and there is absolutely more he could be doing to get fans out in TO and MTL, those two fan bases are just looking for a reason to come out to games...they want to...I swear...the CFL just makes it so hard. I will say, out of all the complaints about his work, the only one that holds any water is the rush on the international drafts...that's a bit of a waste...but could be a part of having any kind of deal done...for all we know those leagues could have been close to getting into proprietary deals with other leagues etc etc. We the fans absolutely have a grasp on all of these complex situations!! And there is no bigger picture we could be missing.
  10. 2 points
    17to85

    Canadian Politics

    Yeah, Jason Kenney is a giant piece of ****, the fact his sham of a party is polling so high is an utter disgrace and makes me think less of fellow albertans
  11. 2 points
    You only get a second challenge if the first one is right. Jason will still have to make a decision about when and where he should throw it. Not too concerned by this
  12. 2 points
    It's too bad that it's potatoe quality video.
  13. 2 points
    I don't mind that at all. Tired of same-old response, Now if you disagree then you must hate Troy Westwood HCB?
  14. 2 points
    Colin Unger

    Around the League: 2019 Off Season

    I'm too old for this many changes!
  15. 2 points
    Mike Sellers was a Pro Bowl NFLer...........Chris Szarka was an NI on a mediocre team. I love Neil MacKinley, but I'm not about to say he had a better career than Mike Sellers just because he stayed in the CFL for awhile....
  16. 2 points
    MC

    Around the League: 2019 Off Season

    The only change that is a mistake is the second coaches' challenge. I used to say they should be challenge anything because it was more important to get it right. But, in practice it hurts the game. The CFL finally had it right the last year and a half. The one-and-done rule resulted in the majority of egregious calls being corrected and added some interesting decisions being made by coaches. There will always be some team's fan base who goes crazy because they think they see irrefutable proof in ultra slow motion that their team got jobbed on one play out of the 160. That is just sport. It all evens out in the end. And no - no team ever lost a game because of one call or non-call. If they had played better they would have won.
  17. 2 points
    Sard

    Around the League: 2019 Off Season

    It's just the plant leg. They can still hit the kicking leg.
  18. 2 points
    The ratified rule changes for 2019 include: Allowing the Command Centre to assist Referees with called and non-called roughing the passer penalties including instances where an obvious roughing the passer penalty was not called because a referee’s view was blocked. The ability for the Command Centre to upgrade a 15-yard roughing the passer penalty to a 25-yard penalty for a direct blow to the quarterback’s head or neck with the helmet when that player has a clear view to the quarterback, and there are no mitigating circumstances such as a quarterback ducking his head. Allowing the Command Centre to assist on-field officials in calling penalties when the injury spotter has intervened in a player safety situation. Allowing the Command Centre to assist on-field officials with called and non-called roughing the kicker penalties. Removing the stipulation that allows a defender to contact a kicker’s plant leg without penalty if the defender has touched the ball prior to contact. Clarifying the definition of spearing to be when a player uses the top of their helmet as the primary point of contact to deliver a blow to an opponent. Making the use of three or more wedge blockers on kicking plays illegal. Making it illegal for a defensive player to deliver a forcible blow to the long snapper while the snapper’s head is down and they are in a vulnerable position and unable to protect themselves. Whistling a play dead anytime a quarterback carrying the ball gives themselves up by sliding with any part of their body. Previously, a quarterback could only “give themselves up” by sliding feet-first. Coaches will be entitled to a second challenge if their first is successful, giving them a potential maximum of two per game instead of just one. A 10-yard objectionable conduct penalty will be assessed for faking or embellishing contact, otherwise known as diving. Spearing on any player will be upgraded to a 25-yard penalty by the Command Centre when a spear is delivered to the head or neck, the player has a clear view to the opponent and there are no mitigating circumstances such as the player ducking into what would otherwise be legal contact. If a player receives two 25-yard penalties in the same game, they will be disqualified from that game. A kicked or thrown football will remain a live ball instead of becoming a dead ball when it touches a goal-post ribbon.
  19. 2 points
    Right up there with the Kerwin Bell clip... never gets old!
  20. 2 points
    Shepley is as much a real deal as is Gray (which is hardly a lock to crack starting lineup)...probably to a lesser degree as Gray was looked at as a better prospect and did survive in the NFL longer..well actually Shepley didn't really survive there..Bladek yes may improve but he may not even be ready until labour as he got hurt right at the end of the season, and returning from a ACL rebuild is much easier for a smaller guy than for a big lineman..so for them to count on him now is a pipe dream. Also with their pop gun offence, and losing 3 of their big play makers on defense, they will be lucky to be a 4-6 win team...not to mention unproven coaching staff in the top spot and GM
  21. 2 points
    FrostyWinnipeg

    Space is the Place

  22. 2 points
    $wall. Whats your username and password?
  23. 2 points
    Noeller

    Jets v Blues playoff who wins and why.

    now I know you're lying....
  24. 2 points
    blue_gold_84

    Space is the Place

    The forum needs a love reaction for posts like this.
  25. 2 points
    blue_gold_84

    Space is the Place

    This is absolutely incredible. What an amazing achievement!
  26. 2 points
    JCon

    Space is the Place

    'We've now seen the unseeable': Black hole photographed for the first time Event Horizon Telescope images supermassive black hole at centre of galaxy 50 million light-years from Earth
  27. 2 points
    blue_gold_84

    Who Would YOU and WHY...

    Why is neither not an option. Because that'd be mine: trade neither if it's possible.
  28. 2 points
    JCon

    Who Would YOU and WHY...

    I wouldn't trade Buff. I know that his abilities are likely on the decline and he'll spend more and more time recuperating from various injuries over the next few years but I think his presence in the ice, his presence on the bench and his presence in the locker room is worth the price you pay for him. The sum of Buff is worth more than a 1st round return. And, no one is going to trade unless they think they're close to championship, which likely means a late first rounder. Not worth it.
  29. 2 points
    iHeart

    Upcoming Movies

  30. 2 points
    Mark F

    Space is the Place

    Truly amazing what these scientists, and engineers, are doing. Lucky for them their work doesn't affect oil industry profit. black holes....... the universe is astounding.
  31. 1 point
    Goalie

    Who Would YOU and WHY...

    Trade if Trouba wanted to stay Jacob Trouba... Or Dustin Byfugluien... If Trouba wants to stay.. I move Buff as his NMC becomes a limited version with 10 or so teams he can be sent 2. Why? Hes younger. That's the bottom line for me... Gotta think Buff gets more on the market than Trouba also. Tough to see Buff go but hes not young anymore and most of our team is so if all things being equal.. Jacob can have his 6. Yrs x 7 or so contract. Buff is moved. Myers let go. Just shift the money away from the D cuz right now.. Lots of cash on D players with not much D being played. Buff prob gets u a 1st rd pick plus plus.
  32. 1 point
    i wouldnt think so...and he isnt an impact guy either
  33. 1 point
    bustamente

    US Politics

    AG Barr is digging a hole
  34. 1 point
    TBURGESS

    Around the League: 2019 Off Season

    Maybe the Commish will be outta town. Latvia this time?😄
  35. 1 point
    iHeart

    The TV Thread

    https://tvline.com/2019/04/10/winona-ryder-cast-plot-against-america-hbo-miniseries/ This was actually based on a book that was released in 2004.
  36. 1 point
    MC

    Bomber News: 2019 Off Season

    So, he should spend 15 hours a day on the Montreal issue? What could possibly do for that long each day to fix it? He has prospective buyers and they need to get their finances in order. In the meantime he also has a contingency where the league takes over to bridge between owners. The only other thing I can think of is if he were to stand on St Catherine's and beg for money from the passers by. If the league can get a TV deal in Mexico or Europe lined up for 2020 because there is increased eyes watching the game because of players from those countries who are playing in 2019. That would not be worth the minimal money and effort being spent by the league and clubs now?
  37. 1 point
  38. 1 point
    Tracker

    Bomber News: 2019 Off Season

    But the idea, even if it goes nowhere, is getting the CFL media attention, and is a Good Thing.
  39. 1 point
    Jesse

    Bomber News: 2019 Off Season

    I like the vision - agree that it's terribly rushed. All of these drafts could easily have been announced...for next season. At least pretended that teams can look at the players before drafting them.
  40. 1 point
    Count me in as believing Edmonton is in for a much worse year than they think. This Ottawa migration isn't going to be the saviour they're thinking it'll be.
  41. 1 point
    Bryant Mitchell, Duke Williams, & Derel Walker all left. Daniels & Ellingson are good players, but they're still a big downgrade from last season.
  42. 1 point
    iHeart

    Who Would YOU and WHY...

    Buff has like 2 years left on his current contract, if we have to move Trouba then we should get a defense man that doesn't break so easily, yeah I know Niku is supposed to be here full time now
  43. 1 point
    Who did they add to improve that O-line? Labatte another year older and declining..Bladek (who wasnt that good anyway yet) coming off ACL injury and may not be even ready..Clarke just..well sucks..StJohn who showed nothing isnt signed..their 2 American tackles are average at best...Blake is there but isnt a dominant guy by any means and isnt getting any younger and Shepley has shown nothing and is just a rookie who hasnt had live gamecaction since his last year of school. Factor in mush melon at QB and Roosevalt in a similar situation and that's a whole lot of issues.. Powell will not put them over the top and prob by week 8 or so will wonder why he signed there
  44. 1 point
    In 2002 Robert's was #3 on the team in catches......
  45. 1 point
    rebusrankin

    Around The NHL 2018/2019

    Well at least Jack Hughes isn't going to Colorado.
  46. 1 point
    Man, no respect for Winston Rose or Geoff Gray... Gray is going to step in and be an all-star for the next two years... Rose had five interceptions last year... Somehow assembling Jefferson-Bryant-Nevis-Jeffcoat is also impressive work by Walters Winnipeg drifted last year because Nichols was obviously injured and playing absolutely terrible football for a stretch... I expect out QB tandem to be much better and to be deployed as a 1A/1B finally Another wild card... and something that I think Walters is watching (and NOT spending madly on free agent receivers...) is that Ackie and Lue are still out there - could be huge mid-season additions...
  47. 1 point
    Adam Lowry on the team's shitty finish to the season and why he thinks they can turn it around...
  48. 1 point
    TrueBlue4ever

    2019 NHL Playoffs

    This is more a wish list. I hate betting when my heart is involved, and I want to believe that the Jets are just coasting to save their energy rather than the media speculation of a fractured locker room. So don't hold me to these picks Calgary over Colorado, don't think it will be that close, even though I haven't been sold on the Flames' goaltending all year.. Vegas over San Jose, Fleury will outplay Jones. Both buildings will be ridiculously loud. Winnipeg/St. Louis a lot depends on who wins the first game and how the score looks. The Jets' psyche, even if only half as fragile as the media and doom-saying fans right now, needs a jolt of confidence, and the Blues belief in their savior goaltender may falter if playoff pressure gets to him. Imagine the headlines in either hometown paper if their team loses the opener 5-1. I think the Jets have the talent to overcome the Blues and their own demons, but they will be pushed. Right now the way the "experts" are talking, the Jets winning would be the upset, and isn't this a massively talented underdog if that is the case? Maybe being dismissed is the best thing for them. If there is a juicy upset in the first round, it's Dallas and their sudden interest in defensive hockey beating Nashville. Both Calgary and Winnipeg really struggled against the Stars' trap game this year, right now the low seed no one would want to face. Logic says Nashville will prevail, but the Stars are my dark horse to get to the Conference Finals at least if not the Stanley Cup, depending on who they draw each round. The Blue Jackets aggressive trade deadline moves make for a compelling story, now that they snuck into the playoffs. Wouldn't it be neat to see it all come together and re-invigorate the "all in" mentality of trade deadline day for future teams if they were to make a run to the Conference Finals? If it was another match-up, I might buy into this fairy tale scenario. Then I realize they are playing the Lightning. Tampa will blow by Columbus. Boston over Toronto - again. The Leafs will find some way to steal a few games and make their fans believe they are going to win, before a spectacular choke job - again. The fans will mourn saying they gave it away when really they were always the inferior team - again. Washington/Carolina - I think the defending champs get at least to round 2 in their title defence, but I can't think of a better storyline in this year's playoffs than the "bunch of jerks" getting to create a whole lot more "storm surge celebrations" in the playoffs. The upset I'm not betting will happen, but the one I'd most like to see for sure. Maybe they all put on gaudy Don Cherry suit jackets after a win and do the slow clap. NYI/Pittsurgh - like the Blues and Jets, the lower seed is probably the favorite, and the "upset" will be if the higher seed wins. The Islanders have flown under the radar all year despite the best defence in the NHL, which is always a winning formula in the playoffs. Still, everyone who says you can't just flip a switch at playoff time has not watched the Penguins the last decade. Not that they limp in, per se, but they find at least 5 extra gears come April. Take the Pens. Round 2: If going with my heart - Vegas over Calgary and Winnipeg over Nashville If going with my head - Calgary over Vegas, Dallas already beat Nashville and will beat Winnipeg. Tampa over Boston Pittsburgh over Washington Round 3: Heart: Winnipeg over Vegas Head/Heart: Calgary barely finds a way to solve Dallas (because a Tampa/ Calgary re-match would be much better hockey, so kind of a "heart" pick) Head: The Dallas magic continues, as they get the perfect storm of opponents in each round that their trap-style frustrates the most. Tampa over Pittsburgh Finals: Heart: Tampa outlasts the Jets in a fun 7 game final Heart/head: Tampa handles Calgary in 6 decent games Head: Tampa sweeps Dallas in a boring Final
  49. 1 point
    One man's take: First of all, I must apologize for some egregious omissions. Tom Casey, Bob McNamara, and Charlie Shepard should all have been included on the list, and would in my mind rank above some of the others this list, but in the end 13 was a sizable number in itself, and I don't believe any of these omitted players would have cracked the top 2. From this list- 13) Miller - Great rookie season, but the focus of those Bomber teams was Brock's passing, not Miller's running. 12) Richardson - only back to ever win a rushing title in a 16 game or more season with less than 1000 yards (beat out Damon Allen 925-920 in 1993). Like Miller, was serviceable but not the key element of a pass happy offense. 11) Reid - a very strong 2010 season, and a game for the ages against BC (260 yards, 3rd best ever) in the only successful display of the otherwise goofy "Jet Package" (does it bother anyone else that the greatest rushing AND passing games in Bomber history are both products of the Mike Kelly offensive system? Maybe "The Source" will chime in). But Reid, an admirable replacement for Charlie Roberts, never felt like a game changer at running back to me. 10) Mimbs - Holds the single season rushing record - the only Bomber ever to rush for a mile in one year. So why do I not really remember anything about him? A very underrated back, if he had hung around for a few more years would rank higher. 9) Washington - very steady numbers, he was good for 1000 or so every year, but was buried on some poor teams which lowers his profile 8) Raimey - Like Washington, very good numbers over an extended period, but stuck on some poor teams, and replacing a legend in Leo Lewis he suffers by comparison. One of the best backs on the list in terms of pass catching, and he was a star returner as well, which moves him up on the list. 7) Herron - Destined for greatness, especially after that revelatory 1972 season, but a drug bust in the off-season led to his departure, so he does not have the mileage to crack the top 6. Depending on my mood, he could slide as low as #10 on this list for me. The top 6 are now in the "has done something no other Bomber RB ever did" category, so they get raised a level above: 5 tie) James and Harris - I said before Harris was in tough to crack the top 5, which I am sure will be met with some flak from younger MBB members. So I'll put him in a tie with KId Dymamite (maybe if Harris had a cool nickname he might rank higher). Both are Winnipeg natives and grads of our high school football programs. James' numbers appear smaller, but he had to share time with Lewis, Casey, McNamara, and Shepard, and was still able to put up some heady numbers (18 rushing TDs in one season!) and be the best Canadian on the team 4 times, one more than Harris. Harris has more all-star nods, and is arguably the best dual threat runner/receiver the club has ever employed at running back (although Leo Lewis makes a pretty compelling case as a receiver too). Trying not to let James' moonlighting as an NHLer at the same time influence me - I will hedge my bets and place both of them at the edge of the top 5. In the "only player ever to...." category, no one else has ever hit 1000+ rushing-800+ receiving yards in one season in CFL history (Harris) or played both the Stanley Cup and Grey Cup in the same season, or for that matter a Grey Cup and NHL game IN THE SAME DAY (James) 4) Hanson - no stats make a comparison hard, but he was the first player to ever put the Bombers on the map, and was THE team by all accounts in his playing days. His "only player ever to..." contribution? Name another Bomber who was the best male athlete in the nation across all sports. Can't? That's because no one else ever has been honoured as such. That puts him up to #4 for me. 3) Reaves - My 1984 bias clearly on display, but he is the only Bomber RB to ever be selected as the Most Outstanding Player in the CFL, so that rarified air of top 3 is warranted to me. He boasted before the year started that he wanted to hit 1800 rushing yards, and came oh so close to hitting it, despite being the primary target in every game. The Bomber game plan was "run on first down for 5-6 yards, short pass play on 2nd down, repeat down the field". A classic power back with deceptive speed and brilliant vision and cutting ability for a big man, has was essentially automatic for 20 carries and 100 yards a game. Even his lesser seasons were quite impressive ("only" 1323 yards in an off year in 1985 ,1471 in 1987). He was the focal point of the offence for 5 years here. 2) Lewis - Bud Grant called him "the greatest player I ever coached". I defy anyone to come up with a better counter-argument as to why Lewis should not be on the all-time team. Still the career leader in all-purpose yards for the club, and #2 in career rushing, in a committee running system he was still the most dominant player on the team during the club's 50-'s-60's heyday. Threat as a runner, receiver, and returner, he did it all. His "only player to..." list includes winning 4 Grey Cups, being the team MOP 5 times, and leading in career all-purpose yards. 1) Roberts - It would take a lot to bump Lewis off the top of this list, but 6 straight 1000+ and 4 straight 1500+ yard rushing seasons (only player to...) is my rationale for doing so. Unlike Reaves or Harris, who could generate 3-4 more yards after first contact on pure power, Roberts was the best ever at avoiding tackles for losses (which given his o-line, was an occurrence at least a half dozen times a game in some cases) by being untouchable. Still, he was able to fight for extra yards consistently when he was being wrapped up, despite his small stature. The Barry Sanders of the CFL, his rushing totals were more of an individual accomplishment than almost any other back. In an era when Khari Jones and Kevin Glenn each topped 5000 yards passing, and we had receivers like Bobby Gordon, Geroy Simon, Albert Johnson III, Milt Stegall, Terrance Edwards and Arland Bruce to name but a few, Roberts was still a superstar.
  50. 1 point
    Mr Dee

    Bomber News: 2019 Off Season

    Always room for another draft... (sic)
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