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I don't disagree that removing Suitor from Rider games takes away the conflict of interest but let's be realistic,tsn doesn't have decent play by play callers lined up right behind him currently. Try and fix the issue instead of getting rid of him and then having to bring in someone brand new.

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1 hour ago, 17to85 said:

Glad we are all on the same page here. National broadcaster shouldn't be a fan and should st least pretend at being impartial. 

Are you professional in your job? That's what this is about. Asking suitor to be professional in his job.

Like Milt Stegall when he is asked for his game prediction and says he “has to pick my team?” Like Troy Aikman yesterday complaint that he should have gotten the Cowboy-Niners broadcast instead of Romo? Like Bob Cole and Harry Neale on every HNIC game that the Maple Leafs were a part of? Like every TSN broadcast now that covers Maple Leaf practices during the national Sportcentre updates? Suitor hardly invented homerism, and is arguably not the worst offender, especially if you consider the context of his remarks being made on a Saskatchewan podcast answering specifically if the Riders should be concerned about the salary signings. 

The bad look comes from the fact that it again exposes how useless the salary cap violation penalties are. That is what should be the focus here. 

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8 minutes ago, Nolby said:

I don't disagree that removing Suitor from Rider games takes away the conflict of interest but let's be realistic,tsn doesn't have decent play by play callers lined up right behind him currently. Try and fix the issue instead of getting rid of him and then having to bring in someone brand new.

Disagree. You try to find some young talent similar to what they did for play by play with Dustin Nielson.

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1 hour ago, Nolby said:

I don't disagree that removing Suitor from Rider games takes away the conflict of interest but let's be realistic,tsn doesn't have decent play by play callers lined up right behind him currently. Try and fix the issue instead of getting rid of him and then having to bring in someone brand new.

He's not a play by play caller.... 

1 hour ago, TrueBlue4ever said:

Like Milt Stegall when he is asked for his game prediction and says he “has to pick my team?” Like Troy Aikman yesterday complaint that he should have gotten the Cowboy-Niners broadcast instead of Romo? Like Bob Cole and Harry Neale on every HNIC game that the Maple Leafs were a part of? Like every TSN broadcast now that covers Maple Leaf practices during the national Sportcentre updates? Suitor hardly invented homerism, and is arguably not the worst offender, especially if you consider the context of his remarks being made on a Saskatchewan podcast answering specifically if the Riders should be concerned about the salary signings. 

The bad look comes from the fact that it again exposes how useless the salary cap violation penalties are. That is what should be the focus here. 

The difference is Stegall is a panel voice and Suitor is an in game analyst. I really believe there's more leeway for Milt in that instance. 

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22 minutes ago, Noeller said:

He's not a play by play caller.... 

The difference is Stegall is a panel voice and Suitor is an in game analyst. I really believe there's more leeway for Milt in that instance. 

I would disagree that there is a difference in leeway, especially given that this was not a national broadcast but a local podcast and he is there to offer opinions just like a panelist, but I accept that this is your point of view. I know Suitor saying it and it being the Riders will trigger people more than if someone else said it, and I still contend the bigger problem is that the weak league rules make this kind of violation a viable option open for discussion, more than who in the media suggests it. 

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3 hours ago, TrueBlue4ever said:

I would disagree that there is a difference in leeway, especially given that this was not a national broadcast but a local podcast and he is there to offer opinions just like a panelist, but I accept that this is your point of view. I know Suitor saying it and it being the Riders will trigger people more than if someone else said it, and I still contend the bigger problem is that the weak league rules make this kind of violation a viable option open for discussion, more than who in the media suggests it. 

Did anyone in the media say or accuse the Bombers of being over the cap when we won B2B Grey Cups? Is anyone in the media saying we should cheat the cap to re-sign our veterans? No one. We won & stayed within the rules.

You never heard Bob Irving say that & he never would have because he was a true professional when it came to covering the team. He covered the Bombers for 45 seasons & I'd say he's more of a Bomber homer than some of the players who played here. Yet, it would never occur for him to do that. Yet, Suitor does because he played for the Riders & that makes it okay? Winning two championships  & knowing we didn't cheat just makes it even better.

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10 hours ago, TrueBlue4ever said:

Like Milt Stegall when he is asked for his game prediction and says he “has to pick my team?” Like Troy Aikman yesterday complaint that he should have gotten the Cowboy-Niners broadcast instead of Romo? Like Bob Cole and Harry Neale on every HNIC game that the Maple Leafs were a part of? Like every TSN broadcast now that covers Maple Leaf practices during the national Sportcentre updates? Suitor hardly invented homerism, and is arguably not the worst offender, especially if you consider the context of his remarks being made on a Saskatchewan podcast answering specifically if the Riders should be concerned about the salary signings. 

The bad look comes from the fact that it again exposes how useless the salary cap violation penalties are. That is what should be the focus here. 

Have any of the other examples you cited encouraged their favourite teams to cheat? I think that's the point here. 

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Personally, I love it when Suitor pumps their tires in a win and makes excuses for them in a loss. It helps keep the delusions alive in Riderville and it makes it hurt more when we beat them for the umpteenth time in a row in the playoffs. That's when the reality sets in, and I like reality to set in at the same time as the pain for them.

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