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 on: Today at 04:32:10 AM 
Started by Tiger - Last post by Tiger
So maybe the Irving?s should buy a team?

 2 
 on: Today at 04:28:06 AM 
Started by Sir Blue and Gold - Last post by dd
Kato, Stafford and Carter had a big dust up a year ago and stafford and carter are still in the league, do the math, kato s not cut out to be Qb in this league and no way he gets let into a MOS locker room.  No way kato gets called by the BB

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 on: Today at 03:23:30 AM 
Started by Sir Blue and Gold - Last post by bunker
I'd love to pick up Vernon Adams but I'm a realist, I fully expect Davis back in T.C. and a few new recruits for garnish because that's the way this regime rolls.  The multitude of things we ***** and moan about are not necessarily on their radar and there is no indication that they've soured on Davis. As for LeFevour, he's very good at what they use him for, so I'm ok with that role if they resign him. 

This season's success basically comes down to going all in on Nichols, there is to be no saviour waiting in the wings, be it Durant, Glenn or any other available QB in the CFL fish-tank. If the Bombers find themselves in a playoff game with anyone else but Nichols at the wheel it's going to be a really short ride. 





Its not necessarily about QB #2 winning us playoff games. Its about having a #2 that can win a few games during the regular season if/when Nichols goes down, so we ensure we get into the playoffs. I have zero confidence our previous backups can do this. And if we had to go into the playoffs with Durant, I still think we'd have a punchers' chance.


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 on: Today at 03:03:35 AM 
Started by Sir Blue and Gold - Last post by Throw Long Bannatyne
Who do you suggest we sign then? And please don't just say "a younger QB who can be a starter or a good QB in this league" or if you do, at least give some names

I'd love to pick up Vernon Adams but I'm a realist, I fully expect Davis back in T.C. and a few new recruits for garnish because that's the way this regime rolls.  The multitude of things we ***** and moan about are not necessarily on their radar and there is no indication that they've soured on Davis. As for LeFevour, he's very good at what they use him for, so I'm ok with that role if they resign him. 

This season's success basically comes down to going all in on Nichols, there is to be no saviour waiting in the wings, be it Durant, Glenn or any other available QB in the CFL fish-tank. If the Bombers find themselves in a playoff game with anyone else but Nichols at the wheel it's going to be a really short ride. 




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 on: Today at 02:34:21 AM 
Started by Sir Blue and Gold - Last post by kkc60
Cato put up decent numbers as a starter, and I think he was .500 in wins/losses in 2016.  He?s only 25 years old, the fact he?s missed a season is no big deal.  Less of a deal than Durants meltdown last year.

The only question for me about Cato, is whether the arguments with Carter indicate emotional instability.  Given what a prong Carter is, I would give Cato a second chance on that. 
Very true. I would love to bring Cato in for a looksee. But I'd want to bring him in to challenge our rookie QBs and if he plays good enough to warrant being a backup, then cut or trade Durant after. But I feel uncomfortable trusting Cato and Davis to compete to be the #2 QB

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 on: Today at 01:52:57 AM 
Started by Tiger - Last post by the paw
1. What evidence is there to show single rich owners weather losses better than ownership groups, especially as far as the CFL goes?

2. $40M / 9 = $4.44M
    $40M / 10 = $4.00M

Each team would effectively give up approx. $444K by adding an additional franchise. Where are you getting $900K?

3. Of course there are unique and separate challenges relative to each market, which is what a potential owner/ownership group must evaluate and manage prior to committing to anything. As we know, this situation in Halifax remains in the very early stages and viability has to be determined over time and with due diligence to those unique and separate challenges.

Regarding population figures, a direct base of 400K+ with an additional ~200K outside of the HRM within roughly 100 km is still a very strong number. If a large population were a determining factor, Montreal, BC, and Toronto would all attract more fans to their respective team's home games.
As for income per capita, the HRM isn't exactly suffering according to data from Statistics Canada: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/tables-tableaux/sum-som/l01/cst01/famil107a-eng.htm
The CFL is relatively affordable, anyway. If ticket prices are structured similarly to those of other teams, I see no reason why affordability would be a concern.
I also still fail to understand the tradition aspect as being some significantly problematic hurdle. I could see if there were zero interest for football in The Maritimes but all indications are there appears to be a passionate fanbase wanting football there. Every sports franchise has to start somewhere; that's how traditions are born. I mean, there's already a maritime tradition of sorts at GC Week, anyway.

I agree with you completely on the stadium being the most significant hurdle here. Until that situation is made clearer, everything else hangs in the balance. It'll be something worth watching closely in the months to come.

1.  Braley (x2), Young, Wetenhall are exhibits 1 through 4:

2.  No idea.  I am attributing it to bad math on my iPhone, while trying to do my job at the same time.  Lol.

3. The Statscan table shows Ottawa family income 25% higher than Halifax.  That?s significant.  In terms of the lack of attendance in large cities, it is true simply having more population doesn?t guarantee certain attendance levels.  But if you don?t have the population base to start with, it?s much harder to get there.  I mean, if every single person in Steinbach had a season ticket, in theory they could support their own CFL team. 

I agree the culture argument might not hold in reality.  I think there are definitely big football fans in Atlantic Canada, we just don?t know how many.  In Ottawa, we know they have a history of supporting a CFL time and we knew there were a bunch of old beezers just waiting to pull their Gabriel and Organ jerseys out of the cedar chest.  Maybe Atlantic Canada will be rabid, but at this stage , it?s a leap of faith.

But no harm in wishing...

 7 
 on: Today at 01:47:18 AM 
Started by Sir Blue and Gold - Last post by TBURGESS
I wouldn't sign LeFevour. I'd rather have Vernon Adams than Durant. I'd give Cato and Davis TC invites and have them fight it out.

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 on: Today at 01:32:12 AM 
Started by Sir Blue and Gold - Last post by the paw
Cato has been out of the league for a year. Willy and Durant, it's really a toss up. I'd take Durant because of experience. I'd love Vernon Adams. Honestly he's the guy I'd wanna acquire. That being said, I don't even know if Sask would want to move him, since they gave up some nice assets for him. If we could send Gauthier/Rush or someone similar along with a 3rd, then heck yeah. Issue is, Sask gave up more for him a few months ago

Cato put up decent numbers as a starter, and I think he was .500 in wins/losses in 2016.  He?s only 25 years old, the fact he?s missed a season is no big deal.  Less of a deal than Durants meltdown last year.

The only question for me about Cato, is whether the arguments with Carter indicate emotional instability.  Given what a prong Carter is, I would give Cato a second chance on that. 

 9 
 on: Today at 01:19:23 AM 
Started by Sir Blue and Gold - Last post by kkc60
I can see the logic in that, fair enough.  Too early to know who all is coming back to know the power of our ball club.  I would argue that we are not quite their yet but I hope I'm wrong.  I would be a little more patient.  Depending on how the West plays this year, we could be in tight again in the playoffs.  Lots changes every year in the CFL so it's hard to say.  Never been a big fan of playing the rental market for players.  More a low and slow buy and fix it up, rather then rent kinda guy LOL.
I am the same usually. But 27 years, MOS yet to win a playoff game, Harris in a contract year, eventually you gotta go all in

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 on: Today at 01:17:58 AM 
Started by Sir Blue and Gold - Last post by kkc60
I was speaking to the future of the QB position.  I don't really understand some of your post, it's confusing and has a couple typos.  Are you suggesting we go all in while we have our current mix of vets in place?
*1 typo. And yes I am suggesting that. Our core for the most part is older, if we retain Leggett, Westerman, Heath or Randle that statement still stands. I would 100% support us having a developmental QB as our 3rd stringer or PR guy. But having an experienced backup isn't closing the door on the future. It's ensuring that in the event of a Nichols injury we don't fall apart, and it allows a developmental rookie or 2nd year guy to learn from Nichols and Durant while not having to get thrown into a game when he isn't prepared. So to summarize, yes I think we do need to go all in. A large part of our offense in particular is in the 30s, so we don't know how much longer they will have. And MOS and KW are yet to win a playoff game. If a season is lost because of a failure to have a viable backup QB, it could cost one or both of them their jobs. We can't risk wasting a season with our current group. Durant isn't perfect, but no QB or backup QB is. With Durant, you are at least getting experience. And if Durant comes here and fails, it wouldn't look half a bad as if Davis/LeFevour/ someone else who is unproven or known to not be very good came in and failed

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