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 on: March 27, 2020, 02:07:14 PM 
Started by TecnoGenius - Last post by blue_gold_84
If you stare at the stars long enough shapes appear.

LOL Cheesy

 on: March 27, 2020, 01:45:46 PM 
Started by TecnoGenius - Last post by Blue In BC
I was sitting in the end zone in 2011 and watched that play run right at me. I still can't get it that loss out of my head. Sad Sad

If not for a play here or there like the Willis near int and possible return TD it might have been a different outcome.

Football is a game of if's and that's the way the cookie crumbled for us that day.

 on: March 27, 2020, 01:42:36 PM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by Blue In BC
Steve Nash just shut down his 25 Fitness World locations here the Vancouver area. It appears that will be permanent and the covid 19 was the last straw. That's unfortunate but there is going to be a lot of equipment up for sale eventually.

Global TV showed an individual working out at home with his dog ( golden retriever maybe ). It was funny. The dog was lying on his owner's back as a weight while he did push ups etc. The dog was seen encouraging his owner in a yoga pose.

 on: March 27, 2020, 01:32:21 PM 
Started by TecnoGenius - Last post by Sir Blue and Gold
If you stare at the stars long enough shapes appear.

 on: March 27, 2020, 11:11:00 AM 
Started by TecnoGenius - Last post by GCn19
The play is literally a routine type of handoff that every team employs multiple times a game. I would chalk this up more to good execution and coincidence than Lapo tipping his hat to the 2011 Lions. I know your conspiracy thinking likes to have you looking for hidden meaning in everything but in reality 75% of all running plays are designed to be executed in an almost identical fashion by every CFL club.

 on: March 27, 2020, 06:01:52 AM 
Started by TecnoGenius - Last post by TecnoGenius
So I'm watching the 2011 Grey Cup I PVRd from ESPN Classic last year.

AH33 has a great run for the first TD of the game.  I look at it, do a double-take, and then play it again.  Instantly I say to myself: that's the exact same play as Andrew Harris' first TD in the 2019 GC!  I think, hmm, is Lapo playing coy with us all?  Would he really do such a thing as mirror the play that got the Lions rolling against us in 2011?

As most will know, Lapo was our HC in that 2011 GC.  And he was our OC in the 2019 GC.  And AH was playing for the Lions in '11, but playing for us in '19.  (Humor those who may not know all this.)

I think Paul LaPolice was so impressed by that play that stung him so badly in '11 that he decided, probably as part of a scripted drive, to use it himself to nail it in from the red zone in '19.  And why not?  It worked to perfection then, and it worked to perfection now!  Yes, the play is somewhat standard fare for a rush play, and yes, it could possibly be coincidence.  But if you watch both plays and compare, you'll see Lapo must be tipping his hat to that '11 play -- they are almost mirror images, and both are the opening TDs of the game, both run by Harris.  In fact, the few minor differences between the plays are probably just Lapo saying "hey, I can make the play even better".  Sly fox Lapo!

I broke down the ball position, pre-snap look, pre-snap motion, post-snap motion, and the end of AH's run.  I'm not sure anyone is interested so I'll just break it down tersely.  2011 15yl, 2019 20yl.  The same: right hash, 5 OL front, field WR comes in as TE, AH behind QB, 2 field slots on go straight up clearing routes, boundary slot halfway out, boundary WR wide on line, boundary slot crosses over in front of QB to block DE, whole OL slides right to wall off almost all the front 7, field OT goes up to take a LB, AH is untouched for 10+ yards then sheds 2-3 DBs and stumbles/falls over goal line.

The only things that don't match up?  One is the D alignment: '19 HAM D is playing a weird 3 3 look, LBs back; '11 WPG is playing 7 tight to the line.  But the OC can't control that anyhow.  Notable how the play works well no matter whether the D is playing the run or the pass.

Lapo's tweaks in '19?  The boundary crossing SB blocks the DE by himself.  In '11 BC's field WR on the line jams the same DE before the crossing SB also hits them both.  Lapo saw the '11 format was redundant and instead sent the field WR up as a downfield blocker (which turned out to be important to block a DB).  In addition, in '11 the field OT walled off both the MLB+DT because they were tight to the box; but in '19 the looser formation allowed our field OT to block only the field LB (I say "block" with a grain of salt... wink wink Bryant).

So my 20+ viewings of the '19 GC pay off.  You have no idea how much pleasure this gives me to see tricky Lapo pull this off, and if no one else has found it out yet: I caught you Lapo! Cheesy  I always marvel at how Lapo sets plays up plays, drives and games and even half-seasons in advance, and then uses that setup (and film study) against a D.  It's my favorite part of Lapo's game.  To see him pull a play that may have cost him a GC in '11 out of his hat and use it in '19 to instead win one, with the very same RB, is truly amazing.

I tip my hat to you, Lapo.  You will be greatly missed!  You deserve even more credit than you've gotten so far from WPG fans for getting us that cup.  I will continue to have fun watching your evil genius at work in OTT.  If your tricks work a couple of times against our Blue Bombers in future seasons, I'll probably have a little smile sneaking out of the corner of my mouth while I curse your name. Grin Cheesy  Bravo.  Bravo.

 on: March 27, 2020, 02:52:16 AM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by GOLDMEMBER
I can relate to a lesser degree. No YMCA for me. So crappy! I have a barbell with about 30 lbs of additional weight. So lots of push ups, rowing machine I have, running, walking, jogging, arm curls, some shoulder exercise but high volume because I don?t have heavier weights. It?s ok...for now.

 on: March 27, 2020, 02:42:01 AM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by TecnoGenius
Interesting article.  You'd think there'd be a big bump in home gym equipment sales to these guys this offseason...

As for Bighill's side job, it looks like his dime formation is back down to that nickel formation  Wink Grin Grin Grin


I kid, I kid

 on: March 27, 2020, 02:22:29 AM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by ModAdmin
Players getting creative with self-isolation workouts, training - Ed Tait

Their careers are built on training and routine, then enhanced by the bonding and camaraderie that comes from sharing a locker room and the same end goal: a Grey Cup championship.

So when that regimen is altered and with the start of Canadian Football League training camp in jeopardy due to a global pandemic, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers have worked to find alternative ways to stay of sound mind and body.

Here are three stories, in particular...

Adam Bighill has never been the sort to sit on his hands or do the couch-potato act. He has a go-go-go personality that means he is seldom gearing down physically or mentally.

On top of his training and helping raise his three kids  Beau, Leah and A.J. - with his wife Kristina, the Bombers veteran middle linebacker already has a post-career gig in play, as he has been working with Wellington-Altus as a financial advisor for nine months.

"Luckily for me I've got no shortage of amusement with the three kids," said Bighill in a phone interview from Vancouver. "There's always something to do for me. On top of that, I'm always on the computer here at home working on the financial side which still keeps me busy. There's no client interaction other than e-mails and calls, but I am continuing to do research."

A ferocious trainer, Bighill - like most of his teammates - is now quarantined and without access to some of the facilities that are critical for strength training. He came up with an innovative method for doing push-ups...

"You can usually feel that training camp is around the corner at this time of the year so you usually use the time you can to train," said Bighill. "Now you do what you can with what you've got.

"I don't really have a lot of equipment at home, so it's mostly bodyweight training and plyometrics and running. I've been focusing more on the running side because I didn't want to load it up early. But now it's time to ramp up the running and transition to that."

The rest of Ed Tait's article is here with perspectives from Pat Neufeld and Brandon Alexander

 on: March 26, 2020, 02:54:33 AM 
Started by TecnoGenius - Last post by dd
great is it on YouTube?
I found a short 10 minute highlight clip as well as the full game but am not computer savvy enough to paste the link

Google 1990 grey cup winnipeg vs Edmonton and enjoy. The 1988 performance vs dunnigan and the lions was heroic and really an upset but the 1990 trashing was unbelievable, I ve never seen anything close to it

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