Blue Bombers Forum
July 13, 2020, 06:08:53 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
   Home   Help Login Register  
Pages: 1 ... 8 9 [10]
 91 
 on: July 10, 2020, 12:50:51 AM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by ModAdmin
Catching Up | Rose waiting on new opportunity with Bengals - Ed Tait

The next step, arguably the biggest of his career, will sometime soon appear on the horizon for Winston Rose.

Within the next few weeks, the veteran cornerback will get the concrete details about Cincinnati Bengals' training camp and his pursuit of regular work in the National Football League and it's then that the Inglewood, CA product will begin penning his next chapter.

Rose, just as a reminder, is one of four members of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers' 2019 Grey Cup team to get looks down south, along with quarterback Chris Streveler (Arizona Cardinals), defensive back Marcus Sayles (Minnesota Vikings) and defensive lineman Jonathan Kongbo (San Francisco 49ers).

And so while he waits, Rose will continue to work out and stay ready at his home base in Los Angeles. That's where bluebombers.com caught up with him in a conversation earlier this week.

"I can't complain about anything," began the 26-year-old cornerback. "The way I look at it, this whole COVID-19 thing has allowed me to get closer to my family because I've had no choice but to quarantine with them.

"Other than that, it's been just about staying ready for a season, if there's going to be a season. I won't think too far ahead, but I will be ready. I'm pretty excited."

Rose parlayed his one season with the Bombers into this opportunity with the Bengals. The Canadian Football League's interception leader last year with nine picks, Rose was also named to the CFL All-Star team.

Over the winter he worked out with three NFL teams: the Bengals, Los Angeles Chargers and the Philadelphia Eagles before settling on Cincy.

"I felt really comfortable with them," he said. "After the workout and then being called up to the coaches' offices and talking to them and getting to know them it helped make me feel secure. I had the same type of meeting with the Eagles, but there was just something about the conversation we had that made me feel comfortable.

"I felt like I chance not only to compete to make the team, but a chance to start with the Bengals."

That vibe felt familiar, for it was the same sense he got in conversations with the Bombers last year before signing and after stints with the B.C. Lions and Ottawa REDBLACKS.

"It's like deja vu all over again, isn't it?," he said with a chuckle. "It's just like last year in CFL free agency when my agent was talking to Kyle (Walters, Bombers GM). He said he wanted me to be a Bomber... that was the same thing that happened with the Bengals. Talking to Coach Lou (Anarumo, Bengals defensive coordinator), he actually knew my high school coach.

"The Bengals actually said to me, 'Go to other workouts and feel it out for yourself. But just know we want you here.'"

Rose believes his ball skills and one-on-one coverage abilities will help him earn work in the NFL. So, too, will his three years in the CFL that taught him what it takes to be a pro and what it takes to get noticed.

Read the full article on Winston Rose here!

 92 
 on: July 09, 2020, 11:06:10 PM 
Started by Bluehawk - Last post by Bluehawk
Anyone know when our Championship game is going to be replayed again?  Lost the pvr recording I had.
Thanks

 93 
 on: July 09, 2020, 08:00:47 PM 
Started by pjrocksmb - Last post by TBURGESS
Because if the people being called that don't feel honoured, it is off the mark.  If I were to call various posters on this board "dorks", I wouldn't get around the Code of Conduct by claiming I was honouring them.   It's kind of like sleeping with women, consent matters....

But the real issue is why do people feel like its a really minor issue if a group (or even people like me) are offended, but the idea of changing a team name is a MAJOR frigging problem?  Unpack that one. In my view, its because if we acknowledge that this misnaming has been a dick move all along, we feel implicated in it. Its easier to rationalize away, and do nothing, leaves our own collective self image intact...

(this post is not aimed specifically at Sec2227, just quoted him because that angle is one that comes up often in these discussions).
I don't think that changing the name is a major freaking problem, nor do I think calling them Eskimos in 1949 was a dick move or misnaming. It was simply what the northern tribes were called at the time and that didn't change until 1977. I didn't have anything at all to do with the name so I have no need to rationalize anything to keep my self image intact.

I'd also support other peoples right to call me paleface or whitey even tho I wouldn't feel honoured, I know it would piss off a bunch of white folks and that it could be seen as racist/derogatory. They're just words. They only hold the meaning you give them.

 94 
 on: July 09, 2020, 06:54:59 PM 
Started by pjrocksmb - Last post by the paw
I've never heard anywhere WHY they are called the eskimos to begin with? Is to Honour them? If so, then whats the fuss about?

 

Because if the people being called that don't feel honoured, it is off the mark.  If I were to call various posters on this board "dorks", I wouldn't get around the Code of Conduct by claiming I was honouring them.   It's kind of like sleeping with women, consent matters....

But the real issue is why do people feel like its a really minor issue if a group (or even people like me) are offended, but the idea of changing a team name is a MAJOR frigging problem?  Unpack that one. In my view, its because if we acknowledge that this misnaming has been a dick move all along, we feel implicated in it. Its easier to rationalize away, and do nothing, leaves our own collective self image intact...

(this post is not aimed specifically at Sec2227, just quoted him because that angle is one that comes up often in these discussions).

 95 
 on: July 09, 2020, 06:26:42 PM 
Started by pjrocksmb - Last post by DM83
If a. Name is a defamation of character, then the name should be changed.
As a. Kid visiting. Grand Forks the University of North Dakota made me, a Canadian feel proud and respectful.
The. Sioux fought for what they believed in, and defeated the mighty General. Custer and the Limitless American Army.

Wow! Those. Guys. Had to be. Tough, proud, resourceful talented people.  Naming your schools teams after such a superior fighting proud.group, certainly wasn't a. Racial slur!  My. gawd,  just the opposite.

I blame this all on CJOB.

The encouragement a small special interest groups, and the. Cowardice of those in power is the problem.

I thought the basic belief in Democracy is majority rules.  Many indigenous tribes use consensus as a method of determining choice, while other tribal societies determine a chief.  ( I don't think those work out too well)

Sure if you call a team a bunch of "screaming baunyawks"  some Ukrainians might find that offensive.
But in the case of the Eskimoes, how is that offensive?  Smart, survivalist, tough, persistent, hardy adaptable people. Again it's an honour to name your group after them.

If it's derogatory.  Address it.  If not honor it.
Redskins is a slur, change it.
Braves, Indians, Vikings, do not conjur up derogatory pictures, but ones of. Honor.

Go Bombers
Does that give a picture of smurfs flying a stealth B2?
Or prior to that the Winnipeg Winnipegs. What the heck would that be?
 

 96 
 on: July 09, 2020, 05:51:27 PM 
Started by pjrocksmb - Last post by Sec227
I've never heard anywhere WHY they are called the eskimos to begin with? Is to Honour them? If so, then whats the fuss about?

 

 97 
 on: July 09, 2020, 05:48:14 PM 
Started by pjrocksmb - Last post by Sir Blue and Gold
I am not going to wade into the debate so far as which names are appropriate and which are not. But I will state the obvious because it hasn't been said, those names are bad for business and sports thrive on sponsorship dollars. Nothing was going to make the Redskins change their name until FedEx and their millions asked them to. FedEx did so because they don't want to be associated with a name that might (will?) impact their brand image and ultimately bottom line. What's "morally" right never drove change on this issue but it's amazing how fast "smart business" is going to, though.

 98 
 on: July 09, 2020, 04:06:33 PM 
Started by bwiser - Last post by Blue In BC
We still haven't got scientific evidence that homemade masks work because there haven't been any double blind studies. The pic going around the internet with the 2 Petri dishes doesn't show Covid results. It makes sense that masks work. They can't hurt and might help, which is a good enough reason in my mind to wear them.

BTW: Dr Fauci admitted that he said that people didn't need masks early on because he knew that there weren't enough masks to go around and he worried that people would stockpile them like toilet paper which in turn would mean even the first responders wouldn't get them.

Like you said, it can't hurt and reduces risk to some degree. The better the mask the better the risk reduction.

 99 
 on: July 09, 2020, 04:04:27 PM 
Started by bwiser - Last post by TBURGESS
We still haven't got scientific evidence that homemade masks work because there haven't been any double blind studies. The pic going around the internet with the 2 Petri dishes doesn't show Covid results. It makes sense that masks work. They can't hurt and might help, which is a good enough reason in my mind to wear them.

BTW: Dr Fauci admitted that he said that people didn't need masks early on because he knew that there weren't enough masks to go around and he worried that people would stockpile them like toilet paper which in turn would mean even the first responders wouldn't get them.

 100 
 on: July 09, 2020, 04:03:13 PM 
Started by pjrocksmb - Last post by Blue In BC
How 'bout Washington Whiteskins or Caucasians.  Grin Maybe that will make up for the years of Redskins.

As I mentioned before, Washington was a slave owner. Washington DC, Washington State and everything related to using his name could be considered a bad thing by some portion of the population. It's why there are people calling to change the name of Columbus Ohio.

It's why some are wanting to change the names of some military bases as well.

Pages: 1 ... 8 9 [10]
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.2 | SMF © 2006-2007, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!