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Title: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Donny C on June 13, 2022, 05:51:06 PM
Hey all,

I'm going to be writing for CFL News Hub covering the Bombers.

I wrote my first article for CFL News Hub, so we will see when it?s published.

Lots of respect to those who wrote articles, it?s not as easy as it looks.

I?m sure it?s going to be a bit rough at first, so if you read, please extend some grace as I learn.


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: wpg#1 on June 13, 2022, 06:10:35 PM
I will do that Donny. But .. where were you on Friday, the RedBlacks were showing very little respect for 107, it would have helped if you were there !!


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Foxhound on June 13, 2022, 07:34:51 PM
I'm going to be writing for CFL News Hub covering the Bombers.

Is CFL News Hub an old-fashioned print publication or is it strictly an online thingy?

 ???


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Donny C on June 14, 2022, 02:30:13 PM
Is CFL News Hub an old-fashioned print publication or is it strictly an online thingy?

 ???

Online only


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Donny C on June 14, 2022, 02:31:24 PM
I will do that Donny. But .. where were you on Friday, the RedBlacks were showing very little respect for 107, it would have helped if you were there !!

I was away over the weekend at a cabin in Ontario. We had a provincial leader's retreat for an organization that I am a part of (I am the MB Provincial Leader).

I did pick Masoli in my fantasy to make sure they did not win!


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Donny C on June 14, 2022, 03:31:33 PM
Here's a link to my very first article written for CFL News Hub! (Please be gracious with me as I learn to be a better writer).

https://www.cflnewshub.com/cfl-news/hard-conversations-following-winnipegs-season-opener-win/?feed_id=1834&_unique_id=62a8b6e4cbb65


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on June 14, 2022, 04:52:02 PM
Hey Don, best article I?ve read of the game! Very engaging writing style. Loved it! Keep it up. Goldie


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Donny C on June 14, 2022, 06:02:50 PM
Hey Don, best article I?ve read of the game! Very engaging writing style. Loved it! Keep it up. Goldie

Thanks, buddy! Much appreciated!


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: bluengold204 on June 14, 2022, 06:19:33 PM
Here's a link to my very first article written for CFL News Hub! (Please be gracious with me as I learn to be a better writer).

https://www.cflnewshub.com/cfl-news/hard-conversations-following-winnipegs-season-opener-win/?feed_id=1834&_unique_id=62a8b6e4cbb65

Found a small error  :D

Quote from the article
Quote
Marc Liegghio was not terrible in this game, going two for two on field-goal attempts (both being between 20-29 yards) but it was the play after Prukop scored the go-ahead touchdown that will bring about some of those hard conversations as Prukop missed the point-after (which should be a gimme). Missing that point-after would position the Ottawa Red Blacks within striking distance, where a field goal could now win the game.

Should be Liegghio that missed the point after.

Otherwise good article!


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Donny C on June 14, 2022, 06:55:03 PM
Found a small error  :D

Quote from the article
Should be Liegghio that missed the point after.

Otherwise good article!

Thanks! I got that fixed!


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Donny C on June 14, 2022, 06:56:23 PM
This one just got published. Feel free to read, and if you find mistakes, I'm more than happy to hear about them to fix them. (I can't afford a copy editor!)

https://cflnewshub.com/?p=11634&preview=true&_thumbnail_id=11641


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Sec227 on June 15, 2022, 12:45:17 PM
Good Reads Donny!


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Donny C on June 15, 2022, 02:39:52 PM
Good Reads Donny!

Thanks, much appreciated!


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: DM83 on June 15, 2022, 03:45:51 PM
Very Good!
As the article moved toward the middle, you seemed to get very comfortable and the story became more compelling.  The last paragraph raising questions about the next game was bang -on.

Just a comment, about a couple of the opening paragraphs......Were there a couple of "run - on" sentences?  I had to stop and re-read.  Just my opinion, and that coming from a butcher of grammar, spelling  and "run-on" sentences!!!


Congrats!  Keep up the good work!


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Zach Schnitzer on June 15, 2022, 04:32:22 PM
Great work Don! Proud of you buddy. It's always tough to put yourself out there. To me though, you are a great voice of the fans, both literally and literarily LOL. Zach


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: jdrattops on June 15, 2022, 04:46:18 PM
Good job, but I believe Zac scrambled and made the shovel pass to Oliveria.


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Donny C on June 15, 2022, 10:53:47 PM
Very Good!
As the article moved toward the middle, you seemed to get very comfortable and the story became more compelling.  The last paragraph raising questions about the next game was bang -on.

Just a comment, about a couple of the opening paragraphs......Were there a couple of "run - on" sentences?  I had to stop and re-read.  Just my opinion, and that coming from a butcher of grammar, spelling  and "run-on" sentences!!!


Congrats!  Keep up the good work!


Thanks for reading and for the insights! Much appreciated!


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Donny C on June 15, 2022, 10:54:28 PM
Great work Don! Proud of you buddy. It's always tough to put yourself out there. To me though, you are a great voice of the fans, both literally and literarily LOL. Zach

Thanks, buddy! Love the last part of your post!


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Donny C on June 15, 2022, 10:55:19 PM
Good job, but I believe Zac scrambled and made the shovel pass to Oliveria.

I'll have to find a chance and go back and check it out to edit. (Thanks for the heads up!)


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Donny C on June 15, 2022, 11:54:53 PM
Newest article here: https://cflnewshub.com/cfl-news/winnipeg-blue-bombers/winnipeg-must-improve-for-a-week-2-win-statistical-breakdown/


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Donny C on June 17, 2022, 01:52:17 PM
Winnipeg Blue Bombers At Ottawa: Week 2 Preview/Prediction

https://cflnewshub.com/cfl-news/winnipeg-blue-bombers-at-ottawa-week-2-preview-prediction/


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on June 17, 2022, 05:13:11 PM
Very good Dani! Feel free to ask me my 3 keys to the game in the future.


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Donny C on June 17, 2022, 07:43:11 PM
Very good Dani! Feel free to ask me my 3 keys to the game in the future.

For sure! What's your Twitter handle?


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Donny C on June 20, 2022, 06:20:01 PM
Here's my newest article: https://cflnewshub.com/cfl-news/balls-jocks-who-stuck-out-for-all-the-right-wrong-reasons-week-2-bombers-at-ottawa/


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Donny C on June 23, 2022, 02:27:18 PM
Newest article here: https://cflnewshub.com/cfl-news/hamilton-tiger-cats/mmmbops-kick-talks-tic-talks-bombers-midweek-check-in-week-3/


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Donny C on June 27, 2022, 01:58:25 AM
https://cflnewshub.com/cfl-news/explosive-skies-explosive-defence-bombers-vs-ti-cats-week-3-recap/


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on June 27, 2022, 02:24:15 AM
https://cflnewshub.com/cfl-news/explosive-skies-explosive-defence-bombers-vs-ti-cats-week-3-recap/
breath taking!


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: wpg#1 on June 27, 2022, 02:31:19 AM
Fun read Donny, well done !


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Donny C on June 28, 2022, 03:32:47 PM
breath taking!

Thanks for the compliment!


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Donny C on June 28, 2022, 03:33:11 PM
Fun read Donny, well done !

Thanks buddy!


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: GCn19 on June 28, 2022, 04:29:53 PM
Already better than Hodge imo. Good job!


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: 3rdand1.5 on June 28, 2022, 04:30:56 PM
Improving by the article....nice to see guys like you and Zach really expanding on a hobby!


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Donny C on June 28, 2022, 04:31:12 PM
Already better than Hodge. Good job.

Well I don't know about that! My mom seems to like the articles, so that's something, lol!


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Donny C on June 28, 2022, 04:33:03 PM
Improving by the article....nice to see guys like you and Zach really expanding on a hobby!

Thanks!

It's learning as I go.

Quite literally, I applied for the job, but they already had a Bomber guy. That guy dropped off. I got an email asking it I wanted to do it. Then I got an email with a user name, a password, and a 7 page document on how to use the publishing site. That's it.


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Donny C on June 28, 2022, 07:24:41 PM
Just published https://cflnewshub.com/cfl-news/game-balls-jocks-who-stuck-out-for-all-the-right-wrong-reasons-week-3-hamilton-at-winnipeg/


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: GCn19 on June 29, 2022, 05:41:07 PM
Keep'em coming Donny! Would be nice to have a CFL insider amongst us here, so start getting those press booth passes...lol


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Donny C on June 29, 2022, 07:42:24 PM
Keep'em coming Donny! Would be nice to have a CFL insider amongst us here, so start getting those press booth passes...lol

Wouldn't that be cool! Out of my control, though.


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on June 29, 2022, 08:02:05 PM
Wouldn't that be cool! Out of my control, though.
but it is! Keep plugging away boy!


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: bwiser on June 29, 2022, 08:24:08 PM
Hey all,

I'm going to be writing for CFL News Hub covering the Bombers.

I wrote my first article for CFL News Hub, so we will see when it?s published.

Lots of respect to those who wrote articles, it?s not as easy as it looks.

I?m sure it?s going to be a bit rough at first, so if you read, please extend some grace as I learn.
Maybe you should get Top Gun to help you. He knows more than anyone on this Forum and he played for the Bombers.lol


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on June 29, 2022, 09:01:27 PM
Maybe you should get Top Gun to help you. He knows more than anyone on this Forum and he played for the Bombers.lol
do not listen to bwiser he is drinking to much bwiser  :D


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Donny C on June 29, 2022, 09:23:25 PM
but it is! Keep plugging away boy!

Thanks buddy!


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Tiger on July 03, 2022, 03:20:55 PM
Thanks buddy!

I have been ready.  Keep up the good work.


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Donny C on July 03, 2022, 07:44:16 PM
I have been ready.  Keep up the good work.

Thanks for reading, and the encouragement!!


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Donny C on July 03, 2022, 07:44:36 PM
Bombers vs Toronto: https://cflnewshub.com/cfl-news/winnipeg-at-toronto-week-4-key-factors-for-a-bomber-win/


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Donny C on July 04, 2022, 05:29:02 PM
Just published https://cflnewshub.com/cfl-news/toronto-argonauts/like-it-or-not-andrew-harris-is-the-storyline-winnipeg-at-toronto/


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Donny C on July 05, 2022, 09:54:55 PM
https://cflnewshub.com/cfl-news/winnipeg-blue-bombers-injury-report-kyrie-wilson-could-miss-significant-time/


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Zach Schnitzer on July 06, 2022, 01:19:55 AM
Whoah now you?re sounding like a pro. Way to go Don!


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Donny C on July 06, 2022, 03:49:30 PM
Whoah now you?re sounding like a pro. Way to go Don!

Thanks, Zach. Still learning how to piece it all together.


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Donny C on July 07, 2022, 03:33:31 PM
Game-Balls & Jocks ? Who Stuck Out For Right/Wrong Reasons: CFL Week 4 Winnipeg At Toronto

https://cflnewshub.com/cfl-news/toronto-argonauts/game-balls-jocks-who-stuck-out-for-right-wrong-reasons-cfl-week-4-winnipeg-at-toronto/


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Donny C on July 11, 2022, 05:29:54 PM
I spent a few minutes re-writing the lyrics to Ice Ice Baby in honor of the Winnipeg Blue Bomber?s vanilla" offence. You can find it here.

https://www.facebook.com/donald.cruickshank.52/posts/pfbid02YrGQAJhJFVGNwYc5ydwUFGaLCwKJeoApTVnywCQcBtKeSW1fPFT86EPMgmiWMpe4l?__cft__[0]=AZV_Ai3yWntL9-LZAwacmzepWYkFufyMQSRfGx6fp_I83WDhGSvwVHXhY3hG94PcsLr7S9eYq-XI9XloC8DQLqEeautCDufbQS5vo1C2TOFMjJrg6C3I-kXkKdfXRlh0ZgORhjOU2HwKasA-1vC306hJ&__tn__=%2CO%2CP-R

This link will be in my next article.


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Donny C on July 12, 2022, 07:21:20 PM
This one was fun to write! Make sure to hit the link at the bottom of the article to read the lyrics I came up with for Ice Ice Bombers.
https://cflnewshub.com/cfl-news/truth-bombs-you-can-put-toppings-on-vanilla-ice-cream-blue-bombers-beat-bc-lions-43-22/


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Tiger on July 13, 2022, 03:03:21 AM
Maybe that can be the theme song for the Vanilla Bowl against BC


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Donny C on July 15, 2022, 04:47:55 PM
Game-Balls & Jocks ? Who Stuck Out For Right/Wrong Reasons: CFL Week 5 Winnipeg At BC

https://cflnewshub.com/cfl-news/bc-lions/game-balls-jocks-who-stuck-out-for-right-wrong-reasons-cfl-week-4-winnipeg-at-bc/


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub (Links Included)
Post by: Donny C on July 18, 2022, 12:32:47 AM
The Bombers Are Perfect?But They Aren?t (Calgary At Winnipeg Recap)

https://cflnewshub.com/cfl-news/the-bombers-are-perfectbut-they-arent-calgary-at-winnipeg-recap/


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub (Links Included)
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on July 18, 2022, 02:45:09 AM
The Bombers Are Perfect?But They Aren?t (Calgary At Winnipeg Recap)

https://cflnewshub.com/cfl-news/the-bombers-are-perfectbut-they-arent-calgary-at-winnipeg-recap/

nice Donny. Get Graftobian face paint. It is a powder you mix with solution then apply. It will not run! Mine did not with sealer applied. :)


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub (Links Included)
Post by: Donny C on July 20, 2022, 01:01:14 PM
nice Donny. Get Graftobian face paint. It is a powder you mix with solution then apply. It will not run! Mine did not with sealer applied. :)
I might have to do that!


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Donny C on July 20, 2022, 01:01:35 PM
Game-Balls & Jocks ? Who Stuck Out For Right/Wrong Reasons: CFL Week 6 Calgary at Winnipeg

https://cflnewshub.com/cfl-news/game-balls-jocks-who-stuck-out-for-right-wrong-reasons-cfl-week-6-calgary-at-winnipeg/


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Donny C on July 22, 2022, 06:25:42 PM
Winnipeg Blue Bombers At Edmonton Elks: Week 7 Lead-In And Predictions

https://cflnewshub.com/cfl-news/winnipeg-blue-bombers-at-edmonton-elks-week-7-lead-in-and-predictions/


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Donny C on July 26, 2022, 01:41:47 PM
Game-Balls & Jocks ? Who Stuck Out For Right/Wrong Reasons: CFL Week 7 Winnipeg At Edmonton

https://cflnewshub.com/cfl-news/who-stuck-out-right-wrong-reasons-cfl-week-7-winnipeg-at-edmonton/


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Donny C on July 28, 2022, 03:59:31 PM
Truth Bombs: The Blue Bombers Are Not ?Just Getting Lucky?

https://cflnewshub.com/cfl-news/truth-bombs-the-blue-bombers-are-not-just-getting-lucky/

Tell me if I got it all right, all wrong, or partially right.


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on July 28, 2022, 05:44:37 PM
Truth Bombs: The Blue Bombers Are Not ?Just Getting Lucky?

https://cflnewshub.com/cfl-news/truth-bombs-the-blue-bombers-are-not-just-getting-lucky/

Tell me if I got it all right, all wrong, or partially right.

You hit it out of the park Donny!!


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Donny C on July 28, 2022, 08:24:57 PM
You hit it out of the park Donny!!

Thanks, my friend!

By the way, when are we going to get you to do a 2 minute or less video for the Fan's 3 Keys To The Game?


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Donny C on July 30, 2022, 02:15:44 PM
It's game day!

Here is my preview of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs the Calgary Stampeders!

Some bold predictions in this one!

https://cflnewshub.com/cfl-news/winnipeg-blue-bombers-at-calgary-stampeders-week-8-preview-and-predictions/


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on July 30, 2022, 03:33:33 PM
It's game day!

Here is my preview of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs the Calgary Stampeders!

Some bold predictions in this one!

https://cflnewshub.com/cfl-news/winnipeg-blue-bombers-at-calgary-stampeders-week-8-preview-and-predictions/
yep....that was bold alright.....here's hoping you're spot on!


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Donny C on July 31, 2022, 07:54:46 PM
Wow! What a game! Here's my take on the game as well as some end of game blunders!

https://cflnewshub.com/cfl-news/bombers-saddle-up-and-ride-out-of-calgary-8-0/


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on July 31, 2022, 08:16:43 PM
Wow! What a game! Here's my take on the game as well as some end of game blunders!

https://cflnewshub.com/cfl-news/bombers-saddle-up-and-ride-out-of-calgary-8-0/
didn't see the whole BLM clip as I don't use Twitter....but the quote in writing only stated they need to keep their heads up as they prepare for a road game to Ottawa.    Calgary gave it their best shot and the Bombers simply played better football and were the best team.....that coming with 6 regular impact players injured and coming off a short week against Edmonton!!    Best game of the season so far IMHO and we'll likely see more of the same between these two teams in their 3rd tilt!


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Donny C on July 31, 2022, 08:42:40 PM
didn't see the whole BLM clip as I don't use Twitter....but the quote in writing only stated they need to keep their heads up as they prepare for a road game to Ottawa.    Calgary gave it their best shot and the Bombers simply played better football and were the best team.....that coming with 6 regular impact players injured and coming off a short week against Edmonton!!    Best game of the season so far IMHO and we'll likely see more of the same between these two teams in their 3rd tilt!

You should be able to watch a Twitter video without having a Twitter account, I believe.

I agree, best game of the season so far!


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on July 31, 2022, 09:06:16 PM
You should be able to watch a Twitter video without having a Twitter account, I believe.

I agree, best game of the season so far!
what did Mitchell say post game that got your panties in knots?


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Donny C on July 31, 2022, 09:18:26 PM
what did Mitchell say post game that got your panties in knots?

"I've beat this team a million times," and stuff like "we are going to be better than them at the end of the season," (maybe not word for word.)


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on July 31, 2022, 09:23:29 PM
"I've beat this team a million times," and stuff like "we are going to be better than them at the end of the season," (maybe not word for word.)
he will always be a doosh!


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Donny C on July 31, 2022, 09:27:51 PM
he will always be a doosh!

I met him in person at the 2021 CFL Awards show, after the show at the mixer, and nothing like what I see when he does interviews. Really a nice, decent guy, that doesn't come off as arrogant.


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on July 31, 2022, 09:32:19 PM
I met him in person at the 2021 CFL Awards show, after the show at the mixer, and nothing like what I see when he does interviews. Really a nice, decent guy, that doesn't come off as arrogant.
interesting because he shoots his mouth off like an *** hat in the media. Oh well bring on the extra motivation!


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Donny C on August 02, 2022, 06:32:19 PM
Game-Balls & Jocks ? Who Stuck Out For Right/Wrong Reasons: CFL Week 8 Winnipeg At Calgary

https://cflnewshub.com/cfl-news/who-stuck-out-cfl-week-8-winnipeg-calgary/


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Donny C on August 04, 2022, 03:30:56 PM
Here are my thoughts and predictions. There are some bold predictions here!

What do you think I got right, what do you think I got wrong?

The Bombers Look To Pluck Win Out Of Alouettes ? Winnipeg At Montreal Preview & Predictions

https://cflnewshub.com/cfl-news/the-bombers-look-to-pluck-win-out-of-alouettes-winnipeg-at-montreal-preview-predictions/


Title: Re: I'm writing for CFL News Hub
Post by: Donny C on August 06, 2022, 11:42:07 PM
Game-Balls & Jocks ? Who Stuck Out For Right/Wrong Reasons: CFL Week 9 Winnipeg At Montreal

Tell me what I got right and what I got wrong!

https://cflnewshub.com/cfl-news/game-balls-jocks-who-stuck-out-for-right-wrong-reasons-cfl-week-9-winnipeg-at-montreal/