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#21
Quote from: blue_gold_84 on May 28, 2024, 08:31:05 PMI heard he's made of Strevemantium.

Is that like Vibranium?! :D Marvel Avengers movie goers will understand that reference! :)
#22
Blue Bomber & CFL Discussion Forum / Re: Calgary @ Winnipeg.
Last post by ichabod_crane - May 28, 2024, 11:38:13 PM
Quote from: kkc60 on May 28, 2024, 05:16:22 PMI agree. Bighill looked a step behind at times last year, mental gaffes may arise without him but athleticism should help correct them

Biggie definitely lost a step or half step last season. Whether from a nagging injury or just age. He got burned for a td in the grey cup game as he was not fully healthy there too.
#23
Blue Bomber & CFL Discussion Forum / Re: Calgary @ Winnipeg.
Last post by ichabod_crane - May 28, 2024, 11:34:53 PM
Quote from: Pigskin on May 28, 2024, 03:40:33 PMI think if we had of signed Clements, we would still be in the same situation Clements ended up retiring to follow a different path outside of football. I think the Bombers knew he was leaning in that direction.

So why does he sign a FA contract with the Argos earlier this year and then quits soon after? Seems a bit strange.
#24
Janarion was probably the Bombers best returner since Keith Stokes. Unfortunately he sort of missed 30-40% of his potential regular season games in the Peg. Last season he had one td return and looked at times to be back to his old self, but not really when you look at the whole. He probably wanted more cash than Walters and company were willing to pay.

Now a last minute signing with the Argos? Seems like he grabbed anything offered to him at this late stage or his WELAUGH/USFL try outs went nowhere. Considering the cost of living in Toronto vs Winnipeg he is probably worse off than taking a lower salary in Winnipeg. Who knows? I don't know the inner workings of his life.  Best of luck to him. Argos reeling with the controversy around their team. Might not be a happy locker room he walks into.
#25
Quote from: Blue In BC on May 28, 2024, 10:19:16 PMWhy would we want him back?

-They don't need a ratio option.
-He's more mobile than Gauthier.
-He's better suited to MLB than Cole due to his size.
-He has more experience than any of the rookie imports lining up to play MLB.

But no, they won't bring him back as he's now moved on from football.  Only Shawn Lemon has second thoughts.
#26
Quote from: ModAdmin on May 28, 2024, 11:08:36 PMBlue Bombers Transactions - May 28, 2024

WINNIPEG, MB., May 28, 2024 – The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the following transactions:

Released from roster:

American receiver Peter Afful
American receiver Tyler Adams
American receiver Jaylen Hall
American offensive lineman Khalil Keith

He was just TOO AFFUL to make the squad!! ;) Kinda knew that cut was coming! :D Poor guy.
#27
Blue Bomber & CFL Discussion Forum / Re: Banjo Bowl 2024
Last post by ichabod_crane - May 28, 2024, 11:26:22 PM
Quote from: TecnoGenius on May 28, 2024, 10:46:14 PMI'm pretty sure that (GC first dibs) is the case, but usually only for the number of ST seats you hold normally.  But it doesn't guarantee you your normal seat, I think(?).

Not sure where you are located, but coming in for the '25 GC will probably be worth it.  Good chance we'll be in it.

But as someone who has gone to a few of GCs in the last few years, don't sweat it too much as there is always plenty of tix available in the aftermarket, especially when they expand the seating.  And if the weather forecast gets bad (a good bet for WPG in Nov) more tix will be getting dumped.  It all depends how much uncertainty you can tolerate...

I have immediate family (brothers and sister's families) and long time friends all in Winnipeg area so I would not be coming JUST for the game. Just a good combo package if I can swing it next year. We shall see.

Yes there is always an after market available I know. Not worried about NOT getting a seat if I badly want to go. Bombers not in it or 30 below will be MANY tix available I am sure! :D

Went to 1994 GC in Vancouver (Baltimore vs Lions - first USA expansion team vs a Canadian team), 1998 in Winnipeg (Stamps vs Cats), 2009 in Calgary (Als vs Riders - the infamous 13th man fiasco for the Riders!!). I remember that game vividly as everyone thought the game was over when the Montreal kicker missed his field goal, but I saw the referee toss the flag and knew it might not be over. Talk about a DOWNER for the stubble jumpers!! :D I also did some volunteer work at that Calgary Grey Cup. Still have a fleece jacket and some other goodies from that time.

Last GC I went to was also in Calgary in 2019 when the Bombers broke their drought. I live in Calgary for over 2 decades so no travel involved and got a ticket easily from the reseller market as Stamps were not in it. After the early interception in that game I knew it was already over. I could just tell the Bombers had that game and no denying them. I was sitting beside a Cats fan who came in from Hamilton and he did not have the happiest of afternoons!! That was the game where Chris Cuthbert had the man crush on Keith Urban I believe late in the 3rd quarter which thankfully I did not see in the stands. Only saw it after I rewatched the game on my PVR! :D
#28
Blue Bombers Transactions - May 28, 2024

WINNIPEG, MB., May 28, 2024 – The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the following transactions:

Released from roster:

American receiver Peter Afful
American receiver Tyler Adams
American receiver Jaylen Hall
American offensive lineman Khalil Keith
#29
Blue Bomber & CFL Discussion Forum / Re: Banjo Bowl 2024
Last post by TecnoGenius - May 28, 2024, 10:46:14 PM
Quote from: ichabod_crane on May 27, 2024, 11:36:52 PMDoes being a season ticket holder give you first/second dibs on Grey Cup tix for next year?

I'm pretty sure that (GC first dibs) is the case, but usually only for the number of ST seats you hold normally.  But it doesn't guarantee you your normal seat, I think(?).

Not sure where you are located, but coming in for the '25 GC will probably be worth it.  Good chance we'll be in it.

But as someone who has gone to a few of GCs in the last few years, don't sweat it too much as there is always plenty of tix available in the aftermarket, especially when they expand the seating.  And if the weather forecast gets bad (a good bet for WPG in Nov) more tix will be getting dumped.  It all depends how much uncertainty you can tolerate...

Quote from: BomberFan73 on May 28, 2024, 12:25:15 AMGotta be Ticket master holding back seats that will be released later, right?
Almost always there's a ton of tickets at this time.

For BB I'm thinking yes, I think the stadiums like to leave a few chunks available for junkets, etc.  Surely there is a Greenie junket that comes out to @PAS for BB??

Besides us Uber-Fans, who is thinking "Banjo Bowl" this early in the year??  Ya, no one.  Unless scalpers are snapping them up trying to make a profit when the buzz is at its maximum?
#30
Quote from: TecnoGenius on May 28, 2024, 08:11:52 PMIt's pretty much expected that your returner will take some reps on O.  Almost every team does it.

I would argue that specialization is the best way though. As the game evolves all we see is more and more of it. Sure, the player wants touches because it equals more money.

As far as his injury being a bad call, I think it was epically bad. If Buck can't make this offense work without using a 157 pound running back he needs a serious talking to.