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 31 
 on: Today at 03:07:20 PM 
Started by AngryGreg - Last post by Jockitch
Congrats to Dave Lowry
Trouba has been awarded the 28th Captaincy of the New York Rangers
They have had no captain since 2017-18 season

 32 
 on: Today at 02:57:35 PM 
Started by Sir Blue and Gold - Last post by the paw
NFL has never had much interest in CFL QB's.

 

Joe Theismann, Joe Kapp, Warren Moon, Doug Flutie, Sean Salisbury, Dieter Brock and Jeff Garcia all say hello.

 33 
 on: Today at 02:51:07 PM 
Started by Sir Blue and Gold - Last post by Blue In BC
It will depend on how much their QB will cost.  I really think Rourke is gone.  He would be getting serious NFL looks today if he could get out of his CFL deal.  No way he doesn't make an NFL roster next year, even if its just a PR.  And he won't be back for a few years (he's better that Strevy in every way), and if he does return, he's going to be one of the highest paid players in the league.

So, if BC has a new young ELC QB that won't eat up SMS again, sure, they can keep the weapons.

But, if they have to go into the open market and try to steal a Collaros, or even an MBT... that blows $250k+ extra on QB.  There will be a lot of tough decisions to make on that new roster.



NFL has never had much interest in CFL QB's. Streveler was more of a multi purpose player than a QB per se.

IMO Rourke won't get any serious NFL offers. By that I mean no guarantee with signing bonus or portion of contract.

Now he might consider other CFL alternatives. Either way if he stays in Vancouver it will be a much bigger hit on their SMS. That said, the Lions in particular hopefully learned something after giving Reilly that big contract and how it impacts the rest of the roster.

 

 34 
 on: Today at 02:22:03 PM 
Started by Sir Blue and Gold - Last post by theaardvark
If I had to chose, I?d go that way as well, makes sense.  Burnhams done a lot for them though, was their only bright spot in the dark mike Reilly years

It will depend on how much their QB will cost.  I really think Rourke is gone.  He would be getting serious NFL looks today if he could get out of his CFL deal.  No way he doesn't make an NFL roster next year, even if its just a PR.  And he won't be back for a few years (he's better that Strevy in every way), and if he does return, he's going to be one of the highest paid players in the league.

So, if BC has a new young ELC QB that won't eat up SMS again, sure, they can keep the weapons.

But, if they have to go into the open market and try to steal a Collaros, or even an MBT... that blows $250k+ extra on QB.  There will be a lot of tough decisions to make on that new roster.


 35 
 on: Today at 02:15:40 PM 
Started by Tiger - Last post by theaardvark
I would hope KW has sat down with our 2 O tackles and made sure they've lined up a staggered retirement.  I actually think Bryant will retire first.  He's already done it all.  What is left?  Play until you hurt too much and don't have fun anymore.  Yoshi always strikes me as still wanting to go for it.  And Yoshi hasn't gotten MOP-OL yet... because he's always up against Bryant!

I think we need precisely what we all thought we needed week 1: a 90% place kicker, and a Carey-like RB.  I think we're happy with our K and RB progression.  It's gone better than we expected.  BUT to be honest it may not be good enough to win playoffs and GCs against a strong BC and not-quite-flailing-this-year CGY.

So if our scouts have eyes on a K and RB down south, maybe we go for it.  It dawned on me that we've been setting our team up for the option that we could go IMP RB if we really needed to.  Not saying we will, but it can't be completely ruled out.  I don't think we do this as a regular-season thing, but I could see a late-season/playoff rental thing.

We could keep running with and dev'ing BO/JA and Leggs next regular season.


Retirement all depends on what you have coming.  If you are moving into a career where you make as much of more than you do playing football, the transitionbefore you injure yourself becomes easier.  See: Goossen. 

But if you have no post playing career lined up, or will be starting at an entry level job on career 2, then you squeeze every moment and every penny out of your CFL career.  Especially when you are at the top of the payscale at your position.

Walters/O'Shea would never let one of these guys play past their best before date, and risk getting seriously injured.  And you can bet we have had contingency OT's lined up every year, not just in case of retirement, but in case of injury.  So I have no worries about transition.  Even should they retire at the same time.  We will be OK.

If we can improve on our PR OT, K and RB situation, sure... I can see that happening.  But I can't see any roster moves (barring injury), really.  Maybe we bring in a guy who goes on the 1 game.  But, at this time, with this crew and this record, the AR is set...


 36 
 on: Today at 12:44:53 PM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by ModAdmin
Winnipeg Blue Bombers advise fans of key game day transportation information, construction on University Crescent

WINNIPEG, MB., August 9, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers would like to advise fans of important changes and key information regarding parking and transportation on game days as road work on University Crescent begins.

Fans are strongly encouraged to arrive early to ensure entry to the stadium in time for kickoff and consider alternate methods of transportation including Winnipeg Transit Park & Ride, Blue Bombers Park & Ride, cycling (Bike Valet), walking, and regular Winnipeg Transit routes. With city road work around the stadium on University Crescent, traffic will be limited to two lanes in either direction. Fans are therefore encouraged to check their Waze app for live traffic updates prior to leaving for the stadium.

Parking passes can be pre-purchased online through their Winnipeg Blue Bombers Account Manager, or fans may pay upon arrival at IG Field with cash, debit, credit, Apple Wallet or Google Pay.

Winnipeg Transit Park & Ride: Fans can choose one of the following two locations to access the BLUE Rapid Transit line:

-         Seel Station Park and Ride - 1550 Seel Ave.

-         Clarence Station Park and Ride ? 1240 Clarence Ave.

The BLUE Rapid Transit line is subject to the regular Winnipeg Transit Fare of $3.10. Fans may pay when boarding the bus. The BLUE Rapid Transit route is a dedicated road for buses only, bypassing regular traffic on the way to the stadium. For more information on the BLUE Rapid Transit line, click here. 

Blue Bombers Park & Ride Locations: A $5.00 charge per person will be collected upon arrival at IG Field, which also covers the return trip after the game. Season passes can be pre-purchased online through the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Account Manager or fans can pay with cash, debit, credit, Apple Wallet or Google Pay. The first bus will leave the Park & Ride location 2 hours prior to kickoff.

Locations:


                Route 1 - McPhillips Station - 484 McPhillips Street

                Route 2 - Club Regent - 1425 Regent Ave West

                Route 3 - St. Norbert Hotel - 3540 Pembina Hwy

                Route 4 - Assiniboia Downs - 3975 Portage Ave

                Route 5 - St. Vital Centre - 86-1225 St. Mary?s Road

 Ride Share & Taxis
: All Ubers, ride share vehicles and Taxis are required to enter via Chancellor Matheson for drop off. The pick-up zone after the game will be located outside Gate 1.

Bike Valet

Our popular Bike Valet will be operating outside of Gate 3 as in years past.

Regular Winnipeg Transit Routes

Fans are asked to check online with Winnipeg Transit for regularly scheduled transit routes.

 37 
 on: Today at 07:19:58 AM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by TecnoGenius
How was that not.offensive pass.interference by lewisHuh Ridiculous this guy isn't getting called for.his pushoffs??

It was totally OPI.  The instant MTL challenged I knew we had to challenge for OPI.  It was enough yards and nearly the 4th Q, it was a good time to throw the challenge.  Not sure what MOS was waiting for.  He's holding those flags tight this year.

Command won't add penalties even if it's blatant.  They were waiting for MOS to waste his flag.  Bet that challenge would have taken 5 seconds.

You know why we should have thrown it?  Because it'd be epic that we challenge Mociocia's challenge and make MTL look even sillier than they were (because Mociocia should have seen that OPI as well).

 38 
 on: Today at 07:16:16 AM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by TecnoGenius
Woli!! What a pass!!

That Woli grab was nuts.  Will I say it again?  Will I? ... That's the JFG rail pass that JFG failed to bring in 100% of the time in WPG.  Not. a. single. time.  Woli has done it at least 3 times from my memory.  Zach might have a better touch on that route than Nichols, though.  (And JFG did make that grab finally in OTT.)

This grab was his best yet.  Totally looked overthrown and lost.  He not only reached with his arms, but his whole upper-body-half.  And managed it without a dive, and managed to not break stride, and managed to keep getting YAC.  Oh ya, and he waited until the last nanosecond to reach out meaning the defender had no time to react.  The live shot of that is the best, seeing it slowmo doesn't do it justice.

That's a wow grab.  Can it make year's top-50?  You bet.

 39 
 on: Today at 07:11:29 AM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by TecnoGenius
Rod Smith acting like Rod Black momentarily lol

He had at least 2 of those moments that night!!  Rewatch and see/cringe.  I forgive him; heck, I forgive Blackie too.

 40 
 on: Today at 07:08:31 AM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by TecnoGenius
This convert never ends ...

It's LOTR Return Of The King; in football.  It. just. won't. end.

That convert took 3m33s!!  No commercials!  I swear that must be a record.  That's crazy.  My CFL pickems really needed that extra 2pts too, grrrrr.

Since the clock doesn't run on last-3m converts, technically that nonsense could have gone on forever!  The worst offender was that TE doing IP at the 1.  Unforgivable, easy 2.

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