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  1. 22 points
    MOBomberFan

    GDT: EDMONTON @ WINNIPEG

    So I'm working outside this morning when Wade Miller cruises by. I, decked out in Bomber gear, cheer and wave like the shameless fan boy I am. He stops and asks me if I have tix. I say I wish. An hour later Wade's assistant hand delivers me and my coworkers tix to tonight's game. What a cool frikken guy. Thank you Wade! Thank you Bombers! I know you just gained a few fans for sure. Can't wait to get to the stadium and lose my **** as always
  2. 21 points
    Poor starts...what poor starts? Walker big hit on first D play..... 2nd play...Jeffcoat drops way back in coverage..... Durant misses him.....and gets picked off Hitch to Adams....3 yd TD run by Harris..under 3min. in... D gets stop but Corney gets hands to face call..... Stefan Logan gets outside for good gain.... ....then ROC called for PI in the end zone...MOS loses challenge... ball on the 1. Als punch it in.... So-so kick return, holding penalty then backfield mix up...... Bomber O back to their first quarter ways.... Westerman takes roughing call on Durant... ...who promptly throws TD pass to Cunningham... Is there some reason we play 6 yds off of receivers in the RED ZONE??? 14-7 Montreal....Bombers taken 4 crucial penalties already.... Much better punting from Medlock, so far... Bombers getting pressures...but Durant putting ball on the money.. Huge sack from the odious Mr. Johnson.... Oh, THAT poor start.....33 net yards in first Q, and 3 first downs. Dressler horse collared by the even more odious Cox...looks hurt... Tough sledding for Harris on the run....but some big-time effort. ...followed by pass to Harris.....more effort.... ...and Nichols finding something fresh in Denmark, over the middle. TD. Bombers getting pretty good heat on Durant...but he hangs in there.... ...against our zone D...that is all you have to do.. Bede short punt. Medlock 48 yd attempt hits the post..... Charmin soft coverage in Bomber back 7.... E. Jackson beats Randle on the post....perfect TD toss from Durant Who is 18-22 -198 at the half. D on pace for their 400 passing yds against.... Nichols misses on consecutive passes.....some boos ensue... Bomber O 106 yds at the half. Nice return from Logan....dumb out of bounds penalty.... ....sets up Bede FG....... 24-14 at the half Lankford draws chintzy PI on long pass.... Harris in the flat....Harris in the flat again..... LaFevor sneaks for first down.....stays in.... ....then scores on 10 yd keeper. Some Montreal fullback type takes short pass.... ...and runs right over 2 Bomber defenders for 40 yds.. Bede 35 yd FG 27-21 Montreal.... Westerman seems to be really in gear now..... Jeffcoat and Thomas crunch Durant in the pocket... Harris catching more passes, Lankford a couple... Medlock FG makes it 27-24 Montreal Jeffcoat drills Durant but gets tagged with bang-bang penalty An AL brushes Nichols with two fingers...Nichols wins Academy Award.... This officiating has folks ...shaking their heads in the stands, both ways.... Lankford doing nice fill in for Dressler...... Nichols bombs away down the sideline....perfect pass to Adams.. Medlock makes 27-27......another barn burner, upcoming.... This guy Jeffcoat.... is not coming out of lineup anytime soon.... Durant hits receiver on broken play...Loffler knocks ball out.... ...ball hits right on sideline ...TJ Cunningham picks it up....all the way to the 1 Bombers stuff back to back runs....MTL settles for FG. 30-27 Harris catches, Harris runs. Medlock MISSES 39 yd FG attempt! Will Justin be the goat? 2 misses for the automated one. Durant completes 3 passes..... Bede makes it 33-28. 6 min. left. Nichols drilled on blitz...takes another heavy hit on next play.... Rutley busts a run outside....Logan busts the exact same play... Not excited about our linebackers, tonight.... Logan busts the next play INSIDE and runs for the TD. 40-28 ALs A full Bomber payload of missed tackles tonight..... Who needs Sutton, against this D.... ...which looks like Chrissie Hynde's backing band... Looking inept on both sides of ball in crunch time..... .....stands emptying out in a hurry..... Montreal in prevent D, anticipating victory..... You know what they say about that..... Nichols keeps popping away...and hits Lankford with TD pass. 40-35 The ole onside kick..47 sec left....and it is PERFECT. Alexander recovers... Als might want to use their last timeout.....their D looks pretty blown.. Nichols sacked...but Montreal.... roughing... the... passer. Nichols hits Adams down to the 15.....with 16 sec left... Matt scrambles out of the pocket...eludes couple of tacklers... ....down to the 1. with time for one play... It has to be Harris. It is Harris.. TOUCHDOWN!!!! On-field call is review. Still a TOUCHDOWN!! Down 12 with 1: 40 left? What the hell! Give up 500 yds on D? And WIN. 15 first downs for Bombers in final quarter.... Improbable....unreal....and absurd.... Kind of like my gin drinking...
  3. 19 points
    Better D this week? Ottawa drives 85 yds for easy opening drive TD Harris is 9 for 9, against the ole predictable soft coverage. Easy 2 point convert....6 minutes of defensive futility...... Bombers first play on offense.....Nichols bombs away... ..on stop and go to Lankford, who can really move.... In this case... 78 yds with perfect pass right in there... Finally a stop...some 2 back with Harris and Flanders ...couple of completions by Nichols... ...brings on Medlock. who puts 52 yd FG, down the pipe! Nichols putting ball on target.....JFG getting some work... Loffler strips Ottawa RB on short yard play....ball pops up... Randall grabs it and runs down the sideline 30 yds for the TD. Nichols bombs to Adams....obvious PI completely missed....| ....brings on obvious challenge....with obvious overturn. Bomber D covering better, could of had some picks.... Offense having some struggles with 2nd down penalties... Halftime 17-12. Seen worse .. from this team. Bomber D starts off 2nd half with....a Powell 50 yd td run... ...as he finds no LB's in second level....and goes in untouched... Turning into a game of field position, at this point.... Hurl and Knox are struggling again, just like last week.... Ottawa FG has it at 23-17 for Red Blacks.... JFG having productive evening..... Flanders-Harris reappears.....Adams catches ball down deep.. Nichols misses Denmark, then gets sacked..... Mr. Medlock makes it 23-20. Still impressed with Jeffcoat at DE. Back up RB QB drops snap, can't convert 3rd and short. Nichols perfect TD pass to Adams.....but Blue tagged for holding... Undeterred...Nichols hits Denmark inside the 10...... ...but the Bombers THIRD hand to face penalty call, wipes that out. Sir Medlock makes it 23-all. Going to be another of THOSE finishes.... Roc gets IC penalty....Ott. convert 2nd down against soft coverage.... ....RedBlacks eating up the yards and the time..... Harris long toss to Ellington....2 Bomber DB's standing and looking at each other... Big time coverage bust for the D. Big go-ahead TD for Ottawa....30-23. Nichols trapped for sack, but pitches it to Thorpe who breaks 3 tackles for FD... Harris run...and sideline PI on Adams gets the Bombers deep... Why is MOS taking timeout just before the 3 minute warning? Adams in the endzone. but leaves his feet and does not stay in bounds . Earl of Medlock kicks another.....30-26. Bombers are only down 3 with 2:30 left.....no sweat.... Long Justin kickoff is conceded... for huge single point...one possession game... The maligned Bomber D gets the stop with pretty good coverage.... Short Mahar punt sails straight out of bounds....10 yards tacked on... Nichols completes to Adams, but overthrows JFG on 2nd down. Squire Medlock kicks the field goal...with 55 seconds left....30-30... All down to Blue defense.....who gets huge hit from Loffler.... ...and key defended pass from the Roc, on 2nd down... Time for some of the ole Blue Bomber Voodoo..... Nichols hits Thorpe, then Denmark...Harris bulls down to the 30... Master Medlock lines up on final play of game for 35 yd attempt... ....and it is REAL GOOD!! Bomber pull it out again! 33-30. Bombers left some plays out there.....and boned themselves with penalties... Alternating between Swagger and Stagger...but this crew never gives up. "Scrub" Nichols cool as ice, in crunch time, again.....17-5 as Bomber starter Huge road win against a RedBlack team who is better than that record.... Huge gin consumption.....for whatever works....
  4. 17 points
    Disagree. The problem wasn't the number of challenges coaches could initiate, the process was the problem. I would have limited PI reviews to video at regular speed, set a hard cap at decision within 90 seconds or inconclusive and eliminated the illegal contact review. Just wait until someone loses a game on a botched PI call that they could have reviewed previously, the pendulum will swing right back around.
  5. 16 points
    do or die

    Odds and Sods

    Nice crowd, perfect weather, double flyover...... Bombers take opening drive right down the Esks 6... 2nd down trick play...Adams to Nichols, ends with Adams sacked... ....far too cute, when you have meat and potatoed it, right down the field.... Heath makes perfect read....then flat out drops INT, probably for 6... Nice run/pass balance for the Bombers so far, moving ball well..... ...but holding penalties on back to back series....stall those... The Harris/Flanders sets, have the Moes LB's back on their heels.... Nice to have TWO backs who can get the YAC..... Pretty intense out there.....plenty of thumping.... Speaking of that, Mike Miller really likes to thump.... Esksies get off a drive that stalls at the Bomber 30.. FG missed....Lankford gets huge return to midfield..... ...wiped out by illegal block on Knox....who has taken a few, this year.... Blue take ball....Nichols works short zone to Thorpe, Harris, Denmark.. Harris crashes through again....down deep, but fumbles the ball Dumb trick play, dropped INT, penalties...and a fumble..... ....only Bomber mistakes keeping the Moes in this one..... Eskimos struggling on O...... Tons of YAC, from Bombers....Thorpe is like a 3rd running backs... Harris runs over some people, Thorpe runs over some more..... The Fever plunges in for 6....while Bomber O almost runs up into stands... 10-0 Blue. Only. Despite completely dominating this game... This Perkins is a pretty good RB , for Edmonton..... Esks run sweep on 3rd and 1 for good yardage..... Reilly chucks it up the sidelines...for Deke Williams..... ....who makes circus catch, between Roc/Walker double team.... D gets the hold.....FG makes it 10-3 Bombers... Nichols is sacked, Blue takes ANOTHER holding penalty.... Rielly heaves another pass down the sideline, with 35 sec. in half... Randle has the blanket coverage.....and the interception..... Harris rips another one.....Nichols puts up jump ball in end zone..... Adams goes up .....and comes down, with the 6....with 9 seconds left 17-3.....better reflection of the run of play......20 first downs for O. Perkins still running effectively, inside....good looking RB. Reilly bombs away to K. Stafford, who beats the Roc for the ball. TD. ...this Roc experiment is getting on my nerves..... Harris with another 20+ yd gain.....Flanders breaks more tackles It may be ole school....but these two RB sets....really have D on their heels... Combo of hurry up and quick snaps.....is also befuddling the Esks.... ....as they take their 3rd Too Many Men call...... Edmonton OL doing pretty good job on pass pro..... Reilly makes crappy throw into double coverage....... Somehow Walker and Loffler...cant knock down the ball...... ....with the Duke grabbing it, while lying on the ground......for the TD Somehow it is only 24-17 Bombers..... Big 2nd pass to Adams for 35.....Harris blasts up the gut, for 20 more.... Drive stalls....Medlock hits shorty FG. 27-17.... Hurl blows hot and cold.....good plays and bad.... Nichols sacked.....Medlock pulls 51 yd attempt.....wide... Harris closing in on the double 100.....running AND receiving.... Thorpe really getting involved, in this O....more good YAC.... Moes take ANOTHER 13th man.....down to the red zone.... Bombers can't punch it in, again....Medlock makes it 30-17 Things looking good.....until Watson takes short toss..... Runs right by 2 guys.....Loffler misses tackle as well.... ....75 yds on that, inside the 5..... Handful of big plays gashing the Bomber D...... Harris-Flanders-Harris......first downs.... Bombers killing clock....and grinding out the yards..... Medlock 33 yarder....puts it it to 33-23.....minute and half, left. Loffler clinching INT.....wiped out by inane IC, against Heath.... Rielly still standing in there.....completes 5 passes...... Heath almost has another pick.....better hands...he would have about 10. 3rd and inches, Moes elect to FG....as time running out.....33-26 Short kick goes directly to Adams.....game.... Down goes the Eskimo perfect season! Down goes the IGF curse! Down goes the gin! 560 yds on O.....38 first downs....Nichols 360 Passing ....no IN's ....fanatic 38 minutes of TOP. Really have to tighten up in the back end on D.... This game was better...... than the score looked.... The gin was better ....than the bottle looked....
  6. 16 points
    Mr Dee

    IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

    BYE - Montreal Bomber comebacks - Ed Tait Several Bombers fans have also chimed in with greatest-comeback candidates, among them: • The 47-35 OT victory over the B.C. Lions on Oct. 11, 2010 in which the Bombers entered the fourth quarter down 32-11, but with Steven Jyles coming off the bench, rallied to tie the game on a 39-yard Jyles-to-Greg Carr TD with 57 seconds remaining before getting a TD from Yvenson Bernard, and a 72-yard interception return for a score by Deon Beasley in extra time. • The crazy Troy Kopp game on Sept. 13, 1998 when the Bombers – 0-10 at the time – replaced starting QB T.J. Rubley. Kopp, a virtual unknown at the time, completed 11 of 15 passes for 171 yards and two TDs – including the game-winner to Dimitrious Stanley with 21 seconds remaining as the Bombers rallied from down 28-10 in the fourth quarter for a 36-35 win. • Matt Dunigan’s first-ever start for the Bombers back on July 9, 1992 in Hamilton when he guided the club back from a 17-point fourth-quarter deficit and completed 23 of 52 passes for 398 yards and two TDs. • A 46-44 victory over Hamilton on Oct. 22, 1994 in which the Bombers twice overcame 27-point deficits as Dunigan threw for 375 yards and two TDs before Troy Westwood sealed the deal with a 35-yard-field goal with 27 seconds remaining. • A 51-48 double-OT win over Calgary on Aug. 23rd, 2003 in which the Bombers came back from trailing 17 points in the fourth quarter as Khari Jones hit Arland Bruce for a TD with 24 seconds left and then again in extra time. 👁‍🗨Canadian linebacker/defensive lineman Andy Mulumba has signed with the Los Angeles Rams. CFL News - #Argos put Cleyon Laing and Victor Butler on six-game injured list 3downnation.com/2017/07/31/arg… #CFL 👁‍🗨 Toronto returns to practice on Tuesday. Will the Argos have Johnny Sears practice 'touching down' a tackling dummy? Or is he already the designated dummy? “If you’re asking me about the goal-line stand, I think it was bloody awesome,” said O’Shea when asked about the defensive effort against Montreal. CFL News - - Matt Black released by the Argos.. - Regina's new Mosaic Stadium — capacity 33,000 — has 4 water fountains - CBC RELEASED: •Nat'l DL, Linden Gaydosh from Saskatchewan CFL - Historic Comebacks from 10+ down: Winnipeg's late comeback was one of the most stunning in CFL history in that it combined three elements in one: 1) Down by 10 points or more, 2) Done entirely in the final 3:00 of the game, 3) Completed by a last play score. Add to that scenario that it required an onside kickoff and you get one of the greatest comebacks to win in league history. 👁‍🗨 Apparently the Bombers practiced this in 1999… Winnipeg over Montreal on October 17, 1999 with most of the circumstances the same, down by 10, last play TD and with the late scoring starting with just 0:59 left. 👁‍🗨 Edmonton Eskimos have 18 players on the 6 game injury list. Staggering. There's going to be some interesting roster movements in a while. The Calgary Stampeders have scored 94 points in their last 7 quarters. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have scored 90 points all season. - Josh Smith Toronto Sun - The Argos D brought down Bo Levi Mitchell a season-high five times on the night while getting to Andrew Buckley once. Entering Week 7, Calgary had given up a total of four sacks in their previous six games and had not allowed a single sack in the previous two games. CFL News - [email protected] - "Reports I got he's (Ricky Ray) going to be okay" #CFL #Argos via ckstam.streamon.fm/listen-pl-1948… @FarhanLaljiTSN & @brookwardtsn Rod Pedersen - Wally Buono: He'd like the CFL rules committee to meet this week to go over where the league's at through the opening 1/3 of the season CFL News - #AlsMTL DB Chris Ackie plays with torn tendon, undergoes surgery, out for season 3downnation.com/2017/08/04/alo… #CFL via @JDunk12 TSN Stegall: 'I would truly be surprised to see Ricky Ray back in the CFL this year' 3downnation - Harris was playing pitch and catch in the first quarter (racking up 116 passing yards), he managed just 37 in the 2nd quarter, 33 in the 3rd quarter and 77 yards in the 4th The Bombers averaged an incredible 8.1 yards per 1st down play though they only converted on 2nd down 48% of the time. Much was made of Khalil Bass playing his former team, but it was interesting to note that he split reps with Serderius Bryant. The duo combined for 8 tackles and a sack. 👁‍🗨missing in action? Jerrell Gavins 👁‍🗨 Bomber special teams came close 3 times to blocking punts.. 👁‍🗨 the Redblacks have now set a CFL record with seven straight games decided by 5 points or less. 👁‍🗨 Nobody asked, but I think it was MOS shaking all the players’ hands before the game that was the turning point😀 “Huge,” quarterback Matt Nichols said. “It was something we had dialled up … we talked about it all week and we knew that was going to be the first play of the game, preached to the O-line that we needed to make sure we hold up because it was a double-move down field and good luck keeping up with that guy. He’s just another dynamic to our offence and it played out exactly how we drew it up. Rob Vanstone - The Roughriders have yet to record a first-quarter point on the road this season. -Dating back to mid-September of 2014, the Roughriders are chronically unable to win a West Division road game. Saturday’s, er, game was the 15th such setback in succession. Over the same period, Saskatchewan is a horrifying 3-26 against West opponents, irrespective of the venue. Blue Bomber Talk - Fourth place in the West is the best place for the #Bombers to be. Now have a 4-pt cushion over #Riders. Good stuff. #CFL 👁‍🗨 Does anybody feel sorry for Wally Buono? I mean he has to choose his starting QB for next week…between Jennings and Lulay. Boohoo. 👁‍🗨 how is it Matlock Manitoba hasn't changed their name to Medlock Manitoba yet? #BCLions agree to terms with defensive end @Foley4Real 💪 🏈 “We knew we were going to try and kick a single,” said Medlock. “I just took the directional out of it and tried to kick it NFL style (deep). That was good to get that point on there and make it a three-point game.” 👁‍🗨O’Shea and the defensive coaches have constantly preached trying to score on a turnover. 👁‍🗨Man, the state of affairs in salary, in the NFL, is so screwed up. 10 million dollars a year for Jay Cutler? 👁‍🗨Can the Argos be serious about starting R.Ray this soon after being injured? Craig T Smith - Done in Indy. Off to Bourbonnais, IL early for the Bears at 11am. @ Indianapolis Colts Training… Blue Bomber Talk - Larry McCarren says Geoff Gray is having a poor practice, he was going well up to this point. Tait - Dating back to last year, the Bombers are now 9-3 on the road in the regular season – two of the losses in Calgary in 2016, the other in Vancouver a few weeks ago. To put that into perspective, from 2012-15 the Bombers were 10-26 on the road. #Argos have added a trio of Canadians to the roster: DL Linden Gaydosh, WR Alex Charette & DB Matt Black. #CFL CFL.CA Staff - Matt Nichols is playing his way into the upper echelon of Canadian Football League quarterbacks. The Bombers pivot continues to put up strong numbers while piling up the wins in doing so, moving to 4-2 on the season and 14-5 since taking over the starting role last July. And the numbers don’t do justice Nichols’ heroics in consecutive late-game victories over Montreal and Ottawa. While Nichols has work to do before catching Bo Levi Mitchell or Mike Reilly, he’s making a strong case for a top-three spot should he continue trending upwards. https://www.cfl.ca/2017/08/07/quarterback-index-nichols-joins-elite/ Drew Edwards - #Argos have signed Canadian DT @LindenGaydosh. Was fist overall pick by #Ticats in 2013, dealt to #Riders, released by Sask 5 days ago. #CFL 👁‍🗨Matt Black is back! Ed Tait - Former #Bombers OL Chris Greaves has signed with the Alouettes Blue Bomber Talk. - The #Bombers have allowed less than half as many QB pressures (28) as the #Ticats (57), their week eight opponents. #CFL 👁‍🗨 Did a little digging, and there are no plans, at this time, for Cat Stevens to re-write, and record the 'Year of the Catch' for the CFL this year.. WEEK 8 Edmonton @ Ottawa - Thurs. Toronto @ Montreal - Frid. Winnipeg @ Hamilton - Sat. BC @ Saskatchewan - Sun. BYE - Calgary
  7. 15 points
    Mr Dee

    IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

    WEEK 9 Bye - Saskatchewan Tim Baines - #Redblacks officially announce release of DBs Imoan Claiborne and CJ Roberts? Mitchell White released by Eagles on weekend. Hmm. #CFL Arash Madani - Not sure if there's another head coach in pro football who helps out with the bags post-game. O'Shea is genuine. Cares. Smirk, and all... 👁‍🗨Giovanni Aprile – originally drafted 16th overall by Winnipeg in 2012 – had just recorded the first regular season reception of his professional career, in his fourth season, 1 catch 6 yards. Hey, 2 more catches for 18 yards on Friday! Jeff Reinebold - KENT AUSTIN IS A GOOD MAN WHO HAS HANDLED AN INCREDIBLY TOUGH SITUATION WITH GRACE AND DIGNITY - TAKE THE BAGS OFF YOUR HEADS & OSKEEWEEWEE "I know this is where I should be. I’m so happy to be a Blue Bomber.” - @BWalk28, the 21-year-old on the rise. Eric M - One week after Bruce Johnson's release, rookie Brian Walker allows just 2 catches for 20 yards on 7 targets, with 2 PBUs & an INT. #Bombers Only the Calgary Stampeders have allowed less QB pressures than the Winnipeg Blue Bombers this season. #CFL #Bombers The #Argos have released INT WR Khalil Paden. Rod Pedersen. - Riders John Murphy @draftjm13 tells the SportsCage the acquisition of Vernon Adams changes nothing for Brandon Bridge & Marquise Williams. Ed Tait. - It's time to rethink the CFL's East-West format, writes @EdTaitWFC http://ow.ly/7yAM30eqqQ1 Jamie Nye - Only 7 challenges in the #CFL in the two weeks combined since the rule change. There were 28 challenges combined in the two weeks prior. Canadian Football League commissioner Randy Ambrosie is a big fan of the East-West dynamic but says he would entertain discussions about a change to the league’s playoff structure. http://www.winnipegsun.com/2017/08/15/cfl-commissioner-ambrosie-open-to-talking-about-change-to-playoff-structure?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+feedrinse%2FRWsG+(Blue+Bombers+Channel) Justin Dunk - Stephen Adekolu has agreed to terms with the Montreal Alouettes, per sources. He was recently released by the B.C. Lions where he spent the first three-plus seasons of his pro career. Adekolu suited up for 42 games making three receptions for 42 yards while seeing time on special teams, but he has yet to play in 2017. Herb Zurkowsky - Drew Willy now becomes #AlsMTL backup QB Drew Edwards - • in former Ticat news, New Orleans Saints defensive back Delvin Breaux has been diagnosed with a broken fibula and will miss four-to-six weeks. The injury was reportedly mis-diagnosed as a bone bruise and the Saints have fired two members of their medical staff as a result. Rod Pedersen- Chris Jones said he didn't wear a Diversity Is Strength shirt b/c supplies were limited and went to the players. Each team is different. 👁‍🗨 Why don't I believe this rather simple explanation. "You're going to love it out there." -Darian Durant's advice to Vernon Adams on coming to Riderville. CFL News. - - "I'm lead to believe that Marc Trestman doesn't have any interest in bringing Johnny Manziel in." - @TSNDaveNaylor #CFL #Argos "I know the #Riders coaching staff are big fans of @1MjWilliams2, their third string QB" - @FarhanLaljiTSN #CFL via @TSN_Sports Maybe little disconnect developing between head coach & his QB (Austin & Collaros). Maybe a little iciness too - @TSNScianitti #CFL #Ticats [email protected]_va has 1 yr left on his contract. He may opt out that in terms of free agency. - Kavis Reed #CFL #AlsMTL via @TSN690 (Vernon Adams) [email protected]: @Drew_Willy more competent, polished than @bigplay_va Jr. tsn.ca/radio/montreal… #CFL #AlsMTL #Riders [email protected]: If #Ticats lose next two, you'll see key names dispensed tsn.ca/radio/hamilton… #CFL via @jimtatti One rumour: #AlsMTL badly wanted to acquire WR Rob Bagg (for Adams) but #Riders refused to part w/ the coveted vet. - @rodpedersen #CFL Americans are tuning #CFL games on ESPN in droves this year. - @rodpedersen The Hamilton Tiger-Cats Football Club announced Thursday that the following three players have been released: INT – DB – Terrence Frederick INT – WR – Gerell Robinson INT – DB – Khalid Wooten [email protected] - "We were inclusive before inclusive was cool." #CFL via @jamienye via @CJMENews Winnipeg Sun - Matt Coates, had a strong game, catching three passes for 32 yards. Coates had nine career catches in three seasons with Hamilton prior to signing in Winnipeg as a free agent last off-season … 👁‍🗨TJ Heath missed his chance for sole possession in the interception battle. He dropped two more on Thursday? Ted Wyman - WPG Sun - Import running back Timothy Flanders, who is only in the lineup because of an injury to receiver Weston Dressler, continues to make a case for staying even after Dressler returns. He had 45 yards rushing Thursday and has 105 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries this season plus two catches for 26 yards. 👁‍🗨Watching these CFL games without all the challenges is sooo much better.. Glen Suitor - Loudest fans contest between Sask and Wpg update: Producers on board, and we are working on logistics, more details soon. #CFLonTSN 👁‍🗨What is it about the Jason Maas that makes him disregard CFL initiatives. The latest? ‘Diversity is Strength’ Jason Maas not sporting the T-Shirt. The only one RESPECT. Maas doesn't seem to have any. Dave Dawson - Kent Austin is calling plays tonight, and you can already see the impact. #Ticats 👁‍🗨And how long did that go well? Quick Fix: @BoLeviMitchell has thrown at least one touchdown pass in 17 consecutive games and in 38 of the past 39 contests #CFLGameDay Drew Edwards- #Ticats Brandon Banks refused to speak to media after his team's loss to #Redblacks. #CFL So, in his honour, *** for tat, that segment was dropped… Ed Tait - “Andrew is a beast, man. A beast,” began Chungh. “He comes to work every day and I’ll say he and Matt (Nichols) are the best leaders I’ve ever been around.” CFL- Bombers draft pick Geoff Gray impresses in first preseason game…“Geoff Gray was the player that jumped off the tape the most,” wrote Andrew Herman, who performed the player grades. Gray, a native of Winnipeg, issued a statement after the CFL draft saying he “would be extremely grateful to be a member of the Blue Bombers” should his football path bring him back to Winnipeg. http://3downnation.com/2017/08/19/bombers-draft-pick-geoff-gray-impresses-first-preseason-game-packers/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+3downnation%2Fegst+(3+Down+Nation-John+Hodge) 👁‍🗨Hey, Calgary…kicked 5 FGs. I guess dey no goode. Simoni Lawrence - I love my teammates my coaches and fans we gonna figure this **** out. There's some confusion on Kyries Hebert’s fine from the League office. The Montreal gazette reports that Kyries Hebert and, for that matter Durant, the Als’ player representative, continue to have issues with the fine levied against the veteran linebacker for his high helmet-to-helmet hit against Toronto quarterback Cody Fajardo in last week’s game at Molson Stadium. Hebert hasn’t denied the hit was illegal, and Durant realizes the fine won’t be quashed. Instead, both maintain Hebert’s being penalized more than half of his game cheque, the maximum amount for which any player can be punished. Hebert claimed he’s being fined more than 50 per cent of his gross amount, suggesting he’ll play the next two games without compensation. 👁‍🗨??? "I can’t kick field goals if the offence doesn’t move the ball" - Kicker @RParedes30 👁‍🗨Are the Lions that reliant on Burnham? Justin Dunk - The Monreal Alouettes will pay quarterback Drew Willy around $80,000 in “guaranteed money” plus available playtime bonuses this season. The new contract also included $10,000 in up front money. he also received a $70,000 signing bonus from the Argos on a reworked deal in January Total 150,000K 👁‍🗨Another CFL week has gone by, and another week where the best entertainment in a football game involved the Bombers.. 👁‍🗨MITCHELL, Bo Levi 15/31 48.4% 237 yards 👁‍🗨Calgary 15 penalties 150 yards #Argos defence holds Darian Durant to a mere 93 yards in passing while Ricky Ray puts up 377. #CFL #AlsMTL Darrin Bauming - Mike O'Shea says safety Derek Jones is a starter, but it would probably take an injury to get him into the starting lineup. #Bombers CFL News - Durant has now been intercepted eight times. Only twice has he completed a game without being picked off. - @HerbZurkowsky1 #CFL #AlsMTL -#AlsMTL were held to nine first downs and 138 yards’ net offence. They controlled the ball for less than 21 minutes. - @HerbZurkowsky1 #CFL 👁‍🗨Montreal played that football game exactly how a football game shouldn't be played 😳 👁‍🗨The Toronto Ray Argos… Ed Tait - On Andrew Harris :“I usually don’t talk about my goals, but I told Coach Bourgs (running backs coach Kevin Bourgoin) in the offseason that (1,000-1,000) was one of my goals this year,” said Harris Sunday following Bombers practice. “It’s one of those things that I’m on pace for it and so talking about it puts some pressure on myself to be able to achieve that. Through the first eight games, Harris has had 90 rushed and 50 receptions – the most offensive touches in the CFL by a mile (Calgary’s Jerome Messam is second at 128; 112 carries, 16 receptions). Weston Dressler, who has missed three games, has also been running more of late and could be back within the next couple of weeks. “He makes sure he runs around Al (Bombers Head Athletic Therapist Al Couture),” said O’Shea with a grin. “He does circles around him and runs in front of him to let him know he’s ready to go.” 👁‍🗨How meaningful is Ottawa’s win over Hamilton? Not very. Everybody beats them... “(What’s) important is that the guys in the locker room believe their teammates are working as hard as they can.” - Mike O'Shea 👁‍🗨The Stampeders are giving their secondary a lot of credit for their game against BC. I'd be more inclined to fault BC QBacking... 👁‍🗨Most outstanding play for Hamilton this week was returning a blocked convert attempt for 2 points. They now lead the league in that category. Your next chance to catch an Andrew Harris? At the Banjo Bowl. Over 30,000 tickets are sold already, so hurry! 🎫 | ow.ly/yGaD30evvF8 WEEK 10 Winnipeg @ Montreal - Thursday Saskatchewan @ Edmonton - Friday BC @ Ottawa - Saturday Toronto @ Calgary - Saturday BYE - the uninvolved
  8. 15 points
    Jimmy Pop

    GDT: EDMONTON @ WINNIPEG

    That's awesome!! I'll share my "great work Bombers" story, too. So, I wanted to take my mom to today's game, we don't make it to as many as I'd like together but try for at least 1 a year. She's the reason I'm a fan after all. I have a single season seat in 209 right next to a great crew of buddies. Unfortunately, the seat directly beside me the other direction was unavailable and with 30K expected I wasn't going to risk having seats in multiple rows, for example. Anywho, I call up the office and give the girl (Jenn, I think?) my situation. Also mention my mom's getting up there in age, so sightlines and stairs can be an issue. Well she immediately suggested I exchange my season seat for this one game. In 2 mins she's found us seats together, down in 113. With the exchange, I paid for 1 seat & and an extra $5 i think. Really appreciated their accomodations GO BOMBERS, baby! #FORTHEW
  9. 15 points
    bigg jay

    Addison Richards Retires

    Remember where he's from. It could easily be all of the above.
  10. 14 points
    Mr Dee

    THE MORNING AFTER ....WITH COFFEE

    👁‍🗨Glad we held that tackle-breaking class just before this game. It seemed every ball carrier broke at least one tackle. It was like they had a competition on who could break more... 👁‍🗨They have it wrong. It's not location, location, location. It's possession, possession, possession. And the Bomber possessed. That happens when our O keeps their O off the field.. 👁‍🗨Truly, I have never seen Harris play so well as in this game. 👁‍🗨And the groans grows louder from one province over... 👁‍🗨Couldn't beat us, even with luck and circus catches. 👁‍🗨Brilliant game management by the Bombers. Caught them 3-4 times with too many men on the field. Awesome. 👁‍🗨I'm throwing my playbook away. I don't need it. LaPolice has got it covered. This team is spreading its wings and every player is getting involved. LaPolice is making it happen. It's really fun to watch. 👁‍🗨So nice to have Flanders as an option. 👁‍🗨Absolutely love winning a Thursday night game. With 2 points in our pocket, we can settle in and watch the other teams beat themselves up. 👁‍🗨What's not to like about over 30,554 fans screaming madly for the team they love. Nichols wouldn't let him have the ball... 👁‍🗨I like the expression - fundamental football. Fits this game. 👁‍🗨What's up TJ? Can't be the interception leader like that.. Jim Toth - #Bombers hurry up offence is really giving #Eskimos defence headaches... #CFL Terry Jones (Edmonton) - This game isn't even close. Other than the scoreboard. Darrin Bauming - That's *game-manager Matt Nichols driving the field again... 👁‍🗨Bombers no-huddle-offence - "cheetah" - gotta love that... Juicy...Arash Madani- Kenny Stafford being cut by WPG in the pre-season wasn't about talent. He was a locker room issue. They took the cap hit for a clean break. Randy Turner - I'm beginning to think Andrew Harris just uses the first tackler to keep his balance. #Bombers 👁‍🗨To be honest, Eskimos were never reilly in this game. 👁‍🗨Harris - Player of the Week? Month? 👁‍🗨That game was....for the fans. Blue and Gold CFL Idc... Winnipeg is the 2nd best team in the CFL. And Calgary is on the radar #Bombers Troy Westwood - Coming into the game Edmonton had the #1 pass D in the #CFL allowing an average of 252.9 yards per game. Nichols threw for 390 tonight. 👁‍🗨W - for wicked 👁‍🗨Very nice work by the D-Line tonight, and for the most part...the secondary. Several times Reilly couldn't putt the ball anywhere worthwhile. Carmen Chinery - The plane is expected to be added to the six-game IR tomorrow. 👁‍🗨In my opinion, the score severely flatters the Eskimos. CFL on TSN- [email protected] set the bar higher for running backs. 👁‍🗨I - for impressive 👁‍🗨C'an't forget mentioning the special Teams - locked in..as usual. 👁‍🗨Bombers have a winner in Thorpe... 👁‍🗨YAC yards all night long 👁‍🗨Onlly Ten yards - Bomber offence only had 10 yards more than 5 FOOTBALL FIELDS! 👁‍🗨Bombers - Only 2 punts! 👁‍🗨18 penalties total - split between both teams 👁‍🗨It's time people realize we have a Quarterback! 👁‍🗨Bombers had a lot of 'un-picks' last night.
  11. 14 points
    Methodical, up-tempo opening drive, ends in Medlock FG..... Nichols on target, good balance with run and passing..... Another drive brings on Medlock to make it 6-0.... Blue having some breakdowns in pass pro..... Corney with the sack, Fogg with big punt return.... But this drive also stalls, Medlock makes it 9-0 Hamilton O looking pretty inept, patrons already booing.... Denmark having a busy first half...... P. Johnson gets the Cats out of a hole, with very dumb penalty... TiCats promptly drive down the field..... 3 man rush, backed against your end zone? Didn't work. Masoli sneaks in for the 6. Cats fail on the 2 pointer. 9-6 Blue O gets drive going...but 2nd down pass short of marker... Well, at least Medlock will ......get the punt blocked! Nichols hits Lankford for 30 yd. gain..... ...but yet another 2nd pass that is way short of the marker... Medlock makes it 12- 6. Bombers should really be running away.... Chris Randle quietly goes about pretty good business, out there..... Collaros sacked by Jake Thomas....Fogg busts big punt return.... ....but comes back for holding on the other side of the field..... Some dumb penalties not helping the Bomber cause , here... Collaros laterals to Gable, who loses handle....Thomas recovers... Jake Thomas may be a rotation player.....but he does the job, every time... Passes to Adams and Thorpe...bring it inside the Ham. 10.. JFG drags across the field, uncovered....and waltzes into endzone.... 19-6. Just a bit more killer instinct.....and this one is right in the bag.. Corney getting pretty consistent pass rush, all nite..... The Roc sure looks better on the corner, than at half...... Lots of pressure on Big Money Zac....Hamilton pass pro is pathetic ... Medlock makes a 57 YARD FIELD GOAL!! 22-6 for the Blue.... Another drive......another dink on 2nd down......frustrating... Just a bit more killer ins........nope, Cats block Medlock's punt. Hurl then picks up apparent fumble and rumbles a mile for the TD... ....but review calls it incomplete. Collaros throws a short out..... ....first Heath, then Loffler gass the tackle.....for along Ham. TD. You know what they say about letting a bad team hang around..... Westerman get his obligatory rouging penalty on failed 2 point convert However Gabler is stuffed on next attempt.... Not sold on Knox at LB......at all... Lankford must think gin is waiting on the sideline, when returning kicks... Medlock takes one step for "quick kick" and nails it 75 yds..... Corney really does have some pass rush moves... Really chitzy PI call on Heath...but ZC loses 30 yds on recovered fumble.. Another good return by Fogg. Harris finding some room running and catching.... But this drive stalls - Medlock hits on his 6th, making it 25-12. Bombers controlling things, moving ball.....but serious lack of finish.... Leggett strips ball from receiver......Loffler recovers..... Hamilton roughing on Nichols. Matt then goes long to the end zone.... ...where Adams wins 50-50 ball with great catch..... That is the kill shot. 32-12. Or as Rod Black might say....."good nite Hamilton" Banks.....looking more seedy....than speedy, this year..... Zac C. still under siege......Walker dives..... for sideline interception..... Hammy D out of gas....Blue run game chews up yards and the clock... Harris is over 100.....Flanders pounds it in, untouched for 6.... Finally looks like the wax job, this game should of been, earlier..... 39-12. In fairness, have seen some 0-7 teams that were better than record. .....in the case of the Tiger-Cats.......uh, nope. Hamilton will win another game.... ...but it may take a few weeks. Do or Die will empty another bottle.... ....and it will only take a few drinks.....
  12. 14 points
    JuranBoldenRules

    Wiecek's Article

    Just kind of speaks to what is wrong with this city. Even when things are good all people can do is complain. Fine to be critical, insane to basically sit around saying "the house is one degree too cold, I need to set it on fire." 13-5 last 18 games. And how could you claim this team isn't entertaining? If anything it's too damn entertaining. Wiesel should be back at the horse track. He doesn't know enough about real sports to put something forward worth discussing.
  13. 13 points
    Just to clear up any speculation in the thread, Spooner was indeed offered a spot on another team, and he declined it. Flat out.
  14. 13 points
    Mr Dee

    THE MORNING AFTER...WITH COFFEE

    THE MORNING AFTER...WITH COFFEE 👁‍🗨Geez. All Nichols does is compete and give us a chance to win. And he did it again on Friday. Against a higher ‘ranked’ QB. Weird eh? 👁‍🗨 Just love that innovative, huddle on the sideline, ready to go offence, they displayed last night 👁‍🗨I know a ref who is going to be spoken to about a severe non-call that O'Shea had to challenge.. 👁‍🗨When is the last time we held a QB to 263 yards passing on 39 attempts? From the league’s leading passer. 👁‍🗨New name for the O-Line….the hands team? 👁‍🗨Slap me with stunning elation on our 1st play from scrimmage…a 79 TD pass 👁‍🗨Here's a good stat - 148 yac yards for the Bombers, 84 Ottawa 👁‍🗨Two Words...Feoli-Gudino John Hodge reports The Bombers moved 2017 second round draft pick Qadr Spooner from the practice roster to the one-game injured list this past week. I wonder if the move was prompted by a West Division rival trying to claim him? 👁‍🗨You know what's growing?…Confidence 👁‍🗨Once the challenge flags were done with, we just paid attention to the game. That was satisfying. 👁‍🗨Does anybody question Lankford’s value now? "I knew (Matt Coates) would come through and he did." - Justin Medlock 👁‍🗨Love the options Flanders gives us.. Derek Taylor - Into Week 7 Redblacks D gave up the most rushing YAC (3.1 yds) and 2nd-least receiving YAC (4.1 YAC/rec) 👁‍🗨Hey, is Trent Corney coming along good or what? 👁‍🗨Coach LaPolice mixed it up pretty good last night. 👁‍🗨Now, if only they could do something about the Nichols-to-Gudino long passes..we'd be set.
  15. 12 points
    Jpan85

    GDT: EDMONTON @ WINNIPEG

    Got to give credit to Nichols on those too many men calls snapped ball the moment time was called in. The Esks guys were gassed could barely run off the field. Have not seen a team get physically beat down like that in a while.
  16. 12 points
    Taynted_Fayth

    THE MORNING AFTER...WITH COFFEE

    Love him or hate him as a coach, but the guys just an awesome person.
  17. 12 points
    *Mettle /Thread
  18. 12 points
    Super Duper Negatron

    Wiecek's Article

    Thought this deserved its own thread, because his article this morning is beyond explanation. For those without a subscription, here is a synopsis: Mike O'Shea never takes responsibility for anything, is the most hated coach in Winnipeg sports history (more hated than Kelly, Burke or Berry), and is the sole reason we have 25K at our games instead of 32K. https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/sports/football/bombers/the-crowds-at-igf-are-shrinking-so-why-is-mike-oshea-smirking-437107983.html And I didn't even exaggerate any of those points! What a complete and utter tool bag. I think it might be time to save $30/month.
  19. 12 points
    Atomic

    Wiecek's Article

    I just have a hard time believing that a guy who has "been a season ticket holder for 60 years" would tolerate guys like Burke, Kelly, and Reinbold... but O'Shea, with our best record in 14 years, is the tipping point. I just don't understand that line of thinking. If it's not about wins then what are you a fan of, really?
  20. 11 points
    Mr Dee

    Matt Nichols, Elite quarterback?

    Despite? LaPolice called a great game. The Eskimos were unsteady for most of the game with tempo and play calling. It was no accident this offence got 38 first downs. 38...
  21. 11 points
    Mr Dee

    Commissioner gets it right

    Your wish is your Command...Centre, and to that... This is, in fact, the more appropriate decision..
  22. 11 points
    WBBFanWest

    Lost in it all

    And... if you ignore his td receptions, Stegall didn't contribute much scoring.
  23. 11 points
    17to85

    Game day thread: Montreal here

    why would I drink a few thousand shitty beers when there are so many good ones to drink? is that like the Riders themselves? Once you've seen a few thousand shitty games it grows on you?
  24. 10 points
    SpeedFlex27

    Hey Ripper

    Gonna have ham & eggs for breakfast?
  25. 10 points
    Mike

    GDT: EDMONTON @ WINNIPEG

    There's a pretty clear difference to me and it's not just a matter of saying "oh, a trick play see he's not conservative!" I'm a big Lapo fan and I don't give him as much of a hard time as some others may want to, but that play call was horrendous for so many reasons. We marched the ball down the field at will in front of the biggest crowd of the year, coming away with a touchdown on our first possession of the game would've put an exclamation mark on things for a crowd that was dying for an excuse to go nuts. Our yardage on each play of that drive (not counting the short yardage play) was 9, 8, 12, 9, 16, 6, 5 - we were first and goal on the 6 yard line. 7 plays consecutively with positive yardage, not a single incompletion and we land ourselves in striking distance. We were KILLING them and we just gave it all back in one stupid decision. Here's my issue with the call: even if you want to call it, call it on second down. Calling it on first down basically killing two downs at once because now we're in goal 14 yards out and Edmonton essentially just had to play the line of scrimmage. Call the smart play on first down and if THAT fails, get creative. Don't piss away an entire drive to give yourself a chubby because you made a fancy play call. It took the energy out of the building entirely and it was just unnecessary. There's a difference between being conservative and being smart and I'm sure even LaPolice would look back on that and know he made a bad call. It happens, every OC does it. That doesn't mean it WASN'T a bad call.
  26. 10 points
    Why do you feel the need to make this post weekly? Enjoy the games however you want, you don't have to justify it. Personally I'm ignoring you now because your undue negativity has reached past my annoyance threshold.
  27. 10 points
    Jimmy Pop

    GDT: EDMONTON @ WINNIPEG

    Holy crow that was fun!! How great are these guys to watch!? Super proud of the team. Battle ready and resilient. Tough as nails. Andrew freakin Harris. Unreal game, even with the giveaway. Nichols throwing darts all game long, even with a poor sack or two. D did just enough. Still think it's the system more than the players that's giving us pass D issues, but hell theyre winning, who am i I argue. Plus that Edm rec core is legit, even without Bowman. Crowd was fantastic. Here's hoping for a mild fall to keep that place full. Such a riot when there's 30K+. We won, so I'll lay off Andre Proulx and his crew. Something special with this group... it's been building for awhile. Oh and mom had a great time.
  28. 10 points
    Mr Dee

    THE MORNING AFTER...WITH COFFEE

    It wasn't an attempted block, it was a block. It worked. Although Nichols didn't 'have to', it shows that he is all in. You don't think Reilly would do the same? He would. They're called leaders. You know, above and beyond... As far as injuries, he could get 'trucked' any time, even avoiding blocks. He was ready, willing and able.
  29. 10 points
    Booch

    EDMONTON over ottawa

    Like Nichols gets a tag that he just a game manager/average because he doesn't have the sexy stats, but he wins...leads by example and appears when chips are down you can tie your wagon to him and there a great chance he is going to get you the win, and not make a mental error Conversely Harris has all these stats, gets all kinds of accolades for them, but what has he won?..He tends to choke...is prone to errors and seems to fade and drop off a cliff each year as the season winds down Gimme Nichols 10 times out of 10 as my guy at QB. The guy has heart, guts and fire...has total respect from his team and will do whatever it takes for them, and they feed of it and would do anything for him. Now thats a true leader and a guy you wanna hitch your wagon to, sexy stats be damned...gimme wins and the respect his team shows him (which is all that matters in my books) and he will get his due across the league. Also...he is also just a likeable and decent guy to boot...no ego...no agenda....all things which are icing on top of the cake
  30. 10 points
    Zontar

    Rider depth gonna be tested

    Riders - So what's your vision Chris ? Jones - Gonna chop all the popular veterans, it's my team not their's, save some moolah. Riders - But you're going to keep Darian right ? We need a QB to rebuild around, right ? Jones- Nah, he's gone, too many captains on this boat. Gonna make it look like he makes too much money and put 'em down in public. Fans'll think it's the right move. Riders - you're not serious about Vince Young, right, you have a real QB in mind right ? Jones- Hell, yeah, Franklin. Riders - But he isnt a free agent now. And when he is other teams will make a bid for him too, right ? Jones - throw a ton 'o money at 'em. Riders - Ok, but overpaying for Franklin if he even decides to come here plus free agents to re-sign and we will be in the same kind of trouble we were with Taman - the guy you said you had to clean up after. Jones - meh, you wanna win or what ? Riders - ok, so what in the mean time ? Jones - I dunno an experienced guy I guess. Lots o new guys , we're gonna need stability. Riders - Oh, so you're going to keep Durant ? Jones- Hell, no, with that ego ? gonna undermine my authority . Thinkin' 'bout Kevin Glenn. Get 'em cheap and he'll know his place. Riders. Um, ok, if that's your vision. Jones - yeah.
  31. 10 points
    Ed Tait hits another one on this feature about Hardrick. It's hard to not to like jumpin' Jermarcus . Jermarcus Hardrick “And this team… that’s my other family. I only had one kind of emotion growing up: I was mad or hating or angry. I didn’t love. Football was the first thing I loved besides my family. I love coming to work with the people I work with. They make it so much fun. And Matt Nichols… he’s a fearless quarterback. I just want to thank him every day and make him know I love him. I tell him I’m willing to do anything for him because I know he will for me. I love everything about him. https://www.bluebombers.com/2017/08/07/long-read-side-jermarcus-hardrick/
  32. 10 points
    Atomic

    Wiecek's Article

    It wasn't a conscious decision but I realized have completely stopped consuming the traditional local media for sports coverage. It just adds nothing beyond what you can get from the team's social media and website. I can watch full press conferences rather than reading 400 words based around 2 or 3 quotes. I can watch highlights and game recaps on demand. I liked to read Kirk Penton's work but once he left the Sun, there was really nothing worth reading anymore.
  33. 10 points
    What a load of crap.
  34. 9 points
    This week I've been travelling and had the opportunity to catch the Ottawa Redblacks vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Tim Horton's Field yesterday. It was my first time watching a game in Hamilton. Today, I caught my second game ever in Toronto (Alouettes at Argos). Last year I got to see the Bombers win @ BMO Field. I wanted to share my experiences at both venues. For both venues, I bought tickets on StubHub. Tickets supplied are printable pdf's, but both stadiums could scan them off my phone. There were no Apple wallet or scan code options for either ticket. Tim Horton's Field Area and Parking: The drive into the stadium went through a heavy industrial area into a residential neighbourhood of older row homes. I got to the game very early (2.5hrs before game time). Parking was easy to find for $15, about 2 blocks from the stadium at a local grocery store parking lot (Freshco). Other parking in the area was $20, some of which is on the front yards of the residential properties. First 1/2 hour: The stadium south gates open 1 1/2 hrs before gametime, but you couldn't walk into seats of the stadium until 1 hr before game time. The announcer reminds everyone every 10 minutes before the game. The south concourse was open and had a steam whistle which blew throughout the game, beer gardens with picnic tables (ticketed area), and plenty of open air beer vendors. 1 Hour to Game time: I was seated on the east grandstands. Walking through the concourse on the east side, I went through a lounge area of patio furniture with an eclectic band (bass, washboard, and guitar?), through a craft beer area with standing bar tables, picked up some fresh chicken tacos, walked past the Coor Light Bar (with DJ and it's own music) and found my seat. Gametime: Big Canada flag, 10 yr old anthem singer (she was very good), flyover with a Hercules midway through the anthem, then again before kickoff. The game looked like it was the two worst teams in the league playing. Wait, it was the two worst teams in the league playing. The seats were comfy. I was near the 10 yard line. The seats could be turned towards center field, but aren't. Crowd: The crowd was all dressed in Ti-cat wear, was loud, thirsty, and boisterous. The crowd does not deserve an 0-7 team. They were friendly considering I was decked in Bomber Blue. Scoreboard: The only Video board is at the north end and was used in full resolution (no stats or ads on the board). The music and videos were well produced throughout the evening. There were lots of contests, crowd involvement, videos, and entertainment. Hamilton "Go-To" Sing Along Song - Like a Rhinestone Cowboy Pet Peeve - The DJ's music could be heard at my seat the whole game. I don't know how this isn't considered artificial noise in the stadium. It was as loud as bass of the music between the plays (from the PA system) Traffic leaving - quick and easy to get out of the area. BMO Field Area and Parking: I took the Go Train to the stadium from Mississauga as the Exhibition (CNE) was on. It's Toronto's version of the Red River Ex. The train worked well ($14 return), and it was a quick walk into the game. The web was showing $25 to $30 for parking. 1 Hour to Game time: Walked into the stadium, no tailgating in the normal area due to the lot being taken over for the CNE. The food was good (chicken tenders) and the 28 oz Stellas beer for $16.25 hit the spot. The cup, with it's unique lid is great (Look ma, no spills). Gametime: Small contingent on the field, much smaller flag pulled out across a part of the field. Rickey Ray was on fire (vintage 2003 Eskie Rickey Ray finding holes in D). Durant had one good drive but gave up the INT. Toronto special teams looked good, MTL not so much (gave up kick return fumble for a quick score TD). 2nd half was only about killing time. Seats are uncomfortable and there are no cup holders. Crowd: West side looked quite empty. Upper deck on the east side was more filled. The seats on the east side at field level looked sweet. Some guy on the west side had an air horn which he pumped. You could hear the thing through the whole stadium.a Scoreboard: I was further away, but the board is much smaller at BMO. Only one screen at the north end. T Toronto "Go-To" Sing Along Song - didn't notice one Pet Peeve - I had to go to the main concourse for 50/50 tickets. Apparently the wifi didn't work at the upper levels. A runner up pet peeve is that the 28 oz beers are not sold after halftime. Traffic leaving - Busy lineups at the train, but with the CNE, not sure whether everyone was from the game or the fair.
  35. 9 points
    Atomic

    GDT: EDMONTON @ WINNIPEG

    I don't think rose-coloured glasses are necessary to be excited about a team that is 6-2 on the season and 16-5 in its last 21 games. I don't think rose-coloured glasses or even blue-and-gold coloured glasses are necessary to see that Mike O'Shea is the best coach this team has had in almost two decades. Honest observation would reveal that this team is in great hands and fans should be excited about what's coming.
  36. 9 points
    Mr Dee

    GDT: EDMONTON @ WINNIPEG

    Too funny...
  37. 9 points
    rebusrankin

    GDT: EDMONTON @ WINNIPEG

    I feel Don Landry of CFL.ca needs a shout out. Only guy out of their 7 predictors, who picked us to win.
  38. 9 points
    Receiving crew needs some love. Adams Denmark Thorpe and Coates all made big grabs.
  39. 9 points
    Can't disagree with any of these choices but I'd also like to mention TJ Thorpe. He is the perfect receiver for the Lapolice offence. He actually gets those first downs on the short throws. I love watching that guy play.
  40. 9 points
    Atomic

    GDT: EDMONTON @ WINNIPEG

    ******* O'Shea and his shorts keeping this from being a sellout
  41. 9 points
    SpeedFlex27

    GDT: EDMONTON @ WINNIPEG

    Pederson: Saskatchewan Totals: Bombers 5 Esks 2 Others 1
  42. 9 points
    Some Rider fans may beg to differ, Lol This is a quote over there on whether the Riders can beat the Bombers; "If Winnipeg is the team that played tonight, then, absolutely we'll beat them. They don't look nearly as good as their record and the Riders aren't as bad as theirs."
  43. 9 points
    yogi

    Addison Richards Retires

    It's a scrub move to call out players using the MBB Twitter account. Put your own name beside it if you're going to throw around speciation like that
  44. 9 points
    SpeedFlex27

    Addison Richards Retires

    I don't know what kind of problems you refer to as I had said earlier on prior threads regarding Lemar Durant that Durant he had no personal issues & was a great team guy at SFU. My son was a qb at SFU & he threw a few TD passes his way when they played together. The man is shy & introverted. A bit of a loner. He kept to himself & is quiet. He worked hard in practice everyday as well as games & was a beast in the weight room during & between seasons. He did everything the coaches at SFU asked him to do. Some of the questions asked in these interviews are designed to throw off the players. Like Jim Barker accusing a player that if the Argos drafted him he'd go back to his hometown CFL team after his first contract, so why should they draft him? Like what is a player supposed to say to that??? "NO!!! PLEEEEEAAASSSSEEEE!!!" Apparently, Durant didn't handle the interview phase well, but don't label him a guy who had problems when he didn't. Look at the player he's turning into now.
  45. 9 points
    Booch

    Game day thread: Montreal here

    Recovering an onside kick isn't getting help from anywhere or anyone..it's execution...and a bit of luck...But also it was a key coaching decision to use the hash mark option when everyone in the stadium was assuming it was going to where everyone else puts it...that was out coaching an opposing team...generally the only other option you see is a guy just squibbing it straight ahead and trying to recover it himself
  46. 9 points
    rebusrankin

    Game day thread: Montreal here

    Fun Fact of the day, since taking over one year ago, Winnipeg is 13-5 with Nichols as the starting QB.
  47. 9 points
    Jeffcoat is a ******* animal. No way they can take him off the roster.
  48. 9 points
    4 games into the season sitting at .500, and this is a thread...? Good gravy.
  49. 9 points
    Mr Dee

    IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

    CFL WEEK 5 Bye - the bye Marshall Ferguson -- Crunching some #CFL QB tendency numbers tonight. 56% of #Bombers QB Matt Nichols attempts were outside the numbers. WAY above league average 👁‍🗨 If you watched any of the Bomber games, you'll agree - Andrew Harris finishes runs.. This week, all proceeds from online 50/50 sales will be donated to BC wildfire relief. We're all family. 🐾💙💛 ➡️ow.ly/jQ6S30dHwiI 👁‍🗨It's hard not to agree with Rod Pedersen on this one: CFL officiating has NOT gotten worse over the past couple of years. The addition of more TV cameras, more angles, more slo-mo and High Definition has made for a lot more "Living Room Officiating" in this country. That's all. 👁‍🗨Although he misses the mark here: The marquee game in Week 5 has to be Saskatchewan at Calgary on Saturday night (7 pm, TSN, CKRM). Can you believe the Stampeders have been installed as 11.5-point favourites? That seems like a whopping number to me, even with the two teams' histories. No Rod, it seemed perfectly right to me... 👁‍🗨Personally, I think the Riders will be slapped with reality in this game. WBB -- "(Sam Hurl) is trying to take (his leadership) to another level and I think he's doing a great job." ▶️ow.ly/kPs630dJGiG 👁‍🗨 Now would be the time, I guess, to insert my finding on Hurl's last game... 👁‍🗨It isn't very often you see, or don't see, a stat that shows a team’s MLB doesn't register a single tackle in a game. Unfortunately, this has just happened with the Blue Bombers and their MLB. BUT, his usefulness isn't measured by tackles alone, after all, the best Canadian MLB in the CFL, Alex Singleton only had 3 tackles… Edmonton Journal - Mike Reilly is the only starting QB without an interception. (But he hasn't played the Bombers yet) 👁‍🗨 The practice of closed practices will be practiced even more going forward.. Happy birthday to the Blue Bombers punting legend Bob Cameron! He held the gig for 23 years & played 353 consecutive games from 1980-2000! 👁‍🗨 Sask. - Receiver Joseph Morgan, who was signed June 28, has been released. 👁‍🗨 You know, that guy Kyries Hebert is a damned good tackler... According to Jerome Messam, he has been fined $750 by the CFL for the disqualification last weekend against Montreal 👁‍🗨Playoff positioning? - The BC Lions play the next 4 games against Western opponents.. Vince Young on future with #Riders: “It’s still up in the air” 3downnation.com/2017/07/19/vin… #CFL 👁‍🗨With the emergence of passing over a more balanced attack, does the “passing for 300 mark” need to be adjusted upwards? It doesn't seem to be as relevant anymore. Zach Collaros stats over the last 9 games: CFL - BL Mitchell has thrown at least one touchdown pass in 15 consecutive games and in 36 of the past 37 contests. - The Stamps now have 11 straight wins against West Division opponents. 👁‍🗨The Bombers aren't the only team to have slow starts. The 4-0 Eskimos Have scored 12 points in the first quarter and 39 in the fourth quarter. Lowell Ulrich - on the now famous Medlock pass Winnipeg coach Mike O’Shea was non-committal in the post-game scrum but told the Bombers’ flagship radio broadcast that Medlock had inaccurately taken an option. 👁‍🗨 Over 21K at the Lions game 👁‍🗨 Less than 16,000 at the Argos game 👁‍🗨 The most entertaining part of the Rider’s game plan was the running up to the ball just before they punted. Riveting. Farhan Lalji - Anthony Parker suffered a dislocated shoulder, will miss extensive time. Gaiter (Charlie horse) expects to play next week. #BCLions @CFLonTSN -92 games without losing back to back games might be the most impressive stat of the Hufnagel era with #Stamps @CFLonTSN NIK Lewis - Micah Johnson is the best D tackle in the league. BAR NONE Derek Taylor - Duron Carter: 14 rec, 144 yds. 4th on the Riders. Maybe talking shouldn't be his thing right now. CFL Communications - Kevin Glenn is the 7th player to join the 50,000 passing yards club. He joins with Calvillo, Allen, Burris, Ray, McManus and Lancaster. #CFL 👁‍🗨 ‘Garbage time’ means different things to different teams. Unfortunately, when they play the Bombers, they call it ‘comeback time’. That's gotta change.. 👁‍🗨 Stampeders beat the Bombers 29-10, and beat the Riders 27-10 **As former NFL head coach Dennis Green famously said, they are who we thought they were. - Joel Gasson - 3downnation 👁‍🗨So, it seems BL Mitchell likes to use quotes without credits..(from last year) 👁‍🗨 Not a bad debut for Bomber Brian Walker - 7 tackles. Marco Iannuzzi certainly remembers him. Troy Westwood - My take. When a player has a "green light", that is much different from a called fake. A called fake is a direct order from a coach. Kickers and punters are sometimes given green lights to act on a formation from the opposing team. A coach though would hope a player 2/3 would understand the situation and decline the opportunity due to situation (3rd n 15, own 26, up by 8, 8:26 left). 3/3 Darren Cameron - #Bombers will practice twice this week, with a walkthrough Wednesday. Both practice days start at 1130am and are open to fans. BC LIons 🚨 TRANSACTION 🚨 We have added QB Jake Heaps (@jtheaps9) to our practice roster. He attended 2016 training camp in Seattle 🏈 🦁 Bomber Buzz Boundary defenders Chris Randle and TJ Heath were targeted merely a combined four times, which is a season-low for both the 2016 and 2017 seasons, by a team that attacks the short-side of the field more frequently than most offenses. Instead, Lulay and the offense took their shots at field-side halfback Roc Carmichael and field-side cornerback Brian Walker, who each had 7 a whopping seven targets, while strong-side linebacker Brandon Alexander was tested three times himself. While Carmichael seems to be the consensus scapegoat for Bomber fans, it was actually Walker who made more crucial errors that Lulay was able to exploit. https://bomberbuzz.com/2017/07/24/how-lulay-bc-lions-offense-attacked-bombers-field-side-secondary/amp/ **Breaking: The #Esks sign national kicker Hugh O'Neill and international linebacker Antonio Longino. #OneEmpire fakegainer - Argos 50/50 now at $6. Terry Koshan - Toronto Sun - Ray passed for 367 yards, the fifth consecutive start the future hall of famer has passed for at least 300. Argos - The Argonauts defence was relentless on Monday night, holding the REDBLACKS to just 276 net yards and QB Trevor Harris to a season-low 184 yards and one touchdown. Additionally, the Boatmen forced three turnovers (2 FF, 1 INT) while posting three sacks and seven quarterback pressures. Toronto has now won seven of their last 10 meetings with the REDBLACKS since the Ottawa club returned to the league in 2014. CFL staff - The Ticats have re-signed db Dominique Ellis Drew Edwards - #Ticats HC Kent Austin on whether he says faith in @ZCollaros7 as his starter: “100%” #CFL CFL News - #Argos place RB Brandon Whitaker on six-game injured list. #CFL via @TorontoArgos Darrin Bauming - I think Kevin Fogg is ready to go this week. We'll see what O'Shea says. Fogg, out since suffering LBI on July 1, began practicing July 18. - -#Bombers starting secondary appears to be unchanged from last week. Fogg, likely, will factor into the return game and as a reserve DB. Week 6 Montreal at Winnipeg -Thurs, BC at Edmonton - Frid. - Game of the week..should be a gooder Toronto at Saskatchewan - Sat. Hamilton at Calgary - Sat. unofficial bye - Ottawa (Ottawa's next game - hosting Winnipeg Aug 4)
  50. 9 points
    17to85

    Coaching and/ or Conditioning?

    Playing not to lose. Been the MO of Lapo and Hall for years. Try and not **** up rather than trying to extend the lead.
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