2018 CFL Season


Mowich
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I read in the Leader-Post that my Riders dropped their pre-season game to the Edmonton Eskimos and was a bit disturbed until I read further and found out that the majority of our veteran players did not make the trip to AB, including our two top QBs. Meanwhile, the Esks had their all-star QB Mike Reilly in pivot and littered the field with their vets. Thus the loss is not as incomprehensible as I first thought.

The Riders open the season at home in their outstanding new stadium on June 8 when they will host the Toronto Argos. I expect to see a much different outcome in that game. If we can stay healthy and avoid stupid needless penalties, this year could be our year to hoist the Cup. I Believe.

I'm warming up for the season by watching the Redblacks take on the Als. These pre-season games can be a comedy of errors as the new recruits - generally from south of the border - work to get a handle on our Canadian - and much much better - style of football.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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#2
Quote: Originally Posted by Mowich View Post

I read in the Leader-Post that my Riders dropped their pre-season game to the Edmonton Eskimos and was a bit disturbed until I read further and found out that the majority of our veteran players did not make the trip to AB, including our two top QBs. Meanwhile, the Esks had their all-star QB Mike Reilly in pivot and littered the field with their vets. Thus the loss is not as incomprehensible as I first thought.

The Riders open the season at home in their outstanding new stadium on June 8 when they will host the Toronto Argos. I expect to see a much different outcome in that game. If we can stay healthy and avoid stupid needless penalties, this year could be our year to hoist the Cup. I Believe.

I'm warming up for the season by watching the Redblacks take on the Als. These pre-season games can be a comedy of errors as the new recruits - generally from south of the border - work to get a handle on our Canadian - and much much better - style of football.

Pre-season is basically just a practice scrimmage.

Total Redblacks fan now, but I still have a soft spot for the Big Green.

Hope you have a great season! Just not quite as great as the Rouge et Noir.
 
Mowich
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#3
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Pre-season is basically just a practice scrimmage.

Total Redblacks fan now, but I still have a soft spot for the Big Green.


You lost your pivot early in the 1rst Q when Trevor was taken out of the game after an injury on the field that saw him limping off with help from the coaching staff. He will not be back in the game tonight - but being a pre-season game, I wouldn't read too much into that until we hear more about the nature of his injury. On a brighter note, Dominique Davis, your back-up QB, came into the game and with a deft hand, put 8 points on the board for the Redblacks - a TD and 2-point single. He was dead-dick on his targets and showed some nice scrambling ability to get the ball away for the 2-pointer. Will keep my eye on him during the game.
Redblacks lead 8 - 6 late in the first.


Quote:

Hope you have a great season! Just not quite as great as the Rouge et Noir.




I wish your team all the best this year, Tec..........but not against my Riders who will bowl them over on their way to the Cup.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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As my people say, "Oy!"

I'm feeling talkative, so here goes. . .

I love your game. It is so much faster-paced, harder-charging, and most of all, more authentic than NFL ball.

Yeah, yeah, I understand that 75% of your rosters are Yanks. But they're Yanks who have had the fantasies of glory knocked out of them, and they understand that, to make a living, they're going to need to work.

The fact that CFL players are fighting for the dream is what makes your game so marvelous.
 
Mowich
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

As my people say, "Oy!"

I'm feeling talkative, so here goes. . .

I love your game. It is so much faster-paced, harder-charging, and most of all, more authentic than NFL ball.

Yeah, yeah, I understand that 75% of your rosters are Yanks. But they're Yanks who have had the fantasies of glory knocked out of them, and they understand that, to make a living, they're going to need to work.

The fact that CFL players are fighting for the dream is what makes your game so marvelous.


"Oy" eh, I did not know you were a Jewish Native American, Tec.

I love the wider longer field and the deeper end zone........those 10 yard end zones in the NFL suck. It reminds of why I prefer Olympic hockey over the NHL - bigger ice - more maneuverability. I also love 3 down ball. Makes for a quicker game with more drama 'cause if you're 2 and 10 it's do or die.

These past few years have seen a continuous rise in the number of Canadian players on CFL teams and that really makes me happy seeing our guys get a chance to play in their own country.

Trevor is back on the sidelines in his sweats chatting up his teammates and looking just fine. Good news there. Redblacks lead 14 - 7 in the final minutes of the 3rd Q.

Montreal started the second half with a penalty for delay of game when they failed to appear on the sidelines before the time-clock ran out - hilarious. First time I've ever seen that happen in a CFL game. There have been 4 TO's. 3 by the Als and 1 by the RBs. Both teams have struggled with high snaps and consequent big loss of yardage. The teams have been very catholic in the penalties they are taking running the gamut from illegal use of hands to 2 many men on the field. It has been entertaining though even the parts where they can't run a play without a penalty being called - greenhorns. Sheesh.

The RBs easily took this one, Tec. Didn't catch the final score but last I saw it was 20 to 14.

Tomorrow I get to see what this "Johnny Football' fellow is all about as the Ti-Cats will be playing the Argonauts. Mazoli will start but Manziel will be in the game at some point.
 
Mowich
#6
I love the new song TSN chose for the CFL. Had me rockin' my socks off. Great song to lead off a football game. 'Long Live the Night' by the Reklaws.

TSN has revamped their pre-game shows and game broadcasts, for the better, IMHO. The opening broadcast video reminds me very much of the style CBC chose for their pre-hockey game broadcasts. Great montages of the players, memorable plays interspersed with shots of the fans from both teams accompanied by Long Live the Night. Well done TSN.

Now on with the game which features the Bombers at home to the Eskimos. I'm taking a neutral position here and hoping for a good game. However, were I a betting person, my money would be on Edmonton, especially considering that the Bombers #1 QB is sidelined with an injury whilst the Esks have Indestructible Mike Reilly at the helm.

The Esks are on the board midway through the 1rst Q after a phenomenal 80 yard reception for TD followed by a FG in their next series. The FG came off an unfortunate TO by the Bombers.

Chris Streveler is replacing Matt Nicols at the pivot position. After a shaky start he kept the ball himself for a couple of really important downs then followed that with some scrambling completions and the Bombers are on the board with 7.

Stafford's strutting his stuff tonight with two highlight reel catches already. Nice to see him back with the Esks.

With :16 left on the clock Indestructible Mike took the ball over the goal line himself for the 6 pointer and Whyte got them the convert.

End of 1rst Q: Eskimos 17 - Bombers 7
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by Mowich View Post

I love the new song TSN chose for the CFL. Had me rockin' my socks off. Great song to lead off a football game. 'Long Live the Night' by the Reklaws.

TSN has revamped their pre-game shows and game broadcasts, for the better, IMHO. The opening broadcast video reminds me very much of the style CBC chose for their pre-hockey game broadcasts. Great montages of the players, memorable plays interspersed with shots of the fans from both teams accompanied by Long Live the Night. Well done TSN.

Now on with the game which features the Bombers at home to the Eskimos. I'm taking a neutral position here and hoping for a good game. However, were I a betting person, my money would be on Edmonton, especially considering that the Bombers #1 QB is sidelined with an injury whilst the Esks have Indestructible Mike Reilly at the helm.

The Esks are on the board midway through the 1rst Q after a phenomenal 80 yard reception for TD followed by a FG in their next series. The FG came off an unfortunate TO by the Bombers.

Chris Streveler is replacing Matt Nicols at the pivot position. After a shaky start he kept the ball himself for a couple of really important downs then followed that with some scrambling completions and the Bombers are on the board with 7.

Stafford's strutting his stuff tonight with two highlight reel catches already. Nice to see him back with the Esks.

With :16 left on the clock Indestructible Mike took the ball over the goal line himself for the 6 pointer and Whyte got them the convert.

End of 1rst Q: Eskimos 17 - Bombers 7

Oh, yeah! Let's kick off some CFL!

After the CAPS bringing home the Cup, I'm ready for Le Rouge et Noir to do the same!

And Germany.

And the Ravens.
 
Mowich
#8
At 8:11 into the 2nd, the players were called off the field when lightning was reported in the area. They are now asking that all fans take shelter. Hope they show the storm which was forecast to be later in the game - surprise!

It appears that the game may not have a chance of resuming until around 10:30 PST. Doubt I will be up for that. Will check TSN in the AM.
 
petros
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I don't blame them for stopping. There were twister warnings in SE SK today. If it is the same storm it's a killer.
 
Mowich
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The opening game of the CFL season between the Esks and the Bombers is now in the books as the second longest in the history of the league due to two stoppages of the game for fear of lightning strikes. When the final whistle blew at 1:17 AM, the Esks had prevailed thanks to a FG by Sean Whyte in the dieing seconds of the 4th Q. Final score: 33 - 30.
 
Twin_Moose
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

I don't blame them for stopping. There were twister warnings in SE SK today. If it is the same storm it's a killer.

I heard one touched down near Waskada Man. last night, Golf ball-baseball size hail in West central Man. causing a lot of damage.
 
petros
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It was a biggie. I was watching the sky, radar and satellite all day.

I prayed for rain and got it, now I need to pray for the safety of the SK hail supression pilots.

They are my heroes.
 
Hoof Hearted
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CFL's Hamilton Tiger Cats no longer have cheerleaders...they are now to be referred to as 'A Performance Team' which will also include male participants.

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/201...ance-team.html
 
petros
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#14
Oskihasapeepee
 
Twin_Moose
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#15
But Oski is suppose to be genderless now
 
Mowich
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#16  Top Rated Post
Hopefully the winds have died down and the skies will be calm tonight as my Riders host the Argos in a rematch of last year's Eastern final. Still no word from Coach Jones as to who will be our starter in the QB position - either Zach Collaros and Brandon Bridge could get the nod.

I'm looking forward to more highlight reel catches from Duron Carter and Naaman Roosevelt and expect that Caleb Holley might have a couple of his own.

The pre-game show gets underway at 5:30PM PST on TSN 1,2, 3 and 4 with the game following at 6:00 PM.





GO RIDERS............GOOOOOOOOOO!
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Mowich View Post

Hopefully the winds have died down and the skies will be calm tonight as my Riders host the Argos in a rematch of last year's Eastern final. Still no word from Coach Jones as to who will be our starter in the QB position - either Zach Collaros and Brandon Bridge could get the nod.

I'm looking forward to more highlight reel catches from Duron Carter and Naaman Roosevelt and expect that Caleb Holley might have a couple of his own.

The pre-game show gets underway at 5:30PM PST on TSN 1,2, 3 and 4 with the game following at 6:00 PM.





GO RIDERS............GOOOOOOOOOO!

Got your fresh watermelon, yet?
 
Twin_Moose
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Quote: Originally Posted by Mowich View Post

Hopefully the winds have died down and the skies will be calm tonight as my Riders host the Argos in a rematch of last year's Eastern final. Still no word from Coach Jones as to who will be our starter in the QB position - either Zach Collaros and Brandon Bridge could get the nod.

I'm looking forward to more highlight reel catches from Duron Carter and Naaman Roosevelt and expect that Caleb Holley might have a couple of his own.

The pre-game show gets underway at 5:30PM PST on TSN 1,2, 3 and 4 with the game following at 6:00 PM.





GO RIDERS............GOOOOOOOOOO!

https://twitter.com/sskroughriders/s...97877885050881

Depth chart has Collaros as #1 QB
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by Mowich View Post

Hopefully the winds have died down and the skies will be calm tonight as my Riders host the Argos in a rematch of last year's Eastern final. Still no word from Coach Jones as to who will be our starter in the QB position - either Zach Collaros and Brandon Bridge could get the nod.

I'm looking forward to more highlight reel catches from Duron Carter and Naaman Roosevelt and expect that Caleb Holley might have a couple of his own.

The pre-game show gets underway at 5:30PM PST on TSN 1,2, 3 and 4 with the game following at 6:00 PM.





GO RIDERS............GOOOOOOOOOO!

Collaros has been the man on the practice field.

Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Got your fresh watermelon, yet?

Got fresh Kitty litter? Have you made the switch from clay to wood pellets yet?
 
Mowich
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Got your fresh watermelon, yet?







Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Collaros has been the man on the practice field.



Got fresh Kitty litter? Have you made the switch from clay to wood pellets yet?


I've been using wood pellets for over a decade now. They are far cheaper than any other litter and unless you let cleaning the box go to long there is little if any odor except for a faint hint of wet wood.
 
petros
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GORGEOUS!

Hardwood or pine?
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Mowich View Post









I've been using wood pellets for over a decade now. They are far cheaper than any other litter and unless you let cleaning the box go to long there is little if any odor except for a faint hint of wet wood.

We have two cats. One is a toughy who was born in a barn (jet black ... my wife's animal familiar) and she will poop in portland cement, of that's what you put in the pan. The other is a pauncy snob ... Seal-point Siamese of obviously noble extraction who will poop ANYWHERE except in the pan if everything is not EXACTLY RIGHT.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

I don't blame them for stopping. There were twister warnings in SE SK today. If it is the same storm it's a killer.


Since it was pre-season, why didn't they just call the game and be done with it?
 
Mowich
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

GORGEOUS!

Hardwood or pine?


Hold on............I'll have to go downstairs and have a look at the bag.....didn't find the type of wood on the bag. They come from Eagle Valley company in Princeton, BC. Whatever they are they work great.

Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiing View Post

Since it was pre-season, why didn't they just call the game and be done with it?


It was the first official CFL game of the season, IRBS - preseason ended last week.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

GORGEOUS!

Hardwood or pine?

Is there a flavour difference?
 
Mowich
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

We have two cats. One is a toughy who was born in a barn (jet black ... my wife's animal familiar) and she will poop in portland cement, of that's what you put in the pan. The other is a pauncy snob ... Seal-point Siamese of obviously noble extraction who will poop ANYWHERE except in the pan if everything is not EXACTLY RIGHT.


I have one cat a Persian/Siamese mix who never ever stops meowing - sheesh. Miri took about a week to get used to the pellets. At first she was picking them up with her mouth and carrying them upstairs as if to ask - 'what the hell are these?' but once she got used to them it was fair sailing. I pay $4.95 for an 18.1 kg bag and it generally last Miri anywhere from six to seven months. I figure I've saved a small fortune considering what I used to pay for other types of kitty litter.
 
Curious Cdn
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Siamese NEVER shut up. The jungles of Thailand must run at 120 decibels.

I've never heard of wood pellets litter, before (corn cob, yes), it is obviously a biproduct of wood processing. I will see if it is available around here. We are a long as from where they harvest trees and besides, this us Ti-Cat country and that drives the price of kitty litter up to the stratosphere.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by Mowich View Post

It was the first official CFL game of the season, IRBS - preseason ended last week.




Ok. Not used to season starting so early.
 
petros
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#29
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Is there a flavour difference?

I dunno, lick your paws and get back to me.

Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiing View Post

Ok. Not used to season starting so early.

It's a beautiful thing.

Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Siamese NEVER shut up. The jungles of Thailand must run at 120 decibels.

I've never heard of wood pellets litter, before (corn cob, yes), it is obviously a biproduct of wood processing. I will see if it is available around here. We are a long as from where they harvest trees and besides, this us Ti-Cat country and that drives the price of kitty litter up to the stratosphere.

Pine is sold as litter, hardwood for pellet stoves. Pine is $7 10KG, hardwood $7 for 20kg.

The cats and lawn like both.
 
Mowich
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#30
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Siamese NEVER shut up. The jungles of Thailand must run at 120 decibels.


EVER - I don't know how many times I've looked at her and said...'I'm going to have your vocal chords surgically removed'. She always meows right back. LOL. What can you do.


Quote:

I've never heard of wood pellets litter, before (corn cob, yes), it is obviously a biproduct of wood processing. I will see if it is available around here. We are a long as from where they harvest trees and besides, this us Ti-Cat country and that drives the price of kitty litter up to the stratosphere.

I buy them at our local Feed Store. I'm sure a bing search would find a dealer for you.

Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiing View Post

Ok. Not used to season starting so early.


It was one of Randy's changes, IRBS. I like the longer season. Hell I wish the season started the day after the Stanley Cup final.

Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

It's a beautiful thing.

That it is, pete........that it is.

Quote:

Pine is sold as litter, hardwood for pellet stoves. Pine is $7 10KG, hardwood $7 for 20kg.

Prices are cheaper here because we have more trees.

Quote:

The cats and lawn like both.

So does the compost.
 

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