HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Western Conference > Pacific Division > Edmonton Oilers
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2
Notices

Official Eskimos thread meet Devon Bailey Eskimo Latest draft pick

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
06-13-2014, 11:22 AM
  #976
joestevens29
Registered User
 
joestevens29's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 25,766
vCash: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by guymez View Post
True enough.

That said I do like Chris Jones and I like his chances at bringing back some semblance of respectability.
Very true. I'll go to roughly the same amount of games regardless. Might even go tonight as there has been a lot of supplies offering tickets.

joestevens29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-13-2014, 12:07 PM
  #977
Gord
Tesla
 
Gord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Edmonton
Country: Canada
Posts: 6,765
vCash: 75
Quote:
Originally Posted by joestevens29 View Post
Very true. I'll go to roughly the same amount of games regardless. Might even go tonight as there has been a lot of supplies offering tickets.
and if you're a season ticket holder, you get a free ticket for tonight's game, too.

looking forward to it. June isn't hockey season. it's baseball and football season.

Gord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-13-2014, 12:21 PM
  #978
Beerfish
Registered User
 
Beerfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 11,758
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gord View Post
and if you're a season ticket holder, you get a free ticket for tonight's game, too.

looking forward to it. June isn't hockey season. it's baseball and football season.
Too bad our home ex games almost always seem to have ****t* weather, even on days where it was nice during the day I've sat through many ex games where it just peed down rain.

Beerfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-13-2014, 05:29 PM
  #979
MoneyGuy
Registered User
 
MoneyGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 2,358
vCash: 500
Sorry to be missing this game tonight. Would love to watch it. Areas of interest are the O-line, running backs, D-line...well pretty much the whole defence. I'm excited for the new season.

MoneyGuy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
06-13-2014, 09:20 PM
  #980
rboomercat90
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Edmonton
Posts: 2,007
vCash: 50
Wow! Exhibition game or not, that's a small crowd. It's such a pleasant evening weather wise.



Edit: never mind. just saw a wide angle shot of the crowd and it looks pretty decent. for some reason it's just the first 5 or 6 rows that are empty.


Last edited by rboomercat90: 06-13-2014 at 09:43 PM.
rboomercat90 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-14-2014, 12:48 AM
  #981
Psycho Dad
Oil Kings
 
Psycho Dad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Sherwood Park
Posts: 10,721
vCash: 610
It's only preseason. Getting beaten by BC's practice roster at Commonwealth doesn't mean anything.

On the plus side, we did score a point in the second half. So we have that, which is nice.

Psycho Dad is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
06-14-2014, 12:54 AM
  #982
GreatKeith
Super Smashed Oilers
 
GreatKeith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 13,630
vCash: 2394
That game was a lot like the Eskimos games I've watched in previous years.

Hopefully that's not a sign of things to come.

GreatKeith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-14-2014, 11:38 AM
  #983
rosemount289
Registered User
 
rosemount289's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 581
vCash: 500
It's only..............???

Quote:
Originally Posted by GreatKeith View Post
That game was a lot like the Eskimos games I've watched in previous years.

Hopefully that's not a sign of things to come.

It's only pre-season..........don't forget.......the junior age kicker for the Eskimos missed two easy field goals in the second half.

rosemount289 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-14-2014, 11:48 AM
  #984
Halibut
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 3,252
vCash: 500
The o-line looked good but maybe it was just a bad pass rush from the lions. Reilly worked well with Stamps and Bowman. Nichols looked ok but his arm definitely didnt compare to Reilly. The rest of the offence was pretty weak but we did play 5 qb's in this game so no big surprise. Some good plays on defence but a lot of sloppy tackling, often seemed to be 2 or 3 missed tackles before we finally brought a player down. Special teams were meh.

Halibut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-15-2014, 12:01 PM
  #985
MoneyGuy
Registered User
 
MoneyGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 2,358
vCash: 500
Esks practise today in Spruce Grove - Fuhr Sports Field at West District Park just south of the Tri Leisure Centre on the west end of town. Free hotdogs. Bring your dad or your kids and celebrate Father's Day.

MoneyGuy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
06-16-2014, 03:37 PM
  #986
joestevens29
Registered User
 
joestevens29's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 25,766
vCash: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by rboomercat90 View Post
Wow! Exhibition game or not, that's a small crowd. It's such a pleasant evening weather wise.



Edit: never mind. just saw a wide angle shot of the crowd and it looks pretty decent. for some reason it's just the first 5 or 6 rows that are empty.
I thought about going, but Stanley cup finals were on and that storm we had Friday afternoon seemed a bit much.

joestevens29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-16-2014, 11:25 PM
  #987
Gord
Tesla
 
Gord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Edmonton
Country: Canada
Posts: 6,765
vCash: 75
the upgrade in getting rid of the rounded endzones looks great, and will help the players health too.

The best thing is they covered the ugly, faded track with what looks to be green padding.

really improves the overall look of the place.

Gord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-17-2014, 11:24 AM
  #988
Halibut
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 3,252
vCash: 500
Yeah the track looked nicer but the big fancy new scoreboard really didnt seem all that different to me. It extended out and took up the whole area but really it wasnt any different, the sides used to be covered with ads lo-res on a gold background now those ads were on the edges of the hi-def big screen. Not really a great investment, maybe they can get more ad revenue off of it but I doubt it.

Halibut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-17-2014, 12:00 PM
  #989
Gord
Tesla
 
Gord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Edmonton
Country: Canada
Posts: 6,765
vCash: 75
Quote:
Originally Posted by Halibut View Post
Yeah the track looked nicer but the big fancy new scoreboard really didnt seem all that different to me. It extended out and took up the whole area but really it wasnt any different, the sides used to be covered with ads lo-res on a gold background now those ads were on the edges of the hi-def big screen. Not really a great investment, maybe they can get more ad revenue off of it but I doubt it.
I really noticed the quality of the scoreboard on the super slow motion replays. the best example was a B.C. Lion catch that was reviewed as to whether he was in bounds. the quality of the slow motion images was incredible.

Gord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-19-2014, 05:12 PM
  #990
Marc08
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 724
vCash: 500
I checked the word, Eskimo, in wikipedia and there is an interesting fact that you might find interesting. There are some words that sound like Eskimos. For instance,

assime·w = "she laces a snowshoe", "snowshoe-netter", "to net snowshoes."
askamiciw = "he eats it raw"
askipiw = "eats something raw"

So, which word is correct? Snowshoe-netter or Raw eater?

Marc08 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-19-2014, 05:28 PM
  #991
Replacement
Now with 9% more zen
 
Replacement's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hockey Hell
Country: Canada
Posts: 37,984
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marc08 View Post
I checked the word, Eskimo, in wikipedia and there is an interesting fact that you might find interesting. There are some words that sound like Eskimos. For instance,

assime·w = "she laces a snowshoe", "snowshoe-netter", "to net snowshoes."
askamiciw = "he eats it raw"
askipiw = "eats something raw"

So, which word is correct? Snowshoe-netter or Raw eater?
Historically Esquimaux, and similar terms have described "eaters of raw meat" Its not until more recent decades that people have tried to associate it with different terms and perhaps with pc agenda.

Although given present day knowledge of benefits of consuming raw fish I'm not sure how its considered such a slight.

In anycase Cree and Algonquins referred to inuit with terms connoting eaters or raw flesh before whiteman even arrived.


Last edited by Replacement: 06-19-2014 at 05:44 PM.
Replacement is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
06-19-2014, 05:42 PM
  #992
Marc08
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 724
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Replacement View Post
Historically Esquimaux, and similar terms have described "eaters of raw meat" Its not until more recent decades that people have tried to associate it with different terms and perhaps with pc agenda.

Although given present day knowledge of benefits of consuming raw fish I'm not sure how its considered such a slight.

In anycase Algonquins referred to inuit with terms connoting eaters or raw flesh before whiteman even arrived.
Well the French traders, who encountered the Inuit people, choose the word, Esquimaux, because they overheard that word from Montagnais speakers who refer neighbouring Mi'kmaq people as "assime·w"

Marc08 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-19-2014, 05:48 PM
  #993
Replacement
Now with 9% more zen
 
Replacement's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hockey Hell
Country: Canada
Posts: 37,984
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marc08 View Post
Well the French traders, who encountered the Inuit people, choose the word, Esquimaux, because they overheard that word from Montagnais speakers who refer neighbouring Mi'kmaq people as "assime·w"
Its a case of changing narrative and revisited history. In any history book I had in school Esquimaux, and several other similarly phonetic terms meant "eaters of raw meat".

I'm all for clarity and history being quantified and evaluated with more of a view of first person voice in that history but if first nations were calling inuit as such 100's of years ago and have this in their spoken word history I'll listen to that more than what somebody had to say in 1978 in revisiting it centuries later.

Replacement is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
06-19-2014, 06:13 PM
  #994
Marc08
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 724
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Replacement View Post
Its a case of changing narrative and revisited history. In any history book I had in school Esquimaux, and several other similarly phonetic terms meant "eaters of raw meat".

I'm all for clarity and history being quantified and evaluated with more of a view of first person voice in that history but if first nations were calling inuit as such 100's of years ago and have this in their spoken word history I'll listen to that more than what somebody had to say in 1978 in revisiting it centuries later.
Kiviaq, an Inuit lawyer, former city councillor, and former Edmonton Eskimo, didn't feel offended from the word Eskimo.

Marc08 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-19-2014, 07:32 PM
  #995
Replacement
Now with 9% more zen
 
Replacement's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hockey Hell
Country: Canada
Posts: 37,984
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marc08 View Post
Kiviaq, an Inuit lawyer, former city councillor, and former Edmonton Eskimo, didn't feel offended from the word Eskimo.
Why should somebody be offended at the meaning? Do sushi eaters get offended?

If anything inuit were pretty much ahead of their time in realizing how to make the absolute most use out of an available food source from a dietary and every use aspect utilizing virtually everything that a kill provided. From bones to fur to meat.

If this is offensive to anybody I don't know why.

Now if people are arguing that the name the Eskimos is propagating a whiteman derivation of terms and not properly respecting what a people would prefer to be recognized as that's another argument. But to be offended at the connotation of eaters of raw meat. That's a stretch..

ps I expect somebody named Dorian to make some fun out of this post..

Replacement is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
06-19-2014, 10:17 PM
  #996
Gord
Tesla
 
Gord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Edmonton
Country: Canada
Posts: 6,765
vCash: 75
cool. this thread is near 1000 posts.
a nice fresh thread coming up for a new season.

the best part of the season for the oilers and esks fans. enjoying the possibilities before the failure set in.

Gord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-20-2014, 12:00 AM
  #997
timekeep
Registered User
 
timekeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Country: Canada
Posts: 4,320
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gord View Post
cool. this thread is near 1000 posts.
a nice fresh thread coming up for a new season.

the best part of the season for the oilers and esks fans. enjoying the possibilities before the failure set in.
Well Esks fans should be happy that Winnipeg is in the West again and they hired a coach doesn't even wear a headset during the game.

timekeep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-21-2014, 10:59 PM
  #998
Jimmi Jenkins
So Rainy
 
Jimmi Jenkins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Alberta
Country: Canada
Posts: 39,191
vCash: 500
Did Jamel Richardson get cut from the Als? Please sign him.

Jimmi Jenkins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-21-2014, 11:04 PM
  #999
rboomercat90
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Edmonton
Posts: 2,007
vCash: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jimmi Jenkins View Post
Did Jamel Richardson get cut from the Als? Please sign him.
Maybe that means Johnson is going to make the team.

rboomercat90 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
06-21-2014, 11:05 PM
  #1000
guymez
The Seldom Seen Kid
 
guymez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Calgary
Country: Canada
Posts: 12,558
vCash: 50
Released so far....

National DT Gregory Alexandre
National WR Anthony Barrett
International RB Hugh Charles
National DE Michael Dadzie
International DT Ra’Shon Harris
National CB Raye Hartmann
National C Gord Hinse
International DB Myron Lewis
International SB Brandon McRae
National P/K Zackary Medeiros
National LB Kyle Norris
International DT Daniel Ross
International CB Robert Sands
International DE Cameron Sheffield
National FB Smith Wright

Hugh Charles is a bit of a surprise...Gord Hinse as well. Apparently the young RB's made quite an impression. More bang for the buck.

More cuts to come.

guymez is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:43 AM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. ©2014 All Rights Reserved.