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06-16-2017, 08:44 PM
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It is impossible.

The Esks could win 20 straight titles, it wouldn't matter.
In the early 80's the Eskimos were selling 40,000+ season tickets.
The League had much more relevance back then (they were much closer financially to the NFL in terms of player salaries) and the Eskimos were a dominant team. The Oilers were just starting to solidify their prominence in the city's sports scene.
Much has changed.

The CFL as a League has been mismanaged badly over the last few decades and the on field product has fallen off. The League perception is now very low and I just dont see that changing any time soon.
The NHL is a top tier sports League...the CFL on the other hand is now a bottom tier professional sports League.
So I agree...the likelihood that the Eskimos will become the premiere sports draw in this city moving forward is basically impossible.

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Riders cut Vince Young, lol.

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06-17-2017, 06:29 PM
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Riders cut Vince Young, lol.
Didn't they also cut their 2nd string QB too?

So it's Glenn and no one else now? lol.

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EE list now out, no huge surprises except for Lawrence. I guess he was beat out by Perkins. Grice also gone. Same for Solomon Means.

Ngoyi gets beat out by rookie Boateng.

Interesting that Kenny Stafford and Batiste are on the practise roster.

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I wonder how long before Chris Jones scoops Zach Kline off the PR. Kline looked decent in preseason and the Riders NEED QBs.

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I wonder how long before Chris Jones scoops Zach Kline off the PR. Kline looked decent in preseason and the Riders NEED QBs.
I was thinking the same thing. Didn't he show more than O'Brien for the number 3 spot?

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I was thinking the same thing. Didn't he show more than O'Brien for the number 3 spot?
I thought so.

Although now with Hervey gone, maybe CJ won't be as inclined to look at the Esks first for players.

CJ outlasting Hervey. Never thought I'd say that. Bet he texted him too and really played it up.

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06-17-2017, 08:04 PM
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There are still way too many players on the EE roster, I count 33 Americans including QB's so there must be more cuts on the way.

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06-17-2017, 08:05 PM
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There are still way too many players on the EE roster, I count 33 Americans including QB's so there must be more cuts on the way.
They're going to put half the roster on IR.

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06-17-2017, 08:21 PM
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They still have 57 on the roster so you might be right. 11 guys on the IR?? In the NFL that's an entire offence. I don't know if the CFL still has the 9 game injured reserve list or whether that counts towards the salary cap?

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They still have 57 on the roster so you might be right. 11 guys on the IR?? In the NFL that's an entire offence. I don't know if the CFL still has the 9 game injured reserve list or whether that counts towards the salary cap?
Well, right now they only have Greenwood on IR, and typically a CFL team probably has at least 5 or 6 players "injured" on the IR with various minor ailments. So we're going to see at least 5 or 6 additions to the IR I think.

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Riders cut Vince Young, lol.
so much for the hype

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06-17-2017, 10:16 PM
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Hope the Green and Gold are taking a look at Javon Johnson who got released from Montreal today.

Also, do we have another kicker somewhere? What happens if Whyte gets hurt? I feel a trade is coming. We have a hell of a piece in Franklin that could return a bounty from the Riders. Maybe it's time to bend Jones over and see what we can get.

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Hope the Green and Gold are taking a look at Javon Johnson who got released from Montreal today.

Also, do we have another kicker somewhere? What happens if Whyte gets hurt? I feel a trade is coming. We have a hell of a piece in Franklin that could return a bounty from the Riders. Maybe it's time to bend Jones over and see what we can get.
The only bounty I would accept for Franklin right now is a stud DB with CFL certainty for the next 5-6 years.

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The only bounty I would accept for Franklin right now is a stud DB with CFL certainty for the next 5-6 years.
Ed Gainy...plus Demski, Van Gylswyk, and a swap of picks

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Ed Gainy...plus Demski, Van Gylswyk, and a swap of picks
Gainey isn't good enough for me.

We're also loaded at receiver as is.

Patrick Watkins in his prime - that's the type of player I'm looking for. And he doesn't exist right now probably.

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06-19-2017, 02:14 PM
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The Riders have picked up Jovon Johnson. I hoped we'd get him.

Maas is saying our secondary will be as good as any in the CFL.

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06-19-2017, 02:45 PM
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The Riders have picked up Jovon Johnson. I hoped we'd get him.

Maas is saying our secondary will be as good as any in the CFL.
I hope so...with all those vets getting canned and new blood brought in, I hope for his sake he knows what he is doing.

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Well our 1st round pick that just signed made himself look like a total ass from day one. He can go and pound sand for all I care.

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Well our 1st round pick that just signed made himself look like a total ass from day one. He can go and pound sand for all I care.
what did he do

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what did he do
He said Beerfish don't exist and that he is living in a fantasy world thinking they do?

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what did he do
His first tweet after getting signed was 'I am a slave.'

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His first tweet after getting signed was 'I am a slave.'
http://3downnation.com/2017/06/19/sl...py-esks-offer/

This you mean?

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06-19-2017, 06:12 PM
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Wow what a little twirp. I guess he thinks that he was drafted in the first round by the New England Patriots or something. He also doesn't realize the gravity of a statement like that given the history of the black man in North America.

The sad part is that we passed on a couple of D-backs in the first round that the EE could have really used either now or in the future.

Speaking of D-backs, it looks like the starting lineup in the D-backfield on Saturday will be King-Young-Peters-Thompson and Adams. I am trying to be optimistic but

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what did he do
He also held out as if he actually had clout. He got bad advice from an agent who has played this game before and lost. He should know better.

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