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Who will be the 2016 CFL champions?
Lions  25%  [ 3 ]
Eskimos  8%  [ 1 ]
Stampeders  17%  [ 2 ]
Roughriders  17%  [ 2 ]
Blue Bombers  0%  [ 0 ]
Tiger-Cats  0%  [ 0 ]
Argonauts  8%  [ 1 ]
Redblacks  17%  [ 2 ]
Alouettes  8%  [ 1 ]
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:08 pm
 


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The reality was that after Chris Jones came on board with half the Edmonton coaching staff in tow, Sask was penalized not once but twice by the CFL for breaking roster rules. That set an unsettling tone and the subsequent losses by the Riders only contributed to a feeling that not only was this not going to be a stellar year but that our team was doomed to remain at the bottom of both conferences. Nice to see them come back and win their last 3 consecutive games but it is too little too late for any play-off berth. That's reality but I'm not struggling with it as I accepted about midway through the season - we sucked. But hey, there's always next year.


A complete teardown and rebuild isn't going to garner results immediately and the people who thought that bringing Chris Jones over would be the answer to last years debacle were wearing extremely large green glasses.

So far this rebuild has gone one hell of alot better than it has any right to. We've lost our starting line and most of our receivers to injury. We have no running game and our defense is populated by people who for the most part were playing college ball last year. So TBH the fact that we've won 3 games in a row and haven't had anymore "recruiting" violations speaks volumes about how this young team is progressing.

Will we make the playoffs. Not this year but baring anymore injuries and stupid rule violations we should be in the playoffs by next year which would be quite an accomplishment.

I've been a rider fan for over 60 years and I've seen just how bad this franchise has been under a myriad of poor leaders. But for some odd reason this season no matter how bad it turns out has given me something the other regimes didn't. Hope for the future.

So keep your chin up and trust me when I say, we're well ahead of the curve and now that we've started learning how to win we'll be scaring the crap out of a bunch of playoff bound teams this year and destroying them next year. [cheer]


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The reality was that after Chris Jones came on board with half the Edmonton coaching staff in tow, Sask was penalized not once but twice by the CFL for breaking roster rules. That set an unsettling tone and the subsequent losses by the Riders only contributed to a feeling that not only was this not going to be a stellar year but that our team was doomed to remain at the bottom of both conferences. Nice to see them come back and win their last 3 consecutive games but it is too little too late for any play-off berth. That's reality but I'm not struggling with it as I accepted about midway through the season - we sucked. But hey, there's always next year.


A complete teardown and rebuild isn't going to garner results immediately and the people who thought that bringing Chris Jones over would be the answer to last years debacle were wearing extremely large green glasses.

So far this rebuild has gone one hell of alot better than it has any right to. We've lost our starting line and most of our receivers to injury. We have no running game and our defense is populated by people who for the most part were playing college ball last year. So TBH the fact that we've won 3 games in a row and haven't had anymore "recruiting" violations speaks volumes about how this young team is progressing.

Will we make the playoffs. Not this year but baring anymore injuries and stupid rule violations we should be in the playoffs by next year which would be quite an accomplishment.

I've been a rider fan for over 60 years and I've seen just how bad this franchise has been under a myriad of poor leaders. But for some odd reason this season no matter how bad it turns out has given me something the other regimes didn't. Hope for the future.

So keep your chin up and trust me when I say, we're well ahead of the curve and now that we've started learning how to win we'll be scaring the crap out of a bunch of playoff bound teams this year and destroying them next year. [cheer]


My parents used to tell me that I attended my first Rider game in Taylor Field when I was around 6. I continued attending all through grade, high school and up into my adulthood until I moved to BC. I've never wavered in support of the Riders. I too remember the forgettable years, the bad coaches, the injuries.

When I first heard about the 'deal' that Chris Jones had made to come to our team and all that meant to both Saskatchewan and Edmonton, it did not sit well with me. It smacked of desperation and an organization trying to buy a winning team which left me wondering about the people who made the deal.

I was well aware that we needed a rebuild but when I saw the likes of Weston Dressler leave the team I was taken aback and nothing Weston has done this season with the Bombers has changed my opinion that it wasn't the brightest of moves.

I must admit, I haven't been a fan of Chris' type of coaching. I know his record, I watched what he did with other teams and had respect for his abilities. I just remembered one too many times when he would go off on one of his players or staff in full view of the cameras. It wasn't nice to see - not that he is the only CFL coach to do so but he was now our coach. It does appear as though he has put aside that behavior as well as those stupid sunglasses.

As the year progressed, I watched a very undisciplined team basically playing bush league ball with the big boys. Sure there were sparks of hope here and there and the team had their moments but nothing was gelling. Injuries and new players aside, it just seems to me that this team under a coach of Chris' caliber should have and could have become the winning team that they appear to be now, a heck of a lot sooner. But that's just my opinion and I am very glad to see that we now seem to have the kinks worked out for the most part and much of the game plan nailed down. I expect us to start off with a bang next season and blow everyone's doors off. :D


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Raffle-inspired attendance at 2014 game inspires Eskimos to ante up $100,000 for 50/50 pot

The running joke is the CFL can’t buy a new fan these days.

But that doesn’t mean the Edmonton Eskimos aren’t trying.

One month out from their next – and last – home game of the 2016 season, president and CEO Len Rhodes announced Wednesday the take-home pot of the 50-50 raffle will not only start $50,000 richer, but that the first 20,000 fans through the gates at Commonwealth Stadium on Nov. 5 will be given a free $5 ticket for the raffle.

The Eskimos are putting up $100,000 toward the draw – with 50% going directly to amateur football in northern Alberta – in hopes of capturing the same fervor that surrounded a July 2014 game where a $71,732 carryover that went unclaimed a week earlier contributed to a take-home prize of $348,534 – a North American record.

The announced attendance for that game, which resulted in a 26-22 Calgary Stampeders win, was 40,066. It was the last time a game at Commonwealth Stadium that didn’t involve the Saskatchewan Roughriders or the Labour Day rematch hit the 40,000 milestone.

“That game two years ago, we estimate that 5,000 people bought game-day tickets just to have a chance to buy 50-50 tickets,” Rhodes said. “And if history’s any indication for the future, then we think it bodes well because basically we’ve got to sell 2,500 extra game day tickets at $40 to cover the $100,000.

“We think we’re going to exceed that because we know how much affinity and passion that our fans have for the 50-50 program.”

It’s a come-for-the-raffle, stick-around-for-the-football philosophy that comes on the heels of a disappointing dip in attendance in 2016, despite the club holding the coveted claim of defending Grey Cup champions.

“We’re down year-to-date three per cent, so there’s no hiding it that we’d like to be up,” said Rhodes. “Is that good or bad in this economy? When you look at Calgary, they’re first place in the league right now but they’re down by eight per cent year-to-date in attendance.

“So this economy is tough.”

Edmonton’s schedule hasn’t always made things easier this year.

By the time the Eskimos play at Commonwealth Stadium again, 42 days will have passed since their last home game.

“There were worse versions,” Rhodes said, adding the league submitted around 20 drafts to the Eskimos. “And quite honestly, the first version that was submitted to us, we said we aren’t even acknowledging it. (This one) was the least painful of all of them.

“We don’t want to use excuses, but being on the road is not always easy. If we win, we won’t care about it.”

The flip side, of course, is the Eskimos had more home games earlier in the season instead of in the colder months. Unfortunately, the attendance numbers didn’t heat up over 37,168 in a game this season.

“We ended up with some rain in those cases, but the one that hurt us was (playing) back-to-back in five days,” Rhodes said of a quick turnaround at the end of July between hosting the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Winnipeg Blue Bombers. “It’s not good for football operations, but also when your second in the back-to-back is on a Thursday, that is not good for the business side, either.

“Five days between two home dates is too much to handle.”

The Eskimos aren’t the only ones facing a challenge in drawing fans. Nor is the CFL, for that matter. Plenty of leagues have been looking for ways to entice viewers off their couches.

And the Eskimos may have just found one.

“We have a challenge, we want more people in the stands,” Rhodes said. “Fans have a lot of choices.

“This is something where we used our creativity, proposed it, got approval from AGLC (Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission) and my board. It got unanimous approval because they, too, are fans and they saw the frenzy that occurred two years ago.”

Of course, there’s also the other side of the 50-50 program that is guaranteed to go toward the Edmonton Huskies and Edmonton Wildcats junior programs, U of A Golden Bears football, Football Alberta and the Eskimos Alumni Association. The Eskimos don’t take a profit.

“And that’s what’s wonderful. If no one bought a ticket and it cost us $100,000, we know we’ve given $50,000 to amateur football and $50,000 to the lucky winner,” Rhodes said. “But we know we’re going to sell more 50-50 tickets with it, so it should be a win-win-win.

“We hope that people give us a try and we know that when you come once to Commonwealth Stadium to watch your Eskimos, you are more likely than not to come back.”

The gates will open at noon for the Nov. 5 regular-season finale against the Toronto Argonauts, ahead of the 2 p.m. kickoff.

EX-ARGO CATCHING ON?

Just in case having the two top receivers in the CFL wasn’t enough, the Edmonton Eskimos are expected to sign Vidal Hazelton to their stable.

A third American receiver to play next to CFL receiving yards leader Adarius Bowman and No. 2 overall Derel Walker, Hazelton was one of four Toronto Argonauts receivers to be released this week.

And according to former CFL.ca writer Justin Dunk, the deal is already done.

The six-foot-two, 209-pound Cincinnati product had 800 yards and 10 touchdowns on 70 catches in his rookie CFL season last year, earning the East Division’s most outstanding rookie honours.

That put him up against Walker for the CFL most outstanding rookie award, which went to the Eskimos wide receiver for his 1,110 yards and six touchdowns on 89 receptions last year.

And now, the two will join forces under the same green and gold flag.

“The fans were just starting to get a glimpse into all that I am made of,” Hazelton posted on social media Tuesday, one day following his release. “And I promise to not disappoint on what is to come.”

In eight games with the Argos this year, Hazelton caught 27 passes for 361 yards and three touchdowns.

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A few less coach's challenges, stop tossing flags every other play and people might start paying attention again. a lot of games took over 3 hours to complete this year, that's just to long.

Now it's football weather and they have to come up with a gimmick. [cold]

But having to wait 4 weeks to play the next home game ( nice schedule CFL! ) and last game of the season doesn't help either, people in Edmonton have a shiny new toy, their done with football this year.

So gimmick it is. [popcorn]


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 1:26 pm
 


"Milt Seagull" now that was pretty funny, :lol: but man who wants to go to Mcgill stadium and sit under all those shit hawks.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 4:22 pm
 


While watching the Blue Jays go down to defeat, I missed the Rider game against Toronto who also went down to defeat against my guys. Final score 29 - 11 Riders and their 4th straight win. They are out of the play-offs but this gives me some hope for next year.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 6:59 pm
 


Last night was a great night for the league, today..........not so much.

This Calgary game is just brutal.


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Jason Maas reaction to learning he has been fined $15000. for not allowing to be mic-ed up for last weekends game. And $5000. to the team for Mike Reilly refusing to where a mic also.


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Jason Maas reaction to learning he has been fined $15000. for not allowing to be mic-ed up for last weekends game. And $5000. to the team for Mike Reilly refusing to where a mic also.


Ouch............wonder why they refused???


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Jason Maas reaction to learning he has been fined $15000. for not allowing to be mic-ed up for last weekends game. And $5000. to the team for Mike Reilly refusing to where a mic also.


Ouch............wonder why they refused???


some old wifes tail about it being a distraction, I'm not sure, I never really heard the reason.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:31 pm
 


CFL handed a 2 game suspension to Brandon (Speedy) Banks of the Ti-cat for a failed drug test.


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Wow!!! The Alouettes beat the Stampeders 17 to 8 yesterday and nobody here talked about it.


WTF happened? 8O


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 6:52 pm
 


I guess no one watches the Stamps, I was over watching my old high school's playoff football game at about that time. You dont think of anything else in cowboy country Alberta when the local boys and a couple of girls are playing in the playoffs :lol:

Good on the Als but I think I heard Levi wasn't playing and Tate was starting, that makes quite a difference, like it shouldn't even count. That loss cost them the opportunity to tie the Esks for most wins in a season, I think from back in the Warren Moon days, so that's good.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:25 pm
 


Eskimos usually suck in these 11am MT games but if they can pull this one off on Saturday, we might see our first all west Grey Cup.

Esks and Stamps, that will help you sell tickets Toronto, hell you'll want to jack them back up to their original price.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 1:27 pm
 


Broken wrist for Reilly ???


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:16 pm
 


24 - 21 Esks, big injury tho.


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