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    Eskimo President and CEO Len Rhodes has relieved Eric Tillman of his duties as general manager effectively immediately.

    “I have spent considerable time looking at the future direction of this club and did not see Eric as a part of this team moving forward,” says Rhodes. “We will begin our search for a new general manager immediately and hope to have a successor in place by the end of the calendar year.”

    Tillman joined the Eskimos in September 2010. Since then, the club has had back-to-back playoff appearances. In his 12 years as general manager with Edmonton, Saskatchewan, BC, Toronto and Ottawa, Tillman has four Grey Cup appearances with three wins.

    http://www.esks.com/article/eskimos-...h-eric-tillman
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    Re: Esks Fire Tillman

    Hallelujah !!! Diesel, PDO, etal....welcome back...
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    Christmas comes early.
    "No one entertains the thought that maybe God does not believe in you." - Bo Burnham

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    Well hopefully this rejoins our fanbase...

    I'm amazed they would do it now....

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    Wow. Before the playoff game, even.

    There's got to be more to this. The timing is just weird.
    Out of my mind; back in five minutes.

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    Re: Esks Fire Tillman

    Swish!
    Quote Originally Posted by Esks1975
    I guess Saskatchewan is the land of the 'absolute discharge'.

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    Happy November Esksfans!!! This is a great day in Eskimos history.

    Maybe Nichols will start next week!
    FIRE RHODES!

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    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!
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    Let's give Len props for doing what was right! He might not be a football guy but I think he just earned his first notch of eskimos respect by cutting out that cancer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angelus View Post
    Christmas comes early.

    Guess there will be some avatars changing and seasons tickets being bought...comes one year too late as far as I'm concerned with RR no longer an Eskimo the damage is largely done...hope this does not spell the end of Reed as I still believe in him...and for all you Ottawa whatevers? fans out there stay tuned. A red head executive may soon be coming your way...I lost track did he make it to his average 2.?? whatever years with us...was it the over or the under...I think I had the over. Might have lost that one.
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    Happy days!!!

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    Didn't think they EEFC had this in them to do it, especially while the season was going on. Must have been pretty bad behind the scenes !!
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    YES!!!!!! Reed is probably as good as gone too with a new GM. Sucks we lost Ray through all of this but at least we know Stamps will be with us again next season.

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    I'm shocked at the timing but glad to see it. What are The odds Kavis stays on after the playoffs?

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    Now the healing can begin....

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    Best move by the organization for years....

    Let the healing begin.

    It's been a rough few years for you guys.

    Hopefully the management group has learned.

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    The Eskimo Way wins in the end, as Beeker is sent home to Regina.

    This site was part of this, make no doubt.
    This space for rent. Cheap.

    Delivery charges may apply.

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    Never should have hired him in the first place. Cost us Ricky Ray.

    But at least now the cancer has been cut out and we can heal.
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    I honestly think Kavis will be here next year.
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    Yeeeeeeee haaaaawwww!!!!!!!!

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    Next year game 1 we should all meet for a drink and a toast of f u Eric before kickoff

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Messiah View Post
    I honestly think Kavis will be here next year.
    I hope so...Kavis is an eskimo

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    Re: Esks Fire Tillman

    The timing is great. What is the GM going to do to get a playoff victory at this point in the year.

    I had the Christmas eve feeling after last night's game and here it is.

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    Does The Grinders #1 fan still hang out here?

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    Great for the organization to get rid of him now. It seems like it was a foregone conclusion that he was going to be gone from the org. very soon based on the rumours from Madani and some of the members here. If the Esks had success in the playoffs and won the GC it would've been hard to let Tillman go (the optics of it anyway) after the season (despite it being the best thing for the franchise). Now we get the best of both worlds. Tillman gone and we can actually not feel bad hoping for success from the Esks(which would've likely prolonged Tilman's tenure here).

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    Quote Originally Posted by geo_jones_dog View Post
    Does The Grinders #1 fan still hang out here?
    Rotor? He hasn't posted anything for a while already as far as I know.

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    It's good to be back.

    Lets go Esks!
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    Maybe this board will be less a hostile/pessimistic place now.

    (no. I'm not Rotor).

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    This should satisfy all the Tillman haters rational and irrational. I believe a GM has to have a minimum 3 years to do his job so 2 1/2 years is close. I gave him some slack in light of the semi-personal attacks here but it was getting clear that his moves were disastrous for the club.

    Hopefully we get a better GM going forward and not a Joe Mack type. Kind of a weird time to do it. Why not do it after the Esks lose in Toronto or after the last game? Has to play on Reed's mind this week.
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