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    "No dress rehearsal, this is our life" - Gord Downie

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    Re: Champions!

    That’s a lot of money to go back into kids football!!

    Credit where it’s due!

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    Re: Champions!

    Sure. That part's great.

    But thank god it's his last day. Let's just call a spade a spade. A potential dynasty has become a retooling project under his watch because of his decision making.

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    One last photo op for the weasel Rhodent!
    Why couldn’t they wait one more day for this announcement & let someone else do it?

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    I don’t like the wording they used in this announcement. Reminds me of a corporation that collects money for its customers and then says how much money they are giving to charity.

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    No comment on some of the people in the photo, but good for the Esks' in general. Hopefully all or most of that money is going where it's needed rather than "other places".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esks1975 View Post
    I don’t like the wording they used in this announcement. Reminds me of a corporation that collects money for its customers and then says how much money they are giving to charity.
    I agree. The only part that Len deserves any credit for is the growth in the pot due to making the whole thing electronic... and even then, it would have come about in time anyways. Possibly got it in place a year or two earlier with some foresight.

    This is, more so, an accomplishment of the fans attending games rather than the club or any one person. Good on them for being a facilitator of it, and it's nice to see the funds flowing to support all levels of minor football in and around Edmonton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatWhiteNorth View Post
    I agree. The only part that Len deserves any credit for is the growth in the pot due to making the whole thing electronic... and even then, it would have come about in time anyways. Possibly got it in place a year or two earlier with some foresight.

    This is, more so, an accomplishment of the fans attending games rather than the club or any one person. Good on them for being a facilitator of it, and it's nice to see the funds flowing to support all levels of minor football in and around Edmonton.
    Agreed but let's focus on the positive of it, that's a lot of cabbage for amateur football.
    and by amateur football I mean youth football not the Riders offence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tigerdar View Post
    Agreed but let's focus on the positive of it, that's a lot of cabbage for amateur football.
    and by amateur football I mean youth football not the Riders offence.
    100% agreed - lots of positive in the result.

    The Edmonton 50/50 draws are talked about all over the league, and no other club comes close to the results. They outpace other cities by far more than the crowd size difference would explain, and through the past 5 years when the Edmonton economy hasn't exactly been booming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatWhiteNorth View Post
    100% agreed - lots of positive in the result.

    The Edmonton 50/50 draws are talked about all over the league, and no other club comes close to the results. They outpace other cities by far more than the crowd size difference would explain, and through the past 5 years when the Edmonton economy hasn't exactly been booming.
    which means Edmontonians are compulsive gamblers with morals which is better than a compulsive gambler with no morals I guess =)
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    Cool story...thought I would include it in the Champions thread because of the Natey Adjei connection.

    https://www.cfl.ca/2019/02/26/oleary...male-football/
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    OK another cool story. Posting in this thread because of the Damon Allen connection. Two MVP winning Grey Cup performances for the Green and Gold. Still don't understand how this guy is not on the wall.

    https://www.cfl.ca/2019/02/22/black-...-of-black-qbs/
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    Very cool.

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    That is awesome!
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    I'd seen that at the games before, but never knew what was inside. Glad we finally got some access.
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    my better half works for the Brick corporate office so I've been able to get inside during a game and see the kids in there. Absolutely amazing things they are doing - the smiles on those kids' faces is truly priceless.
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    Happy Mother's Day to all the football Moms out there - you are the true champions!


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    Absolutely brilliant move...

    "Here comes the rush...Ray looking endzone, Fred. Stamps. TOUCHDOWN!" - Fred Stamps' TD with 8 seconds left against the Stampeders in 2009

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    This is a nice gesture but I'm just curious...are any of the High Level evacuees in Edmonton? I think a lot of them are farther north and probably won't have the desire to drive down to Edmonton for a pre-season game.

    I'm not meaning to be a Grinch, I'm just curious as to the thinking behind this.

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    Some family of mine used to live in the far north; whenever they were evacuated for fires, they often used it as a chance to drive down to Edmonton and enjoy the "big-city amenities" that us urbanites take for granted, like the malls, box stores, and local attractions (e.g. WEM and Fort Ed).

    So it's not unreasonable to think that there should be at least a small contingent who come in.
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    It's also a signal to the rest of us... "hey look folks, there are these people among us who've gone through this terrible thing. Let's each do what we can to help them out."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugoagogo View Post

    That's awesome!

    Another indicator of the value of the Esks to the Edmonton community. At times, the club brings people to town that would otherwise never have ended up here and they make lasting contributions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatWhiteNorth View Post
    That's awesome!

    Another indicator of the value of the Esks to the Edmonton community. At times, the club brings people to town that would otherwise never have ended up here and they make lasting contributions.
    Sewell to join him at some point too; hopefully in the distant future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugoagogo View Post

    When are these guys gonna learn, they should be coming to Fire!

    Jk, congrats Elie! Maybe I’ll see you out there at some point!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben_the_eskimo View Post
    When are these guys gonna learn, they should be coming to Fire!

    Jk, congrats Elie! Maybe I’ll see you out there at some point!
    firefighters are weird
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    Quote Originally Posted by Looner View Post
    firefighters are weird
    I can certainly attest to that

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben_the_eskimo View Post
    I can certainly attest to that
    In all seriousness, you guys do something that not a lot of people can do and for that we thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Looner View Post
    In all seriousness, you guys do something that not a lot of people can do and for that we thank you.
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