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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatWhiteNorth View Post
    What's left of them anyways. McKinnon, Ireland, Stock and Cowley all let go by the Journal, and O'Leary obviously lost to the Toronto Star last fall. Like 'em or not, this is a huge hit to the Edmonton sports media, as they were veterans.
    When did this happen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by writfiler View Post
    When did this happen?
    On Tuesday. (Canadian Press wire story http://www.cp24.com/mobile/news/post...ters-1.2743541).

    ...The two Calgary newspapers -- the Calgary Sun and Calgary Herald -- will share one editor, as will the Edmonton Journal and Edmonton Sun, Godfrey said.
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    In all, about 90 staff have been laid off. Phyllise Gelfand, the company's vice-president of communications, said those layoffs include about 35 people in Edmonton, 25 in Calgary and 12 in Ottawa.
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    The layoffs included Stephanie Coombs and Margo Goodhand, who were the managing editor and editor-in-chief at the Edmonton Journal respectively.
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    Multiple people lost their jobs at the National Post's sports department. Gelfand said the company is creating a national sports writing team to consist of existing employees.
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    This is not good.

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    Matheson is pretty much the only one left at EJ. While the SUN still has 3 main Oilers scribes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Section N View Post
    Matheson is pretty much the only one left at EJ. While the SUN still has 3 main Oilers scribes.
    The Sun was bought by Postmedia last year, so the papers have common ownership. There has, apparently, been some talk that the writers would file stories to a re-write desk, which would then adapt them and cater them to the different papers' audiences. By this, I presume they mean the intelligent and the illiterate. I can think of nothing that writers would embrace more than people taking their words and messing with them before publishing.

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    On another front though... one thing that has not been cut back is the length of time that the 2015 Edmonton Eskimos will remain Grey Cup Champions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatWhiteNorth View Post
    On another front though... one thing that has not been cut back is the length of time that the 2015 Edmonton Eskimos will remain Grey Cup Champions!
    It is actually extended - 2016 is a leap year, so we get one extra day!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 56Parkies View Post
    It is actually extended - 2016 is a leap year, so we get one extra day!
    I prefer the extension through another championship in 2016.

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    happy birthday to MVP Mike Reilly.
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    Happy Birthday #13

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    Quote Originally Posted by Section N View Post
    Matheson is pretty much the only one left at EJ. While the SUN still has 3 main Oilers scribes.
    A copy of Matty's stories were in the Edmonton Sun on Friday....

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    Everybody please rep the hell out of Parkies for me.

    Brian Ramsay, off the field, is an accountant with KPMG out in Victoria, and it just so happens that Parkies uses the firm for his company's books. He got invited to the "Grey Cup Party" that they put on for Ramsay and was good enough to let me tag along. He even picked up the tab for lunch afterwards!

    My only complaint is that the pictures he took of me with the cup come through on my computer upside down, though I'm guessing it's my Luddite mind more than anything he did, as I've yet to see him hold a handstand for more than 20 seconds.

    I cannot say that there were a lot of "football fans" there, and of course, there's the requisite few that need to wear their Riders gear on an occasion honouring the guy's accomplishment, but it was great to see Brian's excitement in first seeing Mike and knowing there were a few that appreciated it on a deeper level.

    For all the crap that people talk about Parkies, he's actually a pretty good guy. Now, if only he could get a little education on EEFC history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatWhiteNorth View Post
    For all the crap that people talk about Parkies, he's actually a pretty good guy. Now, if only he could get a little education on EEFC history.
    I know - the man is just simply clueless...he probably sings the Fight Song worse than Hallsy.
    There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Vale View Post
    I know - the man is just simply clueless...he probably sings the Fight Song worse than Hallsy.
    He shouldn't be that clueless. I've sent him a whole bunch of visual aids a few years ago.
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    I dunno. Seems upside right to me! Granted, I do hang from gravity boots.....
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    "No dress rehearsal, this is our life" - Gord Downie

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    Champions!

    Got my pic with the cup as it was leaving Crawford Plains!
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    "No dress rehearsal, this is our life" - Gord Downie

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

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    As an FYI, the kids club has a pizza day scheduled with the Grey Cup coming up this month.
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    BTW, in case anyone is wondering what Mike Reilly does in the off-season, he scored his first NHL goal tonight in a losing effort for the Minnesota Wild against the Bruins.

    http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/l...r/game/1554017
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    "No dress rehearsal, this is our life" - Gord Downie

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    I heard the Esks paid the league to let them keep the Cup for an extra month, pretty sweet considering they've spent a ton of time touring it around to schools and such.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben_the_eskimo View Post
    I heard the Esks paid the league to let them keep the Cup for an extra month, pretty sweet considering they've spent a ton of time touring it around to schools and such.
    Terry Jones doesn't care about the last two posts here.

    Well done, EEFC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Section N View Post
    Terry Jones doesn't care about the last two posts here.

    Well done, EEFC.
    Man, I attended the Maas pressor when he was announced as HC, Terry was the first to ask a question during question period and sure enough, it was regarding locker room access. The moment Maas finished giving his answer, Jones was up and waddling out of there as fast as he could.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben_the_eskimo View Post
    Man, I attended the Maas pressor when he was announced as HC, Terry was the first to ask a question during question period and sure enough, it was regarding locker room access. The moment Maas finished giving his answer, Jones was up and waddling out of there as fast as he could.
    Figured you were going to be there, I should have went as well, worked for us last time
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    Quote Originally Posted by Section N View Post
    Terry Jones doesn't care about the last two posts here.

    Well done, EEFC.
    He's too busy being excited about a bathroom finally being put into the pressbox at the new Oilers arena to care about Eskimos being in the community.

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

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    I love that the thread about the Esks becoming champions has evolved into the Esks acting like champions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenvb View Post
    I love that the thread about the Esks becoming champions has evolved into the Esks acting like champions.
    "No dress rehearsal, this is our life" - Gord Downie

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben_the_eskimo View Post
    I heard the Esks paid the league to let them keep the Cup for an extra month, pretty sweet considering they've spent a ton of time touring it around to schools and such.
    I love seeing all the pics of the local Grey Cup tour in the schools. Hoping it pays dividends with a lot of new fans.
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