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    Games Weastern Final


    John White thought he was channeling his inner James Brown, but the record books have someone else in mind.

    The Edmonton Eskimos running back paid tribute to the late, great hardest working man in showbiz with a dance that ended in the splits to celebrate his second touchdown of Sunday’s 24-21 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

    But the 160 rushing yards the five-foot-eight, 186-pound Utah product amassed over the course of that East Division semifinal had him looking more like Eskimos legend of old, Normie Kwong.

    So much so, in fact, that White surpassed The China Clipper’s former Eskimos playoff record of 152 rushing yards set on Nov. 8, 1958, on the road against the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

    “Not just (what it means to) me, but more to my teammates,” White said. “I know I rushed for the yards but without those guys, I wouldn’t have got it. So I owe it to those guys, my teammates.”

    Not bad for someone who was playing his first post-season game since the 2014 West Division final, before sitting out last year’s championship season with an Achilles injury suffered in training camp.

    “Now that I was told I broke the record, I guess there is more,” White said of making up for lost time. “I’ll try to go for two bills this week.”

    White has been around long enough to know all about the former Eskimos greats like Kwong, who paved the way.

    “I remember they had a good little special on him in Calgary and then the next game out here,” White said of the memorial tributes held for the former lieutenant governor of Alberta during the 2016 Labour Day series. “So I know about Normie Kwong and what he’s done for the community and for both teams, so it’s really special that I can kind of be a part of that, too, with breaking his record.”

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    Re: Weastern Final

    Quote Originally Posted by Diesel View Post
    he will be the straw that stirs it this sunday
    Biggest advantage we have IMO, is the running game.
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    Given that the Esks had the top 1-2 tandem in CFL receiving history, this is an impressive statement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Looner View Post
    Biggest advantage we have IMO, is the running game.
    Haven't heard that near enough around this team. Can't wait to White out the redblacks.
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    "No dress rehearsal, this is our life" - Gord Downie

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    Re: Weastern Final

    i am expecting us to get royally screwed by the refs. No Way does the CFL want the big bad non mic wearing Eskimos to represent the east in the grey cup

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esks4ever View Post
    i am expecting us to get royally screwed by the refs. No Way does the CFL want the big bad non mic wearing Eskimos to represent the east in the grey cup
    One of the reasons why it'll be so satisfying when it happens
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    Quote Originally Posted by Esks4ever View Post
    i am expecting us to get royally screwed by the refs. No Way does the CFL want the big bad non mic wearing Eskimos to represent the east in the grey cup
    Can't leave ourselves in a position to have a bad call determine the game. We've got to score early and often to put them away.
    Is it game day yet?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeqEEla View Post
    Can't leave ourselves in a position to have a bad call determine the game. We've got to score early and often to put them away.
    Score early and often, with a mix or run and pass. I would be willing to bet our game plan will be a heavy dose of John White or quick release passes, to avoid Reilly from getting pounded.
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    From a competitive stand point, it would be best for the Grey Cup game if Edmonton won because I think they have a chance to beat either team so it would make for a more interesting game.
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    Just win, baby.

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    On a gameday-related note, I just want to ask for everyone's thoughts and support as I have the dubious task of being in Saskatchewan for a music event this weekend. I'm in enemy territory, I know...but that isn't gonna stop me from proudly showing off my Eskimos pride come Sunday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OK14 View Post
    On a gameday-related note, I just want to ask for everyone's thoughts and support as I have the dubious task of being in Saskatchewan for a music event this weekend. I'm in enemy territory, I know...but that isn't gonna stop me from proudly showing off my Eskimos pride come Sunday.
    I'm in Stamps county all weekend. Yup that jersey ain't coming off!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OK14 View Post
    On a gameday-related note, I just want to ask for everyone's thoughts and support as I have the dubious task of being in Saskatchewan for a music event this weekend. I'm in enemy territory, I know...but that isn't gonna stop me from proudly showing off my Eskimos pride come Sunday.
    Let me guess. Dueling banjos playoffs ala Deliverance.
    Last edited by Eskie54; 11-19-2016 at 08:08 AM.

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    #PizStrong

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    Nice to see the continuity from last week. Also great to see CMC back in the lineup & would imagine he'll play a lot on ST's....

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    Great to have CMC back. The guy always seems to make a clutch play when you really need one.
    Is it game day yet?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eskie54 View Post
    Let me guess. Dueling banjos playoffs ala Deliverance.
    Actually it's a piano. Playing a rock set at a venue in Kindersley tomorrow!
    "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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    Pissed the game isn't today.

    The turnaround for John White after the first 8 weeks has been nothing short of incredible. He looked like he had lost 4 steps up until October.

    Good for him. Feed him.
    "This year, we did what we were supposed to do. We fought as a team. We fought as a team. And the fact is, we gotta go back and go to work, to make sure we finish this next time. That's all we gotta do. This right here makes us stronger. Let's understand who we are as a team. Let's understand this right here makes us stronger." - Ray Lewis, January, 2012.

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    Re: Weastern Final

    Shouldn't this thread be the "Eastern Final"??

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    With a western team in it, it should rightly be called the "Weastern final"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Section N View Post
    That is THE best roster we've fielded all season in my humble opinion.

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    If I had some notice, I could have joined you with my saxophone. Kindersley is fairly close to Brandon.

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    I hope it's a great game with no officiating controversy. The rain should make it interesting depending on how hard it's falling. Turnovers probably the key like most football games especially in the playoffs.
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    I hope we win.

    How it happens is purely secondary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenvb View Post
    I hope we win.

    How it happens is purely secondary.
    pun intended?

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    I will be at the game.
    But never expecting to see the Eskimos play a winter game in Ottawa … have nothing much Eskie to wear.

    Don't like to be too much of a whiner, endlessly blaming the refs - as it must be a poorly paid thankless job for hard working folks who for the most part are trying to be fair, but ya … if any team is going to get screwed with a pass interference or holding or roughing call … it will be the green and gold. Tis isn't my first CFL game
    Last edited by Moon1; 11-19-2016 at 11:23 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moon1 View Post
    I will be at the game.
    But never expecting to see the Eskimos play a winter game in Ottawa … have nothing much Eskie to wear.
    Cheer loud and proud!
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    Good luck today Esks. Play every play with grit, intelligence, and determination... get the win!

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    One hour out! Kickoff can't come soon enough!

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