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    Re: CFL Offseason 2018/19

    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Bobby View Post
    Esksfans, you'll be able to pick up tickets for pennies on the dollar once the Western Final is over, just like in 1993.
    One of my favourite moments from the 1993 GC...buying my tix from a Stamps fan in Calgary for virtually nothing
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    Re: CFL Offseason 2018/19

    Ugh, last time I set foot in that dump was to watch the Whiners and their 13th man debacle unfold. Hate McHole. Not 100% sure I'll go unless we're in it.
    Sorry everyone for not contributing anything to this board... My bad?

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    Re: CFL Offseason 2018/19

    Last time I was there was to watch a Montreal Calgary game a few years ago (happened to be in town and my friend had tickets). It was a nice summer day, had a few beers... other than the Stampeders winning, it was a good day
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    Re: CFL Offseason 2018/19


    Last edited by Hugoagogo; 03-05-2019 at 02:01 PM.
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    Re: CFL Offseason 2018/19

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugoagogo View Post

    I always thought he did a good job here. Nice to see him get another CFL chance. Noticing Torey Hunter back with the Lions also.
    Last edited by turftoe27; 03-05-2019 at 02:26 PM.

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    Re: CFL Offseason 2018/19

    Ed is taking the whole gang with him.... Lions fans might be shocked if their new unis end up being green and gold! Lol

    wish em all the best!

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    Re: CFL Offseason 2018/19

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugoagogo View Post

    Happy to see this.

    Football Ops jobs are scarce with the new cap, so good to see Rob land on his feet with people that he knows.

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    Re: CFL Offseason 2018/19


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

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    Re: CFL Offseason 2018/19

    The last really good kick returner we had officially calls it a career.


    The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today that international defensive back and returnerTristan Jackson has signed a one-day contract to officially retire as a Roughrider.

    Jackson is a veteran of nine CFL seasons and played 124 career regular-season games after making his debut June 28, 2008 with the Edmonton Eskimos. The Mississippi native spent three seasons with the Eskimos before being acquired by the Roughriders in March, 2011. He joined the Ottawa Redblacks in 2016 after five seasons with the Riders.

    Through his career, Jackson ranks second in kickoff return yards with 6,478 and fifth in combined return yards with 10,868 among all-time CFL leaders.

    “I humbly announce my retirement from the Canadian Football League in order to officially close the final chapter of my career,” Jackson said. “I want to thank the Edmonton Eskimos, Saskatchewan Roughriders and Ottawa Redblacks for giving me the opportunity to be a part of this great league for nine seasons. I also want to thank fans across the league, especially Rider Nation, for their support. I will never forget it.”

    The 32-year-old Jackson currently resides and works in the Edmonton area.
    Last edited by Hugoagogo; 03-07-2019 at 10:33 AM.
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    Re: CFL Offseason 2018/19

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugoagogo View Post
    The last really good kick returner we had officially calls it a career.


    The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today that international defensive back and returnerTristan Jackson has signed a one-day contract to officially retire as a Roughrider.

    Jackson is a veteran of nine CFL seasons and played 124 career regular-season games after making his debut June 28, 2008 with the Edmonton Eskimos. The Mississippi native spent three seasons with the Eskimos before being acquired by the Roughriders in March, 2011. He joined the Ottawa Redblacks in 2016 after five seasons with the Riders.

    Through his career, Jackson ranks second in kickoff return yards with 6,478 and fifth in combined return yards with 10,868 among all-time CFL leaders.

    I humbly announce my retirement from the Canadian Football League in order to officially close the final chapter of my career, Jackson said. I want to thank the Edmonton Eskimos, Saskatchewan Roughriders and Ottawa Redblacks for giving me the opportunity to be a part of this great league for nine seasons. I also want to thank fans across the league, especially Rider Nation, for their support. I will never forget it.

    The 32-year-old Jackson currently resides and works in the Edmonton area.
    Didn't realize that his overall numbers were that good...congrats T-Jax on a wonderful career.
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    Amazing memories from 08 and 09. It's a sorry shame that Action Jackson was never quite the same after that knee injury late in 2009. Tillman trading him for Ladarius Key left a bad taste in my mouth too.
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    Re: CFL Offseason 2018/19

    Favorite memory of Jackson is when he scored a punt return TD when we were short a guy on the field.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugoagogo View Post
    The last really good kick returner we had officially calls it a career.


    The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today that international defensive back and returnerTristan Jackson has signed a one-day contract to officially retire as a Roughrider.

    Jackson is a veteran of nine CFL seasons and played 124 career regular-season games after making his debut June 28, 2008 with the Edmonton Eskimos. The Mississippi native spent three seasons with the Eskimos before being acquired by the Roughriders in March, 2011. He joined the Ottawa Redblacks in 2016 after five seasons with the Riders.

    Through his career, Jackson ranks second in kickoff return yards with 6,478 and fifth in combined return yards with 10,868 among all-time CFL leaders.

    “I humbly announce my retirement from the Canadian Football League in order to officially close the final chapter of my career,” Jackson said. “I want to thank the Edmonton Eskimos, Saskatchewan Roughriders and Ottawa Redblacks for giving me the opportunity to be a part of this great league for nine seasons. I also want to thank fans across the league, especially Rider Nation, for their support. I will never forget it.”

    The 32-year-old Jackson currently resides and works in the Edmonton area.
    I know last spring he was in talks with Edmonton about coming back because he really wanted to play his 10th CFL season before calling it quits, but it just never materialized. Would have liked to see him sign a one day with us instead seeing as he lives and works in Edmonton year round with his family now but what can you do.

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    Re: CFL Offseason 2018/19

    38 special!

    Once an eskimo...

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    9 years? Wow. I remember when he was a rookie here and we were all impressed. His return skills were solid but I believe coaches did not have a high evaluation of him as a DB and he was having trouble cracking the starting defensive lineup. I think that's why he finally left for the rectangle.

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    Re: CFL Offseason 2018/19

    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Bobby View Post
    9 years? Wow. I remember when he was a rookie here and we were all impressed. His return skills were solid but I believe coaches did not have a high evaluation of him as a DB and he was having trouble cracking the starting defensive lineup. I think that's why he finally left for the rectangle.
    The reason he left was because ET traded him IIRC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OK14 View Post
    The reason he left was because ET traded him IIRC.
    He had already been infected with octoberitis by the time we shipped him...

    The timing was right for him to go.... and he as a less than stellar db

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    In Rod we trust

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    Re: CFL Offseason 2018/19

    Looks like the Schnooners ownership group is putting some chedda on the line.

    https://3downnation.com/2019/03/12/h...ject-ambrosie/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Looner View Post
    Looks like the Schnooners ownership group is putting some chedda on the line.

    https://3downnation.com/2019/03/12/h...ject-ambrosie/
    They must really love this league because I think it's going to take a while to recoup 60 million...

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    This is interesting news...
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    Re: CFL Offseason 2018/19

    Dave Campbell tweeting that the BC Lions have signed DE, Darius Allen who we released on Feb. 27 th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turftoe27 View Post
    Dave Campbell tweeting that the BC Lions have signed DE, Darius Allen who we released on Feb. 27 th.
    #eskimoswest

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    GO-O-O-O-O-A-A-A-A-L !!!!

    Er, TOUCHDOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWN!
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenvb View Post
    go-o-o-o-o-a-a-a-a-l !!!!

    Er, touchdooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooown!
    field goooooooooooooooooooooaaaaallllll!!!

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    Interesting bit on 3 DownNation today. They are saying both the CFL and the CFLPA are both in favor of reducing the number of national starters from seven to five.

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    Re: CFL Offseason 2018/19

    CFL, CFLPA could lower the number of Canadian starters: sources
    By Justin Dunk March 16, 2019

    Both the CFL and CFLPA are in favour of reducing the number of national starters from seven to five after the issue was raised during recent labour negotiations in Toronto, per sources.

    While a final decision has yet to be made, there appears to be a consensus on this issue after the first round of negotiations.

    Currently, seven of the 24 starters on offence and defence must be nationals, part of the 21 non-imports on the 44-man game day roster. But those numbers might change at the bargaining table.

    Rest of story here

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    My thoughts - while I want to see the Canadian content remain strong in our league, things are changing. The best Canadians are trying to play south of the border, and with a potential tenth team in the CFL, that puts a strain on talent even further.

    My personal thought is that I'd like to see them change the rule from seven starters to three Canadians on the field at all times. This would ensure 25% Canadian content on the field at all times and be much easier for teams to track when making roster adjustments on the fly. The issue however is if a rule change like they are proposing (or even mine) is implemented, they will have to adjust the overall roster as well. You can't have 21 Nationals representing only 5 starter positions.
    Last edited by Hugoagogo; 03-16-2019 at 12:03 PM.
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