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    Discussion Around the CFL - 2019

    I guess it's time to start a thread for the new season.

    And with that in mind, what is up with Toronto having a game at 11 am on a Thursday? I know it's only pre-season, but don't they have enough troubles with attendance without scheduling a midweek game in the middle of the day?

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    Re: Around the CFL - 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by nafnikufesin View Post
    I guess it's time to start a thread for the new season.

    And with that in mind, what is up with Toronto having a game at 11 am on a Thursday? I know it's only pre-season, but don't they have enough troubles with attendance without scheduling a midweek game in the middle of the day?
    They apparently have thousands of school kids out attending the game.

    If the game was tonight, there would be nobody there, with the Raps Game 1 happening.

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    Re: Around the CFL - 2019

    5,000 school kids at the game right now. You want to build a future fan base, this is one way to go about doing just that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jtuck09 View Post
    5,000 school kids at the game right now. You want to build a future fan base, this is one way to go about doing just that.
    and a current base too cause frankly that's more than they get for most Argos games.
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    Re: Around the CFL - 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by tigerdar View Post
    and a current base too cause frankly that's more than they get for most Argos games.
    Haha! Very true.

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    Re: Around the CFL - 2019

    Argos easily beat the Als 45-20. QB's for the Argos combined for 6 TD throws - Brandon Bridge (2), Bethel Thompson (2), James Franklin (1), Michael O'Conner (1)
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    Re: Around the CFL - 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugoagogo View Post
    Argos easily beat the Als 45-20. QB's for the Argos combined for 6 TD throws - Brandon Bridge (2), Bethel Thompson (2), James Franklin (1), Michael O'Conner (1)
    I know it's pre-season but when Brandon Bridge throws 2 tds on you....yikes!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tigerdar View Post
    I know it's pre-season but when Brandon Bridge throws 2 tds on you....yikes!!
    Half the defence didn’t travel..

    Take that with a Pinch of salt.. but if true... makes sense

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmbuk View Post
    Half the defence didn’t travel..

    Take that with a Pinch of salt.. but if true... makes sense
    I still stand by my statement....
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    Quote Originally Posted by tigerdar View Post
    I still stand by my statement....
    lol

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    Re: Around the CFL - 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by nafnikufesin View Post
    I guess it's time to start a thread for the new season.

    And with that in mind, what is up with Toronto having a game at 11 am on a Thursday? I know it's only pre-season, but don't they have enough troubles with attendance without scheduling a midweek game in the middle of the day?
    They’ve been doing this for a few years now. All school kids. Pretty smart if you ask me.

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    Re: Around the CFL - 2019

    The funniest part of that game was when Rodney Smith threw the ball into the crowd after scoring a TD.....except “the crowd” was Bloor West.
    To be fair, he’s lucky he didn’t hit a person or a vehicle. Then it wouldn’t have been as funny.

    Also, too bad Toronto doesn’t play all their games there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smartie123 View Post
    The funniest part of that game was when Rodney Smith threw the ball into the crowd after scoring a TD.....except “the crowd” was Bloor West.
    To be fair, he’s lucky he didn’t hit a person or a vehicle. Then it wouldn’t have been as funny.

    Also, too bad Toronto doesn’t play all their games there.
    Yeah, when they were originally designing the reno's for that park, I was hoping the Argos were gonna jump on board. By design it's far too small now (with no way to expand). I went to a couple of UofT games there way back around 2000-2001. The stadium sucked back then but the location was perfect for accessing from any part of the city.
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    Re: Around the CFL - 2019

    This is awesome!


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    Re: Around the CFL - 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugoagogo View Post
    This is awesome!


    lucky for her thanks to Andre Proulx the quality bar is set pretty low
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    Quote Originally Posted by tigerdar View Post
    lucky for her thanks to Andre Proulx the quality bar is set pretty low
    It probably wasn’t your intent, but that was a diss to her & her abilities as a CFL on field official.

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    Re: Around the CFL - 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by Smartie123 View Post
    It probably wasn’t your intent, but that was a diss to her & her abilities as a CFL on field official.
    nah I think he was slamming Proulx but I could be wrong. I think its fantastic and I see no reason why there shouldn't be more female officials.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Looner View Post
    nah I think he was slamming Proulx but I could be wrong. I think its fantastic and I see no reason why there shouldn't be more female officials.
    He was definately not slamming her I already like her better than Proulx...my language of education isn't english so sometimes my grammar is garbage
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    Re: Around the CFL - 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugoagogo View Post
    This is awesome!


    I see no reason whatsoever why there should not be women officials.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deathsdoorstep View Post
    I see no reason whatsoever why there should not be women officials.
    Whatever increases the available pool of talent in the field, I say bring it on. Best of luck to any women wanting to get into officiating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bone View Post
    Whatever increases the available pool of talent in the field, I say bring it on. Best of luck to any women wanting to get into officiating.
    Funny story.... a few years ago I met with the Edm football officials people because I was wondering about becoming an official. They were so nice & were excited because they really want to “expand their borders” so to speak. I was aiming for line judge. Didn’t know they train you for all - which means lots of running & training sessions that involve running. So that was the end of that. Even with all my crazy working out, there’s no running involved!
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    Re: Around the CFL - 2019

    After looking at Dave Campbell's tweets , just wondering how the air quality in Calgary will be for the televised game tonight. At 2300 hrs it was at 7, which is high risk. Would be a disaster if the game is cancelled. Likely even less chance if cancelled if they could switch to the Wpg- Edm game . Just wondering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turftoe27 View Post
    After looking at Dave Campbell's tweets , just wondering how the air quality in Calgary will be for the televised game tonight. At 2300 hrs it was at 7, which is high risk. Would be a disaster if the game is cancelled. Likely even less chance if cancelled if they could switch to the Wpg- Edm game . Just wondering.
    They’ve pushed kickoff to 730, apparently the quality is improving but they want to give it a little extra time.

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    Re: Around the CFL - 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by Looner View Post
    nah I think he was slamming Proulx but I could be wrong. I think its fantastic and I see no reason why there shouldn't be more female officials.
    Quote Originally Posted by tigerdar View Post
    He was definately not slamming her I already like her better than Proulx...my language of education isn't english so sometimes my grammar is garbage
    No, I know - that’s why I said I didn’t think it was your intent.
    It’s just that if you say it’s lucky for her that André Proulx set the bar low, though, then it implies that expectations for her are low...when it’s actually the opposite. As a female being “the first” in a traditionally male space, you have to be 10X better (& that wasn’t even enough for Hillary) because you’re under the microscope at a higher magnification AND you’re also laying the groundwork for the future.
    It’s very similar to being an example for your ethnicity/culture race. That’s why I think there’s a true explanation for the Ed/Kenny thing - because Ed is also very conscious of that....just like the Obamas - it’s mind boggling how much thought they had to/still have to put into things. (Hearing the forever first lady talk about it at her tour blew my mind.)

    I agree, it’s awesome that there are female officials in the CFL. So hoping they show well today & get to do regular season games.

    But we’re cool *high five*

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    Quote Originally Posted by T-BONE View Post
    They’ve pushed kickoff to 730, apparently the quality is improving but they want to give it a little extra time.
    Yeah it was crazy how quickly the smoke dissipated once the wind hit here....still a bit of haze but not as bad as earlier today.
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    "No dress rehearsal, this is our life" - Gord Downie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugoagogo View Post

    Love love LOVE this!!! So important to have role models that you can relate to!!!!

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    Dustin did a great job calling his first CFL game... I'll reserve judgement on the singing
    "No dress rehearsal, this is our life" - Gord Downie

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    I loved it too. Not too boring, but not over the top either.
    Keep an open mind, and you never know who might walk in...

    RIP Pizmo

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

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