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Go to the 2:20 mark to hear his take on the anemic offence.
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Old 10-16-2021, 08:20 AM
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Looks like the fans aren't coming out anymore. Was there 22,000 at the game yesterday? Pretty sad for a Friday night game with awesome weather. On TV it looked like one of the emptiest home games ever. My family had season tickets for 25+ years during the hay days of the late 70's into the 80's and up until the '04 season. After attending 100's of home games I became somewhat decent at estimating attendance just by scanning the stadium. Back in those days it was common to have ~40,000 per game. I'm not sure how much longer a team can remain financially viable without more fans in attendance. Corporate sponsorships can only go so far. But on a positive note the team did play a smidgen better last night even though the result was a loss.

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Old 10-16-2021, 09:32 AM
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Go to the 2:20 mark to hear his take on the anemic offence.
https://www.goelks.com/2021/10/14/de...er-october-14/
Those comments almost need to be followed up with a clip of that drop he made late in the game last night.
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Old 10-16-2021, 09:42 AM
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Here's the REAL problem with HARRIS. He has chosen not to get vaxxed. He cannot board a plane to go play down east. Most of the EE games will require flying. The EE have no choice but to bench him.
It is my opinion that he should not lose his job and career over him exercising his freedom of choice over his own body. This seems very wrong to me. It is just my opinion and yes I am entitled to it just like anyone and everyone else. Please don't cancel me.
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Those comments almost need to be followed up with a clip of that drop he made late in the game last night.


So TRUE!!
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Old 10-16-2021, 09:52 AM
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Those comments almost need to be followed up with a clip of that drop he made late in the game last night.
That was painful even for a Riders fan slow ball right in the numbers

Commonwealth did the right thing painting the seats, when the cameras pan you can't tell how many fans dropped their team like a hot rock.
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Old 10-16-2021, 09:52 AM
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It is my opinion that he should not lose his job and career over him exercising his freedom of choice over his own body. This seems very wrong to me. It is just my opinion and yes I am entitled to it just like anyone and everyone else. Please don't cancel me.
What would you propose as a solution?
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Old 10-16-2021, 10:30 AM
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I do not have one. I'm not paid to come up w/ one either. That is not what I'm paid for as it is not my vocation.
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Old 10-16-2021, 11:50 AM
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I walked away from the sports world when Gretzky left, that was it for me, I seen my loyalty to any team(s)
after that easily being betrayed..was like treason for me watching him with the Kings, lol.
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This! Totally the same as my take. I actually stopped watching NHL because of that trade. Money/greed ruined the game for me. Still don’t watch. We had the best team in the world and for multiple years, but GREED destroyed the perfect team.
Whew, and here I thought I was the only one!

I'll still watch some of the playoff games and finals... I had a lot more fun helping out with the local kids' leagues, though.
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Old 10-16-2021, 12:57 PM
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Last nights attendance at Commonwealth Stadium....Bob , Jim , Pete....and...
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Old 10-17-2021, 06:59 PM
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Harris traded to Montreal
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Great news out of the Eskimos, oops elks organization today: they fired the GM, head coach & president. Nothing like a good house cleaning
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Old 11-22-2021, 01:30 PM
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Old 11-22-2021, 01:31 PM
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Great news out of the Eskimos, oops elks organization today: they fired the GM, head coach & president. Nothing like a good house cleaning
Yep good riddance to all 3. Bring Ed Hervey back as GM and Sean Flemming as President!

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Old 11-22-2021, 03:13 PM
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Elk Hunting. Hit Jackpot.
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Old 11-22-2021, 03:25 PM
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I agree this was the right move. Aside from Trevor Harris leaving (still not sure how this took place) their roster is really good and they should have done better. Oh well, umm....Go Winnipeg!!
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Old 11-22-2021, 07:24 PM
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.....and change the name back to the Eskimos
It was only the media that wanted it changed to create a story or an issue,
but that will never happen as the same media would beat that horse to death trying to save face
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Old 11-22-2021, 07:31 PM
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This news makes me smile, how the 3 lasted till the end of the season with a record like that and the way they played is beyond me.
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Old 11-23-2021, 01:40 PM
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JONES: Edmonton Elks the next stop in Wally's World as Buono becomes interim GM
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Hopefully he sticks around
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Old 11-23-2021, 01:57 PM
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JONES: Edmonton Elks the next stop in Wally's World as Buono becomes interim GM
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Is he an interim GM or just advising and shortlisting the candidates? Either way having him help has to be a good step.
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Old 11-23-2021, 02:01 PM
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Is he an interim GM or just advising and shortlisting the candidates? Either way having him help has to be a good step.
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Sadly it looks interim, yet maybe, just maybe he'll hang in for a year or 2? I have always really liked this fellow.
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“Here’s the thing,” Buono began in the one and only interview he said he’s going to do between now and finding the best man for the job. “I’m a CFL guy. I’ve always been a CFL guy.
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Old 11-23-2021, 02:05 PM
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Sadly it looks interim, yet maybe, just maybe he'll hang in for a year or 2? I have always really liked this fellow.
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“Here’s the thing,” Buono began in the one and only interview he said he’s going to do between now and finding the best man for the job. “I’m a CFL guy. I’ve always been a CFL guy.
I'm a CFL guy too. I don't think WB will be GM, more of a talent scout for the club. He'll short list candidates for the GM and President job, and make recommendations to the nervous 9. I could see him working as an advisor and mentor to a new GM or president.

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Old 11-23-2021, 02:10 PM
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^^Agreed. This is good news for the Esks either way. The first good news in too long.
PS. "-" His quote, not mine. Though I am a CFL guy too, to the core, just because.
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