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#421 Canucks_fo_life

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 02:13 AM

My picks

Edmonton 16 Toronto 27
Saskatchewan 18 Calgary 22

West/East Final

Calgary 23 BC 34

Toronto 31 Montreal 19

Grey Cup

BC 28 Toronto 26

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 05:49 AM

I'm getting really excited about this. Just found out I should be able to watch the game in Bangkok on the NBC sports network.

Is the kickoff at 6 pm Eastern or is there gonna be lots of pregame still going on at that time? It'll be 6am here in Thailand.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 08:51 PM


The Stampeders are favoured with a 12-6 record, which was good enough for second in both the division and the league. They’re winners of four straight, while the Roughriders have dropped four in a row. Saskatchewan finished third in the West at 8-10.

Calgary has lost four playoff games to Saskatchewan over the last six seasons. Their most recent post-season meeting in 2010 was a major upset by Saskatchewan.

The Stampeders boasted a league-best 13-5 record and had won four straight heading into the West final. The Roughriders, 10-8, lost four of five to conclude the regular season.

With snow falling and a windchill of minus-24 C at kickoff, the Roughriders beat Calgary 20-16 and advanced to the Grey Cup for the second straight year.

While their post-season record against the Roughriders is unflattering, the Stampeders downplayed the past.

“This team is completely different than any other team that has played the Roughriders in the last few years,” said Stampeder running back Jon Cornish.

“It’s really just an opportunity for us to really show everybody that the past has nothing to do with what this team is capable of.”

Added Stampeder receiver Nik Lewis: “I think we’re the better team and I think we should win the game. Call us what you want but after tomorrow night, you can call us winners.”

The Roughriders weren’t as quick to dismiss their playoff success against the Stampeders. Defensive end Brent Hawkins said the upset two years ago can be inspirational Sunday.

“It’s good to explain how that felt and what was actually going on that day for the guys who weren’t here,” Hawkins explained. “My roommate is Jay Alford and I said ‘hey man, you don’t understand what this is doing to be like. It’s going to be cold, we’re rivals.’

“I was telling him about how good it felt to beat Calgary here at their own place. They were heavily favoured. We definitely were the underdogs. It seems like it’s kind of like that now, with this game.”

The weather at McMahon won’t be as challenging for players and spectators as it was in 2010.

The forecast for Sunday’s game is sunny, but chilly with temperatures dropping from a forecasted high of -5 at kickoff towards -10.

The snowfall covering Calgary ended Saturday morning with no more accumulation expected prior to the game. The wind that sometimes whips mercilessly north-south through the stadium is projected to be 10 kilometres per hour out of the southwest.

Ticket sales numbers weren’t available, but a Stampeder spokesman said 30,000 are expected at the game.

With no indoor practice facility, the Stampeders have trained outside in the elements since Oct. 26 when they beat the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at home in a near-whiteout. Subsequent wins in Alberta over B.C. and Edmonton were also in wintry conditions.

The Roughriders are no strangers to frost, but Calgary is claiming superior toughness when it comes to weather.

“The fact we’ve played in this for the last three or four weeks, I think it plays in our favour,” Calgary long-snapper Randy Chevrier said.

“We do have a slight advantage. I wouldn’t say it’s a game-changer but we know how to operate in these types of conditions.”

Another subplot is comparing the playoff experience of the two starting quarterbacks. Saskatchewan’s Darian Durant led his team to the Grey Cup in both 2009 and 2010.

The Roughriders didn’t make the post-season last year when Calgary’s Drew Tate played the first half of a semi-final loss to Edmonton before he was replaced by Henry Burris.

Tate hasn’t gone up against Saskatchewan’s defence, nor have the Roughriders seen him in action since the pre-season. Tate’s shoulder dislocation and subsequent surgery sidelined him for 14 games.

“It presents a challenge any time you haven’t seen a guy, but Drew hasn’t seen us either,” Roughriders coach Corey Chamblin said. “Of course, we put some new things in because we know that he’s new. We probably have more film on him than he will have on us.

“Drew is a runner, we know that, and a guy with a big arm. He hasn’t played a lot of games this year, but I’m sure he’ll be fired up and ready to go.”

Chamblin was Calgary’s defensive backs coach from 2008 to 2010. He wasn’t surprised Stampeder coach and general manager John Hufnagel chose Tate over Kevin Glenn.

“I’ve been here before and I know that Drew is the guy,” Chamblin said. “They’ve always loved Drew for awhile here. He’s done some good things to grow in this organization so I figured it would be him.”

Glenn and Tate shared quarterback duties the final two games of the regular season. Since Hufnagel announced Tuesday that Tate would get first snaps versus Saskatchewan, Cornish observed the quarterback taking charge.

“It really gave him a chance to step up and be the leader that he can be,” Cornish said. “Having Drew’s loud voice, it helps people realize what’s on the line here. Having Drew’s fire has been actually really helpful because I don’t think a single person has even considered this being our last game.”

Equal amounts Roughrider green will blend with Stampeder red in the stands. Calgary is full of Saskatchewan transplants and many from ‘Rider Nation will make the journey for the game.

“I used to hate it when I was a Stamp,” said Saskatchewan kicker Sandro DeAngelis, who was a Stampeder from 2005 to 2009.

“You’d run out of the tunnel and literally see a 50-50 split and it looked like a Christmas tree. Now that I’m on the other side of the rivalry, it’s going to be a lot of fun.”

Notes: Calgary went 2-1 versus Saskatchewan this season, including an overtime win . . . Durant is a career 2-0 in playoff starts versus Calgary . . . The Stampeders were 5-2 this season in games decided by four points or less . . . Calgary’s home record was 7-2, while Saskatchewan was 3-6 on the road . . . The Stampeders are 9-0 this season when leading after three quarters.


Gotta love the overconfident Nik Lewis.

I hope the Riders win. I like playing against them, beating them is even sweeter.
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 08:52 PM

Still think of him as Nik Looselips
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:30 AM

Don't really care who wins just want both teams to beat the hell out of each other....
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:08 PM

wtf was this.....

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:20 PM

Omg Nichols leg :sick:
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 05:36 PM

This Western semi is unbelievable! Wow, what a finish!!
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 05:36 PM

WOW!!

What a finish in the Stamps game. Glad that I don't have to see the Riders at BC Place again this year.
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 05:44 PM

Best finish of the season easily, gotta love the Stamps toying with the Riders feelings.

(Obviously not on purpose)
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 05:45 PM

I'm ready for the game next weekend. I think Tate won't be able to find out our defense which had stopped Cornish in both games. I want a win badly. I hate Calgary in every sport.
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:18 PM

Just unbelievable that the Riders would blow the coverage like that with under a minute left in the game.

McCallum's miss on the chip shot against the Leos.... the 13th man against the Als.... these guys just seem to find a way to shoot themselves in the foot....
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:25 PM

Just unbelievable that the Riders would blow the coverage like that with under a minute left in the game.

McCallum's miss on the chip shot against the Leos.... the 13th man against the Als.... these guys just seem to find a way to shoot themselves in the foot....


Helps explain why they've won 3 Grey Cups in 100 years of existence.
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:40 PM

Helps explain why they've won 3 Grey Cups in 100 years of existence.


Also explains why they have the worst winning percentage in Grey Cup History:

18 Grey Cup appearances and only 3 wins, LOL!

Edited by zero-ONE-three, 11 November 2012 - 07:41 PM.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:41 PM

awesome i was really hoping for this match up especially after they embarrassed bc
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:17 PM

Omg Nichols leg :sick:


My ankle started to hurt just watching that.
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:59 PM

Omg Nichols leg :sick:


I almost puked
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:14 PM

I wasn't that surprise that our defense blew it.
But the last 3 plays of te 2nd half cost us
Are you ???? kidding me. A blocked extra points that's a 3 point swing
Then a ???? 30 yard run, embarrassing. Those 3 plays their sum up the riders 100 years

Great season though, I didn't expect we'd make the playoffs. And a lot of good signs and players that we can build on.
Now go lions!!! I hate the Argos,stamps and Als. And I love lulay.
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:22 PM

Who mad :bigblush:

Bring on the Lions!
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:38 PM

Who mad :bigblush:

Bring on the Lions!


Wonder how much of the game Tate will remember on Sunday. I hope for his sake it ain't much. ;)
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:59 PM

Wonder how much of the game Tate will remember on Sunday. I hope for his sake it ain't much. ;)


In all likelihood.................he won't want to remember it ::D
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:23 PM

So upper level is still pretty much unsold expect for first three rows all around. if it kind of remains this way it will not be much fun. we need that place packed.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:24 PM

this one just for 1000th post. GO LIONS GO.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:54 PM

So upper level is still pretty much unsold expect for first three rows all around. if it kind of remains this way it will not be much fun. we need that place packed.


Looks like a lot more than just the 3 rows are sold, corners maybe. Trust me, the place will still be rocking. Expect to see around 42,000 for the game.

Lions really need to change their pricing structure for upper bowl tickets. They charge the same price to sit on the 50 yard line for first row as they do to sit in the bleeds. Should reduce upper bowl seats by half to get people into the stadium.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:38 PM

Looks like a lot more than just the 3 rows are sold, corners maybe. Trust me, the place will still be rocking. Expect to see around 42,000 for the game.

Lions really need to change their pricing structure for upper bowl tickets. They charge the same price to sit on the 50 yard line for first row as they do to sit in the bleeds. Should reduce upper bowl seats by half to get people into the stadium.


Makes no sense.

I paid $48 (including fee's) for tickets in row 3! :lol: What a deal. Their in the end zone, but still pretty wicked. And they're the same prices as everyone else in the end zone. I only bought them last Wednesday.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:10 PM

I'm thinking:

West:

Stamps: 27
Lions: 17

East:

Argos: 34
Als: 30

Final:

Stamps: 24
Argos: 21

For some reason I really see the Stamps winning the West. I'm not as certain with the East, which makes the finals harder to predict.

P.S. Don't be pissed off at my prediction(s), I have no hate for the Lions (well, a little from last year's final :P )

Edited by C00KIES, 13 November 2012 - 10:10 PM.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:32 PM

I'm thinking:

West:

Stamps: 27
Lions: 17

East:

Argos: 34
Als: 30

Final:

Stamps: 24
Argos: 21

For some reason I really see the Stamps winning the West. I'm not as certain with the East, which makes the finals harder to predict.

P.S. Don't be pissed off at my prediction(s), I have no hate for the Lions (well, a little from last year's final :P )


There is no way the Stamps D hold the Lions offense to 17 points, especially when healthy.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:39 PM

If Tate is gonna throw up balls like he did against Sask, the Lions DBs will be having a big night
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:08 AM

I'm thinking:

West:

Stamps: 27
Lions: 17

East:

Argos: 34
Als: 30

Final:

Stamps: 24
Argos: 21

For some reason I really see the Stamps winning the West. I'm not as certain with the East, which makes the finals harder to predict.

P.S. Don't be pissed off at my prediction(s), I have no hate for the Lions (well, a little from last year's final :P )


Not pissed off..more perplexed than anything. How you think that Calgary is going to put up 27 points in BC Place is beyond me. And zero respect for our offence. Lions may not win but certainly not by a 10 point spread. :s
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 01:30 AM

I'm thinking:

West:

Stamps: 27
Lions: 17

East:

Argos: 34
Als: 30

Final:

Stamps: 24
Argos: 21

For some reason I really see the Stamps winning the West. I'm not as certain with the East, which makes the finals harder to predict.

P.S. Don't be pissed off at my prediction(s), I have no hate for the Lions (well, a little from last year's final :P )

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