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#1 Captain Bob

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:34 AM

Geroy Simon has been traded to Saskatchewan. Justin Harper and a draft pick coming this way.


I'll miss you Geroy.

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The B.C. Lions have announced that longtime receiver Geroy Simon has been traded to the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Specific details of the deal have yet to be disclosed.
“After many weeks of discussion with Geroy, we have reached a point where we believe it’s in the best interest of both parties to move forward with a mutually agreed upon trade,” said GM Wally Buono, in a statement. “Geroy’s accomplishments as a player are well documented and his work in our community has been outstanding. We salute and thank Geroy and wish him the very best.”
Simon leaves the Lions not just as their franchise-leading receiver with 14,756 yards, but also the CFL's all-time leader in reception yards with 15,787.
“My 12 seasons with the BC Lions have been the most incredible years of my professional life," said Simon. "I want to thank the entire BC Lions organization for giving me the opportunity to become a true professional. Most notably, I am extremely grateful to Mr. Braley, Wally Buono, Dennis Skulsky, Mike Benevides, as well as my teammates and coaches for all their years of support. The fans in BC have treated me as one of their own since I arrived here in 2001, and I'll never forget it. I'm looking forward to a new and exciting opportunity in Saskatchewan.”
More to come. The Lions will make Simon available to the media this afternoon.




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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:35 AM

Sad day for lions fans...

Edited by Bigturk8, 24 January 2013 - 10:42 AM.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:36 AM

There goes the best receiver in BC Lions history.
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:45 AM

Unreal. -.-
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:46 AM

End of an era
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:50 AM

what a joke. no receivers now. rebuild begins.
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:53 AM

Wow I'm shocked, I never would've thought this day would happen. We'll miss you Geroy.

Buono is sticking to his word, we are officially in a full rebuild.
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:00 AM

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:01 AM

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I'll miss you Geroy...and I'll miss the glory days of the BC Lions...
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:01 AM

Wooooo!!!!!! So pumped we got him!!!
It's going to be weird seeing him in green?
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:04 AM

This aint right. It just aint right.
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:06 AM

Pasquale has a history of getting rid of players who are "in decline". Not surprised and will deffo miss Superman.
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:28 AM

Wooooo!!!!!! So pumped we got him!!!
It's going to be weird seeing him in green?


I loathe you! :angry:
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:51 AM

Sad, sad day. I thought, for sure, Superman would retire a Lion.

He should have.
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:52 AM

There goes the best receiver in BC Lions CFL history.


Fixed it for you, Mr. Eberle.
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:58 AM

So retarded. Still more or less our best reciever. Why not just let him retire here?
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:02 PM

wow....this isn't right, why couldnt we keep him for a year or 2 so he could retire a lion. Seems like a dirt move by the orginization.

I wouldnt even consider myself a Lions fan but i loved Geroy, definately gonna miss him and his td celebration.
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:04 PM

wow....this isn't right, why couldnt we keep him for a year or 2 so he could retire a lion. Seems like a dirt move by the orginization.

I wouldnt even consider myself a Lions fan but i loved Geroy, definately gonna miss him and his td celebration.

I think you're right...
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:13 PM

NOOOOOOOOO!!!!
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:30 PM

Stupid move.
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:00 PM

Well, considering he was the highest paid non-quarterback in the league (at $200K) and he wasn't getting any younger, it made sense. They talked about renegotiating his contract but only had 48 hours to do that or work a trade. The trade happened as a result, and he's rumoured to be getting $170K with bonuses available up to $200K with the Riders.

Just an interesting extra, the Lions haven't ruled out signing him for a few games at the end so he can retire playing for the Lions.
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:02 PM

what a joke. no receivers now. rebuild begins.


Oh ya....

Weren't they like 8 receivers deep last season?
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:22 PM

Well, considering he was the highest paid non-quarterback in the league (at $200K) and he wasn't getting any younger, it made sense. They talked about renegotiating his contract but only had 48 hours to do that or work a trade. The trade happened as a result, and he's rumoured to be getting $170K with bonuses available up to $200K with the Riders.

Just an interesting extra, the Lions haven't ruled out signing him for a few games at the end so he can retire playing for the Lions.


Honestly the only times I have been interested have been because of Geroy Simons. Most people think of Geroy when they think BC Lions, and cant name anyone else.
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:33 PM

Boooo!
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:43 PM

Honestly the only times I have been interested have been because of Geroy Simons. Most people think of Geroy when they think BC Lions, and cant name anyone else.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:48 PM

NOOOOOOOOOO!
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:48 PM

this blows man
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:05 PM

It certainly is disappointing. Geroy Simon was traded because Buono and him could not reach a deal. ie. Buono wanted him to take less money for a reduced role. If Simon took less money and a reduced role he would still be here.
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:20 PM

Sad...

Good luck to him.
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:28 PM

Guess he wanted too much and Wally wanted younger guys like Ianuzzi, Moore and Taylor to get more reps. Geroy will always be a Lion, his best days came in this city, a class act, this is a sad day as a Vancouver sports fans, up there with Linden,Naslund, and Bertuzzi leaving, and soon Roberto Luongo. Best of luck to Geroy (except against us)
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