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1 hour ago, Mr. Self Destruct said:

The Lions have re-signed Bryan Burnham. Glad to have him back!

With MR retiring, hopefully they can shore up the rest of the team a bit.

Great news.

The guy reminds me of Jason Claremont- an incredible ability to catch a ball, while taking a hit, and then carry it  for a few more yards.

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Lions re-sign Joel Figueroa 

https://www.sportsnet.ca/cfl/article/veteran-offensive-lineman-figueroa-signs-extension-lions/

 

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VANCOUVER -- The B.C. Lions signed veteran American offensive lineman Joel Figueroa to a contract extension Monday.

Figueroa, 32, was slated to become a free agent next week.

Figueroa is entering his ninth CFL season and fourth with B.C. The Miami native started 12 games last season at left tackle.

Figueroa began his CFL season with Hamilton (2013-15) and spent two seasons with Edmonton (2016-17) before joining the Lions.

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On 1/28/2022 at 11:55 AM, Mr. Self Destruct said:

The Lions have re-signed Bryan Burnham. Glad to have him back!

With MR retiring, hopefully they can shore up the rest of the team a bit.

Let's see what the qb looks like. I would give the Canadian a chance to compete for the job with whatever American guy they can bring in.. of course it is harder to convince players to come up to get Canada with the Covid virus being handled still as a pandemic in Canada vs the States already opened up treating it like a bad flu.

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https://www.sportsnet.ca/cfl/article/cfl-and-cfl-players-association-reach-tentative-collective-bargaining-agreement/

CFL and CFL Players' Association reach tentative collective bargaining agreement

 

TORONTO -- The second strike in CFL history is over.

The CFL and the CFL Players' Association reached a tentative collective bargaining agreement Wednesday night, the league said.

Sources told the Canadian Press that it is a seven-year deal and spoke on the condition of anonymity as neither side immediately offered confirmation.

The contract must still be ratified by both the CFL board of governors as well as the CFLPA membership but the expectation is players will report to their teams Thursday and go through an opening-day walkthrough.

A source said one team, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, is scheduled to have a players' meeting later Wednesday night.

The other source said the opening exhibition game Monday between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Saskatchewan Roughriders will go ahead as scheduled as a result of the tentative deal.

The agreement comes four days after players with seven of the league's nine teams opted against the start of training camp hours after the previous agreement expired.

Talks between the league and union broke off Saturday.

The previous deal, originally signed in 2019 and amended for a shortened '21 campaign, expired at midnight ET on Saturday, putting the players on the seven squads in a legal strike position at 12:01 a.m. ET on Sunday.

Players with the Edmonton Elks and Calgary Stampeders both reported to camp because they weren't in a legal strike position, according to provincial labour laws.

But the tentative agreement comes just before the Elks and Stampeders players would've been in a legal strike position. On Wednesday, the CFL confirmed the players in Alberta would've been eligible to walk off the job at 2:25 p.m. ET on Thursday.

CFL players have gone on strike once, in 1974, but the situation was settled before the start of the regular season.

The regular season kicks off June 9 with the Montreal Alouettes in Calgary to face the Stampeders.

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The players rejected the above proposal, so the league has now presented what it calls it's "final" amended proposal. If the players reject it, they will be told to vacate their respective training camp facilities.

 

So here's the question: If the season is lost to a labor dispute, does it survive?

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2 hours ago, RUPERTKBD said:

The players rejected the above proposal, so the league has now presented what it calls it's "final" amended proposal. If the players reject it, they will be told to vacate their respective training camp facilities.

 

So here's the question: If the season is lost to a labor dispute, does it survive?

It's on thin ice...not sure if it will, but sure hope so.

 

My friend posted a few training camp videos...really hope things are a go.

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4 hours ago, RUPERTKBD said:

The players rejected the above proposal, so the league has now presented what it calls it's "final" amended proposal. If the players reject it, they will be told to vacate their respective training camp facilities.

 

So here's the question: If the season is lost to a labor dispute, does it survive?

Maybe the league survives, but it will look different.  Can’t see teams in Vancouver and Toronto.  Maybe a prairie league with Ottawa and Hamilton?

The Lions and Argos just lose too much money for the other teams to carry if players take too much money.  

The CFL, (I think?) has owners that love the game and want to see it continue more that guys trying to make money.  No? 

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18 hours ago, Alflives said:

Maybe the league survives, but it will look different.  Can’t see teams in Vancouver and Toronto.  Maybe a prairie league with Ottawa and Hamilton?

The Lions and Argos just lose too much money for the other teams to carry if players take too much money.  

The CFL, (I think?) has owners that love the game and want to see it continue more that guys trying to make money.  No? 

Move the Lions to Victoria, or Kelowna. Move the Argos to one of the Atlantic provinces. Problem solved.

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On 5/24/2022 at 10:08 PM, Alflives said:

Maybe the league survives, but it will look different.  Can’t see teams in Vancouver and Toronto.  Maybe a prairie league with Ottawa and Hamilton?

The Lions and Argos just lose too much money for the other teams to carry if players take too much money.  

The CFL, (I think?) has owners that love the game and want to see it continue more that guys trying to make money.  No? 

Shut down BC and Toronto

Keep:

Edmonton

Calgary

Saskatchewan

Montreal

Hamilton

Ottawa

CFL is a smaller town sport

 

Put a Team in Kitchener / Waterloo or London  - all growing really fast population wise and supportive of smaller sports, and lack entertainment alternatives.

Put another team in the Maritimes (Halifax)

 

Bring the NFL to Vancouver and Toronto

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37 minutes ago, NucknAsia said:

Shut down BC and Toronto

Keep:

Edmonton

Calgary

Saskatchewan

Montreal

Hamilton

Ottawa

CFL is a smaller town sport

 

Put a Team in Kitchener / Waterloo or London  - all growing really fast population wise and supportive of smaller sports, and lack entertainment alternatives.

Put another team in the Maritimes (Halifax)

 

Bring the NFL to Vancouver and Toronto

Yup.  The CFL is huge on the prairies.  And it would do really well in Halifax.  Montreal, Hamilton and Ottawa are good too.  Be nice to get a tenth team.  Quebec City?  

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Lions have sold out the lower bowl for their home opener and opened up seats in the top. Should draw 30k or more for Saturday's game.

 

Looking forward to seeing our two young CANADIAN quarterbacks...and obviously so are a lot of others.

 

The new ownership is doing some good things with ten dollar end zone seats and events every game.

 

Looking forward to cheering for a young team on the rise this year!

 

 

 

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