GDT: B.C. Lions vs. Montreal Alouettes

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GDT: B.C. Lions vs. Montreal Alouettes

Postby kingofrockstars » Sun Nov 19, 2006 2:55 pm

GO LIONS !!!!!!!!
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Postby Linden Is God » Sun Nov 19, 2006 3:38 pm

Who cares the Canucks are playing tonight. But just for arguments sake, GO ALS!!
GO CANUCKS GO !!!

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Postby gobi » Sun Nov 19, 2006 3:51 pm

Go Lions! Let's make it a blowout!
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Postby gobi » Sun Nov 19, 2006 4:33 pm

It was funny watching Floyd and Kidd trashing talking with the Als during the players intro. I thought they were going to rumble right there and then.
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Postby gobi » Sun Nov 19, 2006 4:34 pm

Fuuummmmbleee!!
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Postby nuxfanindallas » Sun Nov 19, 2006 5:28 pm

I try to get jacked up about the CFL, but it's still way down on my list. As much as I know this may be heresy to some (Don Taylor?), in order of my wanting to win today:

1. Canucks
2. Seahawks
3. Tennessee (I had a bit of an interest here ;) )
4. Lions

It's just the truth.
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Postby gobi » Sun Nov 19, 2006 7:22 pm

Yeah!! BC Lions, the 2006 Grey Cup champion!!
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Postby Puck » Mon Nov 20, 2006 2:46 pm

The CFL puts out a good product. It's great fun - you just have to check your over-hyped, commercial self at the door. The Grey Cup is a venerable, Canadian tradition. I wouldn't miss it.

Way to go Lions!
(Beautiful hit by Javy Glatt, BTW...)
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Postby nuxfanindallas » Mon Nov 20, 2006 4:58 pm

Puck wrote:The CFL puts out a good product. It's great fun - you just have to check your over-hyped, commercial self at the door. The Grey Cup is a venerable, Canadian tradition. I wouldn't miss it.

Way to go Lions!
(Beautiful hit by Javy Glatt, BTW...)


I don't think a lack of interest in the CFL has ANYTHING to do with one's "over-hyped, commercial self". Lacrosse is a Canadian tradition too and it's boring as shit.

I'm as proud of my Canadian heritage as the next guy, but that doesn't mean that I have to love the CFL.
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Postby orts » Mon Nov 20, 2006 5:46 pm

Puck wrote:The CFL puts out a good product. It's great fun - you just have to check your over-hyped, commercial self at the door. The Grey Cup is a venerable, Canadian tradition. I wouldn't miss it.


I have come to really dig the CFL (only just started watching football over the last year), and agree that I couldn't give a rat's ass about the over-hyped NFL.

On the other hand, the Grey Cup itself was a little dull this year (perhaps 'cause BC stormed out to such a quick lead). The semi-finals were awesome, though.
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Postby Grizzly » Wed Nov 22, 2006 11:55 am


I have come to really dig the CFL (only just started watching football over the last year), and agree that I couldn't give a rat's ass about the over-hyped NFL.

On the other hand, the Grey Cup itself was a little dull this year (perhaps 'cause BC stormed out to such a quick lead). The semi-finals were awesome, though.



I'm obviously glad the Lions won but it wasn't really a barn burner of a game ... Lions though deserved to win ... they were the best team in the League all year.

As far as the NFL goes ... I never really watched much of it before and agreed with you Orts ... but more recently in the last couple of years I have been following it a little more and watching it ... its actually starting to grow on me as I am starting to know the players more etc.

Just came back from Texas this last week ... they are totally passionate about their football ... unreal ... their college team the Longhorns, people are just crazy for ... everyone seems to have a shirt, jacket or cap etc. Right from little kids up to Granny's. Its no wonder NFLis so big as it is in the US. I guess it starts really young ... I was talking to a guy down there and he was saying that the kids start playing football at 8 or 9 years old and they are full on into it ... games, practices, tryouts ... cheerleaders the whole 9 yards (pardon the pun).

Anyways ...

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Postby Puck » Thu Nov 23, 2006 11:25 am

Nux,

You missed my point. I probably didn't make myself clear. I was trying to say that the CFL has a good product, in and of itself. If you try to compare it to the NFL wrt parity, crowd size, etc, it's not going to do well. I used to be very football snobbish, but these days I like to watch all the different flavours of the game: CFL, NFL, US College, even a little CIS. I just recognise them as different games.

I wasn't saying you (or anyone else) was specifically 'over-hyped' by nature. You just can't look to the CFL for the glitz and the hype.

As for this year's game, it was a defensive battle. Games like that are rarely classics.
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