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2007 Posts of the year

Post by Catssuck » Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:35 am

New Year and time for a new 'best of' thread.
A couple from this past weekend;

Cossack in response to HapDay in The "Little Mosque on the Prairies" thread.
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HapDay wrote:Don't worry, champ. You'll catch up to me some day.
I wonder how many lobotomies that would take?
Tuck in the "BC Place roof being re-inflated..." thread
Tuck wrote:So they've fixed the Roof, they've fixed the Cup, how are they going to fix the Salary Cap?

(I'm assuming that's the next thing that BC breaks)
Funny stuff gentlemen! :rotf:
On July 13th 2007 Cossack wrote: I agree with the Argo fan.
Thanks for finally coming around Terry - the Ticats do suck.

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Post by prairiedog » Thu Feb 01, 2007 8:12 pm

Be$t $ubliminal po$t ever.

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Captain Canuck wrote:
Dave in Calgary wrote:
Captain Canuck wrote:
I'm going to sound sarcastic, but I don't mean to...has the fact that the Roughriders have not won a championship in quite some time, or so few of them, meant that you haven't gotten attached to them? You're here, so I'm guessing no.

Ottawa didn't fold 20 years ago. That they weren't good for a long time is not relevant. They may have sucked while I watched them, but I still enjoyed the hell out of watching Stephan (sp? I could never get that right...) Jones, Reggie Barnes, Glenn Kulka, etc, etc etc. Having a poor record and folding are not the same thing. Your example doesn't reflect reality.

The bottom line is this: There is no benefit to a new name for a team in this city. No one flipped out at the Renegades name even though they maintained the colour scheme and still used an "R" word. There is POTENTIAL benefit to using the old one and very little harm that I can see.

Palmer should play to that potential. If people in other cities don't like it, that's just too damn bad. That's not who Palmer should be marketing to. Including bob Young, if that posting is accurate. Suck it up and tolerate it, Bob. Consider it a make-good for voting in favour of suspension last year. :roll:
If Palmer does get the franchise, he will be joining the league. As such, he'll somewhat have to comply with the wishes of the league. If the league determines that having two teams with such similar names will damage the credibility and marketability of the league, he may have no choice. I have my doubts it will come to that, but it is a possibility.

Even if the team is not called the Rough Riders, buying the rights to the name won't necessarily be a complete waste. There is a lot of retro marketing done by the league and other clubs these past few years, so it would definitely be good, on principle if nothing else, to get the rights to all things Rough Rider back in the league.
He's been in the process for a while now, and we've known his name preference for quite some time. I'm sure it would have come up in talks to this point. So I have my doubts too.

Also, I think it would seem like a small matter when all else is put together. I'm $ure the other part$ of the bid will $eem much more $ignificant when weighed again$t that i$$ue.
ping wrote:Funny thing is all argo fans should support the cats and vise-versa. There not our enemy, Montreal is!!
heh

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Post by Ron » Sun Feb 04, 2007 12:03 am

Good one Tuck!!!

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cossack wrote:Ravi is a smart cookie. If you don't believe me, check his sig line. :beauty:
Tuck wrote:

The ironic thing, cossack, is that if we could judge intelligence by sig lines it would mean you're a dumb ass.:tease:

Wow, I guess we can!!!

I hope you don't quote me or I'm in trouble, I won't give you any hints but I've left myself open for a GREAT comeback line....
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Post by Solar Max » Thu Feb 08, 2007 5:51 pm

Argo fans on a roll lately. Hmmm...
tuck wrote:
greycupgarry wrote:Be Canadian and go to the Grey Cup the Canadian way. :8) :tease:
Get the government to pay for it? :huh:
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Post by Lions_Fan_4_Life » Fri Feb 09, 2007 8:13 pm

tuck has three of them :rotf:
BB_Blitz wrote:BOOOOOOOOOOOO :thdn: :thdn:

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Post by tuck » Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:33 pm

Thanks guys, you know I've jinxed myself winning it, building an early lead. Come the fall OttawaShane will just write another fricken tearjerker and take home all the hardware. :x :tease:

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Post by tuck » Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:47 pm

Ron wrote:Good one Tuck!!!

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cossack wrote:Ravi is a smart cookie. If you don't believe me, check his sig line. :beauty:
Tuck wrote:

The ironic thing, cossack, is that if we could judge intelligence by sig lines it would mean you're a dumb ass.:tease:
I take that back.
haha thanks Ron, I always knew the Argo fans were the smart ones, lol. Here was the comeback line I was expecting from cossack. "Tuck the proof that we can judge intelligence by sig lines is the fact that you don't have any." :lol

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Post by cossack » Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:48 am

ArgoDave wrote:
greycupgarry wrote:
With Paul Godfrey in a guest chair! :o
Too bad it wasn't the kind that has wires attached. :devil:
From the Pinball Hosting TSN's Off The Record thread, ArgoDave comes up with a beaut. :beauty: :rotf: :rotf:
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Post by Solar Max » Fri Feb 16, 2007 5:10 pm

LFITQ, for the consequences of Kyoto to Canada:
LFITQ wrote:Mister Speaker, I rise today to announce measures that my government must take to comply with Bill C288, otherwise known as the ?Pablo Rodriguez Law of Unintended Consequences?.

In order to comply with the Bill and Kyoto, it is necessary to take some drastic measures to either reduce emissions or to buy credits from other signatory nations of the Kyoto Protocol who do not need to reduce their emission but get to sell these credits.

Canada got hosed at Kyoto. Jean Chretien?s Liberal government signed Canada to a treaty that means we must reduce our standard of living in order to comply. Bill 288 further obligates Canada to reduce its economy in order to comply and because of the way the Bill is worded, our Government must achieve the 2012 targets within 180 days of the Bill being granted Royal Ascent, so we must act NOW.

I am instructing a number of government department and agencies to enact the following emergency measures so that we can comply with the will of Parliament, or at least the Liberal, NDP and Bloc Quebecois parts of parliament.

Immediate shutdown of all coal fired power plants in Canada. We realize that this will hit Ontario very hard ? 1/3 of Ontario?s electricity is coal generated, but look on the bright side, the lack of power will also cause the shutdown of thousands of plants and factories, throwing hundreds of thousands out of work. While we are it, we?ll close down all the top ten listed below:

Rank Company Name Province
1 Ontario Power Generation On
2 Transalta Utilities AB
3 Sask Power SK
4 Alberta Power Corp AB
5 Nova Scotia Power Inc NS
6 Syncrude Canada Ltd. AB
7 Suncor Energy inc. Oil Sands AB
8 EPCOR Generation Inc. AB
9 Petro-Canada AB
10 Dofasco Inc. On

Immediate shutdown of the entire Petroleum industry across Canada ? we will need to import our oil but we are only going to import oil from countries that will sell us Kyoto Credits.

Immediately ban all wood burning fireplaces, charcoal and propane BBQ?s and summer campfires. All recreational vehicles and activities are deemed frivolous and will be banned. Sorry Bombardier, no more skidoos and water jet boats. We are investigating how to ban forest fires as well, but that has its challenges.

A 30 cent per liter ?GhG Kyoto" credit buying Tax. Based on recent data that we use about 45 Billion liters of gasoline every year. This new tax revenue should provide enough money to both buy the $10 billion in foreign credits we need annually and make up for the billions in lost income taxes the Federal and Provincial governments will not collect by the 35% contraction of our economy we need to achieve.

We will not be able to afford generous EI support for all the laid off workers because the numbers could reach in the millions. Shutting down the oil sands alone will result in huge job losses in Alberta, but also in Quebec and Ontario, where tens of thousands of workers make the pipes, valves, machinery, trucks, tires, computers and other equipment that would have been purchased had we not put these actions in place to meet the requirements of the ?Pablo Rodriguez Law of Unintended Consequences?.

For the tens of thousands of workers in the Financial sector, we are aware that the mortgage and credit crisis these moves will cause will result in the devastation of your industry as well but we expect that the Barons of Bay street will be able to salvage a few jobs trading in the International Credit Trading Market, or as some have come to call it, the Kyoto Hot Air Credit Socialist Sucking Ponzi Scheme. Hopefully you will be one of the few out of the tens of thousands Financial Sector workers who will get one of these new jobs ? you might even make megatonnes of money

Since there will be a huge rise in the number of corporate and personal bankruptcies , our government will be enacting new legislation to simplify the process. Simply nail a sign to your property say ?We quit? or for consumer debt, place your cut up credit and bank cards in an envelope. That?s all, no lawyers or courts needed.

We will also be reducing the size of the federal government payroll by at least 35% to meet the requirement to keep the budget balanced to the new and much lower levels of government funds.

We will be reducing the Federal government transfer of dollars to the provinces to meet the new fiscal capabilities of Canada?s Federal government. We will leave it up to individual provinces to decide to close schools or hospitals or whatever. It?s a provincial responsibility

Its not all bad news. Canada should be able to save a fortune in Immigration costs. We have a forecast from government experts that Canada will go to last place in the quest for skilled immigrant labour. Somehow they don?t want to come to a country with power shortages, no air conditioning, limited winter heating, no jobs and a devastated economy. Go figure. The USA and Australia will benefit form these immigrants and their skills,

Mr. Speaker, let me close by thanking the Liberals, especially the mega green leader Citoyen Dion, the NDP, under the leadership of Jack ?Talban? bin Layton, the Bloc Quebecois and their inspired of Gilles ?Hairnet? Duceppe for voting for Bill C288. But especially all Canadians want to thank Liberal Pablo Rodriguez for devastating our economy, depressing our standard of living to upper third world status. As we huddle in the cold and swelter in the summer heat, as we stare at our old car we can?t afford to drive, as we fondly remember how hard it was to get out of bed on a Monday morning to go to the job we used to have, we can take pride in being the best-est, wonderful-est, the most moralist international boy scouts out to help the planet be saved.

Thank you Mr. Speaker
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Post by prairiedog » Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:16 pm

HammerMan wrote:they didn't hire a "commissioner", he's the new "CFL Executive Director of Marketting"... why should he need to know anything about the history/issues of the CFL? i don't think the BoG (or tresamigos) hired this guy with any of the duties that they struggled with Tom Wright over, in mind... he's there to sell the CFL, period, no more, unanimously... OTT, SMS, expansion are nothing that has anything to do with the "commissioner" in the CFL anymore for at least five years... unless he gets scapegoated for them before that... there is no such thing as a "commissioner" of the CFL anymore... too bad for Chewie.
ping wrote:Funny thing is all argo fans should support the cats and vise-versa. There not our enemy, Montreal is!!
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Post by wildthing1971 » Thu May 03, 2007 11:57 am

lionsfan73 wrote:cflschedule wrote:
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Probably the most intelligent thing ever posted by "cflschedule".
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Post by Joepritch2 » Thu May 03, 2007 1:50 pm

Funny, I was thinking of nominating the Edit part. :tease:

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Post by Ron » Wed Jul 18, 2007 1:56 pm

rougewhite&blue wrote:

Granted, I'm a long way from Hamilton, but I really feel like I know exactly how Ticats fans feel.

Born and raised near New Orleans, I've been a Saints fan my whole like. For the first 30 years, the team was a laughing stock, flat-out putrid. But no matter how bad the Saints were, or how expensive the tickets and parking were, my parents packed us up and brought us to the games because it was a privilege to see professional football in your hometown. Failing to support a losing team because YOU deserve better as a fan is a surefire formula for getting a team to pack up and move down here.

Patience and loyalty are usually rewarded. Even the Saints blessed us with some winning seasons in the late 80s and early 90s, and again just recently. Would I prefer that the teams I love field champions every year? Of course, but outside of the Yankees, who can say they have a legitimate shot at that?

You pay the ticket price for the privilege of being part of the team and the league. There are worse ways to spend an afternoon than enjoying the stadium and some football, win or lose.
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Post by greycupgarry » Wed Jul 18, 2007 1:59 pm

Ron wrote:
rougewhite&blue wrote:

Granted, I'm a long way from Hamilton, but I really feel like I know exactly how Ticats fans feel.

Born and raised near New Orleans, I've been a Saints fan my whole like. For the first 30 years, the team was a laughing stock, flat-out putrid. But no matter how bad the Saints were, or how expensive the tickets and parking were, my parents packed us up and brought us to the games because it was a privilege to see professional football in your hometown. Failing to support a losing team because YOU deserve better as a fan is a surefire formula for getting a team to pack up and move down here.

Patience and loyalty are usually rewarded. Even the Saints blessed us with some winning seasons in the late 80s and early 90s, and again just recently. Would I prefer that the teams I love field champions every year? Of course, but outside of the Yankees, who can say they have a legitimate shot at that?

You pay the ticket price for the privilege of being part of the team and the league. There are worse ways to spend an afternoon than enjoying the stadium and some football, win or lose.
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Post by cossack » Sat Oct 27, 2007 6:04 pm

jazzace wrote:The rookie running back (or whatever position) that lights up the league has probably been playing organized football for around a decade to get to that point. Development of officials is no different. The league has put more funds towards this in the last two years, but many of those investments will pay off in the longer rather than the shorter term. I believe there are definitely some talented officials on the field, it is just that the depth isn't there like it has been at some times in the league's history. People (yes, officials are people) are sometimes asked to step up because the employer needs someone to fill the gap. Sometimes they meet the challenge; sometimes they don't (just like the backup quarterbacks being pressed into service this season). On top of that, if you are a quarterback and you have a 70% pass completion average, you are an all-star. In officiating, if you get 70% of your calls (and no-calls) correct, you don't get out of bantam football, much less ref in the CFL.

To be honest, if there were a talented pool of officials that could step in to the CFL and do the job today, the league would change officials like you and I change underwear. For example, I suspect the reason that Jake Ireland is still very active in the league, even though the peak of his career has passed, is because there are not enough capable people to fill the role of head referee at this moment. I've seen Ireland's crews make some truly baffling errors, but then I also saw Ireland himself do an outstanding job of telling Maciocia in the game one week ago how the coach had missed the key signal from the official on the spot that would have told him that the clock was going to start on the whistle. While I'd like to see Jake move off the field and into evaluating and educating officials sooner than later, he is still needed on the field in the short term from what I can tell.

By hiring a former head coach (Jim Daley) to be a part of the administration of officiating and rules, and making a strong effort to educate coaches and media as well as officials, I think the league is moving in the right direction. I was also heartened by the "Be a Ref" campaign throughout one weekend of play this September. It shows a dedication to long-term recruitment of officials by the league, something that almost every sport could benefit from. (Not enough players who reach a high level take on the challenge of officiating after they are done playing.)

So I know it is difficult to hear anyone say "be patient" when you team is losing games today, but I think the league is moving forward and making progress in the officiating realm. Officials will never be perfect (even with video review), but a properly developed official will give you one or two decades of excellent service and is well worth the financial investment of the league.
This is the best post I've read regarding CFL officiating anywhere. :beauty:
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