Ritch Dowrey - 3rdDown in dire condition

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Re: Ritch Dowrey - 3rdDown in dire condition

Post by BBRT » Sun Jun 28, 2009 8:08 am

Could anyone bring me (and others) up to speed on Ritch's status as we get ready for the 2009 season?

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Re: Ritch Dowrey - 3rdDown in dire condition

Post by perry » Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:55 pm

Is Ritch physically capable of doing a phone interview? If he is, I'd like to interview him.
If he's not physically capable, can any of you who are close to him help me to do a story on him?
Email me at perrylefko@hotmail.com
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Re: Ritch Dowrey - 3rdDown in dire condition

Post by Hoof » Tue Jul 07, 2009 2:37 am

perry wrote:Is Ritch physically capable of doing a phone interview? If he is, I'd like to interview him.
If he's not physically capable, can any of you who are close to him help me to do a story on him?
Email me at perrylefko@hotmail.com
Thanks.
Phone interview? Surely you jest, right Lefko? Do your research first before you start asking stupid questions.....for once.

Typical media vulture.



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Re: Ritch Dowrey - 3rdDown in dire condition

Post by tuck » Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:18 am

Is that reaction really necessary, Hoof? Perry is a great guy and is asking an innocent question, there isn't a lot of info on Ritch on this site, so cut him some slack. :beauty:

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Re: Ritch Dowrey - 3rdDown in dire condition

Post by woody » Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:16 am

tuck wrote:Is that reaction really necessary, Hoof? Perry is a great guy and is asking an innocent question, there isn't a lot of info on Ritch on this site, so cut him some slack. :beauty:
Yea..cut him some slack...perhaps e-mail him with a contact.

Some media interest on a national level may not be a bad thing!

Ritch was well known to the point of rivaling GCG and because I've mentioned him,if you get the opportunity, check out the video presentation on GCG at the Argo home opener this Saturday. Hopefully it will make the national broadcast. :beauty:

Perry is a decent writer and would do a good job of anything he would write about Ritch.
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Re: Ritch Dowrey - 3rdDown in dire condition

Post by Stephen LaRose » Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:22 am

Hoof wrote:
perry wrote:Is Ritch physically capable of doing a phone interview? If he is, I'd like to interview him.
If he's not physically capable, can any of you who are close to him help me to do a story on him?
Email me at perrylefko@hotmail.com
Thanks.
Phone interview? Surely you jest, right Lefko? Do your research first before you start asking stupid questions.....for once.

Typical media vulture.



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Good grief, man, this is one of the most offensive posts I've seen on any CFL board.

Perry Lefko is a very good sportswriter, working currently for Sportsnet. He wound't be interested in the story unless he had some interest in the league and his fans. You're going to fault him for THAT? On a CFL fan chat board?
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Re: Ritch Dowrey - 3rdDown in dire condition

Post by ticatfan » Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:01 pm

I have attempted to hook Perry up with OS99 via FB. I left it to them to discuss.

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Re: Ritch Dowrey - 3rdDown in dire condition

Post by prairiedog » Tue Jul 07, 2009 5:52 pm

ticatfan wrote:I have attempted to hook Perry up with OS99 via FB. I left it to them to discuss.
OrangeShoes is the way to go. :thup:
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Re: Ritch Dowrey - 3rdDown in dire condition

Post by perry » Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:04 pm

Thanks for reaching out to me and covering my back.
I'm hoping to do a story in the next few days.

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Re: Ritch Dowrey - 3rdDown in dire condition

Post by perry » Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:11 pm

Here is my article posted on Sportsnet about Ritch Dowrey.
Thanks to everyone who helped. :13thman:
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Re: Ritch Dowrey - 3rdDown in dire condition

Post by zarrell » Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:25 pm

Nice article Perry. Kind of sad and scary to have all those memories just go away. Here's hoping his mind starts to heal and those memories come back. :thup:
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Re: Ritch Dowrey - 3rdDown in dire condition

Post by cossack » Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:51 pm

Thanks for your continued good work Perry. It's appreciated. :thup:
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Re: Ritch Dowrey - 3rdDown in dire condition

Post by ticatfan » Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:08 am

Nice one Perry!

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Re: Ritch Dowrey - 3rdDown in dire condition

Post by woody » Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:25 am

I too would like to echo the comments of "cossack" and "ticatfan" on your article Perry. :beauty:

It shows the unique bond that CFL fans have and the love and passion that each fan has for both "their team" and "OUR GAME".

It also shows that the passion we each show for "Our Game" transcends our differences and brings us all together!

While I had known "Turd" for many years through the fan websites, at no time had I been aware, nor do I care, if he was gay. What happened to him was an assault. Period. It was wrong on so many levels.

Thank You for your article...I hope that some day soon you will be able to do an interview with "Ritch" and perhaps get a personal perspective of his love of "Our Game" and this chapter of his life will be the only forgotten memory.
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Re: Ritch Dowrey - 3rdDown in dire condition

Post by hfxbomberfan » Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:51 am

As with everyone else here, my prayers and thoughts go out to him and his family. May God bless him with a full recovery and hope the perp gets the fullest punishment the law will allow !
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