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Pleased to welcome the BC Lions next generation

Emmanuel Arcenaux

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Steve Lee points out today that following nine years of the Wally Buono era and 12 years of GeRoy Simon commanding the spotlight, the new look Leo’s have now started to pen the next chapter in team history, one that appears to be very bright and primed for success. Behind Adam Bighill, Emmanuel Arceneaux, Keron Williams, Mark Ianniuzzi, Shawn Gore, Dante Marsh, Cord Parks and Travis Lulay lead the way.

Special teams hurting the BC Lions

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NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Andrew Deutschmann weighs in today with the question of whether or not the special teams unit is hurting the Lions. Sure, the Lions are off to a 2-1 start, but as Andrew points out, they could just as easily be 0-3 at this point. The offense and defense have been great, but it’s the special teams that have really lacked this year. Whether it is not giving the O good field position, or some bad snaps and holds, or to flat out missing extra points, the play just has not been good enough. Plain and simple.

Won’t back down – Failure and success under Mike Benevides

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NWSB Insider & BC Lions blogger Travis Erbacher weighs in today with a piece about the resiliency of the Lions head coach Mike Benevides. Travis touts the coach for his ability to bounce back after a tough defeat and lead his boys to victory. All Benevides needs now is a couple Grey Cup championships under his belt to silence the CFL critics around the country.

Damon Allen gets the call for the BC Lions wall of fame

Damon Allen will be inducted into the Wall of Fame for the Lions. But does he deserve it more than Casey Printers?

NWSB Insider and B.C. Lions Blogger Ben Lypka recaps Damon Allen’s (Yes Marcus Allen’s brother for our American friends reading this today) honour onto the Wall of Fame, but questions whether or not he deserves it more than another polarizing presence, Casey Printers. Allen only produced one Grey Cup in the seven years he was with the Lions. Printers put together one of the best single seasons by a Lions quarterback in club history in 2004.

Eskimos vs. B.C. Lions CFL handicapping preview week 4

The Lions will be looking for their second straight win against the Eskimos on Saturday. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)

NWSB Gambling insider and BC Lions blogger Dave B weighs in on the CFL matchup in Week 4 between the B.C. Lions and Edmonton Eskimos on Saturday, July 20, 2013. Check out the preview, Live betting odds and lines, and Canadian football gambling trends. Already downing the Eskimos just a week before, the Lions will look for the series sweep on Saturday when they play host to Edmonton for their part of the home-and-home series.

B.C. Lions vs. Edmonton Eskimos Week 3 game balls

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NWSB Insider and B.C. Lions’ blogger Bryan McFarlane gives you his offensive, defensive, and special teams game balls from this past week’s triumph over the Edmonton Eskimos. Travis Lulay took home the offensive game ball with an impressive performance, while Cord Parks a nice B.C. defensive back with a great name, great hair and a great style of play got the D game ball. Korey Williams was the ST’s standout.

B.C. Lions vs. Eskimos CFL handicapping preview week 3

Adam Bighill

NWSB Gambling insider and BC Lions blogger Dave B weighs in on the CFL matchup in Week 3 between the B.C. Lions and Edmonton Eskimos on Saturday, July 13, 2013. Check out the preview, Live betting odds and lines, and Canadian football gambling trends. Coming off a triumph over former champion Toronto, the Lions should make easy work of the Eskimos, who currently find themselves in a nice mess. Travis Lulay, the pressure is on!

Beastmode breakout (North of the border): Andrew Harris is hungry!

Harris was back with a vengeance against the Argonauts. (Photo: BCLions)

NWSB Insider and B.C. Lions’ blogger Bryan McFarlane talks about Andrew Harris’ resurgence in the Lions’ week two contest against the Toronto Argonauts. After seeing himself doled out limited carries during the preseason and week one, the offense finally gave Harris the ball and he shined. Showcasing his ability to run the ball down the field as well as catch it at times, Harris rushed over the century mark while compiling 49 yards in the air to help pace the Lions.

Toronto Argonauts vs. B.C. Lions Week 2 game balls

Andrew Harris earns the offensive game ball against Winnipeg. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)

NWSB Insider and B.C. Lions’ blogger Bryan McFarlane gives you his offensive, defensive, and special teams game balls from this past week’s triumph over the Toronto Argonauts. Andrew Harris took home the offensive game ball with an impressive performance after a rough previous week, while Solomon Elimimian showed he still can play on defense and Hugh O’Neill continued to fill-in at kicker, earning the special teams recognition.

Argonauts vs. B.C. Lions CFL handicapping preview week 2

Toronto vs. BC

NWSB Gambling insider and BC Lions blogger Dave B weighs in on the CFL matchup in Week 2 between the Toronto Argonauts vs. B.C. Lions Thursday July 4th, 2013. Check out the preview, Live betting odds and lines, and Canadian football gambling trends. You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it again – Dave B predicts the Lions lose their second straight game Thursday night. Andrew Harris has only three rushes for 20 yards, that has to change for BC to win.

Week 1 Flashback: Lions vs. Stamps what went wrong?

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NWSB Insider and BC Lions’ blogger Bryan McFarlane addresses the pros and cons from the BC Lions’ 1st regular season game against the Calgary Stampeders. Jon Cornish ran at, through, around and over the Lions en route to 172 yards on the day for the Stamps. One thing is for sure, the defense needs to tighten up if the Lions want to get on the winning side of a football game. Sure the Stampeders are the reigning Western Division champs, but…

Week 1 / CFL Keys: BC Lions open the season on road in cow-town

Coach Mike Benevides

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil The Bartender Slater weighs in with his Week 1 CFL preview for the BC Lions vs. Calgary Stampeders in Calgary, Alberta. What a matchup we have at QB in this one. Center and anchor of the Offensive Line Angus Reid will not dress for the Lions. Starting in his place will be Matt Norman who played in 6 games last season before heading back to school. Travis Lulay hopes to start the season out on a good note.

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