NWSB insider and BC Lions blogger Dave B tells us confidence is high. Travis Lulay entered last season as a relative unknown with the weight of a franchise on his shoulders. Not an enviable task for a young QB. We know this for a fact as we head into 2012. Lulay won’t be flying under the radar any longer! By winning the Grey Cup MVP, Lulay has anointed himself as one of the more high profile players in the CFL.
NWSB Insider and BC Lions writer Dave B weighs in with his 5 expectations for the 2012 Leo’s new head coach Mike Benevides. Wally Buono made his long-awaited move away from the sidelines and Benevides finally took over a job that was rumoured to be his since 2008 when he turned down the Toronto Argonauts head coaching job in favor of the potential of one day becoming the Lions top dog!
2012 CFL football season is here. Check out the Bodog sportsbook 2012 Canadian football futures that are out. Lines have been posted for the all 8 CFL teams. The BC Lions odds are, 9/2, the second best lines. Travis Lulay just may emerge as the CFL MVP this year with Arlan Bruce and Geroy Simon still there to make him look good.
NWSB Insider and B.C. Lions Blogger Phil Slater sums up the current state of the BC Lions franchise prior to the 2012 CFL Draft. After signing QB Travis Lulay to an extension, and bringing in a litany of veteran defensive backs, Wally Buono still has some holes to fill. CFL predictions from the Bartender all season long.
NWSB Managing editor and Victoria BC Canada resident “Q” has an offer for all past and present Seattle Seahawks, Vancouver Canucks, Seattle Mariners, BC Lions and Seattle Supersonics out there. Dinner and drinks are on Q. Plus he’ll point you in the direction for 100+ things to do in Victoria. He’ll play tour guide for a day. Just get on a plane or boat from Seattle or Vancouver or Portland and come to Victoria BC.
NWSB Insider and B.C. Lions Blogger Steve Lee sums up the contract extension given to Grey Cup MVP Travis Lulay and explains what he means to the team going forward. Could Travis had made it in the NFL? Well, Casey Printers sure didn’t. Geroy Simon, Arland Bruce and Korey Banks will all catch balls from Lulay in 2012. Should be fun.
NWSB Blogger Dave B. checks in this time with a Northwest Athlete Profile of none other than BC Lions football legend Sean Millington. During his career Millington was named CFL West Division All-Star – five times; CFL All-Star – three times; CFL Most Outstanding Canadian Player in the West Division – three times; CFL’s Most Outstanding Canadian Award – two times.
NWSB Blogger Dave B. checks in this time with a Northwest Athlete Profile of none other than Vancouver BC major leaguer Justin Morneau. He became the first Canadian to win the AL MVP award, and the second Canadian to win a major league MVP award (Larry Walker was the first, having won the NL MVP Award in 1997; Walker and Morneau were joined in 2010 by Joey Votto).
NWSB Blogger Dave B. checks in this time with a Northwest Athlete Profile of none other than Bob Lenarduzzi. In 1974 Lenarduzzi joined the Vancouver Whitecaps. In 2001, Lenarduzzi was inducted as a player into the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame. In 2005, he was awarded the Order of British Columbia. In 2003, he was inducted into the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver BC sports blogger Steve Lee brings us the news this week about the (LFL) the lingerie football league coming to Abbotsford British Columbia, better known as the Bible-Belt of Canada. Many are offended by the promoted sexuality of the league and the apparent degradation of women. Many of these same people fail to realize that women’s beach volleyball players wear the same if not less.