Durant puts the nail in 2013 B.C. Lions coffin

BC vs. Sask

NWSB Insider and B.C. Lions’ blogger Ben Lypka recaps the Lions’ last contest against the Saskatchewan Roughriders. To recap. The Roughriders ran roughshod over the Lions D for the entire second half and the Lions made Darian Durant look like Mike Vick circa 2004. For as good a game as the Lions Andrew Harris and Stefan Logan had on the ground – Durant was better. It’s back to the drawing board for the Lions after a peculiar and ultimately disappointing season.

Calgary Stampeders vs. BC Lions: Week 18 game balls

The defense, as usual, was strong

NWSB Insider and B.C. Lions’ blogger Ben Lypka recaps the Lions’ last contest against the Calgary Stampeders. Giving game balls to Paul McCallum, Adam Bighill, and Andrew Harris. It’s only fitting that the Lions best defensive player all year was a force again in the final game of the season. Bighill had three tackles and a sack

Edmonton Eskimos vs. B.C. Lions: Week 17 game balls

Buck Pierce, Rennie Curran

NWSB Insider and B.C. Lions’ blogger Ben Lypka recaps the Lions’ last contest against the Edmonton Eskimos . Giving game balls to Buck Pierce, JR Larose and Stefan Logan. Lypka goes on to say not only did Logan have a good game on offense, he also was a beast on the return game. He averaged over 20 yards on kick returns and close to 10 yards on punt returns and those yards were sorely needed by the Lions – especially in the first half.

Memo to the BC Lions…What the Buck?

The BC Lions have traded for former backup QB Buck Pierce. (Photo: Bill Keay, Vancouver Sun files)

NWSB Insider and B.C. Lions’ blogger Ben Lypka asks why today. Why is Buck Pierce NOT playing in place of the injured Travis Lulay? Keep in mind that Pierce is less than two years removed from a solid season in which he helped the Winnipeg Blue Bombers win games playing pretty ugly football. The Bombers made it to the Grey Cup in 2011 and a lot of that was due to the impact Pierce had on that team.

B.C. Lions vs: Saskatchewan Roughriders Week 13 game balls

DeMarco was fine. Travis Lulay should sit back and take as long as he needs

NWSB Insider and B.C. Lions’ blogger Ben Lypka recaps the Lions’ last contest against the Roughriders. Giving game balls to Dante Marsh, Paul McCallum, and Thomas Demarco. Ben loved the Lions’ latest victory. Other noteables on D. Adam Bighill was a presence as usual and Cord Parks was solid in the secondary. And on ST’s. Tim Brown was also strong for the entire game, averaging 20 yards per kickoff return and almost 10 yards per punt.

Losing Travis Lulay could be a good thing

Travis Lulay, BC Lions

NWSB Insider and BC Lions Blogger Ben Lypka breaks down why sitting Travis Lulay could be a good thing for the team. Lulay is in the midst of a slump, and allowing him to pick the brain of Buck Pierce could do him some good. In limited action against Montreal, Thomas DeMarco played well, and getting him more reps could do him good before the playoffs.

Buono blasts coaches and players in a week of player transactions

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NWSB Insider and B.C. Lions’ blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater brings us a piece on Wally Buono’s rant to the media about the state of the Lions. And he very well should be upset says Phil. This team is rolling in mediocre, not a substance they are used to be playing in. Will the roster moves help? Will the call to the masses help? Only time will tell, but the good thing is the Buck Pierce move at least lights a fire under Travis Lulay’s lagging behind.

The Buck stops here – Pierce returns to the Lions den

But most importantly, it gives Travis Lulay a little more time to recover.

NWSB Insider and BC Lions’ blogger Travis Erbacher brings us a piece today about the re-emergence of Buck Pierce in Vancouver. The old reliable QB is back. And yes, the reliable points to his injuries. Travis points out all of Pierce’s past injuries, and notes not all of the head injuries were listed as concussions. Good, that’s a relief for Leo’s fans everywhere.

Buck Pierce – Second chance to make a first impression

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NWSB Insider and BC Lions Blogger Steve Lee recaps the trade that has brought Buck Pierce back to BC. For 31-year-old, nine-year CFL vet Buck Pierce, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers / BC Lions trade that took place on Monday afternoon has brought the pivot back to where it all started.

Lions re-acquire Buck Pierce from the Blue Bombers

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NWSB Insider and BC Lions Blogger Andrew Deutschmann breaks down the team’s recent trade to bring back Buck Pierce. The hope here is that Pierce won’t have to play much, as Travis Lulay is the consensus starting quarterback. However, having someone who is familiar with the offence is crucial in case adversity strikes. The Lions acquired Pierce from the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in exchange for wide receiver Akeem Foster

Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. B.C.Lions Week 6 game balls

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NWSB Insider and B.C. Lions’ blogger Bryan McFarlane recaps the Lions’ last contest against the Bombers. Giving game balls to Travis Lulay, Solomon Elimimian, and Tim Brown. Bryan says it wasn’t pretty, but the boys came together and got the job done in front of the home town fans. Next up is the tough Calgary Stampeders on the 17th. Go Lions! Special nod. Tim Brown. If you watched this game you know why I can’t name anyone else the special teams player of the game.

Superman has left the building…BC thanks you for the memories Geroy Simon!

Geroy Simon

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater reacts today to possibly the biggest CFL trade in the history of the league. Geroy Simon is OUT of Vancouver. Traded to the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Phil wishes to express his gratitude and appreciation to Mr. Simon. Time will tell how this trade will play out in the end but for the circumstances involved Phil believes GM Wally Buono played this masterfully.

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