Lions, bulls, and bears: the Leos’ roster at the halfway point

Khreem Smith (bclions.com)

NWSB Insider and BC Lions’ blogger Travis Erbacher gives you his midseason analysis as well as Bulls and Bears on the Lions’ 2013 squad so far. Citing that they haven’t had the best of seasons and haven’t really lived up to expectation, Travis has quite a few players on both the Bulls (good) and Bears (bad) lists.

B.C. Lions vs. Calgary Stampeders Week 8 game balls

Solomon Elimimian

NWSB Insider and B.C. Lions’ blogger Bryan McFarlane recaps the Lions’ last contest against the Stampeders. Giving game balls to Andrew Harris, Solomon Elimimian, and Tim Brown, Bryan revels in the Lions’ latest victory at BC Place. How bout those new uniforms, which include all black material with orange trim and a matte black helmet, are something you don’t see often in pro football.

Four things the B.C. Lions need to fix

Nice game BC. Well played. A huge win.

NWSB Insider & BC Lions blogger Travis Erbacher weighs in today with a piece about what kinds of changes the Leo’s need to make in order to repeat as playoff contenders this year. So far they have been sluggish at best. Andrew Harris and Travis Lulay have been great, but just not on the same day unfortunately. More pass rush is needed, and the youngsters need to start pulling their weight too. Click the link to see if you agree with Travis.

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

lions vs bombers

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.

B.C. Lions and their same old story

Andrew Harris

NWSB Insider and B.C. Lions’ blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater returns to his writing roots with an analysis of the B.C. Lions’ first four games. Noting that this year’s squad has the same feel of past squads due to the fact that Andrew Harris still commands where B.C. will go NOT Travis Lulay, not much has changed from one year to the next with the Lions. If they want to emerge and excite their fans further, they’ll need to improve their special teams and, in particular, their return game.

Edmonton Eskimos vs. B.C. Lions Week 4 game balls

Andrew Harris has entered "Superstar" status. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)

NWSB Insider and B.C. Lions’ blogger Bryan McFarlane recaps the Lions’ last contest against the Eskimos. Giving game balls to Andrew Harris, Dante Marsh, and Paul McCallum, Bryan revels in the Lions’ latest victory at BC Place and their second consecutive victory over Edmonton. Well all-in-all this was a solid team win for the Lions. If anyone was curious how the Travis Lulay versus Mike Reilly battle would go down.

BC Lions should have Waterfront dreams

This would be a sweet place to catch a BC Lions game.

NWSB Insider and BC Lions’ blogger Ben Lypka tells you why the BC Lions need to move from BC Place to the waterfront stadium where the Vancouver Whitecaps play. I know we’re only three games into the 2013 season but the Lions are averaging a pretty mediocre 26,623 – good for fifth in the CFL. They’re really only outdrawing Toronto because the only other teams below them (Hamilton and Montreal) don’t even have enough seats to draw 26,000.

BC Lions weigh pros and cons of signing Emmanuel Arcenaux

Emmanuel Arcenaux

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Andrew Deutschmann weighs in today on the reported possible signing by the Leo’s of former Vikings WR Emmanuel Arcenaux. The chase to land the former Lions wideout began at the start of the week when Arceneaux told CKWX he has seen the light and will put his NFL pursuits on hold. Andrew says personally he’d go for it. The opportunity to get a young, bonafide CFL receiver of Arcenaux’s calibre doesn’t come around often.

Riders vs. Lions Week 19 offensive and defensive game balls

Andrew Harris vs. Roughriders

New NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Bryan McFarlane after each week of the regular season and possibly during the CFL playoffs should the Leo’s be so lucky will stop by and bring you his B.C. Lions game balls. Balls are awarded to the Leo’s offensive MVP this week is tough. If any one player stood out, it was the ever-so consistent RB Andrew Harris. On defense all the usual suspects came out to shine. And who else shone brightest… LB Adam Bighill.

Lions vs. Stampeders Week 18 offensive and defensive game balls

Tim Brown

New NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Bryan McFarlane after each week of the regular season and possibly during the CFL playoffs should the Leo’s be so lucky will stop by and bring you his B.C. Lions game balls. Balls are awarded to the Leo’s offensive MVP Mike Reilly who saw his second bit of game action of 2012. On D who else? Adam Bighill. We apologize for not doing a What Went Wrong piece this week. Confusion! lol

Esks vs. Lions Week 17 offensive and defensive game balls

Mike Reilly

New NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Bryan McFarlane after each week of the regular season and possibly during the CFL playoffs should the Leo’s be so lucky will stop by and bring you his B.C. Lions game balls. Balls are awarded to the Leo’s offensive MVP Mike Reilly who saw his first big game action of 2012. On D Adam Bighill continued his stellar play. Rounding out the great defensive play Friday night was another sack for league-leader Keron Williams.

Week 10 / CFL Keys: BC Lions vs. Montreal Alouettes Preview

BC vs. Montreal

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil The Bartender Slater weighs in with his Week 10 CFL preview for the BC Lions vs. Montreal Alouettes from Montreal, Quebec. What a matchup we have at QB in this one. Travis Lulay has thrown a TD pass in 19 straight games. Anthony Calvillo has thrown for over 300 yards in 7 consecutive games. Being the first installment of a home-and-home, these two teams will spare no punch.

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