The three most important games of the BC Lions 2013 campaign

BC Lions

NWSB Insider and B.C. Lions blogger Bryan McFarlane brings us his 3 must see games for this season. The defending Grey Cup champs, the Toronto Argonauts, will be taking on the Lions in a battle of the last 2 league champions. Then the Riders come to town with new addition and Lions favorite Geroy SImon in tow. Then the Stampeders come to town in what is sure to be a battle for the west. I hope Travis Lulay brings his A games.

BC Lions Moments In Time: Remembering Norm Fieldgate

Norm Fieldgate

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater rewinds the clock today in another Moments in time piece about the BC Lions. Phil points out Adam Bighill, Solomon Elimimian and Anton McKenzie lead a group of formidable LB’s for our beloved orange squad but that maybe the best ‘Backer the Leo’s ever had was also the first one they ever had: Norm Fieldgate.

The 2013 pre-season starts for the BC Lions

Travis Lulay BC Lions QB

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater tells us that the Leo’s preseason is in full effect. Coach Benevides has the offense working extra hard this spring, with Travis Lulay and the WR corps getting extra reps with the new offense. Gone is Geroy Simon, but who needs him anyways (trader). But the Bartender wants to know who will step up? Who will be the next go to guy for the Lions?

BC Lions GM and coaching staff on the prowl for depth players

Wally Buono

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater tells us with all the off season activity in the CFL the most impactful transaction probably happened right here in BC with trade with Edmonton, where the BC Lions lost their valuable backup QB Mike Reilly. Buono and Coach Mike Benevides have been left searching for a high-quality number two option behind CFL All Star Travis Lulay.

Five reasons to get to the Riders vs. Leo’s game Saturday

Roughriders vs. BC Lions

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil The Bartender Slater weighs in with his Five reasons to get to the Riders vs. Leo’s game Saturday. He isn’t the biggest O-Lineman in the league but local hero and fan favourite Center Angus Reid just may be the best, and Saturday night will mark his 200th career game. The stadium will resemble an animated pumpkin patch, what more do you need Vancouver? Be there!

Twitter post lands a suspension for Lions DT Khalif Mitchell

Wally Buono

NWSB insider and BC Lions blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater weighs in tonight with some CFL gossip. Khalif Mitchell of the Leo’s is in hot water again. His latest venture into American politics, via twitter, landed the gregarious lineman in some hot water after using a racial slur in one of his latest tweets. Mitchell used the term “chink” in commenting on Tuesday night’s U.S. presidential debate.

Toronto Argonauts vs. B.C. Lions CFL blog: love ‘em & hate ‘em…

Lions O-Line

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from the Week 12 Toronto Argonauts vs BC Lions match up. Chalk up a win for the Leo’s. With all the recent talk of how to re-insert re-signed Linebacker Solomon Elimimian into the line-up Adam Bighill stepped up and proved that he isn’t about to simply step aside and relinquish his spot. The Lions continue to roll and are putting the pieces together.

The Rematch: Alouettes vs. B.C. Lions CFL blog: love ‘em & hate ‘em…

Montreal vs. BC

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from the Week 11 Montreal Alouettes vs BC Lions match up. Chalk up a win for the Leo’s. With the two game clash of the Titans now recent history, the Lions set their attention to another re-match, this time against the Toronto Argonauts. Shawn Gore, Nick Moore, Earnest Jackson and Marco Iannuzzi combined for 17 catches and 4 touchdowns.

B.C. Lions vs. Alouettes CFL blog: love ‘em & hate ‘em…

Tim Brown

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from the Week 10 BC Lions vs. Montreal Alouettes match up. Chalk up a loss for the Leo’s. While Phil gave props to Tim Brown this week he must point out that the Lions O couldn’t capitalize on the returner’s success. After returns of 63 and 52 yards, the Lions were forced to settle for Paul McCallum Field Goals.

Moments in time: The B.C. Lions center of attention

Angus Reid

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater brings us another post in our Moments in Time series on the BC Lions center position. Over the course of the last 40 years only 4 men have taken regular reps at Center for the Leo’s he points out. All of whom have been honoured by the organization, each of them with Grey Cups. Al Wilson, Jamie Taras, Ian Sinclair, and Angus Reid ladies and gents!

B.C. Lions vs. Blue Bombers CFL blog: love ‘em & hate ‘em…

BC vs. Winnipeg Love em & Hate em

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from the Week 9 BC Lions vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers match up. Chalk up another victory for the Leo’s. Consecutive INT’s by Travis Lulay in the second half may cost the Lions a victory in this game. But as the evening settled over Winnipeg, Lions K Paul McCallum iced the game for BC.

Roughriders vs. B.C. Lions CFL blog: love ‘em & hate ‘em…

Keron Williams

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Sunday afternoon’s match up with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Chalk up another victory for the Defence. Jabar and the D-Tackle rotation absolutely stonewalled the rushing attack. Eric Taylor was his usual nasty self while Brandon Peguese and Mo Evans impressed everyone.

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