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

Earnest Jackson BC

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Monday afternoon’s match up with the Toronto Argonauts. Read on to hear what Phil says about Adam Bighill who was supposed to be an afterthought. A depth player last year behind Solomon Elimimian and James Yurichuck. Not any more folks. The Lions offense struck when called upon too.

Lions vs. Stampeders CFL blog: love ‘em & hate ‘em…

Travis Lulay vs. Calgary

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Saturday afternoon’s match up with the Calgary Stampeders. Read on to hear what Phil says about Paul McCallum. He was as close to perfect as you could hope for. Apparently Calgary has a very thin playbook. Basically it’s 5 run plays and everything else goes to Nik Lewis.

The Bartender weighs in on the CFL suspension for Khalif Mitchell

Khalif Mitchell

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater brings us his analysis of Khalif Mitchell’s dirty play on the Edmonton Eskimos Simeon Rottier. Phil pours us up a big glass of “get over yourself Mitchell.” The punishment fits the crime, now shut it and take your suspension like a man, no whining “It’s a football play!” Appeal or not, Phil Slater believes that Mitchell should just take the suspension now instead of postponing the inevitable.

Eskimos vs. Lions CFL blog: love ‘em & hate ‘em

Khalif Mitchell

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Saturday afternoon’s match up with the Edmonton Eskimos. Read on to hear what Phil says about Khalif Mitchell. A nasty player, playing a nasty position where extreme attitude and aggression is often rewarded. He suspects he will get a call from Commissioner Marc Cohon. The Lions found a way to lose this game.

Lions vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders blog: love ‘em & hate ‘em

Roughriders

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Saturday afternoon’s match up with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Read on to hear what Phil says is some negativity on Coach Mike Benevides. This situation starts with Tim Brown and ends with Paul McCallum. The Lions will hope to amend the errors, and seek revenge on Edmonton as the Eskimos pay a Friday night visit to BC Place.

BC Lions coaching transition from “GM Brillo” to “Magic Mike”

Mike Benevides

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater brings us a mid-week article on the Canadian football league’s newest head coach Mike Benevides of the Lions. 5:01 may be the mantra, but Coach Mike Benevides doesn’t need to keep referencing a clock to show the rest of the CFL that this is no longer Wally Buono’s team.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. B.C. Lions blog: love ‘em & hate ‘em

Leo's Cheerleaders

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Friday nights match up with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Shawn Gore. You score two majors in a game, it’s hard not to put you at the top of the Love Em category. It’s quick to point out that Tim Brown took the ball back to house for his first score of the year, many kudos for that, but that’s his job. Run fast and elude tacklers.

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

Geroy Simon

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Friday nights match up with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Andrew Harris looked good on a couple of swing patterns, which could just be long handoffs, but when QB Travis Lulay is forced to carry the mail in the run game, be looking to warm up the back-up. Geroy Simon overtook Milt Stegall for top spot in career passing yards.

New Coach in town: What to expect from BC Lions Mike Benevides?

Mike Benevides

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!

All about the Bordens: Travis Lulay signs contract extension

Travis Lulay

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.

CFL Free Agency: BC Lions re-sign Dante Marsh & Ryan Phillips

Dante Marsh

Vancouver sports blogger Carolyn Smith reports this week the BC Lions announced they have locked up their Grey cup champion defensive backs Dante Marsh and Ryan Phillips. Familiar face within the ranks goes a long way. So one day is down in the opening day of CFL free agency. There wasn’t much news in the rest of the league, but for BC it’s almost over before it started.

CFL News: B.C. Lions re-sign receiver Paris Jackson

Paris Jackson

Vancouver sports blogger Steve Lee reports that on this week the BC Lions announced they have locked up their Grey cup champion wide receiver Paris Jackson. While figures of the extension have yet to be released, odds were high that he could have received a better offer and more prominent role with another club. A familiar face within the ranks goes a long way.

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