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.
NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater weighs in on the Geroy Simon BC Lions history book moment in time last night. On the night of his signature moment Phil thought it would be appropriate to take a quick look back at the accomplishments of #81. Simon will finally top the charts as the greatest receiver in the CFL, nice pass from Travis Lulay too.
NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger The Bartender Phil Slater brings us the CFL preseason update for the BC Lions blowout this week over the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Tough to put much stock in a preseason game but a 34 point margin of victory makes life a little easier for the players. One thing is for certain, Mike Reilly looks more than capable to fill in for Travis Lulay.
NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger The Bartender Phil Slater brings us the CFL training camp news this week. With just over 24 hours to go before Wednesday’s tilt with Saskatchewan, Lions hopefuls are still eager to impress Coach Mike Benevides and it appears that many spots are still up for grabs. Could we see Chris Leak, Tyler Palko or Dennis Dixon in a Leo’s uniform sometime soon in the CFL?
The Bartender continues to pump you up for the upcoming season in which the BC Lions will defend the Grey Cup title. This time, it’s all about the newest and largest signing of the off-season, Patrick Kabongo. How will he help the O-Line this season as Dean Valli and Jesse Newman remain out with injuries?
NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Steve Lee brings us the CFL training camp update for the Lions 2012 quarterback competition. BC Lions fans have experienced their fair share of drama at the pivot spot over the last decade. Travis Lulay, Mike Reilly, Corey Leonard, Jordan Yantz, and Thomas DeMarco are all vying for a roster spot.
NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger The Bartender Phil Slater brings us the CFL training camp news this week. Thanks to Wally Buono’s player acquisitions, Coach Mike Benevides will have his cupboards full of talent when camp opens on June 3rd in Kamloops, Travis Lulay, and Andrew Harris are locks to start but there will be plenty of camp battles to keep an eye on in 2012.
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!
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 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 Insider and BC Lions blogger Carolyn Smith tells us the defending Grey Cup champions have a new head coach, but last years man Wally Buono was awarded the 2011/12 CFL Coach of the Year this week. Bringing his team back from a 0-5 start to ultimately beat the Bombers 34-23 on home turf couldn’t have been a better way to end a fulfilling coaching career.
NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Carolyn Smith tells us the defending Grey Cup champions will open the new season with a rematch against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at B.C. Place. Since they last played Wally Buono stepped down as head coach but stays on as GM, and appointed Mike Benevides as the team’s new leader. We like you can’t wait for the 2012 CFL season to begin.