BC Lions 2013 defensive mid-season grades

NWSB Insider and BC Lions’ Blogger Ben Lypka hands out his mid-season grades for the BC Lions’ defence. While the team leads the league in interceptions, Ben would still like to see more output in this category from a certain few players. The defence has been good, but this team is still struggling in the aspects of what our fans expectations are.

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

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.

Lions vs. Blue Bombers Week 9 offensive & defensive game balls

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Reggie Gill 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 Andrew Harris, and on defense this week Adam Bighill is the man again. Veteran Paul McCallum nailing a game winner as time expired, the Special Team game ball is a no brainer.

Week 9 / CFL Keys: BC Lions vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers Preview

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil The Bartender Slater weighs in with his Week 9 CFL preview for the BC Lions vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders from Winnipeg Manitoba. In week One of the CFL the Lions Defence feasted on two Bluebomber quarterbacks, Buck Pierce and Alex Brink. This time around all eyes will be on Winnipeg’s third QB, Joey Elliott. Andrew Harris will be busy Friday at the ‘Peg. Dante Marsh and Cauchy Muamba will be ready.

The Bartender weighs in on the CFL suspension for 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.

Game 2 CFL Keys: Tiger-Cats vs. BC Lions back alley cat fight

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil The Bartender Slater weighs in with his Week 2 CFL preview for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. BC Lions from BC Place in Vancouver. Both of these offensive units are chocked full of talent with skill all over the field and we could quite possibly see these two teams meeting in the playoffs. Travis Lulay and his arsenal of receivers should go off for numbers equal to that.

Game 1 Keys: Blue Bombers vs. BC Lions: Grey Cup rematch

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil The Bartender Slater weighs in with his Week 1 CFL preview for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. BC Lions from BC Place in Vancouver. Fitting that the CFL`s 2012 50 best players had Travis Lulay at the top. So it’s no surprise that he is at the top of this game match-up. No title up for grabs in this week’s tilt but its still a 2011 Grey Cup rematch. Expect Geroy Simon to be great.

The Bartender’s fearless predictions: B.C. Lions 2012 season

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger The Bartender Phil Slater gives his 5 Fearless Predictions for the Lions 2012 CFL Season which will see them defend their Grey Cup…hopefully in Toronto come season’s end. The outlook is good as Phil says this could be the best O-Line in Franchise History. D-line love as well as 3 of the 4 Grey Cup starters return in Khalif Mitchell, Khreem Smith and Keron Williams.

The BC Lions make BIG moves in the 2012 CFL draft

NWSB insider and BC Lions football blogger Phil Slater tells us about the Leo’s selections in the 2012 CFL draft this week. The star pick was DT Jabar Westerman from Eastern Michigan. Kirby Fabien, a 6’6” 290lb Offensive Tackle, was a rock for the Dino’s. Rounding out the draft for the Black and Orange were OT Matt Norman from the University of Western Ontario and LB Jordan Verdone

Five Reasons to love BC Lions draft pick Jabar Westerman

The Bartender serves up his 5 reasons to love the BC Lions new draft pick Jabar Westerman. Thankfully, this young man’s career is not on the rocks but ready for a smooth transition into the world of professional football.

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