NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil The Bartender Slater weighs in with his 2012 BC Lions season preview and predictions. Of course he expects Geroy Simon, Travis Lulay, Andrew Harris, Byron Parker and Lin-J Shell to be great. If the O-Line stays healthy, reigning MOP QB Travis Lulay will be able to focus on his solid receiving corps. A repeat championship performance for BC.
Vancouver Canadians Insider and Media Pass Holder Josh Hall reviews and previews the Vancouver Canadians of summer 2012. The NWL title is back up for grabs as 8 teams across BC, Washington State and Oregon duke it out for the bragging rights. Can Skipper Clayton ManCullough coach this squad to a 2nd straight Freitas Cup?
NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil The Bartender Slater is back with his five damn good reasons to take in a BC Lions CFL gameday experience personally the next time you are in Vancouver BC. BC Place is a truly inspiring place for the fans. Not even poutine and curling is as significantly Canadian as our brand of football says Phil. Whats better than watching the CFL MVP Travis Lulay do his thing on the fast track?
Dave B. profiles one of the Northwests own, former NFL, and Seattle Seahawk quarterback Jon Kitna. Born in Tacoma, Washington, Kitna has come full circle in his playing career. From high school and college ball in the northwest, to the Seattle Seahawks, and now as a math teacher and football coach at Lincoln High, and everywhere in between, Kitna has definitely been a world class QB.
NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil “The bartender” Slater isn’t suggesting that backup QB Thomas DeMarco could usurp Travis Lulay as starter for the Lions this season but watch out for him in the future. A vet of Old Dominion, DeMarco brings a lot to the table, inclucling more importantly, a small college resume. The CFL proves year in and year out: it’s not where you come from, it’s how you play…
NWSB insider and BC Lions blogger Dave B tells us confidence is high. Travis Lulay entered last season as a relative unknown with the weight of a franchise on his shoulders. Not an enviable task for a young QB. We know this for a fact as we head into 2012. Lulay won’t be flying under the radar any longer! By winning the Grey Cup MVP, Lulay has anointed himself as one of the more high profile players in the CFL.
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 BC Lions football blogger Phil Slater tells us about the BC Lions in 2012 honouring on their wall of fame BC bred Defensive Linemen Nick Hebeler and Rick Klassen in 2012. Klassen and Hebeler helped the 1985 front four be equally tremendous and are truly deserving of this fine honour.
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
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.