The B.C. Lions welcome back the return of the Mack

Solomon Elimimian

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil The Bartender Slater tells us this week that former Leo’s MLB and NFL cast-off and 2010 CFL Rookie of the Year, Solomon Elimimian is coming back to BC this week. Elimimian will now complete the option year of his CFL contract with B.C., which has until early next week to decide on Elimimian’s playing status.

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.

Week 11 / CFL Keys: Montreal Alouettes vs. BC Lions Preview

Moments in BC Lions Time

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil The Bartender Slater weighs in with his Week 11 CFL preview for the Montreal Alouettes vs. BC Lions from Vancouver, BC. What a matchup we have at QB in this one. Travis Lulay versus Anthony Calvillo for the second straight week. Is this another chapter in the leadup to the 2012 Grey Cup? BC Fans hope so. Adam Bighill will play like a man possessed as rumours of Solomon Elimimian swirl.

B.C. Lions 2012 mid season CFL grades

travis lulay

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Steve Lee brings us his 2012 CFL BC Lions mid-season grades. On offense the Leo’s go as Travis Lulay goes and he has continued to prove that last years stats were no fluke. On defense led by the duo of Adam Bighill and Anton McKenzie and the tag team of Keron Williams and Khreem Smith who have tallied 11 QB sacks, the Lions have found multiple ways to halt their opponent.

Week 10 / CFL Keys: BC Lions vs. Montreal Alouettes Preview

BC vs. Montreal

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil The Bartender Slater weighs in with his Week 10 CFL preview for the BC Lions vs. Montreal Alouettes from Montreal, Quebec. What a matchup we have at QB in this one. Travis Lulay has thrown a TD pass in 19 straight games. Anthony Calvillo has thrown for over 300 yards in 7 consecutive games. Being the first installment of a home-and-home, these two teams will spare no punch.

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!

“Under The Dome” – B.C. Lions LB Adam Bighill in the spotlight

Adam Bighill BC Lions

BC Lions Insider and northwest sports blogger Steve Lee brings us a good piece on the Leo’s Adam Bighill today. Bighill is pacing the Leo’s defense in just his second season with the Lions. He has taken the role of filling the gigantic shoes of Solomon Elimimian, a role in which he already finds himself not only leading the club with 45 tackles. C’mon and roar you Lions roar.

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

Cauchy Muamba

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.

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.

Week 8 / CFL Keys: Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. BC Lions

Mike Benevides

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil The Bartender Slater weighs in with his Week 7 CFL preview for the Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. BC Lions from Vancouver’s BC Place. Maybe the change of venue is all that needed for a changed result. After a week three loss to Saskatchewan, BC has shown signs of dominance especially on the defensive side. A two game winning streak can be attributed to the more consistent play of Travis Lulay.

Judgement Day – CFL arbitrators agree to suspend Mitchell for 2 games

Khalif Mitchell

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater brings us his analysis of Khalif Mitchell’s CFL suspension being upheld today. CFL Commissioner Mark Cohon ruled finally. First round draft pick Jabar Westerman will get his first start of the season in Mitchell’s absence. Mike Benevides has also called upon rookie free-agent Maurice Evans to suit up.

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.

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