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 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.
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.
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.
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?
It’s not everyday the Bartender Phil Slater is upset with something but on this day, he’s a little peeved at a couple people. Find out who they are by reading the article but you can rest assured they all have had some connection to outstanding offensive lineman Kirby Fabien in the last 60 days. Will he ever play in the CFL?
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 blogger The Bartender Phil Slater brings us the CFL free agency news this week focusing on the three players the Lions picked up. Beau Bell, Rodney Paulk and Glenn Love. All three will likely report to Leo’s Rookie Camp on May 30th before reporting to main camp on June 3rd.
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 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.