Vancouver sports blogger Carolyn Smith reports this week the BC Lions announced they have locked up their Grey cup champion defensive backs Dante Marsh and Ryan Phillips. Familiar face within the ranks goes a long way. So one day is down in the opening day of CFL free agency. There wasn’t much news in the rest of the league, but for BC it’s almost over before it started.
Vancouver sports blogger Steve Lee reports that on this week the BC Lions announced they have locked up their Grey cup champion wide receiver Paris Jackson. While figures of the extension have yet to be released, odds were high that he could have received a better offer and more prominent role with another club. A familiar face within the ranks goes a long way.
Vancouver sports blogger Carolyn Smith reports that on Friday the BC Lions will announce they have locked up their Grey cup champion kicker and oldest player in the CFL Paul McCallum. McCallum is not anticipating any dropoff in performance after setting a league record for field goal percentage. Wally Buono expects the 42 year old to help the Lions stay on top next season.
Riley Trottier one of our BC Lions bloggers reports on the Andrew Harris contract signing. Harris agreed to a contract extension with the Grey Cup-champion B.C. Lions on Thursday. The Winnipeg native became B.C.’s starting running back midway through this season and finished with 458 yards rushing on 96 carries with a TD. Harris added 30 catches for 395 yards and seven touchdowns.
BC Lions blogger Richard Hodges tells us The BC Lions already received three pretty great gifts this year. Now with Wally Buono making way for Mike Benevide, and Travis Lulay firmly entrenched as the BC Lions starting quarterback this teams looks poised for 2012 prosperity. Another Grey Cup win in 2012 would be the ultimate gift for the fans, coaches, and players.
NWSB insider Riley Trottier brings us news this week of the hiring of new BC Lions football coach Mike Benevides. General Manager Wally Buono decided to promote the defensive coordinator to coach the team. Benevides, a Toronto native won his first Grey Cup while on the staff of the Calgary Stampeders before helping the Lions capture the 2006 and 2011 championships.
Carolyn Smith our BC Lions blogger reports on the Lions head coach Wally Buono retiring from coaching this week following a BC Lions Grey Cup win. On contract till January of 2014, Buono will stay on as the team’s general manager and vice president of football operations, but will start the search for a coaching replacement immediately.
Riley Trottier another one of our men with his pulse on the Vancouver sports beat is back with another BC Lions article. The five main reasons the BC Lions were able to pull off a victory in the 99th CFL Grey Cup Championship game over the Blue Bombers. In 2011 Travis Lulay and Wally Buono are now legends in BC…
Vancouver sports blogger Steve Lee weighs in with his Vancouver sports controversies! Like afternoon soap operas are to lonely housewives, the world of sports has it’s own share of dramas and the Vancouver franchises are not without their fair share of the inner turmoil. Roberto Luongo vs. Corey Schneider leads the way. Mark Messier vs. Trevor Linden makes the list.