Eskimos: Edmonton Eskimos 2019

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  1. joestevens29

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    Especially if we would've had a football mind running the show. Could've had one more guy out scouting.

    I wonder if the BOG thought anything of Sheritt going to Cgy
     
  2. guymez

    guymez The Seldom Seen Kid

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    That stood out for me as well. What exactly was the thought process behind that decision?
    IMO the lack of accountability for the BOD is as big a prob;em as Len Rhodes ever was.
     
  3. rboomercat90

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    Of course it would and I don’t really see what could be gained from it. The vast majority of the players are making peanuts as it is.
     
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    They fired him into the sun hoping it would change reilly's mind about signing here. Similar to the oilers punting the gm and coach while the season ticket renewals where in the mail...
     
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    guymez The Seldom Seen Kid

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    Too little too late.

    The question I have is how can they justify a decision to hire a marketing man with absolutely no football operations experience to run the football operations aspect of the team?
     
  6. joestevens29

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    They probably saw the Oilers try do it to boost their ticket sales and thought they'd try the same
     
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    Its unbelievable the recent parallels between the Esks & the Oilers, and how they are run.
    Why does God not like the Edmonton pro sports fan.
     
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    Drivesaitl Civilized Worm

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    Its a secret plot COE directive to get Edmontonians more into supporting the arts...

    ;)
     
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    BC to win the grey cup is paying 8-1 on most sites. Might be the right time to put some money down as I'm sure those odds will only come down when they officially sign Rielly. Hamilton has similar odds. I could see one of those teams winning it all this year.
     
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    The Rapture took all of Edmonton’s good players (and managers) away after 1990.

    We’ve all been living in some kind of special sports hell since.
     
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    Thought it was a little gutless of Jamieson to have Rhodes on his show and not ask him about the "winning isn't everything" comment and then to talk about it as soon as he hung up with Rhodes.
     
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    Rhodes started by talking about cancer, it was a debacle from the start.
     
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    I heard that. Wasn't sure if that was to play the sympathy card or what the deal was.

    (for the record, cancer is horrible and he does have my sympathy for that)
     
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    You know, most people in that kind of spot don't have to say anything at all. He's gone and could have ridden off into the sunset never to be heard from again. The fact he was willing to go show up in public one more time, I feel, deserves to be treated respectfully and not as an opportunity to blast him face to face over past mistakes.

    I am very happy to see him gone, but I wish him well as a human being despite being disgusted at what he's done to the team over the last few years.
     
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    Len will re-surface with another very well paid executive position within 6 months. Trust me, he will do alright. Once you are in that club you are very rarely kicked out.
     
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    If you read my quote, bone, I had issue with Jamieson, not Rhodes.

    I thought it was disingenuous to not ask the question about the "winning" quote but then mention it immediately after Rhodes hung up. Just shouldn't have said anything about it at all, or should have asked him about it to give him a chance to explain it.
     
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    Understood, I knew the issue was Jamieson, just thought you meant the other way that he should have asked him. Agree, that he could have probably just kept that out, or at minimum only bring it up in later conversations during open line or something.

    I didn't listen yet, so didn't have full context as to exactly when it was brought up, but if it went as you described, I agree.
     
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    Soon as I heard cancer i quit listening. Jamieson could've been prepared to ask him the hard question, but how do you after that?

    It's times like that I wish they had it pre-recorded and just decided not to air the interview.
     
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    It’s actually gonna be quite the indictment on Rhodes if Reilly changes his mind after this announcement.
     
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    An attendance of 20,000 in a 65,000 seat stadium looks infinitely worse though, than the same crowd in a 25,000 seat stadium.
     
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    Some much needed good news injected into an Edmonton sports scene that is at rock-bottom levels.

    All eyes are now on Sunderland. If Jason Maas is still the head coach of this football team 24 hours after Rhodes officially leaves office, Sunderland can **** right off with him.

    Did anyone hear Rhodes on the radio with Ryan Jespersen on CHED around 11 o'clock? My goodness, if I have ever heard a more arrogant man in my life, I do not recall when. Basically 15 minutes of Rhodes gushing about what a phenomenal job he did here for 7 years, recounting all the glorious things he has done for the franchise, and on and on. Specifically mentioned that the team was over .500 during his tenure here, whereas he inherited a sub-.500 team, blah blah blah. This man would take credit for winning World War II, if only he had been born when it ended.

    Whatever. At least he's gone. Now somebody who knows which end of the football to hold can come in a start the unenviable task of cleaning up this smoldering mess, and hopefully it starts with a new head coach. Jason Gregor suggested Sean Fleming would be the perfect fit for the job (President), and I tend to agree. Successful member of the local business community by all accounts, and was part of the organization for many years while Hugh Campbell was in charge. At the very least, he should know how a winning football team is constructed.
     
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    Would be funny if Kwaku Boateng's agent calls up and wants his clients new contract voided..
     
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    What is with the cancer thing? Did Rhodes say he has it? And if so, why would he wait till now to quit?The optics with Reilly and Walker both being the latest to jump ship, make him look like he's jumping too while the going is good.
     
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    And word today out of Calgary is that the Stamps are close to re-signing BLM.--Yikes
     
  25. MoontoScott

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    Oh he's arrogant alright. I would take Chia over this guy any day of the week.
     

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