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Brandon Peguese: Defensive lineman, Hero

14 hours ago | George Johnson
The intersection of 12th Street South and Grange Ave. is usually a quiet, everyday commute for a lot of folks living in Sioux Falls, S.D. For a short, nearly-cataclysmic moment in time last ...

Stanzi Comfortable in Calgary

May 22, 2018 | George Johnson
Ricky Stanzi sounds as if he’s starting to settle in quite nicely. “Oh, I really enjoyed Stampede last year,’’ confessed the Painesville, Ohio, product, set to inherit the Stampeders’ back-up ...

Davis Grateful for Family

May 20, 2018 | George Johnson
The sound of a hammer pounding in a downstairs bedroom. A no-taboos heart-to-heart around a kitchen table deep into the night. A flower gifted to a loved one on high-school graduation day. Small ...

Orimolade a Quick Study

May 18, 2018 | George Johnson
An Ivy League education is a wonderful foundation for anyone. The classroom Folarin Orimolade finds himself in at the moment, though, is every bit as exacting, in its own unique way, as those ...

Trying to Create his own Legacy

May 17, 2018 | George Johnson
It was during the memorial service in Indianapolis that Tre Roberson got a nostalgic, eye-opening look at a legend. Included in the tributes were flickering images of a knife-blade-thin DB/kick ...

The Work Begins in Camp

May 15, 2018 | George Johnson
No, Dave Dickenson doesn’t feel like pantomimist Marcel Marceau doing his famous Walking Against the Wind routine. Trying to make headway against a gale-force gust of change. “Well, I am a little ...

From the Gridiron to the Classroom

May 7, 2018 | George Johnson
From playbook to textbook, dissecting secondaries to diagnosing ailments. From QB to MD. The most difficult audible Andrew Buckley has ever had to make. “The day I did get my first pro ...

A Decade in the Making

April 25, 2018 | George Johnson
After a 10-year absence, the Grey Cup will be back where it belongs. “We all know this city,’’ said Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell, the transplanted Texan who’s made this his home, with ...

Our Game, Our City

April 25, 2018 | George Johnson
Standing along the McMahon Stadium sidelines on an unseasonably mild Nov. 28th late afternoon nearly a quarter-century ago, before lengthening shadows began their inevitable encroachment, Randy ...

Singleton Living the Dream

March 17, 2018 | George Johnson
The rootlessness, the transience, the uncertainty. They can wear on a man as ruthlessly, as insidiously, as facing a double-team on every snap of the ball. “Bouncing around the NFL,’’ Alex ...
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