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A TOUGH DECISION

December 17, 2018 | George Johnson
Once upon a time, back on the farm in Kelvington, Sask., deep in the flatland forest of Rider green, dwelled an outsider, of sorts. “There were these dice games, board games, you could get in ...

“IT’S A LITTLE SURREAL”

December 4, 2018 | George Johnson
A tour of the Saturday Night Live set in NBC Studios at the famous 30 Rock. Tickets for he and the family to see Mean Girls, the Musical, at the August Wilson Theatre. “I’d also like to see The ...

‘WE LOVE THIS CITY’

November 27, 2018 | George Johnson
Back at Campbell Court Elementary School in Bassett, Va., a young but already pigheaded 11-year-old DeVone Claybrooks had worked extra hard on an assignment handed out during a fifth-grade ...

PICTURE-PERFECT WIN

November 26, 2018 | George Johnson
So often, massive build-up can be followed by deflating letdown; stark reality doesn’t, can’t, measure up to the longstanding dream. “Oh, in this case it does,’’ assured Lemar Durant, his Most ...

D-PENDABLE

November 25, 2018 | George Johnson
EDMONTON – Up on the stage, amidst the taking of turns lifting the big, jug-eared silver chalice to the heavens, the jubilation of a continuing cascade of red-and-white confetti, a group of ...

INCREDIBLE NIGHT FOR COACH AND QB

November 25, 2018 | George Johnson
EDMONTON – It was a Sunday to remember for many, perhaps none moreso that Bo Levi Mitchell and Dave Dickenson. The two leaders of the Stampeders, finally winning it the Grey Cup together. “Man, ...

COTE CONFIDENT IN THE BOYS

November 25, 2018 | George Johnson
EDMONTON – Luckily, the barkeep at Kalipaki Joe’s was only too happy to oblige. “We were in Hawaii on holiday,” reports Rob Cote. “And I had to find someplace to watch the West final last ...

BO READY TO GO

November 24, 2018 | George Johnson
EDMONTON – Low-key Bo. Nothing Earth-shaking. Nothing seismic. Nothing revolutionary. “Don’t change anything, man,” said the Stampeders’ famously laid-back QB, during his final media ...

‘STRONG’ MAN

November 24, 2018 | George Johnson
EDMONTON – I am a Sam. A Sam I am. The very name of the position may carry its Dr. Seuss overtones, but there’s nothing in the least Green Eggs and Ham or One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue ...

GETTING SETTLED IN

November 23, 2018 | George Johnson
EDMONTON – Acclimatization. Inside. And out. That was Dave Dickenson’s express aim less than 36 hours before kick-off against the Ottawa Redblacks in the 106th Grey Cup. “I think it ...
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