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SOPIK WANTING MORE

September 17, 2019 | George Johnson
Football acumen? Top-drawer. Predatory instincts for the hunt? Undeniable. Career ambition and self-belief? Check and check. Then there’s that jersey number to consider … “You mean 47?’’ J.C. ...

‘The One-And-Only Tre Roberson’

September 14, 2019 | George Johnson
People around the game often contemplate the heights that Tre Roberson might one day elevate to. Well Saturday, on a Tourism Alberta-type mid-September late afternoon, everyone watching got an ...

BEGELTON EYEING TRIPLE CROWN

September 10, 2019 | George Johnson
A July, August and September to remember for Reggie Begelton. The best, though, is yet to come. So move over Mr. Jackson, another Reggie is bucking to share the moniker Mr. October. Thing is, the ...

“A NIGHT I’LL ALWAYS REMEMBER”

September 8, 2019 | George Johnson
Even a three-hour bus ride and what surely must’ve been a fitful night of excitement-interrupted sleep later, Colton Hunchak was continuing to pinch himself so hard that he threatened to cut off ...

MAVER PASSES, SO DOES MITCHELL

September 7, 2019 | George Johnson
The freshly-minted winningest signal-caller in franchise history had nothing but compliments for the wanna-be QB’s technique. “Maver’s form?’’ teased Bo Levi Mitchell mischieviously. “I mean, ...

DEFENCE LOOKING TO REPEAT IN THE REMATCH

September 6, 2019 | George Johnson
Harder to shake than a shadow in sunshine. “Yeah,’’ acknowledges Jamar Wall, “I’d definitely say it was one of our better tackling games. Didn’t leave too many out there. “That’s always a ...

‘One, two, three, Hoggies!’

September 5, 2019 | George Johnson
Bo Levi Mitchell hanging in the pocket seemed as safe, as secure, as the Mona Lisa hanging in the Louvre. The football equivalent of being protected by bulletproof glass, endless video cameras ...

THE YOUNG PADAWAN

September 4, 2019 | George Johnson
Shorn of a light-sabre, Josh Bell was still only too happy to go all Star Wars and channel his inner Obi-Wan Kenobi. “Metchie?’’ Bell’s expression softens to an almost parental degree. “He is my ...

AIR BnB – STAMPS EDITION

September 2, 2019 | George Johnson
This day, of all days, is a day when special players do special things to etch themselves into the imagination of the fan base; embed themselves on the heart of a city; weave themselves into the ...

BO IS A ‘GO’

September 1, 2019 | George Johnson
A Victorian London-thick gas-lamps-on-darkened-cobblestone-sidesteets fog was settling over top of McMahon Stadium for Sunday’s 10:30 a.m. walk-through. Only an hour earlier, though, the fog had ...
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