George Johnson

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Derek Dennis Coming Home

February 16, 2018 | George Johnson
Post-up, all you Calgary-based NY Knicks fans. “Derek Dennis,’’ teases Stampeders’ offensive-line coach Pat DelMonaco, “is a huge Knicks’ fan. Whenever they’d play, he’d show up at the stadium ...

Mrabure Sold on Calgary

February 14, 2018 | George Johnson
Down the road a ways, whenever Juwan Brescacin decides he’s had enough of catching footballs for a living, a ready-made second career in sales awaits. Tourism Calgary might want to get well ahead ...

Finch Relieved to be Back

February 13, 2018 | George Johnson
On any list compiled of Happiest Calgarians for the date of Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, Mark Kilam would rank… “Let’s just say it was a good morning,’’ replied the Stampeders’ special teams ...

Daniels at home with the Stampeders

February 12, 2018 | George Johnson
The din swirling around U.S. Bank Stadium, the tumult of 67,612 pounding like a jackhammer on the eardrums, the clock slowing to a virtual crawl and Tom Brady with the ball. It’s all on a private ...

The Sugarfoot Story

February 12, 2018 | George Johnson
The book runs 283 pages. The life lasted 97 years. “I think,’’ says author Daryl Slade, “what’s really interesting about Sugarfoot is the variety of his interests and achievements. “The football ...

Federkeil Ready To Enjoy The ‘Shadows’

February 8, 2018 | George Johnson
As an Indianapolis Colt, he took home a ring from Super Bowl XLI, played in early 2007 in front of 74,512 inside Miami’s Dolphin Stadium and an estimated TV audience of 93.2 million ...

Q&A with Commissioner Randy Ambrosie

February 6, 2018 | George Johnson
Early on in Stop 4 of his cross-country town-hall meetings to interact with CFL devotees, commissioner Randy Ambrosie generously took time for a chat with before dashing off to the ...


February 2, 2018 | George Johnson
The sight of No. 39 busting off the edge to lay a lick on the opposing quarterback has become so familiar over the past decade. Which is what made Tuesday so difficult. “It was a tough day at the ...

Bell a warrior always

February 1, 2018 | George Johnson
He played the game the way he painted his face. With a single-minded ferocity worthy of Braveheart. After 10 pro years of directing traffic, initiating high-claim on-field fender-benders and ...

Rob knew time was right

January 23, 2018 | George Johnson
So many of them exit the premises swearing on a stack of Gideons that they’re prepared for the Great Unknown stretching out before them. Many might even stubbornly think they believe it. Often, ...