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A Tale of Two Empires

For the first 29 years of BC Lions 61 years in the CFL, the team played at Empire Stadium, an outdoor venue at the PNE site at Hastings Park. 623 more words


Lions add to QB depth with Greg McGhee

“I swear I heard someone call you the QB whisperer the other day”

Lions head coach Jeff Tedford laughs that one off. He’s sitting in his office Friday afternoon, the day after signing Howard QB Greg McGhee.  562 more words


Willie "The Wisp" Fleming

It’s hard to put into words the dynamic style and personality of Willie Fleming and what he means to fans in BC.

A former halfback at the University of Iowa, Fleming came to the Lions for the 1959 season after winning the Rose Bowl with the Hawkeyes in January. 309 more words


Rookies Came to Play

“Honestly, the prices.” Torri Williams is sitting in a chair in the front offices of the BC Lions training facility, and I’ve just asked him the question he gets in every interview: what’s the biggest difference between Canada and the U.S.?  999 more words


The Making of a Lineman

It really did seem to happen in slow motion. 

It was back in July against the Alouettes at BC Place, with the Lions riding high on a dominant win over the Riders in Regina, that Eric Taylor got what he calls his “fifteen minutes of fame”. 1,177 more words


Bazzie to the Bone: the rookie DB has a knack for taking down QBs

Alex Bazzie is down in position, his hands off the ground, fingers twitching, waiting for the snap. He knows that extra yard off the ball like the back of his hand now. 1,387 more words


The Metal and Makeup of a Pro

The majority of players have left the field after practice. Far off in a corner is Jason Arakgi running laps back and forth. 20 minutes later, he leaves to go shower. 1,084 more words