6 Results for tag: BC Lions Alumni Association

THE VALUE OF DOING HARD THINGS – by Angus Reid

"Why 5:59?” – “Because it’s harder than starting at 6”  - - Coach Sean Leveroos By Angus Reid There’s a great scene in Rocky Balboa (aka Rocky 6) but you won’t find it in the standard movie. You have to dig and find the bonus scenes – do it, it’s worth it. I am self-confessed Rockyaholic. I mean ... More

EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT FAN APPRECIATION I LEARNED FROM A BOX OF MARS BARS

by Angus Reid | October 24th, 2017 We all had heroes growing up. People we could look up to, admire and strive to be like. They hopefully set an example for what we could achieve, but more importantly how we should act and behave. If you were lucky, you had such a hero. Someone who not only excelled at your given but went ... More

GREY CUP FLASHBACKS | CORY PHILPOT

Matt Baker - BC Lions On back-to-back memorable Sundays in late November of 1994, Cory Philpot knew he had officially arrived in Canada. The first realization came in the Lions’ thrilling last second victory in the Western Final at Calgary’s McMahon Stadium. The snow starting falling at halftime, and the native Floridian was about to encounter ... More

GREY CUP FLASHBACKS | GEROY SIMON

MATT BAKER BC Lions When it comes to the Grey Cup, not even Superman can say he batted .1000. In fact, Geroy Simon didn’t even score a touchdown in the big game until his final appearance- and final CFL season- with Saskatchewan, a 45-23 win over Hamilton in the 2013 championship. The consummate professional and ultimate team ... More

The Brent Johnson Story

August 15, 2017 Matt Baker BC Lions He helped the Ohio State Buckeyes win the Rose Bowl in 1997 and Sugar Bowl two years later. Perhaps that is what helped give Brent Johnson that “big game player” prowess that almost instantly made him a fan favourite during his eleven-year career with the BC Lions. Playing at an elite program like The Ohio ... More

BC Lions Alumni Jerry Janes Passes Away

Jerry Janes  passed away at the age of 82.  He played for the BC Lions, Calgary Stampeders and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. At six foot five and 240 plus pounds, Jerry Janes was the kind of big target that quarterbacks like to throw to. Janes was an End out of Louisiana State where he was drafted in the 21st round of the 1957 NFL draft by the Chicago ... More