43 Results for tag: BC Lions

Never Miss an Opportunity to be Mentored

December 8th, 2017 by Angus Reid " Colleagues are a wonderful thing. But mentors, that’s where the real work gets done. " - Junot Diaz My pro football career did not exactly have a smooth start. I was a first-round draft pick of the Toronto Argonauts, who ended up cutting me at the end of training camp. That ... More

LIONS LEND A HELPING PAW | COMMUNITY PROGRAMS KICK OFF

January 12, 2018 Article by Brian Helbert  We are 12 days into the New Year and the majority of people are still attempting to keep their New Year’s resolutions. Some people strived to eat healthier, some people committed themselves to hit the gym more often, while others simply decided to work less and play more. The BC Lions and many of their ... More

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

Former Canadian Football League star helping grow football in Kenya

By AFI on 12/20/2017 Former BC Lions RB Cory Philpot stands in front of equipment heading to Kenya When ex BC Lion Cory Philpotread a story about a new American football league in Kenya he was surprised. He didn’t know how much the game had spread in Africa “As soon as I read the story I wanted to help.” The former Grey Cup winning ... 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

REMEMBER TO THANK YOUR PARENTS

  November 1st, 2017 By Angus Reid   With my parents after winning the 2011 Grey Cup So much credit gets given to athletes for their passion, dedication, and commitment to their sport. What is often forgotten are the parents behind the pro. No one ever does anything alone, and a closer look at most athletes’ life will usually ... More

PLAYER DISCIPLINE – WEEK 13

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 — TORONTO (September 20, 2017) -- The Canadian Football League (CFL) announced today: Following a disciplinary hearing, BC Lions linebacker Micah Awe received a maximum fine for leading with the crown of his helmet on high hits to Calgary Stampeders running backs Jerome Messam and Roy Finch. BC Lions running back ... More

Inside the CFL: Geroy Simon learns front office ropes from a master

September 8, 2017 Herb Zurkowsky, Montreal Gazette "I always had plans for (Simon)" said Wally Buono, the Lions' GM and head coach who traded Simon to Saskatchewan in 2013, his final season as a player. B.C. Lions' Geroy Simon catches a pass for a first down as Calgary Stampeders' Quincy Butler looks on during the first half of the CFL ... More