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    Chuck was great. I think the majority of fans loved him. Matt Devlin is really trying and I guess he is all right but somehow it seems as he doesn't fit. Or maybe I am just used to listen to Chuck.

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    Lets face it Chuck ain't coming back. I vote for KC!

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    I somehow doubt Devlin was ever really meant to be a long term replacement...I wonder if Eric Smith will ever move up from radio to TV. He'd have to be able to do a different role though.

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    Eric Smith? No thanks..not a big fan of him or Jonesy...or anyone really. But it's not like we're spoiled around here.

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    I don't know, in terms of our team coverage, we have decent crews. Most teams have pretty bad commentators doing their own coverage. Even nationally there's some people I really can't stand *cough* Reggie Miller*cough*Bill Walton* I was pretty happy when Walton stopped working the national games.

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    Quote Craiger wrote: View Post
    hold the phone..... some one is watching CFL football? Now I've heard it all.
    Actually, in certain parts of Canada.People are actually...PATRIOTIC!

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    Quote Nilanka wrote: View Post
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    I get the sense. You don't like football in general.

    As someone else pointed out. In Hamilton(where I live), Regina, Montreal, Both coasts. Basically every place outside the GTA. Especially, outside Ontario. You can talk about that provinces CFL team and even the CFL for three times as long as the raptors.

    In Regina, they made a cereal called "Fantuz Flakes" named after the Roughriders most popular player and the stuff was practically jumping into peoples buggies. If you don't believe me, I will find several articles to back it up.

    The CFL is no longer some joke of a league, with two teams sharing a name. Those days are well past.

    When I go to games. The fun, even off the field is enough to lighten the mood of scrooge.

    On Labour Day, it's always sold out. People who don't even care that much about football go to just make fun of the argos and their 100 fans that show up.

    On a personal level, I like the CFL better than the NFL, especially as far as excitemwnt.The pace is so much quicker.

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    Quote Craiger wrote: View Post
    hold the phone..... some one is watching CFL football? Now I've heard it all.
    He's from Hamilton, it's not his fault!

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    Quote LBF wrote: View Post
    I get the sense. You don't like football in general.

    As someone else pointed out. In Hamilton(where I live), Regina, Montreal, Both coasts. Basically every place outside the GTA. Especially, outside Ontario. You can talk about that provinces CFL team and even the CFL for three times as long as the raptors.

    In Regina, they made a cereal called "Fantuz Flakes" named after the Roughriders most popular player and the stuff was practically jumping into peoples buggies. If you don't believe me, I will find several articles to back it up.

    The CFL is no longer some joke of a league, with two teams sharing a name. Those days are well past.

    When I go to games. The fun, even off the field is enough to lighten the mood of scrooge.

    On Labour Day, it's always sold out. People who don't even care that much about football go to just make fun of the argos and their 100 fans that show up.

    On a personal level, I like the CFL better than the NFL, especially as far as excitemwnt.The pace is so much quicker.

    In terms of Canadian merchandise sales, the Riders only trail Toronto Maple Leafs and the Montreal Canadians! I think that would definitely surprise most people in Toronto.


    http://www.canada.com/sports/footbal...557/story.html

    (In 2010, the Riders sold a whopping $10 million in team merchandise everything from jerseys to hats to dog leashes to motor oil to give them the third-highest sales of any Canadian sporting team. Only the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens sold more.)


    I'm not sure where the raps would fall on that list...

    On another note, I'm trying to imagine the Swirsky calling some CFL games. I wonder who would break out the Salami and Cheese for him!

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    Just hire the TBJ guys

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    Quote Vykis wrote: View Post
    Just hire the TBJ guys
    +1 The thought of Skeets and Tas ripping into the Raps is gold, Jerry, gold! Course they'd probably have to censor themselves and behave, which they sort of have, their earlier shows were a lot more....graphic. Plus we'd have Hedo back on our screens, which is always a good thing:
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    Quote NoPropsneeded wrote: View Post
    Lets face it Chuck ain't coming back. I vote for KC!
    Oh yeah, Calabro is great. He'd been calling Sonics games form 88' to 08', he sure had a lot of nice things to say about Toronto in that one game he was commentating for us.

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    Quote LBF wrote: View Post
    I get the sense. You don't like football in general.

    As someone else pointed out. In Hamilton(where I live), Regina, Montreal, Both coasts. Basically every place outside the GTA. Especially, outside Ontario. You can talk about that provinces CFL team and even the CFL for three times as long as the raptors.

    In Regina, they made a cereal called "Fantuz Flakes" named after the Roughriders most popular player and the stuff was practically jumping into peoples buggies. If you don't believe me, I will find several articles to back it up.

    The CFL is no longer some joke of a league, with two teams sharing a name. Those days are well past.

    When I go to games. The fun, even off the field is enough to lighten the mood of scrooge.

    On Labour Day, it's always sold out. People who don't even care that much about football go to just make fun of the argos and their 100 fans that show up.

    On a personal level, I like the CFL better than the NFL, especially as far as excitemwnt.The pace is so much quicker.
    Hey .. everyone is entitled to their opinion .. and good on ya for liking and supporting the CFL .. Im all for anyone whos passionate about their team / league.

    BUT .. the NFL is the best North American sports league by far .. they have their shit in order and produce a great product year after year. You can perhaps argue that a few of the canadian rule tweaks make for a more exciting game (in my opionin .. some do, some dont .. punts arent that exciting ..) but the NFL athletes are (in the same way that NBA athletes are) just soooooo far superior that the game blows the CFL out of the water for me ..

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    Quote Captain Haddock wrote: View Post
    +1 The thought of Skeets and Tas ripping into the Raps is gold, Jerry, gold! Course they'd probably have to censor themselves and behave, which they sort of have, their earlier shows were a lot more....graphic. Plus we'd have Hedo back on our screens, which is always a good thing:
    http://blogs.thescore.com/tbj/2010/0...ne-skips-town/
    Also, if you can't get Nash, get the guy who looks like him!

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    Quote mountio wrote: View Post
    Hey .. everyone is entitled to their opinion .. and good on ya for liking and supporting the CFL .. Im all for anyone whos passionate about their team / league.

    BUT .. the NFL is the best North American sports league by far .. they have their shit in order and produce a great product year after year. You can perhaps argue that a few of the canadian rule tweaks make for a more exciting game (in my opionin .. some do, some dont .. punts arent that exciting ..) but the NFL athletes are (in the same way that NBA athletes are) just soooooo far superior that the game blows the CFL out of the water for me ..
    see i'm not sure about that. they're all freaks of nature.

    i actually watch both leagues about equally and that's my opinion. From the sounds of it, you don't.

    If you do ,I respect your opinion fully.

    if you don't, i still respect your opinion. but, don't find it valid.
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    Oh man we're gonna need a Everything Devlin sticky now. This seems to happen every couple months.

    Devlin is a bit of a goof, but it's hard to be creative when the you're calling a team that sucks all the time. If he told like it is and bashed the Raptors for losing all the time he wouldn't have a job. It's that simple. If you seen him do the playoff games this year you would agree. There's a reason they call him up for playoff games, it's cause he knows what he's doing. Watch some other local broadcasts, we have it pretty good actually. Except of course Leo.
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    I find it funny that Toronto seems to be the only major cdn city that doesn't give a crap about CFL. I love the CFL (but im not from TO). I'm not going to tell you it's better than NFL cause I'm not on crack. It is the 2nd best football in the world and it's always fun to find a reason to hate other Canadian cities.
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    Devlin blows, he's like the poor man's Rob Black and Rob Black is the worst.

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    I must be one of the only guys around who actually likes Matt Devlin. Sure, he's a bit goofy, but I think you need to inject a bit of that when the games are hard to watch. Also, if he was so poor, I think the national networks wouldn't be putting him in to do playoff games, as TNT and NBA-TV have been doing for years now. And when you listen to those national TV playoff games, he's actually very, very good.

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    Quote Bootsienguyen wrote: View Post
    I must be one of the only guys around who actually likes Matt Devlin. Sure, he's a bit goofy, but I think you need to inject a bit of that when the games are hard to watch. Also, if he was so poor, I think the national networks wouldn't be putting him in to do playoff games, as TNT and NBA-TV have been doing for years now. And when you listen to those national TV playoff games, he's actually very, very good.
    +1

    The reality is that once he leaves he's everyone is going to be talking about how they miss him. He's sold. Not great, but not bad.

    But we can all universally agree that Leo sucks and Rod Black should stick to figure skating.
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    I think if his voice didn't sound so much like Rod Black I would hate him much less.

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