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    The abysmal history of OUA when playing out west...

    The abysmal history of OUA when playing out west never seems to discourage the media from picking the OUA team as the favourite.
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    Danny Maciocia probably deserves an honourable...

    Danny Maciocia probably deserves an honourable mention too.
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    The Dinos backup QB is quite capable. In fact,...

    The Dinos backup QB is quite capable. In fact, although Sinagra played well enough, the only major damage he did was on the pass where he was hurt. Then Joseph entered the game and consistently moved...
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    What I'll be watching for is whether Acadia's...

    What I'll be watching for is whether Acadia's offence can gain any traction against Montreal's D. If Acadia can't handle the pressure from Montreal's D and put up a steady stream of two and outs, the...
  5. Thread: Big Donors

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    It isn't too surprising. The Rams are the...

    It isn't too surprising. The Rams are the smallest football school in CW with the shortest history of playing at that level. Even when they did move from a community junior team to the university...
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    If it is a weekly thing, then the coach should be...

    If it is a weekly thing, then the coach should be under more fire for sure. The team will need to evaluate things internally. They'll need to look at whether they had the players to succeed, and also...
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    One potential source of revenue for AUS would be...

    One potential source of revenue for AUS would be a CFL team. I know that CFL teams on the prairies donate money to amateur football in their regions. Plus the 50/50 lottery revenue from their games...
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    Sticky: Calgary Acadia

    Calgary
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    I'm not sure how much blame Jerry Friesen...

    I'm not sure how much blame Jerry Friesen deserves. Those were all mistakes in execution, rather than poor schemes. He's not coaching guys to snap the ball over the punter, or to miss an easy FG.
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    How much do you want to bet that the Dinos will...

    How much do you want to bet that the Dinos will try to use this for motivation.
  11. Thread: 2019 Top Ten

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    That Bisons team was one of the most dominant...

    That Bisons team was one of the most dominant teams ever. They had a huge edge at the line of scrimmage. I don't think Glavic could've done enough on his own to win that one.
  12. Thread: 2019 Top Ten

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    Hard to rank Acadia because teams #5 through #10...

    Hard to rank Acadia because teams #5 through #10 are so close to one another. If Calgary is clearly better than Acadia, isn't Manitoba as well? Easier to give them credit for their record and put...
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    The forecast did have snow all through Saturday,...

    The forecast did have snow all through Saturday, but now it seems it might not hit until Saturday evening. They may avoid the worst of it, and leaving the Stamps and Bombers to get it a day later.
  14. I think if Maciocia leaves for the CFL, he...

    I think if Maciocia leaves for the CFL, he ultimately wants to be a GM and head coach. Putting himself behind a GM who is on his last legs might be a path the GM chair.

    Then again, it could also...
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    There aren't enough interconference games to...

    There aren't enough interconference games to assign valid numbers. Only one team from each conference gets to play meaningful interconference games, and some conferences won't face each other at all...
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    Except that they counted what we now call a TD as...

    Except that they counted what we now call a TD as 1 point in those early games.

    Then again, US style game was the first one, and the "real" football game was the second, so your point still...
  17. You get to see the field as an island surrounded...

    You get to see the field as an island surrounded in water at about the 25 second mark.
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    This would be the first AUS playoff game to take...

    This would be the first AUS playoff game to take place outside of Atlantic Canada, wouldn't it?
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    Sticky: Acadia Western Laval Sask Also wow, a 0...

    Acadia
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    Also wow, a 0 last week. I had to double check that I actually made my picks.
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    Still no announcements from anyone on the status...

    Still no announcements from anyone on the status of this game. Not even a generic "we're monitoring conditions" or anything. No acknowledgement at all that there might be an issue.

    I suppose the...
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    It seems the flood is expected to peak today, so...

    It seems the flood is expected to peak today, so I guess there is a chance things could still be a go for tomorrow? Fun stuff.
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    Oops. Google has failed me! Bishop's website...

    Oops. Google has failed me!

    Bishop's website mentions that there could be an evacuation ordered at any time. It seems like a bad idea to put thousands of fans into a stadium near the river in...
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    Yeah, I can't see this one taking place on...

    Yeah, I can't see this one taking place on campus:
    https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/2449684302
  24. Isn't Rod Black with TSN? I think we'll be safe....

    Isn't Rod Black with TSN? I think we'll be safe.

    TSN would ultimately be the best home for the Vanier, but CBC would also be a good choice. CBC reaches more households than TSN (or anyone else),...
  25. Thread: 2019 Top Ten

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    The potential for there to be a "Rock Fight 4"...

    The potential for there to be a "Rock Fight 4" every season is perhaps the biggest downside of any format change.

    Right now the only thing we really have to look forward to as far as RSEQ football...
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    I think Alberta is the sort of team that remains...

    I think Alberta is the sort of team that remains dangerous as long as they can hang with the Huskies. Even if they're being outplayed on the field, if they can keep it to a one score game going into...
  27. Thread: 2019 Top Ten

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    I think other sports are a bit different because...

    I think other sports are a bit different because the national championships is a tournament (and sometimes the conference championships are as well). Whereas football is essentially one large bracket...
  28. Thread: 2019 Top Ten

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    Honestly, I don't like most of the suggestions...

    Honestly, I don't like most of the suggestions for an 8 team format at all. Either you're relying on the rankings for something important, which is horrible, or you're making the final 8 the two...
  29. Thread: 2019 Top Ten

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    You'd barely need to touch the regular season,...

    You'd barely need to touch the regular season, because you can compress the conference playoff/seeding games into one week, leaving the rest of the playoffs for the bracket. You only need to free up...
  30. I thought that CanPL was mostly live streamed,...

    I thought that CanPL was mostly live streamed, rather than on TV, but maybe I'm mistaken on that one.
  31. CFL is on a downward trend too, even more so than...

    CFL is on a downward trend too, even more so than USports. So it might not be problem specific to the league.
  32. If there isn't already a secret deal in place, I...

    If there isn't already a secret deal in place, I suspect it won't be on TV. It is already pretty short notice to add a live broadcast to a network's schedule.

    What exactly happened with the TV...
  33. Thread: 2019 Top Ten

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    Biggest barrier is cost. A lower ranked team, if...

    Biggest barrier is cost. A lower ranked team, if they manage to keep winning, could find themselves travelling across cross country for four weeks. That'd get really expensive, and isn't so good for...
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    At this point, I'd rather face the Bears than the...

    At this point, I'd rather face the Bears than the Rams. I think those two teams are trending in the opposite direction. The only concern about the Bears for the Huskies is some traumatic playoff...
  35. Thread: 2019 Top Ten

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    This is where the 12 team playoff would be a lot...

    This is where the 12 team playoff would be a lot more interesting. It'd see the AUS champion host a revived Atlantic Bowl, facing a 2nd or 3rd place finisher from another conference, rather than a...
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    True, but you asked whether Manitoba would be...

    True, but you asked whether Manitoba would be Jekyll or Hyde. I'm pointing out a pattern that you can use to predict the answer.

    Sure, anything can happen, but when it comes to Manitoba on the...
  37. Yeah, in Quebec the top players all do CEGEP and...

    Yeah, in Quebec the top players all do CEGEP and USports. There isn't really a niche for junior. Plus there are only 5 teams (one which is in Ottawa).

    You're right that Ontario is sort of in the...
  38. That speaks to how ideal CEGEP is as a...

    That speaks to how ideal CEGEP is as a development pipeline for USports, especially for Laval who essentially gets their pick of the top French players in the entire league. If one Canada West team...
  39. Thread: 2019 Top Ten

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    All of the mid range top 10 teams have big flaws...

    All of the mid range top 10 teams have big flaws in their record, which makes it believable that Acadia could beat any of them, especially if that team was having one of their off days. I wouldn't...
  40. Yep. And if they enter at age 20, they can have a...

    Yep. And if they enter at age 20, they can have a full 5 year USports career. It likes up perfect as long as they don't get held back or stay the extra year in CEGEP. Take the typical graduation...
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    Bisons are 0-4 on the road, and Calgary is 4-0 at...

    Bisons are 0-4 on the road, and Calgary is 4-0 at home.
  42. I'm not sure I'd say that. I doubt there are any...

    I'm not sure I'd say that. I doubt there are any CEGEP teams that would have a prayer against the Saskatoon Hilltops, for instance. But because of the age group CEGEP targets, it is much better...
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    Sticky: MTA at Bishops -3.5 - Mount A is getting hot at...

    MTA at Bishops -3.5 - Mount A is getting hot at the right time. A bad start turned this into a long roadtrip for them rather than a home game.
    Alberta at Sask -7.5 - Alberta's record was exposed as...
  44. Thread: 2019 Top Ten

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    It is always tough to determine if the top 10...

    It is always tough to determine if the top 10 should be the best overall season, or more like a power rankings where hot teams are ranked higher based on what they've done lately. With that in mind,...
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    It is pretty rare that an evening game will be...

    It is pretty rare that an evening game will be warmer than an afternoon one at this time of year. That is pretty bad luck to have that cold weather blowing in when it did.
  46. O'Connor played well, but so did Prukop. O'Connor...

    O'Connor played well, but so did Prukop. O'Connor might be in tough to make the roster next year, especially since they're going down to 2 QBs next year.
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    Sticky: 10 Fri, Oct 25 7:00 PM CST Manitoba at Regina - 4...

    10 Fri, Oct 25 7:00 PM CST Manitoba at Regina - 4 - Manitoba is playing good football as of late.
    10 Sat, Oct 26 2:00 PM ADT Acadia at Mount Allison - 2 - Upset potential given that Mount A needs...
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    Sticky: Waterloo Guelph

    Waterloo
    Guelph
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    It is also nice to see that there will be no...

    It is also nice to see that there will be no winless teams in USports football. It didn't look that way to start the year, but UBC rebounded from a dreadful start and York managed to avoid being the...
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    Playoff implications sure, but only to a point....

    Playoff implications sure, but only to a point. They're all in now; it is just seeding. I don't think they're in preseason mode or anything, but they may be in the mode where they just line up their...
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