In a playoff game this year the Kelvin Clippers Junior Varsity pulled off one of the greatest special teams plays of all time. With Canada’s unique rules they were allowed to receive a punt, then punt it back, and because they had players behind the punt (the second one) they were allowed by rule to recover it and score. And that’s just what they did!
What is traditionally known as the toughest division to win in football is no different this year as the NFC East contains: the defending Superbowl champion, two talented teams who have many key players in their prime all at once, and a young quarterback who has the D.C. area waiting to see what highlights he canprovide.
The writers here at Athlete’s Angle have a good idea of how the division will play Continue reading
Amos Ramon, seen here jumping clear of a sliding opponent, got the Goldeyes off to a great start in the post season with a 4-4 night at the plate that included a two-run home run and two doubles. The Goldeyes now lead the finals 2-0.
On this week’s show Jon and Ryan are joined by Winnipeg Goldeye’s third baseman Amos Ramon. The Goldeyes went on to sweep their rivals from Fargo 3-0 in playoff action.
We will also talk about the suddenly surging Manitoba Bison football team along with the free falling Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
It’s all local all the time on this week’s installment of Athlete’s Angle!
By Ryan Karhut
Investors Group Field has been a focal point for much of the Bombers season.
With the much anticipated hype of the new stadium, management took some bad advice and assumed it would be done prior to the original completion date. Armed with the good news the Bombers requested the CFL to start them on the road for the first four games. Thus giving them time to ensure the new stadium would be ready to open for game five of the season….let’s start there.
With delays of the stadiums completion taking away from the team itself, the Continue reading
By Ryan Karhut
Paul LaPolice was fired Saturday but why?
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers announced today that they have replaced Paul LaPolice as head coach of the team. The move came after a crushing defeat on a last second field goal by the class of the league, the BC Lions. The Bombers are 2-6 so the news shouldn’t be a shock. Yet somehow it is. Lets look a little deeper as to why that may be.
One year removed from winning the Eastern Division and losing in the Grey Cup to the same BC Lions, things seem to have taken a dramatic turn for the worse, or did they?
When we think about last years version of the Blue Bombers we think about an opportunistic defense, timely offense, and of course Swaggerville. We think Continue reading
By Ryan Karhut
A year removed from leading the Blue and Gold to the Grey Cup, Bomber Nation is calling for a change at quarterback…..I may not agree.
Joey Elliot led the lifeless Bombers to an improbably win last week against their division foes the Hamilton Tiger Cats. Not only that but he also passed for over 400 yards in the process, a rare feat by a Bomber QB.
Still my stance going forward is that Buck Pierce should be the starting QB as soon as his body allows him to be. Joey Elliot did a great job of executing the game plan (albeit a limited one) and giving the Bombers a chance to win on Friday. But the fact remains had the Tiger Cats not fumbled the ball 4 times (lost Continue reading
By Ryan Karhut
With another season fast approaching we here at Athlete’s Angle decided to take a long in depth look at the season ahead. There are many factors at play here so we took into account last season’s records, goals for, goals against, players Continue reading
Nash pictured here just two years ago after signing an 8-year $62.4 million deal with the Jackets.
Finally! After months and months of speculation Rick Nash has been dealt. Nash and his 6-years at $7.8 million/season contract were moved to the New York Rangers just minutes ago.
I know what you’re thinking…..all this time for a deal to come to fruition must mean Scott Howson, GM for the Blue Continue reading
Quarterback Carson Palmer is introduced after being traded to the Oakland Raiders.
Carson Palmer is not just returning to the NFL but also to his native state of California. If only that was where the familiarity stops but wait there’s more. The Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson, who has credited himself with making this blockbuster deadline deal, has known Carson for a long time. Jackson recruited a young Carson Palmer to the University of Southern California. Hue Jackson coached Carson in college. Continue reading