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    Cheeta reacted to m-g-williams in CPL General   
    I won't profess to being an expert on gridiron but from what I understand, non-NFL professional football hasn't exactly had stellar results in the US. Seeing the XFL go bankrupt twice in the last 20 years (though the latest time was admittedly a result of the pandemic) and with the CFL American expansion debacle in the 90s, I can't say that I'm convinced the latest iteration of the XFL will fare much better. I get that the CFL may be in a bind financially and struggling with its fanbase, but hitching their wagon to the latest NFL challenger doesn't strike me as a good idea. 

    I came across an interesting doc last night on Netflix on how cricket essentially re-invented itself through the advent of one-day internationals and T20 matches when they started to lose relevance in the 70s and 80s. I understand even less about cricket than I do about gridiron, but I have to say, it was impressive to see how English cricket officials took a very hard look in the mirror to see what could be changed to better adapt to changing demographics and audience preferences. I'd hope the CFL would take a similar approach and find ways to attract a new generation of Canadian fans rather than trust a not-entirely-convincing opportunity south of the border. 
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    Cheeta reacted to MtlMario in CPL General   
    Well now you know one.😎
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    Cheeta reacted to Ruffian in OneSoccer   
    MLS is behind a paywall right now on TSN.
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    Cheeta got a reaction from johnyb in CPL General   
    Exact opposite out here.  It's three down craddle to grave.  Unless things have changed in the last decade (kids are all grown up) it was three down at all minor levels.  
    NFL very popular out here as well.   Don't know anyone who's strictly a CFL fan.
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    Cheeta got a reaction from johnyb in CPL General   
    I'll play.  General thoughts.
    On the one hand....we've been hearing the CFL business model hasen't worked in Ontario for what now?  40 years?  Say this or say that, it's still here and the TV numbers in Ontario are still strong.  Guess the dinosaurs must be hanging in there.
    On the other hand....If the NFL ever grows CLF sized balls and expands into Toronto, and they won't because whoever would do that is going to have to pay every last cent to build a $500,000,000 dollar stadium to do so, that would finally kill the CFL in that city.  And while a lot of Toronto won't care about that, nor would any of the other CFL markets.  Not ideal of course, but they'll move on because they'll have to. 
    But XFL?  LOL.  OK.  Enjoy! 
    From the outside I have a hard time not visualising the GTA as anything but an underdeveloped professional soccer opportunity.  MLS, CPL or something in-between.  But that's from the outside.  I don't now what the peoples in various parts of that metro area will acccept as professional and at what price.   
    But of course I'm also gob-smacked that in 2021 there isn't at least one more NHL team in Toronto so shows what I know about anything. 
     
     
     
      
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    Cheeta got a reaction from The Real Marc in CPL General   
    Exact opposite out here.  It's three down craddle to grave.  Unless things have changed in the last decade (kids are all grown up) it was three down at all minor levels.  
    NFL very popular out here as well.   Don't know anyone who's strictly a CFL fan.
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    Cheeta got a reaction from johnyb in Jonathan David   
    LOL.  Just thinking the same thing and suffered a flashback and a private laugh.  Cast yourself back to the days of rotary dial.
    Coach "Tacklin' Joe" Piechko.
    "OK, those guys win Provinicials every year and they play like they're enjoying the confidence of the ref, so don't be a prick and make sure you keep a leash on that temper of yours."
    Cheeta;
    "My Mum says you can't call me names."
    Coach "Tacklin' Joe" Piechko.
    "I didn't call you a prick.  I said don't act like one."
    Cheeta;
    "Whadyahmean "they play like they're enjoying the confidense of the ref?"
    Coach. "Tacklin' Joe" Piechko.
    "They're going to kick you and your teamates.  Repeatedly.  All match long.  And you'll hear narry a whistle after they do.  But you so much brush as your arm on a bit of loose fabric hanging from one of their shirts you're going to get booked.  And since there is nothing we can do about it you're going to grin and bear it and play through.  No pulling shirts up over players heads today, Cheeta.  Zrozumity?   Did I dumb that down enough for you?"
    Cheeta;
    "So I'm not dumb.  Just dont' act dumb?"
    Coach. "Tacklin' Joe" Piechko.
    "Bingo."
     
       
     
     
     
     
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    Cheeta got a reaction from johnyb in Jonathan David   
    Tough shift.  Kneed between the shoulder blades.  Studded inside the right ankle/foot on the full trot.  All in 25 minutes or so.  If not for the goal might have been a better idea to have stayed in bed this morning.
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    Cheeta got a reaction from The Real Marc in CPL General   
    I'll play.  General thoughts.
    On the one hand....we've been hearing the CFL business model hasen't worked in Ontario for what now?  40 years?  Say this or say that, it's still here and the TV numbers in Ontario are still strong.  Guess the dinosaurs must be hanging in there.
    On the other hand....If the NFL ever grows CLF sized balls and expands into Toronto, and they won't because whoever would do that is going to have to pay every last cent to build a $500,000,000 dollar stadium to do so, that would finally kill the CFL in that city.  And while a lot of Toronto won't care about that, nor would any of the other CFL markets.  Not ideal of course, but they'll move on because they'll have to. 
    But XFL?  LOL.  OK.  Enjoy! 
    From the outside I have a hard time not visualising the GTA as anything but an underdeveloped professional soccer opportunity.  MLS, CPL or something in-between.  But that's from the outside.  I don't now what the peoples in various parts of that metro area will acccept as professional and at what price.   
    But of course I'm also gob-smacked that in 2021 there isn't at least one more NHL team in Toronto so shows what I know about anything. 
     
     
     
      
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    Cheeta reacted to red card in OneSoccer   
    Canada's soccer band is coming back together on onesoccer.
     
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    Cheeta reacted to Gian-Luca in The Importance of Alphonso Davies   
    It would be funny if PSG were to lose 1-0 but on a Davies goal this time
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    Cheeta reacted to CanadaFan123 in Keeper depth chart?   
    If we had a WCQ and Borjan was injured I would definitely be calling Leutwiler to join St Clair and Crepeau. Who else would it be? If not him we would be calling 3 young and inexperienced keepers. 
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    Cheeta reacted to TOCanada115 in Jonathan David   
    Whatever way you want to spin it. I’ll spin it another way.
     
    He leads Ligue 1 in goals since the new year. So he’s the most in form striker in France for the last 3 months. 
     
    And honestly, if he took penalties, and didn’t get screwed out of a couple goals, he’d have 15/16 goals, with 7 to go. 
     
    With the way that team plays, that’s pretty impressive actually. 
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    Cheeta reacted to apbsmith in Jonathan David   
    Just gonna toss this out there..... 
    You would be hard pressed to find any Lille fan out there, especially this evening, that says the David transfer was a disappointment. 
    If Lille hold onto the title David's goal will go down in Lille sports history as one of the greatest moments in the club history. 
    On a side note, my wife usually says it's how you finish that matters most, not how you start. 
     
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    Cheeta reacted to baulderdash77 in Jonathan David   
    2 reds in injury tIme.  Way to keep it classy
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    Cheeta reacted to SthMelbRed in Jonathan David   
    Haven't you fucked off, yet, knobhead? 🙄
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    Cheeta got a reaction from dyslexic nam in Jonathan David   
    LOL.  Just thinking the same thing and suffered a flashback and a private laugh.  Cast yourself back to the days of rotary dial.
    Coach "Tacklin' Joe" Piechko.
    "OK, those guys win Provinicials every year and they play like they're enjoying the confidence of the ref, so don't be a prick and make sure you keep a leash on that temper of yours."
    Cheeta;
    "My Mum says you can't call me names."
    Coach "Tacklin' Joe" Piechko.
    "I didn't call you a prick.  I said don't act like one."
    Cheeta;
    "Whadyahmean "they play like they're enjoying the confidense of the ref?"
    Coach. "Tacklin' Joe" Piechko.
    "They're going to kick you and your teamates.  Repeatedly.  All match long.  And you'll hear narry a whistle after they do.  But you so much brush as your arm on a bit of loose fabric hanging from one of their shirts you're going to get booked.  And since there is nothing we can do about it you're going to grin and bear it and play through.  No pulling shirts up over players heads today, Cheeta.  Zrozumity?   Did I dumb that down enough for you?"
    Cheeta;
    "So I'm not dumb.  Just dont' act dumb?"
    Coach. "Tacklin' Joe" Piechko.
    "Bingo."
     
       
     
     
     
     
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    Cheeta got a reaction from Trois Reds in Jonathan David   
    LOL.  Just thinking the same thing and suffered a flashback and a private laugh.  Cast yourself back to the days of rotary dial.
    Coach "Tacklin' Joe" Piechko.
    "OK, those guys win Provinicials every year and they play like they're enjoying the confidence of the ref, so don't be a prick and make sure you keep a leash on that temper of yours."
    Cheeta;
    "My Mum says you can't call me names."
    Coach "Tacklin' Joe" Piechko.
    "I didn't call you a prick.  I said don't act like one."
    Cheeta;
    "Whadyahmean "they play like they're enjoying the confidense of the ref?"
    Coach. "Tacklin' Joe" Piechko.
    "They're going to kick you and your teamates.  Repeatedly.  All match long.  And you'll hear narry a whistle after they do.  But you so much brush as your arm on a bit of loose fabric hanging from one of their shirts you're going to get booked.  And since there is nothing we can do about it you're going to grin and bear it and play through.  No pulling shirts up over players heads today, Cheeta.  Zrozumity?   Did I dumb that down enough for you?"
    Cheeta;
    "So I'm not dumb.  Just dont' act dumb?"
    Coach. "Tacklin' Joe" Piechko.
    "Bingo."
     
       
     
     
     
     
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    Cheeta reacted to DavemTFC in Jonathan David   
    It's far more enjoyable to watch Lille when you know they're expected to mostly defend all game
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    Cheeta reacted to SthMelbRed in Jonathan David   
    My feed has just shown JD on crutches, with a big ice pack on his right ankle, in the tunnel. 😞
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    Cheeta reacted to dyslexic nam in Jonathan David   
    “From catastrophe to disappointment...”
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    Cheeta got a reaction from Nate3322 in Jonathan David   
    Still limping ☹️
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    Cheeta got a reaction from El Hombre in Jonathan David   
    Geezus, Lille looked a team there for about 45 seconds.  Where did that come from?
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    Cheeta reacted to narduch in OneSoccer   
    I'm getting a kick out of the Red Patch Boys forum having a meltdown over this news.
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    Cheeta reacted to red card in WCQ: Cayman Islands vs Canada - Monday, March 29th 6pm Eastern/3pm Pacific - IMG Academy Florida   
    All goals in one video. I don't mind all the goals because in Cayman Islands offshore accounting, it was only 3-0. 
     
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