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Posts posted by Aird25

  1. 55 minutes ago, RS said:

    That means you're likely in BC, yes? TSN 1 is the equivalent of Sportsnet Pacific.

    Yeah, BC. I had no clue. Thanks. To be honest I haven't had cable in ages but I'm not at home at the moment. still you'd think Phonzie would still have a following in BC

  2. 1 hour ago, RS said:

    There is no "main" TSN network any more. 

    It was on 4 and 5, which are the default TSN channels for everyone in Ontario and eastward. I suspect most people get TSN 1,3,4 & 5 these days, with TSN 2 the only true national channel.

    A "full" network broadcast nowadays is when the same thing is being shown on 1,3,4 & 5. Anything else is a regional broadcast.

    Huh we only get 1 and 2 where I am

  3. 4 hours ago, Kent said:

    Here me out on this. The north! Very low COVID numbers (Ex: 8 new cases in 2021 in NWT, with 32 cases in total 2020+2021) and a high vaccination rate 29k shots administered per 100k population compared to 2k or 3k shots administered per 100k population in most provinces.

    If there is anywhere that would have met a "herd immunity" threshold by late May, it would likely be one of the territories. Put a pop up stadium in Yellowknife or something with a couple thousand seats and they might even be able to sell tickets without any restrictions. Obviously you won't get a full stadium every game, with no local team to root for, and an over-saturation of games (I know I couldn't go to 4 games a week even if I lived there). But still, they don't get any sporting events up there, so some interest may be generated even though they wouldn't have any clear favourite to root for, and it might create some lifelong fans of the league.

    The COVID and vaccine numbers I gave were for Northwest Territories, but the numbers are similar (but a bit worse) in Yukon and Nunavut. If they want to spread it a bit more, they might get less fan fatigue and more total fans out (not sure if it would cover the additional travel and pop up stadium costs) but they could include 2 or 3 cities/towns in the territories.

    It's so crazy I am growing in love with this idea. Though it would still be better to have the teams playing in their home stadiums of course.

    Not to rain on your parade but aren’t vaccination rates higher in the north because the risk of outbreaks are so high due to the remoteness from health services. Would it not be a slap in the face to that strategy to now bring a significant amount of people into that environment?

  4. On 2/8/2021 at 1:48 PM, MM3/MM2/MM said:

    To be picky "3 weeks" 😎, he will play for the the U20 team in the AMSL.

    I'm confused. You're saying Pepple didn't stick at any of the clubs he trialed with, and Cavalry and all other CPL clubs are passing up on him?

  5. 1 minute ago, Ansem said:

    Then they have lots of lobbying to do...

    It's brought up all the time, and I think it's in BC Hydro's hands. I'd honestly just move the main camera to the other side, and have a secondary camera pointed back towards the fans. Until it's proven that the new stand is needed at least. Being able to follow the play is far more important than showing the crowd in every shot. There are plenty of opportunities for that on replays and alternative angles. 

  6. 2 hours ago, Watchmen said:

    If they were going to relocate, the naming rights to the stadium wouldn't be something that stops them, since that would be a city issue.

    Pacific would be turning down approximately 450,000 in revenue by moving. They apparently get 85% of the deal.

    The cost to move the powerlines would be substantially more than that though, as were the costs to build the stadium and training facility as far as I'm aware. 

  7. On 2/4/2021 at 10:17 PM, Shway said:

    Wait... why wouldn’t it?

    If Zators main goal has been to play in Europe as he stated previously to his last squad. He had offers lined up before, but due to the pandemic, it kinda of altered his plans. So that means there’s interest and potential chance to stay. Which would very much so prove Duanes point that this signing with York was a safe blanket/formality.

    The thing is Angus can’t, and rightfully so won’t admit that. And as someone who is relaunching a club and trying to put a competitive product on the field - he has to strongly oppose that.

    When the rubber meets the road, we might just here how it was a “good move for all parties”.

    A permanent deal is often a very probable end result of a loan, and we know Zator has intentions of trying out Europe. So it’s obviously fairly likely that he does move on, especially if he performs well. But none of that makes this a paper signing or confirms that the player never intends on playing for York. He could very well end up playing part of a season or more with York. 

    If all goes according to plan he may not, but if there was a deal in place it would have been a direct sale. From the perspective of a loan, it would be stupid for York or potential suitors to agree on a deal before they have a chance to see how he performs. That’s why the deal is a loan. I just don’t see what’s any different about this situation compared to other loans that causes him to say signing with York was only an “insurance policy”. 

    The wording from the tweet just sounds to me like something a bitter Cavalry fan might say to explain why they didn’t broker a similar deal to keep Zator in the mix or receive money/credit for moving him to the next level

  8. The US also has a ton of young players doing well in top leagues right now, and Tigres just became the first Concacaf team to make the club World Cup. Hopefully with this talent we can surpass some of the other teams in the region and make it competitive against the big two

  9. 11 hours ago, m-g-williams said:

    . . . so not only is the hydro pole still there, but this whole situation might get even worse? 


    I’m afraid so, but it doesn’t make any sense to me. It’s home to Canada Rugby, will host Canada soccer and the stadium just received the biggest sponsorship deal in Langford history, yet it’s still an unwatchable product on TV. It’s a decent in game experience but they need to sort the camera angle out, and finish the stands.

  10. 3 hours ago, m-g-williams said:

    I'm laughably afraid to ask, but . . . does anyone know if the hydro pole is *still* next to Westhills Stadium? 

    No, it’s not. It’s next to Starlight Stadium now, and the city wants to put a cell tower next to it



  11. 10 minutes ago, Bdog said:

    It’s honestly hard to get excited about this now, it’s one thing if this was four years ago but who knows what level he’ll be at after two ACL(?) tears.

    I can tell you that I never returned to the same level of play following my first ACL surgery, and I'm nowhere close to that level after my second. I didn't have the same level of support during rehab as professional athletes these days get though 

  12. 33 minutes ago, Kadenge said:

    are we getting spoilt or what?...Bayern is playing Hertha Berlin and there is no mention of the game on this board....well Davies is on the bench with Hernandez at LB. Bayern leading 1-0

    Who wants to talk about our boy losing his spot to some no-name French player

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