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(CBC)   What do CFL players do in the offseason? Why they go to Mexico to save stray cats and dogs of course (Is it just me or is it a little bit dusty in here?)   (cbc.ca) divider line 27
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2013-01-18 11:40:03 AM
And the coaches go to Chicago to save bears!
 
2013-01-18 12:00:53 PM
Canadian? Of course they do!
 
2013-01-18 12:07:59 PM
They'll do anything to get out of Winnipeg in the winter.
 
2013-01-18 03:28:38 PM

I_Am_Weasel: They'll do anything to get out of Winnipeg in the winter.


I'm more impressed that Buck Pierce hasn't injured himself yet!
 
2013-01-18 03:43:44 PM
Just face it America, we are better.
 
2013-01-18 03:45:27 PM
Can we do away with the g-damned dusty thing? It's way farking overused. If you get so weepy so easily, go iron your skirt.
 
2013-01-18 03:52:55 PM
(awaiting the obligatory Michael Vick jpeg)
 
2013-01-18 04:15:34 PM

LessO2: Can we do away with the g-damned dusty thing? It's way farking overused. If you get so weepy so easily, go iron your skirt.


Why do you hate freedom? and kittens? and puppies?
 
2013-01-18 04:16:18 PM
There's no saving the Tiger-Cats though.

/Argo fan
 
2013-01-18 04:37:02 PM
Are we at the point where CFL stars make enough money that they don't need second jobs anymore?

Well done, Canada.
 
2013-01-18 04:45:46 PM

4NSpy: Are we at the point where CFL stars make enough money that they don't need second jobs anymore?

Well done, Canada.


I think the average salary for the bottom of the roster is probably about 40-50k/year. Some of the guys on that trip make probably 100-150k per year (Christ Getzlaf), Buck "I'm always injured" Pierce as a starting QB probably makes 250-300k per year. So yeah, unless they are bad with their money lots of guys in the CFL can get through their playing careers taking winters off.

Granted the smart ones still have an offseason job for when their playing career ends. They probably are in better shape financially in the long run because they don't get the big bucks many other athletes get and burn through in my opinion.
 
2013-01-18 04:53:03 PM
They bring them back to Canada and serve them with maple syrup.
 
2013-01-18 05:31:46 PM
They're just recruiting more sled dogs for the away game trips.
 
2013-01-18 05:51:51 PM

4NSpy: Are we at the point where CFL stars make enough money that they don't need second jobs anymore?

Well done, Canada.


Rumour is that Lulay just signed for two years in BC at $450k/a. So, yeah... the talented ones aren't making soup out of ketchup.
 
2013-01-18 05:52:55 PM
I hate Buck Pierce almost as much as I hate Joe Mack
 
2013-01-18 06:32:21 PM
Farking hell, why is Getzlaf so fricking awesome a human being? It's really hard as an Esks fan to properly hate him.
 
2013-01-18 08:08:43 PM
I think Chris Getzlaf is just looking for a puppy furry enough to make a rug for his brother's head.
 
2013-01-18 08:47:55 PM
The salary cap for an entire CFL team (44 players) would get you one starting NFL running back. About $4.25 million. As a die-hard fan of the CFL and considering the finances involved I think it is a miracle that we get the level of play that we do. And the level of play is very good indeed. (Think AHL vs. NHL or AAA baseball vs. Major League.)

And I think there's plenty of evidence from the cross-over players from Joe Theisman, Warren Moon, Doug Flutie, Ricky Williams and the like that the difference is smaller than some folks think. Oh yes there is a difference but it is mostly in size, especially in the skilled players. The best quarterback up here the last decade has been Anthony Calvillo who passes with the accuracy and strength of most typical NFL QB's but he is lucky to be 6" tall and about 190 pounds. Too small to survive hits from the noticeably larger DE's and LB's in the NFL. Flutie? Too small again. (Although he did pretty well in the NFL for a couple of years in the twilight of his career) Warren Moon, on the other hand was excellent in both leagues. But he was a big 6'4" 230 sort of a guy. Ricky Williams was slower than most CFL running backs the year he was up here. He often was run down from behind by CFL linebackers.... It is probably fair to say that the very best 20 or 30 CFL players are indistinguishable from NFL'ers at the very bottom of their team's depth charts. The reason these CFL'ers don't get gigs in the NFL is because, for the most part, their signing wouldn't improve the situation of an NFL team but it wouldn't hurt it either....

And the number of CFL players who have ended up in jail for various off-field activities is virtually zero....

/AAAAARRRRRRGOOOOS!
//By far the oldest pro football franchise in North America
///2012 Grey Cup Champions
 
2013-01-18 09:01:17 PM

cnocnanrionnag: The salary cap for an entire CFL team (44 players) would get you one starting NFL running back. About $4.25 million. As a die-hard fan of the CFL and considering the finances involved I think it is a miracle that we get the level of play that we do. And the level of play is very good indeed. (Think AHL vs. NHL or AAA baseball vs. Major League.)

And I think there's plenty of evidence from the cross-over players from Joe Theisman, Warren Moon, Doug Flutie, Ricky Williams and the like that the difference is smaller than some folks think. Oh yes there is a difference but it is mostly in size, especially in the skilled players. The best quarterback up here the last decade has been Anthony Calvillo who passes with the accuracy and strength of most typical NFL QB's but he is lucky to be 6" tall and about 190 pounds. Too small to survive hits from the noticeably larger DE's and LB's in the NFL. Flutie? Too small again. (Although he did pretty well in the NFL for a couple of years in the twilight of his career) Warren Moon, on the other hand was excellent in both leagues. But he was a big 6'4" 230 sort of a guy. Ricky Williams was slower than most CFL running backs the year he was up here. He often was run down from behind by CFL linebackers.... It is probably fair to say that the very best 20 or 30 CFL players are indistinguishable from NFL'ers at the very bottom of their team's depth charts. The reason these CFL'ers don't get gigs in the NFL is because, for the most part, their signing wouldn't improve the situation of an NFL team but it wouldn't hurt it either....

And the number of CFL players who have ended up in jail for various off-field activities is virtually zero....

/AAAAARRRRRRGOOOOS!
//By far the oldest pro football franchise in North America
///2012 Grey Cup Champions


I'd make a joke about a toronto team winning something... but I'm a rider fan

Screw Winnipeg
 
2013-01-18 10:13:41 PM

4NSpy: Are we at the point where CFL stars make enough money that they don't need second jobs anymore?

Well done, Canada.


To think at one time you could have made more money playing in the CFL.

Go Riders!
 
2013-01-18 10:39:38 PM

Representative of the unwashed masses: cnocnanrionnag: The salary cap for an entire CFL team (44 players) would get you one starting NFL running back. About $4.25 million. As a die-hard fan of the CFL and considering the finances involved I think it is a miracle that we get the level of play that we do. And the level of play is very good indeed. (Think AHL vs. NHL or AAA baseball vs. Major League.)

And I think there's plenty of evidence from the cross-over players from Joe Theisman, Warren Moon, Doug Flutie, Ricky Williams and the like that the difference is smaller than some folks think. Oh yes there is a difference but it is mostly in size, especially in the skilled players. The best quarterback up here the last decade has been Anthony Calvillo who passes with the accuracy and strength of most typical NFL QB's but he is lucky to be 6" tall and about 190 pounds. Too small to survive hits from the noticeably larger DE's and LB's in the NFL. Flutie? Too small again. (Although he did pretty well in the NFL for a couple of years in the twilight of his career) Warren Moon, on the other hand was excellent in both leagues. But he was a big 6'4" 230 sort of a guy. Ricky Williams was slower than most CFL running backs the year he was up here. He often was run down from behind by CFL linebackers.... It is probably fair to say that the very best 20 or 30 CFL players are indistinguishable from NFL'ers at the very bottom of their team's depth charts. The reason these CFL'ers don't get gigs in the NFL is because, for the most part, their signing wouldn't improve the situation of an NFL team but it wouldn't hurt it either....

And the number of CFL players who have ended up in jail for various off-field activities is virtually zero....

/AAAAARRRRRRGOOOOS!
//By far the oldest pro football franchise in North America
///2012 Grey Cup Champions

I'd make a joke about a toronto team winning something... but I'm a rider fan

Screw Winnipeg


You wear melons on your heads. The jokes write themselves.
 
2013-01-18 11:00:13 PM
In solidarity with my cousin and her wife, GO RIDERS!!!!!
 
2013-01-18 11:36:23 PM

Malcolm_Sex: Representative of the unwashed masses: cnocnanrionnag: The salary cap for an entire CFL team (44 players) would get you one starting NFL running back. About $4.25 million. As a die-hard fan of the CFL and considering the finances involved I think it is a miracle that we get the level of play that we do. And the level of play is very good indeed. (Think AHL vs. NHL or AAA baseball vs. Major League.)

And I think there's plenty of evidence from the cross-over players from Joe Theisman, Warren Moon, Doug Flutie, Ricky Williams and the like that the difference is smaller than some folks think. Oh yes there is a difference but it is mostly in size, especially in the skilled players. The best quarterback up here the last decade has been Anthony Calvillo who passes with the accuracy and strength of most typical NFL QB's but he is lucky to be 6" tall and about 190 pounds. Too small to survive hits from the noticeably larger DE's and LB's in the NFL. Flutie? Too small again. (Although he did pretty well in the NFL for a couple of years in the twilight of his career) Warren Moon, on the other hand was excellent in both leagues. But he was a big 6'4" 230 sort of a guy. Ricky Williams was slower than most CFL running backs the year he was up here. He often was run down from behind by CFL linebackers.... It is probably fair to say that the very best 20 or 30 CFL players are indistinguishable from NFL'ers at the very bottom of their team's depth charts. The reason these CFL'ers don't get gigs in the NFL is because, for the most part, their signing wouldn't improve the situation of an NFL team but it wouldn't hurt it either....

And the number of CFL players who have ended up in jail for various off-field activities is virtually zero....

/AAAAARRRRRRGOOOOS!
//By far the oldest pro football franchise in North America
///2012 Grey Cup Champions

I'd make a joke about a toronto team winning something... but I'm a rider fan

Screw Winnipeg

You wear melons on your heads. The jokes write themselves.


+1 to you... you no winning talentless hacks!

Can we haz season already?
 
2013-01-19 04:46:27 AM

scottydoesntknow: And the coaches go to Chicago to save bears!


Well played.
 
2013-01-19 09:07:46 AM
This article/thread needs to be right beside the Cincinnati Bengal who got arrested.

Representative of the unwashed masses: I'm more impressed that Buck Pierce hasn't injured himself yet!


Word is a dog licked his face and Pierce is out 2-4 weeks with a concussion.
 
2013-01-19 10:19:59 AM

Representative of the unwashed masses: Malcolm_Sex: Representative of the unwashed masses: cnocnanrionnag: The salary cap for an entire CFL team (44 players) would get you one starting NFL running back. About $4.25 million. As a die-hard fan of the CFL and considering the finances involved I think it is a miracle that we get the level of play that we do. And the level of play is very good indeed. (Think AHL vs. NHL or AAA baseball vs. Major League.)

And I think there's plenty of evidence from the cross-over players from Joe Theisman, Warren Moon, Doug Flutie, Ricky Williams and the like that the difference is smaller than some folks think. Oh yes there is a difference but it is mostly in size, especially in the skilled players. The best quarterback up here the last decade has been Anthony Calvillo who passes with the accuracy and strength of most typical NFL QB's but he is lucky to be 6" tall and about 190 pounds. Too small to survive hits from the noticeably larger DE's and LB's in the NFL. Flutie? Too small again. (Although he did pretty well in the NFL for a couple of years in the twilight of his career) Warren Moon, on the other hand was excellent in both leagues. But he was a big 6'4" 230 sort of a guy. Ricky Williams was slower than most CFL running backs the year he was up here. He often was run down from behind by CFL linebackers.... It is probably fair to say that the very best 20 or 30 CFL players are indistinguishable from NFL'ers at the very bottom of their team's depth charts. The reason these CFL'ers don't get gigs in the NFL is because, for the most part, their signing wouldn't improve the
You wear me ...


no winning hacks? Well congratulations on your grand total of 3 Grey Cups in over 100 years of existence
 
2013-01-19 07:45:03 PM

Malcolm_Sex: Representative of the unwashed masses: Malcolm_Sex: Representative of the unwashed masses: cnocnanrionnag: The salary cap for an entire CFL team (44 players) would get you one starting NFL running back. About $4.25 million. As a die-hard fan of the CFL and considering the finances involved I think it is a miracle that we get the level of play that we do. And the level of play is very good indeed. (Think AHL vs. NHL or AAA baseball vs. Major League.)

And I think there's plenty of evidence from the cross-over players from Joe Theisman, Warren Moon, Doug Flutie, Ricky Williams and the like that the difference is smaller than some folks think. Oh yes there is a difference but it is mostly in size, especially in the skilled players. The best quarterback up here the last decade has been Anthony Calvillo who passes with the accuracy and strength of most typical NFL QB's but he is lucky to be 6" tall and about 190 pounds. Too small to survive hits from the noticeably larger DE's and LB's in the NFL. Flutie? Too small again. (Although he did pretty well in the NFL for a couple of years in the twilight of his career) Warren Moon, on the other hand was excellent in both leagues. But he was a big 6'4" 230 sort of a guy. Ricky Williams was slower than most CFL running backs the year he was up here. He often was run down from behind by CFL linebackers.... It is probably fair to say that the very best 20 or 30 CFL players are indistinguishable from NFL'ers at the very bottom of their team's depth charts. The reason these CFL'ers don't get gigs in the NFL is because, for the most part, their signing wouldn't improve the
You wear me ...

no winning hacks? Well congratulations on your grand total of 3 Grey Cups in over 100 years of existence


And when was the last victory parade in Winnipeg? I rest my case.
 
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