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(TSN)   In response to the Saskatchewan Roughriders renting a billboard outside of their stadium the BC Lions decide to guarantee a win tonight or give everyone free tickets. Let's see how that worked out for them   (tsn.ca) divider line 40
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2014-08-24 10:43:17 PM  
cfl.uploads.mrx.ca
 
2014-08-25 01:03:02 AM  
I loved watching that :)

/never ever guarantee a win Mr. Lions president... especially when playing the defending champs.
 
2014-08-25 01:05:04 AM  
postmediavancouversun.files.wordpress.com

the offending billboard... to put it in perspective imagine the Chicago Bears putting an ad up across from Lambeau.
 
2014-08-25 01:15:36 AM  
Great game. My headline was better./GO RIDERS!//BC SUCKS!
 
2014-08-25 01:45:27 AM  

Siskabush: Great game. My headline was better./GO RIDERS!//BC SUCKS!


The Lions may suck, but they are still better than any team in the East.
 
2014-08-25 01:53:03 AM  

dywed88: Siskabush: Great game. My headline was better./GO RIDERS!//BC SUCKS!

The Lions may suck, but they are still better than any team in the East.


And just to reinforce how horrible the east is:

Lions, worst in the West: 5-4
Argos, best in the East: 3-6, the other three teams have 1 win each.

Of the 6 wins, 2 were over West teams (Montreal over BC in week 2 and Toronto over Winnipeg in week 8).

It will obviously have to balance out a bit towards the end of the season as there are more intra-division games, but this is pretty crazy.
 
2014-08-25 01:55:32 AM  

dywed88: It will obviously have to balance out a bit towards the end of the season as there are more intra-division games, but this is pretty crazy.


Its a shame that the crossover rule doesn't apply to every team.  Imagine only one team from the east actually in the Eastern Division playoffs, and a third seed at that.
 
2014-08-25 02:06:24 AM  

unyon: dywed88: It will obviously have to balance out a bit towards the end of the season as there are more intra-division games, but this is pretty crazy.

Its a shame that the crossover rule doesn't apply to every team.  Imagine only one team from the east actually in the Eastern Division playoffs, and a third seed at that.


Yeah the voices at tsn (Schultz and Forde) calling for the end to the two divisions are onto something.  other than Toronto coming around no one in the east has anything...

-Ottawa is an expansion team, will need a year or two to develop depth
-Hamilton... wtf? Maybe they'll play better once they actually have a chance to play on their new stadium.  that's gotta be rough on the whole organization
-Montreal... guess you should have developed a successor to A.C. also Ochocinco, while still a good athlete adds nothing at this point. Better to release him for everyone's benefit.
 
2014-08-25 02:22:32 AM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: Yeah the voices at tsn (Schultz and Forde) calling for the end to the two divisions are onto something.  other than Toronto coming around no one in the east has anything...


I would be all for removing the divisions. They are really just a hold over from the formation of the CFL by merging separate Western and Eastern leagues.

Although, one thing I would have liked to see is Winnipeg left in the East for a couple years. I know they belong in the West, but give a few years overlap especially when you know the East is the weaker division even before adding Ottawa.
 
2014-08-25 06:46:19 AM  

dywed88: dywed88: Siskabush: Great game. My headline was better./GO RIDERS!//BC SUCKS!

The Lions may suck, but they are still better than any team in the East.

And just to reinforce how horrible the east is:

Lions, worst in the West: 5-4
Argos, best in the East: 3-6, the other three teams have 1 win each.

Of the 6 wins, 2 were over West teams (Montreal over BC in week 2 and Toronto over Winnipeg in week 8).

It will obviously have to balance out a bit towards the end of the season as there are more intra-division games, but this is pretty crazy.


Not knowing much about the CFL, but wasn't there like twice the number of teams as there are now?
 
2014-08-25 07:18:03 AM  
33 thousand people? That sounds expensive. How much are those tickets?
 
2014-08-25 07:20:54 AM  

abhorrent1: 33 thousand people? That sounds expensive. How much are those tickets?


40-110ish depending on the seats.

There is insurance for stunts like this though. They paid upfront for the PR stunt, win or lose.
 
2014-08-25 07:34:57 AM  

A_bomb37: abhorrent1: 33 thousand people? That sounds expensive. How much are those tickets?

40-110ish depending on the seats.

There is insurance for stunts like this though. They paid upfront for the PR stunt, win or lose.


Forgot about that. Who the fark would issue a policy on a straight win/loss contest like that? Seems like a stupid move. If they did get a policy, I wonder if the person who signed off on it is still employed.
 
2014-08-25 07:54:53 AM  

Great Moments in Sports Billboard Trolling



Columbus, OH:

a.espncdn.com

Central Texas:

www.fanduel.com

Gainesville, FL:

cdn.brobible.com

Raleigh, NC:

localtvwghp.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-08-25 08:22:41 AM  

Krustofsky: dywed88: dywed88: Siskabush: Great game. My headline was better./GO RIDERS!//BC SUCKS!

The Lions may suck, but they are still better than any team in the East.

And just to reinforce how horrible the east is:

Lions, worst in the West: 5-4
Argos, best in the East: 3-6, the other three teams have 1 win each.

Of the 6 wins, 2 were over West teams (Montreal over BC in week 2 and Toronto over Winnipeg in week 8).

It will obviously have to balance out a bit towards the end of the season as there are more intra-division games, but this is pretty crazy.

Not knowing much about the CFL, but wasn't there like twice the number of teams as there are now?


There were a bunch of teams in the USA in the mid 90s.
 
2014-08-25 08:54:34 AM  
Those Rough Riders are really giving it to those Rough Riders.
 
2014-08-25 09:15:21 AM  

soupafi: Krustofsky: dywed88: dywed88: Siskabush: Great game. My headline was better./GO RIDERS!//BC SUCKS!

The Lions may suck, but they are still better than any team in the East.

And just to reinforce how horrible the east is:

Lions, worst in the West: 5-4
Argos, best in the East: 3-6, the other three teams have 1 win each.

Of the 6 wins, 2 were over West teams (Montreal over BC in week 2 and Toronto over Winnipeg in week 8).

It will obviously have to balance out a bit towards the end of the season as there are more intra-division games, but this is pretty crazy.

Not knowing much about the CFL, but wasn't there like twice the number of teams as there are now?

There were a bunch of teams in the USA in the mid 90s.


But never that many.  I think the high was 13 teams in 1995; 8 in Canada and 5 in the US.

And I'm sorry to see that comeback.  The dense smug that's been covering this province for the past few years has been sickening.  But I guess after a half-century of failure you have to cling to your moments of glory whenever you can...
 
2014-08-25 09:36:04 AM  

dywed88: dywed88: Siskabush: Great game. My headline was better./GO RIDERS!//BC SUCKS!

The Lions may suck, but they are still better than any team in the East.

And just to reinforce how horrible the east is:

Lions, worst in the West: 5-4
Argos, best in the East: 3-6, the other three teams have 1 win each.

Of the 6 wins, 2 were over West teams (Montreal over BC in week 2 and Toronto over Winnipeg in week 8).

It will obviously have to balance out a bit towards the end of the season as there are more intra-division games, but this is pretty crazy.


I think this sums it up
i.imgur.com
 
2014-08-25 10:06:52 AM  
My favorite play last night was the backup offensive lineman (all 310 lbs of him) laying out for a td catch in the back of the end zone :-)
 
2014-08-25 10:25:54 AM  

Krustofsky: Not knowing much about the CFL, but wasn't there like twice the number of teams as there are now?


Nope. The CFL has been remarkably stable in its teams.

Except for the brief U.S. venture, the CFL has always looked as it does now. The only changes in the Canadian teams have been the Montreal and Ottawa teams each folding twice.
 
2014-08-25 10:31:35 AM  
Ok, let's not get all wacky folks. It's a one year anomaly where the East is beyond awful.

The playoff system has been working pretty well for over half a century. You can't have half the country tune out before the halfway point of the season.

The talking heads are just happy to fill air time with an easy topic. So what if a 1-17 team ends up wining it all. The integrity of the league must be maintained.
 
2014-08-25 10:47:00 AM  

Decillion: Ok, let's not get all wacky folks. It's a one year anomaly where the East is beyond awful.


Except for Montreal, the East has been bad for years. Like I said, intradivision games will make it look a lot more equal by the end of the season and by looking at the year end standings you wont see how bad of a difference there was. An Eastern team could easily get hot at the right time and even take the Grey Cup. The fact that the East has only played 4 games within its division allows you to see the disparity this clearly.
 
2014-08-25 11:08:27 AM  

UNC_Samurai: Great Moments in Sports Billboard Trolling

Columbus, OH:

[a.espncdn.com image 576x324]

Central Texas:

[www.fanduel.com image 584x393]

Gainesville, FL:

[cdn.brobible.com image 493x282]

Raleigh, NC:

[localtvwghp.files.wordpress.com image 850x637]


While not a direct rivalry, someone put up Wichita State Shockers boards up on the highways around Saint Louis University's campus during the dance last season.
 
2014-08-25 12:01:52 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: My favorite play last night was the backup offensive lineman (all 310 lbs of him) laying out for a td catch in the back of the end zone :-)


http://www.cfl.ca/video/index/id/101347/autostart/true

enjoy it again.
 
2014-08-25 12:32:08 PM  
"If we don't win we'll give you free tickets."

I never understood that sort of incentivizing. That's like drag racing for pink slips. Your car's a piece of crap, and I just beat it. Why the hell would I want to take that pile home with me?
 
2014-08-25 01:05:04 PM  

Promo Sapien: Those Rough Riders are really giving it to those Rough Riders.


Got any Joey Buttafuoco jokes their Mr. Leno?
 
2014-08-25 01:17:59 PM  

BATMANATEE: Promo Sapien: Those Rough Riders are really giving it to those Rough Riders.

Got any Joey Buttafuoco jokes their Mr. Leno?



Where's the Beef?
 
2014-08-25 01:48:17 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: "If we don't win we'll give you free tickets."

I never understood that sort of incentivizing. That's like drag racing for pink slips. Your car's a piece of crap, and I just beat it. Why the hell would I want to take that pile home with me?


To sell.
 
2014-08-25 01:50:20 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: I never understood that sort of incentivizing. That's like drag racing for pink slips. Your car's a piece of crap, and I just beat it. Why the hell would I want to take that pile home with me?


Whenever I won a car at the drag strip, I always took it home and used it as a toilet for about a week, then gave it back to the guy as a show of good will.
 
2014-08-25 02:11:37 PM  

dywed88: Krustofsky: Not knowing much about the CFL, but wasn't there like twice the number of teams as there are now?

Nope. The CFL has been remarkably stable in its teams.

Except for the brief U.S. venture, the CFL has always looked as it does now. The only changes in the Canadian teams have been the Montreal and Ottawa teams each folding twice.


Montreal once.
 
2014-08-25 03:30:13 PM  

Mole Man: dywed88: Krustofsky: Not knowing much about the CFL, but wasn't there like twice the number of teams as there are now?

Nope. The CFL has been remarkably stable in its teams.

Except for the brief U.S. venture, the CFL has always looked as it does now. The only changes in the Canadian teams have been the Montreal and Ottawa teams each folding twice.

Montreal once.


Twice, although when the Montreal Alouettes folded and the Montreal Concordes, a separate team, received their players and began to play the next season
 
2014-08-25 05:20:58 PM  

dywed88: dywed88: Siskabush: Great game. My headline was better./GO RIDERS!//BC SUCKS!

The Lions may suck, but they are still better than any team in the East.

And just to reinforce how horrible the east is:

Lions, worst in the West: 5-4
Argos, best in the East: 3-6, the other three teams have 1 win each.

Of the 6 wins, 2 were over West teams (Montreal over BC in week 2 and Toronto over Winnipeg in week 8).

It will obviously have to balance out a bit towards the end of the season as there are more intra-division games, but this is pretty crazy.


Looks like the West will get 4 playoff teams...
 
2014-08-25 05:29:18 PM  
The nice thing about the East sucking so much is that since the Western Division is listed on top on their website, it's the same as sorting by league - if only they just had five playoff teams and it were the top 5 records, then the Eastern header would even line up perfectly as the cutoff for playoff seeding.
 
2014-08-25 05:59:11 PM  

FloridaFarkTag: dywed88: dywed88: Siskabush: Great game. My headline was better./GO RIDERS!//BC SUCKS!

The Lions may suck, but they are still better than any team in the East.

And just to reinforce how horrible the east is:

Lions, worst in the West: 5-4
Argos, best in the East: 3-6, the other three teams have 1 win each.

Of the 6 wins, 2 were over West teams (Montreal over BC in week 2 and Toronto over Winnipeg in week 8).

It will obviously have to balance out a bit towards the end of the season as there are more intra-division games, but this is pretty crazy.

Looks like the West will get 4 playoff teams...


I wouldn't count on it yet.

Too many East v East and West v West games left. The Eastern Record will improve and the Western record will fall back. There is a decent chance, but it is far from a lock.

The only reason that the standings are this lopsided is that, for the East, 22 of 26 games have so far have been against Western teams.
 
2014-08-25 06:05:37 PM  

dywed88: The only reason that the standings are this lopsided is that, for the East, 22 of 26 games have so far have been against Western teams.


I like this: "The only reason it seems like one conference is way better than the other is because that's how it is. When they stop playing the West and start inflating their records against themselves, the East will look almost adequate."
 
2014-08-25 06:39:00 PM  

IAmRight: dywed88: The only reason that the standings are this lopsided is that, for the East, 22 of 26 games have so far have been against Western teams.

I like this: "The only reason it seems like one conference is way better than the other is because that's how it is. When they stop playing the West and start inflating their records against themselves, the East will look almost adequate."


Except the only thing relevant to standings and the playoffs is the team records. The records of the Eastern teams will improve (they litterally have to) and there is a good chance that that will result in there being no crossover playoff spot.
 
2014-08-25 07:13:55 PM  

dywed88: Except the only thing relevant to standings and the playoffs is the team records. The records of the Eastern teams will improve (they litterally have to) and there is a good chance that that will result in there being no crossover playoff spot.


That's true. They will be worse teams, but they will get a playoff spot. That's how it often works.

/had a different problem in the AFL - all the good teams were in one conference, so anyone playing against those three teams got an incredibly difficult schedule while the other conference got to play against each other and fatten their records up
//then those teams felt like they deserved more playoff spots
 
2014-08-25 10:23:17 PM  

dywed88: Mole Man: dywed88: Krustofsky: Not knowing much about the CFL, but wasn't there like twice the number of teams as there are now?

Nope. The CFL has been remarkably stable in its teams.

Except for the brief U.S. venture, the CFL has always looked as it does now. The only changes in the Canadian teams have been the Montreal and Ottawa teams each folding twice.

Montreal once.

Twice, although when the Montreal Alouettes folded and the Montreal Concordes, a separate team, received their players and began to play the next season


And still no Canada Post stamps using The Sarnia Imperials and Baltimore Stallions.
 
2014-08-25 11:53:21 PM  
Now they're doing it in Winnipeg, though the Bombers haven't committed to a guaranteed win lol

http://globalnews.ca/news/1526110/riders-taunt-winnipeg-fans-with-bi ll board/
 
2014-08-26 11:17:05 AM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: Now they're doing it in Winnipeg, though the Bombers haven't committed to a guaranteed win lol

http://globalnews.ca/news/1526110/riders-taunt-winnipeg-fans-with-bi ll board/


The Bombers/Riders one has going on for a few years now too. I think it's great, but apparently there are some lonely souls in Winnipeg that take it way too personally.
 
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