Poll

Who wins?

Calgary
62.5%
10 (62.5%)
Ottawa
31.3%
5 (31.3%)
Tie
6.3%
1 (6.3%)

Total Members Voted: 16

Voting closed: Jul 12 2018, 10:47 PM

Vermonter

The Stamps are coming off a a bye, but have to play on the road. 

These two teams have tied once in each of the last two seasons. 



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IceTheKicker

"Orbs"?

Seriously?
Pull Together!

nightscrawler62

I think he was thinking this was the greycup....AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN

Vermonter

"Orbs"?

Seriously?
Yeah I haven't been too successful in getting it to stick.

They need a nickname. Every other Cfl team has one.

IceTheKicker

Yeah I haven't been too successful in getting it to stick.

They need a nickname. Every other Cfl team has one.
LOL!
I see what you're trying to do, but I don't think it's necessary.

What are the nicknames of the other CFL teams?

Alouettes...Larks
Argonauts...Boatmen/Scullers
Tiger-Cats...?
Blue Bombers...?
Roughriders...?
Eskimos...?
Stampeders...?
Lions...Leos? (Which is a stupid nickname because we aren't talking African lions here.)

Abendschan

LOL!
I see what you're trying to do, but I don't think it's necessary.

What are the nicknames of the other CFL teams?

Alouettes...Larks
Argonauts...Boatmen/Scullers
Tiger-Cats...?
Blue Bombers...?
Roughriders...?
Eskimos...?
Stampeders...?
Lions...Leos? (Which is a stupid nickname because we aren't talking African lions here.)
Years past on one BC Logo (early 60's) is that of a female lion.

FootbalYouBet


Lions...Leos? (Which is a stupid nickname because we aren't talking African lions here.)
what are we talking?
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why be part of the solution when you can be part of the problem

IceTheKicker

Years past on one BC Logo (early 60's) is that of a female lion.
I used to think that the B.C. logo was that of a female lion.
I was corrected that it is the image of a mountain lion (cougar), which IS native to British Columbia, and therefore makes sense as their name and logo (and why Leo is not an appropriate nickname since that is usually associated with African lions).

rpaege

Alouettes...Larks
Argonauts...Boatmen/Scullers
Tiger-Cats...Tabbies
Blue Bombers...Big Blue
Roughriders...Green and White, Jolly Green Giants (Pat Marsden called 'em that)
Eskimos...Eskies, Double E
Stampeders...Stamps, Horsemen
Lions...Leos? Yes. Refers to the traditional symbol for Britain. I don't buy the mountain lion explanation. That makes no sense given that it's BRITISH Columbia and the team was named for "The Lions" a pair of mountain peaks.

FootbalYouBet

I used to think that the B.C. logo was that of a female lion.
I was corrected that it is the image of a mountain lion (cougar), which IS native to British Columbia, and therefore makes sense as their name and logo (and why Leo is not an appropriate nickname since that is usually associated with African lions).
learn something new every day :)

IceTheKicker

From Wikipedia...

During the rest of 1953, a fan contest was held by all of the local media to pick the team's new name. The nickname was chosen because it represented a local landmark and legend of the area. The nickname of the team was based on the Lions, twin mountain peaks that can be seen toward the north of Vancouver. The twin mountain peaks name was based on legend that the mountains looked like two lions guarding the city. Through this landmark and legend, the "Lions" nickname became the winner in the fan contest to become the new name of the franchise.
After the fan contest, the Vancouver label was revealed to not be part of the team name. Though the franchise was based in Vancouver and the "Lions" name was based on a local landmark and legend, Stukus decided to reject the idea of naming the team as the Vancouver Lions. Instead, he decided that the team should represent and embrace the entire province of British Columbia. In the end, Stukus introduced the team to the entire Canadian football world as the BC Lions.
The mountain lion has a strong connection to the name of the team, as it appears in the BC Lions' logo. The mountain lion (or cougar) had an influence on the name of the team because it is renowned for its speed, courage and strength and is carefully respected by British Columbia's citizens as a remarkable but dangerous predator. The new team also adopted the black and orange colours of the Meralomas.

Also from Wikipedia regarding "Melanomas"...
Meraloma Club (nicknamed the Lomas) is a Canadian rugby union team based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Founded in 1923, The Meraloma Club originated as a swim club before branching out with an array of other sports including rugby. The rugby club currently competes in the British Columbia Premier Rugby League.

I had no knowledge of any of this.
Interesting stuff!

IceTheKicker

Oops!

My text should be "Meralomas", not "Melanomas". :-[

rpaege

If "Leos" is inappropriate because it's not based on an African lion why is the mascot called "Leo the Lion"?

FootbalYouBet

so, since the Lions were named after mountain peaks (which they were) which could be said to be named after African lions, then it is valid to refer to them as Leos. :)

rpaege

Oops!

My text should be "Meralomas", not "Melanomas". :-[

No worries. We know what you meant. :)

I had heard the story of the peaks before, but it was very interesting to read the full explanation.
 


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