Tipper

Who would the backup kicker be if Lirim is injured?
8)  Bernie Ruoff   LOL   :)

bobo82

Who would the backup kicker be if Lirim is injured?
8)  Bernie Ruoff   LOL   :)
LOL !!! Weekend at Bernie's  ;D ...Classic... 8)
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150GAGE

Wow Bobo brings back a lot of memories.  I used to sit right under the players score board. Tickets were $7.50.  
Ruoff appeared to play forever.

 Thanks for that.

bobo82

Wow Bobo brings back a lot of memories.  I used to sit right under the players score board. Tickets were $7.50.  
Ruoff appeared to play forever.

 Thanks for that.
Who could ever forget Bernie . He was quite the character . 8) I still remember sitting up in the stands when he played and hearing the leather lungs at Ivor Wynne screaming "SMOKE IT BERNIE" every time he came in to kick . ;D

and.....

Speaking of playing forever , it's hard to believe that the way we cycle through kickers as of late practically getting a new one every season that the 24 years between 1980 and 2003 that we only had 2 kickers in that entire time......the aforementioned Ruoff (80-87) and the legendary Ozzie (86-03) . 

Even more ironic is that the only reason we wound up with Ozzie was because Ruoff got injured halfway thru the "86" season and the team signed some unknown rookie named Osbaldiston who had already had stints in BC and Wnp that season as his replacement. The rest as they say is history . 8)

SilverSurfer

Welcome to the Tiger-Cats Lirim, we wish you much success in Hamilton and great to have a Canadian back at this position in the kicking/punting.

GO CATS GO!!!

stevehvh

Welcome to the Tiger-Cats Lirim, we wish you much success in Hamilton and great to have a Canadian back at this position in the kicking/punting.

GO CATS GO!!!
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ExPat

I always chuckle a bit at the phrase "all three kicking jobs."  Punting and kicking are certainly very different.  But is there really a kicker out there who can kick field goals but somehow just can't manage to master the kick-off?

ticat1

I hope he gets a kick out of playing for us

schmenger

Bernie was great kicker who could kick the laces off a ball. He had a restaurant on Barton St near Victoria St. He lived in Fischerville with his body builder wife. 

Krisiun

Bernie was great kicker who could kick the laces off a ball. He had a restaurant on Barton St near Victoria St. He lived in Fischerville with his body builder wife.
I think a few years ago Ruoff was on the TV show Dragon's Den. He was pitching a new kind of gambling game that he was hoping would end up in casinos. I'm not sure if it ended up working out for him though.

blackandgld

I always chuckle a bit at the phrase "all three kicking jobs."  Punting and kicking are certainly very different.  But is there really a kicker out there who can kick field goals but somehow just can't manage to master the kick-off?
generally the older kickers that no longer have the leg strength to hammer the ball deep. A Paul McCallum type. He holds the record for longest CFL FG but towards the end of career the leg strength just wasn't there anymore.
Some punters will do their teams kickoffs too.

Ramrod

LOL !!! Weekend at Bernie's  ;D ...Classic... 8)

Great pic Bobo!  But I don't see Bernie's trademark wristwatch?

PatLynch


I remember in the old days when the punter was usually your quarterback ( Faloney, Zuger, Marler) and the field goal kicker was a lineman( Mikza, Mitchell, Bobby Jack Oliver).

Pat Lynch (the old guy)

Palmer


I remember in the old days when the punter was usually your quarterback ( Faloney, Zuger, Marler) and the field goal kicker was a lineman( Mikza, Mitchell, Bobby Jack Oliver).

Pat Lynch (the old guy)
And punting was as big a play as field goals, and the kicker had to go and change his shoe before the kick?

Embert

I always chuckle a bit at the phrase "all three kicking jobs."  Punting and kicking are certainly very different.  But is there really a kicker out there who can kick field goals but somehow just can't manage to master the kick-off?
generally the older kickers that no longer have the leg strength to hammer the ball deep. A Paul McCallum type. He holds the record for longest CFL FG but towards the end of career the leg strength just wasn't there anymore.
Some punters will do their teams kickoffs too.
McCallum sure is a great kicker on his prime.
 


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