I may as well wade in here and throw in my two cents. For the record pretty much all of us hate the name "Cracker Cats" (even after I got the explanation). If there is a sports fan in Edmonton that likes it, I have yet to find him/her although I will say this. The name is designed to refer to the oil patch. I'm not sure where "Vipers" came from. Is that referring to the car or perhaps the moral quality of some Calgarians. Seriously though you do have a better name for your ball team and ya there is that guy Kiprusoff down there that did great things for the Flames back when the old National League of Hockey was running. Anybody remember that league? I still remember when a guy they called "Badger Bob" spent like 5 seasons building a team specifically designed to knock off the Oilers.
If you are a sports fan you are lucky to be in a province with such a great rivalry. Sometimes I think posters forget that the two teams push each other. If the Oilers hadn't been blessed with such a great run, then the Flames probably not been as driven to succeed and they did succeed, eventually.
Oops, sorry I got carried away there with that hockey nonsense. This is a FOOTBALL forum, right? There are some days I would'nt know that when I read what some posters define as smack. Like where did this inferiority thing come from? Want to name names, how about Kay Stephenson and Pete Kettela and David Archer and Kerwin Bell. The Eskimos have had their share of busts and bad teams.
I understand the urge to throw the smack back at some of the uninformed posters on here. I am still shaking my head about the "one player thing". Jeremy did you just find out about this league this year or something? I suppose then we pulled a 9-9 season out of our ass with an injured QB and an ancient RB and a suspect defense last season. Couldn't have been because we had any players on our team eh. Or maybe we sent our one player to the Al's a few weeks ago. Seemed to me they were pretty happy to get him and most posters on here conceded that he was a good addition for them.
And one more thing, someone said Ray was old? M'gawd I wonder if Hugh Campbell knewe he was 25 when he broke open the bank. Guess that makes Calvillo and Allen and Dickenson and McManus pretty much dead. I wonder how old Burris is? I'm sure one of the Stamps fans can tell me cause I damn sure can't find it on this site.
Imsayin your devotion and loyalty to your team are commendable, but you do know that from the list you provided only about 75% of those guys will be here to start the season. Can you tell me what the import ratio is on a game day roster without peeking. Ok just havin some fun with ya cause you are from the right city, but seriously why not put a little more thought into what you are posting instead of just TRYIN to talk smack. it just reflects badly on all of us.
If our team truly is the flagship franchise of the CFL and I believe it is, shouldn't we try to carry that on as fans. We have the rep of being hard-nosed knowledgable football fans who expect this team to win. Talk your smack if you must, but put some time and thought behind it man. You are a good poster and i look forward to hearing more from you.