Here are examples of Herb's BS...and really its a mild sample since most of his vitriol and most of his nastyness was displayed during last season. I guess we have different tastes.
Feb 16th. 2008
Jim Popp's having difficulty giving away owner Robert Wetenhall's money.
Jan 15th. 2008
Popp does flip-flop in sideline search
Feb 11th. 2008
We're not sure whether general manager Jim Popp was asleep at the switch on this one – since he no longer talks to The Gazette
Feb 6th. 2008
General manager Jim Popp, who has decided to no longer talk to The Gazette, is on a fishing expedition for now, attempting to discover what is available, league-wide. And perhaps he feels the need to show some activity in order to save his job.
It'll be interesting to see what, if any bites, Popp comes up with, since he always has been determined to win any and all trades hands-down, and has always been reluctant to part with his own players.
Jan 28th. 2008
And we're sure it's merely a coincidence this latest series of announcements were made late on a Saturday afternoon. In January. No wonder this organization receives little exposure during the off-season.
Jan 23rd. 2008
Mark (sic) Trestman
Yes, that's correct. The media-relations department failed to correctly spell the name of the team's future head coach. If only they knew.
Jan 19th. 2008
General manager Jim Popp continues refusing to talk to The Gazette, while president Larry Smith is away on vacation. But the Als have a long-standing tradition of spending money like drunken sailors.
Jan 16th. 2008
That's unfortunate. All he's doing is denying the Als organization some much-needed publicity following the recent hiring of rookie CFL head coach Marc Trestman. And, by doing so, he's denying readers of The Gazette access to information.
Als president Larry Smith probably wouldn't be happy knowing this, but he's on vacation for the next month. And owner Robert Wetenhall spends most of his winter in Florida
December 18th. 2008
Trestman a bad choice
We said it last Saturday and we'll say it again. And we'll continue saying it until proven otherwise. And we don't know how many different ways to say it: You don't hire a head coach.
And, while it indicates Popp's presence remains in effect, after it was thought he would be reduced to nothing more than a glorified personnel director, it also puts him directly in the crosshairs.
It was on Popp's recommendation Trestman was interviewed. Popp likely had a significant input in his hiring. Should Trestman fail, Popp's head will be the first to roll.
Especially if Popp doesn't go out and find some players for him this winter.
November 30th. 2007If the organization worred as much about its on-field product as it does about "scooping" the Montreal media, perhaps it wouldn't have gone 8-10 this season. And perhaps it would have won more than one Grey Cup since 1996.