Wow. Thank you all for your honesty and candor. While I cannot change what lamebrain fans (yes we have our share too) post on the Stamps site, I can simply say that I nor any folks up here that I associate with would post something like that and had I seen it sooner I most certainly would have called the fool out and verbally beat him silly.
Sub Zero, that was an excellent response and I was impressed to read it. For what it's worth. I totally repect your opinion. Thank you.
Saskargo, I do not have anger management issues despite the way my posts may read sometimes. Please remember that there is a difference between perception and reality. I respect your posts, but don't always agree with your opinion and also the way in which you choose to present it. I try not to take some of the Esk bashing to heart, but every now and then I feel like I should respond in strong way. I guess I'm just not as good at the smack as you are. The reason I locked out the thread is simply because it was getting silly and out of control and in my role as a moderater I felt it was time to end the nonsense. Censorship is a huge pet peeve of mine, and I am a little miffed that my post was edited as well by someone, but whatever. That's an argument for another day.
Third and Ten, I respect your opinions greatly but will agree to disagree somewhat with you here. Tony Tompkins, Larry Wruck, Ricky Ray(2002), Gizmo Williams, Tom Wilkinson, Brian Kelley, Dave Cutler, Larry Wruck, Dan Keply.....I could go on through the years, but I think you get my point also. While it is true that from time to time the Esks have opened the purse strings somewhat in order to continue to compete in the current ecomonic climate you cannot deny the fact that they have uncovered and developed many unkown players that have gone on to star in the league without breaking the bank.
My point is that our success has not come solely from having deep pockets. As far as other teams breaking the cap, well that may be true but I think you would agree that in a league like this if you do not have strong scouting and are not able to uncover hidden talent to go along with your high priced help, especially Canadian players, you will soon find yourself on the losing end of a lot of games,
RedandWhite, I think you hit the nail on the head when you spoke of being able to respect your rival for their abilities at the same time as disliking them because of those abilities. That was exactly what I was trying to get at, and something that I just don't see a lot of on here for any team from any fans. There is a little, but not a lot.
To all those who reponded, thanks again. I wish all your teams the best of luck and no injuries down the stretch. One more thing, If my Eskimos continue to put together complete games like we did against the Lions you guys better watch out cause they will be a force to reckoned with!