From Long-Time Teammates To Rival Head Coaches

Two old friends, Steinauer and O’Shea, now meet as the opposing Head Coaches in the 2019 Grey Cup

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea, left, and Hamilton Tiger-Cats head coach Orlondo Steinauer answer questions during the coaches news conference at the CFL’s Grey Cup week in Calgary

By Raegan Subban

Hamilton Tiger-Cats football operations consultant Jim Barker will have a proud, dad-like moment on Sunday, November 24.

In 2012, Barker was the head coach of the Toronto Argonauts. He took a chance and asked two retired CFL players, with no previous coaching experience, to join his staff. Barker gave the Winnipeg head coach Mike O’Shea and Hamilton’s Orlondo Steinauer their first CFL coaching jobs. Barker knew O’Shea closely from the time he played for him, and knew Steinauer from reputation. However, their relationship did not begin there.

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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers Will Make History as the Dark Horse in the 107th Grey Cup

Both Teams look to end a championship drought, but don’t underestimate the underdogs.

Mike O’Shea (Grey Hoodie – Center) and the Blue Bombers celebrating the Western Division Final Victory

By: Quinn MacDonald

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have a chance to end their 29-year championship drought in the 107th Grey Cup. Winnipeg heads to McMahon Stadium in Calgary to take on the Hamilton Tiger Cats; It’ll be the first time since 1984 that these two franchises face off for the title. 

Hamilton posted a league best 15-3 record, ending the regular season on a 6 game win streak. Winnipeg finished 11-7 with the second most points for with 508 points. 

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The Greatest Grey Cups in CFL History

From the underdogs to coaching battles and to snow storms, here are some of the best moments in the Canadian Football League’s biggest game.

The 77th Grey Cup in 1989. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

By: Victoria Femia

It’s that time of the year again. The weather is getting colder, Christmas is around the corner and the Grey Cup is just days away. For CFL fans, it’s Canada’s greatest week.

The 2019 Grey Cup will consist of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats taking on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Though this looks to be a good game, there have been some pretty great Grey Cups over the years. 

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The “Drought Bowl” An Intriguing Matchup of Longtime CFL Underdogs

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Dane Evans will make his first Grey Cup start for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Sunday in Calgary.

1999.

That was the last time the Hamilton Tiger-Cats won the Grey Cup.

1990.

That was the last time the Winnipeg Blue Bombers won the Grey Cup.

One of those droughts will come to an end Sunday in Calgary when the two teams tangle in the 107th Grey Cup from McMahon Stadium.

The other will continue for at least another year.

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Hamilton’s top ranked offence pushes Tiger-Cats to the 107th Grey Cup in Calgary

Ticats will play the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in their third attempt for a Grey Cup this century

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The Tiger-Cats defence celebrating after beating the Edmonton Eskimos 36-16 in the Eastern Final 
Photo credit Johany Jutras/CFL.ca

By Harley Kock

It all started in December 2018 when the Hamilton Tiger-Cats hired Rookie Head Coach Orlondo Steinauer. Steinauer came with an excellent resume, a 13 year CFL career as a Safety and 10 years in various coaching positions. Those included a Grey Cup victory as the defensive backs coach in 2012 with the Toronto Argonauts and two Grey Cup losses as the defensive coordinator for the Tiger-Cats in 2013 and 2014.

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The NBA should cut ties with the China

Adam Silver ruined his original response to the Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey’s tweet on Hong Kong

By Harley Kock

Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey has since deleted his infamous tweet supporting Hong Kong democracy protests

The thing about the NBA and China situation is that it’s not a basketball issue. It never has been and never will be. The problem is sports writers and sports TV analysts are commenting on a situation that they have little to no knowledge of.

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Athletes & Activism

The 3 Most Influential Athletes who took a stand for Social Justice.

Several African-American athletes who have advocated heavily for social justice

Whether it be the Black Lives Matter movement, protests against the Vietnam war, protests against racial discrimination and most recently, tensions between China and the NBA, sports athletes have been very effective at causing social change. 

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U Sports Football Deserves Our Attention

Negotiating a New National TV Contract Non-Negotiable


Queen’s Gaels wde receiver Chris Osei-Kusi is tackled by Toronto Varsity Blues defensive back Paul Kozachuk in a game in 2017. (Courtesy: U Sports/Martin Bazyl.

What do many football fans on both sides of the border spend their late-summer-to-early-winter Saturdays doing, you ask?

Watching U.S. college football.

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It’s Time To Notice Racism in Hockey

 

Discussing racism in the sport of hockey.

By: Raegan Subban

Chase Hardwell talking to teammates at practice

Racism is the belief in the superiority of one race over another. Racism in the form of discrimination persists in society. It is one of the major issues which occurs at many different levels in certain fields. In sports, racism is happening more often, also becoming a much bigger problem.

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The Drake Effect

It’s only a game, let the man cheer.

Throughout the course of the 2018-2019 NBA season, more so in the playoffs; athletes,
fans and coaches seemed to have a problem with Drakes “antics.” But was it really too
much?

From heckling at any player on the court that was not apart of the Toronto Raptors to
actually ​ giving Raptors head coach Nick Nurse a shoulder massage on the sidelines,
Drake was able to poke fun at everyone in the NBA.

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