News Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for October 15, 2013

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    Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for October 15, 2013

    The Calgary Stampeder Football Club would like to congratulate Mark Stephen, the longtime radio play-by-play voice of the Red and White, for being added to the media wing of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
    Stephen, who has been calling Stamps games on QR77 for 18 years, will officially be honoured on Nov. 24 in Regina.

    The Calgary Stampeders will try to extend their winning streak to four games on Friday as they make a trip to Edmonton’s Commonwealth Stadium to face the Eskimos. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

    The jinxed Johnny Forzani
    Most cuss words, when uttered in professional sports, rank as gratuitous fillers with little or nothing in the way of actual meaning.
    Calgary Stampeders wide receiver Johnny Forzani, however, earned a pass Monday in describing his seemingly never-ending battle to get back in the lineup.
    “An f-ing nightmare,” Forzani said in describing last 366 days of his life. “That’s the only way I can put it. It’s just been a lot.”
    A year ago Sunday, Forzani wrecked his left ankle in a game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The initial diagnosis, a high sprain, suggested a complete-and-full recovery in time for training camp in 2013.

    Calgary Stampeders' Johnny Forzani can't force return to field
    One way or another, Johnny Forzani intends to return to the field.

    The Calgary Stampeders wideout has had enough of the doctor’s appointments, the different diagnoses and the prescribed remedies, as the 24-year-old CFL receiver has now gone a full year without seeing the field thanks to an ankle injury suffered last October.

    Calgary Stampeders not letting up down the stretch
    If you thought the Calgary Stampeders are going gear down, put it in cruise and start conserving their bodies through the final three weeks of the regular season, you are wrong.
    With Thanksgiving turkey still stuck in their teeth, players donned the pads for the first day of the work week Monday at McMahon Stadium and went at it.
    It was one of the more physical practices in recent memory.

    Grey Cup or bust with Kevin Glenn for Calgary Stampeders?
    Like a fine wine, it seems Kevin Glenn is getting better with age.
    And with age comes wisdom.
    The Calgary Stampeders quarterback doesn’t need anyone to validate him with the title of ‘starting quarterback,’ nor does he need someone to tell him it’s his team.
    While Glenn continues to start games, win games and slowly shed the label of ‘game manager,’ the 34-year-old isn’t worried about who will be calling the signals when it counts.

    Ottawa RedBlacks should choose Collaros and Glenn in expansion draft
    The CFL’s resident bogeyman, Marcel Desjardins, is set to invoke havoc on the three-down game as we know it.
    Lurking in the shadows all season, the Ottawa RedBlacks GM will step into the spotlight at the CFL expansion draft on Dec 16 and conduct a strategic, league-sanctioned raid of the eight existing clubs.
    At age 47, Desjardins is a proven football man who apprenticed for 13 years under the esteemed Jim Popp in Montreal. He oversaw the Hamilton Tiger-Cats for two seasons in 2006-07 as general manager. He has three Grey Cup rings.

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