Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for September 13, 2014

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  1. Madman

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    Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for September 13, 2014

    Consistency is Key in Calgary's Mark Stephen says that consistency on offence and the performance of Bo Levi Mitchell has been crucial to Calgary's success thus far, but is confident the Stamps know they still need to finish strong.

    Pre-game presser: Coach Hufnagel
    Coach Hufnagel addresses the media as the Stamps get ready to host the Argonauts on Legacy Night.

    Pre-game comments: Mitchell and Butler
    QB Bo Levi Mitchell and DB Quincy Butler comment ahead of tomorrow's game against Toronto.

    One-on-one with Geo
    We talk with George "Geo" Hopkins who is currently in his 43rd season with the Stamps and will be inducted to the Wall of Honour this weekend.


    It’s safe to say Charleston Hughes hasn’t been counting down to the occasion of his 100th regular season game which, barring a mishap in the next couple of days, will happen Saturday when the Stampeders host the Toronto Argonauts.
    The veteran defensive end from Saginaw, Mich., had not the slightest idea he was currently at 99 games. He had no clue going into the season that, health permitting, the 100-game milestone was within reach this season.

    Jon Cornish in the zone for Calgary Stampeders
    ‘Beast mode’ is just too angry for Jon Cornish.
    The Calgary Stampeders tailback, who also moonlights as the CFL’s reigning Most Outstanding Player, Canada’s Lou Marsh Award winner, and a TD Canada Trust employee, prefers a more polite way — a Canadian way, perhaps — of churning out yards along the ground.

    Boatmen greeted by winter upon arrival in Stampede City
    The Boatmen are dropping anchor in the Stampede City.
    With their next tilt set for next Friday in Vancouver, the Toronto Argonauts are going to stay in Calgary while they prepare for the Lions.
    So you can imagine what the Argos were thinking when they saw the December-like photos earlier this week of a snow-covered city.

    Longtime Calgary Stampeders equipment manager among those to be honoured with Wall of Fame induction
    George Hopkins hopes to show off his jewelry this November.
    The Calgary Stampeders longtime equipment manager enjoys playing show and tell with his Grey Cup championship rings.
    He’s won four of them during his 43 years of service with the CFL team but usually only wears them during the post-season.

    Toronto Argonauts QB member of exclusive club
    John Hufnagel bristled at the question.
    A Toronto reporter asked the Calgary Stampeders GM/head coach if there was any reason to be scared of the visiting Toronto Argonauts.
    “Ricky Ray always scares you,” Hufnagel responded.
    With good reason.

    CFLers Junior Turner of the Calgary Stampeders and Jermaine Gabriel representing Bishop's Gaiters with pride
    Junior Turner went the conventional route.
    Jermaine Gabriel took a long, winding road.
    But the former roommates at Bishop’s University eventually ended up in the same spot — running around on a Canadian Football League field.

    Star QBs collide as Stamps host Argos
    A young quarterback always learns by watching the masters of the game. Bo Levi Mitchell has studied Ricky Ray for a while, and he’s impressed with the calm, cool professionalism the Toronto Argonauts pivot exudes.
    The shake-off-the-last-play mentality certainly has been used more often this season than in any other since Ray took over as the Argos starting quarterback.

    Argos out of sorts this season
    The difference between knowing and wondering.
    In their particular trade, that’s nothing less than everything. The difference between light and darkness, weightlessness and gravity. Between split-second, chains-moving success and two-and-out failure.
    Pitching and catching a football being an acutely collaborative art.

    Wall call special for Stamps equipment manager
    As long as no one cracks a helmet or tears a jersey, George Hopkins will have a unique halftime on Saturday.
    The plan is for the longtime Calgary Stampeders equipment manager to jump into a convertible and get paraded around the McMahon Stadium field that he’s made his home for 43 years.
    If not, he will be hard at work, because despite getting inducted to the Wall of Fame, Hopkins is still going strong.
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  2. Liske

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    Congratulations to all the newest Wall of Famers! Especially George Hopkins. Man, 43

    Also, congrats to Charleston Hughes on reaching 100 games played with the team.

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