Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for September 4, 2015

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    Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for September 4, 2015

    Mitchell: Finding our groove

    The Calgary Stampeders are getting set for the Labour Day Classic on Monday afternoon against the Edmonton Eskimos. Riding a four-game winning streak and holding onto first place in the West Division, QB Bo Levi Mitchell tells the Morning Show on Thursday that the team feels like they're finally finding their groove in 2015.

    Post-practice comments - Sept. 3

    Hear from Coach Huff and OL Dan Federkeil who is back practicing after suffering an injury on July 13.

    Kids Club - Sept. 7
    Attention Kids Club Members! Anthony Parker has a message for you about Monday's Labour Day Classic!

    New Calgary Stampeder Cameron Ontko
    A few days ago newly signed Calgary Stampeders linebacker Cameron Ontko was training hard and working construction in California. Ontko talks about his new job with the Stampeders.

    Team First
    Stampeders defensive lineman Brandon Boudreaux shows what being a team player is all about.


    The Calgary Stampeders are very proud to host Canadian Armed Forces Appreciation Day on Monday, Sept. 7 as the Stamps face the Edmonton Eskimos in the annual Labour Day Classic. Kickoff at McMahon Stadium is 2:30 p.m.
    The Stampeders will welcome 300 special guests including Canadian Armed Forces members, family members and veterans to the contest and honour them for their service with the Canadian military.
    “We’re extremely honoured for this opportunity to recognize the Canadian Armed Forces,” said Stampeders president Gordon Norrie. “We know our fans will join us in saluting these men and women and showing appreciation for their service to the country.”

    Calgary Stampeders players react and discuss NFL's Deflategate saga
    Just how focused is Bo Levi Mitchell on Labour Day?
    That whole Deflategate thing managed to sneak right by him.
    When the Calgary Stampeders starting quarterback was asked about New England Patriots superstar Tom Brady having his four-game suspension overturned, Mitchell was blindsided.
    “Really? A zero-game suspension?” said Mitchell, clearly tunnel-visioned on Monday’s clash against the Edmonton Eskimos at McMahon Stadium (2:30 p.m., TSN/News Talk 770). “That already messes up one of my (fantasy football) drafts, man.
    “Aw, that’s awful.”

    Stamps notes: Federkeil ahead of schedule in return from broken leg
    This one smacks of Bobby Baun.
    “I had no idea I had a broken leg,” recalled Dan Federkeil, the Calgary Stampeders’ offensive tackle who suffered that injury in the third game of this 2015 CFL season.
    “I’ve never broken a bone before. It was a new experience for me. As I was laying on the ground in extreme pain, I knew that Ed (Edwin Harrison) was already out, so I figured it was just a bad contusion. Nothing that went pop at that point, but looking back I had cracked the bone and then played the next play. Had a little trouble putting weight on it. And then as I tried to hobble down the field is when it broke completely.”

    Classic Battle of Alberta series has plenty on the line
    Mountains of hype, pages of type, fountains of babble, data-banks of analytics.
    Odd, though, how the games that generate a pulverizing onslaught of pre-kickoff media calisthenics are the ones that actually need none at all.
    “Not. One. Word,’’ coos safety Josh Bell in agreement. “Sometimes, you don’t need to say a thing. This is one of those times.
    “When you face a formidable foe, it doesn’t matter how many times you slap ’em or hit ’em. They’re gonna keep getting up. So at the end of the day you have nothing but respect for them.

    Hey it's Franklin at the Eskimo controls
    You can’t help but sing along to this nickname.
    “Here everyone loves Franklin the turtle and I’ll take it,” laughed James Franklin, the rookie Edmonton Eskimos’ quarterback who also goes by the moniker Tank. “I know I’m slow and turtles are slow. But if you think about it, turtles have a hard shell, so they’re solid, kind of like a tank. So I’ll take it.
    “Count by twos, tie my shoes and throw a couple of balls.”
    Franklin, the 24-year-old who made his first CFL start last weekend against Toronto, is slated to be at the controls once again on Monday in the Labour Day Classic against the Calgary Stampeders. Mike Reilly is back practising for the Esks, after suffering a knee injury in Week 1, but the youngster will get one more crack at it.

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