Doug Brown's Post-Game Comments

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  1. Bronko

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    The Bombers future CEO/President had picked the bombers to thrash the riders, citing the firing of an old coach and replacement with new blood almost always leads to a spirited fight.

    How wrong he was!

    On CJOB's post=game (Irving sprung for an extra hotel room and had brown beside him as color man) Brown stated that instead of Joe Mack (and some others) spewing off about Lapo losing the room, its quite possible (probable) that Paul LaPolice had too much control of the room. Once Plop was sacked as head coach by Mack, it completely deflated the organization and most players despite Tim Burke's new 'reign of fear' the last few days. In just under 3 hours Paul Lapolice had gone from totally losing his team to being too much in control of same team. INCREDIBLE
     
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    Did they actually spring for an extra hotel room or were both of them back in the Peg watching on TSN?

    I actually liked a Doug Brown article once...about the whole Bountygate thing down in NOLA but since then he's been off the mark more than on it. So the guy that spreads the gossip about LaBatte actually wanting to stay in Winnipeg but mean old LaPo wouldn't let him play guard anymore is now saying that LaPo was a dictator of Latin America qualities? I'll wait for the coup attempt on some island nation....
     
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    Still, he is an insider. I'm sure he has the ear of most, if not all the players he was teammates with. Bottom line the Bombers are one ****** up organization.
     
  4. Bronko

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    Actually Rids, Brown was right on the mark with the Labatte thing. Labatte was interviewed a couple days ago by Irving in Regina and basically it sounded like Labatte dictated the article to Doug Brown and the Free Press published it. Essentially, Plop & his o-line guy, Delmonica had raised the idea of switching Brendan to centre, telling him they planned to dispose of Obby Khan's carcass - actually even auditioning Labatte at centre and sitting a healthy Khan last year, when the bombers where going 2-7 down the stretch.

    When they raised the spectre of switching Khan over to centre Labatte decided that even if he raised an objection, once he signed he would have NO LEVERAGE WHATSOEVER (very true) and might have to play out his new contract at a position he did not feel was his bailywick. So in essence Brown was right on the mark with Labatte as Labatte agreed to everything published by Brown.

    The initial blame was put upon Delmonico and Plop but they were just doing what they thought was best for the team. However, a smart GM would have found out Labatte was 'unhappy' and re-upped him before making the switch. Coaches sometimes don't know whats happening with contracts - thats where the GM has to carry a big stick.
     
  5. Bronko

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    Nothing worse than a ****** ** organization trotting out their arrow straight and white-shirt clean executives to talk about what a wonderful job they're doing with their corporate structure. What a crock. Our organization is in shambles. Most of our board of directors are con men, thieves, idiots, jock-sniffers or knife 'n forkers. O for the old days where 90% of our board were harmless knife 'n forkers. Imagine a corporate board run by a bunch of Jerry Sanduskis, Pat Robertsons & Dandy Dan Quayles???
     
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    And yet they make money...
     
  7. Rids

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    In an article the night before CFL Free Agency:

    Perhaps the rest of the deal was that only 1 CFL team was actually willing to pay LaBatte the six figure contract. Tillman isn't usually out-bid for guys that he wants. Part of the CFL's public eye issue is the tendency towards secrecy.

    Full article - http://sports.ca.msn.com/top-stories/la ... agent-list
     
  8. Bronko

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    Labatte had already re-upped once with the Bombers. His first contract was a rookie contract obviously in the $55k to $65k range; his second contract was signed amidst a flurry of NFL tryouts and was in the six figure range (around $120 to $135k).

    When Labatte's intentions to shop himself freely around the CFL and take all offers, the Bombers woke up (or Mack did) and the offer was in the $170,000 to $185,000 range (basically taking over the money they were paying Doug Brown as their top canuck). Riders offer was not much more (possibly even a few thou less) but Brendan took Taman at his word that he'd be the riders left guard and that they were already signing Dom Picard as their centre.
     
  9. Rids

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    Good thing they bother to interview the coaches.

     
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    Translation: 'It never happened'.
     

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