Labour Day Classic!

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  1. Addicted

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    Not going to be able to watch this game live, but got the PVR set and ready to go! Sometime around midnight I expect to be celebrating a big win!

    With the return of BLM its time to make a statement. We are slowly slipping down the standings and it would be weird to cross over and be the visiting team in our own Grey Cup!

    Let's win this one for Tundra....I know it means little more to him to stomp the Esks...
     
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    Yeah, I really hope it's a 'statement game' for them too.

    (Rather than one where we have to take 'statements' from the 'survivors' in the game's aftermath asking "what happened"?).

    And while I appreciate the gesture, lets win this one for all of the loyal Stampeders fans out there! :D

    Let's hope that Bo's "R 'n R" for 7 games represented "Restin' and Rehabbin'" and not "Restin' and Rustin'"! ;)

    We'll find out soon...should be a good one! :D

    Go Stamps Go!


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  3. Jason Newlin

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    A MUST WIN today for the stampeders.
    This rivalry goes back a very long way correct?
     
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    The rivalry, on one front or another, goes back well over one hundred years to the creation of the Province of Alberta, and the selection of its capital. (Edmonton won that round). ;)

    The cities fight it out for government funding, business capital investment, skyscraper height, and, of course, sports titles.

    In football, the modern era's battles commenced in 1949, when the Eskimos were founded, and Calgary was a newly-emerged powerhouse, having been undefeated all through the previous season then laying claim to its first Grey Cup title only the year before (which in the 1949 season they would head back east to defend, only to lose the title game to the Alouettes).

    All of that served to motivate Edmonton, which hates to be bested by Calgary at anything...

    Within 5 years they had their own championship club to crow about.

    And for Calgarians to detest.

    The rest, as they say, is history.

    And the chapters written ever since have given both sides plenty to crow about.

    And, at times, to lament. ;)


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    A BIG RIVALRY on all fronts.
     
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    In the words of AlDavis,former owner of the Oakland Raiders,
    JUST WIN BABY.
     
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    If you still can't view it, I hope that you've at least got your QR radio link for this clash, Jason! ;)

    "Hit 'em again, Ye Men of Calgary"!


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    Found the news talk 770 CHQR radio website.
    Thanks TM
     
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    I might be putting too much emphasis on a game that is basically season midpoint, but I think this result will show us if we are in the hunt for a home play off game, or a cross over. I am not especially bothered by the idea of the Stamps being the visitor on their own building as they win the Grey Cup, or if they finish in first and have home field advantage all the way to the Grey Cup. I just want them to defend the Cup.

    GO Stamps GO
     
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  10. Bumpnrun

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    When is the last time the Stamps have played on Labour Day not in the top 2 in the West? I'm thinking around 2011 / 2012.
    BLM will be pretty rusty and the offense I think will struggle and will be up to the D to hold the team in the game. It won't be easy because they will be heavily tested.
    The best part of the season the jets flying over.
    The keys to this game is the Stamps controlling both line of scrimmages.
    At least the referee crew is a major step up from the last game against the ALS.
     
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