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Old 10-13-2019, 04:17 PM   #1701
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If the XFL and CFL don't have an agreement, there's no "allow". That's all I'm saying.

The idea that the CFL owns these players universal, global rights is the dumb suggestion.

I'm not:
-Saying BLM WILL go, I said he would be given a look
-Saying it's a clear choice for him (I didn't take any position at all on that)

Jesus Christ.
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Old 10-13-2019, 04:29 PM   #1702
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I'm sure there's an example of a player leaving their contract in North America and playing in the KHL.

That aside.

BLM has a contract, lets say an XFL team offers him 500k American to play close to home. He chooses to not report to the Stamps. Stamps suspend him and don't pay him. They what then? File suit in Canada? The optics are terrible. Never would happen.
What?

For who?

I mean...I'm not sure what the issue is here. Businesses file lawsuits, literally, all the time when they feel a contract has been violated/broken.

The Stampeders business is football players. Why would it be any different because of "optics"?

And no, they don't "own" him, they own his rights to play football under the agreement of the contract that both parties signed onto.
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Old 10-13-2019, 04:32 PM   #1703
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What?

For who?

I mean...I'm not sure what the issue is here. Businesses file lawsuits, literally, all the time when they feel a contract has been violated/broken.

The Stampeders business is football players. Why would it be any different because of "optics"?

And no, they don't "own" him, they own his rights to play football under the agreement of the contract that both parties signed onto
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In the CFL.
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Old 10-13-2019, 06:42 PM   #1704
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In the CFL.
Would CFL contracts not have clauses that state you can't break contract to go to other leagues? With a possible exemption for the NFL for some star players.
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Old 10-13-2019, 06:53 PM   #1705
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Would CFL contracts not have clauses that state you can't break contract to go to other leagues? With a possible exemption for the NFL for some star players.
Probably? I don't know if this is just a matter of we're not arguing the same thing, but I'm really wondering what the issue is here.

BLM can go play for the XFL if he wants. Having a CFL contract isn't going to stop that, unless the XFL and CFL have an agreement in place not to poach each other's players.

It's a different league, and more importantly a different country. The Stampeders would of course be able to sue him for breach of contract, but it would be a colossal waste of everybody's time and effort. It would also make the CFL look pretty bush league. Actually it would probably hurt the image of the XFL too. But the point is there's nothing stopping him from doing it.

If BLM wants to go to the XFL he would ask the Stampeders for his release, and if they said no, nothing stops him from crossing the border. The Stampeders can't revoke his passport and they certainly can't force him to suit up and play. The most likely scenario if he asked to be released to play in the XFL (and please bear in mind that no point did I say that was likely, all I said was that he would get a look) the Stampeders would allow him to be released. Why would they want to force the guy to play for a team, a league, and in a country he doesn't want to be in. And I'll say it one more time, even if they don't grant his release they have no remedy to prevent him from playing in the XFL unless the Xfl as a league plays ball and agrees not to poach players.
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Old 10-13-2019, 06:58 PM   #1706
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Just to be super crystal clear.. I'm talking about his ability to play in the xfl. Not the advisability, or the likelihood of it.

Keep in mind... Again... I said he'd get a look. A look. Not a contract, not a serious offer. A look.
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Just great.

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Hearing from #CFL sources, on his fourth play in his first game with the #Stamps, LB Marcus Ball tore his ACL.
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Hearing from #CFL sources, on his fourth play in his first game with the #Stamps, LB Marcus Ball tore his ACL.

You know the Football Gods have it planned when stuff like this keeps happening.
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That really sucks for Marcus Ball and that's a tough injury to come back from - Both McManis and Holley have filled in admirably this season, so as long as those guys can stay healthy, I think the Stamps should be okay. Coaching and the golden touch of Huf keeps this team in the hunt year-after-year.
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Old 10-14-2019, 05:16 PM   #1710
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It would really help if Jameer Thurman was to sign back in Calgary for the rest of the season. As far as I know, the Bears cut him and he hasn’t signed elsewhere. Actually the same goes with James Vaughters. Anybody know anything different?

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Old 10-14-2019, 07:11 PM   #1711
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Eagles cut LB Zach Brown, the guy who trash talked Kirk Cousins last week before getting lit up.

The only LB on the Eagles practice roster is Singleton....these are the fabled “how I got my chance stories” out of nowhere. Who knows if he gets promoted or not but my guess is chances are good he will get a shot.
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Eagles cut LB Zach Brown, the guy who trash talked Kirk Cousins last week before getting lit up.

The only LB on the Eagles practice roster is Singleton....these are the fabled “how I got my chance stories” out of nowhere. Who knows if he gets promoted or not but my guess is chances are good he will get a shot.
Would love to see Singleton get a shot.
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It would really help if Jameer Thurman was to sign back in Calgary for the rest of the season. As far as I know, the Bears cut him and he hasn’t signed elsewhere. Actually the same goes with James Vaughters. Anybody know anything different?

Wasn't Vaughters on the sidelines during the Rider's game?
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Wasn't Vaughters on the sidelines during the Rider's game?
Supposedly he was in town. I hope he was talking contract with Huff.
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Supposedly he was in town. I hope he was talking contract with Huff.
Hopefully something is cooking as the Argos have inked former Stamp Shaq Richardson to a contract for the rest of this season.

The Toronto Argonauts have added another NFL castoff.

Shaquille Richardson, 27, last played in the CFL with the Calgary Stampeders in 2017. He was one of the league’s best strong-side linebackers that year, recording 48 tackles, four interceptions, and one sack in 18 games.


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I wonder why didn't the Stamps wouldn't have signed him? Doesn't make a lot of sense that he would go to a team that's running out the string.
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Old 10-15-2019, 02:54 PM   #1717
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I'd say the asking money and the Stamps have plenty of guys at a cheaper rate, SAM has not been a problem.

Wall is starting there. Smith and Amos at HB. Raheem and Tre at corners. Then they have Gilbert, Jerome, Robertson, Moxey who all have played various spots this year.

Wonder if Huff will add anyone though, lotsa cap space and couple places (RB, WR, OL) where an upgrade can help.
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