Wade Heidt

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  1. One for those die hard Canadian football fans out there.


    Joe Paopao spent the first 6 seasons of his CFL career (1978-83) wearing the orange and brown of the BC Lions.


    Came back in 1989 as an assistant coach.  The Lions' last year in the orange and brown uniforms.


    Came out of retirement for one season to quarterback the Lions in 1990.  Wearing the new predominantly black Lions uniform with silver pants and helmet.  Playing a lot that season, sharing quarterbacking duties with Doug Flutie in Flutie's rookie CFL season.



  2. 37 minutes ago, Wackyriderfan14 said:

    “Calgary is going to have the first new jersey design for the 2020 season. Then the rest will be rolled out across the league, new jersey designs in 2021” - Randy Ambrosie 


    Cool news and super exciting!  I can't wait!

  3. Love these Throwback Thursday posts Johnny!


    Loved the old orange and brown BC Lions look.  Of course was a good change to white helmets with the colour scheme change.  Imagine if they would have changed the black helmets to brown?  Would not have worked.


    Put the Lions back in the orange and brown beauties and I would pretty much love it.  Same colours as the Cleveland Browns but a much different looking uniform.




    This was the uniform of a powerhouse Lions team in the mid-1980s, especially the 1985 Grey Cup Champion team.  Back in the days when huge crowds would gather at the state-of-the-art dome at BC Place (with the air supported roof) while the Canucks could not draw flies to a game.  Crazy how the sporting landscape in Vancouver has changed.


    This logo was also the inspiration for elite provincial champion teams for curling, like you would see on Team BC jackets at the Brier.



  4. I actually like the 1990s royal blue Patriots look better than the current one.


    A least favourite old school uniform for me?  Early 1960s Ottawa Rough Riders.  So busy.  Square design in pant striping.  Shoulder yokes mixed with UCLA stripe design.  Also piping between the digits on the shoulders. 


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    This uniform worn with lightning bolt design on the helmet, which was strange because it really did not mesh with the team nickname/identity.





  5. 11 minutes ago, BringBackTheVet said:


    I'm fine with teams doing a throwback game every year and having a helmet (or cap) for that, but multiple helmets like how colleges do it would be a bad idea.


    Yes, if it is going to happen, NFL needs to restrict it to throwbacks so that we can see the iconic vintage uniforms again for some teams that have not been able to give us this.


    Don't fall to the temptation of having 2 helmets (home and road) that are different colours.  Something many CFL teams did in the last decade before that league switched to their own one shell rule.  The team's traditional helmet colour was the home helmet but a different colour road helmet was introduced  As a CFL fan, I hated it.    

  6. 11 hours ago, squamfan said:

    what rumor about a green jersey?


    Was referring to the rumours about the inverted jersey look for the 4th jerseys as indicated by Icethetics.  If that is would happen, suggesting it opens the door more for the possibility of a green jersey.  I would be all for the Canucks having a green alternate.  However, would want an original design rather than an inverted jersey.



    Besides my earlier suggestion, the Canucks are a team that has a simple answer to what they could wear as the 4th jersey.  It is the 4th uniform they wore this year 3 times for 50th anniversary.  It could just stay around and become the regular 4th uniform.  Think many people would be happy with that.



  7. 3 hours ago, squamfan said:

    canucks should go old school





    It is not a bad jersey and some people might be for this.  A Canucks fan myself, I will pass:


    -Looks too much like the New York Rangers.

    -I would love to have some time seeing the Canucks without script on the upper chest of a jersey.  Had to deal with that from 2007 to last year.  The upper chest script was an ugly pimple on an otherwise great uniform and they have that fixed now.

    -Jersey is associated with WHL Canucks and it does not include Johnny Canuck or a logo at all.  Think there would be interest in having Johnny involved if we are going to harken back to the WHL days.

    -The NHL Canucks have more throwback options to choose from than a team normally should.  We could have a throwback they have not worn yet from the NHL days.  Or possibly, if there decision is to have the inverted jersey look as rumours indicate, we could end up with a green alternate jersey.

  8. 18 minutes ago, schlim said:

    My mockup of a possible Flyers sweater?


    I've always loved their white sweater, and think this could be the best black-dominant jersey the Flyers could ever have, but it'll still take a lot to get used to. It would be horrible if they switch the colors of the logo, I was not a fan of the all orange one they've been using for outdoor and all star games lately.


    Pretty much like the WHL's Medicine Hat Tigers sweater that they have been wearing for decades.  Close to at least 40 years.  A signature look for the Tigers. 



  9. The piece de resistance was the wraparound logo on the helmet.  Bold move by the Riders and a team celebrating its 75th anniversary.  At that time in the CFL, all 9 teams has the centre stripes on the helmets prior to the Riders making the change.


    Was not a fan in 1991 when they ditched the silver pants for green pants.  Going mono-green in 1991 (unfortunately they are in the mono-green today).




    However, was a fan of what they did in 1992.  Brought the silver pants back for just at home and kept the green pants for the road.  I did like that. 

  10. 46 minutes ago, upperV03 said:

    Vancouver is debuting their new secondaries tonight at home against SKC, but going with navy clash shorts because SKC is in their light blue primaries.



    A bit disappointing to promote the team will be wearing their new kit like the Whitecaps did and we do not see it in proper fashion the first time.  We all know this kit has the light blue shorts based on all the promotional material from the team.  Kansas City's shorts look grey.  I guess the shorts don't clash enough?  Maybe they should have waited a home game to debut the new look.

  11. 2 hours ago, monkeypower said:

    Outside of a massive population boost, I think Saskatchewan is at about the highest level it can go in terms of major sports franchises. I guess you could conceivably do AHL, but I don't think the support is there for that.


    You are absolutely right.  If there was support for the AHL to be there we would be hearing about teams considering it.  Saskatchewan is Dub country.  That is what the province knows and loves.  You can see the highest level there is for players in their junior hockey years, rather than minor league pros.  The Pats and the Blades fans can enjoy the longstanding, tense rivalries they have with each other and the other long tenured teams in the WHL (damn you Moose Jaw Warriors!) .  Not sure many fans would be clamouring to go see the Rockford IceHogs when they come into town for a game.

  12. 5 hours ago, GDAWG said:

    This is the funniest tweet I have read all day:



    Most top tier CFL free agents have already either signed with new teams in the CFL or re-signed with their current teams.  A few others have signed futures deals with the NFL.  That tweet is nonsense.  


    This is really funny because if this is from an executive of the XFL, it is plain and simple embarrassing for the league.  CFL free agency started Feb 11.  Why would the XFL wait a week to start looking at CFL free agents?  The big ones have signed.  I'll stay tuned for more chuckles Captain XFL.