BC Lions Schedule in 2014
The BC Lions are ready to take to the field this season to play against some of the best
teams in the Canadian Football League. The Lions have a nice collection of players that are looking to make their mark on
the rest of the CFL. The Lions play in the West Division and are coming off a 2013 season in which the team was able to make
the playoffs. The Lions barely lost out to the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the postseason, and the Roughriders were able to
make a run all the way through the postseason to a Grey Cup victory. The Lions will be faced with a bevy of tough matchups
this season, and they'll need their most loyal fans on hand to cheer them on to victory. The action will be thrilling at BC
Place Stadium yet again this season, and you can be there in person to witness it live and in person.
The Lions will
most definitely be looking forward to their August 24th matchup with the Roughriders. The Roughrider were able to squeak out
a four-point victory against BC last postseason, and the Lions have not forgotten how close they were to beating the eventual
champions. This game is sure to see the stands at BC Place Stadium packed to the brim, and for good reason. The Lions would
love to secure s huge victory against a top team in front of their home crowd.
The Lions will close out their home schedule
this season on November 7th when the Calgary Stampeders come to town. Calgary posted the best record in the West Division
last season and should be a formidable opponent yet again in 2014. The Lions would love to close out their home stand with
a win against one of the best teams in the division. Make sure to check out the rest of the Lions schedule as well.
BC Lions History
The BC Lions are the oldest professional sports team in Vancouver, having played every year
since 1954, but are the youngest in the CFL. Also known as the Leos, the Lions quickly established themselves as one of the
top teams in the league, and won their first Grey Cup in 1964. All together the Lions have won six Grey Cup Championships,
the most recent in 2011, and have appeared in the game nine times. In 1994 the team became the first Western Conference team
to win the Grey Cup at home, a feat which they also accomplished in 2011, and which has only been duplicated by Saskatchewan,
who did it in the 2013 season. The Lions have retired eight numbers, those of Lui Passaglia, Willie Fleming, Joe Kapp, Jim
Young, Byron Bailey, Al Wilson, Jamie Taras and Norm Fieldgate. Another notable former BC Lion is former quarterback Doug
Flutie, who went on not only to be named to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and the 50th Anniversary Dream Team, but also
to considerable success in the NFL.
Football fans in general are some of the most passionate
sports fans around, but nothing quite matches the fanaticism surrounding arena league football, and BC Lions fans are certainly
some of the most dedicated and vociferous fans in the entire CFL. On game day at BC Place Stadium, the fans file in and take
their seats when the cheering and chanting begins. As the clock winds down closer and closer to the opening kickoff the crowd
works itself into a frenzy. Finally both teams are ready for kick off and the excitement really begins. Thunderous, bone rattling
hits, incredible displays of speed and agility, powerful runs, and tremendous passes and catches set the arena on fire for
the following four quarters of world class arena league football. By the time the final whistle blows your voice is hoarse
and your palms are stinging from clapping and giving high fives and you will already be planning a return trip.
Who is currently the head coach of the BC Lions?
The answer is Mike Benevides, and the organization
is hoping that he can lead this Lions team to the playoffs, and even the Grey Cup.
BC Lions Fans
Lions always give it their all when they hit the field, and their effort over the years has earned them a loyal group of fans
that always show up in big numbers for home games. Each season the Lions are faced with some tough matchups at BC Place Stadium,
and this year will be no different. With a raucous crowd in attendance the Lions stand a better chance to take down their
fiercest opponents. The fans of the Lions make for a great time at the game, and you can be a part of it this season. Head
out to BC Place Stadium for a game and soon enough you'll find that you're a Lions fan.