The CFL lost one of its legends when Hall of Famer Ron Lancaster died on Wednesday night.
The former star quarterback and coach was diagnosed with lung cancer in early August and had been undergoing radiation and chemotherapy to treat the disease.
He had been working as a colour analyst on Hamilton Tiger-Cats radio broadcasts this season before receiving the diagnosis.
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What are your memories of Ron Lancaster?
He was great with all the teams he worked for.
we will Miss you Ron
PB, 2008-09-18 16:05:25
The CFL will never be the same without Ron.
kneeguy, 2008-09-18 15:55:14
Brad Mill, 2008-09-18 15:06:17
Sue, 2008-09-18 14:53:06
My condolensce to the family.
Richard Renaud, 2008-09-18 14:28:38
That he eventually lost out to Jackson in 1962 was due only to the fact the latter was Canadian and so freed up an import roster spot to another position.
I don't recall the exact year, but I do remember a memorable two-game total point playoff with Eagle Day and the Calgary Stampeders when, in the first game in Calgary, they got whomped by something like 30 points. For the second game, figured to be a foregone conclusion, the crowd was sparse at snowy Taylor Field. But Ronnie started throwing and the lead began to disappear and by half-time I remember the TV crew showing a long line of cars arriving at the stadium in time for the 2nd half. The Riders won the total point by a score something like 42 to 40. I wish I could recall exactly, but that's a long time ago.
Rest in Peace, Ronnie.
George O'Leary, 2008-09-18 14:10:18