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Courtesy of Rob Cote

Dec. 22, 2020 | George Johnson

My First Home: Rob Cote, Calgary Stampeders great and two-time Grey Cup champion

At the opening of training camp in June 2012, even though he was already five years into his tenure with the Calgary Stampeders, Rob Cote felt anything but secure.

"So, a very stressful time to be doing anything else but concentrating on football,'' said the Cochrane-born fullback. "Especially to be making a huge financial decision like buying a house.

Courtesy of the Calgary Stampeders

Dec. 02, 2020 | George Johnson

My First Home: George Hopkins, Calgary Stampeders equipment manager

Seasons come and go. From week to week, let alone summer to summer, the nameplates on the back of those familiar red jerseys are in a constant state of flux. The only predictable aspect of professional sports, of course, is its utter unpredictability.

One variable, however, has been an unshakeable constant for the Calgary Stampeders dating all the way back to 1972: equipment manager George Hopkins, or Geo, as anyone who spends the slightest amount of time in or around McMahon Stadium calls him.


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