Just got back from the game and watching highlights on the tv. The scoring was almost the opposite of the last home game against the Ti-Cats, where the Riders won on Luca Congi’s foot. This time, he never stepped on the field: 5 touchdowns and one safety surrendered by the Lions for a score of 37 to 13.
Observed on the way to Taylor Field: an SUV with a vanity licence plate: “SK RDERS”. Not unusual to see in Regina en route to a Riders game? Well, they were Ohio plates…
You know how NHL '11 (the video game) is going to have the CHL included as playable teams? I think it would be awesome if the CFL could get the NFL/Madden football videogames to include the CFL as a side-league as well. Different game and different rules, but I think it could work as a “side quest” kind of thing, and it would be great advertising.
Hamilton is kind of destroying the Bombers in the first half right now. Going to be interesting to see what the Bombers do in the second!
The Riders really did suck on Saturday, didn’t they? Not as badly as the Lions sucked in their game, but still…losing to the Eskimos (by blowing a 14 point lead) is kind of sad! Of course, I was cheering for the Eskimos in that game because I kind of dislike Durant and I like to watch him fumble and get intercepted!
The Alouettes will be playing without Calvillo this week - Chris Leak will get his first CFL start since Calvillo has a bruised sternum. I nearly panicked watching him on the field, and then unable to walk off after that hit! I hope he’s back next week, but I also hope Leak does well and doesn’t underestimate the Lions, even as badly as they have been playing.
I’m going to miss this weekend’s games since I’ll be camping with friends.
And the Ti-Cats saga continues, with a new site at Aberdeen and Longwood being proposed. I like that suggestion - I hope that one works out!
I’m watching the Calgary-Edmonton Labour Day game, and Calgary is absolutely destroying Edmonton. Burris has thrown three TD passes, and Calgary has picked up 21 points on turnovers. Current score: Calgary 52, Edmonton 5; with 1:33 left in the fourth quarter.
I apologize, I couldn’t resist the South Park reference and the fact that two teams in a REAL football league existed simultaneously with the same (somewhat silly) name is just…funny to me. And probably only me. No offense intended.
Well, I watched the Bombers lose the Labour Day Classic yesterday. Again. The Riders were indeed the better team.
Once again, it appears the Bombers are in a “rebuilding” year. Of course, for the third season in a row, there’s a new coaching administration and a new QB(s) Buck “Glass” Pierce is back in sick bay - probably for the rest of the season. Long live Jyles.
Because there are teams as pathetic as we are, there’s still hope for the playoffs.
I’ve been getting some strange sense of satisfaction watching Edmonton lose this year. And BC - though I did enjoy seeing Montreal go down this week. Misery loves company.
Hope to be watching the Riders having a rough game next week.
So, after all my gloating last year about the lopsided score in the Banjo Bowl, I have to admit that the Bombers totally outclassed the Riders in last week’s BB (I meant to post earlier, but I was [del]hanging my head in shame[/del] err… busy, yes, that’s it, I was busy). An average of scoring one point per half is not the hallmark of a championship team.
However, the Riders redeemed themselves this week, beating the Stamps in overtime, having come from behind. Still in second place, but one more match-up to come with the Stamps, and it’s at Taylor Field…
Sorry to hear that Nik Lewis has re-injured his knee. It looked odd when he went down without being hit on the final play in overtime - there were jokes that he’d tripped over the Riders logo. Turns out it’s more serious - he was stretching to catch Burris’ pass, and the knee just gave out. Initial reports were that he was out for the season, but later reports are more optimistic. I hate to see a player go down on something like that when they’re playing well.
I didn’t get to watch the Bombers-Als game, and I hear it was poorly officiated, but I’m happy 'cause my team won and I’m getting a kick out of the rather rabid rants on newspaper/TSN comment boards from Bomber fans…one guy had something about the CFL commissioner wanting full control of who would win the Grey Cup, kind of like Hitler controlled everything in Germany, and that there’s a special place in hell for people like that. It’s awesome! I wish I could remember where I read it!
Did anyone watch the [del]Touchdown[/del]Turnover Atlantic game between the Argos and the Eskimos? It was such a wonderful comedy of errors, with a bazillion interceptions, the complete inability to score by either team (the Esks kept getting touchdowns called back because they suck). By the end of it, I was pretty convinced that the Argos should have put me in to replace Lemon…at least I know that you’re supposed to throw the ball to the guys wearing the same colour shirt as you! We also concluded that Ricky Ray is kind of retarded…it doesn’t matter whether anyone is open, he throws the ball anyways.