I think one thread will be enough. We can start another one if not!
Currently watching BC beat Calgary - the score is 24-0 with 2 mins to go at the end of the third - in the first (as far as I know) preseason game of the year. Winnipeg plays the Alouettes tomorrow evening.
Off-season changes that I paid any attention to largely involved the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Montreal Alouettes exchanging players in free agency. I have no opinion about the outcome of these trades, because what do I know?
This year, the Alouettes are without Ben Cahoon but with Anthony Calvillo (who is without his thyroid gland, which may or may not have any impact on his awesomeness, I’m hoping for either no impact, or dramatic increase in awesome).
Really, I rely on the rest of you CFL fan Dopers to provide the content for these threads. Have at it!
Yeah, I know that. But they also have a dog mascot, and I can’t really figure out why. It’s not a particularly cowboy-ish dog, and I was in a silly mood when I posted it. Then again, I’m a Habs fan and their mascot is Youppi!.. hardly something that makes sense at first…or any…glance! Though he was adopted from the Expos, so we can blame baseball for that one.
The Ti-Cats pasted the Als last night 57-20. I’m not sure the Als remembered to bring their defense at all. I like the Ti-Cats, though, so it wasn’t too frustrating to watch. That, and the it’sonlythepreseason mantra I kept repeating!
BC beat Saskatchewan, though I paid less attention to that game. Lots of dropped balls by the Riders’ receivers.
Awesome. I knew they played soccer fairly often as a team-builder/warm-up, but perhaps they got confused with the term “football”? Hal Gill was a football quarterback through high school - and was fairly good, apparently. He gave it up for hockey!
One week into the CFL season, and I’m a little surprised at the game outcomes so far. The Als beat the Lions, as I expected, but it was a close game. I think that was the only game that went the way I assumed they would - I thought the Ti-Cats would demolish Winnipeg based on their pre-season game against the Als, and turns out it kind of went the other way. The Argos were better than the Stamps, but I’m surprised anyways that the Stamps lost at home. And I certainly didn’t expect the Roughriders to be mauled by the Eskimos, again, not at home!
You people are terrible at maintaining threads. I go away on vacation and miss a few games, and you guys can’t even muster a few words about your teams? Shame on you!
So…Warren Moon, Brett Favre, Dan Marino and…Anthony Calvillo. The fourth professional quarterback to reach 400 touchdown passes in a career. Calvillo has already beat Damon Allen’s career completions and reached the 70 000 yard mark for passing yards on the first play of tonight’s game. That leaves him somewhere less than 1838 (since he got a few more during the game) shy of Brett Favre, and less than 2381 than Damon Allen’s pro quarterback record. Oh yeah, and a cancer survivor, and husband to one as well.
I am loving being an Alouettes fan right now, if only to be able to truly cheer Calvillo not only because he’s amazing, but because he’s QB on “my team”! The calm and composure during the game, and the execution of his plays is just amazing to watch.
So, what the fuck was up with Edmonton starting 5-0? That just ain’t right. Glad things are being set right!
Saskatchewan being 1-5 going into this weekend’s games is…alarming? But also funny, but that’s 'cause I don’t like them.
Calgary and BC are just about where I expect them to be, as are Hamilton and Toronto.
Fun fact: I was in such serious withdrawl while in Europe on vacation, that I downloaded the TSN CFL ap to get info. Yep, you know you’re a sports fan when… (yes, I also have a Habs ap on my iPod!)
Well, they played well enough for about 7.5 minutes in the 4th last night! Though the fact that it was against the Argos probably makes that loss that much harder, right? That game was hilariously bad on both sides. I loved how often the Rider’s coach was seen tossing his headset onto the ground - I kept expecting to see him jump up and down on it in a fit of rage and smash it to smithereens
Next up: Lions at Esks. Who to cheer for…do I want the Esks to lose a third game in a row, or do I want the Lions to start 1-7 again?