I sat here and beaked about the NFL overtime system last night and how it needs an overhaul and should be something like the CFL. Upon further review, the CFL needs to overhaul its system too.
The Ti-Cats and Argos went to extra time last night, but each team starts at the 35 yard line. They are already in field goal position when they get the ball. I don't know about you, but I would see nothing wrong with the team taking possession at midfield or even their own 45 yard line. Make them get a couple of first downs before they decide on kicking the field goal. Make it tougher to score in the overtime. Yeah, you want to get the game done quickly and I understand that, but make it a little tougher on the offences instead of basically coming out and kicking a field goal right away because they can. By the way, Toronto won the game 25-22.
Was that the University of Alabama on the Commonwealth grass last night. The Stampeders helmets looked a lot like Alabama's as both teams went retro. Both teams also tried to duplicate their last game in Edmonton as this one was a lot better than Monday's with the Stampeders prevailing in the end by a score of 35-34. Edmonton really blew this one as they were up 13 in the 4th. Take nothing away from Henry Burris though as he remained composed throughout. By the way, the West nominee for MOP right now---Jermaine Copeland.
Has Jason Clermont pulled one over on everyone? Jason twittered that he was going to be a healthy scratch for Sunday's game in Winnipeg. However, the roster that was e-mailed to me shows Clermont backing up Chris Getzlaf in the slot with the only change from the Labour Day Classic being Neal Hughes coming on for Johnny Quinn. I guess we will find out Sunday just what is happening and if indeed Jason is one up on all the reporters. If you can't trust Twitter, what can you trust now?
Tough one for the Rams. They lose 10-9 in the last minute to the Huskies in Saskatoon. I didn't hear the game, but it sounded like a defensive struggle with the U of S getting their act together in the end as they get the winning touchdown with just over a minute to go.
So Pepsi wants Canadians to deliver some kind of sporting anthem that will hopefully be used at the Vancouver Olympics. I'll be interested to see how this turns out.
Michael Jordan had a great quote on Friday just hours before being put in the Basketball Hall of Fame. The greatest player to ever play the game was asked about who is the next Michael Jordan. His answer --Don't be in such a rush to find the next Michael Jordan because there never will be another Michael Jordan. Love that!