I don't think I have seen the Riders put in a more putrid display offensively since Danny Barrett coached this team. WTF? When Wes Cates went into the endzone to make it 14-0 in the first quarter, I don't think anyone thought that was it as far as points for this team goes. They were horrid. Cates even told Carm Carteri after the game that no one deserved a game star after that outing. Did they take the Eskimos too lightly? Ken Miller says they didn't, but you know everyone is saying they did today. This was just beyond comprehension. Darian Durant wasn't on the same page as his receivers. His deep balls weren't connecting. He threw 2 bad INT's...I'll give him a pardon on the one that went off Rodriguez's hands. Cates dropped a ball at the end of the game and missed a couple of blocks. It was baffling to watch and it was agonizing to watch. I knew that somehow Edmonton would pull this one out and they did. The thing is they were brutal too. It might have been one of the worst CFL games I have ever seen. If fans were upset after the Calgary loss, I can only imagine what its like after this one. I didn't even listen to Michael Ball and John Lynch because even though I;m sure it was entertaining, I didn't want to hear what some of the mouthbreathers had to say. I'm guessing Rod can't wait for Monday's edition of the Sportscage. Do you think it will be humming? I'm guessing Jamie Nye can't wait either. An effort like that makes the job of sports talk radio hosts SO much easier. It will be interesting to hear what is said when the team lands at the airport.
If there was any good news on Saturday, it was the fact BJ Penn got beat by Frankie Edgar at UFC 118. Edgar dominated the whiny little (rhymes with my first name) that is Penn. It looks good on him. Randy Couture also did a lot for MMA as he sent a message to James Toney and other boxers looking to enter the octagon. Couture destroyed Toney in their much-talked about match as he choked him out three minutes in. He owned Toney almost right from the get-go. I don't even know if Toney got a good punch in.
One other fight of note, Nate Diaz pummelled Marcus Davis. I don't know what was uglier on this Saturday, Davis' face when it was over or the Riders offence.
Brandon Morrow was an outstanding pickup by Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos. If Morrow stays healthy, he might win 15-20 next year. His last month has been a definite break-through moment.
Those that thought Tiger were back are back-tracking. Tiger has shown us that he is no better than everyone else on Tour right now. He has the ability to shoot a low number one day, but it seems he can't back it up with another one. At least not right now.
I hate giving them credit, but I have to when they make good moves. I like the Leafs signing of Clarke McArthur. Slowly, but surely Brian Burke is putting together a good group of gritty forwards.
By looking at the forecast Sunday, are we sure its not going to snow?
The Thunder are home to the Colts at Mosaic on Sunday. Game time is 1. With the Thunder being a threat to perhaps be the PFC champs this year, will this translate into bigger crowds for the team. I'm guessing the weather will keep many away. I've always said that there aren't football fans in this province, just Rider fans. If we were as rabid a football fan as some believe, we would have bigger crowds for the Thunder, the Hilltops, the Huskies, the Rams and high school ball.
Lebanon beat Canada at the World Basketball Championships. Lebanon??? A war-torn country is beating us in basketball. Oy vay! Perhaps our national soccer program isn't the only program that is in need of a complete overhaul or something. Lebanon??!!