Monday, November 22, 2010
Boo To Boomer!!
ESPN's Chris Berman is a big CFL fan. He will show a CFL highlight whenever he can---especially come playoff time. It came time for the fastest 3 minutes in football at halftime of the Broncos-Chargers game last night and Berman had some CFL highlights---but not all of them. After going on and on about Toronto and Montreal and showing footage of players like Guy Lafleur and Frank Mahovlich, Boomer then talked about the Alouettes playing for the Grey Cup. One problem---he didn't mention who the Alouettes will be playing or show a highlight of the team the Alouettes will be playing. I think people in the good old US of A deserved to see Cary Koch's touchdown or James Patrick's INT. In the words of the segment that he has helped make popular on Monday Night Football Countdown.....CMON MAN!!!!
Were you at the rally today? Good for you if you were. I loved Premier Wall's line about having a speech but he dropped it and couldn't find it until Jerrell Freeman recovered it.
Ken Miller and Andy Fantuz didn't mince words on Monday. Both came right out and said "many people in the province lost faith" . Of course these people are post under the moniker anonymous or some other clever nickname on message boards. However, as I have found out thanks to a couple of friends of mine, it would appear as if the Stampeder fans (at least some of them) can be just as delusional on their message boards. Bottom line here is many did give up on this football team thinking they could not rebound after the loss to Calgary here and the losses that followed. They shut those people up. Will those people learn? I would like to hope so, but I doubt it.
Here's a question for you and I think I know the answer to this one.....at least I hope so. Both Dwight Anderson and Brandon Browner are free agents. Would you want either of these "exemplary citizens" wearing green next year? What would your reaction be if the Riders put out a release seeing one or both had signed. As I said, I think I know the answer from many of you.
I said Chris Getzlaf would have a big game against Calgary and for once, I hit that one. Here's another one. The MVP of the 98th Grey Cup will be Weston Dressler.
I'm not a big fan of his, but the more I see him this year, the more I think Phillip Rivers might be the best quarterback in the NFL right now. He would be putting up some sickening numbers if he actually had some top-notch receivers to throw to.
Who's the better Canadian born first baseman? Joey Votto or Justin Morneau. I was shocked to see Votto win the National League MVP. It wasn't because of the season he had, it was just because I thought someone like an Albert Pujols would be a shoo-in because of his name.
Will Cory Boyd be back in the CFL next year. If he is and Toronto finds a quarterback, I will say Montreal's reign atop the East will be over. Winnipeg will be much better, Toronto will be better and Hamilton will take another step up in 11.
Sportsnet's Perry Lefko has some "interesting" rumours in his latest column. Amongst his little tidbits are that CFL commish Marc Cohon will step down after the 2012 Grey Cup, the Argos may pursue Jeff Garcia and Richie Hall will end up in Hamilton.
Where has Wayne Gretzky gone? He just seems to have disappeared has he not?
"The Miz" gets the belt on RAW?? I don't understand that one.
Why is Monday so far from Friday, but Friday so close to Monday?