Congrats to Jesse on being recognized as the outstanding offensive player of the week. However, Jesse having also taken home the outstanding Canadian made me think:
Its great to acknowledge outstanding performance but doesn't anyone here find it a little belittling that all our individual performance awards come with the "Oh by the way... and the best Canadian was..." as if to suggest that our Canadians need 'special' recognition. If a player excels on the field, he should be recognized regardless of nationality.
I find it belittling because in all of the weekly awards, regular season awards and Grey Cup awards, the league or the CFL covering media feels the need to acknowledge the best Canadian as if to say that Canadians just don't contribute enough to actually earn "the real" MVP honours. So here's a consolation award. You were the best out of all Canadians.
I think they should scrap this. I know it promotes domestic talent as not to get lost amongst the import skilled players, but its just plain belittling.