The Bombers are a much improved team compared to their dismal season last year but are they that good or am I over-estimating the talent the Lions have?
I went to the game yesterday and there was no tenacity except for one particular play that brought the Lions' bench and the fans to their feet. When Glenn is off he is really…really…off. Gag, the game was painful to watch.
At one point QB Beck was tossed into the game only to get pummelled by a fired-up Peg D.
How does this sort of thing happen? How does a team blow out another team like the Lions did to the Als last week and then one week later not be able to put anything together? The Lions looked like they were not sure about what they should do. I rarely leave a game early… rarely! I left last night with about 9 minutes remaining. You just knew that it was not going to be one of those nights where the team would eventually break through and turn the game around.
I'm always hoping the Lions win their games and when they don't, but it is a good hard and well played game, I'm disappointed but I feel I got my money's worth and was entertained.
On this occasion the Lions did not deliver. All I can say is…."Lions if you are going to lose, make it a respectable loss for goodness sake!"
Winnipeg owned the Lions last night!
By the way, the next time the media interviews a Lions player they did to choose someone other than Harris. When asked for his thoughts on the game? "We just didn't make plays." Duh. 25,000 people could see that! Come Andrew, come out with something a little more original.
On a side note…..
It was nice to honour Geroy Simon and the crowd showed its appreciation with a standing ovation. It was well deserved. I noticed that while Geroy was still giving his acceptance speech, Lions PK Paul McCallum was walking out onto the field and setting up his equipment to practice a few FGs as he generally does before the half-time is over. In fact McCallum started practising before Simon left the field. I thought this was tacky and disrespectful. I know McCallum wanted to take a couple of practise kicks but at least wait until the man of the hour has left the podium!