Wendy’s Friday Night Football
Calgary Stampeders vs. Montreal Alouettes
Fri 7PM ET / 4PM PT on TSN1, TSN3, TSN4 and TSN5
The Als plan to go with their two rookie QBs -- Bridge and Cato -- in the wake of injuries to both Jonathan Crompton and Dan LeFevour in game one. Two newbies against the champs should equate to a lot of growing pains for the home team and a win for the visitors.
Cheering for Calgary because ...well I AM in Calgary visiting my daughter and I DO like the Stamps - except of course when they play the Ticats. They are not looking very good and the Larks are NOT looking , much like the awful team that they were a week ago! :o Mitchell is overthrowing receivers who aren't hauling in catches if they are within reach. Their run D seems to have gone AWOL Larks seem to be moving the ball at will and Giggy is certainly getting a lot more passes tossed his way than he ever did in Hamilton.
And the Larks have just scored again!!!! Stamps are getting the boot put to them by a fourth string QB????? Whoda thunk it?
Stamps had the disadvantage of having no film on Cato (unless they check college which doesn't always translate to the pros) 96% of people (including me) were wrong in their picks for this game. Methinks that the mighty Stamps just might fall a peg or two - no pun intended! Ticats should be moving up - at least on the TSN board. Couldn't believe that they had the Lions and Riders ranked AHEAD of the Ticats a couple of weeks ago.
As for Stampede - we were there a couple of years ago (general admission one day and rodeo tickets on the final day) but didn't arrive in town in time for the parade. It's fun but not sure we'll be going this year. Lots of other things to do so it isn't a priority.
Stamps aren't going to pull out 18 points in under a minute. The Larks may not be as bad a team as many were predicting but at least now there is film to study on Cato who looks like he could beat out Crompton for the starters job.
Not to say that Sam is not a talented player, but you Als people are always quick, most of the time, too quick.
When Tanner Marsh, Josh Neiswander, and then Troy Smith started their first couple of games. They would have noticeable success and then the trumpeting would begin. You guys would be crowning each of them in turn, THE starter. You even had me fooled on Troy. And where are these players now?
I dont for a minute doubt that Sam Giguère will be a prasise worthy contributor in Montreal. But, for Petes sake, give it a few games.
By the way, NA, if you think so highly of him, you should at least spell his name correctly. It's Giguère.