"Leading the East All-Stars is Montreal Alouettes veteran quarterback and four time CFL All-Star Anthony Calvillo. The Alouettes had nine players chosen to the East All-Star squad this season. The Toronto Argonauts had seven selections to the East team including dynamic playmakers Cory Boyd and Chad Owens. Winnipeg also had seven players chosen to the team including the CFL’s rushing leader Fred Reid and defensive end Phillip Hunt who led the league in sacks. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats had four selections to the team led by versatile linebacker and defensive standout Markeith Knowlton."
Thats rediculious. 4 All-Stars with a second place team? Sure sounds like a bunch of politics. Its time for Glenn and company to step up and show whoever does the voting that the cats are for real!
Go Cats Go!!
What really stands out to me is how in the world Eiben gets a spot in the linebacking corps over Jamal Johnson. No argument with Knowlton and Cox, both well-deserving of the honours, but how does Eiben get the nod over Johnson?
So aside from Johnson, who else SHOULD have gotten an all star nod? (other recievers...nope. DBs...nope. Defensive line...worked as a unit and shared sacks and such...)
If he got one, we are at 5...did we still get 'the pickle'?
Honestly, I only see that one as a snub, and a marginal snub at that. Admittedly, I don't know enough about Oline play to say anyone other than Hage should have been selected, but I'm sure there is more to it than just the number of sacks allowed.
Teams win championships. Individuals get all star votes.