One of the great things about the CFL is there are fewer teams than other sports leagues, and thus you can get to know the personalities of the coaches and many of the players…my take on the coaches:
You have Danny Barrett, who, but for the five game losing skid, looks like a guy who really genuinely enjoys what he’s doing (mind you a five game losing skid would dampen the spirit of anyone);
Then you have calm and cool guys who display little emotion on the sidelines, like Wally Buono, Maciocia, Daley, and Higgins (although for Ned Flanders, his lack of demonstrable emotion might be less control of emotions and rather stunned confusion about the two point convert rule, since he still doesn’t seem to have a clue about how that is supposed to work).
Paopao shows emotion sometimes, Pinball is, of course, Pinball, and that leaves two extremes:
Marshall in Hamilton…certainly a man who passionately cares about what is going on. I love to see his colourful displays of emotion on the sidelines, but someone should get him a valium and tell him “calm down, it’s just a GAME”, before he has a heart attack.
Matthews in Montreal…usually just stands there looking like an arrogant s.o.b…oh wait, that’s because he IS. Mind you, with his record, he’s entitled.