One of my best memories of Dieter Brock was watching him a day after he got out of hospital from back spasms as he launched 50+ yard bombs into the teeth of a howling wind at Exhibition Stadium in front of almost 55,000 fans (about 15,000 - 20,000 from Hamilton) in the1983 Eastern final against Condredge Holloway and the Argos. My Cats lost one of the best Eastern Finals ever played - a game in which Brock was amazing.
Tomorrow I'll make my first visit for a football game on the site of that game since the late 80's - as I head into TO to cheer on my Cats at BMO Field.
Things happen , not everybody lived their life perfectly like you !
Lets talk about Rider fans booing Ron Lancaster off the field in his last game in Regina !!! Way to send a legend out the right way :thup:
I remember Dieter winning the MOP award in 1980 and 1981.
The more commonly held view these days is that Warren Moon was hands down the best player in the league during the six years he played here. In actual fact, for three of those years another QB won the MOP award (Holloway too) before Moon finally got his first one in his last season (1983). And for his first couple of seasons, he wasn't even the starting QB on his own team.
But Moon was a great player who played on some great teams. I wonder how the Esks dynasty would have fared - or the Bombers - had there been a Moon-for-Brock trade in the late 1970s?