Edmonton played a good game and deserved the W, BC didnt have their A game,and it showed. The Eskimos found their running game and full marks to them for rebounding after a horrible game last week. I do agree with Piggy, however , that the grass played a factor in the win, Simon had a sure touchdown if he did not slip, and that may have affected the outcome of the game. The big suprise in this game was Montford. All the Rider fans wanted him, but he takes a stupid penalty and gets himself DQed, I hope all the fans that wanted Sask to sign him were watching his antics.
On the natural grass/turf debate, a few years ago I would have definitely sided with the natural grass side. But now the technology has come along where field turf has surpassed natural grass. Field turf would have kept the surface less slippery and let the players show their football skills and not how well they can keep their traction.
And someone must agree with me because I've read reports (in the leader post) that Edmonton is 50/50 on replacing the grass with field turf.
And 20 of the 32 NFL teams disagree with you, as they CHOOSE to have natural grass as their playing surface. Do you seriously think that any of these 20 NFL teams choose natural grass because they can't afford to replace it with some sort of turf? Come on, get serious. Natural grass is the surface of choice in the most elite (not most entertaining) football league in the world. At a minimum, calling grass a joke surface to play football on is ignorant.
The conditions are SUPPOSED to play a factor in a football game. If the argument against grass is that if it rains, the grass can be a factor in the game, then long before we replace the grass at Commonwealth, the CFL should suspend operations until all CFL cities have built domed stadiums. Do you not think the wind at Mosaic Stadium in Regina can play a major factor in the game? Do you not think a minus 15 degree Celcius November day, plus windchill, on the prairies can play a factor in the game? What about when it snows during the playoffs? Successful football teams find ways to overcome the elements. Losing football teams find a way to blame the elements on their losses.
Yea, you're right. It's a good thing you didn't sign Montford cause he took a penatly and got ejected. What a waste of money signing him would have been. Montford is just the next Buris. A guy who wants nothing to do with Regina and the Riders. Don't get down on him for that.