Final Release (2007/42)
April 30, 2007
(Vancouver) Perhaps it’s Darren Flutie’s game-winning touchdown catch versus the Calgary Stampeders in the 1994 West Division Championship. Maybe it’s Pete Ohler to Jim Carphin for an eight-yard TD pass off a fumbled field goal attempt helping to turn potential disaster into a solid 20-1 first half edge in the Lions’ first-ever Grey Cup win in 1964. Is it the Lions’ defence stopping Montreal's 2-point convert attempt late in the game to preserve a 28-26 Grey Cup win in 2000? Maybe it’s Javier Glatt’s forced fumble late in last season’s championship win, or is it Lui Passaglia’s game winning field goal in the 1994 Grey Cup?
Whatever the year and whatever the play, Leos fans will have their say as they nominate and ultimately vote on the Lions’ all-time greatest play starting Tuesday, May 1st on bclions.com.
“For more than 53 years, Lions football has been part of the sporting fabric of this great province and there are dozens and dozens of plays that have marked the club’s place in CFL history,? said Lions’ president and CEO, Bob Ackles. “Narrowing the field to just one play will be a fun and unique way for generations of Lions fans to come together.?
Beginning May 1st, fans can log onto bclions.com to submit their all-time greatest play and then discuss their nominations through the Forums area under Fanzone. The nomination phase will close on Monday, May 21st.
Voting begins Monday, June 4th with clips of the top nominated plays available for viewing on bclions.com. Fans can then vote for their all-time play until Monday, June 25th with the winning play to be featured on bclions.com and announced during the TEAM 1040’s radio broadcast of Lions’ first regular season game in Toronto on June 28th.
All valid entries to the club’s initial selection process in May will be automatically entered to win a game experience package including tickets to the club’s home opener versus Edmonton on July 6th and pre-game sideline passes.
I can think of a few to talk about...What about you?