I need some people who were sitting in the north stands to help me clarify that I indeed saw what I thought I saw on that first Winnipeg touchdown.
I thought I saw #94 Khari Long being thrown down by one Winnipeg player and then #60 Ibrahim Khan grabs him by the front of the shirt, slams him a few time, and if I am not mistaken, gives him a hand smack to the helmut. I thought for sure a fight was going to breakout and that a flag would be thrown, but that didn't happen. It seems that the officials were watching the pass Bishop was throwing for that first Winnipeg TD.
I have been able to verify some of what I saw on TSN's Video on demand, here:[url=http://watch.tsn.ca/cfl-games-on-demand/week-15-blue-bombers-vs-tiger-cats/#clip222943]http://watch.tsn.ca/cfl-games-on-demand ... clip222943[/url]
Go the 6:16 mark and watch the play, it is the play following the one where Bishop had that borderline fumble. As the play develops, watch Ticat #94, he is pulled down by I believe #65 Donnelly, and then #60 Ibrahim jumps on top of him, you can see that at the top left of the screen for a secord or so. What I need clarified is what happened after that, as I am sure it should have been a 15 yard major foul...
...which would have brought the ball back...forcing Winnipeg to punt 3rd and long...leaving the score at 0-0.
Not saying the refs are to blame for that debacle of a game, but, momentum is a huge factor in the CFL.