Maas' Heart in Edmonton?

When Maas first came here he talk about how great Edmonton is and that his wife and child would be staying there because of his wife's business. At the time I thought this my be a problem just because Maas seems to be a real family man and the separation could be difficult.

Now I read that after last weeks game the coach from Edmonton calls Maas to offer support, guidance, advice etc. As a friends I can understand that, yet he is still the coach of an opposing team.

All this continual contact with Edmonton must be in the back of Maas' mind how much he liked it there and what is still there for him. Is his head and heart in Hamilton?

this has nothing to do with anything...Maas is a team player and will play hard no matter what team he is on, im sure tons of players liked one team better than another, but they know that each and every week they have to give it their all because thats what they are getting paid to do

Players often keep connection to friends on other teams, particularly ones they have played on before. I have no problems at all with that.

I'm sure given last night's disaster in BC, Maas will return the favour in the intervening 17 days. Quite a long break for the Eskimos to have that disappointment sticking in their collective craw.

Oski Wee Wee,

I understand players stay in contact with players from other teams, I have no problem with that myself. I was just making some points that Maas’ problem may be separation from his family for the first time. I am sure he will work it out if this is a problem. However I do see a problem with the coach of another team contacting a player. Does it boarder on tampering?

I don't think so. Certainly not in this case. Maas will be here for a good long while with a change in regime, IMHO, so any tampering idea is hooey.

Jason Maas is still good friends with D.M.the coach he won a Grey Cup with in Edmonton,is this tampering?

No,players last longer on teams than coaches do anyways ,not that it matters.

What I find more of a concern is the buddy buddy relationship that some Argos and Ti-Cats have .
They live near each other and train together and share a few pops! ,I can't stand that! :thdn:

We all knew Jason leaving his family wasn't a great idea,if you have ever done that for long periods of time you'd know just how difficult it is and how miserable you can become.

I've worked in another country away from my wife for months in my last job.I no longer have that job for that reason,it's insane.

What I find more of a concern is the buddy buddy relationship that some Argos and Ti-Cats have . They live near each other and train together and share a few pops! ,I can't stand that!
Let's not lose sight of the fact that football is a sport ... a game, not an international crisis where lives are at stake. It is played by athletes who have relatively normal lives after the season ends.

Players are traded and exchanged from one team to another all the time. Friendships develop. There is nothing wrong with players fraternizing as long as the team they represent comes first at gametime.

As an aside, I have a number of friends in Toronto and Montreal. We have a great time together whenever we meet socially. When game time arrives we don our respective team colours and the fur flies, but when the game ends, the friendships continue.

Would you expect any less from the athletes themselves?