This, is not a good day.
Fans from all teams except Montreal can't know the feeling of this. You can't imagine how painfull it is to have lost the greatest Grey Cup game ever.
This is painfull because that game was a beauty to watch. A heartstopper. A nailbitter. Because we so often switched from disappointment, to euphoria, to rage, to hope and to so many other emotions.
Well, all those must be the reason why it must also be the best feeling in the world to actually be an Eskimos fan this morning.
You don't want to lose such a game. Losing to the same Eskimos in 2003 was not as hard as this one because the game wasn't as magnificient as that of last night.
I believe the Grey Cup game did showcase the two teams that most deserved to be there. They proved it.
I believe no team should have lost this one. After each team scored an overtime touchdown, I couldn't figure out how one of them could lose and the world still be a fair place to live in.
The Alouettes played an amazing game. The Eskimos played juuuuuust a little bit more amazing.
The reason the Alouettes lost is because the Eskimos went a tiny bit further in greatness. That's it. That's all.
I am so sad we lost. But yet, am so proud our league can provide excitement you'll never find anywhere else.
I must now warn you all. If I see anyone blame Calvillo for this loss, I will snap your fingers off. Calvillo made everything. All year long. All the tremendous playcalling, the precise passes, the balance of rushing and passing plays. If I had to blame anyone, I'd point out our defence who couldn't stop the Eskimos on 3rd and 4 in overtime while we were up by a touchdown. But I won't even blame them. Because no one has to be blamed in such a contest.
The Alouettes did not lose that game. The Eskimos won it.
The Alouettes did not failed. The Eskimos earned it.
All of last evening, through the night in my sleep, and still this morning, one image kept playing again and again and again in my head. All I can see when I close my eyes is Dany Macciocia dropping his headset and jumping all over the field in victory while the Alouettes still had a down to go. And I can't stop thinking "I can't believe we lost to such a nimwit".
That is the one thing that keeps some anger inside of me. When I saw him celebrate too early AGAIN, my whole life became centered on seeing the Alouettes connect on a hail mary to see Macciocia crash and burn. I could already picture him on today's front pages, with his arms raised in victory and a title like "A night of celebrations for Montrealers".
Anybody noticed how only one Eskimos player came to congratulate him after the game? Anybody noticed how nobody emptied a Gatorade container on him? Damn donkey. Damn him for making me bitter and frustrated, while I should just be sad, but proud.
I congratulate all the Eskimos players who executed very well. And I congratulate my mighty birds, who took it farther than 98% of people would have imagined.
I will end this rant by calling upon all the naysayers who were unhappy to see Edmonton and Montreal face off again in a Grey Cup game. Sure, you would have loved to see your team in the big game. Who wouldn't? But admit it. This was just the next best thing...
Cheers to every CFL lovers.