This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.cfl.ca/2021/12/12/nic-demski-named-gc108-valuable-canadian/
Had to dig deep for a Canadian when the most valuable has only 27 yds in receptions. The one big gain for the TD was 19 so basically one play.
Some day they will recognize a lineman for that award
Harris might have had a nod even though he wasn't as dominant as usual he was closing in on 100 and getting stronger at the end .
Yeah... Jake Thomas had 4 tackles and a sack. We only had three sacks on the day and he had 33% of them.
I'm okay with Nic Demski getting the hardware though.
Definitely arguable. Demski did little but my guess is they awarded it to him for the one excellent move he made to score a big TD.
Timing is everything if that's why they gave it to him .
I am okay with it but there were others that may have had a more over all impact .
Demski's TD was monumental in securing this victory, & do we need to heap more hardware on Harris? I agree with the choice, we need to spread the awards around some.
A well recognized fact is that linemen are never well recognized. Sad but true.
Basically the game enabling TD. Nice dive. Most of Demski's pass intents were broken up or dropped. Most of his runs ended up for losses.
Mr. Harris almost plugged & chipped his way to 100 yds. But Zorro never used him as a receiver which is unusual.
I just think the CFL was tired of giving Harris all the awards!
Wolitarsky made a couple of big catches and would have been just as worthy.
Could have given Darvin Adams the game MOP just as easily as Collaros. Castillo was the hero.
Assuming they will all be back
I would have leaned for either Adams or Castillo as MVP. Probably Castillo as a 47 yarder with the game on the line is no chip shot, backing wind or not. Cool as a cucumber he was.
Psst... you have to be Canadian to win the most valuable Canadian award. Wolitarsky is American
By gum , you're right. A Canadian mother, but really an American in all ways that count. Thanks for teaching me my daily factoid.
Another reason to scrap the silly rule.
He also had a Canadian dog once I am told, travelled to the Yukon and was born on a very cold day, all of which make him Canadian for CFL purposes.
Who was the Most Valuable American?
I really don't have much of a problem classing him as a Canadian, he does have citizenship after all, but do I want this award to go to someone who was born, raised, & went to school in the USA? No. Did he even step foot in Canada before he came here to play?
I’m not disputing that specifically, just the ever changing arbitrary and unnecessary Canadian rule in general.
The sponsor who likes the CFL demo with a huge sponsorship of the Grey Cup with Twisted Tea Co out of Boston the maker of Samuel Adams .