Saturday was a tale of two opening offensive drives.
In Toronto, the Argonauts quickly made their way up BMO Field, with Chad Kelly positioning his team at the Montreal Alouettes’ seven-yard line. As he lined up for his fifth play of the drive a touchdown felt imminent, in key with the way that the vast majority of the Argos’ games had gone this year, a canvas filled with 16 masterful strokes.
“The Bombers head back to the league’s biggest stage once again and they know what time it is.”
“Looking back on it, teaching everyone on the team how to tell time was nearly as valuable as teaching them which end of the cow the poop comes out.” Coach O’Shea said while scraping a shoe with his watch.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers remind me of the Pittsburgh Steelers during their glory days in the decade of the “seventies” This Bomber team is hungry and is itching to rebound from last year’s heartbreaking loss to my hometown Argos in the final 3 minutes. The final score could of been a 18 point difference if you subtract the Hail Mary. A truly gritty effort by the injured Lions quarterback Vernon Adams who spent the game running for his Life.
I know this one hurst for you out in Toronto, just like it did for us Blue Bomber fans last year but sometimes the worst thing a team can do is breeze through a season without any resistance. So many times I’d suggest that its often the battle tested team that comes out on top in a big game. I, personally was concerned in last years Grey Cup when so many of the media was calling for Winnipeg to threepeat. I’m sure that was on the Bombers minds to focus on getting another chance. Rosters always change in pro sports but I’m sure Toronto will be one of those top teams again next year and certainly will be fueled by the sting of this one.
I’ve said it before & I’ll say it again. When it comes to playoffs it’s a 50-50 proposition & that has played out for a decade. The Argos, Edm & New England are the only professional teams in both leagues to have won 16 games - none of them hold a title. Unexpected - sure. But behind every cloud… you give me 11 pt odds on anyone & I’ll gladly take that bet any time. It’s not all bad.
I have learned from a young age that there is “Only one Winner in Team sports” Wide World of sports always said-The Thrill of Victory and The Agony of Defeat. I am never upset at the outcome of a sporting event as a player, coach or fan-Been there and Done That. The Sun will always rise the next Day.
I don’t live in California. As a matter of fact, every home stadium in the CFL East is SOUTH of where I live.
" Lalaland emerged as a slang term in the 1960s. It apparently comes from la-la as an imitation for the sound of someone who’s “crazy,” and land imagines a fictional, far-off place one goes to in such a state."
You don’t have to be from California to be delusional.
Ah. You’ve given us a riddle to solve you clever US based CFL fan.
So “every home stadium in the CFL East is SOUTH of where (you) live”… Are you currently residing somewhere in Alaska? If you’re in Minnesota would you be anywhere near that geographical blunder known as ‘The Angle’? Might you be posting to this thread while in orbit aboard the Space Station as the official CFL mission advisor?
A little more geographical info: Ottawa’s stadium is about four miles further south, BMO Field is approximately the same latitude as Rochester, MN, and Tim Horton’s field is all the way down in Iowegian latitudes.
Yeah, I know. We also refer to the Left Coast (BC) the same way. You have another type of “crazy” nearby in Fargo. Loved the movie, loved the show. Minnesota has a lot of Norwegians as well. Interesting culture. My Investment guy is from Norway. Great guy. Not too many young guys I know that name their son Olaf.