Heading into the Labour Day weekend, I think it's time to put away all the negative vibes coming out of the Bomber camp and just focus on the fun things. Here's one: is it my imagination or are the place kickers around the league having a really big year so far? I could be wrong, but I think that the all-time leading percentage guy is Sandro DeAngelis with 83 per cent, or something like that.
But so far this year there are at least five kickers who are booting way above that, including Noel Prefontaine with a wicked 94 per cent average, and even Sean Whyte over in BC has done a commendable job of replacing the injured Paul McCAllum.
It just "feels" to me like every game I've watched so far there have been longish field goals coming in groups of 2, 3, and even 4 from beyond the 45-yard line. This is great stuff, especially when it seemed like there was a stretch of years when nobody was attempting anything beyond the 40 because all the teams were basically petrified of the kick returners in the league.
Let's forget about the hammerheads running my beloved Bombers this year, and get back to good stuff happening around the league.
Here's another one: is anybody better than Anthony Calvillo at making the other guys pay when they cough up the ball? That's basically his signature and it's going to be a long Labour Day for the Lions if they keep turning it over the way they have been.