Preseason Game 2: Montreal at Ottawa

I saw same thing last week, I hope is only for pre season, because that is vital in football!!

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And of course for fun I switched my vpn to a UK server, and the live stream now works… Figures lol.


actually, I think that was the case in preseason last yr as well.

Last year’s preseason games are up now. I think they were done live, just as the regular season games were.

Heh, nice little revenge/redemption story for Maltos to win it at the end.


There’s supposed to be something like this available somewhere:

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If they didn’t play the national anthem at sporting events we would never hear it.
Why do they play it? it’s a tradition.

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playing anthems before sporting events is pointless. get rid of that nonsense.


If they didn’t play the anthem at games you could still hear it any time you like. You could play it every day for yourself if you were so inclined or you could attend citizenship ceremonies if you need to hear it.

Below is a history of the national anthem being played in sports. It seems to have generally started in 1918 and before that was played in the context of the US Civil War and also in 1918 in the context of WW1. Our country isn’t involved in a war at present.

There continues to be controversy surrounding playing it. In Chicago they cheer throughout. Others believe people should be silent. In Winnipeg the crowd shouts out “true north” and in Dallas “stars”. Not long ago we saw how those against free speech, including the President, railed against kneeling during the anthem.

It may now be a tradition but there are many traditions that are no longer acceptable and even harmful as I discovered during a quick google search. I won’t get into those as most of them are political and hurt women or children but you can search yourself if you are interested.

In my opinion it a useless tradition that can create dissent and harm. There is no need for it prior to domestic athletic events.


Yes you make some good points. It is a tradition that would be hard to get rid of and the CFL would be criticized to eliminate it when the NHL, MLB etc continue to do it

I was impressed with Adams, made some great throws, scrambled and ran when he saw coverage. It’s only pre-season but based on last night I would start him if Masoli can’t play the first game.
The receivers looked great, Acklin as expected, Justin Hardy, Shaq Evans, Oladejo, Dedmon. Ottawa is set at the receiver position. Didn’t see much from the running backs.

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I noticed you never mentioned the NFL or was that what the etc was for ? I mean if ever there was a sport that mustered up as much division and controversy and BS over the playing of the anthem it would have to be the NFL at the very top of the heap .

Yes I forgot the NFL so etc, other leagues too, junior Hockey, every sport in every stadium.

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how does it cause harm??

I would say that unfairly ending the career of one San Francisco Super Bowl level QB was quite harmful. Several others lost their jobs as well, none of which would have happened if the silly practice of national anthems wasn’t in place.

Good arguement for gun control.

The Anthem is not the problem. It is SOME peoples reaction to it or events surrounding it.

Time to drop the off topic comments. Get back to the topic.
It was great to hear that over 15,000 showed up for a pre-season game. The CFL alive and kicking in Ottawa.
It’s only pre-season but even without Masoli the team looks greatly improved.
Should be a good test on Thursday against the Argos, they will be starting Kelly.
Ottawa likely giving Arbuckle and Adams plenty of playing time. Masoli is questionable to start the season

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I found chatting during games on youtube( for Mexican an Indoors leagues) very funny and entertaining, give a try , maybe you will enjoy it

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