Had a chance to spend a week in Saskatoon and darn near died laughing listening to phone-in talk shows like John Gormley on AM650 News Talk. The Rider fans were tripping all over themselves with the Michael Bishop trade and how this was the big key in their march back to the Grey Cup, and on and on. Yeah, right.
Now, with the Labour Day classic coming up on Sunday, the old hype-o-meter is really giving 'er. But deep-down, Rider fans know Bishop is going to lead them exactly nowhere. Oh, he'll look good doing it with long bombs here and there and some big passing yards (mostly between the 20-yard markers) but when it comes to the crunch, Bishop is only Bishop. There's a reason he's been a backup for 7 years people.
As a Bomber fan, hearing that Bishop is heading to Sask. is reason to celebrate for at least two reason. One: it means the Riders messed up on the Kerry Joseph trade and are now in shell-shock survivor mode. Two: it means the Argos are at least as messed up. Since both teams are now standing in the path of the soon-to-surge Bombers, all I can do is hope for more Bishop-like silliness to come from both camps. One thing for sure: it's going to be a long back half of the season for the puke-green Riders. Go Bombers!