That was some kind of adventure that Robbie Smith went through to cap a wild win for the Toronto Argonauts in the 109th Grey Cup.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.cfl.ca/2022/11/21/short-memory-smith-found-redemption-in-final-moments-of-gc109/
All season long the Collaros LUCK managed to get the Bombers win after win often in the last few minutes of the game. But this time the LUCK had run dry and the last minute victory was NOT TO BE SEEN. Instead the Argos and Smith wheeled in that luck to help with the BOMBER CHOKE ! LOL !
Congrats go out to the Argos and Smith. Hip Hip Horraw !
But that was a legit face mask. Sure it wasn’t intentional as most aren’t, but that’s called 99/100 times. Lucky for Winnipeg, but would be no different for any other team.
Yes Smith blocked the kick, but it was a shank either way - you could see it was going way off course just after he hit it - low and wide, that’s how it was able to be blocked.
It was a valid facemask call. Like someone else wrote, it was not intentional or egregious, but it was the right call. Anyone claiming otherwise just has a case of sour grapes.
I thought the Bombers were pretty lucky last year that the HAM guy mistakenly gave up the punt single. Of course, it wasn't Bomber luck that won it in OT, but it shouldn't have gotten to that point.