Unfortunately we all witnessed another great cfl game smeared by bushleague officiating. i dont write on here, much less even look at other posts anymore because its too frustrating. However, after saturdays brutal, embarassing display i had to get this off my chest.
I take you back a couple years to a beautiful fall day in Regina. We were all set to welcome "gappy" (burris) back to Regina and clearly he was having a rough time of things, for the first part of the game. As is the norm with a player like him, you rattle him with a hit or big play, and he may never recover all game. So the mantra has been towards him since, get in his face, rattle him and what comes of it is him faltering and making mistakes. A great equation which we have all seen happen to him time and time again. I cant remember when exactly it happened, but after i believe david benefield layed out hank, hank ran crying to dave yule (one of the many pawns the cfl has installed over the years), and yule was all ears. benefield then came over, and as i have counted thousands of time since, patted hank on his helmet. Well Yules eyes shot open like a kid on christmas morn and that falg came out quicker than matt dunigans coaching career.Penalty. Roughriders. Major Foul. 15 yards. Momentum gone. Players second guessing themselves all game. Hank left to cruise free and easy. I could on and on, but I guess the point im trying to make is its a corrupt league. Im not old, im 23 but I have been watching this league and my Roughriders since i was still wearing diapers. I am also an avid college football (state side) watcher and hey, who cant resist the odd nfl game? You can call a penalty on almost any football play if you look hard enough. But penalties are supposed to be called when they effect the outcome of the play at hand. To start off with Wes Cates 30 some yard run being taken back by a terrible phantom holding call alerted me that in addition to beating the stumps, we would also have to beat tsn(cuthbert and suitor who will NEVER call out bad calls) and the refs. That is a huge statement call at the beginning of the game, but we are made quickly to foget about it. Americans watching these games, and im sure there are plenty, must have a real good laugh sometimes. When refs in american college or the nfl make a mistake they are accountable. The commentators dont shy away from it becuase they know its important. cuthbert, suitor and refs however probably all get the same colored paycheque.
No one in the league wants the Roughriders to finish first. Sure they want us to have a hardworking team that the fans can spend money on, but dont give us too much. Im not even talk about that Chick hit because anyone with half a brain in their head knows we got jobbed. plain and simple jobbed. and whoever comes on here tellin me to stop whining i have one thing to say, open your eyes.
So much more to say, but getting physically ill thinking of tsn. Im sure some of you will want to weigh in on this and i look foward to it. but please, if your going to argue my point, dont just call me a whiner. prove me wrong, i dare you.
Toon Town Rider fan from SECTION 28!