Well, I guesss I have to eat my share of crow since I figured B.C. didn’t have a hope though admittedly I was hoping they would at least make it close.
I’ll be convinced if they beat Montreal in Montreal next week that B.C. is for real.
I agree with the previous posters about that bizarre sequence near the end of the game. The time keeper was doing his job telling the refs to blow the play dead so the clock could be reset but this should have happened only if the ref was able to blow the play dead BEFORE the snap of the ball. Was he able to and did he or did he blow it dead AFTER the snap? If it was after the snap then the ref was wrong to do it and the play should have been allowed to continue. B.C. would have benefited because as someone said earlier, it would have been 3rd and 6 which would have been huge. But then again had there been no penalty then the game would have been tied because the TD would have stood.
If the ref did in fact whistle the play dead before the snap of the ball and things progressed because no one heard it then Wally should not have gotten his nose out of joint. Why not? Because the ball would not have been snapped and there would have been no penalty but hind sight is hind sight.
Kudos to the Lions for beating Montreal yet again in B.C. Place. Kudos to Mallet for tying if not setting a new CFL record for most yards rushed in single game. Kudos to Jarious for directing a well prepared offense. And kudos especially to the Lions defence who played with an intensity that I’ve not seen in a while. Kudos to Paris Jackson for making some clutch grabs despite dropping some catchable balls.
I don’t think B.C. won because Montreal was not up for the game. Both defences played well. Montreal had their chances. Despite the low scores it was an entertaining game. Had B.C. decimated Montreal then I’d have to say Montreal did not come prepared to play. What the game showed me is that B.C. can keep pace with any team in the CFL if it gives its all each and every game.
Next week will be huge against Montreal. The game will be on their turf. They know B.C. has been struggling. Back to back wins against a team that was 7 and 1 will speak volumes.
Congrats B.C. for a fine performance.