i was impressed with this move, at first i thought it was cocky but then i understood what he was doing, I love how at first everyone was calling for Popp's head for hiring this guy now everyone loves him. I would like to say i loved this pick up from day one!
well, if I am an ALS fan and I paid my ticket to see my team, and coach, give it their all for a full 60 minutes, I dont call it class at all. There is no such foul as running up the score. Its an irrelevant term used mostly by whining losers (not refering to anyone here, just in general)
I always though one had to be a sore loser and a whiner to complain about the other team running up the score.
If you get dramatically outscored, next time, come prepared.
As a football fan, I want to see 60 minutes of football. Unfortunately, today's game ended 11 minutes before the final gun. Trestman just ran the ball up the middle to let the pityfull Eskimos get a chance at getting it back. It made for a boring end game. The Als should have played it and the Esks should have found the pride to stop them.
There is no such thing as running up the score. There's just one concept called : playing to win.
Too bad the good guys like Trestman have mercy for unprepared teams.
Dany Maciocia is such a bad coach. I feel bad for the Esks fans being stucked with him. My sympathies to you guys.
Its not as much sportsmanship, its more Karma, you don't embarrise the other team. When you do it will come back to bite you. Its billboard material for the next game. I dont see a reason to push for those extra 14 points, i understand a need to see 60 mins but its not like a blow out is exciting anyways by the 4th quarter, there i no need for players to go full and get injured or piss off the other team.
No one said that running up the score is a foul, and I would not hav had a problem had he done it but total points will never come into play between divisions. Besides, teams have a way of remembering and why give them any extra incentive?
Sorry if you dont feel that NOT rubbing the oposing team’s face in the mud is not classy
I wish Trestman had used this opportunity to play Brady. Cause, really all Brady did was call huddles and put the ball in play for 8 minutes or so. If AC ever gets hurt, we have a QB who has been doing QB sneaks and another that has played a total of 8 minutes of actual game time. This could be trouble...
It has to do with "Team Concept" Brady executes the plays Trestman calls. Of course the crowd would like to keep seeing an arch enemy like Edmonton get pounded till the last second and this could mean the difference between Calvillo passing for 6000 yards or not. But the goal is the Grey Cup that is it. Everything else in between is incidental.
So Als showed mercy and class, again Trestman walking the talk. Fans got their money's worth from the Als side anyway.
Als play their last game of the year at Commonwealth in a situation where they will be either resting their veterans or trying new things...