Maybe this subject is worth it's own new thread this season?
I've already said some of what I have to say in the game threads on each crew, and here are my grades and comments. Have at it as well.
Black and Forde: D
The performance was clumsy at best with odd drifts into homoerotic comments and various shortcomings of grooming and personal hygiene. It seems obvious to me that they mailed it in when training in the offseason, but Forde is at least working hard on a new look with the facial hair and might be training secretly for a lucrative endorsement by Gillette with its free blades for life grand prize. This act needs a serious amount of work and film study this week. Queue up Gord Miller to spell Black whilst he recovers for a few weeks perhaps?
Cuthbert and Suitor: B
It's hard to keep an audience engaged in the first half of the late game when the action is boring, but they were trying way too hard. Otherwise obviously they trained hard in the offseason and seem to be well on their way to continued solid performances.