Unbelievable? Hmmm... Well, if you are a Ti-Cats fan it was not unbelievable! For some Ti-Cats fans I'm sure the universe was unfolding as it should for the Ti-Cats team and for Eskies fans the universe was unravelling.
For those who did not see the game go to http://www.cfl.ca/schedule/ and click on video for the re-cap.
I watched the game from the beginning and I was rooting for Hamilton only to watch Reilly et al dismantle the Ti-Cats defence with impunity. It seemed there was nothing the Esks could do wrong. With only about 8 minutes left in the 3rd quarter the Esks were up 31-6! Holy shadz-butt! How does something like that happen?
I was getting anxious. I was getting bored. To recharge my interest and not make so many trips to the fridge I was beginning to change allegiance and hoping to see the Esks score in the 50s, maybe even in the 60s the way things were going.
Many remember the thrashing meted out by the Esks when the Esks in 1996 pummelled Winnipeg 68-7. Were Esks fans in for another delectable scoring rampage?
With 8 and a half minutes remaining in the 3rd quarter and the way the Esks were playing there was still plenty of time for the Esks to do more damage.
The Ti-Cats showed up! I don't know if Masoli [QB for Hamilton] was constipated for the first 2 and one-half quarters, or he needed a Snickers bar but at 8:30 of the 3rd quarter everything changed for the Ti-Cats. Whoah to any Ti-Cat fans who tried numbing their brains with alcohol after seeing the earlier carnage. They missed an unbelievable come back. Whoah to any Ti-Cat fans who decided to leave the game early.
Masoli reached kindling point with about 8 minutes remaining and was on fire for the duration of the game. But could the Ti-Cats erase a 25 point deficit with only about 23 minutes left having only been able to score 6 points up until that point? They could and they did! Not only that they went on to beat the Grey Cup champs 37-31. The Esks could not score a single point after easily wracking up 31 points against the Ti-Cats.
Who would have thunk it could happen? I guess it only goes to show that no matter how badly you are being beaten...