What do you think guys? Will Saskatchewan drive one more nail into the Lions' coffin? Will Saturday's newspaper headlines read: "Lions fail to gum the melon heads into submission!"
Durant! Dressler! Getzlaf! Gainer the Gopher! Unstoppable? Nope, not a chance. I'm expecting the boys in green to go into the dressing room at half-time with their heads hanging down mumbling, "They ain't the same team coach. They ain't the same team we've seen on the films. Thumpin's different. We can't put our finger on it but thumpin's different."
Will Friday night be the night the Lions finally own the opposition? McCallum has a great opportunity to stick it to not only the Roughies but also to the Saskatchewan fans who no doubt will be at the game. Remember the "load" some of the fans tried to drop on his driveway a few years back when he missed a key field goal? The story is they got the wrong driveway but it still made for an interesting story.
Former B.C. Lions, Jason Clermont, always the gentleman stuck it to the Lions in the over-time semi-final last year by catching the pass that allowed him to run it in for the winning TD thereby eliminating the Lions. Shame on Jason. Shame on him. We were that close to getting into the final last season. I'm sure Jason would not mind sticking it to his old teams just one more time. And to think we have a Lions's Clermont Jersey!
So much to prove, so little time. The Lions are 0-5. Yessiree, but the Roughies are 1-5 so unless you're playing baccarat that difference of one doesn't mean a whole lot. Though the Lions have met 5 of the 7 other CFL teams and have lost to each of them, the Lions were in every one of those games except for the Edmonton game.
They are the least penalized team in the CFL thus far, they are starting to run the ball more and making some decent yardage. They appear that close to cracking things open. Me thinks Friday is going to be their night and as the Roughies board the plane back to Regina they'll be asking themselves, "Uh..... what just happened 4 hours ago? It was suppose to be a gimme!"
We need to circle August 5, 2011 on our calenders as the date that marked the resurrection of the mighty orange and black!
"Beaglehound"..... BEAGLEHOUND! Wake up! You were having a dream...........Wake up.