As far as TO being overconfident and underwhelming, why doesn't he mention how well Winnipeg played. Charlie was a power, Milt was Milt. Armstrong looked like he could catch anything and Kevin played really well. Our defensive was finally relatively healthy; they haven't been for the past month or more, and they came to play.
A lot of people forget or conveniently don't mention that Winnipeg was, in fact, first until the very end and then only lost first place by l point. During the last month or more our D was a different D (many of our top players out at once such as Canada, Bolden, etc.) more unhealthy than they were healthy. 2007 stats: Don't count out Simpson the top tackler still playing in the Grey Cup; or Roberts the top rusher and touchdown leader still playing in the GC; then don’t forgot Winnipeg’s 3- l,000 receivers who are healthy and playing in the GC while Saskatchewan did not have any receivers in the top 10 this year (although they did have 1 - 1,000 receiver #11); then you have Canada whose the highest sack leader still playing in the GC. All these any many more excellent players waiting to play hard in a “Do It For Milt? attitude to send this world class athlete off in style and place the Grey Cup in his well-deserved hands. None of the ones I’ve mentioned include Glenn whose unfortunate injury has derailed his Grey Cup performance. The team works as a team and will play as a team. Win or lose. They will give it their heart, and you will get a great show.
Why would anyone want to miss Milt Stegall’s possibly last game in the CFL? We should all be proud that he played in the league - he’s an all star that has already made CFL history. The fact that he loyaly chose to play all his years in Winnipeg should not diminish his great success.
My last point is that my husband and I watch the game every year regardless of who is playing partly because we love the game so much and also because we like to watch players that may play in the future or have already played for Winnipeg. A lot of the league’s players are transient for sure, and the players on the field on Sunday may be future stars for your teams.
Saskatchewan and Winnipeg are two community owned teams whose GC appearances have lately been long and not often in coming. The fans of both have never given up and deserve this chance to showcase their teams on the field on Sunday. Please don’t marginalize it for us. We’ve waited a long time-- both of us. Enjoy!