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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

10 THINGS I THINK I THINK

1 - SIMPLY THE BEST: Was the 105th Grey Cup in Ottawa the best one ever? I'm hard-pressed to think of a better one. Hats off to the organizing committee for throwing a first class party and covering every detail. Incidentally some Bomber fans told me the 2013 Grey Cup in Regina was the worst ever because it amounted to nothing more than a Rider love-in. Sorry/Not Sorry.

2 - ON THE MARC: Toronto's 27-24 Grey Cup win over Calgary to cap a 9-month rebuild begs an obvious question: "Is the CFL easy for Marc Trestman?" It sure seems that way. Trestman is flamed south of the border but it seems the NFL has far more moving parts. And how did the Argos win a championship in nine months while it's taken the new Rider regime at least two years? Two words: Ricky Ray.

3 - ARGONOTES: Many say the Argos "got lucky" by finding Jim Popp and Marc Trestman available after free agency last winter but I'm beginning to believe there's no such thing as luck. I've learned you can go great places FAST by living right, working hard, valuing people and being kind. Who knew?

4 - SAVE A HORSE: You're not supposed to take pleasure in others' misfortune but Rider fans are reveling in Calgary's second-straight Grey Cup implosion. This week, Rider fans can be forgiven for that. Maybe that rule doesn't apply to sports. But the Stampeders head home with some big problems, not the least of which is the fact their head coach is 0-2 in Grey Cups. If I'm John Hufnagel, I'm getting to the bottom of what his team is missing during championship week.

5 - THAT IMPRESSED ME MUCH: Shania Twain's halftime show was electrifying and her Twitter trolls should be ignored. The Grey Cup halftime act should always be Canadian and on Sunday, Shania proved why. She's still got the moves, the talent and the charisma. It was all part of a staggeringly successful Grey Cup Week in the nation's capital. She's Still The One.

6 - THE COMMISH: Randy Ambosie continues to have the Midas Touch. However he's going to be met with plenty of resistance if he follows through on the plan to move the regular season up a month. I, for one, am in favour of it. But I don't get the media's agenda to tar and feather Ambrosie when it comes to the concussion issue. HE'S ALUMNI! You think he's not concerned about the players? Meanwhile it doesn't help when Duron Carter and Chad Owens tell a news conference that they wouldn't let their kids play football. The CFL doesn't have a concussion crisis. It has a PR crisis.

7 - HALIFAX: Details are slipping out and it's becoming clear that the CFL will be expanding to Halifax very soon. The two lead forces behind the franchise are former Arizona Coyotes owners Anthony Leblanc and Gary Drummond. I know them both very well and can tell you they're great guys with ample resources. Hopefully they learned from the Arizona fiasco. Meanwhile I'd be surprised if the Schooners group doesn't include Drummond's close friend Carm Carteri in some form of advisory role. I'm already hearing there are some other Regina investors in the ownership group besides Drummond.

8 - AIR CANADA GROUNDED: I learned from CFL agents at Grey Cup that we'll have to wait at least a year until Canadian quarterbacks are classified as "nationals" for the ratio. It's all part of the Collective Bargaining Agreement which doesn't expire until after the 2018 season. Had they made this switch this winter, Bridge's free agent stock would've gone through the roof.

9 - QB CAROUSEL: Free agency doesn't open for almost three months but that won't stop the speculation from hitting overdrive. Edmonton's James Franklin is rumoured to be interested in the NFL but the big question is if the NFL will be interested in him with so little film and playing time. Brandon Bridge will be in play and so too may Zach Collaros. For what it's worth, football maven John Lynch told the SportsCage on Monday that he expects Bridge to be the Riders' Week 1 starter in 2018.

10 - GO PATS GO: Rider season is over and it's time to look closely at the Regina Pats. A quick check of the standings has the Pats in a wildcard playoff position at 13-12-2 after an unsuccessful West Coast swing. The fear mongerers are chirping that the Pats could lose the 2018 Memorial Cup, but just stop it. That's never happened in the modern era of the CHL. John Paddock is fond of pulling a rabbit out of his hat and I expect he'll do it again. While the Warriors, Broncos and Wheat Kings aren't assured of a Memorial Cup berth, the Pats ARE. And it's not even December yet.

Y'er welcome,
RP
@rodpedersen


64 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rod your pal Arash is the worst at throwing the Commish under bus. Don’t you ever get tired of his schtik?

Anonymous said...

Yes the pats are assured a memorial cup berth which may be part of the problem amongst other glaring deficiencies. They are however not even close to be deserving of one,it better be a 10 gallon hat that paddock uses to "pull a rabbit out of" because it needs to be a BIG ONE.

Anonymous said...

And how did the Argos win a championship in nine months while it's taken the new Rider regime at least two years? Two words: Ricky Ray.

the two words would more appropriately be: East Division

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The Commissioner is right about CTE, there isn't positive proof linking football and CTE. For all we know head trauma may just accelerate a condition that already exists in some people (Why have dementia rates grown exponentially throughout the entire population?). Everyone points to the study that showed 90% of former NFL players had CTE. The correct headline for that study is 90% of the people who thought they might have CTE and donated their brains for research had CTE.

If people think CTE is just for athletes, consider looking up the following article:

"Toronto researchers find CTE in brain of patient with no concussion history"

Anonymous said...

And how did the Argos win a championship in nine months while it's taken the new Rider regime at least two years? Two words; BETTER COACH

Anonymous said...

1. John Lynch is right more than halfthe time, so I'm all in with his prediction.

2. Trolls are a sad part of the digital age and people should just be in the habit of avoiding reading their negative crap: life is too short to wallow in hate and negativity.

3. What could have Trestman done in his first year back in the CFL had he been paired up with Darian Durant as his QB rather than Ricky Ray?

4. The Grey Cup was a very Canadian production so hats off to all involved. The snow added so much to the overall cultural experience. One can only wonder how people from outside Canada experienced the week in Ottawa.

5 Great pre-game features by TSN on Posey's life experience and the excellent interviews and old film clips with the Trudeau Prime ministers past and present.

Anonymous said...

There'll be changes in Calgary but not Dickenson. Franklin is interested
in the NFL. He was a top rated college prospect, won a Bowl, was MVP in another & had a stellar career derailed by injury. He likely stays in Canada this year but will only sign for one year, according to sources. Riders may want to look elsewhere. Bridge is likely #1 in Regina next year but that would be too bad. He's not good enough. Jones, who's no dummy, will try to get someone else. But if Bridge is the best we got, we won't go far.

Anonymous said...

You might wanna look up the definition of the word 'prove.' You can smugly proclaim that Shania Twain proved the half time act should always be Canadian to your heart's content; it won't change the fact that doing so is idiotic and you are insufferably obnoxious for saying such a thing. This is a SUBJECTIVE ISSUE which means there is no proof possible since it's not a fact-based issue. You're just butchering the English language in a self-serving manner to try and give your preferred outcome more weight. Once person could be dazzled Shania while others could be completely underwhelmed. No surprise you are fangirling out over it; you have the tastes of a 12 year old girl, so of course bubble gum pop does it for you. Other people have different tastes. There is absolutely no need for the CFL to insist on a Canadian half time act. The half time act is about raising the league's profile and ideally increasing ad revenues. There's always a huge push by fans to get Metallica in the half time show of the Super Bowl but that never happens because of the bias towards artistically bankrupt pop acts. The CFL should swoop in and get Metallica to be the halftime act ASAP. Much better than pop princess garbage and, and nationality should have nothing to do with anything.

Anonymous said...

What does the media and CFL PA want the commissioner to do? Admit there's a link and lose a multi-million dollar lawsuit which will destroy the league. The CFL has clearly acknowledged player safety and is going to ridiculous lengths to show it with things like no padded practices.

Anonymous said...

#4......the pleasure you so called Riders fans take in Calgary misfortunes is sickening.......shows what kind of people you REALLY are. Oh well.....we,lol just continue to win division titles while you sliders willow around in 4th or 5th place for years to come.

Anonymous said...

Stamps fan and I would concur about 2013. Felt more like a Rider party that the other 7 teams were invited to. Didn't have the usually GC week feel, well unless you were wearing green.

Anonymous said...

A lot of west teams fans enjoyed to see the Argos win the cup over Calgary so why take a shot of how people are when it is a fan in a sport going against a rival team. Calgary fans were laughing and digging at the riders when they lost due to the !3th man so tell me why your feelings are hurt. I am not a Sask fan either...Green and Gold I wear.

Waznasty said...

Great read on a tuesday morning! Thank you Roddy

Tim said...

I am a rider fan and come to this site because it IS biased towards the green and white. If I want a less biased site I will go to CFL.ca or 3downnation. If I went to a Stampeder's or Eskimos' site I would EXPECT it to be biased and if I'm offended by that (which I'm not),I would either not comment there or ignore it altogether. I don't understand why those fans come to this site if it bothers them so much? If it was me I'd have a better day and stay away..

Rod Pedersen said...

👍

Anonymous said...

Calgary Stampeders are the Duke Blue Devils equivalent in college basketball.

Its not a matter if they are going to choke, its just a matter of when and how they are going to do it.

Anonymous said...

#4 I'm betting that the Rider fans (me included) that are enjoying the consecutive Stamps chokes have all been teased by Calgarians about the 2009 Grey Cup.

Tit 4 tat

Anonymous said...

If you think other teams never take pleasure in the Riders misfortune you've never read comments on this blog. The usual go to for trolls 13th man,4 Championships etc. 2013 Grey Cup a Rider Love in!! Well Duh

Anonymous said...

#2 - correction. It will take the Rider regime at least 3 years, not two. They've already taken two years to get to this point. Based on what it looks like at the QB position going i to year three,it'll probably take at least four.

Anonymous said...

Metallica??? Get real!! No grey cup committee is gonna be able to afford to get those dinosaurs to play halftime.

And "And how did the Argos win a championship in nine months while it's taken the new Rider regime at least two years? Two words; BETTER COACH". True. Trestman took a 5-13 team from last year (same as the Riders) to a Grey Cup championship.......while Jones and the Riders watched from the comfort of their couch. And he did it in the space of 9 months, while Chris Jones has had 2+ years......Riders will wallow in the West Div basement for years to come........

Anonymous said...

Why will it take Jones at least three times as long as Trestman? Because Jones has been given unchecked authority - he treats the job as an experiment in applying his philosophies over every aspect of football ops and personnel. Instead of Coaching and working with what he's got, he's constantly tinkering.

Anonymous said...

The CTE issue is no different then the issue in previous years blaming Vince McMahon for pro-wrestlers getting addiction issues and/or dying young. They have played since they were kids, most likely were rambunctious and now they are looking for a pay day and a hand out. As for pro-athletes not letting their kids play. There is more to it. My guess is they are lazy and don't want to drive kids to practices/games and because they are experts don't want to get frustrated with amateurs coaching. People have all kinds of motives.

Other coaches had Ricky Ray and didn't win. Trestman comes in as does Jim Popp and it happens. They are just that good. When Popp was in Montreal he had Calvillo and other teams had him too. The mantra it starts at the top has never been more true.

Anonymous said...

So what? That's what happens when a community buys in 100%. That could be possible in every other CFL center if those cities cared about their team to the degree that Regina and Saskatchewan does with the Riders, but they don't. Basically you're complaining about a team being incredibly popular, which is completely childish.

Anonymous said...

2013 was a Rider party (a great one I might ad) If Ottawa made it to the Grey Cup this year it would have been an Ottawa party...if it was held in WPG and the Bombers made it, it would have been a Bomber party....and so on. Stamps fans are just showing their frustration after dominating the league and coming up empty two years in a row...are they the CFL version of the Jim Kelly Buffalo Bills??

CM said...

Its also having confidence in Ray and tailoring an offence to max his skills. Trestman is a great offensive mind and QB coach. Chris Jones is a great defensive mind and can find athletes. He hasn't proven to be a great judge of qb's and not have the OC with him that knows how to maximize a QB's skills and tailor an offence to suit them best. The CFL is a QB's league that's why Trestman can win a Cup in year 1. His coaching has max impact. Coach Jones has built a great team..the Riders are just 1 competent QB'ing away from winning it all. If KG doesn't crap his pants and dig a bi hole for the team, or waste 1/2 game generating only 3, Riders beat Trestman. Don't know if Bridge is the guy that can win it all, but do know KG is NOT the guy. I wouldn't waste time with KG anymore.

Brian Fergusson said...

There were a number of Stampeders fans who were harsh and merciless following the Roughriders loss in 2009 - some of which has continued since. Some Riders fans are now taking the opportunity for a little payback.

BTW, your use of the term 'sliders' says much about your perspective - and your hypocrisy.

Pat Strain said...

All due respect to trestman and Ricky Ray . Class acts . But the Stamps lost that game way more than the Argos won it . The football gods are not smiling on the stamps for some reason .

reginawing said...

Pats surprised me with how poor they are. I thought they were getting better the last 3 years building to their free ride to the tournament. For the first time I am very disappointed with the coach when one watches the team he has put together for this important season. Now we will see the same terrible thing happen like it did the last time we hosted...trades for the tournament will wipe out the next 3 years talent. Disappointed with the coach thought he was better then to put us in the same position we were in before.

Anonymous said...

Hahaha cue all the Chris jones haters now there is a comparable in Marc trestman. Relax Chris jones is doing fine, tell me what was the best qb available the last 2 offseason that jones could have aquired? He sure didn’t have Ricky Ray or a similar talent an on his roster or available to trade for or to sign. the Argos have the bennift of playing in the east and earring first round bye and east final home field with a 9-9 record. Remember the Chris jones riders had the lead against the Argos in the final minute as well. I will say trestman and popp are better coach gm then Jones but rider fans have nothing to complain about with the job Jones has done with this team.

Anonymous said...

Trestman has to be the luckiest coach going. First he inherits two HOF QB's in Calvillo and Ray then he wins two Grey Cups he had no business winning (2009 & 2017), and I would also throw 2010 into that mix as well. Good coach, yes. Great coach, not a chance.

Anonymous said...

Coach Jones has built a good team, not great. Great teams do not take fourth place in the west and go to the crossover. He has also built a team around a lot of veterans who are thirty and over. If he doesn't start to find some young new talent, the age of the team is going to start to bite him. Second oldest team in the league and no proven starting QB.

Anonymous said...

Given that the Grey Cup is in Edmonton Alberta in 2018 my wager is that the half-time act will be Nickleback! I am not one of their zillion fans but I unless Chad and the band says no to the offer, they will finally get their due.

Anonymous said...

Man, the '60s were good to you. Lay off the smoke dude. Canadian footballs Championship game needs to have Canadian talent.
Metallica? Really?

Anonymous said...

9 - QB CAROUSEL: John Lynch told the SportsCage on Monday that he expects Bridge to be the Riders' Week 1 starter in 2018.

If that's the case then the Riders need a new OC. Stephen McAdoo used the same schemes and calls for both Glenn and Bridge this past year. Why not devise some plays that actually compliment Bridge's many talents?

Going back to 2007 when Ken Miller was Kent Austin's OC. The Riders had a journeyman QB named Kerry Joseph. Miller formulated a plan of attack that fit Kerry's talents. The end result was a Grey Cup victory and Joseph was the league's MOP. Traded the following year to a different OC Joseph fell flat on his face.

A successful OC has to be flexible enough to adapt. I don't believe that defines Stephen McAdoo.

Anonymous said...

Just watching the ARGOOOOSSS Grey Cup parade and can't help to think how happy Gaydosh,Armanti Edwards and Lemon are to leave the 4th place riders to win the Grey Cup with the Argoooos

Anonymous said...

Seriously? From a guy who absolutely loves watching the Riders struggle you have the audacity to make a statement like that! Hit the bricks donkey.

Anonymous said...

Nothing to LOOK FORWARD with the Pats. They blew their load last year and now it's a different story. They will be in the Memorial Cup but will just be there and that is all. These other teams that will be there already have their Roster ready and they don't have to go out and make trades etc. to get there , the Pats do and that means blowing up the Franchise for possibly years to come.

Anonymous said...

No dude it wasn't just a BETTER COACH it was a absolute stud Hall of Fame QB! Trestman is a fantastic coach absolutely but you cannot compare the quarterback he had to what Jones has had in his first two years. A beat up old attitude problem like Durant and this year a tandem of old and young is absolutely no comparison to what they have with Ricky Ray in Toronto. Don't use this as an excuse to hate on Jones plain and simple it was an absolute legendary quarterback.

Anonymous said...

If i am to believe the above rhetoric then only the following is true:
1. The Edmonton Eskimos and by in part their coach Jason Maas are not elite. Mass and the Esks have the best QB in the league and have not won a Grey Cup together in two years.
2. The Calgary Stampeders are truly over rated. Dave Dickenson cannot win when it counts and should likely be fired.
3. Wally Bouano is not a good coach.
4. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are simply a bad team. O'Shea has been their four years and hasn't won a grey cup, cannot even win a playoff game.

Trestman won in nine months ... Jones and Riders are chastised for being one play away from GC. So all above is true.

Anonymous said...

The playoff format needs to be adjusted according to records. It was a HUGE advantage to Toronto by getting a bye week and then semi-final week off before playing the Riders.

Anonymous said...

Sports, like life and death, was/is/always will be a lot about Luck. Consider the Indianapolis Colts without him.

Anonymous said...

Looking out my door on this fine, warm and sunny day I cannot help but lament the loss for our people of our outdoor rinks as our prairie winters grow warmer and shorter every year.

Anonymous said...

The Riders never find or develop a hall of fame quarterback,40 + years without one = mediocracy. If Glenn returns wake me up in 2019.

Anonymous said...

The Stampeders classless childlike poutting McDaniel didnt have the balls to throw Bo Levi Mitchell along with other team veterans under the bus for Calgary's GC loss. Instead he blamed it on one rookie. We call it as we see hear it, McDaniel a classless chicken sh*t who was just as responsible in blame for the championship game defeat to the Toronto Argonauts! He should have kept his big mouth shut instead of coming across as a whiney b'otch on TSN !

Calgary School of Hard N9cks!

Anonymous said...

All the hate on the Pats is ridiculous, first of all it's November, second they are still a playoff calibre team that can and is contending in an extremely tough East Division and lastly I agree with Roddy that Paddock has been around long enough that the guy knows what he's doing. I have total faith that this team will be where it needs to be come March, and all these clowns will be found sitting on the edge of their seats at the Brandt Centre!

Anonymous said...

Well we can see the education system has failed in Saskatchewan. That's not at all what I said, I suggest you brush up on your reading skills. What I said was 2013 was not fun if you were not a Rider fan, the point of GC is a nationwide party, not one solely for the host team. Your myopic view and responses tells me you've never experienced the world outside of Saskatchewan and I will say you are missing out. Your response is actually quite childish, my statement was an opinion

Anonymous said...

A few weeks ago Paddock traded for Fleury which clearly wan't enough at even that time..there should have been more like Sheen or Loschiavo included in that trade. Sheen went for a 3rd round pick. He 's a big tough left winger who can put up points….exactly what they need for the first line….????

Today Red Deer traded Jared Dmytriw an experienced right winger for a 3rd roun pick. He has been putting up points and has 139 face off wins which would put him right up there with our centres, yet he's a right winger. A local kid who's a swift skater and a PK specialist. Considering how bad out PK is 20/22 team league at 689% didn't it dawn on anyone at the Pats organization that they need this kind of player..?????

Two pieces they needed and the price was right. Instead they go out west and kill penalties at a 50% rate. And they showed no grit or fight much out there. The guys they've got haven't been able to kill penalties all year. Didn't someone think it was time to get better options.

Nero fiddled while Rome burned...

@mrt_man said...

FIIIINALLY SOMEBODY MENTIONS Stephen McAdoo! THE OFFENSE CAME UP SHORT IN THE TORONTO PLAYOFF GAME, AND WE HAD MULTIPLE GAMES DURING THE YEAR THAT WERE LOW SCORING LOSSES. THE RIDERS WERE NOT PUTTING THE POINTS ON THE BOARD AT A CHAMPIONSHIP LEVEL ALL SEASON.

TO SOME EXTENT A POROUS O-LINE AND LACK OF A RUN GAME HURT THE CAUSE. BUT I THINK WE NEED TO HAVE A LOOK AT THE OFFENSE AS A WHOLE. MCADOO WAS GOOD ENOUGH TO GET THINGS DONE WITH REILLY IN EDMONTON, BUT IT WOULD BE PRETTY TOUGH NOT TO WITH REILLY AT THE HELM. I KNOW JONES AND HIS CREW HAVE BEEN TOGETHER FOR A WHILE, BUT I THINK LOOKING AT IT OBJECTIVELY, THE OFFENSE HASN'T BEEN GETTING IT DONE FOR A WHILE. I THINK WE NEED TO FIND SOMEONE WHO CAN BRING THE MOST OUT OF WHOEVER ARE LESS THAN STELLAR QB ENDS UP BEING, AND THAT DOESN'T SEEM TO BE MCADOO.

ARE PEOPLE NOT TALKING ABOUT THIS BECAUSE THEY THINK HE IS REALLY THE RIGHT GUY FOR THE JOB OR IS IT JUST THAT JONES SEEMS LOYAL TO HIS GUYS, SO WHY BOTHER TO BRING IT UP?

Anonymous said...

Pats lost a few key veterans from last year and have yet to fill that void. Even Steel's not playing to his level of last year. I'm confident Paddock will make the right moves to make them a legitimate contender by the end of the season. Otherwise it will be a quick 3 and out at the Memorial Cup and a wasted opportunity to have a parade down Albert Street. Which will make it hard next year to match this years season ticket output.

Anonymous said...

Well said brother!!!

Lee-Anne said...

It was said perfectly by the concussed Matt Dunigan on TSN pre and post game shows. When you get to a championship game, as a player, you want to be "PART OF IT" not "IT".
The team and family mentality shown by the Argos shows that each player wanted to play their part, do their own jobs and support each other. The Stamps showed just the opposite with Bo trying to be a hero and McDaniel throwing a young teammate under the bus! Bo was trying to be "IT" and McDaniel showed he wanted to be "NO PART OF IT" when things got bad. Easy to be a good veteran leader when all is well and in bad times, being a bad teammate. That organization will never become TRUE champs because it consists of lots of "ITS" and no "PARTS OF IT"!!
Not a bad statement from an old 5 time Grey Cup participant! Truer words have never been spoken in a team game!

Anonymous said...

EVERYBODY KNOWS HE'S NOT THE RIGHT GUY FOR THE JOB SMARTY PANTS, NOW GO HAVE A CUP OF SANKA, IT'S DECAFFINATED!

Anonymous said...

Trestman did inherit Ricky Ray, a HOF quarterback. But when Trestman started coaching Calvillo he was anything but a HOF quarterback. He became a HOF quarterback under Trestman. He had already been with a few teams and didn't
do very well until Trestman got him and helped him become an excellent quarterback.

Anonymous said...

that troll from Calgary who names himself Horsey (we tend to think of him as more the hind end of a horse) comes on this site and bad mouths the riders and thinks we don't have the balls to retaliate. Lets face it horsey, leave if you don't like the love in we have on Rod's site, no one asked you to comment here. We ditch your stamps because its called payback, it doesn't feel very good does it. You do it all year about the riders and Jones and karma has nipped you in the hind end. Go ahead and convince yourself the stamps will win it all next year, like you did the past 2 years but all most fans will see in the stamps is a bunch of chokers who fight and bicker in their own dressing room. That's not a team at all. Oh ya, one more thing, even the commissioner commented on that mess of a McMahon Stadium and the disgrace it is......while you call it historic. Ha ha get your head out of the sand will ya.

Gerry

Anonymous said...

One play away from the grey cup = moderately successful.

Anonymous said...

Waaaahhhh! Been that way forever, aint changing now unless the Halifax expansion bid falls through.

Anonymous said...

Had one, spit in his face and pushed him out the door for some reason.

william weppler said...

To the Anon who stated -"These other teams that will be there already have their Roster ready and they don't have to go out and make trades etc. to get there , the Pats do and that means blowing up the Franchise for possibly years to come."

1. Name the other teams that will be there already.
2. Name the other teams that have their roster ready.
3. Name a WHL Team that has blown up their Franchise for years to come.
4. Have the fortitude to put a name to your comments.

Roddy - thanks for standing up for Canadian Grey Cup entertainers - Thumbs Up
- Shania was great.
- I too believe in JP.

Lewis Grant said...

There is absolutely no need for the CFL to insist on a Canadian half time act.

Yes there is.

For the same reason there needs to be a Canadian quota.

It's a Canadian league. That is why it has endured. American expansion almost killed the league, and Jeff Giles' plan to merge it with the XFL definitely would have killed it.

Lewis Grant said...

This is a SUBJECTIVE ISSUE which means there is no proof possible since it's not a fact-based issue.

Do you think you might be taking Rod's use of the word "prove" just a little too literally? He's got artistic license here.

Lewis Grant said...

What does the media and CFL PA want the commissioner to do? Admit there's a link and lose a multi-million dollar lawsuit which will destroy the league. The CFL has clearly acknowledged player safety and is going to ridiculous lengths to show it with things like no padded practices.

+1

Lewis Grant said...

Is Halifax really ready? Is there a groundswell of support for it there? Remember, Halifax is half the size of any other CFL city (besides Regina). For a team to work there, the entire city (and region) has to be on board. Touchdown Atlantic fizzled out after a few years, which isn't a great sign. Plus the minor detail that they don't have a stadium...

For the record, I hope it works. It would be great for the League and country. But let's not try something until we're confident it will work. Patience seems to be the watchword here.

Anonymous said...

A 52 win season and played till game 6 of the finals?

You deserve a smack to the forehead

Anonymous said...

Where did you find 139 face off wins ?

Sounds like a dad with a stop watch.

@mrt_man said...

PATIENCE?! THE IDEA HAS ALREADY BEEN TALKED ABOUT OFF AND ON FOR AT LEAST A FEW DECADES... THAT SEEMS MORE THAN PATIENT ENOUGH.