Monday, August 25, 2014
Something To "Mitch" About
That ladies and gentlemen is the look of a man whose team couldn't cash the cheque. Guarantee---shmarantee! With the backup quarterback in the game, the Riders used another solid effort from the defence as they win their 5th straight 20-16 over the BC Lions. Thoughts
--There couldn't be a happier Rider at night's end than Rob Bagg. I can't remember Rob dropping a pass as easy as that since he got here. What could have been a gamechanger just ends up being a blip on the overall screen.
--Dan Clark 2014 = Tony Champion 1989. What a catch!
--Tino Sunseri did not start a quarterback controversy, but he should have fans feeling more comfortable should Darian be out for a while.
--John Chick didn't get a sack, but he was close. That being said, the d-line still put good pressure on Kevin Glenn and Travis Lulay.
--Don't tell me Lulay's shoulder is 100 percent after that lame duck he threw on the last play of the game.
--Ricky Foley said on Friday they were motivated not only by Skulsky's comments, but the 186 yards rushing BC had in the first game. They showed that by allowing BC just 50 yards rushing.
--The cover teams need some work. Tim Brown and Stefan Logan just about stole that one.
--I hated the rule when it was first established and I still hate it. The CFL has to get rid of challenging a pass interference call. Its dumb and its going to cost someone a game at some point.
Other odds and ends:
---Weston Dressler has been cut by the KC Chiefs which is too bad because Andy Reid never let the guy show his stuff in 3 pre-season games. It would appear as if he will be back in green very soon which while good for the Riders is bad for Weston as he wanted that opportunity.
--After this weekend's play in the CFL, the Eskimos and Stampeders are 7-1....those seven wins are more than all 4 Eastern teams. In East vs West games, its 23-3 for the West. Tell me again why we shouldn't have one nine team loop in the CFL and scrap the East-West format. For those who say, we need an East-West Grey Cup, the CFL took that suggestion and threw it away when they started the crossover so don't give me that one.
--I feel bad for Thomas Dimarco. The kid was just about to get his shot and maybe would have gotten a start next week and he suffers a serious injury on his 2nd snap. The football gods are not smiling on him.
--Welcome to Rustie Dean. The personable former host of the Global Morning News alongside Heather Anderson is now a part of the Harvard family in Regina as she is joining My92.1. I'm looking forward to having her on the team.
--With Rustie and Kent Morrison leaving at Global and Molly Thomas and Chris Hodges leaving the CTV Morning show (although Chris will be back at some point), it means a different look for the two Regina TV morning shows. It will be interesting to see how the new casts make out and if there will be a different look for one or both.
--I wouldn't be disappointed to see S.J Green wearing a green and white uniform, but I can't see it happening. However, my thought process will change if Weston Dressler is not wearing a green and white uniform.
--Some whispers say the career of Kory Sheets is over after his Achilles injury on Friday in Green Bay. I hope not! However, I think his shot at playing in the NFL may have come to an end.
--The NFL fines Saints tight end Jimmy Graham 30-thousand dollars for dunking the football over the goalposts, yet Johnny Manziel only gets 12-thousand for giving the middle finger to the Redskins.?????? Is the NFL trying to tell me Graham's act is worse than Manziel's. What's wrong with Graham's post-touchdown celebration anyhow? Roger Goodell needs to lighten up a lot.
--Who will the next head coach of the Montreal Alouettes be and when will that announcement be made. Tom Higgins just seems to be in wayyyyy over his head.
--There is no one in the industry that has a better smile than TSN's Sara Orlesky. No one!
--The rant delivered by Paul Heyman on RAW last Monday night might have been one of the best I have ever seen in the wrestling ring. It was absolute gold!
--A psychic told Sportsnet's Gregg Zaun this year's World Series will be between the Seattle Mariners and Atlanta Braves. I'm not buyin it although I wouldn't discount the Mariners chances of being there.
--Have Blue Jays fans realized its over this year? One can only imagine what might have happened had a David Price or a Jeff Samardzija come to Toronto. We will never know.
--If you could only keep one of them---would it be Bautista or Encarnacion?
--The long Saturdays of not having US College Football to watch is over. The only person who might be happier about this than me is Mark Rathwell. Where is the man affectionately known as "Smithers" anyhoo?
--That's all I got. Have a great week, but don't place any guarantees on it.