If you ever wanted solid evidence of why I'm not a "real" CFL fan - you had to look no further than the winning play in the Roughrider-Blue Bomber game on Sunday. In my mind, the quarterback should never be allowed to score, untouched, from 30 yards out on a draw play - with the game on the line no less. I think that's just bad football. It didn't even look like Winnipeg had any linebackers on the field. You better believe that the Bombers will be working on a simple defensive technique known as the "QB Spy" this week in practice. Obviously they hadn't heard of that strategy before.
In a move that can best be described as "baffling" - the Roughriders decided to try an onside field goal attempt with under 3 minutes left in the game, instead of trying a potentially game winning field goal. Now its all well and good that the Riders ended up winning the game and this play ended up not mattering - but wow, can you imagine if the Riders had lost? Doesn't really say much when you don't trust your kicker to hit a 35-yard (somewhere around there) field goal with the game on the line.
This was the headline in the sports section of today's Leader-Post, "Jolt of jubilation after Joseph's jaunt," - I kid you not. Now I was not a journalism major in university but I have to think that in a journalism class, a professor would tear you a new one for writing garbage like this. As a resident of Regina and a member of the human race I think that's embarrassing. Sorry Dan, I know I was taking one for the team by reading the Leader-Post so that nobody else would have to be exposed to it - but this is the last straw, I'm through with the LP for good.
Some exciting news here at Sports As Life - the much anticipated return of untitled (Cooper's Corner) is finally upon us after the summer hiatus. So make sure you look for that later today.
In an attempt to give a little more structure to Sports As Life and to make writing it a little easier for myself, I'd like to come up with a fixed schedule for what's going to appear on what day. Here's what I have so far:
Monday - Headlines
Tuesday - NFL Wrap-Up
Wednesday - Fantasy Football Discussion (see Trebor's comment on the Armchair GM post - I'd like to start having a weekly fantasy football discussion and have it really interactive - unfortunately I don't know how interactive we can be here. People could write in with what they want to talk about or whatever and then I could answer I guess. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know, I'd really like to get this off the ground starting tomorrow. This is why I need to get someone to start sponsoring the site, then maybe we could do things like a live fantasy chat or even do some podcasting, which I'd still really like to start doing but really have no idea how.)
Thursday - open day, anything goes
Friday - Weekly NFL Picks, The Links, Artist of the Week
So I think that's how things are going to shape up. I'm also trying to get a weekly or bi-weekly college football wrap-up going. But we'll see about that. And if anyone has any other ideas for things they'd like to see, or if they have any content they'd like to start contributing - feel free to let me know.