Monday, October 15, 2007
SEE, NOW THAT'S MORE LIKE ITEven though the game might have been closer for awhile than some would have liked, it was nice to see the Roughriders put the boots to an inferior team. On a related note, since the actual game will be covered with the usual saturation, if the CFL doesn't suspend Jermese Jones and Mike Abou-Mechrek what's the chance that Kent Austin does? (Note: I have not read the Leader-Post or Rod Pedersen's blog yet - so if this is being discussed or has already happened I apologize). In the end losing two offensive linemen didn't really matter against Hamilton but if that had actually been a good team it could have been a different story. Coach Austin was pretty livid - I could see him taking some action.
THAT OTHER FOOTBALL TEAM WON TOOThe Regina Rams smoked the Alberta Golden Bears 35-16 on Saturday to move up to the number 8 ranking in the country - and number 2 in the Canada West division. This sets up a monster game this coming Saturday in Winnipeg against the University of Manitoba. Even if the Rams can't pull that one out they have another big game the week after in Saskatoon against the U of S - I'm already thinking about making the trek up for the game. And riddle me this - how can the University of Saskatchewan be ranked number 5 in the country with 2 losses but the Rams are number 8 with 1 loss? Maybe the rankings haven't been updated since the weekend.
IN GAMES YOU DID SEEGame 3 of the National League Championship Series was actually broadcast on Sportsnet last night - so if you watched you saw the Colorado Rockies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks... again. Colorado seems to be unbeatable - they've won 20 of their last 21 games and now have a 3-0 series lead over Arizona. Barring a Yankees-esqe collapse this series will be over shortly. While I think it's nice to see new blood in the MLB playoffs the lack of a team that's more than a decade old is really hurting this series.
DID YOU KNOW......that the only unbeaten team left in the NHL is the Minnesota Wild? I'm telling you right now that if Minnesota wins the Stanley Cup this year I'm through with hockey for good. Say what you will about all the offence in the game right now but it's still ridiculous trapping teams like Minnesota that win championships. There is nothing in the world that could compel me to watch a Minnesota Wild game. And apparently Derek Boogaard concussed Todd Bertuzzi with a shoulder to the head - could that be this weeks' NHL Headshot of the Week? You'll have to wait and see. Having said all that, good for Regina's own Josh Harding for shutting out the Stanley Cup champs last night.